DANCE: In The Jewish Nutcracker, A Maccabee Celebration, Katy Alaniz Rous and World Dance Fusion re-imagines the original Tchaikovsky score as traditional cultural dance, blending dance forms such as Flamenco, Chinese, Persian, Kathak, Afro-Haitian and Capoeira to illustrate the world Jewish community. (6 to 8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street)

PARTY: The 3rd Annual Cacophony Christmas is reportedly the last one of its kind, in which Cacophony Society members and friends will sing off-key Christmas carols and generally raise a ruckus in the street. (7:30 p.m., Meet at Duboce Park, Duboce and Noe)

ART: So You Think You Can Paint? Then go for it! Every Thursday, Club Six opens up its walls for anyone who feels the muse. Paint, brushes, and cheap beverages provided. (7 to 11 p.m., Club Six, 60 Sixth Street)