It’s the weekend! Celebrate with George Lopez, Chula Vista Ballet and more
Top events this weekend include Astana Ballet, The Santaland Diaries, Krystyna Hutchinson, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Rhett & Link.
11.20-21: Astana Ballet
Welcome dancers from The Republic of Kazakhstan on their first-ever tour of the West Coast. Astana Ballet presents a night of classic and modern repertoire, plus an expressive Kazakh folk dance. (Nina Garin) Spreckels Theatre and California Center for the Arts, astanaballet.com/en
Starting 11.21: The Santaland Diaries
You know it’s hard out here for an elf, and David Sedaris’ bristly comedy —based on his own experiences as Santa’s little helper at a department store —tells you just how. (Runs through Dec. 22)
Diversionary Theatre, University Heights, diversionary.org
11.21-22: Chula Vista Ballet
Principal dancer Misa Kuranaga of San Francisco Ballet is a special guest performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in this production of the holiday classic.
Joan B. Kroc Theatre, Rolando, tututix.com
11.21-23: Krystyna Hutchinson
Known for: Her comedy duo Sorry About Last Night, co-host of Guys We F**ed: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast
The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com
Starting 11.22: The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Turn the yuletide dial to its darkest setting for this adults-only satire that chronicles jealousy, malfeasance, booze abuse and much worse among Santa and his crew. (Runs through Dec . 14)
Point Loma Playhouse, Point Loma, pointlomaplayhouse.com
11.22: George Lopez
Known for: Honest comedy about the Latinx experience, various sitcoms
Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
11.22-24: Sam Tripoli
Known for: The Joe Rogan Experience, Punch Drunk podcasts
The Comedy Store, thecomedystore.com
Starting 11.23: Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show
Here’s something rare at the holidays: An all-new season-themed show —and one with a local spin to boot, in this comic mash-up derived from the Dickens favorite. (Runs through Dec. 24)
Old Globe’s White Theatre, Balboa Park, theoldglobe.org
11.23: Rhett & Link
Known for: Weird food taste tests, Good Mythical Morning
“If you put coconut La Croix under a microscope, it’s just the soul of a coconut complaining that it should’ve been suntan lotion.” — Rhett & Link on Twitter
Harrah’s Resort SoCal, harrahssocal.com
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