Gene Parker and Jimmy Cook perform from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight in the Jazz in the Garden series in Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for members of the Toledo Jazz Society or the TBG.
The Academy Brass Quintet performs at 7 tonight in Woodlands Park, at the corner of I-795 and East Boundary Street, Perrysburg. If it rains, the concert will move to the Schaller Building, 130 West Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
Dezire presents Motown hits at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Glyn M. Smith Amphitheater in Ottawa Park.
The Waterville Playshop presents a benefit concert featuring songs from the musical Ragtime at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse. Donations will accepted at the door.
Trombonist Garth Simmons and the Pride of Toledo Chorus join conductor Sam Szor and the Toledo Concert Band in "Andrew Lloyd Webber and More," a Music Under the Stars concert, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre.
In its final weekend of the 2004 summer season, the Ohio Light Opera presents South Pacific at 2 this afternoon, The Violet of Montmartre at 8 tonight, The Merry Widow at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Patience at 2 p.m. Saturday, and Robin Hood at 8 p.m. Saturday. All performances are in the Freedlander Theatre on the College of Wooster campus, Wooster. Tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for students. Information: 330-263-2345.
Lakeside's summer symphony series continues when the Pointe of Departure Ballet performs Saturday. Pianist Emanuella Friscioni joins conductor Robert Cronquist and orchestra in music of Franck and others on Tuesday. Performances begin at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium. Concert admission is free, but there is a Lakeside gate fee of $12.25 for adults and $8.50 for children ages 10 to 18. Information: 419-798-4461.
Cleveland's Public Auditorium and Outdoor Mall Park hosts a festival to honor the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' first North American tour this weekend. Tribute band British Export will re-create the Beatles roof-top concert today on the roof of the Velvet Dog Saloon in Cleveland's Warehouse Entertainment District. "Abbey Road On the River," a three-day festival. starts tomorrow. Featured will be international bands and artists on four stages, art, films, and food. Tickets range from $9 for one-day general admission (no headlining concerts) to $59.64 for a three-day ticket with reserved seating for concerts. Information: 216-378-1980, or
Soprano Jessye Norman and pianist Mark Makham present a song recital while sharing a program with conductor Thomas Wilkins and the Detroit Symphony at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Detroit's Max. M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. Tickets range from $24 to $99. Information: 313-576-5111.
Also in the FIsher Center, the Detroit Symphony sponsors a free 24-hour music marathon beginning at noon tomorrow. Information: 313-576-5111.
Dancing In Summer, a showcase of modern dance works by independent choreographers, opens Aug. 12 in the Performance Network Theatre, 120 East Huron, Ann Arbor. Featured through Aug. 15 will be works by Lourdes Bastos, Aimee McDonald, Christina Sears-Etter, and Beth Wielinski. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $20, but there is a special combined ticket price of $37.50 for Dancing in Summer and the Peter Sparling Dance Company, which is to perform Aug. 19-22. Sparling tickets alone are $27.50.