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 https://www.har-bervillage.com.
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.
WEEKEND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
Bordertown Casino & Arena
Buffalo Run Casino
No Current Listings
Cherokee Casino Grove
Harley Hamm Jimmy Jamm
Full Flava Kings
Harley Hamm Jimmy Jamm
Grand Lake Casino
Indigo Sky Casino
Donnie Ray Stevens
￼River Bend Casino
The Stables Casino
Aug. 17 & 18
The Gauntlet - Bracket Three Comedy Competition