“What we find is that people have a couple of drinks, they strap on a sock puppet, and they belt out at the top of their lungs and do these sing-alongs,” says co-founder Mare Trevathan. “It becomes this very-cheerful-without-being-saccharine way of celebrating the holidays.” Enjoy musical performances from John Common and Jessica DeNicola, juggling from Warren Hammond, and what Trevathan calls the “uber-inclusive church” atmosphere the event inspires. As part of giving back to the community, all proceeds raised go directly to Concert for Cash, a nonprofit founded to support children’s wellness causes.
BALLS! runs today and again on December 17 at 7 p.m. at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street. Tickets, $15 in advance and $20 at the door, are available at 303-293-0075 or at www.lannies.com. For more information, visit www.ballsaholidayspectacular.com and www.concertforcash.com.
Mon., Dec. 10, 7 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 2012