Events Calendar, May 26, 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 27, Emmaus Lutheran Church, 841 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon.
> 1 p.m.-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.
> 1 p.m.-7 p.m. June 3, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg Road, Grand Rapids.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., Rossford.
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; 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700. Nominal fees apply.
U.S. Rep. Judy Chu: The California congresswoman will speak about empowering Asian-American communities, current issues and future directions in celebration of Asian-American Heritage Month. 7:30-9 p.m. May 28, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
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.
> Just Weird Beers: May 29-30.
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.
Ask an Attorney: Specialists in patents, trademarks and copyright will answer questions and “provide an overview of intellectual property.” Mike Riesen/Richard G. Martin of Fraser, Clemens, Martin and Miller, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. June 1, Searles Conference Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5209.
Birding with Bea Nocular: A naturalist’s quirky alter ego will introduce visitors to the basics of birding and lead a walk in search of some avian friends. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. June 5, Cedar Creeks Preserve: 4526 Walbridge Road, Northwood. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
The British Return to Fort Meigs: Cars made across the pond, including Triumphs, MGs, Austin Healeys and Jaguars, are the focus of this show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. (419) 855-8567, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
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. Through 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 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 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 p.m. 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 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 Wednesdays-Fridays and 1-5 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 p.m. 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.
“The Elegance of the Edwardian Era”: The period 1890 to 1910 was an unparalleled era of extravagance and opulence in lifestyle and in fashion. Examples of lavish gowns and accessories, including a selection of romantic, gauzy, embroidered white dresses. Guided tours available 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays; museum open noon-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 20, Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $2.50-$5. (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.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.
> Whistler exhibition: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 29.
> Greatest Hits of the Collection: 3 p.m. May 30 and June 6.
> Family Time tour: 2 p.m. May 30 and June 6.
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 28 and June 4; 4 and 5 p.m. May 29 and June 5.
> Beads: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 4; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. June 5.
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.
> Andrea Oleniczak & Taylor Kurrle: May 28.
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.
Beverly Fishman: The artist’s “Night Kandyland” demonstrates her influence @@ op ed painters of the late 1960s. She’ll discuss this newly acquired work. 7 p.m. June 4, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
“Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present.” A Detroit Institute of Arts curator will speak about that museum’s new exhibition. 7:30 p.m. June 4, TMA’s GlasSalon, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Meet Me at TMA: Colonial Art. The museum and Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter offer this pilot program, giving gallery peeks to those with mild memory loss and their companions. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. June 5, from the museum’s Classic Court, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
Fiber Art Show: This event showcases innovative uses of fiber media by regional artists. Music, children’s crafts, demonstrations and more are planned. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5 and noon-5 p.m. June 6, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-4174 or www.577foundation.org.
University of Findlay’s Arts Festival: Faculty and students will demonstrate pottery, painting and photo techniques, while “art zones” will be open to help attendees unleash their creativity. Roaming performers will round out the experience. Campus galleries will be open, too. Noon-4 June 6, Cory Mall, Virginia Fine Arts Building and Old Main, Findlay. (419) 434-4606.
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.
> Toledo: Parade starts at 10 a.m. May 29 from Summit Street to Jackson Street, ending at Michigan Avenue.
> 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. May 31. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org. Parade, 10 a.m., Louisiana Ave.
> Sylvania: 9 a.m. May 31 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. (419) 882-1500.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Festival: Entertainment, rides, games and food will be offered, with proceeds benefiting the school and parish. 6 p.m.-midnight June 4, noon-midnight June 5 and noon-6 p.m. June 6, OLPH Church, 2255 Central Grove Ave. (419) 382-5511 or olphfestival.org.
Old West End Festival: Antique cars and an art show will provide the background for this celebration of one of Toledo’s oldest neighborhoods. The King Wamba parade, which pays tribute to Toledo 1909 Mardi Gras festival, will take place at 10 a.m. June 5. Five homes on Robinwood Avenue and Mansion View will be open for tours: $10 each presale (Downtown Latte, 44 S. St. Clair; Mansion View, 2035 Collingwood; Color Concepts: 6725 W. Central Ave.); $12 day of tours; $4 for single homes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5-6, Old West End (bounded by Robinwood Avenue, Collingwood Boulevard, Monroe and Bancroft streets). www.toledooldwestend.com.
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 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; 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays in June and June 21, 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 p.m.-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 p.m. 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: “Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones” by Byron Barton, through May 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.
> Professional sand sculptor: Carl Jara will carve 25 tons of beach bits into a masterpiece. June 1-6.
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. 5 p.m.-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.
> Caboose Tours: 1-4 p.m. June 6, $1.
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.
> Sailing and Soaring: May 27.
> Scratch That: May 30, June 1 and 3.
> Go Green: June 6, 8 and 10.
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.
> Family: Baby Animals. May 30, playground area.
> Oak Grove School: June 6, Wildwood’s east entrance; registration required.
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.
Starbucks Bird Watch: Java and jays, bluebirds and beans, coffee and cardinals … fans of either will find their cups filled. 8 a.m. May 28, Metz Visitors Center, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. 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.
Car Show and Cruise: Hot wheels will be complemented with music and refreshments; the vehicles will remain stationary for judging in the morning, but will take off for the afternoon cruise. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29, Lloyd Brothers MuscleCar Garage, Waterville. (419) 878-5693.
Field Trip to the Moon: Visitors can learn about our nearest space neighbor, its phases, travels and look. 1 p.m. May 29, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
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.
What Is a Gourd? Anna Miller from Quarry Farm Gourds will discuss and show a variety of gourds, how to clean them and turn them into useful and decorative objects. 7 p.m. June 1, Litzenberg Memorial Woods, 6100 Route 224, Findlay. $5. Registration: (419) 425-7275 or www.hancockparks.com.
Point Place Community Scavenger Hunt: Residents and outsiders can discover the Toledo neighborhood during this hunt. Noon-8:30 Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, June 1-19, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, June 1-22; and 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 29, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Sandpiper: This Toledo tradition offers cruises up and down the river, offering vantage points for scenery not usually observed in our land-based lives. Departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. Reservations: (419) 537-1212.
> Picnic Lunch Cruises: Noon-2 p.m.Thursdays, June 3-Sept. 30, $14-$22.
> Discover the River: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 5-Sept. 25, $7-$15.
> Sunset & City Lights Cruises: Sundays, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. June 6-Aug. 8, $20.
First Friday: Children’s art and science activities, music, art exhibits, street performers and horse carriage rides. 5:30 p.m. -9 p.m. June 4, Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg. www.downtownperrysburg.org.
Fun Fridays: Integration Yoga Studio promises a new kind of happy hour with short classes on a variety of topics. 4633 W. Bancroft St. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
> Hula-hoop class: 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. June 4, $10.
The Dawn of Astronomy: The achievements of early people in measuring time, developing the zodiac and predicting celestial movements will be presented. 8:30 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Fallen Timbers Kids Klub: Bicycle safety will be at the forefront of this rodeo, featuring an obstacle course, helmets and loaner bikes. Ice cream sundaes will be offered afterward. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Shops at Fallen Timbers front entrance parking lot, 3100 Main St., Maumee. Other events will be offered July 3 and Aug. 7. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Point Place Days Parade: Point Place residents, library patrons and anyone else is welcome to join in the ranks to pass out candy to your friends and neighbors. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sundae Sundays: Wonderful Wetlands. Discover the creatures that live in the water and muck; sundaes afterward. Participants can “go green” by bringing their own bowls and spoons. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. June 6, W.W. Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg. Register: (419) 661-1697 or reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.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 p.m.-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 28, no cover.
> Razz and Sonzz: May 29, no cover.
> Bobby May and Dry Bones Revival: May 30, no cover.
> Kentucky Chrome: June 4, no cover.
> Third Annual Hogstop with music by Maxx Band: 4 p.m. June 5, $7.
> Kyle White: June 6, 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.
> Kyle White: May 27.
> The Bridges: May 28.
> Freak Ender: May 29.
> Rick Whited: June 3.
> Chris Shutters Band: June 4.
> Kentucky Chrome: June 5.
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.
> Rivers Edge: May 27.
> Swamp Kings: May 28.
> Coosters: May 29.
> Sean Mullady: May 30-31.
> Joe Woods Band: June 3.
> Ravens: June 4.
> See Alice: June 5.
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 p.m.-11 p.m. May 28.
> Criss Sayre: 8 p.m.-11 p.m. May 29.
> Acoustic jam: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. June 3.
> Salsa jazz happy hour: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. June 4.
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.
> George Thorogood and The Destroyers: 8 p.m. May 27, $29.
> Earth, Wind & Fire: 9 p.m. June 4, $45.
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.
> Matt Gozzard Video: May 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.
> Tony & Lyle: May 26.
> Jeff Stewart & the 25s: May 27-29.
> Kyle White: June 2.
> 9 Lives: June 3.
> Earregulars: June 4.
> Venyx: June 5.
Doc Watson’s: Named in honor of two patriarchal physicians, this bar and restaurant serves a variety of dishes and entertainment. 1515 S. Byrne Road. (419) 389-6003 or docwatsonstoledo.com.
> John & Bobby: 9:30 p.m. May 26, June 2; 10 p.m. June 4.
> Name This Tune: 7 p.m. May 27.
> Kelsey and the Turners: 10 p.m. June 5.
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.
> Suburban Legend: 9:30 p.m. May 28, $7.
> East River Drive: 9:30 p.m. May 29, June 4-5, $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 Red Scare, Weep the Beldam, Napalm, You Are Her: 9 p.m. May 28, $2-$4.
> 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, the Sonic Dream: 6 p.m. May 31.
> The Dangerous Summer, Don’t Fear the Sun, Zenadare: 6 p.m. June 3.
> All the Day Holiday, Words After, JWC, Tall Buildings: 8 p.m. June 4.
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.
> The E Zone erotic poetry: May 27, $3.
> Harry Hazard: May 28.
> May 29: Heritage Rose, 2 p.m.; Swill Gates, 8 p.m..
> T Miller, Myriha Burton: June 3.
> Soul Beat Music Group: June 4.
> STRESS hip-hop showcase: June 5.
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.
> 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.
> GZA, Great Lakes Crew, Rane Wilder, Kick Door Records: 7 p.m. May 30, $15-$18.
> Miles Before Sleep, the Icarus Account, 12 Track Radio, Connery, Drew Kaseman: 6 p.m. May 31.
> GWAR, Dirge Within, Mobile Deathcamp: 7 p.m. June 1, $18-$22.
> Hawthorne Heights, The Audition, The Story Changes, The Comeback, The Fight Within: 6 p.m. June 4.
> The Verve Pipe, Resonant Soul, Hazard Perry, Jason Laporte, I of Radio: 7 p.m. June 5.
> Clutch, The Bakerton Group, Lionize, Never Get Caught: 7 p.m. June 6, $20-$24.
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.
> Double Dare: May 28-29 and June 4-5.
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.
> 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.
> Gene Deer Band: 9 p.m. June 3.
> Bourbon Street Band: June 4.
> Dave Kosmyna & the New Orleans Party Asylum: June 5.
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.
> 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.
> 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.
> Thunderstruck: 7:30 p.m. May 28.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> Sinker, Joey & the Traitors, Dub Starlings, Dr. Rhomboid Goatcabin, Bastard Love Child and the Lesbian Commotion: May 28.
> Frank & Jesse, Adult Books: May 29.
> APB: June 3.
> Album, Super Predator: 10 p.m. June 4.
Pizza Papalis: Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or www.pizzapapalis.com.
> Dave Carpenter: 7 p.m. May 27.
> Blue Kazoo: 8 p.m. May 28-29.
> Kyle White: 7 p.m. June 3.
> The Rayz: 8 p.m. June 4-5.
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.
> Wilburshaw: May 26-27, June 2, 4.
> Polka Floyd: May 28.
> Reese Daily Band: May 29.
> Frank May and Barefoot Ben: May 31.
> Andrew Ellis and the Setting Son: June 3.
> Hullaballo: June 5.
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.
> DJs Folks, Mattimoe and Perrine: Fridays.
> Independent Advocates fundraiser: 6 p.m. May 27.
> Kentucky Chrome: May 29.
> Russel Martin & The Relics: June 5.
Yeeha’s: 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. (419) 691-8880 or www.yeehas.com.
> Justine Blazer: May 28.
> Lights Out party: May 29.
Maumee River jazz series: Live music near the lapping waters of the river. Wednesdays through June 30, Navy Bistro, 30 Main St. (419) 697-6289.
> Shelby Brown: May 26.
> Lin Rountree: June 2.
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.
An Evening of Food and Music: The Cottonwood Jam String Band will donate the band’s proceeds to the American Red Cross’ national disaster relief fund, specifically the Gulf Coast disaster. 7 p.m. May 26, Ground Level Coffeehouse, 2636 W. Central Ave. $10. (419) 671-6272 or www.groundleveltoledo.com.
MAS FiNA: May 28-29, Harbor Inn and Ale, 1933 LaPlaisance Road, Monroe, Mich. (734) 384-3604.
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.
Toledo Zoo Amphitheater concerts: Performers take the stage near Cheetah Valley. 2700 Broadway. (419) 474-1333 or ticketmaster.com.
> Earth, Wind & Fire: 7:30 p.m. June 1, $37.50-$55.
Wilson Lake and the Rock Bass: Fish and turtles splash and groove in the water while squirrels, raccoons and toads begin to boogie! Listen as the music rumbles across the waves and into the woods that surround the lake. 7 p.m. June 1, outside Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370 or toledolibrary.org.
Club Friday: It’s Essential. Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 4, Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Brad Paisley: The country artist’s H2O tour will include performances by Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. 7:30 p.m. June 4, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. $54.75. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.
First Friday: Quartet Bernadette will provide music, with the June display of watercolors and oil paintings from Ramona Mercer setting the scene. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. June 4, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
Boogie on Main Street: Food, libations and live music by Mad Hatter and Venyx will help attendees welcome summer. 6 p.m.-midnight June 4, downtown Findlay. $2-$5. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
Great White: These rockers will take a bite out of Toledo at this concert. 6 p.m. June 4, Toledo Harley-Davidson, 7960 W. Central Ave. $10. (419) 843-7892, www.signaturehd.com or ticketmaster.com.
Glass City Opry show: Lorainne Jordan and Carolina Road will perform, along with Copus Hill. 7 p.m. June 4, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 897-8902 or www.glasscityopry.com.
Rock-the-Block Concert: The Reaganomics and Vital Signs will entertain with their covers of classic tunes from the ’80s and before. Food vendors will be on hand to handle the hungry masses. 5 p.m.-midnight June 5, Heidelberg University, Arrowhead Park location, 1757 Indianwood Circle, Maumee. $5. www.maumeeuptown.com.
Stranahan Theater: Summer may be a slower season for indoor venues, but this Toledo mainstay will offer a number of shows. 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-8851, (866) 381-7469 or www.stranahantheater.com.
> Dion, the Drifters, the Flamingos and Shirley Alston-Reeves of the Shirelles: 7 p.m. June 6, $52-$72.
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.
> Parties at the Park, featuring live music, will be held Saturdays, May 29-Aug. 28. Announced performers are Hoozier Daddy: May 29, June 12, July 3, Aug. 7, 21, 28; MAS FiNA: June 5; Haywire: June 26.
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.
> 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.
> School bus, train, boat and factory stocks figure eights; back-up and plywood races; race car bowling. May 28.
> Sportsman, factory stocks, figure eights, four-cylinder: June 4.
Spiegel Grove Squires vintage baseball: This team, based at Fremont’s Hayes Presidential Center, plays the national pastime using 1860s rules, historically accurate equipment and uniforms. Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
> Vs. Carey Cayugas: 2 p.m. June 6, Spiegel Grove.
Glass City Rollers: Toledo’s flat-track roller derby team will take on Team Unicorn of the Mad Rollin’ Dolls of Madison, Wis. 7 p.m. June 5, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $11. (419) 255-3300 or www.glasscityrollers.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.
> Jef Brannan: 8 p.m. May 27; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 28-29; 7 p.m. May 30.
> Mike Merryfield: 8 p.m. June 3; 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 4-5.
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: 7:30 p.m. May 26, $10.
> 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.
> Anthony Potmesil: 7:30 p.m. June 2-3, $10.
> Kevin Hart: 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. June 4; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 5, $27.
“Victor/Victoria”: A struggling soprano disguises herself as a female impersonator in this Toledo Repertoire Theater production. 8 p.m. June 4-5 and 11-12 and 2:30 p.m. June 13, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. $5-$22. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.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.
> Friday Night Jazz: Ki Allen, plus Damen Cook, Gene Parker, Jeff Halsey. 8:30 p.m. May 28. $20-$35.
> Memorial Day benefit dance, featuring Albert Zamora y Talento, La Nueva Onda: 9 p.m. May 30, $18-$20.
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.
> Josh Denning and the Hired Guns: May 28.
> Calveris: May 29.
> Radio Broadcast: June 4.
> Wobblies, Straight to the Withdrawal: June 5.
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 1-4 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.
Pemberville downtown car shows: Stroll the streets of this small town while taking in the whitewalls and chrome, music and food. 5-8 p.m. June 3. (419) 287-3274 or beekersgeneralstore.com.
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.
> Billy Ray Bauer: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 28-29.
> Mary Mack: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. June 4-5.
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 p.m. 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.
> Good Vibrations: Visitors will experiment with the sources of sounds. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 5-6.
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.
> Open stage: 8 p.m. May 26, $3.
> Diane Birch, Matt White: 8 p.m. May 27, $22.50.
> Mississippi Heat: 8 p.m. June 1, $15.
> Open stage showcase: 8 p.m. June 2, $10.
> Benefit concert for Wild Swan Theater: 7:30 p.m. June 3, $25.
> Breathe Owl Breathe: 8 p.m. June 4, $10.
> Christine Lavin: 8 p.m. June 5, $20.
> Melissa Ferrick: 7:30 p.m. June 6, $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.
> 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.
> A Pony for X-Mas, Grand Larceny, Joshua Mogck, Ronnie Riggar: 9:30 p.m. June 1.
> In Tall Buildings, Charlie Slick, Swimsuit: 9 p.m. June 2.
> Old School Knife Fight, Infrared Death Machine, Derby Mama: 9:30 p.m. June 3.
> Ann Arbor Soul Club, Robert Wells, Brad Hales: 9:30 p.m. June 4.
> Stone Crazy Pirates, Mark Nielson and the Gentlemen Pirates, TFBC Performers: 9:30 p.m. June 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 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. June 1-29, Gallery/Room 100.
> “Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family.” Photos and text from families whose lives were affected by brain disorders. Through June 28, north lobby.
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.
> Melissa Morgan: 8 p.m. May 29.
> Ko Kaiden and Ching-Mei Lin: 8 p.m. June 4.
> Tumbao Bravo: 8 p.m. June 5.
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.
> “Journey Into America”: 7 p.m. May 26, free.
> “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think”: 7 p.m. May 28, free.
> Summer classics series: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” 1:30 p.m. June 6 and 7 p.m. June 8.
> Summer documentary film series: “Food, Inc.” 7 p.m. June 7.
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 p.m. 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.
> Bake Me a Cake: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. May 26, $125.
> French baguettes: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. May 27, $100.
> Jewish cookies: 8 a.m.-noon May 29, $100.
> Pie Fillings: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. June 2, $100.
> American Cookies: 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 3, $100.
> Italian cookies: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. June 5, $100.
> Tiramisu: 8 a.m.-noon June 5, $125.
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 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 27-29; 2 p.m. May 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 27-28; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 26 and 29; Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $20-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.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. 6-9 p.m. May 27, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $49. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com.
“Club Morocco”: A zoot-suited swing band provides the soundtrack for a P.I. to return to the scene of his life’s best and worst moments to see if he can rekindle a lost love. Cabaret night with wine and appetizers: 8 p.m. June 19; $32-$38. 7 p.m. June 3, 10 and 17; 8 p.m. June 4, 11 and 18; 3 and 8 p.m. June 5 and 12; and 3 p.m. June 6, 13 and 20, Encore Musical Theatre Company, 3126 Broad St., Dexter, Mich. $22-$28. (734) 268-6200 or www.theencoretheatre.org.
Taste of Ann Arbor: Sample of cuisine and beers of restaurants and breweries. Noon June 6, Main Street, downtown Ann Arbor. Tickets for tastes 50 cents each. (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.