This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Monday, November 29

Charmed readers of the slyly funny, best-selling novel The Nanny Diaries have already learned way more than they ever wanted to about how rich kids in Manhattan are raised. If fans just couldn't wait for another installment, they now have an opportunity to take a skewed view from the bottom rungs of the corporate world, framed in the same blindingly satiric light that made Nanny so, well, nasty. Authors and former nannies Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are back, teaming up for their second collaboration, Citizen Girl. They'll talk and sign copies of the book tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street; call 303-436-1070.

Tuesday, November 30

A Christmas Carol returns to the Denver 
Center starting Friday.
A Christmas Carol returns to the Denver Center starting Friday.

Got shopper's burnout already? Trade the long long lines at the mall for an armchair journey among lions at the Wildlife Experience Museum's IWERKS Extreme Screen Theater, where the giant-sized nature adventure Roar: Lions of the Kalahari takes audiences deep inside the pride. IWERKS admission is $3 to $6 or $5 to $10 in combination with museum admission (free for children under age six); the film shows several times daily, except Mondays. Wildlife Experience is located at 10035 South Peoria Street (at Lincoln Avenue) in Parker; call 720-488-3300 or log on to

Wednesday, December 1

Wintertime, and the skating is easy: Yet another frosty tradition got started in the aftermath of Thanksgiving when the ever-popular Cherry Creek North Ice Rink slid back into town Friday at Fillmore Plaza, Second Avenue and Fillmore Street. Lace up your skates and glide across that prime block of urban ice -- is there a better reason to play hooky for an hour or two? The rink is open to skaters of all ages and abilities most days from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) through mid-January; admission is $3 to $6, with an additional $2 for skate rental. Bring your elbow pads: The popular rink can get crowded. For information, call 303-394-2904 or log on to

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