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A look ahead

UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLIDAY EVENTS

THURSDAY

Embassy Festival of Trees - Professionally decorated trees, music; 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; for cost, call 424-6287 or go to www.fwembassytheatre.org. Ends Jan. 1.

Fantasy of Lights - Ends Dec. 31; 6 to 9 p.m.; Franke Park; $5 per car, $10 passenger vans, $25 buses and trolleys, $35 horse and carriage rides available on weekends; for carriage reservations, call 260-691-3780.

THURSDAY

Ouabache Wonderland of Lights - Drive-through display; 6 to 9 p.m.; Ouabache State Park, 4930 Indiana 201 E., Bluffton; $6 park entry fee; 260-824-0926; ends Dec. 28.

The Living Lights - 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville; 260-638-4108; ends Jan. 1.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 sports sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan; “The Crucible of Racing,” “The American Stock Car” and “Selling the Speed” exhibits in Terence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers & Record-Setters; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Gene Stratton-Porter State His­tor­ic Site – Cabin tours every hour, also gardens and hiking trails; 1205 Pleasant Pointe, Rome City; 260-854-3790 or www.genestratton-porter.com. Special exhibit, “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon,” through Dec. 6.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft, engines, library photos, models and artifacts; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 for adults, $4 for ages 14 to 18, free to ages 11 and younger; www.hoosierairmuseum.org. Closes Dec. 14.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum – Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car and the 1989 Batmobile and Batboat; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 for adults, $6 for ages 7 to 11, free to children 6 and younger; 260-927-9144. Taxidermy exhibit contains more than 60 animals from North America and Africa collected by Dr. William S. Bricker.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; 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 – “Marvelous ­Molecules: The Secret of Life” traveling exhibit, ends Jan. 4; “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National ­Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; “Nano,” small-scale science, permanent exhibit; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular ­admission, $8 for adults and children 3 to 12, $7 for seniors; for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

RECREATIONAL

THURSDAY

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K - 8 a.m.; 5K run/walk and one-mile turkey trail; McDonald’s, 60 Home St., Huntington; $25; 260-356-0123 or www.kidskampus.org. Also toy drive, accepting new or gently used unwrapped toys.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

THURSDAY

Komets Hockey - vs. Indianapolis Fuel; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $26, $23, $19, $13; ages 60 and older and 18 to 12, $21, $19, $16, $11; ages 11 and younger, $16, $13, $12, $8; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC

VARIETY

THURSDAY

Open Stage Jam – Hosted by Pop N’ Fresh; 8:30 p.m.; Office Tavern, 3306 Brooklyn Ave.; call for price information, 478-5827.

Jeff McDonald – 7 p.m.; Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; no cover; 489-2524.

NEW SHOWS

Peter White, Rick Braun and Mindi Abair: “A Peter White Christmas”; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $40, $30, $20; 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

Kenny Rogers: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $85, $80, $75, $70, $55, $50; 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.: “Solid Gold Christmas”; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

Rick Springfield: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $125, $56, $36; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywell​center.org; on sale Tuesday.

Bill Engvall: 7 p.m. Feb. 15; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $60, $50, $40; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

Alton Brown: 7:30 p.m. March 26; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $128, $58, $48; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; on sale at 10 a.m. today.

Jason Aldean: 7:30 p.m. May 9; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $62.25 and $32.25; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; on sale at 10 a.m. today.

Frank Caliendo: Comedian; 7 and 9 p.m. May 9; Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Warsaw; $65 to $55; 574-267-8041 or www.wagon​wheeltheatre.org.

MORE SHOWS

Great Russian Nutcracker: Presented by the Moscow Ballet; 7 p.m. Dec. 4; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $71, $51, $40.50, $31; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 8 p.m. Dec. 5; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $65, $52, $42, $32; 483-1111 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: 8 p.m. Dec. 5; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $68, $48, $28; 800-745-3000.

Glenn Miller Orchestra Christmas: 7 p.m. Dec. 5; Shipshewana Event Center, Shipshewana; dinner and show, $60, $50, $40, $34, show only, $45, $35, $25, $19; 888-447-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com.

The Elvis Tribute Artist Christmas Spectacular: 8 p.m. Dec. 6; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $52, $42, $32; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas: 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 6; Shipshewana Event Center, Shipshewana; dinner and show, $70, $60, $50, $34, show only, $55, $45, $35, $19; 888-447-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com.

Counting Crows: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets, $124 to $67; 800-745-3000.

TobyMac: 6 p.m. Dec. 14; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $43 VIP, $33 artist circle, $29 advance, $32 day of show; 484-1029 or www.trinity​communications.com.

Straight No Chaser: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $49, $39, $29, plus additional fees; 800-745-3000.

Harlem Globetrotters: “Washington Generals Revenge” tour; noon Jan. 3; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $79, $56, $42, $28, $21; 483-1111 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Steven Curtis Chapman: 7 p.m. Jan. 16; Shipshewana Event Center, Shipshewana; dinner and show, $90, $75, $65, $40, show only, $74, $59, $49, $24; 888-447-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com.

“Swan Lake”: Presented by State Ballet Theatre of Russia; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $58, $48, $38, $28; 800-745-3000.

Sandi Patty: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $50, $28, $18; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywell​center.org.

Home Free: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets start at $15; www.npacvw.org.

Sinbad: Actor and comedian; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets start at $20; www.npacvw.org.

Brian Regan: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $75, $42, $28; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywell​center.org.

John Mellencamp: June 6; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $106.50, $72, $42; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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