2011 Summer Events GuideWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER EVENTS GUIDE
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
Toledo-Lucas County Public Libraries, (419) 259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.
- Contact local branches and search online calendar for “book group” for book group meeting times.
Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info
- Third Monday, 7-8:15 p.m.: “Solar” by I. McEwan (June 20), “Nemesis” by P. Roth (July 18), “1984” by G. Orwell (Aug. 15).
- First Wednesday, 10 a.m.: “Nineteen Minutes” by J. Picoult (June 1), “The Help” by K. Stockett (July 6), “A Reliable Wife” by R. Goolrick (Aug. 3).
- Third Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m: “Birdsong” by S. Faulks (June 15), “To the Lighthouse” by V. Woolf (July 20), “The Namesake” by J. Lahiri (Aug. 17).
- First Thursday, 7-8:15 p.m.: “Birdsong” by S. Faulks (June 2), No meeting July or August.
SUMMER READING CLUBS
- Toledo-Lucas County Public Libraries. “One World, Many Stories.” June 6-Aug. 6. Kids, teens or adult clubs. Register online or at any branch location. (419) 259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.
- Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. “One World, Many Stories.” (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info.
Toledo School for the Arts faculty will offer one- to two-week summer day camps, workshops and evening classes for children (age 8 and up) and adults at the school starting mid-July. Daytime topics include music, visual arts, dance and arts integration. Evening offerings include creative writing, portrait drawing, beginning guitar, steel drum, digital photography, cake decorating and wearable glass art. $25-$175. 333 14th St, (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org/academy.
Two-week “Theatre Workshop for Teens and Kids” hosted by Waterville Playshop at Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Road. 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday (grades K-6) or 1-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (grades 7-12) July 11-22. $160. (419) 276-0032 or www.watervilleplayshop.org
HOT SUMMER COOL SCIENCE
Camps and mini camps for ages 7-12: “Catapults, Coasters and Cars!” (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 11-15 or mini camp July 5-8) or “Museum in Motion” (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 18-22, Aug. 1-5 or Aug. 8-12). Includes T-shirt, snacks and take-home activites. Full camps $165 members/$195 nonmembers; mini camps $130 members/$160 nonmembers. Imagination Station, Summit and Adams streets. www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.
TOLEDO SYMPHONY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
For students studying Suzuki Method on violin, piano, viola, cello or recorder or with permission from director. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 18-22 with orientation 3-5 p.m. July 17 and final concert 10-11:30 a.m. July 23. The Professional Arts Building, 1838 Parkwood Ave. $200 before June 1, $225 after June 1. (419) 418-0022 or www.toledosymphony.com.
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
Classes and camps for children, teens, adults and families. Art Adventures Camps, mornings or afternoons July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29 or Aug. 1-5. 2445 Monroe St., (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
WOLCOTT MUSEUM COMPLEX
History Summer Camp for kids entering grades 3-6. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. June 27-30. $10 per session or $40 for the week. Daily Life (June 27), Native American Indian Days (June 28), Old Fashioned Food and Fun (June 29) or What was School like for children in the 1800s? (June 30). 1035 River Road, Maumee, (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.org.
HANDS-ON ART STUDIO
New Hands-on Studio at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive, featuring open studio time and classes, including knitting, felting, spinning and clay. Full list at www.toledogarden.org or (419) 536-5566.
Free “Get Growing” lecture series. (419) 260-4615 or www.toledogarden.org.
- 10 a.m. June 11: “Garden Structures,” Oneida Street Greenhouse, 1212 Cherry St.
- 10 a.m. July 12: “Vegetables and their Uses,” location TBA
- 10 a.m. Aug. 13: “Food Preservation,” location TBA.
NEXT STAGE STUDIOS
25581 Fort Meigs Road, Perrysburg, (419) 873-5838 or www.nextstagestudios.com
- 2-3 p.m. May 28: Free Dance Basics class. Email NextStageStudios@gmail.com to register.
- Broadway Bound musical theatre camp, featuring singing, acting and dance training with industry professionals. Aug. 1-12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Day camp featuring historic folk arts and crafts for students in grades 4-7. June 20-24. Sylvania Historical Village and Heritage Center Museum, 5717 N. Main St. (419) 882-4865 or www.cityofsylvania.com.
BGSU SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
Intensive music camps for high school and junior high school students. June 12-17: Brass Camp, June 12-18: Musical Theater Camp, June 12-16: Double Reed-Making Bootcamp, June 19-24: Recording Studio Camp, Super Sax Camp, Piano Camp and Vocal Arts Camp. $175-$475. (419) 372-8654 or www.bgsu.edu/colleges/music.
UT SUMMER CAMPS
Day camps features games, reading, arts and crafts, snacks and field trips. Ages 5-12. Nine one-week sessions offering a different theme each week. $140/week. (419) 530-3706 or www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/rec.
Hands-on, nature-themed weeklong camps and day camps for kids and teens. Metroparks of Toledo Area, (419) 4107-9701 or www.metroparksprograms.com.
ENCORE! ENCORE! FILM FOCUS
Independent, first-run feature films by independent filmmakers at local Toledo-Lucas County branch libraries. (419) 259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free.
- June 27: “Fresh”: A call to action which profiles some of the modern heroes of today’s society: the advocates for and farmers who practice and teach sustainable growing and food distribution. West Toledo auditorium, 1320 Sylvania Ave.
- July 28: “Garbage Dreams”: The incredible story of how an Egyptian community, whose economy is based on collecting and recycling garbage, must adapt to the arrival of allegedly modern practices. West Toledo auditorium, 1320 Sylvania Ave.
New outdoor movie series presented by the Croswell Opera House and Adrian Parks and Recreation. (517) 263-6868 or www.croswell.org. Island Park in Adrian. Free.
- June 19: TBA
- July 17: TBA
- Aug. 14: “WALL-E”
- Sept. 4: “Tangled”
LYRIC PHOTOPLAY SOCIETY
Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St. Includes classic previews, classic news reels or cartoons and a live onstage introduction of film’s background prior to screening. Proceeds benefit preservation of the theatre. (419) 897-8901. $5.
- May 22: “Dark Passage”: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in this seldom-seen, hard-hitting 1947 film noir tale of romance and intrigue filmed on location in San Francisco. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- July 10: “Some Like It Hot”: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon star in this 1959 comedy. When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
- July 18: TBA family-friendly film projected on the side of Shutter Love Studio, 108 W. Second St., Perrysburg, with popcorn and refreshments included. 9-11 p.m. Sponsored by Downtown Perrysburg Inc., (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
RAVE CINEMA CLASSICS
Mondays at 1 p.m. Levis Commons, 2005 Hollenbeck Drive, Perrysburg, (419) 874-2154. All films are $3, which include a pop and popcorn.
- May 23: “Delightfully Dangerous”
- May 30: “Charade”
- June 6: “When Harry Met Sally”
- June 13: “Fabulous Dorseys”
- June 20 “Great Rupert”
- June 27: “Kansas City Confidential
- July 11: “Road to Bali”
- July 18: “Yankee Bucaneer”
- July 25: “Call it Murder”
- Aug. 1: “Beat the Devil”
- Aug. 8: “D.O.A.”
- Aug. 15: “Escape from Sobibor”
- Aug. 22: “Eternally Yours”
- Aug. 29: “Inspector General”
SILVER SCREEN CLASSICS
Back by popular demand. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com. All films are $4 and start at 7:30.
- June 10: “The Sound of Music”
- June 17: “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
- June 24: “Jaws”
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
Fernando Botero/Colombian Film Series. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
- May 27: “Love in the Time of Cholera”: How long would you wait for love? Based on Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel, 7:30 p.m., free.
WAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, (419) 874-3135 or www.waylibrary.info. Free.
- July 22: Mid-summer classic movie: “The Quiet Man,” 7 p.m.
- Reel Opinions: Documentary viewing each third Thursday of the month (June 16, July 21, Aug. 18) at 10:30 a.m. followed by discussion.
FUNNYBONE AT FAT FISH BLUE
6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or www.funnybonefatfishblue.com for showtimes and prices.
- May 19-22: John Evans
- May 25: Married Guys
- May 26-29: Scott Henry
- June 2-5: Tony Rock
- June 9-12 Steve Byrne
- June 16-19: Josh Sneed
- June 24-25: Tommy Davidson
- June 30-July 3: James Sibley
- July 7-10: Phil Palisoul
- July 10: Doug Benson
- July 14-17: Untamed Shrews
- July 21-24: Alex Reymundo
- July 28-31: Bert Kreischer
- Aug. 4-7: Guy Torry
- Aug. 11-14: Pete Correale
- Aug. 18-21: Loni Love
CONNXTIONS COMEDY CLUB
5319 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. (419) 867-9041 or www.connxtionscomedyclub.com for showtimes and prices.
- May 20-21: Tim Wilson
- May 26-28: Mo Alexander
- June 2: Steve Iott
- June 3-4: Carlos Mencia
- June 9-11: Danny Browning
- June 16-18: Mike Bobbitt
- June 23-25: Dwight York
- July 7-9: Tommy Thompson
- July 21-23: Charlie Wiener
- July 28-30: LA Hardy
With the snow and ice now a distant memory, we can turn our focus to the summer concert season in Northwest Ohio and Michigan. Invariably, there are lots of familiar names vying for your entertainment dollar. Here are a few for good or bad that caught our eye. Tickets available via all Ticketmaster locations or www.ticketmaster.com
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, www.theark.org
Crash Test Dummies, 8 p.m. May 26, $27.50-$34.50
If you’re old enough to remember the ‘90s alternative music explosion, odds are you’ll recall the Crash Test Dummies’ lone and annoying hit song “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.” For those too young or in need of a scared-straight evening of music, the Canadian folk-rock act is now touring.
Gaelic Storm, 8 p.m. June 1, $22.50-$29
Popular Celtic-world music act Gaelic Storm got its start by appearing in the blockbuster film “Titanic” more than a decade ago. Today the Los Angeles-based band is touring its latest effort “Cabbage,” which includes a cover of Paul Simon’s hit song “Cecilia.”
Guitar Shorty, 8 p.m. June 20, $15-$20
David “Guitar Shorty” Kearney may not be a household name but the blues guitarist is a throwback to an older era with his Hendrix-inspired sound and power. For years now, the former mechanic and truck driver has been electrifying crowds. His latest effort is “Bare Knuckle.”
Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $35-$42
The good news is actor Tim Robbins won’t be revisiting whatever he called the musical monstrosity performed at the 2004 “Vote for Change” tour stop at the old Toledo Sports Arena. Instead, Robbins and his new act are exploring a singer-songwriter aesthetic influenced by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.
DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE
7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, Mich., www.theatreclarkson.com
Phish, 7 p.m. June 3, $42-$57
Remember when Phish was on hiatus? Those days are gone, my friend, with the definitive jam band planning a massive summer tour. Trey Anastasio and company’s last studio effort was 2009”s “Joy.”
Tim McGraw with Luke Bryan and The Band Perry, 7 p.m. June 24, $36-$92
In the past, country music artist Tim McGraw has spent the summers touring with his superstar wife Faith Hill. This year the Music City legend, with more than 40 million albums sold and 32 No. 1 singles, is hitting the road solo for his “Emotional Traffic Tour.”
Mötley Crüe with Poison and The New York Dolls, 7:30 p.m. June 29, $36.50-$262
The teaming of Mötley Crüe with Poison for a summer tour isn’t surprising. However, it’s the inclusion of ‘70s punk act New York Dolls as the opener that is somewhat of a head-scratcher. Sure, the influential Dolls inspired the ‘80s glam rock movement, but it’s hard to imagine fans of “Wild Side” being familiar with or wanting to hear the work of David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain.
Sugarland, 7:30 p.m. July 9, $43-$97.50
Known for unexpected covers ranging from Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” to Pearl Jam’s “Better Man,” Sugarland upped the keeping-fans-on-their-toes ante with its latest album “The Incredible Machine,” which includes the auto-tuned and reggae-leaning lead single “Stuck Like Glue.”
Jimmy Buffett, 8 p.m. July 21 (sold out)
All is right in the summer concert world when Jimmy Buffett with booze in his blender brings his Parrothead experience out for what invariably is a hangover in waiting. Naturally the show to see the “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” singer sold out quickly.
Journey with Foreigner and Night Ranger, 7 p.m. July 31, $22-$132
Having seemingly lived off its “Don’t Stop Believin’” history for the past few years, Journey, with singer Arnel Pineda, is testing the new-music waters this spring with the release of its latest album “Eclipse.”
Godsmack, Disturbed, Megadeth and more, 2 p.m. Aug. 6, $36.50-$96
This year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival finds hard rock’s Godsmack back in action, with Disturbed and Megadeth to boot. Expect plenty of black and blues and head-banging fun at this show.
Train and Maroon 5, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, $22-$172
By the time this bill rolls into town, odds are you may have pissed off your mom. Now it’s time for your penance. There’s no better way to show moms or your “Soul Sister,” as she horrifically likes to refer to herself just how sorry you are than by sitting through an evening of Train and Maroon 5.
Ke$ha with LMFAO and Spank Rock, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, $16.50-$46.50
Glitter speculators are expecting the obligatory teen-based product to boom this summer when trashy pop princess Ke$ha brings her “Get $leazy Tour” to Michigan. In a related note, producers of “Teen Mom 2” will be present watching the crowd for what amounts to auditions for its next season.
500 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com
Michael Bublé, 8 p.m. June 7, $49.50-$85
Michael Bublé continues to parlay his Frank Sinatra sound and demeanor into platinum success, as evidenced by his most recent effort, the 2009 Grammy Award-nominated “Crazy Love.” While his faithful patiently await a new album, the Canadian continues his cash-cow “Crazy Love” tour.
Keith Urban with Jake Owen, 7:30 p.m. July 29, $55 to $70
Known for adding a rock ‘n’ roll edge to his Nash-Vegas sound, Keith Urban is arguably atop the country music world. Currently supporting his sixth studio effort “Get Closer,” the Australian native’s catalogue includes hits “Somebody Like You,” “You’ll Think Of Me” and his latest “Put You In A Song.”
TOLEDO ZOO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
2700 Broadway Ave., Toledo, www.toledozoo.org
Lady Antebellum with Craig Campbell, 7:30 p.m. July 15 (sold out)
Along with Sugarland and Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum is one of the Nashville bands currently making up the pop-country zeitgeist. The Hilary Scott-led trio is still touring its 2010 monster multiplatinum album “Need You Know,” which includes three No. 1 singles (the title track, “American
Honey” and “Our Kind of Love”).
Steely Dan with Sam Yahei, 7:30 p.m. July 20, $49.50-$79.50
While Steely Dan’s last tour found the legendary rock-jazz-R&B act playing a few of its classic albums in their entirety, this summer Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have booked the more conventional “Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven” jaunt, which includes both greatest hits and deep cuts.
Poison with Warrant, 8 p.m. July 28, $37.50-$75
Exactly 20 years ago, ‘80s hair metal act Poison was touring its “Flesh & Blood” album with Warrant as its opener. In a related story from 1991, Kurt Cobain’s grunge was waiting in the on-deck circle.
Darius Rucker with Drew Davis Band, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, $27.50-$42.50
We’re still not sure what’s more of a surprise: That former Hootie and the Blowfish singer has once again become relevant or that he’s gone country. Whatever the case, Darius Rucker has parlayed his “Cracked Rear View” past into a “Learn to Live” future.
BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL
- 4 p.m.-midnight June 11. Featuring Janiva Magness, Tony Monaco, Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle, and The Swamp Kings to benefit Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, (419) 242-5000. $25 advance (available at food bank or Sylvania Recreation)/$30 at door. Centennial Terrace, 5772 Centennial Road, Sylvania. www.toledofoodbank.org
5772 Centennial Road, Sylvania, (419) 885-7106, or www.centennialterrace.org.
- May 21: Alice Cooper, 6:30 p.m., $28-$55
- May 28: Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania Big Band, 7:30 p.m., $10
- June 17: Eric Church, 8 p.m., $27
- June 4: Night Session Big Band, 7:30 p.m., $10
- June 10: Boogie Matrix Mechanism, 7:30 p.m., $10
- June 18: Johnny Knorr Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., $10
- June 30: Hiroshima, 8 p.m., $30
- July 7: Umphrey’s McGee, 8 p.m., $20 advance/$25 door
- July 8: Up For Grabs, 8 p.m., $7
- July 24: Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, 7:30 p.m., $28-$47
- July 28: The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m., $28-$52.
- July 29: Air Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett tribute), 8 p.m., $7
- July 30: 1964: The Tribute (Beatles tribute), 8 p.m., $29.50
- Aug. 5: Happy Together Tour, featuring Flo & Eddie of the Turtles, The Assocation, The Buckinghams and Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere and the Raders, 7:30 p.m., $21-$3750s
- Aug. 6: Eddie & The Edsels (‘50s/’60s dance party), 7 p.m., $10
7 p.m. (sold out) or 10 p.m. May 28. The Elliston native and “American Idol” runner-up will perform “An Intimate Evening with Crystal Bowersox” to benefit Toledo School for the Arts. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St, (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com. $35-$69.
7 p.m.-1 a.m. July 22. New event from Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. One-night showcase of 15 Downtown venues and more than 30 regional bands of every genre as well as street performers. $5 per venue or wristbands (for all venues plus bus rides between locations) $15 in advance/$20 day of. Fundraiser for ACGT and Artomatic 419! (419) 254-2787 or www.acgt.org.
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
Thursday evening music at the Toledo Botanical Garden. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-Sept. 8. Adults $8, students/seniors $7, members $6, 12-younger free. 5403 Elmer Drive, (419) 536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org.
MASTERWORKS CHORALE: COLLAGE IV
8 p.m. June 4. Local performing artists offer a study in juxtaposition: large ensembles give way to soloists, dancers accompany ragtime, 17th century music is followed by jazz. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com. $20-35.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
7:30 p.m. July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Free Sunday evening performances by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band at the Toledo Zoo’s historic amphitheatre, 2700 Broadway Ave., Toledo. (419) 241-1272 orwww.toledosymphony.com. Zoo parking $6.
ROCK ‘N’ ROAR
Zoo fundraiser featuring three bands (East River Drive, Johnny Retro and the Hitmen, The Rayz), one DJ and four stages. 7 p.m.-midnight Aug. 6. $20 members/$25 nonmembers. www.toledozoo.org
SMOKE ON THE WATER
Aug. 5-7. Fundraiser at Promenade Park for Greater Toledo Chapter of American Red Cross. Featuring live entertainment, a dozen ribs vendors, corn hole tournament, children’s activities and more. (419) 329-2619 orwww.ribs4redcross.com. Adults $5, kids 12 and younger free. Military personnel and family free Aug. 7 with ID.
- Aug. 5: Green River Ordinance: These Texas rockers have several Top 40 hits, including “Come On” and “On Your Own,” and their songs have been featured on more than 20 TV shows. 2010’s folksy “Acoustic Sessions: The Morning Passengers EP” is their most recent release.
- Aug. 6: Tonic: Tonic stormed the charts with its debut album “Lemon Parade” and its monster hit “If You Could Only See” and now boasts six Top 10 singles, more than 4 million records sold, two Grammy nominations and the No. 1 most-played rock song of 1998. “Tonic,” released in 2010, was their fourth album.
- Aug. 7: John Michael Montgomery: This Grammy-nominated country music superstar has sold more than 16 million records worldwide and produced more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including two No. 1 country singles of the year: “I Swear” (1994) and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” (1995). Five more singles have topped the country charts (“I Love the Way You Love Me,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “I Can Love You Like That” and “The Little Girl”).
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com.
- Dancing with the Symphony: Symphonic Pops star Michael Krajewski leads this program of toe-tapping, hand-clapping tunes accompanied by local dance stars. 8 p.m. May 21, $21-$60.
- Daniel O’Donnell: 3 p.m. May 24-25, $50-$85.
- Kenny Rogers: 7:30 p.m. June 20, $36-56.
A LITERARY BASH
7:30 p.m. July 16. On the rooftop of Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. Featuring jazz saxophonist Jesse Colman, JAMM and Toledo School for the Arts’ Urban Jazz Collective, literary characters, star-gazing, food, , dancing and raffle. Fundraiser for Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s youth services. $75. Free parking. Presented by PNC Bank. (419) 259-5123 or www.toledolibrary.org.
BAREFOOT AT THE BEACH
Aug. 13. Featuring bonfire, fireworks, tiki bar, live music and local food to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo. Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 State Park Road, Oregon. 21 and over. (419) 241-4258 orwww.barefootatthebeach.org
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6. Featuring music, vendors, contests and raffle. Louisiana Avenue in Perrysburg, from Front to Third street. Sponsored by Downtown Perrysburg Inc., (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
7 to 9 p.m. June 7. Annual fundraiser for Toledo School for the Arts in the school’s garden, 333 14th St. Casually sweet evening of flowers, sculpture, music and chocolate. $30. (419) 246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.
FARMERS MARKETS -TOLEDO
- Flower Day Weekend: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 28-29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 30. 525 Market St. (Erie Street Market). www.toledofarmersmarket.com
- Downtown: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Erie Street Market.
- Ottawa Hills: 3-7 p.m. Mondays, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valley View Drive.
- Maumee: Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, The Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St.
- Westgate: 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Elder-Beerman, 3311 Secor Road.
- Whitehouse: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays (except June), Town Square.
FARMERS MARKET – PERRYSBURG
- 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, Louisiana Avenue and Front Street. www.perrysburg-farmers-market.com.
The Willis B. Boyer museum ship docked at International Park in Toledo will be rechristened to her original namesake, Col James M. Schoonmaker, on July 1, 100 years to the day the vessel was christened. Currently closed for restoration. Starting July 1: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults $6, seniors $5, students 11-16 $4, children 10-younger free. (419) 936-3070 or www.willisbboyer.org.
OTTAWA HILLS GARDEN TOUR
8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18. Tour nine gardens to benefit Toledo Day Nursery. Buses leave from St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indian Road. $15 in advance/$20 day of. Preview tour: 5 p.m. June 16, dinner and cocktails at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr Street, followed by tour. $75.
Adults $11, seniors/children 2-11 $8, children 2-younger/military veterans with ID free. Lucas County residents enter free 10 a.m.-noon Mondays with address verification. Parking $6. www.toledozoo.org.
- Trip Around the World: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21. Featuring games, crafts, activities and live cultural entertainment that showcase the cultures of Africa, the Arctic, the islands and the Middle East.
- European wine tasting: 7-9 p.m. June 3. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing. $35 members/$40 nonmembers.
- Garden tours: Third Wednesdays (June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21). Meet in front of Conservatory.
- ZOOtoDO: 6 p.m.-midnight June 17. Chic adult fundraiser benefiting zoo’s community outreach and educational projects. Featuring live music and food from more than 50 area restaurants and caterers. $150.
- Father’s Day: Free zoo admission for dads who come with their children June 19. Featuring inflatable games and activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and a barbeque lunch.
- ADA Day: Annual information fair sponsored by The Ability Center of Greater Toledo to celebrate passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (419) 885-5733 or www. abilitycenter.org.
- Fisher-Price Weekend at the Zoo: July 30-31. Fisher-Price will bring its giant Play Space to the zoo, including new toys. Geared for 6 months-5 years. Meet Dora July 30. Dine with Dora July 31 (paid reservations required, $15-19.25).
- Rock ‘n’ Roar: 7 p.m.-midnight Aug. 6. Zoo fundraiser featuring three bands (East River Drive, Johnny Retro and the Hitmen, The Rayz), one DJ and four stages. $20 members/$25 nonmembers.
ART ON THE MALL
10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 31. Annual art exhibit and sale features artwork from more than 100 artists, live music and activities for kids. University of Toledo Centennial Mall, 2801 Bancroft St. (419) 530-2586 orwww.toledoalumni.org.
Every third Thursday May-September (June 16, July 14, Aug. 18, Sept. 15). Tour of the galleries in Downtown, Uptown and Warehouse District. Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. (419) 254-2787 orwww.acgt.org
May 21-Sept. 18. Ten full-body human specimens and 150 organs permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber. Imagination Station, Summit and Adams streets. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $6-18 (includes admission to Imagination Station). (419) 244-2674 or www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.
Hundreds of hands-on exhibits to help teach science through experience and exploration. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays, but open Memorial Day. Adults $9, seniors $8, children 12 and younger $7, children 2 and younger free. Lucas County residents 12 and younger free on Saturdays when accompanied by an adult with ID and paid admission (two children admitted per adult). Summit and Adams streets, (419) 244-2674 or www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.
The best of Toledo School for the Arts student artwork will be on display in the school’s Gallerie 333, 333 14th Street, for a month starting June 3. Call for availability. (419) 246-8732.
5645 North Main Street, Sylvania, (419) 885-8381 or www.hudsongallery.net, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
- Through May 28: “Audubon Suite: the Loaned Book”: screen prints byJane E. Goldman
LEVIS COMMONS FINE ART FAIR
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21: More than 125 artists and artisans will take part in this free juried fair. www.theguild.org.
Photography exhibits through Aug. 28 at National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central Ave. (six miles west of U.S. 23/I-475). Hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (419) 407-9757 orwww.naturephotocenter.com. Free.
- “10,000 Acres: Protected Forever” by Art Weber, director of nature photography for Metroparks.
- “Dragonflies” by Art Weber and guest photographers Rick Nirschl, Brian Zwiebel, George Sydlowski and others.
- “How Water Speaks To Us” by Shirley Collins.
237 N. Michigan Ave., Toledo. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. (419) 255-5117 or www.space237.com
- Through June 24: “Flamingos, Dust Bunnies & Decay”
- July 15: Artist Trading Card Soiree, 7 p.m.
- July 21-Aug. 26: Summer exhibit
TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART
Admission free except for select exhibitions. Parking $5. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays, including Fourth of July. 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org
- Through Aug. 7: What’s Wrong With Me? Art and Disease
- Through July 24: Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons
- Through June 12: The Baroque World of Fernando Botero ($5-$15, free for age 6 and younger)
- Limited time: Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb ($5-$10, free for age 6 and younger)
Artwork from Ghana. 1811 Adams St., (419) 460-1343 or www.thetruthtoledo.com, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday-Sunday by appointment.
20 NORTH GALLERY
18 N. St. Clair Street, (419) 241-2400 or www.20northgallery.net, 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
- Through June 3: “ARTOLEDO 2011: Emerging Artists,” featuring digital photography by Molly Corfman and Daniel Steck Jr. and mixed media sculpture by Guy Sutherland.
WOLCOTT HOUSE MUSEUM
Guided tours of historical buildings, including log house, train depot and school house 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Group tours other times by appointment. Closed holidays, including Father’s Day (June 19). 1035 River Road, Maumee. (419) 893-9602 or www.wolcotthouse.org.
- Current exhibit: “Hearts and Hands on the Homefront,” about the Civil War.
- June 18: Annual Lawn Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m
Noon-10 p.m. Aug. 20-21. Celebrates the community’s ethnic heritage with Hungarian and ethnic food, vendors, music, dance and contests. Consaul Street between Front and Woodford streets. Free. (724) 875-0963 orbirminghamethnicfestival.wordpress.com
CROSBY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26. Adults $8, children 12 and under free. Features artwork from more than 200 artists, live music, food, children’s activities and more. Free shuttle. (419) 536-5566 orwww.toledogarden.org/content/crosby.
6-9 p.m. first Fridays of the month June-October (June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7). Features live entertainment, vendors, horse and carriage rides. Louisiana and Front streets, Perrysburg. Downtown Perrysburg Inc., (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
GERMAN-AMERICAN6 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 26, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 27, and noon-11 p.m. Aug. 28. Features ethnic food, live music, rides, raffles, dancing, parade, contests, children’s activities and German church service (10:30 a.m. Aug. 28). Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, Oregon. www.gafsociety.org/fest.htm, $7.
Noon-midnight Sept. 9-10, noon-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Featuring ethnic food, live music, dancing, vendors, rides, cooking demonstrations and cathedral tours. Summit and Cherry streets. Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. (419) 243-9189 or www.toledogreekfest.com .
LAGRANGE STREET POLISH FESTIVAL
5 p.m.-midnight July 8, noon-midnight July 9, noon-7 p.m. July 10. Adults $4, seniors $3, Sunday admission $2, children 8-younger free. Features live entertainment, pierogi eating contest, Dancing with the Stars: Polka Edition, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and more. Polish Village on Lagrange Street between Central Avenue and Mettler Street. www.polishfestival.org
1-11:30 p.m. June 18. Promenade Park. Featuring Latino music and dance, artwork, food, kids arts and crafts (1-5 p.m.). $12. www.latinofesttoledo.com
LUCAS COUNTY FAIR
Opens 11 a.m. daily July 26-31 at Lucas County Fairgrounds, Maumee. Featuring the Texaco Country Showdown, live local entertainment, rides, contests, animals, exhibits, classic car show, demolition derby and more. Parking $3. Ride tickets $5-12 daily. Free admission 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26-27, free admission for military veterans July 28. Gate pass $6 at fair, $5 in advance (available at The Andersons). Children under 6 free. Membership pass $15 (six gate admissions and parking). (419) 893-2127 or www.lucascountyfair.com
MAUMEE SUMMER FAIR
5-11 p.m. Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 20. Featuring Taste of Maumee with 18 area restaurants, live entertainment, contests, parade, vendors and kid’s fun zone. Sponsored by Maumee Uptown Business Association. (419) 893-5805 or www.maumeeuptown.com
OLD WEST END FESTIVAL
10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4-5. Toledo’s largest outdoor neighborhood festival. Includes tours of five historic homes ($10 presale at Downtown Latte, Mansion View or Color Concepts, $12 day of, $4 single house, children 12-younger free), art fair, yard/garage sales, children’s activities, antique and class car show (9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4), parade (10 a.m. June 4), food, Toledo Symphony Stampede 5K (9 a.m. June 5), vendor marketplace and more. www.toledooldwestend.com
ROCK THE DOCKS
7 p.m.-midnight June 11: Outdoor tent event at Hood Park by the docks in Perrysburg featuring live music, dancing and drinks. Downtown Perrysburg Inc., (419) 872-6246 or www.downtownperrysburg.org.
SMOKE ON THE WATER
Aug. 5-7 at Promenade Park. Featuring barbeque ribs from local and national vendors and live music headlined by Green River Ordinance. Tonic and John Michael Montgomery. Benefits Greater Toledo Chapter of the American Red Cross. www.ribs4redcross.com
4-11 p.m. June 15-16, 4 p.m.-midnight June 17, noon-midnight June 18, noon-10 p.m. June 19. Features rides, contests, Strawberry Festival Queen Pageant, Rollie Run 5K (June 18) and strawberry dessert bakeoff (June 19). Community Homecoming Park, 7807 Angola Road, Holland. www.hollandstrawberryfestival.org
TOLEDO SUMMER FEST
Opens 11 a.m. July 21, 6 p.m.-midnight July 22, noon-midnight July 23, noon-5 p.m. July 24. Features food, parade, carnival, beer garden, bingo, karaoke contest, sidewalk chalk contest, bakeoff, 5K and more. $7.50 for three-day pass or $6 per day. Oregon. www.toledosummerfestival.com.
WHITEHOUSE CHERRY FEST
2 p.m.-midnight June 10, 9 a.m.-midnight June 11. Village Park in downtown Whitehouse. Features cherry pie, food, beer/wine garden, rides, vendors, live entertainment, 5K race (8 a.m. June 11), car show (9 a.m. June 11), parade (1 p.m. June 11) and fireworks (10 p.m. June 11). Presented by Steve Rogers Ford. Free admission. Ride wristbands $15. (419) 877-2747 or www.mywhitehousecherryfest.com.
WOOD COUNTY FAIR
Aug. 2-8. Featuring live entertainment from Chris Young and Steel Magnolia (8:30 p.m. Aug. 6). 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Daily admission $6 for adults, free for ages 9-younger. Weekly pass $24. Rides $10-$18. www.woodcounty-fair.com.
WOOD COUNTY HERITAGE DAYS
10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 11-12. Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. Celebrates Wood County’s strong ties with agriculture and the farm. Featuring antique tractors, kiddie tractor pull, live music and more. Barbeque meal to benefit historical society (11 a.m. June 12 until sold out, $10). New this year: barn dance 7-11 p.m. June 10, $6/person, $10/couple advance or $8/$12 at door. Children 12-younger free. (419) 352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org
WOODVILLE MALL CARNIVAL
5-11 p.m. May 25-27, 1-11 p.m. May-28-29. Featuring rides and food. Woodville Mall, 3725 Williston Road, Northwood.
Michigan International Speedway, 12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn, (800) 354-1010 or www.mispeedway.com.
- June 17: RainEater Wiper Blades 200 ARCA Racing Series
- June 18: Alliance Truck Parks 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series
- June 19: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
- Aug. 19: Meijer Pole Day
- Aug. 20: VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
- Aug. 21: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400
July 7-10. Midwest Elite Tournament (16U, 17U and 18U) and college exposure combine (8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8). University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University will host. www.elitebaseballtournaments.com.
BIKE TO THE BAY
June 25-26. Starts at Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee and ends in Gibsonburg (one-day ride) or Port Clinton (two-day ride). Registration fee: $50 for two-day route or $10 for one-day route, plus $250 in pledges. To benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northwestern Ohio. (419) 897-9533 or www.nationalmssociety.org/OHO/home
University of Toledo Recreation Center, 2801 Bancroft St. Climb horizontally anytime for free. Vertical climb requires attend climb clinic and buy climb card ($35/year or $10/three months). Ages 6-up. Hours: 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday except when used by classes. (419) 530-3710 or www.utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/rec.
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
July 23. International Park. Teams of 21-25 paddlers race 500 meters on Maumee River to benefit Partners in Education of Toledo. www.partnerstoledo.org/dragonboat.html
50+ SPORTS CLASSIC
Registration 8 a.m. June 11, opening ceremony 9 a.m., St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 W. Bancroft St. Individual and team athletic events for age brackets 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-90, and 90+. $20 by June 1, $30 after June 1. (800) 472-7277 or www.areaofficeonaging.com.
GLASS CITY ROLLERS
7 p.m. June 4: Doubleheader versus Central Michigan Derby Girls then Killamazoo Derby Darlins Killacrew. Seagate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. Doors open 6 p.m. Adults $11, 12-younger free. www.glasscityrollers.com
7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday (through Sept. 18), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (through June 8). Adults $2, seniors $1 and kids 12-younger free. $1 admission Sundays. Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Road, (419) 476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
Visit www.mudhens.com or download the team’s new iPhone app to keep up with Mud Hens stats, game times and upcoming promotions, such as Team Autograph Day on May 29, which starts at 4:30 p.m. before the 6 p.m. game.
NATIONAL TRACTOR PULLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 19-21. Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Adults $20-$44, kids 10-younger free. www.pulltown.com
Toledo Roadrunners event calendar at www.toledoroadrunners.org.
SPORT AND SOCIAL CLUB
Co-ed recreational sports for ages 21 and up followed by socializing. Offers cornhole, basketball, touch football, kickball, softball, bar games, bowling, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee and golf. (419) 302-5135 orwww.toledosportandsocialclub.com.
Summer sports camps and teams. 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Sylvania Recreation, (419) 882-1500 or Tam-O-Shanter, (419) 885-1167. www.playsylvania.com.
U.S. SENIOR OPEN
July 25-31. Inverness Club. www.2011ussenioropen.com
YMCA NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 21-25. Beginning to elite gymnasts from across the country will gather in Toledo to compete at SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. www.2011ymcanationals.org
ADRIFT IN MACAO
A musical parody of film noir set in 1952 Macao, China. 8 p.m. May 21-22, 26-28 and 2 p.m. May 22. Adults $16, seniors/students $14 Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. (419) 472-6817 orwww.thevillageplayers.org.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.
A Young Rep (ages 6-13) production of the classic story of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole, featuring updated dialogue and new song arragements. 7 p.m. Aug. 18-21; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22. $10 adults, $5 children. Toledo Repertoire Theater, 16 10th St. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
This tale of a red-headed orphan is family-friendly entertainment at its finest. 8 p.m. July 15, 16, 22, 23; 3 p.m. July 17, 23, 24. Adults $25, seniors (60 and older) and students $22, children 12-younger $15. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
CLICK CLACK MOO
A hilarious children’s musical about compromise based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Levin. 2 p.m. May 21. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. (419) 242-2787 or www.valentinetheatre.com. Tickets range from $8-16. Geared for ages 1 to 6.
43 SUMMERS AT THE CROSWELL
New musical revue will feature an array of musical theatre numbers from past Croswell productions. 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26-27, 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Adults $25, seniors (60 and older) and students $22, children 12-younger $15. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
A Young Rep (ages 14-19) production of the Gospel of Matthew updated to a rollicking musical as Jesus teaches his disciples about love, life, sacrifice and forgiveness to the beat of a pop-rock score. 7 p.m. July 14-16; 2:30 p.m. July 17. $10 adults, $5 children. Toledo Repertoire Theater, 16 10th St. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
The toe-tapping musical follows a 1960s Baltimore girl’s journey from outsider to teen TV celebrity. 8 p.m. June 17, 18, 24 and 25, 3 p.m. June 19 and 26. Adults $25, seniors (60 and older) and students $22, children 12-younger $15. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org. Opening night fundraiser: “One Big Night”: $100 for pre-party/show/street dance party or $50 for show/street dance party.
RING OF FIRE
Production includes more than 30 Johnny Cash songs. 8 p.m. May 20, 3 p.m. May 21 and 22. Adults $25, seniors (60 and older) and students $22, children 12 and younger $15. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
THE SECRET GARDEN
An 11-year-old girl orphaned in India returns to England to live with an embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son at their estate with its magic locked garden. 8 p.m. June 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18; 2:30 p.m. June 12 and 19. Adults $22, seniors $20, groups of 10 or more $19, students 13-up $10, students 12-younger $5. Toledo Repertoire Theater, 16 10th St. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
The stage version of the classic film takes a look at the transition from silent to talking pictures. 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13; 3 p.m. Aug. 7, 14. Adults $25, seniors (60 and older) and students $22, children 12-younger $15. Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. (517) 264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
An Edgy Rep production of a trio of comic/dramatic monologues set in a Midwestern funeral parlor. 8 p.m. May 21. Valentine Theatre’s Studio A, 410 Adams St. $10. (419) 243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.
– Compiled by Sarah Ottney
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