Tuesday, July 23, 2024

April 2024 Calendar


[talks & lectures]

The Great Mystery: A Lecture Series on Death – Brain death and coma survival is the topic of this talk. Dr. Malaiyandi and coma survivor Theresa Hayes with her husband David Hayes will explore the clinical practice of brain death and disorders of consciousness like coma. 5:30-7pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. toledolibrary.org. Free


Brit Floyd – Experience the ultimate Pink Floyd tribute with Brit Floyd. $44-$63.50. 8pm. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. huntingtoncentertoledo.com



[comedy, stand up]

Grand Slam: A Comedy Show – Stand up comedians from Ohio and Michigan will perform. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $20-$125. 7:30-9:30pm. Earnest Brew Works Downtown, 25 S. St. Clair St. @crumbleycomedy



[talks & lectures]

Marcy Kaptur Representative: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – The First Thursday Series is an interfaith coalition of local peace and justice advocates. Congresswoman Kaptur has been a longtime supporter of GLRI and as Co-Chair-of The Great Lakes Task Force sought its being fully funded. $5-$15. Noon. Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. @Firstthursdaytoledo

[talks & lectures, social causes]

Better Toledo | Redlining in Toledo – The Fair Housing Center will be discussing the community impact of redlining in Toledo. Register online. 3-5pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. toledolibrary.org. Free

[comedy, stand up]

Comedy Night @TolHouse – Featuring Mark Gregory with DJ Jay Roc. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $20. 8-10:30pm. TolHouse, 1447 N. Summit St. tolhouse.com


FRIDAY, Apr. 5


The Sleeping Beauty – Toledo Ballet presents an all-new production of the timeless classical ballet, The Sleeping Beauty. $15-$72. 10:30am. Also on Saturday, Apr. 6 and Sunday, Apr. 7 at 2pm. The Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St. artstoledo.com


5 Poets 5 Parks – Metroparks Toledo is celebrating National Poetry Month by spotlighting five poets who have written poems in honor of five Toledo Metroparks. Registration is required. 6:30-8:30m. Glass City Metropark, 1505 Front St. metroparkstoledo.com Free


KANSAS: Another Fork in the Road – 50th Anniversary Tour – Fans will hear songs spanning 50 years of KANSAS music. $49-$304. 7:30pm. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. stranahantheater.com

[theater, comedy]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again] – Now updated for our changing world, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again] is a nonstop romp through all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays. Runs through Sunday, Apr. 14. $15-$20. The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. thevillageplayers.org


Saturday, Apr. 6

[handicraft markets]

Spring Crafters’ Showcase – Shop for unique gifts and spring decor at this juried craft show hosted by the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild. 9am-4pm. Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. 

[zoos & animals]

Elephant Baby Bash – Celebrate the newest member of the Toledo Zoo’s herd! Visit Tembo Trail to meet the calf, see some special enrichment given at 10:30 am and hear from zookeepers at 11:30 am. The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. toledozoo.org

[health & wellness]

13th Annual Business and Health Expo – Hosted by The Social Butterfly, this community expo will feature area healthcare providers, vendors, food trucks and more. 11am-5pm. St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd.

[galas & formal occasions]

Jane Austen Regency Ball, 3rd Annual – Experience the splendor of the Regency era and live out your Jane Austen and Bridgerton fantasies at this annual ball. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $50-$90. 6pm. The Toledo Club, 235 14th St.


Sunday, Apr. 7

[civic benefit]

Total Eclipse of the Towpath – Family friendly community event along the banks of the Maumee River. Yoga, crafts, music and more. Noon-3pm. White Street Parking Lot, 34 White St., Maumee. maumee.org. Free

[outdoor recreation]

Get Inspired! A Workshop for Creatives – Creatives of all kinds are invited to this workshop full of creative-block-busting exercises and nature inspiration. Registration is required. $3. 2-3:30pm. Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. metroparkstoledo.com


Tuesday, Apr. 9

[talks & lectures]

The Great Mystery: A Lecture Series on Death – Dr. Magsi and Dr. Day will lead a conversation on the challenges of end-of-life decisions at the intersection of ethics and the law. 5:30-7pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. toledolibrary.org. Free


Wednesday, Apr. 10


Backpacking Basics: Personal Care – During this class, backpackers will learn how to drink, eat, protect themselves and relieve themselves in the backcountry using tips, protocols and gear. Register online. 6:30pm. W.W. Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. wcparks.org. Free


Thursday, Apr. 11

[stand up]

Jeff Dunham: Still Not Cancelled – The ventriloquist will perform his newest show. $56. 7pm. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. huntingtoncentertoledo.com

[home & garden]

Terrarium Design with Glass Gardens by Jess – A fun and creative workshop where you’ll learn how to design your own terrarium. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $45. 7-8pm. Beautiful Blooms by Jen, 5675 Main St., Sylvania. beautifulbloomsbyjen.com

[music, festivals & fairs]

Holy Toledo Polka Days – This Polka Festival will feature some of the top polka bands in the industry. The Opening Night Polka Party will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11 from 8-11pm at Six Fifths Distilling, 120 W. South Boundary St. in Perrysburg. Through Sunday, Apr. 14. Holiday Inn & Suites, 7355 Carronade Dr., Perrysburg. holytoledopolksdays.com


Friday, Apr. 12


Brantley Gilbert: Off the Rails Tour – The country artist will perform in Toledo with opening guests Dylan Marlowe, Struggle Jennings and Demun Jones. $25.50-$75.50. 6:30pm. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. huntingtoncentertoledo.com


Saturday, Apr. 13

[outdoor recreation]

Metroparks Takeover of Main Library – Tree climbing, archery, rock climbing and more will be available to everyone! Discover your next outdoor passion with help from Metroparks outdoor skills experts. Noon-4pm. Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. toledolibrary.org. Free

[parties & reunions]

Back to the Bay Party – The Toledo Yacht Club’s annual celebration of Put-In-Bay with live music, food & drinks and more. $5. 6pm. Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 N Summit St. thetoledoyachtclub.com


Sunday, Apr. 14


Glass City Record Show – Collectors can shop over 45 vendors for new & preloved musical gems and memorabilia. $2. Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. ftrvinyl.com


Atlas Bridal Fashion Show at Nazareth Hall – See a variety of wedding gowns, suits and specialty dresses showcased. Tickets will include complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $8. Nazareth Hall, 21211 W State Route 65, Grand Rapids.

[social issues]

2024 Annual Banquet: Nonviolence in Action – The MultiFaith Council’s 2024 theme is Nonviolence. The banquet will feature Teny Gross, Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. $65. Islamic Society of Northwest Ohio (ISNWO), 850 S. McCord Rd., Holland. multifaithcouncil.org


Wednesday, Apr. 17


Seed Starting Workshop – Learn how to grow your transplants, thin out seedlings and decide when to start growing the transplants so they are ready to plant. Registration is required. 6pm. Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green. wcparks.org. Free


Thursday, Apr. 18

[talks & lectures]

Tea & Talk Series: Sci-Fi Movies of the 1950s – Each monthly tea & talk starts with a catered luncheon, warm tea and a unique presentation over a topic of interest. Reservations are required and are due the Friday before each tea. $25-$30. 2-4pm. Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. woodcountyhistory.org

[home & garden]

Clutter Free Living – This class will help you attain a balance that brings peace and creativity to your living space. Registration is required. 6-7pm. Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. toledolibrary.org


Unbirthday Party to Support Toledo’s Urban Forest – In support of Floyd Street Toledo Tree Nursery and Toledo’s urban forest. 6pm. The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St.


Friday, Apr. 19

[galas & formal occasions]

Glass City Masquerade Ball 2024 – Celebrate a night of excellence. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $40-$55. Glass City Metropark Pavilion, 1001 Front St.

[circus & acrobatics]

Undone: A Chase Through Time Circus Show – Watch as the Birds Eye View circus troupe takes you on a wild chase through different eras, showcasing their incredible skills like aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling and much more. $22. 7pm. Also on Saturday, Apr. 20 at 7pm. Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. birdseyeviewcircus.com


Ragtime – Adapted from the novel by E.L. Doctorow, the musical tapestry depicts a Jewish family, an African-American family and a wealthy white suburban family during the turn of the century. $39-$129. 7:30pm. Also on Sunday, Apr. 21 at 2pm. Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St. toledoopera.org


Saturday, Apr. 20


Florence Scott Libbey 419 5K & Ryders Free Kids 1K – Celebrate 419 Week on the beautiful grounds of Ottawa Park, the City of Toledo’s first and largest park. $14.19-$25.67. 9-11am. Ottawa Park, 2205 Kenwood Blvd. runsignup.com


Record Store Day – Exclusive vinyl releases and live music at this celebration of independent record stores. 10am-8pm. Culture Clash, 912 Monroe St. cultureclashrecords.com

[author events]

Carmen in America: A Family’s Journey from Lebanon to Toledo – To celebrate Arab American Heritage month, hear from author Genevieve Kirkbride as she talks about the CARMEN novel series, which chronicles the Geha family’s immigration in 1946 from Lebanon to Toledo, Ohio. 2-3:30pm. Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. toledolibrary.org. Free


Candlelight at First Unitarian – In Celebration of Earth Day. Join the Toledo Symphony String Quartet for an evening of music by candlelight. 7-8pm. First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave. artstoledo.com. Free


SUNDAY, Apr. 21


Farm Breakfast – Buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, bacon and eggs and other treats raised or grown on the Carter Historic Farm. Food will be available until it is gone in a first-come-first served format. 10am-noon. Otsego Park, 20000 W. River Rd., Bowling Green. wcparks.org. Free


Pride & Spirits: Bartending Competition! – Watch as local bartenders compete for the title of ultimate mixologist in the “419” district! The competition supports Equality Toledo. $35-$75. 4-7pm. Registry Bistro, 144 N. Superior St. equalitytoledo.org


Friday, Apr. 26


New World A-Comin – American pianist Lara Downes is a sought-after soloist, a Billboard Chart-topping recording artist, arts activist and advocate of the national arts scene. $19-$66. 8pm. The Valentine Theatre, 410 N. Superior St. artstoledo.com


Saturday, Apr. 27

[home & garden]

Toledo Repair Cafe – Bring in your clothing, small appliances, bicycles, jewelry, housewares and toys for repairs free of charge! 10am-2pm. Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. toledolibrary.org. Free


Game Night Hangout – Bring your friends and your favorite games to play while enjoying a glass of wine, craft beer or mead. 4-8pm. Golden Hind Wine Bar, 915 N. Summit St. goldenhindwinebar.com

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