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UP, UP AND AWAY IN
SANTA’S BEAUTIFUL SLEIGH
[ CONCERTS ]
[ WINE ]
DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
SIPPING WITH SANTA AND THE GANG
Listen to Christmas songs performed by Red
Mountain Music and guest Drew Holcomb. The
Sample 20 sparkling wines that complement turkey and
dressing. Today 5-7 p.m., Whole Foods hosts holiday tasting
Nashville-based singer-songwriter helps Red Mountain
celebrate its new Christmas CD, “Silent Night,” at 8
p.m. Tuesday at WorkPlay. Tickets: $10. Info: 380-4082.
that runs the gamut from a 1990 vintage to a grower’s
champagne. Don’t let Santa leave without a designated
driver. Free, 21 and over only. Info: 912-8400.
nose or, better yet, visit www.noradsanta.
org and let these military folks who keep
our airspace safe also keep track of Santa’s
whereabouts, right up to Christmas Eve.
Discover the history
and science behind that
magnificent star that
rose over Bethlehem
the night Christ was
IT GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR
Rediscover Truman Capote’s “A
Christmas Memory.” Gather the family
around the fire, serve cups of cocoa
and read aloud this sweet story about
a boy and his childlike best friend, an
elderly aunt named Sook. “It’s fruitcake
weather, Buddy,” she tells him, and their
sweet celebration is on.
[ PETS ]
PHOTO BY BRANDON GRESHAM AND MIKE HAMILTON
Southern College’s Meyer
Planetarium will draw
you in with “Star of
Wonder,” a visual tour
of the Christmas
younger than 12.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
IS A RED RYDER BB GUN
SERVING IN MORE
WAYS THAN ONE
Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions. Volunteer now to
deliver for Meals on Wheels, a program that provides hot food for
housebound senior citizens. There is a waiting list for the service, and
volunteers are especially needed in Bessemer, Tarrant, Titusville, Warrior
and Mount Olive. To sign up: 592-0413.
Tune in Christmas Eve for nonstop
fun with Ralphie. Starting at 7 p.m.,
[ THEATER ]
TBS will begin a 24-hour marathon of
“A Christmas Story,” that 1983 movie
in which a 9-year-old boy pines for
an air-rifle while his parents fear he’ll
shoot an eye out.
YOU CAN FIND IT IF YOU LOOK
Let Fido bark up the Christmas tree in
style. Your beloved pet will look darn
cute (and possibly annoyed) wearing
this Santa hat with attached beard,
$19.95, from In the Company of Dogs
catalog (also www.inthecompanyofdogs.
com.) Suit comes with four mini
legwarmers that jingle as he walks.
Flemenco, the Devyani Dance Company and others, will
quicken the pace starting at 6:30 tonight at Irene Rimer’s
Dance Essentials Year-end Hafla and Performance
2008, at the Barking Kudu on Seventh Avenue South.
Admission: $15. Info: 837-8531, 328-1748.
[ FAMILY ]
[ ROAD TRIP ]
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW,
LET IT SNOW
PUCKER UP AND BLOW,
Grab some popcorn and start
dreaming tonight. The Alabama
Make your own hand-blown glass
Christmas ornament. The artisans at
theater, sparkling like an oldfashioned ornament, presents “White
Christmas” starring Bing Crosby and
his pipe and cardigan sweater. Expect
to feel warm and fuzzy with nary a
tip of the eggnog, Saturday at 7 p.m.
and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission: $7
adults, $6 seniors and under 12. Info:
Orbix Hot Glass, atop Lookout
Mountain in Fort Payne, want to help you
create something for the tree from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday. Food & Wine and O!
magazines have celebrated the company’s
swirling glass pitchers, bowls and vases.
Charge: $35 for each ornament you blow,
$25 for each fused one. Info:
www.orbixhotglass.com or 1-256-523-3188.
Storyteller Dolores Hydock tells of discovering
the Christmas spirit in unexpected places. “Finding
Christmas,” sponsored by the Trussville Public Library
tonight at 7 p.m., is funny, heartfelt and especially
meaningful this year. ACTA Theatre, 225 Parkway
Drive, Trussville, hosts. Free. Info: 655-2022.
[ a surefire miss ]
[ FOOD ]
TWO FRONT TEETH GREAT GIFT
Lay off those sugary peppermint candy
canes. Most are made of pure sugar, and the
stickiness clings to your teeth, which is why
dentists report an upswing in clients after
the holidays (not to mention Halloween).
Friday, DECEMBER 19, 2008 • The Birmingham News • City Scene
Friday, DECemBER 19, 2008 • The Birmingham News • City Scene
BOW WOW, AND WE DO
Belly up to the bar during a performance by the Belly
Dance Jewels. That local dance group, plus Corazon
[ PHILANTHROPY ]
[ TELEVISION ]
SHAKE YOUR BON BON
Follow the bearded one as he heads our
way. You could search the skies for Rudolph’s
[ FAMILY ]
[ FAMILY ]
[ DANCE ]