After each matinée performance of Oklahoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, kiddos can get autographs and take pictures with Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince himself. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday–Sunday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets start at $15. For more information, call 848-8637 or visit okcballet.com/nutcracker.
An OKC staple, the Paseo Gallery Walk is especially festive this time of year, with a unique display of luminarias lining Paseo Street and a lighted tree courtesy of sculptor Collin Rosebrook. Need more? There will be live music, special holiday exhibits and sales — all within walking distance. Walk 6-10 p.m. Friday in the Paseo Arts District. Call 525-2688 or visit thepaseo.com.
That Mr. Grinch was one mean fellow, trying to ruin Christmas and all. But the Whos down in Whoville — specifically Cindy Lou Who — will have none of it. See Jim Carrey in Dr. Suess’s holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 7 p.m. Monday at Harkins Theatres, 150 E. Reno Ave. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit downtownindecember.com.
If ethereal, loop-based vocal music is your weakness, Julianna Barwick is your kryptonite. The Brooklyn-based songstress has opened for the likes of Sigur Rós and The Flaming Lips, crafting some of the most uniquely potent ambient music you’re bound to encounter. See for yourself 9 p.m. Monday at Womb Gallery, 25 NW Ninth St. Tickets are $10- $12. Call 600-6366 or visit ticketstorm.com.
We know nobody shops this time of year (yeah, right), but if you’re looking for something different, check out Pambe Ghana, a seasonal market featuring handmade crafts from all across the globe. You can shop from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at Pambe Ghana’s Global Market, 6516 N. Olie Ave. Visit pambeghana.org.
When we say, “Go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” it’s not a fancy way of telling you to take a hike across Siberia. No, literally, go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they perform their acclaimed rock opera The Lost Christmas Eve at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave. Tickets are $41.50-$71.50. Call 602-8700 or visit chesapeakearena.com.