Cultures all around the world -- well, in the northern hemisphere, anyway -- have ritually celebrated the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Because once the solstice is over, the planet's north side begins tilting back toward the sun, bringing longer days and more sunshine. And who doesn't want that?
The Red Door Soul Sanctuary and Urban Tribe is jumping on the bandwagon with Shiver, a ritual winter solstice celebration including a vegan feast, guided Tai Chi and yoga, free-form dancing, psychic readings, visuals and astral journey meditation guided by an array of DJs all night long, plus an herbal tonic bar; proceeds benefit Red Door. The celebration runs from 8 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. tomorrow at Orange Cat Studios, 2625 Larimer Street; tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit www.reddoorsanctuary.com.
Sat., Dec. 20, 8 p.m., 2008