My Charleston Weekend: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

The Dove of Peace in the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcrackers." The production will be performed today at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'

The Moscow Ballet 40-person company returns to the Lowcountry to perform its special take on the classic Christmas ballet. Performed to Tchaikovsky's iconic score, watch as Masha meets her Prince and is escorted by the Dove of Peace, where two dancers become one bird with a 20-foot wingspan, to the Land of Peace and Harmony, where ambassadors from Hispanic, African, Russian, Asian and European heritages entertain and offer symbolic gifts in the form of playful silk puppets. Featuring 200 hand-embellished costumes, this performance is sure to be a feast for the eyes.

When: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $29-89

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With all of its members hailing from the Lowcountry, the blues-rock band Blue Dogs have taken a long and steady journey to find success, one that has paid off as the group is celebrating its 25th consecutive year. Though the seeds of the band were planted in 1987, the band didn't begin reaping what they had sewn until 1995, when the group recorded "Live at the Dock Street Theatre," the band's highest-selling album to date. After several lineup changes and album releases over the years, the Blue Dogs continue to perform more than 100 shows a year nationwide.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

Price: $17-$25, $50 VIP tickets include premium seating and a meet-and-greet before the show with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres

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Local band Fowler's Mustache is celebrating the release of its latest studio album, "Goodnight Mother Earth," at the annual day-after-Christmas show on the Isle of Palms. The event marks a milestone for the band as the release is its first since guitarist Nick Collins was in a serious car accident in August 2012. The band, named after local TV meteorologist Rob Fowler's facial hair, is shaking things up a bit at the show, providing the whole night's entertainment rather than sharing the stage.

When: 9 p.m. today

Where: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

Price: $10

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