DANCE: Clear Thanksgiving and turkeys out of your mind, and put in some sugarplum visions instead. Take a trip to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (26 Gibbs St.) to see "The Nutcracker" performed by the Rochester City Ballet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bach Children's Chorus. The holiday classic continues through Sunday, November 25, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Tickets $10-$75.rpo.org.
MUSIC: Black Friday sales may rule, but that doesn't mean that there aren't things worth doing tonight long after the stores' lines die down and you've caught up on sleep. You can check out the Pirate Toy Fund Benefit featuring Oceans of Insects, Burn Everything, Chillum, and Bleed The Messiah at Monty's Krown (8 p.m., 875 Monroe Ave., admission one toy donation), the Black Friday Food Drive Concert at the House of Guitars (645 Titus Ave., houseofguitars.com, 4:30 p.m., free but food donation requested), or if you want to get a little fancier on this dark of holidays, you can dress up and head on down to the Black Friday Pitch Black Tie Affair at One Nightclub (One Ryan Alley, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 546-1010, call for info) or Black Friday 2012 at Pearl (329 East Ave., 757-752-8370, call for info) featuring DJ Hollywood, who the club is flying in from Los Vegas. Should be quite the party.
ART: Find a unique gift for loved ones this Black Friday at the More Fire Glass Annual Holiday Sale. Today it runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and the sale continues weekends through December 2. Free admission. 80 Rockwood Place. 242-0450.morefireglass.com.
MUSIC: If you ate way, way, way too much last night and want to get started working off those pounds, look no further. Nashville's (4853 W Henrietta Rd., 6 p.m., call for more info) is throwing a Post Turkey Party with Gator Face and Retrospective. Meanwhile the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., 9 p.m., $7-$9, discount if dressed in 80's workout clothes) is hosting a Sweating Off the Drumsticks 80's themed dance party, and there will be a post-turkey electronic music party throw down at Acanthus Café (337 East Ave., 319-5999, 10 p.m., Free). Get those bodies moving, people!
COMEDY: Still thirsting for more politics even after the election? Never fear, because Geva Comedy Improv will provide with "The Great Big Election 2012" at 10:30 p.m. $10. 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-4382.gevacomedyimprov.org.