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GOOD FOR TWO WEEKS April 09 - April 22

Women decoded

local women get crash course in programming

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gonna get baked

A roundup of new, local bakeries

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Going indie

Toledoan Tiffany C. Adams storms the Hollywood underground

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Food Challenge

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Weddings Pg.28

The Pinnacle


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Marketplace changes

UPDATES IN LOCAL BUSINESS A new vintage inspired children’s boutique, For the Love of the Child, opened inside D’Vine Designs Antique Store (116 Louisiana Ave.) in Perrysburg, specializing in painted furniture, accessories and handmade children’s clothing, burp cloths and baby gifts. 419-260-1061.

What’s the best spot in Toledo to get married

Jan Gill Jurkiewicz -

It’s best not to get married.

Hand-n-Hand Craft Mall, is a retailer that provides a professional environment for both local and global crafters and artisans to sell their wares, located at 7341 Airport Hwy. in Holland. The business is "dedicated to supporting 'world fair trade' principles and communicating those precepts to the general public." Interested vendor's can fill out an application at or call owner Troy Hendricks at 513-370-9593. Charlie's Restaurants is opening a new location at 1631 TollGate Rd. in Maumee next to The Cookie Lady. Owners expect the restaurant to be open by the end of April. 419-841-5326. Make Me Blush Boutique, a retailer specializing in cosmetics, has replaced Face Junky at 123 Louisiana Ave. in Perrysburg. The store, which offers both wedding and special occasion make-up, also hosts parties where a group of friends can do an application of their choice. 419-8743354. Polekatz—the Gentleman’s Club located downtown near the corner of Monroe and Erie St.—is under new ownership and has been renamed Chez Joey. Open 7 days a week. 715 Monroe St. 567-202-9363. After experiencing a fire in their bar area, Koreana has temporarily closed for repairs and remodeling. For updates on their progress and information on when the restaurant will re-open, visit facebook. com/Koreanarestauranttoledo Mama C’s Donuts has moved across the street from 915 Conant St. to 924 Conant St. 419-893-3773. Looking for personal dance lessons for you or your child? Luminescense Dance Theater, located at 5224 Renwyck Ave., is hosting their first open house Saturday, April 12, 11am - 3pm with classes beginning April 14. The studio, which is next to Alfredo’s, specializes in ballet. 419-2156240. Search Facebook for Luminescence Dance Theater for more information.


What’s the best spot in Toledo to get married? Collette Jacobs ( We got married in the room under the Fifth Third Building overlooking the river

The Toledo Museum of Art!

Co-publisher/Chief Financial Officer Mark I. Jacobs ( Wouldn’t change a thing

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Attention young athletes looking to build their speed, power and agility—Dorian Hooker's Pro Day Performance Training, owned by record-holding UT sprinter Dorian Hooker, is now open. Located at 6128 Merger Dr. in Holland, the business is dedicated to building strong athletes, enabling them to be the best they can be at their sport. 419-290-5716.

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Publisher/Editor in Chief

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April 09 — April 22, 2014


Arts & Entertainment Coordinator: Joseph Schafer ( Toledo Museum of Art

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Visual Arts Curator: Jan Thomas ( N/A


Staff Writer: Griffin Messer-Kruse ( Manor House @ Wildwood Calendar Editor: Marisa Rubin ( I’m currently on vacation in vegas if that answers your question. Digital Media Specialist: Brandon Doriot ( Gay marriage isn’t legal here yet so I’m abstaining for solidarity #SOBRAVE

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Contributing Writers: Jordan Killam, Steven Athanas, Alison Wood-Osmun, Michael Pierce, Dorian Slaybod, Christian Usera, Laura Kretz, Sue Lovett


Nomadic State of Mind by Marisa Rubin

Production Manager: Brittney Koehl ( ThE Glass Pavilion at TMA Senior Designer: Leah Foley ( Married??

By March, cabin fever had definitely set in, and was festering deep in my soul. I guess gray skies and white dustings of winter were overstaying their welcome. I was anxious about a trip to NYC for my cousin’s wedding, a much needed break from the lifestyle of a 25 year old Toledoan with big city desires and a small town bank account.

Taco Bell: A Breakfast Odyssey Taco Bell isn’t just a closer after a night of binge drinking anymore. Everyone’s favorite chihuahua has set its sights on the most important meal of the day. If you’re worried about sullying your stomach before noon, not to worry, our web editor Brandon Doriot stepped out from behind the blueish glow of his monitor to take an edible bullet for you. Check out his review of the new breakfast menu online.

Graphic Design: Jameson Staneluis ( Botanical Garden Kyle Iwanicki ( Mental Health and Recovery Services of Lucas Co. Sara Welborn ( Toledo, Spain


Sales Manager: Aubrey Hornsby ( Cherry Street Bridge looking West Sales Coordinator: Emily Gibb ( St. Francis De Sales Chapel - the former downtown Cathedral, not the high school. Customer Service Representative: Rachellyn Marsh ( Married at National Museum of the Great Lakes party on the Col. James M. Schoonmaker

The chosen one Naama Shafir, 2013 graduate of the University of Toledo, made headlines as she became the first Orthodox (Jewish) Israeli woman to earn a basketball scholarship at a top school. She has continued to make headlines as she helps her team, Elitzur Ramle, to the best record in Israel's Women's Elite League. She shared her story and her good feelings towards the college community and the community at large in Toledo, Ohio.

Account Executives: Sharon Kornowa ( The courthouse Sam Rotroff ( Oak Openings Lydia Schaefer ( We got married at the Valentine Theater Molly Davis ( The Toledo Public Library rooftop. Brittani Gonzalez ( sooo..... Marriage? That’s nice.. Wait. What was the question?

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Accounting: Robin Armstrong ( Maumee Bay State Park on the beach (as long as the algae blooms weren’t blooming!)

thanks toledo!


In our 3/26 issue we incorrectly listed the name of Jeff Albright, the director of the Toledo Rep’s production of The Glass Menagerie.

Distribution: Michele Flanagan ( Oprah Winfrey Office Assistant: Kelli Mistry On vacation with Marisa in Vegas... WINK

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TEDx fever

The Way Public Library is hosting their inaugural TEDx event on Saturday, April 12 from 7pm until 10pm. TEDx, a program of local, selforganized events, brings community members together to share their experiences in spreading positive ideas. The theme of the TEDx is “A Community of Ideas� with the goal of tapping community speakers and attendees who have inspiration and ideas for a better Toledo. Four speakers have been confirmed for the event: Greg Gage (DIY neuroscientist), Thomas L. Hosler (Perrysburg Schools superintendent), C.R. Kasprzyk (avant-garde composer) and Ken Leslie (founder of The speakers will give presentations, limited to 20 minutes each, and then open the floor for discussion. 7pm. $35. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. For tickets, visit universe. com/tedxwaypubliclibrary.

Concrete jungle

Would you prefer to source your food from local suppliers rather than large corporations? On Thursday, April 17, the 577 Foundation will host a class on Urban Homesteading called “The Face of Local Foods.� Join Liz Bergman as she discusses her involvement with the local chapter of Slow Food, her experiences in farming life, her position as assistant manager of Toledo Farmers’ Market and her knowledge of agricultural entrepreneurship. Attendees will leave with a better knowledge of how to eat local and fresh while living in an urban environment. 6:30pm. $10. 577 Foundation, 573 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-872-0305. Limit of 30 attendees.

Journey through the past

Pecha Kucha, which means chit-chat in Japanese, is a community presentation where anyone can show 20 images for 20 seconds each totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Pecha Kucha Night Toledo, volume 6, is seeking presentations with the theme of "Journeys." On May 10 at Seed Coworking (25 S. St. Clair St.), presenters will describe a journey they have taken that has changed the way they look at the world and tells a story of change, growth or inspiration. If you are interested in presenting at Pecha Kucha Night Toledo, email by April 15, 2014 with a 3-5 sentence description of your presentation with the subject line "PKN Volume 6." Notifications for acceptance will be sent out by April 18.




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4801 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. 419.885.4421 Sylvania, OH 43560

Let the good times roll

For the past 33 years, Arnie's has been a historic landmark of the Toledo area. Known as Toledo's first sports bar, Arnie's has always been a place for old friends to get together and catch up—especially during holiday weekends when friends and family come home to visit. On Saturday, April 19, Arnie's will commemorate its last day in business at its original location on the corner of Secor and Central Ave. Owner Singh Greywal is inviting all current and former patrons to gather one last time and celebrate all of the good times that Arnie's has hosted over the years. "It is a good homegrown place that has been around and will be around," says Greywal. "This is just a little-speed bump in the whole Arnie's history." Check pages/Arnies for updates on the yet-to-be-announced new location.

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Balancing out “Brogrammers” Toledo women overcome gender barriers in software development By Laura Kretz

Students channel their inner programmer during a Girl Develop It Toledo course. Imagine walking into a classroom and being the only one representing your gender. Imagine being left out of study groups purposely because of other students’ presumptions. Angel Thomas, a freelance software developer and co-chapter leader of Girl Develop It Toledo, doesn’t have to imagine. She experienced gender prejudice while taking software development programs at both the University of Toledo and Owens Community College. “I was frequently treated like I didn’t belong in the class-—not by teachers, but by other students,” said Thomas. “For a lot of women, that would cause them to not even continue to pursue that career goal.” Thomas is not alone in her isolation. Software programming and coding are heavily male-dominated fields. According to a 2010 National Center for Women & Information Technology report, computing occupations held by women have declined since 1991, a bad sign given that women only comprise 25 percent of the IT workforce. Through networking, Thomas discovered Girl Develop It Detroit, the local chapter of an international nonprofit organization. Girl Develop It empowers women of all ages and backgrounds to learn how to develop software through mentorship and hands-on instruction by building confidence in women through courses such as coding and javascript.

Creating a Toledo chapter

Because Thomas has taken college courses in addition to Girl Develop It Detroit classes, her knowledge and skills were already advanced. She volunteered to become a teacher’s assistant for Girl Develop It Detroit classes. “When I realized what Girl Develop It did, I thought that would be great for Toledo: a place where women can come and learn in a welcoming environment,” said Thomas. “They can ask all the questions they want and nobody’s going to treat them like ‘That’s a stupid question.’ People feel included.”


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Thomas spoke with Detroit chapter leader Erika Carlson about starting a chapter in her hometown. Carlson connected her with Lindsey Danforth, geospatial information systems specialist for the City of Toledo, who had also applied to start a Toledo chapter. Together, Thomas and Danforth became co-founders of Girl Develop It Toledo, one of 25 chapters nationwide. “We’re breaking barriers,” said Danforth, who also took classes at the Detroit chapter. “We’re opening this door to a new world of programming.”

Classes now available

Girl Develop It Toledo is based at Seed Coworking, a contemporary office space and resource sharing community in downtown’s historic St. Clair Village. Instructors are selected by expertise; the current Toledo course has an all-inclusive fee of $80. “It’s a very collaborative environment,” said Jon Spencer, creative director at White Label Collaborative who teaches the chapter’s current HTML/CSS course. “We definitely have quite a few students helping each other out.” Students are not expected to have prior coding knowledge. By following two classes, students are able to apply certain coding techniques and create a live website. Doing so creates potential freelance opportunities with small local businesses. “I think the next step in education is definitely toward having programming literacy,” Danforth said. “In the near future, everybody’s going to have to know how to code to even make it through our world because we touch technology every day.” The next class , “Intro to HTML/CSS,” is taught by Spencer, and is April 12-13, 10am-2pm. You can join Girl Develop It Toledo at its next “Code and Coffee” gathering Sunday, April 27 at the Black Kite Coffeeshop from 10am-1pm. $80. For more information, visit

April 09 • April 22


New to you

Local consignment shop finds resurgence in popularity By Griffin Messer-Kruse


Consign-It! Home Interiors is quietly changing the way people shop for their home. Between converting the apparel and clothing section into a "Mall for the Home"—an extension of the store where people can rent booth space to sell their own furniture and accessories—and beginning to advertise goods on Craigslist, store operators have seen a substantial business boom. "Since we started listing [items] on Craigslist in January, we've had people drive here from up to 100 miles away to purchase merchandise,” says Sally Hock, who works at the Central Avenue business. "The difference is pretty amazing." The store has three sections, featuring new, consigned and used home furnishings on the main floor, often sold at a large discount compared to typical retail stores. When people list items for consignment on the main floor, they get 40 percent of the sale after the item is sold—a typical rate for a consignment shop. However, customers get more value by showing in the store's two wings or the "Mall for the Home."

"We have about 45 different vendors that rent out spaces. In the Mall for the Home, sellers can decide both how to arrange the merRepurposed go chandise and how to ods are a in the Mall for hot commodity price it," says Hock. the Home "It only costs $1.95 per square foot per Many booth renters also month plus 10 percent of all sales, which are customers, and help to bring in new is a great deal." customers via word of mouth. According The store is at maximum capacity, to Hock, it is hard for the regulars to reand moving off the vendor waiting list turn to traditional retail stores once they can take months. Store operators believe “get it." the success is due largely to a broad cus"Re-sale stores have taken over in a tomer base. whole new way," says Hock. "They have "We have everyone from designers almost become the preferred type of looking for clients to parents helping to store in the area. The growing popularfurnish a college dorm to people shopity of repurposed goods is really undeniping for their own home," says Hock. "A able." good amount of our customers are reguConsign-It! Home Interiors is open daily from lars that we are on a first-name basis 10am-6pm except Thursdays (10am-8pm), with. They know that since we have such Fridays (10am-5pm) and Sundays (noon-5pm). a high-turnover on our merchandise, 6925 W. Central Ave. 419-841-4663. that they need to come in often."

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The blotter Pulled from the pages of actual

Chaos theory

Flippin’ and floppin’

It began long before raising his calloused right hand in January. Soon after election, our Unca Dennis swore that his administration would be disciplined, transparent and ever-so-loyal to our fair metropolis. So much so that he foreswore ever using any airport other than our good ol’ Toledo espresso as he sauntered off to meetings and conferences for newbie mayors. Apparently someone reminded him that passenger service out of T Express is a bit, shall we say, limited. Within moments of his homer announcement he was blithely corrected by FOCer (Friend of Carty) and then-as-now Chief of Staff Herr Reinbolt. Now Hizzoner has a more nuanced policy. His administration will use T espresso when it is cost efficient and convenient; while the crick stays within its banks and the moon is in the seventh house. Which translates to just north of never unless they durned well feel like it. This dizzying flip flop was merely a portent of things to come, especially as the budget battle with Council loomed. Consider the revelation that there would be no money to open city owned pools for the summer. Mebbe money could be jimmied from the Police Athletic League coffers to do the job? No, the Police Enforcement Trust Fund could be raided. Wait, that might not be an allowable use of these funds, so mebbe we can pay some other expenses that way and shift the money over here, a little over there, a drib here, a drab there, three card Monte style? Put another way, the most dreaded two words in the governmental lexicon. Trust us. Of course, Unca Dennis made good on his pledge to reopen the Northwest District Police Station, to the tune of more money than one could count. In doing so, he effectively broke another key pledge, that of reducing the amount of cash scooped up from the roads funds and poured into the general fund. In fact, his budget shifted the

The candyman

Bowling Green Police referred several teenagers to the juvenile prosecutor on Friday, March 14 for charges after they were caught, while driving around town, shooting gumdrop candies with a slingshot at pedestrians. The slingshot was confiscated and retained as evidence.

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Limping past the First Hunnerd Days By Johnny Hildo

The milestone has been reached and breached, and Hizzoner Unca Dennis has not been impeached. Not formally, anyway. Impugned, mebbe. Even importuned. And in the strictest sense of the word, yeah, his credibility has been questioned and accusations have flown. But official impeachment? No such thing under the T-Town charter. To put it mildly, it’s been a chaotic First Hundred Days of the D. Mikey Collins administration.

jogging down the roadway at approximately 25 mph. Authorities surmise that the llama escaped its pen.

Flash mob

Monroe County Police were called to the Francis Family YMCA on Saturday, February 1 after a 48 year-old man allegedly exposed himself to the pool lifeguard. Deputies attempted to contact the man, but he refused to comment. exact same amount from hither to yon as the budget of his election opponent, thenMayor Mikey P. Bellbottoms. The rest of the budget was similarly all whackadoo. Unca Dennis seemed unable to figure out whether the numbers his own administration proposed actually balanced. He scolded City Council for believing the surplus his budget predicted actually existed. “There is no surplus!” he thundered, contradicting the budget breakdown he had provided mere minutes before. Council should have known better because of vague musings about undiscovered expenses, according to Hizzoner. Put another way, the most honest thing you’ll never find in the governmental lexicon. Don’t trust us. Hot on the heels of this budget balderdash, Hizzoner seemed willing to consider the ill-defined plan to privatize the Toledo airports. A committee meeting was scheduled by Councilman Rob Who? deman to hear from the investment broker Dock Treece (and sons). Then it was canceled. Then Unca Dennis called a press conference declaring his sudden but staunch opposition to such shenanigans. We can’t go around jeopardizing federal grants, he said, and threatening the 180th Air National Guard Fighter Wing, and blah, and blah. Flip, flop, and fly.

Fast and the furious

Nickel bag of funk

A Toledo man was arrested on Monday, March 24 after police found him with 23 small bags of marijuana at the Lucas County Centralized Drug Testing facility at 1302 Washington St. He was taken to the Lucas County Jail on charges of trafficking in and possession of drugs.

On Sunday, March 2nd at approximately 6:30am, Ottawa Hills police were called to the Ottawa Hills High School after a car was reportedly spinning it’s tires inside the football field fences on the rubber track. The driver, a young man, claimed that he was “trying to get his friend out of the snow,” but had no passengers in IN THE GLAS SINGLE the car other than a half-empty bottle of Issue Date: JUNE 19 Ciroc Vodka. Police transported reserve him to ad/edit spac the Lucas County jail and charged by him WED, JUNE 12 with OVI and having an open container CALLofTODAY alcohol in a motor vehicle. 419.244.9859


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Can’t give ‘em credit

Now the latest. Seems Bellbottoms and his staff were quite the profligate spenders on the public dime through fast and furious use of City credit cards. Unca Dennis is hoppin’ mad, citing squalid and sundry questionable charges. Until many and most of them were explained as reasonable. Never one to let the truth get in the way of his veinpopping tirades, Hizzoner was unphased. Flowers shall never again be purchased with a teensy weensy smidgen of the City budget! Gas will never again be purchased with plastic on steroids, as he so oddly called the card purchases by the Bellbottoms bilge rats! City employees simply can’t be trusted with credit cards, so Unca Dennis has canceled their use. Caish will carry the day and wait for reimbursement later. Remember that the people who had the credit cards in the previous administration are long gone from One Guvmint Center and back to private life. So the folks Unca Dennis now sez we shouldn’t trust with public monies are him and his own administration. On this, we say, “Trust him!”

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ll it takes is three digits— 4-1-9—to get Toledo celebrating. On Saturday, April 19th, people will glorify all things local with the third annual 419 Day. What began as a small shindig in the Uptown district, this year stretches as far as Sylvania. A day for everyone with a 419 phone number (567 folks, you’re invited too!). From crafty events at the annual Maker’s Mart, to perusing art at the downtown Gallery Loop. And don’t forget Record Store Day. This is your guide for effective planning.

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525 Market St. 9am-1pm

It may not feel like springtime quite yet, but local produce, such as root vegetables and are in season. Stroll through rows of fresh, home-grown produce and sample the best selections of locally-roasted coffee and scones at the Farmer’s Market in the historic Warehouse District. Natural soaps, candles, jewelry and other gift items are also available. More information at

Drink 419

Fill ‘er up and cheers to the 419! Live it up at these downtown establishments and bars with drink specials and special entertainment in the evening:

Mutz Inc. 27 Broadway St. 3:30pm-2:30am

Chow down on good, local grub with special prices you cannot beat from your favorite downtown restaurants: here are just a few of the day’s edible specials.

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Manhattan’s Restaurant 1516 Adams St. 11am-12pm.

Enjoy specialty cocktails infused with local herbs and spices as well as specials on all Maumee Bay beers. Wear 419 gear and receive half-off on appetizers at the bar and patio.

Ye Olde Cock n Bull

Downtown businesses will host a variety of activities beginning at 10am and continuing into the evening. Be sure to wear your Toledothemed T-shirts; they may get you discounts on food and drink items. To learn more about 419 Day, check out You can follow 419 Day on Twitter and Facebook

Farmers Market

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9 N. Huron St. 12pm-2am

Show your 419 pride with Toledo gear and get pints of Maumee Bay brew for $3 or pitchers for $7.

Toledo Homeslice

28 South St. Clair St. 12pm-2am

Family 419

Celebrate the 419 with $1.50 can and $2 slicers. Local musician Kaiden Chase will play at 9pm.

Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St 10:30-11am

Flying Rhino

Capture your creative poses for an Instagram meetup outside the Monroe Street entrance with the museum as the backdrop. Follow the museum’s Instagram and tag your photo as #419Day to enter into a contest for prizes. To learn more visit

436 13th St. 12pm-2am

Flying Rhino will serve coffee and chocolate all day, and feature the crafty art of Kellie Leininger Patton (of Spare Parts Jewelry), Leigh Cattran, Chris Huntington-Sanderson, and Sarah Williams.

Wesleys Bar and Grill

The Attic on Adams

Glass City Cafe

1201 Adams St. 3pm-2am

1701 Adams St. 2pm-2:30am.

1107 Jackson St. 8am-2pm

Specials all day include $1 Buckeye drafts, $3.50 Maumee Bay IPA bottles and $4 Bloody’s with Packo’s Pickles. The back patio will be open with Bocce ball and corn hole, as well as free hot dogs and snacks while supplies last with drink purchase.

Special menu featuring local produce as well as beer and cocktail specials from the Maumee Bay Brewing Company for those donning Toledo gear.

Specials on Glass City Burger and Glass City Breakfast Wrap for $1.49. Also, check out jewelry by Jo Ellen Cherko.

Celebrate 419 pride with $6.50 pitchers of Glass City Pale Ale.

Toledo Warehouse District Association Open House 25 South St. Clair St. 4-5:30pm A neighborhood pub crawl will take place in the historic South St. Clair St. district. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to join the Toledo Warehouse District Association’s Open House at SEED. Participants will receive “pub passports” to encourage patronage of local member bars and restaurants. Get your passport stamped at each participating establishment, including The Oliver House, The Pita Pit, Ye Olde Cock n Bull, The Blarney, Ye Olde Durty Bird, Pizza Papalis, Grumpy’s and Downtown Latté. Visit at least five of the establishments to win a free T-shirt. Learn more at:


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Meet your makers

Maker’s Mart is not your typical craft show. In fact, this self-identified indie craft fair, features utilitarian art that includes woodwork and leather products the whole family will love. Twice a year, Handmade Toledo puts on Maker’s Mart, rotating different vendors to showcase locally handmade crafts and artisan food vendors. This year’s alternative craft fair will be held at 1717 Adams St., where the first Maker’s Mart was held in November 2012. “I kind of hope that they see the types of things that people can make and maybe they’re inspired to pick up a hobby or craft or start to make something themselves,” said Betty Floored, founder of Handmade Toledo. Forty five vendors will sell their unique, handmade items, while buskers play live acoustic music. Three-fourths

“Thoughtful Market” featuring the works of local designers, crafters as well as coffee roasters and glassblowers. Proceeds will support the artists and Food For Thought.

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of the sellers are from the Toledo area along with vendors from nearby Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Columbus and Cincinnati. It’s like Toledo’s own open-air bazaar. Vendors include: n

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Wright and Rede

Leather products such as wallets, card cases, notebooks and journals.

All Crumbs Artisan Bakery

Small breads, croissants, and a variety of European-style pastries. (more details on pg. 31) n

Oh Sew Betty

Handmade bags, clutches and purses. n

The Drunken Woodworker

Unique woodwork products like cutting boards and boxes with different wood finishes. n

Humblebee Family Farm

A variety of organic, sustainable products, such as organic soaps, lotions and cleaning products.

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The Gallery Loop will feature eleven unqiue art exhibits at Truth Gallery on 118 Adams. Jack Wilson’s Gallery, at 19 S. St Clair feature his recent sculptures. See the work of young artists at the BFA Thesis Exhibition at UT’s Center for Visual Arts and at Studio M Printmakers where Adrian College students will be exhibiting lino and woodcut prints.

Back in the Loop by Jan M. Thomas

Now that Spring has sprung, it’s time to take to the streets to enjoy some art with the return of the Arts Commission’s Gallery Loop, Saturday, April 19th from 3-8pm. Featuring more than 100 artists in various media, the Loop’s free bus shuttles will cover 30-plus galleries, studios and businesses throughout Uptown, Downtown and the Warehouse District. All display venues are indicated on a map available at participating event sites. Some of the great venues include an exhibit of wellknown local artist, Paul Geiger at Gallerie 333 at the Toledo School of Art on 14th St. and one-of-a-kind studio art glass and glassblowing demos at the Schmidt Messenger Studio on 340 Morris St. and at Gathered Art Gallery & Studios on 23 N. Huron. Check out the work of several artists in, A Flight of Color, in the pop-up gallery located in the South Wing Gallery in the Oliver House on 27 Broadway exhibiting fiber art by Lynne Saad, glass by Matt Paskiet, Deb Dickens’ jewelry, photographs by Bev Norman and pottery by Julie-Schnell Madden. Enjoy the artist-made West African carvings


At 18 N St. Clair, the joenstas gallery, with many activites planned, will be catered by Burger Bar. In addition to their huge collection of vintage art, a nautically themed show entitled, A Nose Above Water, will include the work of artists Paul Brand, his daughter Renee O’Brock, Dani Herrera, Ashley Cappaletti, Dwayne McKinney and Chris May. TSA bands will provide entertainment while Toledo School of the Arts students make chalk-art on the sidewalks. There will also be a vintage clothing sidewalk sale, sidewalk magic show, sidewalk chalking for passersby and painting demos. And don’t miss La Galeria at the Sofia Quintera Cultural Center, on 1224 N. Broadway featuring the Uriate Talavera Cinc de Mayo Exhibit. For cool and clever indie crafts, jump off the bus at Maker’s Mart, a bustling Etsy-esque pop-up market at 1234 Adams St. next to Manos (see pg.11.) To see more—yep, there’s more—go to the Arts Commission website for additional info about the Loop, free parking tips, the bus schedule and the map of all participating venues. Get on the Loop and join the festivitiesthere’s no shortage of fun and interesting ways to spend the day celebrating Toledo and its art! Saturday, 4/19, 3-8pm. The Arts Commission. 419-254-2787.

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Galleries on the loop Gallerie 333


333 14th St., Toledo, OH 43604 419.246.8732

Schmidt Messenger Studio 340 Morris St., Toledo, Ohio 43602 419 .242.8049

Gathered Art Gallery & Studios 23 N. Huron., Toledo, Ohio 43604 419.262.5501

South Wing Gallery

27 Broadway at Morris, in Toledo 419.243.1302

Truth Gallery

1811 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604 419.460.1343

Jack Wilson’s Gallery

19 S. St.Clair St., Toledo, OH 43604 419.466.4202

UT’s Center for Visual Arts

620 Grove Place., Toledo, Ohio 43620 419.530.8300

Studio M Printmakers

320 N. Michigan St., 3rd Floor, Toledo, OH 43604


joenstas gallery

18 N St Clair, Toledo, Ohio 43604 419.265.7150

La Galeria at the Sofia Quintera Cultural Center

1224 Broadway, TOledo, OH 43609 419.241.1655

Maker’s Mart

1717 Adams St.


Culture Clash Records

Ramalama Records

Culture Clash will feature free performances by The Athanas Brothers and Mark McGuire of the band Emeralds.

Ramalama will feature free cupcakes, 10% off new vinyl, 20% off used vinyl, swag bags, free record giveaways and musical performances TBA.

4020 Secor Rd. 419-536-5683 Facebook search: Culture Clash Toledo

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Pat O’connor brings Toledo its first exclusive LP by Joseph Schafer This year, Record Store Day, the annu- a 1966 single by The Mods, a 1977 single al industry holiday recognizing local, inde- by The Human Darts and a 1980 single by pendent record stores, coincides with 419 The Best. The original editions of these day, as well as with the 40th anniversary records are now collector’s items—the of local music aficionado Pat O’Connor’s original release by The Mods goes for over foray into the record business. His store, $500 on the collector’s market. O’Connor, Culture Clash Records (a reincarna- however, is selling Breaking Glass for tion of previous Toledo institution, Boo- $9.99. The record’s packaging celebrates gie Records), is celebrating by releasing Toledo as well: the back cover features a Pat’s own limited-edition record, entitled photo of the Anthony Wayne (High Level) Bridge, and the “Breaking Glass: 200 copies Garage Rock “What’s the difference between us and an first of the record from Toledo art gallery. We carry the most successful will be printed Ohio.” Record on Coke bottle Store Day always art product America has ever made.” green vinyl, “To brings a slew of represent our exclusive and -Pat O’connor fair city” says limited-edition Owner, Culture Clash Records O’Connor. The album releases, record is 100% but this will be the first Toledo-exclusive release. Ohio product, produced from local copies of the original singles, remastered by A pressing effort Producing LPs in the digital age is Grammy Nominated Ohioan Dave Davis, a costly and time-consuming process— and pressed at Cleveland’s Gotta Groove there aren’t many record pressing facilities Records.


Every year, record stores receive several exclusive singles, EPs and LPs only available on Record Store Day. Here are some picks for the must-have releases of the year.

For O’Connor, “Broken Glass” isn’t left. Creating the release required years about making a of planning by quick buck—he O’Connor, as well hopes to break as a little help even on his infrom his friends. vestment with “I’ve been thinkany additional ing about it for a proceeds paid while,” he said. to the featured “The people who bands. Rather, helped develop it’s all part of the concept of the celebratory Record Store nature of ReDay and I are in cord Store Day. touch, and they O’Connor says guided me. [...] the industry holiThe Mods helped day “highlights me get through the contributions the licensing that your local process, but I’m record store good friends O’connor’s Breaking Glass LP makes to the with some of celebrates Toledo’s rock history arts and cultures the bands and with Steve Athanas (a former City Paper of Toledo. When I’m hanging out alone Arts and Entertainment Editor and now and no one else is there to chat, I wonder regular columnist) who wrote some of the what’s the difference between us and an art gallery. We carry the most successful songs on the record.” Breaking Glass is a compilation of art product America has ever made.” three seminal releases by local rock bands:

3151 W. Central Ave. 419-531-7625

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Ghostbusters Theme Song 10” on Glow-In-the Dark vinyl

Bored Games - Who Killed Colonel Mustard? 12”

Rob Kimple Owner, Ramalama Records King Kong (original 1933 Motion Picture Score) 7” n


Cake Vinyl Box Set

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At The Gates / Decapitated Split 7”

Soundgarden - Superunknown: The Singles

Steven J Athanas Local Musician & Artist Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Songs from Common Ground 12” n


The Pogues Live With Joe Strummer

Joel Roberts Singer/songwriter, goLab n


Devo Live At Max’s Kansas City— November 15, 1977 12”

Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic 10th Anniversary Re-issue

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Mastodon Live at Brixton 12”


Pharoahe Monch Get Down 7”





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Our very own Toledo Area Parent Magazine editor found the love of her life and said her “I Do’s” this year. White blooms and gold embellishments set the mood for Nadine and Bahaa’s winter wedding and the beginning of their journey together.

The Veil:

My floor-length cathedral veil was from Belle Amour Bridal in Toledo. They had exactly what I was looking for- beautiful and simple. They have so many options for accessories, shoes, wedding gowns and veils, it’s amazing.

The Floral Arrangements:

Yasmeena’s Floral in Dearborn is a girl’s paradise, filled with breathtaking floral arrangements. Combine that with the owner’s impeccable taste, and you have a dream come true. Owner, Jenan Dakroub, is fun to work with and beautiful inside and out. Our centerpieces were gold with white roses and she added candles all around the venue.


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What You Need

to Know About Diamonds: CUT: The “cut” refers to the proportion and finish of a diamond. A fine piece of rough diamond will only look beautiful when handled by a master cutter.

CLARITY: The clarity refers to the internal and external imperfections of a diamond. The clarity is determined by different types of “inclusions”, the size, nature, location of the inclusion of a diamond. COLOR: While every diamond has its own personality, diamonds will range from colorless (void of all body color) to slightly saturated to highly saturated in body color in diamonds. CARAT WEIGHT: This has to do with the physical weight of the diamond… if a diamond is well proportioned, it will display the most beauty.

ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL CONSCIENCE: Responsible diamond sources do not harm the environment or abuse their workers in the process of mining. QUALIFICATIONS: Trusting a professional such as a

Certified Gemologist (American Gem Society) or a Graduate Gemologist (Gemological Institute of America) verifies the value of the diamond and allows consumers to purchase high quality diamonds with confidence.

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The Dress:

Picking the dress was quite the experience for me. After visiting more bridal shops than I should have, the family-owned boutique, Arena Bridal & Formal, in Shelby Township, Michigan, had the one that brought a wedding tear to my eye. This Alvina Valenta gown was so perfect. It stunned me because it was so beautiful. The feeling you get once you put the right dress on is overwhelming and surreal- I think that’s when it hit me that I was actually getting married!

The Venue:

I can’t say enough about Parkway Place in Maumee. They helped execute the night of my dreams and they pleasantly accommodated everything we wanted by providing a wedding planner to guide us through every step and to organize the vendors. That took so much stress away from Bahaa and me. The venue speaks for itself with its chandeliers, welcoming neutral colors, Greek-style pillars and a beautiful dance floor. Their food was delicious, as well. We got our appetizers from Middle East Market, my husband’s business, to give guests a Mediterranean flair with their meal. Overall, we had a 10 out of 10 experience!

The Videographer & Photographer: Avida Productions captured the beautiful moments throughout the day. It’s so funny- I don’t remember so many things that I saw in photos or heard from guests. I was in a sort of twilight zone during the reception- overwhelmed with love.

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The Band

Robby Youssef and his band kept everyone on their feet throughout the night. He is a Lebanese singer and sings in Arabic, which was perfect for “My Big Fat Lebanese Wedding.”

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The Cake & Desserts:

Shatila Bakery in Dearborn is the king of Lebanese pastries and desserts. They designed our wedding cake and dessert table perfectly. I knew I wanted a floral design on the cake and they used fondant to make the flowers. It tasted just as good as it looked!

The Rings:

I was so excited when we went ring shopping, I remember it like it was yesterday! I was lucky enough to be able to pick my wedding ring and band. Bahaa surprised me with the actual diamond but I chose the style I wanted with the help of Mike Tawil at Leo Marks Jewelers. They had so many beautiful choices but I knew what I wanted going in, so we had our rings picked out in a half hour- who does that?! Continued on 24


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Sky diving As far as thrills-per-

minute, nothing beats hurtling toward earth from a high altitude at breakneck speed—a real premium rush.


Mudhens/Walleye Games Get

in touch with the community and have a few beers while enjoying America’s (or Canada’s) favorite pastime.


Shooting range Nothing says Y-

chromosome like live firearms—test your accuracy and timing in this gentleman’s sport.


Casino Take a few chances on

those Monte Carlo fantasies you’ve always harbored, or just enjoy some free world-class live music—the choice is yours.

Men, listen up—our Wedding Guide isn’t just for the ladies. Here are twenty funky and fresh ways to send off the groom that are more creative than yet another trip to the bar — limo not included.


Qzar laser tag


Paintball Break a sweat, make a


Camping Unplug


Golf If you’re feeling

If you’re about to get married, then this is your last chance to let your inner adolescent out to play, and what better way to do that than to blast your friends with lasers? mess, exercise your body and your tactical mind. Perfect. the smartphone and go off the grid with your mates to enjoy some peace and serenity.  classy, nine or eighteen holes in this gentleman’s sport will have your groomsmen feeling loose and relaxed. Toledo has a wealth of courses, for all wallet sizes and skill levels.

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Put-in Bay Northwest Ohio’s own little beachside paradise is the ideal place to have fun in the summer sun and then go bar-hopping at night.


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Get rollin’ down the river in a canoe while tossing back some ice cold beer, making the big easy even easier.


Roller Derby Fit,

athletic women duking it out in a battle of strength, agility and toughness—need we say more?


Huntington Center suite for Toledo Crush The suite at the Huntington

Center is the best place to watch scantily clad women play tackle football as a send off for the groom to be.


Whirly Ball This sport combines

lacrosse and bumper cars as teams of five attempt to shoot a ball into the opposing team’s goal while driving small motorized vehicles. Head up to Ann Arbor to indudge your creative spirit


Football game/ tailgate Drinking cold beer


Hiking in Hocking Hills

and grilling out in the sunshine—some say that tailgating is more fun than the event itself. The Hocking Hills region of Ohio is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas of the state. Rent a cabin deep in the wilderness and get ready for a weekend of exploration, adventure and appreciation of Ohio’s secluded beauty.


Dave & Busters

Where else can you eat a steak and then go play your friend in Space Invaders? D & B’s full-service restaurant and video arcade in Livonia, MI is a unique combination for an unforgettable bachelor party.


Whiskey/Cigar tasting

Bachelor parties are about men getting together to do manly things—and what is more manly than drinking straight whiskey while smoking a cigar?


Motorcycle trip Nothing


Fishing charter on Lake Erie It’s not exactly

brings friends together quite like a road trip. Bust out the choppers for this adventurous bachelor party excursion.

Florida, but fishing charters on Lake Erie are one of the coolest ways to experience the great lakes while putting back cold ones with your best friends.


Northern Michigan Fly fishing Charter fishing isn’t your

speed? Travel north to the upper peninsula of Michigan for traditional fly fishing.

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Challenge 1

The Newlywed Game - April 27th


Simple and sweet. Couple vs Couple competing on wits, love, and knowledge of each other. May the best couple win.

Challenge 2

Iron Maidens - May 4th Brides and their entourages compete against one another, Iron Chef style. A panel of celebrity judges will determine who can really own the kitchen and who will be ordering out, followed by a secret Pinterest challenge.

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Challenge 3

Let’s Get Physical - May 18th

As Pat Benatar said, “love is a battlefield.” The five women selected for The Battle of the Brides: The Pinnacle of Wedding Giveaways are competing for their dream wedding. Over the next eight weeks these women will duke it out to win a 30k wedding provided by The Pinnacle and other participating wedding vendors. Meet the five women who are holding nothing back. These brides-to-be will compete in a series of four game show-styled challenges over the next eight weeks. One young lady will be eliminated in each round, until an online vote decides the ultimate winner. Every event will be covered by Living Today, and the results will be posted on Facebook. More details, including how to attend the challenges, will be revealed in our April 23 issue. To find out more about the challenge, tickets and the more Read on and support your favorite bride to be….Game on, ladies! PRESENTED BY


Strength, wit and teamwork will triumph over all. The remaining three brides-to-be will put everything on the line and battle it out with a four-part physical challenge. We are bringing in the guys for this round: the entire bridal party will compete to become the final two.

Challenge 4

The Love Game - May 19-31 Throw humility out the window for this popularity contest. The remaining two brides will convince people to vote for them over a 13-day period in this online challenge. The bride with the most votes wins Battle of the Brides: The Pinnacle of Wedding Giveaways and receives a 17k dollar wedding from The Pinnacle and almost 13k more from the Pinnacle’s select vendors.

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Hometown: Toledo Occupation: Phlebotomist Favorite Color: Pink Age: 26 Groom: Brandon Main

Katie Ramsdell

Who/What inspired you to join the Battle?

A wedding like this has been something I could only dream of. I had my oldest son when I was in high school and it’s been challenging to become financially stable to give my kids the life they deserve. We just haven’t been able to make a wedding a reality because any money we’ve saved has finally been used to buy a house, car payments and paying for school. I would feel guilty spending a large amount of money on a wedding instead of on things for my children. My dream wedding has just always been pushed aside.

What would this win mean to you?


This win would mean the absolute world to me! We have recently considered just going downtown and tying the knot but I’ve always had a vision of my dad walking me down the aisle and this win would make that a reality!

What are you most excited about if you win? Tough question! Hon-

estly, I can’t just say one thing in particular. It’s all equally amazing. Well, maybe the cake; I really do like cake! Do I have to share?

How did you meet your fiancée?

We met at a mutual friend’s party and at the end of the night I realized I parked my car in a mud pit and it was stuck! He came out and rescued my car and scored my phone number!

If you are the winner, you have two months to plan your wedding. How will you handle the pressure? Probably like Bridez-

Andrea Miller

illa! No no, I’m joking. This is a dream come true! So we could even squeeze it into a two-week planning time frame and I’d still be thrilled!

Hometown: Metamora

What should people know about you

Occupation: Dental Hygienist

My fiancé and my two little boys are my absolute world. I work full time as a phlebotomist and I’m slowly making my way through nursing school. I love animals, I hate socks and I live in a house with all boys so I have an acquired appreciation of all things sports, mud and loud noises.

Age: 27 Favorite color: Purple Groom: Justino Covarrubias

Who What inspired you to join the Battle? We began wedding

planning and realized how insanely expensive it is for just one day! All we want to do is to include our friends and family and have a great night without going broke. That would be perfect.

ward. To enter a contest like this is very unlike me and a big deal. I’m definitely ready to battle to win and to start our marriage in an awesome way.

What would this win mean to you? We would have one incredible

story to tell about our wedding day. It would mean everything. I’m most excited about my handsome groom, delicious food, cold beer and bad dance moves from our wedding party.

How did you meet your fiance? My best friend has known my fiance


Why should you win? I am pretty quiet and at times can be kind of awk-

for years. She always knew we’d be a good match. Four years ago we all went to the German-American Festival and he approached, telling me that I had beautiful eyes. We’ve been together ever since.

If you are the winner, you have two months to plan your wedding. How will you handle the pressure? Actually, winning a

dream wedding would probably reduce our stress. Giving up pizza and getting my butt to the gym to fit into the dress in 2 months might be stressful, but I’m already working on that.

What should people know about you?

I’m a pretty cool girl once you get to know me. We will be forever grateful, and are ready to win this!

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Brandi Hartlage

Hometown: Oak Harbor, OH Occupation: Cashier/Pharmacy Technician & College student Favorite Color: Orange Age: 19 Groom: Austin Taylor

No. 3 Hometown: London, Ontario Occupation: Spiritual Life Coach Favorite color: Turquoise Age: 46 Groom: Michael Morgan

Kimmie Rose

Who or what inspired you to join the battle?


I was reading about the contest and it reminded me of the importance of being able to afford to share it with all our children would truly make it special. Blended families coming together through two people who love each other.

Why should you win?

I don’t necessarily think we are better than any of the other contestants. I would love to win so our families can share a day with us that we have been waiting for all of our lives. Our children want to be there and because of financial situations it would be hard to afford to pay for a wedding including kids. I have five and he has two. The one thing the kids have always wanted was for us to take them to Disneyworld, if we win we can spend our honeymoon fulfilling their dreams and having them all with us will be the happiest time of our lives I am sure it will be that the same for the other contestants.

What are you most excited about if you win?

Being together as a family. Having a cake to share with our family, a celebration, and a wedding that could help us plan something that includes the kids!

How did you meet your fiancé? He came to my front door and asked

this battle by our families, and immediately sent in our application.

Why should you win? We believe that we should win the competition

because we’re a young couple that fell in love, got engaged, and are now stuck on how to afford our big day. After losing both of our mothers, we’re struggling to plan without them.

What are you most excited about if you win? We’re most excited

to win the venue part of this giveaway, because most venues we looked at were nothing we could afford.

How did you meet your fiancé?

My fiancé and I met in high school and have been crazy for each other ever since.

for a check for payment for cutting my lawn (he was cutting my lawn for a company) we saw each other and I got so nervous I wrote the check in marker. He asked me out the next time I saw him after I texted his boss!

If you are the winner, you have two months to plan your wedding. How will you handle the pressure?

What should people know about you? We are best friends, love each of

If we win, we will be too excited to feel the pressure! I’m not going to school in the summer, so I would put all my time into planning our big day!

the kids as our own and even though our family is blended it is a beautiful thing because the kids love each other. We listen to one another, always hold hands when we go to sleep and believe that living in the moment is the key to true happiness.


Who/What Inspired you to join the battle? We were told about

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Stephanie Matthews

Hometown: Delta, Ohio Occupation: Resident Nurse, Toledo Children’s Hospital Favorite Color: Purple Age: 25 Groom: Chris Lybarger

Who/What Inspired you to join the battle?

My friend Shanan sent me the link to the Pinnacle of Wedding Giveaways on Facebook and asked me if I had seen it. That was February 26th, so I immediately sat down, wrote up my essay and sent it in. Chris and I were just engaged on February 12th so I was super excited to apply. So I guess being newly engaged and winning a wedding package is what inspired me to enter.

What are you most excited about if you win?

The dress is what I am most excited about! Going shopping with my mom, sister and future mother-in-law will be such an amazing experience. Those three mean so much to me and being able to share the moment when I find “THE” dress will be the perfect experience to share with them. Also, great food and cake never hurt anyone!

If you are the winner, you have two months to plan your wedding. How will you handle the pressure? As a volunteer fire fighter

and paramedic as well as being a pediatric RN I face stress and pressures every day and I can honestly say I do my best work under pressure. I am extremely excited to take on this challenge. I also have the most amazing family that will help and support me as well the wedding coordinator Bee for the Day.

What should people know about you? My name is Stephanie Mat-


thews, I am 25, engaged to a wonderful man and my best friend Chris Lybarger. I would like to have four kids. I am a volunteer firefighter and paramedic with the Delta Community Fire Department, as well as an RN in the pediatric department at the Toledo Children’s Hospital. I have two siblings, a brother and a sister. I love the outdoors and like to spend free time with my family and friends and all of my animals including my horse. Being a home body, I would rather spend time at home instead of going out; I would take a night on the couch watching movies over going out any time!

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ur readers voted for the one starter that most whet their appetites. The competition was tough, but the 2013 Toledo City Paper Appetizer Challenge is clear: Ventura’s Cajun Chicken Super Nachos are our reader’s most beloved way to begin a dinner in 2014. In second place was Kyoto Ka’s Hot Lover, and third place went to Black Pearl’s Stuffed Mushroom Langostinos. Here’s what voters had to say about their own Pavlovian reactions to these appetizer delights.


CAJUN CHICKEN SUPER NACHOS Fridays with the same I have been going to Ventura's on un Chicken on flour Caj friends for over 25 years and the chicken and cheese h wit ded loa y, nch are the best. Cru e - Jamie and just the right spice! Delectabl

Cajun chicken is all I order at Venturas! It's amazing! Best Mexican food in America! - Tara

The flour tortilla ch ips and Monterey Jack cheese both complim ent the Cajun chick en perfectly in these nachos--yum!!! - Te ri The flavor is aw esome, just the right amount of spices and pepp ers - Tamara

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Hot Lover Intelligently assembled combination of hot/cool, spicy/sweet, crunchy/juicy - this was outstanding! full of character, start-to-finish. I was soooo pleasantly surprised. - Sarah



Stuffed Mushroom Langostinos The Black Pearl langostinos are savory, and they don't skimp on the filling. The best part for me is the semi-burnt cheese that covers the serving dish!!! Yummy goodness. - Dana


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Downton style dinner

Go back in time for an evening of Victorian delicacy. Join The Historic Vistula Foundation, for a 14-course Victorian meal inside the lovingly restored Matthew Brown House. Native New Yorker Matthew Brown moved to Toledo in the 1850s and built the sprawling estate in 1865, complete with 8 fireplaces and fantastic decor. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a delicious champagne punch, followed by main courses and wine pairings inside the dining room. The meal will conclude with a frozen rum punch, originally a dinner staple served by Mrs. Robert E. Lee. Guests will wind down the evening in the parlor with coffee and spirits with piano accompaniment. Proceeds benefit the Historic Vistula Foundation and its focus on historic building preservation in North Toledo. Reservations required. Saturday, April 11-Sunday, April 13. Friday & Saturday, 6pm; Sunday, 5pm. $125. The Matthew Brown House, 1107 N. Superior St. 419-389-3452.—MLR

Chicken Teriyaki $589

Wine ride

In celebration of Michigan Wine Month, Paws and Whiskers Annual Winery Tour will hit all the major stops on the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail. The trail includes 5 distinguished Michigan wineries which will each feature a delicious appetizer or dessert paired with their most popular wine. Reservations required. Saturday, April 12. 9am-7:30pm. $64. Busses will convene at Elder Beerman, 3311 Secor Rd. 419-536-1914.—MLR


Roll $849 Seared Tuna Salad $829

Salmon Bento $899 Bring Ad in for a FREE Spring Roll No purchase necessary Expires 6/1/14

Catering available. Call for more information.

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Ready to rise

These three bakeries are changing the way Toledo gets its bread and sweets by Griffin Messer-Kruse Whether you’re looking for a birthday cake, an artisan bread or just something to satisfy your sweet tooth, three new bakeries have got you covered. These new additions to the area’s baking scene differ in both the types of baked goods they offer and their preparation.

The Next Sweet Thing

So Sweet Lebanese and French Pastries

So Sweet Lebanese and French Pastries is owned by Ahmad Dia, who decided to open up a bakery after growing up with baking and cooking in the house. “We always had baking going on growing up,” says Tony Dia, brother of Ahmad and general manager of So Sweet. “Since we grew up with the craft, we figured it would be a natural fit to open up a bakery.” So Sweet offers traditional items sold at bakeries, such as chocolate croissants and a variety of cakes, but they also offer several traditional Lebanese items. From Lebanese donuts soaked in sweet syrup to traditional desserts crafted from ricotta and pistachios to sugarfree baklava, So Sweet’s more exotic offerings are perfect for the adventurous sweet-seeker. 4038 Talmadge Rd. ● 419-474-5445 Search Facebook for “So Sweet Lebanese and French Pastries”


Wednesday, 4.9

Super Suppers: Margarita & Massage Night Super Suppers

Sample food, see demos and make a 3 serving entree, 10% off additional purchases and complimentary margarita. Chair massages available for $1/min. 6-7pm. $15. Progress Dr. & Dixie Hwy. N., Perrysburg. 419-872-9700.

Friday, 4.11

Downton Abbey Victorian Dinner Party The Matthew Brown House Enjoy an evening of fine dining with a 14-course Victorian dinner. See more on pg. 36. Friday & Saturday, 6pm; Sunday, 5pm. $125. 1107 N. Superior. 419-389-3452.

Saturday, 4.12

Paws & Whiskers Spring Wine Tour Elder Beerman Parking Lot

Jennifer Haley, head chef and co-owner of The Next Sweet Thing, graduated from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan with a degree in culinary arts nearly seven years ago. After graduation, she worked as a chef up until 2011, when she decided to focus on her dream of opening a chocolate covered Oreo business. “I came up with the idea of decorating [the Oreos] like characters and making them into unique designs,” says Haley. “My first set was Christmas themed with Santa, reindeer and elf characters. From there it just expanded into other holidays like Easter and I’ve even made cookie bouquets for Valentine’s Day.” She eventually expanded the business from home to storefront by opening her own bakery in Mayberry Square. Haley plans to begin distributing her signature Oreos nationally under The Next Sweet Thing moniker by the end of the summer. In the meantime, Haley will continue to sell her pastries out of the Mayberry Square location. 8252 Mayberry Sq. ● 567-455-5903

Kelly Thompson, co-owner of All Crumbs Artisan Bakery, was inspired to open her own bakery after learning the craft by observing her mother and grandmother while growing up. “My mother was a horrible cook, but she could bake,” says Thompson. “She and my grandmother taught me to make food by feel. That’s what baking is—feel and science.” After teaming up with co-owner Gabe LeMay, an expert in the science of breadmaking, the duo got the business up and running in 2012. All Crumbs Artisan Bakery focuses on the artisanal side of baking. “We don’t do cakes or cupcakes,” says Thompson. “We believe in the utilitarianism of bread.” Croissants, focaccia, sandwich breads and kalamata olive ciabatta are just a few of the hand-crafted breads offered by All Crumbs. Although they currently don’t have a storefront, interested patrons can find their products at the Toledo Farmer’s Market (525 Market St.) every Saturday from 9am - 1pm. Check out their facebook page to pre-order baked goods for pick-up at the farmer’s market and for updates on the soon-tocome storefront. Toledo Farmer’s Market 567-395-7572

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Thursday, 4.17

Sunday, 4.20

Beth Rose from Beth Rose Auction will share stories from the intriguing world of antiques and auctions. Bring an item along to be appraised. There will be a delicious breakfast as well. 9-11am. 4020 Indian Rd. 419-724-1225.

Celebrate Easter with wine and sugary classic Easter candy. Reservations required. 6:30-8:30pm. $20. 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-875-6474.

Celebrate the holiday with your friends and family over a delightful Easter buffet. 10am-4pm. $29.95/$12.95, ages 6-12/$1, ages 5 and under. 110 S. Evans St., Tecumseh. 517-424-5555.

Antique Appraisal & Breakfast Sunset House

Sunday, 4.13

Best of Brunch Technique Class Williams-Sonoma

Wine & Confections Majestic Oak Winery

Urban Homesteading: The Face of Local Foods 577 Foundation

Learn how to take this year's Easter brunch to a new level by creating classics and some new recipes that will add flair to your brunch table. 11am-Noon. 5001 Monroe St. 419-475-6368. Free

Join Liz Bergman as she outlines her involvement with the local chapter of Slow Food and the classes she teaches on agricultural entrepreneurship at Owens Community College. Registration required. 6:30-8pm. $10. 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174.

Wednesday, 4.16

Friday, 4.18

Learn about heart-healthy eating and sample some heart-healthy treats. Registration required. 6-8pm. $10. 577 E. Front St. 419-874-4174.

Grow Shiitake mushrooms on logs! A hands-on demonstration. All supplies included. Leave with a fully inoculated log that will produce Shiitake mushrooms for up to 5 years. Registration required. Noon-3pm. $35. 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg.

Nourishing a Healthy Heart 577 Foundation

Each winery will feature an appetizer or dessert prepared by a local chef and paired with wine. 9am. $64. 3311 Secor Rd. 419-536-1914. at: ToledoCit e lin n o re o M

All Crumbs Artisan Bakery

Shiitake Mushrooms 577 Foundation

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Easter Sunday Buffet Evans Street Station

Tuesday, 4.22

Around the World Dinner Treo Restaurant

Chef Brett will take you around the world in this new event that features cuisine paired with beer from around the globe! Space is limited, reservations required. 6pm. $25. 5703 Main St., Sylvania. 419-882-2266.

Juicing for Health Grace Lutheran Church: Fellowship Chapel

Learn all about juices and how to include more raw foods in your meals. Sample & learn to make some nourishing salads, juices & smoothies. Registration required. Sponsored by The Weston A. Price Foundation. 6-8pm. No fee for the class, $10 donation is appreciated. 4441 Monroe St. 419-826-7637.


Her life in pictures

Toledoan Tiffany C. Adams on the indie film circuit By Joseph Schafer

Toledo has produced its fair share of film stars, including Jamie Farr and Katie Holmes. Local cinephiles can now add Tiffany C. Adams to that list. Rather than hedging her bets on blockbusters, however, Adams is casting her lot with independent films. In a conversation with The City Paper, Adams admits that the movie bug bit her at a young age. She recalls “being as young as three or four and being so excited when the Oscars came on. I would sit there glued to my mother's television for the entire three hours—what child has an attention span that long?” That abnormally attentive child has grown into a powerful actress. Adams, whose hero is Sigourney Weaver (especially her work in the movie Alien) is well on her way to being an actress who can be both dramatic and tough. She's acted in several dramas, but her most recent film, 20 Ft. Below: the Darkness Descending, is a thriller starring Danny Trejo of Machete fame.

Toledo Connection

Adams, a Toledoan through and through, graduated from Bowsher High School, where she sang in the school choir, and played in the orchestra, but took no part in drama productions—she was already playing to larger audiences. “I spent most of my free time at the Toledo Repertoire theatre,” Adams said. Among other roles, she played Tiger Lilly a Rep production of Peter Pan. Adams made some of her best industry connections during this time. “I was fortunate enough to meet some casting directors at a talent competition in Dallas[contacted Adams to confirm name of expo],” she said. “I competed against 500-600 women. The way categories were judged, each category received an award and there was a large award for excellence across the board—I won that award.” After high school, Adams took acting and film production classes at The University of Toledo while studying optics “to appease my mother.” The appeasing didn't last long. “One


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day I just said 'listen Ma, I want to pursue my career,' and I moved to Los Angeles.” Within a year, Adams was cast in her first feature, The Year That Trembled, a drama about the Kent State Massacre. That's right, Adams' first movie was filmed in Ohio.

From Guild Strike to Independent

Her career hit a snag when the Screen Actors Guild went on strike in 2000—two years before The Year That Trembled was released commercially. That was when Adams turned to the independent film circuit to fuel her aspirations. Her next full-length feature, 2006's M.O.G., was a full-on independent comedy (one that still has a small, but loyal fanbase). “Indie films are more of a labor of love,” Adams said of working on indie sets. “Everyone on set wants to be there. People are there working for as little as $100 a day, but they believe in the project, it has a message they are trying to get across. It's like a little family.” Adam's greatest strength is her versatility as an actress. Her role in 20 Ft. Below, for example, was originally written for an older actress. “The role that I was cast for originally called for a woman that was 65 or 70,” she said. “My agent took a chance and submitted me because she read a description of the character's personality and said 'you can play this.' When I read for it, I remember messing up a little, but after I walked out, an hour or two later, my agent called me and said I was cast. I was one of the last actresses to audition, and they changed the role to fit me.” Interested readers can see Adams in 20 Ft. Below, as it’s currently available on DVD. Adams will work on the press cycle for that film until the summer, and then continue searching for more and bigger roles. Who knows, maybe the next starring woman of Hollywood will call Toledo her first home.

Two for the Price of one

Take a look outside—it's finally warming up, but The Ohio Theatre can keep the chill running down your spine with their spring program full of vintage horror flicks. The first two screenings make an interesting double header—The Tingler and House on Haunted Hill were both released in 1959, and both star master of the macabre, Vincent Price. In the former, Price plays a velvet-voiced hero combatting killer centipedes, while in the latter he embodies sadistic villainy, subjecting people to his gruesome haunted house. The Tingler, Thursday, April 10. House on Haunted Hill, Friday, April 11. 7pm. $5 for adults, $1 for kids under 12 when accompanied by an adult. Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St.

It's back

Film buffs, prepare for the second annual Tree City Film Festival. Students, companies and aspiring filmmakers busted their humps in March in preparation of entries for the fest's 50-hour film challenge. 50 continuous hours is an incredibly short time to write, score, shoot and edit a film. Now, the fruits of their labor, as selected by a panel of judges, will be presented for public consumption at the train barn in Sylvania's Historic Village, as well as in the Performing Arts Center at Sylvania Northview High School. The fest will also include the “shorties” film challenge for kids, as well as a ticketed screening of all 2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts. “Shorties,” 6pm, $3. Thursday, April 24. Oscar Nominated Shorts, 6pm, Friday, April 25, $8—both at Sylvania Northview High School, 5403 Silica Dr., Sylvania. 50 Hour Film Challenge, Saturday April 26, 3pm and 8pm, $8. 5717 Main St., Sylvania. 419-882-4865.—JS

film events thursday 10

Pan’s Labyrinth Horror auteur Guillermo

del Toro’s masterpiece, about a young girl who flees into fairyland as refuge from the Spanish Civil War, but finds that fairytales can be just as deadly as the real world. Part of BGSU’s International Film Series. 7:30pm. BGSU: Hanna Hall, Bowling Green. 419-372-4474. Free

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Gish Film Theatre: Film and Media Festival The annual BGSU campus film

festival featuring viewings of student work, screenplay readings, film study presentations, and workshops. 7pm. Through Sunday, April 13, 10pm. BGSU: Hanna Hall, Bowling Green. 419-372-4474. Free

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The Missing Picture This poignant documentary recounts director Rithy Panh's firsthand experience of the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between

"The Act of Killing" (2013) : Y'all know I likes me a strange film every once in a while, and this one certainly qualifies. Though it was made in 2012, it was not until 2013 that it became one of the Oscar nominees for best documentary. Here's the plot: In 1965, Anwar Congo and a group of friends were promoted from small-time gangsters to leading the Indonesian government's death squads, killing over one million people. Director Joshua Oppenheimer asks them to recreate the killings in any cinematic genre they chose. Being huge American cinema fans, they jump at the opportunity. Now remember: this is a documentary. That's not a bit strange? Oppenheimer does a superb job dealing with these maniacs as well as holding on to his own sanity. It's not just the psychos, the film is also beautifully filmed. The musical numbers, though downright hokey, are dazzling. Presented by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, two visionary documentary filmmakers themselves.—SJA

1975 and 1979. Part of the Toledo Library's Film Focus series. 6:15pm. Main Library: McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5200. Free

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Arsenic and Old Lace Way Library

concludes this season's classic film series, Reel Talk with Arsenic and Old Lace, a 1941 comedy stars Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane as newlyweds who stop to visit Grant’s elderly, homicidal aunts. Rudy Schroeder, area film buff will be the guest speaker. 10am. Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave,. Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. Free

monday 21 Three Worlds A thrilling drama about Al, an ambitious young man from a modest background, whose bachelor party proves fateful when he commits a hit-and-run accident—witnessed from a balcony by his fiancee. Part of the Toledo Library's Film Focus series. 6:15pm. McMaster Center Main Library, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5200. Free

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theater events Two class acts

When you think of drama on the stage, you might think of Shakespeare—tales of royal intrigue. Sometimes, though, it's fun to bring the drama to the common folk. Hence the appeal of The Great American Trailer Park Musical. This two-act off-broadway musical takes place in a Florida trailer park, and explores the humorous interactions between its residents, including a shut-in who idolizes Dr. Phil, her tollbooth operator husband, and a "stripper on the run." Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm; Sunday, April 14 at 3pm. $12. Mainstage Theater, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. 567-661-7969.

Street fighting men

The 12th Street Riots set Detroit on fire in the summer of 1967. Now, that destructive riot returns as the backdrop to Detroit '67, a one act play showing at Bowling Green State University. The racial tensions that precipitated the riots bleed into a an after-hours bar rocked by an interracial relationship in a performance that promises to blend social history and sentimentality. Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 8pm. $10. Eva Saint Marie Theater, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green. 419-372-2222.—JS

Music is the word

East Toledo's LeSo Gallery is no stranger to the avant garde and artistic—the gallery has recently hosted some of Toledo's most inventive shows. For their newest exhibit, ReedRead, however, the gallery is reaching into books. Every piece of art in the exhibit will utilize books, including handmade books by Eric Ziegler, as well as Sarita Zaleha’s Tropical Cyclone Sampler, which is printed on heat-sensitive paper. The exhibit also marks the release of Local musician Jamie Sampson's new book, Contemporary Techniques for the Bassoon: Multiphonics, which the author describes as "a technical manual for making 'strange sounds' on the bassoon." Providing live samples of that strangeness, Sampson will provide two solo and three trio performances throughout the event, each sporting her unique musical style. Saturday, April 12, 7pm. Runs through Saturday, April 26 (closing reception 7pm). LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave. Free—JS


thursday 10 The Tempest Described as poetic and magical, Firelands College Theater presents Shakespeare's last solo play, 'The Tempest". Performed by BGSU's Fireland's theater program. 7:30pm. $9, adults/ $5, children/ $7, seniors/ $4, BGSU Students/ $7, faculty & staff. BGSU Firelands: McBride Auditorium, One University Dr., Huron. friday 11 Coppélia Full of humor, mystery and romance, the ballet Coppélia is the story of a life-size doll that magically comes to life. Runs through Sunday, April 13. 7pm. $18. River Raisin Centre for the Arts, 114 S. Monroe St., Monroe. 734-242-7722. sunday 13

Romeo & Juliet The Kenyon College Theater Group "Billy Shakes" will be putting on a free 40 minute performance of Romeo & Juliet at the Main Library. 2pm. Toledo Public Library Main Branch, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5381.


The Glass menagerie Directed by Jeffrey J. Albright, this memory play depicts the story of Amanda Wingfield - a remnant of a Southern Belle, now living in poverty with her son, Tom, and her disabled daughter, Laura—whose lives are thrown into turmoil by a gentleman caller. runs through Sunday, April 13. Shows: 8pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday. $20, $18 seniors, $10 students, $5 children. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. 419-243-9277. toledorep. org Cabaret Set in tumultuous Berlin as the 1920's are coming to a close, Cabaret is an exhilarating musical packed with famous numbers. A Master of Ceremonies accompanies the audience throughout the show, musically providing wry commentary along the way. Runs through Sunday, April 13. $10. UT Department of Theatre & Film: Center for Performing Arts, 2801 W. Bancroft St. 419-530-2452.

"The Encyclopedia of Early Earth" by Isabel Greenberg (2013): For her

first book, Ms. Greenberg takes us on an imaginary journey to the early days of our home planet. This graphic novel is superbly illustrated and the story, though it takes place mostly in an icy clime, is warm and comfortable. The mythology deals with a boy who is split in three at birth to accommodate three sisters, and though the split entities eventually come together again, the reunited one loses a crucial part of his soul. But there is constant humor throughout: At one point our hero is swallowed by a whale. The whale yells at him "Please stop running or I'll puke you up!" It's also a story of storytelling, and its riches will stay with you for quite a while.—SJA

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The feathered serpent

Toledo Pterosaurs: local sculptors bring ancient animals to life By Christian Usera For the rest of 2014, Prehistoric Flying Reptiles, a new exhibit at the Toledo Zoo, will provide an opportunity to see what these majestic animals might have looked like millions of years ago. According to Alex Debeukelaer, the Zoo’s graphics curator, the institution took an interdisciplinary approach to discussing science by utilizing local talent to construct the three-dimensional models. The exhibit includes sculptures of a number of prehistoric animals, each constructed by one of four locally based sculptors: Robert Garcia, Jason Karas, Douglas Kampfer and Jeremy Link.

Techniques of construction

“The armatures (a frame used by a sculptor) were made primarily of wood with other mixed media,” Robert Garcia explained. “Five of the pieces were sculpted in paper mache and various glues and putties. The pteranodon was modeled in plasticine, a plaster mold was taken from it and cast in fiberglass. All of them were hand painted with high quality acrylics.” Art can be an important tool to in- crease our understanding of science, Garcia insists. “Although pictures are realistic, the vital features can be emphasized more through sculpture and painting. It conveys specific information of details e e s me to Scan ia at work and interest to the viewer,” Garc he said. Jason Karas, a Swanton based sculptor, agrees with Garcia on the educational power of art. “Art has the power to take scientific theories and wrap them up in an aesthetically pleasing package,” Karas said. “These sculptures make it easy for people to understand information quickly. As an artist, you have to build that visual bridge.” Karas, like Garcia, used a variety of media to bring these flying reptiles to life. “I sculpted my pieces using steel, wood, foam, fiberglass, a two part modeling compound and acrylic paint.”

Toledo-based sculptor Doug Kamfer says that projects like these sculptures can be a strong tool for bringing scientific theories to the attention of laypersons. “If you can see it and touch it, you can believe it.” Which is why Kampfer uses sculptures instead of two-dimensional drawings. “Instead of just looking at a drawing or a picture, visitors can walk all the way around a sculpture and see how everything works from every angle. Every muscle and bone can show through,” he said. But it’s not all flights of fancy; Kampfer and his business partner Jeremy Link used science to inform them so that it could be as realistic as possible. “We constructed the Quetzalcoatlus using styrofoam, steel, fiberglass, epoxy, sweat and imagination. We drew a lot of inspiration and comparative anatomy from similar animals that exist today. From the way its muscles are oriented, to how its skin folds, to the type of coloration it has.”

Science and art combined

Some people would have you believe that there’s a fundamental divide between science and art—they are separate subjects in school, after all. However, in the minds of these sculptors, and the administrators at The Toledo Zoo, that is not the case. In the words of Robert Garcia, “I have always been enthralled and mystified by the universe and all life in it. Sculpting is my way of meditating on the phenomenon of existence. I am thrilled to participate with fellow artists in this fascinating department within our magnificent zoo.” Art has the power to make science something that non-experts can see, touch and imagine. It’s not exactly Jurassic Park, but it’s still a creative way of bringing these animals back to life. Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. 419-385-4040.

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CALLS FOR ARTISTS: 18th Street Murals Project

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Spotlight on Nine

MFA Art Show at BGSU: Opening Reception

Every year, Hudson Gallery showcases the talents, visions and voices of nine local artists with an eclectic exhibition of their recent Two of Nine: work. The new Group of Nine exhibition Matt Wolcott’s features an engaging collection of Secret Wars, Oil printmaking (Patrick Dubreil), painting on canvas and (Matt Wolcott, Temo Perez and Stacey Dani Herrera’s Arnold), photography (Ben Morales), mixed media assemblage (Melanie Harris and Dani collage, Sneaky Herrera), jewelry (Chelsey Hammersmith) and glass (Robin Schultes and Patrick Dubreil). Meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, April 12 from 6-8pm; runs through Saturday, May 10. Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St. Sylvania. 419-885-8381. Free

Express Yourself

Mingle with BG’s Art grad students at their opening receptions April 11 and April 25. 7-9pm. Bowling Green State University, Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries. 419-372-8171. Free

It’s Friday! The TMA stays open until 9pm for a

day of events and activities for adults and families. Check out The Long Shadow of Andre Le Notre at 7:30pm. Complete schedule online. 10am-9pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-2558000. Free

saturday 12 Group of Nine Exhibit Hudson Gallery is having

The Installation and Performance Art Class at the University of Toledo has a fun way to build a sense of community through artistic expression. SketchboxToledo engages the public to think creatively giving people the opportunity to participate by drawing, writing, doodling and just being creative. Sketchboxes holding small sketchbooks (and lots of colored pencils) will be installed in four locations and checked by students weekly; notebooks will be collected and replenished until late April. A community reception showcasing the sketchbooks will be held from 3-5pm at UT’s Carlson Library on Friday, April 25. Sketchbox locations: Art Supply Depot, 29 S. St. Clair; UT Student Union, Toledo Lucas County Public Library Main Branch, 325 N. Michigan St.; and Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green. Free

the 7th in an ongoing series of stimulating exhibits showcasing the recent work of nine local artists. (see art note, this page) Opening reception 6-8pm. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm. Runs until Saturday, May 10. Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-8381. Free

Reed/Read: Opening Reception Artworks focusing on text, books and communication. Author Jamie Leigh Sampson will release her book, Contemporary Techniques for the Bassoon: Multiphonics, at the reception. A closing reception/ artist talk will be Saturday, April 26. (See book note, pg. 40.) 7-9pm. LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave. Free Slow Art Day Take part in TMA’s ongoing effort to teach visual literacy at this international observance. Participants take their time looking at six selected works then gather in the Museum Cafe to discuss what they saw. Free-advance registration is required at 10am-2pm. Herrick Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free Paint Away Polio Bring your friends and paint

The King of Garden Art

Chances are, you know someone who has a charming sculpture in their home or garden designed by Waterville-based artist George Carruth. His passion for sculpting images on stones from the shores of Lake Erie eventually led to the creation of Carruth Studio. His whimsical creations have made him one of the most collected sculptors in America. Meet the eminently humble Carruth on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm. at his retail store, Garden Smiles where he will talk with visitors and sign his work. Garden Smiles, 211 Mechanic St., Waterville. 419-878-5412. Free—JMT

your heart out while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres at this fundraiser to End Polio Now. No talent necessary-instructors will provide guidance. 6-10:30pm. Advance tickets required. $55. Oregon/ Northwood Rotary, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman St., Oregon. 419-720-0085.

Firenation Glass Studio Flower Workshop

Create a one-of-a kind glass flower with the help of our talented artisans. Registration and deposit required.10am-12pm. $65. Firenation Glass Studio & Gallery, 7166 Front St., Holland. 419-266-6288.

thursday 17 TMA Third Thursday: Birds+Bees Kickstart the weekend at this edition of TMA’s Third Thursday, exploring the Birds + Bees with activities, Art a la Cart, Drawing in the Galleries, Glassblowing Demos and Tag Team Discussions. 6:30-9pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free

friday 18 It’s Friday! The TMA stays open until 9pm for

a day of events and activities for adults and families including free tours, activities, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, wine tastings, and more. The Art of Seeing Art is at 7pm. Complete schedule online. 10am-9pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

Jerry Gray: Solo Exhibition Meet your friends at the opening reception for Jerry Gray’s show of all new work-always a good time. 7pm-1am. Bozarts,151 S. St. Clair St. 419-464-5785.

The Arts Commission is seeking designs for five murals, measuring 8.5 feet high x 14 feet wide to be installed on a city owned building, 311 18th Street at Madison. Ideas should incorporate the concepts of activism and community engagement. Submission deadline is Friday, May 2. For more information go to theartscommission. org. Call 419-254-2787 or email nmattimoe@

Street Art

LeSo Gallery, in partnership with CORE, is seeking designs for Phase 1 of the East Toledo Public Art Initiative until Saturday, May 4. For this project, 18 cement trash receptacles placed on Main Street will be transformed from dull gray cylinders to bright, creative works of art this summer. The prospectus can be found at,at LeSo Gallery and Art Supply Depo. For more info contact


The Toledo School for the Arts is seeking 100 local creatives to participate in their second annual fundraiser, Undisclosed, an art exhibition/ event on Saturday, June 21 in the TSA Gallerie 333 & Sculpture Garden. Artists of all media are provided with a 12”x12” wood panel. The artists remain anonymous until the work is sold, creating a fun sense of mystery. Panels may be picked up through Wednesday, April 22 at the Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair Street. For more info go to

Pecha Kucha Night Toledo

Pecha Kucha Night, an informal presentation format of 20 images for 20 seconds was developed by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 and is now in over 700 cities. Pecha Kucha Night Toledo, is seeking presentations based around the theme, journey. More than a chance to show off vacation photos, tell your story of change, growth, development, or inspiration for creative projects. If interested in presenting at PKN Toledo in May email: by April 15 with 3-5 sentences of your proposed presentation and subject “PKN Volume 6”. (more info on pg. 5) Submissions are free.—JMT

Gallery Loop and 419 Day Don’t miss this happening event with free shuttles to over 30 galleries, studios and businesses featuring exhibits and art activities (see feature on pg.12) 3pm-8pm. Downtown/Uptown/Warehouse District. Free Instagram Meetup Meet outside the TMA Monroe St. entrance and use your smart phone or camera to take a selfie or images of your friends and family with the museum as the backdrop. (see pg. 11) 10:30-11am. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. Free Ology Extended-Closing Reception An exhibition of the work of Julia LaBay and Hannah Lehmann; exploring the use of natural history imagery and themes as a means of self-reflection and understanding. The closing reception will be during the Art Commission’s Gallery Loop. 3pm8pm. Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave. Free

ongoing Shared Lives Exhibit Enjoy delightful paintings.

drawings, 3-D art and other mixed media work by artists from Shared Lives Studio & Gallery, on the second level of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Main Branch. Exhibit runs until Saturday, April 26. Shared Lives is a non-profit visual art center located on 20 N. St. Clair where artists with disabilities create, exhibit and sell their art. Lucas County Library, 325 Michigan St. 419-259-5200. Free

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W E H AV E I T A L L O N L I N E ! C O M P L E T E M U S I C E V E N T S AT T O L E D O C I T Y PA P E R . C O M Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week

King of Prussia

Thursday, April 10 / Frankie’s American psychedelic folk pop band King of Prussia is on the rise—their new album, “Zonian Girls...And The Echoes that Surround Us All,” released on April 8th, features sit-ins by over 20 musicians including R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and members of Elf Power. Combining uplifting folk with deep psychedelia and experimental production creates a unique brand of 21st century pop music. See a short in-store performance at Culture Clash Records on Secor Rd. at 4pm in support of the new album. With special guest Case Conrad. 9pm. $7. Frankie’s, 308 Main St. 419-693-5300.

Carmen L. Miller Saturday, April 12 / Longhorn Saloon

Toledo-born Christian rock singer Carmen L. Miller, a soulful songwriter with a majestic voice and charismatic stage prescence, has fans across the country. Her all-original music inspires listeners with emotional and deep messages often pertaining to faith and spirituality. With crafted lyrics, bright melodies and tasteful instrumentation, Miller’s music creates an exciting emotional atmosphere. Also performing at Forrester’s on the River, April 25 and Memphis Pearl, April 26. 8pm. Longhorn Saloon, 946 Phillips Ave. 419-478-5890.

Boyz II Men

Saturday, April 19 / Stranahan Theater

Summer Concerts at Toledo Zoo July 1 - August 20 / Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre

The Toledo Zoo has released its summer concert lineup, and in our humble opinion, it is the best schedule the amphitheatre has announced in years. The season kicks off with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band (July 1), Little Big Town (July 11), Sarah McLachlan (July 13) followed by Gavin DeGraw (July 17), Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss (July 18) and John Fogerty (July 30). Folk superstars The Avett Brothers (August 5) headline the first week of August and British invasion favorites, the Moody Blues (August 20), will close out the summer. From country to rock & roll and even bluegrass, the Zoo’s concert series offers something for every music lover. For tickets and a complete schedule, visit —GMK

Best known for their emotional ballads and pitch perfect a cappella harmonies, Boyz II Men’s music has been inciting romance since 1988. On Saturday, April 19, the Boyz will return to the Stranahan Theater for a night of smooth R&B. They hold the record for most time spent at number one in Billboard history and are one of only three groups/artists ever (after The Beatles and Elvis Presley) to replace themselves at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Their most recent studio album, Twenty, was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, selling 18,400 copies in its first week. Still not convinced? Boyz II Men is only playing 6 shows outside Las Vegas this year, so don’t miss your chance to see these legends in the flesh. 8pm. $45. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. —GMK Continued on pg. 44



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wed, April 9 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic


Adamz Lounge: Open Mix Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler Open Mic Village Idiot: Rob Courtney

Glass City Cafe: OWE’ver Easy w/ Jason Quick & Steve Knurek Village Inn: Paper Planes Cocoa House: Nick Neenan Basin St. Grille: Calen Savidge


Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Forrester’s: H-Factor Jazz Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Jill’s: Open Jam w/ Mike Whitty Grand Plaza Hotel: Jon Hendricks w/ the UT Jazz Faculty

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop Frankie’s: Cosmonauts

THU, April 10 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Barr’s Public House: Dan Stewart Village Idiot: Dean Tartaglia Village Inn: Calen Savidge Cocoa House: April Tipping

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Frankie’s: King of Prussia & Case Conrad Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May Band The Local: Chris Shutter Open Jam

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Real Seafood Co.: Kelly Broadway w/ Mike Lorenz Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ross Thompson & The Jazz Mix

FRI, april 11 ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Barr’s Public House: Nick Neenan Buster Brown’s: Corbin Shine Basin St. Grille: Paper Planes

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mainstreet: Rock Fight Finals w/ Human Juicebox, Wearebrothers Ye Olde Durty Bird: Last Born Sons Village Idiot: Polka Floyd Bar 145: Tricky Dicks & The CoverUps Treo: Organized Bronze Boar: Beg to Differ AJ Doolittle’s: The Bradberries Oarhouse: Allen Dale Band Ottawa Tavern: Old West End King Wamba Carnival Parade Fundraiser Cocoa House: The Rivets The Local: The New Fashioned Dueling Pianos

Dance, Techno Bretz: FreEDM Friday

Classical, spiritual Peristyle Theater at TMA: Carnival of The Animals

The Local: The Rivets Mainstreet: Rock Fight Finals w/ Aggravated Assault, Siklid Frankie’s: A Crowd Like You, Awake At Last Strand Concert Theater: JAM Fest 2 w/ Nathan Roberts & The New Birds & more The Claddagh: Mile Marker 1 Longhorn Saloon: Carmen L. Miller Barr’s Public House: Randy McIntire Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jack & the Bear Village Idiot: The 815’s Oarhouse: Noisy Neighbors Bar 145: That 80’s Band West Side Bistro: Picking Kelly Bronze Boar: Decent Folk Tecumseh Center for the Arts: Grand Standard Time

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Skip Turner Band Tres Belle Lounge: Ruth Nichols Trio Treo: Quartet Bernadette

Classical, spiritual

Peristyle Theater at TMA: Carnival of The Animals

sun, April 13 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic

Duncan’s: Therapy w/ Scotty Gressler Village Inn: Steve Kennedy


Caribbean Breeze: The Good, The Bad & the Blues Village Idiot: Bob Rex Quartet Ye Olde Dirty Bird: Morgen Stiegler

mon, April 14 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Village Idiot: Frankie May

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Crystal’s at Ramada Inn: UT Jazz Night Ye Olde Durty Bird: Morgen Stiegler

tues, april 15 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Ye Olde Durty Bird: Steve Kennedy Village Idiot: Bobby May & John Barile

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

West Side Bistro: Jeff Williams & the Blueprint Band

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker

wed, april 16 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Adamz Lounge: Open Mix Cock n’ Bull: Danny Mettler Rocky’s: Joel Hazard Open Mic Ye Olde Durty Bird: Rob Courtney Pre-Game / Dave Carpenter

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker Forrester’s: H-Factor Jazz w/ Hugh Ross Jill’s: Mike Whitty Open Jam Tres Belle: TNF Uncorked - Wine Wednesdays

thurs April 17 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Ye Olde Durty Bird: Barile & May Pre-Game / John Barile Cocoa House: Steve Kennedy

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May Band Barr’s Public House: The 815’s Village Idiot: Last Born Sons Village Inn: The Rivets The Local: Chris Shutters Open Jam

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Real Seafood Co.: Kelly Broadway w/ Mike Lorenz

fri, april 18 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic Cocoa House: Paper Planes Basin St. Grille: Nick Neenan Buster Brown’s: Picking Kelly

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Oarhouse: Kentucky Chrome Village Idiot: The Nu-Tones MVP’s: 427 Bar 145: The Bridges Treo: Nathan Roberts & The New Birds West Side Bistro: Captain Sweet Shoes Bronze Boar: Stonehouse The Local: Last Born Sons

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Cynthia Kaay-Bennett

Continued on pg. 46

Benmont Tench "You Should Be So Lucky"(2014): Benmont

Tench has been playing keyboards for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers since the group’s formation in 1976. Now at age 60, he's releasing his first solo album on Blue Note, a label usually reserved for jazz and blues artists. Tench's laid-back vocals (reminiscent of J.J. Cale) are a perfect fit for his sparse piano and organ work. Most of the tunes are his, but the covers ("Corrina Corrina" and Dylan's "Duquesne Whistle") also work well. Even the instrumental track "Ecor Rouge" is ear candy.—SJA


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W E H AV E I T A L L O N L I N E ! C O M P L E T E M U S I C E V E N T S AT T O L E D O C I T Y PA P E R . C O M

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Jazz, Blues & R&B

Ye Olde Durty Bird: The Good, The Bad & The Blues Barr’s Public House: Jason LaPorte Tres Belle: TNF Presents “Flapper Friday”

Caribbean Breeze: The Good, The Bad & The Blues Village Idiot: Bob Rex Quartet

Dance, Techno

Acoustic, folk & ethnic

Miley Cyrus

mon, april 21

Saturday, April 12 / The Palace of Auburn Hills

Village Idiot: Frankie May & Friends

Bretz: FreEDM Friday

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rock, pop & hip-hop

West Side Bistro: Mile Marker 1 Frankie’s: Sixx Digit 420 Bash w/ Illumira and Raine Wilder Mainstreet: Loonar Station Presents 420 Weekend w/ Boogie Matrix Mechanism Oarhouse: Distant Cousinz Village Idiot: Kentucky Chrome Barr’s Public House: Captain Sweetshoes Anchor Inn: 427 Bronze Boar: Crucial 420 Bar 145: The Bridges The Local: Just Us Guys

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Paul Vornhagen Stranahan Theater: Boyz II Men Ye Olde Durty Bird: Morgen Stiegler & the Pin-Up Project

sun, april 20 acoustic, folk & ethnic

Duncan’s: Therapy w/ Scotty Gressler Village Inn: Joe Woods


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Tues, April 22 Acoustic, Folk & Ethnic

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Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

West Side Bistro: Jeff Williams & the Blueprint Band

Jazz, Blues & R&B

Degage Jazz Cafe: Gene Parker

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Saturday, April 12 / Joe Louis Arena

Do you believe in life after love? That and many other questions will be asked by pop's elder stateswoman, Cher, on her national Dressed to Kill tour. With Pat Benatar and Cyndi Lauper, it promises to be the diva gala of the year. 8pm. $39.10-$120.80. Joe Lewis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Detroit. 313-396-7000. joelouis.

High Spirits

Friday, April 18 / Small's

Retro rock fans rejoice, Chicago's own High Spirits are coming near. Band leader Chris Black recorded the group's sophomore LP, You Are Here, all by his lonesome, and has assembled a crew of true guitar heroes as his backing band. High Spirits will be your new favorite band if you never got over The Scorpions, UFO and early Van Halen. 8pm. $10. Small's, 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck, MI. 313-873-1117.

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Recycled for the runway Tecumseh Center for the Arts / Thursday, April 10

With Earth Day (April 22) around the corner, a great way to commemorate Mother Earth is with an ecofashion display. The Junk to Funk Fashion Show will feature wearable garments constructed from recycled materials by local artists and designers. Delicious food from local restaurants will be followed by runway models in full recycled garb. This year’s event includes a timed competition of "Fashion Wars," where teams compete to create a head-to-toe outfit, using odd items and recyclable materials. Fashionistas will love this evening of food, wine and creative, wearable art. Thursday, April 10. 6pm. $25. Tecumseh Center for the Arts: Shirley Todd Herrick Theater, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh. 517-423-6617.— MLR

wednesday, 4.9 [miscellaneous]

Wear Blue Day - Join Ohioans statewide in the Wear Blue campaign as a reminder that child abuse is preventable. The campaign urges people to wear blue on this day to demonstrate their commitment to protecting children. All day. Lucas County Children Services, 705 Adams St.


The Hatch - Students present business plans to alumni investors. Registration required. 7-9pm. Bowling Green State University, 220 McFall Center, Bowling Green. Free

thursday, 4.10 [education]

Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women & Men on Campus in a New Millennium - This entertaining lecture will strip away the myth that men are from Mars and women are from Venus by explaining how gender equality is a good thing. 6:30-8pm. University of Toledo Savage Arena, 2801 W Bancroft St. 419-530-8570. Free

friday, 4.11 [miscellaneous]

20th Annual Easter Bake & Craft Sale - Enjoy a wide selection of Easter baked goods like cookies, cakes, breads, pies and Easter baskets. 9:30am5pm. Sylvania Franciscan Motherhouse, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. King Wamba Parade Fundraiser - Enjoy a night of fun and celebration to raise funds for the Mardi Gras of the North: The King Wamba Carnival Parade. 5:30pm. The Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St. 419-725-5483. Romantic Hawaiian Tropical Jubilee Night Local singles can enjoy a tropical themed night with dancing and mingling. 8-11:45pm. $8. Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. 734-856-8963. PRO Home Improvement & Garden Show Professional antique appraisers will be on-site to appraise up to two special items per person. Bring an item to find its the real value. Toledo Seagate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. 10am. $5/$6 seniors. 419-255-3300. Through Sunday, April 13


Red Green’s How To Do Anything Tour - The popular comedy TV show hits the stage, as Red Green and company take to the road for a theater

tour. 7pm. $50.50. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. Russell Peters - Russell Peters takes the stage for an evening of comedy and quick wit. 21+. $30. Friday, 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday, 7pm & 10pm; Sunday, 7pm. Toledo Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.


Toledo Walleye vs Kalamazoo Wings - Soar into the stadium as your favorite superhero to watch the Walleye battle the Kalamazoo Wings on Superhero night. 7:15pm. $15-$45. Toledo Walleye Hockey, 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-725-9255.

saturday, 4.12 [miscellaneous]

TEDx - The mission of this TEDx event is to get the community motivated with the theme of “A Community of Ideas”. Local and national speakers along with attendees who have ideas and inspiration. 7pm. $35. Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave, Perrysburg. 419-874-3135. Spring Recycling - Do you have out-of-date electronics and piles of documents just sitting around? Recycle them at The Anderson’s spring cleaning event. 9am-3pm. $5 donation is appreciated. The Anderson’s, 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee. 419-891-2700. Blacksmithing 101 - Participants will learn basic techniques- building and controlling their fire, and shaping and tempering metal. This is a beginnerslevel hands-on workshop. All will have the opportunity to create a piece of their own and take it home. Ages 16+. Registration required.10am-2pm. $45. Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. 419-874-4121.


3rd Annual Wildwood Spring Carnival - Enjoy a day of fun, food, raffles and prizes. Proceeds from ticket and food sales go towards building a new children’s playground at the park. 10am. Wildwood Preserve Metropark: Ward Pavilion, 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-407-9700. Free


Uptown’s Spring Clean-Up - Help beautify Toledo’s historic community with The Uptown Association’s annual spring cleanup. Coffee and

cont. on pg 48

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cont. from pg 47 pastries will be provided, as well as all supplies and tools. After the clean up, lunch will be provided by Manhattan’s. Rain or shine. 9am-noon. Toledo School for the Arts: Loading Dock on 15th near Adams St. 419-290-8629.


Public Archery Shoot - This outdoor archery shoot includes hand painted animal targets. Also on April 13. 9am-1pm. $8. Tomahawk Archers, 2085 W. Erie Rd., Temperance. 734-652-6521.

sunday, 4.13 [miscellaneous]

Spring Shopping Expo - Over 60 local vendors will fill the ballroom with a stunning array of fabulous items from home décor to clothing and so much more. 11am-4pm. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. 419-346-3361. Free


March for Babies - This March of Dimes fundraising event will feature a silent auction, vendor tables, donation drop-off and breakfast. There is no charge for the walk but donations are encouraged. 8:30am-noon. Registration is free. Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. 419-534-3600.


Toledo Walleye vs Cincinnati Cyclones - Support the Toledo Walleye in their last home game of the season as they take on the Cincinnati Cyclones. Following the game will be an open skate and party. 7:15pm. $15-$45. Toledo Walleye Hockey,


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500 Jefferson Ave. 419-725-9255.

monday, 4.14 [miscellaneous]

Historic Jail & Dungeon Tours - This guided tour includes the 1892 jail with ties to President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 1840s Dungeon located underneath the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. 5:30-7pm. $2. Sandusky County Historic Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. 419-332-4470.

tuesday, 4.15 [literary]

Cindy Bosley - Cindy Bosley Smith, writer, quilter and miniaturist will be the guest reader for this month’s Featured Lines reading series. Smith has taught composition and literature for over 20 years. 7:30pm. Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave.

wednesday, 4.16 [sports]

Toledo Mud Hens vs Columbus Clippers Support your local Mud Hens as they take on the Columbus Clippers. 6:30pm. $10. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. 419-725-4367.


Donnell Rawlings - Donnell Rawlings keep crowds laughing with his humor and stage presence. 21+. $15. Wednesday, 7:30pm; Thursday, 7pm; Friday, 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday, 7pm & cont. on pg 50

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cont. from pg 50 10pm. Toledo Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

saturday, 4.19 [miscellaneous]

Maker’s Mart (419 Day Spring Edition) Celebrate 419 Day with grub from local food trucks and bakeries, sip on locally roasted coffee, enjoy the sounds of talented Toledo buskers and shop handmade goods of 45+ vendors from all over the Midwest. 10am-8pm. $1 suggested donation. Maker’s Mart Building, 1717 Adams St. 419 Day & Record Store Day - Enjoy the many events throughout Toledo and UpTown including Makers Mart Craft Fair, the Toledo Museum of Art Instragram Meet Up and The Arts Commission Spring Gallery Loop. Also, celebrate independently owned record stores with special vinyl and CD releases made exclusively for the day. See more on pgs. 10-13. What Women Want Expo - The first expo of its kind, showcases local businesses tailoring their products and services to Toledo-area women. This free event is the chance for women to experience first-hand the products and services that can make their days easier and more positive. 10am-4pm. Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg.

monday, 4.21 [miscellaneous]

Chicks in Charge Gathering - If you are interested in being a Chick in Charge or want to learn


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more about this year’s Chicks Mix, don’t miss out on this opportunity to have great conversation, light appetizers and wine while learning about the 9th Annual Chicks Mix. 5:30-7:30pm. Shared Lives Studio, 20 N. St. Clair Street. 419-241-2221. Food & Botanicals in Soap - Create cold process soaps with natural beauty from the addition of foods and botanicals. Registration required. 6:308:30pm. $35. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg.

tuesday, 4.22 [sports]

Toledo Mud Hens vs Indianapolis Indians - Support the Toledo Mud Hens as they face Indianapolis Indians all week long. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30pm; Friday, 7pm. $10. Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. 419-725-4367.


e-Waste Drive - Davis College has teamed up with Recycle I.T. USA to collect out of use electronics for recycling in recognition of Earth Day 2014. Proceeds benefit the Davis College Foundation and Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful. 10am-5:30pm. Davis College, 4747 Monroe St. 419-473-2700.

thursday, 4.24 [comedy]

Tony Rock - Comedian Tony Rock lights up the stage with his fantastic persona and hilarious jokes. 21+. Thursday, 7:30pm; Friday, 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday, 7pm & 10pm; Sunday, 7:30pm. $20. Toledo Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

PLAY BOOK Lose Yourself to Dance A Week at Paulette’s Studio of Dance By Dorian Slaybod

Paulette (pictured left) teaches the art of body movement Paulette is boundless. From Ballroom to Tango to Cirque de Soleil-inspired aerial, the sundry assortment of dance techniques that Paulette can teach is dizzying. She performed for two years alongside live lions and tigers in the Siegfried and Roy show in Las Vegas. Her dream then led her through a revolving door of auditions and gigs in Los Angeles before she returned home, and opened her eponymous studio in Toledo. In its current location on Monroe Street near the Franklin Park Mall, Paulette weekly offers sixteen classes to the public and up to forty private sessions. I spent a week at her studio, in a crash course of rhythm and endurance.

Tuesday: Pole Dancing

Nine aluminum poles stood vaulted to the ceiling, all encircled with confident women dressed in high shorts and bedazzled footies. Kid Rock sounds pumped onto the wood dance floor as the women climbed the poles and spun, performing a choreographed routine that they had learned through four months of practice. It was a mesmerizing display of energy, strength, and coordination. As only the second male guest of Intermediate Pole Fitness, my viewing was as special and rare as Chik-fil-A on a Sunday. My body has an honest disposition, a figure formed as much by funnel cakes as fitness. It is not designed for pole-dancing. The inverted spins that the women were practicing, using their thighs to cling to the poles as they suspended without concern, were beyond my physical reach. “It is the best workout I’ve ever had.” said CJ, a former competitive, co-ed football player in her thirties. Climbing and extending from the pole were physically challenging, which I expected, but so much added effort was involved making the strength look graceful. It is easy to spin around a pole, but try doing an upside-down “helicopter” in rhythm. “I [get] to be sexy…I get to be a little bit outside myself.” said Tracy Guthrie, a fit mom in her early 50’s. The women that have found pole dancing were looking for a creative outlet as much as a physical release. At Paulette’s, they found both.

Saturday: Children’s Hip-Hop

“You’re not a girl, you have a mustache!” said Katherine, one of the 9-yearold regulars at the children’s hip-hop dance class. The jig was up, but I pressed on and, with five pre-teens, learned a dance routine choreographed to Katy Perry’s “Roar.” We also practiced the Moonwalk, and shook our shoulders to “The Bernie.” We pantomimed in unison as we “brushed the dirt off our shoulders” a la Jay-Z before taking a water break. “Dancing is such a healthy workout and energy outlet for kids.” said the class instructor, Dawn Petersen, who also teaches pre-school. She finds kid-friendly versions of popular radio hits, and designs hip-hop and lyrical dances in sync with the beats. Her kids took to the moves instinctively as they danced to popular songs, already knowing the words. Petersen offers a laid-back approach to dance that still teaches kids rhythm in a controlled environment. Even on the wrong side of puberty, I could see how much fun it could be to dance to songs you love as a kid.

Sunday: The Party

Once a month, Paulette brings a 16-piece big band into the studio to perform for a dance party. Students pack the studio to drink wine, mingle, and strut their new moves. Couples—both spontaneous and preexisting—danced the Foxtrot, Tango and Swing. “I want people to have an experience unlike any other,” said Paulette. “Dancing is liberating…it feels good to move around the floor.” Paulette said. This is true, whether you are spinning around a pole or spinning your partner, dangling from the ceiling while wrapped in a silk sheet or tangoing with a finely-aged fox named Janet. Paulette’s students range from age 7 to 84, all of whom have found a place in her studio to feel comfortable in their movements, to embrace their own rhythms: to dance. Dorian Slaybod is 27, a local attorney and happily living in Toledo.

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April 09 • April 22


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There are many special events including Palm Sunday, Easter, a beautiful full moon and eclipse, and Happy Birthday to Taurus.— BY SUE LOVETT

ARIES (March 21st-April 19th) All you think about the 8th and 9th are shopping, gambling, and traveling. Enjoy Palm Sunday with friends and family. See things more clearly in your relationships the 15th. You are off work the 18th-21st so travel is possible.

LIBRA (September 23rd-October 22nd)

TAURUS (April 20th-May 20th) You are busy with paper work, so take time off for fun the 13th and be ready to pay those taxes the 15th. A short trip for a special Easter dinner is relaxing. Celebrate your birthday by wearing your new Easter outfit.

SCORPIO (October 23rd-November 21st)

GEMINI (May 21st-June 20th) You plan to entertain on Palm Sunday to repay some long overdue social obligations. The full moon the 15th may bring a check for a tax refund or a winning lottery ticket. Celebrate your success at a new place Easter Sunday.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22nd-December 20th) You may combine some business

CANCER (June 21st-July 22nd) Shop on

the 9th to prepare for the Easter holiday. Your partner helps you slow down on Palm Sunday. The full moon the 15th shines where you live so get rid of the dust bunnies before the Easter bunny comes. Entertain on Easter.

Starting the 9th your partner (personal or business) takes over and you sit back for the ride. You are entertained on Palm Sunday. The full moon the 15th shines directly on you. Behave! Travel on Easter, returning the 22nd. There are social obligations the 12th and 13th. Get ready for bed early the 14th as Pluto, your ruling planet, slows down dramatically. Shop for Easter finery the 19th and look great for the holiday.

with pleasure the 12th. On the full moon the 15th you make plans for summer reunions. Travel for Easter. Shop the 21st and 22nd. Smart phone? iPad? Computer?

CAPRICORN (December 21st-January 19th) Make a list and shop efficiently the 12th. There are two celebrations coming up – Palm Sunday and Easter. You have plans for both and are extremely busy making sure everything goes well. It will!

LEO (July 23rd-August 22nd) Your partner

AQUARIUS (January 20th-February 18th)

VIRGO (August 23rd-September 22nd)

PISCES (February 19th-March 20th)

tries to slow you down but it does not work. Go to a new place the 12th but stay near home for Palm Sunday. On the 15th consider a new computer or iPad. Get better equipment for selfies. New York for the Easter parade?

Try to be patient if others cannot keep up with you. Combine dinner out with some shopping on Palm Sunday. Use self control because a financial problem could arrive the 15th. Get back on your schedule the 22nd.

Go to a special dinner Palm Sunday. On the 15th pay your taxes. Yes, it is the last minute but you procrastinate! Travel the 19th and 20th for Easter. New York for the Easter Parade! Why not! You deserve a break…..

Someone else makes the plans for Palm Sunday. The full moon and eclipse the 15th cause financial concern IF you are not prepared. Leave the 18th for Easter weekend and return to your routine well rested on the 22nd.

Sue Lovett is available for personal astrology readings and private parties. Visit her on the Web at or call her at 419-474-6399.


MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! So many Taureans are musical, including Barbra Streisand, Willie Nelson, Adele, and Stevie Wonder. Locally Gary Chrys Peterson celebrate. WGTE-FM was Pinkel and introduced when the sun was in the sign of Taurus in 1976.


Growing Up

©2014 Ben Tausig

April 9 - April 22

Across 1. Often implied letters in an online address 5. Stooge born Samuel Horwitz 10. “Over there” of old 13. University with a noted “Writers’ Workshop” 14. Like a ghost staying at your house, as compared to a guest 16. “I kiss’d thee ___ I kill’d thee”: Othello 17. ___ fetish 18. Shrink 19. Cutter of lines in some shops? 20. Hole style 22. Letter-shaped bike lock 24. Part in a show 25. Functions like a towel 27. “All Quiet on the Western Front” conflict, briefly 29. Friend of Kyle, Kenny, and Eric 32. Bridle attachment 33. Sir McKellen 34. Castilian-speaking country, locally 36. Like some projects after band breakups 39. Turban wearer 41. Like roughly 60% of human beings, ethnically 42. Manned the mixer, casually 43. Pal of “Cookie Monkey,” according to my son who isn’t that good at English yet but who certainly enjoys “Sesame Street” 44. State with much gambling 46. Chicago-style deep dish chain 47. “Whose Line ___ Anyway?” 49. Lover of Ares in Greek mythology 50. Good listener? 51. Snapped 54. Swedish snuff 56. Star-shaped spice 57. Person from Boston, slangily 62. Shiny stone

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63. Christie who wrote a mystery novel about bridge 65. Kindly 66. Tall runner Down Under 67. Words of warning on the top rung of a ladder 68. “The Simpsons” exclamations 69. Hit head-on 70. Looks proudly 71. Still playing after regulation, briefly Down 1. Quadraphonic system, say 2. Bugs, e.g. 3. Purchasing rule at the bar 4. Area with weatherproof furniture 5. Office gift exchange basis 6. One coming through in the clutch 7. Attorney general Holder 8. “Friday Night Lights” actress Kelly who dated Derek Jeter 9. Identify 10. “Will you marry me?” e.g. 11. Pulsonic toothbrush maker 12. Amphibians that may have toxic skin 15. Don’t just throw away

21. “Go bother someone ___” 23. “Spudtown” 26. Baked British treats made with alcohol 27. Sage 28. Shred, as on a guitar 30. Site for a Jesus painting, perhaps 31. Credulous 35. Alternative to puri or uttapam 37. “Girls” creator/star Dunham 38. Mysterious Point Place problem 40. Holds, as a party 45. Excellent 48. “Er ...” 51. Track placement? 52. Colon-emptying procedure 53. Early data storage software 55. We, in a text message 58. James played by BeyoncÈ in “Cadillac Records” 59. “Um, I’m trying to talk here ...” 60. Narcissus’s mythical partner 61. Take a breather 64. Bluth brother whose name is pronounced like a biblical character


photos by Christine Senack

Allison Dow

Interview by Jordan Killam Photo by Matt Taylor

Artist, Urban Explorer

Allison Dow is always searching for inspiration in forgotten places of the past, whether she’s making art or getting dressed. As an urban explorer, she transforms the broken and unloved into beautifully composed photographs. The clothes she wears illustrate her profound appreciation for sartorial history of the 20th century.

You’re a mid-century modern fanatic. What are your favorite fashions to wear from this era? Jon Kimble, Scott Schutt, Josh Swy and Garrett Kimble

Batter up!

I absolutely love the 50’s tailored style, especially the two-and-three piece patterned sets. I mix and match the highwaisted skirts and blazers with silk blouses and bow ties. I’m also a sucker for anything with polka-dots or a sailor look.

You dress pretty casually, is it because you actually prefer to be comfortable?

Opening Day was a proper kick off to the spring and baseball season in Toledo, with parties at Communica (up, right) and Barrister Charities (below).

My day-to-day dress is really based around being practical. Almost every week, I am inside of abandoned buildings or digging through dumpsters, so I often wear a shirt with a cardigan, jeans, and a pair of cowboy boots. I wish I could dress in vintage every day, so I take every opportunity I can to do so.

You often explore and photograph abandoned urban relics. Has that inspired what you wear in any way?

Sara Fagerman, Sarah Nitkiewicz and Katie Hoschak

When I go to abandoned buildings and I know I will have time to do a real photo shoot with a friend, I like to take a few vintage dresses with me because I love the contrast of vintage and femininity against the background of decay. I’ve bought a lot of great vintage pieces with only the intent of

To see the full @ interview, visit us . om r.c pe pa ty ci toledo wearing them inside of an abandoned place for a photo shoot. Part of the art I make involves using the things I find when I’m out exploring abandoned buildings, and I often find small metal pieces or knick-knacks that I incorporate into the jewelry I make. One of my favorite pieces is a small light bulb I found and used in a necklace.

Mike Noble, Dennis Sawan and Sam Rosso

Sue Lovett

A meeting of the mind readers Toledo’s telepaths, telekinetic, prognosticators and and astrologers (including our own Sue Lovett) united at Janet Amid’s “Celebrate the Senses” Psychic Fair.

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