Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

  • File The annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge takes place Saturday at Metea County Park.  

  • Courtesy Come on down! “The Price is Right Live” happens Thursday at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. 

  • Associated Press Tim Tebow will speak during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ “Night of Hope” Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.  

  • Courtesy Actor Dracyn Blount will portray multiple characters while interacting with musicians in celebration of the lives of African-American poets in “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” Thursday at Manchester University in North Manchester.  

Friday, February 09, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Jonny Loquasto – 8 and 10 p.m.; Gutbusterz Comedy and Grille, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10 advance, $15 day of show; www.gutbusterzcomedygrille.com.

DANCES

TODAY

Legion Dance – Justus III; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $5; open to public; 456-2988.

Valentines Dance – Sponsored by Magic Squares; 7:30 p.m.; Steuben County YMCA, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola; $5.

SUNDAY

Singles dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $7; 704-3669.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Love Notes” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 7 p.m.; Arts United ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; $20 or VIP tables for two at $50 per person; 422-4226 or fortwayneballet.org.

FESTIVAL

SATURDAY

Fizz Fest – Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; more than 100 vintage and craft sodas to sample and purchase; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $5 general admission and $20 unlimited sample wristbands; http://bit.ly/FizzFestTickets.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org. The Tucker on display through April and exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Fairy Tales,” ends April 8; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Work of artist Carolyn Stachera, ends Feb. 25. Sweetheart Orchid Display through Feb. 25.

The History Center – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and first Sunday of the month; 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

Science Central – “Our Weakening Web: The Story of Extinction,” from Saturday through May 27; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free for members and 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum; hours and cost, 260-925-9100, www.natmus.org.

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars, World's Monster Truck Hall of Fame, a Dale Earnhardt car; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; $10, free ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144 or nationalmilitaryhistorycenter.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org. On exhibit, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink – 333 S. Clinton St.; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger; $2 skate rental; 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org; ends March 4.

SATURDAY

Chilly Chili Trail Run – 10 a.m.; 5 mile and 3 mile train run, followed by chili and hot chocolate; Ouabache State Park, Bluffton; $10; blufftonindiana.net/parks-department.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Eagle Watch – 3 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; dress for weather and bring binoculars or spotting scopes.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Arrowhead Prairie parking lot, 8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

African Storytelling and Dance – 6 to 8 p.m.; Walb Union Classic Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; African storytelling and dance with Condra Ridley and the Omotayo Rite of Passage African Dance Troupe.

SATURDAY

1812 Winter Garrison – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; freewill donation; www.oldfortwayne.org.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road; polarplungeIN.org.

“Casablanca” – Film screening; 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10.

Sock Hop – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Ascension Lutheran School, 8811 St. Joe Road; $10 per family.

Winter Carnival – Events begin at 10 a.m. and include ice carving demonstrations at noon on Main Street, face painting at Wawasee Plaza and 2 p.m. sled dog demonstration on Main Street; Lakeland Youth Center, Syracuse.

Valentine supper and stroll – 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Farmstead Barn Site, 2388 S. 500 West, Albion; 6 p.m. dinner, followed by night hike at 7:15 p.m.; dress for weather and boots are recommended; $20; register at www.goshen.edu/merrylea or call 260-799-5869.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lincoln Financial Event Center, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com; ends May 12.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Northern Indiana Golf Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $8; box office, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY

“Mazinger Z: Infinity” – Film screening; 12:55 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

TUESDAY

“The Illusionists” – 7:30 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $35 to $75; www.honeywellcenter.org or 260-563-1102.

“Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin” – Documentary film and discussion; 5 to 8 p.m.; Walb Union Room 114, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

WEDNESDAY

African American Read-In – 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Ivy Tech, Student Life Center commons, North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive; reading of famous African American authors and playwrights.

“Hopeless Romantics Valentine's Day Event” – 6 p.m.; Valentine's Day cards and candy, photo booth, other activities and crafts; followed by film screening of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” at 8 p.m. (cost for movie); Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; free.

THURSDAY

“Night of Hope” with Tim Tebow – Fellowship of Christian Athletes; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free registration at www.indianafca.org/nightofhope.

Fort Wayne Boat Show – 3 to 9 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 adults, free for ages 12 and younger; box office, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000; ends Feb. 18.

“Wonder Woman” – Film screening; 10 a.m.; Wells County Public Library, Bluffton; free.

“The Price is Right Live” – 7:30 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $29 to $45; www.honeywellcenter.org or 260-563-1102.

“Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” by the Core Ensemble – 7 p.m.; celebration of the lives of African-American poets in a chamber music theater work; Manchester University, Cordier Auditorium, North Manchester; free.

SPORTS

TODAY

Komets – vs. Wichita Thunder; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets – vs. Quad City Mallards; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Komets – vs. Indy Fuel; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; West Noble High School, Ligonier; $7 adults, $5 students.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

“Chicago the Musical” – 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $35 to $65; box office, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.