Here is a list of dance performances in L.A. for Dec. 22-29:
Celtic Angels Christmas Family-friendly celebration features the Celtic Knight Dancers and the Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos. Sun., 7 p.m. $40-$60. (562) 916-8500. cerritoscenter.com
Creola Dancer-choreographer Candice Clarke performs. The Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. Sun., 3 and 5:30 p.m. $25. (800) 838-3006. brownpapertickets.com
Great Russian Nutcracker Moscow Ballet’s touring company performs the Tchaikovsky favorite. The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sun., 1 and 5 p.m. $40-$166. (800) 745-3000. nutcracker.com
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake The British choreographer’s reimagining of the Tchaikovsky dance fable returns. Ahmanson Theater, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. Sun., next Sun., 1 and 7 p.m.; Tue., 2:30 p.m.; Thu., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 and 8 p.m.; ends Jan. 5. $35-$145. (213) 972-4400. CenterTheatreGroup.org
The Nutcracker American Ballet Theatre’s staging of holiday favorite, with Pacific Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787. scfta.org
The Nutcracker Anaheim Ballet performs with Symphony Irvine. City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. Sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. $25-$45. (714) 712-2700. anaheimballet.org
The Nutcracker Festival Ballet Theatre performs with guest dancers. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Sun., 1 and 6 p.m.; Mon., 6 p.m.; Tue., 11 a.m. $45-$90. (949) 854-4646. thebarclay.org
The Nutcracker Inland Pacific Ballet presents the holiday favorite. Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont. Sun., 2 p.m. $39 and up; discounts available. ipballet.org
The Nutcracker Long Beach Ballet performs with a full symphony orchestra. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. Sun., 2 p.m. $34-$115. (877) 852-3177. longbeachballet.com
The Nutcracker Los Angeles Ballet’s annual locally touring production sets the holiday tale in the City of Angels circa 1912. Dolby Theatre (with live orchestra), Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Sun., noon; Tue., 3 p.m. Also at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 E. Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Sat., noon and 5 p.m.; next Sun., noon. $34-$109; Dolby only, $44-$131; 10% discount for students, children, seniors and military. (310) 998-7782. losangelesballet.org
Married composer Jeff Beal and librettist Joan Beal write new music for the Los Angeles Master Chorale to sing during the silent-film classic.
Big Bear’s pair of bald eagles, and their two eggs, have become superstars thanks to a streaming webcam that shows their nest up close.
“Made in L.A. 2020,” staged at the Hammer and the Huntington this year, will include a Kahlil Joseph meditation on news and a Justen LeRoy podcast.
Curator Venus Lau’s plans for the Film & Talks series include Otomo, Cao Fei, Adrian Villar Rojas, Jon Rafman, Tao Hui, Cheng Ran and Wong Ping.
The Nutcracker Pacific Festival Ballet performs. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Sun., 2 and 7 p.m. $27-$43. (800) 745-3000. ticketmaster.com
The Nutcracker Pasadena Dance Theatre performs. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Sun., 2 p.m.; Mon., 1 p.m. $22-$68. (626) 683-3459. PDTNutcracker.com
The Nutcracker South Bay Ballet performs. Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. Sun., 2 p.m. $24, $36. (310) 329-5345. southbayballet.org
The Nutcracker Suite American Contemporary Ballet puts its own spin on the holiday favorite in this intimate and immersive show. Metropolis Los Angeles, Upper Level, 877 S. Francisco St., downtown Los Angeles. Sun., 2 and 5 p.m.; Mon., 8 p.m.; Tue., 1 p.m. $55-$137. acbdances.com