Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton, will host the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. Free, but pre-registration is required. 303- 795-3961. In other library news: the Holiday Book Sale continues, hosted by the Friends of the Library/Museum, with bargains for all ages. And pre-registration is required for create an Ugly Christmas Apron as a gift to give: 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. Free, register at 303-795-3961.
Author to appear via Zoom
Author Taylor Jenkins Reid will appear on Zoom from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to talk about her new book: “Malibu Rising.” Register in advance and get information about using Zoom: 303-542-7279, arapahoelibraries.org.
Colorado Ballet dancers are wearing 171 new costumes as they perform in this year’s “Nutcracker” performances. Cost? $1.5 million! (It’s been 33 years for the old ones!) The big order saved jobs for a number of seamstresses. Designer was Holly Hynes. Nutcracker performances: through Dec. 31, but these tend to sell out, so pick a date and nail down tickets soon, if there’s a little dancer who wants to go. Tickets range from $40 to $175. All performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Masks required, here and at all theatrical performances, plus proof of vaccination. ... Upcoming: “Romeo and Juliet,” Feb. 4-13. See coloradoballet.org.
“Who’s Holiday” plays at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora through Dec. 31. ‘Tis a raunchy riff on Dr. Seuss, they say. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. $25. Added performances beginning Dec. 14. Adults only. Also: “Twelve Dates of Christmas” through Dec. 26. 90 minutes, plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20-$34. Also: children’s musical “Cinderella,” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein television extravaganza. Nominated for nine Tony Awards. Plays through Jan. 9, 2022. Tickets: $20-$38. Go to vintagetheatre.org, 303-856-7830.
Town Hall Arts Center
“Fezziwig’s Ball” plays Dec. 18 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Participatory theater for kids. 303-794-2787, townhallartscenter.org.
New Year’s Eve
The Colorado Symphony has a long tradition of a New Year’s Eve Concert, “A Night in Vienna.” This year, Littleton Symphony Orchestra will join them. Reserve early to get tickets. Go to coloradosymphony.org.
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