Miami City Ballet performs George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker," with a cast of more than 100, magical special effects and international dancers. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances through Dec. 24. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $20-$74. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Ballet Etudes Company presents their 38th anniversary production of "The Nutcracker" with international guest stars and a special collaboration with Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico. 8 p.m. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $30-$50. Details: (305) 674-1040 or www.colonyandbyrontheaters.com or www.ticketmaster.com.