Weekend Arts Roundup: Colo. musicians rock for teachers, artist friends come together and more

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Photo: Something Underground's Seth Larson
Something Underground's Seth Larson

“Sing it to Me Santa – Colorado Rocks for Teachers”
Dec. 19, 8:00 p.m.
Gothic Theatre, Englewood

Denver-based rock band Something Underground, outlaw country singer/songwriter Ryan Chrys, 1970s and 1980s cover band Tracksuit Wedding and special guest Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers take to the stage to benefit Teach for America, an organization that works in partnership with urban and rural communities to expand educational opportunity for children in poverty.

Mystery Sonata
Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder

Electric violinist Zachary Carrettin and pianist Mina Gajic perform works by Balkan composer Marko Tajcević, American composer Ray Granlund and others to be included on the duo’s upcoming CD.

THEATREdART presents “Rhinoceros”
Dec. 12 - 21
Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs

This Colorado Springs-based theater company presents a play by 20th century Romanian playwright Eugene Ionesco, which delves into issues surrounding conformity, fear, morality and more.

Photo: More Than Friends
Ian Fisher's "Hanging Cloud" is one of the pieces on display at the "More Than Friends" group exhibition.

“More Than Friends”
Dec. 12 - Jan. 10, 2015
Ironton Studios and Gallery, Denver

This group exhibition features 23 artists based at TANK Studios in South Denver, like Beau Carey, Sarah Wallace Scott and David Zimmer. The show includes painting, digital media, collage, collaborative performance, sculpture, photography and video.

40th annual TubaChristmas Concert
Dec. 21, 1:00 p.m.
Skyline Park at 17th & Arapahoe, Denver

A celebration of those who play, teach and compose music for tuba, this annual holiday event features 300 “deep brass” musicians from all over Colorado playing holiday tunes.

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale presents “Downtown Festival of Lights”
Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m.
McNichols Building, Denver

At this annual community Chanukah program, songs of the season are accompanied by actors from the Stories on Stage theater company performing a seasonal story. The event includes a communal lighting of Chanukah candles and audience members are encouraged to BYOM (Bring Your Own Menorah).

Aurora Fox presents “Guys on Ice”
Dec. 19 - 21
Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder

This family-friendly musical follows two ice fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers as they talk about life, love and Leinenkugel beer.

“The Moffat Railroad: 100 Years of Rails to the Yampa Valley”
Through March, 2015
Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig

With interactive dioramas, photographs and artifacts dating to the inception of the Moffat Road railway, this exhibition details the history and impact of the train line that transformed access to the remote Yampa Valley.

“The Art of Fiber: 50 Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder”
Dec. 5 - Jan. 16, 2015
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder – an organization which now totals over 400 members -- this juried exhibition includes a broad spectrum of works showcasing both traditional fiber art forms and cutting-edge trends.

“Motown Legends and Revue: Songs and Stories of Detroit City”
Dec. 20 and 26, 8:00 p.m.
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, Denver

Denver R&B artist Ron Ivory and his band perform songs by Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Michael Jackson and other artists from Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown record label.

Looking for something festive to do over the holiday season? Check out CPR Arts Bureau’s special rundown of holiday arts events.