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Updated August 19, 2019

Music At The Market Slates Artist Lineup

Music at the Market, presented by Mercy Health on Thursday evenings, will feature The Cakewalkin’ Jass Band on August 22 and The Madison Avenue Band on August 29. 

The Cake Walkin’ Jass Bands music is described as Dixieland Jazz, Traditional Jazz, New Orleans style and Ragtime music. 

Band members include Russ Damschroder (trombone); Jim Fagnano (drums); Dave Kosmyna (cornet); Bob Miller (string bass); Betsy Grafing (banjo); Ray Heitger (clarinet); Rick Grafing (piano) and Nicole Heitger (vocal).

The Thursday concerts are at 7:00 p.m. on the Commodore Schoolyard lawn, 140 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.     

Glass City Dance Parties Plans Seasonal Events

Glass City Dance Parties will host Friday dance parties in the coming months from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m., with a free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid admission.

Upcoming Friday dance themes include Sock Hop on September 20, Football Friday on October 11 and a Halloween Bash on October 25. 

The dances are held at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. For more information, visit www.glasscitydanceparty.com. 

A special Labor Day dance will be held on Sunday, September 1 from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m. at American Legion 468, 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Admission is $12.00 for this special event. 

American Graffiti Shown At TMA Outdoor Series

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will show American Graffiti as part of its Films in the Great Outdoor series on Friday, August 23 at 9:15 p.m. in parking lot 3, located on the southeast side of the campus.

Visitors with vehicles built before 1963 when the movie was set are invited to bring their cars and watch from the parking lot. Other guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and watch from the grassy areas on the north and east side of the lot.   

The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a free concert by the R&B band Intuition, performing songs from the period.

For more information, visit toledomuseum.org.

Art Museum Ambassadors Host Car-Themed Event

Park your wheels and join the TMA Ambassadors for an evening of car culture featuring slot car racing, a race car simulator, live music, dancing and refreshments at the GlasSalon on Saturday, August 24 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

The talented artists of the TMA Glass Studio will also be on-site, creating a car-centric glass object for purchase, commemorating the evening. 

Ticket price includes stations of locally sourced, fresh summer fare. A signature cocktail for the evening will be available at the cash bar along with other beer, wine and liquor choices. Event parking is free. 

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the TMA Ambassadors Endowment Fund, which supports programs that help keep TMA free to all. Advance-purchase tickets are $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers. Tickets are $150 on the day of the event. To purchase tickets, visit toledomuseum.org/visit/events/tma-highway-ride.

Glass City Record Show Announces August Date

Celebrating its 38th year, the Glass City Record Show will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo on Sunday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Attendees can buy, sell or trade vinyl, CDs, tapes, posters, 45s, 78s and movies.

For more information, e-mail sgagnon@bex.net or visit www.glasscityrecordshow.com. 

Women Of Toledo Series Discusses Future Of Work

As part of the Women of Toledo’s Women Economic Empowerment Series Program, WOT’s third session of the year, Women Economic Empowerment III: The Future of Work, will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. to1:00 p.m. at the United Way of Greater Toledo on 424 Jackson St.

This session will analyze changes, which are fundamentally altering the job market. Discussions will include: 1) future job types and the skills required for those jobs in the Greater Toledo area; 2) how to better support women who balance life – work and family differently; 3) technology and digital workforce changes and benefits; and 4) underrepresentation of women in leadership despite corporate commitments to diversity and how to jumpstart the process again.

For more info visit www.womenoftoledo.org.

Brazilian Music Featured At TMA August Concert

Brazilian mandolin soloist and composer Danilo Brito will perform in the Toledo Museum of Art’s (TMA) GlasSalon on Thursday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Joining Brito will be seven-string guitar player Carlos Moura and six-string guitar player Guilherme Girardi.

The trio will play choro music, often described as the New Orleans jazz of Brazil with a fast, happy rhythm. Brito is an authority in the art of playing choro and his repertoire spans more than a century from the birth of Brazil’s first national music to the major composers and new compositions that expand the literature.

Tickets are $10.00 for TMA members, $15.00 for nonmembers and $7.00 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit tickets.toledomuseum.org or call the information desk at (419) 255-8000, ext. 7448, during museum hours.

TMA Green Book Lecture Revisits American Travel

Journalist Alvin Hall and photographer Jonathan Calm will discuss their 2016 BBC Radio 4 documentary project, The Green Book, at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) on Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Peristyle. The event is free to the public.

Published annually between 1936 and 1967, The Negro Motorist Green Book helped black travelers find safe and welcoming businesses during an era of virulent racism and segregation.

Inspired by this guide, Hall and Calm undertook a road trip from Tallahassee, Fla., (near Hall’s hometown) to Ferguson, Mo., recording in both photographs and sounds the histories and experiences of black Americans as they navigated the cultural, political and physical landscape of the American South.

Calm continues to make work related to this project. Several of his photographs documenting Green Book sites are included in the special exhibition Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture, which is on view at TMA through Sunday, September 15.

Whitehouse Busker Fest Features Area Musicians

The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission will host Busker Fest on Saturday, September 7 from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Whitehouse Park.

Bring a chair to check out local musicians, a kids’ fun area featuring free crafts, and other street performers from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Food vendors, artisans and crafters will be selling their wares.

From 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., there will be several local, original music groups performing in the park pavilion and beer and wine will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the beer and wine garden will benefit the Bittersweet Farms Creative Arts Program. 

For more information, contact Jo at jmcelheney@sbcglobal.net.

Perrysburg Musical Theatre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Perrysburg Musical Theatre will host a 10th anniversary celebration featuring a review of the best of the past 10 years at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. 

To purchase tickets, visit www.perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org.

Toledo Humane Society Announces PawVillion

The seventh annual PawVillion will be held on Saturday, September 7 to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society. 

PawVillion guests will enjoy an amazing four-course meal prepared by local chef Scott Peirce, owner of Tree City Catering. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live auction. At the end of the evening, guests will go home with delicious treats for their own pets, generously donated by Penta Career Center.

Seating will be limited. Tickets are available for purchase at www.toledohumane.org/pawvilion.

Country Living Magazine Slates Fair In Columbus

The annual Country Living Fair, sponsored by Country Living magazine, will return to Columbus, Ohio on Friday through Sunday, September 13-15 at Ohio Village. 

The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring 200-plus curated vendors and makers from more than 30 states. 

For tickets and additional information, including a list of vendors and discounted hotel rates, contact Stella Show Management Co. at (973) 808-5015 or visit www.stellashows.com. For additional details, visit www.countryliving.com/fair. 

One-day admission is $13.00 in advance and $18.00 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

An early-bird three-day weekend pass is available for $30.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free for children ages 16 and younger.

Artist’s Free TMA Lecture Explores Art Car Influence

Bowling Green State University professor and art car artist Matt Donahue will explore the role of the art car in popular culture during a free lecture at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) on Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Little Theater.

The event coincides with an art car-themed car show that will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Monroe Street between the museum and the Glass Pavilion.

Donahue will examine the history of the art car, from hot rods in the 1950s to the psychedelic art car in the 1960s to the modern art car of today. 

An art car is when the exterior of an automobile serves as a canvas for an artist to create art on and has been popularized since the 1950s to the present. 

Psychic Fair, Healing Arts Planned At The Pinnacle

A “Celebrate the Senses” psychic event will be held on Sunday, September 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Pinnacle at 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. 

Unique vendors, psychics, healers, massage therapists, Reiki practitioners, mediums and astrology will be featured.

Farmers’ Market Season Set In Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Farmers’ Market season runs through October 16. 

The Wednesday market runs from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. each week in the Huntington Bank parking lot at 201 S. Main St. Part of Clough Street will be blocked off for the food trucks and the safety of those attending. Food trucks will be present at each market alongside both seasoned and new vendors. The market will offer live music from the Stones Throw Stage, special events throughout the season and much more.

For more information, visit downtownbgohio.org. Click on the Events tab, then on Farmers’ Market.

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