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Howling Summer of Fun

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The Ark This small venue offers a showcase for lesser-known acts. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451, (734) 761-1800 or O Danielia Cotton: 8 p.m. July 28, $15. O Ricky Skaggs: 7 and 9:30 p.m. July 29, $30. O Chris Smither: 8 p.m. July 30, $22.50. O Maura O’Connell: 7:30 p.m. July 31, $25. O Riverfolk Festival songwriting contest: 7 p.m. Aug. 2, free. O Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band: 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $35.

Bar 145 This new venue features burgers, bands and bourbon, if its slogan is to be believed. 5304 Monroe St. O DJ J Wayne: Sundays. O Jeff Stewart: Tuesdays. O The Brave Youngsters: July 28. O Tricky Dick and the Cover Up: July 29.

The Blarney Irish Pub Catch local acts while taking in the pub’s modern Irish and American fare. 601 Monroe St. (419) 418-2339 or www. O Kyle White: July 28. O Nine Lives: July 29. O Beg to Differ: July 30.

Blind Pig A variety of rock, soul, pop and alternative acts perform at this bar. 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. $3-$20 unless noted. (734) 996-8555 or O The Shout Aways, the Sunset Club, Daniel Kim & the Blueberry Incident: 9:30 p.m. July 27. O One.Be.Lo: 9:30 p.m. July 28. O As They Sleep, the Way West, Sycamour, Abandon the Prophecy, To Kill a Mockingbird, Corrupted From Within: 9:30 p.m. July 29.

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Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or O Open mic night with Chris Knopp: Mondays. O Luke James: Tuesdays. O Jerod: Wednesdays and Thursdays. O Kingston Dread: July 29. O Mojopin: July 30.

Caesars Windsor Consider hopping the Detroit River for this casino’s entertainment offerings. Ticket prices, in Canadian dollars, are for the cheapest seats; attendees must be 19 or older. Caesars Windsor Colosseum, 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, Ontario. (800) 991-7777 or O KISS: 8 p.m. July 27, $95. O The Tea Party: 9 p.m. July 29, $25.

Centennial Terrace This venue next to a quarry hosts dance parties, swing bands and rockers. 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania. (419) 882-1500, or O The Beach Boys: 7:30 p.m. July 28, $28.50-$52.50. O Air Margaritaville: July 29, $7. O 1964 — The Tribute: 8 p.m. July 30, $29.50. O The Johnny Knorr Orchestra: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, $8.

Cheetah’s Den A different band performs each week. 702 E. Broadway St. (419) 754-1903. O DJ Lamont: Tuesdays. O Devious: Thursdays (also open mic night)-Saturdays.

Dégagé Jazz Café Signature drinks, such as pumpkin martinis, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 weekends for

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O Gene Parker & Friends: 7-10 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3. O Michael Peslikis: July 28. O Battle of the Saxes, featuring Gunnar Mossblad, Jesse Coleman and Doug Horn: 6, 8 and 10 p.m. July 29-30, $12. O Jason Quick: Aug. 2.

This local, family-owned enterprise offers food, drinks and music in a sleek atmosphere. 405 Madison Ave. (419) 2463339 or O Dan and Don: 7 p.m. July 29. O Elixer: 8-11 p.m. July 30.

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Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or O Gregg Aranda: Tuesdays. O Ben Barefoot: July 27. O Calen Savidge: July 28. O Glasgow Kiss: July 29. O HangOver: July 30. O Kyle White: Aug. 3.

Live music is on Saturday’s menu; the genre varies, along with the cover charge. Karaoke is on tap 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, and a DJ starts spinning at 9 p.m. Fridays. 26611 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. (419) 874-9058 or O John Barile and Bobby May: 8 p.m. Aug. 2.

Fat Fish Blue Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayoustyle grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or O Arctic Clam: 9 p.m. July 30, $2.

French Quarter J. Pat’s Pub Live entertainment after 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (419) 874-3111 or O Double Dare: July 29-30, Aug. 5-6.


Kerrytown Concert House This venue focuses on classical, jazz and opera artists and music. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. $5-$30, unless noted. (734) 769-2999 or www. O Eine Kleine Liederabend song fest: 8 p.m. July 28. O Singing Our Brains Out song fest: 8 p.m. July 29. O Alberto Rojo Trio: 8 p.m. July 30. O Katri Ervamaa and Joel Hastings: 8 p.m. Aug. 2.

Mainstreet Bar and Grill Ronn Daniels performs weekly at this pub. 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, 141 Main St. (419) 697-6297 or www.







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This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City provides entertainment most weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or O Vytas and Steve: 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. O Open mic with Bread and Butter: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays. O Frostbite: July 29.

Live music starts at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 5703 Main St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2266 or O Mike Whitty: July 29. O Daniel Burris: July 30. O Might Have Ben: Aug. 5.

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Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or O Shivering Timbers, the Faux Paus: 10 p.m. July 30. O The DewDroppers, This Is My Suitcase: 10 p.m. July 31.

A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover; $5-$7 cover other nights. 602 Lagrange St. (419) 246-3466 or O Minglewood Labor Camp, the Leles: 8:30 p.m. July 29. O Violent Stars: 8:30 p.m. July 30. O Enter the Haggis: 8 p.m. Aug. 3.

M.T. Loonies DJs take over on Fridays and Saturdays. 6648 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. (734) 847-7222 or O Ben Daniels Band: 9 p.m. July 29.

Mutz @ The Oliver House This pub offers handcrafted brews … and live entertainment. 27 Broadway. (419) 243-1302 or www. O Open mic hosted by Breaking Ground: 10 p.m. Wednesdays. O Karaoke: 10 p.m. Thursdays. O DJs Dirty Baby, APB, Russell Jones: Saturdays.

Omni This club is a venue for music (and music lovers) of all types. 2567 W. Bancroft St. (419) 535-6664 or O Ginuwine: July 30. O George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: 7 p.m. July 31, $30.

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Party at the Park The track hosts concerts before the evening’s harness races. 5 p.m. Saturdays, Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd. $2. (419) 476-7751 or O 56 Daze: July 30.

Pizza Papalis Get slices with a topping of entertainment. 519 Monroe St. (419) 244-7722 or O Arctic Clam: July 29. O Chris Shutters: July 30.

Spicy Tuna This sushi bar offers occasional entertainment to accompany the fishy dishes. 7130 Airport Hwy. (419) 720-9333 or O DJ Jimmy James: 10 p.m. Fridays. O Karaoke: 10 p.m. Saturdays. O Brian Bocian: 7-11 p.m. July 27. O Kyle White: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 3.

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(419) 873-8360 or O C.J. Manning, Marcia Jones: July 28. O Eddie Molina, Leslie Lane: July 29. O C.J. Manning, Charlene Ransom: July 30.

Tequila Sheila’s A corner bar-type hangout with DJ-provided tunes on Saturday nights. 702 Monroe St. (419) 241-1118. O Open mic with Jason Kelley: 9 p.m. Thursdays. O Hip-hop night: 9 p.m. Fridays.

The Village Idiot Tunes combined with pizza and booze, some would say it’s a perfect combination. 309 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 893-7281, (419) 740-2395 or www. O Old West End Productions: Wednesdays. O Bob Rex: Sunday afternoons. O The Eight Fifteens: Sunday evenings. O Mark Mikel Band: Tuesdays. O Polka Floyd: July 29. O Andrew Ellis & the Setting Sons: July 30.

Webber’s Waterfront Restaurant This Point Place eatery hosts weekly entertainment on its patio with a river view. 6339 Edgewater Dr. (734) 723-7411 or O Junkanoo Brothers: July 31.

Wesley’s Bar & Grill A huge variety of beers helps wash down the entertainment. 1201 Adams St. (419) 255-3333 or O DJs Folk, Mattimoe and Perrine: Fridays. O Kentucky Chrome: July 30.

Woodchucks The place to go for an eclectic mix of people and

music. 224 S. Erie St. (419) 241-3045.

O Karaoke: Wednesdays.

Yeeha’s Country and rock with a little “Coyote Ugly” style. 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. (419) 691-8880 or www. O Redhill: July 29. O Noisy Neighbor: July 30.

Zia’s This Italian restaurant hosts magician Andrew Martin on Sunday nights. The restaurant is open 4-9 p.m. Sundays, The Docks, 20 Main St. (419) 697-7138, (888) 456-3463 or

Brown Bag Summer Concert Series Grab your ham (or veggie) samiches and listen to some tunes while you digest. Vendors will be on hand for those who forget to pack! 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, north lawn of Toledo Lucas County Main Library, 325 N. Michigan St. (419) 259-5207 or O Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach: July 27.

Toledo Zoo Amphitheater concerts Performers take the stage near Cheetah Valley. 2700 Broadway. (419) 474-1333 or O Poison, Warrant: 7:30 p.m. July 28, $55-$75. O Bob Dylan: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, $59.50-$79.50.

Lunch at Levis Square concert series Downtown Toledo Improvement District conspires to set lunch to music. Noon-1:30 Thursdays through Aug. 25, Levis Square, North St. Clair Street and Madison Avenue. (419) 249-5494. O Kyle White: July 28.


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“The only time I hold your hand is to get the angle right.” — Amy Winehouse, “In My Bed”

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O Big Band All Stars: Dancing is encouraged. 8-10:30 p.m.

Craig Morgan

Weekly concerts will pierce the summer heat. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Commodore Park, Louisiana and Indiana. (419) 8732787 or O The Nu-Tones: July 28.

Tuesdays, Trotter’s Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-2079 or (419) 708-0265.

Equally at home singing about hogging the road on a combine as he is about summertime fun, Morgan’s just plain country appeal has earned many fans. 8 p.m. July 29, Lenawee County Fair, 602 N. Dean St., Adrian, Mich. $20-$25. (517) 236-3007 or www.

Jazz in the Garden Take in some swing and smooth tunes among the swaying flowers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 7-Sept. 8, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. $6-$8; $48-$64 for season pass. (419) 536-5566 or O Ramona Collins: July 28.

Club Friday Some of the city’s most talented performers entertain museum-goers during TMA’s It’s Friday events. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Cloister, 2445 Monroe St. (419) 255-8000 or O Performer to be announced: July 29.

Courtyard Concerts Rock while you eat rolls at this series of lunchtime concerts. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Latham Courtyard, downtown Findlay. (419) 422-4624 or O David Lester: Aug. 2.

Swingmania With its focus on swing music, Jeff McDonald’s group of musicians provides a peek into another era, with music from bandleaders such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, the Dorseys and more. With combos from trio to full orchestra, the performers provide music for all occasions. (419) 7080265, (419) 874-0290 or O Swing Revival Party: 8 p.m. Thursdays and 8-11 p.m. July 30, South Briar Restaurant, 5147 S. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 517-1111 or (419) 708-0265.

Wilson Lake and the Rock Bass This group sets the scene: Fish and turtles splash and groove in the water as squirrels, raccoons and toads begin to boogie to the band’s tunes. O 4 p.m. July 27, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave. (419) 259-5370.

Lucas County Fair acts Classic rock, jazz, country and ’80s pop will be among the genres focused on by the performers. 1406 Key St., Maumee. $6 gate admission. (419) 893-2127 or O Clock Rush: 6-10 p.m. July 27. O July 28: Chefs of Dixieland, 4-7 p.m.; Cake Walkin’ Jass Band, 7:30-11:30. O July 29: Flashback, 4-7 p.m.; Noisy Neighbors, 8 p.m.-midnight. O July 30: Flashback, 2-5:50 p.m.; Suburban Legends, 6-midnight.

Singing the Good Old Songs Again Jackie Davidson of the “old” New Christy Minstrels and nationally known singer/songwriter Gary Brandt will perform songs from the American folk music tradition. 7 p.m. July 29, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. (419) 874-3135 or

Keith Urban “Get Closer” to this Aussie country singer, known for his guitar skills and tunes such as “Days Go By,” “You’ll Think of Me” and “Put You in a Song.” Jake Owen will open. 7:30 p.m. July 29, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. (419) 321-5007, (800) 745-3000 or

Blues Cruise & Party Pat Lewandowski, Tom Kornacki, Dan “Mudfoot” Hubs and the Gray Devils will perform on this Maumee River cruise on the Sandpiper. 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 30, departing from the Jefferson Street dock in Promenade Park, 1 Water St. Reservations: (419) 866-8977 or

Exclaim! Matthew West, Britt Nicole and John Angotti will perform at this free Christian music festival. Noon July 31, Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex, 555 S. Holland-Sylvania Road. (419) 874-6502 or

Dierks Bentley Country fans can “Come a Little Closer” to this star, a multiple Country Music Association Award nominee. 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 3775 S. Custer Road. $35. (734) 241-2600, (734) 2415775 or

Verandah Concerts The Toledo Swiss Singers will perform along the stately porch of the presidential center. 6:45-8 p.m. Aug. 3, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. (419) 3322081, (800) 998-7737 or

Sunset Serenades: Swingmania big band A summer series that capitalizes on Olander Park’s lake

views and natural accompaniment (geese and ducks are known to sing backup). 7 p.m.-dusk Aug. 3, Nederhouser Community Hall, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. $3 parking for non-Sylvania School District residents (or park at nearby Tam-o-Shanter and walk in). (419) 882-8313 or

Smoke on the Water This “Ribs for the Red Cross” event offers tunes as well as slabs of succulent, smoky goodness. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 5; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 6; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 7, Promenade Park, 1 Water St. (west bank of the Maumee River). $5. (419) 329-2619 or O Green River Ordinance: 8:45 p.m. Aug. 5. O Tonic: 8:45 p.m. Aug. 6. O John Michael Montgomery: 8:45 p.m. Aug. 7.



Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Check out this rural jewel’s exhibits and tour the buildings to see demonstrations using historic equipment. 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. weekends through Oct. 30 (closed holidays), Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13360 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $1-$4. (419) 352-0967 or

Lunch in the Park A local restaurant will offer nibbles while performers do their thing. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Martin and Kiwanis shelters, Bowling Green City Park, 417 City Park Dr., Bowling Green. (419) 354-6223 or parks-and-recreation. O Spittin’ Image: July 29.

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Expanded Pulse Calendar - July 27, 2011  
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