Events Calendar, March 24-31Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
Events are subject to change.
MOSTLY FOR ADULTS
Parents should determine appropriateness for children
Wildwood Manor House tours: Built in the 1930s in the Georgian Colonial style, the Manor House was the estate of the Stranahans, the patriarch of which co-founded the Champion Spark Plug Co. Tours at quarter after and quarter till the hour noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through March, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. Starred drives indicate appointments are preferred. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit .www.redcrosstoledo.org.
> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 26, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.
> Noon-5 March 27, Cottage Inn at the Oasis, 3303 Dorr St.
> 1-6 p.m. March 29, Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd., Waterville.
> Noon-5 March 30, Holiday Inn Splash Bay, 1705 Tollgate Dr., Maumee.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 years. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 525 Market St. (419) 255-6765 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
Andersons Wine Tastings: In the mood for something a little grape? See what’s new and tasty. 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood, (419) 698-8400; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, 4701 Talmadge Road, (419) 473-3232; 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700. Nominal fees apply.
Travel Circle: Hostelling International hosts this series of travelogues at 2:15 p.m. on Saturdays; each “stop” is preceded by hiking or skiing at 1. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
> Hiking the Robert Lewis Stevenson Trail. March 27, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave.
Wolcott Guild Historical Lectures: Area experts on local history will speak about their specialties. 10-11 a.m., Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> “Remembering Gettysburg”: Re-enactor Neil Buttermore will take visitors to the battleground. March 25.
Eberly Center Brown Bag Seminars: A series of lunchtime conversations and presentations about topics of interest to women and others. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at UT’s Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Tucker Hall Room 180, off Campus Road. (419) 530-8570.
> UT interim dean of students Michele Martinez will discuss “Latinos in Higher Education” April 1.
Landscape Design for Wildlife: This five-part series will introduce the elements of landscape design and allow participants to plan for their properties, incorporating native plants and wildlife stations. 6:30 p.m. March 25 and April 1, Metroparks Hall, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $65. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Southeast Asia-Thai-Chiang Mai: Participants will master techniques to make noodle soup, fried noodles and rice, wonton and spring rolls. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Fun Friday: This yoga center creates a new kind of happy hour by offering sessions on a variety of topics, such as this week’s, Osho kundalini meditation led by Samir Khalal. 7-8:15 p.m. March 26, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $15. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
Sushi: Participants will learn the history of this dish and how to make it. 6-8:30 p.m. March 26, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Botany 101: This series is designed to enhance knowledge of wild plants, primarily wildflowers but including brief lessons on trees and shrubs. 2 p.m. March 27, Sandusky County Parks office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont. Registration: (419) 334-4495 and (888) 200-5577 or
Glass City Heart Ball: This elegant affair is devoted to celebrating the American Heart Association, its supporters and their fundraising efforts. It will feature dinner, dancing, a musical performance by the Nicole Heitger Quartet and live and silent auctions. 6-10 p.m. March 27, Crowne Plaza, 444 N. Summit St. $175. (419) 740-6181.
Authentic Malaysian Chinese Meal: Participants will make Honey Turmeric Chicken Steak, Sizzling Shrimps, Beef Balls Noodle Soup and Sweet Rice Cake. 6-8:30 p.m. March 27, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Mobile Meals’ Great Chili Cook-Off: Individuals and organizations will put out their lip-smackin’, tongue-lappin’ best in this competition, to be judged by a celebrity panel. Music, chef demonstrations and a classic car show by the Black Swamp Cruisers are planned, too. Noon-4 March 27, Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 255-7806 or www.mobilemeals.org.
Chocolate Affair: Sample delightful chocolate and bid on great local items at this year’s Chocolate Affair. 2-4:30 p.m. March 28, Father Wurzel Family Center, St. Joseph Parish east campus, 5411 S. Main St., Sylvania. $20-$25. (419) 882-8415 or www.sylvaniaareafamilyservices.org.
Toledo Has Talent: Leigh Ashley will host this event, rife with giveaways and surprise performances. 2-5 p.m. April 3, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. $10. (419) 244-2787, (800) 838-3006 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads made by the public in a various media to create a curtain to be displayed at the museum. Entries will be accepted through October. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Batik Beads: Use fabric, watercolors and crayons to make dyed beads. 7-9 p.m. March 26, Libbey Court.
> Glass bead workshop: Participants will make glass beads using a torch and soft glass. Noon-4 March 27. $75. Register: (419) 254-5080. www.toledomuseum.org.
Toledo Museum of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 Sundays, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> “Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks.” A pioneer in multiple art forms, Parks’ lens work will be highlighted, offering a “cross section of the human experience.” Through April 25, Canaday Gallery.
> TMA High School Art Council: The work of 30 students from 15 schools will be represented. Through April 25, Community Galleries.
> “Mexico’s Toledo”: The works of Francisco Toledo, a contemporary Latino printmaker, “are records of things and beings in dreamlike scenarios, both menacing and playful, full of pattern and movement.” Through May 9, Gallery 18.
> “Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly.” The work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler will be exhibited within the context of his contemporaries, influences, friends and enemies. Through May 30, Works on Paper galleries.
> Quest for Fire Studios: The participating artists “create iconoclastic images of soul and thought while using diverse methods and media.” March 26-May 2, Community Galleries.
Detroit Institute of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Regular admission: $4-$8; special exhibition prices include general admission. (313) 833-7900.
> “The Neighborhood Project”: This exhibit is based on two artists’ efforts to combine community and aesthetics. Through March 28, Walter Gibbs Gallery.
> “Detroit Experiences”: Dozens of black-and-white photographs taken by Robert Frank for his 1958 book “The Americans” will be on display through July 3.
Children’s art: Space 237 celebrates Youth Art Month with work by schoolchildren in Toledo Public Schools and students of Elizabeth Lane. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through March 26, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com.
“A Family Affair”: Matthew, Susan and Lou Krueger use mixed media to tell the story of their artwork. Individually or together, their imagery uses an eclectic mix of processes and technologies. An artist lecture will take place at 7 p.m. March 18 in Room 111 of the Performing Arts Center. 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 through March 27, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
13th Annual Youth Art Show: Work by area students will be on display in March. A reception will be held for artists and their families on 6:30 p.m. March 30. Noon-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through March 31, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Toledo School for the Arts Midyear Art Exhibition: Faculty and students will put their best on display. Through April 1, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
“The Power of Women!” Women’s History Month will be celebrated with this exhibition of visual artworks. The opening reception will feature spoken word performances, a cash bar and light fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 2, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“with technical assistance”: John Ahearn, Janel Dziesinski and Meghan Walton, teaching assistants at Adrian College, will exhibit their work. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 3, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Absolut Europa”: Original prints by some of Europe’s most iconic 20th-century artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through April 3, River House Arts, 115 W. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-8900 or river-house-arts.com.
“Travelogue”: The center’s director of photography, Art Weber, will display some of the best shots from his travels. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“The Wilds”: “One of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world,” the Wilds is located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast and contains rare and endangered species from around the world. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“Raptors”: Photographers share their images of birds of prey. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“Outdoor Writers of America Association Annual Photography Contest Winners”: This professional group of communicators will display its best landscapes and wildlife shots. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through April 4, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“Adorning Glory”: Kimberly Arden’s works will comprise 20 North Gallery’s first all-jewelry exhibition. Noon-4 Wednesdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays through April 24, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400.
10th Annual Connect to Creativity Teen Art Show: Youth Art Month means displays of work by local teens will be displayed in the Wintergarden and Promenade of the Main Library. Noon-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 24, 325 N. Michigan St. Students can call (419) 418-2252 to participate.
“Switch Hitters III”: Was it a challenge? Laziness? Something else? Viewers can decide upon viewing these works designed by one artist then constructed by another. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 25, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller.” This touring exhibition explores the problem-solving process employed at the west Michigan-based furniture company. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 25, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$14; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
“Leslie Adams: Recent Drawings.” This artist concentrates on portraits and murals, inspired by classical methods and paying tribute to the Old Masters.10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 25, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Design in Progress”: The Henry Ford Museum will “celebrate the world of design, from the magnificent to the mundane, from things that startle us to things we barely notice.” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 25, Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $11-$14; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
2010 Spring Art Show: Artwork was submitted in February to be displayed in this show. Reception: 5-7 p.m. March 25; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays when classes are in session through May 7, UT’s Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Tucker Hall Room 180, off Campus Road. (419) 530-8570 or www.utoledo.edu/centers/eberly.
“Barton, Makar & Weiss”: Reception: 6-8 p.m. March 26; exhibit: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, through April 30, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
“Minimal Editions: Independent Poetry and Artists’ Books.” Items from Lucas County Poet Laureate Joel Lipman’s personal collection, including matchbook-sized works to collectors’ cards by R. Crumb, will be on display. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, April 1-May 29, Toledo Lucas County Main Library humanities department, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
“Croquet: A Sport Story.” The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center claims to have the most comprehensive collection of hoops-and-mallet materials in the world. Visitors can check out the clubs and pegs during this exhibit. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through Aug. 1, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or 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 or toledomuseum.org.
> Auspicious Beginnings: 6 and 6:30 p.m. March 26.
> The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust. 2 and 3 p.m. March 27.
> Storytime tours: 2 p.m. March 28 and April 4.
> The Crucifixion: 6 and 6:30 p.m. April 2.
> The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony. 2 and 3 p.m. April 3.
Art Hours: Would-be glass artists now can reserve spots in the TMA’s hour-long studio sessions. 2445 Monroe St. $25. Reservations start the Tuesday before the class: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448. toledomuseum.org.
> Beads: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. March 26.
> Eggs: 7 and 8 p.m. March 26; 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. March 27; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. March 28.
> Flowers: 2 and 4 p.m. April 3; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. April 2.
More Powerful Than a Gun: Gordon Parks once said that his camera was “more powerful than a gun.” The museum’s Tom Loeffler and Paula Reich will discuss the stories behind the photographer’s iconic works and their cultural context in this gallery talk. 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 26, from Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Firenation open house: Glass artists Joel O’Dorisio, Rob Dauel and Dallas Black will offer a peek at their work and techniques. 7-10 p.m. March 26, Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery, 7166 Front St., Holland. (419) 866-6288 or www.firenation.com.
WAVE Festival: This event, in honor of National Women’s History Month, aims to recognize the diversity and vision of female artists with an indoor exhibition and sale of fine arts, crafts and other creative expressions, plus food, music and entertainment. Noon-5 March 27, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Information: Lisa Binkowski, (419) 517-8870.
Sixth Annual Sylvania Student Art Fest: The area’s young artists will show off their creative efforts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. (419) 517-0118 or www.sylvaniaarts.org.
Spring Fling Craft & Gift Marketplace: This show offers fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. $4, plus $3 parking. (419) 436-1457.
Young Artist’s Club: Students in grades one through six can take part in this drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking and computer art group. 2-3 p.m. March 27, April 10 and 24, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bachelor of fine arts exhibition: Art students will display work geared toward receiving their degrees. Reception, 6-9 p.m. April 2; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays, March 28-April 25, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place. (419) 530-8300 or www.utoledo.edu/as/art.
John Barnes: This artist will display his watercolors. Reception: 5-7 p.m. April 2; exhibition: 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. Fridays, April 2-30, Arts in Common Gallery, South Main School, 437 S. Main St., Bowling Green. www.artsincommon.org.
Frogtown Froggy Museum: More than 300 amphibians are on display, as well as a “ribbit-ticklin’” activity room. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 136 N. Summit St., Suite 1A. Donations. (419) 944-8806 or www.frogtownfroggymuseum.webs.com.
Imagination Station: This children’s science museum handles some hefty topics in a manner appealing to the entire family. Visitors can take part in the Big Draw, which allows them to contribute to a 4-by-8-foot community artwork by drawing their favorite cartoons. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, Summit and Adams streets. $6.50-$8.50. (419) 244-2674 or imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Upcoming and ongoing programming
> “Animation”: Some of the Cartoon Network’s favorite characters will give visitors a peek inside the world of animation. Through May 2.
> “Wise About Eyes”: This exhibit is designed to educate kids (and adults) about ways to keep their eyes healthy and safe. Through June 27.
> Science Story Times: Trained team members will read an interactive story to children in the Little KIDSPACE Science Studio and help them make a related project to take home. Upcoming topics: Swimming fish: “Swimmy” by Leo Lionni, through March 28; spring showers: “Kevin Discovers Spring” by Liesbet Slegers, March 30-April 4.
> Scooby Doo: This mystery-solving pooch will roam the Imagination Station, posing for pictures, shaking paws and signing autographs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27.
Saturday Chess Players: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn some advanced strategy. 9-11 a.m. through May 29, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
TMA Family Center programs: Hands-on art activities for children. Story time tours are offered so young visitors and their adult partners can see art related to the week’s theme (2 p.m. Sundays). 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.
> Outside Art: March 25.
> Landscape: March 28, 30 and April 1.
> Egg Carton Art: April 4, 6 and 8.
A Very Merry Unbirthday to You: Anyone 9 and younger who isn’t celebrating birth is invited to this unbirthday party featuring cake, balloons, hats and music. 4-5 p.m. March 25, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Zenobia Shrine Circus: Tigers, elephants and aerialists, oh, my! 2 and 6:30 p.m. March 25-28, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $5-$25. (419) 321-5007, (419) 242-9981 or (800) 462-4728.
Woodcocks in Love: Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs to watch these birds court using their “sky dance.” 7-8:30 p.m. March 26, Secor Room, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
The Stargazer: This program explores how imagination, curiosity and science have lead to understanding some of the universe’s deepest mysteries. 7:30 p.m. March 26, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Library Egg Hunts: Children can share stories and songs and do the traditional seasonal search.
> 7 and younger, divided into two age groups. 4-5 p.m. March 26, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Registration: (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> For kids 1-8; free tickets, available March 16 and after, are required. 2-3 p.m. March 27, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 7-7:45 p.m. March 29, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Registration: (419) 259-5303 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Maple Sugaring: One of the earliest signs of spring, tree tapping festivities will take place throughout Pearson Metropark. A pancake breakfast ($3-$5) will take place at Macomber Lodge; Johlin Cabin will be open for hands-on activities; and visitors can stop at the Packer Hammersmith Center for storytelling, taste-testing, games, demonstrations and nature walks. 7:30 a.m. March 27, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Bear Tales (& Other Grizzly Stories!): This program follows a family on a camping trip, where a grandpa explains mythologies and introduces spring constellations. 1 p.m. March 27, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu
Field Trip to the Moon: Wannabe astronauts can take a virtual trip to Earth’s closest neighbor, experience a rocket launch and orbit the planet to get a comet’s-eye view of sunrise from space. 7:30 p.m. March 27, Appold Planetarium, McAlear Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. (419) 517-8897 or www.lourdes.edu.
Family Fun Day: The Martial Arts Center will host classes for visitors, plus prizes and activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27, Dillard’s, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 385-1000 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
District II Ohio History Day Competition: Students from the region will share original projects about national history in this district-level contest. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
March Lecture Series: Various products from the forest and how they shaped the region will be discussed, then visitors can tour the Johlin Cabin and learn how settlers to the area depended on the products for survival. 2 p.m. March 28, Macomber Lodge, Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“The Wright Way to Fly”: A multimedia show about how Ohio’s native brothers invented the airplane. 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 8 p.m. March 30 and April 2, BGSU Planetarium, Room 112, Physical Sciences Lab Building, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666 or physics.bgsu.edu/planetarium.
In the Park After Dark: Stargazers can check out the full “Worm Moon,” if skies are clear, using a telescope. 7:30 p.m. March 29, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Dr. Seuss Day: Stories, movies and surprises will mark the birthday of the father of the Lorax, Horton and the Cat in the Hat. 3:45-4:30 p.m. April 1, Children’s Program Room, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Books with Appeal: Teens can get tips for picking perfect books for reading assignments. 4-5 p.m. April 1, Toledo Lucas County Main Library teen department, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
It’s Art! Kindergarteners through fourth-graders can discover what they like to draw best. 4-5 p.m. April 1, South Branch Library general space, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Babysitting Clinic: Potential au pairs and kiddie watchdogs 11 and older will learn how to handle emergencies, first aid and the unruliest of youngsters in this six-hour American Red Cross course. $30 registration. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 1-4 p.m. April 1-2, Meeting Room A, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. (419) 878-3055.
“Journey on the Underground Railroad”: The Way Public Library is an epicenter for a discussion about the early days of abolition and Ohio’s role in transporting slaves to freedom. A series of events are scheduled this month to cover the topic. 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
> “Beyond the River” by Ohio author Ann Hagedorn was chosen for a community read. Discussions about the book will be held at 7 p.m. April 1 and 19; 10 a.m. April 7; and 2 p.m. April 21.
> Hagedorn will speak about the book at 7 p.m. April 15.
> Lourdes College history department chairman Mary Stockwell will speak about the Underground Railroad in Ohio at 2 p.m. April 18.
> Local historian Judy Justus will talk on the evolution of the Underground Railroad as it moved into Ohio. 7 p.m. April 20.
> Patrick Johnson of the Metroparks of the Toledo Area will lead first- through fourth-graders in a hands-on program about the Underground Railroad in northwest Ohio. 4:30 p.m. April 22.
Tea in the Solarium: Welcome spring with tea, sandwiches and desserts with a view of Wildwood’s Shipman garden. Noon-3 April 2, Wildwood Preserve Metropark’s manor house, 5100 W. Central Ave. $7. Prepaid reservations available, but not required: (419) 490-1302. metroparkstoledo.com
“Our Planet”: A look at how Earth interacts with the sun and moon. 1 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Film Book Club: “Angels and Demons.” Dan Brown’s novel about symbologist Robert Langdon was turned into a Tom Hanks vehicle directed by Ron Howard. Attendees are asked to either read the book or watch the film for discussion at this meeting. 7-9 p.m. March 25, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. Registration: (734) 847-6747.
“The Secret of Roan Inish”: A girl aims to discover the truth about an Irish fishing village that believes seals marry people and raise human children. 7 p.m. March 26, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
“Hamlet”: The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast its production of Shakespeare’s tale of familial ties and tragedies. 1 p.m. March 27, $15-$22; recorded encore, 6:30 p.m. April 14, $15-$18, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-5039.
Silver Screen Classics: Classic movies at classic prices. 1 p.m. Mondays, Showcase Cinemas Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Dr., Perrysburg. $2. (419) 891-5039.
> Vintage TV variety shows: March 29.
Film FOCUS independent film festival: The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has been spotlighting smaller films for 10 years now with this series. The films are unrated; organizers suggest them for adults only. 6:15 p.m. Mondays through April 12, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library’s McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5285 or toledolibrary.org.
> “Malls R Us”: A documentary about society’s relationship with shopping centers; March 29.
The Black Eyed Peas’ The E-N-D world tour: Backstage and behind-the-scenes footage of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop band will precede the live broadcast of the group’s Los Angeles concert. 10:30 p.m. March 30, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 891-5039.
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.
> David Lester: March 25.
> The Bridges: March 26-27.
> Rick Whited: April 1.
> Jeff Stewart & the 25s: April 2.
> Kentucky Chrome: April 3.
Bronze Boar: Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com.
> Brandon Duke: Wednesdays.
> Joe Woods Band: March 25-26.
> Dave Carpenter & Jaeglers: March 27.
> River’s Edge: April 1.
> Coosters: April 2.
> Bush League: April 3.
Brooklyn’s Daily Grind: Coffee and music, what more can one want? If a snack is the answer, this is your spot. 723 Airport Hwy., Holland. (419) 724-1433 or www.brooklynscafe.com.
> Tom Harms: 8-11 p.m. March 26.
> Jim Bowser: 8-11 p.m. March 27.
> Acoustic Jam: 8-11 p.m. April 1.
> Josh Whitney: 8-11 p.m. April 2.
> Jamie Combs: 8-11 p.m. April 3.
Caesars Windsor: If you have your passport, consider hopping the Detroit River for this casino’s entertainment offerings. Ticket prices, in Canadian dollars, are for the cheapest seats; attendees must be 19 or older. Caesars Windsor Colosseum, 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, Ontario. (800) 991-7777 or www.caesarswindsor.com.
> Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra: 9 p.m. March 27, $20.
> “Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding”: 7 p.m. April 2, $75.
Degage Jazz Cafe: Signature drinks, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 Tuesdays-Thursdays. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.
> Brian Lang: Tuesdays.
> Gene Parker: Wednesdays.
> Steve Richko: March 25-27.
The Distillery: Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com.
> Steve Mullan: March 24.
> Gunslinger: March 25.
> Earregulars: March 26-27.
> Tony & Lyle: March 31.
> The Bridges: April 1-3.
Fat Fish Blue: Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayou-style grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or fatfishfunnybonetoledo.com.
> East River Drive: 9:30 p.m. March 26-27, $7.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. Tickets vary between $5 and $14, unless noted. 308 Main St. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx, Violent Soho, Dead Country, the Fight Within: 8 p.m. March 26.
> Cheap Girls, the Riot Before, the Dashburns, the Renditions: 9 p.m. March 27.
> Stephen Jerzak, Stereo Skyline, the Downtown Friction, We Should Whisper, Great Big Plains: 5 p.m. March 30.
> Kelly & Picciuto, WEe, the Matt Truman Ego Trip, the Infernal Names, Criss: 9 p.m. April 1, free.
> Killola, Sick of Sarah: 9 p.m. April 3.
Ground Level Coffeehouse: Mix your beans with some music for an eclectic brew. Open mic on Monday nights. 2636 W. Central Ave. (419) 671-6272 or www.groundleveltoledo.com.
> Relativity: 7 p.m. March 24.
> William Faehnle/Coosters: March 26.
> Crickets on the Hearth: March 27.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. Ticket prices vary between $5 and $18, unless noted. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Glory to Judge, May This Fall, Straying from Grace, Heart of Gold: 7 p.m. March 26.
> Sponge, Red Rebellion, Highland, Hazard Perry: 7 p.m. March 27.
Manhattan’s: This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City puts on a show for the weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
> The Real Magicians: 6 p.m. March 25.
> Stonehouse: March 26.
> NoteWorthy: March 27.
> John Connally: 7 p.m. March 31.
> Tom & Kyle Turner: 6 p.m. April 1.
> Vytas & His Electric Outfit: April 2.
> Jeff Williams Group: April 3.
> Easter brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 4.
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 St. $5-$7 cover. (419) 246-3466 or www.mickeyfinnspub.com.
> Brass Tacks: March 25.
> The Sights, Extra! Extra!, the Sanderlings: March 26.
> Black Cobras: March 27.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Start High School Jazz Band: 7 p.m. March 24, $5.
> Kim Buehler: 9 p.m. March 26, $6.
> Nicole Heitger: 9 p.m. March 27, $8.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. March 29-30, $4.
> Vocalists’ show: 9 p.m. April 2, $6.
> Glenda McFarlin: 9 p.m. April 3, $8.
Omni: This Toledo club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 535-6664 or omnimidwest.com.
> Ozzmosis: The Ozzy Experience, with The Nightmare, Alice Cooper tribute. 7:30 p.m. March 26.
> Mas Fina: 9:30 p.m. March 27.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Black Atlantic, Sangsara, Big Kitty: 10 p.m. March 26.
> WEe: 10 p.m. March 27.
> HotChaCha, Fangs Out: 10 p.m. April 2.
> Monolithic Cloud Parade: 10 p.m. April 3.
The Village Idiot: Tunes combined with pizza and booze, some would say it’s a perfect combination. 309 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 893-7281 or www.villageidiotmaumee.com.
> 5 Neat Guys: Wednesdays.
> Mark Mikel: Friday afternoons and Tuesday nights.
> The Bob Rex Band: Sunday afternoons.
> Tree Head Kings: March 26.
> The Twin Cats: March 27.
> The MacPodz: April 1.
> Mojo Flow, Stretch Lefty: April 2.
> One Under: April 3.
Yeeha’s: Country rules at this roadhouse. 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. $5-$10 covers. (419) 691-8880 or www.yeehas.com.
> Mas Fina: 10 p.m. March 26.
> ’80s party with DJ Jon Gordon: March 27.
Ohio University Men’s Chorus: The group will perform “I Have Seen,” an original composition by Luke Rosen, and other works. 8 p.m. March 24, McQuade Theater, St. John’s Jesuit High School, 5901 Airport Hwy. (419) 865-5743 or www.sjjtitans.org.
A Bow to Brahms: In addition to the composer’s Violin Concerto, the Toledo Symphony will perform works by Strauss. 8 p.m. March 26-27, TMA’s Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $20-$50. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Clarence Smith Community Chorus: This vocal group will present its annual spring concert, featuring spirituals, solo performances and songs of the season, highlighting African-American composers. 6 p.m. March 27, Toledo Mennonite Church, 5501 Nebraska Ave. (419) 534-2299 or cscchorus.com.
New Christy Minstrels: Local member Eddie Boggs will perform with the folk group. 7 p.m. March 27, Southview High School Center for the Performing Arts, 7225 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $20-$25. (419) 841-8876, (419) 824-3999 or eddieboggs.com.
Way concert: BGSU’s Graduate String Quartet and Belazel Trio will perform. 2:30 p.m. March 28, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Toledo Youth Orchestra: This ensemble of young musicians will perform side-by-side with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. 4 p.m. March 28, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. $35. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
UT concerts: The university’s music students will perform the pieces they’ve been perfecting. (419) 530-2452.
> Percussion Ensemble Recital: 4 p.m. March 28, Center for Performing Arts recital hall, Tower View Boulevard and West Campus Drive. www.utoledo.edu/as/music.
Scholars of a Different Note: This concert series features BGSU vocal and instrumental music students. 7:30 p.m. March 30 and April 6, Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Toledo School for the Arts performance: Chorus and piano students will work together and separately for this concert. 8 p.m. March 30, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
Stations of the Cross: The community is invited to take a symbolic walk with Christ on the Via Dolorosa, with accompaniment by the Canterbury Choir, for Good Friday. 7 p.m. April 2, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Trinity Plaza. (419) 246-8732 or www.trinitytoledo.org.
Ralph Stanley II: You could call him a bluegrass legacy, with his inheritance an education learned at his father’s side; with Marion Blue. 7 p.m. April 3, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 897-8902 or www.glasscityopry.com.
Toledo Walleye home games: Players will check in with fans after Friday night home games in post-game parties in the Aquarium. Other promotions are detailed below. Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. $15. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.lucascountyarena.com.
> Mud Hens Night; Fan Appreciation Night: vs. Wheeling Nailers. 7 p.m. March 27.
> Fan Appreciation Night; Kids’ Night; postgame open skate: vs. Kalamazoo Wings. 5:30 p.m. March 28.
Ultimate Fighting Championship Live: Heavyweight titleholder Frank Mir will battle Shane Carwin in this event, broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Also on the line will be the welterweight title, to be decided between George St. Pierre and Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy. 10 p.m. March 27, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $20. (419) 891-5039.
Glass City Rollers: Toledo’s flat-track roller derby team will take on the Steel City Derby Demons B-Unit from Pittsburgh. 7 p.m. April 3, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $11. (419) 255-3300 or www.glasscityrollers.com.
Hop to It: Kids can get in a word with the Big Bunny at this photo opportunity. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through April 3, Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St. $20-$49. (419) 473-3317 or westfield.com/franklinpark.
Spring Fling: The Imagination Station, Toledo Zoo and Toledo Ballet will host activities, plus crafts, gifts and Build-a-Bear Bucks will be available. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27, Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St. $5. (419) 474-6262 or www.juniorleaguetoledo.org.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Kids 12 and younger are invited to seek out vibrant handfuls of treasures. Egg and candy hunts, games and photos with the Big Bunny are planned. 2 p.m. March 27, Adolphus Kraemer Park, West Main and North Church streets, Oak Harbor. (419) 898-0479 or www.oakharborohio.net.
Spring Fling: A bounce house, laser maze, games, art activities, face painting, and magic acts will be available. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27, Commodore Building, 140 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $4-$8. www.perrysburgarts.org.
Egg Extravaganza: Candy, face-painting and interactive bouncy rides will be featured, but the main attraction is a visit from the holiday bunny. 1-3 p.m. March 27, Liz Pierson open air shelter, Ottawa Park, Kenwood Boulevard. www.ci.toledo.oh.us/Departments/DepartmentofNeighborhoods/DivisionofRecreation.
Spring Egg Hunt: Rain or shine, the eggs will hide; youngsters who help in the search get bags of goodies as thanks. Tickets, available March 27, are required. April 3, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> Two- to 3-year-olds: 10-10:30 a.m.
> Kids 4-5: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt: In addition to the oval objective, kids can pet farm animals, get their faces painted and visit with the Easter Bunny. Noon March 28, Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter, Mich. $3-$5, plus $5 parking. Registration: (734) 426-8211. www.metroparks.com/parks/index_all.aspx?ID=3&r=0.
“Come, Touch the Robe”: This Easter musical details the meaning Christ had for those who were with him during his last days on Earth. 10:30 a.m. March 28 and 7 p.m. April 2, Garden Park Christian Church, 8605 Salisbury Road, Monclova. (419) 868-7700 or www.gardenpark.org.
Bunny Storytime: Kids 4-12 can hop in for bunny stories and crafts to take home. 4-5 p.m. March 31, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
“The Spring Skies Over Toledo”: Amateur star-gazers can learn what they’re looking at in this program about constellations, planets and associated mythologies. 7:30 p.m. April 2, 9 and 16, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Springtime Geocache Egg Hunt: The traditional springtime search goes high-tech. Finishers will be rewarded. 1-3 p.m. April 3, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $3. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Easter Egg Roll: Kids 3-10 who bring three hard-boiled, colored eggs can participate in this White House holiday tradition started by President Rutherford B. Hayes. An egg-decorating contest, balloons and visits with the Easter bunny are planned, too. 2-3:30 p.m. April 3, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Easter Bunny Breakfast/Lunch & Hayride: Kids can dine with King Coney, then take a hayride with him to his egg patch, where finds will be rewarded. Farm animals will be available for petting, too. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa. $7-$8. (419) 461-1298 or countrylanetreefarm.com.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: The Cheatum brothers must deal with their haunted inheritance in “Ded & Breakfast.” 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Blissfield Old Road Dinner Train’s depot, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. $70. (888) 467-2451 or www.murdermysterytrain.com.
Connxtions Comedy Club: Comedians bring their best yuks for your amusement. 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10-$15 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041 or www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.
> Kevin Bozeman: 8 p.m. March 24-25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 26-27; 7 p.m. March 28.
Funny Bone: Some of the nation’s best comics offer their best schtick on this local stage. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or www.funnybonefatfishtoledo.com.
> Hunkamania: 8 p.m. March 24, $10.
> Michael Loftus: 7 p.m. March 25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 26; 7 and 10 p.m. March 27; 7 p.m. March 28, $14-$16.
> Chili’s Comedy Dojo graduation show: 7:30 p.m. March 30, $5.
> Alex Ortiz: 7 p.m. March 31; 7 p.m. April 1; 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 2; 7 and 10 p.m. April 3, $14-$16.
“Murders at Little Wotting”: A group of actors takes over an experimental theater piece and turns it into a “traditional British village mystery.” But someone, eating an apple, is stalking the proceedings. 8 p.m. March 26-27, Oliver House South Wing, 27 Broadway St. $5-$10. www.northcoasttheatre.org. Reservations: (419) 255-0416.
“The Dixie Swim Club”: Five Southern women, once teammates on their college swim team, gather every August for decades to reconnect. 8 p.m. March 26-27, Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson, Fremont. $10-$12. (419) 332-0775, (419) 332-0695 or www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”: This four-decades-old classic and others by Eric Carle will be presented for children. Features a post-production demonstration and question-and-answer session. 12:15 p.m. March 24, Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $7. (419) 824-3999 or www.franciscancenter.org.
Xhibit Blackout: Toledo School for the Arts presents the Glass City’s wildest modern dance program, all in black. Audience members who wear black may become part of the show. 7 p.m. March 25-26, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $5-$10. (419) 246-8732, ext. 2, or www.ts4arts.org.
“Annie Jr.”: The sun will come out for the students of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic School at their production. 7 p.m. March 26, 3 and 7 p.m. March 27 and 3 p.m. March 28, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $5-$7. (419) 381-1775 or www.toledostpats.org.
“Beauty and the Beast”: The Bowsher High School drama department invite the public to this “tale as old as time,” a production of the Disney musical version about looking beyond the surface. A spaghetti dinner and auction (4:30-7 p.m. March 27, $4-$6) will benefit the Bowsher Band Boosters. 7:30 p.m. March 26; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 27 and 2 p.m. March 28, Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave. $8-$15. (419) 671-2077 or (419) 704-1756.
“Guys and Dolls”: Will luck be a lady for Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit in their efforts to woo a missionary and a showgirl on the streets of New York? St. John’s Jesuit High School will stage this musical. 7 p.m. March 26; 2 and 7 p.m. March 27; 2 p.m. March 28, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $12. (419) 242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com or sjjtitans.org/.
Honoring Nursing with Dance and Stories: Movement and words will pay tribute to Florence Nightingale’s brothers and sisters. 3:30-6 p.m. March 28, Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 517-8879. www.lourdes.edu.
“Wicked”: This alternate tale of what happened in Oz details the lives of two witches (and friends) with different agendas. 8 p.m. March 31, April 6-10 and 13-17; 2 p.m. April 1, 10-11, 17-18; and 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 18, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $40-$125. (419) 381-8851, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Dance-O-Rama: Toledo School for the Arts students will dance for dough (and fun) during this fifth annual fundraiser. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. (419) 246-8732, ext. 217, or www.ts4arts.org.
BOWLING GREEN and surrounding area
Cla-Zel Theater: This venue has been rocking BGSU students (and others) for years. 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 353-5000 or www.clazel.net.
> Luke James, Marky Dally: 9 p.m. March 25, $5.
Faculty Artist Series: BGSU’s instructors, professors and musicians perform. Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
> Sean David Cooper, bass-baritone: 3 p.m. March 28.
> Faculty Scholar Series. 8 p.m. March 31.
Gish Film Theater: Named in memory of Dorothy and Lillian Gish, this theater hosts screenings of international and arthouse movies and matinees of popular films of the past. BGSU’s Hanna Hall, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-4474 or www.bgsu.edu/gish.
> “Snow Angels”: A young man enters his first romantic relationship as those of the adults around him collapse. 7:30 p.m. March 30.
> “After the End of the World”: The world of an ethnic melting pot is disrupted by political changes. 7:30 p.m. April 1.
> “The Outlaw”: This Western, directed by Howard Hughes and starring Jane Russell, takes on the legend of Billy the Kid. 3 p.m. April 4.
Howard’s Club H: Bowling Green comes alive at this venue for rock and more. 210 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-3195 or www.howardsclubh.com.
> JFK Didn’t Even See It Coming, Bravery My Neighbor: March 24.
> Red Wanting Blue: March 25.
> Limelightz: March 26 and April 3.
> Matt Truman Ego Trip, Resonant Soul, Team Nate, Saturnine Hello, Highbinder, Kids in the Making, Vocal Response Unit, Frank & Jesse: March 27.
> G.C.C., Vocal Response Unit, Years of Resistance, Wretches, Catatrophic Manifestation: March 31.
> April Fool’s Show, featuring Straight to the Withdrawal, Divine Lemons, Killbot Zero, Resonant Soul: April 1.
> Straight to the Withdrawal, Resonant Soul, Downtown Brown, Extra Extra, Crotchet Catpause: April 2.
“Reflections of Winter” show: Gallery members will display artwork that fits the theme. 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Fridays through March 27, Arts in Common Gallery, South Main School, 437 S. Main St., Bowling Green. www.artsincommon.org.
BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition: Art students’ culminating work will be displayed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (plus 6-9 p.m. Thursdays) and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through April 3, Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries, BGSU School of Art, between Ridge and Wooster streets, and Bowen-Thompson Student Union Gallery, Ridge Street and North College Drive, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8525 or art.bgsu.edu/galleries.
Jazz Fest 2010: A number of performances are planned to showcase the most American of art forms; Arturo O’Farrill will be the guest pianist. Halls are located in Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
> Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Jazz Group. 8 p.m. March 24, Bryan Recital Hall.
> Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m. March 25, Bryan Recital Hall.
> High School Jazz Day. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26, Kobacker Hall.
> Jazz Lab Band I. 8 p.m. March 26, Kobacker Hall.
BGSU Women’s History Month celebration: “Women’s Peace of the World.” The month’s events highlight women and their efforts for global peace and justice. Events are free, but donations will be taken, and take place on the Bowling Green campus. www.bgsu.edu/offices/women.
> “Lifting the Veil: Women in the Arab World. Noon March 24, BGSU Women’s Center, 108 Hanna Hall, East Wooster Street.
> “Women Leaders in Peace and Conflict Resolution”: 1:30 p.m. March 26, BGSU Women’s Center, 108 Hanna Hall, East Wooster Street.
Michael Kimball: The author of “Dear Everybody” will read from his work. 7:30 p.m. March 25, Prout Chapel, off Thurston Avenue, BGSU, Bowling Green. (419) 372-7543 or www.bgsu.edu/departments/english.
“Working”: Based on Studs Terkel’s interviews, this play explores the plight of American workers. 8 p.m. March 25-26; 2 and 8 p.m. March 27; and 2 p.m. March 28, Joe E. Brown Theatre, first floor of University Hall, East Wooster Street at South College Drive, Bowling Green. $5-$12. (419) 372-2719 or www.bgsu.edu/departments/theatrefilm.
Brown Bag Music Series: Digest with the aid of musical accompaniment, provided by the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department and the BGSU College of Musical Arts. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26, Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. www.bgohio.org.
“Galileo: The Power of the Telescope.” This multimedia show about the beginnings of modern astronomy will last about an hour. 8 p.m. March 26, BGSU Planetarium, Room 112, Physical Sciences Lab Building, near North College Drive and East Merry Avenue, Bowling Green. $1. (419) 372-8666 or physics.bgsu.edu/planetarium.
“Born Yesterday”: A man hires a tutor to give his mistress some class, but she learns more than her unscrupulous lover anticipates. 8 p.m. March 26-27 and 2 p.m. March 28, First United Methodist Church Theatre, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. $8-$10. (419) 352-9337, (419) 575-2259 or www.blackswampplayers.org.
“Annie Get Your Gun”: Irving Berlin’s musical concerns the fictional professional rivalry of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. 7 p.m. March 26-27 and 2 p.m. March 28, Eastwood High School, 4900 Sugar Ridge Road, Pemberville. $7. www.eastwood.k12.oh.us. Reservations: (419) 833-3611.
Animarathon VIII: BGSU’s anime club hosts this annual event, dedicated to the art of Japanese animation. Among the attractions are screenings, panels, video game competitions, a concert and dance and “cosplay” (or costumed play). 10 a.m.-midnight March 27, Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Ridge Street at College Drive, Bowling Green. www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/anime/
Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition: This contest for singer-pianist duos aims to encourage BGSU students to study this form of music. Preliminaries, 1 p.m.; finals, 8 March 27, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
Young People’s Concert: Funharmonia. Children will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra, performed by members of the Bowling Green Philharmonia. 11 a.m. March 27, Kobacker Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. $1-$2. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
Ducks Galore: This field trip takes visitors to favorite migratory spots of ducks returning to their summer grounds. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27, Wood County Park District headquarters’ community classroom, 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green. $5. Registration: (419) 353-1897 or www.wcparks.org.
Touch of Spring open house: Merchants around Pemberville will welcome shoppers and visitors, offering doughnuts, demonstrations, displays, a bunny petting station, free balloons and Brunch with the Bunny (10 a.m.-1 p.m., Forks Restaurant, 216 E. Front St.; $3-$6.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27, Pemberville. (419) 287-3274.
Westhuizen piano duo: Pierre Van der Westhuizen and Sophie Grobler, assistant professors of piano at Heidelberg University, will present a recital. 8 p.m. March 29, Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
Grumpy Dave’s Comedy Night: This venue offers weekly humor-fests (maybe to make up for the crankiness). Above the Easy Street Cafe, 104 S. Main St., Bowling Green. $5. www.grumpydavespub.com.
> Bill Bushart, Kate Brindle: 9 a.m. March 30.
BGSU guest artists: Violinist Spyros Gikontis and pianist Vasile Beluska, guest artists from Ionian University in Corfu, Greece, will present free recitals featuring works by Dinos Konstandinides, Alkis Baltsa and more. 8 p.m. March 30 and April 3, Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
Melissa Fraterrigo: This BGSU creative writing graduate and winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award and Sam Adams/Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Contest will read from her fiction. 7:30 p.m. April 1, Prout Chapel, off Thurston Avenue, BGSU, Bowling Green. (419) 372-7543 or www.bgsu.edu/departments/english.
Wood County Historical Center & Museum spring opening: Check out this rural jewel’s new exhibits, including the local version of the Smithsonian’s “Between Fences” show about community boundaries, and tour the museum and buildings to see blacksmith forge demonstrations and historic equipment. Open at 1 p.m. April 3; regular hours, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. weekends (closed holidays), Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $1-$4. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Ning Yu: This BGSU guest artist will perform works by Debussy and more on the piano. 2 p.m. April 3, Bryan Recital Hall, BGSU’s Moore Musical Arts Center, Willard Drive and Ridge Street, Bowling Green. (419) 372-8171, (800) 589-2224, (419) 372-8888 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
ANN ARBOR and surrounding area
Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase: Humor, wit and the funny arts are practiced here. 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $8-$14. (734) 996-9080 or www.aacomedy.com.
> Jim McHugh: 8 p.m. March 25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 26-27.
> Chili Challis: 8 p.m. April 1; 8 and 10:30 p.m. April 2-3.
The Ark: This small venue offers a showcase for lesser-known acts, as well as folk, bluegrass and acoustic acts. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-1451, (734) 761-1800 or www.theark.org.
> Adrian Legg: 8 p.m. March 24, $17.50.
> Altan: 8 p.m. March 25, $25.
> Paul Thorn: 8 p.m. March 26, $20.
> The South Memphis String Band: 8 p.m. March 27, $20.
> Gemini: 1 p.m. March 28, $10.
> Jan Krist & Friends: 7:30 p.m. March 28, $13.50.
> The Fabulous Thunderbirds: 8 p.m. March 29, $30.
> Celtic Crossroads: 8 p.m. March 30, $20.
> Bitch: 8 p.m. March 31, $15.
> California Guitar Trio: 8 p.m. April 1, $25.
> Steppin’ in It, Rachael Davis: 8 p.m. April 2, $15.
> The RFD Boys: 8 p.m. April 3, $ 11.
Blind Pig: A variety of rock, soul, pop and alternative acts perform at this bar. 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$20. (734) 996-8555 or blindpigmusic.com.
> That 1 Guy, Seek Selekta: 9 p.m. March 24.
> The Wall Clocks, the Ultrasounds, Ben Daniels Band, the Deep End, the Scarlet Oaks: 9 p.m. March 25.
> Flying Lotus, Mahjongg, Forest Juziuk: 9 p.m. March 26.
> Secret Twins, Looking for Mammoths, Tokyo Sexwhale: 9:30 p.m. March 27.
> Skeleton Lung, World After, Drug Store Remedy, John Vasquez and the Bearinger Boys: 9:30 p.m. March 30.
> Jedi Mind Tricks, MC Kadence: 9:30 p.m. March 31.
> One.Be.Lo: 9:30 p.m. April 1.
> Ann Arbor Soul Club, Robert Wells, Brad Hales: 9:30 p.m. April 2.
> The Macpodz, Laith al-Saadi, John Sinclair, Papadosio, Tree City, Abigail Stauffer and Wolfie Geske: 8 p.m. April 3.
Elbow Room: This college-town hot spot features garage rockers, indie bands and musicians of all kinds. 6 S. Washington, Ypsilanti. (734) 483-6374 or www.ypsielbow.com.
> Ganon, Goes Cube, East of the Wall: 10 p.m. March 26, $5.
> Laith al-Saadi: 10:30 p.m. March 29, free.
> Nathan K, Morseville Bridge, Chris Bathgate: 10 p.m. April 2, $5.
> The Apex Predator, Idol and the Whip, Hellen Keller: 10 p.m. April 3, $5.
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library exhibitions and events: The University of Michigan’s primary research collection for the humanities and social sciences hosts a variety of artwork, speeches and displays. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays, 913 S. University St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 615-5783 or www.lib.umich.edu.
> “A History of the Bible From Ancient Papyri to King James”: This exhibit follows the word of God from its written start to the 1611 version. Through March 31, Audubon Room.
> “The Ghost Army”: Learn about this Army unit, consisting many of inflatable tanks and sound effects completed its June 1944 mission in Normandy without firing a shot. Through April 29, Room 100/Gallery.
> “Amreeka”: A single mother relocates from the Middle East to the Midwest with her teen son. 7-9 p.m. March 25, Shapiro Undergraduate Library screening room, 919 S. University Ave.
Hollander’s cooking classes: Traditionally thought of as a paper source, the owners have recently started making culinary offerings as well. Kerrytown Shops, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $15, unless otherwise noted. (734) 741-7531 or www.hollanders.com.
> Four quesadilla variations: Noon March 24.
> Wine and food pairings: 1 p.m. March 28.
> Asparagus with proscuitto and spinach pie: 1 p.m. March 31.
Kerrytown Concert House: This venue focuses on classical, jazz and opera artists and music. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
> Ann Arbor Camarata: 8 p.m. March 18, $5-$25.
> Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio: 7 and 9 p.m. March 20, $10-$30.
> Acaizeiro: 8 p.m. March 25, $10-$12.
> Constellation Nero: p.m. 8 March 27, $5-$25.
> Adam Unsworth: 8 p.m. April 2, $5-$25.
> Susan Chastain: 7 and 9 p.m. April 3, $10-$30.
Michigan Theater: This Ann Arbor cinematic epicenter shows arthouse fare, mainstream movies and special attractions, as well as hosts concerts and other performances. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$12.50, unless noted otherwise. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.
> World Cinema film series: “Rules of the Game” (France), March 29.
> “Thieves Like Me” by Matthias Muller, a German experimental filmmaker. 5 p.m. March 25, free.
> “Concrete, Steel & Paint”: A prison art class collaborates with crime victims of crime to design a mural, and their views on punishment and forgiveness collide. 7 p.m. March 31.
> “Killing Me Loudly: On the Abdication of the ‘King’ of Instruments.” Grammy-nominated virtuoso organist Cameron Carpenter: 5 p.m. April 1, free.
> Cheech & Chong @@ Get It Legal: 8 p.m. April 3, $39.50-$49.50.
Midnight Movies: This late-night flick series takes a turn for the dark. Midnight, State Theater, 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 761-8667 or www.michtheater.org/state.php.
> “The Room”: March 26-27.
University of Michigan Museum of Art: This museum has the largest collection of Asian art in Michigan. 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-8662 or www.umma.umich.edu.
> “UMMA Projects: Cory Arcangel.” This artist gained acclaim for reworking obsolete video game systems, and his techniques have grown to encompass imagery and sound from popular culture. Through April 11.
> “Tradition Transformed: Chang Ku-nien, Master Painter of the 20th Century.” This artist was a practitioner of the ancient style of Chinese painting. Through April 18.
> “An Economy of Means: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.” This exhibit showcases one ordinary couple’s devotion to the aesthetic. The reference library and postal service employee devoted half of their income to their collection, which includes conceptual and minimal art. Through May 2.
Zingerman’s Creamery: Tours are offered regularly and classes cover a variety of dairy topics. 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 929-0500 or www.zingermanscreamery.com.
> Mozzarella class: Learn how to make fresh pizza cheese from milk or curd. Noon-2 Saturdays through May, $45.
> Tours: Cheesemaker and managing partner John Loomis explains how the creamery makes artisan cheeses and old-fashioned Italian ice cream. 2 p.m. Sundays, $5 (attendees will receive $5 coupons to spend in the Cheese Shop).
“Dream Seeding for Compassionate Communities”: Art from all ages will be displayed with the goal of demonstrating that “a more peaceful, just and ecologically healthy world is possible.” 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sundays through March 26, Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-5786, uunions.umich.edu/munion or dreamseeding.org.
“Quilty Pleasures”: The fiber art of Margaret Baratta and Michelle Benton will be on display. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through March 26, Two Twelve Arts Center, 212 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. (734) 944-2787 or www.twotwelvearts.org.
“Gravity”: The scientist credited with discovering the force that binds us all to Earth chases truth with the help of a mysterious patroness and while surrounded by rivals. 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 27, Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $25-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
“Intermission”: In honor of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, this exhibit is chock-full of films, new media and film-inspired works. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 Sundays through March 28, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 994-8004 or annarborartcenter.org.
“Mind”: This multimedia exhibit features 33 artists’ depictions and interpretations of the mind. Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through March 28, Gallery Project, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 997-7012 or www.thegalleryproject.com.
“Reflections on Familiar Comforts”: Barbara Goodsitt’s colored pencil illustrations will be on display. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through March, Moonwinks Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 994-5151 or www.moonwinkscafe.com.
“WSG Invites Family and Friends”: This exhibition focused on 16 artists, who then each asked a creative friend to also display their works. Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through March 31 and noon-10 April 1-3, WSG Gallery, 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-2287 or www.wsg-art.com.
The Healing Garden: Spring pops out at this interactive display that features the scents, colors, textures and forms of the world’s seasonal rebirth. Visitors can learn about the benefits of exercise, meditation and close contact with nature. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays through April 4, UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens conservatory, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, Mich. $2-$5. (734) 647-7600 or www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/.
“About Face”: A baker’s dozen of artists present an exhibition of portraits of friends, family and community members who posed in street clothes or period costumes, with a variety of interpretations. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through April 10, Side Door Gallery, inside the Dexter Picture Frame Co., 8063 Main St., Dexter, Mich. (734) 426-1581 or www.thesidedoorgallery.com.
“Evolutionary Science in Medicine: From Diseases to Doctor Training.” An emerging field, evolutionary science is playing a role in research, education and health and public policy. 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 24, Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-0480.
48th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival: Touted as North America’s longest-running independent and experimental film festival, this series explores the boundaries and abilities of cinema. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, and State Theater, 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. General admission to individual movies, $7-$9; full festival pass, $95. (734) 995-5356 or www.aafilmfest.org.
> Daniel Barrow live animation performance, 7:30 p.m. March 24.
> Short films, documentaries and “Out Night”: 7 p.m. March 25.
> Flying Lotus plays “Heaven & Earth Magic”: 7 p.m. March 26.
> Filmmaker Kenneth Anger in discussion: 7:30 p.m. March 27.
> Winning films: 6 and 8 p.m. March 28.
Hubble Vision: The telescope’s two decades of space imagery are woven into a “story of cosmic exploration and the wonders of the universe.” 12:30 p.m. March 27, UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5. (734) 764-0478 or www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum.
Behind the Scenes at the UM Science Museums: Visitors will become scientists for a day, taking a peek at the labs, preparation and collection areas and other places not usually open to the public. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27, UM Exhibit Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-0480 or www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum.
“Once Upon a Time”: Pigs, goats and foxes all take the stage in this production for kids. 11 a.m. March 27, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$12. (734) 995-0530 or www.wildswantheater.org.
“Jesus Christ Superstar”: A new prophet, with his rapid rise to acclaim, has his haters in this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. 7 p.m. April 1, 8; 8 p.m. April 2, 9, 16; 3 and 8 p.m. April 3, 10, 17; 3 and 7 p.m. April 15; 3 p.m. April 11 and 18, Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St., Dexter, Mich. $32-$38. (734) 268-6200 or www.theencoretheatre.org.
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