EVENTS

PBR VELOCITY TOUR
Today

The Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour will feature some of the sport’s top athletes going head to head with the fiercest bulls in the country, complete with high-energy sound, lighting and special effects. Admission: $15 to $100. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com

MICHAEL ROIZEN
Jan. 22

Dr. Michael Roizen, the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and chief medical consultant on “The Dr. Oz Show,” will stop in Toledo to talk about his book, “What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food.” Admission: Free. Seating is first-come, first-served, and a general admission ticket does not guarantee admission; it simply helps the organizers plan the event. Time: 7 to 9 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Location: Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave., Toledo. Information: Call Toledo Lucas County Public Library at 419-259-5200 with questions and register for the event at www.eventbrite.com

‘DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!’
Jan. 29

The television series’ touring show features a selection of season 27’s dancers with special guest “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile. Choreographed by Emmy winner Mandy Moore and “Dancing with the Stars” executive producer Ashley Edens-Shaffer, dance styles range from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. Admission: $49.50 to $79.50. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Information: Call the theater’s ticket office at 330-253-2488 or visit www.akroncivic.com

JOHN CUSACK
Feb. 8

Join actor John Cusack for a screening of “Grosse Pointe Blank” on the big screen, followed by a live conversation about his career and the making of the film, where he will share stories and answer audience questions. The 1997 action comedy follows Martin Blank (John Cusack), a professional assassin who is attending his 10-year high school reunion while working on a hit. The film is 107 minutes, with the onstage interview lasting 60 to 70 minutes. Admission: Prices range from $52.75 to $153, with the highest price going toward VIP seats that include a post-show photo with Cusack. Time: 7 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

‘CANDID CAMERA’
Feb. 24

Peter Funt, taking over for his father Allen, will offer his wry and humorous takes on human nature during “8 Decades of Smiles,” which combines the funniest clips from the “Candid Camera” library with onstage surprises and audience participation. Admission: $20 to $30. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org

WILLIAM SHATNER
March 7

Following a screening of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” William Shatner will take to the stage to share behind-the-scenes stories about his time as Captain James T. Kirk as well as the rest of his career as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will have a chance to participate in an audience-led question and answer session, and VIP tickets will be available for a post-show photo op with Shatner. Admission: $52.75 to $72.75. Time: 7:30 p.m., film lasts 113 minutes with a 60- to 70-minute presentation by Shatner. No intermission. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

‘DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY’
March 7

“Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour” brings Disney Junior’s greatest hits to the stage for an interactive live concert experience featuring Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Puppy Dog Pals and Fancy Nancy. Admission: $14 to $49. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

MARKET DAY AND FIBER FAIR
March 23

The Black Swamp Spinners Guild’s Market Day and Fiber Fair will feature demonstrations, roving, fleeces, exotic fibers, handcrafted items, homespun yarns, books, dyes, spinning and weaving equipment along with supplies. Lunch will be available. Admission: $1. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Wood County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building, 13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green. Information: www.blackswampspinnersguild.org

MUSIC

‘NORDIC AIR’
Today

Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich will reunite with Toledo Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alain Trudel to perform Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto” in a program inspired by the icy landscape of Northern Europe with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Musical America magazine named Hadelich the instrumentalist of the year, and he has performed with every major orchestra in the U.S. as well as several orchestras in Europe and Asia. Admission: $25 to $60. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000 or toledosymphony.com

‘MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT’
Jan. 19 and 20

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Lima Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart’s vast and mysterious “Jupiter Symphony.” The audience will be surrounded by soft candlelight to evoke the feeling of a concert in Mozart’s lifetime for conductor Crafton Beck’s final candlelight performance with the Lima Symphony. Admission: $20 adults, $10 students. Time: Jan. 19 show at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 20 show at 4 p.m. Location: Jan. 19 show at Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St., Lima. Jan. 20 show at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta. Information: 419-222-5701 or www.limasymphony.com

TSO POPS WITH BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Jan. 26

Toledo Symphony Pops will perform with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a nine-piece band that fuses Dixieland jazz, blues, swing, and more into a high-octane package. The group has appeared on numerous late-night talk shows and at Super Bowl XXXIII. Its music has been heard in films and television shows that include “Friends,” “Despicable Me,” “Swingers,” “Phineas & Ferb” and “Ally McBeal.” Admission: $28 to $70. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-246-8000 or www.toledosymphony.com

BEACH BASH
Feb. 9

The Reunion Band will bring soulful renditions of 1960s and ’70s songs to the Findlay Elks’ fourth annual Beach Bash Concert for Charity, which also features a light menu of food and raffle items. Hawaiian shirts, shorts and flip-flops are encouraged attire. Admission: $7. Time: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30. Location: Findlay Elks Banquet Hall, 900 W. Melrose Ave. Information: Jeff Jenson at 419-889-5527.

JUSTIN MOORE
Feb. 15

Justin Moore’s traditional country sound is on full display on his No. 1-charting album, “Kinda Don’t Care,” which features chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” Cody Johnson and Eric Paslay will perform as special guests. Admission: $32.75 to $52.75. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com

THE KING’S SINGERS
Feb. 16

The King’s Singers were founded in 1968 by six recently graduated choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge. While the group’s lineup has changed over a half-century, it has always featured two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass. The group’s repertoire includes works from esteemed composers like Sir John Tavener, Toru Takemitsu, John Rutter, Luciano Berio, Nico Muhly, György Ligeti and Eric Whitacre. 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

TOBYMAC
Feb. 28

TobyMac, the Christian hip-hop star with seven Grammys that was twice named artist of the year at the Dove Awards, is touring on the heels of “The Elements,” a record he calls the most personal of his career. Jeremy Camp, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers and Aaron Cole are also on the bill. Admission: $20 to $91.75. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com

TRAVIS TRITT
March 2

Travis Tritt, a Grammy and CMA winner with Grand Ole Opry membership, will present two decades worth of hits in a solo acoustic show spotlighting his powerful voice and guitar. Along with songs like “Here’s a Quarter” and “Country Club,” the show is punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Admission: $35 to $55. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org

THE TEXAS TENORS
March 16

Emmy-award winners and Billboard No. 1 recording artists the Texas Tenors will return to Van Wert to perform their nationally acclaimed patriotic show, “Let Freedom Sing,” inviting local high school singers to join them on the stage to perform the songs. Since debuting nine years ago on “America’s Got Talent,” the trio has earned three Emmys for their PBS special, “You Should Dream,” along with collaborating with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. 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

THEATER

‘BUS STOP’
Today and Sunday, Jan. 17 to 20

Written by William Inge, “Bus Stop” follows Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse, that gets stranded at a cheerful roadside diner while being pursued by a persistent young cowboy. Admission: $20, $18 for seniors. Time: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 20, 8 p.m. all other dates. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or www.toledorep.org

‘CINDERELLA’
Sunday

“Cinderella” is a musical in two acts with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Douglas Carter Beane based partly on Hammerstein’s 1957 book. Songs include “In My Own Little Corner” and “Impossible; It’s Possible.” 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

‘EVITA’
Jan. 31 to Feb. 3

Follow the rise of ambitious and ruthless Eva Perón through the eyes of Che Guevara, the future revolutionary leader, as she becomes the iconic Argentinian first lady. Winner of seven Tony Awards with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Evita” combines Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theater styles that have captivated audiences for more than 40 years. Admission: $44 to $89. Time: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 1 p.m. Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

‘ROCK OF AGES’
Feb. 13

Nominated for five Tonys, including Best Musical, “Rock of Ages” captures the feel of the 1980s Sunset Strip. The rock/jukebox musical’s book was written by Chris D’Arienzo, and the show is built around the decade’s classic rock and glam metal bands, featuring songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe. 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

‘I’M HERBERT’
Feb. 14

“I’m Herbert” will be performed for 50 North Valentine’s Day Comedy Dessert Theatre. The one-act comedy sketch follows an elderly couple named Herbert and Muriel as they sit on a porch in a pair of rocking chairs, trying to remember their past. Desserts and coffee will be available. The event is open to all members of the community 50 and older. Admission: Advance registration and $10 required by Feb. 8. Seating is limited. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Information: Register by calling 419-423-8496.

’12 ANGRY JURORS’
Feb. 15 and 16, 23 and 24

Based on Reginald Rose’s award-winning television play, “12 Angry Men,” the story follows 12 jurors on the seemingly open and shut case of a teen’s patricide trial. One of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts, and tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry people. Admission: $12 adults, $8 students. Time: 2 p.m. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. all other dates. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org

‘PEG + CAT — LIVE!’
Feb. 17

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show “Peg + Cat,” the musical comedy follows the titular characters and their pal Ramone as they attempt to solve the problem of a really big dog with their math skills, including bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing, and lots of counting. Audiences can count on their participation being used to help solve the problem. Admission: $19 to $54. Time: 2 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7 Public Square, Lima. Information: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

STOMP
Feb. 25

The eight-member percussion troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The group utilizes matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps and more. Admission: $34 to $89. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Information: 419-381-8851 or www.stranahantheater.com

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
March 24

“Rise Up, O Men,” the sixth musical comedy in the Church Basement Ladies series, takes place in the basement kitchen of a Lutheran church in 1964 rural Minnesota, when the church’s hard-working farmers unintentionally disrupt the order of the ladies’ kitchen. Audiences do not need to have seen the first five installments to enjoy “Rise Up, O Men.” Admission: $25 to $40. Time: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S, Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org

EXHIBITS

‘BLUE/ABLUTION’
Through Jan. 26

Emily Jay, a teacher at Ohio Northern University, created this exhibit on long silk panels as an homage to the women in her family. The cyanotype prints and paintings use clothing, flowers, and female figures to create metaphorical portraits. The carefully washed prints speak to the power in the act of laundering, a historically feminine activity. Admission: Free. Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Location: Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. Information: 419-422-7847 or findlayartleague@gmail.com

‘TIMELESS’
Through Feb. 1

Armand Baltazar, the author and artist of the acclaimed book, “Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic,” is exhibiting sketches and finished artwork from his book at the University of Findlay. The artist, who has helped create films like “The Prince of Egypt” and “The Good Dinosaur,” will also visit UF for a free presentation and live digital illustration demonstration at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 23. At 8 p.m., he will begin signing copies of his book. Admission: Free. Time: Exhibit open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. Location: UF’s Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, with exhibit in the Lea Gallery and the demonstration in the Great Hall. Information: newsroom.findlay.edu

PRINTMAKING EXHIBIT
Through Feb. 24

Janet Ballweg, head of the printmaking program at Bowling Green State University, researches 3-D digital modeling and 2-D imaging in conjunction with contemporary printmaking processes, including photopolymer intaglio, photo lithography and screenprint. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission: Free. Time: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 https://janetballweg.com/

‘SHOW OF HANDS’
Through June 2020

Several acclaimed artists have literally given the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum a hand, because plaster molds of their hands are on hand to acknowledge their contributions to the museum’s collection. Artists include Marc Brown, creator of the “Arthur” children’s books; and Rosemary Wells, creator of the “Max and Ruby” children’s books. Admission: Free. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Mazza Museum, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, University of Findlay. Information: Reach the museum at 419-434-4560.

TICKET WATCH

Tickets are now on sale for the following events:

Cher with Nile Rodgers and Chic — Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $52 to $500; 614-246-2000, www.ticketmaster.com

WWE Smackdown Live! — Feb. 12, 7:45 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $20 to $105; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.ticketmaster.com

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt — Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Huntington Center, Toledo. $66 to $100; 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com and www.ticketmaster.com

Todd Rundgren — May 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m., Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square, Cleveland. $39.50 to $75; 800-801-7407 or tickets.playhousesquare.org

Slayer — May 20, 6 p.m., Covelli Centre, Youngstown. $49.50 to $79.50; 330-746-5600 or http://covellicentre.com

Hootie and the Blowfish — July 26, 7:30 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $29 to $139; 1-800-745-3000 or www.clevelandamphitheater.com and www.ticketmaster.com

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