Things to do in Denver today, Dec. 21: Christmas with the symphony, Make & Tell and a Petty party

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, let’s go.

Boettcher Concert Hall. (Courtesy of the CSO)
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall. (Courtesy of the CSO)

Bring the family out for a night of Christmas classics at the Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St.

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will be performing “Sleigh Ride,”
the Polar Express Concert Suite, “Frosty the Snowman,” selections from “The Nutcracker,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and much more. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite winter character for a special reprise of “Let it Go.”

The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $39-99.

Working on something creative? Drop by the monthly Make & Tell series at the Museum of Contemporary, 1485 Delgany St., and do some workshopping and a happy hour.

It starts at 6 p.m. with an open mic, where anyone is invited to share a work in progress. It can be stand up, ceramics, a screenplay — whatever you’ve got cooking.

After that, Britt Madden of Banshee Press will discuss what makes letterpress special and the process from conception to print pulling. There will be prints on sale, too.

The event is free with $2.50 museum admission.

Your Christmas might get a little petty, it happens, but tonight at the Meadowlark, 2701 Larimer St., it can be the good kind of Petty. The Tom kind.

For Record Time Vol. 10, local musicians will play Tom Petty’s “Wild Flowers,” plus some Christmas carols.

It’s free and starts at 9 p.m.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.