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  • What’s hot in local arts and entertainment
    BOOKSTUESDAY Keisha Thierry – Author of “My Last Trip to El Camino”; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Follett Fort Wayne Book Store, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; michelle@keymgc.
    ACCEPTING ENTRIES: The Embassy Theatre is looking for individuals or groups to decorate the animated window displays along Harrison Street for the 2014 holiday season. To enter, go to FWEmbassy​Theatre.
  • ART
    All weekend – “WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or www.
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Apple Festival of Kendallville – Primitive village, children’s crafts and games, antiques, food, music; Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville;
Chilifest will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Headwaters Park with tastings available for $5.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

Travis Fisher, left, and Tanner Crawford in Pulse Opera House’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.



Shirley Showalter – Author of “Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World”; 10 a.m.; Sauder Village, Museum Building, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or

“Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journey – Featured selection, “The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States” edited by Edward E. Curtis IV; 6 to 8 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-5404.



Chris Wiles and Mike Conley – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Midnight Swinger and Chris Smith – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Friday Night Dance Party – 7:30 p.m.; Dance Tonight, 1559 W. Dupont Road; $10; 437-6825.

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


Gay and Lesbian Dinner Dance – 6 p.m.; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $50 for dinner and dance, $10 dance only; tickets, 744-1144.

Fall Country Hoedown Dance – 6 to 11 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $15, includes meal.

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

Ballroom Dance – 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5 a person; 622-6644.


Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.

Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $7 members, $10 non-members.


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



Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival – 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; comedy magic show and face painting by Sweetcakes Entertainment, flashlights at night, visit freestall barn, view farm machinery, corn maze, straw mountain, corn crib play area, cornhole games, hayrides, educational activities; 6532 W. Cook Road; 417-1918 or email Ends Oct. 27.

Amazing Fall Fun – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck corn maze, pumpkin patch; 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays; Waterloo; Ends Oct. 27.

Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds and squash characters; Fashions Farm, Ligonier; hours and cost, Ends Oct. 31.

Mums and Pumpkins Festival – 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays; Lincoln Ridge Farm, 6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, Ohio; corn maze, hayrides, haunted barn, zip line; 419-749-4224. Ends Oct. 27.


Miami Indian Heritage Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; wikiami building, cattail matting, artists; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; 426-2882 or

Chilifest – Chili contest, music; noon to 4 p.m.; Headwaters Park; $5 admission for chili tasting;

Craft Beer Festival – Includes music; 1 to 5 p.m.; Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road; $25 advance, $30 at the door; 437-8254 or


Parish Festival – Silent auction, children’s games, food; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hicksville, Ohio; 419-542-8724.

Kroozinationals – Open car, truck and bike show, food, swap meet, craft and hobby show; registration, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; “Cruise and Neon Nites” parade through town, 7 p.m.; Hier’s Park and Fairgrounds, 547 S. Briant St., Huntington; 260-273-1447 or



Hiestand’s Haunted Woods – 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; on Hospital Drive just east of Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert, Ohio; $8; Ends Oct. 26.

Zombie Pandemic – 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Paintball Plex, 6485 Merchants Drive, LaOtto; $10; 260-357-1560, ext. 2. Ends Nov. 2.

Green Center Haunted Schoolhouse – 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2768 E. 300 S., Albion; $9; Ends Oct. 26.


Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 p.m.; St. Vincent Scouts Haunted Castle and Black Forest, 8965 Auburn Road; $10 each or $16 for both attractions; for dates and times, go to Ends Nov. 2.


Fright Site Hike – Sponsored by ARCH; 7 p.m.; leaves Fort Wayne Visitor’s Center, 927 S. Harrison St.; $10 adults, $5 ages 17 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; 426-5117 or



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 – “Gardens of New Orleans,” ends Nov. 17; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or “Fort Wayne Photographers Club” display, ends Oct. 31.

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

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

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Displays include Dukes of Hazard Number One General Lee car, original KITT car, Number Three Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and the 1989 Bat-Mobile 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

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

Sauder Village – Pioneer Settlement area with log school, church, barn, homes and gardens; 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 “All Aboard” train event, Saturday and Sunday.

Science Central – “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, opens Saturday; presentations by Maurice Henderson, program manager for NASA’s support of “Science On a Sphere,” 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday; “Electricity,” traveling exhibition on display through Jan. 5; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – “Auto Indiana” traveling exhibit, ends Oct. 14; 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 “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” and “Merci Train Artifacts” virtual exhibit, may be accessed at museum’s website.


Whitley County Historical Museum – Regular hours, 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.


Wabash County Historical Museum – “Bill and Ellen Stouffer: Stay Out of My Paint” exhibit, ends Jan. 11; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Exhibit, “Dying for Fashion: Gene’s Concern for Our Feathered Friends”; ends Dec. 7; Carriage House Visitor’s Center, Rome City; $5 adults, $4 ages 60 and older, $2 ages 3 to 12; 260-854-3790.


Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; group tours by appointment; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; admission, 260-635-2490.


John Paulding Historical Society – Museum tours; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218



DSANI Buddy Walk – Activities begin at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m.; 1.6 miles; Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road; no cost; 471-9964 or


MD & Me: Walk-n-Learn – “Colon Health” by Dr. James Edlund; 6 to 7 p.m., register at 5:45 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park Old Barn, 817 W. Dupont Road; in case of inclement weather, meet at Parkview YMCA, 10001 Dawson’s Creek Blvd.; 1-855-637-0010 or



Indiana Bicentennial Train – Stopping at Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, 15808 Edgerton Road, New Haven; free;


Jimmy Travis – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, Bryant; $25, $20; 260-997-6822.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; local produce, arts and crafts; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Ends Oct. 20.


Fort Wayne Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 advance, $8 at the door; 260-557-4809 or

Parade of Homes – Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; subdivision of Bay Meadow at Landin Parke, located on Landin Road south of Maysville Road; $10; 420-2020.


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

North Manchester Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Riverbridge Electric parking lot, 500 E. Main St., North Manchester; market is also open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Ends Oct. 26.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 9 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; fresh honey, produce, herbs, bedding plants, baked goods; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 12.

Fire Safety Awareness Month – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; children’s activities; sponsored by Dare to Dream Youth Ranch; Home Depot, 6235 Lima Road; free; 260-348-8084.

Sports Cards and Memorabilia Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; 574-952-0804.

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” – Sensory sensitive film; 10 a.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; 456-4534, ext. 271.

“The Met: Live in HD” – Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”; 12:55 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,

Vietnam Veterans of America Homecoming Celebration – 1 to 4 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 260-247-2517 ext. 2517.

Doll Party and Tea – Also fashion show; 2 to 4 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $10; reservations, 260-563-2326.

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; Ends Nov. 30.


Farm Toy Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; $2 adults, free to ages 11 and younger; 937-826-4201.

Fort Wayne Sports Car Club of America Autocross – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, parking lot, 4000 Parnell Ave.;

East State Village Farm Market – Noon to 3 p.m.; Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.; ends Oct. 13.



Safe Haven Open House – 6 to 7 p.m.; games, crafts, art; Weisser Center, 802 Eckart St., Cooper Center, 2300 S. Clinton St., and Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St.; free; 427-6701.


“Throwback Tuesdays” – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102, ext. 567.


New Haven Farmers Market – Homegrown items, soaps, jewelry, pet treats, music; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven. Ends Oct. 16.



“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $14 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students ages 18 and younger; tickets, 481-6555.

“Little House on the Prairie: Mary’s Story” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre presentation; 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $17 adults, $11 seniors and ages 18 and younger; 422-4226.

“Honeymoon at Graveside Manor” – Off State Productions Inc. presentation; doors 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert County Senior Center, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-605-6708 or Ends Oct. 12.


“The Dixie Swim Club” – 7:30 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $25 to $10; 517-278-6029 or

“Stepping Out” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35 includes dinner; 424-5622 or Ends Oct. 19.

“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” – 8 p.m.; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or

“The Confession” – 1 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; 7 p.m. Monday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, Ends Dec. 7.

“Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft” – 8 p.m.; Umble Center, Goshen College, Goshen; $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students; 574-535-7566.


“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – 1:30 and 4 p.m.; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, $6 ages 13 and younger; reservations, 260-359-4261.