Miami City Ballet presents George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker." Through Dec. 17. Various times at Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $19.75- $59.75. Miami City Ballet will also host a Nutcracker Sweets Brunch in celebration of their performance. Dec. 16. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35. Details: (877) 929-7010 or www.miamicityballet.org.