This weekend, catch an annual holiday favorite and a new comedy by Ninjaz of Drama.

Opening this Friday, don’t miss the ODC’s Velveteen Rabbit, at the Novellus Theatre (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts). The beloved annual holiday dance will run through Sunday, December 11.

Also this Friday, local actor and playwright, Rey Carolino, presents Nina and the Monsters at the Phoenix Theater. Let’s just say a lot goes on this in little comedy when a European girl (Nina) who is slowly turning into a werewolf, encounters a Hollywood producer, rogue CIA agents and a couple straight-out-of-Jersey monster hunters.