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98 Degrees; December 7
98 Degrees; December 7

November 29 – December 1

Holiday Pops

The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Symphony Chorus present a festive program of seasonal favorites and a holiday singalong. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix,, 602-495-1999.

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

December 1 – 22

The Nutcracker

Dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s grand holiday score in this seasonal classic. Ballet Etudes: through Dec. 8, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, 480-782-2680, and Dec. 14-22, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa,, 480-644-6500; Phoenix Ballet: Dec. 13-23, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix,, 602-262-7272; Ballet Arizona accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony: Dec. 13-24, Symphony Hall, 75 N….

December 1

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Best known for its remakes of classic Christmas songs, the rock orchestra shares Christmas Eve and Other Stories. The original yuletide show that started it all incorporates progressive rock, symphonic metal and heavy metal, all influenced by classical music. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

December 3

Latin Jazz (FREE)

Director Dom Moio and the ASU Latin Jazz Band share current favorites and music with African-Cuban roots. 7:30 p.m. ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, 50 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe,, 480-965-6447.

ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, Tempe, AZ

December 4

ASU Rock Band (FREE)

Joseph Felice directs the group in a fall culmination concert. 7 p.m. ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, 50 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe,, 480-965-6447.

ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, Tempe, AZ

December 5

Great Russian Nutcracker

World-class performers, towering puppets, life-size Russian nesting dolls and a Dove of Peace with a 20-foot wingspan bring the Christmas spirit to life as Moscow Ballet brings its Gift of Christmas Tour to the Valley. Phoenix Children’s Chorus also performs at the spectacle. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85003

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