The Nutcracker by Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre

December 8 and 9: Marching toy soldiers, waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice, and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score are quintessential hallmarks of the holidays. Celebrate the season with Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre’s presentation of The Nutcracker, a holiday ballet for the whole family. Featuring dancers of all ages. Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. $42+. The Luckman Theater, Los Angeles.

5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles