Sonya's Sampler

Theater offers holiday show in streaming style


“From Vintage, With Love,” described as a “Holiday Cabaret,” featuring Randy Chalmers, Isabelle Duran, Elisha Horne, Traci Kern and Mary Louise Lee, will be available through streaming starting Dec. 11. The holiday show is conceived by Christopher Page-Sanders and J. Allen Roberts. Tickets cost $20, from Vintage Theatre. See

Y/OUR Denver 2020

Winners of the “Y/OUR Denver” 2020 photography competition will be on display through March 1 on the Denver Architecture Foundation and Colorado Photographic Arts websites — and Best in Show: “Crossed Paths” by Scott Wilson; Best Exterior: “Reconstruction of the Denver Art Museum” by Faina Gurevich; Best Interior: “Belly of the Cathedral” by Edward Huang; Best Detail: “Denver Series # 72” by Rodney Gene Mahaffey. The annual “Doors Open Denver” event consisted of three weeks of virtual tours this year.

Benchmark Theatre

Benchmark will hold its annual “Feverdream Festival,” following a 48-hour playwriting festival. Writers will take guidelines, genre, holiday prompts and create a 10-minute play. All plays will be on Benchmark’s website and a select few will be performed. For details, visit No entry fee, no competition — get together with other creatives.

Town Hall Arts Center

Starting in mid-December, Town Hall will showcase new concerts from local artists: David Nehls, Matt Dailey and more. Visit the website for more information soon. As of press time, during box office hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, doors are open for a visit to “It’s A Small World” exhibit by Littleton Fine Arts Guild members, who will present rotating exhibits in the gallery in the future ...

History Colorado Center

The History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway, Denver, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Visit the website for program information.

Other escapes

Other Level Red options during the holidays include The Denver Zoo (Zoo Lights is magic), Denver Botanic Gardens, Blossoms of Light at the Gardens, and Trail of Lights at Chatfield Arboretum in Littleton. Timed entry is on the half hour and is limited. (Another “Stay at Home” order could interfere — stay tuned. The Christkindl Market is at the Denver Civic Center this year, with lots of gift ideas, hot drinks and goodies. Downtown Littleton: Check for weekend programs on Littleton’s Main Street. (Saturday afternoon.) Or just appear to shop and perhaps enjoy a treat ...

Bemis Library

Bemis Library in Littleton is on a curbside service status. Call ahead for books you seek. 303-795-3961.

Walk for the holidays

Remember that the High Line Canal paths and walking paths in our parks and along the South Platte River are available over the holidays to work off youthful steam and possible excess cookies for adults. Look for birds who stay through the winter with us. You may see a straggler from another flyway who got lost!

Sonya Ellingboe


Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.