TOLEDO OPEN BLACK RODEO
Southeastern Rodeo Association will showcase African American professional cowboys in events such as bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, ladies steer undecorating, team roping, bull riding and junior barrel racing for kids. Admission: $19 to $40. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-321-5007 or www.huntingtoncentertoledo.com
LIFE IN THE 1860s
Guests can enter Allen County Museum’s schoolhouse for a lesson, write an assignment with actual pen and ink, visit the general store, discover gardening from the time period, learn about tin punching (for children ages 9 and up), and play indoor and outdoor games common from the era. Visitors also have the chance to meet a Civil War re-enactor along with American folk hero “Wild Bill” Hickok. A variety of crafts and activities are also planned for children of all ages. Admission: Free. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Allen County Museum Folsom Auditorium, 620 W. Market St., Lima. Information: Amy Craft at 419-222-9426.
JONES MANSION TOUR
All three floors of the Jones Mansion will be available to tour when the home celebrates the anniversary of its first tour in July 2012. The tour will focus on how the designers of the Victorian era built a home to keep people cool during the summer, and updated master bedrooms will be featured. Refreshments will be offered at the end of the tour. People can come alone or in groups, with groups of 12 or more getting an exclusive time slot with presold tickets. Admission: $10 presale, $15 at the door. Time: Tours offered every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St. Information: Call 419-427-6110 to make reservations.
Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up comedy style of observational humor explores his Catholic faith, marriage, fatherhood, food, laziness and more. A family man, Gaffigan wrote several stand-up specials and a critically acclaimed TV Land sitcom with his chief collaborator: his wife, Jeannie Gaffigan. Admission: $47 to $89. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, located four miles south of downtown Toledo on Ohio 25 between South Avenue and Woodsdale Avenue/Harvard Boulevard. Information: 419-385-5721 and www.ticketmaster.com
WWE SUMMERSLAM LIVE
World Wrestling Entertainment brings its Summerslam Live event on tour, featuring the Universal Championship streetfight and the Women’s Championship match. Wrestlers featured include Seth Rollins, Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch, Lacey Evans and AJ Styles. Admission: $20 to $105. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Information: 419-255-3300.
VINTAGE BASE BALL
Aug. 18 and 25
The Spiegel Grove Squires will have three home games of 1860s-style base ball (as it was spelled at the time) this season. 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
MEWVEMENT AND SUBWOOFERS
The third show in the Wood County Humane Society’s concert series, this fundraiser includes live entertainment, drink specials, raffles, a showcase of adoptable animals and a cornhole tournament. Performing at the event will be Ginger and the Snaps, The New Fashioned and Greenacre Sessions. Admission: $5. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: Howard’s Club H, 210 N. Main St., Bowling Green. Information: For more information and registration for the cornhole tournament, contact Andrea Szymkowiak at email@example.com or call 419-704-5902.
July 24, Aug. 7 and 21
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn and listen to a variety of musical groups perform two Wednesdays a month. In order, Chrissy & Don: Music and Fun will put an acoustic twist on pop tunes; Bridge County Bluegrass Band will put its spin on traditional bluegrass along with some “newgrass” music; Matthew Ball will perform his “Boogie Woogie Kid” piano pyrotechnics; and North Coast Big Band will conclude the series. Shows will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Admission: Free. Time: Ice cream social at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7. 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
EN VOGUE with KID ‘N PLAY
En Vogue’s Top 6 hits include “Hold On,” “Free Your Mind,” “Never Gonna Get It,” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Don’t Let Go,” and “Whatta Man.” Kid ‘n Play burst onto the music scene with the 1988 album, “2 Hype,” going on to star in a film, “House Party,” and a Saturday morning cartoon. No outside food and beverage or coolers allowed. Beer, wine, water, pop and food will be available for purchase. Admission: $15 presale, $20 at the gate. Time: Music starts at 6:15 p.m., gates open at 5. Location: Promenade Park, 400 Water St., Toledo. Information: www.promenadeconcerts.com
As half of the mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna Judd was dubbed “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline” by Rolling Stone. Her chart toppers include “Mama He’s Crazy” and “Why Not Me,” and her backing band, the Big Noise, provides music that encompasses country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. Admission: $30 if purchased day of the show. Parking is $12.50 per day within the gates or $6.50 per day for the South Gate Parking Lot (complimentary shuttle service available). Parking at the nearby Danbury School parking lot is $2 per day (no shuttle service). Time: 8:15 p.m. Location: Lakeside Chautauqua, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside. Information: To order tickets, visit www.lakesideohio.com
Dennis DeYoung served as Styx’s keyboardist and one of its singers from its 1972 foundation until 1999. He wrote or co-wrote several Styx staples that include “Come Sail Away,” “Lady” and “Mr. Roboto,” and he will perform the music of Styx with his band when he stops by Toledo for a show. No outside food and beverage or coolers allowed. Beer, wine, water, pop and food will be available for purchase. Admission: $15 presale, $20 at the gate. Time: 6:15 p.m. Location: Promenade Park, 400 Water St., Toledo. Information: www.promenadeconcerts.com
After winning “American Idol” in 2011, Scotty McCreery made history when he became the youngest male artist of any genre and the first country music artist to ever have his debut album, “Clear as Day,” enter at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. His singles include “I Love You This Big,” “The Trouble with Girls,” “See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It.” Admission: $29.50 to $51. Time: 8 p.m., rain or shine. Location: Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. Information: 419-381-8851, www.etix.com and www.centennialterrace.org
Aug. 11 and 25
The Fostoria Community Arts Council’s concerts include the Expando Band and Night Jazz’s big-band stylings. Admission: Free. Time: 7:30 p.m. each date. Location: Foundation Park’s Wainwright Amphitheatre, 1225 S. Union St., Fostoria, with the Bankquet Room, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria, as the rain location. Information: Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Facebook page will make venue change announcements at 5:30 p.m. the evenings of the show.
WOOD COUNTY STOCK
A collection of northwest Ohio bands from the 1960s and ’70s are reuniting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. They include the Missing Links, Apple Mary, Sky Blue Fluff and more. Door prizes, a silent auction and an open jam will also be featured. Proceeds benefit Cancer Patient Services with a 50/50 drawing to benefit Guitars for Vets. Admission: $10, age 18 and under free. Time: 4 to 11:30 p.m. Location: Venue 18, 11295 Ohio 18 W, Fostoria. Information: Kristina Rodman at 419-957-3879.
This Cleveland native’s guitar and vocal performances cover a range of genres and are geared toward audiences of all ages. A veteran performer of festivals, fairs, parks and other venues, Gibson has committed his life to improving the environment. While enjoying the performance, attendees can sample a vegetarian and vegan feast prepared by the Quarry Farm’s Steven Coburn-Griffis. Admission: Free. Donations are welcomed. Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: The Quarry Farm, Seitz Family Pavilion, 1/8-mile north of 14321 Road 7-L, Pandora. Information: Visit www.thequarryfarm.org or call 419-420-4784.
‘TITANIC: THE MUSICAL’
Today and Sunday
Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical swept the 1997 Tony Awards with a story rooted in fact, rather than fiction. Presented by the Ritz Players, the show focuses on the workings of the ship itself and the crew that tried to save it, along with its real-life passengers. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students. Time: 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org
Through July 31
The Findlay Art League’s display features pottery created by 19 members of the Michiana Pottery Group. The artists hail from several states, and visitors will view and have the opportunity to purchase bowls, pitchers, mugs, vases, bottles, serving vessels, whiskey jugs, figurative porcelain and miniature tableware. Admission: Free. Hours: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Location: Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. Information: 419-422-7847.
THE ENCHANTED BRUSH
Through Aug. 2
The University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s annual summer exhibition, titled “Inspired,” features works by 32 artists from around the world. The exhibit pays homage to foundational artists and authors, and participating artists were asked to create original work that pays tribute to an existing work of fantasy art. Admission: Free. Time: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Mazza Museum, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Lea Gallery. Information: Reach the museum at 419-434-4560.
“Woodstock 50” celebrates a half century since the iconic music festival with rare prints, performance outfits, video footage, tickets, original signage and more. 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. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Check website for special hours. Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. Ninth St., Cleveland. Information: 216-781-7625 or www.rockhall.com
University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum has created an exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. The original artworks depict the historic event as well as stories featuring the moon itself. 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.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Alice Cooper — Today, 7 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan. $29.50 to $350; 248-377-0100 or www.ticketmaster.com
Jeff Lynne’s ELO — Today, 8 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $49 to $149; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Rodney Carrington — July 27, 8 p.m., MGM Northfield Park, Northfield. $35 to $55; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators — Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., MGM Northfield Park, Northfield. $45 to $85; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
John Mayer — Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $59 to $150; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Ted Nugent — Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Terrace, Sylvania. $33 to $52.50; 419-381-8851 or www.centennialterrace.org
Shawn Mendes — Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $64 to $482; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Backstreet Boys — Aug. 12, 8 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $59 to $194; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Iron Maiden — Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $31 to $32; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Adam Ant — Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan. $35 to $65; 248-399-2980 and www.royaloakmusictheatre.com
Norm Macdonald — Sept. 20, 7 and 10 p.m., Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan. $70 to $243; 248-399-2980 and www.ticketmaster.com
Black Keys with Modest Mouse — Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. $39.50 to $499.50; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
George Thorogood and The Destroyers — Oct. 11, 8 p.m., MGM Northfield Park, Northfield. $37 to $65; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com