1. The Nutcracker
Why you should go: The Ballet Theater of Toledo is coming to Sandusky to perform the holiday favorite,The Nutcracker. Showing on December 1 and December 2 at the Sandusky State Theater, you don't want to miss this amazing performance. Spectacular sets and beautifully-costumed dancers make this an annual treat for the whole family.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.1 & 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
WHERE: The Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: Show only: $21-$48; Dinner and show package: $41-$68; Sugar Plum Lunch & Show package: $36-$63
INFO: www.sanduskystate.com or 419-626-1950
2. Just us Girls
Why you should go: This event is a Funcoast favorite with live music, wine, vendors and all sorts of fun. Get out with the girls at this fun event for ladies only at Corso's Flower and Garden Center. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings with Soozi from Piccolo's Wine Shop as you stroll through our holiday showcase. Music by Paul Unplugged, "Acoustic Feel & Rock Appeal."
WHEN: 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5
WHERE: Corso’s Flower and Garden Center, 3404 Milan Rd., Sandusky
3. Mustachio Bashio
Why you should go: End “No Shave November” with a Mustache themed party at Quaker Steak & Lube. A hairy good time will be taking place at Quaker Steak and Lube in Vermilion with a contest for creative mustaches and costumes, pin the stache on the donkey and mustache pinata. Live music will be performed by JJ Jamz and the menu feature are $4 Lube Isles. Come join in on the fun!
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30
WHERE: Quaker Steak and Lube, 5150 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
INFO: www.thelube.com or 440-967-3724
4. Will Hogue at The Listening Room
Why you should go: Enjoy live music and fun at the popular new Port Clinton venue. The Listening Room never ceases to deliver great shows, and this weekend will be no different. With the musical stylings of Will Hogue filling the venue along with their new seating and stage area, you won’t want to miss out.
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 & Saturday, Dec. 1
WHERE: The Listening Room, Port Clinton
COST: $10 General Admission
Why you should go: Tuba, Euphomium, Baritone, and Sousaphone players from all over the state of Ohio (and maybe even a few from further away) will present a concert full of holiday cheer--a full two octaves or so lower than you are used to hearing them! Sure, it's Christmas, and there are a hundred Christmas concerts going on right now. Lots of harps and violins and handchimes and choirs. What's your typical tuba player to do? Obviously, take over the Ritz Theater en masse, and stage their own!!! If you're in the mood for a different kind of Christmas concert, this is the event you don't want to miss.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
WHERE: Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin