DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Part of Downtown Fremont Inc. weekly farmer’s market, the Dog Days of Summer event will feature a variety of special activities for dogs and owners. A dog show will be held at the intersection of Front and Garrison atreets, with judging taking place at 11 a.m. Awards will be given for best in show, small breed, large breed and best costume, and the first 50 participants will get a free goodie box. Professional Grooming will offer $5 nail trimming along with a free self-serve dog wash and photo booth at their tent, and Pottery Perfection will be painting pet water bowls and making string art. The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office and Fremont Police Department K-9 units will be having demonstrations at 10 a.m. in the Brady lot, and April Halm will hold a doggy yoga session at 11 a.m. in the Brady lot. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Front Street from Croghan Street to Birchard Avenue. Information: Call 419-332-8696 or visit www.downtownfremontohio.org
BLUES, BREWS AND BRATS FEST
The Fremont Rotary Club will host this summer festival for the fourth straight year in downtown Fremont. Attendees can enjoy food, craft beer, wine and live music. The E-Z Shop will be providing bratwurst, craft beer will be offered by the Catawba Island Brewing Company and Sutter Home will be providing wine. Musical acts include The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Bobby G & the Third Street Cigar Band, and The Good, The Bad & The Blues. Admission only for those 16 and older. No outside food or drink allowed. Admission: $15 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased for $10 at Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Suite 102, Fremont; American Auto Sales and Rental, 2251 West State St., Fremont; The Grund Drug Co., 227 S. Front St., Fremont; or Ballville E-Z Shop Food & Beverage, 1512 River St. Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Downtown Fremont, 200 block of South Front Street. Information: www.fremontrotaryclub.org
Today and Sunday
America’s first traveling water circus will continue to hold performances at the Lima Mall this weekend. Cirque Italia combines water, technology and performing arts for a unique circus act. The show is held under a traditional big-top tent and features a 35,000-gallon water stage. The show does not use live animals. Admission: Tickets range from $25 to $50 for adults and $10 to $45 for kids, depending on seating level. Time: 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today; 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Lima Mall, 2400 Elida Road, Lima. Information: www.cirqueitalia.com
NORTHWEST OHIO RIB OFF
Today and Sunday
Part of the National Barbecue Cookers Association, the annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off will continue this weekend. Attendees can enjoy ribs available from local, state and national pit masters, as well as live music and a family day. Gates open at noon each day. 1980s rock band Night Ranger will perform Saturday at 8 p.m., with Toledo’s own R.M.O. opening. Sunday is family day, with activities including Little Blessings Farm, an arcade bus, a rock-climbing wall, inflatables and face painting. DJ Rob Sample will provide music from noon to 4 p.m., while Hotel California — an Eagles cover band — will follow. Time: Gates open at noon both days. Admission: Saturday’s admission free until 2 p.m., $15 general admission; Sunday has free admission all day, $5 for kid zone and Hotel California. Location: Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Information: www.nworiboff.com
VINTAGE BASE BALL
Sunday and Aug. 25
The Spiegel Grove Squires have two remaining 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
‘BRING IT AND SING IT’
The Bluffton University music department invites community members to this informal summer singing event. Open to the community with no advance registration, participants are encouraged to bring their own score, or they can borrow one from the music department. Led by the university’s director of choral activities, Bo Young Kang, the event will feature “Mass in G Major” by Franz Schubert and “Gloria” by Vivaldi. Admission: Free. Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Mosiman Recital Hall, Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton. Information: www.bluffton.edu
ALOHA TO SUMMER
For the 25th anniversary of this event, the Christian Clearing House presents Aloha to Summer, a tropical celebration to the end of the season. The event will include a professional luau and fire dancer show, tropical music and a silent auction. Attendees are encouraged to wear tropical attire, and traditional Hawaiian food will be served. Admission: $50. Tickets can be bought at the CCH office, 1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 107. Time: 7 to 10 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m. Location: Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive. Information: Call the CCH office at 419-422-2222.
Local artist Shelby Sweinhagen will showcase her artwork and lead participants in a hands-on activity during this free event, a part of the Visiting Artist series by the Toledo Museum of Art Family Center. An avowed car enthusiast, race car driver and Hot Wheels collector, Sweinhagen’s work combines the techniques of welding and metal casting to create sculpture inspired by the automobile. Held the last Friday of each month, the Visiting Artist series provides families the opportunity to hear directly from local artists. Admission: Free. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Toledo Museum of Art Family Center, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org
CRAFT BEERS, COCKTAILS AND CRUSADERS
Attendees can sample craft beer from regional breweries and historic cocktails during this living history exhibit. Admission includes 10 tickets for 4 ounce samples of craft beer and a flight of sample historic cocktails. While participants enjoy their beverages, costumed history presenters portraying 19th century temperance advocates will interact and encourage them to give up the drink. The Cottonwood Jam String Band will perform on the verandah of the Hayes Home, and food trucks will be on-site as well. Food is not included in the ticket price. Participating breweries include Findlay Brewing Company, Catawba Island Brewing Company and more. Must be 21 or older to attend. Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $25, $10 admission for designated drivers. 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
OHIO 10,000 B.C.
Travel into ages past to explore Ohio during the last ice age at this open house event. Attendees can learn about prehistoric beasts that roamed the lands of Ohio, the early Paleo-Indians that developed in the region, and how the Great Lakes came to form from glaciers. Prehistoric jewelry crafts will be available. All ages are welcome. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Admission: Free. Location: Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane. Information: Contact Phillip DeQueiroz at email@example.com
The Findlay Radio Club invites ham radio enthusiasts and those interested in the hobby to the 77th annual Hamfest. Attendees can see what new offerings there are for ham radio technology and talk about radio interests. Food will be available for purchase from the Boy Scouts, and other vendors will sell wares at a flea market. The event is rain or shine. Time: 7:30 a.m. Admission: $10. Location: Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Information: Contact the Findlay Radio Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-423-3402.
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.
THE MISSING LINKS REUNION SHOW
One of Ohio’s most notable bands from the 60s, the Missing Links will reunite for one night of 60s music listening and reminiscing. The Missing Links won the 1967 Ohio State Battle of the Bands, placing fourth in that year’s national competition. The group also played in the greater Findlay area from 1964-69. Seating is limited. Proceeds will go toward Bowling Green Elementary Schools Food Program. The band’s lineup features lead vocalist and guitarist Kenny Reeves, bass guitarist John Ziegler, keyboardist Brad Mansfield, vocalist and guitarist Douglas Pope and drummer Jimmy Ziegler. Admission: $15, cash only. Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Location: Uptown-Downtown, 162 N. Main St., Bowling Green. Information: Bradley Mansfield at email@example.com or 805-689-0089.
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. 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
THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE
The featured act for the August Town Hall Concert Series, The Rough and Tumble are a dumpster-folk, thrift store-Americana duo consisting of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler. The two musicians and their menagerie of classic and homemade instruments have hobbled around the county in their camper with their dogs since 2015. With five EPs released in their eight years performing, The Rough and Tumble blends together restorative music and unique instruments for a highly entertaining experience. Time: 7 p.m. Admission: Donations are accepted. Location: Third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton. Information: www.theroughandtumble.com
The last of Fostoria Community Arts Council’s concerts features Night Jazz’s big-band stylings. Admission: Free. Time: 7:30 p.m. 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.
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.
FCAC OPEN GALLERY
Today and Sunday
The Fostoria Community Arts Council gallery will be open to the public, showcasing local and regional art. The gallery will showcase the artwork of Cindy Meadows and is running in coordination with the Fostoria Heritage Festival in downtown Fostoria. Admission: Free. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Location: Fostoria Community Arts Council, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria 44830. Information: Visit the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Facebook page.
Aug. 19 to Sept. 30
Mille Guldbeck and Jennifer Forsythe have worked together as teacher and student for the past year, and they have developed a body of work that will be on display in the Fisher/Wall Art Gallery. The tension between geometric and biomorphic forms in their works allow the viewer to explore the tension between order and chaos, constancy and change. Materials that are traditionally used as either two- or three-dimensional are repurposed, blurring the line between painting and sculpture. By avoiding the traditional usage of materials, the materials themselves are emphasized. Admission: Free. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 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.
‘A VISUAL REFLECTION ON FEAR AND CONNECTION’
Aug. 26 to Oct. 18
Merrill Krabill, chair of the art department at Goshen College, will display work that uses the metaphor of death and resurrection to explore life’s pain and loss while examining the interconnectedness that all life has when moving from loss to redemption. Time: Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission: Free. Location: Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center, Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton. Information: www.bluffton.edu/art
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FAN DAY
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate inductee The Who with a special fan day at the museum. Fans of the inductees can enjoy special screenings of their induction footage, performances and speeches. Attendees can also see artifacts, view their signatures and listen to their music. Admission: $26. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. Ninth St., Cleveland. Information: 216-781-7625 or www.rockhall.com
‘LIFE IS A HIGHWAY’
Through Sept. 15
“Life as a Highway” showcases the automobile’s reshaping of the 20th century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression with an emphasis on the Midwest. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, photography, prints and drawings. 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 www.toledomuseum.org
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Daryl Hall and John Oates — Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., Covelli Centre, Youngstown. $56 to $126; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Vince Gill — Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., The Rose Music Center at The Heights, Huber Heights. $36 to $68; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Martina McBride — Aug. 23, 6:15 p.m., Promenade Park Stage, Toledo. $15; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Jonas Brothers with Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw — Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus. $60 to $519; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Lenny Kravitz — Sept. 5, 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, Detroit. $39 to $325; 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
Kacey Musgraves — Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $45 to $140; 800-653-8000, www.livenation.com
Bret Michaels — Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Hobart Arena, Troy. $71 to $231; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.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
Blink-182 — Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, Columbus. $31 to $127; 800-745-3000, 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
Styx — Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., MGM Northfield Park, Northfield. $49 to $99; 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
Chance the Rapper — Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse, Cleveland. Starting at $59.95; www.rocketmortgagefieldhouse.com
Daughtry — Nov. 8, 8 p.m., MGM Northfield Park, Northfield. $47 to $115; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling Live — Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., MGM Northfield Park, Northfield. $37 to $85; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Five Finger Death Punch — Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m., Covelli Centre, Youngstown. $46 to $76; 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com