The Very Best Of Upcoming Events NYC (November 2009)

The Colonial Nutcracker, A Murray Little Christmas, and more!

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2009-10 Target Family Fun series with its annual holiday presentation of The Colonial Nutcracker on Dec. 13. Created especially for families with children ages four to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Dance Theatre in Westchester’s hour-long production features a red-coated mouse army, an enchant- ed nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will help to enhance young viewers’ under- standing and enjoyment of this timeless story.

Do you hear what I hear? New York nightlife icon and downtown comedian Murray Hill will bring A Murray Little Christmas, his legendary ribald Yuletide extravaganza to the Abrons Arts Center on Dec. 19. The season wouldn’t be complete without Hill’s cast of misfits, a sleigh full of cheesy holiday songs, dazzling production numbers, ice-melting burlesque, and a special blend of comedy and heartfelt hi-jinks.There’s no better way to deck your halls and butter your rum than with this holiday slice of downtown showbiz!

Check out the Lesbian Herstory Archives 35th Anniversary Art Benefit on Dec. 19 at Alexander Gray Associates. Moe Angelos and actress milDRED are your emcees for this special night with over 80 artists donating artwork created specifically for the raffle. All proceeds go to the Archive’s endowment fund.

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