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“STOMP,” the percussion sensation, makes its Toledo premiere at the Stranahan Theater Feb. 25-26. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. both days.

From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the
past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, “STOMP” is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra; eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. 

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Household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the international percussion
sensation, “STOMP,” on stage at the Stranahan Theater Feb. 25-26. (Photo courtesy of STOMP/pho-
tographer Steve McNicholas).

The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says Creswell. 

Tickets start at $30 and are available at the Stranahan Theater Box Office, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo; online at or by calling 419-381-8851. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 866-314-7687.

Feb. 9-May 5: “Different Trains,” Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery. A large-scale video installation, the work features a 1988 musical score by Steve Reich, reinterpreted by Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio. “Different Trains” sets Reich’s score to an archival film montage that lends new depths and insights to the original musical composition.

Feb. 9-May 12: “Katherine Gray: (Being) in a Hotshop,” Toledo Museum of Art. In this solo exhibition of her work, Gray presents glassmaking as something that is experiential rather than strictly visual. The exhibition immerses the audience in the sights, sounds, and smells of the glassmaking studio. Using primarily glass, visitors are invited to experience glassmaking through multiple senses. With Gray’s immersive and sensory installation of the hotshop experience, visitors will be able to grasp a greater understanding of the process of glassblowing. Admission is free.

Through Feb. 24, 2019: “Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses,” A multisensory art installation of video, new media and works on paper by artists from around the world launches a recently renovated gallery dedicated to contemporary art at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit presents modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media that explore and relate to the natural world. Many of the works are recent acquisitions installed for the first time, while others from TMA’s acclaimed collection have only been shown occasionally.

Through May 29, 2019: Special Exhibit “A Family of Service: The Hayeses in World War I,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m. In 1861, 38-year-old Rutherford B. Hayes enlisted in the Union Army during his country’s most desperate hour. Writing to a friend of his military experience, he said: “I think I have never enjoyed any period of my life as much as the last three months. The risks, hardships, separation from family and friends are balanced by the notion that I am doing what every man, who possibly can, ought to do, leaving the agreeable side of things as clear profit.” Hayes passed this belief in the value of service onto his children and grandchildren. This exhibit explores America’s involvement in the “Great War” through the eyes of the Hayes family. Admission is included with the price of a regular museum ticket.

Through Feb. 28: One SeaSkate. 550 N. Summit St., Toledo. One SeaSkate is an outdoor ice-skating rink located between One SeaGate and the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.

Feb. 2: Toledo Walleye vs. Brampton Beast, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,

Feb 2-3: Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $5 per day or $7 for a weekend pass. 419-334-8180,

Feb. 2-3: “Evita,” Stranahan Theater, Toledo. Follow the rise of the ambitious Evita Peron as she becomes the beloved iconic Argentinian First Lady. 419-381-8851.

Feb. 7: Beer & Wine Tasting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m. Join personal chef Jennifer Schuerman for a beer and wine tasting with themed foods. $30.90 per person. Registration required. 419-862-3182,

Feb. 7-10: Greater Toledo Auto Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo. Each year the Greater Toledo Auto Show rolls into town with displays of the latest and greatest models and automotive technologies. See all your favorite sports cars, sedans, SUVs, minivans, and motorcycles from 26 different manufacturers, and enjoy some fun for the whole family

Feb. 8: Valentines Theme Glass City Dance Party, Holland Gardens, 6350 Angola Rd., 8-11:30 p.m. Wear red and you may win a prize. Free dance lesson at 7:15 p.m. with paid $10 admission.

Feb. 8-9: Winterfest BG Chillabration, various locations. Bowling Green. Frozen Swamp Tent surrounded by an ice garden with carving demos, a Winter Market, live entertainment, snacks, craft beer & wine plus carriage rides and more.

Feb. 8, 10, 23: Eagle Tours, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. A guided bust tour of the refuge. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,

Feb. 9: Girl Power STEM Career Day, Imagination Station, Toledo, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Calling all girls in grades 3-8 interested in exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Keynote speaker is Ashlie Flegel, Advanced Aircraft Engine Icing Technical Lead in the Icing Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Feb. 9: Spring Fever Garden Symposium, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Topics include “Going Native,” “Native Medicinal Plants” and “Monarchs & Pollinators.” Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast treat & lunch provided by Bella Cuisine. Light vendor shopping available. $32.10. Advance registration required. 419-862-3182,

Feb. 9: Toledo Walleye vs. Indy Fuel, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,

Feb. 9-10: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 419-332-5604,

Feb. 10: Toledo Walleye vs. Indy Fuel, Huntington Center, Toledo, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,

Feb. 12: WWE Smackdown, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7:45 p.m. WWE returns to Toledo with an exciting night of sports entertainment.

Feb. 14: Cold Frame Gardening 101, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to extend your growing season with Vicki Gallagher of the 577 Foundation. $5. 419-862-3182,

Feb. 15: Justin Moore with Special Guests Cody Johnson and Eric Paslay, Huntington Center, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 15-17: HBA of Greater Toledo House & Home Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo.

Feb. 15-18: Great Backyard Bird Count, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor. Observe the birds from the wildlife window and visitor center and help scientists get a snapshot of global bird populations. Data shared at 419-898-7001,

Feb. 16: Toledo Walleye vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,

Feb. 16: Maureen McGovern & The Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Valentine Theatre, Toledo, 8 p.m.

Feb. 16-17: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. $5. Exhibitors with all types of guns and related products will be on hand trading and selling items from modern to historical. Food available. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. 419-332-8189.

Feb. 16-17: Tour of Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, sunrise-sunset. Free. Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your vehicle. The seven-mile, one-way gravel route begins from the overflow parking area. 419-898-0014,

Feb. 16-18: Sleigh Rides through Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate Presidents Day weekend by riding in a horse-drawn sleigh or trolley through Spiegel Grove. (A horse-drawn trolley may be used in addition to or in place of a sleigh, depending on the weather.) Cost TBA. In the event of severe inclement weather, the rides will be canceled. 800-998-7737.

Feb. 17: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Wings, Huntington Center, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,

Feb. 17: Music in the Parlor, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 1-4 p.m. Performer to be announced. Tickets $12. Reservations required and may be made by calling 419-332-2081, ext. 238.

Feb. 20: Eagle Tour, Ottawa Ntl. Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 1-3:30 p.m. A bus tour of the refuge. Reservations required. 419-898-0014,

Feb. 21: The Art of Hand Lettering with Rebecca, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-9 p.m. $30.90. Learn the basics of doing a script lettering style with artist Rebecca Booth. Bring a pad of lightly textured watercolor paper, drawing pad, ruler, pencil black watercolor brush and black fine-point Sharpie. 419-862-3182, ext. 117,

Feb. 21-23: Fire + Ice Winter Festival, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo. A variety of activities, performances and demonstrations for all ages, including ice sculptures, ice skating, video games on the big screen, a charity soup cook-off, fire throwers, face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, crafts, a zip line, a mobile escape room, characters from Laurel’s Princess Parties, hot chocolate stations, and more. Heated tents will be available. There will also be music and entertainment throughout the festival and food and drink options available for purchase. A fireworks display will light up the sky Saturday night to mark the end of the festival. Visit the event’s Facebook page for info.

Feb. 23: A Taste of Schedel – A Mini Bridal Show, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free and open to brides that have booked or are considering a wedding at Schedel. Meet preferred vendors. Raffles and prizes. 419-862-3182, ext. 117,

Feb. 23: Barbara Eden & Hal Linden starring in “Love Letters,” Valentine Theatre, Toledo, 2 and 8 p.m. Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s beloved play about two people who grow up in love with each other's writing, is as much a celebration of the power of the written word as it is to love itself.

Feb. 23-24: 5th Annual Cabin Fever Art, Craft & Marketplace, Lucas Co. Rec Center, Maumee. More than 100 artists and crafters with an array of fine arts, collectibles, vintage, gift, antique, fabric art and other items. For info, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Feb. 25-March 3: Restaurant Week Toledo. Explore Toledo’s amazing restaurant scene. Each participating restaurant has developed special prix-fixe menus only available during Restaurant Week.
Feb. 26: James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt, Huntington Center, 7 p.m.

Feb. 27: Presidential History Book Club, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, noon. Free. A discussion of “Warren G. Harding,” by John W. Dean. Participants can bring a lunch. 419-332-2081,

Feb. 28: Painting with Donna, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6-8 p.m. Make a chick-a-dee welcome board with artist Donna Ebert. All materials included. $51.90. Reservations appreciated. 419-862-3182,

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