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Sunday picks: Dancenter North brings 'Nutcracker'

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  • Dancenter North stages "The Magic of the Nutcracker" at Libertyville High School.

    Dancenter North stages "The Magic of the Nutcracker" at Libertyville High School.
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Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair
Hundreds of vendors will be on hand featuring items such as jewelry, clothing, candy and more at the 33rd Annual Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Admission is $8; parking is $6. Visit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

Art for sale
More than 600 artists are selling custom works at the 13th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale starting Thursday at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago. $12; multi-ticket packages also available. (800) 677-6278 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

'The Little Mermaid'
The Fox Valley Repertory's Youth Ensemble brings Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to the stage at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The story looks at the young mermaid, Ariel, and her dreams of leaving the ocean and becoming human. Tickets are $10-$15. (630) 584-6342 or visit 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

Dancenter North's 25th anniversary production of "The Magic of the Nutcracker" returns this weekend to Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, $15-$33. (847) 367-7970 or 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

Sparkle time
Augment your holiday shopping with a new nightly Magical Light Show at Randhurst Village, Rand and Elmhurst roads, Mount Prospect. Free. (847) 259-0500 or 5 to 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 21

Raised voices
Hear holiday music from Germany, Great Britain and the U.S. when the a cappella chamber choir Acappellago performs its concert "Star in the East" at Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. $17; $15 students and seniors. (708) 484-3797, ext. 2, or 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

Mount Prospect band concert
The Mount Prospect Community Band presents its annual Christmas concert, "'Tis the Season to Be Jolly," at Trinity United Methodist Church, 605 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect. Free admission. Donations are accepted. Following the concert, guests are invited to enjoy a potato bar light meal for $5. (847) 439-0950 or 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

African Children's Choir
The African Children's Choir presents a concert of traditional African songs and dances at the Waukegan Community Church, 1016 Grand Ave., Waukegan. The program features children's songs, spirituals, gospel selections and more. Free. Donations are welcome. (847) 360-1008 or visit 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

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