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The Bard’s Coffee has opened in downtown Perrysburg at 120 Louisiana Ave. Formerly My Daily Grind, the coffee shop is open 7am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and from 8am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. 567-336-6115. thebardscoffee.com
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Local Chefs raising funds during Zest Toledo, April 28 By Jeff McGinnis
The owners of the Sidelines Sports Eatery and Pub, in Lambertville, will open a new venture, Smokehouse 734 at 7309 Lewis Ave. in the former Nick & Jimmy’s Bar & Grill in Temperance, MI. The steakhouse, serving “Kansas City-style BBQ,” burgers, steaks, and more, will open in April. 734-224-7056. smokehouse734.com
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Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio will open their fourth area thrift store at 3550 Executive Pkwy., at Secor, in the former Savers store. The new store will open in late May. goodwillnwohio.com Findlay-based Shimmery Belle Boutique, a women’s fashion and accessory boutique, has transformed the temporary shop set up for the holidays at The Town Center at Levis Commons into a larger, permanent boutique at 3160 Levis Commons Blvd., right across from the water fountain and next to New York & Company. facebook.com/ShimmeryBelleBoutique For collector quality crystals, handmade jewelry, and original work from various artists, stop by the newly-opened retail shop, The Zen Garden, at 6646 Lewis Ave. in
the Bedford Shops. 11am-5pm, TuesdaySaturday. facebook.com/OfficialZenGarden Levi & Lilac’s Whiskey Room has opened in the former Dégagé Jazz Cafe space in The Historic Commercial Building at 301 River Rd. in Maumee. Offering an array of whiskey, cocktails, beer and wine and two bars, while serving American fare, the venue also hosts live acoustic music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. 567-402-4308. leviandlilacs.com Specialty wine shop and tasting boutique, Zinful, has changed ownership and its name. Now known as Suburban Bottle, Kelli Stegman purchased the business from previous owner, Joyce Franzblau earlier this year. 4-9pm, Wednesday. 3-9pm, Thursday. 2-10pm, Friday. Noon-10pm, Saturday. 218 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. 419-931-9946. Suburbanbottle.com Bonita Bead Boutique has moved from Maumee to downtown Perrysburg at 133 W. 2nd St., Ste. B. The bead shop and jewelry repair service is open from 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, and from 10am-5pm on Saturday. 419-873-7344. bonitabeadboutique.com Eco-chic bistro Rasa Restaurant, at 2633 W. Bancroft Rd., has closed.
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Power of the Promise 2019 - Enjoy complementary wine, dinner, and special programming at this event to spread awareness and support for those affected by breast cancer. The event begins with breast cancer survivor Dr. Wayne Dornan as guest speaker and will feature a performance by ArtBeat Live Chicago. $75. 6-9pm. Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave., Ste. 235. 419-724-2873. nwohio.info-komen.org The Cocoon presents Unmasquerade - The Cocoon, a Bowling Green-based emergency safe housing shelter, will host this annual gala. Global victims advocate, William Kellibrew IV, will speak about the impact of domestic violence on children. $100, dinner included. Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. State Route 65, Grand Rapids, Ohio. 419-373-1730. bidr.co/events/unmasquerade.
Girl in the Glass City & Friends Bed Build for Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a Northwest Ohio-based volunteer driven organization has a simple mission— give beds to kids who do not have them. Currently, over 900 kids are waiting for a bed from SHP. Join to help build beds, training included, during this day of volunteering with the Girl in the Glass City. 9am-2pm. 1447 N. Summit St., For more information, visit facebook.com/ GirlInTheGlassCity. Free
Get involved. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Taking Action To Effect Change In Our Community - Join the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie for a discussion on why and how they are taking action during The Secular Week of Action (happening 4/26 to 5/2). 1-3pm. Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St., 567-302-0209. facebook.com/humanistswle Dialogue To Change -Join the YWCA of Northwest Ohio for education and community empowerment during Dialogue to Change, a national best-practice curriculum allowing community members to discuss race relations and personal experiences to create a vision to change our community. Space is limited, lunch is provided. Please register in advance. 9am-5pm. The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, 2120 Campus Rd. (Tucker Hall). 419-530-8570. 419-241-3235. ywcanwo.org Free
Northwest Ohio Open Mic Pitch Night Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs will both benefit from making a two minute pitch to a panel of experts. Show off your ideas and business plans to fine-tune your skills and make your dreams a reality. You can also attend as a spectator. Drinks and appetizers provided. 5:30-8pm. The Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe St. 216-363-3400. Register at eventbrite.com. Free
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Beating Guns Tour - What would America look like without gun violence? Join Shane Claiborne and Mike Martin, of RAWtools, Inc. to see guns transformed into garden tools, accompanied by bluegrass music from the Cottonwood Jam String Band. Please register in advance on Eventbrite. 6-7:30pm. Toledo Mennonite Church, 5501 Nebraska Ave., 419-536-1251. facebook.com/toledomennonitechurch Free
LGBTQA+ Lecture on Youth Bullying and Suicide Risk - In an effort to make our community a safer place for LGBTQA+ young people, this lecture will address harassment and current challenges that still exist, with presentations by both Executive Director of Equality Toledo, Analese Alvarez, and Coordinator of the Lucas County Suicide Coalition, Jennifer Wakefield. 6-7:30am. University of Toledo Alumni Association, 4510 Dorr St. Register at 419-530-2586. toledoalumni.org Free
Surviving death row
Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia brings the exhibit “THEM: Images of Separation” to the Monroe County Community College library. The 35 pieces in the show include images from pop culture that have been used to reinforce stereotypes about historically marginalized groups, confronting viewers with an ugly truth about our history that is not as far removed from present day as many would like to think. From postcards, souvenirs, games and other ephemera, many of the items displayed contain violent images that may not be appropriate for children under 13. On display through April.MCCC Library Campbell Learning Resources Center, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI. 734-384-4204. monroeccc.edu Free —EH
After 22 years of serving time on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, Joe D’Ambrosio— with help from Father Neil Kookothe— was exonerated and released from prison in 2012. With “From Death (Row) into Life,” the two men tell their story and discuss the all too familiar problems within the criminal justice system. The event begins with Stations of the Cross. 7pm. Friday, April 12. Saint Joseph Church, 5411 Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-5791. stjoesylvania.org Free
Fundraiser for introverts
Want to give back to your community but don’t want to leave the house? We hear you, and so does the SeaGate Food Bank, promoting, along with Mercy Health, the NO SHOW GALA. Buy tickets to win prizes but there’s no need to put on cocktail attire to participate. Once you buy tickets, stay at home in your happy clothes. 100 percent of the proceeds go toward fighting child hunger in our community through food distribution via the SeaGate Food Bank, focusing on three of their programs: Help Me Grow, Milk Money for Kids, and Eat Right Academy. $25-$500. Fundraiser lasts until Saturday, April 27. 419-244-6996. Purchase tickets at seagatefoodbank.org.
Learn new things about cultures from all over the world at the Tenth Annual Toledo Sister Cities International Festival! With music, dance and martial arts performances from several countries, ethnic food and crafts, language learning, presentations with question and answer sessions, and even a naturalization ceremony, this will be an epic event. Beer, wine, coffee, and other beverages will be available. Event tickets only $5 if purchased online in advance. $8, cash only at door. 11am-7:30pm. Saturday, April 13. SeaGate Convention Centre, 410 Jefferson Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org. ticketmaster.com
The MLK Kitchen for the Poor’s mission is to end hunger in our city by providing nutritious meals to those in need. Help support this goal by attending the Golden Gala, an event that includes a wine grab, a raffle and music by The Overton Project, featuring Carmen Miller. There’s nothing like a fun night out on the town to support a cause that everyone can get behind. Tickets are $100 a piece. 6-11pm. Saturday, April 13. The Summit Event Center, 23 N. Summit St. 419-241-2596. kitchenforthepoor.org
Bespoke Boots Toledo designer Erin Feniger Maggio’s brand, Rialto Jean Project, is joining forces with Texas boot company Miron Crosby to create Rialto’s first shoe collection. In keeping with RJP’s mission to give back, proceeds from the custom-painted boots will go to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, an award-winning hospital that has helped kids from all over the world. The boots, dubbed the Miron Crosby X Rialto Jean Project Splattered with Love Shorty, can be seen at MironCrosby.com.
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Missing in action
Where are the GOP challengers? by Johnny Hildo It was supposed to be a game changer. After a decade of a Lucas County Republican Party with Jon Stainbrook at the helm, the organized campaign that elected Mark Wagoner to replace Stainbrook as Party chair was supposed to breathe new life into the GOP. Stainbrook was not favored by the old moneyed interests of the Party. He struggled to raise Party funds. His claim to fame was his ability to organize and attract young, fresh faces to the Party, which is what allowed him to win the seat in the first place. He filled precinct committee seats, and then recruited many of those precinct committee types to run for office. Stainbrook’s stated goal was to have a candidate contesting as many elected positions as possible. In this, he was successful. Even in contests like Toledo City Council District 4, which has a largely Democratic electorate, Stainbrook didn’t cede the race to the Democrats. Having candidates in every race kept the Democrats honest, forcing them to raise money for their own races rather than allowing them to raise money to give to other candidates. Stainbrook made sure the Ds could never get too comfortable. In theory, at least. The reality was Stainbrook’s candidates were largely unknown outside of his circle of support. They were unknown to the electorate, and unknown to the folks who donate to GOP campaigns. They thus struggled to get any traction, raise any funds, and win any races. It might have seemed like a good idea to contest District 4 with Alfonso Narvaez, until election night when Narvaez repeatedly got trounced.
Hitching the GOP wagon to a star
Enter Wagoner, who out-organized Stainbrook and filled even more precinct committee seats to win the Party chair election. Wagoner is from a political and well-heeled GOP family. He is a lifetime resident of Ottawa Hills, and graduated from Georgetown. He has been elected to the Ohio Statehouse, and is well-connected with the GOP establishment, having served as Majority Whip in the Ohio Senate. This should make him a much more formidable fundraiser than Stainbrook, and it was assumed he would be able to recruit and sustain much more viable candidates to challenge the D hegemony in Lucas County.
Then came twenty eighteen. Newly appointed Treasurer Lindsay Webb seemed vulnerable, and Wagoner recruited Lori Brodie, a successful elected Republican, to challenge her. Wagoner also recruited Toledo Council member Sandy Spang to challenge for a seat as a Lucas County Commissioner. And in a candidate recruitment trifecta, Toledo Muni Court Judge Joshua Lanzinger challenged for a seat on the County Common Pleas bench. The moment of reckoning had come! Wagoner was about to begin to turn the tide for the GOP, chipping off three countywide elected positions in one election! Except he didn’t. Webb won her election, and Spang and Lanzinger lost handily to their D opponents. The D hegemony continues unabated.
So here we are, in twenty nineteen. It’s April, when serious candidates announce their candidacies with big media events and lavish fundraisers. The Ds have already announced their candidate endorsements, and their new candidates for office. Millennial Carrie Hartman for Maumee City Council, and millennial Sam Melden for Toledo Council District 5! Young, energetic, and smart. Both have started their campaigns and commenced fundraising. Where is the GOP? What new candidates are running to compete with the dominance of the Democratic dynasty? Where is the new energy, the youthful makeover? In twenty eighteen, were Wagoner’s assumedly formidable lineup just some old pols running for new positions. In twenty nineteen, where are the new GOP faces? Is there no one out there that Stainbrook somehow missed in his decade as chair? We’ll know within the next few weeks. Meanwhile, it seems that the Wagoner GOP might turn out to be all hat, no cowboy.
Small Changes, Big Impact
EcoFest Toledo inspires the community to make sustainable environmental changes By Erin Holden In perhaps an unlikely partnership, Studio 13 Tattoo and the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission joined efforts to organize Toledo’s first EcoFest, an event to promote small but powerful changes people can implement to create a healthier world. Adrianna Farris, co-owner of Studio 13 Tattoo (4470 Monroe St.), says that although she’s always sought to maintain a sustainable household, she felt drawn to reach out to community members to do the same.
It’s easy being green
“We recycle, and we have a vegetable garden,” Farris says. “But how can I motivate others to do the same? I felt helpless in that sense.” She decided to join the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission and pitched EcoFest to the group. “That’s how Melissa Green Hopfer, (project manager and director of the Sustainability Commission) and I teamed up to bring the event to Toledo.” Melissa has organized many events to encourage both kids and adults to live greener. Together, the two women organized a family friendly event with a comprehensive approach to sustainability that goes beyond recycling. Farris points out many ways individuals can help the environment— “becoming vegetarian or vegan, cutting back on meat consumption and plastic use, or working for a local organization centered around sustainability...there’s not a one size fits all approach for helping the environment. We want to highlight (what individuals can do).” Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful will lead the morning workshops, paper making (very engaging for children) and a recycling Q&A. Hopfer explains the importance of sharing
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this information. “I get calls all the time about recycling,” she says. Many well-meaning people put things in the recycling bin that they shouldn’t, thinking it will just get sorted out if it’s not supposed to go in. What they don’t know is that this can contaminate the whole bin and all of it will end up in a landfill. The Q&A will be an opportunity to discuss what you think you know about recycling.
The minimalism session is led by Farris’s husband, Jes, also an owner of Studio 13 Tattoo. The couple has spent many years embracing a minimalist lifestyle, reducing consumption, which leads to less waste. “Marie Kondo is big right now, but she only scratches the surface of what minimalism can be,” says Farris. “We’re a society of mass consumption, and we get validation from buying what we want.” This workshop focuses on how to become a conscious consumer. Farris and Hopfer aim to make the event fun for the whole family. There’s a family yoga session led by Toledo Yoga, make-and-take projects like the paper making and rain barrel workshops, food trucks, and live music by Chloe and the Steel Strings. To learn about being more eco friendly attendees will discuss how to grow your own food, how to cook tasty vegan meals, how to compost and how to landscape using native plants. 10am-7pm. Saturday, April 13. Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St. 419-213-4530. To learn more about EcoFest and register for the rain barrel make and take workshop, visit lucascountygreen.com. The event is free, but donations are welcome.
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Friday, June 7 – 90s Party- Skittle Bots Toledo’s own 2015 Bar 145 Battle of the Cover Bands winner, Skittle Bots, are leading this throwback party so you can dance the night away until your Jncos fall down. The Skittle Bots brought over 1500 people to Hensville last year for their nostalgic 90s show.
Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich Nothing says summer like barbecue, especially a tender, hand-pulled pork sandwich with just-sweet-enough sauce, slow roasted and served on a fresh Kaiser bun. The generous portions of meat are well-coated in the thick sauce and there’s no runny mess when you’re trying to eat and enjoy the game. Bon appetit!
New Concourse} Restaurant FrozHen Cocktails and Non-Alcoholic Mocktails
It’s getting warm out (finally!), so celebrate with one of the newest additions to the Mud Hens drink lineup— Frozhen Cocktails? You can choose from margarita, strawberry daiquiri, yellow lemonade, or blue raspberry. If you’d rather enjoy these slushy summer drinks sans alcohol, simply order them as mocktails and drink up.
For the 2019 Mud Hens season, it’s good to know your options— all things food and entertainment— that Hensville has to offer. Whether you are a barbecue aficionado, a vegetarian, someone with a next-level sweet tooth, or just a foodie who likes to mix it up when you go to the ballpark, Fifth Third Field has lots of new options for you. We created a roundup of some of our favorite new foods that you can look forward to enjoying this season.
Saturday, June 1 – Brent Lowry Saturday, June 8 – Not Fast Enuff Friday, June 21 – Distant Cousinz Saturday, June 22 Captain Fantastic Elton John Tribute Show
The postgame concert series returns to Hensville Park’s Owens Corning Stage with seven national tribute bands and your favorite local acts. Take in the incredible fireworks show after the game, then check out these shows every Friday and Saturday night until Labor Day weekend. Did we mention that these great shows are all free?
Friday, June 28 The Ten Band: A Tribute to Pearl Jam Saturday, June 29 The Red Carpet Crashers
July Friday, July 19 Eric Sowers Band Country music listeners won’t want to miss this Northwest Ohio band which has been opening for national acts across the country. As Eric Sowers puts it, “Our kind of country is your kind of country,” sure to be a crowd pleasing show for fans of all genres.
Wednesday, July 3 Separate Ways: A Tribute to Journey – Rock N’ Blast Saturday, July 20 – Nashville Crush
August Friday, August 9 Hard Days Night: Beatles Tribute Band Saturday, August 10 Dueling Pianos with Piano Wars Friday, August 30 Arctic Clam & Amelia Airharts
Saturday, August 31 – Imposters in Effect: A Tribute to the Beastie Boys Hey, ladies! This last performance ends with a bang, leaving you hyped with the Beastie Boys’ greatest hits. Don’t forget to hit up Hensville for your chance to fight for your right to party.
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Mac and Cheese Made with spiral pasta, housemade creamy sauce, and topped with crispy panko crumbs, this mac and cheese is an unforgettable take on a classic dish. Served up hot with melted cheesy goodness, you’ll be glad you decided to expand your horizons beyond the typical hotdog. The only way to make the ultimate comfort food even better is to top it with brisket and a healthy helping of barbecue sauce. Gilhooley’s house-made mac and cheese sauce is already to die for, but this newest addition will put you over the edge with smoky flavor.
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Loaded Tater Tots These aren’t your mamma’s after-school treat. Gilhooley’s offers crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside tots smothered in nacho cheese, sour cream, green onions, and bacon. This filling combo will keep you fueled to cheer for your favorite players and to heckle opponents.
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1 9 4 1 9 1 41 4 9 419 Day Field Guide The Coolest Weekend
419 Day, April 19th, is Toledo’s officially-unofficial holiday. And it’s not just because the date boasts our area code, but because we love celebrating all things Toledo. From parties to live music to specials at local restaurants and businesses, the city lights up on 419 Day.
And, while every 419 Day is special, this year seems a little more exciting than usual. Not only is 419 Day is on a Friday, letting it spill into the weekend, but it is prompted by the first Art Loop of the year on Thursday, April 18th (for more info, see p.30), which means the weekend of local love stars early this year.
Ready to celebrate the 419? Here’s our field guide:
2019 ART LOOP SCHEDULE: April 18: Poetry & Performance May 16: Craft & Culinary June 20: Art of Sport July 18: Interactive August 15: Art of Automobiles September 19: Dancin’ in the Streets October 17: Haunted Harvest November 21: Jazz Loop December 19: Light Up! Toledo
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Thursday, 4.18 The Art Loop kicks off
The Arts Commission’s Art Loop series turns downtown Toledo into a sprawling gallery on the third Thursday of every month. The 2019 Art Loop season kicks off on April 18th with a “Poetry and Performance” theme. Explore downtown’s creative community during this evening affair, enjoy self-guided tours of art, artists and spaces. See something unique at each of the participating venues.
Digisaurus and The Funk Factory at the OT
Art Loop After Dark at The Heights
5:30-9pm / The Ottawa Tavern
This free show featuring electronic synthpop from Digisaurus and jammed-out, bluesy rock from five piece, The Funk Factory, will be highlighted with live paintings, art raffles, and all-around great vibes. 1815 Adams St., 419-725-5483. Facebook.com/ot.toledo Free
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9-11pm / Renaissance Hotel Downtown Toledo
Enjoy an interactive experience with the University of Toledo Youth Symphony Orchestra, plus drink specials, live music, networking, and, of course, amazing 360 degree views of the city, during this after hours party at The Heights. 444 N. Summit St., 419-243-7565. facebook.com/TheHeightsToledo Free
Since the Main Library will be closed for the Art Loop season, the Imagination Station will serve as the new hub. Explore the museum with $5 admission after 5pm on Art Loop nights.
New works by
Katrina Niswander at Gathered 6-9pm / Gathered Glassblowing Studio
A popular Art Loop stop, Gathered never fails to amaze Warehouse District walkers who enter the shop. View new works by Toledo-based artist and illustrator Katrina Niswander, see a live glassblowing demonstrations by co-founder Eli Lipman, hear music by Old State Line, and visit the second floor studios for a demonstration by resident letterpress studio, Black Iron Press. 23 N. Huron St., 419-262-5501. Gatheredglass.com
Bring exact change of $1.25 to purchase a wristband for the bus line, unless you already have a TARTA pass. You’ll receive unlimited rides all evening long on the two bus lines, to 19 stops scattered throughout the Loop. April 10 • April 23
Mind your time. The Art Loop lasts from 5:30-9pm, but downtown stays lively well after the Loop is “over.” Plan a route in advance, and even make a custom map online (also available on mobile).
The official 419 Day 35 local beers in two days
Thursday, 4.19 - Saturday, 4.20 / The Casual Pint Happy birthday, Casual Pint! Come out and celebrate the bar and specialty beer shop’s one-year anniversary during The Casual Pint’s Local Tap Takeover Bash. On Friday and Saturday, the Pint will fill all 35 taplines with local brews (show your love by filling a growler!). Find your favorites— from Black Frog to Maumee Bay to Wildside, and more— during this local beer extravaganza. Games, prizes, and giveaways will also fuel the celebration. If there’s any brew left, the tap takeover might spill into Sunday, but we suggest you stop by on 419 day to get the most of their amazing selection. Noon-midnight, Friday. 11am-midnight, Saturday. Noon-8pm, Sunday. The Casual Pint, 3550 Executive Parkway. 419-469-8965. toledo.thecasualpint.com
Ode to the ZIP Code 5:30-7:30pm / Handmade Toledo
We’d talk more about how cool Ode to the ZIP Code is, but we’ve already said plenty about our partnership with The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library on p.24. Come down to Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams St.) during the Art Loop to hear some of the contest’s best poems, as determined by our judges, and see which local poets will be selected as winners in both adult and youth categories.
Don’t sweat it. You don’t need to hit every stop in the Loop— just focus on enjoying the ones you visit. Check out featured stops, special events and details for the Loop every month at theartscommission.org/artloop.
Drink local before the game 4pm-midnight / Fleetwood’s Tap Room
Drink crafts from Toledo breweries during the 419 Day Tap Takeover at Fleetwood’s Tap Room. Featured brews from Maumee Bay Brewing Company, Earnest Brew Works, Inside the 5, and Twin Oaks Brewing will be available for sipping, or guzzling. Stop by before, or after, the Mud Hens take on the Columbus Clippers at 7pm. 28 N. St. Clair St. 419-724-2337. hensvilletoledo.com
419 Day dance party 8pm-2:3am / The Ottawa Tavern
Celebrate all things that make Toledo great during a free 419 day dance party at the Ottawa Tavern. A handful of Toledo DJs— including Bear, Quake, Sierra Suavacita Service, and FUNKy MUNKyZ— will keep the dancefloor buzzing with soulful and eclectic beats, plus house, techno, footwork, jungle, funk and other danceable music styles. Not only will this party celebrate our city and community, but it will honor the life of longtime local and The Oliver House chef Steven Auxter, who tragically passed away last year. 1815 Adams St., 419-725-5483. Facebook.com/ot.toledo Free
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Thursday, 4.19 - Saturday, 4.20 / Adams Street Get down in UpTown all 419 Day weekend long with exciting events each day.
419 Day at the Bronze Boar
7pm-1am / The Bronze Boar
Celebrate all things local— from food to music to art— during 419 Day at the Bronze Boar. Shop wares by local artists, find yourself amazed by live painting, and nosh on grub from food trucks. T-Bone Jones and The Atlas Moving Company will bring funky jams as they take the stage during this Toledo-centric party hosted by Waxtastic Productions. 20 S. Huron St., 419-244-2627. Free
Sprawl down the Adams Street bars and shops for Art Loop happenings. At 8pm, The Attic on Adams (1701 Adams St.) will open their patio bar for the season with an Art Loop after party featuring The Essentials and DJ Sharktooth. The show is free, but donations for the bands are suggested. Friday, 4.19
419 Day kicks off early with outdoor fun. Put on your workin’ clothes and help get the Sports Ball Park (across from Wesley’s and Georgjz419, near 13th and Adams Streets) ready for the summer during the Garden(ING!) Party for 419(DAY!), from 4-9pm. If you help out with the light weeding and painting, enjoy live music and play lawn games, you’ll receive two drink tickets to get an ORA drink from either Wesley’s or Georgjz419, plus tasty treats from a food truck at 8pm. Who said chores aren’t fun? Afterwards, make sure to hit up all the great shops, restaurants and bars on Adams Street to celebrate Toledo’s brewers and distillers with local beer and local booze. Saturday, 4.20
Celebrate another official unofficial party— 420— at The Attic on Adams with a 420 Party sponsored by Jackie O’s Brewery! Enjoy brews from Jackie O’s, who will takeover the taps of the main and patio bar, sip cocktails made with Boochy Mama’s new CBD Kombucha, and listen to bands on the patio. Not sure what 420 is? Don’t worry about it. You’ll have fun either way.
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7-10pm / Uncork the Artist
The Toledo skyline might not be the most recognizable in the world, but true Toledoans can identify it immediately. Join Uncork the Artist for an evening that celebrates Toledo with a Van Gogh-inspired cityscape painting. Not an artist? Don’t worry, follow the instructor and go home with a pictureperfect painting. $35. 5380 Monroe St. 419-283-2484. uncorktheartist.com
8pm-2am / Frankie’s Inner City
Innovation Concerts brings Pittsburgh hip hop duo Grand Buffett to Toledo. With lighting-speed, super smart/quirky lyrics and laser beam backing tracks Jackson and Lord Grunge will have you bouncing along while trying to figure out what just happened. goLab (Toledo), The Matt Truman Ego Trip (Bowling Green) and Whisper Disco (Toledo) open the show. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. 308 Main St. 419-691-7464. innovationconcerts.com For more ways to celebrate the 419, find concerts, parties, and other great events in our online calendar at toledocitypaper.com
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This issue’s wedding guide covers a lot of ground— a local bride’s tips and tricks for making the most of the big day; a wedding consultant’s dos and don’ts of wedding planning; and a showcase of different wedding dress styles, a spread that captures the many options available for brides-to-be. Enjoy! How did the two of you meet?
We met through mutual friends at the bar Bretz, which is closed now, and stayed great friends for about 15 years. Our lives took us in different directions where we had spans of not talking, and we had different relationships. But it all eventually brought us back to each other with the end result being marriage, knowing neither of us wanted to lose each other again.
Who popped the question, and how?
She did (Annissa). When I returned home from a week-long trip to see my sister in Florida, she told me she never wanted me to leave her again, and could she keep me forever? I, of course, said, “Well, yes, you can,” and she popped out the ring and said, “Please, for the rest of my life.”
What made your wedding day special?
What made our wedding so special to me was that June 2015 (before our wedding in August), gay marriage become legal across all states.
During the wedding process, did you ever want to elope and just get it over with?
Absolutely not. Our wedding was DIY, and I wish I could do it again 100 times over.
Was there anything in the wedding that didn’t go according to plan?
Yes, of course. I didn’t find these things out until the wedding was over since my wife is so amazing and kept me out of the loop. Our wedding coordinator suggested that we change the position and walking entrance of the wedding party the day of, after we had already practiced over and over.
Did you do anything in the wedding that would be considered nontraditional?
Yes, all my bridesmaids that wore dresses wore white. I also feel that, being a gay couple, our whole wedding was nontraditional.
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Was there a bridal shower, lingerie party, or bachelorette party?
The bridal party was put on by my sister and best friend. It was coordinated with the wedding theme, which was bright and white. For the bachelorette party, my friends threw me a bar hop dancing party where I had to complete a list of tasks by the end of the night.
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The most elaborate thing anyone has requested for their wedding: Several years ago we were part of a team of designers who created a clear dance floor made of plexiglass that had gold fish swimming in it. The appearance was that the guests were dancing on water.
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What are the most challenging things about planning a wedding? When you are handling multiple weddings a year, there is always something that changes. Reacting to the problem at hand is what most people hire us for. They don't want to deal with last minute changes and/or challenges yet they are to be expected on a wedding day. We train our entire team to be at the ready with answers and/or solutions to the ever-changing events or situations that can arise, always ready to adjust to the problems that can happen. What are the most common mistakes people make while planning their own weddings? Assigning a friend or family member to serve as a wedding planner. These people should be enjoying your celebration along side you. That is a lot of responsibility to put on someone that doesn't do this several times a year.
Brides who "assume" that the venue will handle all of the details are, often, misled. Your point of contact for the venue is not necessarily trained to handle all of the other responsibilities that a separate wedding coordinator anticipates and handles.
Your biggest triumph as a wedding planner: Every weekend! Once that bride gets down the aisle, our job is only 1/2 over. We still have the reception to work through. When we are saying our good byes to our brides (who become our friends) and the bride says with a gracious tone of voice...."We could not have done this without you" - we know they could have but we are so glad they didn't.
Do you remember any curve balls during a wedding that surprised you? How did you address it? We pride ourselves in the bride NOT knowing that anything went wrong. There are always those last minute things that no one anticipated....not having an auxiliary cord to play your music; groomsmen passing out at the altar; the cake melting before the couple even arrives at the reception; the limo not having air conditioning on a hot day; grandma not having good directions to the ceremony location and calling the father of the bride immediately before he is ready to walk his daughter down the aisle... I could go on and on.
Or when a father of the bride (or groom) says "you are the best money we spent.”
Two things you should do when you are planning a wedding: 1. Have a go-to person on the day of that is not a family member and who has experience to make tough decisions; someone that will make a decision the way YOU would respond to a situation 2. Do not think that everything will be perfect; things will happen that are not what you anticipated. Be flexible and pick your battles about what you are going to let upset you.
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“This bride is MacKenzie. She had a winter wedding and went all out. I would describe the dress style as ‘princess’— sparkling from head to toe and full and fancy. I do not see ball gown style dresses commonly. They can be heavy which makes things very warm. In July, a ball gown might be uncomfortable to wear, but in December, this dress was a great choice. MacKenzie paired her gown with a faux fur wrap which made the ensemble even more classy and royal looking. The dress trends lately have included a lot of lace and a more fitted silhouette. This bride’s choice for attire was very different!” — Rebecca Trumball Photography
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(All repairs done on the premises) by her brother whom she’s very close with. Jess and Quentin collaborated to combine a style of classic 1930’s Hollywood with botanical elements inspired by the agave plant and the southwest. She wore earrings that belonged to her mother, and a necklace purchased in Sedona that was a perfect fit with the rest of her attire.” — Noelle Schumer
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Chicken and Waffles, Gochujang Chicken Wings, and a Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. Family-style fried chicken dinners on select Fridays. Next up, Friday, April 5. Chef John Kerstetter’s brand of cheffed up comfort food is an impressive spread of three heavenly dishes. First, a classic dish— the sweet, crunchy and golden brown Chicken and Waffles ($9). Next, a happy hour menu item— Korean style Gochujang Chicken Wings ($8), with a savory, sweet and spicy sauce, a proper crunch, and juicy and tender chicken. Third, a Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich ($9), which features a hearty and moist chicken thigh coated in a spicy mix of smokey seasonings. And, while those three are a charm.
WHISKEY & &THE WOLF WOLF
A massive and spicy fried chicken thigh sandwich. This off-menu option is served by special request.
The newly-opened gastropub style restaurant on Alexis Rd. offers a Crispy Chicken Thigh sandwich. Chef Alex Braden’s towering, sweet and spicy option requires both hands. Trust us. Enjoy chicken thigh, soaked in buttermilk and dredged in a spiced, seasoned flour, then deep-fried before being topped with a creamy homemade slaw of jicama, napa cabbage, sweet onions, carrots, and mayo, in-house pickled serrano peppers, arugula, two big slices of thick-cut bacon, dijon mustard and a brioche bun by Strachn Bakery. It’s a big, bad and deliciously enticing option.
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The True Taste of Mexico
A traditional fried chicken dinner. All housemade ingredients.
Mancy’s fried chicken packs a nice spicy kick, but it’s balanced with sweet undertones, making it one of the top-three most frequently ordered menu items at the restaurant. They wouldn’t tell us all the special ingredients, but we did learn its seasoned with salt and pepper for an hour or two, thrown into a marinade that includes buttermilk and brown sugar, baked, then dredged in a mix of flour, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder before being dropped in the fryer. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside— the dinner is served with housemade side— two biscuits with honey butter, pickles and mashed potatoes smothered in gravy.
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A classic fried chicken dinner and fried chicken tenderloins. Traditional comfort food, and plenty of pie. Fried chicken isn’t fancy, and Schmucker’s shows us what classic comfort food looks and tastes like with these two traditional meals. First up, classic battered and fried chicken that is succulent, juicy and perfectly crisp. Schmucker’s choice of a slightly sweet batter makes this dish memorable. Next, handbattered and fried chicken tenderloins with french fries, a straightforward and perfectly executed dish from this staple Glass City eatery.
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Buffalo and garlic parmesan sauces are made in house While Zaza’s main focus is crispy, oven-baked pizza and authentic Mediterannian food, their focus broadens to offer a crispy and crunchy option— fried chicken. Both the boneless wings and strips are breaded inhouse with seasonings including garlic, oregano and dry basil, creating a nice, flakey skin. Choose from BBQ, spicy BBQ, and their homemade buffalo and garlic parmesan sauces. If you’re looking to eat a bit more food, the strips are served with fries and sides of BBQ and ranch.
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A Classy Affair
Proper Tea, and proper fun, at Clara J’s By Athena Cocoves From Boston in 1773 to Toledo in 2019, Americans have always done tea a little differently. And while Clara J’s Tea Room in downtown Maumee doesn’t break British custom with the same vigor as the early colonists, their progressive approach to the high society tradition feels like a revolution of its own. “It’s funny when people argue about tea etiquette… going back and forth about whether or not you put the milk into the tea first,” laughs Clara J’s proprietor Gretchen Fayerweather. “It’s not my concern. The one thing I really strive for is to make tea time more casual. I just want people to come in to relax and unwind.”
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CHOW LINE Gretchen Fayerweather, Clara J’s owner.
Forewarning— tea time is a leisurely affair, not one that can be rushed. We arrived at 1pm on a Friday to enjoy a proper high tea and, after three pots of different teas, one three-tier platter of handmade nibbles and plenty of laughter, we found ourselves gasping after checking our phones at 2:45pm— “Would you look at the time,” we exclaimed in our most posh British accents. But, “that’s the tea, sis.” Tea time— with or without proper etiquette, floral dresses and fancy hats— is about taking a moment with company to sit back, relax and breathe in the middle of the day. And while we don’t typically set aside two hours to sip tea and giggle with friends and tiny sandwiches atop pieces of charming, mismatched vintage China, it is worth making the time to settle into an afternoon free of phones, screens, office work and other mundane burdens. Fortunately, Clara J’s let’s you have it both ways. If you’d like a Proper Tea, as we did, it is available by reservation at 11am and 1pm, Thursdays through Saturdays. If you’d like to just stop in for lunch, or a pot of tea and fresh scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, you can stop by anytime from 11am-2pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
Since everything at Clara J’s— from the bread to the sweets to the delicately carved grapes and other accents— is made by hand, either path to tea town (pun intended) will lead to relaxing, but we certainly suggest finding the time to meet with friends for a Proper Tea. Just remember, expect to spend at least one and a half hours, because, as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun, or at least when your heart is palpating after three pots of tea.
A bit of histor-tea
Although just shy of 15 years old, the Maumee tearoom and gift shop boast a ton of history. Housed in a gorgeous, colonial-style home built in the 1830s, the building has been home to families, at least two doctors, shops, and other businesses over the years. In 2005, Rebecca Jaessing purchased the house to honor her Aunt Clara, a businesswoman, student of the culinary arts and granddaughter of early Maumee Valley settlers.
Our Proper Tea began with two pots of tea and homemade blueberry scones served with lemon curd, Devonshire cream and strawberry jam. A few years later, Jaessing met Fayerweather, now the owner of Clara J’s. At the time, Fayerweather was working as a culinary arts and hospitality instructor at Owens Community College. As their friendship grew, Fayerweather began helping Jaessing with the menu and offerings at Clara J’s. Not long after, and with Jaessing ready to retire, Fayerweather slowly began taking over until she purchased both the building and the business from Jaessing in September 2018. “Most of the changes that I’ve made started before I even bought it, but I’ve branched out more with tea, and that’s a big change,” says Fayerweather. “I work with Fangboner Farms (based in Holland, Ohio), serving their tea and using their seasonings in the kitchen. They grow their own herbs and fruits, dry them, and package them. They’re hyperlocal and I love them.” In addition, Fayerweather hired some of her former culinary arts students from Owens to help her scratchmake everything she serves. She has also reduced the size of the gift shop to allow for more seating and is transforming the upstairs, formerly office spaces, into a bed and breakfast.
A three-tiered tray, featuring homemade delicacies, including: caprese bites; asparagus and havarti tartes; beet deviled eggs; signature sandwiches; carrot salad (made with raisins plumped with chamomile tea) served on cinnamon raisin bread; triple chocolate torte; lemon drop cookies; and Pavlova made with blackberry curd.
Despite any changes, Fayerweather is focused on the particular magic of Clara J’s: creating a moment, free from peculiar etiquette, to emulate British aristocrats, doing what they do best — absolutely nothing. For special events, such as Mother’s Day Tea, and the rotating menu, visit clarajsat219.com Clara J’s Tea Room. 219 W. Wayne St., Maumee, Ohio. 419-897-0219.
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Break out those Hawaiian shirts and flip flops for the island-themed Cheeseburger Paradise Island Party. Kick back and enjoy tunes by three-piece acoustic band Engine 19— a Toledo group of three firefighters— while you chow down on a cheeseburger from the Koral Hamburger food truck, a Maumee favorite, known for its fresh ingredients and generous helpings. 5-8pm. Saturday, April 13. Majestic Oak Winery, 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids. 419-875-6474. Majesticoakwinery.com —EH
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Toledo Farmers’ Market Spring Market
The Toledo Market expands to its spring/ summer size with dozens of new food and craft vendors showing up on the scene. The Market opens an hour earlier and stays open an hour longer. Nothing makes a better brunch than super fresh, organic and local ingredients. Don’t have cash? The Market Office charges your credit card in exchange for tokens, good at any vendor’s stall. 8am-2pm. 525 Market St. 419-255-6765. toledofarmersmarket.com
Chef’s Table Brim House
April’s Chef’s Table will highlight healthy eating in style! Eight fabulous vegan courses will be paired with eight wines. Taste spring vegetables straight from the farm! $85. 6:30-9:30pm. 444 N. Summit St. 419-243-7664. brimhousetoledo.com
Pierogies Before Passover Foodology
Join Next Jewish Generation Toledo Cooks for a fun cooking class. Tickets include dinner and drinks. $20-$25. 7-10pm. 2059 W. Laskey. 419-724-0362. facebook.com/nextgen
Mediterranean Dinner Maumee River Yacht Club
Chef Tony Anton will prepare a special dinner straight from Greece and the Middle East. Care for an olive martini? $15. 6-9pm. 2735 Broadway St. 419-382-3625. facebook.com/maumeeriveryachtclub
Cooking vegan doesn’t have to be intimidating, especially when you have Chef Sam Gill by your side to help you along the way. A recent graduate of Owens Community College with a degree in culinary arts, Sam is Foodology’s most recent up-and-coming talent. She has spent years learning the trade through her work in local restaurants. She will teach you how to make a vegan brunch with fourcourses, beginning with a salad with hickory marinated tempeh and dijon Caesar dressing and ending with snickerdoodle cookies! This event is for the whole family, so sodas and lemonade will be provided for the kids, but adults are welcome to bring wine, beer, or cocktails of their choice. $35-$50. 11am-1:30pm. Sunday, April 14. Foodology, 2059 W. Laskey. Message Foodology on Facebook for details. Register at app.getoccasion.com.
Foodology Vegan Brunch Class
You’ll be cooking up vegan favorites like ‘Pistachio Tofu with Asaragus’ and ‘Tempeh Ceasar Salads.’ The best part is you get to eat your masterpieces at the end of the class. $40-$50. 11am-1:30pm. 2059 W. Laskey. 419-724-0362. foodologytoledo.com
Sip, Shop, Save Sofo’s Italian Market
Browse the store as you try different wine selections and samples of Sofo family recipes. Prices vary. 5-7pm. 5400 Monroe St. 419-882-8555. sofofoods.com
Wine Tastings Joseph’s Beverage Center
Craft Cocktail Workshop: Flips & Froths Registry Bistro
This monthly course takes you behind the bar, sharing knowledge straight from the Bartender’s Manual. Tonight’s cocktail course focuses on drinks that incorporate egg whites like Sours, Flips and Fizzes. Enjoy some snacks and appetizers from the Registry menu while you craft away. $25. 6-8pm. 144 N. Superior St. 419-725-0444. registrybistro.com
Easter Brunch Toledo Zoo
Bring the family for a special holiday brunch buffet, Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny! $23-$38. 9-11am. 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-5721. toledozoo.org
Easter Brunch Brim House
Happy birthday, Casual Pint! Come out and celebrate the one-year anniversary at the Casual Pint’s Local Tap Takeover Bash. For their birthday weekend, the Casual Pint is giving props to all their loyal patrons and the multitude of local breweries whose beers they serve. Have a blast playing games for prizes and taking advantage of free giveaways. With 35 beers on tap, Casual Pint is the ideal place to gather with friends for a cold one, and their food menu has many tasty options to keep you fueled for a night of celebratory libations. Noon-midnight, Friday. 11am-midnight, Saturday. If there’s any brew left, the tap takeover might spill into Sunday, open noon-8pm. The Casual Pint, 3550 Executive Parkway. 419-469-8965. toledo.thecasualpint.com —EH
Enjoy a lavish spring brunch. Selections include hazelnut french toast ($14) and rabbit pot pie ($17). Reservations recommended. 10am-5pm. 444 N. Summit St. 419-243-7664. brimhousetoledo.com
Each week showcases new wines for you to try! Prices vary. 6-8pm. 4129 Talmadge Rd. 419-472-1421. josephswinestoretoledooh.com
Wine by the Glass: Value Priced Wines TMA Glass Pavilion
Enjoy four wines paired with snacks and hors d’oeuvres amongst friends and glass artworks. $25-$40. 6:30-8:30pm. 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org
Crunchy Hippie Unveiling Earnest Brew Works
Get hip to the newest craft beer creation “Crunchy Hippie” at E.B.W. In addition to the unveiling of the new beer (limited edition firkins, brews stored in small casks, usually unfiltered) throughout the week. Prices vary. 4-11pm. 4342 S. Detroit Ave. 419-340-2589. earnestbrewworks.com
World Malbec Day Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
Celebrate the commemoration of Agentina’s wine renaissance with Melbec tastings galore. Prices vary. 5:30-7:30pm. 5453 Monroe St.. 419-824-2463. mancys.com/#bottleshop
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The Great Grape: Sangiovese Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
Sample wines made from the Italian grape Sangiovese and order an appetizer or dinner to complement the wine. Prices vary. 5:30-7:30pm. 5453 Monroe St., 419-824-2463. mancys.com/#bottleshop
Wine by the Glass:Fruit & Floral Notes TMA Glass Pavilion Enjoy four wines paired with snacks and hors d’oeuvres amongst friends and glass artworks. $25-$40. 6:30-8:30pm. 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org
Chronic Cellars Bottle Shop at Mancy’s Italian
Califonia winemakers from Paso Robles invite visitors to sample and discuss the vineyard’s latest blends. Prices vary. 2-6pm. 5453 Monroe St.. 419-824-2463. mancys.com/#bottleshop
No Spain, No Gain! Basil Pizza & Wine Bar
Sample several wines from Spain, paired with fruits and cheeses. $35. 5-8pm. 3145 Hollister Ln., Perrysburg. 873-6218. basilpizzaandwinebar.com
oledo City Paper joined The Fair Housing Center, the Arts Commission and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in asking Toledoans to submit short poems inspired by their ZIP code — with the number of words in each line of the poem determined by the corresponding digit in their zip code.
The contest, which began in 2016, received over 250 submissions this year. Here’s a small selection of those which scored highly with our judges.
Hear from these poets, and see which poems are named the best by our panel of judges at The Ode to the ZIP Code celebration during the first Art Loop of the year on Thursday, April 18, from 5:30-7:30pm, at Handmade Toledo (1717 Adams St.)
Older man riding his bike hangs two
WiFi doesn’t extend to
pale buckets on rusty handles.
my front porch
Where was he off to
so I read, rock, wave hello
as if (the last century never happened)
Avery Thompson 43551 resident for nine years.
There was this man that rode his bike past our street almost every day; he always had two buckets full of seemingly random stuff with him. I never knew where he was going, nor did I know what the stuff was for, and one day he up and left.
43620 resident for the past 18 years.
A brief description of your inspiration for the poem: One of the best things about living in an Old West End house is the big front porch. I actually love that the mild inconvenience of having my favorite summer relaxing activity is wifi-free and forces me to do “old-fashioned” stuff like interacting with neighbors and listening to the birds.
ZIP Code 43608 4gotten the beautiful past
3 children play 6 blocks down on Mulberry Street (0 cares in the world playing football at Wilson Park)
summer is red here, all days at
8 at Marco’s Pizza before bedtime
Jackie’s, spilling ice cream over our hands till
they’re sticky, lips coated with sweet strawberry.
Annie Williams Maumee resident for all of her 16 years.
The poem was primarily about summer, one of my favorite times to experience the city. An integral part of any summer here for me includes ice cream at Jacky’s near downtown Maumee, which is what inspired much of it.
43608 resident for seven years.
My poem is a dedication to the community that I have chosen to call home and where I raise my family. I always enjoy hearing the sounds of all the young children playing at our local park in the summertime. Also, I love the fact that we have a great pizza place right down the street, for those nights that I don’t feel like cooking.
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i wake up to
Smoke stacks billowing gas
a gunshot, no
Polluting the Earth
a firework, my heart pounds as
Children play just outside the toxins
Waiting for Mom and Dad.
Jodie L. Summers
Eastside resident since 2011.
43612 resident all of her 17 years.
My poetry comes from my life experiences. I spent years trying to tell people the things that I saw. I decided to write them down, so I could reach people who would never get a chance to meet me. Spoken Truth is my way to reach you when I’m gone.
My inspiration comes from the times around July when, either before or after the fourth, I always hear loud shots and wonder if it’s a gun or fireworks, because my neighbors like to scare us half to death. One time it was a gunshot.
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ZIP Code 43615
Your yellow dog Was the hardest goodbye
I vaped with the
Through the slammed screen door window
Dollar Tree boy
In his pickup bed in the
Parking lot of Family Video
43615 resident for all of her 19 years.
The inspiration for my poem is the rapidly changing technology of my generation, from cigarettes that became vape pens and physical video rentals that became video streaming services. Without change, there would be no story to tell.
Although I don’t live in this zip code, one of my best friends does, and her house is a second home to me. She has lived there for seventeen years. I was leaving my friend’s house late at night last summer a couple of days before I would be out of the state for three weeks. I was nervous about leaving my friends and family, but felt especially sad to leave my friend’s dog who wouldn’t understand why I would be gone for so long.
Got the ‘write’ stuff ?
SUBMIT TO TCP’S ANNUAL POETRY & FICTION CONTEST We’re looking for poems and short stories about the 419. Submit your work of fiction, in 419 words or less, by June 1st for a chance to have your piece featured in an upcoming issue.
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BOOK NOTES Meet the Author
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We’ll save the day!
Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, in April the Authors! Series brings New Zealand novelist Heather Morris, who penned the bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The book relates the heart wrenching account of Lale Sokolov, who was forced to work as a tattooist in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where he fell in love with Gita, his future wife. $20. Book not included. 5-7pm. Monday, April 15. Scott High School, 2400 Collingwood Blvd.
Open mic flow
Presented by Flowetry-N-Motion, Club Evolution’s open mic night promises an evening filled with poetry, singing, comedy, and more. Six-time poetry slam champion Big Fitz Da Poet will be featured, and there’s no telling who will take to the stage for this epic event. Feeling brave? Sign up to perform the night of the event up until 8pm. Performers pay a $5 entry fee. $10 for other attendees. 7pm-12am. Sunday, April 14. Club Evolution, 519 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-725-6277. facebook.com/ partyatevolution —EH
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THEATER NOTES Local laughs
Inside the ivory tower
The Hometown Go-Round Stand-Up Comedy Tour features four Ohio comics who have traveled all over the world performing sets. Now they’ve come together to perform in their home state which brings them to Handmade Toledo this month. The lineup features Laura Sanders, Michael Meyers, Kamari Stevens, and host Justin Golak, who, in 2012, was named by Columbus Alive as an entertainer to watch. He describes his act as a “brutal but thoughtful take on all the things your mom told you not to talk about in polite conversation.” $10. Tickets best bought online in advance, but available at the door. 8-10pm. Friday, April 12. Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St. 419-214-1717. eventbrite.com
A college campus can be an isolating place. And while many in academia believe they have left the ivory tower, many remain as separated from the real world as ever. Explore the illusions many academics harbor about themselves, their work and their politics during the reading of Tenure by Dr. Heath A. Diehl, an instructor in the Bowling Green State University Honors College. The reading is part of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre’s Toledo Voices series, which features readings of unproduced plays by local writers. $6.75, general. $4.75, college. 8pm. Saturday, April 20. Toledo Rep, 16 10th St., 419-243-9277. Toledorep.org —AC
Scandal and betrayal
Douglas Moore’s 1956 opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, is filled with beautiful, iconic arias and historical figures like William Jennings Bryan and President Chester A. Arthur. With moments of scandal, betrayal, and the loss of fortune, this classic American tale about an opera house built in a small mining town in Colorado will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. $30-$80. 7:30pm. Friday, April 12. 2pm. Sunday, April 14. The Valentine Theatre. 410 Adams St. 419-255-7464. Toledoopera.org
Saturday, 4.13 I and You - The Ghost Light Reader’s Theater, part of the Village Players Theatre, present a drama that follows an unlikely pair of classmates, brought together over a homework assignment. $18-$20. 8pm. Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. 419-472-6617. thevillageplayers.org Monday, 4.15 The Rock of Ages - Nominated for five Tony Awards®, this lively musical captures the era of 1980s Hollywood. $49+ .7:30pm. Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 419-242-2787. valentinetheatre.com
Human rights heroes
Celebrate human rights leaders from nearly 40 countries and five continents during a staged reading of peak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark by Ariel Dorfman, a play based on the book by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo. Directed by Jeffrey Albright and featuring a host of Toledo actors, including Barbara Barkan, this special event is part of Trinity Toledo’s Holy Week Observance and is presented with support from Actors Collaborative Toledo. After the play, listen in on a Q&A, featuring members of the cast and The Rev. Dr. Lisa Tucker-Gray; Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church. 7pm. Wednesday, April 17. St. Marks Chapel (First Floor of Trinity Episcopal Church), 316 Adams St., 419-243-1231. Trinitytoledo.org Free
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(L-R) Ruth Jansen and Jonathan Crayne star in Once.
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The two lead characters meet on the streets of Dublin. The audience never learns their names. The script refers to them merely as “Guy” and “Girl.” They have defining traits— he’s a musician nursing heartbreak, she’s an immigrant from the Czech Republic— yet they could be any of us. They are wounded people, bonding through a love of music. Once, an acclaimed musical based on the 2007 film starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, won an Academy Award for its central song, “Falling Slowly.” The Broadway show earned more accolades, including a Tony Award for Best Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. On April 19, a new production of Once will open at Adrian’s Croswell Theater. As with the original Broadway staging, the cast in Adrian will be both actors and orchestra— playing instruments on stage as the show progresses.
Sing your melody
“The characters are everyperson,” said Doug Miller, director of the Croswell production. “They’re musicians and they perform onstage. They memorize the score for the entire musical. They’re actually playing all those instruments on stage, and without any sheet music. It’s an endeavor that, when you think about it, is pretty amazing. But when you watch the musical, it seems so effortless.” Miller first experienced Once during its initial Broadway run, and was impressed by the show’s story and presentation. Musicals that utilize the cast as the musical accompaniment aren’t unheard of —“Company” famously did it, as did a modern revival of Sweeney Todd— but the challenge of creating this unique experience had Miller jump at the chance to bring it to life.
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“I’m thrilled to be asked to do it. I’ve been blessed to do a lot of different theater, and when this show came up, and the Croswell was thinking about doing it, I was thrilled that they asked me -- to not only direct it, but also to design it.”
I’ll sing along
The show’s songs— all written by the original film’s lead actors, Hansard and Irglova— imbue Once with a beautiful, thoughtful tone and Irish flavor. Miller’s cast, lead by Johnathan Crayne as Guy and Ruth Jansen as Girl, work hard to embody these characters and the musical numbers that bring them to life. “Anyone who’s ever done any musical before knows how they can tie their blocking in with their song, and their song in with their dance, and all that movement, it all ties together. I can learn my lines, but I can’t really learn them until I interact with that other person who’s acting with me.” Once is a relatively new show, having debuted on Broadway in 2012. Many audience members at the Croswell may never have seen it before this April run. Miller said he hopes his production delivers the same remarkable experience he had when he first saw it in New York seven years ago. “I’m hoping that we have people come in to see this show that are taken aback by the freshness of the music and the story.” $20-$40, based on seating. $15, students and children. Friday, April 19-28. 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays. 2:30pm, Sunday, April 28. The Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, MI. 517-264-7469. croswell.org.
ART TO HEART Downtown Divinity Joint art exhibit explores state of womanhood by Jason Webber Take two strong, talented female artists, put them together in one of Downtown’s art galleries, and you get Divine Dimensions, the new exhibit featuring the works of Michelle Arnold Paine and Martha “Marti” Gaustad. Organized by 20 North Gallery curator and local storyteller Condessa Croninger, the exhibit “celebrates the female figure, her spirit, and the space she inhabits.” Opening with a special reception on Friday, April 12 and running through June 29, Divine Dimensions is a thoughtprovoking and fascinating look at womanhood through the lens of canvas, paper, shadows, and light. Toledo City Paper spoke with Gaustad and Paine about their respective art backgrounds and what they hope audiences get from Divine Dimensions. You’re not from Toledo originally. How’d you end up here? Martha Gaustad: I grew up in a large family in Buffalo, New York. In 1980, I accepted a professorship at Bowling Green State University to prepare teachers for the deaf, and retired as Associate Dean of the Graduate College there in 2010. Michelle Arnold Paine: I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, then went to college in New England and spent ten years there and three years living in Italy. We moved to the Toledo area in 2015 for my husband’s job. What first got you interested in painting and photography?
You’ve both had quite varied careers as artists. Name some galleries where you’ve previously exhibited. MG: Art is a second career for me. Education, job and family responsibilities left little time for art for a large portion of my life. Keeping a promise to myself, when I retired, I returned to the university as a student in art. After five years of classes, I began to exhibit my work, then took a studio in downtown Toledo in 2016. Along with many local and regional group exhibitions, I have participated in international, national and regional juried gallery and museum shows including Manifest Gallery’s NUDE, the Butler Institute’s National Midyear Exhibition, and most recently in UNC-Asheville’s Drawing Discourse. Last fall, I had my first solo exhibition at Findlay’s Marathon Center Fisher/ Wall Gallery. My work has also been selected twice for international “exhibitions in print” of contemporary painting.
MG: This is perhaps a bit conventional as a response, but painting and photography have been life-long loves. I remember as a young child, requesting an “open me first” camera for Christmas one year, then bothering the neighbors with photo shoots of fences, old porches and yards. Painting began early also, with a “paint by numbers” kit. When my married sister moved next door to my parents, I set up a painting studio in her attic and experimented with acrylic paints and watercolors.
MP: Since earning my Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire I’ve rented studio space in several artist communities in the Boston area and taught Art and Design and several colleges in Massachusetts. My drawings, paintings and prints have been exhibited at commercial, university and non-profit spaces for the last fifteen years. I’ve also had my paintings and prints published in several publications which focus on the intersection of art and faith.
MP: Drawing is just something I have always done, starting when I was a toddler. When I was in elementary school I drew animals, faces, and designed the floor plans and interiors of my dream mansions. In middle school I drew fashion designs. So really this interest in architecture and the female figure goes way, way back. I naturally went on to take all the art classes in high school and then college and really just couldn’t quit.
MG: As a woman who came of age during the Women’s Liberation era, I am making art in this time when there remains frustrating contentiousness about women’s equality. Both the narrative composition and the rendering of my work is meant to highlight the real simple beauty that can be found in the everyday lives of today’s woman ... as well as the notion that a woman can be strong, independent, and successful yet still be engaging, sensitive and feminine.
What do you hope people take away from your exhibit?
MP: Art to hang on their walls! I hope everyone that views the exhibit will have a renewed awe of the beauty and mystery of the human person.
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(Clockwise, from top left) Caryatid Series #2 by Martha Gaustad; ShutterPencilBrush I by Martha Gaustad; and Reflections, On the Edge by Michelle Arnold Paine.
Divine Dimensions opens with a reception from 6-9pm on Friday, April 12 at 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St. The exhibit will be on view through June 29. For more information on the exhibit and biographies of the artists, visit 20northgallery.com/divine-dimensions
ART EVENTS At the Galleries
(Free unless otherwise noted)
April at Sanger Library Gallery
On display during the month of April at the library: Drone Photography by Toledo Aerial Media, glass art by Matthew Richards and student work from Grove Patterson Elementary. 3030 Central Ave., 419-259-5370. toledolibrary.org/locations/sanger
Divine Dimensions - 20 North features
the work of artists Martha Gaustad and Michelle Arnold Paine through June 29. The exhibition showcases the artist’s oil paintings, photomontage and ink drawings. 20 North Gallery, 18 N. Saint Clair St. 419-241-2400. 20northgallery.com
Back in the loop
Since 2015, The Arts Commission has hosted downtown Toledo’s popular event series— the 3rd Thursday Art Loop. With over 100 participating venues— ranging from restaurants, bars, galleries and shops offering exhibitions, live music, specials, and more— the themed, monthly evenings offer art, creativity and fun while also building a sense of community. The 2019 Art Loop season kicks off on Thursday, April 18 with the theme “Poetry & Performance.” Stop by venues for local author’s meet up, open mics, and assorted performances. Visit Handmade Toledo for the annual Ode to the Zip Code Poetry reading contest, hosted in partnership with the Fair Housing Center, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and Toledo City Paper (for more details, see p.24 of this issue). The Imagination Station serves as this Art Loop’s Main Hub (museum admission is $5 after 5pm on Art Loop nights). For more details, visit theartscommission.org/artloop. Free —AC
Auction block party
Help support The Toledo Artists’ Club by bidding on the works of local artists during their 58th annual Art Auction. 75 original works of art by Toledo Artists’ Club members, including watercolors, acrylics and pastels, will be available during the live auction. All items submitted to the auction undergo a jury process to ensure quality. $3 suggested donation per person includes door prizes and a cash bar. 6-10pm. Saturday, April 13. Sylvania Area Family Services Inc., 5440 Marshall Rd., Sylvania. 419-531-4079. toledoartistclub.com/index.html
Tremble Group Exhibition - Visual artists
Gianna Commito, Lane Cooper, and Sarah Kabot will be featured in a spring show at the River House gallery. “Tremble” connects viewers with the act of creating art through original multimedia works of art. On view April 18 May 25. River House Arts, 425 Jefferson Ave. 419-441-4025. riverhousearts.com
the link between music and visual artwork. 7-8pm. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org Free
Saturday, 4.13 Art Show - The church will host an annual art and craft fair featuring regional artisan vendors. 9am-3pm. Holy Trinity Lutheran, 1825 Glendale Ave. 419-382-564. facebook.com/htlctoledo Free
Art Fair Pop-Up -
The Historical Village and Carriage House will host a spring art fair on Saturday featuring local arts, crafts and food vendors. Prices vary. 11am-4pm. Sylvania Historical Village, 5171 Main St., Sylvania. 419-517-5533. izabellalayne.com
Watercolor Class - This course will focus on patterns in nature as found in foliage and plants. Get hands on instruction with artist Paul Brand. 11am-2pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462. artsupplydepo.com Carve a Wooden Critter - Woodworkers
of all skill levels will create a whimsical creature that sits on a shelf. $35. 9am-noon. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174. 577foundation.org
Floral Painting on Birch - Create a unique creation for home or a gift. $35. 3-5pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462. artsupplydepo.com
Sunday, 4.14 Macrame Wall Hanging - Create a
hip fabric wall decoration using wood beads and macrame technique. $75. 1am-1:30pm. Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St. 419-214-1717. handmadetoledo.com
Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus - Enter into a huge gallery filled with
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Paper and Ink - The artwork of printmakers Yuji Hiratsuka, Ina Kaur, Jean Gumpper, Art Werger, Karen Kunc, Matthew Squibb and Ian Welch will be on view at the Hudson Gallery. Through April 27. Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-885-8381. hudsongallery.net
Contemporary Music & Art: Listening and Looking - Take a guided tour, discussing
newly acquired contemporary and historic works of art by Native Americans. On view through April 28. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000. toledomuseum.org
Help raise awareness and fight Wood County food insecurity during an Artists vs. Hunger: Empty Soup Bowl Event. Select a beautiful bowl, donated by the BGSU Ceramics Department Clay Club, enjoy a lunch of delicious soup, donated by community businesses and volunteers, and then explore the Wood County Historical Museum. This event benefits The Brown Bag Food Project, a Wood County non-profit that provides individuals with a supply of food and personal hygiene items, as well as connecting them with community resources. $15 minimum donation, includes a handmade bowl to take home. 11am-2pm. Saturday, April 13. Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. 419-960-5345. Brownbagfoodproject.org
BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition
Visual artwork from graduating BGSU students will be on view in the gallery now through April 14. BGSU Fine Arts Galleries, 100 Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green. 419-372-2786. bgsu.edu
Thursday, 4.11 Power Cards - Design and be inspired by your very own personal power cards. Art Therapist Raja Aossey-Jensen leds the class. $35. 6pm. And 2pm. Sunday, 4/14. Fuller Art House, 5679 Main St., Sylvania. 419-882-8949. fullerarthouse.com 7th Junior Art Exhibition - Toledo School for the Arts will host a one-night-only gallery show, featuring the work of middle school art students. 6-8pm. Toledo School for the Arts, 14th St., 419-246-8732. ts4arts.org
Arty Party with Rebecca - Unleash the inner artist at this social art class for novice painters. $30. 6:30-9pm. Schedel Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. 419-862-3182. schedel-gardens.org Free
Beginner’s Hand Lettering
Gain mastery over decorative sign making and lettering techniques. $35. 1-2:30pm. Art Supply Depo, 29 S. Saint Clair St. 419-720-6462. artsupplydepo.com
Handmade Paper Making - Learn the
steps to create artisan paper using recycled materials, and dried materials. $10. 2-4pm. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174. 577foundation.org
Wednesday, 4.17 Margaritas & Masterpieces - Paint a colorful welcome board with friends over tasty margaritas. Tickets include one drink, supplies and a guided art lesson. $50. 6pm. Te’kela Cocina y Cantina. 25481 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. 419-874-8800. facebook.com/tekelamexican
Thursday, 4.18 Hand Decorated Eggs - Create beautiful decorated eggs using modern inspired design. 6-8pm. Fuller Art House, 5679 Main St., Sylvania. 419-882-8949. fullerarthouse.com
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For the past few years, Game of Thrones has been promising one thing— “winter is coming.” Now, winter is here, and the highly anticipated 8th season of the hit TV show premieres on Sunday, April 14. Sure you can watch the show alone, but wouldn’t it be more fun to view it with new friends? Head to The Basement: Toledo’s Geekeasy for a Game of Thrones Marathon and Season 8 Premiere. The nerdy bar (profiled in our Toledo City Podcast, listen in at toledocitypaper.com) will be playing all of the show’s episodes until the April 14th premiere, which will be screened on the bar’s four TVs and celebrated with a party full of themed cocktails, drink specials and more. 6-9pm. Sunday, April 14. The Basement: Toledo’s Geekeasy, 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd., 567-343-0355. facebook.com/419Geekeasy Free —AC
Pawn Pawn’s (L-R) David Daniel Smith, Liz Owens Boltz, and Brandon William Boltz, creators of Bedtime, a synthy, melodic creation filled with nostalgic lyrics.
Local band Pawn Pawn’s first album, a strong dose of ambient nostalgia By Erin Holden Three-piece band Pawn Pawn began when David Daniel Smith (drums, guitar, keys ) and Brandon William Boltz (guitar, synth) first started working on what is the band’s first album— Bedtime. The two Toledo natives had already known each other for years, having jammed together in other bands since high school. They got together about four years ago to do something far removed from their punk roots. With no lyrics— only instrumentals— the two musicians realized that they had something cohesive that would be a solid grouping for an album. As David puts it, they “accidentally became a band,” once they asked Liz Owens Boltz, Brandon’s wife, to write the lyrics and sing lead vocals. She and Brandon, who began dating in high school, had also played in bands together in the past. Pawn Pawn’s sound is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors (Liz’s voice definitely channels that of Stevie Nicks) and what Brandon describes as “melodic intertwinings,” breaking the rules Brandon and David learned from past experiences in punk bands. “We basically decided not to strum chords or do standard rock stuff,” he says.
As David and Brandon worked on the instrumentals for a solid two years before Liz joined the group, there was pressure for her to complete the songs with lyrics that complemented the original intent. “These songs were their babies that they’d been listening to for a couple of years, and I’m putting lyrics and vocal melodies over them that they are not used to,” Liz explained.
Ultimately, it worked. Bedtime came together as a synth-pop lineup of 80s nostalgia replete with ambient single-note melodies. If you aren’t paying attention to the lyrics, you’ll miss the dark elements in Bedtime, which balances its upbeat rhythm with a hard look at the reality of an uncertain future. As Liz points out, the band “tries to skirt that line. A lot of our music has that moody feel to it. ‘Sometimes it hurts to be alive,’ is one of my lines. That’s probably the dark part of it, too— this is what it’s like to be a human being right now. We’re trying to make [the album] something universal that everyone can relate to.”
“We Are the Champions”
In 2018, the biographical film which profiled Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, smashed the box office, earning more than $890 million worldwide as the sixthhighest-grossing film of 2018. The film received four Academy Awards, along with a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama and garnered countless other nominations. Relive the fun during a Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along screening at the Valentine Theatre. $8, main floor. $5, loge and balcony. 6-9pm. Saturday, April 13. The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 419-242-ARTS. Valentinetheatre.com
Opening the door to imagination
Is Mary Poppins the antidote to an increasingly violent and alienated world? Perhaps not. But a spoonful of sugar certainly helps the medicine and reality of our world go down. View and discuss the 2018 film Mary Poppins Returns during the April edition of Reel Issues, a LifeLine Toledo event series. Theater-style concessions will be available. 6-9:30pm. Saturday, April 13. LifeLine Toledo, 2040 Collingwood Blvd., 419-806-6617. For more information, see “Reel Issues” on Facebook. Free
With the Goblin King
David and Brandon feel that “Bedtime” and “Be Cool” best encompass the overall theme of the album, making them the most likely to become singles, but fans of David Bowie should listen to “Look Up.” While the guys were channeling Nine Inch Nails for the instrumentals, Liz was thinking about Ziggy Stardust. “I really wanted to do a tribute, to honor his (Bowie’s) creative spirit,” she says. “I heard that song and I thought, ‘This is a Bowie song.’” With Labyrinth-inspired lyrics like, “You made it a thing/ to rock and roll with the Goblin King,” it stands out as pure and hopeful while bookmarked by the other peppy songs with dark undertones. “Nostalgia is another theme that runs through the album,” says Liz. “On the one hand, we are all thinking about our childhood and the things we loved but, on the other hand, we’re looking toward the future. Bedtime is the time of night when you’re thinking about those things.” You can find Bedtime on most streaming services. Pawn Pawn also recently released the album on vinyl, which can be purchased at their shows and at local record stores. Come to the Heights Guitars (1724 S. Reynolds Rd.) in-store release of the album at 6pm on Friday, April 19.
April 10 • April 23
LISTEN HEAR Fauxchella III A two-day 40 performer event in BG by Nicholas Rys
Summit Shack, a house-show music venue in Bowling Green, will put on a two-day cheeky alternative to the southern California desert music festival, Coachella, called Fauxchella. The third year for the event, which takes place April 12 and 13, boasts a line up that is so big, that all but the afterparty is being moved to Howard’s Club H.
Inspired by the road
Summit Shack, the residence of Bowling Green-based band, American Spirits, began hosting shows in 2017. Conor Alan, drummer and owner of the Summit Shack, credits a trip to Florida and California after graduation, coupled with an invigorating DJ set at a show after his trip, as inspiration for opening the venue. “I had never been to the west coast before, so visiting friends and experiencing the culture of Los Angeles inspired the everloving hell out of me. Everyone was busy, had goals, and desired to expand the creative environment around them.” Alan talked with his friends and current band members
about “providing both a hub and platform for local artists ranging from photographers, videographers, singers, bands, DJs, producers, editors, comedians, to collaborate and work together.” Those conversations led to the formation of the Same Collective, Alan’s attempt to cull the fertile arts scene in Bowling Green. After some tweaking, members of American Spirits decided to open their home as a venue to showcase the local arts community. “Over the past year and a half we have hosted a large variety of events ranging from solo performers, bands, DJs, rappers and comedians. We have had only two noise complaints and both times we resolved them with no issues with law enforcement. We have plans to do drag shows, poetry nights, and art shows in the near future.” The first Fauxchella event was actually the fourth show at the Summit Shack, held in September of 2017. Alan says it was planned in two days, with twelve performers that ranged from bands, DJs, solo performers and even comedians. The second Fauxchella, held in April last year, took about four months to plan, and also took place at the Summit Shack, with twenty-two performers with a similar range of performances.
Growing the sound
Fauxchella 2019 began the planning in November of 2018. As in years past, the event was set for the Summit Shack, however, the interest by performers was so significant that they decided to host a pre-party the day before, and an after party to accommodate all the performers. According to Alan, forty-four bands,
including solo artists, comedians, DJs, and rappers will perform at the twoday event, between the pre- and -post parties at the Summit Shack, and other perfomances at Howard’s Club H. For more information, view the Facebook page for The Summit Shack (facebook.com/ SummitShack) or Howard’s Club H (facebook.com/pg/HowardsBG).
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April 10 • April 23
Highlighted events indicates our picks for the week
WED, APR 10 Civic Hall: Knocked Loose, The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way (hard/rock) Durty Bird: Dooley Wilson (blues guitarist) Music Go Round: Songwriters Listening Room: Lucas Guy (acoustic, songwriter) BGSU Moore Arts: Promenade Sauvage BGSU will host the contemporary guitar and accordion duo Promenade Sauvage, performing “Shifting Cities,” a musical interpretation of migration through the eyes of the displaced. 8-9:30pm. 1031 State University, Bowling Green. 419-372-2181. promenadesauvage.com (new classical) Free
THU, APR 11 Durty Bird: Hector Mendoza (jazz/pop, acoustic) Ottawa Tavern: Josh Morningstar, Ryan Roth, Vester Frey (folk/rock, songwriter) Tony Packo’s: Cake Walkin’ Jass Band (jazz/swing) Village Idiot: Beg to Differ (pop/rock, covers)
FRI, APR 12 Black Cloister: Melissa & Scott (acoustic, songwriter) Civic Hall: The Nightmare (Alice Cooper tribute) Cock n Bull: Barile & May, Screamin’ Heathens (acoustic rock) (pop/rock, covers) Durty Bird: Mojoe Boes & His Noble Jones (blues/rock, covers) Frankie’s: Inner Circle Avenue, Nalani & Sarina, Ice Cream Militia (various) Ottawa Tavern: The Shaking Shivers, Chris Shutters, My Hated Friend (various) The Pub: Laurie Swyers and New Moon (blues/rock, songwriter)
SAT, APR 13 Bronze Boar: Cactus Jack (alternative/rock, songwriter) Civic Hall: Flannel Fest with Grind, Breed and Core (90s rock tribute bands) Cock n Bull: Black Swamp Rebels (rock, covers) Distillery: Piggyback Jones (pop/rock, covers) Durty Bird: The Funk Factory (jam/rock) Frankie’s: 00s Metalcore Cover Show with Affairs, Northern Shores, God Wears Gucci (metal/rock, covers) Hollywood Casino: Magic Bus Relive the 60s anew with Magic Bus, a six piece rock n roll band, covering the greatest hits from Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Byrds and more! Don’t bogart the joint man. 8-9:30pm. 1968 Miami St. 419-661-5200. hollywoodcasinotoledo.com Free The Pub: Bobby G & the Third Street Cigar Band (blues) Sodbuster Bar: Screams & Whispers (pop/rock, covers)
TMA Peristyle: Toledo Symphony Orchestra: Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel Vocalist Cavanaugh recreates the music from the Broadway show “Movin’ Out” with the music of the Piano Man Billy Joel accompanied by TSO. Concerts start at 8pm. $50-$85. 2445 Monroe St. 419-246-8000. toledosymphony.org Toledo Museum of Art: Great Performances: BGSU Chamber Ensembles (classical) Village Idiot: Devil Elvis (rock n roll, covers)
SUN, APR 14 Art & Performance Center: Rob Storm (acoustic, songwriter) Durty Bird: Twenty Twenty Four (jazz/pop, covers) Frankie’s: Dead American, Castle No Kings, Second String Hero (alternative/rock) MVUU Congregation: Pete Seeger Songfest with Jim Scott Sing along with Scott as the singer pays tribute to his friend, the late folk hero Pete Seeger. Suggested donation $10-$20. Maumee Valley Unitarian, 20189 N. Dixie Highway. Bowling Green. 419-885-1162. jimscottmusic.com (Pete Seeger tribute) St. Timothy Episcopal: The Zin Quartet (classical) Village Idiot: Ministry of Jazz (jazz/jam)
MON, APR 15 UT Arts Center: Vocal Jazz Ensemble Recital (vocal/jazz) Village Idiot: Frankie May (rock/jam)
TUE, APR 16 Durty Bird: Gray & Cleveland (pop/jazz, covers) Ottawa Tavern: Open Mic Tuesdays (open mic) UT Arts Center: Latin Jazz Ensemble (jazz) Wildwood Manor House: BGSU Graduate String Quartet (classical) Village Idiot: Bobby May (acoustic rock)
WED, APR 17 Durty Bird: Tim Oehlers (acoustic, covers) (country, folk)
THU, APR 18
Art & Performance Center: Lisa Sanders & Brown Sugar (folk/pop, songwriter) Durty Bird: Andrew Ellis (acoustic, covers) Gathered Glassblowing: Old State Line (country, folk) Howard’s BG: Laurel and the Love In (alternative/rock, songwriter) Village Idiot: The Matt Truman Ego Trip (alternative/rock, songwriter)
FRI, APR 19 Distillery: Venyx (pop/rock, covers) Durty Bird: Swingmania (jazz orchestra, covers) Cock n Bull: Barile & May, Distant Cousinz (acoustic rock) (pop/rock, covers) Frankie’s: Grand Buffet, Go Lab (hip hop, electronic, originals) Hollywood Casino: Skittle Bots (pop/rock, covers) Howard’s BG: Shakin’ Shivers, Chris Shutters, Dirty Lies (alternative/rock, songwriter) The Pub: Kyle White (acoustic, songwriter) Sodbuster Bar: Green Acre Sessions (rock, covers)
SAT, APR 20 Black Cloister: Ross Thompson (acoustic, songwriter) Bronze Boar: Green Acre Sessions (jam/rock) Civic Hall: Ekoostik Hookah, Rustik Waters (jam/rock, funk/rock) Cock n Bull: Fu5ion (pop/rock, covers) Distillery: Radio Toyko (pop/rock, covers) Durty Bird: Twenty Twenty Four (jazz/pop, covers) Frankie’s: 12th Madman Maheeze 420 Blowout with MADhouse, C-Fifth, THC & more (hiphop/rap, electronic) Glass City Cafe: Acoustic Brunch with Tim Oehlers (acoustic, songwriter) Holland Haus: Best Sleep, Teamonade, House Tours, Brett Kaminski (alternative/rock, songwriter) Howard’s BG: Synesthetic Oil Spill, Tree No Leaves, ROVR, Muamin Collective, Baccano (various, songwriter) Longhorn Saloon: Smokefest IV The tradition carries on at the New Longhorn Saloon. Performers are Funkin’ Schwagnalls, Marijuana Johnson, Universal Wavelength, and Bourbon Train. $7. 8pm-2am. 946 Phillips Ave. 419-708-5194. facebook.com/ universalwavelength Ottawa Tavern: Stretch, Human Juicebox, In Rhythm (various)
VINYL INTERNATIONAL Saturday, 4.13 / Culture Clash
Record stores, artists and fans come together on Record Store Day to bring attention to a superior listening platform, the analog vinyl album. You can look forward to hearing live music by Wax, Violent Bloom, Bliss Nova and Excellent Enemies, plus more than 4,000 recording artists releasing limited edition LPs, new EPs and spring singles for the international event. Marking the relaunch of Culture Clash Records, the 12th Annual Record Store Day offers vinyl releases by local bands, plus 200 releases by bands like Gorillaz, Fleetwood Mac, and Weezer, who are only releasing these albums at independent record stores like Culture Clash. 10am-9pm. Saturday, April 13. 4020 Secor Rd. 419-536-5683. cultureclashrecords.com Free
Saturday, 4.20 / Maumee Bay Brewing
Frogtown Glassroots and Mind Soul Collective bring the music of the Grateful Dead. Get yourself right and ‘head’ down to 201 Morris for Being Grateful and Cactus Jack. The venue features an elevated stage and plenty of room for crowd bonding. $7. 201 Morris. 419-241-1253. facebook.com/ gratefuldeadtoledo
GET THE LOW DOWN
Friday-Saturday, 4.20-4.21 / Bier Stube
Jam out for a good cause at the 3rd Annual Glass City Get Down with The Low Down, a free benefit for Lucas County Canine Care and Control to raise funds for adoption fees and emergency needs for their pups. Tim Oehlers, NOT Greenacre Sessions, Benji Katz, The Shakin’ Shivers, the Skittle Bots and 12 other acts will play at the event, which is open to all ages until evening. There will be an auction with prizes, carnival games, a live sculpture, and LCCCC dogs available for adoption. 11am on Friday, April 20 to 10pm, Saturday April 21. 5333 Monroe St., Ste. 30. 419-841-7999. bierstubetoledo.com Free —EH
SUN, APR 21 Civic Hall: Hed PE, JJ From Vegas, Mujaw Creek (various) Frankie’s: Thousand Below, Into the Wild, Life Before Us (hard/rock) Village Idiot: Ministry of Jazz (jazz/jam)
MON, APR 22 UT Arts Center: University Jazz Ensemble Concert (jazz) Village Idiot: Frankie May (rock/jam)
TUE, APR 23 Ottawa Tavern: Open Mic Tuesdays (open mic) Trinity Episcopal: Glass City Singers (choir, pop) Village Idiot: Bobby May Historic Maumee is home to the Village Idiot, featuring live music seven days a week. Local bands on the weekdays are offered at no cover. Music often goes late! 9pm-midnight. 309 Conant St., Maumee. 419-893-7281. villageitidotmaumee.com Free (acoustic rock)
Wildwood Manor House: Pianist Solungga Liu (classical)
“Good Eggs & wise cracks!”
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April 10 • April 23
ROAD TRIP Looking for a quick change of scenery and a taste of something different? Curious about our favorite events going on just a short drive from Toledo? Visit toledocitypaper.com, or check out our sister publication, Current Magazine (covering Ann Arbor), at ecurrent.com, to explore film, art, music and more.
Monday, 4.15 [misc]
AROUND THE WORLD Saturday, 4.13 Seagate Convention Center Toledo Sister Cities International hosts the 10th International Festival to celebrate 26 years of community service. Partnering with Toledo’s sister cities, which include Hyderabad, Pakistan, Szged, Hungary and Toledo, Spain, this event features dance and musical performances. Food and drink vendors will offer delicious street foods. Capping off the event, a naturalization ceremony and international forum will be convened. $5-$8. 11am-7:30pm. 401 Jefferson Ave. 419-255-3300. toledosistercities.org —SE
Wednesday, 4.10 [theatre] Les Miserables - Victor Hugo’s realistic-fiction masterpiece tells the tragic tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his adopted daughter Cosette, and police inspector Javert, who vows to return Valjean to prison. The human drama clashes with the tumultuous times of the day. The 1980 musical of the same name gives the characters in the novel a voice and a song, featuring classics like “Do You Hear the People Sing” and “I Dreamed a Dream.” The cannons will be set ablaze! $49-$114. 7:30pm. Showtimes vary through Sunday, April 14. Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. americantheatreguild.com
Thursday, 4.11 [poetry] Poetry Speaks with Floeticlydivine This multi-arts event features visual artist Bree Mathews, musician Poetess and honorary poets Bob Phillips and Melvin Douglas. Compete in the poetry contest, limited to five people. $10. 6:30-10pm. OurBrothers Place, 233 Huron St. 419-244-5552. See the event on Facebook.
[lit] Book Sale - The Toledo Library hosts a public book sale. Prices vary from $1 books to $2 media items. Prices vary. 4-7pm. And 9am-4pm. Friday, 4/11 and Saturday, , 4/12. Friends of the Library, 1301 N. Reynolds Rd. 419-259-5455. toledolibrary.org
Friday, 4.12 [health] Nature Night Hike - Get outside with the family on this guided hike through the marsh land at Secor Metropark. Register. 8:30-9:30pm. 10001 Central Ave., Secor Metropark, Sylvania. 419-407-9710. metroparkstoledo.com Free
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU Saturday, 4.13 Star Wars nerds, bust out your Chewbacca costumes and Darth Vader helmets. It’s time for Crawl Wars, an EpicEventz bar crawl in downtown Toledo. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Included with the ticket is your very own light saber, souvenir cup, lanyards that allow you admission to participating bars (to be announced) to partake in the crawl’s drink specials. Dressing in character is encouraged but not required. 21+. $35. Pay in cash if purchasing on day of event. 3pm-9pm. Saturday, April 13. Make sure to be at check-in by 4pm. Message EpicEventz on their Facebook page for more details. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. —EH
[fundraiser] Big Wish Gala - Make A Wish foundation hosts a fundraiser event that includes dinner, a live auction and silent auction. Show your support for Make A Wish! $200. 6:30-10:30pm. Renaissance Hotel, 444 N. Summit St. 419-244-9474. oki.wish.org
[comedy] Unfiltered Improv - Enjoy the whimsical comedy of the Unfiltered Improv troupe. Ironic Maidens open the comedy show. $5. Art & Performance Center, 2702 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-913-9010. facebook.com/artandperformancecenter
Saturday, 4.13 [misc] Toledo Club Wedding Open House - Tour the iconic Toledo venue while meeting with vendors and wedding planners to help you get ready for your big day. Noon-4pm. Toledo Club, 235 14th St. 419-243-2200. toledoclub.org Free
Sunday, 4.14 [poetry] Uncloistered Poetry - Featured regional poets share original works with an attentive and supportive audience. Bring a poem, five minutes or less to share, time permitting. Get there early to find a seat. Donations for NAOMI House accepted. 6-8pm. Calvino’s Restaurant, 3142 W. Central Ave. 419-531-5100. toledopoet.com Free
Wednesday, 4.14 [outdoors] April Wildflower Walk- Take a guided tour of the park’s blushing bouquets as the season comes into full bloom. A Naturalist will discuss the differences between native and invasive species on the Black Swamp Region. So pretty! 11am-noon. Secor Metropark, 10001 Central Ave. 419-407-9700. metroparkstoledo.com Free
Open Pitch Night - Jumpstart invites budding entrepreneurs to share their big ideas with the crowd to gain suggestions and possible connections to make your dream a reality. 5:30-8pm. Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe St. 216-363-3400. jumpstartinc.org Free
[community] Palm Sunday with the Toledo Choral Society - The Toledo Choral Society (TCS) will present a Palm Sunday concert of sacred music featuring traditional and contemporary arrangements of Lenten standards. “This concert will provide an opportunity for the audience to reflect on the events of Holy Week and celebrate the good news that Easter brings with it.” 7pm. Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd., Toledochoralsociety.org A freewill offering will be appreciated.
Tuesday, 4.16 [misc]
Here is a list of our top APRIL must-attend, out-of-town events: Jazz up your weekend If you’re feeling like you could use a little more jazz in your life, head to Ann Arbor’s Blue Llama Jazz Club to hear the Grammy-nominated Ravi Coltrane Quartet. The son of Alice and John Coltrane, Ravi has spent decades perfecting his career as a celebrated saxophonist, bandleader, composer and owner of the RKM record label. Read more about Ravi online at toledocitypaper.com $45-$55. 7pm. Friday, April 12. 9:30pm. Saturday, April 13. Blue Llama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI. 734-531-6188. Bluellamaclub.com —EH
Toledo Warehouse District Meeting Get together with business owners, residents and Toledoans at this monthly meeting to discuss new projects and developments planned for the downtown Toledo neighborhood. 8-9am. The Cafe at Maumee Bay, 27 Broadway St. 419-241-5133. toledowarehouse.org Free
Thursday, 4.18 [education] Asian Carp: How Efforts in Illinois are protecting the Great Lakes - Be informed of renewed efforts to keep our lake clean and full of life with a public lecture Thursday at the UT Lake Erie Center. Kevin Irons, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will discuss his involvement managing the Aquatic Nuisance Species Program and the program’s efforts to keep invasive species numbers low in Lake Erie. A free shuttle will leave from UT Main Campus Bowman-Oddy Lab at 6:15pm. Lecture 7-8pm. Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. 419-530-8360. utoledo.edu.msm Free
Friday, 4.19 [comedy]
See our 419 Day events Roundup! P.8
Comedian John Witherspoon Actor and comedian John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”, “Friday” “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka”) takes the stage with four appearances Friday and Saturday. $25. 7pm. & 9:30pm. And 6:30pm. & 9:30pm. Saturday, 4/20. Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons, Perrysburg. 419- 931-3474. toledo.funnybone.com
Say cheese Who among us would not welcome the opportunity to celebrate cheese? Detroit’s Say Cheese Fest offers samples from participating restaurants (to be announced). You’ll taste delightfully cheesy dishes and bites that pair well with cheese, while you partake of drinks and socialize. Sounds like the perfect day to us! $30 general admission. $50 for VIP. 2-6pm. Sunday, April 14. Belle Isle Boat House, E. Picnic Way, Detroit, MI. firstname.lastname@example.org. eventbrite.com What doesn’t kill you Take a road trip to the north for the Detroit Public Library’s Spring Author Series featuring speaker Damon Young, discussing his first book, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays, followed by a book signing and Q&A. Young has been described as “one of our best thinkers,” for his work examining race, gender and class which looks through the lens of his personal experiences to promote societal discourse about where we need to go from here. 6-8pm. Wednesday, April 17. Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI. 313-481-1300. Register at eventbrite.com. Free —EH
Saturday, 4.20 [nightlife] 90s Dance Party - Fool House plays the best top 40s pop hits from the 90s. Get dressed up for the occasion and meet your crew at Hollywood Casino for a night of non-stop music and nostalgia. 8-midnight. Hollywood Casino, 1968 Miami St. 419-661-5200. hollywoodtoledo.com Free
April 10 • April 23
Sunday, 4.21 [outdoors] Oak Openings Wildflowers - Take a guided tour of the newly-budding spring flowers at the Metropark. The event is free, registration required. 1-2:30pm. Oak Openings, 5230 Wilkins Rd., Whitehouse. 419-875-6349. metroparkstoledo.com Free
TOLEDO ACCORDING TO... Diana Patton Years lived in Toledo: 30 years Occupation: CEO of Diana R. Patton Consulting, LLC - speaker, author, attorney and social justice advocate.
My story, in one sentence: I am capable of rising above my circumstances, pushing past abuse, trauma and worn-out mental narratives, being resilient, accepting every challenge, and committing to living my very best life through my spiritual practice of connecting to God, every single day, and following Jesus. One song lyric to describe my ideal self: And I’ll rise up, I’ll rise like the Day, I’ll rise up, I’ll rise unafraid, I’ll rise up, and I’ll do it a thousand times again Most people know me for: Encouraging and inspiring people to live their very best life, unapologetically talking about my family and my love for living a healthy lifestyle by practicing yoga at Yogaja Yoga. I’m also a former avid runner, and love eating healthy good food! The best thing I’ve ever eaten in Toledo was: at Bangkok Kitchen. Allow me to repeat— Bangkok kitchen. Of course, I MUST mention Tandoor, Byblos, Balance, Local Roots Juice Company, and the Beirut. The best view in Toledo: On a nice WARM summer day, sitting on the patio at The Heights in Toledo.
When I’m craving an Acai bowl or some “Get Right” tea, I go to Local Roots Juice Company in Perrysburg, and the Rustbelt.
4 The reason I am most proud of myself right now: Owning, loving and living my story. I’m constantly reclaiming my power by examining what I feel and giving myself permission to respond without emotional baggage. And when I do mess up, I apologize and I do not hold myself hostage to shame, guilt or blame. What makes me truly feel alive: Cooking and serving an amazing meal, sitting at a table, with family, and close friends, a really great bottle of red wine and TONS of laughter.
The last time I had a serious-ohmy-god-my-stomach-hurts-now belly laugh was when I was with Tonya Rider and Rhonda Sewell at Deborah Porter’s old house. There’s a photo to prove it.
If you could have a drink with any person or character— fictional, real, living or past— who would it be, what would you drink, and why? It would be with Michelle Obama, and we’d either have a glass of wine or sip on some great tea, and brainstorm on how we can improve the school systems, and how we would work together to help young people RISE up and believe in themselves.
What I’m listening to: Peter Collins “Sunshine”
I could sum up my personal style with these five words: It is not that serious. What were some of the most challenging, yet enriching, tasks you’ve completed? Completing my book, Inspiration In My Shoes, and my newest book, This Yogi’s Journey, which you can find on my website, dianarpatton. com, or purchase from Amazon. All of my yoga photos from This Yogi’s Journey are of me doing yoga in downtown Toledo.
On a typical day, I wear: yoga attire, casual and relaxing clothing, and warm socks!
April 10 • April 23
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April 10 • April 23
FREEWILL ASTROLOGY ÂŠ2019
By Brendan Emmett Quigley (www.brendanemmettquigley.com)
Across 1. Googleâ€™s alternative to Excel 7. Makeup of some tennis courts 14. Six-sided screw holder 15. Sing to 16. Secret things 17. Became stressed 18. Approving words to put a slant on a word? 20. Programmable thermostats with hidden microphones 21. Word in many a soccer club chant 22. Morse code sound 24. Dir. at roughly 4:00 25. ___ diavolo 26. Convention center rental 28. Costs for removing font styles? 33. Simply the best 34. Tortoiseâ€™s rival 35. â€œYou donâ€™t need my input to overrule changes in the manuscriptâ€?? 40. Open horse carriages 41. Koln cooler 42. Sports org. with a tri-colored ball 45. Bring home 46. Flash before oneâ€™s eye? 47. Momoa who played Aquaman 49. â€œHey bro, tell me which one of these Iâ€™m gonna strike from the galleyâ€?? 54. One way to fight 55. Single breath mint 56. 2009 animated movie based on a 2002 Neil Gaiman novel 57. Top 58. Took every penny from 59. Moogs and Korgs, e.g.
Down 1. Philadelphia Flyers star Gostisbehere 2. David Bowie album in the Berlin trilogy 3. One forgiving 4. Put on the books 5. Bigeye and skipjack, e.g. 6. Be an overzealous fan 7. Pilgrim in Chaucerâ€™s â€œCanterbury Talesâ€? 8. â€œI also saw an egret, an emu, and an ___ who was building an aerie.â€? (Roz Chast on crosswords) 9. Arnaz of early TV 10. Popular tech website 11. 1919 Albert Payson Terhune book 12. Overpraise 13. â€œYou betchaâ€? 15. WWII camp 19. Stinger 23. CDC overseer 25. All done 26. San Francisco transportation system 27. City near Provo 29. Like some energy bars 30. Levels the playing field? 31. Fight or flight, e.g. 32. Frauleinâ€™s flat 35. Phish fanâ€™s collectible? 36. Itâ€™s pulled over the eyes of the gullible 37. Roadside dinerâ€™s come-on 38. â€œToo funnyâ€? 39. Retire with grace 43. ___ looks 44. Battery bumps 46. Without sympathy 47. Aspic part 48. Celebrity chef Brown 50. Somewhat 51. Spoke out loud 52. Mix things up 53. Slight touches 54. Getting shit done, initially
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Week of April 11
ARIES (Week of April 11): The Qing Dynasty controlled China from the mid-seventeenth century to the early twentieth century. It was the fifth biggest empire in world history. But eventually it faded, as all mighty regimes do. Revolution came in 1911, forcing the last emperor to abdicate and giving birth to the Republic of China. Iâ€™m inclined to think of your life in 2019 as having some similarities to that transition. Itâ€™s the end of one era and the beginning of another; a changing of the guard and a passing of the torch. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to be very active in deciding and visualizing the empire you want next. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I hope that sometime soon youâ€™ll acquire a new source of support or inspiration. Now is a phase of your astrological cycle when youâ€™re likely to attract influences that are in alignment with your deep values. This addition might be a person or animal. It could be a vibrant symbol or useful tool. It may even be a fantasy character or departed ancestor that will stimulate vitality you havenâ€™t been able to summon on your own. Be on the lookout for this enhancement.
â€œLove is a battlefieldâ€?? Was Ovid implying that to succeed in the amorous arts we must be heroic warriors prepared to overcome fears and risk psychological dangers? Probably. But I will also point out that it takes as much courage to create fun, interesting togetherness as it does to wrestle with the problems that togetherness brings. You need just as much bravura and panache to explore the sweet mysteries of intimacy as you do to explore the achy mysteries of intimacy. Keep these thoughts in mind as you marshal your audacity to deepen and expand your best relationships in the coming weeks.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Poet David Hinton analyzed the Chinese word for â€œpoetry.â€? Its etymological meaning is â€œwords spoken at the fertility altar.â€? Letâ€™s make that your theme, even if you donâ€™t write or read poetry. I suspect the coming weeks will be a favorable time to take a vow or utter a solemn intention in front of a homemade fertility altar. The oath you speak might express a desire to boost your use of your physical vitality: your lust for life, your adoration of the natural world, or your power to produce new human life. Or your vow to foster your fertility could be more metaphorical and symbolic in nature: the imaginative intimacy you will explore or the creativity youâ€™ll express in future works of art or the generous effects you want to have on the world.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The literal meaning of the French term *jolie-laide* is â€œpretty and ugly.â€? Bloggers at wordsnquotes. com define it as follows: â€œItâ€™s a fascinating quirkiness thatâ€™s irresistible, like a face you want to keep looking at even if you canâ€™t decide whether it is beautiful or not.â€? *Jolie-laide* overlaps with the Japanese term *wabi-sabi*, which describes a person or thing that is lovely because of its imperfection and incompleteness. I bring these facts to your attention because I think you have extraordinary potential to be a master embodier of both *jolie-laide* and *wabi-sabi* in the coming weeks.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A. A. Milne, who wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. He said there are two ways to navigate through life. Either you â€œtake a bearing on something in the future and steer towards it, or take a bearing on something in the past and steer away from it.â€? So in his view, â€œThere are those who look ahead and pull and those who look behind and push.â€? Iâ€™m hoping that in the coming weeks and months, you will make a delighted commitment to the first option: taking a bearing on something in the future and steering towards it. I think that approach will inspire you toward the most interesting success. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The national animal of Finland is the brown bear. The national insect is the ladybug and the national instrument is a stringed instrument known as the kantele. As for the national author, itâ€™s Aleksis Kivi, who produced just one novel that took him ten years to write. He also published a short collection of odes and a few plays, adding up to a grand total of less than 800 pages of work. I think that the efforts you make in the coming weeks could have a disproportionately large impact, as well, Leo. What you lack in quantity will be irrelevant compared to the sheer quality you generate. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I follow the blogger Evanescent Voyager because she makes me cry with sad joy and exultant poignance on a regular basis. One of her other fans wrote her a love note I could have written myself. It said, â€œYour emotional brilliance and thoughtful passion break me into pieces and then weave me back together with more coherence than I had before reading you. I revere your alchemical talent for undoing me so you can heal me; for lowering my defenses so I can be open to your riches; for demolishing my habitual trance so you can awaken my sleeping genius.â€? I believe that in the coming weeks, life itself will offer to perform these same services for you, Virgo. I urge you to accept! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): â€œLove is no assignment for cowards.â€? Thatâ€™s a quote attributed to the ancient Roman poet Ovid. What did he mean? Was he foreshadowing the wisdom of pop singer Pat Benatar, who in 1983 told us,
April 10 â€˘ April 23
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As Czech playwright Vaclav Havel (1936â€“2011) matured, he became a political dissident who opposed the Soviet Unionâ€™s authoritarian grip on his country. Eventually he was a key player in the Velvet Revolution that banished Communism. When Czechoslovakia emerged as a new democracy, its people elected him president. Havel later thanked Lou Reed and the band the Velvet Underground for fully awakening his liberationist leadership. He said their unruly music stoked his longing to establish a culture where total creative freedom was possible. I mention this, Sagittarius, because now is a favorable time to identify the music or art or films or literature that might fuel your emancipation in the coming months. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn author J. R. R. Tolkien toiled on his masterpiece *The Lord of the Rings* for twelve years. Once he finished, it wasnâ€™t published for more than five years. So seventeen years passed between the time he launched his precious project and the time when it reached an audience. I donâ€™t think you will need that much patience in shepherding your own venture to full expression, Capricorn. But I hope youâ€™ll summon as much faith in yourself as Tolkien had to rouse in himself. To do so will bring out the best in you! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Released in 1998, *The Prince of Egypt* is an animated film that tells the story of the Hebrew prophet Moses. In the climactic event, the hero uses magic to part the waters of the Red Sea, allowing his people to run across the sea floor and escape the army thatâ€™s chasing them. To make that seven-minute scene, 28 professional animators labored for 318,000 hours. In the coming months, you could create your own version of that marvel, Aquarius. But youâ€™ll need a team to help you, and that team is not yet ready to go. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to get it ready, though. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean businessman Steve Jobs testified that taking LSD was â€œone of the two or three most important thingsâ€? he ever did in his life. It opened his mind in ways he felt were crucial to his development. What are the three most important things youâ€™ve ever done, Pisces? I invite you to revisit at least one of them, and see if you can take it to the next step of its power to inspire you. What if it has even more to offer you in your efforts to become the person you want to be?
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading in the park by Dan Rzicznek, followed by a restorative yoga session led by Amanda Rzicznek that is suitable for all levels, from those new to the mat to experienced practitioners. Bring your own mat and blanket. $15-$40. 11:30am. Saturday, April 13. Simpson Garden Park Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. 419-354-6297. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.
Local plastic surgeons Dr. Frank Barone and Dr. Peter Koltz present “Improving the Experience for Breast Cancer Patients,” a talk that centers on new options for those with breast cancer, specifically discussing breast reconstruction and conservation. Talking points will include preventative measures, microsurgical advances, biomaterials and implants. The focus is about the comfort and quality of life for patients of all ages affected with breast cancer. 6-7:30pm. Tuesday, April 23. The Victory Center, Perrysburg Office, 12623 Eckel Junction Rd., Perrysburg. RSVP to 419-531-7600. thevictorycenter.org —EH
health and wellness events Saturday, 4.13
Full Moon Manifest - Make a connection with the lunar cycles of the New Moon with spiritual health practitioner Diana Marie. $25. 2-4pm. 577 Foundation, E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174. 577foundation.org
doTerra Oil Class - Learn how essential oils can relieve pain, stress, anxiety, and more, during this class led by wellness advocate Carolyn Hapka. $20. 7pm. Angela’s Angels, 5774 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-824-4079. angelasangelsgifts.com
Core Yoga - Get a workout for your mind and muscles! Build strength and flexibility at this weekly fitness yoga class. Tuesdays at 5pm. $15 drop in or commit to 4 classes per month at $50. Open Arms Wellness Center, 2300 Navarre Ave., Oregon. 419-720-8604. openarmsmassagestudio.com
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2002 DODGE DURANGO
168k, 4x4; Runs and drives. Can be seen at 1136 Shernan St, Toledo. Call 606-215-4755
2014 HARLEY DAVIDSON, Sportster Super Low. 483 miles. Almost Brand New! Loaded. $4800 419.376.9264
2015 CHEVY CRUZE LT White; 16,900 miles; tinted windows; still under factory warranty; $13,400. Call 419-779-3857
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April 10 • April 23
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April 10 • April 23
Mud Hens Opening Day Special, 419 Day Field Guide, Ode to the Zip Code Poems and more.