Oompahpahs and hohohos: The 39th annual TubaChristmas will rumble to life at noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The beloved Akron holiday tradition features hundreds of festively decorated tubas and singalongs in E.J. Thomas Hall. The event is free for the audience and $10 for performers.
Feast on this: Beacon Journal wine writer Phil Masturzo will be pouring and talking about his “Feast of the Seven Delicious” picks from noon to 4 p.m. at Kirbie’s Meats & Catering, 4062 Fishcreek Road, Stow. Taste all seven wines for $8; read more about them at https://bit.ly/2UqzPUP.
Fun's brewing here: Don we now our ugly sweaters, and go to either Blues, Brews and Bad Sweaters from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lock 3 in downtown Akron ($20, www.lock3live.com) or to the Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek in Kent, starting at 5 p.m. at the Venice Cafe, 163 W. Erie St. ($15, www.eventbrite.com/o/main-street-kent-16485227431).
Have a ball: The 18th Annual Woodchopper’s Ball at the Kent Stage begins at 7 p.m., featuring nine finger-style guitar players in a benefit for the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. Day of show tickets are $34. www.thekentstage.com.
Koz for Christmas: Saxophonist Dave Koz is on his 21st annual Christmas Tour, with guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui. He’ll play the State Theatre in Playhouse Square at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$75 at www.playhousesquare.org.