Events Calendar, June 27, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Whitney Meschke
Events are subject to change.
FOURTH OF JULY
18th Annual Salute to America: Fireworks, both in the sky and from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate independence. 6-10 p.m. July 1-4, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $14-$27; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
Red, White & Kaboom Fireworks: A “venetian” boat parade, battle of the bands contest, Taste Toledo culinary festival and entertainment by Hotel California, Draw the Line, the Toledo Symphony and 338th Army Band are planned. July 2-4, Promenade Park, Water Street, downtown, west bank of the Maumee River. $3. www.redwhitekaboom.com.
Maumee Community Picnic & Fireworks Show: Brats, hot dogs and ice cream; live music from Johnnie Rodriquez; kids’ games; and an explosive ending. 5 p.m. July 3, 100 block of East Wayne Street, Maumee. www.maumeeuptown.com.
Sylvania Star Spangled Celebration: The patriotic blast will highlight music, dancing and kids’ activities. 7 p.m.-midnight July 3, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. $3-$5; $5 parking. (419) 882-1500 or www.playsylvania.com.
1813 Independence Celebration: Get a taste of freedom, 1813-style, with cannon firings, music, demonstrations, hands-on activities for children and an 18-gun national salute. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 3 and noon-5 July 4, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.org.
Old-Fashioned 4th of July: History will come to life, complete with Independence Day celebrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 3 and 5; noon-4 July 4, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
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.
> Ron Razzberry: June 25.
> Barile & May: 4 p.m. June 27, no cover.
> John Barile & the High Country Ramblers: July 2, no cover
> Midnight Special: 7 p.m. July 3, $5.
> Video DJ Trip: After the July 4 fireworks.
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.
> David Lester: June 24.
> The Bridges: June 25-26.
> Rick Whited: July 1.
> Chris Shutters Band: July 2.
> Hey Monea! July 3.
Bronze Boar: Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com.
> Open mic night with Chris Knopp: Mondays.
> Ben Barefoot and friends: Tuesdays.
> Brandon Duke: Wednesdays through Aug. 4.
> Rivers Edge: June 24.
> Stonehouse: June 25.
> Gin Bunny: June 26.
> Joe Woods Band: July 1.
> Bush League: July 2.
> The Coosters: July 3.
Brooklyn’s Daily Grind: Coffee and music, what more can one want? If a snack is the answer, this is your spot. 723 Airport Hwy., Holland. (419) 724-1433 or www.brooklynscafe.com.
> Poetry open mic: 8-10 p.m. June 23.
> Decent Folk: 8-11 p.m. June 25.
> Blue Monday, Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, Jack Schlib: 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 28.
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.
> Paul Anka: 9 p.m. June 26, $39.
> Russell Peters: 9 p.m. July 3, $49.
Centennial Terrace: This venue next to a quarry hosts dance parties, swing bands and rockers. 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-1500, www.playsylvania.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
> Night Session Big Band: 7-10:30 p.m. June 23, $8.
> Summer Disco Party: 8 p.m.-midnight June 25, $25.
> The Johnny Knorr Orchestra: 7-10:30 p.m. June 30, $8.
Degage Jazz Cafe: Signature drinks, such as the Sly Fox, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 Tuesdays-Thursdays. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.
> Jason Quick: June 25-26.
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: June 23.
> NBC Band: June 24.
> City Limit Sundown: June 25-26.
> Nathan Cogan: June 29.
> Greg Aranda: June 30.
> Earregulars: July 3.
Doc Watson’s: Named in honor of the owners’ forefather, 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. June 23.
> Name This Tune: 7 p.m. June 24.
> John Barile and Nick Caswell: 10 p.m. June 25.
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.
> Fat Fish Blue: 9:30 p.m. June 25-26, $7.
Frankie’s: Toledo’s venue for rock. 308 Main St. Tickets vary between $5 and $15, unless noted. (419) 693-5300 or www.FrankiesInnerCity.com.
> Four Letter Lie, Lower Definition, I Am Abomination, Life on Repeat, Goodbye Blue Skies, Fight the Tide: 6 p.m. June 23.
> The Meat Puppets, Highbinder, Dirty Filthy Mugs: 8 p.m. June 24.
> Tortoise, Brett Nauckle: 9 p.m. June 25.
> The Comeback: 9 p.m. June 26.
> Just Surrender, TeamNate, Don’t Fear the Sun, New Collisions, No Privilieges, the Rooftops: 6 p.m. June 27.
> Gwen Stacy, Inhale Exhale, This or the Apocalypse, Burn the Ships, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Days of Waiting: 6 p.m. June 29.
> Black Diamond Heavies, the Falling Spikes, Dooley Wilson: 9 p.m. July 1.
> It Prevails, Close Your Eyes, Heart of Gold, Seasons, the Farther I Fall: 5 p.m. July 2.
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.
> The E Zone erotic poetry: 8 p.m. June 24, $3.
> Cottonwood Jam String Band fundraiser: June 26.
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.
> Chiodos, Fight the Tide, Hard Heart Away: 6 p.m. June 25.
> Saliva, Shamans Harvest, Lifeline, Cold Conspiracy: 7 p.m. June 27, $18-$22.
> DGAF, Mars, the DRP: 9 a.m. July 3.
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.
> Soul Fissh: June 25-26.
> Jackpot: July 2-3.
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.
> John Jelinger Trio: 6 p.m. June 24.
> Jeff Stewart: June 25.
> Stonehouse: June 26.
> Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble: 6 p.m. June 29.
> Noteworthy: July 2.
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.
> You Can Be a Wesley, Stately Mane: 9 p.m. June 23.
> Trigger Effect: 9 p.m. June 24.
> We Launch Rockets: 9 p.m. June 25.
> Hobo Stew: 9 p.m. June 26.
> Hypernova: 9 p.m. June 30.
Murphy’s Place: Jazz @@ straight, smooth, bebop or traditional @@ all kinds are played here. 151 Water St. (419) 241-7732 or www.murphysplacejazz.com.
> Clifford Murphy and Claude Black: 8 p.m. June 23.
> Ellie Martin: 9 p.m. June 25, $6.
> Glenda McFarlin and Toledo Public Schools talent: 9 p.m. June 26, $8.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> The Main Street Gospel, Vug, Arakas and the Stallions, WEe: June 25.
> Zimmerman Twins, Minglewood Labor Camp: June 26.
> True Widow: June 29.
> APB: July 3.
Pizza Papalis: Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or www.pizzapapalis.com.
> Ronn Daniels: 7 p.m. June 24.
> A night of jazz with Gene Parker: 8 p.m. June 25-26.
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.
> Frankie May & Barefoot Ben: Mondays.
> Wilburshaw: June 23-24.
> Bobby May Drybone Revival: June 25.
> Cloud Magic: June 26.
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.
> Shane Piasecki: June 26.
> Russel Martin & The Relics: July 3.
Woodchucks: The place to go for an eclectic mix of people and music. 224 S. Erie St. (419) 241-3045.
> Karaoke with The Georgia Peach: Wednesdays.
> Retro Night with DJ Rage: Thursdays.
Lunch at Levis Square concert series: Downtown Toledo Improvement District conspires to set lunch to music. Noon-1:30 Thursdays through Aug. 26, Levis Square, North St. Clair Street and Madison Avenue. (419) 249-5494.
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.
> Jesse Coleman: June 23.
> Herbie Russ: June 30.
Brown Bag Summer Concert Series: Grab your ham (or veggie) samiches and listen to some tunes while you digest. Vendors will be on hand for those who forget to pack! 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, north lawn of Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
> Randy & the Reef Sharks: June 23.
> Elixer: June 30.
Music at the Market: Weekly concerts will pierce the summer heat. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Commodore Park, Louisiana and Indiana. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
> Suburban Legend: June 24.
Rally by the River: It’s back! A Toledo summer music institution will resume with a variety of acts laying tunes over the Maumee River. 5 p.m., Promenade Park, Water Street, downtown, west bank of the river. $20-$25. (419) 283-7299, (419) 824-3999 or rallybytheriver.com.
> Skid Row, Dokken, L.A. Guns and FIRE: June 25.
> Survivor, Pat Travers, Altered Ending, MAS FiNA: June 26.
Rally in the Alley: Adults can celebrate the end of the workweek with live music, food and drinks. 5-8 p.m., Latham Courtyard, Findlay. www.findlayhancockchamber.com.
> Tongue ’n’ Groove: June 25.
Courtyard Concerts: Rock while you eat rolls at this series of lunchtime concerts. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Latham Courtyard, downtown Findlay. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
> Alan Seibert: June 29.
Acoustic Rock: Mr. Seley will present a concert of kooky lyrics and lively music for summer reading club participants. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 1:30 p.m. June 23, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
> 4 p.m. June 23, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
> 10:30 a.m. June 24, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. (419) 259-5303.
> 2 p.m. June 24, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
Verandah concert: Jammin’ Grammas. The porch of the Hayes home becomes a stage for this free series of seasonal performances, preceded by ice cream socials. Bring your own seats! 6:45-8 p.m. June 23, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sunset Serenades: Eddie Boggs. Music will waft over the lake as the sun sets. 7 p.m.-dusk June 23, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for nondistrict residents. (419) 882-8313 or www.olanderpark.com.
All-Star Review Drum and Bugle Corps contest: Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps and other world-class professional corps from across the country will compete. 8-10:30 p.m. June 24, Doyt Perry Stadium, Campbell Hill and Wooster Street, BGSU. (419) 352-7339.
TMA concerts: American Harp Society Ensemble. Visual and audible arts combine for a new experience. 7 p.m. June 25, Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Music at the Market: Weekly concerts will pierce the summer heat. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Commodore Park, Louisiana and Indiana. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.org.
> The Roman Griswold Blues Band: July 1.
Club Friday: Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Blind Bobby Smith & Princess Tiona: July 2, Peristyle Terrace.
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: As part of the Blue Star Museums program of the National Endowment for the Arts, TMA will offer free parking to active duty military personnel, with identification, and their families through Labor Day. 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.
> “The Psychedelic ’60s: Posters From the Rock Era.” Posters produced San Francisco area concerts are known for their innovative text, vibrant colors and coded messages and left an impression on ensuing graphic design. Through Sept. 12, Canaday Gallery.
> “Out of Sight: Backs, Bottoms and Bases.” Visitors can see what’s behind the closed cabinet doors and on the backs of paintings in this exhibition featuring details usually hidden from view or that were designed to be deliberately hard to find. Many times. June 18-Aug. 29, Gallery 18.
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 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.
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.
Ramona Mercer: This artist’s watercolors and oil paintings will be on display and sale. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through June 30, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
“My Journey in Tanzania, Africa”: The work of artist Alecia Robinson will be displayed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 2, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 244-2787 or www.collingwoodartscenter.org.
“From Toledo to Toledo”: About 50 works by Loli Chiron of Toledo, Spain, will be displayed. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (until 7 Wednesdays) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through July 8, Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery, 909 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 867-3533 or www.insideangles.com.
“Toledo Emerges”: Fresh work from fresh faces in a variety of media including graffiti, print-making, painting, metals and ceramics. Through July 29, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or www.owens.edu.
“The Journey”: Sandra Jane Heard will display her works in mixed media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through July 30, River House Arts, 115 W. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 874-8900 or river-house-arts.com.
“Group of 9”: This nonet local artistic voices, the gallery’s third such exhibition, will display works in a variety of media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through July 31, Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 885-8381 or www.hudsongallery.net.
“Summer Garden Reflections”: Nearly 60 works by 23 Athena Art Society members, in media ranging from gouache to acrylics. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 Sundays through Aug. 1. Trellis Gallery, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 Portage River Road, Elmore. $8 adults, $7 seniors and $6 children. (419) 862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
“Croquet: A Sport Story.” The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center claims to have the most comprehensive collection of hoops-and-mallet materials in the world. Visitors can check out the clubs and pegs during this exhibit. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays through Aug. 1, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
“Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands.” Works drawn from a National Geographic book of the same name by photographer Annie Griffiths Belt and author Barbara Kingsolver “document and capture the essence of endangered wilderness areas.” Noon-5 p.m. weekends and during special events through Aug. 29, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9757 or metroparkstoledo.com.
“All that Glitters: The Fabulous Fakery of Costume Jewelry.” Companies such as Park Lane, Bakelite, Avon and Murano will be represented in the form of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins spanning several decades. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 31, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
“The Original Toy Story: The ‘Live Dolls’ Children’s Book Series.” Written by Josephine Scribner Gates, who was raised in Toledo, the collection is about dolls that come to life. Noon-8:30 Mondays-Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 31, Rare Book Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.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 and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays; museum open noon-4:30 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.
> “The Psychedelic ’60s: Posters from the Rock Era.” 6 and 6:30 p.m. June 25.
> Saints and Sinners: 2 and 3 p.m. June 26.
> Inside Stories: 6 and 6:30 p.m. July 2.
> Scandals and Scoundrels: 2 and 3 p.m. July 3.
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, 7 and 8 p.m. June 25 and July 2; 4 and 5 p.m. June 26.
> Beads: 6 and 7 p.m. June 25; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. July 2.
> Family sandcasting: 2, 3 and 4 p.m. July 3.
Kaleidoscope exhibition: Toledo School for the Arts students’ artwork will be on display. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays through June 31, 333 14th St. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
TMA hands-on activities: These free, drop-in crafts give children and adults a more tangible grasp on elements of the museum’s exhibits and events. Libbey Court (unless noted), 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> Art Nouveau Gate: 2 p.m. June 27.
> Fun with the Fourth: 7-9 p.m. July 2, terrace.
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. 6-9 p.m. June 24, various locations in downtown Toledo; maps available at www.acgt.org.
“Rollin’ and Tumblin’”: Shots from four decades of John Rockwood’s photographs of blues and rock legends will be displayed. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. June 24; exhibition: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays, June 24-July 23, Madhouse Gallery, 1215 Jackson St. (419) 873-0538 or www.madmadmad.com.
Local glass artists: Josh Wojick. Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7-10 p.m. June 25, TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
“Reclamation”: Four artists’ work exploring the cycle of urban sprawl, decline and the subsequent reclamation by nature will be displayed. Reception: 7-9 p.m. June 25; exhibition: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays, June 25-Aug. 20, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com.
Crosby Festival of the Arts: After 45 years, this festival has fine art down to a science. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 26 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $8. (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Fiber art workshops: Those interested in using fabrics to create works of art can learn more about different techniques at these seminars, sponsored by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787, www.perrysburgarts.org/fiberartworkshop.html or www.perrysburgarts.org.
> Screen-printing techniques on fabric: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26, $75.
> Nuno felting: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26-27, $115.
> Coiled fiber jewelry: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26, $60.
> Card weaving: 1-4 p.m. June 27, $35.
Young Artist’s Club: Kids in grades one-five can draw, paint and make prints, ceramics and computer art. 2 p.m. July 2, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
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.
Kayak and canoe practice: Members of the Toledo River Gang will help paddlers with skills, kayak rolling, safety and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31, Three Meadows Pond, 700 Three Meadows Dr., Perrysburg. toledorivergang.homestead.com.
Blood drives: The Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross will hold several drives this month. Starred drives indicate appointments are preferred. For more information or opportunities to donate, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givebloodtoday.org.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23, St. Anne Mercy Hospital, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave.
> 1-6 p.m. June 23, Lyons Christian Church, 138 E. Morenci, Lyons.
> 12:30-6:30 p.m. June 24, Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, 60 E. Center St., Petersburg, Mich.
> 7 a.m.-6 p.m. June 25, UT’s Rocket Hall, Secor Road.
> 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 25, Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr., Bowling Green.
> 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 27, Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St.
> Noon-6 June 28, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2238 Manhattan, Erie, Mich.
> 1-6 p.m. June 29, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich.
> Noon-5:45 June 30, Macon High School, 201 College Ave., Britton, Mich.
> Noon-5 June 30, UT Student Recreation Center, UT’s Student Recreation Center, East Rocket and Stadium drives.
> 1-6 p.m. July 1, Zion Lutheran Church, 7295 Kruse Road, Petersburg, Mich.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 years. June 26, Dairy Day with cooking demonstration by Toledo Choose Local; July 3, Herb Day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 525 Market St. Satellite location: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Westgate on Secor Road (by Elder-Beerman). (419) 255-6765 or www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
> Perrysburg Farmers Market: 3-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 14, Louisiana Ave.
> Bowling Green: Food, flowers, handicrafts, entertainment and more. 3-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27, Sam B’s parking lot, Main and Clough streets. (419) 354-4332.
> Perennials, flowers, vegetables, jams, jellies and baked goods. 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 26, Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave.
> Shoppes of Mayberry Square: Perennials, veggies, fruit and more from local growers. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28, Brint and Erie streets, Sylvania.
Andersons wine tastings: In the mood for something a little grape? See what’s new and tasty. 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood, (419) 698-8400; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, 4701 Talmadge Road, (419) 473-3232; 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee, (419) 891-2700. Nominal fees apply.
Cheers for Beers: Lager lovers can try up to eight brews from each weekend’s theme. 1-4 p.m., the Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. Sample fees apply. (419) 473-3232.
> Beer Challenge blind tasting: June 26-27.
Twylite Thursdays: Music and dancing, mini meals (6-8 p.m.) and a cash bar will benefit a variety of rotating charities. 5 p.m., Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. $10. (419) 891-7325 or www.pinnaclecpwevents.com.
> Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority scholarship foundation. June 24.
> Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association, July 1.
Hula Hoop class: Cheyenne Rachel will help those interested get hippy with it and burn some calories at the same time. 6-7:15 p.m. June 25, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $10 each. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
Glass City Singles dance: Father’s Day. 8:30 p.m.-midnight June 25, Gladieux Meadows, 4880 Heatherdowns Blvd. $7. (734) 856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Sell It on E-Bay: Anyone curious about this online auction site can find out how to put items up for sale, price them, take pictures and more. 10 a.m. June 26, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Adult African Dance: Allison Kodeih of ALMA Dance & Drum will lead a four-week session. 7-8:15 p.m. June 29, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $10 a session. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
Tai Chi: Visitors can try this exercise, credited with reducing stress, keeping joints working smoothly and improving flexibility. 7 p.m. June 29, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Outdoor yoga: Integration Yoga Studio instructor Jenn McCullough will lead yogis through their sun salutations and namastes in natural settings. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
> Overlooking the Maumee River, on the deck where Harvard, Broadway and River Rd. meet. 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays, July 1-Sept. 30, during good weather. $15 a day.
Taking It to the Streets car show: Prizes will be awarded for best of show and people’s choice. 5-8 p.m. July 1 (registration starts at 3), Main St., downtown Sylvania. (419) 885-5385 or (419) 882-2135.
“Give Me Liberty” ride: Perhaps bicyclists will be asking for a break after a 40-mile pedal to a mystery restaurant; 12 mph pace and helmets required. 8:30 a.m. July 1 from Mallard Lake at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. (419) 865-5795 or www.hitoledo.org.
Homecoming Toledo: Billed as a night to show the city what it can be, the business community is invited to mingle, then have a blast with a more social mixer and dance. Also, a king and queen will be announced. 8 p.m. July 3, Navy Bistro, 30 Main St. $10-$20. (419) 697-6289 or www.cousinosrestaurants.com
Secor to Swanton ride: Bicyclists will ride 35 miles at a moderate pace for an early lunch. Helmets are required. 8:30 a.m. July 3 from National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 885-0528 or www.hitoledo.org.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Napoleon/Henry County Ribfest: Baby back ribs will be prepared by civic organizations, with music from the Rusty Griswolds. 5:30-10:30 p.m. June 25, downtown Napoleon. www.visitnaphc.com.
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Festival: Music (Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach, 7 p.m. June 25; Extra Stout, 4 p.m. June 26; Velvet Jones, 7 p.m. June 26; and Duwayne Malinowski, 1 p.m. June 27), bingo and other games, rides, chicken dinners ($5-$8) and a white elephant sale are on the schedule. June 25-June 27, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 724-4770 or www.toledostpats.org.
Riverside Wine Festival: Ohio wineries will uncork their best offerings, plus visitors can try gourmet foods; art, wine and dining demonstrations, entertainment (Tim Oehlers, Jack Taylor Jazz Quartet and Blues 215), fine arts and crafts. Noon-8 June 26, Riverside Park, 219 McManess Ave., Findlay. $10-$20. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
The Metrobarks Festival: Canines and their companions will strut their stuff in contests including best kisser, best dressed and looks most like owner; a “Mutt Show,” music, food and kids’ activities are planned, too. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com.
Portage River Festival: Entertainment, flea and craft market, lawn mower pulling contest, kiddie tractor pull, talent and classic car shows are planned to celebrate the river the town was founded on. All day June 27, Rice Street, downtown Elmore. (419) 832-2968, (419) 862-3552 or www.elmorehs.tripod.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. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays in June, Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 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.
> “Re-surgence: Arena Sculpture Construction.” A trio of local and regional artists will construct a sculpture this summer using thousands of recycled blue, green and purple items. The community is invited to help create it, the third work of public art to be permanently installed at the Huntington Center. Through August.
> 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. Through Sept. 6.
> 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 books: “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert, through June 27; “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?” by Eric Carle, June 29-July 4.
> Sidewalk Art: The Perrysburg Art Area Arts Council and helpful visitors will decorate the canvases around the IS. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 26.
Doodlebug Art Camps: Kids can get their art on at summer sessions. 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays through July 28, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $3 a session with in-person registration. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Saturday Chess Players: Players 12 and younger of any skill level can practice basic moves and learn advanced strategy. 9-11 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. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through 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 Sundays through Sept. 30, 11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse. $5.50-$7. (419) 877-2733 or www.butterfly-house.com.
> Caboose Tours: 1-4 p.m. July 4, $1.
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 or www.sandpiperboat.com.
> Picnic lunch cruises: Noon-2 Thursdays through Sept. 30, $14-$22.
> Discover the River: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 25, $7-$15.
> Sunset & City Lights cruises: 8-10 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 8, $20.
> Friday night family cruises: 6-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 27, $7-$15.
> Lighthouse Cruise: 12:30-5:30 p.m. June 27, $15-$35.
> Fireworks Cruise: 6 p.m. July 4, $40.
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.
> Juneteenth recap: June 24.
> Patriotic Palette: June 27, 29 and July 1.
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.
> History of Horses: June 27, Metz Visitor Center.
> Vintage Baseball: 1 p.m. July 4, picnic shelter 2.
Zeemo, the Yo-Yo Man: This showman is also a juggling champion and magician extraordinaire. 10:30 a.m. June 23, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Ming the Magnificent: This magician incorporates ancient Chinese music and storytelling into his performances.
> 2 p.m. June 23, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Enchanting Entertainers: Big smelly bear is coming for a visit with songs, skits and stories to share. Will he make a big splash in the pond? www.toledolibrary.org.
> 10 a.m. June 23, Hope Nursery, 10610 Waterville Road, Whitehouse.
Olander Park Fun Day: Toledo’s Puppet Lady, Joyce Davis, will join summer readers for swimming, stories and crafts. 11 a.m. June 23, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Babysitting clinics: Potential au pairs and kiddie watchdogs 11 and older will learn how to handle emergencies, first aid and the unruliest of youngsters in this six-hour American Red Cross course. $30; registration required. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 9 a.m.-noon June 23-24, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.
> 1-4 p.m. June 24-25, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 9 a.m.-noon June 25-26, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390.
Make a Splash with Joyce Davis: The “Puppet Lady” and her friends will tackle “The Case of the Missing Pearl.” 3 p.m. June 24, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Kempo Martial Arts: Learn basic martial arts moves and focus, along with tools to maintain self-control, self-discipline, confidence and achieve goals. 3 p.m. June 24, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Registration: (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Yo-Yo Yoga: Teens can learn how to keep fit using yoga techniques that inspire, invigorate and calm. You will also be led through guided meditations. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3 p.m. June 24; 3:30 p.m. July 1, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
Wild and Wacky Water Carnival: Kids should come prepared to get wet. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. June 24, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
> 2 p.m. June 30, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. Registration: (419) 259-5240 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Make Waves with Sidewalk Chalk Art: Young artists can demonstrate their talents. www.toledolibrary.org.
> Noon-4 June 24, outside West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.
> 2 p.m. July 1, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390.
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 25, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Water Safety for Children: Coast Guard members will talk the importance of life jackets and other safety equipment, tell stories and show and tell. 10 a.m. June 25, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sponge Toss Water Game: Teens are gonna get wet in this race to see which team fills its bucket with water the fastest. 2 p.m. June 25, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Jeff Corwin: One of the Animal Planet’s human faces, this wildlife biologist will talk about the importance of saving endangered species. 7 p.m. June 25, La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich. $16-$30. (734) 242-7300 or www.monroeccc.edu/theater.
It’s Fancy Day: To celebrate the release of “Ooh La la!: It’s Beauty Day” in the Fancy Nancy series, children and their families are invited to hear stories and create their own bling. Outrageous outfits are welcome. 2 p.m. June 27, Barnes and Noble, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-0652.
Tinner Convergence: Tinsmiths and coppersmiths from across the U.S. will gather to learn historically accurate methods. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25-26 and noon-4 June 27, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Focus on Fiber Arts: Visitors can watch, or even take part, as artisans take their materials directly from the source to finished product, sheep to socks. Demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, crocheting and tatting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Portage River bicycle tour: Routes vary from 10 to 100 miles over the mostly flat terrain of Northwest Ohio. 7 a.m. June 27, Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore. $20-$25. (419) 243-7680 or www.hitoledo.org.
Read to the Dogs: Students entering first through fourth grades can sign up to flip pages with therapy dogs. 7-8 p.m. June 28, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
XBox Excitement: Teens can take the controls for rounds of “NBA2K9.” Noon-4 June 28, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Personal Safety: Toledo Police Officer Dana Slay will offer tips for participants to keep themselves safe. 6 p.m. June 28, auditorium, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Castles in the Sky: Teens can make sand castles using colored sand and unique mini-bottles. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. June 28, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
> 3 p.m. June 30, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Registration: (419) 259-5280.
Froggy-Town Frogs: Stories, games and amphibious friends will be on hand. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. June 28, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Pottery workshop, part one: During a two-day session, kids 8-14 will create, decorate and glaze clay objects inspired by nature. 10 a.m.-noon June 28 and July 5, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $30. Reservations due by June 21: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Wolcott Days: Children entering third to sixth grades can learn more about history at this series of camps. June 28, pioneer chores; June 29, Native American days; June 30, old-fashioned food and fun; July 1, old-fashioned school days; July 2, Dig It (archaeology for kids). 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 each day, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $10 a day. Registration required: (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.org.
Mystery Program: Kids 11 and younger can figure out what the secret is by attending. 2 p.m. June 29, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Lego Contest: Legomaniacs will be given 30 minutes to build an imaginary or realistic design with their own blocks for judging. 2 p.m. June 29, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Pottery workshop, part two: During a two-day session, kids 8-14 will create, decorate and glaze clay objects inspired by nature. 10 a.m.-noon June 29 and July 6, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $30. Reservations due by June 22: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Becoming Lanie: Fans of this “American Girl” can learn, as she did, how to discover nature in their backyards. 1-3 p.m. June 29, White Star Log Cabin, County Road 65 south of the park’s main entrance, south of Gibsonburg. Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 6 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.
Make a Splash with Grandma Science: Kids will explore the science of everyday living. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. June 29, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
> 2 p.m. July 1, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Mr. Dan-D Doodles: Participants will use their imaginations to help build a story. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 11 a.m. June 30, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Registration: (419) 259-5310.
> 1:30 p.m. June 30, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390.
> 1 p.m. July 1, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
Tip-Top the Clown: “Toledo’s tallest clown” will entertain visitors. 1:30 p.m. June 30, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Craft Potluck: Help clear out the craft closet by using up the leftovers. 2 p.m. June 30, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Anime/Manga: Teens into Anime or Manga can snack while watching movies. 3 p.m. June 30, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sand Art: Teens can make either a mandala sand painting or a 3-D design in a bottle. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3-4 p.m. June 30, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Registration: (419) 259-5280.
Wii Game Days: Players can try their hands at Nintendo titles; snacks will be provided. 4 p.m. June 30, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Come Sail Away: Stories, games, prizes, food and “coconuts” will be shared at this party. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. June 30, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089.
> 2 p.m. July 6, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.
Leopold’s Legacy: The Alder Fork. Bodies of water will be examined in this Sandusky County Park District series of explorations based on ecologist Aldo Leopold’s book “A Sand County Almanac.” 3:30 p.m. June 30, Mull Covered Bridge on County Road 9, west of Wolf Creek Park, Route 53, south of Fremont. Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
Iron Chef Teen Cookoff: Secret ingredients will be provided and participants will have 20 minutes to create signature dishes. 2 p.m. July 1, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bubbles and Daisy Blue the Clown! Will Daisy Blue bubble over? 3 p.m. July 1, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
First Friday: Children’s art and science activities, music, art exhibits, street performers and horse carriage rides. 5:30-9 p.m. July 2, Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg. www.downtownperrysburg.org.
The Met summer encores: Replays of broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera productions from the previous season. Rave Maumee 18, 1360 Conant St., Maumee. $12.50. (419) 891-5039.
> “Romeo & Juliette”: 6:30 p.m. June 23.
Family Free Film Festival: Family-friendly flicks will be screened. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July, Rave Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., second floor, Sylvania Avenue side. (419) 891-5039.
> “Astro Boy”: June 23.
> “Planet 51”: June 29-30.
Kidtoons: Youngsters and their parents can watch “Dinosaur Train.” Noon June 26-27, Rave Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., second floor, Sylvania Avenue side. $3.50. (419) 891-5039.
Summer of Love Film Series: See the movies that inspired or were inspired by the art of “The Psychedelic ’60s” poster exhibition. 8 p.m., TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
> “American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art.” June 25.
Movies at the library: www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3 p.m. July 1, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330
“Sea of Sharks”:
> 1 p.m. June 29, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230.
> 3 p.m. June 29, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283.
Harness horse racing: Sundays feature dollar deals for admission, programs, hot dogs and sodas. Post times are 6 p.m. on Saturdays, 5 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 through Aug. 28. Announced performers are Haywire: June 26; Hoozier Daddy: July 3 and 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28; Chris Brown Band: July 10; Hot Lucy: July 17; Noisy Neighbors: July 31; East River Drive: Aug. 14.
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.
> Gwinnett Braves: 7 p.m. June 29-30 and July 1-2* (Twilight night blood drive).
> Columbus Clippers: 7 p.m. July 3*; 6 p.m. July 4* (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis awareness night); 5 p.m. July 5.
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.
> Sportsman, factory stocks, figure eight train race: June 25.
> USAC open wheel double header, sprint cars and midgets: July 2.
Aurora Gonzalez golf outing: This fourth annual event will raise funds for the Providence Center for Social & Economic Empowerment. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. June 25, White Pines Golf Course, 1640 County Road 2, Swanton. $75. (419) 244-0669, (419) 290-7655 or www.providencecentertoledo.org.
Bike to the Bay: Cyclists can ride 35 miles total or 50-100 miles a day for this fundraiser to help those with multiple sclerosis. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. June 26, from Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee, to Port Clinton High School, 821 Jefferson St., Port Clinton, and back. $10-$50. (419) 897-9533, (800) 344-4867 or www.nationalmssociety.org/oho.
Michigan International Speedway: Although usually roaring engines and speed rule the track, Great Lakes Wine Fest will uncork another brand of fun. June 26-27, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Mich. $25-$45. (800) 354-1010 or MISpeedway.com.
Great Black Swamp Frogs vintage baseball: Sylvania’s boys of summers past play 1800s-style. www.sev.org/GBSFrogs/index.htm.
> Frogs reunion match: 2 p.m. June 27, Veterans Memorial Field, Garden Park Road, Sylvania.
> Vs. Woodstock Actives: 1 p.m. July 1, Victoria Park, Woodstock, Ontario.
> Vs. Woodstock Actives: 1 p.m. July 4, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave.
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. Forest City Base Ball Club: 1 p.m. June 27, Spiegel Grove.
Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic: 2009 champion Eunjung Yi, runner-up Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie are all expected to be back. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28-29, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 30-July 2, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania. $15-$50. (419) 531-3277 or www.jamiefarrowenscorning.com.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train: The Cheatum brothers are offering investors the chance to get a piece of the extreme sports phenomenon by supporting their extreme Putt Putt venture. Of course, the dangerous links has lead to lawsuits and lots of angry backers … 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.
> The Fryman: 8 p.m. June 24; 8 and 10 p.m. June 25-26.
Funny Bone: Some of the nation’s best comics offer their best shtick on this local stage. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or www.funnybonefatfishtoledo.com.
> Cowboy Bill Martin: 7 p.m. June 24 and 27; 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 25; 7 and 10 p.m. June 26, $12-$14.
> Dan Davidson, Mike Speenberg: 7:30 p.m. June 30; 7 p.m. July 1, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 2; 7 and 10 p.m. July 3, $10-$14.
“Waiting for Godot”: Two men wait under a tree for friend in this absurdist play. 8 p.m. June 25-26; Valentine Theatre’s Studio A, 410 Adams St. $20. (419) 242-2787 or glacity.org.
“Will Rogers Follies”: “Will” narrates his life through a series of Ziegfield-esque production numbers. 8 p.m. June 25-26; 3 p.m. June 27, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $15-$25. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
“The Mysterious Case of the Reading Bug”: North Coast Theatre will present this story of the Little Wolves and the Bee Sisters, who try to solve this riddle. 7 p.m. June 29, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.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.
> Traveling by Sea, She Bears: 7 p.m. June 23, $5.
> John Nemeth: 8 p.m. June 25, $12-$15.
Grumpy Dave’s Comedy Nights: This venue offers weekly humor-fests (maybe to make up for the crankiness). Above the Easy Street Cafe, 104 S. Main St., Bowling Green. $3-$5. www.grumpydavespub.com.
> Mark Knope, Jen Shenberger: June 29.
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.
> The Novel Ideas, Cats Molvia: 9 p.m. June 24.
> Atlas, Flaming Hot Marbles: 9 p.m. June 25.
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.
Analog Revolution: Firmly anti-digital (no offense against fingers), this band will perform. Also, the Dumb Easies. 10 p.m. June 25, Nate & Wally’s Fishbowl, 129 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. (419) 353-3209 or www.analog-revolution.com.
Mountain Mentors golf scramble: This event will benefit this nonprofit mentoring at-risk teens since 1984. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 26, Riverby Hills Golf Club, 16571 W. River Road, Bowling Green. $75. (419) 481-3606, (419) 878-5941 or toledomountainmentors.org.
Rainbow Festival: This event celebrates the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community with vendors, live poetry and music, art and food. 2-7 p.m. June 26, Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., Bowling Green. (419) 353-8353 or www.mvuuc.org.
Infirmary Inmates Vintage Baseball: Based at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, this team calls Bowling Green’s Wintergarden Park, South Wintergarden Road, its home field. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
> Vs. Carey Cayugas: 1 p.m. June 27, Wintergarden Park.
Bowling Green Area Community Band: This group of local musicians will play standards and patriotic songs. (419) 352-1968 or www.bgacb.org.
> 8 p.m. July 4, before fireworks at BGSU stadium, Bowling Green.
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, unless noted. (734) 996-9080 or www.aacomedy.com.
> John Heffron: 8 p.m. June 24; 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 25-26, $18-$21.
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.
> Mind Over Matter: Explore the states of matter in crazy ways. 1-3 p.m. June 26-27.
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.
> Ann Arbor District Library summer reading kickoff with Billy Jonas: 7 p.m. June 23, free.
> Robinella: 8 p.m. June 24, $15.
> Pieta Brown: 8 p.m. June 25, $15.
> Bill Bynum & Co.: 8 p.m. June 26, $15.
> Bettye LaVette: 8 p.m. June 27, $25.
> Joshua James: 8 p.m. June 28, $12.
> James Hunter: 8 p.m. June 29, $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.
> The Science Fair, Unearthed, Yo Soybeans: 9 p.m. June 23.
> Addict, the Bad Mics: 9 p.m. June 24.
> The Meat Puppets, Dirty Filthy Mugs: 9 p.m. June 25.
> Souldub, the Deep End, Res Publica: 8 p.m. June 26.
> Send Out Scuds, the Insyderz, Downtown Brown, Take a Hint, the Superbums: 8 p.m. June 27.
> Charlene Kay & the Brilliant Eyes, Christian Rock, Manwich & Potato Salad: 8 p.m. June 29.
> Barrington Levy, Detour Posse, Homegrown, Selector Brian Tomsic: 8 p.m. June 30.
> One.Be.Lo: 9:30 p.m. July 1.
> Ann Arbor Soul Club: 9:30 p.m. July 2.
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 June 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.
> Andrews Sisters cabaret: 8 p.m. June 26 and 4 p.m. June 27.
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.
> Summer classics series: “The French Connection,” 1:30 p.m. June 27 and 7 p.m. June 29; “Animal Cracker,” 1:30 p.m. July 4 and 7 p.m. July 6.
> Summer documentary film series: “For the Love of Movies,” 7 p.m. June 28.
> “Ajami,” July 3 and 7-8; call for times.
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.
> 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.
> “Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary.” This exhibit of works by a Catholic nun, comprises 44 prints that illustrate her signature work, which “broke free from the more traditionally religious or Biblical imagery to works that encompassed a wider concept of spirituality.” Through Aug. 15.
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.
> We Dig Doughnuts: 6-9 p.m. June 29, $75.
> Pies: 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 30, $125.
> French baguettes: 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 1, $100.
> Cin-ful Cinnamon Rolls: 8 a.m.-noon July 3, $125.
> Fruit Tarts: 1-5 p.m. July 3, $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.
> 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).
“Animal Farm”: Local and regional artists will offer responses to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, giving “insight into origins and expressions of human intimidation, power and control.” Noon-6 Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-9 Fridays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through July 25, Gallery Project, 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 997-7012 or www.thegalleryproject.com.
“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.
“The Seafarer”: Four Irish mates go on an all-night bender of drinking and poker. 8 p.m. June 24-26, July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17; 3 p.m. June 26 and July 10; 2 p.m. June 27, July 4, 11, 18, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$41. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Greet the lazy days with entertainment in varying forms: music, theater, art, movies, experiences. All locations in Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 764-2538 or annarborsummerfestival.org.
> Company T.P.O.: “The Butterfly Garden” children’s interactive theater/dance/art program. 12:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 23; 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 24; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 25; 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 26; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 27, rehearsal room, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $12-$18.
> Bernadette Peters: 8 p.m. June 26, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $55-$75.
> John Pizzarelli: “Dear Mr. Sinatra.” 8 p.m. June 30, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45.
> Cinematic Titanic: The cast of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will deconstruct a different movie at each show. 7:30 and10 p.m. July 2, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.; $20 a show or $30 for both.
> Caravan Palace: 8 p.m. July 3, Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 N. University Ave. $20-$25.
> The Capitol Steps: 5 and 8 p.m. July 4, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45.
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Top of the Park: Three weeks of live music, dance, outdoor movies and other entertainment to accompany the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Ingalls Mall, Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer streets, Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$5 suggested donation. (734) 764-2538 or www.annarborsummerfestival.org.
> The Rachael Davis Band, Harper, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”: 6:30 p.m. June 23.
> Yoshi, Funktion, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” 6:30 p.m. June 24.
> Portable Climbing Wall with Planet Rock, The West Side Winders, Valerie Barrymore and Foundation of Funk, the Sun Messengers, DJ Cataclysmic: 5 p.m. June 25.
> Climbing Wall with Planet Rock, ReTreat, Grassrootz Teen Stage, the Saints of Soul, Lady Sunshine and the X-Band, DJ Electric Marmalade: 5 p.m. June 26.
> Acoustic Cafe Live, Climbing Wall with Planet Rock, Ariel & Zoey (Eli, too!), Black Jake & the Carnies, Sherlock Holmes: 4 p.m. June 27.
> Middle Eastern Celebration: Driving Sideways, “Avatar”: 6:30 p.m. June 29.
> Cadillac Cowboys, Orphem Bell, “Casablanca”: 6:30 p.m. June 29.
> Gemini; Madcat, Kane and Maxwell Street; “Plan 9 from Outer Space”: 6:30 p.m. July 1.
> Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven, Howling Diablos, NOMO, DJ Smokey “Baby Powder” Johnson: 5 p.m. July 2.
> ReTreat, Grassrootz Teen Stage, Accidentally Hip Big Band, The Terraplanes: 5 p.m. July 3.
> Acoustic Cafe Live, Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team, Red Sea Pedestrians, Twistin’ Tarantulas, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”: 4 p.m. July 4.
“Boeing-Boeing”: A man juggles three fiancees, beautiful flight attendants with frequent layovers in Paris, but his life crashes when layovers are delayed and the three women visit him at the same time. 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 17-Aug. 28, Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $20-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
“The Spring Awakening Project”: The New Theatre Project adapted Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play, weaving his fictional coming-of-age narrative with “cast journals, poetry and original music to provoke the timeless themes of sexual repression, hypocrisy and youth in revolt.” 8 p.m. June 23, Second Stage Theatre, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$15. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.