1. FILM: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," ends Wednesday, Ross Media Arts Center, 13th & R streets.

It's the last week to catch one of the best movies of 2017 at the Ross, which closes Wednesday for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's winter break. This one's a highly entertaining black comedy powered by  Frances McDormand's Oscar-caliber performance.

2. DANCE: "The Nutcracker," 2 p.m. Sunday, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company presents the 33rd annual production of the holiday classic, featuring nearly 200 student dancers from southeastern Nebraska, nationally known guest artists and a live orchestra. Lincoln Pius X junior Emily Yost is Clara.

3. FILM: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," opens Wednesday, various theaters.

When four teenagers discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they find themselves transported into the game's jungle setting and into the bodies of their avatars.

4. FILM: "Downsizing," opens Thursday, various theaters.

The new film from Alexander Payne finds Matt Damon shrunk to 5 inches tall in a sci-fi social satire. Filmed in part in Omaha, the picture is thought-provoking, funny and well-acted. 

5. MUSIC: Hannah Huston, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

"The Voice" finalist performs holiday favorites backed by a seven-piece orchestra, including "Let It Snow," "White Christmas" and "O Holy Night."

 

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