Today’s the last day to experience “Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets,” the charming family version of the holiday dance staple. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 22-23: Nutcracker Sweets, Smuin Ballet, Potted Potter, Proofs, Comedy Allstars

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets: The colorful family-oriented 50-minute rendition of the classic, which has a contemporary twist and live chamber music accompaniment, closes its 2015 season. [11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Smuin Ballet: The 2015 edition of “The Christmas Ballet” includes new dance from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and company member Nicole Haskins. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live with the S.F. Symphony: Vocalists Jodi Benson and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus bring the classic animated “Peanuts” TV show to life and sing holiday favorites. [2 and 7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Silicon Valley Ballet: Choreographer Karen Gabay’s “Nutcracker” is a fresh take on the holiday classic inspired by the E.T.A. Hoffmann story. [1:30 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Potted Potter: The parody takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. [2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

The Proofs: The Bay Area Americana/alt rock band’s 2015 album is called “One Law at a Time”; singer-songwriter Ashlee Beals opens. [9 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Comedy Allstars: The standup show features Conor Kellicutt, Matt Fulchiron, Chris Storin and Butch Escobar. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

A Gypsy Holiday Bash: The concert lineup includes Beso, El Radio Fantastique and The Crux. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Wednesday, Dec. 23

River Otter Snow Day: Aquarium of the Bay has added 1,000 pounds of snow to its river otter habitat for Christmas festivities. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., The Embarcadero at Beach Street, S.F.]

Golden Prospect: Kevin Cooley’s solo show — which includes multimedia installations of videos of rocks taken from the area near the Animas River spill (caused by the Environmental Protection Agency) in southwest Colorado in August — tackles crucial environmental issues. [Noon to 6 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Tea Under The Tree: Crown and Crumpet, a local tea salon, is serving proper English afternoon tea for the holiday season; prices range from $45 to $85. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St., S.F.]

Matt Jaffe: The young San Francisco pop rocker and his band play songs from their debut EP, “Blast Off” in a free show. [8 p.m., Sweetwater, 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley]

The Naughty List: The storytelling session showcases performers who know how to be naughty and nice: Lydia Popovich, Gina Gold, Eloisa Bravo, Mosa Maxwell Smith, Ruby Gil and Wonder Dave. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Fogo de Chão: The Brazilian steakhouse (or churrascaria), which offers a menu of savory, fire-roasted meats, opens its second Northern California location. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner, 201 Third St., S.F.]

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango: The show features six world-class Argentine Tango couples (plus Anna and Dmitry from “Dancing with the Stars”) and traditional Argentine 1930s style musical accompaniment. [8 p.m, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

A Christmas Carol: American Conservatory Theater stages the popular holiday classic for the 39th year, with James Carpenter as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ken Ruta as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. [1 and 7 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F., www.act-sf.org]

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