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: myspace.com/specialconsensus
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.