King Arthur’s court opens with giggles as Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, unwraps its gift to holiday audiences with “Spamalot.” Performances run through Dec. 11: Friday/Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$38. 303-856-7830; vintagetheatre.org. (Lots of free parking available.)
Firehouse Theater will celebrate the holidays with “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” by Lauren Gundeson and Margot Melcon. Director is Littleton’s Linda Suttle. A sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” set two years after the novel ends. Address: 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. 303-562-3232, firehousetheatercompany.com.
Holiday Craft Show
Gifts galore: Colorado Community Media Holiday Craft Show and Mini-Market at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock. Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. email@example.com.
Running at Benchmark Theatre through Dec. 10: “The COVID Wife” by Douglas County’s Suzanne Nepi, based on her experiences while her husband was ill and how she started helping other affected families. Nepi and Tanis Joaquin Gonzales perform. 1560 Teller St., Lakewood; benchmarktheatre.com.
Andy Marquez photographs, including 15 new images, will be available online Nov. 15-17 at andymarquez.com.
CJRO — the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra — with vocalist Marion Powers performs “Songs of the Season Past and Present” at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets start at$27. 303-987-7845 or lakewood.org. Children 5 and over will enjoy this program.
A Hudson Christmas returns to Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, on Nov. 25 and 26; and on Dec. 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 15-24, 26-31. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be redeemed anytime from 5 to 9 p.m. Dated tickets: Adult $15, age 4-12 $12, under4 free. hudsongardens.org.
Stories on Stage
“Making Merry” returns to Stories on Stage, with a visit from actor Jamie Horton. Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Nomad Theater, Boulder; Dec. 18, King Center, Denver. Virtual premiere Dec. 18, 7 p.m. 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.
Colorado Ballet will add a sensory-friendly performance of “The Nutcracker” on Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$40, coloradoballet.org, 303-837-8888, ext. 2.
Curtis Center for the Arts at 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, continues its “Instructors Showcase” exhibit through Dec. 22. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 303-797-1779, greenwoodvillage.com/curtis.
“Blossoms of Light” continues nightly through Jan. 7 at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street garden and “Trail of Lights” is open Fridays through Sundays Nov. 25 to Jan. 1 at Chatfield Farms in Littleton. Combine with a visit to Littleton Main Street for extra sparkle. See botanicgardens.org for details.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center hosts an exhibit of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel artwork through Jan. 15, with an audio tour guide available. Ticketed. shopcherrycreek.com.
Denver Art Museum
Coming to the Denver Art Museum: “Speaking With Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography,” which focuses on Native voices and perspectives. Ticketed. Opens Feb. 19. denvertartmuseum.org.
“Shared Visions” runs through Jan. 19 at Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College. Closed Nov. 21-25 and Dec. 22-Jan. 2. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Collaboration between Colorado Center for the Blind and ACC Art Students. Free. 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.