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    ACOUSTIC TODAY – Jason Paul – 9 p.m.; Acme Bar and Grill, 1105 E. State Blvd.; no cover; 480-2264.
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    BOOKS SATURDAY Jeremiah Israel – Author of “March the Damned”; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Brothers, Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.
    ARTWORK AVAILABLE: To buy artwork from Manchester Main Street’s “Discover North Manchester” storefront artwork exhibit, go to
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Martin Luther King Jr. re-enactor – T. Leon Williams to deliver King’s speech presented at Manchester College on Feb. 1, 1968; 7 p.m.; Cordier Auditorium, Manchester University, North Manchester; free.
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The Mad Ants take the court Thursday against Maine at Memorial Coliseum.

Out & About

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The Mizpah Shrine Circus happens this weekend at Memorial Coliseum. The audience will be treated to animal acts, flying acrobats and of course, clowns.
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Miami Indian re-enactors will be part of the “Living History: Nouvelle Annee” at Historic Fort Wayne on Saturday.



Marc “Skippy” Price and Mike Stankiewicz – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10.50; 486-0216.


Chris Barnes – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10.50; 486-0216.



Studio Dance – 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, Ossian; 622-6644.


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



Winterval – 2 to 5 p.m.; winter carnival with snow crafts, activities and treats; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; free; 427-6460; other area events, see schedule at

Ice Fest 2013 – Randy Finch from Food Network’s “Ice Brigade” and ice sculptures; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; chili and soup tasting; downtown Coldwater, Mich.;


Fort Wayne Fringe – Performing arts festival with different artists; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; $5 per show; ends Feb. 3; for acts and performance times, visit



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



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, ends April 7; Winterval, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, free cocoa and cookies and make a bird craft; “Make Snow Indoors,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

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

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

Science Central – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends April 14; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


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 SATURDAY

“Living History: Nouvelle Annee” – French Garrison of Fort Wayne in 1753 re-enactment; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; freewill donation; 437-2836 or



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 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 Ends Feb. 24.


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



Mizpah Shrine Circus – 6:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $20, $15, $12, $10; 1-800-745-3000. Free Circus Fair in Exposition Center opens one hour before the first show of each day and continues until one hour after the last show ends. Ends Sunday.

Fort Wayne Outdoor Sports, Lake and Cabin Show – Recreational and outdoor products; Noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 for adults, children 16 and under free; plus parking fee;


Elton John “Remote Live” concert – Singer will perform “live” from Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, Calif.; 12:30 a.m. (Saturday), doors open at midnight today; Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30; event is sold out; 432-8176 or


Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring Adrian Curry and Grey Gordon; 7 to 10 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 969-9442.

Fort Wayne Derby Girls – Screening of documentary film “Derby, Baby!”; doors open at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 at door; IPFW, Neff Hall room 101, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; or email


Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road; free admission; 482-2525.

Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectibles Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road; free admission.


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

“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” – Theater event, behind the Broadway curtain; 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road. tickets,

“Celebrate Downtown” – Downtown Improvement District hosts living statue Mark Abbati, music, photography and screening of new DID video; 5 to 7 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; “Living Statue Workshop” from 2 to 4 p.m.; RSVP at


Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $4 seniors and $2 for kids 12 and under; ends Feb. 3;

“The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space” – Theater event; 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road. tickets,

Antique Appraisal Fair – 2 to 4 p.m.; Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4430 Elsdale Drive; call 485-8157 to schedule an appraisal.

It Is Well with My Soul – “Culture of Black Education”; 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room B, 900 Library Plaza; $1; reservations, 420-0765.



Mad Ants basketball – vs. Maine; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.



“Big River” – 8 p.m.; Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; $10; 419-238-0404 or Ends Feb. 9.


“Almost, Maine” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; tickets, 424-5622 or Ends Feb. 2.


Mystery Dinner Theater – St. Joseph Hessen Cassel School presents entertainment with appetizers, dinner and performance; 6 p.m. appetizers, 7 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show; St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Parish Hall, 11521 Old U.S. 27 S.; $30; 639-3580.