Lights, camera, action! It's the perfect weather to stay indoors and visit the theater. This weekend is jam packed with Broadway, ballet, movies and more. From The First Noel at Apollo Theater to The Three Wooden Clogs at Film Forum, we've got you covered. Explore all the options for this weekend below!
Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Noshwalk
December 17, 3 p.m.
Cannoli Plus, 6903 New Utrecht Avenue
Known for its festive display during the holidays, Dyker Heights is the perfect place to visit this time of year. Enjoy a beautiful few of over-the-top Christmas decorations combined with a food tour. The food tour includes cannolis, Guatemalan specialties and Italian food. Tickets are $60. For more information visit here.
The Hard Nut
Through December 18
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Choreographer Mark Morris puts on a twist on the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The twist on the traditional production features Pop Art scenery, G.I. Joes, go-go boots and a dancing Barbie doll. Don’t miss out on this unique show! Tickets are $25-$125. For more information visit here.
The First Noel
Through December 18
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street
Enjoy all kinds of holiday music from pop to jazz to gospel in this Classical Theatre of Harlem production. The story follows three generations of a Harlem family as they cope with loss during the holidays. Tickets are $30-$65. For more information visit here.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Through December 24, 12:30, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street
Ermanno Olmi’s 1978 film is about four low class families working for a 19th century Italian landowner. The three hour film classifies as both an epic saga and a raw documentary featuring exceptional camera work and shots. For more information visit here.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Through December 31
Joyce Theater, 175 Eight Avenue
Not your average ballet performance! The world’s foremost travesty ballet troupe is full of both beauty and stupidity. Tory Dobrin’s ensemble is equipped with eighteen talented male dancers who play both male and female roles. Not only will you be amazed by the talent, but also the pure hilarity of the performance. For more information visit here.
Christmas at Metrograph
Through January 1
Metrograph, No. 7 Ludlow Street
Experience Metrograph’s first ever Christmas series! There will be a wide range of the finest seasonal favorites. Some key players in the series include Carol, Remember the Night, Eyes Wide Shut and Meet Me in St. Louis. For more information visit here.
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
Through January 29
McKittrick Hotel, 542 West 27th Street
This supernatural musical folk tale will be performing for only 10 weeks! The tale celebrates the National Theatre of Scotland and will not disappoint. Tickets are $125. For more information visit here.
Winter Flea and Smorgasburg
Saturdays and Sundays through March 2017
Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
The cold weather doesn’t stop this famous flea market! Explore the indoor market for various crafts, apparel, toys, jewelry and more. A wide range of food vendors will be present including Bird’s Eye Vietnamese, Ramen Burger, Monk’s Meats and Raindrop Cake. $1 admission. For more information visit here.
December 17 - March 19
the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street
Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh star in this new adaptation of “Platonov,” Chekhov’s first play. Now set in post-Perestroika Russia the play includes a passionate love story as well as comedic relief. Tickets are $79-$149. For more information visit here.
December 11 - March 26
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Just six months after the legendary boxing champion’s death, the New York Historical Society presents two exhibitions focusing on Muhammad Ali. The first exhibit “Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing” includes watercolors and sketches by the sports artist. While the second exhibition “I am King of the World: Photographs of Muhammad Ali by George Kalinsky” depicts various personality shots of the legend. For more information visit here.