SAUDER VILLAGE CRAFT PROGRAMS
Through April 12
A new craft program will allow guests to “Discover Handmade” this winter at Sauder Village. Through mid-April craftsmen will present free demonstrations on Saturdays in the Sauder Village Welcome Center. Craft demonstrations will vary each week. The “Discover Handmade” demonstrations are scheduled through Saturday, April 12. A complete schedule of programs is posted online at www.saudervillage.org. Free “Craft Saturdays” are also planned this winter at Sauder Village. Throughout February and March there will be special “How To” projects demonstrated at the Gift Shop and Lauber’s General Store. The demonstrations will be held by request between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. A schedule of all “Craft Saturday” programs is available online as well. Admission: Free. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.
OLDE STARK ANTIQUE FAIRE
March 8 and 9
The Olde Stark Antique Faire will feature over 100 dealers and collectors. Nostalgic collegtables of every description from fine heirlooms to folk art await your perusal. Included are antique furniture, pottery, porcelain, crystal, clocks, quilts, linens, lamps, home decor, postcards, old toys and dolls, rustic primitives, tools, art deco, militaria, sports memorabilia, coins, vintage clothing and jewelry, books, prints and more. Dave Morris will do free appraisals at his booth during the show and Jean Piero will demonstrate the art of chair caning. Admission: $5 per day or $6 for two day pass and children under 12 are free. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton. Information: 330-794-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREATER TOLEDO TRAIN & TOY SHOW
This show offers over 250 dealers varying in expertise in trains and toys from all eras: plastic, tin, diecast, pop culture and more. Free appraisals and repair advise will be offered as well as original parts for sale. There’s a wide selection of distinctive toys and trains at this show. Enjoy the LEGO Big City layout, an operating 1950 Lionel Toy Train store display, free rides for children 4 and under on “Thomas” riding trains and more. Admission: $6 adults starting at 11 a.m. $8 “early bird preview” starting at 9 a.m. All children 12 and under are free. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Owens Community College Toledo-area campus, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg. Information: Randy Ramsey, 419-215-4181 or www.toymaster.org.
‘Evolving Out Loud’
The University of Findlay will host Evolving Out Loud, featuring inspirational speaker and comedian Kyle Cease at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room. In his talk, Cease transforms the audience through his own blend of comedy and motivation. He will speak about ways to let go, end stage fright, enhance relationships and more. After a successful Comedy Central Hour Special, “Weirder, Blacker, Dimpler,” and a number one ranking on the network’s Standup Showdown, Cease began his college, university, summits and Fortune 500 conferences journey while speaking about using comedy to overcome life’s obstacles. Cease was named the Number One Comedian on Comedy Central in 2009 and has made more than 100 TV and movie appearances including: Jimmy Kimmel Show, Comics Unleashed, 10 Things I Hate About You and Not Another Teen Movie. The University of Findlay’s Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society chapter is proud to present Evolving Out Loud. Mortar Board recognizes college seniors for scholarship, leadership and service. Admission: $1. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room, University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St. Information: Hannah Hartsel at email@example.com or 937-441-6182.
March 14 and 15
UNOH Event Center is hosting author and speaker Carol Kent for a seminar. The conference, organized by several Lima area churches will also feature guest worship leader Jon Mark McKanna. Kent will highlight principals from her book, Unquenchable, which transparency and honesty she identifies with those who have faced crisis of belief, sometimes questioning God’s actions and their own faith as a result of difficult, life-altering events. Kent shares insights from her own personal journey including those involving her incarcerated son. Tickets are available at the event center, WTGN Radio and Gifts of Joy Christian Bookstore. Admission: $25. Time: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Location: UNOH Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road, Lima. Information: 419-998-8807.
DINOSAURS AND TRAINS
Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train is a live show based upon the PBS series that embraces and celebrates the fascination that children have with both dinosaurs and trains. Come join Buddy, Tiny, Don and all of their friends and family in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth … and rode in trains. Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to your hometown for the first time. From giant King to teeny Tiny, all of our friends will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where our audience is always a part of the action. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theatre, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and an engaging live host, the dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the characters after the show and capture a memorable picture. Also, as a sweet reward, all ticketed patrons will be entered to win a Dinosaur Train themed cake from the regions very own cakery, CakeCrazy. Admission: $12-$27. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: 419-238-NPAC or www.npacvw.org.
TRI-STATE MODEL TRAIN SHOW
The Collins P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society is hosting its 31st annual Tri-State Model Train Show. There will be free parking, a concession stand, model train displays, live steam model train rides, railroad memorabilia and model trains for sale, and more. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Greenbro Lake State Park, 965 Lodge Road, Greenup Ky. Information: 304-523-0364.
COIN AND CURRENCY SHOW
The Old Fort Coin Club is hosting a Coin and Currency Show. Over 50 tables of numismatic material will be available. Food will also be available for purchase. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Allen County Fairgrounds, 726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, Ind.
March 13, 20 and 27
Stop on out to the VFW Post 3003 every Thursday for a mix of music from the ’50s and ’60s and country favorites. Veterans group, The Drifters, will perform periodically as well as other bands and karaoke. Admission: Free. Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Location: 3003 VFW, 330 S. Blanchard St.
TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sunday, March 9 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The concert features the revered works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Rodgers and Hammerstein have captured our hearts and imaginations through some of the most beautiful lyrics and music introduced to American culture by way of the Broadway stage. The concert will also feature regional guest vocalists, tenor, Jake Wilder and soprano, Mary Ann Falk. The audience will be inspired and touched by works that have set into motion some of the most beloved musical productions of our time. Admission: $20. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: www.npacvw.org.
With more than 20 instruments, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of Celtic, world and acoustic music, including its own compositions. The band’s instrumentals are fueled by the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs and the fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Kara Markley, and driven by the rhythm section of Craig Markley and Sid Omasta. The band has recorded 11 CDs, including its most recent release, “Flight to Hinterland.” Admission: $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and non-Bluffton students and $10 for children ages 6-13. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University, 1 University Dr. Information: http://tickets.bluffton.edu or 419-358-3350.
TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
With a varied selection of music planned for the evening, this year’s concert is sure to delight music lovers of all ages. Some highlights of the program include “Pomp and Circumstance March #4 “” Prelude to Die” by Elgar, “The Veil of Pierette: Wedding Waltz” by Dohnanyi, and “Hayman Symphonic: Impressions from The Music Man” arranged by Willson. Anderson’s “Irish Suite” and Offenbach’s “Overture to La Belle” are also part of this evening performance. Admission: $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: www.saudervillage.org.
‘MACBETH, A CAUTIONARY TALE’
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents the Young Rep’s “MacBeth, A Kid’s Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Other Current Events” on March 14-16. Presented by actors ages 7-13 and directed by Amy Heuring, this shortened, kid-friendly adaptation by Nancy Linehan Charles from William Shakespeare’s popular Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theater frame. MacBeth and his lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger. Time: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or visit www.toledorep.org.
WERTHER:MET OPERA 2014
Two of opera’s greatest artists–Jonas Kaufmann and Elina Garanca–appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance. It is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit production of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts. Admission: $24 adults, $22 seniors, $18 children and students. Time: 12:55 p.m. Location: Findlay Carmike 12, 906 Interstate Drive. Information: http://www.carmike.com/Events.
‘THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES’
‘The Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’ provides a healthy dose of laughs on Sunday, March 23 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. The Church Basement Ladies’ is a delightful dish, with familiar flavors, which will put a good feeling in your stomach, no matter if it’s your first time or second time. Take a trip to 1960 for the fourth and funniest installment yet of the Church Basement Ladies. All of the gals are back, plus the pastor whose fledgling romance has always inspired mixed reactions. Beverly is turning 15 and gets her first pair of high heels for Confirmation; Karin is finally learning how to drive; and Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the county fair to raise money. The Church Basement Ladies’ songs are always heartfelt and charming, and the humor is family-friendly and for anyone looking for some funny, feel-good entertainment. Admission: $25-$40. Time: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: www.NPACVW.org or 419-238-NPAC.
UF SENIOR ART EXHIBITION
The University of Findlay will hold a Senior Art Exhibition reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion Lea Gallery. Community members are welcome to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting seniors. Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will feature graphic design majors, and the work exhibited will include graphic design and photography. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Location:Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion Lea Gallery, University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St. Information: Valerie Escobedo at 419-434-4577.
Through March 21
The Neon Heater Art Gallery is pleased to welcome the Everything Is Collective from Bloomington, Ind., for the exhibition of their latest work Deliberate Operations. This exhibition at the Neon Heater features work from the EIC publication DELIBERATE OPERATIONS 1 and marks the occasion of its U.S. release, and will run concurrently with an exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. Everything Is Collective features the artwork of Aaron Hegert, Jason Lukas and Zachary Norman. More information on DELIBERATE OPERATIONS and the Everything Is Collective can be found at their website: www.everythingiscollective.com. The exhibition will feature photographic and installation works. Weekend visitation can be arranged by appointment. Admission: Free. Hours: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Location: The Neon Heater Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Jones Building, at 4001/2 S. Main St., Room 22, Findlay. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through March 28
“Photo 32″ is the Findlay Art League’s annual juried photography show. This show is an impressive exhibit of photographs by local and regional talent. Photographic media include everything from black and white film to digital color and beyond.
Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Location: Findlay Art League Gallery, 117 W. Crawford St. Information: www.findlayartleague.com.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES: BUCKEYE PRESIDENT
Through April 13
Rutherford B. Hayes is the only one of Ohio’s eight presidents who was born and died in the state. Hayes was proud of his Ohio roots and often referred to himself as a “Buckeye.” That term took on added significance when as governor of Ohio, Hayes played a lead role in creation of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College “” today known as The Ohio State University. The Hayes Presidential Center highlights Rutherford B. Hayes’ intense pride in being an Ohioan and his strong links to OSU with its newest exhibit Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President, which opened Oct. 17 and will continue through April 13, 2014. Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors ages 60 and up, $3 children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Information: www.rbhayes.org.
CAROLE ELCHERT/PHILLIP SUGDEN
Through March 28
The Findlay campus of Owens Community College will host a side-by-side exhibit featuring the work of photographer Carole Elchert and artist Phillip Sugden from Feb. 17 through March 28 in the library/gallery. Elchert and Sugden often take inspiration from the same time, place or person, but each has their own distinctive style. The side-by-side display allows viewers to see the similarities and differences. An artists’ reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the gallery. Elchert and Sugden, who are married, will talk about working together in the field, in the studio and in life. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Location: Education Center room 176, Owens Community College, Findlay-area campus, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay. Information: www.owens.edu.
Through May 25
Where some see relics of the past, Varujan Boghosian sees material for his next sculpture or collage. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works delve into themes of identity using unconventional objects like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes. His work is seen at such noted institutions as The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exhibition features works specially selected for their relationships to the Toledo Museum of Art and representative of the artist’s studio in New England. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
‘LOVE & PLAY: A PAIR OF PAINTINGS BY FRAGONARD’
Through May 4
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Blind-Man’s Buff and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s The See-Saw, are reunited for the first time in 25 years. Painted as companion pieces, the two works remained together from their creation in the early 1750s until they came onto the open market in 1954. They were reunited in temporary exhibitions in London in 1968 and in Paris and New York in 1987 and 1988. Fragonard, considered one of the premier artists of the Rococo era of 18th-century French painting, is known for portraying romantic pastoral themes with fluidity and skill. This focus exhibition also includes engravings and a selection of French decorative arts of the 18th century. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.””4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Gallery 28, Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.
THE ART OF THE LOUVRE’S TUILERIES GARDEN
Through May 11
The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden will present 100 paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 16th to the late 20th century. This glorious major exhibition explores the art, design and evolution of Paris’ famed Tuileries Garden and its impact on such artists as Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Childe Hassam and many others. It also pays tribute to the celebrated garden designer André Le Nôtre, who designed for King Louis XIV the magnificent and highly influential gardens for the Tuileries Palace and the Palace of Versailles. The Tuileries, which stretches several thousand feet from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, was originally created in 1564 and has for centuries been a key Parisian venue for art. This special exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and the Toledo Museum of Art in partnership with the Musée du Louvre. Admission: Free for Museum members; nonmembers pay $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for students and seniors. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
PAPER ROSES: GARDEN-INSPIRED WORKS ON PAPER
Through May 18
Paper Roses looks at human interaction with nature, landscape and garden design. Assembled entirely from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection, the show presents more than 100 prints, drawings, books and photographs by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Demi Lovato — March 27, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$59.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Jim Gaffigan — March 28, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland. $39.75-$49.75; 216-771-4444, www.playhousesquare.org.
Billy Joel — April 1, 8 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $49.50-$119.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Alabama Shakes — May 7, 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $47.35; 330-908-7625, www.hardrock.com.
Chicago — May 20, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $71.40-$129.25; 330-908-7625, www.hardrock.com.
Lady Antebellum — May 31, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $39.75-$68; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Il Divo — May 31, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, Columbus. $62.60-$143.80; 614-469-9850, www.ticketmaster.com.
Panic! At The Disco — July 30, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $29.50-$39.50; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.