Sunday, December 7No Christmas would be complete without the appearance of "Santa Cody" on horseback, with all of his little cowboy elves and gifts for the kids. The Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road in Golden, promises a passel of fun at A Cowboy Christmas With Cody, a free family day featuring live music by Southwind, ornament- and card-making crafts for youngsters, and the museum's well-worn cowboy-boot exhibition. The fest runs from noon to 3 p.m.; call 303-526-0744 or log on to www.buffalobill.org.
Monday, December 8Folks at the Boulder County AIDS Project say this year's BCAP Holiday Cabaret and Silent Auctionwill be their last -- all the more reason to go. (As if contributing to a worthy cause -- services for people with HIV and AIDS -- weren't reason enough.) The bidding begins at 6 p.m. tonight; local entertainers and community groups start performing at 7:30. It all takes place at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street; admission is $18 to $22, and donations of canned food or personal items will also be accepted. For tickets, call 303-789-7030 or 303-444-6121; for information, log on to www.bcap.org.
Tuesday, December 9Clarence Fountain and his Blind Boys of Alabamawill help everyone get in the proper spirit when they bring in their old-time, gospel-flavored Go Tell It on the Mountain Tour. The program features music from a new holiday CD of the same name that includes a guest roster nearly as long as Santa's gift list: Solomon Burke, George Clinton, Michael Franti, Chrissie Hynde, Shelby Lynne, Les McCann, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples and Tom Waits. Tonight's show starts at 8 p.m. at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street; R&B and gospel great Staples and keyboardist/ bandleader John Medeski will join the boys live on stage. For tickets, $26.50 to $34, call 303-786-7030 or log on to www. bouldertheater.com.
Wednesday, December 10Talk about your outreach programs! If you haven't snagged tickets for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's annual Christmas concert, here's a chance to sneak a peek in the privacy of your own home. A Colorado Christmas,complete with over 300 performers interpreting a slew of sing-along favorites, not to mention an appearance by Santa himself, will be aired live from Boettcher Concert Hall tonight on KCNC-TV/Channel 4. Order a pizza and tune in from 6 to 8 p.m.; for more information, log on to www.news4colorado.com.