This weekend’s activities in Iowa City include an ugly sweater party

It’s the first weekend of the last month of the year and, in Iowa City style, there’s still work to be done.

The Sugar Plum Fairy, the Snow Queen and the Nutcracker Prince have arrived at the Englert Theater for another year of the popular holiday classic “The Nutcracker”.

While audiences are mesmerized by the fantasy world, a murder takes place elsewhere in Iowa City.

Fictional of course.

Willow Creek Theater Company hosts Murder at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for an evening that transports guests to a less than fantastic world.

Here are five things to do in Johnson County this weekend.

“The Nutcracker” in the Englert Theater

December’s arrival in Iowa City means a lot, including a performance of The Nutcracker at the Englert Theater.