DEC. 3 – BOLSHOI BALLET. One of the Bolshoi’s signature works, as big and bold as its name suggests, Spartacus. The Oaks Theater, 7 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $15; Senior (62+), Youth (17-), Student (w/valid ID). Click on The Oaks.
DEC. 6-7 – ATTACK THEATRE. It’s Holiday Unwrapped time at Attack, with a madcap array of surprise packages. Fri. at 6:30 p.m; Sat. at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with free admittance to Game Day in between. George R. Studio at Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave. Tickets: Advance/At the Door – Adults $15/$18; Students, teachers, seniors $10/$13; Children $5/$8. Click on Attack.
DEC 6-15 - CARNEGIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. The annual “Nutcracker” takes place at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie. Fri. and Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors/Children $12. At the door.
DEC. 6 – 29 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. Why it’s the Nutcracker, of course — Pittsburgh’s most sumptuous holiday treat! Over 20 performances at the Benedum Center this year — click on Nut for more info.
DEC. 6 – 8 – PITTSBURGH YOUTH BALLET. Jean Gedeon’s group celebrates its 30th anniversary of Nutcracker performances. Upper St. Clair Theater, Fri. at 7, Sat. at 2 and 7, Sun. at 2. Tickets: $15, $20 and $25. Click on PYB.
DEC. 14 – SECOND SATURDAYS. Pillow Project welcomes psychedilic-progressive-rock band Chaibaba for an evening of hot and cool improvisation. The Space Upstairs. 8 p.m. to midnight. $10 at the door.
DEC. 10-15 - CONSERVATORY DANCE COMPANY. It’s the finale on a long career as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre founder Nicolas Petrov presents his Romeo and Juliet once again. Pittsburgh Playhouse, times vary. Tickets: $18-20. Click on R&J.
DEC. 13-14 – VIE BOHEME. Kendra Dennard completes her trilogy of La Vie Boheme. Come see where it takes her. Dance Alloy Studios, Fri.- Sat. 8 p.m. Tickets: TBA.
DEC. 14 – CONTINUUM DANCE THEATER. Sarah Parker’s group become the latest part of the New Hazlett Theater’s Community Supported Art (CSA) Performance Series with the premiere of Objects of DESIRE – exploring the root of love, success, comfort and pain. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20; click on CSA.
DEC. 15 – WEXFORD DANCE ACADEMY. Always a lovely blend of pop, tap and ballet in this holiday performance. Hillman Center for the Performing Arts, 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets: TBA.
DEC. 22 – BOLSHOI BALLET. The Bolshoi’s classic production of The Sleeping Beauty features none other than prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova and American star David Hallberg. The Oaks Theater, 2 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $15; Senior (62+), Youth (17-), Student (w/valid ID), $12. Click on The Oaks.