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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.
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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.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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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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