Events calendar, July 18, 2010Written by Whitney Meschke | | email@example.com
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.
> 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 and 25.
> Bobby May & the Dry Bone Revival: July 23.
> Razz & Sonzz: July 24.
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.
> Elixer: July 15.
> He Said She Said: July 16.
> Rick and Melissa Whited: July 17.
> Ron Daniels: July 22.
> The Bridges: July 23-24.
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.
> Joe Woods Band: July 15.
> Ravens: July 16.
> Gutterflower: July 17.
> Rivers Edge: July 22.
> Dave Carpenter & the Jaeglers: July 23.
> Crucial 420: June 24.
Brooklyn’s Daily Grind: Coffee and music, what more can one want? If a snack is the answer, this is your spot. 723 Airport Hwy., Holland. (419) 724-1433 or www.brooklynscafe.com.
> Tom Harms: 8-11 p.m. July 16.
> Decent Folk: 8-11 p.m. July 23.
> Craig Firdson art exhibit and sale: July 24.
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.
> John Mellencamp: 8 p.m. July 15, $55.
> Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band: 9 p.m. July 23, $40.
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.
> 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.
> Skip Turner: July 16-17.
> Paul Vornhagen: July 23-24.
The Distillery: Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com.
> Nathan Cogan: July 14.
> Jeff Stewart and the 25s: July 15-17.
> Kyle White: July 20.
> Ron Daniels: July 21.
> City Limit Sundown: July 23-24.
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.
> Andrew Ellis: 9:30 p.m. July 15.
> John Barile and Bobby May: 10 p.m. July 16.
> Gingerlove: 10 p.m. July 17.
> Name This Tune: 7 p.m. July 22.
> Andrew Ellis: 9:30 p.m. July 23.
> Greg Aranda: 10 p.m. July 24.
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 King and the Thief, Dignan, the Felix Culpa, Sainthood Reps: 6 p.m. July 15.
> Two Cow Garage, Hazard Perry, High Gears: 9 p.m. July 16.
> Coliseum, NRR, Full Scale Panic, Kansas City Shuffle: 9 p.m. July 17.
> Unknown Hinson, Polka Floyd: 8 p.m. July 23.
> Rasputina, Larkin Grimm: 9 p.m. July 24.
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 14 and 21.
> Kyle McCord & Friends: 7-9 p.m. July 16.
> The OG Spot: 7-9 p.m. July 17.
> Risa, Story time drama class: 2-3 p.m. July 21.
> Stephen and Angel: 7-8 p.m. July 24.
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.
> As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Arsonists Get All the Girls, ABACABB, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Circle of Contempt, Burning the Masses, Blind Witness, This or the Apocalypse, Vivian Banks, Arson Our Savior, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Not Without a Fight: 2 p.m. July 25.
Ice Restaurant & Bar: This local, family-owned enterprise offers food, drinks and music in a sleek atmosphere. 405 Madison Ave. (419) 246-3339 or icerestaurantandbar.com.
> Relativity: 7 p.m. July 15.
> Postmodern Blues Band: 8 p.m. July 16.
> Venyx: 8 p.m. July 17.
> Earregulars: 8 p.m. July 23.
> Kirbys: 8 p.m. July 24.
J. Patrick’s Restaurant & Pub: Live entertainment after 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (419) 874-3111 or www.hifq.com.
> Green Eye Soul: July 16-17.
> Double Dare: July 23-24 and 30-31.
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: July 15.
> Grape Smugglers: July 16.
> Tom Turner and Slow Burn: July 18.
> Cynthia Kaay Bennett: 6 p.m. July 19.
> Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble: 6 p.m. July 20.
> Noah Leibel Trio: 6 p.m. July 22.
> Quartet Bernadette: July 23.
> Mo Jo Boes: July 24.
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.
> Flo Like Us, Arobaphobics, Drawstring: 9 p.m. July 14.
> Pink Toast Band: 9 p.m. July 15.
> Beach Fossils, Clovers, the Forest: 9 p.m. July 16.
> Heartless Bastards, Builders and the Butchers, Peter Wolf Crier: 9 p.m. July 20, $15.
> Pharaoh’s Eye, Crayons, Texas Peter and the Revolutions: 9 p.m. July 23.
> Lao Tizer Band, Jeff Kohlman: 9 p.m. July 24.
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. July 14, 19-21.
> Ellie Martin: 9 p.m. July 16 and 23, $6.
> Lori Lefevre Johnson: 9 p.m. July 17, $8.
> Nicole Heitger: 9 p.m. July 24, $8.
Ottawa Tavern: Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com.
> AntiVillains: July 16.
> The Sacred Broncos: July 24.
> The Black Atlantic, Bleu Ox: July 25.
Pizza Papalis: Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or www.pizzapapalis.com.
> Ron Daniels: 7 p.m. July 15.
> Stonehouse: 8 p.m. July 16-17.
> Kyle White: 7 p.m. July 22.
> Boffo: 8 p.m. July 23-24.
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.
> Matt Jerovac and the Babylon Saints: July 15.
> Sweet Japonic: July 16.
> One Under: July 17.
> Wilburshaw: July 21-22.
> The Nutones: July 23.
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.
> Andrew Ellis: July 17.
> Reese Dailey: July 24.
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.
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.
> Toledo School for the Arts Pop Combo: July 15.
> David Browning: July 22.
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.
> Tom Turner & Slow Burn: July 14.
> Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach: July 21.
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.
> Kentucky Chrome: July 15.
> Whiskey Before Breakfast: July 22.
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.
> Hep Cat Revival: July 16, Peristyle Terrace.
> Pat Lewandowski: July 23, Peristyle Terrace.
Jazz in the Garden: Take in some swing and smooth tunes among the swaying flowers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through 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.
> The Newcomers: July 16.
> The Reese Dailey Band: July 23.
Summer Concert Series: Open air shows on Saturday nights. Sounds like summer to me. 6 p.m. Saturdays, Glyn Smith Amphitheater, Ottawa Park, Kenwood Boulevard.
> Mo Joe Boes: July 17.
> Extra Stout: July 24.
Music Under the Stars: Toledo Symphony members play for the people and the polar bears at this Toledo tradition. Toledo Zoo amphitheater, 2700 Broadway.
> “Patriotic America”: 7:30 p.m. July 18.
> “Easy Listening: Leroy Anderson.” 7:30 p.m. July 25.
MAS FiNA: July 16-17, Mulvaney’s Bunker, 4945 Dorr St., (419) 534-9830; July 23, Sylvania Mainstreet Bar & Grill, 5758 N. Main St., Sylvania, (419) 885-3511; July 30, Yeeha’s Buckin’ Bar & Grill, 3150 Navarre Ave., (419) 691-8880; July 31, South End Bar & Grille, 5105 Glendale Ave., (419) 382-7776.
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.
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.
> Metroknohm with Johnathon Peeler: July 20.
Harpbeat’s Splashtastic Musical Revue: Harpist Donna Novak will lead a musical safari, featuring summer and water music. 2 p.m. July 21, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. Registration: (419) 259-5390 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Verandah concert: Terra Brass Choir. 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 21, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 332-2081, (800) 998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sunset Serenades: Christopher Joseph. Music will waft over the lake as the sun sets. 7 p.m.-dusk July 21, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for nondistrict residents. (419) 882-8313 or www.olanderpark.com.
Kate Jordan and Soul Venture: This Christian group will perform songs from their albums, “Mighty River” and “Hope and Pray.” 6-9 p.m. July 22, Ottawa County Fair Grounds, 7870 Route 163, Oak Harbor. (419) 841-3680 or www.katiejordanmusic.com.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
The Bead Goes On: The TMA hopes to collect 10,000 hand-made beads made by the public in various media to create a curtain to be displayed at the museum. Entries will be accepted through October. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org/events/community.
Toledo Museum of Art exhibitions: 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.
> 92nd Annual Toledo Area Artists exhibition: This show celebrates Northwest Ohio’s artistic community. Through Aug. 22, Works on Paper 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.
> TMA High School Art Council: Students from 15 area schools organize this exhibition by choosing a theme and soliciting work from their peers. July 16-Aug. 15, Community Galleries.
> “Arts Gone Wild”: Regional nonprofit arts and cultural institutions will create installations representing their organizations. Special It’s Friday celebration starting at 1 p.m. July 16. Exhibit continues through Aug. 15, Community Galleries.
Detroit Institute of Art exhibitions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Regular admission: $4-$8; special exhibition prices include general admission. (313) 833-7900 or www.dia.org.
> “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.
“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 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.
“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 through July 31, 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. (419) 241-2400 (419) 875-6986, www.bittersweetfarms.org or www.20northgallery.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.
“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.
Salon des Refuses: The second string for the TMA Toledo Area Artists exhibition will be displayed. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 20, Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Suite 120. (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
Julie Draeger’s “Point of View”: This art teacher will exhibit her own work, known for the way its “color and shapes bring a fantastic reality to her landscapes and botanicals.” 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (until 7 Wednesdays) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28, Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery, 909 S. McCord Road, Holland. (419) 867-3533 or www.insideangles.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.
“Life’s Journey”: This exhibition of Michael Provenza’s landscape and seascape oil paintings encompass the subject of Earth’s “natural beauty and glory.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 31, Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 873-2787 or www.perrysburgarts.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 15 and 22; 2 p.m. July 18 and 25; 10:30 a.m. July 20.
> Inside Stories: 6 and 6:30 p.m. July 16 and 23.
> “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 and 25.
> “Out of Sight”: 2 and 3 p.m. July 24.
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: 7 and 8 p.m. July 16; 4 and 5 p.m. July 17 and 24; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. July 23.
> Beads: 6 and 7 p.m. July 16 and 23.
> 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.
> Scratch magic: 7 p.m. July 16, terrace.
> Doppelganger: 7 p.m. July 23, terrace.
> Button Speak: 2 p.m. July 25.
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.
> Time Travelers: Visit Ancient Egypt. July 19-23.
Karner Blues Nature Shoot: Photographers can learn about and shoot this 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.
“Art de Concrete”: Masonry master Kuhlman Corp. will host this creative showcase for the super-strong building material featuring artists including Lynn Olson, who will be on hand to finish his latest sculpture at the opening, 5-8 p.m. July 16. 5-8 p.m. weekdays, July 16-Dec. 31, Arrowhead Business Park, 1845 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. (419) 897-6000 or www.kuhlman-corp.com.
Hummingbirds Nature Shoots: Swift and jewel-like, these birds are fascinating. Photographers will snap them from blinds. 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 22 and 29, National Center for Nature Photography, Secor Metropark, 10000 W. Central Ave., Berkey. $25 a session. Registration: (419) 407-9757 or reservations.metroparkstoledo.com.
Local glass artists: Steve Kemmerley. Workers in silicon-based media will be spotlighted. 7-10 p.m. July 23, TMA Glass Pavilion hot shop, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Young Artist’s Club: Kids in grades one-five can draw, paint and make prints, ceramics and computer art. 2 p.m. July 23, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration: (419) 882-2089 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Art on the Mall: UT flashes its artsy side, decorating the spokes of Centennial Mall with creativity of all sorts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25, 2801 W. Bancroft St. (419) 530-2586, (419) 530-7859 or www.toledoalumni.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.
> 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.
> 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 19, Root Learning, 5470 Main St., Sylvania.
> Noon-6 July 19, Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Road, Waterville.
> 2-8 p.m. July 19, Perrysburg Knights of Columbus, 24250 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20, Mercy Healthcare Center, 2200 Jefferson Ave.
> 1-6 p.m. July 21, Morin Point Fire Station, 6333 N. Summit St., Erie, Mich.
> 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 22, UT Medical Center, 3065 Arlington Ave.
> Noon-6 July 23, Lutheran Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Road, Perrysburg.
> 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24, Haskins Community Church, 209 Main St., Haskins.
Toledo Farmers’ Market: Find it fresh and local at this outdoor station, which has been around for 178 years. July 17, Kids Day with cooking demonstration hosted by Slow Foods Maumee Valley; July 24, Corn Crazy cooking demonstration hosted by Toledo Choose Local. 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.
> 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 15: “Waite High School, the Marina District and Garfield Heights.” Waite parking lot, 301 Morrison St.
> July 22: “Soaring Heights @@ St. Joseph’s Church and Historic Vistula.” 628 Locust 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.
> Foundation for Life, July 15.
> Missions International of America, July 22.
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 through Aug. 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.
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.
> 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.
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.
Brain Games: Adults can stimulate their noodles by playing computer games. 2 p.m. July 21, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. Registration: (419) 259-5270 or www.toledolibrary.org.
“Flower Hospital, Blooming for 100 Years”: Visitors can hear about this Sylvania landmark and get some refreshments. 7 p.m. July 21, Sylvania Heritage Museum, 5717 N. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 318-9632 or www.sylvaniahistory.org.
Chicks Mix ’10: Appetizers and cocktails, raffles and auctions, all to benefit the Victory Center’s mission of aiding cancer patients. 5:30-9 p.m. July 21, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $20-$37. (419) 241-2221 or www.chicksforcharity.net.
Bash at the Bay: This celebration is more than what organizers claim: “the largest Urban Beach Party in the Midwest.” It’s music and scantily clad women and men, comedy and auto erotica (get your minds out of the gutter; it’s a car show), fashion and networking, plus health and civic information. (419) 283-4904 or www.bashatthebay.com.
> Local artist showcase, July 21, the Valt, 2148 W. Laskey Road.
> Comedy show featuring Special K, July 22, Fat Fish Blue, Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, $10.
> Teen Splash featuring Travis Porter, July 23, J Palace, 1032 W. Sylvania Ave., $25.
> Fashion Show, July 23, Plush Ultra Lounge, 338 N. Huron St., $10.
> Car and bike show, July 24, Promenade Park, 1 Water St., west bank of the Maumee River.
> Black and White Ball featuring Jagged Edge, July 24, the Omni, 2567 W. Bancroft St. $10-$25.
> Meet and greet, July 24, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 444 N. Summit St.
> Beach party and concert, noon-6 July 25, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon.
> Afterparty hosted by Frankie, July 25, the Zodiac, 135 S. Byrne Road, $10.
Clambake 2010: A buffet dinner and entertainment by Glass City Steel and Urban Jazz Collective will add to the chance to dig up time with the area’s top dogs. 6-10 p.m. July 22, Toledo Zoo’s Nairobi Pavilion, Anthony Wayne Trail. $85-$110. (419) 243-8191 or toledochamber.com.
Yoga & Aromatherapy: Jenn McCullough and Deb Reis will combine scent and sun salutations in this workshop. 6-7:15 p.m. July 23, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. $10. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.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 23, 2445 Monroe St. $20. (419) 255-8000 or toledomuseum.org.
Introduction to Hypnotherapy: Jennifer Styblo will discuss how hypnosis can be used to modify behavior and manage pain. 6-7:30 p.m. July 25, Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 W. Bancroft St. (419) 266-9642 or www.integrationyogastudio.com.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
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.
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.
KidsFest at the Riverbend: Pablo from “The Backyardigans” will lead a packed slate of activities, including a planetarium, exhibits from the Toledo Zoo and Boonshoft’s Discovery Zone, the Apple Bus filled with science experiments, fantasy face painting, giant inflatables and sports. 2-8 p.m. July 22, Riverbend Recreation Area (includes Brugeman Lodge), 16618 Township Rd. 208, Findlay. (419) 422-4624 or www.artspartnership.com.
All Saints Catholic Church Festival: Touch of Brass, Bonkers, Randy Krajewski and the Badinovs and Sundelay will entertain, as will rides and games. A polka Mass is set for 4 p.m. July 24. 5-11:30 p.m. July 23-24,All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford. (419) 666-1393 or allsaintsrossford.com/
Hamler Summerfest: Get primed for Toledo’s German-American festival at this party, complete with polka dancing, food, a parade and more. The corn hole tournament is icing on der Kuchen. 5 p.m. July 23-24 and noon-8 July 25, Hamler Community Park, State Route 109, Hamler. $5-$7, concerts. (419) 274-1465 or hamlersummerfest.com.
Wayne Firefighter’s Country Jamboree: Rodney “Hot Rod” Parker & Liberty Beach will headline, along with Annabelle Road, Bandera and Kelsey Morgan & Freeland Drive; hog and steer roasts and “Cornhole Classic” will sideline. 3-midnight July 24, Wayne Fire Hall, 200 N. Center St., Wayne $5-$10. (419) 288-2819 or www.waynefirejamboree.net.
Great Maumee River Dragon Boat Festival: Cheer paddlers along as they navigate these long, fierce boats along the Maumee River. Entertainment and activities are part of the fundraising regatta. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24, International Park, east bank of the Maumee, off Main Street. (419) 242-2122 or www.partnerstoledo.org.
Ragtime Street Fair: Joplin rules at this weekend of Americana music featuring dancing, performances, presentations, food and silent movies. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. July 24 and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25, Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. $16-$22; $5 parking. (313) 982-6001, (800) 835-5237 or www.thehenryford.org.
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, 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: “Of Colors and Things” by Tana Hoban, July 13-18; “Beans on Toast” by Paul Dowling, July 20-25.
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.
> Animals in Art: July 15.
> Gods and Goddesses: July 18, 20 and 22.
> Kings, Queens & Castles: July 25, 27 and 29.
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.
> Milkweed Zoo: July 18, Yager Center, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway between Byrne and Reynolds Roads.
> Silver Waters on the Silver Trail: July 25, Buehner Center porch, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, 4139 Girdham Road off Route 2, Swanton.
Surf’s Up: Games, crafts, food and summer reading suggestions will be offered. 3 p.m. July 14, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sand Art: Teens can make either a mandala sand painting or a 3-D design in a bottle. 2 p.m. July 15, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Wii Game Days: Players can try their hands at Nintendo titles; snacks will be provided. Noon-4 July 15, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or 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 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.
Castles in the Sky: Teens can make sand castles using colored sand and unique mini-bottles. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. July 15, Toledo Heights Branch Library, 423 Shasta Dr. (419) 259-5220.
> 2 p.m. July 22, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
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.
> 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.
> 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St. (419) 259-5390.
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.
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 16, 23, 30, UT’s Ritter Planetarium, 2801 W. Bancroft St. $5-$6. (419) 530-4037, (419) 530-2650 or www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
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) 243-7680, (419) 410-0087 or www.hitoledo.org.
Big Dog Walk Fund-raiser: Big AND little canines and their owners are welcome to raise cash for Animal House Rescue operations. Raffles, demonstrations, pedis for pets and adoptions will be offered. 9 a.m. July 17, Ottawa Park open air shelter, Kenwood Boulevard. $20. (419) 276-5699 or www.ahrescue.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.
Show Your Crafty Side: Teens can make wind chimes or reflective seascapes. 1 p.m. July 19, Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St. (419) 259-5230 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Picture It in Sand: Dip your toes in the sand! Well, not literally, but use sand as your medium to create colorful pictures. 2 p.m. July 19, Huntington Meeting Room, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or toledolibrary.org.
Pioneer Life: Kids 6-12 will spend time in the historical Peter Navarre cabin, making candles, soap and cornhusk dolls and playing period-style games. 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 19, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $15. Reservations due by July 12: (419) 536-5566 or toledogarden.org.
Magic Classes: David Sieja will teach beginning magicians ages 9-12 the mysteries of magic; class performances will be held July 28. 10-10:30 a.m. July 19, 21, 26 and 28; 10:45-11:15 a.m. July 19, 21, 26 and 28; second-year students, 11:30 a.m.-noon July 19, 21, 26 and 28; third-year students, 12:15-12:45 p.m. July 19, 21, 26 and 28; Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Make a Splash with Joyce Davis: The “Puppet Lady” and her friends will tackle “The Case of the Missing Pearl.” www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. July 19, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280.
> 7 p.m. July 20, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
> 10:30 a.m. July 21, West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. (419) 259-5290.
> 10 a.m. July 28, Hope Nursery, 10610 Waterville Road, Whitehouse.
> 2 p.m. July 28, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310.
> 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.
Sit! Stay! Read! Children can register for a 15-minute session reading with a therapy dog. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 7-8 p.m. July 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Registration: (419) 259-5370.
> 7-8 p.m. July 20 and 27, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055.
Most Delicious Cookie Contest: Participants are asked to bring in samples of their favorite homemade cookies to share, along with the recipe to contribute to a cookbook. 2 p.m. July 20, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sand Art: Teens will turn beachy grains into works of art. 2-3:30 p.m. July 20, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Ice Cream Making: Youngsters will shake the ingredients to create their own creamy treats. 2 p.m. July 20, Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. Registration: (419) 878-3055 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Side Cut Explorer: A 12-passenger tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath. 10 and 11 a.m. July 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.
Splish Splash Magic: Gordon the Magician will captain a mysterious high seas adventure. www.toledolibrary.org.
> 7 p.m. July 20, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2089.
> 1:30 p.m. July 21, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
> 4 p.m. July 21, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210.
> 10:30 a.m. July 29, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. (419) 259-5303.
> 4 p.m. July 29, Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Road. (419) 259-5270.
Wii Game Days: Players can try their hands at Nintendo titles; snacks will be provided.
> 3 p.m. July 20, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 3 p.m. July 21 and Aug. 4, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. (419) 259-5280 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 6:30 p.m. July 26, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Road, Oregon. (419) 259-5250 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Froggy-Town Frogs: Stories, games and amphibious friends will be on hand. 2 p.m. July 21, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. (419) 259-5310 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Party in the Parking Lot: Will Gordon the magician make all the hot dogs and lemonade disappear? Not if attending kids get their share. 3-5 p.m. July 21, outside Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. (419) 259-5210 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Stream Survivors: Youngsters can predict water quality based on populations found in a model stream and learn how to protect water resources.
> 3 p.m. July 21, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. (419) 259-5283 or www.toledolibrary.org.
> 2 p.m. July 27, Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Road, Maumee. Registration: (419) 259-5360 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.
> 3 p.m. July 21, South Branch Library, 1736 Broadway. (419) 259-5395.
> 1:30 p.m. July 28, McMaster Center, Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207.
The Toledo Zoo Presents Reptiles and Amphibians. Zoo experts will explain why these creatures are so important to the environment and introduce some. 3 p.m. July 22, Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Registration: (419) 259-5330 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Painting with Flip Flops: Teens will paint and decorate tote bags using their footwear. 2-3:30 p.m. July 23, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Pizzapalooza: Italian Frisbee fans can get their fill of cheese, sausage and more at this paean to pepperoni and vote for their favorites vendors. Music will be provided by the Danger Brothers and the Undeserving. 4 p.m.-midnight July 23-24, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. $3-$5. (419) 882-1500 or www.playsylvania.com.
Explore the Crafts: Sauder Village visitors are invited to go beyond demonstrations to participation, trying weaving, woodworking, pottery, basket making, spinning, sewing, tinsmithing and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23-24, Sauder Village, 22611 Route 2, Archbold. $7.50-$14.50. (800) 590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Privateer Lynx: A 122-foot, square top-sail schooner will fire carronades upon entering the Port of Toledo at 3 p.m. July 23. Tours of the tall ship used to train the cast and crew of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” will be offered 4-5 p.m. July 23 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 24-25. Adventure sails ($35-$65) are offered 2-5 p.m. July 24-25. Docked beside the Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship, International Park, 26 Main St. (888) 446-5969 or www.privateerlynx.com.
Christmas in July: Get jingly with it at this holiday dance, featuring Santa, gifts, a silent auction, craft and movie. July 24, Shelter 3, Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon. (419) 836-7758 or (419) 836-8828.
Red Cross Babysitting Clinics: Kids 11-14 can learn how to care for little ones. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 24, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. $30; in-person registration. (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Drums Along the Maumee: See and hear fife and drum corps from across the country play military music from the 1750s through the War of 1812, including massed ensembles at 4. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24 and noon-5 July 25, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $4-8. (419) 874-4121, (800) 283-8916 or www.fortmeigs.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.
> “La Boheme”: 6:30 p.m. July 14.
> “Turandot”: 6:30 p.m. July 21.
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.
> “Monsters Vs. Aliens”: July 14.
> “Hotel for Dogs”: July 20-21.
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.
> “Monterey Pop”: July 23.
Movies at the library: www.toledolibrary.org.
> “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.
> “Sea of Sharks”: 3 p.m. July 22, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.
Kidtoons: Youngsters and their parents can watch Sesame Workshop’s “Summer Beach Party.” Noon July 17-18, 24-25 and 31, Rave Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe St., second floor, Sylvania Avenue side. $3.50. (419) 891-5039.
“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.
Classic Movie Series: “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” James Cagney portrays George M. Cohan in this musical. 1-3 p.m. July 20, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-6747.
Godzillathon: The brainchild of an area youngster, a showing of nine different “Godzilla” flicks will hit Maumee. Noon and 2 July 21-23 and 2 and 5 p.m. July 24-25, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. $3.50 a movie or $25 for all nine. (419) 897-8902 or www.greateasterntheatres.com/maumeehome.asp.
“Beautiful Losers”: The Media Decompression Collective is sponsoring this al fresco film about a group of artists whose relationship to a now-defunct gallery has made them a kind of family. Discussion to follow; lawn chairs welcome. Sunset (between 8:30 and 9) July 22, Bozarts Fine Art & Music Gallery, 51 S. St. Clair St. (419) 464-5785 or tinyurl.com/28oc9v6.
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 Hot Lucy: July 17; Hoozier Daddy: July 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28; 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.
> Buffalo Bisons: 7 p.m. July 23* (Legacy of Diversity Night, Frisbee Dogs, Girl Scout sleepover) and July 24* (mystery baseball and dental night, Boy Scout sleepover); 6:30 p.m. July 25* (Latino Heritage Night, “Super Why,” dinner with the mascots); noon July 26 (summer recreation days, Salute to Seniors Day).
ARCA racing: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road. $3-$18. (419) 727-1100 or www.toledospeedway.com.
> Sportsman, figure eights, factory stocks, four-cylinder: July 16.
> Monster truck shows: 7:30 p.m. July 23-24.
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. Wyandotte Ghost Riders: 2 p.m. July 25, Spiegel Grove.
Fahrenheit 451 5K Race/Walk: Racers will make strides in honor of Read for Literacy. 6:30 a.m. July 25 (race starts at 8), Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness, 30150 Tracy Road, Perrysburg. $15-$20. (419) 242-7323.
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.
> Jim Holder: 8 p.m. July 15; 8 and 10 p.m. July 16-17.
> Dan O’Sullivan, Nate Fridson: 8 p.m. July 22; 8 and 10 p.m. July 23-24.
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.
> 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.
> Untamed Shrews: 7 p.m. July 22 and 25, 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 23, 7 and 10 p.m. July 24, $12-$14.
> Special K: 9 p.m. July 22, $12.
“A Chorus Line”: A musical about casting the background players for … a musical. 8 p.m. July 16-17; 3 p.m. July 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.
“Tick, Tick … Boom”: A young composer deals with the stresses of a friend’s success, girlfriend’s demands and trying to create the great American musical while waiting tables. 8 p.m. July 23-24 and 30-31; and 3 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1, Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, Mich. $22-$25. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
“Seussical Jr.”: A musical version of Horton’s troubles hatching an egg and protecting the Whos. 7 p.m. July 23-25, Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. $8-$15. (419) 691-1398 or www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
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.
> Laurie Swyers, Mary Dick; plus tarot readings and jewelry from Billie Tulk: 1-3 p.m. July 17.
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.
> Bryan Lee: 8 p.m. July 23, $10-$12.
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.
> Misha Misha, Jack & Slade, Zach Wilson, Amanda Hoffman, Justin Sisler: 9 p.m. July 15.
> The Ruckus: 9 p.m. July 16.
Infirmary Inmates Vintage Base Ball: 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: July 25, Carey, Ohio.
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.
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.
> 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.
> Live shipwreck exploration: The Montana, at the bottom of Lake Huron, will be explored by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and broadcasts at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m. July 14; hands-on activities: 10-3 p.m.
> Air Apparent: Principles relating to air pressure will be experimented with and applied in interesting ways. 1 and 3 p.m. July 17-18.
> Mighty Motion: Look at gravity, inertia, air resistance and Newton’s laws of motion. 1 and 3 p.m. July 24-15.
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.
> Loudon Wainwright III: 8 p.m. July 14, $20.
> Rani Arbo, Daisy Mayhem, May Erlewine, Seth Bernard: 8 p.m. July 15, $15.
> Cherryholmes: 8 p.m. July 16, $22.50.
> Carrie Newcomer: 8 p.m. July 17, $17.50.
> Bill Kirchen: 7:30 p.m. July 25, $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 unless noted. (734) 996-8555 or blindpigmusic.com.
> 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.
> We Are Scientists, Lightspeed Champion, Rewards: 9 p.m. July 20.
> Medium Deep Rough, Nathan K., Joe Hertler, Jeff Pianki, Derby Mama: 9:30 p.m. July 21.
> Zach Deputy, Wolfie Complex: 9 p.m. July 22.
> Three Blue Teardrops, Hillbilly Casino: 9:30 p.m. July 23.
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.
> Summer entree salads: Noon-1 July 14.
> Vegan baking: 1-2 p.m. July 18.
> Afternoon tea: Noon-1 July 21.
> Versatile cake recipe: 1-2 p.m. July 25.
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.
> Aram Shelton Quartet: 7:30 p.m. July 25.
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: “M. Hulot’s Holiday,” 1:30 p.m. July 18 and 7 p.m. July 20; “Harvey,” 1:30 p.m. July 25 and 7 p.m. July 27.
> Summer documentary film series: “We Live in Public,” 7 p.m. July 19.
> “The Girl Who Played With Fire” discussion: includes screening of the Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, panel discussion and question-and-answer session. 7 p.m. July 22, $7-$22.
University of Michigan Museum of Art: This museum has the largest collection of Asian art in Michigan. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 Sundays, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. (734) 763-8662 or www.umma.umich.edu.
> 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.
> Flat breads: 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 20, $100.
> Cheesecake: 6-9 p.m. July 22, $75.
> Sprouted grains: 1-5 p.m. July 24, $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.
“The Seafarer”: Four Irish mates go on an all-night bender of drinking and poker. 8 p.m. July 15-17; 2 p.m. July 18, Performance Network, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $10-$41. (734) 663-0681 or www.performancenetwork.org.
“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.
Midnight Movies: This late-night flick series offers dark, classic or cult films at an appropriate time. Midnight, State Theater, 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. $6. (734) 761-8667 or www.michtheater.org/state.php.
> “Ghostbusters”: July 24.
“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.
Ann Arbor art fairs: Four distinct, concurrent festivals @@ State Street, Street Art Fair, South University and the Guild @@ surround the University of Michigan’s Diag, making for a crowded celebration of anything and everything artsy imaginable. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 21-23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 24. artfairs.visitannarbor.org, www.artfair.org, www.theguild.org, www.a2southu.com and a2statestreetartfair.com.