LAKE FRONT CALENDAR of EVENTS...
2018 Calendar of Events
By Catharine Hadley, Arts and Entertainment Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme of this column is "trying new things." I'm happy to be starting this new project of writing the entertainment column for Leisure Living Magazine! I've done all I could to make the entertainment listing complete and varied, so there should be something for everyone. Although I've done my best to make sure all the information is accurate, please go online or call ahead to confirm your plans.
Any suggestions and details of your upcoming events can be sent to me at email@example.com.
Through Sept. 30 - FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art presents "An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises." Museums, civic institution, and alternative spaces across Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin will host performances and works by area-based artists. Visit frontart.org for more information.
Through Oct. 28 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only) - HalloWeekends at Cedar Point
Through Nov. 4 - Vermilion Arts Guild: Nature's Bounty Art Show, Main Street Vermilion
Through Nov. 15 - Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018, Toledo Museum of Art
Through Jan. 13, 2019 - Rebecca Louise Law: Community, site-specific installation using thousands of plants and flowers native to the region, Toledo Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2019 - World War I exhibit, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Sept. 20 - Third Thursday Music, Flowers, and a Sunset, downtown Vermilion
Sept 20 -The Foundation for Firelands presents "Fashion Week, Sandusky Style," Plum Brook Country Club
Sept. 21 - Michael McDermott, the Listening Room in Port Clinton
Sept. 21 - International Day of Peace, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay
Sept. 21 - 7th Annual North Coast Oktoberfest, Sandusky State Theatre
Sept 21-22 - Port Clinton High School Alumni Weekend
Sept 21-22 - Toledo Symphony presents "Trudel's Debut," Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
Sept 21-23 - North Coast Oktoberfest, downtown Sandusky
Sept. 22 - Historical walking tour of Jamestown area of Marblehead, Marblehead Peninsula Branch of Ida Rupp Public Library
Sept. 22 - Feathers & Foliage Bird Festival, Kelleys Island
Sept. 22 - Erie Metro Live Steamers miniature steam-power engines train rides, Eagle Point
Sept. 22 - Halfway to St. Patrick's Day, Put-in-Bay
Sept. 22-23 - Free driving tours of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, plus the "Cars for Critters" car show on Sept. 22
Sept. 22-23 - Lake Erie Wing Watch, Osborn MetroPark
Sept. 23 - Woollybear Festival, downtown Vermilion
Sept. 23 - 46th Annual Woolybear Festival, Vermilion
Sept. 23 - Haunted Sandusky Bay Walk benefitting the Maritime Museum, downtown Sandusky
Sept. 25-26 - 10th Annual Vintage Sports Car Road Race Reunion, Put-in-Bay Airport
Sept. 25-26 - Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion
Sept. 25 and Tuesdays through Oct. 30 - Senior Discovery Days at the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
Sept. 27 - Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council Fourth Thursday Art Walk
Sept. 27 - Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
Sept. 29 - "Cruisin' to the Future" Car Show and Community Day benefiting Pathway Inclusion Center, Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
Sept. 29 - Amada Brown, The Listening Room, Port Clinton
Sept. 29 - Harvest Fest, Memorial Park, Kelleys Island
Sept. 29 - EVP Mediums presents Ghosts of the Lorain Lighthouse, Lorain Palace Theater
Sept. 29 - Classic Car Show, downtown Marblehead
Sept. 29 - Toledo Symphony presents "West Side Story: Film with Live Orchestra," Stranahan Theater
Sept. 29 - Lookin' Back Tribute to Bob Seger, plus food, beer, and wine trucks, Resort at Erie Landings, Port Clinton
Sept. 30 - The Great Grape Stomp, Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery
Sept. 30 - Oct. 21 - "Hello, Dolly!" at Connor Palace, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Oct. 3 - Joan Baez Fare Thee Well Tour 2018, KeyBank State Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Oct. 4 - Fall Favorites: Wine and Beer Tasting, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, Elmore
Oct. 4-7 - American Presidents Film and Literary Festival, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Oct. 5 - State of Comedy, Sandusky State Theatre
Oct. 5 - Manhattan Short film festival presentation, Ida Rupp Public Library
Oct. 5 - Zoo Brew, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
Oct. 5-Nov. 4 - "Pride and Prejudice," Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Oct. 6 - Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council presents "Hoods Up!"
Oct. 6 - Shawn Mullins, The Listening Room, Port Clinton
Oct. 6 - Firelands Symphony Orchestra presents "An Evening with George," featuring the music of George Gershwin, Sandusky State Theatre
Oct. 6 - Oktoberfest at Kelleys Island Brewery
Oct. 6 - Steely Dan in Concert, Stranahan Theater
Oct. 7 - Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: "Scared Scriptless," KeyBank State Theatre, Playhouse Square
Oct. 9 - Celtic Thunder X Tour, KeyBank State Theatre
Oct. 10 - "Grease and Glamour," benefitting the Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter, Foster Chevrolet
Oct. 12 - Adam Ezra Group, The Listening Room, Port Clinton
Oct. 12-14 - Murder Mystery Weekend, Kelleys Island
Oct. 12-13 and 19-20 - "Evil Dead, the Musical," Bellevue Society for the Arts
Oct. 13 - Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival
Oct. 13 - Civil War encampment, Wolcott House, Marblehead
Oct. 13 - Port Clinton Area Musical Arts Series presents Echoing Air Sextet, Firelands Presbyterian Church
Oct. 13-14 - Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Oct. 13-14 - Oktoberfest, Put-in-Bay
Oct. 17 - Sandusky Concert Association presents "O Sole Trio", Bravissimo Broadway, Sandusky State Theatre
Oct. 19 - Jazz @ 8 presents "The Music of Monk and Coltrane," Sandusky State Theatre
Oct. 19-20 - Fall Ballet Collection presented by The Cleveland Ballet, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Oct. 20 - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Huntington Center
Oct. 20 - Pumpkin carving, kids’ Halloween party, family hayrides and Terror at the Town Hall, Kelleys Island
Oct. 20 - Toledo Symphony presents "Colors," Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
Oct. 20-21 - Pumpkin Path Trick-or-Treating and more, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
Oct. 21 - Great Hymns of Faith Choral Festival, Sandusky State Theatre
Oct. 21 - Terra State Community College Brass Quintet performs "Music in the Parlor," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Oct. 21 - Haunted Sandusky Bay Walk benefitting the Maritime Museum, downtown Sandusky
Oct. 26 - Erie MetroParks presents Haunted Prison Tours, Osborn MetroPark (which used to be a prison farm)
Oct. 26 - Bryan White, The Listening Room - Port Clinton
Oct. 26-31 - Spooky Science, the Imagination Station
Oct. 27 - Halloween Pub Crawl, downtown Port Clinton
Oct. 27 - Adult Halloween, Kelleys Island
Oct. 27 - Halloween at the Bay, Put-in-Bay
Oct. 27 - Rocktopia featuring Dee Snider, KeyBank State Theatre, Playhouse Square
Oct. 27 - Toledo Symphony presents "Jupiter!" at the Valentine Theatre
Oct. 28 - Toledo Symphony presents "Halloween Spooktacular," Valentine Theatre
Oct. 29-Jan. 13 - "William Morris: Designing an Earthy Paradise," Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct. 30-Nov. 18 - "Les Miserables," Connor Palace, Playhouse Square
Nov. 2 - State of Comedy, Sandusky State Theatre
Nov. 2 - Liverpool Legends, Lorain Palace Theater
Nov. 2-4 - Jurassic Quest, which includes more than 80 life-size "dinosaurs," I-X Center
Nov. 2-4 - Firelands College Theatre presents "The Great Gatsby," McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands Campus
Nov. 2-4 and 9-10 - "The Complete History of America (abridged)," Harlequins Sandusky Community Theatre
Nov. 3 - Keith Anderson, The Listening Room, Port Clinton
Nov. 3 - Toledo Symphony presents "Ellis Hall: A Tribute to Ray Charles," Stranahan Theater
Nov. 4 - Toledo Symphony presents "Fantasy Pieces," The Toledo Club
Nov. 9 - Jazz @ 8 presents "3 Guys Named Louie," Sandusky State Theatre
Nov. 9 - Alabama, Huntington Center
Nov. 10 - Shipwrecks and Scuba Conference featuring daytime and evening programs, Kalahari Resort
Nov. 10 - Port Clinton Area Musical Arts Series presents "An Evening with Dave Brubeck" by the Michael Shirtz Quartet, Firelands Presbyterian Church
Nov. 10 - Queen Latifah, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
Nov. 10 - Vine and Dine event benefitting the Huron County Humane Society, Norwalk Furniture
Nov. 10-11 - DANCECleveland presents Ballet Hispanico, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
Nov. 11 - Firelands Symphony Orchestra presents "America the Beautiful," a patriotic concert including guest vocalists from the USO show troupe, Sandusky State Theatre
Nov. 11 - Stars and Stripes and Swingmania, (veterans and active military members are free) McCormick Junior High School Theatre
Nov. 11 - Free admission for veterans and active military members at the Liberty Aviation Museum, plus specials at the Tin Goose Diner
Nov. 11-Jan. 31 - Special exhibit "Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaboration," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Nov. 12 - Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council presents Evening Out with Art at The Grain House Co. Reservations are required
Nov. 12 - "Monty Python's Spamalot," Valentine Theatre
Nov. 15 - Art in the Park, Osborn MetroPark
Nov. 16 - Tony Lucca with special guest Tom Mackell, The Listening Room, Port Clinton
Nov. 16-17 - Toledo Symphony presents "A Hero's Life," Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
Nov. 16-18 - I-X Christmas Connection, I-X Center
Nov. 17 - Ottawa County Stars Dance for CASA, Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Nov. 20-21 - Sandusky State Theatre and Firelands Regional Medical Center present the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Monty Python's Spamalot," Sandusky State Theatre
Every attempt is made to provide accurate information, however,
Grapes and Grains
Enjoy fine food and drink, along with fine music at the "Grapes and Grains - A Celebration of Food and Spirits" event Sept. 27 at the Catawba Island Club.
One of my favorite local bands, Miss Kitty and the Litter, will provide the music (it's possible that one of the reasons I like the band so much is that I can sing along to most of their songs and tell myself that I sound almost as good as Jaclyn, the lead singer. I don't).
Chef Susan of the Catawba Island Club will offer several food selections, which are carefully paired with drinks from the Bail House Brewery, Catawba Island Brewing, Firelands Winery, Twin Oast Brewery, and WineFlight.
The event is sponsored by the Magruder Hospital Foundation. Proceeds will go to the Employee Giving Campaign Paved Walking Trail Project.
Autumn Is Time For Wine Festivals!
Take a trip to the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate on Oct. 6 to enjoy not only foreign and domestic wines, but also the local island wines. Enjoy good food, tours, and a silent auction that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Admission is $10, and includes a souvenir wine glass. Sample tickets are $1, and most samples are in the $2 to $5 range
The Ohio Wine Producers Association will bring a one-day wine-tasting event to the Liberty Aviation Museum on Saturday, Oct. 27. Afternoon and evening sessions are available, with a limited number of VIP tickets sold for each session. Enjoy more than four dozen types of wine, great food including Adams Reserve Cheddar Cheese, and access to the winemakers. Make reservations early - ticket prices increase after Oct. 12, and a limited number of VIP tickets will be sold. Lake Erie Shores and Islands and the Ohio Grape Industries Committee are also sponsoring the event.
Halloween Comes Early In Sandusky
Witches will gather in downtown Sandusky for fun, contests, door prizes, and a parade!
The Witches’ Walk is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24, with check-in at the Sandusky State Theatre for maps and wristbands. Last year more than 300 witches gathered for the event, and they were welcomed by downtown businesses.
The event is sponsored by Donna Bretz, Michelle Herold, and Divine Awakenings. Tickets are $13 in advance or $18 at the door, and proceeds will go to Back to the Wild.
I want to see what all the fashionable witches are wearing this year. The event includes several contests, so I’m sure the hats, brooms, and costumes will be magical!
updated 09.17.18 CAE
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