The Big Three

December 20, 2007|By SARAH KICKLER KELBER

BALLET

'RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER'

See the Moscow Ballet's presentation of the Great Russian Nutcracker tonight through Saturday at the Lyric Opera House. The ballet company's 15th anniversary tour features dancers from Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools, and ballet master Vladimir Troschenko and chief choreographer Anatoli Ememliaov are the company directors.

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Showtimes are 7:30 tonight through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Lyric Opera House is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $35-$65. Call 410-685-5086 or 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.

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[SARAH KICKLER KELBER]

HOLIDAY

KWANZAA CELEBRATION

Celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa on Wednesday at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Featured entertainment will include African drum and dance from N-Chat, Baba Bunjo the African Talking Drum, singer and composer Nadria Jennings, the Ola-Olu Griots and more.

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Admission to the celebration is $5 for adults and teens and $3 for ages 2-12. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. The museum is at 1601-03 E. North Ave. Call 410-563-3404.

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[SARAH KICKLER KELBER]

FAMILY

'CRUISE INTO THE J'

Looking for something to do Tuesday if you don't celebrate Christmas? Check out the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore's "Cruise Into the J" and take part in events including free exercise classes for adults (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), bingo (1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.), relay races (3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.) and more. Also see tricks by a strolling magician or get your face painted.

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The event runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Admission is free for members and $18 for nonmember families. Call 410-356-5200, ext. 414.

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[SARAH KICKLER KELBER]

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