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Bluegrass Festival returns to Perrysburg

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Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage are among the featured acts at the Perrysburg Bluegrass Festival Friday and Saturday.

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Looking to get your “move” on this weekend? Check out the 2018 Perrysburg Bluegrass Festival, which unfolds Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg.

Featured acts include Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, the Little Roy & Lizzie Show, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Harbourtown, Jesse Alexander Band, Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass, and more.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $30 reserved seating both days. Music starts at 1 p.m. daily. For more information, call 330-388-7280 or visit bluegrassmountaineers.net/​perrysburg.htm.

■ The first Winter One Act Festival is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday inside the Underground Theatre of Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd.

Seven one-act works by local playwrights will be performed. Organizers promise a night of “smart, witty, haunting, and moving” original material.

Tickets are $10 in advance at bit.ly/​2EcdEJ3, or $13 at the door. The event is presented by Stone Productions, a Toledo-based nonprofit theatrical company that says it strives to “serve our community by providing cutting edge productions that showcase talented individuals involved with, but not limited to, the LGBT community.”

■ If you’re into watching pint-sized wrestlers deliver a pounding upon one another, check out the All-Ages Micro Wrestling Show scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday at the Ohio Theatre and Events Center, 3114 Lagrange St.

The show is organized by the Micro Wrestling Federation. It is a full-scale, WWE-type event sporting an entire cast of wrestlers under 5 feet tall. 

Founded in 2000, the MWF says it is the longest-running organization within the Little Person wrestling industry. It said no other company has performed in more events in the last 18 years.

The event is presented by Low Budget Rock Star Entertainment. After the show is a party with the wrestlers. Fans are encouraged to stick around and socialize. Tickets, which start at $15 and go to $500 for business sponsor packages, can be purchased through Eventbrite at bit.ly/​2Ay50SU. For information, go to microwrestling.com.

Ripcord, a comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Lindsay-Abaire, is opening this weekend and will be performed by the Toledo Repertoire Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the 10th Street Stage, 16 10th St.

Tickets, which start at $9.75, can be purchased online at bit.ly/​2m1BFe6. Shows continue each weekend through Jan. 28.

The play depicts a cantankerous woman at a senior living facility named Abby who is forced to share her quarters with a new arrival named Marilyn, an annoyingly chipper woman. 

A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just their tenacity but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

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