Singer Michael Buble will be in concert at 8 p.m. June 28 in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Single seating tickets are $65 and $75 from the box office, 419-381-8851, and Ticketmaster, 419-474-1333.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for three concerts at the theater.
The Mother's Day Soul Jam, featuring the Stylistics, Chi-Lites, Emotions, and Heatwave; tickets are $34.50 and $39.50.
Mark Chesnutt at at 8 p.m. June 23. Reserved seating starts at under $20.
Alice Cooper at 7:30 p.m. July 9; tickets are $30, $38.50, and $45.
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre's Arm Chair Players present Did You Say What I Heard?, a lighthearted program on the state of the English language, May 6 in Georgio's Cafe International, 426 North Superior St. The evening, sponsored by the English Speaking Union, comprises a cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7, then the program. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations: 419-536-2396.
The Village Players will present Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park May 4-20 in the theater at 2740 Upton Ave. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. May 14. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Information: 419-472-6817.
Elisabeth von Trapp will present a vocal concert at 4 p.m. May 7 in Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. May 8 in Founders Hall in Sauder Village in Archbold, and at 7 p.m. May 9 in Grace Lutheran Church, 705 West State St., Fremont. Tickets are $10, with discounts for seniors and young people available in Fremont. Von Trapp is the granddaughter of the Baron and Baroness von Trapp of Sound of Music fame. Information: 419-874-4346 or 800-577-8629. Those attending are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food items for local food pantries.
Kaledidoscope 2006, the Toledo School for the Arts' largest performance of the year, is scheduled May 5 and 6 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center of Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
Performances from the studio and string orchestras, piano and dance studios, ballet, jazz, guitar, chorus and pop combos, martial arts, percussion, and theater and video will be presented. Student artwork will be on display in the Terhune Art Gallery. The Terhune exhibitions open at 5:30 p.m., concerts start at 7 p.m. each night, plus a 2:30 p.m. concert on May 6. Tickets range from $10 to $40 in advance from 419-246-8732 ext. 226. They are also available at the door.
Playwright Ron Hill of Old Fort, Ohio, stars in his own play, House for Sale, May 6, 7, and 12 and 13 in the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. May 6, 12, and 13, and 2 p.m. May 7. Tickets are $14 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Information: 419-448-8544.
Also scheduled at the Ritz is First Friday in TNT, featuring aspiring Midwest artists performing in the National Theatre area of the Ritz. The venue is a smoke-free, conversation-friendly setting with a total seating capacity of fewer than 100, where patrons can enjoy wine, beer, or designer coffee during the entertainment.
Artists scheduled for May 5 include the St. Francis School of Music from Tiffin, 10 Mile Creek, a roots-based string band from Toledo, and Andru Bemis, a heartland folk musician from South Haven, Mich. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are $11 from the box office, 419-448-8544 ext. 11.
The Art Tatum African American Resource Center in the Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., presents free workshops for youths ages 12 to 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. each Saturday in May.
Participants will learn about Tatum and jazz, meet musicians and hear them perform, and create their own jazz piece. They also will receive tickets to the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Festival, scheduled June 17 and 18 in International Park, featuring Al Jarreau. Registration: 419-259-5392.
The University Musical Society ends its 2005-06 season with two events in Ann Arbor.
Breakin' Curfew, a collaboration with the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor's teen center, will be staged at 8 p.m. May 6 in the Power Center, 121 Fletcher St. Created by high school students, the show blends rock and roll, hip-hop, ska, jazz, poetry, and dance.
The Ford Honors Program, a benefit to support UMS's arts education program, honors jazz legend and composer Dave Brubeck at 6 p.m. May 13 in Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Ave. The event includes a performance by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and an appearance by Brubeck's son, Chris. Immediately following the concert, a dinner benefit is scheduled. Tickets may be purchased separately for the concert and the dinner. Information: 734-764-2538 or visit www.ums.org.
Ragtime Detroit! Michigan's Contribution to America's Original Music, takes place at 8 p.m. May 5 at the River Raisin Centre for the Arts, 114 South Monroe St., Monroe. The program includes orchestrations published by Whitney-Warner/Remick Music of Detroit, and African American composers Harry P. Guy and Fred S. Stone. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $12 for students. Information: 734-242-7722.