What's Fun This Weekend: 12/2 and 12/3

A musical, holiday shopping, gift-making, and real live reindeer will spice up your weekend.

This weekend looks jam-packed with all kinds of fun events—where to start?



When: 7 p.m. (Matinee shows also available Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.)

What's up: Join the Southwest Theater Project for a performance of this classic tale of family, love, and tradition. 


"Sip and Shop" at 48th and Grand

Where: The shops at 48th and Grand, right next to , and two blocks south of

When: Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What's up: Discover a quiet little corner of Southwest, including A Little Bird On GrandCaplow Custom Frame, Terra Cotta Floral, and twin stores Little Pout and Artsy Digs. Drinks and appetizers will be served while you enjoy your holiday shopping. 



Where: 43rd and Upton and 44th and France.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

What's up: Bring the kids down for real, live reindeer and penguins in the morning (plus wagon rides and Santa Claus). Then, come back in the evening for holiday treats, special sales, caroling, with your way lit by handcrafted ice lanterns.



When: Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What's up: Gallery owner Tammy Ortegon kicks off one of her annual themed art shows with a two-day reception. Stop by for lots of local art.




When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What's up: Use new and repurposed goods and tools to create DIY gifts. Learn new skills, save money and hang out with friends while you do everything from redesign a lamp to create iPod cozies, cell phone covers and jewelry. Ages 13-19; $20 full fee ($5 per person for students that qualify for free lunch). Register online at www.leonardosbasement.org


Coming Next week: Fingerprint art at and a master class on cupcake decoration from ...but space may go fast!


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