Festivals Showcase Phoenix Metro’s Arty Side

It seems the Cirque du Soleil can even take revered holiday classic and it make it their own: A Cirque Nutcracker, presented by Troupe Vertigo, will run through Dec. 24 at The Mesa Arts Center, One E. Main St. The performance will also feature The Phoenix Symphony, aerial artists, jugglers and contortionists. Tickets start at $32; to learn more, go to https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/other-presenters/a-cirque-nutcracker