The allure of dark comedy and quirky, misunderstood characters are staples found throughout the career of legendary filmmaker Tim Burton. Classical & Contemporary Dance with Tamara Grose takes on the daunting task of translating ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ into a dance routine as captivating as the film. The dance group channels Nightmare favorites Jack Skellington, Sally and Sandy Claws on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec.1, at the Spreckels Center. 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 7pm. $15–$20. 707.588.3434.