Events calendar, July 11, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Events are subject to change.
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.?> Doug Allen & the Chicago Mob: 9 p.m. July 9, no cover?> Second annual RibRage: 4 p.m. July 10; $15-$20, includes cover for “Johnny Cash Forever,” 7 p.m. ($5 show only).?> Hot Rod Parker & The Liberty Beach: 9 p.m. July 16, no cover.?> July 17: RB’s birthday bash with free salsa lessons, 7 p.m.; dance competition, 8; Noel Quintana Band, until 1 a.m.?> Kyle White: July 18.
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.?> Jeff Stewart: July 8.?> Freak Ender: July 9.?> Nine Lives: July 10.?> Elixer: July 15.?> He Said She Said: July 16.?> The Rayz: July 17.
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: July 8.?> Chris Shutters: July 9.?> Joe Woods Band: July 10 and 15.?> Ravens: July 16.?> Gutterflower: July 17.
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.?> Gypsy Luvin: 8-11 p.m. July 9.?> Dan “Mudfoot” Hubbs, Jack Schlib: 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 12.?> Tom Harms: 8-11 p.m. July 16.
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.?> Counting Crows: 8 p.m. July 8, $29.?> John Mellencamp: 8 p.m. July 15, $55.
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.?> Moe, Umphrey’s McGee: 7 p.m. July 7, $23.?> Ekoostik Hookah: July 9, $15-$20.?> 1964, the Tribute: 8 p.m. July 10, $29.50.?> Swingmania big band: 7-10:30 p.m. July 14, $8.?> Air Margaritaville: July 16, $7.?> The Johnny Knorr Orchestra: 7:30-11 p.m. July 17, $10.?> .38 Special, the Outlaws: 7:30 p.m. July 18, $23-$32.50.?> Ted Nugent: 7:30 p.m. July 25, $23-$39.50.
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.?> Jerry Powell: July 9-10.?> Skip Turner: July 16-17.
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: July 7.?> Nathan Cogan: July 8 and 14.?> 56 Daze: July 9.?> Swagg: July 10.?> Ben Barefoot & Frankie May: July 13.?> Jeff Stewart and the 25s: July 15-17.
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.?> The Nailheads, Larry Love, Yeti Machete, Tres Negros: 9 p.m. July 8.?> Extra Extra, the Dead Records, Matt Truman Ego Trip, Lucian Townes, After the Fact: 9 p.m. July 9, $3-$5. ?> The King and the Thief, Dignan, the Felix Culpa, Sainthood Reps: 6 p.m. July 15.?> Two Cow Garage, Hazard Perry: 9 p.m. July 16. ?> Coliseum, NRR, Full Scale Panic, Kansas City Shuffle: 9 p.m. July 17.
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.?> Risa, Story time drama class: 2-3 p.m. July 7, 14.?> Village Voice Poetry Cafe: Thosefellas, Future. 7-11 p.m. July 8, $3.?> Michael Adams: 7-9 p.m. July 9.?> Doug Johns: 7 p.m. July 10, $5.?> Movie night: 7-9 p.m. July 13.?> Kyle McCord & Friends: 7-9 p.m. July 16.?> The OG Spot: 7-9 p.m. July 17.
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.?> 3 Fold Reverse, Test to the Theory, Vivian Banks, Inoxia, Abnormal Conditions, Measure the Redshift, May This Fall, Grey Line: 5 p.m. July 10, $15.
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. ?> BrookeLynn: July 9-10.?> Green Eye Soul: July 16-17.
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.?> Quick Trio: 6 p.m. July 8.?> Vytas & His Electric Outfit: July 9.?> Buddy Boy Slim: July 10.?> Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble: 6 p.m. July 13.?> Quick Trio: July 15.?> Grape Smugglers: July 16.
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.?> America’s Delusional Dream, Great Lakes Crew: 9 p.m. July 9.?> Mike Scott + More: 9 p.m. July 10.?> Pink Toast Band: 9 p.m. July 15.?> Beach Fossils, Clovers, the Forest: 9 p.m. July 16.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.?> Grant Gilman, Frank & Jesse: July 9.?> Eat Sugar, Adult Books: July 10.?> AntiVillains: July 16.
Tequila Sheila’s Downtown: 702 Monroe St. (419) 241-1118.?> Devious: 10 p.m. Thursdays. ?> Johnny Reed & the House Rockers: 10 p.m. Fridays.
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, Wilburshaw: Wednesdays.
> Mark Mikel: Friday afternoons and Tuesday nights.?> The Bob Rex Band: Sunday afternoons.?> Frankie May, Barefoot Ben: Mondays.?> Silent P: July 8.?> Kentucky Chrome: July 9.?> Reese Daily Band: July 10.?> Matt Jerovac and the Babylon Saints: July 15.?> The New Sweet Japonic: July 16.?> One Under: July 17.
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.?> Jeff Stewart: July 10.?> Andrew Ellis: July 17.
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.?> Downspeed, Megaton Hammer, Red Sun, Death Valley Dragline: July 9.?> Fangs Out, Hot Cha Cha, the Forest, We Are Hex: July 10.?> Jeff the Brotherhood, Frank & Jesse, Gold: July 13.
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.?> DeZire: July 8.?> Toledo School for the Arts Pop Combo: July 15.
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.?> Just Kiddin’ Around: July 7.?> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: July 14.
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.?> Haywire: July 8.?> Kentucky Chrome: July 15.
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.?> Fallen Spikes: July 9, Peristyle Terrace.?> Hep Cat Revival: July 16, Peristyle Terrace.
Verandah concert: Glass City Dixieland Band. 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. July 7, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sunset Serenades: Bob Wurst. Music will waft over the lake as the sun sets. 7 p.m.-dusk July 7, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for nondistrict residents. (419) 882-8313 or www.olanderpark.com.
Jazz in the Garden: Take in some swing and smooth tunes among the swaying flowers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 8-Sept. 9, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $7. (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
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.?> Crowd of Beggars: July 9.?> The Newcomers: July 16.
’60s Music Legends: The Marcels and the Shades of Blue will perform. 8 p.m. July 10, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $20. (419) 897-8902, (248) 921-7000 or www.greateasterntheatres.com/maumeehome.asp.
Summer Concert Series: Open air shows on Saturday nights. Sounds like summer to me. 6 p.m. Saturdays, Glyn Smith Amphitheater, Ottawa Park.?> Groovemaster: July 10.?> MoJoe Boes: July 17.
Fallen Timbers car shows and concerts: Fins and Fenders (the musical kind) will be on display, with classic chrome dominating shopping center’s Main Street until 6, when performers take the amphitheater stage. 3-8 p.m. July 10 (Johnny Rocker and the Hitmen), Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Music Under the Stars: Toledo Symphony members play for the people and the polar bears at this Toledo tradition. Toledo Zoo amphitheater, 2700 Broadway.?> Rodgers and Hammerstein selections: 7:30 p.m. July 11.?> “Patriotic America”: 7:30 p.m. July 18.
Music by the River: The volunteer Maumee Community Band will perform for lawn chair- or blanket-seated listeners. 7 p.m. July 13 (July 20 if rain), Maumee Branch Library front lawn, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5224 or www.toledolibrary.org.
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. July 13, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or toledolibrary.org.
Glass City Opry show: Ray Deaton & Grasstic Measures will perform. 7 p.m. July 17, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $15. (419) 897-8902 or www.glasscityopry.com.
Concert on the Lawn: Ragtime Rick & Chefs of Dixieland. Bands will perform as listeners take in the tunes … and the beauty of the grounds. 7-8:30 p.m. July 18, 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787, www.577foundation.org or www.perrysburgarts.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: 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, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org. ?> AIM: This exhibition highlights works based on “art integrated math” by budding artists in underserved populations. Through Aug. 8, Community Galleries.?> “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. Through Aug. 29, Gallery 18.?> “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. ?> 92nd Annual Toledo Area Artists exhibition: This show celebrates Northwest Ohio’s artistic community. July 9-Aug. 22, Works on Paper 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.?> “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.
“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.
“Rollin’ and Tumblin’”: Shots from four decades of John Rockwood’s photographs of blues and rock legends will be displayed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays through July 23, Madhouse Gallery, 1215 Jackson St. (419) 873-0538 or www.madmadmad.com.
“Toledo Emerges”: Fresh work from fresh faces in a variety of media including graffiti, printmaking, painting, metals and ceramics. Through July 29, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. (567) 661-2721 or HYPERLINK “http://www.owens.edu” 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.
Georgette’s Art Showcase: Prizm Art Group will display their creative endeavors through July. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 891-8886 or www.georgettes.org.
“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.
“At the Speed of Art: A Celebration of Motor Vehicles.” The automotive creativity that surrounds this American industry will be highlighted in a multimedia exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 15, Flatlanders Art Galleries, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. (517) 486-4591 or www.flatlandersculpture.com.
“Reclamation”: Four artists’ work exploring the cycle of urban sprawl, decline and the subsequent reclamation by nature will be displayed. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 Saturdays through Aug. 20, Space 237, 237 N. Michigan St. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com.
“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.?> Family Time tour: 1:30 p.m. July 8, 15; 10:30 a.m. July 13; 2 p.m. July 18.?> “Out of Sight”: 6 and 6:30 p.m. July 9.?> Silence and Solitude: 2 and 3 p.m. July 10.?> Tour & Tea: 2 p.m. July 11.?> Inside Stories: 6 and 6:30 p.m. July 16.?> “The Psychedelic ’60s: Posters from the Rock Era.” 2 and 3 p.m. July 17.?> Greatest Hits of the Collection: 3 p.m. July 18.
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. July 9; 7 and 8 p.m. July 16; 4 and 5 p.m. July 17.?> Beads: 6 and 7 p.m. July 16.?> Swizzle sticks: 6 and 7 p.m. July 16.
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.?> Paper sculpture: 7 p.m. July 9, terrace.?> Psychedelic posters: 2 p.m. July 11.?> Scratch magic: 7 p.m. July 16, terrace.
For the Love of Art summer workshops: Kids can try on a variety of art techniques and media. Students in third grade and younger meet at 10 a.m.; grades four-six classes will start at 11:30 a.m., with no classes on Wednesdays. 4027 N. Holland-Sylvania Road. $36 each. (419) 882-2060 or www.forloveart.com.?> Monsters, Dragons and Castles: July 12-16.
Keke Cribbs and Ross Richmond: These glass artists will talk about their style and work before a demonstration (7 p.m., Glass Pavilion) of their frit, powder and enamel techniques. 6 p.m. July 9, TMA’s Little Theater, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Salon des Refuses: The second string for the TMA Toledo Area Artists exhibition will be displayed. Reception 6-8 p.m. July 9; exhibition, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, July 9-Aug. 20, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Meet Me at TMA: Outside Sculpture Garden. 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. 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 10, from the museum’s Classic Court, 2445 Monroe St. Registration: (419) 537-1999.
MidSummer Artfest: During the first portion of this new art festival, families can see artists at work and the results, and make some of their own masterpieces; a car show and street performers are planned, too. Starting at 6, Jeff Stewart will open for Put-in-Bay cover band HYPERLINK “http://www.thespeds.com/”The Speds. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 10, Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26625 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. $7 for the evening’s concerts. (419) 874-9147 or www.perrysburgchamber.com.
“Crafting a Response: The Artists of Bittersweet Farms.” Artwork by residents and friends of this autism-focused farm will be on display. Reception: 6-9 p.m. July 22; exhibition: noon-4 Wednesdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, July 10-31, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400 (419) 875-6986, www.bittersweetfarms.org or www.20northgallery.net.
Karner Blues Nature Shoot: Photographers can learn about and shoot these tiny endangered species, the Karner blue butterfly. 10 a.m. July 15, Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. $50. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Midsummer Prairie: Nature Photo Center Director Art Weber and naturalist-photographer Bob Jacksy will introduce photographers to the plants and animals of the area at this time of year. 6:30-9 p.m. July 15, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton. $15. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
MOSTLY FOR ADULTS
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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.?> 1-7 p.m. July 8, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg Road, Grand Rapids.?> 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 9, Wood County Hospital, 950 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.?> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10, Bowling Green Eagles Club, 1163 N. Main St., Bowling Green.?> Noon-6 July 13, Swanton American Legion, 200 S. Hallet Ave., Swanton.?> 12:30-5:30 p.m. July 13, Lambertville Veterans of Foreign Wars, 4120 Piehl Road, Temperance.?> Noon-6 July 15, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Road, Oregon.?> 1-6 p.m. July 16, St. Pius Catholic Church, 3011 Carskaddon.?> 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17, Northern Lights Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Wayne St., Maumee.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 years. July 10, canning demonstration; July 17, Kids Day with cooking demonstration hosted by Slow Foods Maumee Valley. 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.?Other markets: ?> The Shops at Fallen Timbers Farmers Market, Noon-4 Sundays through Sept. 26, Main Street in front of Dillard’s, Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.?> 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, Erie Street and Centennial Road, 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.
Downtown walking tours: Get a peek at the Glass City’s past with these mostly free lunchtime rambles. Noon-1 Thursdays through Sept. 2. (419) 530-3591.?> July 8: “Maumee Crossings @@ Panoramic Toledo.” Navy Bistro, 30 Main St.?> July 15: “Waite High School, the Marina District and Garfield Heights.” Waite parking lot, 301 Morrison St.
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.
> Catholic Youth Organization, July 8.?> Foundation for Life, July 15.
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 through Sept. 30, during good weather. $15 a day.?> 10-10:30 p.m. Mondays, July 12-26, Aug. 2-16; 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, July 17-31, Aug. 14-28, Greater Close Park, Bellevue Road. $10 walk-in; $24 for three classes.
Pedal to Pemberville: Cyclists will propel themselves 35 miles for an early lunch. 8:30 a.m. July 8 from the soccer fields a quarter-mile north of Perrysburg Mosque, 25877 Scheider Road, Perrysburg. (419) 874-7269, (419) 260-3122 or www.hitoledo.org.
Sorbet Soiree: Attendees can learn how to create these light frozen concoctions using herbs and fruit. 7 p.m. July 8, Summer Kitchen Interiors, 4702 W. Route 6, Helena. $10. Reservations: (419) 638-4205 or www.summerkitcheninteriors.com.
Toledo Area Humane Society poker tournament: Following a slow blind structure, sharps can play for the pets and see an 80 percent payout. Includes a silent auction. Noon-11 July 10, Maumee Elks Lodge, 139 W. Wayne St., Maumee. $60 buy-in/15,000 chips. (419) 891-0705 or www.toledohumanesociety.com.
Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Ride: This fourth annual motorcycle run raises money for the William Miscannon Scholarship Fund in the slain police officer’s memory. 9 a.m. July 10, Oscar Bunch Powertrain Park, 5444 Jackman Road. $25-$35. (419) 699-0577 or www.rideforkeith.com.
Woodcraft: This home for all things grainy and tree-derived offers a variety of classes and demonstrations for those inclined to plane, sand and carve. 5311 Airport Hwy. (419) 389-0560 or www.woodcraft.com.?> Hand plane tuneup: Professionals will help woodworkers identify problems and fine-tune their tools. 1-2 p.m. July 10.?> Turning eggs: Burls and exotic wood can be turned into beautiful decorative eggs. Projects and processes will be discussed. 1-2 p.m. July 17.
Internet Genealogy I: This new class offers instruction in using free genealogical websites. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 10, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center library, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. $5-$10. Registration: (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Bastille Day Dinner: A five-course dinner “en plein air” will be held in celebration of France’s republican birth. French wines will be paired with a presentation on the museum’s French paintings. 7 p.m. July 14, TMA Glass Pavilion courtyard, 2445 Monroe St. $115. (419) 254-5771, ext. 7432. or toledomuseum.org.
“Good Fortune”: This documentary looks at efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa. Discussion will follow the screening. 10:30 a.m. July 15, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Cannonball Trail Ride: Cyclists will pedal 35 miles along this path, stopping to enjoy their bag lunches along the way. 8:30 a.m. July 15 from the soccer fields a quarter-mile north of Perrysburg Mosque, 25877 Scheider Road, Perrysburg. (419) 878-6440 or www.hitoledo.org.
Glass City Singles dance: Western Night. 8:30 p.m.-midnight July 16, Gladieux Meadows, 4880 Heatherdowns Blvd. $7. (734) 856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Wine by the Glass Pavilion: Visitors can try four wines and appetizers and check out the TMA hot shop. 7-9:30 p.m. July 16, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
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. July 16, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $10 each. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
Preserving Our Memories: Guests will learn how memories are preserved at the village and how they can preserve family memories at home with demonstrations, from scrapbooking to photo quilts and blogging, each day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16-17, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Party in the Parking Lot: The Boys and Girls Club will benefit from this event, which will feature the Polka Floyd Show and Naked Karate Girls. 6 p.m. July 17, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. $10. (419) 243-2200 or www.toledoclub.org.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Monclova Homecoming SummerFest: Music, children’s games, food, parade, crafters, flea market, pageant, silent auction, book sale and more will cure summertime blues. 6-11 p.m. July 9 and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. July 10, 8115 Monclova Road, Monclova. (419) 861-1336 or www.monclovacommctr.org.
Lagrange Street Polish Festival: This festival flaunts its heritage with food, beer and dancing, like the “polka edition” of “Dancing With the Stars” or the pierogi-eating contest. Rides, games, arts and activities are planned, too. 5-11 p.m. July 9, noon-11 July 10 and noon-7 July 11, Lagrange Street, between Central Avenue and Mettler Street. $1-$3. (419) 255-8406 or www.polishfestival.org.
Delta Chicken Festival: The Menus (July 9), the Red Ball Jets and Johnny Rodriguez (July 10) will perform; rides and games of all sorts are planned; and, of course, chicken dinners will be served. July 9-11, Delta Municipal Park, Taylor and Fernwood streets, Delta. $5. www.deltachickenfestival.com.
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse 106-Year Festival: This festival flaunts its nautical air, with island music, sand castles, boat rides around the lighthouse, arts and crafts, children’s activities, lighthouse photo contest, silent auction and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-1466 or www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.
Oak Ridge Festival: Costumed artisans and draftsmen will demonstrate skills mostly lost to time, kids can try different activities and entertainment will take place all weekend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 17-18, 15498 E. Venice/Township Road 104, Attica. $4-$6. (419) 426-0611 or www.oakridgefestival.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. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays in July and noon-4 July 4, 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?> “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: “Is It Rough? Is It Smooth? Is It Shiny?” by Tana Hoban, July 6-11; “Of Colors and Things” by Tana Hoban, July 13-18.
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.
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. July 18.
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.?> Sculpture Garden Favorites: July 8.?> Animals in Art: July 11, 13 and 15.?> Gods and Goddesses: July 18, 20 and 22.
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.?> Butterflies in Your Backyard: July 11, Blue Creek Conservation Area, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse.?> Milkweed Zoo: July 18, Yager Center, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads.
Froggy-Town Frogs: Stories, games and amphibious friends will be on hand. 2 p.m. July 7, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Toddler Trails: Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures. 10 a.m. July 7, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. $3. (419) 407-9700 or metroparkstoledo.com. Children 18 months to 3 years old and their adults can go on outdoor nature adventures.
Slippery Science: Join us for some slippery science experiments that splash, squish, and ooze. 10:30 a.m. July 7, auditorium, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org. Grades K-6.
Just Add Water: Teens and tweens will create, experiment or play by adding moisture. 4 p.m. July 7, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Water, Dirt and Seeds: Families will find out what happens when these ingredients come together. 3 p.m. July 8, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Imagination Station at Way: Kids can see if water can defy gravity and more at this watery adventure. 2 p.m. July 8, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
CSI Toledo: Detectives ages 6-12 will examine clues to solve the mystery of who’s been lurking in the gardens. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 8, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Reservations due by July 1: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Color Your Own Pirate Bandanas: Kids can use their creativity to prepare for swashbuckling adventures. 2 p.m. July 8, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390 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. July 8, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360.?> 2 p.m. July 15, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
Surf’s Up: Games, crafts, food and summer reading suggestions will be offered. www.toledolibrary.org. ?> 2 p.m. July 8, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.?> 3 p.m. July 14, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
Sand Art: Teens can make either a mandala sand painting or a 3-D design in a bottle. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. July 8, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360.?> 2 p.m. July 15, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
Game On: Teens are invited to try their hand at Battleship strategy in this tournament. 2-4 p.m. July 9, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Summer Skies over Toledo: Look at the stars, constellations and planets visible from the Glass City, learn about star mythologies and the latest astronomical discoveries. 8:30 p.m. July 9, 16, 23, 30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
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.?> 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330.?> 5-8 p.m. July 12-13, Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 259-5240.?> 1-4 p.m. July 15-16, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. (419) 878-3055.?> 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bird Hike: The avian world opens up in these monthly hikes, focused on spotting and identifying the variety of birds that live or migrate through the region. 8:30 a.m. July 10, Side Cut Metropark, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $5. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Summer on the Farm: Got to get back to the garden? Guests can see what life was like on a farm a century ago. In addition, a fiddle contest will take place at 12:30. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Kids’ Fishing Rodeo: Prizes will be awarded to the boys and girls within age brackets who catch the biggest fish. 8:30-11 a.m. July 10, Sleepy Hollow Park, Dorr St. at Richards Rd. www.ci.toledo.oh.us/Departments/DepartmentofNeighborhoods/DivisionofRecreation.
Fallen Timbers Kids Klub: Children will learn how and make pretzels and even decorate their plates. 1 p.m. July 10, Auntie Anne’s, Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Maumee. (419) 878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Blue Creek open house: See one of the metroparks’ newest properties before it is open for general use and meet our partners, Nature’s Nursery and Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District. 1-4 p.m. July 11, Blue Creek Conservation Area, 7790 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Way Magic: Mike Hemmelgarn will make the audience laugh and wonder how he did all those tricks. Ice cream afterward. 7:30 p.m. July 12, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Survivor: Stranded in the Garden. Kids 6-12 will learn what they can use from the garden to eat and drink, use for protection, medicine and more. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 12, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Reservations due by July 5: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Be an Animator (Or Just Meet One!): Teens can meet a local graphic novelist and illustrator whose art is found on many games, toys and more and learn what it’s like to be a professional illustrator, and get hands-on instruction. 2 p.m. July 12, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Shrinky Dinks: Participants can choose sea creatures to make for their key chains. 2 p.m. July 12, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bikin’ and Botany: Cyclists can ride and check out bugs and blooms along the way. 10 a.m. July 12, North Coast Inland Trail, from Walter Avenue, Fremont. Registration: (419) 334-4495. www.scpd-parks.org.
Toledo historical and architectural cruises: Historian Fred Folger will discuss sites along the Maumee, including the S.S. Boyer and Eagle Point estate homes, and point out the location of the Hollywood Casino from the deck of the Sandpiper. 8-10 p.m. July 12, departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. $18. Reservations: (419) 537-1212; information: (419) 407-9823 or www.maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.org.
Youtheatre camp: Professional directors from the Missoula Children’s Theater will work with students on movement, improvisation, theater games, makeup and technical skills during this weeklong day camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12-16, First Presbyterian Church Great Room, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. $100-$105. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
Wii Game Days: Players can try their hands at Nintendo titles; snacks will be provided. ?> 1 p.m. July 12-13, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> 3 p.m. July 14, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> 4 p.m. July 14, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.?> Noon-4 July 15, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Sit! Stay! Read! Children can register for a 15-minute session reading with a therapy dog. www.toledolibrary.org.?> 7-8 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 and 11 a.m. July 13 and 20, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24; and 6 and 7:30 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 31, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 1025 River Road, Maumee. $2. Reservations: (419) 407-9700 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
She Sells Sea Shells Party: Games, crafts, prizes and water fun is planned. 2 p.m. July 13, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Toledo historical and architectural cruises: Historian Fred Folger will discuss sites along the Maumee, including the S.S. Boyer and Eagle Point estate homes, and point out the location of the Hollywood Casino from the deck of the Sandpiper. 1-3 p.m. July 13, departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park. $18. Reservations: (419) 537-1212; information: (419) 407-9823 or www.maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.org.
Wild and Wavy Yo-Yos: National champ Rob Kitts will introduce teens to the world of competitive yo-yoing. 2 p.m. July 13, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Everybody Lives Downstream: Lucas County Soil and Water will visit with a model of a watershed that kids can “sprinkle with pollution” and spray with water to see where it all ends up. 2 p.m. July 13, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Bill Nye, Science Guy: Explore the depths with fish, discovering how they breathe, grow and survive. 3 p.m. July 13, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 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.?> 2 p.m. July 13, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250.?> 2 p.m. July 14, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
Sea Serpent Party: What’s tall, covered in scales, and wearing a green suit? The guest of the title will lead games, contests, crafts and more. 2 p.m. July 14, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
The Great Garden Race: Kids 6-12 will learn birdcalls and characteristics used to identify the variety of birds living at the garden, then compete to find and identify them on the grounds. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 14, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Reservations due by July 7: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Go with the flow: The Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District will show young visitors how important water is and what to do to keep it safe. 2 p.m. July 14, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Fish Stories: Young listeners will hear some aquatic stories and create fishy crafts. 3 p.m. July 14, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Water, Water, Everywhere: Youngsters will learn about the significance of water in another culture, make a craft and sample some “foreign” cuisine. ?> 2 p.m. July 14, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org. ?> 2 p.m. July 15, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Registration: (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Mix-n-Match Ice Cream Floats: Visitors choose the ice cream and the pop to make their own unique treats. 2 p.m. July 15, auditorium, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5290 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Water and Paper? Adults and teens will create scrapbook pages to take home; kids will create their own pages. 3 p.m. July 15, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Friends of the Library book sale: Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, videos and more will be up for grabs. 4-7 p.m. July 15 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16-17, Reynolds Corners Shopping Center, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. (419) 259-5207 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Early Sprouts: Kids 4-5 can take part in literature-based programs that include crafts. Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15 a session. (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org. ?> Weather or Not: Young meteorologists will explore the look, feel and fun of different kinds of weather, examining clouds and signs of the seasons during a stroll. 10-11:30 a.m. July 15; reservations due by July 8. ?> Nature Detectives: What’s different about the leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits of different plants? Follow the clues to find out what animals call the garden home. 10-11:30 a.m. July 21; reservations due by July 14.
Get Crafty: Teens can make some interesting projects with duct tape. 2-3:30 p.m. July 16, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Preserving Our Memories: Visitors can take lessons on how memories are preserved at Sauder Village to keep their own memories pristine. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16-17, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Metroparks Bicycle Tour: Four different routes of lengths varying between 15 and 100 miles will take cyclists through one to four parks. 7 a.m. July 17, Fallen Timbers Middle School, 6119 Finzel Road, Whitehouse. $5-$25. (419) 243-7680HYPERLINK “http://www.hitoledo.org/”, (419) 410-0087 or www.hitoledo.org.
Scuba diving: A member of Diver’s Paradise scuba diving shop will share stories and slides. 11 a.m. July 17, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Tony Van Sant: The creator of “The Orb of Azcera,” about a mystical sphere containing the secrets of a world long since forgotten, will sign books. 1 p.m. July 17, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park). (419) 474-3704.
“Ramona and Beezus” party: Beverly Cleary’s classic book has been transformed for the silver screen. Activities and giveaways are planned to celebrate. 2 p.m. July 17, Borders, 5001 Monroe St. (Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park). (419) 474-3704.
Ultimate Air Dogs Ohio championship: Canines doing cannonballs is the name of this game. Local pups will get the chance to race down a dock and plunge into a pool, each trying to fly the farthest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 17-18, The Andersons, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee. (419) 891-2700 or www.ultimateairdogs.net.
Adopt-a-Thon: More than 15 rescue organizations with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and maybe even birds will show off the friends they have for adoption. A bake sale, hot dogs and brats, moon walk, duck pond game and Dunk the Doc are planned, too. Noon-5 July 18, Sylvania Vet, 4801 N. Holland-Sylvania Road, Sylvania. (419) 885-4421 or www.sylvaniavet.com.
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.?> “Eugene Onegin”: 6:30 p.m. July 7.?> “La Boheme”: 6:30 p.m. July 14.
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.?> “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”: July 7.?> “Monsters Vs. Aliens”: July 13-14.
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.?> “Summer of Love”: July 9.
Movies at the library: www.toledolibrary.org.?> Undetermined title: 2 p.m. July 7, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.?> “Wall-E”: 1:30 p.m. July 14, McMaster Center, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
> “Disneynature Earth”: 2-4 p.m. July 15, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390.
“Funny Girl”: A musical about a woman (Barbra Streisand) who has more humor than romantic ability. 3 and 7 p.m. July 18, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $5. (419) 897-8902 or www.greateasterntheatres.com/maumeehome.asp.
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 Hoozier Daddy: July 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.?> Indianapolis Indians: 7 p.m. July 10* (Hawaiian Hens night, jersey auction, lei giveaway, Boy Scout sleepover); 6:30 p.m. July 11* (“Wow! Wow! Wubbzy,” Team Ghost Riders “cowboy” monkeys on dogs, rally towel giveaway).
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.?> ARCA late model gold cup 75 laps, factory stocks, four-cylinder: July 9.?> Sportsman, figure eights, factory stocks, four-cylinder: July 16.
Great Black Swamp Frogs vintage baseball: Sylvania’s boys of summers past play 1800s-style. www.sev.org/GBSFrogs/index.htm. ?> Vs. West Unity Athletics: 2 p.m. July 18, Lutheran Home, Napoleon.
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. Clodbusters Base Ball Club: July 11, Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton.
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.?> Scott White: 8 p.m. July 8; 8 and 10 p.m. July 9-10.?> Jim Holder: 8 p.m. July 15; 8 and 10 p.m. July 16-17.
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.?> Steve Byrne: 7 p.m. July 8 and 11; 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 9; 7 and 10 p.m. July 10, $12-$14.?> Brad Williams: 7 p.m. July 15 and 18, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 16, 7 and 10 p.m. July 17, $12-$14.
Nan O’Brien: This medium will offer answers at this live event. 7 p.m. July 8, Dana Conference Center, UT Health Sciences Campus, 1325 Conference Center Dr. $56-$65.
“Barnum”: This Rep Ed production explores the life of America’s greatest showman. 7 p.m. July 8-10 and 2:30 p.m. July 11, Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. $5-$10. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
“A Chorus Line”: A musical about casting the background players for … a musical. 8 p.m. July 9-10 and 16-17; 3 p.m. July 11 and 18, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $22-$25. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
“Annie Oakley’s Wild West Show”: MadCap’s giant puppets combine tall tales and stunts to bring American history to life. ?> 10 a.m. July 14, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.?> 2 p.m. July 14, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. (419) 259-5360 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Comedy hypnosis fundraiser: Michael Oddo will turn audience members into air guitarists, belly dancers and contestants in made-up games for the Fulton County Humane Society. 8 p.m. July 16, Swan Creek Community Church, 812 E. Main St., Delta. $12. (419) 388-9842 or (419) 388-3942.
“The Frog Prince”: A capricious princess is forced to make nice with an amphibian … without knowing his secret. 7 p.m. July 16 and 4 p.m. July 17, First Presbyterian Church Great Room, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. $3-$5. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
BOWLING GREEN and surrounding area
The Happy Badger: This store/cabaret will be raising funds for the Hunt family, who lost their home in the June 6 storms and had no insurance. The proceeds from a series of concerts will assist them. 331 N. Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-0706 or www.happybadger.com.?> Katie Sardasky, Ben Barefoot: 6-8 p.m. July 9.?> Anthony Two Feather: 1-3 p.m. July 10.?> Laurie Swyers, Mary Dick; plus tarot readings and jewelry from Billie Tulk: 1-3 p.m. July 17.
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.?> Hubcap: 9 p.m. July 7.?> Analog Revolution, Wards of the Mayor: July 8, $3.?> Rizzo: 9 p.m. July 9.?> Flo Like Us, the Bloody Buffalo: July 10.
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. July 8. (419) 287-3274 or beekersgeneralstore.com.
Children’s Tea: Fun and games of yesteryear and today will be explored at this event, geared toward little ones. 2 p.m. July 8, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $3-$12. Reservations: (419) 352-0967. www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Annual Classics on Main: More than 250 cars ranging from pre-war to modified hot rods, domestic and imports will strut their shocks. Noon-4 July 10, Main Street, downtown Bowling Green. (419) 354-4332 or www.downtownbgohio.org.
Bowling Green Area Community Band: This group of local musicians will play standards and patriotic songs. 7 p.m. July 10, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Dr., Bowling Green. (419) 352-1968 or www.bgacb.org.
Rapids Rally Days: Sidewalk sales, chicken barbecue, kiddie canvases, contests, a community theatrical production, car show and tractor/trolley rides will be offered. July 10-11, downtown Grand Rapids. www.grandrapidsohio.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, unless noted. (734) 996-9080 or www.aacomedy.com. ?> Tim O’Rourke: 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 9-10.?> Mike Stanley: 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 16-17.
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.?> Artology: Visitors can explore the science behind art, discovering primary colors of light, making origami and creating paints from natural materials. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10 and noon-4 July 11.?> Air Apparent: Principles relating to air pressure will be experimented with and applied in interesting ways. 1 and 3 p.m. July 17-18.
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.?> Dailey & Vincent: 8 p.m. July 8, $20.?> The Lucky Stars: 8 p.m. July 9, $15.?> Richie Havens: 8 p.m. July 10, $30.?> Kenny White: 8 p.m. July 13, $15.?> Loudon Wainwright III: 8 p.m. July 14, $20.?> Rani Arbo, Daisy Mayhem: 8 p.m. July 15, $15.?> Cherryholmes: 8 p.m. July 16, $22.50.?> Carrie Newcomer: 8 p.m. July 17, $17.50.
Blind Pig: A variety of rock, soul, pop and alternative acts perform at this bar. 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $3-$20 unless noted. (734) 996-8555 or blindpigmusic.com.?> Matt Jones & the Reconstruction, Paleo, Chris Bathgate: 9:30 p.m. July 7.?> The Sights, the Hand Grenades, Timothy Monger: 9:30 p.m. July 9.?> Chapstik, Blue Snaggletooth, Lava Moth, Tokyo Sexwhale, the Wolfs: 9:30 p.m. July 10.?> Budos Band, DJ Virus: 9 p.m. July 13.?> The Bridge, Great Divide: 9:30 p.m. July 14.?> Boyce Avenue, Tamar Kaprelian: 8 p.m. July 15.?> Bear in Heaven, Twin Sister, Mountain Man: 9 p.m. July 16.?> Frontier Ruckus, Theodore: 9 p.m. July 17.?> Vic Ruggiero, Chris Murray, the Forthrights, Matt Wixsom, 1592: 8 p.m. July 18.
Hollander’s cooking classes: Traditionally thought of as a paper source, the owners have recently started making culinary offerings as well. Kerrytown Shops, 410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $15, unless otherwise noted. (734) 741-7531 or www.hollanders.com.?> Five summer tea drinks: Noon-1 July 7.?> Yuyang’s Whitefish Dish: 1-2 p.m. July 11.?> Summer entree salads: Noon-1 July 14.?> Vegan baking, not just for vegans: 1-2 p.m. July 18.
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.?> Louis Nagel: 4 p.m. July 10, free lecture; 4 p.m. July 11, $10-$30.
Michigan Theater: This Ann Arbor cinematic epicenter shows arthouse fare, mainstream movies and special attractions, as well as hosts concerts and other performances. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$12.50, unless noted otherwise. (734) 768-8397, (734) 668-8463 or www.michtheater.org.?> Summer classics series: “Gimme Shelter,” 1:30 p.m. July 11 and 7 p.m. July 13; “M. Hulot’s Holiday,” 1:30 p.m. July 18 and 7 p.m. July 20.?> Summer documentary film series: “No Impact Man,” 7 p.m. July 12.
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.?> The Power of Flour: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, $250.
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.
“The Seafarer”: Four Irish mates go on an all-night bender of drinking and poker. 8 p.m. July 8-10, 15-17; 3 p.m. July 10; 2 p.m. July 11 and 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 HYPERLINK “http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=AASF&organ_val=261¤t_year=2010″annarborsummerfestival.org. ?> Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars: 8 p.m. July 8, Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St.; $30-$45?> Die Roten Punkte: 7:30 p.m. July 10, University of Michigan Museum of Art auditorium, 525 S. State St.; $20.?<> <> <>
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.?> Juice, Salmagundi, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”: 6:30 p.m. July 7.?> October Babies, The Ragbirds, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”: 6:30 p.m. July 8.?> Annie Capps Band, Groove Spoon, The Macpodz, DJ Seek Selekta: 5 p.m. July 9.?> Grassrootz Teen Stage, Bugs Beddow Band, Hullabaloo, DJ SaxTaxi: 5 p.m. July 10.?> Acoustic Cafe Live, Cairn to Cairn, Mr. B’s Joybox Express, George Bedard and the Kingpins, “West Side Story”: 4 p.m. July 11.
“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 through Aug. 28, Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich. $20-$38. (734) 433-7673 or www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Wheats, Wits, and Lambics: Two dozen or so brews from the spectrum will be paired with an appetizer buffet; style and tasting notes will be offered. 7 p.m. July 8, Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $25-$30. Registration: (734) 213-1393 or www.arborbrewing.com/.
Midnight Movies: This late-night flick series takes a turn for the dark. Midnight, State Theater, 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $7-$9. (734) 761-8667 or www.michtheater.org/state.php.?> “Taxi Driver”: July 10.
“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. July 16-17; 2 and 7 p.m. July 18; 8 p.m. July 19, Pot and Box, 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$15. (810) 623-0909 or www.thenewtheatreproject.org.