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  • Courtesy The touring version of “Rent” will be at the Honeywell Center in Wabash on Sunday.

  • File Santa and his reindeer will be at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory on Saturday.

  • File A Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place today at Memorial Coliseum. 

Friday, December 07, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

SATURDAY

Parlor City Christmas – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; various locations in downtown Bluffton; breakfast with Santa, trolley rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, music; www.facebook.com/events/2232312740339587.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Jaron Myers – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $15 advance, $20 day of show; 9:45 p.m. show, $20 advance, $25 day of show; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

TODAY

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

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.

SUNDAY

Singles dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $8; 704-3669.

HOLIDAY

ALL WEEKEND

“Tom and Thom's Christmas Songs and Stories” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise; 426-7421, ext. 121, or www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com.

“The Nutcracker” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 and 7: 30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; tickets start at $17; Sugar Plum Parties follow afternoon performances, cost is $8; www.artstix.org or 422-4226.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 7 p.m. today, noon Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 adults, $15 children, $15 seniors; ends Dec. 16.

Christmaspalooza – 5 to 8 p.m. today, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday; The Pointe Church, 5335 Bass Road; Santa, games, bounce houses, music; free.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $15 general admission and $5 for ages 12 and younger; www.pulseoperahouse.org.

Lights of Joy – Drive-thru light display; 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; Shipshewana RV Park, Shipshewana; $15 per vehicle on Thursday and Sunday and $20 per vehicle on Friday and Saturday; ends Dec. 30; shipshewanalightsofjoy.com.

Blue Jacket Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $10 per car; ends Dec. 31.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” – Wells Community Theater and Norwell High School's Choir Department; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday; Norwell High School, 1100 U.S. 224, Ossian; $10.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily; Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville; free; ends Jan. 1.

“Welcome to Bethlehem” – 7 p.m. today, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; presented by a Lakewood Park Christmas; Lakewood Park Baptist Church, Auburn; tickets, 260-925-2006.

Festival of Gingerbread – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $6 adults ages 18 to 64, $4 for ages 65 and older and students ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger.

Phillips Family Christmas Wonderland – 6 to 8 p.m.; 4175 N. 230 E., Howe; open daily through Jan. 1.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Christmas Spectacular” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m.; 212 Pearl St.; $15 general admission, $10 students; trmtspectacular.brownpapertickets.com.

Settlers' Christmas “At Home” with the Swinney Sisters – 2 to 4 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $25; 747-1229 or 747-1501; www.settlersinc.org.

Holiday Lantern Tours – 4 to 8:30 p.m.; an interactive look at American Christmas traditions from 1850 through the 1920s; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $13 adults and $7 children, free for ages 5 and younger; saudervillage.org.

“Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol” – Excelsior Arts Academy and Youth Theater; 7 p.m. today and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; First United Methodist Church, Auburn; $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; www.excelsiorartsacademy.com.

“Winter Wonderland ... A Celebration of Christmas” – 7 p.m.; Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana; $29 to $59; 260-768-4990 or michianaevents.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Walk to Bethlehem – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St.; tours every 10 minutes in which guides will lead participants through the story of Jesus' birth featuring live scenes with live animals; free.

THURSDAY

Winter Wonderland – 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Bluffton City Gym, Bluffton; Santa, games and bounce house.

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. Exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Victorian Christmas Holiday Exhibit,” ends Jan. 6; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Roddy Dammeyer: Oil Painting, ends Dec. 31. Santa and the reindeer, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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

Science Central – “Don't Be a Zombie! Be Prepared for Natural Disasters” exhibit, includes fire truck from Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. Special Abilities Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and closed to the public.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Nearly 150 acres of Lake shore, formal gardens, woods and newly restored wetlands and prairies;1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; www.genestratton-porter.com; closes for season Dec. 1.

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 – 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 www.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, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Headwaters Park Ice Skating – Noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; $3 for ages 13 and younger and $5 for ages 14 and older; $2 skate rental; ends March 4.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony – 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave.; hosted by Army Navy Union 57, Allen County Council of Veterans and Memorial Coliseum.

Fridays at the Fort – 3 to 7 p.m.; soldiers will be on the grounds drilling, cooking and occupying fort as it would have been in 1816; last tour starts at 6:30 p.m.; every Friday through May 31; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; free, but donations accepted.

SATURDAY

“MIRAI” – Film screening; 12:55 p.m. dubbed; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

Sports Card Show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ramada Plaza Center and Travel Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road; free admission.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; ends May 18.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 260-244-3288; ends Dec. 15; www.southsidefarmersmarket.com.

SPORTS

TODAY

Mad Ants – vs. Long Island Nets; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum; $10 to $25 (prices increase on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Komets – vs. Indy Fuel; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum; $13 to $29 adults, $12 to $25 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $9 to $20 ages 12 and younger; www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets – vs. Tulsa Oilers; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum; $13 to $29 adults, $12 to $25 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $9 to $20 ages 12 and younger; www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

MONDAY

Mad Ants – vs. Grand Rapids Drive; 7 p.m.; $10 to $25 (increase on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

THURSDAY

Mad Ants – vs. Westchester Knicks; 7 p.m.; $10 to $25 (increase on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Dashing Through the Snow” – Van Wert Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $13.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Secret in the Wings” – Purdue Fort Wayne Theater Department; 8 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Kettler Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $12 to $16, $5 students and ages 18 and younger; pfw.edu/tickets or 481-6555.

“She Loves Me” – Arena Dinner Theatre; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today and Saturday; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org; ends Dec. 15.

SUNDAY

“Rent: The 20th Anniversary Tour” – 3 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $46 to $58; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.