Events Calendar: April 26, 2009Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
CINCO DE MAYO events
American Girl Fiesta: Young senoritas will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with American Girl Josefina. Games, Mexican food and a pinata are planned. Dolls are not required. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 2, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Cinco de Mayo celebration: Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas and El Corazon de Mexico Folklorico groups will dance, DJ Tony Rios will spin and crafts and activities will be ongoing in the main plaza. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-5721.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Participants will make their own pinatas and fill them with treats for the festivities. 4 p.m. May 5, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Cinco de Mayo: Join us for Mexican inspired snacks while we play a Spanish word game that will challenge your brain! 6-7 p.m. May 5, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370
MOTHER’S DAY events
Mother’s Day SpecialTea: Show Mom she’s the cream of crop with a Victorian-style event featuring a piano performance. 1-3 p.m. May 3, Dillon House, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $14-$25. Reservations: (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Mother’s Day Tea: Children ages 4-5 can bring their mothers for a special event. 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 8, Way Public Library youth activity center, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Registration: (419) 874-3135, ext. 109.
Annual Mother’s Day Tea Express: Kids can bring their moms for a nostalgic trip on the Bluebird. Refreshments and prizes are also in store. 7 p.m. May 9, Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $10-$15. (419) 335-3875 or www.tlew.org.
Mother’s Day Weekend rides: Moms can ride the Bluebird for free when they bring their kids. 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. May 9-10, Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $7.50-$11. (419) 335-3875 or www.tlew.org.
Mother’s Day Brunch & Celebration: Moms get in for free when they come with their children, who can decorate flower pots and cards for their mothers (noon-3, while supplies last). Brunch also is planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040.
Mother’s Day Champagne Luncheon Train: Take mom for a ride; she’ll also get a flower, glass of champagne and an 8-by-10 family portrait souvenir. 2-4:30 p.m. May 10, Blissfield depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $70. Reservations: (888) 467-2451.
Throw Mama on the train: Northwest Ohio Railroad preservationists will offer moms free rides on their Steam engine 901 for Mother’s Day; everyone else pays $1. 1-4 p.m. May 10, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Launch Into Providence: Journey along the banks of the restored Miami and Erie Canal in The Volunteer, a mule-drawn canal boat, and visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill for some stoneground cornmeal on the boat’s opening day. Noon-5 p.m. May 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays thereafter, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6; moms ride free on May 9, dads on June 21.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $8-$25 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041.
> Fred Potter, 7:30 and 10 p.m. April 25.
> Monte Allen, 8 p.m. April 29-30 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. May 2.
> Andrew Dice Clay, 7:30 and 10 p.m. May 1. $35-$50.
> Wild Bill Bauer, 8 p.m. May 6-7 and 7:30 and 10 p.m. May 8-9.
Funny Bone: 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $12-$14, unless noted otherwise. (419) 931-3474.
> Joel Lindley, 7 and 10 p.m. April 25.
> Bruce Bruce: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. May 1, 7 and 10 p.m. May 3. $25.
“Macbeth”: Supernatural forces combine with human ambition to set in motion a chain of betrayal and revenge in Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 2 p.m. April 26, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. $9-$13. (419) 530-2452 or www.utoledo.edu/as/theatrefilm/box_office.html.
“Monkey Storms Heaven”: This production is loosely based on stories from “The Journey to the West,” a 16th-century comic novel that explores Taoism and Buddhism and is full of farcical domestic interludes, violent battles and satiric characterizations of both gods and men. 8 p.m. April 25, Joe E. Brown Theatre, first floor of University Hall, East Wooster Street at South College Drive, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719.
“Annie”: Bet your bottom dollar that this Broadway musical about an orphan who finds family will lighten your heart. 8 p.m. April 25, 2 p.m. April 25-26 and 7 p.m. April 27, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $20-$45. (419) 381-8851.
“A Thousand Cranes”: The true story of a young victim of Hiroshima who follows an ancient story, folding origami birds to gain a wish from the gods. 7 p.m. April 25 and 2:30 p.m. April 26, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $5-$10. (419) 243-9277.
“Momma’s Boys: A Visit With Ohio’s Eight Presidents.” Is this heaven? Nope, it’s the front porch of Rutherford B. Hayes’ home. The Buckeye State’s national leaders discuss their places in history in this Black Swamp Players production. 8 p.m. April 25 and 2 p.m. April 26, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. www.blackswampplayers.org.
“Gilligan’s Island, the Musical”: The three-hour tour turns into a trip filled with music and song. 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 25, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $15-$30. (517) 264-7469.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”: Harper Lee’s story of prejudice and justice in a small Southern town. 8 p.m. April 25, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $35-$47. (419) 242-2787.
Luminations: This fundraiser for Lourdes College scholarships features performances by the Toledo Ballet, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera and Toledo School for the Arts, as well as cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. 6 p.m. April 25, the Franciscan Center & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $125. (419) 824-3751 or (800) 878-3210.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’”: The Tony Award-winning musical, featuring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, by Fats Waller will make a stop in Toledo. 7 p.m. April 26, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $39-$59. (419) 242-2787.
“Thumbelina”: This fairy tale about kindness and knowing one’s heart in the search for love comes to life in a musical adaptation. 1:30 p.m. April 26, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $14. (800) 745-3000 or (734) 764-2538.
“The Importance of Being Ernest”: The Play Readers Group will take on an abridged version of Oscar Wilde’s romantic comedy. 7 p.m. April 27, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes”: A North Carolina gas station and diner fills tanks with regular (or decaf) while sharing stories and songs about southern life @@ fishing, drinking and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.” 8 p.m. April 30-May 2, May 7-9 and 14-16 and 5 p.m. May 3 and 10, Fort Findlay Playhouse, Sandusky and West streets, Findlay. $15. (419) 422-4624.
“Candide”: A young student clings to his teacher’s philosophy of optimism despite the tragedies that befall him in this operetta by Leonard Bernstein, adapted from Voltaire’s satire by Lillian Hellman. 7:30 p.m. May 2, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $40-$85. (419) 255-7464.
“Hello Dolly!” An amateur matchmaker wreaks havoc on a shop owner’s life in a production by Central Catholic High School. 8 p.m. May 8-9 and 3 p.m. May 9-10, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $10-$14. (419) 255-2280, ext. 1061, or email@example.com.
“The Cemetery Club”: Two Jewish widows try to stifle the romance of another’s budding romance in this Black Swamp Players production. 8 p.m. May 8-9 and May 15-16 and 2 p.m. May 17, First United Methodist Church Theatre, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. $10 at the door; advance tickets sold at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green. www.blackswampplayers.org.
“The Music Man”: Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons a town into buying into a band, but his plans are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. 7:30 p.m. May 8-9 and 15-16 and 2 p.m. May 17, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $9-$14. (419) 448-8544.
“Office Hours”: On a Friday afternoon in a half-dozen offices in a big city, six different stories, all somehow related, unspool. 8 p.m. May 8-9, 14-16 and 21-23, Village Players Theater, 2740 Upton Ave. between Monroe St. and Central Ave. $12-$14. (419) 472-6817.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Eighth Annual Connect to Creativity Teen Art Show: Featuring drawings, paintings, sculpture and jewelry, this exhibition highlights the efforts of more than 200 local artists in grades six through 12. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, ends April 25, Wintergarden, Teen Library and garage-level entrance, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5297.
Owens’ Sixth Student Show: This juried exhibition showcases the best work from student art classes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, ends April 25, Owens Community College, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: (567) 662-2721; (800) 466-9367, ext. 2721; or www.owens.edu.
Jaroslav Malina: The artist’s designs and paintings will be on display. 9-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10-10 p.m. Sundays through April 29, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
“Landscapes and Nature Studies”: Bowling Green artist Tamara Monk’s oils and watercolors of regional scenes will be exhibited. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through April 30, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381.
Perrysburg Area Arts Council: Celebrating 20 Years of the Arts. Local artists will display their juried works in varied media and style in the council’s first TMA Community Gallery exhibition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through May 10, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“Miss Conception”: Kelly Cousins and Emily Schlueter will present mixed media works and illustrations. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through May 15, UT’s Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, Tucker Hall, 2801 W. Bancroft St. (419) 530-8570.
“Look What’s New”: Discover new purchases and get behind-the-scenes stories of significant works added to the mix since 2001, the museum’s centennial. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through May 31 in the Canaday Gallery and through the museum, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“Co-Opt”: An array of artists will exhibit their diverse perspectives on our relationship with and impact on the natural world. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays, through June 5, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117.
“Seleucia-on-the-Tigris”: A political and trading hub for more than five centuries, this city was capital of one of Alexander the Great’s successors. The TMA was part of an excavation in the 1930s; this exhibit displays what was uncovered. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through June 28, TMA’s Little Theater Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
“Three Women in the Woods: Preservation and Conservation of Ohio’s Woodlands.” Jane Rogers, Jill Sell and Barbara Krans Jenkins are working together to help preserve beautiful and endangered landscapes. This exhibition of photography, fine art and poetry tries to educate and encourage others to express their own appreciation for nature and raise the level of caring for the natural world. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
Outdoor Writers Photo Show: Winning entries in the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual photography contest will be on display. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“America’s National Parks: A Monumental Vision.” Clyde Butcher’s black-and-white photographs draw the viewer into a relationship with nature, inspiring others to work to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through June 28, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 829-2761.
“First-Lady Style: White House Gowns.” This display examines the role of the First Lady using fashion as a focus, exhibiting 33 original or reproduction gowns designed for American first ladies. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, through Aug. 2, Hayes Museum, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737, www.rbhayes.org.
TMA Tours: Get the inside scoop on what’s new, interesting and artful during docent-led tours. Most start from Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
> Sculpture Garden, 2 and 3 p.m. April 25.
> “Look What’s New” exhibition, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. April 26.
Howard Ben Tre: Internationally recognized for his sculptures and large-scale works of art for public and private spaces, Ben Tre is a pioneer in the use of cast glass as a sculptural medium. He will sell and sign books after his talk. 2-3 p.m. April 25, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000.
Glass mosaic workshop: Amanda Fleming will help participants create a glass tessera work of art to take home. 3-6 p.m. April 25, TMA Room 139, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 254-5080.
ArtWalk: This walking tour allows local merchants to become “galleries for a day,” highlighting community artists, from novice to professional. The creators will be available to speak with visitors, who can also watch demonstrations and participate in other activities throughout the afternoon. Noon-5 April 25, downtown Bowling Green. (419) 354-4332 or downtownbgohio.org.
Artomatic 419: A collection of paintings, installations and creations @@ including spoken word, dance and musical performances @@ by local artists. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. April 25 and May 2, 201 Morris St. www.artomatic419.org.
33rd Annual Quilt Show and Workshops: Help the village pay tribute to the craftsmanship of quilters from across the Midwest. More than 400 works will be on full-length display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28-May 2 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3, Sauder Village, 22611 SR-2, Archbold. Quilt show: $8.50; village: $6.50-$12.50. www.saudervillage.org. Call Jan Nofziger, (800) 590-9755, to learn about workshops with guest teacher Nancy Odom.
Oak Openings Photo Primer: Wet Sand Prairie. Nature photographers Art Weber and Bob Jacksy will help participants explore and capture these areas @@ among the rarest habitats on earth @@ in photographs. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 30, Irwin Prairie. $15. (419) 829-2761.
The Art of Paper Making: An instructor will guide participants in making paper from recycled scraps. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 30, Art Abilities Studio, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $35. (419) 536-5566.
ArtWalk: Visitors can tour the Findlay Art League’s gallery and artists’ studios, see what shops and restaurants have to offer, try free samples and more. 5-9 p.m. May 1, downtown Findlay. (419) 422-3315.
Meet the Artist: Sculptor and children’s book creator George Carruth will be signing his work, which includes charming stone carvings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, Garden Smiles, 211 Mechanic St., Waterville. (419) 878-5412.
Jump Into Journaling: Learn how to make a sketchbook or journal creative, motivating, fun, fearless and inspiring. 10 a.m.-noon May 2, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Open Art Days: Visitors can let their inner artists out at these demonstrations, hands-on activities and live performances. Noon-4 May 3, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5566.
Watercolor Classes: Artist Debbie Marlowe will demonstrate how to paint with watercolors. 6:30-8 p.m. May 4, 11 and 18, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. $23.50. Registration: (419) 259-5295.
Cards for the Season: Varied styles and techniques will be used to create six seasonal sendables. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 5, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Stained Glass Window Panels: Participants will learn to cut, foil and solder a panel and apply a choice of patinas upon completion in the creation of one of six designs. for picture. Add a splash of color to any window by building one of six stained glass window designs. 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 6 and 13, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $80. Registration: (419) 874-4174. www.stevesglassclass.com.
UT Student Exhibit: Bachelor of fine arts students will display their work. 9-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10-10 p.m. Sundays, May 8-June 7, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300.
“Terrific Teens”: Area teens have compiled diverse oral histories and archival materials to produce this community-based exhibition that explores the lives of teenagers in northwest Ohio over the past 50 years. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, May 8-July 18, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
Field Trip to the Moon: 1 p.m. April 25, Ritter Planetarium, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Crafty Recycling: Fifth- through 12th-graders can learn how to turn plastic grocery bags into a sturdy yarn. 2-3 p.m. April 25, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 2-4 p.m. April 25, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Global Youth Service Day: Mark this fifth annual event in honor of Earth Day by volunteering to keep the metroparks clean and green. 9 a.m.-noon April 25 at various metroparks. Reservations: (419) 407-9846 or email@example.com
Chess Tournament: Players in grades K-six can test their skills. Practice session, 9:30-11 a.m. April 25; tournament, 9:30 a.m. May 2, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Registration is due by April 25: (419) 259-5231.
Black Holes: Striking animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies and a simulated flight to a black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way. 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 25, May 9 and 23; and 9 p.m. May 15, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. Reservations: (419) 517-8897.
Day Out With Thomas: Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Greenfield Village’s station to offer rides and a chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-26 and May 1-3, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. Advance tickets recommended: $12-$34, plus $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or www.thehenryford.org.
Louie’s 6th Birthday Celebration: Help the zoo party for the start of the elephant’s sixth year. The little big guy will get special treats to mark the day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $7-$10. (419) 385-4040.
New Worlds: Visitors can discover how Columbus and others explored the world.
7:30 p.m. April 26 and 8 p.m. April 28 and May 1, BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
TMA Family Center programs: Hands-on art activities for children. Noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
> Create a Dragon, April 26, 28 and 30.
Sunday Samplers: Visitors can bring picnic dinners and try a different experience each week. 5-6 p.m. (unless noted), meet at Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Visitor Center, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
> Wildflowers: Eyes will be cast downward in the search for springtime sun-seekers. April 26.
> Estate tours: Explore the horse stables, pool cabanas and limousine garage at the former Stranahan estate. Until 6:30 p.m. May 3.
> Mother’s Day Walk: A naturalist-guided walk especially for moms and their companions. May 10.
Locker hooking: Participants will learn the techniques of this craft and create a trivet. 6-8 p.m. April 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174.
Get Moving: Stories about dancing and movement will get toes tapping and voices lifting. 4-5 p.m. April 28, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Partners in Fun: Three- and 4-year-olds and their adults will listen to stories, play games and make crafts based on the week’s theme. 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $5 each session. (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
> May Day: April 28.
> Cinco de Mayo: May 5.
> Sun: May 12.
Spring Season: Families representing 18th-20th centuries on the farm will bring the diverse aspects of America’s agricultural history @@ fields to plant and plow, farmhouses to clean, sheep to shear and new baby animals to greet @@ to life. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through June 12, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237.
Meet Me at Metroparks: Redbuds in Bloom on the Historic Towpath. Hear stories of life along the Miami Erie Canal under the glow of native redbud trees. 7-8:30 p.m. April 30, Farnsworth Metropark boat launch parking lot, 8505 S. River Road (US 24), Waterville. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Bowling for Rhinos: This fundraiser, hosted by the Toledo Zoo’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, will help protect the black rhino and other endangered species. 5:30 p.m. May 1, Interstate lanes, 819 Lime City Road, Rossford. $6 a game. (419) 385-5721.
Wee Workshop: “Eggs!” Children 3-5 and their adult companions will learn which animals lay eggs and what they look like. 10-11:30 a.m. May 2, Metroparks Hall at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Underground Railroad Lantern Tours: Discover northwest Ohio’s important role in battling slavery on this nighttime walking tour. 7:30-10 p.m. (guides leave every 15 minutes until 8:45) May 2, Harroun Park, Main Street opposite St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Helping Hands: Aid naturalists and land management staff in restoring natural areas to preserve rare and endangered plants. 2-4 p.m. May 2, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
National Train Day Celebration: Commemorating the 140th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad system, this event will feature model train displays, music, art and more. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2, Amtrak Station, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, 415 Emerald Ave. (419) 244-2730.
The Little Star That Could: A little yellow star wanders through space searching for planets, meeting many colorful stars, and eventually finds an interesting family of planets. 2 p.m. May 2, BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
Safety Safari Day: Kids and parents can make their homes and world a safer place by learning about bike, water, fire and traffic safety. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-5721.
Don’t Duck, Look Up: A precocious little duck learns about the sky along with a barnyard full of animal friends. 1 p.m. May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum season opens: Board the Bluebird for a trip on the Nickel-Plate Railroad to a time when passenger trains where a primary form of transportation. 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and holidays, May 2-Nov. 1, 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $7.50-$11. (419) 335-3875 or www.tlew.org.
Launch Into Providence: Journey along the banks of the restored Miami and Erie Canal in The Volunteer, a mule-drawn canal boat, and visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill for some stoneground cornmeal on the boat’s opening day. Noon-5 p.m. May 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays thereafter, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6; moms ride free on May 9, dads on June 21.
Larry, Cat in Space: An inquisitive cat takes a trip to the moon. 2 p.m. May 3, BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
Is This the End of the World? Will the world end in fire, ice or fear? This program will explore the possibilities. 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 8 p.m. May 5 and 8, BGSU Planetarium, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666.
Celebrate Pet Week: Learn about responsible pet care at this story time, where favorite stuffed animals are welcome. 4-5 p.m. May 5, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
College Resource Event: Juniors and seniors can get help filling out financial aid papers and applications and selecting a college? 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 5, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger, wheelchair-accessible tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 5-October at Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10-11 a.m. May 6, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Baby and Me Yoga: New parents can get even closer to their babies, creating a stronger, healthier bond. 11:30 a.m. May 7, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5290.
In the Park After Dark: Glimpse nature at night by the light of the full moon on this guided exploration. 8:30-9:30 p.m. May 9, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway Airport Highway parking lot. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Spring on the Farm: See baby animals, play old-fashioned games, watch sheep shearing and plant sunflowers. Visitors also can grate horseradish, wash windows, make ropes and build a wigwam. Entertainment is planned, too. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, Sauder Village, 22611 SR-2, Archbold. $6.50-$12.50. (800) 590-9755.
Outdoor Survival: Bob Stewart will discuss how to survive in the woods with little or no supplies. 2-3 p.m. May 9, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. Registration: (419) 259-5250.
Kids Birding: Kids and their families can take a bird walk and learn basic birding skills to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. 9:30-11 a.m. May 9, Buehner Center, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
International Migratory Bird Day: Celebrate the wonders of songbirds with children’s crafts, stories, videos and bird walks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-9117.
Children’s Book Week Storytime: Read stories in a group, then write some to share with others. 4-5 p.m. May 12, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Bike Week Family Fun Ride: A guide will provide tips for riding safely on the park trails and on the road during an escorted ride exploring the University/Parks Trail. 6-7 p.m. May 12, Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
“National Velvet”: Nothing can come between a girl (Elizabeth Taylor) and her horse; add a jaded jockey (Mickey Rooney), and perhaps a racing title is in store. 2 p.m. April 25, Ritz Theater, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $3. (419) 448-8544.
“Beneath the 12-Mile Reef”: Filmed on location in the Caribbean, this action tale of sponge divers, their lives and loves stars Robert Wagner and Peter Graves. 2:30 p.m. April 26, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $4-$15. (419) 244-2787.
Film Noir series: Enter the shadows to get a peek at some hardboiled crimes and veiled motivations. 7 p.m. Mondays, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 764-2538.
> “Chinatown,” April 27.
“L: Change the World.” A live-action interpretation of the Death Note manga franchise. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $12.50. (419) 891-5039.
Dr. Laura Live: In Praise of Mom. Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger will celebrate with mothers all across the United States in this movie-theater broadcast. 8 p.m. May 5-6, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $18-20. (419) 891-5039.
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Lobby Day registration: Why should paid lobbyists have all the fun? Anyone who wants to petition state legislators about the Equal Housing and Employment Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, must register by April 30 for the May 13 opportunity to talk with elected officials. eqfed.org/equalityohio/events/lobby09/details.tcl.
Battle of the Brassiere: One-of-a-kind works of bra art will be displayed this month, encouraging breast cancer awareness, memorializing those lost to the disease and honoring survivors. Participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on May 9 will be able to vote for people’s choice. Second Sole, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. American Cancer Society: (888) 227-6446, ext. 5209.
Shred Day: Rip into spring cleaning with the help of AccuShred, which will shred two bags or boxes of papers for free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at Sylvania Court Building, 6730 Monroe St., Sylvania.
Friends of the Library book sales: Excess books, magazines and videotapes will be sold with prices ranging from a quarter to $1. Proceeds benefit library programs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25, Friends of the Library Book Center, Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. (419) 259-5207.
Take Back the Night: This event aims to prevent sexual violence, and will feature a rally and march, speeches, exhibits and resource fair. 6 p.m. April 25, Start High School, 2010 Tremainsville Road. (419) 530-3432.
Progressive Tea: Visitors start at one location and end up somewhere entirely different in this traveling feast. At 1 p.m., tea-lovers can meet Anne Reeves, author of “Moments of Delight,” and try some beverages and treats at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville. At 2, sippers can get the scoop directly from tea distributor Pat Wilson at the Summer Kitchen, 4702 W. U.S. Route 6, Helena. The party ends up at Ivy’s Vine, 633 Main St., Genoa, where owner Carolyn Hoffman will host a Victorian-style tea. 1-4 p.m. April 25. $10. Beeker’s, (419) 287-3274; Kitchen, (419) 638-4205; and Ivy’s, (419) 855-0457.
Spring fundraiser: Student and adult artists will exhibit their work at this membership and fundraising drive for the Jamil Lewis Multicultural Center for the Arts. 6 p.m. April 25, Erie Street Market, 237 S. Erie St. $10. (419) 870-6807 or jlmca.org.
Glass City Marathon Wellness & Fitness Expo: Runners and fans can register and pick up their marathon packets and check out more than 40 exhibitors. Noon-7 April 25, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. (419) 360-3709.
Glass City Marathon and 5K: This event honors Sy Mah, a Toledo running enthusiast who once held the Guinness World record for running 524 marathons. Events include a kids’ run, half-marathon and five-person relay. 8 a.m. April 26; marathon starts at North Summit Street and Madison Avenue. $10-$50. (419) 360-3709.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica: Dollars raised will help prevent birth defects and infant mortality through funding research, community services, advocacy and educational efforts. 8:30 a.m. April 26, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. (419) 534-3600.
March of Dimes WalkAmerica: Participants raise money through sponsorship to help prevent birth defects and infant mortality through funding research, community services, advocacy and educational efforts. 8:30 a.m. April 26, Promenade Park, Water Street, west bank of the Maumee River. (419) 534-3600.
Taste of the Nation: Levis Commons and Fat Fish Blue are thrilled to host the 2009 Taste of the Nation event. Join the best and brightest of Toledo’s culinary community for a night of exquisite tastes. Help end childhood hunger in America and purchase your ticket today. 5-11 p.m. April 26, Fat Fish Blue, Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. $150. (419) 539-0266.
Art of Botanical Arranging: Learn how to artful arrange favorite botanicals and customize a perfect Mother’s Day gift. 10 a.m. April 26, Pottery Barn, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St., near Dick’s Sporting Goods. (419) 475-4980.
Collectibles: Charming Toppers. Rebecca Ott and Marie Garlick will share their extensive collection of hats. 10-11 a.m. April 28, Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Small business setup workshop: This free seminar will help would-be entrepreneurs by covering basic steps to setting up a business. 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 29, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135, ext. 134.
Juicing for Health: Sample and learn to make smoothies and veggie drinks. 6-8 p.m. April 30, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174.
Meet the Author: Retired Toledo Police sergeant Frank P. Stiles will discuss “Evil Brothers,” a recounting of the murderous 1980s crime spree committed in Lucas County by Anthony and Nathaniel Cook. 2 p.m. April 30, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or (419) 259-5207.
First Friday: Music, carriage rides and art exhibits will enliven downtown Perrysburg. 5-8 p.m. May 1, Louisiana Avenue. (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
Job Fair: Anyone seeking employment or employees is welcome. Noon-4 May 1, Lucas County Recreation Center, hall 2, 2901 Key St., Maumee. (419) 213-5627.
Put-in-Bay Spring Fling: Live entertainment, free food and beverages will welcome visitors to the island known for summer fun. 1-8 p.m. May 1, Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island. (419) 285-2724.
Tea in the Solarium: Delicious sandwiches and desserts served in an elegant manner. Noon-3 May 1, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. $7. Prepaid reservations available, but not required: (419) 508 0951.
Alaskan Adventures: Learn about spirits in the skies, gold in the hills and the midnight sun through the eyes of Native Americans, adventurers and scientists. 7:30 p.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $4-$5. (419) 530-4037 or (419) 530-2650.
Starbucks Bird Watch: The coffeeshop will provide the beans to keep observers keen-eyed for peeks at migratory songbirds. 8-9 a.m. May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29,
Metz Visitor Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 535-3056.
Migratory bird self-guided tour: Birding brochures and maps featuring potential designated sighting areas will be available, and a naturalist will be on duty for updated bird sightings and questions 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon-4:30 p.m. weekends May 1-31, Buehner Center, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. (419) 407-9700.
Pre-Mother’s Day Bunco Party: Celebrate the sweet woman in your life with dice games and lunch. 2-6 p.m. May 2, 2439 Tremainsville Hall. $20. Information: Jennifer Allen, (419) 787-3365; www.BuncoClub.net; or www.Myspace.com/BuncoClub.
Blessing of the Bikes: All bikers are welcome to get their hogs (or Hondas, Kawasakis, etc.) ready for the riding season with a good word from God. Followed by an escorted ride to Cygnet. May 2, International Park, 26 Main St. (734) 847-6649.
Paw Hoorah: Gourmet grazing and live entertainment will accompany bidding on live and silent auction items, to benefit Planned Pethood. 7-11 p.m. May 2, Toledo Country Club, 3949 River Road. $60. (419) 389-4655 or www.plannedpethood.net.
Breath-of-Spring Potpourri: Choose from a buffet of colorful dried flowers to mix with spring-scented fragrances to create a potpourri as beautiful as it smells, as well as a sachet for Mother’s Day. 2-4 p.m. May 3, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
The History of Herbs: Phyllis Hyder, member of the Waterville Historical Society and the Toledo Botanical Garden, will share her knowledge of herbs and their many uses. 7 p.m. May 4, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Farmers Market: Join us every Tuesday for our Farmers Market. Vendors will line Main Street with fresh produce, flowers, beads, jams, and so much more! 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 5-Sept. 29, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org
Dillon House Victorian Teas: One of Fremont’s finest examples of Victorian-era architecture is the setting for events that feature all the fineries of a formal tea, including entertainment and presentations on topics such as 19th-century mourning attire. 1-3 p.m. May 6, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Buckland Avenue, Fremont. $12-$20. Reservations: (419) 332-2081, ext. 38, or (800) 998-7737.
Senior Sense: Topics for boomers and beyond anchor this series. Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
> Engage Life: Mind Matters, Brain Fitness and Healthy Aging. Learn how to maintain and improve brain health, which impacts seniors’ memory and abilities to think and communicate. 7-8 p.m. May 6.
> Social Security Administration Online Services: Learn how to apply for Social Security via the Internet and the other online services available. 1-2 p.m. May 12.
Flowering vine bracelet: Participants will use a multitude of shapes, colors and varieties of glass flower and leaf beads to create bracelets. 6:45-9 p.m. May 7, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $28. Registration: (419) 874-4174.
A Is for Apple: Participants will preserve apples, slow cooking them to make applesauce and pie filling. 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. May 7, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174.
Perrysburg Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced annuals, perennials, herbs, baked goods, garden art, produce and gifts will be available. 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, May 7-Oct. 15, Louisiana Avenue at Second Street, downtown Perrysburg. (419) 874-9147 or www.visitperrysburg.com.
Ajiaco: If you like ethnic food, enjoy this ultimate comfort soup, a typical Colombian dish featuring chicken, corn and more. 6-8:30 p.m. May 8, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174.
Spring Plant Sale: A wide selection of perennials, including Oak Opening Region natives, plus herbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs will be for sale, and there will be children’s activities, entertainment and refreshments, as well. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8-10, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. (419) 536-5566.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk: This event will benefit the American Cancer Society; walkers are asked to seek pledges. 8:30 a.m. May 9, Town Center at Levis Commons, State Route 25 at I-475. (419) 931-8888 or www.shopleviscommons.com.
International Migratory Bird Day: Salute our fine, feathered friends by tracing migration paths and learning how our environments bird-friendly. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040.
Lilac Festival: Defiance celebrates its official flower with music, an invitational art show, arts and crafts fair, garden market and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, downtown Defiance. www.visitdefianceohio.com.
Bird Hikes for Adults: Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Friends of the feathered will enjoy these monthly outings to explore the world of birds. Binoculars and bird guides welcome. 8-9:30 a.m. May 9, Buehner Center at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off SR-2, Swanton. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Meet Your Neighbor Who Survived the Holocaust: Mitch Garwolinski was a 7-year-old American Catholic living in Poland when the Nazis invaded in 1939. His story of imprisonment and escape is both disturbing and inspiring. 2-3:30 p.m. May 9, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
Beethoven Piano Festival: All of the master composer’s piano concertos will be performed by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, with special guest pianist Louis Lortie, over the course of this two-day event. 8 p.m. April 25. $20-$47. (419) 246-8000.
Faure’s “Requiem”: The composer, inspired by the meaning of the word (rest), created this musical mass for the dead with a feeling of release, comfort and acceptance. The performance will be accompanied by students’ photographs representing light and the world beyond. 7:30 p.m. April 25, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $5-$8. (567) 661-2787 or owens.tix.com.
Jazz Appreciation Month concerts: Nearly 100 jazz musicians will perform live on three different stages to celebrate the American musical art form started in the early 20th century in African-American communities in the South. Noon-4 p.m. April 25, Wintergarden, McMaster Center and Huntington Meeting Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
> Wintergarden performances: Dick Lange Trio, noon; Toledo Symphony Jazz Trio, 1; Lori LaFevre Quartet, 2; Jim Gottron Quartet, 3; Ramona Collins Quartet, 4.
> Huntington Meeting Room performances: Selina Perryman & Company, noon; The Murphys and Glenda Biddlestone, 1; Toledo School for the Arts, 2; Keith Bernhard and More Jazz Messengers, 3; Bob Rex Trio, 4.
> McMaster Center performances: Jelise and Company, noon; Chefs of Dixieland, 1; University of Toledo Jazz Faculty Quartet, 2; Toledo Youth Jazz Ensemble, 3; Bowling Green State University Jazz Ensemble, 4.
Blarney Irish Pub: Catch local acts while taking in the pub’s modern Irish and American fare. 601 Monroe St. (419) 418-2339 or www.theblarneyirishpub.com.
> Kentucky Chrome, April 25.
> Greg Aranda, April 30.
> Empire Drift, May 1.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474.
> Johnny Reed & the House Rockers: This group guarantees to “shake the shutters and rattle the roof.” 9:30 p.m. April 25, $2.
> Andrew Ellis & the Setting Sons: The traditional blues get a hefty dose of grit from this guitarist. 9:30 p.m. May 1, $2.
> Jeff Williams Group and Isis: Electric blues with soul. 9:30 p.m. May 2, $2.
> Suburban Legend: 8:30 p.m. May 9.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Hazard Perry, Downplay, Secret Stones: 9 p.m. April 25, $5-$7.
> Unsinkable Molly Brown, Ten Bars North, Ninja Gun, Mike Hale, Dashburns: 8 p.m. April 25 (basement show), $5.
> Astronautalis, Bluebird, My Family Needs Food: 9 p.m. April 26, $6-$8.
> T-Town Tuesdays: Infernal Names, 9 p.m. April 28. Infernal Names, Disarming the Sky. 9 p.m. May 12. $2.
> brokeNCYDE, Nitro: 5 p.m. April 29, $12-$15.
> Man Down, Screaming Tulips, Friday Night Fever: 9 p.m. May 1, $5-$7.
> Unknown Hinson, Polka Floyd: 8 p.m. May 2, $12-$15.
> Joe Buck Yourself, Captain Sean, Larry Love and the Revolvers, the Zimmerman Twins: 9 p.m. May 3, $6-$8.
> Resonant Soul, Take the Sky, Exit 179: 9 p.m. May 7, $5-$7.
> Extra! Extra!, Von Iva, Sick of Sarah: 9 p.m. May 9, $5-$7.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Evan’s Blue, Rains, Dying to Know, Glory to Judge: 9 p.m. April 29, $10-$12. (Moved from Frankie’s.)
> Red, Inept: 7 p.m. April 30, $12-$15.
> Saint Diablo, Fluwid, Plum Nasty, Deflagration, Insignificant Self: 7 p.m. May 3, $8-$12.
Manhattan’s: This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City provides entertainment most weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn, April 25.
> Ed Levy Trio, April 30, May 14.
> Stonehouse, May 1.
> Vytas & Electric Outfit, May 2.
> Quick Trio, May 7.
> Frostbite, May 8.
> Yes, I Said Yes, May 9.
Mickey Finn’s: A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights (no cover), 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 9 p.m., 602 Lagrange Street at North Huron Street. $5-$7 cover. (419) 297-1943.
> Trees No Leaves, Prayers for Rain, Indian Guides (rock), April 25.
> The Falling Spikes, April 30.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Ramona Collins, 9 p.m. April 25, $8.
> University of Toledo Jazz Night, 8 p.m. April 27, $3-$5.
> The Murphys: 8 p.m. April 28, $4.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Crucial 420, April 25 and May 9.
> The Orbiters, April 26.
> Jeff Stewart, April 30 and May 14.
> Saphire Ice, May 1.
> White Trash Bags, May 2.
> Kyle White, May 7.
> Chris Shutters Band, May 8.
“Elijah”: The BGSU Choral Society will perform one of Mendelssohn’s masterworks with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. April 26, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valley View Dr. $15. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224 or (419) 531-4236.
“The Piano Men II”: Take a musical journey through the 1970s and ‘80s with Jim Witter. 8 p.m. May 1, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $33-$45. (419) 242-2787.
“The Creation”: Perrysburg’s symphony and symphony chorale will perform Haydn’s oratorio on the beginning of life. 7 p.m. May 1, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Plaza, Toledo, and 3 p.m. May 3, Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, Whitehouse. $8. (419) 874-9126 or www.perrysburgsymphonychorale.org.
Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Concert: Upcoming musicians will perform. 7 p.m. May 2, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787.
Opus 181: This Bowling Green vocal group will be joined by South Korean pianist Jiung Yoon. 7:30 p.m. May 2, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville. $10. (419) 287-3274, (877) 287-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haydn’s “Heiligmesse”: The Toledo Choral Society will be directed by Samuel P. Szor. 4 p.m. May 3, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Road. $10. (216) 406-8609 or www.toledochoralsociety.org.
David Cook: The “American Idol” winner will perform; Ryan Star will open. 7:30 p.m. May 6, Owens Community College Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2787 or www.owens.edu.
A Night With Frank: Songs of Sinatra. Frank Weaver, accompanied by the Eric Dickey Orchestra, will perform music by some other guy named Frank. 7-11 p.m. May 8, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $12. (419) 654-4775 or www.frankweaversings.com.
“Red, White and Rhapsody in Blue”: Music from American masters, including Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, will be performed by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, lead by Carl Topilow. 8 p.m. May 9, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $21-$60. (419) 246-8000.