Be red carpet-ready for Ozanam’s 30th Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala. 816-508-3606 or ozanam.org.
Connect the dots. The Kansas City Ballet Guild moves its annual (and newly named) Nutcracker Ballet Ball from March to December to coincide with the company’s presentation of The Nutcracker. 816-926-0505 or kcbguild.org
Start the season’s celebrations with Holidays in Crestwood, a benefit for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired that features, among other holiday delights, Gingerbread Lane, an Evening in Crestwood, the Holiday Luncheon and Breakfast With Santa. 816-841-2284 or gingerbreadlane.org.
The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties holds its Community Ball & Cotillion. 913-371-2303 or jlwjc.org.
Volumes of velvet. Take your little girl dressed in her finest to the Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon for a silent auction and three-course lunch before a matinee of The Nutcracker. 816-931-2232 or kcballet.org.
Ring in the holidays at AesthetiCare's Annual Holiday Open House from 3-8pm. With live music, food and drink. www.greatskinkc.com
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s exhibit “Mythological Subjects” is a collection of prints and drawings showing the ways artists treated the myths of ancient of Greece and Rome. nelson-atkins.org
Elf not on a shelf. Join the Kansas City Repertory Theatre for its first staging of David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries. kcrep.org
Join the Kansas City Symphony for its Christmas Festival, which includes a visit from Santa himself. 816-471-0400 or kcsymphony.org
A tradition beloved. The Kansas City Ballet stages its annual presentation of The Nutcracker. 816-931-2232 or kcballet.org.
Nothing like a little Dickens for the holidays. The Kansas City Repertory Theatre reprises A Christmas Carol for a 33rd season. kcrep.org
“About Face: Contemporary Portraiture,” an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, explores contemporary photo portraiture in the 21st century with works by nearly 30 artists from around the world. nelson-atkins.org
Monet. Renoir. Pissarro. They’re all here, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Impressionist France,” which illustrates the connections between landscape and national identity in mid-19th century France, when the country was being modernized. nelson-atkins.org
Just what is Islamic art, exactly? Find the answer to this and more at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s exhibit “Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists.” nelson-atkins.org
Hip-hop culture meets Victorian excess in just one example of the works comprising the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s new exhibition, “Dressed Up.” kemperart.org