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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.
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    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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Komets hockey – vs. Toledo; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.
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Perry Sook performs as Shrek in “Shrek the Musical,” which hits the stage today at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.

Out & About

The Headwaters Park ice skating rink in downtown Fort Wayne is open this weekend but closed Christmas Day.
The AWS Fantasy of Lights continues through Dec. 31 at Franke Park.



Jodi White and Jason Dixie – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


John Dicrosta and Larry XL – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



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



Yule Time Stroll – 6 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; Charley Creek Gardens, Wabash; free; 260-563-1020.

The Art Farm Holiday Studio Show – 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville; hours, 260-238-4755 or Ends Dec. 30.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Conservatory” – Ends Jan. 6; “Santa & the Reindeer,” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; “The Scoop on Hoops,” 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; extended holiday hours through today; call for hours, 427-6440 or

AWS Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Franke Park; $5 a car, $10 passenger vans, $25 buses and trolleys; $30 horse and carriage rides available on weekends, for reservations, call 260-691-3780. For information, 744-6145 ext. 2230. Ends Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights at the Fair – Drive-through light display; 6 to 9 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; cost, 419-203-2234. Ends Tuesday.

Festival of Lights – Parade of Lights, 6:30 p.m.; Ruihley Park, Archbold, Ohio; 419-445-2222 or Ends Jan. 1.

Shipshewana Holiday Celebration – Holiday trees on display through Dec. 31;

Tree Light Show – A synchronized light show to music through Jan. 6; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or

Holiday Boutique – 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett; 422-7605.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville;

National Military History Center Festival of Trees – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 CR 11A, Auburn; 260-414-3387. Ends Jan. 6.

Holiday Cab – 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. through Jan. 1; free cab service; 426-1301.


“Holiday Show” – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; New Huntington Theater and Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $42.95 for dinner and show; reservations and tickets, 260-454-0603 or

“Homestead Holiday’s Country Style” – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, Bryant; $12; reservations, 260-997-6822.

“Holiday Show” – Artwork by regional and national artists; ends Jan. 31; Castle Gallery Fine Art, 1202 W. Wayne St.; hours, 426-6568 or


“Christmas Shopping Day” – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva; 260-368-7428.


“Tuba Christmas” Concert – 2 p.m.; Glenbrook Square; free; 497-7148.

“A German Christmas” – Music, stories, refreshments; 6:30 p.m.; Old German School, 3995 N 1000 W, north of U.S. 24 on the Wabash-Huntington County Line Road; free; 260-356-4218.


Holiday Open Tours at DeBrand – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive; $5 a person with a $5 rebate off a purchase of $10 or more; 969-8333 or Ends Dec. 29.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Co. and Duesenberg racers and record-setters; 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 Call for holiday hours.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German fighting vehicles and United States Air Force staff car 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. Call for holiday hours.

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 Call for holiday hours.

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 Call for holiday hours.

Science Central – Closed Monday and Tuesday; “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also “Allen County Innovation,” permanent exhibition, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or Call for holiday hours.



Wabash County Historical Museum – Christmas Day, open 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday; Family Fun Day, Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; for program time, 260-563-9070.


Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs …”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through Dec. 27; also “Janie Fricke Exhibit,” ends Dec. 27; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.



Ice skating – Closes at 6 p.m. Monday and closed all day Tuesday for the holiday; Hours: noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, closed Tuesday for the holiday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or Ends Feb. 24.


Homeless Memorial Walk and Vigil – 6 p.m.; Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St.; 427-6957.



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



IPFW men’s basketball – vs. Kennesaw State; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved tickets, $12.50, $8.50 adults, $8.50, $5 ages 17 to 2; 1-800-745-3000.


Komets hockey – vs. Trenton; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.



“Shrek the Musical” – 7:30 p.m.; Ford Theater, Honeywell Center, Wabash; $54, $38, $24; 260-563-1102 or


“Shrek the Musical” – 2 and 7 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $57 to $22; 419-238-6722 or