On this, the final night of their three-Thursday run, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater Puppet Show graces audiences with a kind of innocent, playful reverie that harks back to a simpler time, before kids as young as 7 learned how to roll their eyes. You’ll get two unique performances packed to brimming with sing-a-longs, ballet, wonder and showmanship the likes of which, against overwhelming odds, have continued to abide since Baker’s passing at 90 five years ago. You should go check out the new Marionette Theater over in the old York Theatre space in Highland Park. You won’t regret it.

Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; Thu., Dec. 19, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.; free. (213) 250-9995, eventbrite.com/e/bob-baker-marionette-theater-puppet-shows-tickets-80145917597.

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