Holiday Family Show
XENIA — Xenia Area Community Theater presents What happened after Once Upon a Time? directed by Jennifer Sparks. Additional show times include 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets are $14-$17. For more information cal 937-372-0516 or visit www.xeniaact.org.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
DAYTON — Blair Hall Theater will host A Charlie Brown Christmas 12-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 7-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2-3 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 444 W. Third St. This is a holiday tradition at Sinclair. It is directed by Gina Kleesattle and Katherine Frauman. Cost $8.
CENTERVILLE — The Centerville Community Chorus, with special guest Jim McCutcheon, will present their public Christmas performance, “A capella music through the ages” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6430 Far Hills Ave. in Celebration Center.
Admission is free, but donations accepted. Light refreshments available. For more information visit www.ccchorus.org.
DAYTON — Dayton Ballet presents The Nutcracker 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Sunday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tuedsay, Dec. 19 at the Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St. Cost $21-72. Artistic Director is Karen Russo Burke and sets designed by Ray Zupp and costumes by Lowell Mathwich. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, again takes up residence in the orchestra pit, giving Tchaikovsky’s music the full, rich, gorgeous interpretation that it requires.
MASON — Kings Island’s Winterfest is back now to Dec. 30. There will be ice skating, rides, performances, the Eiffel Tower will be transformed into a Christmas tree, crafts, food, souvenir mugs, and cookie decorating. Tickets starting at $25. For more information and ticket prices visit www.visitkingsisland.com/tickets-passes/winterfest.
The Grand Tour
DAYTON — The Schuster Center will host New Year’s Eve: The Grand Tour 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 1 W. Second St.
The DPAA’s New Year’s Eve celebration will be a feast for the senses. Prior to the concert, tasty appetizers and sweets will be available for purchase in the Wintergarden, and during intermission the audience can toast one another with flutes of champagne.
The performance itself will feature all three facets of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance — dancers from Dayton Ballet, vocalists from Dayton Opera, and the instrumentalists of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. And, as always, a splash of color ends the evening with a balloon drop at the finale. Celebrate New Year’s Eve a bit early, with the festivities running from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call 937-228-7591 for tickets.
FAIRBORN — The Harlem Globetrotters will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Tickets start at $28.50 p.m. For more information on tickets contact 937-775-3498.
DPO: Space Oddity
DAYTON — Space Oddity: David Brighton as David Bowie concert will be preformed 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 at the Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St.
The Great Ones has another fantastic Rockin’ Orchestra tribute for this season. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and guest vocalist David Brighton have planned an electric evening commemorating the music of David Bowie.
Singer and performer David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage.”David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to have actually stepped in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever have known. Experiencing David Brighton’s Tribute to David Bowie made for a truly remarkable evening…” says Harry Maslin, the producer of David Bowie’s Young Americans and Station to Station albums. For tickets call 937-228-7591.
AMSOIL Arenacross Pros
FAIRBORN — AMSOIL Arenacross Professionals will be at the Ervin J. Nutter Center 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
AMSOIL Arenacross provides a fully-engaging environment for fans with an exclusive pre-race Track Party and adrenaline-filled opening ceremonies for 12 nights of fierce, high-flying racing competition.
Reigning two-time AMSOIL Arenacross champion Gavin Faith will compete in 2018 alongside the sport’s unwavering two-wheeled professionals over obstacles sculpted from 3,000 tons of dirt brought in for each race that sends racers flying up to 30 feet in the air. Cost is $18 call 937-775-1000.
New members sought
KETTERING — The Kettering Senior Show Choir is currently accepting new members. The choir is all-volunteer singing four-part harmony music group that preforms at various locations thoughout the greater Dayton area. Practice is 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at the Kettering Lathrem Senior Center. The Choir performs about 40 times during the year. Auditions are not required, however, a knowledge of music would be helpful. To get more information or join call 937-435-8066.
Trivia with a twist
BEAVERCREEK — Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar will host “Trivia with a Twist” every Friday at 7 p.m., 2776 Centre Drive. See fun, energetic hosts for some great games, fantastic prizes and challenging trivia.
Second Street Market
DAYTON — The Second Street Market is alive with local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, artisans, people and activity during market hours. Located at 600 E. Second St., the market is open year-round, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Friday. An outdoor farmer’s market will take place June through October. Find local produce, unique handmade items, wine, chocolates, pastries, freshly baked breads, pies and more.
Greene County News staff report compiled by Natalie Jones and Merrilee Embs.