Calendar of events: - Toledo Rep to present “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” Jan 10-19

Tammy Walro

      Tickets are now on sale for the Toledo Repertoire Theatre’s upcoming production of the slapstick comedy, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” by Neil Simon.
        Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a television scriptwriter on Sid Caesar’s landmark comedy-variety show, “Your Show of Shows,” the comedic memoir is fueled by the neurotic writing staff at NBC, frantically scrambling to top each other with gags and impress their boss. The production contains explicit language and mature themes.
        The production runs Jan. 10-19 at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St. downtown Toledo. Tickets are $19.75 for adults, $17.75 for senior citizens and $9.75 for students and are available online at or by calling 419-243-9277.
        The production features veteran actors from Northwest and north central Ohio and southeast Michigan, including Jack Kerger, Logan Hunter, Rick Clever, Matthew Crawford, William Quinlan, Gabriella Southwell, Andrew Packard, Ryan Mahaffey and Hannah Berry, under the direction of Barbara Barkan.
Through Jan. 20: Snowmazing Science, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo.
Through Feb. 23, 2020: “Everything Is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art & Music, Toledo Museum of Art. A multi-sensory exhibit featuring a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings, each paired with carefully curated musical compositions. Free admission.
Saturdays & Sundays in January and February: Cabin Fever Weekends, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bundle up and beat the winter blahs with half-price admission and unique Zoo experiences, crafts, games and more each Saturday, along with a full schedule of animal encounters, feeds and demonstrations each Sunday.
Through March 8, 2020: “Global Conversation: Art in Dialogue,” Toledo Museum of Art. Dozens of contemporary works of art, many from the Museum’s permanent collection and many newly acquired, that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions are featured. Free admission.
Through March 29, 2020: “Women of Spiegel Grove” – a special exhibit at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the exhibit showcases the lives of the many women who played important roles at Spiegel Grove and tells the national story of women in America, from the suffrage movement to the pursuit for social and workplace equality to the #MeToo movement. Exhibit included with HPLM admission. 419-332-2081,
Jan. 4: Splash, Splatter and Spray, Imagination Station Toledo, noon-5 p.m. Mess-xperts are pulling out all the stops and bringing out the biggest mess-making experiments. Come dressed for mess.
Jan. 4: Toledo Walleye vs. Indy Fuel, Huntingtin Center, Toledo, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Jan. 5: Monthly Bird Survey, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m. Free. Join refuge volunteers and become a citizen scientist the first Sunday of each month. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet at the trailhead parking area. 419-898-0014,
Jan. 9-12: “Bandstand” on stage, Stranahan Theater, Toledo. From Andy Blankenbuehler, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for best choreography and the 2016 Tony for “Hamilton, comes “Bandstand.”
Jan. 10-11: 11th Perrysburg Winterfest, downtown. Friday’s events include ice carving and carriage rides from 4-8 p.m. and “Craft Brews, Bourbon and Barbecue” from 7-11 p.m. On Saturday, there will be live ice carving and family activities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and an “Après Ice” Retro Ski Mixer.
Jan. 10: Art House Film: “Kusama: Infinity,” Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater, 7 p.m. The film explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world.
Jan. 10 and 11: Toledo Walleye vs. Indy Fuel, Huntington Center, 7:15 p.m. “Marvel Weekend.” On Jan. 10 and 11, the Walleye will wear specialty jerseys that will be sold via online auction. The game will be filled with movie clips, sound bites, music and contests. 419-725-WALL,
Jan. 10: Silver Screen Classics: “Dracula” & “Frankenstein,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo. Two ground-breaking films of the horror genre, “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” will be shown in all their black-and-white cinematic gory...glory.  $5.
Jan. 11: Cedar Point Sports Center Grand Opening, 2701 Cleveland Rd. W., Sandusky, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A day filled with sports, family entertainment giveaways and more.
Jan. 17-18: Masterworks Series:  Rachmaninoff’s Third, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 8 p.m.
Jan. 17-19, 24-26: Fremont Community Theatre presents, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Amy Waylykanowitz, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 419-332-0695,
Jan. 18-20: Snowed in PJ Party, Imagination Station, downtown Toledo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Monday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Beat cabin fever and celebrate in your jammies all weekend long. Play oversized chess, Jenga and Twister, assemble a puzzle and learn board games with Toledo Game Room, Old School Gaming and Checkmate Games and Hobbies. Build a fort, take part in a Rubik’s Cube tourney and more.
Jan. 18: TMA Curator Talk: Larry Nichols, Toledo Museum of Art, 2 p.m. Join, Wiliam Hutton Senior Curator, European and American Painting and Sculpture before 1900, for an exploration of “Still Lifes.”
Jan. 24: Toledo Walleye vs. Atlanta Gladiators, Huntington Center, 7:15 p.m. Pat Nagle Bobblehead night. 419-725-WALL,
Jan. 25: 4th Annual Sampling Saturday, Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 25 foods to taste. 419-287-3274,
Jan. 25: Drawing in the Galleries, Toledo Museum of Art, 2-3 p.m. View mesmerizing compositions in the special exhibition, “One Each: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cezanne, Manet & Friends,” then spend time close-looking and sketching your own still life. All supplies provided. No experience or registration necessary.
Jan. 25: Pops Series: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Stranahan Theater, 8 p.m. Renée Elise Goldsberry rose to fame as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, winning a Tony and Grammy Award for her role. Now, see her with the TSO as she performs music from Broadway, including shows like Rent and The Lion King, and original songs based on the poetry of Maya Angelou.
Jan. 26: Toledo Walleye vs. Fort Wayne Komets, Huntington Center, 5:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Jan 27: “Jersey Boys,” Valentine Theatre, downtown Toledo, 7 p.m. Go behind the music and inside the lives of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys.
Jan. 29: “Finding Her Voice” Book Club – “The Women’s Suffrage Movement,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, noon-2 p.m. “The Women’s Suffrage Movement” by Sally Roesch Wagner includes writings of the most well-known suffragists, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and accounts of those often overlooked because of their race, from Native American women to African American suffragists, including Ida B. Wells and the Forten sisters. Dustin McLochlin, a curator, leads this discussion. 419-332-2081,
Jan. 31: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Wings, Huntington Center, 7:15 p.m. 419-725-WALL,
Jan. 31: Brett Young, country pop singer-songwriter, Stranahan Theater & Great Hall, 8 p.m.
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