Briefs

Toledo Race For The Cure

The 26th annual Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure kicks off at 9:30am in Downtown Toledo. Join in, or cheer on, to #Race419theCure and raise money to end breast cancer forever! Sunday 9.29 Komennwohio.org

Queen Of Funk

Spend an evening with the Queen of Funk with Chaka Khan, whose five decades of funk and R&B have brought much joy. From the Rufus years of the 70s to hits like “I Feel For You” in the 80s. $15-$45. 6:15pm. Friday, September 20. Promenade Park, 250 Water St. 419-255-3300 Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com

Harvest Market Dinner

The 8th annual dinner has more local food and drinks than ever before, with all proceeds going towards Toledo GROWs’ work maintaining 130 community gardens and educational programs. Taste local beer, wine, and spirits, plus fresh foods made by talented, local chefs. $50 6-9pm | Thur. 9.26 Toledo Farmers’ Market, 525 Market St. 419-720-8714 |

Gaining Momentum

Celebrate regional and international artists at Momentum, The Arts Commission’s three-day festival that explores the impact of the arts on downtown Toledo’s waterfront. This sensory experience includes music, interactive art installations, the Toledo Mini Maker Faire, and much more. Check out the Momentum schedule on the Arts Commission website. Begins at 5:30pm. Thursday, September 19.

BANDAPALOOSA!

Head to the Toledo Club for its annual parking lot party, BANDAPALOOSA! Hear seven bands in one night during this local end-of-summer festival. Featuring The Chris Shutters Band, The Amelia Airharts, The Candice Colem and & Chris Brown Band, and others. Ages 21+ only. $8 in advance, $10 day of. Frday 9.13 | 4:30-11:15pm The

The Gift Of Giving

The nonprofit It’s My Mommy’s Business has a mission to promote mothers interested in running their own businesses. This summer, they’ve hosted the Toledo Night Market, which brings local businesses together at the Toledo Farmers Market (which is unaffiliated with the series) to support another nonprofit. Their first event, held on June 15, was a

Autumn Market

Take advantage of the cooling weather at the Old West End Autumn Market, where a variety of vendors from the historic neighborhood and across Toledo will be selling their wares. The market combines the best aspects of a flea market and yard sale, with the added benefit of socializing with friendly community members on a

Toledoan Wins Ohioana Book Award

Toledo native Marcus Jackson was honored with an Ohioana Book Award in the poetry category for his book Pardon My Heart, a poetry collection that focuses on the Great Migration— the movement of African Americans from the south to the north and west starting in the early 1900s. Jackson, a University of Toledo alum and

Abbey Weekend

Experience a three-day blast from the past with the Libbey House’s British-themed Abbey Weekend! Happenings include a historical lecture with wine and appetizers, a 1900s-based costume ball, an Edwardian fashion show with era models and more! $10-25. Lecture takes place at 6:30pm on Friday, September 13. Ball is on Saturday, September 14. Tea is 11am

The Green Book Project

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Master Series brings journalist Alvin Hall and photographer Jonathan Calm to open a discussion of their BBC Radio 4 documentary, The Green Book Project. Referencing the guide available to black motorists from 1936 to 1967 to help them navigate their travels safely across the South, Hall and Calm embarked on

Wander The Warehouse District

Tour the lofts and homes in Toledo’s downtown Warehouse District, including historic, renovated buildings like Apartments at The Summit, the Sullivan Live-Work Loft, the Sunkist building, and many others. Put on your walking shoes and see the amazing things that are revitalizing the downtown area’s residential and work spaces. Pay in advance on website or

2019 Jeep Fest

In its fourth year, the renowned Jeep Fest is coming back to Toledo! The festival includes a Jeep parade, off-road obstacle courses, live music, vehicle exhibits, fireworks and more. Locations vary. See schedule online. Use contact form on website for questions. Friday, August 9-11 toledojeepfest.com Free

Martina McBride

Need plans for Friday night? Just slip on your cowboy boots and enjoy McBride’s classic country balladsall night long. $15-45 Friday, August 23 | 6:15pm Promenade Park | 400 Water St. 419-321-5007 | promenadeconcerts.com/concerts

577 Foundation Honored

Dedicated to spreading “love of the land,” The 577 Foundation was recently awarded the Civic Improvement Commendation by The Garden Club of America, an honor for its “outstanding efforts and progressive community spirit through sharing its resources and fostering exploration, experimentation and creative learning.” Since the 577 was established by Virginia Secor Stranahan in 1988,

Breaking Ground

The Imagination Station has begun construction on the KeyBank Discovery Theater, which will provide visitors an immersive experience unique to the 419. This 8,200-square-foot theater will include a 58-foot laser-projected display with state-of-the-art audio, making it possible to host 3D films, live streaming presentations and more. The venue will make its debut in summer 2020.

Toledo Night Market

Step out of your routine and into the Farmers’ Market at twilight. Enjoy a cool breeze, listen to music and explore local vendors at the monthly Night Market. $3-5, free for kids 12 and under. 6-11pm. Saturday, August 17. Toledo Farmers Market | 525 Market St. 419-930-9880 | toledonightmarket.com