Weekend: Get Out!

EVENTS

RV SUPERSHOW
Through Sunday
The 42nd annual RV Supershow brings northeast Ohio’s top RV dealers together to sell tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes and diesel pushers. The show will feature entertainment from comedy chefs Mac and the Big Cheese and Rick Smith Jr., a magician. Guests can also pan for gems and minerals with Gem Mine Sluice with Countryside Campground. Admission: $13 for adults, $20 for two-day passes and kids 12 and under are free. Parking is $10. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Location: I-X Center, 1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. Information: 216-676-6000, www.ohiorvshow.com and www.ixcenter.com.

MOHICAN WINTER FEST
Today and Sunday
Loudonville’s Main Street features more than 25 ice sculptures, live ice-sculpting demonstrations and fire spinning to complement its Victorian downtown shopping experience. Audience participation is encouraged during live demonstrations. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 131 W. Main St., Loudonville. Information: 419-994-4789.

BOAT SHOW
Jan. 18 to 21
The 2018 Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show will showcase hundreds of the latest pontoon boats, cabin cruisers, ski boats, fishing boats and sailboats, the newest gear and tackle, and more. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to scuba dive along with other entertainment. Admission: $14 adults, $12 for 60 and older, free for 12 and under. Parking is $10. Time: Noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 20; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 21. Location: I-X Center, 1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. Information: 216-676-6000, www.clevelandboatshow.com and www.ixcenter.com.

MATINEE MOVIE SERIES
Jan. 24 through May 16
The Ritz Theatre will show movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Captain January” (1936) shows Jan. 24; “Morocco” (1930) is Feb. 14; “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) is March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16. Admission: $3. Time: 2 p.m. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.

“DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!”
Jan. 31
For the first time ever, two celebrity finalists will be joining the “Dancing with the Stars” winter tour. Season 25 Mirrorball Champion Jordan Fisher (“Hamilton,” “Grease: Live!”) and actor/racecar driver Frankie Muniz (“Agent Cody Banks,” “Malcolm in the Middle”) will reprise their performances alongside their professional partners Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson. Admission: $79 to $240. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Palace Theatre Columbus, 34 W. Broad St., Columbus. Information: 614-469-9850 or www.dancingwiththestarslivetickets.com.

“DISNEY ON ICE”
Feb. 1 to 4
Tinker Bell will lead the audience on a journey where Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Anna, Elsa, Jasmine, Snow White and more will lace up their skates to perform high-flying jumps and acrobatics. Admission: $15 to $114. Time: 7 p.m. Feb. 1 to 3, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 4. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.

ERTH’S “DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE”
Feb. 3
Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live” takes family audiences on a tour through prehistoric Australia. Admission: $20 to $35. Time: 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

BEACH BASH
Feb. 10
Findlay’s own Reunion Band will bring its style of ’60s and ’70s rock and roll to the Elks Beach Bash concert that will benefit many Findlay-based charities. The event includes several raffles, with attendees encouraged to wear flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts. Admission: $7 at the door. Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Location: Findlay Elks Lodge banquet hall, 900 W. Melrose Ave. Information: Jeff Jenson at 419-889-5527.

GENEALOGY CLASS
Feb. 17
The first class of the “Learning About Your Past” series will give an overview on how to create an online family tree with an Ancestry.com subscription. Becky Hill, head librarian at the Hayes Presidential Library and an experienced genealogist, leads these classes. Admission: $10, can be paid at the door or online. Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

MONSTER JAM
March 16 to 18
World-class drivers will drive their monster trucks, all-terrain vehicles and Speedsters into Toledo to compete in obstacle-course races, donut contests, two-wheel stunt challenges, and more. Admission: $15 to $78. Time: 7 p.m. March 16 and 17, 2 p.m. March 17 and 18, gates open 1 hour prior to the show. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.monsterjam.com.

NATALIE MORALES
April 19
Natalie Morales will speak as part of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s “Authors! Authors!” series. She has won multiple Emmy Awards, reported for all NBC News platforms including NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and is currently the West Coast anchor of “The Today Show.” Her book, “At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family’s Kitchen to Yours,” explores her multicultural roots and how she has learned to juggle being a working mom while keeping her family’s well-being and nutrition in the forefront. Tickets are on sale at any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location or on www.eventbrite.com. Admission: $20, includes copy of her book. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.

“WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?”
April 21
“Whose LIVE Anyway?” is a completely improvised 90-minute show of comedy games, scenes and songs in the same format of TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Heavily based on audience suggestions and participation, some spectators may be asked to join the cast onstage, which consists of Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray. All ages are welcome. Admission: $38 to $58. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org.

MUSIC

“BAROQUE BY CANDLELIGHT”
Jan. 20 and 21
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will present “Baroque by Candlelight” concerts at two area churches, creating two elegant evenings of Baroque music conducted by Crafton Beck. Featuring pieces by Rameau and Geminiani as well as intimate chamber works performed by members of the Lima Symphony Chorus, this performance is an homage to the bold and ornate Baroque era of the 17th and 18th centuries. Admission: $20 adults, $10 students. Time: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 4 p.m. Jan. 21. Location: Jan. 20 show at Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St., Lima; Jan. 21 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 48 N. Hanover St Minster. Information: Buy tickets at 419-222-5701, www.limasymphony.com or at the symphony office, 133 N. Elizabeth St., Lima.

LONESTAR
Jan. 27
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved 10 No. 1 country hits, including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me” and their crossover smash, “Amazed.” Admission: $30 to $50. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC
Feb. 1
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic will bring their blend of New Orleans blues, jazz, rock, pop and gospel to Lima. Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the 1970s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s psychedelic rockers. His influence continues today, winning his first Grammy for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Admission: $29 to $99. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com.

MJ LIVE!
Feb. 10
The No. 1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the world re-creates the King of Pop’s reign with a theatrical stage production featuring visual effects, a live band and a team of dancers to accompany rotating Jackson impersonators Justin Dean, Jalles Franca and Tony Kouns. In addition to his solo songs, there will be a Jackson 5 segment inspired by Soul Train. Admission: $25 to $45. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

“LOVE IS IN THE AIR”
Feb. 15
This “Thursdays at Yoder” event will feature live music by Bluffton University’s faculty and students; hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by the Bluffton University Nutrition Association; and complimentary child care. Admission: $20 per person, $150 for table of eight. Time: Two seating options, 6 and 8 p.m. Location: Yoder Recital Hall lobby, Bluffton University. Information: Buy tickets through Jodi Diller at 419-358-3347. Seating is limited.

DANIEL O’DONNELL
Feb. 22
One of Ireland’s best-loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell burst into U.S. superstardom with his first-ever PBS special, 2002’s “The Daniel O’Donnell Show,” and went on to record 12 more specials, with “Stand Beside Me” released in 2013. Last year, he became the first recording artist in the history of the U.K. Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, and he has been recognized with an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth. Admission: $53 to $93. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851, www.stranahantheater.org.

PAM TILLIS
March 3
Pam Tillis, country singer-songwriter, member of the Grand Ole Opry and daughter of Mel Tillis, is known for chart toppers that include “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “In Between Dances,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” and “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Admission: $30 and $35. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde. Information: Tickets can be purchased at the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education Office or by calling 419-547-0588.

CHRIS TOMLIN
April 14
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night in America tour features special guests Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Wells, and Pat Barrett. Last fall, Tomlin became the first Christian artist to receive the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays. Admission: $11 to $89. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com.

THEATER

“RIPCORD”
Today, Jan. 19-21, 25-28
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Lindsay-Abaire’s new comedy follows two women at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. Cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room with a chipper new arrival, Marilyn, leading to a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the opponents’ tenacity, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors. Time: Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m., all others at 8 p.m. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre 10th Street Stage, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.

“SEX PLEASE, WE’RE SIXTY”
Jan. 19-21, 26-28
Written by Michael and Susan Parker, this farce follows the romantic trials and tribulations of a group of senior citizens spending a weekend at a bed and breakfast. The play is rated PG. Admission: $15 adults, seniors/military $12, students 12th grade and under $5. Time: 2 p.m. for Sunday show, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Information: Contact the box office at 419-332-0695 or visit www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.

“RIGOLETTO”
Jan. 26 and 28
The Toledo Opera will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s 16th century story with the help of the Boston Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera and Opera Omaha, with musical accompaniment from the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Admission: $40 to $90. Time: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Location: Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo. Information: Reach the box office at 419-255-7464 and www.toledoopera.org.

“DEATHTRAP”
Feb. 16-17, 24-25
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter. Admission: $12 adults, $8 students. Time: 2 p.m. Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.

“CINDERELLA”
March 3
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” that features a contemporary take on the classic tale. The lush production carries an orchestra, transformations and new twists in the story that includes the songs “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” Admission: $35 to $75. Time: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

“PHOTOGRAPH 51”
March 9-10, 16-18, 22-25
Winner of the 2016 WhatsOnStage award, “Photograph 51” is about science, ambition, isolation, the race for greatness, and the unique challenges of a woman operating in a field dominated by men. The show follows the true story of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. Admission: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors. Time: Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m., all others are 8 p.m. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre 10th Street Stage, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org.

EXHIBITS

“ART AS ACTIVISM”
Through Jan. 25
“Art as Activism” displays artwork that questions and addresses political and social issues, featuring activist and dissident artists from Cuba, New York, Melbourne (Australia), Mexico, various parts of the U.S., and Findlay. Admission: Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Location: Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. Information: Philip Sugden at 419-422-0498 or sugdenp@bluffton.edu.

“UNCONFIRMED”
Through Jan. 26
“Unconfirmed” features art displays by John Dickinson, a 2-D and 3-D mix artist. A reception for the artist will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: Tricia Bell at 419-371-0464.

UF FACULTY ART EXHIBIT
Through Feb. 2
The University of Findlay’s spring Faculty Art Exhibition features works from Anne Beekman, Ed Corle, Valerie Escobedo, Anita McCandless, Laura B. Corle, Diane Kontar, Spencer Cunningham and Marie Louden-Hanes. Some of the artists’ works are for sale, and a public reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Admission: Free. Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Location: Lea Gallery, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, University of Findlay. Information: To purchase art, contact Spencer Cunningham at 419-434-7460 or cunninghams@findlay.edu.

PHOTO EXHIBIT
Through Feb. 10
The ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club’s annual juried exhibit features 88 photographs from 77 artists from a 100-mile radius around Lima. Photo categories are animals, architecture, landscape, plants, portrait, still life, and miscellaneous. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Location: ArtSpace/Lima, Ellen Nelson Gallery, 65-67 Town Square, Lima. Information: Bill Sullivan at 419-222-1721 or www.artspacelima.com.

“ICE FOR EVERYBODY”
Through Feb. 25
“‘Ice for Everybody’: Lake Erie and America’s Ice Harvesting Industry” explains the story of how the Sandusky area became the center of a century-long industry that changed the way Americans lived. Cold beverages, frozen treats and refrigerated perishables were once the exclusive luxury of the affluent. Beginning in the early 19th century, the ice harvesting industry revolutionized the lives of common people by providing them with cheap, abundant ice. Admission: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 60 and older, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids under 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.

TICKET WATCH

Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Jeff Dunham — Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $48-$61; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Art Garfunkel — Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Canton Palace Theatre. $45-$75; 330-454-8172, cantonpalacetheatre.org.
Blues Traveler — Jan. 30, 8 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland. $25-$30; 216-523-2583, www.houseofblues.com/cleveland, www.livenation.com.
Harlem Globetrotters — Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Stroh Center, Bowling Green. $12-$63; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Little Big Town with special guest Kacey Musgraves — Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37-$208; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Kid Rock — Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $39.50-$129.50; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins — March 15, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $55-$95; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Alan Jackson — March 23, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $39.99-$129.99; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
Ron White — March 23, 8 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre. $54.75 and $64.75; 419-626-1950, www.sanduskystate.com.
P!NK with special guest Bleachers — March 25, 7:30 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $47-$518; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Brad Paisley — April 5, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $29.99-$189; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.
Chris Young — May 4, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37-$161; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Justin Timberlake — May 7, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $52.50-$228; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — June 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $67-$299; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers — June 23, 7:30 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $69-$199; 330-920-8040, www.livenation.com.
Taylor Swift — July 7, 7 p.m., Ohio Stadium, Columbus. $75-$675; 614-292-6330, www.ticketmaster.com.
Sugarland — July 12, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $31-$775; 614-292-3231, www.ticketmaster.com.



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