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TODAY AND
SATURDAY
Danny Browning and John Betz Jr. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216. ALL WEEKEND
Fun Fest by the River – Car show, parade, food, watermelon feed; downtown North Manchester; 260-982-7644.
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The Piccadilly Circus, with acrobats, animals and a big top, takes place in the parking lot of Memorial Coliseum this weekend.

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“Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice: The sssSpoof” will be performed today and Saturday at Franke Park.

COMEDY

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Jim Barron – Comic, magician, illusionist; 8 p.m. Saturday, Monroeville Church of the Nazarene, Monroeville; 5 p.m. Sunday, Helmer United Methodist Church, Helmer; 459-1745 or www.jimbarronshows.com.

SATURDAY

“Jer-Dog” Danley – 8 p.m.; Covington Bar and Grill, 6330 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $7 advance, $10 at the door; 432-6660.

THURSDAY

Raymond the Amish Comic and Nick Hoff – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10.50; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

SUNDAY

“Bharatanatya Rangapravesham” – Indian classical dance debut of Varsha Venkatakrishna; 4 p.m.; North Side High School, auditorium, 475 E. State Blvd.; reservations required, 416-7313 or 625-3483.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; open to the public; $4 a person.

SATURDAY

Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; $7; 424-6574 or www.fwdc.org/dup.

SUNDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Indiana State Fair – Midway, entertainment, animals, food; fairgrounds, Indianapolis; 317-927-7500 or www.indianastatefair.com. Ends Aug. 19.

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow – Native American crafts, products and food; Morsches Park, Columbia City; $4, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-7702 or www.miamipowwow.org.

Mercer County Fair – Demolition derby and truck pull, professional rodeo, food; Celina, Ohio; 419-586-3239 or www.mercercountyohiofair.com. Ends Thursday.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Fandana Festival – More than 50 bands, film festival, art; Huntington University, Huntington; $48 (two days) adults, $10 ages 10 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; www.fandanafestival.com.

SATURDAY

Glassfest – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; workshops, demonstrations, glass art sales; GlassLink, 516 Noble Drive; workshops, $32 to $15; free admission; www.glasslink.org.

Hamilton Lake Car Show – Also motorcycles, antique tractors, boats; 10 a.m.; United Methodist Church, 7780 S. Wayne St., Hamilton; 260-488-2803.

Wine & Beer Festival – 2 to 6 p.m.; Headwaters Park West; $25 a person, advance, $30 at the gate; $15 designated drivers; www.jani.org.

THURSDAY

Wren Homecoming Days – Games, waffle ball tournament, entertainment, parade, food; Wrenway Park, Wren, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or www.visitvanwert.org. Ends Aug. 18.

Monroeville Harvest Festival – Mid-way rides, demonstrations, demolition derby, music, food; 5 to 11 p.m.; Monroeville Community Park, 421 Monroe St., Monroeville; free parking at 13075 Indiana 101, Monroeville; www.monroevillein.com. Ends Aug. 18.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – The stainless-steel collection of the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum in Cleveland, including a DeLorean; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours begin at 10 a.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 adults, $7 ages 9 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger; extra charge for feeding tour; 260-636-7383 or www.blackpine.org.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Soothing Summer Gardens,” ends Sept. 15; 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.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – New zoo babies and animals include dingo puppies, kangaroo joeys, prairie dogs, reticulated giraffes; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $13.50 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $8.50 ages 14 to 2; 427-6800. Open through Oct. 14. “Mad Mondays at the Zoo,” miniature train ride, Australian Adventure River Ride, Endangered Special Carousel, Sky Safari; ends Aug. 27.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; 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 World War II rare German vehicles, guns and famous general displays; 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; 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 – “Mars in 3D” exhibit, ends Sept. 2; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; $16 non-members, $10 members; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Sauder Village – “Rug Hooking” exhibition featuring “Celebration” rugs, Wednesday through Aug. 18; Archbold, Ohio; time and entrance fees, 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

SATURDAY

Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s small-town hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; $5; 260-237-1253.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs…”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Bike Rides – 9 a.m.; Rockhill Park, 1400 Catalpa St.; ride is 22 miles; www.fortwayneparks.org.

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

“Rock Around the Clock” – Music provided for walkers; 7 to 8 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza, Berne.

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.

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Aboite Trails, meet at Deer Park Elementary School, 1515 S. Scott Road, parking lot; ride is 6 to 9 miles; www.fortwayneparks.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Piccadilly Circus – Parking lot at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets and show times, 1-877-373-0477 or www.thefuncircus.com.

Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale – Along U.S. 12 Heritage Trail; us12heritagetrail.org/garagesale.asp.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Abracadabra Magic Show” – 10 a.m.; Tibbits, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $7; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org.

TODAY

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; cashatto@aol.com. Ends Oct. 19.

Friday Nites Live – Featuring “Sweetcakes Entertainment,” face painting, balloon art and caricature drawings; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe; 745-1545.

Showdeo – Presented by Camp Red Cedar; 6 to 9 p.m.; Red Cedar, 3900 Hursh Road; free; 260-637-3608.

SATURDAY

Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.

South Milford Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Austin Park, South Milford; bowmanbk46795@yahoo.com.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; plants, produce, baked goods and art items; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 13.

Kosciusko County Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Warsaw on Center Street between Buffalo and Lake streets; 574-253-1102.

Open Speed Horse Show – 8 a.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; free; hours, www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com.

Barr Street Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. Ends Sept. 15.

“Splash Pad Dedication” – 10 a.m. to noon; Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower, Berne; free; 260-589-3139.

Cruise-In to Turnstone – 4 to 8 p.m.; Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St.; $15 to show car; 483-2100.

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; www.fortwayneastronomicalsociety.com. Ends Nov. 24.

All-Night Star Spectacular – Watch Perseid meteor shower; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Pokagon State Park, CCC Shelter, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola; free; park entrance fee applies; 260-833-2012.

SUNDAY

“Perseids: Earth’s Sky Show” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 p.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Midwest’s Largest Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shipshewana; runs through the end of October.

TUESDAY

Toddler Tuesday – Entertainment, interactive activities, snacks; sponsored by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 11 a.m. to noon; Jefferson Pointe, food court, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ends Oct. 30.

Farmers Market at The Towne House – 3 to 6 p.m.; 2209 St. Joe Center Road; 483-3116 or www.townehouse.org. Ends Sept. 11.

WEDNESDAY

“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.

THURSDAY

Dupont Downs Farmer’s Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; www.dupontdowns.com. Ends Oct. 11.

Farmers Market – Produce, baked items, art work, honey, soap and lotions, jewelry, pet items, gifts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square. Ends Sept. 13.

Farm Market – Produce, handmade arts and crafts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212. Ends in October.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

TinCaps baseball vs. West Michigan Whitecaps; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com. SATURDAY

Angola Motorsport Speedway – ICAR modified; pits open at 3 p.m.; Angola; $15 adults, $5 ages 15 to 11, free to ages 10 and younger, $30 pit pass; 260-416-6557 or www.angolamotorspeedway.com.

THURSDAY

Shindigz National Soccer Festival – 5 p.m.; 5525 Hopkinton Drive; $5 to 10 daily or $20 for three-day pass; 260-705-3967. Ends Aug. 18.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Dreamgirls” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $22 Sunday senior matinees, $18 ages 12 and younger; 424-5220 or www.fwcivic.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Twelve” – Rock musical; 7:30 p.m.; Heartland Church, 1025 Vance Ave.; $10 adults, $5 students and ages 18 to 5, free to ages 4 and younger; 260-255-9140.

“Blithe Spirit” – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org.

“Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Wednesday; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $25 matinees, $27 evening performances; times, 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org. Ends Aug. 18.

“Oliver” – 8 p.m.; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017.

“The Confession” – Today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29 show, $44 dinner and show; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or www.riegsecker.com. Ends Aug. 18.

“Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice: The sssSpoof” – 7 p.m.; day camp bleachers on west side of Franke Park; free; if desired, bring lawn chairs; 484-5946 or www.ecstatic-theatrics.com. Ends Aug. 25.

“Play It Again, Sam” – Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35; 424-5622. Ends Aug. 18.

“Make Me A Cowboy” – 2 and 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $12 adults, $8 children; 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com. Ends Sept. 1.

“Forbidden Broadway” – Presented by Gaslight Playhouse Inc.; dinner show; 6:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 86, 322 S. Main St., Kendallville; $22; 260-242-1543 or www.gaslightplayhouse75.com.

TODAY

“Orbison & Cash: Men in Black” – 6:30 p.m.; New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; tickets and reservations, 260-454-0603 or www.thenewhuntington.com.

SATURDAY

“All You Need is Love” – 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday; New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; $42.95 dinner and show, Saturday; $39.95, dinner and show, Monday; tickets and reservations, 260-454-0603 or www.thenewhuntington.com. Ends Aug. 17.

WEDNESDAY AND

THURSDAY

“Songs of the Silver Screen” – 6:30 p.m.; New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; dinner and show, $39.95 weekdays; reservations, 260-454-0603 or www.thenewhuntington.com. Ends Aug. 18.

“I Love a Piano” – 8 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. Ends Aug. 25.

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