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Posted on Thu. May. 02, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT

Going out guide: The best things to do in the coming week

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LISTEN LOCAL: Hear from top local acts — musically and personally — during a live show and broadcast at 7 p.m. for “Meet the Music,” the local music program presented by local public radio station WBOI, 89.1-FM. The fun takes place at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

Program host Julia Meek will welcome performers Carol Lockridge; Dan Dickerson, the Mad Harpist; and the group Elle/The Remnant.

Admission is free.


FUNKY FUN: Get down with the funky blues of Chicago musician Biscuit Miller and his band, The Mix, at 9 p.m. at The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Miller grew up hearing gospel and soul in his grandmother's house. At age 11, he picked up an electric bass guitar at a friend's house and discovered a passion for playing blues music. Miller went on to play for 10 years with the Lonnie Brooks Band and five years with the Anthony Gomes Band.

Reserved seats are $25 and general admission is $20. Buy tickets at, or call 745-1000 to reserve seats for a group of 10 or more people.

DANCE PARTY: Hit the dance floor at the Downtown Swing event at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The evening of all-ages swing and ballroom dancing opens with lessons at 7 p.m. provided by Arthur Murray Dance Studio. People also can relax — or build up a little courage — at a cash bar.

Dancing begins at 8 p.m., with live music by Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band. If you don't feel like dancing, you can just enjoy the music.

Admission is $15 cash at the door.


FUN IN THE PARKS: You can enjoy two events in local parks this weekend:

•Jump into Family Fun Day in the Park 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road.

Activities will include messy games, hands-on crafts, a kids' Spring Sprint fun run and a Trike the Trails kids' bike ride. Visitors also can enjoy a book swap, food and animals. In addition, youngsters will be selling toys, crafts and more.

Registration is 8-8:45 a.m. for the Trike the Trails event, which begins at 9 a.m. Registration is 8-9:15 a.m. for the Spring Sprint, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Crafts, games, concessions and other activities go 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

•Music and activities will fill Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, during the annual Sol Fest noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the park's lake.

The event features a kids' area noon-5 p.m. both days, where activities will include catching small creatures for study, animal demonstrations and other activities. Some activities may charge a small fee. Other activities include hayrides, a beer garden by Mad Anthony Brewing Company and food vendors.

The music lineup Saturday includes The Wailhounds, Jessica Crew, Elle/The Remnant, Duane Eby and the Sunny Taylor Band. The Sunday performers include Possum Trot Orchestra, Harp Condition, Cathy Serrano, Clusterfolk and Grateful Groove. For a full list of performers, go to, and under the “Pages” lists, click on “Sol Fest 2013.”

While you are in the park, you also may want to a hike because it's prime season for seeing spring wildflowers and returning migrating birds.

Cost is $5 for ages 12 and older and free for ages 11 and younger. The fee includes park admission.

CELEBRATING HISTORY: Experience the culture of the Miami Nation of Indians during the Miami Indian Heritage Days event 1-4 p.m. at the historic Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road.

Members of the Medicine Woman Drum will demonstrate the use of drumming, singing and dancing in Miami society. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

MUSIC OPTIONS: Are you feeling like classic rock, or crooning for country? You'll have a choice at two concerts:

The Down The Country Line concert at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd., features local bands playing country music hits. The band lineup has Dag and the Bulleit Boys playing Johnny Cash; BackWater playing Brad Paisley; Breaking Tradition doing Little Big Town; The Joel Young Band performing songs of Blake Shelton; and Hubie Ashcroft and The Drive playing country duets.

Tickets are $12 and are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and 1-800-745-3000. Proceeds benefit the Embassy Theatre.

Kat Bowser and the Band of Blues perform a Led Zeppelin Tribute at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Bowser rocked the hall during a Janis Joplin tribute concert in January.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. They are available at Wooden Nickel Music stores, 3627 N. Clinton St., 3422 N. Anthony Blvd. and 6427 W. Jefferson Blvd.; Neat Neat Neat Records and Music, 1836 S. Calhoun St.; and at


'COME ON DOWN': The hit television game show comes to you when “The Price Is Right Live!” is presented on stage at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

People from the audience who sign up three hours before the show starts could be selected to be game contestants, and they have an opportunity to win prizes. About 60 prizes with a combined value of about $25,000 will be given away, it says on the Embassy's website,

Potential contestants must be age 18 or older and must register three hours prior to show time at or near the Embassy box office. All audience members must buy a ticket to enter.

Tickets are $35, with a limited number of $75 VIP tickets available. Buy tickets at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations, and 1-800-745-3000.


WEEKNIGHT ROCK: Blow past the middle of the week at the Harddrive Live Tour concert featuring rock bands Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Young Guns and Stars In Stereo at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Tickets are $29.50 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Buy tickets at the coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, select Walmart stores, or 1-800-745-3000. Parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

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