All posts by Erin Holden

The Leaf and Seed Cafe

Changing the world, one vegan meal at a time Leaf and Seed Cafe owner Susan Herhold’s decision to stop eating meat followed years of choosing cage-free, open-range animal product options. While she and her husband, Shannon, were on a road trip, they passed a truck filled with chickens in tiny cages, and she realized it

Getting to know Yayoi

The Toledo Museum of Art Book Club presents Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama with a discussion that coincides with the artists exhibition, Fireflies on the Water, an installation that incorporates lights, water and mirrors in an ethereal display. Kusama, an avant garde artist and activist who first came to the U.S. in 1958,

A Reading with Lindsey Moore

Northern Michigan author Lindsey Moore reads from her educational and poetic children’s book, Sea Bear. Centered around a polar bear’s journey across the Arctic sea ice in a reality check about climate change and a moving story of perseverance. 2-3:30pm | Saturday, December 21 Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg 567-336-6188 | |

Anita S. Crane Reads from “A Real Part of the Show”

Informed by the author’s own experience volunteering backstage at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, A Real Part of the Show is about Emma, a stage manager who finds herself embroiled in a financial scandal that threatens the community theatre. Author Anita S. Crane will read from her book at the place that inspired the tale. A

Female Trouble and Pink Flamingos

Make your way to Ann Arbor for a double feature that is both divinely filthy and divinely dark. John Waters classics, Female Trouble and Pink Flamingos, are the most satisfyingly uncouth ways to start your holiday off the right way. 7:30-11:30pm | Tuesday, December 10 8 Ball Saloon, 208 S First St., Ann Arbor, MI.

Whiskey Making at Levi & Lilac’s

The Red Shoe Society is hosting a charity event for Ronald McDonald House Charities that will have you more than willing to give of your time and money— whiskey making at Levi & Lilac’s. Don your ugliest sweater to win prizes, and sign up for classes like holiday cocktail-making with Noble Oak’s Double Oak Bourbon