Auto show, House & Home Show highlight February events
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.
Through 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. www.toledomuseum.org.
“Rock of Ages,” a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic
Through 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.
Through May 25: Varujan Boghosian, Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine and Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works incorporate unconventional objects, like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes.
Feb. 13-May 11: “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Featuring 100
paintings, photos, drawings and sculptures of some of the most acclaimed European artists from the 17th to the 20th century.
Feb. 21-May 18: Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper, Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.
Through February: Enjoy the outdoors indoors at the Metroparks’ National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 W. Central Ave., Berkey. The national touring exhibit, “The Owl & The Woodpecker,” is on exhibit through February. Open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., free.
Through March 4: PRIZM Creative Community, a local 501 c. 3 non-profit for the arts presents, “Beauty Has No Boundaries” at the Way Public Library Gallery, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Featuring more than 75 works of Dr. Timothy B. Hacker
Feb. 1: The Boogie Woogie Kid in concert, Pemberville Opera House, 115 S. Main St., Pemberville, 7:30 p.m. Matthew Ball will tickle the ivories and set audience’s feet a tappin’. $10 admission. 419-287-4848, www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Feb. 5: Zac Brown Band in concert, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 6-9: Greater Toledo 2014 Auto Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Hours are Thurs. 3-9 p.m.; Fri. noon-9; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 6-9: “Rock of Ages,” on stage, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. It’s five-time, Tony Award® nominated smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hits of Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more. 419-381-8851 or www.theatherleague.com
Feb. 7: Silver Screen Classics: “Vertigo,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Cold tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 7-8: Professional Bull Riders, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 8: Junie B. Jones @ the Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 2-5 p.m. Everyone’s favorite first-grader, Junie B. Jones, comes to the Toledo Zoo’s Indoor Theatre for an exclusive, live one-hour musical. Limited tickets available at the zoo box office. Zoo admission not required. www.toledozoo.org/junie.
Feb. 9: Arthouse Film Series: “Rashomon” (Japanese), Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-4:30 p.m. Cold tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 14-16: “Love Letters,” Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. www.toledorep.org.
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Wine & Dine, Toledo Zoo Arctic Encounter, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a chef-designed meal, music, an auction and more. Reservations required by Feb. 13. Proceeds benefit animal conservation. Register at 419-385-5721, ext. 6001 or online at toledozoo.org/vineyards. 21 and older only.
Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 21-22 : Oregon Community Theatre presents “M*A*S*H,” Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon. 419-691-1398 or www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
Feb. 15 and 22: Perfect Little Planet: Greetings Earthlings, Appold Planetarium, Lourdes University, Sylvania, 7-9:30 p.m. Discover our solar system through the eyes of a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. 419-517-8897, www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.
Feb. 15-17: Free Weekend for Lucas County Residents at the Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Complete schedule of events is available at www.toledozoo.org.
Feb. 15- Feb 17: Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. $3/rider. In honor of Presidents’ Day, take a tour through the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org.
Feb. 15: Vanimal-times Day at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Stop by and watch your favorite zoo animals enjoy special treats, as part of the zoo’s enrichment program designed to ensure the animals’ well-being. Complete schedule of events available at www.toledozoo.org.
Feb. 15: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson St., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 15: “Charlotte’s Web,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-3:30 p.m. The loving story of friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Join the Barnyard Picnic before the show (extra charge). 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 15: KeyBank Pops: “A Night at the Opera,” Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 8 p.m. 419474-1333 or www.toledosymphony.com.
Feb. 16: Hayes Lecture on the Presidency, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 5-8 p.m. In observance of President’s Day, the Presidential Center welcomes Dr. Allida Black, research professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and founding editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. The lecture event includes a cocktail reception and catered dinner with the speaker prior to the lecture. Reservations required. Call 419-332-2081. Tickets: $30/person; admission to the 7 p.m. lecture only is $10/person. www.rbhayes.org
Feb. 21-22: Toledo Walleye vs. Orlando Solar Bears, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Feb. 21-23: HBA House & Home Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson, Toledo. Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 419-473-2507, http://www.toledohba.com/2014-house-and-home-show.html.
Feb. 21: Silver Screen Classics: “The Princess Bride,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Cold tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 22: Second City’s Happily Ever Laughter, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 8 p.m. A chance to see comedy stars in the making in an evening of smart, cutting edge comedy. 419-242-2787.
Feb. 22: “American Idiot,” Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. 419-381-8851, www.theaterleague.com.
Feb. 22: Make a Book Class, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10/adult, $5/student. Learn how to make a great quality, personalized book economically with Blurb.com. Pre-registration required. 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org.
Feb. 22-24: Winterfest 2014, Louisiana Avenue, downtown Perrysburg. Ice sculpting and other activities (free) and a tented wine-tasting (tickets required). www.2014winterfest.com.
Feb. 27: Christian Rock Band Skillet and Third Day, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson, Toledo, 7 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Feb. 28: Glass City Beer Fest, Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, 7 p.m. 419-724-BREW, www.glasscitybeerfest.com.
Feb. 28: Silver Screen Classics: “Wait Until Dark,” Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Cold tall drafts, full bar, $2 popcorn. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Feb. 28: “Ups and Downs” Exhibit Preview Event, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky, 5-7 p.m. Get a preview of the Merry-Go-Round Museum’s newest exhibit. Watch the museum’s master carver, Kate Adam, as she works to create new horses and painstakingly paints restored animals to take them back to their former glory. 419-626-6111, merrygoroundmuseum.org.