Logan Lecture: Caleb Hahne Quintana
Denver Art Museum’s new exhibition, Who tells a tale adds a tail, includes 19 pieces commissioned by millennial-aged artists connected to Latin America. This Tuesday, hear from one of the creatives, Denver native Caleb Hahne Quintana, who depicts Southwestern landscapes and the people who inhabit them. Quintana will speak about the piece that the museum commissioned, as well as his studio practice in Brooklyn, New York. Dec. 6; 6–7 p.m.; $20

Ron Legault’s Charlie Brown Goes to the Nutcracker Christmas Jazz
Blending music from the 1960s with music that dates back to the 1890s, this performance will delight listeners, no matter what kind of Christmas music they enjoy. Performed by the Boulder-based Ron Legault Trio, the concert includes the familiar Charlie Brown Christmas tunes and Duke Ellington’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Pick up a holiday-inspired cocktail in the lounge for the optimal listening experience. Dec. 7, 10, 17, and 23; 6–9 p.m.; free 

Locals Only Holiday Market
Holiday shopping can be stress-inducing—especially if it’s done in a crowded mall or department store. Luckily, Ratio Beerworks is hosting this relaxed market, where shoppers can sip on a brew while choosing what to buy their loved ones. Even better? The goods (think: handmade candles, art prints, skincare products) are all made by locals. Dec. 9–10; Friday 3–8 p.m., Saturday 12–5 p.m.; free admission

Chautauqua transforms into a cheery holiday village during this three-day festival. Families can partake in all sorts of winter activities, from horse-drawn carriage rides around the grounds to a caroling hike to making crafts in front of a fire. Kids can also meet Santa in the historic Missions House Lodge, which has been decorated as Santa’s cottage, and parents can shop at the market stocked with locally made goods. Dec. 9–11; times vary; $25

Our Mutual Friend Brewing 10-Year Anniversary Party
Help this beloved RiNo taproom celebrate its tenth birthday at this bash. To commemorate the milestone, the brewery will be offering patrons special anniversary beers (such as a Year 10 Saison brewed with orange blossom honey), limited-edition glassware, and tons of deals (including a six-pack of the coveted Pro beer for $10). Dec. 10; 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; free admission

Jingle Bell Run
It might be a bit chilly during this holiday-themed fun run, but luckily, athletes are encouraged to don their comfiest, warmest, and most festive gear (think: Santa suits, elf hats, reindeer antlers). Choose from 1-mile or 5K courses, which loop around Washington Park. Awards will be given out for the fastest runners, as well as best-dressed individual, team, and dog (yes, dogs are welcome!). Proceeds from the event go toward the Arthritis Foundation. Dec. 11; 8 a.m.–noon; $25–$50