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Weekend Planner: Symphony Orchestra, 'Nutcracker'

Also headlining this weekend is the BBAC Holiday Shop and the last weekend for the Magic of Birmingham.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.

  1. When:
    7 p.m. Sunday
    Why Go: Join the for one of audiences' favorite concerts of the year. Enjoy Greensleeves and March of the Toys, selections from Hook, The Skaters Waltz, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and The Toy Trumpet. Plus for the first time ever, choirs from  and  will perform with the symphony. Tickets are $22; everyone 18 and under is free.

  2. When:
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Why Go: Shop the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's 31st annual Holiday Shop, which offers unique handcrafted items from more than 100 local artists. Wares include jewelry, home decor, clothing, pottery, woodwork, ceramics, holiday merchandise and more. These one-of-a-kind creations start at $5 and prices go up through the hundreds.
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    4 p.m. Sunday
    Why Go: On Sunday, the combined choirs of  and All Saints' Episcopal Church in Pontiac join forces to pay homage to the late Alfred Burt, who wrote fifteen Christmas Carols between 1942-54.

  4. When:
    6 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
    Why Go: The Zone Dance Center, based out of Southfield, presents the perennial holiday favorite, The Nutcracker ballet, at Seaholm High School this weekend. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 

  5. When:
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
    Where: The shops of downtown Birmingham
    Why Go: Finish your Christmas shopping during the last weekend of the Magic of Birmingham, this Saturday downtown. Enjoy deals from , plus one lucky shopper will win two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. from .

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