Art Works The Art Works Studio presents a belly-dancing performance, "Holiday Hefla," Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7. 320 Hull Street Road. 721-4927.
Cobb Theatre "A Christmas Carol" comes to Randolph-Macon College Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 15. Tickets are $2.50. 205 Henry St. 752-7316.
Deep Run High School Perceptions Dance Company presents "The Cracked Nut," a spoof on "The Nutcracker," Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $5-$10. 4801 Twin Hickory Road. 221-1273.
Firehouse Theatre Dim Sum Dance presents "One Way or Another," choreography by dance companies from New York, Charlottesville and Richmond, Dec. 9-10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. 1609 W. Broad St. 440-8528.
Landmark Theater The Richmond Ballet presents "The Nutcracker," Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Through Dec. 21. Tickets are $8-$100. 6 N. Laurel St. Call 344-0906 or visit www.richmondballet.com.
Pine Camp Arts and Community Center The Richmond Ensemble Theatre presents the musical revue "Tomfoolery" Dec. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. 4901 Old Brook Road. 278-8749.
Barksdale Theatre The Barksdale Theatre presents "A Broadway Holiday Review" with Desiree Roots Centeio, Robyn O'Neill, Debra Wagoner and other Richmond musical theater performers, through Dec. 20. Tickets are $25.
Also, "Scapino!" the adventures of a trickster trying to bring two lovers together, at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. weekend matinees. Through Jan. 22. Tickets are $34-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.
Empire Theatre Theatre IV presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a musical based on the "Peanuts" comic strip, through Dec. 18. Tickets are $29-$32. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.
Fieldens Cabaret Theater The Richmond Triangle Players presents "Matt and Ben," a fictional tale about the divine influence that brought "Good Will Hunting" into the hands of Damon and Affleck, at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 10. Tickets are $14-$16. 2033 W. Broad St. Call 346-8113 or visit www.richmondtriangleplayers.com.
Mystery Dinner Playhouse The playhouse presents "Murder at the Irish Wake," Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Governor's Inn. Through Feb. 11. Tickets are $26.95-$36.95. 9826 Midlothian Turnpike. Call 649-2583 or visit www.mysterydinner.com.
Science Museum of Virginia The Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," running 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Through Jan. 1. Tickets are $8. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Second Presbyterian Church The Encore! Theatre Company presents a two-man adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," at 8 p.m. through Dec. 23. Tickets are $13-$18. Call (866) BARD-TIX or visit www.richmondshakespeare.com.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre "Das Barbec�," a Texas musical comedy of jazz, swing and country tunes, lariat tricks and a synchronized swimming revue, through Jan. 7. Tickets are $27.50-$41.50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.West End Assembly of God The annual pageant "Glorious Christmas Nights" features flying angels and live animals, 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinees, running through Dec. 11. Tickets are $18. 401 N. Parham Road. Call 754-0738 or visit
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