Events Calendar, May 23, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
> Noon-6 May 20, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 Stadium Road, Oregon.
> 1:30-6:30 p.m. May 20, Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., Waterville.
> Noon-6 May 21, Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
> 2 p.m.-7 p.m. May 21, Sandusky County Sportsman’s Club, 3950 Route 600, Gibsonburg.
> 1 p.m.-6 p.m. May 24, Weston Church of Christ, 13355 Center St., Weston.
> 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25, Eastman Smith, One Seagate.
> Noon-6 May 27, Emmaus Lutheran Church, 841 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon.
> 1:00-6 p.m. May 27, Otterbein Valley Retirement Home, 20311 Pemberville Road, Pemberville.
> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 28, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.
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.
> Perrysburg Farmers Market: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 14, Louisiana Ave.
> Bowling Green: Food, flowers, handicrafts, entertainment and more. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27, Sam B’s parking lot, Main and Clough streets. (419) 354-4332.
Andersons wine tastings: In the mood for something a little grape? See what’s new and tasty. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood, (419) 698-8400; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, 4701 Talmadge Road, (419) 473-3232; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700. Nominal fees apply.
Cheers for Beers: Lager lovers can try up to eight brews from each weekend’s theme. 1 p.m.-4 p.m., the Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. Sample fees apply. (419) 473-3232.
> Brew Ohio: May 22-23.
> Just Weird Beers: May 29-30.
Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens: Participants will learn to use native plants to attract ruby-throated hummingbirds, butterflies and moths. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. May 19, Stone Building, Otsego Park, Routes 235 and 65, Grand Rapids. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
FOCUS Spring Luncheon: This annual event raises awareness of and support for the agency’s homeless services. Noon-1 p.m. May 19, Park Inn Toledo Ballroom, 101 N. Summit St. Donations expected. (419) 241-3000, (419) 244-2175 or www.focustoledo.org.
Grand Rapids ride: Bicyclists, wearing helmets, will ride 32 miles at a quick pace to eat at a riverside restaurant. 10 a.m. May 20 from Farnsworth Metropark’s towpath trailhead/boat launch, 8505 S. River Road (Route 24), Waterville. (419) 841-8427 or www.hitoledo.org.
“College Inc.”: This “Frontline” documentary looks at this $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money; discussion to follow the program. 10:30 a.m. May 20, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Rain Barrels: The Ottawa County Soil & Water Conservation District will give a “how to” seminar. 6:30 p.m. May 20, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $65. Reservations: (419) 898-1595. (419) 862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org/schedel.
’50s-Style Sock Hop: Philanthropists can mingle, snack and dance in poodle skirts and leather jackets at this fundraiser for Hannah’s Socks. Costume, best-dressed, dance and hula hoop contests and classic cars will twist up the fun. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. May 21, Navy Bistro courtyard, 18 Main St. $25-$30. (419) 931-4757 or www.hannahssocks.org.
Vineyard Adventure: Red, White and Brut. Sample a world of fine wines, grab some appetizers and enjoy entertainment. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. May 21, Toledo Zoo rose garden, 2700 Broadway. $40. (419) 385-5721, ext. 3092, or toledozoo.org.
Total Wellness Days: Free screenings and information to improve health and fitness will be offered. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 21, Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St. (419) 473-3317 or westfield.com/franklinpark.
NASCAR Day Party: Michigan International Speedway will welcome race fans with a celebration. Festivities will include autographed memorabilia giveaways, music, specials and the televised truck series race. 6:30 p.m. May 21, Jerry’s Pub, 650 Egan Hwy., Brooklyn, Mich. (517) 467-7388, (800) 354-1010 or www.jerryspub.com.
Wine by the Glass Pavilion: Visitors can try four wines and appetizers and check out the TMA hot shop.
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. May 21, June 11 and 18, July 16, 23 and 30, Aug. 6, 13 and 20, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Relay for Life: This event is going to the movies, metaphorically, in hopes of raising more funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Entertainment and food will accompany the laps and ceremonies. 6 p.m. May 21-noon May 22, Maumee High School Stadium, 1147 Saco Dr., Maumee. (888) 227-6446, ext. 5201.
Casino Night: WTOL anchor Jerry Anderson will emcee this event, to benefit A Place for Parents. Along with Vegas-style games, live and silent auctions, raffles and entertainment from Dead Flowers are planned. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. May 22, Elks Lodge 53, 3520 N. Holland-Sylvania Road. $50.
Bittersweet Farms plant sale: Pick up annuals, perennials and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22, Bittersweet Farms, 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Road, Whitehouse. (419) 875-6986, ext. 1241, or www.bittersweetfarms.org.
Elegant Evening at the Gardens: Beef medallions and shrimp will be served, with a twilight stroll through the 17-acre estate the frosting on the evening. 6:30 p.m. May 22, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $50. Registration: (419) 862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
Outdoor Cooking 101: If you enjoy background barbecuing or camping, this is the program for you. Various ways of cooking outdoors will be explored, using camp stoves, charcoal, and campfires. Featured recipes will include foil meals and pie iron cuisine that can be created in anyone’s backyard. Samples of the food will be provided. Please dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 22, Riverbend Recreation Area campground, 16618 Township Road 208, Findlay. $2. Register by May 18: (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
Let’s Have a Tea Party: Cathy Burfield will share her teapot and teacup collection. 10 a.m. May 25, manor house, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Ice cream ride: Pedal at a moderate pace to stop at Scoops. Helmets required. 6:30 p.m. May 25 from Dan and Judy Smith’s house, 10119 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. (419) 340-8061 or www.hitoledo.org.
Flower Day Weekend: More than 60 vendors will offer their best plants, yard art, accessories and crafts in the event’s 21st year. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29-31, Toledo Farmers Market, 525 Market St. (419) 255-6765 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
Glass City Singles dance: Hollywood has its Memorial Day blockbusters, and so does this singles group. 8:30 p.m.-midnight May 30, Gladieux Meadows, 4880 Heatherdowns Blvd. $7. (734) 856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads made by the public in 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 www.toledomuseum.org/events/community.
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 (closed July 4), 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> “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.
> “Psychedelic Printmaking: University of Toledo Printmaking Students.” A complement to the upcoming “Psychedelic ’60s” comprising works using the same approaches. Through June 13, Community Galleries.
> “Strong Sensations: Impressionism and Symbolist Works on Paper, 1860-1900.” Prints by artists such as Manet, Gauguin, Degas, van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec will be featured in selections of UT art history students. Through June 20, Hitchcock Gallery.
> Findlay area artists exhibition: Works in this juried exhibition feature a variety of media, including painting, photography and sculpture. May 21-June 20, 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 or www.dia.org.
> Detroit Public Schools student exhibition: More than 300 works by kindergarteners through high school seniors in various media. Through May 30, Walter Gibbs Learning Center.
> “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.
> “Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present.” “This exhibition explores the artistic consequences of the variations and dynamics of cultural exchanges between Africans and Europeans over 500 years.” Through Aug. 8.
Toledo School for the Arts senior art exhibition: The creative school’s students will display their finest work in this showcase. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays through May 21, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732, ext. 2, or www.ts4arts.org.
“The Bald & The Beautiful”: Luke Ellison’s prints and paintings and Michael Ziegler’s prints and sculptures will be displayed in this “daring display of cheap framing.” Through May 21, Bozarts Fine Art and Music Gallery, 151 S. St Claire St. (419) 464-5785.
“Young Artists”: Work by Owens Community College Child Care Center students ages 6 weeks to 10 years will be displayed. Reception: 4:30-6 p.m. May 13; exhibit: 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 May 25, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, OCC, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
“Toledo Talent Thrives”: To celebrate National Library Week, artwork by students from Longfellow Elementary School will be displayed. Noon-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays through May 28, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. (419) 259-5303 or www.toledolibrary.org.
“The Barns of Wood County”: Artist Tamra Mielke uses pastels to capture old barns that are in different states of dilapidation. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays (until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays) through May 28, Perrysburg Municipal Courthouse, 300 Walnut St., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
“Yes, I Do Windows”: Joan McKee “paints trompe l’oeil works that depict the view through an open window.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through May 28, Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
“Garden Art”: Janet Ritter Davies depicts the changes of the seasons in watercolors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through May 28, Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
“… Birds”: Celebrating the arrival of spring with 16 artist’s interpretations of feathered friends in glass, ceramics, paintings and prints. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through May 29, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381 or www.hudsongallery.net.
Collingwood Arts Center resident artists exhibit: Oils, acrylics, mixed media, digital and film photography and sculptures created by this artistic cooperative will be displayed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 29, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.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 through May 29, Toledo Lucas County Main Library humanities department, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Year for Priests traveling art show: Artists young and old from across the Diocese of Toledo’s 19 counties submitted work in a range of media pertaining to the “Year for Priests” theme. (419) 244-6711 or www.toledodiocese.org.
> May 21-23, Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky. (419) 625-3698 or www.holyangelssandusky.org.
> May 29, Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-9575, ext. 149, or www.rosarycathedral.org.
Veronica Leiton: This artist, a native of Santiago, Chile, uses a vibrant color palette to create multilayered temporal landscapes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through June 4, River House Arts, 115 W. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-8900 or www.river-house-arts.com
“Yesterday & Today”: Fifteen artists and an array of media will be displayed. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through June 5, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com.
10th annual “Derby Days” exhibition: Art devoted to the equine and their speedy endeavors in a variety of media, plus a celebration of Chick Lang, late racing director of the Preakness, and a history of Bally Ache, the Toledo-bred winner of the 1960 Preakness. Noon-4 p.m.Wednesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through June 5, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400 or www.20northgallery.net.
“Greatest Hits & Other Drivel”: Steven J. Athanas’ work in drawing, sculptures, poetry and mobiles will be on display. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays through June 11, Madhouse Gallery, 1215 Jackson St. (419) 873-0538 or www.madmadmad.com.
Bork, Brand, Cavalier and Kolasky exhibition: This colorful group show mimics spring’s colorful bursts, from Dustyn Bork’s and Elizabeth Cavalier’s mixed-media works and Renee Brand’s abstract coastal village scenes to David Kolasky’s sculptural glass. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through June 25, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Art-a-Fair 2010: PRIZM Creative Community’s fourth annual juried art show features visual and literary art created by its members. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through June 26, second floor gallery, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, 325 North Michigan Ave. (419) 872-8730 or www.myprizm.com.
Favorites from the National Center for Nature Photography collections: The center will celebrate its seventh anniversary with an exhibition of favorites and new prints. Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events, through June 27, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“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 p.m. 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.
> Inside Stories: 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 21.
> Cities and Seasides, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 22.
> Whistler exhibition: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 22 and 29.
> Greatest Hits of the Collection: 3 p.m. May 23 and 30.
> Family Time tour: 2 p.m. May 23 and 30.
Art Hours: Would-be glass artists now can reserve spots in the TMA’s hour-long studio sessions. Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. $25. Reservations start the Tuesday before the class: (419) 254-5771, ext. 7448. toledomuseum.org.
> Flowers: 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 21 and 28; 4 p.m.and 5 p.m. May 22 and 29.
> Swizzle sticks: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 21.
Local glass artists: Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7 p.m.-10 p.m., TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Laura Donefer: May 21.
> Andrea Oleniczak & Taylor Kurrle: May 28.
Paper Quilling: This centuries-old art form consists of rolling and shaping strips of paper into designs. 6-7:30 p.m. May 20, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $15. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Art for Haiti: Artists will man booths, demonstrating their talents, while selling the work and creating more for live and silent auctions to benefit a Haitian hospital. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. May 22, Oliver House Complex, 27 Broadway St. $5. (419) 243-1302, www.theoliverhousetoledo.com or toledoartistsforhaiti.weebly.com.
Whistler Watercolor Works hands-on activity: Visitors can experiment with this aqueous medium and see the Whistler exhibition before it ends. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. May 23, TMA Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Chinese art market panel discussion: Experts will discuss the current state of the import and export market, fakes and forgeries and how to begin or expand a collection of Chinese art. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. May 24, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 255-8000, ext. 7510, or toledomuseum.org.
Stamped Cards & Papercrafts: This session focuses on graduation, wedding and Father’s Day cards, along with some all-occasion notes and table favors. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 24, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. $20. Registration: (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
Art Walk: Peek at what artists are working on in their studios, what new items are on display in galleries and how art is transforming the Glass City. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 27, various locations in downtown Toledo; maps available at www.acgt.org.
Kaleidoscope exhibition: Toledo School for the Arts students’ artwork will be on display. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, May 27-June 31, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
Something Clever … at Bozarts: This “one-off show is a birthday party for local artist Lauren Pfund, whose work consists primarily of monsters that dwell deep in her imagination.” 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 29, Bozarts Fine Art and Music Gallery, 151 S. St Claire St. (419) 464-5785.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Memorial Day parades: Remember those who’ve passed on and those who died for our country with more than sales and barbecues. Pay your respects at a parade or service. May 31 unless noted.
> Perrysburg: A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Monument and conclude with a musket salute at the Pennsylvania Monument. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org. Parade, 10 a.m., Louisiana Ave.
> Sylvania: 9 a.m. memorial, Toledo Memorial Park, 6832 Monroe St.; parade starts at 10 a.m. from Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., to Main Street, and then Veterans Memorial Field on Erie Street, where a service will begin at 11 a.m.. (419) 882-1500.
> Toledo: Parade starts at 10 a.m. from Summit Street to Jackson Street, ending at Michigan Avenue on May 29.
Fort Meigs: Historical interpreters, dressed in period attire, answer questions, offer weapon demonstrations and discuss the history of the fort and its role in the War of 1812. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-$8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
The Canal Experience: Take an authentic 1876 canal boat cruise, then see how waterpower is used to saw logs and grind grain. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays in May, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 U.S. Route 24 West (at Route 578), Grand Rapids. Boat tickets: $4-$6. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
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.
Oak Grove School: A restored, one-room schoolhouse helps visitors learn what it was like to attend school in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Open seasonally, by reservation only; Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 4830 W. Central Ave. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Imagination Station: This children’s science museum handles some hefty topics in a manner appealing to the entire family. 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
> “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: “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister, through May 18-23; “Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones” by Byron Barton, May 25-30.
> The Big Dig: Footprints to Fossils. Excavate and assemble bones; challenge your dinosaur knowledge in our interactive maze; and dig through shale in search of fossils. May 29-Sept. 6.
Saturday Chess Players: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn advanced strategy. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. through Aug. 28, children’s library, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
Northwest Ohio Railroad: Quarter-scale train rides are offered using either a diesel or steam engine, and model trains are laid out in the museum. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. weekends through May 23; 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, May 29-Sept. 5, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $1 train rides. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org.
Butterfly House: The home to hundreds of flittery, fluttery creatures that capture hearts and imaginations is open. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $5.50-$7. (419) 877-2733 or www.butterfly-house.com.
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.
> Groovy Prints: May 20.
> Sailing and Soaring: May 23, 25 and 27.
> Scratch That: May 30, June 1 and 3.
Sunday Sampler: Visitors can try a different experience each week. 2 p.m., Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., unless noted. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
> Ice Age, Today and Beyond: May 23, Metroparks Hall.
> Family: Baby Animals. May 30, playground area.
Blue Creek Treasures: Homeschoolers can investigate this conservation area with a nature walk, a visit with animals from Nature’s Nursery and an investigation of the soil. 9 a.m. May 19, Blue Creek Conservation Area, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. $4. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Food for fun: Two cans of food net the donor a day of unlimited go-kart racing, batting cages, miniature golf and kiddie games. The canned goods will be donated to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.
1 p.m.-10 p.m. May 19, Sportway of Toledo, 29020 Angola Road.
The Alphabet Follies: The family can learn what F-U-N spells at this variety show featuring magicians, dancers, singers and more. 7 p.m. May 20, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $10-$15. (419) 340-5418, (419) 897-8902 or www.greateasterntheatres.com/maumeehome.asp.
Street Smart Astronomy: All those points of light don’t have to intimidate or confuse. This program explains the basics. 8:30 p.m. May 21, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Starbucks Bird Watch: Java and jays, bluebirds and beans, coffee and cardinals … fans of either will find their cups filled. 8 a.m. May 21 and 28, Metz Visitors Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Trip Around the World: Games, crafts and activities will bring the cultures of Africa, the Arctic, South America and Asia to visitors, who also can catch performances by various cultural organizations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 22, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $8-$11. (419) 385-4040 or toledozoo.org.
Telescope Basics: Don Trinko of the Millstream Astronomy Club will help beginners learn what to look for in their first telescope. 9 p.m. May 22, Shelter 5 in the Oxbow Bend area, Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208, Findlay. (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
Downtown Sylvania Sidewalk/Garage Sale: Peruse what the community’s getting rid of; a treasure may be hidden in its midst. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22, Main Street, Sylvania. (419) 824-4153 or (419) 882-2653.
Fractals: Visitors can learn about these infinitely complex, repeating patterns found in endless variety in nature, yet capable of being represented by simple algebraic equations. 7:30 p.m. May 22, Appold Planetarium, McAlear Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. $3-$4. (419) 517-8897 or www.lourdes.edu/appold.
Field Trip to the Moon: Visitors can learn about our nearest space neighbor, its phases, travels and look. 1 p.m. May 22 and 29, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
National Dachshund Races: Which wiener dogs will win? Events will test the doxies’ speed and skill, as well as judge length, appearance and costumes. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. May 22-23, Common Space II, 10 S. Holland-Sylvania Road. $2. (567) 525-4564 or www.weinerrace.com.
Wild Lupine Walk: Amble through Kitty Todd Nature Preserve on this guided tour to learn about this wildflower and the butterfly that relies on it. After the walk, participants will get ice cream with blueberry sauce. 1 p.m. May 23, 10429 Old State Line Road, Swanton. (419) 861-1058 or www.hitoledo.org.
On the Home Front: The 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry will drill and make camp to demonstrate what life was like for soldiers during the Civil War. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27, McKinnis House, Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 Route 224, Findlay. (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
In the Park After Dark: Walk a trail in the light of the full moon, track nocturnal wildlife, listen for owls and look for stars. 9 p.m. May 28, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Leopold’s Legacy: The Sandusky County Park District offers a series of explorations based on ecologist Aldo Leopold’s book “A Sand County Almanac.” Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
> Back from the Argentine. Visitors will venture into the marsh to listen for the last signs of spring. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. May 28, White Star Wetland, County Road 66 north of County Road 65, Gibsonburg.
Canoe Paddle: Visitors can explore the Maumee River from its waters. 10 a.m. May 29, boat launch, Farnsworth Metropark, 8505 S. River Road (Route 24), Waterville. $10. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
First Siege 1813: United States and British “soldiers” and Woodland Indian re-enactors will stage historic battles at Fort Meigs, plus musket, artillery and camp life demonstrations. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 29 and noon-5 p.m. May 30, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-$8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
Civil War Remembrance: More than 450 military re-enactors will create an encampment for an observance filled with parades, activities, presentations, exhibits, artillery demonstrations and 19th-century music. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 29 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 30-31, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
“Armida”: The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast its production of the mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison. 6:30 p.m. May 19, $15-$18, Maumee 18: Cinema de Lux, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-5039.
“Bells of Rosarita”: Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes and Dale Evans star in this 1945 western with a behind-the-scenes story. An organ overture will precede the show. 2 p.m. May 23, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
Film Book Club: “The Reivers.” Steve McQueen starred as the titular thug in the film based on William Faulkner’s work. Attendees are asked to either read the book or watch the film for discussion at this meeting. 7-9 p.m. May 27, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. Registration: (734) 847-6747.
Bitter End Restaurant & Bar: If you like your entertainment with a lake view, this may be your spot. 900 Anchor Pointe Road, Curtice. (419) 836-7044 or www.bitterendbar.com.
> Video DJ Trip: May 21.
> Bitter Reg’s Party: May 22.
> Video DJ Trip: May 28, no cover.
> Razz and Sonzz: May 29, no cover.
> Bobby May and Dry Bones Revival: May 30, no cover.
The 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.
> Astra (Resonant Soul acoustic): May 20.
> MAS FiNA: May 21.
> 2 Dudes & a Chick: May 22.
> Kyle White: May 27.
> The Bridges: May 28.
> Freak Ender: May 29.
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.
> Open mic night with Chris Knopp: Mondays.
> Ben Barefoot and Friends rock out: Tuesdays.
> Brandon Duke: Wednesdays through Aug. 4.
> Joe Woods Band: May 20.
> Gin Bunny: May 21.
> Dave Carpenter & Jaeglers: May 22.
> Rivers Edge: May 27.
> Swamp Kings: May 28.
> Coosters: May 29.
> Sean Mullady: May 30-31.
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.
> Decent Folk: 8-11 p.m. May 21.
> Jeremy Wheeler: 8-11 p.m. May 22.
> Tom Harms: 8-11 p.m. May 28.
> Criss Sayre: 8-11 p.m. May 29.
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.
> Chicago: 9 p.m. May 22, $29.
> George Thorogood and The Destroyers: 8 p.m. May 27, $29.
Degage Jazz Cafe: Signature drinks, such as pumpkin martinis, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 Tuesdays-Thursdays. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.
> Gene Parker & Friends: Wednesdays.
> Tim Whalen: Thursdays.
> Gene Parker: May 21-22.
> Matt Gozzard Video: May 25 and 27.
> Cynthia Kaay Bennett: May 28-29.
The Distillery: Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com.
> Dave Carpenter: May 19.
> The Bridges: May 20-22.
> Tony & Lyle: May 26.
> Jeff Stewart & the 25′s: May 27-29.
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.
> Attila, Dr. Acula, Blind Witness, A Hero A Fake, All Hope Abandon, In the Hands of a Nihilist: 6 p.m. May 19.
> Cash Cash, Erickson, Friday Night Fever, First Kiss Denial, All Night Dynomite, Two Flights Up, Miles Before Sleep: 5 p.m. May 20.
> Title Fight, Citizen, Living Like Ghosts, Two Flights Up: 5 p.m. May 21.
> Homeward Bound, Adams Dagger, Highbinder, Yeti Machete: 9 p.m. May 21.
> Local H, Kinch, Sinker: 9 p.m. May 22.
> Memphis May Fire, Jamie’s Elsewhere, I Am Abomination, Goodbye Blue Skies, Once at War: 6 p.m. May 23.
> The Veer Union, Taddy Porter, Like a Storm, Endless Envy, the Unlikely: 7 p.m. May 25.
> Vivian Banks, Measure the Redshift, Novallo, Eloise, Pavidus: 9 p.m. May 29.
> Legend, Kansas City Shuffle, Not Without a Fight, Love as Revenge, Ocean of Deceit: 6 p.m. May 30.
> Hester Prynne, Did You Mean Australia?, Aegeon, Vanquish the Populace: 6 p.m. May 31.
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.
> Jazz jam session: 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month.
> Independent movie night: second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
> Toledo Classical Guitar Ensemble: May 19.
> “The Dutchman”: May 20.
> Bob & Kevin: May 21.
> Faux Paus: May 22, $3..
> The E Zone erotic poetry: May 27, $3.
> Watson St. Loft: May 28.
> May 29: Heritage Rose, 2 p.m.; Swill Gates, 8.
Headliners: All ages, all genres are welcome. 4500 N. Detroit Ave. Ticket prices vary between $5 and $15, unless noted otherwise. (419) 269-4500 or www.headlinerstoledo.com.
> Corey Feldman: 7 p.m. May 25, $15-$18.
> Keeping Riley, 3 Fold Reversed, Rich and Growing Sicker, No Privileges, Test to the Theory, the Shame Game, Pharoah’s Eye, Whetherhead, Vengeance Day: 4 p.m. May 29, $10-$12.
> GZA: 7 p.m. May 30, $15-$18.
> Miles Before Sleep, Icarus Account, 12 Track Radio, Connery, Drew Kaseman: 6 p.m. May 31.
J. Patrick’s Restaurant & Pub: Live entertainment after 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (419) 874-3111 or www.hifq.com.
> That Allie Girl: May 21-22.
> Double Dare: May 28-29.
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. May 20.
> Mo Jo Boes: May 21.
> John Barile: May 22.
> Wine tasting: 6:30 p.m. May 26.
> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. May 27.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: May 28.
> Quartette Bernadette: May 29.
Mickey Finn’s: A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover; $5-$7 cover other nights. 602 Lagrange St. (419) 246-3466 or www.mickeyfinnspub.com.
> Resonant Soul: 9 p.m. May 21.
> Me Talk Pretty: 9 p.m. May 26.
> Jason LaPorte Trio: 9 p.m. May 27.
> Men Zingers: 9 p.m. May 28.
> Stegosaur: 9 p.m. May 29.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. $4-$8, unless noted. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Planned Parenthood fundraiser: 5-7:30 p.m. May 20.
> Ellie Martin: 9 p.m. May 21.
> Glenda McFarlin: 9 p.m. May 22.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. May 24-25, free.
> Jeff Zavac: 9 p.m. May 28.
> Jeff Zavac and Atla DeChamplain: 9 p.m. May 29, $8-$10.
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.
> Frontiers: 7:30 p.m. May 21, $7.
> Thunderstruck: 7:30 p.m. May 28.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Wicked Lung, Wookalar, GoLab: May 21.
> Saw Had Eyes That Sea, Homeville Circle, Emily Gessner, DJ McGuillicutti, DJ MothCascades: May 22.
> Sinker, Joey & the Traitors, Dub Starlings, Dr. Rhomboid Goatcabin, Bastard Love Child and the Lesbian Commotion: May 28.
> Frank & Jesse, Adult Books: May 29.
Pizza Papalis: Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or www.pizzapapalis.com.
> Kyle White: 7 p.m. May 20.
> Andrew Ellis & Setting Sons: 8 p.m. May 21.
> Boffo: May 22.
> Dave Carpenter: 7 p.m. May 27.
> Blue Kazoo: 8 p.m. May 28-29.
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.
> Deano and the Purvs: May 20.
> The Nutones: May 21.
> Kentucky Chrome: May 22.
> Polka Floyd: May 28.
> Reese Daily Band: May 29.
Wesley’s Bar & Grill: A huge variety of beers helps wash down the entertainment. Boccie ball is a bonus! 1201 Adams St. (419) 255-3333 or wesleysbar.com.
> DJ’s Folks, Mattimoe and Perrine: Fridays.
> Band Tech 12: May 22.
> Independent Advocates fundraiser: 6 p.m. May 27.
> Kentucky Chrome: May 29.
Yeeha’s: 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. (419) 691-8880 or www.yeehas.com.
> Neon Black: May 21.
> Bush League: May 22.
> Justine Blazer: May 28.
> Lights Out party: May 29.
TMA concerts: Visual and audible arts combine for a new experience. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> University of Michigan music students Jesse Enderle, a baritone, and Samantha Biniker, piano, will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams and Logan Skelton works and spirituals. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 21, Great Gallery.
Music in the Park: The Toledo School for the Arts music department will take it outside for an annual fresh air concert. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 21, Promenade Park, Water Street, downtown, west bank of the Maumee River.
Praise Music! concert: The Toledo Symphony will perform one of its neighborhood concerts. 7 p.m. May 21, Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Dr. $5. (419) 841-8077 or www.westgatechapel.org.
’60s Music Legends Tour: The Vogues and the Shades of Blue will perform. 8 p.m. May 21, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $20. (248) 921-7000, (419) 897-8902 or www.greateasterntheatres.com/maumeehome.asp.
Steve Tyrell: This vocalist adds soul to pop standards, resulting in a show full of sentiment and romance. 8 p.m. May 21, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. $35-$47. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com.
A Tribute to the Music of John Denver: Jim Curry will provide the voice of the legendary folk/pop master, accompanied by the Toledo Symphony. 8 p.m. May 22, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $21-$60. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
MAS FiNA: May 22, South End Bar and Grille, 5105 Glendale Ave. (419) 382-7776; May 28-29, Harbor Inn and Ale, 1933 LaPlaisance Road, Monroe, Mich. (734) 384-3604.
Toledo Symphony benefit concert: Resident conductor Chelsea Tipton will bid his farewell at this show, featuring Doc Severinsen, David Shifrin on clarinet and violinist Mark O’Connor, to benefit music education. 4 p.m. May 23, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $25-$50. (419) 246-8000, (800) 348-1253 or www.toledosymphony.com.
The Big Sing: More than 60 singers from several area choirs will join the Masterworks Chorale for a community concert. The choirs will perform individually, then as one group. Workshops for performers start at 1 p.m. May 23; the concert starts at 7 p.m.; Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St. (419) 866-6624 to participate; (419) 242-2787 for tickets, $7.50-$10.
Toledo Choral Society spring concert: Led by “Mr. Music” Sam Szor, this group will put on its seasonal show. 7:30 p.m. May 26, Blessed Sacrament Parish, 4227 Bellevue Rd. $10. (419) 472-2288, www.blessedsacrementtoledo.com or www.toledochoralsociety.org.
Centennial Terrace: This venue next to a quarry hosts dance parties, swing bands and rockers. 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-1500 or www.ticketmaster.com.
> The Turtles, Mickey Dolenz, the Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, the Buckinghams: 7 p.m. May 31, $20.50-$37.50.
Harness horse racing: Sundays feature dollar deals for admission, programs, hot dogs and sodas. Post times are 6 p.m. on Saturdays, 5 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 24. Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Road. $2.50. (419) 476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Toledo Mud Hens home games: Major-league baseball skills at minor league prices. Fireworks will be launched after games with asterisks (*). On Sundays, players sign autographs before the game and kids can run the bases afterward. Tickets from $7. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. (419) 725-4367 or www.mudhens.com.
> Durham Bulls: 10:30 a.m. May 19 (school day game, folder giveaway); 6:30 p.m. May 20; 7 p.m. May 21.
> Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs: 5 p.m. May 31; 7 p.m. June 1 and 3 (veterans night); 10:30 a.m. June 2 (school day game, folder giveaway).
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.
> Buckeye 305 sprints, sportsman, factory stocks: May 21, kids 14 and younger admitted free.
> Menards 200 practice and qualifying, plus ARCA Truck Series 50 Lap Feature: May 22.
> Menards 200, plus ARCA Truck Series 50 lap feature: 2 p.m. May 23.
> School bus, train, boat and factory stocks figure eights; back-up and plywood races; race car bowling. May 28.
Great Black Swamp Frogs vintage baseball: Sylvania’s boys of summers past play in the 1800 style. www.sev.org/GBSFrogs/index.htm.
> Vs. Rochester Grangers: 1 p.m. May 23, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, Mich.
WWE Monday Night Raw: Wrestlers scheduled to appear include John Cena, Randy Orton, the Big Show and Kelly Kelly. 8:15 p.m. May 24, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. $15-$60. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Howie Cheatum has discovered a valuable asset underneath “Whispering Winds Sanitarium” and plans to evict the patients and fire the workers to get at it. 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. $8-$15 (unless noted otherwise). (419) 867-9041 or www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.
> Fred Potter: 8 p.m. May 20; 8 and 10:30 p.m. May 21-22; 7 p.m. May 23.
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.
> Bruce Bruce: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 21; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 22; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. May 23. $27.
> David “Midnight Swinger” Scott: 7 p.m. May 27 and 30; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 28; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 29, $14-$16.
“Lady Pirates of Captain Bree”: After overtaking ship, a crew of pirates holds the wealthy family aboard hostage while waiting for ransom to arrive. 8 p.m. May 21 and 2 and 8 p.m. May 22, Children’s Theater Workshop, Collingwood Arts Center, 2417 Collingwood Blvd. $4.50-$7. (419) 244-5061 or www.childrenstheaterworkshop.org.
“The Wizard of Oz”: Can Dorothy, with the help of friends, find the way home? Perhaps it’s along the Yellow Brick Road … 8 p.m. May 21-22; 2 p.m. May 23, Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson, Fremont. $10-$12. (419) 332-0775, (419) 332-0695 or www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
trideaDANCE: The Ritz Theatre’s resident contemporary dance collaborative, which tries to make dance accessible and enjoyable for all, will perform original choreography. 7:30 p.m. May 23, Ritz Theatre, 20 S. Washington St., Tiffin. $10-$15. (419) 448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.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.
> Scott Ballard, Alex Depue: 3 p.m. May 23, $20-$25.
> Friday Night Jazz: Ki Allen, plus Damen Cook, Gene Parker, Jeff Halsey. 8:30 p.m. May 28. $20-$35.
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.
> Captain Ronzo, the Galt Line, Harry and the Hood, Josh Denning, Zach Wilson: May 20.
> Mouths of Dogs, the Devize: May 21.
> Garth Melvin: May 22.
> Josh Denning and the Hired Guns: May 28.
> Calveris: May 29.
Wood County Historical Center & Museum: Check out this rural jewel’s new exhibits and tour the museum and buildings to see blacksmith forge demonstrations and historic equipment. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-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.
> “Between Fences” Smithsonian exhibit: The exhibit looks at fences, both physical and figurative, and its representation as a division of race, culture or class.
Sundae Sundays: Toad-ally Awesome. Explore the shores of the Portage River in search of toads and tadpoles, with sundaes afterward. Participants can “go green” by bringing their own bowls and spoons. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. May 23, Hiser Riverview Shelter, William Henry Harrison Park, Pemberville Road and South Street, Pemberville. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
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.
> Warren B. Hall: 8 and 10:30 p.m. May 21-22.
> Billy Ray Bauer: 8 and 10:30 p.m. May 28-29.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Inspiring the discovery of wonder of science, math and technology. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 220 E. Ann St. between Fourth Ave. and Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $9. (734) 995-5439 or www.aahom.org.
> The Block Party: Kids can use the hundreds of foam bricks to create their imaginings in this 1,600-square-foot exhibit. Through Sept. 30.
> Chem Mystery: Household items that seem so common are chemicals. See how items in the salad bowl react and whether water explodes. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 22-23.
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.
> Crash Test Dummies: 8 p.m. May 19, $25.
> May Erlewine & Samuel Seth Bernard: 8 p.m. May 20, $17.50.
> Suzy Bogguss: 8 p.m. May 21, $25.
> Eilen Jewell: 8 p.m. May 22, $15.
> Dala: 7:30 p.m. May 23, $15.
> Matt Andersen: 8 p.m. May 25, free.
> Diane Birch: 8 p.m. May 27, $20.
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.
> Greg Laswell, Jimmy Gnecco, Brian Wright: 8 p.m. May 19.
> Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Ajax, AMB: 8 p.m. May 20.
> Lawn Care, Mellows, Neon Escape: 9:30 p.m. May 21.
> Signal Path, Inkface, Innerphonic: 9 p.m. May 22.
> Ty London, Radio Broadcasting, Cash Harrison, King Recliner: 9:30 p.m. May 25.
> One.Be.Lo: 9:30 p.m. May 26.
> Trembling Earth, Deep Space Six, Nightcap: 9:30 p.m. May 27.
> Santiparro, Skeleton Birds, Little Island Lake: 9:30 p.m. May 28.
> The Bang! 9:30 p.m. May 29.
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 2-7 p.m. Sundays, 913 S. University St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 615-5783 or www.lib.umich.edu.
> “Treasures of the Library”: The collection includes a 2,250-year-old papyrus document; a manuscript by Galileo; and 1838′s “The Birds of America,” with original drawings by John James Audubon. Through May 23 and June 1-29.
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.
> Cooking Chinese using tofu: Noon May 19.
> Vegetarian fare: chickpeas/garbanzos. 1 p.m. May 23.
Kerrytown Concert House: This venue focuses on classical, jazz and opera artists and music. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5-$25. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
> “Climbing Everest” presentation: 8 p.m. May 21.
> Stephen Shipps Trio: 8 p.m. May 22.
> Melissa Morgan: 8 p.m. May 29.
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.
> “Bass Ackwards”: 7 p.m. May 19.
> “The Blind Side”: 7:30 p.m. May 20.
> “Fresh”: 7 p.m. May 21, free.
> Theater tour: 11 a.m. May 22, free; register by e-mailing email@example.com.
> “The Age of Stupid”: 4:30 p.m. May 23, free.
> “Allah Made Me Funny”: 7 p.m. May 24, free.
> “The Letter”: 7 p.m. May 25, free.
> “Journey Into America”: 7 p.m. May 26, free.
> “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think”: 7 p.m. May 28, free.
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.
> “Robocop”: May 22.
University of Michigan Museum of Art: This museum has the largest collection of Asian art in Michigan. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-8662 or www.umma.umich.edu.
> “Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experiments in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970.” This exhibition highlights “avant-garde work characterized by self-reflection and multimedia experimentation.” Through June 6.
> UMMA Projects: Oliver van den Berg. This Berlin-based sculptor carves objects based on technical equipment (flight recorders, planetarium projectors, microphones, television cameras) out of wood. Through July 18.
> “Wrapped in Silk and Gold: A Family Legacy of 20th Century Japanese Kimono.” The museum’s recently acquired collection of deluxe kimono, haori, obi, and other traditional Japanese women’s garments will be displayed. Through July 25.
> “Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the Mid-20th Century.” The museum’s collection by leading figures, such as Hamada Shoji, Kawai Kanjiro and Yagi Kazuo, offers a focused look at the creativity and influence of the movement. Through Aug. 8.
Zingerman’s Bakehouse classes: Get flour fever with these fans of the organic, the local, the freshly made. 3177 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 761-7255 or bakewithzing.com.
> Savory pies: 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 19, June 16, $125.
> Triple chocolate cake: 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 20, $125.
> British breads: 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 25, $100.
> Bake Me a Cake: 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 26, Aug. 7, $125.
> French baguettes: 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 27, July 1; 1-5 p.m. Aug. 21, $100.
> Jewish cookies: 8 a.m.-noon May 29, $100.
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).
“Imaging the Future”: More than two dozen artists, architects, engineers, scientists, and fashion designers attempt to visualize what life in the future will be like in this multimedia exhibit. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through June 13, Gallery Project, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 997-7012 or www.thegalleryproject.com.
“The Print”: This annual show celebrates Michigan artists working in the print medium using traditional forms as well as contemporary interpretations. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays through June 13, Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 994-8004 or annarborartcenter.org.
“Continents Apart: From Morocco to the American Southwest.” Photographers Jim and Angela George try to capture details evoking emotional response to their subjects. Through June 30, Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
“Little Shop of Horrors”: A floral shop assistant discovers an unusual (and carnivorous) plant in this musical. 8 p.m. May 20-22 and 27-29; 2 p.m. May 23 and 30, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$44. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
“Our Town”: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Grover’s Corners, a small town whose residents reflect universal dreams and longings. 8 p.m. May 20-21, 25 and 27-28; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 19, 22, 26 and 29; 2 p.m. May 23; Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $20-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Michigan Beer Tasting: Brewery owner Rene Greff will offer a history and tasting of 10 of Michigan’s best microbreweries. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 19, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $49. (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.
ABC Brews Crews Homebrew Competition: Check out the region’s home brewers’ best. 8 a.m. May 22, Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, Mich. (734) 480-2739 or www.brewscrews.aabg.org.
Beers of the British Isles: Brewery owner Rene Greff will help suds-lovers get their grip on the classic pints from across the pond. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 27, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $49. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.
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