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Holiday celebrations can pretty much be placed in two categories: the "this-is-my-favorite-time-of-year" fetes, during which people swill eggnog and sing the same holiday carols over and over and over again; and the "holidays-are-just-an-excuse-for-corporate-America-to-make-money" non-events, where gift buying is vehemently opposed and Christmas trees are hated on with a vengeance.

But then there's the Frequent Flyers Productions holiday weekend performance extravaganza, otherwise known as SomeThings in the Air, which kicks off tonight with a benefit gala at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. "It will be very festive and fun, but you won't have to hear 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing' every five minutes," promises Nancy Smith, artistic director for the Flyers. Finally, a happy medium.

The $50 benefit kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre. The Flyers will perform excerpts from the full-length version of SomeThings in the Air as well as two burlesque shows — which include partial nudity, so leave the kiddies at home. But you can bring the kids to the student performance tomorrow at 2 p.m. (a donation of $3 is requested) or to one of the full-length SomeThings shows taking place tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $13 to $26; call 303-444-SEAT or visit to purchase yours.
Fri., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.


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