Saturday, December 22nd

Nubile teenagers get frocked at the Infirmary Ball, which is not an event for sick people but rather a glittering debutante debauch at the Waldorf-Astoria, which has previously seen the “coming out” of such social luminaries as Cornelia Guest and Lydia Hearst! Those saving themselves for the Matzo Ball may head to Film Forum for Hannah and Her Sisters, which was made in 1986, before Woody left Mia for Soon-Yi and developed his Scarlett fetish. Or check out Nutcracker: Rated R, a charming little theatrical event that “cracks open the heart of the classic children’s ballet to uncover drugs, sex, family secrets and all the other delights that make the Holidays so special.” These avant-garde theater types are always on the cutting edge, you see.

[72nd Annual Infirmary Ball, Waldorf-Astoria, 7 p.m., infirmaryball@aol.com; Hannah and Her Sisters at Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, 7:40 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., www.filmforum.org; Nutcracker: Rated R, Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, 8 p.m., 212-254-1109]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 22nd