Events

Calendar for the week

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sunday
december 21
Road Trip: Besh-Ba-Gowah Festival of Lights in Globe: The archaeological park, located on Jess Hayes Road in the mining town east of the Valley, hosts a mini version of the Desert Botanical Garden's Las Noches de las Luminarias event on Sunday, December 21. The free "desert glow" begins at dusk. 1-520-425-0320.

"Africa! A Sense of Wonder": See Thursday.
Ahwatukee-Foothills Festival of Lights: See Thursday.
A Christmas Carol: See Thursday.
Fiesta of Light: See Thursday.
The Nutcracker: See Thursday.
The Snow Queen: See Friday.
"Wild Winter Nights": See Thursday.
ZooLights: See Thursday.

monday
december 22
The Voodoo Glow Skulls: The brothers Casillas--vocalist Frank, guitarist Eddie and bassist Jorge--lead this bilingual septet from Southern California's Inland Empire--specifically, the gang-ravaged city of Riverside. The Glow Skulls play a galloping fusion of punk, ska and Latino beats that they call "nerd-core" and that we consider another welcome blast of musical Pepcid AC mojo in the key of G. Love and Special Sauce (see Saturday). The Skulls bill their latest album, Baile de los Locos, as "a homemade burrito drowned in a pint of Picante"--beats a fruitcake every time. Bonus: The disc includes a down-twisted, pinata-pummeling take on Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad." Falling Sickness, and Assorted Jellybeans share the all-ages bill. Showtime is 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, at Gibson's, 410 South Mill in Tempe. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 the day of the show, available at Ticketmaster. 967-1234, 784-4444.

Ahwatukee-Foothills Festival of Lights: See Thursday.
Fiesta of Light: See Thursday.
The Nutcracker: See Thursday.
"Wild Winter Nights": See Thursday.
ZooLights: See Thursday.

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Clay McNear
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