Image courtesy of Ballet Hispánico.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include The Yorkville Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol in Harlem, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

    Manhattan

    Mon, Nov 19, 2018 - Sun, Dec 30, 2018

    Running now until December 30, The National Yiddish Theatre is presenting special performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Experience "Fiddler on the Roof" in a new way– in Yiddish. Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z’l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Show tickets include same-day, complimentary admission to all Museum of Jewish Heritage exhibitions.

    Amahl and the Night Visitors

    Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 06, 2018 - Sat, Dec 08, 2018

    From December 6 -8, On Site Opera will present the holiday classic, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," in a modern production that connects this timeless story of charity and miracles with the prevalent issue of homelessness in New York City. Presented in the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and in partnership with Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest provider of permanent supportive housing for the homeless, performances will feature a chorus made up of community members who have experienced homelessness ...

    Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo: CARMEN.maquia

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 06, 2018 - Fri, Dec 07, 2018

    From December 6 - 7, Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo Theater with its celebrated "CARMEN.maquia" by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Georges Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.

    The Yorkville Nutcracker

    Kaye Playhouse‚ Hunter College, CUNY

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 06, 2018 - Sun, Dec 09, 2018

    Dances Patrelle will present "The Yorkville Nutcracker" from December 6-9 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of "The Yorkville Nutcracker," set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. "The Yorkville Nutcracker"  provides an opportunity ...

    A Christmas Carol in Harlem

    City College Center for the Arts

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 27, 2018 - Sat, Dec 08, 2018

    The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents "A Christmas Carol in Harlem," based on the timeless work by Charles Dickens. This re-imagining of the classic Christmas tale will include some original music and classic holiday carols tinged with gospel, hip-hop, pop and R&B influences, which celebrate the spirit of the season the Harlem way. Set in present day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. "A Christmas ...

The Yorkville Nutcracker

East 68th Street

New York N.Y. 10021

2127724448

Dances Patrelle will present "The Yorkville Nutcracker" from December 6-9 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of "The Yorkville Nutcracker," set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a ...

Ballet Hispánico at the Apollo: CARMEN.maquia

253 West 125th Street

New York N.Y. 10027

2125315301

From December 6 - 7, Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo Theater with its celebrated "CARMEN.maquia" by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Georges Bizet’s beloved classic. The physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble ...

Fiddler on the Roof

Edmond J. Safra Plaza

new york N.Y. 10280

6464374202

Running now until December 30, The National Yiddish Theatre is presenting special performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Experience "Fiddler on the Roof" in a new way– in Yiddish. Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z’l, adds new depth ...