Courtesy N.Y. Dance Theatre
Elegant "snowflakes" appear in New York Dance Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Hofstra's John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Dec. 20-22.
A shortened version of the beloved musical, Saturday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m. $10, $12 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Musical tale of the girl who melted Jack Frost’s heart, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Saturday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. $10. The Show Place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 599-6870 or www.plazatheatrical.com.
A Year With Frog and Toad
Musical based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. $10. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer
Join bubble expert Jeff Boyer to learn some advanced “bubble skills,” Friday, Dec. 27, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Performance mixes comedy, music and interactive bubble magic. $5 with museum admission ($4 members), $10 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.
See the popular animated film, “Monsters University,” the prequel to “Monsters Inc.” Friday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Grins & Grins
A wacky fast-paced variety show, Friday, Dec. 27, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. With magic, vetriloquism, circus tricks and more. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Ben Rudnick and Friends
The family band celebrates winter bluegrass-style, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 28-29, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The award-winning band plays bluegrass combined with rock ‘n roll. $5 with museum admission ($4 members), $10 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or www.licm.org.