Entertainment briefs, Sept. 20

Blue Oyster Cult, Mark Farner to perform at The Ritz; no word on cowbell

Blue Oyster Cult, with special guests Mark Farner’s American Band, are to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

Tickets are $45-$75 and can be purchased at the box office, by calling (419) 448-8544 or visiting www.ritztheatre.org.

Art works on display

FINDLAY — The Fisher/Wall Art Gallery has welcomed artist Beth Genson for her exhibit “Exploring Nature in Paint and Wax,” on display through Sept. 27 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

Genson is trained in fine art and education from Bowling Green State University. She has spent the majority of her career as an art instructor for middle school through college-age students. She also has studied at France’s Grenoble University.

Heidelberg organ recital Sept. 30

Heidelberg University organ instructor Joan Holder McConnell is to present a faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 131 E. Perry St.

McConnell is to be joined by guest soloist Jonathan Waters, assistant professor of music and education and director of bands at Heidelberg, on the tuba.

‘Berg to welcome Korean-born pianist

Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre is to welcome Korean-born and Julliard-trained pianist Sookkyung Cho as the Distinguished Montague Artist at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in Brenneman Music Hall.

Cho has been captivating audiences worldwide with her personal expressionist style. She has appeared at major venues across the U.S. and in Canada, France and China.

Cho is the founding member of the New York-based Almava Trio and has been featured in major music festivals and was a performing associate at Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

Cho is assistant professor of piano and artist-performer at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She earned a master’s degree from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a doctorate in musical arts from Julliard.

BSA sets auditions for family comedy

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to host auditions for the holiday comedy “Making God Laugh” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at the theater, 205 Maple St.

“Making God Laugh” is a family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each 10 years apart, set at various holidays — starting in 1980.

Those auditioning are asked to read from the script.

For more information or to get a script, contact director Nancy Steyer at nancy_steyer@hotmail.com or call (567) 207-8567.

Art museum to host classical artist

TOLEDO — The Toledo Museum of Art is to welcome artist Harold Budd to its classical concert hall at 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Bud is to perform the world premiere of “Petits Souffles” a new work for piano, celeste and string quartet.

A pre-concert talk is to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Budd is to share his thoughts on finding musical inspiration in visual images at 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

To register for either or both events, visit toledomuseum.org.

GFCF to host annual hog roast, auction

FOSTORIA — The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is to host the seventh annual Foundation Park Hog Roast and Benefit Auction with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Drive.

Net proceeds are to benefit the maintenance and operation of Foundation Park.

Tickets are $30 per person and available only in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the GFCF office, 121 N. Main St.

The buffet dinner and 50/50 raffle is to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Dell’s is to serve smoked pulled pork and grilled Italian chicken dinners.

The live auction is to start at 7:30 p.m. Some of the larger items up for bid include a pair of tickets to the Ohio State University vs. University of Michigan football game; a suite with food, drink and tickets for 18 people to attend a Toledo Walleye game; a Biggby Coffee gift basket; two rooms at the Hancock Hotel and dinner for four at Mancy’s Restaurant; and more itmes for home and children.