An African Noel 
If you've been listening to Bing Crosby since Black Friday and need a change, this choral and African drumming performance may provide the perfect tempo. The Evergreen Chorale partners with Boulder percussion ensemble Kutandara to bring together 80 voices and seven marimbas for Christmas classics such as Dan Forrest's "Carol of Joy" and African choral songs like "Wana Baraka" and "Betelehemu." You'll want to linger post-performance for free coffee and cookies, and a reading from Randy McIntosh's Misa Tariro: Mass of Hope, a sermon that pays tribute to AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe. Fri 7:30 p.m.
—Image courtesy of Linda Kirkpatrick
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