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Mychael Diehl and Katheryne Schauer perform in First Presbyterian Theater’s “Antony and Cleopatra” this weekend.

– Note: Any reference to "today" refers to Friday, April 26.

BOOKS

MONDAY

Jonathan Safran Foer – Author of “Everything Is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”; 7:30 p.m.; Jewish Temple, 5200 Old Mill Road; free; 422-8566.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Steve Iott and Sally Brooks – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Jay Black and Jay Washington – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

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

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Butterflies with an African Beat” exhibit, ends July 7; “Family Garden Close-Up, Beautiful Butterflies,” 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 www.botanicalconservatory.org. Photography exhibit by Jennifer L. Renner, ends Tuesday.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Includes African Journey, Australian Adventure, Central Zoo and Indonesian Rain Forest exhibits; open through Oct. 13; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; hours and admission, 427-6810 or KidsZoo.org.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and the 1989 Batmobile and Bat Boat; 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 – “Wild

Minds…What Animals Really Think” traveling exhibit, ends Sept. 8; “Last Saturday and Lemonade Day Registration,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

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. Wabash County Historical Museum – “Lifemaps and Legacies,” ends Saturday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-563-9070.

TODAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “Endangered Heritage” traveling exhibit; ends May 23; 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Sauder Village – “Quilt Show”; ends May 5; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; Archbold, Ohio; admission prices, 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

“Birding by Ear” – Hike sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

Wildflower Walk – Also brunch; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $20 for catered brunch; reservations, 260-854-3790.

Bike Tour Ride – Sponsored by Three Rivers Velo Sport; noon; begins at Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road; 41, 33 and 27 miles; www.3rvs.com.

“Family Fun Hike: Birds of Eagle Marsh” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SUNDAY

Bike Tour Ride – Sponsored by Three Rivers Velo Sport; noon; begins at Huntertown Elementary School, 15330 Lima Road, Huntertown; mileages, 51, 44 and 34 miles; www.3rvs.com.

Homeward Bound Walk – Benefits homeless families and children; 5K walk, run, bike ride or roller skate; begins at Headwaters Park continues through West Central and Downtown; free; for information, www.homewardboundindiana.org/northeast.

Northeast Indiana Summer Opportunities Fair – Program information for area day camps, residential camps, sports camps, fine arts camps; 1 to 5 p.m.; Cole Center Family YMCA, Kendallville; free admission; 260-347-2400.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

“Tapestry: A Day for You” – Keynote speaker, Sissy Spacek; also “Biggest Loser” Season 11 alums Marci and Courtney Crozier, Pat Parker, 2013 Tapestry Dedication Award recipient; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; www.ipfw.edu/tapestry.

Vive Le Rouge Kickoff Party – 9 p.m.; AIDS Walk kickoff party; After Dark, 1601 S. Harrison St.; 744-1144 or www.vivelerouge.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Spring Town & Country New Home and Specialty Retail Tour – Scattered-site show with 32 homes, eight villaminiums; noon to 5 p.m.; free; information, 420-2020 or www.fortwayne.com. Ends May 5.

SATURDAY AND MONDAY

Motion Picture Showings – “Restless Heart,” 7 p.m. Saturday; “The Triumph,” 7 p.m. Monday; University of Saint Francis, North Campus; $15 each film; tickets, 482-8299.

SATURDAY

Historic Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, herbs, teas, honey, plants, flowers.

Herb and Perennial Plant Sale – Sponsored by Van Wert Master Gardeners; 8 a.m.; Van Wert County Fair Grounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-1214.

TEDxFortWayne – Conference; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Andorfer Commons, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; $50; includes lunch and refreshments.

“Stop the Violence, Stop the Funerals” March and Rally – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; sponsored by NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049; corner of Pontiac Street and South Anthony Boulevard; 426-3049.

“Giulio Cesare” – Opera theater event; noon; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring Derek Reeves, Marci Lawson and Perlina Murray; 7 to 10 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 969-9442.

SUNDAY

Summit City Aerospace Modelers – Hobby rocket launch; 1:30 to 5 p.m.; Concordia Theological Seminary Soccer Fields, 6600 N. Clinton St.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

May Day Celebration – Perfumery tours; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Annie Oakley Perfumery, 300 Johnson St., Ligonier; 260-894-7219. Ends May 3.

THURSDAY

Tapas-Style Dinner – 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; reservations required; 480-2002.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Kane County Cougars; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

SATURDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Kane County Cougars; 5:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

SUNDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Clinton LumberKings; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

MONDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Clinton LumberKings; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

TUESDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Clinton LumberKings; 11:05 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Fiddler on the Roof” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road; $10; 456-1261.

“Nunsense” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Cordier Auditorium, Manchester University, North Manchester; $7 adults, $5 seniors; 260-982-5285.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Plaza Suite” – 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 www.arenadinnertheatre.org. Ends May 11.

“Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra” – 7:30 p.m.; 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.

“Any Wednesday” – Dinner theatre presented by Off Stage Productions; 7 p.m., meal, 8 p.m., performance; Van Wert County Senior Center, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio; $25; 419-605-6708.

“Into the Woods” – Musical; 7 p.m.; Leo High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville; $7 advance, $10 at the door and day of show; 446-0180.

TODAY

“From Pit to Palace” – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Emmaus Lutheran School, 8626 Covington Road; free.

SATURDAY

“That Big Phat Sound” – Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $42 to $18; performance time, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

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