'The Nutcracker' with a twist
"Cirque du Jazz: A Nutcracker Tale" runs today to Sunday at Wirt Emerson Auditorium, 210 N. Grand Boulevard, Gary. The show is presented by Gary Community School Corp. and South Shore Dance Alliance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens. Visit southshoredance.org.
Celtic Woman to entertain
Celtic Woman will perform at 8 p.m. today at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. Tickets range from $39 to $69. Visit Ticketmaster.com.
Don't miss comedy show
The laughs will abound when comedian J Anthony Brown presents the J Spot Club at 8 and 10 p.m. today and Saturday at Majestic Star Casino and Hotel in Gary. On the show roster with Brown will be Marvin Dixon, Kellye Howard, Vince Acevedo and Sheree Luckett. Tickets are $27. For more information, visit jabevents.eventbrite.com.
McDonald to sing in M'ville
Grammy-winning singer Michael McDonald will perform his holiday show at 7 p.m. Sunday at Star Plaza Theatre, Interstate 65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville. Tickets are $55 and $45. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com or starplazatheatre.com.