A holiday tradition for many, “The Nutcracker” will be jumping from the stage to the screen this year — and in 3-D.
Filmed last year at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the original “Nutcracker” first made its debut 120 years ago, watch Clara and her Nutcracker take a magical journey.
This special screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Azalea Square Stadium 16, 215 Azalea Square Blvd. in Summerville, and Charlestowne Square 18, 2401 Mall Drive in North Charleston. Tickets are $12.50.
Go to www.FathomEvents.com.
Victoria’s Secret party
Yet another holiday favorite is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
You might think I’m joking, but seriously, it’s a big deal.
Filled with fanciful costumes, beautiful people and top-billing musical acts, it’s quite a spectacle, drawing 10.3 million total viewers last year alone.
This year marks the 17th annual fashion show and will include performances by Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars.
Local pizzeria Mellow Mushroom has teamed up with the local Victoria’s Secret stores to host Charleston’s Official Viewing Party.
Starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, head over to the King Street location for a night of glamour and gourmet pizza. Attendees are encouraged to show up in the best Victoria’s Secret PINK outfit for the PINK contest. A drink special will be offered and DJ Natty Heavy will spin beats at the official after-party.
The party is free to the public. Sales will raise money and awareness for the local nonprofit for domestic violence, My Sister’s House.
Go to mellowmushroom.com for more.
It’s hard to believe that Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed film “Reservoir Dogs” came out 20 years ago.
In honor of the anniversary, the film will be heading back to theaters for one night only.
In addition to the screening, the event will include a special feature showcasing Tarantino’s 20-year career and a selection of handpicked movie trailers from films that inspired him as a filmmaker.
This special screening will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Azalea Square Stadium 16, 215 Azalea Square Blvd. in Summerville, and Charlestowne Square 18, 2401 Mall Drive in North Charleston. Tickets are $12.50.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, an event that holds a special place in my heart is the Toys for Tots motorcycle ride, put on by the Law Riders motorcycle club and the Marine Corps Reserve.
This 16th annual event, which is all about collecting toys that will be distributed to less fortunate children during the holidays, and having a good time while doing so, was postponed due to inclement weather.
The ride will be held Sunday.
To participate in the police-escorted motorcycle ride, folks are asked to bring one unwrapped toy per rider (or $20) and one unwrapped toy per passenger (or $10). Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the ride scheduled to pull out at noon.
Expect to see Santa and his elves, and possibly the Grinch participating, as many deck out their bikes and themselves in holiday gear.
The event also will feature music, food vendors and a 50/50 raffle.
The collection ride, which is normally held in the North Charleston Coliseum parking lot, this year has moved to a new location. The ride will leave from and return to the Exchange Park Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson.
Go to Lawriders.org.
Valentin Baranovsky Children play with a new doll (Yana Selina) during a Christmas Eve party in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”×
Valentin Baranovsky Soldiers (Mariinsky Theatre Children’s Chorus) in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”×
Valentin Baranovsky Mariinsky Theatre Ballet Company with Clara (Alina Somova)in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”×
Valentin Baranovsky The Mouse King (Soslan Kulaev) in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”×
Valentin Baranovsky A clown (Konstantin Ivkin) during the Christmas Eve party in the Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”×
Valentin Baranovsky The Prince (Vladimir Shklyarov) and Clara (Alina Somova)in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”×