The final concert of the 2004-05 Harold Jaffe Concert Series features the Toledo Jazz Orchestra with the program "Kickin' it With Kenton" at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Franciscan Theater & Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tickets are $5 for students, $22 for Toledo Jazz Society members, and $25 for nonmembers. Information: 419-824-3999.
Singer Tom Jones will perform at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets range from $42.50 to $56.50 from the box office, 419-381-8851, and Ticketmaster, 419-474-1333.
Jones also will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. Tickets range from $59 to $89 from the box office, 419-448-8544.
Author Thomas Cahill will be the next featured speaker in the Authors! Authors! event scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Stranahan Great Hall and sponsored by The Blade and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Cahill is a historian in the midst of a seven-part "Hinges of History" series that recounts formative moments in Western Civilization. Tickets, $8 for general admission, $6 for students with valid college ID, are available at all library locations and at the door. Information: 419-259-5266.
Michael Wolff and his quartet, Impure Thoughts, will be in concert at 8 and 10 p.m. tomorrow in Murphy's Place, 151 Water St. Admission is $8, $10, and $15. Doors open at 5 p.m. for preconcert dining. Tickets, 419-241-7732.
Fool for Animals, a concert and silent auction, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday in the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Entertainment includes Three Sheets to the Wind, the Chicken Pickers, and Dave Browning. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 from Nature's Nursery, 419-877-0060, and the Toledo Animal Shelter, 419-382-1130. Tickets are $25 at the door.
The third annual Toledo Folk Festival will be staged at 8 p.m. Saturday in Mickey Finn's Pub, 602 Lagrange St. Co-organizers of the event, JT & the Clouds, return from Chicago to perform, along with Whit Hill & the Postcards, Gregg Aranda & the Black Swamp Ramblers, and Rachel Ries. Cover is $10.
J-R-C Spot will be in concert at 10 tonight; cover is $3. The Drawers & All Night Push perform at 10 p.m. tomorrow; cover is $4. Girls Rock Toledo!, featuring Pedestrian Level, Kyle White, Capsoul, and Sarah Cohen, take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday; cover is $5. And on Sunday, guitarist Michael Kelsey will be in concert at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Information: 419- 246-3466.
The Black Swamp Players are presenting The Sorcerer through April 9 in the First United Methodist Church, 1506 East Wooster St., Bowling Green. Performances will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets in advance are $10 for seniors and students and $12 for adults from Grounds for Thought in downtown Bowling Green; they are $12 at the door.
The Waterville Playshop will stage Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at Maumee Valley Country Day School's Millennium Theatre, 1715 South Reynolds Rd., tomorrow-Sunday. Shows will be 8 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $10 (with discounts available for advance purchases) from 419-470-2730 or at the door.
The Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, continues to host Reel Talk, a monthly classic film series, with the showing of the 1933 musical, Footlight Parade, starring James Cagney and Ruby Keeler, at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the library's lower level auditorium. Dennis Vaughn, local film scholar will discuss the film afterwards. Admission and refreshments are free. Information: 419-874-3135.
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents the second round of Rep-A-Looza, the local talent contest for youth. Open auditions will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 10, and April 16 in the theater at 16 Tenth St. The competition is open to elementary, middle, and high school singers, dancers, and actors. Contestants will perform a three-minute routine before a panel of judges. The audition fee is $10. Preliminary rounds take place May 15 and 22, with finals scheduled for May 29. All shows start at 6 p.m. Information: 419-243-9277.
Nashville recording artist John Berry will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St., Adrian. Opening for Berry will be the Schwind sisters of Fayette. Tickets are $20 and $22 from 517-264-7469.
Auditions will be held for the Croswell Opera House's 2005 summer musical season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Croswell rehearsal room and from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday on the Croswell stage.
The season opens with Chicago, the Musical, June 17-19 and 23-26, followed by Carousel, July 8-10 and 14-17. Closing the season will be Fiddler on the Roof, July 29-31 and Aug. 4-7. Information: 517-263-6868.