The Sactown Weekend Update for Dec. 27-29

Photo by Hilary Camilleri
"Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story," the Broadway musical chronicling the life of the bespectacled rock ’n’ roll pioneer, debuts this weekend in Sacramento.

Amy Schumer (Friday)
The New York Times credits this 32-year old comedian for “taut, provocative lines as crass as they are funny.” It’s that wry, girl-next-door raunch that fuels Schumer’s Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, which features scripted sketches and on-the-street interviews discussing everything from porn to one-night stands and threesomes. Schumer’s stand-up act brings more of her racy dating tales and trademark edge to the stage tonight in Lincoln. $42.50-$72.50. 8:30 p.m. Thunder Valley Casino Resort. 1200 Athens Ave. Lincoln. 408-7777.

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story (Friday through Sunday)
This jukebox musical about the legendary Buddy Holly chronicles the short life and career of the bespectacled rock ’n’ roll pioneer, from his humble beginnings as a country music prodigy in Lubbock, Texas, to his untimely death in a plane crash in 1959 at the age of 22. The show, which debuts this weekend in Sacramento, features performances of some of Holly’s biggest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well…All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and “Oh Boy.” $21-$88. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 557-1999.

Moscow Classical Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Saturday and Sunday)
The Moscow Classical Ballet, a prominent Russian dance troupe that was founded in 1966 by the Russian government, returns to the Harris Center this weekend for its annual presentation of this classic Christmastime ballet set to the timeless score by Tchaikovsky and based on an 1816 story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. $29-$65. Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 1 p.m. Harris Center at Folsom Lake College. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888.