The Encore Reception begins immediately after the 5:00 p.m. Nutcracker performance on Saturday, December 17. Celebrate opening night of The Nutcracker! Mingle with the Oakland Ballet dancers and Artistic Director Graham Lustig. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. The party is only open to attendees of the Saturday, December 17 Nutcracker 5:00 p.m. performance. A separate ticket is required to attend the Nutcracker performance.