Acoustics for Autism returns to Maumee







Amie Brodie, left, and Bruce Brodie, right, with Wolf Creek Risin’ play during Acoustics for Autism in 2017. This year’s event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Acoustics for Autism returns to Maumee on Sunday. The 11th annual fund-raiser invites more than 60 local musicians to rock six stages between noon and 2 a.m.

Acoustics for Autism raises money for Project iAm, a local nonprofit that supports families affected by autism. Attendees are encouraged to donate to Project iAm, but are not asked to pay a set admission. All ages are welcome.

This year’s performers include Arctic Clam, Dave Carpenter, Last Born Sons and many more. Acts perform at the Village Idiot, 309 Conant St., Maumee, and in the surrounding area. For a complete lineup or to donate online, go to

■ Cupcake-lovers can support a good cause this weekend, too, at Children Theatre Workshop’s seventh annual Cupcake Showdown on Sunday at Handmade Toledo.

Local bakeries prepare their tastiest take on this year’s theme, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, in honor of one of Children Theatre Workshop’s summer musicals. Attendees can taste-test and vote for their favorites between 2 and 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children kindergarten through high school, with all proceeds supporting Children’s Theatre Workshop. Handmade Toledo is at 1717 Adams St. For more information, to go

■ Over 21 and looking to drink? The Glass City Beer Festival and Glass City Wine Festival are both in town this weekend.

The Glass City Beer Festival features more than 230 beers from 40 craft breweries from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Tickets are $35 at the door or $30 in advance; for tickets or more information, go to

The Glass City Wine Festival features a sample of regional wines and gourmet cheeses, as well as local restaurant fare and unique gifts, on Saturday. An afternoon tasting, 1 to 4 p.m., is $25; an evening tasting, 6 to 9 p.m., runs $30. For tickets or more information, go to

■ It’s Oscar Movie Week at Rave Cinemas at Franklin Park Mall. A festival pass, $35, covers admission through March 4 to each of the nine movies nominated this year for best picture.

Each movie is set to play at least once at Franklin Park 16 on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. For show times or to purchase a festival pass, go to

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