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Friday the 13th Warehouse Party set for downtown

The nonprofit group Downtown 419 is hosting a special Friday the 13th Warehouse Party at 1119 Summit St. before the building is renovated into loft apartments.

The party is from 8 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Muha. Costumes are encouraged. There will be a cash bar, and the event is limited to those 21 and older. Tickets are $15 or $30 for VIP passes, which include a private seating area and private bar. Sponsored by the Lucas County Land Bank & ARK Construction. To buy tickets, go to bit.ly/2kAztNe.

■ Toledo Opera’s performance of French composer Georg Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valentine Theatre, 425 N. St. Clair St. Tickets are $30 to $75 and can be purchased online at bit.ly/2wJgxxo.

The performances are a first for the company. The story is about how pearl fishers of Sri Lanka risk their lives in the pursuit of beauty, but love ultimately proves to be more dangerous as passion complicates loyalty and duty. The show’s cast is joined by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Opera Chorus, led by conductor John Baril in his Toledo Opera debut. Directed by Bernard Uzan, with project imagery led by Michael Baumgarten.

For more information, go to bit.ly/2zc3HcR.

■ Put-in-Bay’s 24th annual Oktoberfest unfolds from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The festival will be under tent in DeRivera Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hartford Avenue in downtown Put-in-Bay. Several island restaurants will serve brats, weinerschnitzel, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, spatzel, apple dumplings, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut balls, pierogi, apple dumplings, German chocolate cake, and other types of German food. A selection of island wines from Put-in-Bay’s Heineman Winery will be available for purchase, along with lots of German beer. There also will be live polka and German music.

Tent admission is $4 each day, or $6 for a two-day pass. For information, go to bit.ly/2y3qlpY.

■ Country duo ​Maddie & Tae headline the latest ProMedica Concert Series event at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The opening act, Black Swamp Rebels​, takes the stage at 5:45 p.m.

Maddie & Tae, a roots country act, went platinum with their single, “Girl In A Country Song,” which also has received more than 32 million video views and was the 2014 Nashville Scene’s Annual Country Critics Poll Single of the Year. The duo, which also won a Country Music Association Video of the Year Award for that song, is only the third in the history of Billboard’s Country Singles Chart to have its debut single hit No. 1.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through ticketmaster.com.

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