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What: The first ballet company to perform the holiday classic in the U.S. hits the stage for another season.
Why: Set in 1915 San Francisco, it’s a love letter to our city.
When: Opens Thurs., 7 p.m. Performances thru Dec. 27. Tues.-Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; Dec. 27, 2 p.m. only; no show Christmas Day.
Where: San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave., at McAllister St. (415-865-2000). Adults and children, $25-$249.
What: Twirl alongside performers in an irreverent, nautical-theme Nutcracker.
Why: For the would-be Clara and Fritz who can’t sit through a ballet.
When: Sat., 2:30 p.m. Additional shows Dec. 12, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., at 3rd St. (415-978-2787). Adults, $25; children, $16.
The Buddy Club Show
What: The one-and-only Bubble Lady pops in for a bit.
Why: Bubblicious space ships, trumpets, and cocoons (big enough to hold a kiddo).
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-noon.
Where: Randall Museum Theater, 199 Museum Way (415-554-9600). Adults and children, $8.
Photo: Courtesy of CastleWare