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Exhibits, films, concerts and more help keep cabin fever at bay

Through April 13: “Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President” exhibit, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In his first term as Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes urged the legislature to establish a land-grant college funded by the Morrill Act of 1862. His persistence resulted in creation of The Ohio State University. The exhibit highlights the strong link between Hayes and the university. www.rbhayes.org.

Jan. 24-May 4: “Love & Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard,” Gallery 28, Toledo Museum of Art. Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Blind-Man’s Buff and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s The See-Saw, are reunited for the first time in 25 years. www.toledomuseum.org.

Jan. 24-April 25: “Natural Toledo” exhibit, Community Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Inspired by TMA’s forthcoming major international exhibition, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, the Museum issued a challenge to two- and three-dimensional artists to help fill the Community Gallery with works of art that would transform it into a sensory experience inspired by the natural beauty of the Toledo region.

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STOMP, the international percussion sensation, will perform January 18 and 19 at
the Stranahan Theater. (Photo by Junichi Takahashi, courtesy of Theater League)

www.toledomuseum.org.


January:
Jan. 4: Silent Movie Night, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. Lynne Long will be playing along on the piano. www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.

Jan. 4: Silver Screen Classics: “Amadeus with TSO,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Toledo’s new old-fashioned night out featuring cold, tall drafts, full bar and $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

Jan. 4-5: Greater Midwest Cheer Competition, SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo

Jan. 5: Snowflake Workshop, Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, 1-4 p.m. Learn the art of Scherenchnitte (paper cutting) with snowflake expert, Mary Gaynier. 419-244-2674, www.imaginationstationtoledo.org.

Jan. 5: Arthouse Film Series: “The Seventh Seal” (Swedish), Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2 p.m. Cold, tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

Jan. 9: Brian Regan comedy show on stage, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

Jan. 10: “Cinderella” – The Moscow Festival Ballet Co., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

Jan. 10: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Comets, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson St., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.

Jan. 10-11: “V is for Variety” Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont, 8 p.m. An original FCT variety show featuring magic, dance, music, comedy and more. W. 419-893-5888.ww.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.

Jan. 10-11: Island Days, downtown Sandusky. Lake Erie island entertainment and specialties in downtown Sandusky. Happy hour at the State Theatre Sat. evening. www.steinhospice.org.

Jan. 10-11, 16-18: “Queen of Bingo,” Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton, Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-472-6817, www.thevillageplayers.org.

Jan. 11: Lady Antebellum in concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.

Jan. 12: Toledo Walleye vs. Wheeling Nailers, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.

Jan. 17: Free-flight Butterfly Exhibit opens, Toledo Zoo Museum of Science. Open through March 2. Free with regular zoo admission. www.toledozoo.org.

Jan. 17: Toledo Symphony Classic Series: Waltzing Through Vienna, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-246-8000, www.toledosymphony.com.

Jan. 17: Silver Screen Classics: “Dial M for Murder,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Toledo’s new old-fashioned night out featuring cold, tall drafts, full bar and $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

Jan. 17-19: Hawker’s Gold Gymnastics Tournament, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 419-321-5007.

Jan. 17-26: “Noises Off,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo, 8 p.m. A funny, backstage farce. www.toledorep.org.

Jan. 18: Glass City Roller Derby vs. NEO Roller Derby Girls, SeaGate Convention Centre, 400 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. 419-321-5007, www.glasscityrollers.com.

Jan. 18: Tracing Your House’s History, Hayes Presidential Center, 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30 a.m. Head Presidential Center Head Librarian Becky Hill explores the genealogy of houses and explains how to use printed and online sources to track owners and history of a property. Pre-registration required. www.rbhayes.org.

Jan. 18: Bird Count 4 Kids, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Kids 8-12 are invited to join an experienced birder in looking for birds. Lunch provided. Call 419-898-0014.

Jan. 18: Wine Tastings: Grin and Bear It, Toledo Zoo, 7-9 p.m. Ages 21 and older are invited to enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and socializing in the Arctic Encounter. Advance tickets required. Zoo member discount applies. www.toledozoo.org.

Jan. 18-19: “STOMP” on stage, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.419-381-8851, www.theaterleague.com.

Jan. 18-20: Free Zoo Admission for Lucas County Residents. Valid proof of residency required. www.toledozoo.org.

Jan. 18 & 25: “Aliens in Perfect Little Planet: Greetings Earthlings,” Appold Planetarium, Lourdes University, 6832 Lourdes University, Sylvania. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. 419-517-8897, www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.

Jan. 19: Arthouse Film Series: “The 400 Blows,” (French), Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2 p.m. Cold, tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration, Savage Arena, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, 9-11 a.m. www.utoledo.edu/diversity/oed/unity.html.

Jan. 24:“Godspell,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

Jan. 24: Toledo Walleye vs. Wheeling Nailers, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.

Jan. 24-26: Great Lakes RV Dealers Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Northwest Ohio’s largest and oldest family RV show. 419-255-3300. www.nwohiorvdealers.com.

Jan. 25: Antique Show & Sale, Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-893-9602, www.wolcotthouse.org.

Jan. 26: Toledo Walleye vs. Greenville Road Warriors, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.

Jan. 27: Sensory Hike, North Coast Inland Trail, Elmore, 4 p.m. Test your senses on a walk along the bike trail. No registration required. 419-334-4495 or www.lovemyparks.com.

Jan. 31: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL, www.toledowalleye.com.

Jan 31: Silver Screen Classics: “Casablanca,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Toledo’s new old-fashioned night out featuring cold, tall drafts, full bar and $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.

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Stomp photo Junichi Takahashi, courtesy of Theater League.