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Mikey Teutul from “American Chopper” will be at the CycleFest USA Show and Expo at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Julie Scoggins and Ben Jones – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Brad Tassell and Matthew David Stanley – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom – Bachata and “Introduction to Ballroom”; 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $12 drop-in; 480-7070.

American Style Ballroom – Open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

Square Dance – Music by Breakaway; doors open at 7:30 p.m.; St. Louis Besancon Hall, 15535 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven; $10; 750-1081.

American Style Ballroom – Open dance party, 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; free-will donation; 424-6574 or http://fwdc.org/FWDC/event/dances-of-universal-peace.

SUNDAY

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Holiday Show” – Artwork by regional and national artists; ends Jan. 31; Castle Gallery Fine Art, 1202 W. Wayne St.; hours, 426-6568 or www.castlegallery.com.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sport Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Mighty Jungle Adventure” exhibit, Saturday through April 7; “Sow in the Snow,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, registration required; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German fighting vehicles and United States Air Force staff car displays; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or www.natmus.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, Monday through April 14; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. Lunch with an IPFW Scientist, “Where Do Bugs Go in Winter,” presented by Jordan Marshall, assistant professor of biology, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $16 nonmembers, $10 members.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also “Allen County Innovation,” permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. SUNDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “Guns”; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

CycleFest USA Show and Expo – Featuring Mikey Teutul from “American Chopper,” Saturday and Sunday, Ryan Hurst “Opie” from “Sons of Anarchy,” Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $12 adults, $6 ages 12 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring M.F. Patterson and Jordan Chaney; 7 to 10 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 969-9442.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Fort Wayne Farm Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Deluxe Face-Painting Art Presented by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, McDonald’s, 3202 St. Joe Center Road; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Kroger, 7008 Bluffton Road; free; 745-1545 or www.sweetcakesentertainment.com.

TUESDAY

“A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed” – Documentary screening; 7 p.m. Goshen College, Goshen; free; www.goshen.edu.

WEDNESDAY

Pinewood Derby 2013 – “Test and Tune Days,” 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; 426-5056 or www.philshobbyshop.com.

“Nature Photography: How to Take That Great Nature Picture” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 7 to 8 p.m.; Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane; free; 478-2515.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

SATURDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

ACAC Basketball Tournament – 10 a.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“The Lion in Winter” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; reservations, 422-6329. Ends Jan. 19.

THURSDAY

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” – 7 p.m.; Ford Theater, Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; $54, $38, $24; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

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