Weekend: Get Out!

EVENTS

GERMAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL
Today and Sunday

The German-American Festival is the Toledo area’s oldest and largest ethnic festival. The 53rd annual event is a celebration of German and Swiss culture, including traditional foods and pastries, and more than 50 varieties of German beers. Entertainment is provided by nationally known German bands and a range of contests, including the Hummel Look-Alike contest, a beer-stein-holding contest and a pretzel-eating competition. Admission: $10, children 12 and under free. Time: 2 to 9:45 p.m. today; noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Location: Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, Oregon. Information: Andrew Beevis at 419-902-0616 or www.germanamericanfestival.net

‘REVOLUTION ON THE OHIO FRONTIER’
Today and Sunday

Revolutionary War re-enactors will show off early American life with battles, weapon demonstrations, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, leatherworking and more. Kids can “enlist” in a mini militia and learn how to march and drill like soldiers and play historic games like hoops, graces and tug of war. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and free for kids 5 and under. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. Information: 800-283-8916 or fortmeigs.org

GREAT TRAIL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Today and Sunday, Sept. 1 to 3

The 37th annual Great Trail Festival is a French and Indian era re-creation near the famous Great Indian Trail. There will be an 18th century marketplace selling arts and crafts, along with woodworking and blacksmith demonstrations; Appalachian musicians, Scottish pipers, fiddlers and clog dancing; frontier-era camping supplies on display with tomahawk throwing and cannon firing; a buffalo herd; kettle-cooked foods, and more. Admission: $6 adults, $4 kids ages 10 to 18, younger kids are free. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Great Trail Festival Grounds, Ohio 43, Malvern, 18 miles southeast of Canton. Information: Barbara Garduno at 330-794-9100 or www.greattrailfestival.com

BIG TRUCK MEET
Aug. 31

Big trucks, 4x4s and cars will roll into Fremont along with food and live music. Vehicle registration is free and awards will be given. Admission: Free. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Downtown Fremont. Information: 419-332-8696 and www.downtownfremontohio.org

BBQ BLOCK PARTY
Sept. 1

This event will feature a farmers market with a variety of vendors, a barbecue and sauce competition, a dessert contest, live entertainment, treats and Oliver, the therapy pig. Admission: Free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Downtown Fremont. Information: www.downtownfremontohio.org

JEWELRY, GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
Sept. 7 to 9

The Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club is holding its 47th annual jewelry, gem and mineral show, where dealers from across the country offer finished jewelry, beads, gem trees, faceted stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cabochons, tools, carvings and more. The club will also demonstrate techniques like faceting, beading, metalsmithing and making a cabochon (a polished, but not faceted, gem). Members exhibit their craft and collecting along with special exhibits from local universities. The site is air conditioned and parking is free. Admission: $5 for adults, $4.50 for students and seniors over 55 with ID. Children under 12 with an adult and scouts in uniform are free, as are active military with ID. Hours: 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Location: Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo. Information: 419-531-8124 or www.toledogemandrockhoundclub.com

VINTAGE BASE BALL
Sept. 9

The Spiegel Grove Squires will play a home game of 1860s-style base ball (as it was spelled at the time) against the Canton Cornshuckers. They play bare-handed and use a bat that looks more like a broom handle. Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th-century base ball during their matches. Admission: Free. Time: 2 p.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

HISTORIC JAIL TOURS
Sept. 13 and Oct. 24

This one-hour guided tour includes the historic 1892 Sandusky County jail that has ties to President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 1840s dungeon located underneath the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. Admission: $5. Time: 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Location: Historic Sandusky County Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Information: Tickets available at the door or at the Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont, or visit www.sanduskycounty.org

THE GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW
Sept. 14 to 16

The Great Mohican Pow-Wow features Native American foods and more than 40 artisans on display selling furs, clothes, baskets, art, jewelry, carvings and more. Performances include tomahawk throwing and fire starting by Coyote Dog; hoop dancing by Moontee Sinquah; music of the Andean Mountains by Malkuri; flutist Douglas Blue Feather; and storytelling by Lance White Eagle. Intertribal dancing, colorful ceremonial dancing and drum competitions will also be featured. Admission: $8 adults, $4 kids ages 6 to 12; $14 for two-day adult pass, $6 for kids; $21 for three-day adult pass, $9 for kids. Time: Activities run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Location: Mohican Reservation Campgrounds, 23270 Wally Road S, Loudonville. Information: 1-800-766-2267 and www.mohicanpowwow.com

HISTORY ROUNDTABLE
Sept. 15 to Oct. 27

Educator and local historian Mike Gilbert’s series returns for Saturday sessions this fall. Each week covers a different topic: Sept. 15 covers taverns and mile markers from the pioneer era; Sept. 22 tells tales of Fort Stephenson; Sept. 29 covers Sandusky County trivia; Oct. 20 covers Civil War medicine; Oct. 27 features ghost stories. Admission: $5 per session. Time: 10 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: Nan Card at 419-332-2081, ext. 239 or www.rbhayes.org.

GENEALOGY CLASSES
Sept. 23 and 30, Oct. 14

With more than 40 years experience in genealogy research, Becky Hill will offer classes through the fall season. Sept. 23’s class helps beginners get started on researching family history; Sept. 30’s class focuses on free genealogical websites; and Oct. 14 focuses on paid genealogical sites. Admission: $10, can be paid day of class. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: Preregister at 419-332-2081 or jransom@rbhayes.org

SALLY FIELD
Sept. 25

Two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Sally Field will discuss her memoir, “In Pieces,” a chronicle of her challenging and lonely childhood along with the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood. Tickets are on sale at any Toledo-Lucas County Public Library location or on www.eventbrite.com and are not available over the phone. Admission: $25. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-259-5200 or www.toledolibrary.org

GENEALOGY SESSIONS
Beginning Oct. 3

Becky Hill will share her 40 years of genealogy research in uninterrupted sessions on Wednesdays. Topics include help identifying the parents, spouse, maiden name, children or siblings of an ancestor; how to research in a particular geographic area; using genealogical software; DNA information (limited to basics); using Hayes Presidential Library resources; breaking down an ancestral brick wall; and reading old family documents (limited to basics in German, French, Latin). Admission: $15 for museum members, $20 for nonmembers. Time: Available slots at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. Information: Make reservations at 419-332-2081 or email Hill at bhill@rbhayes.org.

THE ILLUSIONISTS
Oct. 11

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists have shattered box-office records worldwide. Each illusionist plays a unique role in the show and brings their special brand of magic to the production, which is complemented by an onstage band and crew of dancers. Audiences should be prepared for heavy participation and close-up tricks. Admission: $40 to $65. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

MUSIC

MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Aug. 28

Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988, hitting her commercial stride with the 1993 album, “Yes I Am,” yielding the hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.” Her latest album, “Memphis Rock and Soul,” features original material as well as interpretations of classics from the Stax Records catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy while spotlighting the vital role it played in the civil rights movement. Admission: $39 to $95. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

TRACE ADKINS
Sept. 9

Trace Adkins’ towering baritone has been featured on “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light in the House is On,” “Arlington,” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Admission: $55 to $95. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

MICHAEL STANLEY AND THE RESONATORS
Sept. 15

Cleveland’s own rock and roll legends Michael Stanley and the Resonators will perform a show with special guests Marti Jones and Don Dixon, a duo of jangle-pop pioneers who have been performing together for 30 years. Admission: $54.50 to $84.50. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave N., Canton. Information: 330-454-8172 or www.ticketmaster.com

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
Sept. 21

Cleveland’s own Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will headline an evening of hip-hop, which also includes Twista, Ying Yang Twins, and Do or Die. Known for mixing melodic vocal harmonies with fast rapping, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony cranked out a pair of huge hits, “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads” on the critically acclaimed album, “E. 1999 Eternal.” Admission: $38 to $68. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

BLUE OYSTER CULT WITH MARK FARNER
Sept. 21

Riff-heavy and hook-laden, Blue Oyster Cult’s songs inspired psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, which include the smash singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla.” Special guest Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he is a platinum recording artist 30 times over. Admission: $45 to $75. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org

MODEST MOUSE
Sept. 26

Indie rock titan Modest Mouse broke through with the 2004 album, “Good News For People Who Love Bad News,” which yielded the hit “Float On” and garnered two Grammy nominations. 2015’s “Strangers to Ourselves” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and topped the rock, alternative, vinyl and internet charts. Admission: $39.50 to $59.50. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

STEELY DAN
Oct. 6

Led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker until Becker’s death last year, Steely Dan sold more than 40 million albums and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg” and “Babylon Sisters.” Fagen will be joined by Jon Herington (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), and a four-piece horn section with three backup vocalists. Admission: $58 to $148. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

‘GAME OF THRONES’ LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
Oct. 10

“Game of Thrones” composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take fans on a musical journey through the world of Westeros, featuring production with video technology showcasing footage from the show in addition to all-new imagery created exclusively for the tour. Admission: $27 to $492. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus. Information: Reach the box office at 614-292-2624, or visit www.ticketmaster.com and www.schottensteincenter.com

TERRA BRASS QUINTET
Oct. 21

Made up of members of Terra State Community College’s brass choir and musicians from the Fremont area, the Terra Brass Quartet will play jazz, ragtime, patriotic, classical and Civil War-era music with selections from composers like George Cohan, John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland and Karl King. Admission: $12, reservations required. Time: 4 to 5 p.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.

THEATER

‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’
Oct. 5 and 6, 13 and 14

The Ritz Players present playwright Joseph Kesselring’s classic black comedy chronicling Mortimer Brewster, an author known for his diatribes against marriage. After getting married in the opening scene, he heads home to tell his two aunts the news, and discovers their hobby: killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse from there. Admission: $12 adults, $8 students. Time: 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org

‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’
Oct. 27

Based on the 1939 film with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, this musical uses the Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg songs from the movie and includes some new songs and additional music by Andrew Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice. Admission: $44 to $84. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

EXHIBITS

‘ARTSPACE/POPS 2018’
Through Sept. 8

“ArtSpace/Pops 2018: A Fine Craft Invitational” features new works by some of the area’s best artists, with works of wood, metal, clay, paper, glass, fabric, and various jewelry-oriented combinations of metals and beads. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 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.

‘NICE DREAMS’
Through Sept. 14

Brandon Briggs, a full-time drawing and painting instructor at Bowling Green State University, is displaying an exhibit focusing on all things quiet. His immediate surroundings in and around his home act as subject matter that insist interest can be found in the everyday, the mundane and natural phenomena. A reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Location: Lea Gallery, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, University of Findlay.

‘SIGHTS AND SOUNDS’
Through Feb. 24, 2019

“Sights and Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses” presents modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media that explore and relate to the natural world. These include videos, paper works, woodblock prints, paintings, sculpture and glass. Admission: Free. Time: 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 www.toledomuseum.org

‘PART OF THE MACHINE: ROCK & PINBALL’
Through spring 2019

Rock and pinball became inextricably linked thanks to The Who’s song, “Pinball Wizard.” Both are symbols of youth and rebellion, with pinball’s ban in several cities lasting until the mid-1970s due to gambling concerns. Pinball machines created for several bands are on display, including The Who’s “Wizard” and “Tommy” pinball machines; and Alice Cooper’s newest machine, “Nightmare Castle.” Pete Townshend’s guitar that he used to compose “Pinball Wizard” will also be displayed. Admission: $23 advance, $26 at door; seniors 65 and over $21 advance, $24 at door; ages 6 to 12 $14 advance, $16 door; ages 5 and under free. Will include complimentary tokens for play. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. Ninth St., Cleveland. Information: 216-781-7625 or www.rockhall.com

ENCAUSTIC EXHIBIT
Aug. 27 to Sept. 27

Beth Genson’s works in the ancient art of encaustic use a hot paint mixture of beeswax, damar resin and oil pigments. Genson finds the encaustic medium well suited for her exploration of water as a subject matter, with rivers and ponds as the focal point of many of her paintings. The public is invited to an artist’s reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Admission: Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Location: Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Information: Reach the box office at 419-423-2787 or visit www.marathoncenterarts.org and http://bethgenson.com/about

TICKET WATCH

Tickets are now on sale for the following events:

Toto — Today, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. $47 to $69; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Counting Crows and Live — Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan. $25 to $115; 248-377-0100 or www.ticketmaster.com

Godsmack and Shinedown — Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $37 to $77; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.ticketmaster.com

Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini — Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $59.50 to $89.50; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.ticketmaster.com

Phil Collins — Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $53 to $278; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com

Fleetwood Mac — Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $69 to $199; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com

Lindsey Buckingham — Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Canton Palace Theatre. $62.50 to $104.50; 330-454-8172, www.ticketmaster.com



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