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What: "Simply Elegant: Lighting our Path," 14th annual World AIDS Day benefit

Where: Wingate Convention Center, 1801 Majestic Lane

When: Friday, Dec. 4 at 5:45 p.m.

Why you should go: Enjoy wine tasting, tapas, art and inspiration all for a good cause.


Who: Veteran bluegrass group Special Consensus

Where: Babcock Theatre

When: Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m.

How much: Tickets are $12 at the door. Children under 12 are free.

Why go: These guys have been pumping out acoustic bluegrass since 1975, long before today's bluegrass hotties the Avett Brothers were even a glint in their papa's eye.

Listen to two of their original tunes here:


What: Holiday Fireworks Spectacular

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rimrock Mall main entrance

Why you should go: Look, people, I’ve been doing this for a while and you should know by now that I’m not going to miss the chance to recommend things blowing up.