Pop-up gallery Oh heck yes, you still have time and opportunity to shop m-effin local for those holiday deals. Hit up the Renegade Holiday Arts Show. It showcases over 10 rural roots and contemporary artists, such as Rosie Carter, Julia Bordman, and Dave Butler. Expect all price points at this three-day pop-up gallery.
Details: Free entry, all ages, 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 10, Mancos Creative District, 245 N. Main St., Mancos, www.facebook.com/events/709124055952803Holiday Nutcracker shenanigansOK. So sometimes you just want some GD culture in your December. When that happens, you go look at ballerinas because they are ethereal and bring a whole different level of reality to this ugly earth. You got it folks, the Nutcracker, as performed by the San Juan Symphony and the State Street Ballet.
Details: $26-$42, all ages, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, FLC Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Dr., www.durangoconcerts.comSantas take over Carver Brewing Co.SantaCon is BACK! Get your red suit, slap on a white beard, and ho-ho-ho it down to Carver Brewing Co. There’s a canned food drive, a costume contest, and pub crawl.
Details: Free entry, 21 and over, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave, https://carverbrewing.comRap at the ACTHella fab hip-hop artist Shwayze brings his brand of laid-back song-slinging to Durango Wednesday. Expect feel-good party tunes to make your midweek suck less.
Details: $20 advance, $25 day-of, 18 and over, 8:30 doors, 9 p.m. show, Wednesday, Dec. 13, Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Dr., www.animascitytheatre.com