Weekend: Get Out!


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

Feb. 1
Amanda Lucidon, the only female photographer during the Obama Administration and the 12th female White House photographer in history, will open an exhibit of her work, “Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer,” with an interview with WGTE radio personality Haley Taylor, and be followed with an audience Q&A. Guests to the interview are asked to RSVP, so a door count can be taken, and admission is first-come, first-served. Admission: Free. Time: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m. Location: 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo. Information: RSVP online through, or through any Toledo Lucas County Public Library location. Call the library at 419-259-5200 for more info.

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

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

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.

Feb. 10
Kids can learn to make ice cream during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, a monthly interactive and educational program for kids through age 12. Participants will learn about how the ice industry allowed people to keep foods like ice cream in their homes before making some for themselves. Admission: $1 for kids, no charge for adults that bring kids to event. Time: 1 to 2 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: RSVPs are required by Feb. 8 and can be made by contacting Maggie Wilson at or 419-332-2081, ext. 246, or online at

Feb. 10
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services’ Casino Royale Fundraiser features heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a photo booth, a reverse raffle and live music by Jersey — The Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. Each reverse raffle ticket offers a chance to win $2,000 and admits two people into the fundraiser. Admission: $100 for one reverse raffle ticket; $500 to reserve a table for eight with four tickets; $1,000 to sponsor event with special table, four tickets and a chance to win an additional ticket. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Camden Falls, 2460 Ohio 231 S, Tiffin. Information: Reach the chamber for tickets at 419-447-4141 or email

Feb. 10 and 11
Animarathon is a family-friendly celebration of Japanese animation and media, along with “nerd culture.” It features panels, cosplay contests, a Kawaii Kafé, an artist’s alley, anime screenings, special guests, tabletop and video games, a rave, and more. Admission: $7 for Bowling Green State University students; $10 for general admission at the door; and $20 for pre-registration, guaranteeing a badge, T-shirt, raffle tickets, and early access to the merchandise area. Time: 9 a.m. to midnight Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Location: BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green. Information: Check for a more detailed schedule.

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 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

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 and


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

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

Feb. 8
Avital Handler is the principal tuba player of the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Opera’s resident orchestra. She serves on the faculty of Jerusalem’s Academy of Music and Dance, the Levinsky College of Education and the Israel Conservatory of Music. Admission: Free. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Moore Musical Arts Center’s Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University. Information:

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

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.


Through Sunday
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: 8 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre 10th Street Stage, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or

Today and Sunday
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: 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday. Location: Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Information: Contact the box office at 419-332-0695 or visit

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: 2 p.m. Location: Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo. Information: Reach the box office at 419-255-7464 and

Feb. 15-17, 22-24
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Admission: Advance tickets $15 for adults; $5 for BGSU students; $20 for all tickets at the door. Time: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24, 8 p.m. all other dates. Location: BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Bowling Green. Information: Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at

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


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. 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

Through Feb. 18
“Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art” features approximately 30 masterpieces of late Roman art and explores their importance in Western art and culture. Works include a large silver paten showing the earliest surviving image of the Communion of the Apostles (542 A.D.) and a gold pendant cross with openwork decoration and sapphires (sixth- to early-seventh century A.D.). Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or

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


Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Art Garfunkel — Today, 8 p.m., Canton Palace Theatre. $45-$75; 330-454-8172,
Blues Traveler — Jan. 30, 8 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland. $25-$30; 216-523-2583,,
Harlem Globetrotters — Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Stroh Center, Bowling Green. $12-$63; 800-745-3000,
Little Big Town with special guest Kacey Musgraves — Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37-$208; 800-745-3000,
Kid Rock — Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $39.50-$129.50; 614-246-2000,
Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins — March 15, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $55-$95; 614-246-2000,
Alan Jackson — March 23, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $39.99-$129.99; 419-321-5007 or,
Ron White — March 23, 8 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre. $54.75 and $64.75; 419-626-1950,
P!NK with special guest Bleachers — March 25, 7:30 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $47-$518; 800-745-3000,
Brad Paisley — April 5, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $29.99-$189; 614-292-3231,
Chris Young — May 4, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37-$161; 800-745-3000,
Justin Timberlake — May 7, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $52.50-$228; 614-246-2000,
Hall and Oates with Train — May 24, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $79-$129; 614-246-2000,
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — June 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $67-$299; 419-321-5007 or,
Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers — June 23, 7:30 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $69-$199; 330-920-8040,
James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt — June 30, 7:30 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $69-$103; 614-292-3231,
Taylor Swift — July 7, 7 p.m., Ohio Stadium, Columbus. $75-$675; 614-292-6330,
Sugarland — July 12, 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $31-$775; 614-292-3231,


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