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atypical anarchist nick Botek takes

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the sound trek music festival returns p.30

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Mayor Bell made the pages of Forbes for wooing foreign investors to the area. Take a look!

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article. I don't always agree with Bell but toledo's future looks a lot better now than it has in years. About time a toledo politician works to make the city more business friendly. I feel most of our elected officials will not be happy until every company leaves town.

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UPDATES IN LOCAL BUSINESS The makeup mavens at downtown Perrysburg’s makeup services spot Face Junky have opened a second location this month, setting up shop inside Sylvania’s Mirabella Hair Studio. The cosmetics and beauty supply store will offer makeup artist services while selling retail products. 606 Renaissance Plaza. 419593-0063. The Fifth Street Pub in Perrysburg has been allowed to reopen its patio after it was shut down in May due to neighbors’ noise complaints. The Perrysburg City Council granted owner Geoff Kies’s appeal on the conditions that the patio’s capacity be reduced from 49 to 24 people and closing time be cut back to 9pm on weeknights and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. 105 W 5th St., Perrysburg. 419-931-9933.www.facebook. com/5thStreetPub Lululemon Athletica, a Vancouver retailer that peddles a variety of chic athletic wear for women and men, is planning to open a store in the former Scoots infant apparel shop at 206 Louisiana Ave. in downtown Perrysburg. The company has tentatively set the store’s grand opening for August 1st. Unfortunately, this also means that Scoots infant apparel shop is officially closing its doors. www.

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Music Festival Report Card: Bunbury The staff trekked down to Cincinnati for the second annual Bunbury Music Festival. Check out our report card and see if the fest made the grade or hit a sophomore slump.

Adamz Lounge, a new gay bar serving Toledo’s LGBT community, had its grand opening on July 1st. Located above Bretz Night Club at 2012 Adams St., the lounge is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5pm until 2:30am with happy hour from 2-8pm. 419-243-1900.

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Puppy love

It’s a classic item on a child’s Christmas wish list—a puppy. But Christmas isn’t the only time when lovable pups stand in need of a home. Year round, needy dogs at the dog warden shelter await adoption. To help encourage families to adopt a new four-legged family member this summer, the Lucas County Dog Warden is holding a Christmas in July event. Through July, families can take home a new dog by paying for only the dog license ($25) and a reduced adoption fee ($25). Some dogs have even been sponsored, so their adoption fee will be waived. Lucas County Dog Warden, 410 S. Erie St. 419213-2800.—AW

Calling all philanthropists

Know a Mother Theresatype worthy of recognition? The Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is accepting nominations for the annual National Philanthropy Day awards. The awards honor locals (both individuals and businesses) with an impressive track record of charitable efforts. Categories include outstanding volunteer fundraiser and outstanding youth in philanthropy. Winners will be selected by a powerhouse panel of local philanthropists and a ceremony in the winners’ honor will be held on November 14. Nomination forms are available at, and are due by Monday, August 12 at 5 pm. 330329-2472.—AO

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Glamour girls

Mother-daughter duo open Modern Chic Salon and Spa By Danielle Limon With glitter in the hardwood floors and structured, sport-coat colored chairs, you can see the mix of “super feminine meets masculine” that make up Modern Chic Salon and Spa, a new venture from local stylist Ashlee Griggs, who cut her teeth and still works at Dante Lucci salon in Cleveland, and her mother, Cassandra. The dynamic and fashionable mother-daughter duo opened the salon at the beginning of June. Ashlee has a decade of experience as a stylist and salon educator while Cassandra, her mother, brings business acumen from her 10 years of work in the medical field. Together, they run a full-service salon with a long list of hair services and treatments offered by independent stylists who have all been doing hair for more than a decade. “We’re not new hairdressers, we’re just new as a team,” Ashlee says. Along with the stylists, they also have nail technicians, makeup artists, a certified spray tan artist, and a medically trained esthetician. “All the crazy things you’re hearing the celebrities are doing, [our esthetician is] certified to do, so we’re super excited to have her,” Ashlee says.


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Clientele range from women who love spa days to those who may only come in to treat themselves a couple times a year. Ashlee also says that because of the wide range of their team’s capabilities, they can often find someone to match exactly what the client may be looking for, whether that be a women’s, men’s or kid’s cut. “I think we really try to cater to the clients that come in, whether it’s a halfhour service or a three-hour service,” Cassandra says. “That’s their time... so we try to make it very relaxing. We have different coffees, and other special treats, so it’s a total experience for them while they’re here.” Modern Chic Salon and Spa is open 9am-9pm Monday through Thursday; 9am-5pm Friday; 9am-2pm Saturdays; spa nights/wedding party rentals available Friday and Saturday nights. 6910 Airport Hwy., Holland. 419-277-2373. Find them on Facebook: Modern Chic Salon and Spa.

Things that make you go vroom Go-karting and other summer pleasures By Alison Wood-Osmun

Racing dreams

I used to be a road master, zooming around in a speedy go-kart, so I was looking forward to navigating the track at Alexis Go Karts at the Par 2 Golf Center. The one thousand foot concrete course offers a smooth ride with tight and wide curves and several elevation changes. In my book the barometer of what constitutes a great course is the lack of long straight stretches—this route has seven banked turns which ups the challenging and exhilarating competitiveness of outmaneuvering your fellow drivers. The best skilltesting curves hit when you come off the bridge and head for the underpass. Stay to the inside for the biggest thrill of hugging two tight corners in quick succession as the road dips and then quickly rises, or to enjoy a longer coasting effect, head to the outside lane while in mid-turn and then quickly accelerate as the elevation climbs. Try this course after dark for a more “race track” type experience. Drivers must be at least 58 inches tall. Children at least 4 feet can race separately in rookie go-karts. Rates are $6.50 a driver and $2 for a passenger. Continue the competitive fun by playing one of three 18 hole putting courses or indulging in arcade games, bumper cars or batting cages. Par 2 Golf Course summer hours are 9am-11pm daily through Labor Day (weekends-only in the fall). 210 E. Alexis Rd. 419-478-4477.

Amazing views

Be captivated by the outdoors at the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark (1001 W. Central Ave). The current, breathtaking displays include award-winning, worldwide nature conservation photos and intriguing night sky photography. And who knew we had such awesome arachnids here! Don’t miss Spiders of The Oak Openings series—both the spiders and camera work are sensational. 12pm-5pm Saturday and Sundays; free admission. Visit for more info.

Star bright

It isn’t truly summer time until you look upward into the magnificent brilliance of the night sky and see at least one shooting star (aka meteor) to wish upon. On Sunday, July 28 through the early morning of Monday, July 29 you should see up to 20 meteors an hour as the Delta Aquarid meteor shower cascades through the southeastern sky after midnight.

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Lessons learned

The blotter

Filing deadline reveals the landscape of City Politics By Johnny Hildo

Pulled from the pages of actual local police reports Romeo & Juliet

A Toledo woman was booked into the Lucas County jail late Tuesday night and charged with making false alarms after claiming a strange man tried to kidnap her at the corner of Byrne and Glendale. The woman confessed to fabricating the story and stated that she did it in order to make her ex-boyfriend feel so bad for her that they would get back together.

Who sings that? Keep it that way. A Bowling Green man was arrested for assault on Monday after slapping a co-worker twice across his calf. The suspect slapped the victim because the victim was singing and the suspect did not enjoy it. There were no visible injuries on the victim.

The Hamburglar Police have identified two suspects in a robbery that occurred on July 1st at the Toledo Country Club. The two suspects allegedly cut the lock off the deep freezer and stole multiple steaks and racks of ribs.


The race is on!

That’s right, gentle folk, the municipal races are officially underway with the filing of petitions by candidates to run for office. Seven candidates filed to be the mayor of Toledo after the next election, and eighteen filed to run for Toledo City Council. While the primary election is still two months away, there’s much to be learned from the filing deadline. To wit: The Lucas County Democratic Party was better off with the A-team B-team split. Back in oh-five, the internecine war within the LC Dems produced two separate slates of Ds for voter consideration. Even four years ago, there were enough Ds running for City Council that the Party endorsed seven for six seats after the primary. Now that the rift has been mended, the Ds can barely even run a full Council slate. Joining incumbents Shaun Enright, Adam Martinez and Steven Steel are former Mayor Jack Ford and current School Board member Larry Sykes. That’s five candidates for six seats, and not a woman among them. The only other declared D candidate is something called Joshua Fowler. We’ll do the math for you. In a city that votes nearly two thirds Democratic, only one third of the Council candidates filing have a wee “D” behind their names. Ouch! The current Lucas County Republican Party is such a freak show that only complete freaks admit they’re members. The Jon Stainbrook-led Party has never fielded so many candidates. Of course, we’ve never heard of most of them. The lone exception is Council incumbent Rob Ludeman, who has been an elected “R” for the better part of two decades, which makes it too late to hide. The other declared Rs include such household names as Joseph Celusta, Ron Johns, James P. Martin, Ernest McCarthy, Alfonso Narvaez, James Nowak, and Alex Rivera. At least we hope they’re household names in their own households, because no one else has any idea who they are. Unless Ron Johns is somehow connected to that surf shop... but we doubt it. Longtime Rs Sandy Spang and Theresa Gabriel don’t even have the guts to admit it and are instead running as Independents. Losers just don’t get it. Narvaez joins Green Party candidate Sean Nestor as the biggest losers on the ballot—both ran for a District Council seat a mere two years ago. Narvaez garnered a robust one hundred thirty three votes in District 4 and Nestor received a well deserved one hundred forty nine nods of those who voted in District 6. Such miserable results

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meant both finished last in their respective races. Let’s face facts: if you can’t win your own district, you can’t possibly win citywide. In the 2009 primary it took over five thousand five hundred votes just to finish in twelfth place and move on to the general election. No one who got less than seventy eight hundred votes in the primary won in November. Quite a bit of ground to make up there, boys. Then there’s bar owner Bill Delaney who is running for Council as an Independent. Delaney earned fame by fighting the city wide smoking restrictions, then refusing to enforce the statewide smoking law put in place by a vote of the people. He has declared that he doesn’t trust the voters. We do, Bill. And we trust they won’t elect you. A certain member of the Toledo School Board seem a bit divorced from reality. Board member Sykes held a press conference on a Wednesday, surprising fellow Board members by laying out his platform for the District and deflecting questions about his plans to run for another office. The next day, he filed petitions to run for Toledo City Council. Umm, not sure you realize this, ol’ bean, but it’s gonna be a might tough to enact your School Board agenda if you aren’t actually on the School Board. Prophecy ain’t what it used to be. Witness self-avowed prophetess Opal Covey, who famously opined that God had chosen her to be the next Toledo Mayor and that she’d leave town if not elected. That was twelve years ago, and she’s still here and running again. Then there’s Donald Gozdowski, dedicated evangelist and missionary, who first ran for Mayor in oh-five. At the time he said he just woke up one day and decided he could be the mayor. The voters had other thoughts. He got ninety one votes, twenty less than Covey in the oh-five primary. He’s on the ballot this year as a write-in candidate. Here’s a bit of prophecy for you: no, Don, in fact you can’t be the mayor.


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atypical anarchist Nick Botek takes activism into his own hands By Joseph Schafer • Photos by Mary Wyar



“I thought it would be smokier,” Nick Botek remembered being tear-gassed. “It’s actually invisible, so it hit me out of nowhere.” By his own count, Botek has been tear gassed twice and arrested three times. “But I was never in jail for more than a few hours,” he said—then, after some hesitation: “Maybe four.”

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Skinny and bespectacled, he hardly looks like an anarchist mastermind, but he is—or was. “That's a demonized word,” Botek said. "I called myself that at one point, but views cut you off from people, and you can't siphon your beliefs into a soundbite." At age 26, Botek has traveled the country, rumbled with Nazis, and owned an anarchist collective in the heart of Toledo. Whether wearing a crimson “A” or not, he is still one of the most visible and radical political activists in the city. Botek has started a plethora of freethinking community projects in the Toledo area. He struck ground on his latest, a community garden, on May 1, 2013. When asked what powers his work ethic, Botek said “from my experiences and the people I meet, I see potential for a better way of life, and that drives me.”

Flowers not fires

TCP caught up with Botek in what has informally been called the “Occupy Garden.” A robust green space in an abandoned lot near the corner of Collingwood and Delaware, it exists on the site of a now-demolished theater wherein, Botek has heard, someone was once murdered. You could call the property blighted if it didn't look so beautiful now. "The city barely took care of the space; they mowed the grass occasionally. We came in, mowed it, and made it look nice,” he said. With the help of some community volunteers, Botek has turned the lot into an organized community space. These days, anarchists are more likely to grow flowers than they are to start fires. The Occupy Garden is rebellious; Botek does not own the land, but he's using it anyway, without permission. City administration is aware of the garden— Botek received some wood from the Forestry department for building flower beds—but has not asked him to leave. He guesses the land he occupies is too cheap or uninteresting to warrant a forced eviction. The neighbors aren’t complaining— they wave when he passes, and the auto repair shop next door hosts a rain-collection barrel for watering the garden.

"On a basic level our goal is to provide food for the community,” Botek said. “Everyone who contributes to the garden can benefit from it." The entire crop is communal. Makeshift benches ring the Garden’s fire pit. Botek is constructing an outdoor kitchen, made of cob and earth-packed tires. The materials may sound rickety, but they hold heat without using excess energy in the same way an adobe house does. He also plans to construct a greenhouse out of bottles and discarded glass. Describing his greater goal, Botek said "we're trying to develop sustainable infrastructure." It's obvious that he’s trying to free people—or help people free themselves—from something. From capitalism, the government, technology, modernity? All these terms fall short. "I'm talking about people wasting time at the grocery store buying food they have no connection with. These meaningless tasks fill up our day. If we can provide something that is meaningful... if you know where the food is coming from and who is growing it, then you care—it’s a better way, in my opinion,” he said. And he's been searching for a better way since he was young.

Anarchists—born, not made

Botek grew up in Maumee with his mother and brother—his father has been absent his whole life. At Maumee High School he played the social outcast. His relationship with his mother, Pamela, was rocky. "My disdain for authority is derived from her,” he said. When asked about Nick’s actions, Pamela said she is proud of her son. "He's an original, always surprising us. I'm glad that he's trying to move forward and make a change." Pamela says she raised her children to put others before themselves, and that Botek's activism is part of that. Botek’s activism is more than a reaction to his family; he said what bothered him was larger than his immediate sursur roundings. “I grew up in a very cont. on pg 12

(clockwiseleft to right) Botek took over city property (on Delaware and Collingwood) and planted a garden; Botek began as an activist in Food Not Bombs; the itnerior of Botek's anarchist collective, The Black Cherry

. . I just dropped twenty thousand dollars and I’m living in a blanket fort!

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they gathered at coffee shops around town at unpredictable intervals. The next logical step, Botek reasoned, was to establish a base of operations for the collective. In 2009, he founded The Black Cherry.

Cherry Bomb

How do you sell coffee without capitalism? A sign at The Black Cherry explains.

cont. from pg 11 unhealthy, disconnected and meaningless world,” Botek said. “So, I looked for change and people that were doing something revolutionary.” Botek came into activism through Food Not Bombs, a national organization which provides food and sometimes clothes to people at no cost. "What I liked about it is it's not trying to preach to you, it's not trying to push anything on you, (the organization) just gives out food," Botek explained. From the moment he became involved, he was hooked on activism, and more specifically, groups who were "trying to agitate and create change." Normal ways of helping people did not satisfy Botek. "It's not marketed as a charity, it's marketed as mutual aid—in that respect it's better than most charities, but I still quit because it felt like a charity. And I mean no disrespect to people in charities, but they aren't changing anything." He stopped participating in Food Not Bombs when he was distracted by the Neo-Nazi riot of 2005.

October 15, 2005

Nick Botek was on the North End on October 15, when a National Socialist rally sparked a four-hour riot. Botek went to protest dressed as Darth Vader, with a sign reading “abandon the dark side.” That was his first scrape with the police. "A cop car almost hit me. It ran up on a curb but I jumped out of the way. Some people started throwing rocks at the cop, so he threw it in reverse and floored it— into an ambulance. We were in the thick of it for a while, and people were just going berserk.” In remembrance of that day, Botek helped found the October 15th Anarchist Collective. The group helped put on an anti-war art show at the University of Toledo. The group had no place to meet;


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1420 Cherry St., once the Buckeye Heating and Air Conditioning company, is now the Black Cherry, an epicenter of anarchist and underground activist activity in Northwest Ohio since Botek purchased the building in January 2009. He purchased the building with a trust fund—the remnants of an inheritance from his great-great grandfather, who founded the now-defunct Metropolitan Distributing Company. When asked how he feels about buying the Cherry, Botek smiles uncomfortably. He looks as if something is twisting at his guts. "I don't regret it," he says, "I don't regret anything really. There were amazing times there, and it was a learning experience.” He speaks in the past tense—The Black Cherry is up for sale now. The Black Cherry does not look like a place most sensible people would want to live. Graffiti coats the walls, cobwebs hang in the corners, and the upstairs walls are stripped. The Cherry looks like a lost set piece from The Warriors or Mad Max. He moved into The Black Cherry during the biting winter of 2009. The building was unheated, and they lived beneath layers of tarps—The Tarp Mahal was another name the building briefly went by—warmed by space heaters and reading by strings of Christmas lights while the air temperature reached below zero. He flushed the toilet with rainwater, and still went to work. "We were in charge of people at that job—we're supposed to be the responsible, moral leaders. Meanwhile—I just dropped twenty thousand dollars and I'm living in a blanket fort!" Regardless, the space opened as a music venue on May 3, 2009, with a concert headlined by acoustic punk band Defiance, Ohio. The folk and punk music scene proved the space's first source of income—even with the admission cost only a suggested donation, early attendance paid for some renovations. The venue’s various services included, at one point, an infoshop, a coffee shop, and a barber shop with a working barber chair. That program never took off but others did: The Cherry was a distribution point for free clothes and free bread from Country Grains in Sylvania.

A flophouse and a church

The Cherry has been described as both a flophouse and a church—he same way a mission might by sheltering people with nowhere else to go. "We had formerly homeless boarders, we had some people with drug problems and we tried to work through that. Some were trying harder to get their stuff together than others," Botek said with a laugh. "There were a lot of people who had problems we weren't prepared to deal with. We had one boarder who was schizophrenic. The underlying theme was 'we're going to try to understand these problems and find new ways to address them.' The whole point of the building was to find a new way to live." Musically, the venue took off almost im-

mediately, hosting two, sometimes three, small weekly shows in the space. "There wasn't a lot of long-term vision and strategy with the building. There were internal conflicts about which direction to take. When the money ran out, which was into the second year, the motivation died. We needed to get materials to keep fixing the building.” Eventually, the Cherry hosted fewer shows each week. "After that, my funds ran out, and the people living there didn't necessarily have steady incomes." Botek admits he underestimated the maintenance costs of a 10,000 square foot building. "We looked at other spaces around the country and why they were failing. Most of them could not generate income from selling just coffee and books, so we thought if we made it a place where we could live we could charge rent." He said rent kept the Cherry alive, barely. Botek wound up leaving Toledo for long stretches, usually for activist meetings. In 2010 he was arrested by a SWAT Team for occupying a foreclosed home in Stony Ridge, Ohio—a protest that was covered by CNN and Democracy Now. He often sought advice from other anarchist collectives, but when he returned, the Cherry was in further disrepair. That was when, he says, the Cherry's focus shifted to shows and away from activism, even if it was a lifeline for Toledo’s Occupy movement in 2011. Botek himself moved out of the Cherry in February of 2012 to travel the country for four months. He visited Occupy the Farm, an occupied farmland in Albany, California. There he found activism that promised a kind of sustainabil-

ity the Black Cherry was incapable of. "They planted an acre of land within a night, with three hundred people [...] The idea of laying down roots and trying to establish some permanence and sustainability, that really inspired me." Upon his return, Botek moved into the Collingwood Arts Center, where he has lived since.

A new way to live

The Black Cherry, with its lone house piano, still hosts music events.

The Cherry is now vacant, and Botek's attention is fixed on the Occupy Garden. His initial plan was to move in with tents, but he opted for a less aggressive approach. Botek tends his garden with assistance from volunteers, some former Black Cherry residents, and some neighbors. Now, on the two month groundbreaking anniversary of the garden, Bo-tek feels good. His crops, mostly squash, potatoes and tomatoes (as well as a few rare ghost peppers) are growing, while the outdoor kitchen is under construc-tion. His eventual goal is to create a sustainable demo home out of the same eco-friendly material as his kitchen, one which costs nothing and can exist separate of all utilities—a model of survival without government or corporate intervention. "We're using materials available to anybody. Anyone can replicate what we are doing.” He feels confident that one day he will have his free structure. "I want to show people there's another way to live." In the meantime, The Black Cherry is still open, purely as a music venue. "They haven't cut the power at the Cherry. Not yet."

Hardcore: upcoming mosh pits at The Black Cherry The next show at The Black Cherry will be a punk showcase, featuring: Love CuTs, an allgirl punk band from vancouver; We MusT DisManTLe aLL of This, a crust and hardcore band from illinois; This is The eneMy, a grind hardcore band from indiana; local Toledo pop punks, The shaMe GaMe as well as fellow locals Don'T GeT BoreD, and the debut performance by Tear off/CLean up. Donations at the door. saturday, august 10 at 8pm. The Black Cherry, 1420 Cherry st. The black Cherry has no website or phone number... those things are not punK!

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It might not wink or flash a dazzling smile, but the Flirtini is sure to get you all in a tizzy. Made with Raspberry vodka, 03 Orange liqueur, cranberry juice and pineapple juice, the Flirtini is topped off with Prosecco and is easily the best martini at Bravo, says manager Jill Majeski. “This is our number one on Martini Night,” she says. “It’s kind of reminiscent of Sex and the City [even though it’s not a cosmo]. It has that really light color, and it’s really sweet too.” The Flirtini pairs really well with the Bar Bites menu as well — Majeski suggests Der the Margherita Stuffed Flatbread. “It’s kind of light, it’s not going to don’t be that customer holding up the bartendconflict with the er on a busy night! Before heading up to the flavor [of the marbar at least know what type of liquor you’re tini],” she says.


Know what you want, even before you Know what you want.

thinking of. if you know details like you want something sweet with vodka, at least it gives the bartender a direction to helping find your perfect drink!

Dorr St. Cafe

5243 Dorr St.



There are bars for special occasions, and then there are bars to go to night after night. Dorr St. Café is definitely one of the latter. “We have a neighborhood feel, where everybody knows everybody, sort of like Cheers. We’re not like your high-end martini bar. We do have a full bar; we can make anything, but every day’s a different special,” says daytime bartender, Adam Brandt. One of their more popular drinks is a Berry Lemonade Martini, made with Red Berry Ciroc and Lemonade. The drink can be served as a martini or on the rocks, and pairs perfectly with the café’s Rainbow Chicken Salad for a delicious summertime lunch or dinner.

1516 Adams Street

419-243-6675 With a drink menu brimming with variety and quality, Manhattan’s is the perfect place for libation connoisseurs who like to turn their beverage into a science and an art. Their specialties include single malt scotches, Rye Manhattans, western dry gins and hand-made Collins’s. The bar even caters toward those who prize local and seasonal flavors by incorporating fresh ingredients, such as cherries with brandy, bitters, and citrus peel. But Manhattan’s is less interested in the drink itself and more interested in serving the customer. The artisan in charge of making these creations, Gabe LeMay, says, “We try to fit to the person… We open people up to things that maybe they haven’t tried before.”

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105 W. 5th St., Perrysburg


Only one gastropub outside of New York City is certified as a licensed Neapolitan pizzeria—and that is the 5th Street Pub, nestled away in downtown Perrysburg. This hip new dining spot is quickly becoming a local favorite. From their signature Old Fashioned that uses imported Italian sugar cubes to their strawberry mint vodka julep (served in a mason jar and made with vodka from Cleveland), there is a drink for everyone at 5th Street Pub. The truly adventurous don’t want to miss the Chef Rasputin, a twist on the Bloody Mary using tomato sauce, clam juice and a Caprese mozzarella lollypop on top.


219 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg


Sausages aren’t the only the specialty made in-house at Swig. Thirsty patrons can try out Swig’s flavored bourbons and bourbon presses.“[Flavored] vodkas are easy, but everyone does them. We focus more on the bourbons,” owner Tony Bilancini says. “With bourbons we stick to spices and whole fruits … We don’t want to disguise the flavor of bourbon, we want to accentuate it.” Summer bourbon flavors include vanilla, cherry, and even bacon — true fans of the other white meat pair it with the chocolate-covered bacon sundae, Bilancini says. Try one of their presses made with vanilla-infused Bookers Bourbon and blood orange Italian soda with fresh fruit squeezed into it.


301 River Rd., Maumee

419-794-8456 For an extra special night out, adventurous restaurant goers can reserve the Tour de Degage, a seven course meal specifically created for them, with a wine pairing for each course. Chef Joseph Jacobsen plans the menu around seasonal foods he mostly finds at farmers markets. “It’s heavily reliant on local ingredients,” Jacobsen says. He comes to the table to describe each plate and why they chose the wine (or beer) to accompany it. Restaurant Manager Steve MacMillan suggests calling a week in advance to schedule a reservation for a Tour de Degage, whether it’s for a group of two or a group of 22. For those stopping in for a relaxing night on the patio, MacMillan says the Clean Slate Riesling is a German wine that has a fruity lemon flavor and goes well many of Degage’s chicken or pasta dishes. Another refreshing white wine MacMillan suggests is the Mosca Mango, a bubbly, sweet moscato with mango pulp.

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EaTEry and EnTErTainmEnT

7625 Sylvania ave., Sylvania


Kosmo Eatery and Entertainment is the new kid on the block among the ever-growing throng of Toledo bars, but its Caribbean Martini is already making a splash. A delicious mix of rum, banana schnapps, raspberry vodka, orange juice, pineapple and grenadine, the Caribbean martini quickly became the house favorite. It’s a sweet but light summer drink that pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s citrus salmon and crab cakes. The Caribbean Martini might be the stand out, but Kosmo’s also boasts seven other signature martinis. Don’t limit yourself to indulging only your taste buds though. Kosmo offers live music Wednesday through Saturday, providing the perfect acoustic backdrop to their drink selection.

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With bourbons we stick to spices and whole fruits … We don’t want to disguise the flavor of bourbon, we want to accentuate it. — tony Bilancini, oWner SWiG

MANcy’S ItALIAN 5453 Monroe St.


Mancy’s Italian is an institution in Toledo – the Mancy family opened their first restaurant in Toledo in 1921 after restaurant founder Gus Mancy moved here from the Isle of Crete. The sophisticated ambiance of the restaurant’s main floor is enhanced with dim lighting and a newly renovated room that creates a relaxed, classy dining atmosphere. Beyond the luxurious dining area, there is a large bar that offers up an extensive list of drinks. This summer’s featured drink is the Summer White Sangria, which is crafted with Pinot Grigio, fresh honey dew cantaloupe, pineapple, triple example: rum and coke. its the first sec, and just the right amount of St. thing a bartender should pour. ordering Germain liqueur. The end result is a a double coke and rum will get you refreshingly delicious beverage that is two times the coke and just a shot perfect for a warm summer night out.

Order with the liquOr first.

of booze! also, if you prefer a specific brand, call that out first. example: Barcardi and coke.





LOMA LINDA´S 10400 airport HWy, SWanton


Opening in 1955, Loma Linda’s set the standard for a margarita in Toledo. “We were the original Mexican restaurant. We introduced the margarita to this area,” says Manager Mike Kunzer. Even though plenty of people tell Kunzer that they have a copy of the nationally ranked recipe, he knows it’s not true. He is the sole margarita maker. After their ten different flavors--strawberry, peach, watermelon, grape, cranberry, tropical, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry--are prepared in house, Kunzer mixes the margaritas in secret. Not even Brian Stoup, a 23 year veteran of the establishment, knows the closely guarded secret recipe. Consistency is the key, Stoup says— one time they switched lemon juices and people noticed!

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Bar 145

5305 Monroe Street


Bar 145 sticks to its roots when it comes to creating cocktails meant to be sipped on a patio. Its Spring/Summer drink menu incorporates bourbon, whiskey and craft beer with traditional warm weather flavors. “We like to be original in everything we do and our cocktail menu is no exception. We put a lot of thought into our cocktails and ensure that they align with our concept while catering to our clientele,” says Brandon Saba, Gen General Manager of the popular Gastro-pub. One of their twists on tradition is the Obi Mosa, made with Bell’s Oberon Ale, Peach Schnapps, Champagne and orange juice. While Saba is tight-lipped about the ingredients of their year-round signature drink, The Angry Bird, he would say that it is vodka and Angry Orchard Cider based, combined with sev several other ingredients, making a strong, sweet and refreshing concoction.

Learn the Lingo. Just want to sip on a fine Scotch? order it “neat” meaning without ice. “on the rocks” of course means served with ice and “up” means chilled and strained. if you a drink is too strong for your taste, order it “tall” meaning the same amount of B a r t e n d e r liquor and more of the mixer in Tip a taller glass. and a drink “with a twist” means with a twist of lemon.



Hollywood Casino 777 Hollywood Blvd.

419-661-5200 Move aside Blackjack because Toledoans are taking notice of Hollywood Casino’s refined culinary experience, as well as the gambling fun. “We’re a great restaurant, and we just happen to be in a casino,” says Jason Leither, food and beverage manager for the casino. Rotating draught lists, a bevy of mixed drinks and a bountiful wine selection gives patrons plenty of options, both familiar and experimental. Beer cocktails, a new concept at the casino bars, offer a unique twist on old favorites. The Happy Apple,, for instance, includes green apple vodka, Elderflower liqueur, white grape juice and Angry Orchard hard cider. Game-ritas and Hollywood Tea—otherwise known as 20 oz Margaritas and Long Island Ice Teas—are made by some of the most skilled bartenders in town. “We hire bartenders from other places who have lots of previous experience,” Leither says. “We’re very selective when we’re interviewing bartenders.” Leither’s favorite concoction his savvy bartenders sling is the Royal Mocha,, crafted with Crown Royal Maple finished whiskey, Crème de Cocoa and Guinness and rimmed with candied pecans. For a more classic touch, Leither suggests trying a Manhattan made with Final Cut’s in-house, oak-barrel aged bourbon or their signature pre-prohibition-style drinks made with gin and bourbon.


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rOsie’s italian Grille

606 n. MCCord road

419-866-5007 Those watching their figure can enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail at Rosie’s without worrying about accidentally ingesting 700 calories in one drink. The “Sips to Stay Fit” menu began this week and includes five cocktails under 150 calories, says bar manager Ashley Smith. Even though they already have popular summer cocktails, like their Pomegranate Martini, Smith and Betsy Barone, wife of owner Phil Barone, came up with guilt-free skinny summer drinks made for sipping on the patio using Smirnoff Sorbet 78 calorie vodkas, fresh lime and cranberry juices and agave nectar. Smith also recommends trying a white wine off of the “Patio Pounders” list with the lightly fried, fresh, Grouper Fingers from the appetizer menu or the Strawberry Basil Mojito.

Ye Olde

durtY Bird

2 S. St. Clair Street

419-243-2473 Picture this: you’re sitting on the patio during the summer hot months, enjoying the sunshine and the soft music, catching up with daiquiri. Sound friends and sipping a frozen daiquiri. good? That’s exactly what Ye Olde Durty Bird offers. For professionals who want to enjoy great drinks but also want to escape the loud bar scene, the gastro-pub provides an atmoatmo sphere that’s mature and relaxing. To beat the heat, try one of their featured frozen daiquidaiqui ri’s, such as the Durty Daiquiri, Daiquiri, which layers strawberry, pina colada and hurricane flavors. They also carry an impressive draft selection, featuring local brews like Maumee Bay IPA. All drinks pair well with a Durty Burger and a seat on the patio!

Be specific! a good bartender wants to serve the customer exactly what they want. all bars don’t exactly mix their drinks the same way, so if you have a cosmo that is to die for while on vacation, Bartender learn the recipe and let tip your local mixologist know what you’re craving. they should be happy to oblige!




ReStauRant and BaR 104 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg

419-873-8360 Coming up with exciting new cocktails is a group effort inside Stella’s, and their Jalapeno Berry Delight was no exception. The team crafted a summery cocktail incorporating fresh berries muddled with jalapenos for a perfectly sweet and spicy vodka-based drink. Bartender Lysa West believes that working together allows them to create a unique and fresh drink menu. “I think our drink menu this year is amazing,” she says. Not only do they have sophisticated, fresh ideas, but they also emphasize using fresh ingredients. Their syrups and the sour mix are all made in house and they even have a juicer sitting on the bar. The patio out front is perfect for hanging out on a sunny day, sipping their Red, White and Blue Sangria full of colorful berries and white peach sangria.

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Life of pie

Stroke spurs couple to pursue passion for baking with new food truck Tasteful Trolley By Alia Orra Tom Dimit is something of a Renaissance man. He holds a plethora of degrees — two bachelors, a master’s, and two doctorates in education and law. He’s a former nationally-ranked powerlifter with a self-described “neck that looked like a thigh.” And he has an envelope stuffed with ribbons from various pie contests where he whupped the competition of “sweet little old ladies.” The baking prowess he learned under the tutelage of his Aunt Dorothy is the backdrop to a life filled with achievement. Then on October 20, 2010, Dimit, then in his early 50s, had a severe stroke. He went into a coma and doctors feared he would be in a persistent vegetative state. Although he recovered from the coma, it was evident that he could no longer function as he did before. “My life was completely torn asunder,” Dimit said over lunch at Grumpy’s with his partner Theresa Carroll, “as a result I had to find something I could do to make a living.”

ongoing Tasting Tuesdays

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Expand your palate each Tuesday by tasting a special 3-course tasting menu. Enjoy the courses alone, or splurge with wine pairings to complete an already delicious combination of tastes. $29; $46 with wine pairings. 5735 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-1104.

culinary Tuesday, July 23

Cooking Class: Summer Around the World Andersons Market

Join Chef Saundra for another instructive demonstration: Cheesy, herbed stuffed zucchini ribbon rolls with rosemary extra-virgin olive oil and pomegranate balsamic drizzle, rich coconut milk and warm and tangy spiced glazed (brined) pork tenders stacked over grilled glazed pineapple rings with grill roasted red peppers and grilled sweet potato planks with creamy honey herb butter. Finished off with a delicious strawberry ice cream cake. $25. 6-8pm. 7638 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. 419517-7707.

Dimit began a slow road to recovery re-learning many skills, although some skills like recognizing printed words, remain elusive. Ready to piece his life back together, he took a career aptitude test. Turns out he has a propensity for law, education — and cooking. He and Carroll decided they would start a food truck. She would read the recipes and manage the business, while he bakes the pies. They bought a trolley and began to outfit it with kitchen equipment and some railroad-inspired gear. The name Tasteful Trolley naturally fell into place. They plan to hit the streets in August, selling the sweet and savory pies they’ve concocted using riffs on local ingredients like Grumpy’s poppyseed salad dressing and Bullfrog BBQ sauce. “I reached into my repertoire,” Dimit said. “I have a stable of very solid recipes, hundreds and hundreds of them.” Among his recipes is a Philly cheesesteak pie, an LA fish taco pie, a barbecue pulled pork pie, as well as classics like pecan and pumpkin.

Wednesday, July 24

July Wine Dinner Manhattans

The Wine Dinner is back for July, featuring a whole new culinary adventure. This new menu and wine selection is sure to deliver, making it a must for all the lovely 21+ people of the Glass City. The tables are arranged family-style, so bring a group or fly solo and meet some new friends. $65. 6:30pm. 1516 Adams St. 419-243-6675.

Saturday, July 20

Party on the Promenade Promenade Park

Enjoy downtown Toledo while viewing the river from the park. In addition to live music and other festival activities, there will be food vendors to sample. 3-9pm. $12 in advance/ $15 at entrance. 250 Water St.

Friday-Saturday, July 26-27

PizzaPalooza Centennial Terrace

Join the quest to find out who has the best pizza in Northwest Ohio as several local pizza vendors join together in one place. There will be Mancino’s Pizza, Charlie’s Pizza, Jet’s Pizza, and Jo-Jo’s Pizzeria to name only a few of the pizza makers who will be

“We’ve taken different dishes from all around the country and turned them into pie filler,” Carroll said. They plan to give a slice of their net profits (15 percent, not a “lite” slice) to a different featured charitable organization for a day, week, or month at a time. Though the food truck scene in Toledo is still modest, Dimit and Carroll are looking forward to visiting the Toledo Farmer’s Market every Saturday, area fairs & festivals, and rolling into business parking lots by request. They christened the trolley Dorothy, after his aunt, the “great dame,” who taught Dimit the secret tao of pie. “I was the kid who kept the Betty Crocker bake set under my bed so my friends wouldn’t see it,” Dimit says. “I liked to bake, and Dorothy really taught me how to do it as a craft. It was something you didn’t putter at, it was something you did with absolute care.” Tasteful Trolley will debut in August; 8432 W. Central Ave. 419-699-8364; present—and keep an eye out for the TCP Media Team in the mix as well. 5pm July 26, 4pm July 27. $5 adults/ $3 children. 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. 419-882-2135. www.sylvaniachamber. org/PizzaPalooza

Tuesday, July 30

Cooking Class: Summer time is for steak and tomatoes Andersons Market

When it’s too hot to think, light dinner options like Italian burrata, vegetable crudo salad, southern tomato pie, and grilled steak medallions are a no brainer. Chef Saundra knows the secret to a delicious Italian summer steak sauce and the rules to a delectable blueberry ice cream crisp. $25. 6-8pm. 7638 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. 419-5177707.

Wednesday, July 31

2013 Clambake Grand Air Hangar, Toledo Express Airport

Sponsored by PNC for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, this clambake will include an extensive buffet. Enjoy lobster tail while networking with other local businesses. 6-10pm. $100. 11777 W. Airport Service Rd. 419-243-8191.

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The sweet spot

Annabella Alexander's business card reads "pastry artist" for good reason: the baking maven's passion is creating sweet masterpieces for her clients. Alexander, who recently moved back to the area after a stint in Phoenix, started the Sweet Bella baking outfit in the spring. Sweet Bella sells everything made-to-order, running the bakery gamut from herb focaccia to salted caramel brownies. But her custom cakes (like a recent chocolate stout cake for a beer-loving client) frost her identity as a prodigious dessert consultant, whipping up treats on site. Orders start at $10 and require 72 hour notice. Sweet Bella, Bowling Green. 419-378-1421. —AO

Feeding frenzy

If you've always wanted to see fruits and vegetables rain from the sky, the first-ever Hunger Awareness Family Festival is your chance. The event, put on by Feed Lucas County Children, is the brainchild of founder and executive director Tony Siebeneck, who's created a clever (and entertaining) way to draw attention to the cause. On Saturday, July 27, attendees can watch produce being dropped from a helicopter onto a half-acre MyPlate illustration—the largest re-creation of the updated food pyramid in the U.S.—and hope a flying banana or tomato lands on a piece of the "plate" they purchased for $40. Those winners will be eligible for cash prizes of up to $1,000. Proceeds help Feed Lucas County Children expand their reach with extra space and cooking equipment. Free. 2-9pm. Northeast corner of Centennial and Brint Rds. 419-7201106.—AW

Pub crawl, holiday-style

Dig out the Santa hat early this year, as the Downtown Pub Club presents Christmas in July on Thursday, July 25. The club—a partnership between Ye Olde Durty Bird, The Blarney, Table Forty 4, Bronze Boar, Ye Olde Cock ‘n Bull and Home Slice—has brought back the annual pub crawl thanks to popular demand. For the price of a $30 ticket, hopheads can enjoy a Christmas ale and a mini appetizer at each participating location. The club takes its festivities seriously (there will even be Salvation Army bell ringers), so bring your holiday cheer. 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased at any Downtown Pub Club location before, or the night of, the event.—AO


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Far beyond driven

Jon Kimble’s local film is so good it should be criminal By Joseph Schafer To look at him, Jonathon Kimble just looks like he has his life in order. He relaxes while sitting, and speaks in a slow, measured drawl. Kimble, is a Toledo native and Maumee Valley graduate, and at just age 25, is one of the most accomplished filmmakers in Toledo, even though neither of his two feature-length films have received nationwide distribution. Kimble first directed Gibsonburg, an independent sports-drama, which was released on June 7 this year, and he has already finished his second feature, By Demons be Driven. A moody crime thriller that luxuriates in its own darkness, By Demons be Driven screens privately at Maumee Indoor Theater on July 17. Kimble is a born film junkie, the kind of guy who will watch and rewatch a movie until it is memorized. "People can't even be in a car with me because I will listen to a song over and over. I want to know every nook and cranny," Kimble said. He knows, by his own estimation, almost every line of dialog in Jurassic Park, the film that whet his appetite for cinema. Artistic eyes and a technological mind run in his family—Jon’s father, Jeff, is the CEO of local Ad agency Communica. Jon recieved his first video camera at age 12. "Even when I was very young I was mindful of having great sensibilities. I am interested in intensity and high drama." Kimble graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011, and immediately drove to Columbus to work on Gibsonburg, a Hoosiers-style sports movie, as a cinematographer. "We came into this situation that was a nightmare." Kimble said. "I don't want to call it a mutiny, but a lot of people were wondering what they were doing and ready to leave this thing behind." Kimble assumed the director's chair and finished the film for around


$120,000, small by Hollywood standards, but the largest sum Kimble had ever worked with. Still, he says he could have made the film for half that amount. By Kimble's estimation, Gibsonburg "Asked no questions and pushed no buttons." He opted to do both with By Demons Be Driven, which he shot locally and in Columbus. Kimblel said, "we wanted to do our small crime movie," the same sort of films that Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese started with. Kimble shot his film with surplus equipment from, and most of the same cast as, Gibsonburg. His actors worked for free—Kimblel said "The only incentive I had was 'you're going to really like doing this'." The result is a brash film, that feels like a major production, not something made for a shoestring budget or as a hobby. "I wanted to make something intense because this was us screaming for attention. You had to watch the first five minutes and then want to keep going. It couldn't be a slow burn, it had to come sprinting out of the gate, every aspect of it." Visually, the film evokes film noir and horror classics— it's washed in deep blacks and brilliant reds. Kimble thinks shooting the film partially in Toledo added to its visual flair. "The best part about Toledo, which people don't take advantage of, is, no, you're not going to get a skyline shot of Chicago, but people are so excited by the idea of doing a film here." Toledoans make art happen, in other words. Kimble partnered successfully with several local businesses, such as the Registry Bistro, using them as sets. "They were so excited about accommodating that as long as we weren't taking away from their business,"

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Kimble filmed By Demons be Driven, a crime thriller, partially around Toledo. scan the Qr code to see the trailer. Kimblel said. One of the takeaway scenes in By Demons be Driven was shot on the roof of The Blarney during fireworks display after a Mud Hens game at 5/3 Field. After its private premiere, Kimble plans to shop By Demons Be Driven to film festivals across the country. “Being a film from Ohio makes that more challenging because you have to do more to prove that you have a following and legitimate support.” Kimble said. “The project really is meant to be more of an audition for us.” If all goes well, Kimble will screen the film in Toledo to wider audiences—hopefully after screening it at a festival. “Getting it shown at festivals where industry people are is our main goal right now,” Kimble said.

theater events Friday, July 19

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Footloose: The Musical

Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes because The River Raisin Youth Theatre is presenting Footloose: The Musical, directed by Tracy Glover with musical direction by Josh Glover and choreography by Alyssa Langmeyer. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. With Oscar and Tony nominated music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Pitchford augmented by dynamic new songs for the stage musical by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman, the music for this show surges with youthful and upbeat energy. July 19, 20 at 7:30pm, July 21 at 3pm. $18 adults, $16 seniors and $10 students/children.114 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI. 734-242-7722.

Responding to the age of Netflix and Redbox, the Waterville Branch Library is modernizing themselves and offering a new way for library members to rent their favorite films. Their new Media Box includes more than 1,000 available DVDs and Blu-Rays which library card holders can borrow for free anytime, day or night. Cinephiles can stop by to pick up their favorite flick or may use the online browser to reserve films to pick up at a later time. Borrowers can choose to reserve up to six items at a time and have 24 hours to pick them up. 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055.—DL

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Sunday, July 21

Saturday, July 20

Shrek the Musical

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

A riveting story of transformation and healing, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the awakening conscience of several people who come to question their way of life after growing up in traditional farming culture. Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma. 7pm. Free. B-Bop Records, 137 N. Michigan St. 419-535-1234.

Thursday, July 25

Children in Crisis

Part of the Weight of the Nation documentary series, this film offers an in-depth look at obesity in children and will be followed by a discussion focused on local and national solutions. You will have the opportunity to talk with community leaders and learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones. This event is sponsored by Live Well greater Toledo. 6pm. Owens Corning World Headquarters, 1 Owens Corning Parkway, Intersection of Washington & Summit. 419-729-8135.

Shrek the Musical, based on the Dreamworks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling

new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre, rather than a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. 2:30pm. $12 pre-sale / $15 doors. Archbold High School Auditorium, 600 Lafayette St., Archbold. 419-267-5717.

Thursday, July 25

Comic Hypnotist Michael Night

National touring comedy magician and stage hypnotist Michael Night will return to Toledo for one night of wild comedy. After a couple of very funny opening acts, Michael will open his show with his amazing and humorous style of magic illusions. Then, brave volunteers will add to the act by being hypnotized on stage by Michael himself. This is something you have to see to believe. 7:30pm. Sneaky Pete's saloon, 5347 N. Detroit Ave., Toledo. 567-686-7690

Fiddler on the roof

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre respects the classics, and the Young Rep’s next summer production is the quintessential classic Fiddler on the Roof. Showing from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, the production features only local area actors and actresses who are between the ages of 14 and 20. Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964, tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to sustain his family, and longstanding Jewish traditions, against the rapidly changing world. He must come to terms with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters as they choose their husbands as well as the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Watch as young adults wear fake beards and sing about tradition. 7pm. $5 Senior/$10 adults. Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo. 419-243-9277.—GMK

Sunday, July 28

Max Anderson, Private Eye

Max Anderson is 26 years old. He has a crappy job and he's screwing up his relationship with his girlfriend, Kristin. When she finally dumps him, he takes drastic action to prove to her that he's not the loser everyone thinks he is. Inspired by a movie on TV, he becomes a private investigator straight out of a 1940's film noir in this premeire of an independant local film. Shows at 7pm and 9pm. $5. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-897-8902.

An adventurer comes home Judy Pfaffenberger, a retired teacher and local author, traveled to Australia and New Zealand almost a decade ago. On Tuesday, July 23, she will be taking you back to the land down under with her own video and live narration. The presentation will take viewers to places like the Sydney Opera House, the Blue Mountains and Melbourne. Viewers will also experience a trip to a wild life park in Tasmania. Pfaffenberger, who has been to 77 countries, has done more than 400 programs like this since her retirement, but this is the first time she has presented the Australia segment at the library. Free. 2pm. 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-6129.—DL

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The wit and wiles of Steven Jay A glimpse into the off beat art of Steven Jay Athanas by Jan Thomas

Steven Jay Athanas has been on the Toledo scene for decades in one medium or another. In a casual conversation while hanging out in his living room, we talked about how his past experiences and interests have worked their way into his visual art. Even as good friends we had never discussed what was driving his work behind all that sculpted wire and weathered wood and his witty, illustrated text. I wanted to know why he does what he does the way he does it.  So I asked him. Athanas's first creative pursuit was playing with a band called Jello when he was in the eighth grade. He later went on  to perform as lead  singer and songwriter with several popular Toledo bands (Raisin Band, The Best, Loved by Millions) and still rocks with the renowned Homewreckers.  His offbeat sense of humor, both on stage and in his lyrics, also entertains in the whimsically illustrated, nonsensical texts he calls "pomes".  Many of his musings, inspired by doodles in his always-present sketchbook, consider such stuff as the life of an oven mitt, or tell irreverent tales like that of Ali Gae, an alligator of ill repute (check out the plethora of nonsense in his sketchbook on During his student teaching days, an art project peaked Athanas' interest in wire

sculpting, which resulted in his 'cuppas' (wire cups of light) and virtual aquariums; both are still in his repertoire of work. He was further encouraged when a friend's mother told him that his work reminded her of drotars—the tinkers  of Slovakia—who went door to door with spools of wire  to  make household tools for people. This association landed him in an art exhibit at the Slovakian Embassy in Washington, DC.  His admiration of renowned wire sculptor Alexander Calder later influenced his work when he  began to create stylized sculptures and dancing mobiles of wire and colored paper "drawings" that visually tell bizarre stories on subjects meaningful to him. Since his work is decidedly rustic; Athanas favors media such as rusted wire, weathered gnarly wood, clay and rough, handmade paper. In college, he once even used  the transformation of a  molding piece of bread in an art project.  Athanas openly declared his aversion to perfection in our interview, "My work is gruff and primitive—I celebrate imperfection. Decay is change—something that we all have to face within nature. I think nature taking its natural course... there is a beauty, an element of art in that." Athanas' work delivers his unconventional way of thinking to his audience with a wink, a smile and a playful nudge to experience his take on the world.  Whether he's performing musically or visually, Steve Athanas is always amusing.  Partake in the talents of Steven Jay at the opening reception of his solo show, Addendum to Zilch (A to Z), at Flatlander's Art Gallery on US 23 just east of Blissfield, Mi. on July 27th 5-8pm where he will also be performing with the Homewreckers. View the exhibit showing until September 7th.


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events wednesday 17

Ann Arbor Art Fair The legendary Ann Arbor

Art Fair is actually four art fairs in one huge four day event. High quality art in all media available for purchase from an array of national artists. In addition to art exhibits. the fair also features music performances, Art Activity Zones and food vendors. July 17-20, 10am-9pm. Downtown Ann Arbor, MI. 1-800-888-9857.

Arab American Culture Learn about Arab

American culture with a presentation of the traveling exhibition: An Understanding of Arab Americans and the Religions they Practice, showing through July 27. There’s also a Brown Bag Concert Series featuring the world music of Raq the Casbah from 12:15-1:15pm. 2:30-3:30pm. Free. ToledoLucas County Public Library, 355 Michigan St. 419-259-5200.

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It's Friday! It's Friday!i, the museum's ever-

changing combination of events for adult and families with extended open hours until 10pm every Friday. Take tours of TMA's new additions in Libby court at 7 or 8pm. Free. 6-10pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

Kaleidoscope of Quilts XVI This is an exhibit featuring more than 200 juried quilts and vendors with the latest in quilting supplies. Presented by the Glass City Quilt Commission. This exhibit will also run Saturday, July 20. 10am-5pm, Admission: $6-one day pass $10-two day pass. Sylvania Exihibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.

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Family Center: Sun Prints Place objects from nature on special light-sensitive paper and watch the sun create a shadow print. Available from July 21-26. 12-8pm. Toledo Museum of Art - Libbey Court, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

thursday 21

Artist Talks: Bwtween Blisters and Blue Skies Launch Pad Cooperative wil present an

evening of casual talks by participating artists from the current exhibition, “Between Blisters & Blue Skies” examining the dichotomy between the sense of happiness and gloom. Each artist will briefly discuss the influences and creative processes of their work in relation to the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. 7pm. Free. Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave.

friday 26

Unraveled LeSo Gallery will host Unraveled, which

will feature the drawings of BGSU graduate and renowned muralist Mr. Taylor. The exhibition is an exploration of changing identity and provides insight into a personal journey unraveling certainty of life's path, a guarded self, and the constraints of reality. 7pm-9pm. Free. LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Avenue.

It’s Friday! Even more extended open hours at

TMA until 10 p.m. every Friday. this week, Arturo Rodriguez of the University of Toledo demonstrates a variety of printmaking techniques in Libbey Court at 6pm. Free. 10am-10pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.

Artist Talks: Between Blisters and Blue Skies Launch Pad Cooperative will present an evening of casual talks by participating artists from the current exhibition, “Between Blisters & Blue Skies.” The exhibition examines the dichotomy between a sense of cheerfulness and gloom. Each artist will briefly discuss their exhibited work in relation to the exhibition, as well as their interests, influences, and the creative processes of their bodies of work. The artists will also be available for questions, and light refreshments will be served. Free. 7pm. Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave.

saturday 27

Addendum to Zilch (A to Z) Flatlanders Art

Galleries proudly presents Addendum to Zilch (A to Z), the solo exhibition of mixed media artist Steven J. Athanas. Athanas's band, the Homewreckers, will play the opening reception on Saturday, July 27th from 5-8pm. This exhibit will run from June 18-September 7. For more details, read our feature on pg.26. 5-8pm. Free. Flatlanders Art Galleries. 11993 U.S. 223, Blissfield. 517-486-4591.

Maumee Photo Walk

Meet at Degage Cafe at 9:30 to register for Photo Walk, a fundraising event for Tori Shanteau. Have coffee and a morning snack and pick up a Photo walk T-Shirt, name badge, highlighted map of area attractions. The organizers ask that participants donate at least one print (if not more) from the photo walk to be sold August 17th at the Maumee Summer Fair. 9:30am-3pm. $25. Degage Cafe, Historic Commercial Building, 301 River Rd., Maumee.

A double dose of Stella

The Toledo Museum of Art recently expanded its abstract American art collection with the acquisition of two works by internationally-recognized artist Frank Stella. Conway I, created in 1966 as part of his "Irregular Polygons" series, joins 1969’s Lac Laronge IV in the TMA's collection. The second work, a sculpture titled La penna di hu, 1987-2009, is a mixed media work of etched magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass. Both works can be found in the Wolfe Gallery for Contemporary Art in the Museum's east wing. 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000.—JT

Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey by exchange, 1012.99 © Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Remembering the Civil War

Known as the turning point in the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg shifted the war’s momentum in favor of the Union when Major General George Gordon Meade’s army defended attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee, ending Lee’s invasion of the North. On Saturday, July 20, the Toledo-Lucas County Main Library will present a family program to remember the three-day battle fought July 1-3 in 1863 in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Two volumes of Alexander Gardner’s work ‘Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War’ will be on view courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art. In addition, the event will also feature a slew of activities to remember the Battle of Gettysburg: the Lourdes University Chorus will perform songs from the Civil War, Imelda Hunt and New Works Writers Series are slated to present an original one-act play ‘Poetic Voices of Gettysburg,’ and retired Southview High School American History teacher William Hill will share a lecture about the battle. Free. Toledo Public Library Main Branch, 325 N. Michigan St. 419-259-5200.—GMK

sunday 28

Art on the Mall 2013 Throughout the day, guests can enjoy works of art as well as music, live pottery demonstrations, children's activities, food and— new this year-a beer garden. Guests who are 21 and older with a valid ID can buy three types of beer from Great Lakes Brewing Company. 10am-5pm. Free. Centennial Mall, University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. 419-530-2586.

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Optical Essence of Nature This exhibit features the work of new PRIZM photographer, Jenny Regan and will be on view through July 31. The display will include Jenny's photographs of beautiful landscapes and whimsical still shots found during her many travels including Australia, Ireland and her own backyard. Starbucks - Levis Commons, 3145 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-8732.


15 Year Retrospective - Marcia Derse

Sylvania, Ohio native Marcia Derse is a fiber artist—she uses textiles and fabric to craft her unique, eye catching art pieces. Her works over the last 15 years will be on display at the American Gallery until Saturday August 24. After the exhibition closes, Derse will be relocating to Seattle from her Sylvania home, so don’t miss this chance to see her work on display here in Northwest Ohio. The American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. 419-882-8949.

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SoundTrek 2013: Into Darkness Art Commission’s 3rd annual live music experience rocks the night! by Julian Garcia

Like Art-o-Matic 419! and the summer Art Walks, The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo has been busy establishing new community traditions—and on Friday, July 19 the ACGT continues its annual local music extravaganza, SoundTrek. This is the third installment of this live music experience, which has grown to include over 40 acts and 11 venues in Downtown Toledo. This year all the jams will be focused on Adams Street in UpTown—making it even easier to boogie over to each show. From the Main Library to Ottawa Tavern everything from folk to hip hop tunes will will fill the night. This year ther+e’s also an outdoor stage at Toledo’s newest landmark, the Toledo Loves Love Mural on the corner of 14th & Adams. TCP highly suggests catching the bluesy riffs of youngsters, The Bricks; the always fantastic Old School Fridays at Wesleys and getting a face full of rock with 33 1/3—there’s really too many good shows so try catching them all! 8:30pm-1am. $5 per venue / Weekend pass: $10 adv. & $15 night of. Adams Street, UpTown Toledo. 419-254-ARTS.


2012 Adams St. 10pm–4am DJs 3pm and Rocky Simplicity 12am & 1am Drag Show featuring host Déjà D Dellataro and the Bretz Show cast, Thunderpussy and Autumn Delarue

Ottawa Tavern,

1815 Adams St. 9:30pm C-Roze (hip-hop) 10pm Professor (pop punk) 11pm Homeville Circle (rock) 12am Matt Truman Ego Trip (glam/rock) 1am GoLab (electro-rock)

The Truth Art Gallery,

1811 Adams St. 9:30pm Monika Culp (R&B) 10pm Chiefalone (hip-hop) 10:30pm-12:30am 5 Deep (rock/funk)

The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St. 8:30pm Kuya Kano (gipsy flamenco) 9:pm The Gray Devils (blues) 10pm-12am Raq the Casbah (world/ethnic/bellydance) Manhattan’s Restaurant,

1516 Adams St. 8pm 3RingsLeft (pop/folk) 9pm The Bricks (rock) 10:30pm Buddy Boy Slim & The Blues Rockers (blues) 11:30pm Kyle Turner Band (jazz/blues)

The Garden Stage,

14th at Jackson, Manos Community Garden 8:30pm Estar Cohen Project (rock/jam) 9:30pm People Being Human (indie rock) 10:30pm Nathan Roberts & The New Birds (indie rock) 11:30pm Stonehouse (rock/jam)


July 17 • July 30

Toledo School for the Arts,

333 14th St. 8:30-10pm Toledo School for the Arts Music Students Perform

The Love Wall Stage,

Corner of 13th and Adams St. 8:30pm Spyda (hip-hop) 9pm Sq’air (R&B/jazz/pop) 10pm Los Mariachi Locos (Latino/Tejano) 11pm Silent Lions (rock) 12am 33 1/3 (psychedelic rock)

Wesley’s Bar, 1201 Adams St. 9pm Elevated Thinkin’ (R&B) 10pm N.Mattimoe (electronic) 11pm Old School Fridays (DJ/dance)

Glass City Café, 1107 Jackson St. 8:30pm Mike Corwin (Americana) 9:30pm Cottonwood Jam String Band (bluegrass) 10:30pm Old State Line (Americana) 11:30pm Andrew Ellis & Lucky Lemont (blues/Americana) 12:30am Lance Hulsey (rockabilly) Main Library Stage,

325 N. Michigan St. 8:30pm Voodoo Libido (blues) 9:30pm DFR (funk/blues/rock)

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wed, JUly 17 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Frankie’s Inner City: MyChildren MyBride, Erra, Death Of An Era, Affairs, Trust Me I’m A Doctor, Animation Of Instinct


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Potbelly: Don Coats The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Main Library: Brown Bag Concert Series - Raq The Casbah Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jamie Mills Manhattan’s: Andrew Ellis The Distillery: Nathan Cogan Bar 145: Mike Risner

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night

Dance & Techno Duncan’s: DJ Chris


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

THU, JULY 18 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Lunch At Levis Square (Downtown Toledo): Johnny Reed & The Houserockers Frankie’s Inner City: Downtown Brown, Lame-O, BathHouseBetty, Trouble Gian Barr’s Public House: Artic Clam Ottawa Tavern: Huntronik, 2194 Table Forty4: Mike Fisher Band Bar 145: Chris Knopp, Quixotic

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends Ye Olde Durty Bird: Steve Kennedy Swig: Kristin Gramza The Blarney: Dave Carpenter

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Longhorn Saloon: Jam Session Manhattan’s: Quick Trio Toledo Botanical Gardens: Morgen Stiegler

Country & Bluegrass

The Roadhouse: Haywire Centennial Terrace: Willie Nelson

Dance & Techno

The Distillery: DJ Mark EP The Rocket Bar: College Night w/ DJ Manny

The Library Bar: DJ BliZARD & Friends


Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Karaoke The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

FRI, JUly 19 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Frankie’s Inner City: Hudson Falcons Arrogant Bastards, In The Trenches The Oarhouse: On The Rocks & Johnny Rod Rocket Bar: Extreme Midget Wrestling The Blarney: The Bridges Mainstreet: The Appleseed Cast, The Life & Times, Muscle Worship H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: Ani Band The Bronze Boar: Crucial 420 Bar 145: Hello My Name Is The Village Idiot: Twistin’ Tarantulas Table Forty4: Mike Fisher Band The Distillery: Mas Fina Rocky’s: Skoobie Snaks

ACOUSTIC, FOLK & ETHNIC Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Potbelly: Jaime Mills Swig: Don Coats, Kyle White Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ronn Daniels Doc Watson’s: Jeff Stewart

Ottawa Park: The Night Session Big Band Manhattan’s: Buddy Boy Slim & The Blues Rockers One2 Lounge @ Treo: The Post Modern

Country & Bluegrass

Village Idiot: Kentucky Chrome Hollywood Casino: Wynonna And The Big Noise

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): DJ Nate Mattimoe Parkway Sports Bar: DJ DRE


Bier Stube: Karaoke Lair Lounge: Karaoke

SUN, july 21 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Dance & Techno

Country & Bluegrass

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic


Dance & Techno

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson Ye Olde Durty Bird: Whitty & Murphy

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Village Idiot: Bobby May & Jon Barile

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Dance & Techno

Classical & Spiritual


Bier Stube: Karaoke The Library Bar: Karaoke

SAT, july 20 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

The Library Bar: Old School Saturday Night Swig: Gingerlove, Andrew Ellis Mainstreet: MC Chris, DR Awkward, Jesse Dangerously, Tribe One The Blarney: The Bridges The Oarhouse: Arctic Clam The Distillery: Mas Fina Bar 145: Ho! Ho! Ho! on Monroe The Bronze Boar: Kids With Knives Table Forty4: Distant Cousinz Village Inn: Blue Kazoo

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre: TSO Music Under The Stars

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars Manhattan’s: Blues Jam With Jeff Williams Basin Street Grille: Tom Turner & Slowburn Trio Jam



Bier Stube: Karaoke

MON, july 22 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mainstreet: Blackburner, Mystic Monsters, Peanut Butter Williams, T-Town Dubstep

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Village Idiot: Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Joe Woods

Claddagh Irish Pub: Karaoke The Bronze Boar: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke RHouse: Karaoke Ye Olde Durty Bird: Open Mic

wed, july 24 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Main Library: Brown Bag Concert Series - Electric Troubadours Ottawa Tavern: Hank & The Cupcakes, GOLD


Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Crystal’s Lounge @ Ramada Inn Ballroom: UT Jazz Night Bar 145: Kelly Broadway Trio

Barr’s Public House: Shane Piasecki Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ben Barefoot Doc Watson’s: Jaime & Tye Ottawa Tavern: Jack & The Bear H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: David Shelby

Manhattans’s: Open Mic

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Hamways on the Main: Clifford Murphy & Mike Whitty

He’s the man, the myth, the legend. Willie Nelson has always been a outlaw in the American Country music scene. He’s gone against the grain since the 60’s with his Left-wing ideology and outspoken love for Mary Jane. As a musician he’s made his mark with classic albums like Shotugn Willie and Phases, as well as stints in dark horse country supergroups like The Outlaws and The Highwaymen, where he played with music giants like Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Local country singer Rodney “Hot Rod” Parker will open for Nelson at Centennial Terrace at an outdoor rain-or-shine event. $34.50 - $71.50. 8pm. Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Sylvania.—JS Mainstreet: Straight Line Stitch, Bathhouse Betty, Demonshifter

One2 Lounge @ Treo: Lisa Lynn Trio

Parkway Sports Bar: DJ Big Rube

Centennial Terrace / Thursday, July 18

Duncan’s: Scotty Rock City Park (Bowling Green): Jeff Tucker & On The Beach The Roadhouse: The Moon Dogs Mainstreet: Black Stone Cherry, Angola Road

Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Village Inn: Jaime Mills

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Willie Nelson


TUE, july 23 Headliners: Theory Of A Deadman, New Medicine

Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Potbelly: Don Coats The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Manhattan’s: Chris Knopp Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ronn Daniels Bar 145: Dan Fester The Distillery: Nathan Cogan

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night

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Duncan’s: DJ Chris

Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

THU, july 25 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Swig: Captain Sweet Shoes, Shane Piasecki Frankies Inner City: Legion, Fit For An Autopsy, React, Arson Our Savior, Titans, The Brooklyn Enigma Headliners: Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance The Rapper, The Internet, Vince Staples Ottawa Tavern: Kansas Bible Company, Dethrats Commodore Square (Perrysburg): Luke James & the Thieves

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Rosie’s Italian Grille: Don and Rachel Coats Papa’s Tavern: Bobby May & Frankie May and Friends The Blarney: Steve Kennedy Lunch At Levis Square (Downtown Toledo): Kyle White Ye Olde Durty Bird: Chris Knopp Table Forty4: Zak Ward Bar 145: Dave Carpenter

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Longhorn Saloon: Jam Session Manhattan’s: Dick Lang Trio Toledo Botanical Gardens: Gene Parker/Ben Wolkins Quartet

The Roadhouse: Kentucky Chrome

The Rocket Bar: College Night w/ DJ Manny The Library Bar: DJ BliZARD & Friends


Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Karaoke The Oarhouse: Karaoke

FRI, july 26 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Wesley’s: Old School Fridays Headliners (Middle Room): Black Brow Militia BBQ: JO2, Nino Graye, Frankie Corleone, False Prophet, Jayy Hubb, Hize, R.U.B.E., Nasty N8, Royal Jesterz Headliners: Paper Route, Halfnoise, Nathan Roberts & The New Birds, Human Juicebox H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: Chevelle Rocky’s: Throwback Friday Cocktail Party Featuring Scott Chism And The Better Half Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jeff Stewart & The 25s Frankies Inner City: Buried But Breathing, The Approach & The Execution, Animation Of Instinct, Megaton Hammer, Exit Self The Blarney: Dave Carpenter & The Jaegler’s Ottawa Tavern: The Hounds Below, She Bears, Alert New London The Bronze Boar: Joe Woods Trio Bar 145: Noisy Neighbors The Distillery: Arctic Clam The Oarhouse: One In The Chamber & Don Coats

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Rosie’s Italian Grille: Mitch Kahl Potbelly: Jaime Mills Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jeff Stewart Swig: The Audiophiles Doc Watson’s: Andrew Ellis River Cafe & Marina (Erie): Acoustic Beatles Tribute W/ Elixer Table Forty4: Kyle White & Sean LePan

Dance & Techno

Parkway Sports Bar: DJ Big Rube Frankie’s Inner City: Broken Glass Goth Night

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Buddy guy

Toledo Zoo Amphitheater / friday, July 26 Damn right I’ve got the blues! Ranked at number 30 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of Top 100 Guitarists of All Time, Buddy Guy is a blues disciple. Since the start of his career in the early 1960s, he’s left a definitive fingerprint in the evolution of the blues with his fiery, virtuosic guitar playing and soulful vocals. Known for his showmanship and wild stage antics, the 76-year old Guy plays with astonishing energy and often strolls offstage into the crowd during guitar solos. His music has influenced such notable musicians as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, which is why he is known as the bridge between the blues and rock and roll. According to Eric Clapton, “Buddy Guy is by far and without a doubt the best guitar player alive.” If he’s good enough for Clapton, he’s good enough for the rest of us. 7:30pm. $27.50-$59.50. Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2700 Broadway (off the Anthony Wayne Trail). 419-385-4040.—GMK

Toledo Zoo Amphitheater: Buddy Guy W/ Quinn Sullivan Manhattan’s: The Quickness Mancy’s: Skip Turner Band One2 Lounge @ Treo: Scott Potter Group

Ye Olde Durty Bird: Joe Woods Barr’s Public House: Acoustic Soul Table Forty4: 815’s Duo

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Hamways on the Main: Clifford Murphy & Mike Whitty Manhattan’s: Shelter Dogs Doc Watson’s: The Microphonics Degage Jazz Café: Skip Turner Band One2 Lounge @ Treo: Jack & The Bear

Dance & Techno

Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): DJ Nate Mattimoe Parkway Sports Bar: DJ DRE


Bier Stube: Karaoke Lair Lounge: Karaoke

SUN, july 28 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop


Bier Stube: Karaoke

SAT, july 27 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

The Library Bar: Old School Saturday Night Headliners: It’s In The Blood, Forbidden Outcome, Distorted Hate, Aramayeth, Talking Corpse H Lounge @ Hollywood Casino: Hoozier Daddy Mainstreet: Bad Veins, Public, Silent Lions The Oarhouse: Nine Lives The Barn: Four Twenty Seven Ottawa Tavern: Fangs Out, Trees No Leaves, Lazier Gunz The Bronze Boar: The Bricks Bar 145: The Sunset Villains Village Inn: Dr. Z & The Survivors

Duncan’s: Scotty Rock The Roadhouse: Johnny Reed & The House Rockers Frankies Inner City: The Weeks, Scott Lucas & The Married Man, Junior Astronomers, My Purps & The Absinthe Minded, Sea Of Bears Village Inn: High Mileage

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Village Idiot: Bob Rex Trio, Dooley Wilson City Park (Bowling Green): The Johnny Knorr Orchestra

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Oarhouse: Bobby May & Jon Barile Ye Olde Durty Bird: Jeff Stewart

Classical & Spiritual Toledo Zoo Amphitheater: TSO Music Under The Stars


Bier Stube: Karaoke

MON, july 29 Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Village Idiot: Frankie May and Friends The Bronze Boar: Open Mic w/ Joe Woods

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Crystal’s Lounge @ Ramada Inn Ballroom: UT Jazz Night Bar 145: Jazz Addiction

Country & Bluegrass

Monroe County Fair: Charlie Daniels Band


Manhattans’s: Open Mic

TUE, july 30 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Toledo Zoo Amphitheater: Big Time Rush Live Mainstreet: 10 Years, Sinful Desire

Manhattan’s: Blues Jam With Jeff Williams Basin Street Grille: Tom Turner & Slowburn Trio Jam


Claddagh Irish Pub: Karaoke The Bronze Boar: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke RHouse: Karaoke Ye Olde Durty Bird: Open Mic

wed, july 31 Rock, Pop & Hip-Hop

Mainstreet: Fight Or Flight, Mindset Evolution, Endless Envy


Degage Jazz Café: Gene Parker Manhattan’s: Scott Chisn And The Better Half

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic Potbelly: Don Coats The Village Idiot: Old West End Records Ye Olde Durty Bird: Kyle White Barr’s Public House: Jeff Stewart The Distillery: Nathan Cogan Bar 145: Mike Risner

Country & Bluegrass The Library Bar: Country Night

Acoustic, Folk, & Ethnic

Sundown Cantina: Jaime Mills Potbelly: Tom Drummonds Village Idiot: Bobby May & Jon Barile Ye Olde Durty Bird: Ronn Daniels

Jazz, Blues, & R&B

Trotter’s Tavern: Jeff McDonald’s Big Band All-Stars

Dance & Techno Duncan’s: DJ Chris


Mickey Finn’s Pub: Open Mic Mutz Pub (at the Oliver House): Open Mic Manhattan’s: Open Mic The Oarhouse: Karaoke Bier Stube: Karaoke

The Charlie Daniels Band

Monroe County Fair / Monday, July 29 Charlie Daniels has long been the bread and butter of country music. His solo career has spanned 4 decades, and his musical collaborations go back to the 50s, including such famous names as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. With songs like his famed “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” Daniels has made himself known as a virtuoso of the fiddle. His sound combines complex accompaniment with classic country melodies and lyrics that range from the politically charged message from “Still in Saigon” to the Mark Twain-esque tale in “The Legend of Wooley Swamp.” The South might as well unofficially name Daniels as their spokesman. Lucky for us locals, he is willing to take his talent North of the Mason-Dixon line. 8pm. $25. Monroe County Fair, 3775 S. Custer Rd, Monroe Charter Township. 734-241-2600.—AW


July 17 • July 30

wednesday 17 [ festivals ]

49th Annual Ottawa County Fair - Head out to Oak Harbor for horse shows, rodeos, cheerleading contests, horse racing, live music all festival long and more. Visit the website for a full schedule of events. Through July 21. $7. Ottawa County Ag Society, 7870 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor. 419-898-1971.

[ sports ]

The Marathon Classic - The name may have changed, but the spirit of the former Jamie Farr Classic is still intact—making this annual event one of the best and beloved LPGA golf tournaments in the country. Through July 21. Visit the website for tee times! $15+. Highlands Meadow Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania.

[ miscellaneous ]

52nd Annual Pet Show - Put your precious pooch on display or let your favorite feline strut down the “catwalk” in this popular event where even scaly lizards can be beauty queens! 7pm. Needle Hall Stage in City Park, Bowling Green.

thursday 18 [ miscellaneous ]

Girls Night Out - On the third Thursday of the month come out to downtown Grand Rapids and enjoy a fun evening of shopping and exploring new places! Shop till 8pm and then stop by LaRoes for an after-shopping-get-together! 5-8pm. Downtown Grand Rapids.

[ comedy ] Tom Segura - Born in Cincinnati, Tom Segura has never stayed in one place for long. After fleeing Ohio at an early age, Segura soon followed his parents’ fledgling business ventures and volunteer work to 12 U.S. states and 6 foreign countries. Instead of accepting multiple NFL offers and millions of dollars in endorsements, Segura decided on settling in Los Angeles to pursue a career on stage and television. Thursday & Sunday, 7pm; Friday, 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday, 7pm & 10pm. $12-$14. Funny Bone @ Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

friday 19 [ festivals ]

23rd Annual Hibernian Irish Festival - Families can enjoy Irish music, traditional Irish dancers, great food and more. Friday, 4pm-12am; Saturday, 12pm-12am. Huron St. (between The Blarney & Pizza Papalis), Downtown Toledo. 419-405-1AOH. The 21st Annual Fostoria Glass Heritage Festival - Celebrate the community of Fostoria with games, rides, food & drinks, live music, craft & antique shows, and many more family-friendly activities. Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 9:30am-11pm. 213 South Main St., Downtown Fostoria.

[ miscellaneous ]

Party in the Parking Lot - Come to the Toledo Club parking lot to enjoy live entertainment from East River Drive, DJ RevDev, and the Moondogs. There will also be jazz in the Red Room for Club members. 5pm-12am. $10 adv. / $15 door. Toledo Club, 235 14th St. 419-243-2200.

Ho!Ho!Ho! on Monroe Bar 145 / Saturday, July 20 Christmas in July has become an institution here in the Midwest -- Put-In-Bay’s ever-popular 12 day extravaganza is a true tradition on the Island. But thanks to Bar 145, Toledoans can forgo the trek to Put-In-Bay in favor of Ho!Ho!Ho! on Monroe, Toledo’s Chrismas in July party that takes place on Saturday, July 20th in the parking lot of Bar 145. Featuring The Maxx Band, a Doors tribute act with Rosie’s Italian Grille co-owner Phil Barone as Jim Morrison, and a slew of other local acts that will perform all day and into the night, Toledo’s rowdiest Christmas in July party is sure to be a bash of epic proportions. Proceeds from the event will go to support local charity Project iAm, who raises money for Autism research each year with their annual event ‘Acoustics for Autism’. Get ready Toledo, its almost Christmas (in July) again! 2pm. Bar 145, 5305 Monroe St., Toledo. For V.I.P Ticket Sales call 419-866-5007.—GMK

saturday 20 [ festivals ]

12th Annual Dragon Boat Festival - Watch as rowing teams compete in fun boat races for a good cause. There’s also live entertainment, Chinese cultural exhibits & demos, as well as a children’s area with many activities including Chinese crafts, calligraphy, origami, face painting. Visit the website for race start times. International Park, Downtown Toledo. 171st Annual Seneca County Fair - Take the family on a short day trip to Tiffin to experience fun games & rides, rodeos, live music and more. Go online for hours and activity schedule. July 20-28. Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. 419-447-7888.

July 17 • July 30

African-American Festival - The festival is the annual fundraiser organized by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union. It also will include a prayer breakfast Friday, July 19, from 8-10am at the Bethlehem Baptist Church New Life Center, and a parade on Saturday at 10am that will start at Dorr Street and Detroit Avenue and end at Nelson Grace Park. Musical performances over the weekend will take place from 2-10pm. Children’s rides are free and food will be sold by local vendors. 1pm. $5-$10 / $16 weekend pass / free, children 3 and under. The University of Toledo Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation, Nebraska at Parkside, Toledo.

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[ benefit ]

5th Annual Ride For Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake Event - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio is hosting its 5th Annual Motorcycle Ride For Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake event. Enjoy a light breakfast treat then be ready to roll out at 11am. Paid registration receives an event T-shirt & BBBS Lapel Pin, while supplies last. A nice escorted route by the Sheriffs will end at Toledo Harley Davidson on Central Avenue. Food, entertainment, MC incentives, prizes and raffles will be available. 10am-3pm. $25 rider / $35 w/ passenger. UAW Local 1435 Hall, 29781 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. 419-243-4600. Party on the Promenade - Ted Oliverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dueling Piano Team will perform at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. This event will follow the Dragon Boat races that take place during the same day. Toledo Ballet will benefit by receiving a minimum of 10% of all proceeds earned and up to 15% depending on how many tickets are sold. 5-9pm. $12 adv. / $15 day of / $40 VIP. Promenade Park, Downtown Toledo.

[ education ]

Digging into Extreme Couponing - Coupon experts Latisha Williams and Tasha Davis will present the fundamentals of Extreme Couponing including terms, couponing rules, tips and tricks. Class is geared toward beginners, but is a great refresher course for current couponers. Great way to share info with fellow couponers. 9:30am-1pm. Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave., Toledo. 419-259-5370. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Saw It on Pinterestâ&#x20AC;? - Way Library presents a free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pinterestâ&#x20AC;? workshop for adults. Teacher and hobbyist Crystal Weiler will conduct this workshop


about how to use Pinterest, the social network that doubles as a tool for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you. Attendees will make a Pinterest-inspired craft to take home. There are a limited number of spaces available for this free, adults-only class, and registration is required. 10am. Free. Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-874-3135.

sunday 21 [ miscellaneous ]

Black Kite 1st Birthday Party - The Old West Endâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest hang-out spot, Black Kite Coffee & Pies, is turning a year old! Celebrate with food specials, giveaways, live music from Silent Lions and free Birthday Cake! 5-8pm. Black Kite Coffee & Pies,2499 Collingwood Ave. BlackKiteCoffee

monday 22 [ festivals ]

180th Fighter Wing - Learn more about the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard located at Toledo Express Airport. Topics include the pilots, their missions, recent accomplishments, local alternative energy operations, and more about their mission to provide combat ready Airmen for federal, state and community missions. Program repeats at the Holland Branch Library on July 25. 7-8pm. Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon. 419-259-5250.

wednesday 24 [ comedy ]

Comic Hypnotist Michael Night - National touring comedy magician and stage hypnotist Michael Night will return to Toledo for one night of wild comedy! After a couple very funny comics Michael will open his show with his amazing and funny style of magic illusions. Then he opens the stage to volunteers to come up and get hypnotized. This is the show people talk about for years to come! 7:30pm. $12 Discount if you buy early use code facebook. Sneaky Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saloon, 5347 N Detroit Ave. 567-686-7690. MichaelNightMagic

Friday, 8pm & 10:30pm; Saturday, 7pm & 10pm; Sunday, 7pm. $23. Funny Bone @ Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

[ miscellaneous ]

Santa Shuffle Pub Crawl - Celebrate Christmas in July with the Downtown Pub Club and crawl of the Warehouse District. Ye Olde Durty Bird, The Blarney, Table Forty 4, Bronze Boar, and Cock n Bull will all have great music with a drink and a food item. Must be 21 or over. 6pm. $30. Warehouse District, Downtown Toledo. Christmas in July - Come witness history and see the biggest guacamole ever made in Toledo. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also taco and burrito eating contests, tons of giveaways and a chance to win tickets to see Kenny Chesney. 3pm. El Camino Real, 2500 W Sylvania Ave. 419-472-0700.

monday 29 [ festivals ]

140th Annual Wood County Fair - Experience all your fair favoritesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;agricultural & livestock competitions and exhibits, demolition derby, arts & crafts competitions, entertainment and on Saturday, August 3 The Beach Boys perform! July 29-August 5. Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 8am-11pm; Friday & Saturday, 8am-12am; Monday, August 5, 8am-9pm. $6 / Free, children nine and under. Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. 419-352-0441.

[ miscellaneous ]

Cigar Cruises - Check out the new developments along the riverfront and enjoy a 2 hour smoke on the river. Bring your own cigars! If you wish bring your own picnic or order a Marcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza delivered to the boat and bring your own beverages too! Reservations Required. 7-9pm. $17. Jefferson Street Dock at Promenade Park, Downtown Toledo. 419-537-1212.

wednesday 31 [ festivals ]

thursday 25 [ comedy ]

Earthquake - If the key to success in Hollywood is longevity and all the Hollywood players get their ever so anticipated 15 minutes of fame, then comedian Earthquake has to have somehow lucked up on an hour. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as hot as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been and his fans are simmering and waiting for him to blow.

The Historic Town of Waterville - Jim Conrad of the Waterville Historical Society presents the rich history of this small town. Learn more about its significance in United States history, including the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the War of 1812, and the Underground Railroad. 7-8pm. Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville. 419-878-3055.

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July 18-August 18. $10-$39 per show / $85-105, season passes. Michael Baughman Theatre in The Potter Center, Jackson Community College, 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI. 517-796-8600.

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Main Stage performances, 7-11pm. $5. Lot behind Common Grill, 112 S. Main St., Chelsea. 734-475-0470.

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The running dead

There’s nothing like being chased by the undead to improve your running time. At least, that’s the concept behind the Saturday, September 14th Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run, a 5K marathon with a twist. Runners will be given a flag footballstyle belt they’ll have to keep intact while navigating muddy obstacles and dodging zombies. Those who lose a flag can recover it at an immunization station where they must complete an undisclosed challenge. And if you’re more interested in the chase, registration is also open to people who would rather play zombie than athlete. Registration discounts are greatest the sooner you commit, so sign up early before the fees rise. Parking lot opens at 7:30am; race start times available between 9am-2:30pm. Prices vary for runners, zombies and spectators; visit website for details. East Sandusky Bay Metropark, 3401 Sandusky Rd., Sandusky.—AW

health and wellness events mon29 Yoga for Everyone - Need to relax and stretch? No matter what your age or fitness level, yoga is for you. Please join Yoga Mike and re-learn how to breathe and relax. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Registration suggested. 6:30-7:45pm. Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane. 419-259-5330.

ongoing Thursdays Community Care Free Medical Clinic - This mobile clinic will provide free comprehensive healthcare services including tetanus and flu shots, dental assessments, and confidential HIV testing for individuals and families who are uninsured. Women’s health check ups are available by appointment. Thursdays, 6-8pm. Free.

CedarCreek South Toledo Campus, 2150 S. Byrne Rd. 419-482-8127.

Wednesdays Hooping for Fun and Fitness - Hooping classes are for all ages and all skill levels. Students may join at any time. Hooping is a no to low impact and low exertion exercise that combines cardio activity with strength training. It strengthens and tones muscles, including your core, and improves your coordination and balance. Depending on weight and general fitness level, you can burn anywhere between 100 and 200 calories in 30 minutes. Hooping improves your mood by making exercising less of a chore and more like playtime. Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, 4100 Glendale Ave. 7-8pm. $10 single class / $20 4-class card.

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LIBRA (September 23-October 22) Your

move the 19 and 20. You appreciate Mercury going direct. You can be a winner the 22 if you take a chance. The full moon that night shines on friendships. Get packed the 26 for a long weekend trip.

partner may be less supportive on the 17. When Mercury goes direct the 20 all is well again. Get packed to leave for an exciting destination from the 26 thru the 29 if possible. You need the change of pace.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Everything is

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21) From the 17 until the 18 you have many obligations to fulfill. The full moon the 22 shines where you live. From the 25 through the 27 you are accident prone. Drive carefully. Meet a new person of interest the 29 or 30.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Celebrate at 2:22

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20) You are downtown the 19 and 20 for the

just routine until the 20 when Mercury goes direct and happiness prevails. The full moon the 22 helps you catch up on neglected chores. Rest the 27 as work needs to be done the remainder of July.

PM the 20 when Mercury goes direct. No more goof-ups! Keep the party going on the 22 when the sun enters Leo and the full moon makes you howl. Combine business with pleasure the 27 and 28.

Festival and the Boat Race. You try to plan a trip from the 21 thru the 28, if not longer. You even begin to plan weekend events in August and for Labor Day.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You spend the 19 and 20 downtown for the Irish Festival and Dragon Boat race. Slow down some by the light of the full moon the 22. You usually are conservative BUT you cannot say “no” the 27 and 28. Save some money for August.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

LEO (July 23-August 22) On the 17 Uranus retrogrades in your tenth house so pay attention to your career and your reputation. Happy Birthday to you on the 22. The full moon that night helps your partner be good to you. Go to more parties thru the 30.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18) On

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) Starting

PISCES (February 19-March 20) GO –

the 17 pay close attention to your bank balances. Finances improve the 20. The 22 is great. Look back to mid-June and finish the tasks you started then. Clean your slate of unfinished business thru July.

Starting the 19 you are feisty and busy right through the 21. Help with a charity event or political fundraiser of some kind. The full moon the 22 is costly. Pressure eases up the 26 as you leave for the weekend.

the 17 Uranus, your ruling planet, retrogrades taking some of your energy with it. After the 22 your partner takes the lead and you stay out of the spotlight through July. Catch up on your rest and enjoy the summer.

GO – GO and then slow down the 22. See if you can make plans to take off on the 26 for a long relaxing trip. You have earned it. Return to your routine the 29 to see what you have been missing.

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


There are only two signs of the zodiac – Leos and everyone who wishes they were. They certainly enjoy positions of power, but they need to be careful not to abuse that power. Examples are Martha Stewart, former president Bill Clinton and President Obama. Locally Dan Cummins of Channel 11 and Anita Lopez, mayoral candidate, celebrate.


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July 17 to July 30

Flicks off Across

1. Having poor taste? 6. John of the Velvet Underground 10. Buy 13. Glue bull 14. Broken up 16. Crossword regular Sumac 17. Podiatric policeman? 19. 1985 Akira Kurosawa film based on "King Lear" 20. Stuck 21. Musician on whom Gus Van Sant's "Last Days" is based 23. 2012 Seth MacFarlane film about a talking bear 24. Wrestler with a "shell shocker" finishing move? 27. Marked a loss, in a way 30. Crime Alley-to-Wayne Manor dir., in Gotham City 31. Maya Angelou works 32. Get close without being close 34. Honda SUV 36. Six games, if one player loses all six 37. "The eating of omelets is hereafter punishable by death," e.g.? [See byline] 41. Mix-A-Lot title 44. Lust, e.g. 45. Lust after 49. Battery connection 52. Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" 54. Many a neo-ska group 55. Heated discussion about crabs? 58. 2001 Michael Mann biopic 59. Large sea ducks 60. Of Old Scratch 63. 2004 James Wan horror film that launched a franchise 64. Sound of fright that lasts all through Hanukkah? 67. Prefix with tard or form 68. Bond market buy 69. Probe (into) 70. Omelet-maker's need (back before the 37Across, of course) 71. [The horror!] 72. Thus far Down

1. Catch the fancy of 2. Cowboy in SimÛn BolÌvar's army 3. Band featuring Rush Limbaugh 4. Jay-Z's team 5. Take, as acid

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6. Cult leader's robe, I imagine 7. Bee: Prefix 8. Lakers' local rivals, on the scoreboard 9. Ready for action, in a way 10. Goes for a spin? 11. "Hit up my Yahoo! account" 12. Most evidently just back from a Miami vacation, say 15. Bobby on the '70s medical drama "Emergency!" 18. Well-dressed fellow 22. "Dog" 25. Hippie's odor 26. Role-playing game player, stereotypically 28. Scratch (out) 29. Got super into 33. Mild movie ratings 35. YouTube clip, for short 38. Thailand, until 1932 39. Fivescore yrs. 40. General who countered the Taiping Rebellion, which was waged over access to sugary fried chicken 41. Prepares for a big purchase 42. State near Toledo 43. Victory in front of a hostile crowd 46. How athletes tend to speak in post-game interviews 47. Lessen, as pressure 48. Paperless pass 50. Rapper who mentored Kendrick Lamar, casually 51. Bird with a wide wingspan 53. Cobbler's measure 56. Only with for the money, say 57. Wee bit 61. "Amazing, right?" 62. Voting affirmations 65. Indian province once colonized by Portugal 66. Hopewell ___, OH


photos by Christine Senack

Art Walk

Interview by Alia Orra

Kelly Latz, director of enrollment

Thursday night Art Walk celebrated another successful evening downtown in the Glass City. Participants strolled though the city and viewed work by local artists at galleries and participating businesses.

and marketing, Cardinal Stritch High School

Latz walks one of fashion’s toughest runways on a daily basis: the high school hallway. The Cardinal Stritch marketing maven bucks the rules, though, and keeps her workwear fun and lighthearted. We stopped Latz to chat about everything from high heels to hemlines.

Why is dressing up important to you?

I guess I just feel better when I think I look good and I think that I’m stylish, especially the older I get—I have a daughter going to college. I just want to feel and look my best for my age.

Tricia Swemba, Phil Hazard, Jan Thomas and Paul Sullivan

Are there any things you had to pare down and not wear anymore?

Night in Paradise

There are times when I’ve probably worn things that I shouldn’t have. But if you’re happy and comfortable and you feel good about yourself, you should wear it. Style and fashion is personal, and you just do what makes you feel good, regardless of whether other people like it or not.

The Sylvania Schools Athletic Foundation's 'Night in Paradise' party was a huge hit, as locals put on their finest island attire and danced the night away.

Ann and Anita Tristan of Bonita Bead Boutique

How do you juggle the rules of hemlines?

My boss always says I’m slightly inappropriate! [Laughs] But I always make sure that my shorts are longer than my finger tips.

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Nancy Crandell, Lynn Kruszewski, Randi Oberdorf Damman, Marilynn Johnson and Jodi Hess

Beatles Tribute Concert Centennial Terrace continued their summer concert series on Saturday, July 13 with a performance by 1964 The Tribute, a premier Beatles tribute band. Their extended set rocked late into the night. Patrick Bruce and daughter Abigail

Tim Whittman, Marc Nason, Mary and Larry McCoy

Tom and Julie Seymour

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