Your weekly quick lists of area events and live entertainment to help you make the most of this weekend.

1. The Ottawa County Free Fair kicks-off Friday, Aug. 17 at the Miami Fairgrounds with the annual Tractor Pull and continues through Saturday, Aug. 26 with exhibits, livestock shows, the carnival, Premium Sale and more. Get all the details in the special fair section of today’s paper and in our fair feature starting on the front page.

2. Head to The Loony Saloon inside The Stables Casino Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 for bracket three of The Gauntlet comedy competition. Come out and catch the area’s funniest compete for cash and a place in the finals. Show starts at 8 p.m. on both evenings. Tickets are $10.

3. The 7th Annual Cars for Critters Indoor Car Show takes place Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come enjoy all the beautiful cool cars inside at the Grove Civic Center. There will be door prizes, trophies and plaques in several categories, a 50/50 raffle, food concessions, music, a remote pet adoption and more all to benefit the awaiting dogs and cats at Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake.

4. Celebrate the 90s and 50 years of Har-Ber Village Museum, 4404 West 20th Rd, Grove, Saturday, Aug. 18. Enjoyed extended hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore the fashion, fads and entertainment of the 1990s. After the museum closes, come to the Café at 5:30 for a themed dinner and dance at the Event Tent at 6 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner ($12 per adult; $7 per child up to age 13; $2 discount for Har-Ber Village members), but you can drop in for the music and dance for free. Purchase dinner tickets online at

5. In theaters is the R-rated action thriller “Mile 22” about an elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.


Bordertown Casino & Arena

Aug. 17

Splinter Middleton

Aug. 18

Brent Giddens

Buffalo Run Casino

No Current Listings

Cherokee Casino Grove

Aug. 17

The Mixers

Aug. 18

George Brothers

Downstream Casino

Aug. 17

Asphalt Cowboys

Harley Hamm Jimmy Jamm

Aug. 18

Full Flava Kings

Harley Hamm Jimmy Jamm

Grand Lake Casino

Aug. 17

Hi Fidelics

Indigo Sky Casino

Aug. 17

Donnie Ray Stevens

Aug. 18

Sweet Trouble

River Bend Casino

Aug. 17


The Stables Casino

Aug. 17 & 18

The Gauntlet - Bracket Three Comedy Competition