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Perry Sook performs as Shrek in “Shrek the Musical,” which hits the stage today at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.

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

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

DANCES

TODAY

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

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 www.artfarm.shutterfly.com. 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 www.botanicalconservatory.org.

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 www.archboldchamber.com. Ends Jan. 1.

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

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

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; www.zumonline.org.

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.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“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 www.huntingtonsupperclub.com.

“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 www.castlegallery.com.

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

“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.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

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 www.debrand.com. Ends Dec. 29.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

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 www.automobilemuseum.org. 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 www.natmus.org. 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 ksplace1@frontier.com. 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 www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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 www.fwhistorycenter.com. Call for holiday hours.

TUESDAY

THROUGH THURSDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

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 www.fortwayneparks.org. 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 www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

TODAY

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

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY

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

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

THEATER

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

“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 www.npacvw.org.

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