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December 2005
Tires and Wine...Sure, he cute and single (The guy gave up on his made-for-TV match-up pretty quickly), but now there's even more reason to grab a drink with The Bachelor's Andrew Firestone. Turns out the infamous tire heir is also heir to a California vineyard (the wine is Dad's gig; tires were grandpa). This Friday young Firestone comes to Argonauts for a tasting and bottle signing to promote his family's wines. Fri 3-6 p.m. Free. Argonaut Wine & Liquor, 700 E Colfax. For more information call 303-831-7788. Read Me a Story...This week, Stories on Stage—Denver's popular stage show featuring local and national actors reading selections of short fiction—gets in the holiday spirit. Back for a second year in a row, Making Merry features secular stories of merriment, family, and all things holiday, including "Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote, read by Gabriella Cavallero, and "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley, performed by Hannah Duggan. Sun 1 and 3:30 p.m. $15. The Mercury Café, 2199 California St. For more information or to make reservations visit www.storiesonstage.org, or call 303-494-0523. Small Wonders...The best presents come in small packages. And at Abend Gallery's annual Holiday Miniature Show, artwork is no exception. More than 100 local and national artists deck the gallery halls with small-sized, original pieces. All December, Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave. For additional information visit www.abendgallery.com, or call 303-355-0950.

Eight Crazy Nights...Shalom Family hosts Chanukah music and art classes for the family this Friday. Parents and children ages 1-5 are encouraged to come learn and share Chanukah traditions through song, dance, and crafts. Fri 9:30-10:30 a.m. $10-$15. Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St. For more information or to register call 303-361-6336.