Warehouse District invites public to take tours, party

Tours of buildings in the Warehouse District, including the Oliver House, will take place Sunday.
Tours of buildings in the Warehouse District, including the Oliver House, will take place Sunday.

Some of downtown's urban living spaces, shops, and art venues will be on display Sunday for the eighth annual Wander the Warehouse District event. Guests can tour some of the lofts, offices, and homes in one of Toledo's historic neighborhoods. Other activities include an art fair and live music. Most events will be concentrated at Lafayette and St. Clair streets. Doors open at noon and tours run until 4 p.m. Tour tickets are $10. For more information or to buy tickets, visit toledowarehouse.org. As the wandering wraps up, Oktoberfest at the Oliver House will begin. The Munich-style celebration will feature live music, dancing, German food, and lots of beer, including at least three hand-crafted varieties. Polka Floyd will provide live music and a pig roast will take place on the lawn. Visit theoliverhousetoledo.com for more information.

Thousands of people will converge on downtown Perrysburg Saturday for the city's largest and most diverse community festival. Harrison Rally Day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and will include a parade at 10 a.m., a marketplace with merchant and service organization booths, a Taste of Perrysburg food court, juried fine arts, nonjuried arts, and children's games and art activities. The event, presented by the Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Perrysburg Area Arts Council, will feature live entertainment throughout the day. The festival runs until 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Blues guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks will rock the Evolution club Sunday in a Black Swamp Blues Society-presented concert that starts at 7:30 p.m. Brooks is a flashy guitarist who is the son of Lonnie Brooks. His music combines blues, R&B, and funk. Evolution is at 519 North Reynolds Rd. in the former Jalapenos restaurant location. Tickets are $20 for Society members and in advance, $25 for nonmembers, and $45 for couples at the door. They can be purchased at Culture Clash Records or by calling 419-866-8977. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.