Calendar for the week

Orquideas a la Luz de la Luna (Orchids in the Moonlight): See Thursday.
Festival of the Trees: See Thursday.

saturday
december 7
The Nutcracker: The competition to present the biggest and best Nutcracker ballet is on, and this year Ballet Etudes Company of South Florida steps up to the plate first with its 22nd anniversary production of the Christmas classic. This year's presentation features former Ballet Nacional de Cuba principal dancer Dagmar Moradillos in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen, with partner American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Guillaume Graffin. Performances take place today at 2:00 and 8:00 and tomorrow at 3:00 at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets range in price from $18 to $60. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Rock for Tots: Celebrate the season of giving (and partying) as local rock band Sex-S hosts the first annual Rock for Tots concert at Baptist Hospital (8900 Kendall Dr.). Groove funkers Sense and rockers Seventeen Bucks and Grand Fanelli round out the bill. The concert runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free with a new unwrapped toy. Call 252-3272. (GC)

Fairchild Tropical Garden Ramble '96: Walk through a tropical paradise, purchase some rare and exotic plants, and enjoy tasty treats as Fairchild Tropical Garden (10901 Old Cutler Rd.) hosts its 56th annual Ramble today and tomorrow from 9:00 to 4:30. The festival also features plant care and flower arrangement workshops, kids' activities, garden tours, an antique and book fair, and great gift-buying opportunities. Admission is eight dollars. Call 667-1651. (GC)

Footy's Y-100 Wing Ding: Take a bite out of some tasty wings as Y-100 (WHYI-FM 100.7) and popular DJ Footy host the tenth annual chicken-chompin' Wing Ding, running from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Young Circle Park (U.S. 1 and Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). Several local restaurants serve up their best chicken-wing recipes for cash prizes, and pasta dishes, burgers and hot dogs round out the menu. There will be live music, and festgoers can also participate in a star memorabilia auction. All proceeds benefit Here's Help and other local charities. Admission is two dollars. Call 954-463-9299 for more information. (GC)

Orquideas a la Luz de la Luna (Orchids in the Moonlight): See Thursday.
Festival of the Trees: See Thursday.
Don Byron: See Friday.
Out of Order: See Friday.
Tiny Tim Is Dead: See Friday.

sunday
december 8
The Wages of Fear: The Cinema Vortex film series continues with one of the screen's great existential classics of the early Fifties. Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 suspense drama The Wages of Fear, screening today at noon at the Alliance Cinema (927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), follows four men as they drive two trucks full of nitroglycerine needed to put out an oil fire. Alfred Hitchcock tried to buy the story rights so that he could direct it, but Clouzot's mastery of white-knuckle suspense surpasses any of Hitchcock's work. Admission is four dollars. Call 531-8504. (GC)

Bob McGrath's Holiday Show: Best known as Bob from PBS's multiple award-winning children's show Sesame Street, performer Bob McGrath has entertained and educated children for almost three decades. Today at 2:00 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), McGrath spreads some holiday cheer with a program of favorite Christmas and Chanukah songs. The multicultural show will feature a menorah-lighting ceremony and an appearance by Santa and his elves. Tickets cost $10 and $15. Call 954-462-0222. (GC)

Orquideas a la Luz de la Luna (Orchids in the Moonlight): See Thursday.
Festival of the Trees: See Thursday.
Out of Order: See Friday.
Tiny Tim Is Dead: See Friday.
The Nutcracker: See Saturday.
Fairchild Tropical Garden Ramble '96: See Saturday.

monday
december 9
Kathleen Battle and Friends: Five-time Grammy Award-winning operatic soprano Kathleen Battle puts on her jazz hat to perform selections from her recent album So Many Stars tonight at 8:00 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Pianist Cyrus Chestnut, double bassist Christian McBride, saxman James Carter, guitarist Romero Lubambo, and percussionist Cyro Baptista join Battle to perform compositions by Duke Ellington, lullabies, spirituals, and folksongs. Preceding the concert WTMI-FM (91.3) music host Lyn Farmer leads a lecture titled "Where Jazz and the Classics Duke It Out." Ticket prices range from $20 to $70. Call 954-462-0222. (GC)

Festival of the Trees: See Thursday.

tuesday
december 10
Tool: The pendulum swings from rage to reflection and back again on Tool's latest disc, AEnima. The followup to their critically acclaimed 1993 debut Undertow (on Zoo Entertainment), the new disc offers nightmarish visions on a bleak musical landscape, melodic yet abrasive rock juxtaposed with glistening, unsettlingly quiet moments. Tool conjures up its churning, hard-hitting spell tonight at 7:30 at the Sunrise Musical Theatre (5555 NW 95th Ave.). New York glam-slammers Psychotica open the show. Tickets cost $17. Call 954-741-7300. (GC)

Festival of the Trees: See Thursday.
Out of Order: See Friday.

wednesday
december 11
Grease: The holidays and fun go together like rama-lama-lama-di-ding-diddy-ding-shoo-bop (or something like that). With this in mind, the Broadway series presents a preholiday special engagement of Grease at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Singer/actor/Fifties teen heartthrob Frankie Avalon joins the cast as the Teen Angel on this rollicking ride through 1959 at Rydell High. Performances run tonight through Friday, December 13, at 8:00, and Sunday, December 15, at 7:00, with 2:00 matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range in price from $27.50 to $42.50. Call 673-7300. (GC)

Festival of the Trees: See Thursday.
Out of Order: See Friday.

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