1. Pat Dailey - Live on Stage!
Why you should go: Pretend it’s the summer, and the island season is still in full swing, with live music from Pat Dailey at the State Theatre. Dailey will perform fun music including some of his shores-and-islands-inspired original tunes. There will also be a full cash bar from 5:30-7 p.m. in the State Room in partnership with Stein Hospice.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
INFO: 419-626-1950 or visit sanduskystate.com
Why you should go: Enjoy all different types of square art and have the chance to meet famous artist and author Noah Scalin. This new exhibit forces artists to push themselves to create works of art that fit to some variation of a square or cube. Famous artist and author Noah Scalin will be speaking at the opening event, as well as signing his books, which will be available for purchase.
WHEN: Opening event: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6; Exhibit runs Jan. 6-Feb. 10
WHERE: Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky
INFO: 419-625-1188, sanduskyculturalcenter.org or our “Squared” story
3. Friday Night Live at the Ritz
Why you should go: Take in the live music of local acts Connor Rose, Free Wild and Char Pope at the Ritz Theatre this Friday. Enjoy a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee while you soak up the acoustic sounds of these local acts in a casual and intimate setting.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4
WHERE: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin
4. January Island Days Concert and Brunch
Why you should go: Enjoy booze, food and live music at this Sunday brunch event. This event will feature a Bloody Mary bar along with Mash-up Mimosas and a menu that includes quiche, burgers, pizza, vegetarian pasta and more. From 12-3 p.m. there will be live music performed by Alex Bevan and the $5 cover charge goes to benefit Stein Hospice.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
WHERE: J Bistro, 129 W. Market St., Sandusky
5. Last of the Wildmen Concert at The Depot
Why you should go: Enjoy The Depot's beloved pizza while the sounds of live rock and folk music fill the air. Fremont's very own, Last of the Wildmen, will be performing at The Depot this Friday and saying goodbye to their album's artist, Logan Szymanowski who is headed to Arizona to explore his horizons. The band is made up of Fremont natives, who wish to share their love for music with everyone. Chelsea Wellman, along with Logan, will open the show.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4
WHERE: The Depot, 117 N. Monroe St., Fremont
INFO: The concert’s Facebook event page