All posts by Erin Holden

“Black is the Color” Screening

The Toledo Museum’s Art House Film and Teen Night event will show Black is the Color, a documentary about African American artists and what they’ve overcome to have their work recognized and exhibited in art galleries. It includes an exploration of the history of changes within the art world, including milestone moments by black artists

Past Tense Performance in Ann Arbor

Performance artist Carrie Mae Weems’ newest production, Past Tense, builds on her previous endeavor, Grace Notes, a project inspired by President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” after the Charleston church shooting where nine African Americans were killed. Past Tense explores issues of race, class and politics, examining the past to better understand the present. $34-$60, prices

Hiking the Towpath Trail

Wintering the Towpath Trail includes a five-mile hike, and a ten-mile hike called Wintering Extreme, led by Metropark staff. With beautiful views of the Maumee River, this hike from Providence to Bend View ends with a winter celebration. After shuttling back to Providence, you’ll be met with chili, s’mores, hot chocolate, and beers at the

Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed

Justin Longacre’s newest chapbook sheds new light on the familiar Justin Longacre’s poetry chapbook, Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed (Raggedy Mouths Press, 2018) evokes images of desperation, ruin, escapism and, ultimately, hope. It takes readers through events that they are likely to experience in their everyday lives, homing in on them to take apart the layers

J’Mae’s mac and cheese

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Black History Month events include one of the city’s most celebrated soul food restaurants, J’Mae’s Home Cooking. At various branches this month, the restaurant will be serving up samples of their rich, creamy, baked macaroni and cheese for a tasting that will leave you wanting more. Don’t miss this

Aquarium Wine and Dine

Sample various wines, hor d’oeuvres, and live music at the Toledo Zoo’s Aquarium, where you can mill around with friends or have a romantic post-Valentine’s Day date with your significant other. Let the romance carry on for more than one day. The aquarium provides beautiful ambiance for this special event. $80-$85. 6:30pm-9:30pm. Friday, February 15.