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Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers 7:00 pm
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers @ Calvary Baptist Church
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church, 2000 Broad Ave., will host a free concert featuring the Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers at 7 p.m. Thursday. All guests are welcome and child care is available for children 3 and younger.
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 3 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 4 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 5 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 9 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Doug Adams 6:30 pm
Doug Adams @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
Doug Adams, a folk singer and guitarist, will be singing songs of the 1960s at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 10 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Comedy Night: Marc Price and Ron Sweet 9:00 pm
Comedy Night: Marc Price and Ron Sweet @ Alexandria's
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Arts Partnership welcomes comedians Marc Price and Ron Sweet to Alexandria’s for Comedy Night at 9 p.m. Friday, March 10. A fundraiser for the Arts Partnership’s arts education programming, Comedy Night’s general admission tickets are available for $25 and tables of 10 can be reserved for an additional $25 fee. Sweet’s act will open the show, incorporating audience participation with topics ranging from childhood and sports to relationships, marriage and having children. Price is known to many as Skippy, Michael J. Fox’s sidekick on NBC’s ’80s hit “Family Ties.” Price’s stand-up highlights his twisted take on being a child of Hollywood. Over the last decade, Price has created and produced comedy programs for E!, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, TBS and more. He co-created and co-executive produced “Green Collar Comedy,” a highly rated special for Showtime. As a stand-up, he has opened for Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, with his new tour going worldwide. A cash bar will be available for attendees 21 and over. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Arts Partnership Box Office by calling 419-422-4624 or visit www.artspartnership.com. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Comedy Night is sponsored by Millstream-Kennedy Graphics Inc., Alexandria’s and the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 11 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival 8:30 am
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Findlay area members of the Ohio Music Teachers Association will present the 40th annual music festival Saturday with over 100 piano students performing between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 Bigelow Ave. Honored this year will be 10-year participants: Emily Cairns, student of Eleanor McCoy; and Liz Westrick, student of Mary Bishop; 11-year participant Kate Wilson, student of Jan Farkasdi; and 13-year participant Andrew VanDenBerghe, student of Harriet Dickson. VanDenBerghe and Wilson will also be honored as seniors, along with Josh Hathaway, student of Mary Bishop; and Ryan Zheng, student of Marlene Rayl. Established locally in 1978, the festival provides an opportunity for development and enrichment of music experience, with students receiving verbal and written comments on the overall musical effect, presentation and technical aspects of memorized material. Each student receives a comment sheet, a certificate and a colored ribbon. There will be nine recitals throughout the day, each open to the public.
Peking Acrobats 7:30 pm
Peking Acrobats @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
The record-setting Peking Acrobats will stack up an evening of daring maneuvers at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday, March 11. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $45 to $65. The show is rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk art, with records of acrobatic acts that can be found as early as the Ch’in Dynasty (221 to 207 B.C.). Tradition demands that each generation of acrobats add its own improvements and embellishments. In 1999, the Peking Acrobats created a 21-foot-high chair stack, with six people stacked onto seven chairs, holding a handstand for a full five seconds on the set of “Guinness World Records: Primetime,” according to the Guinness World Records webpage. The group’s 2016 North American tour celebrated their 30th anniversary as well as the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese lunar calendar. They perform maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics; and defy gravity with displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians on traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects. For more information, visit www.iaipresentations.com/pa.php or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert 3:00 pm
Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus will present a free concert of sacred and secular music at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Findlay’s First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St.
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The Sunflower Trio 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio will present a program about Mennonite composer J. Harold Moyer, a composer responsible for several selections in “Hymnal: A Worship Book” and the 1969 Mennonite Hymnal. The trio features Hesston College music faculty Matthew Schloneger, tenor; Rebecca Schloneger, violin; and Ken Rodgers, piano, and its repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway to bluegrass. The group will also perform a concert of Moyer’s works. Forum is 11 a.m.; concert is 7:30 p.m.
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Grease 7:30 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Sailesh 8:00 pm
Sailesh @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hypnotist Sailesh will return to the University of Findlay for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with general admission seating and no one under age 13 will be admitted. The event is free for those with UF identification and $10 for community members at the door. Sailesh is Campus Activities Magazine’s 2016 Entertainer of the Year and performs five to six shows weekly. His career of more than 20 years and more than 5,000 shows has taken him around the world, from Asia to Europe and throughout North America. His show will give audience members the opportunity to volunteer to be taken on a journey using hypnosis, improvisation, music and interactivity to create laughter and fun. For more information, call 419-434-4606 or visit www.saileshthehypnotist.com.
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Grease 2:00 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family on March 18, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information or visit the Hancock Gospel Pavilion and Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series page on Facebook.
Grease 7:30 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Hunts 8:00 pm
The Hunts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Hunts will bring their harmony laced take on alt-folk music to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia and ranging from ages 17 to 26, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country — and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums — The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that revealed their sophisticated sense of melody. For more information, visit www.thehuntsmusic.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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Grease 2:00 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble spring concert theme is “Jazz — Any Way You Like It.” Directed by Jack Taylor, professor of music, the show will feature a variety of jazz works from the big band era to modern times. The group will explore classics from the library of the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as more current hit songs by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and others.
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert 4:00 pm
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert @ Freed Center
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band will present a concert to honor the memory of Catherine “Kitty” Freed, former first lady of Ohio Northern, with motivational and special music designed to reflect her positive spirit and uplifting nature. Her husband, DeBow Freed, served as president of the university from 1979 to 1999, and she was an active member of both the university and local communities. DeBow Freed also served as president, and Kitty Freed as first lady, of the University of Findlay.
Bluffton University Camerata Singers 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Camerata Singers @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers will perform “Hymns and Songs of the Church,” conducted by Mark J. Suderman, director of choral activities at Bluffton. The program will feature sacred choral music from the Renaissance period to the present, including gospel music, choruses from major works, spirituals, hymn arrangements and more. Ana Yoder Coulter, staff accompanist at Bluffton University, will accompany the choir on piano and organ. Student instrumentalists will also perform on trumpet, saxophone and flute.
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Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan @ Bluffton Town Hall, third floor
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan will share the stage of the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday. Brassell, a singer-songwriter raised in Bluffton, strives to reflect everyday life in his music. Setiawan is an acoustic mandolin player, and also performs on mandocello and electric mandolin. The concert is free, held on the third floor, 100 E. Elm Street, Bluffton.
Eliot Lewis 7:00 pm
Eliot Lewis @ Jones Mansion
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independent multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will bring his guitar-oriented rock and soul music to the Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Thursday, March 23. The special benefit concert to restore the mansion’s upper porch runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110. Lewis performs with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates on tour and is the only musician to appear on every episode of Hall’s “Live From Daryl’s House” television series. He has also worked with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T. Jones, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb’ Mo’, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker and Gavin DeGraw. He’s also made appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena, as well as on television’s “The Voice,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and others. Elijah’s cash bar will be open to offer refreshments. Seating is limited. If presale tickets sell out there will be no sales at the door the day of the event. First-sold tickets reserve the best seats, which remain reserved for the length of the show so audience members may visit the bar or restrooms without the worry of losing seats. For more information, visit the Jones Mansion’s Facebook page.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
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Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers @ Alumni Memorial Union Atrium
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am
The Mulligan Brothers’ indie folk music will return to the University of Findlay on Friday, March 24, as part of the Music Bach’s Concert Series. The band will perform in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission will be free and community members are invited to attend. Lunches may be purchased at The Cave, or individuals may pack a lunch. The Mulligan Brothers, who last visited UF in 2015, perform music with resonating lyrics that tell stories through soft vocals, mournful fiddle playing and soothing guitar. One of their signature instruments is an upright bass made out of vintage suitcases. They play an original mix of Americana, folk rock and country with a predominantly acoustic sound, reflecting older music with a contemporary twist. The Mobile, Alabama-based band features members Ross Newell, Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan. Duncan replaced fiddle player Gram Rea. The Mulligan Brothers’ performance is presented by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board, an extension of the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Student Activities Board is a student board that strives to bring diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Out of the Shadows, Into a Star Talent Show 2:00 pm
Out of the Shadows, Into a Star Talent Show @ Glenwood Middle School
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host an Out of the Shadows, Into a Star talent show and contest from 2-8 p.m. March 25 at Glenwood Middle School. Registration begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event, with $1,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Admission to the talent show is free. Call 419-425-5988 or email executivedirector@namiofhancock.org for more information.
Pointe of the Evening 7:30 pm
Pointe of the Evening @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Contemporary dance and classical ballet take to the stage for the 2017 “Pointe of the Evening” fundraising performance Saturday, March 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The event begins with a silent auction in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. The performance follows at 7:30 p.m. with a reception afterward. Proceeds go to the Chance to Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance and instruction opportunities for local dancers. Donations to the 501(c)(3) organization may be mailed to the Chance to Dance Foundation, in care of Judy Reading, 7443 Eagle Drive, Findlay, OH 45840. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, and are available through the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, www.marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. All tickets are $17 at the door. The performance begins with selections from “A 1940s Nutcracker,” with dancers from Neos Dance Theatre and the Findlay Academy of Ballet. Members of Neos Dance Theatre will perform to a live piano accompaniment of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” by Findlay’s Patrick Sadowski and offer a duet to selections from George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” The evening will be capped by a presentation of “Games,” performed by advanced members of the Findlay Academy of Ballet and choreographed by Reading, a ballet professional at the academy. The Findlay Academy of Ballet offers instruction for students ages 5 through adult. Those dancing in the “Pointe of the Evening” have been rehearsing for nearly a year. Most students spend several nights a week in class at the studio, and most weekends in rehearsal. Local dancers include Amy Barto, Brian Jones, Lydia Mattingly, Caitlin Smith, Laura Stark, Allyson Utz, Victoria Wurm, Josephina Bouaphakeo, Shawna Bartson, Kitty Cleary, Parris Crowe, Emi Kawamura, Miki Kawamura, Lindsey Stultz, Kendra Tossey, Clara Baker, Lauren Baker, Amber Bihn, Emma Cook, Maria Debord, Christina Horn, Isabella Nigro and Riley Orchard.
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William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) 3:00 pm
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
The Reduced Shakespeare Company will pare down and shake up the Bard’s canon when it presents “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. Playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s 39 plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional 40th for the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s 10th stage show. The play centers on an ancient manuscript discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England, that turns out to be the long-lost first play written by then 17-year-old William Shakespeare. The manuscript shows Shakespeare’s most famous characters and familiar speeches in a brand-new story. But because it’s 100 hours long and contains multiple unwieldy storylines, the Reduced Shakespeare Company decides, as a public service, to abridge it down to a palatable 90 minutes. The play turns Shakespeare’s canon upside down, with an ancient grudge pitting Puck (from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) against Ariel (from “The Tempest”), creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and Dromio (yes, that’s correct) and Juliet. The Reduced Shakespeare Company began in 1981 and has created 10 stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The show contains some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo, so it’s suggested for audiences ages 13 and older. For more information, visit www.reducedshakespeare.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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The Cat in the Hat 7:00 pm
The Cat in the Hat @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Partnership will present Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat,” the classic children’s tale that comes to life on stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org and by contacting the box office at 419-423-2787. The show is part of the “TAP Package” at MCPA, a series of one-hour performances geared toward families at affordable prices. The Arts Partnership is also presenting two performances of “The Cat in the Hat” as part of its “School Day Performance Series” on March 30. Childsplay is one of a handful of theater companies in the United States to perform the adaptation, and show director David Barker said the performance can be boiled down to one word: fun. “The show feels just as youthful and exhilarating as reading a Dr. Seuss book,” he said. From the moment his tall, red-and-white striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly, a rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with The Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to provide, encourage, and promote quality arts education, community enrichment, and entertainment opportunities. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
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Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!

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