Local author, NPR personality, and Galen Rowell award winner Craig Childs hosts the 4th annual Dark Night winter solstice celebration in Paonia, Colorado at the Paradise Theater on Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st.
In what has become a beloved annual tradition in Delta County, Childs brings together dance troupes, musicians, costume artists, and storytellers to mark the longest night of the year. This year's theme is, "Welcome to the End of the World."
"December 21st, 2012, is a date that many counterculture types have anticipated for decades, some of them with dread," said Childs, "According to some, it's not only the end of the Mayan calendar, it's the end of human history. Here in Paonia, we’re going to put it all in perspective, and we’re going to go out telling stories and dancing—this year's show is going to be apocalyptic, and the next morning, the world’s going to still be here."
Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Avenue, Paonia CO 81428 Friday, December 21st, 8 p.m., $20 (Includes Dance Party)