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  • Out and about
    COMEDYTODAY AND SATURDAYBilly Ray Bauer and Quinn Patterson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
  • ARTS UPDATE
    ART HUNT: Bottle & Bottega, 2870 E. Dupont Road, is sponsoring a free art scavenger hunt from Monday through Dec. 5. Clues about where three pieces of art are hidden will be posted on its Facebook page at www.
  • ART
    All weekend – “CORRUGATED” – Works of University of Saint Francis students and community artists; “Mark It Up,” artwork created with markers; glass and wire artwork by Charlotte Wehr; exhibits end Wednesday;
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Antique Appraisal Fair – 2 to 4 p.m.; Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, 3811 Parnell Ave.; call 482-4651 to schedule an appraisal.
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Nikki Smith will perform in “Daddy Come Home,” as part of O.G. Productions’ Chaos is Guaranteed on Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Wayne Fringe Festival at Wunderkammer Company.

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The monthly indoor Fort Wayne Farmers Market is open Saturday at Parkview Field.
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Get ready for summer traveling and recreation by checking out the Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show, which happens all weekend at Memorial Coliseum. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

TODAY

“A Conversation with King” – T. Leon Williams, director of the Multicultural Center at Elon University, ponders what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have to say today; 12:30 p.m.; Seitz Conference Center, Andorfer Commons, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.

SUNDAY

“How Bad Do You Want It” – George R. Mather Lecture with John Dortch, Black Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; 2 p.m.; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; free; 426-2882.

THURSDAY

“Remembering Our Roots, Lest We Forget” – Defiance College’s Black Action Student Association performance of dance, poetry and drama; 8 p.m.; Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio; free.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY

West African dance troupe – Traditional and contemporary African music and dance by the Saakumu Dance Troupe; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Trine University, Angola; free.

DANCES

SATURDAY

Studio Dance – 7 p.m., free waltz group class; 8 p.m. open dance, $5; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, Ossian; 622-6644.

FESTIVAL

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Fringe – Performing arts festival with different artists; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; $5 per show; ends Sunday; for acts and performance times, visit www.fwfringe.tumblr.com.

Women Make Movies Film Festival – Nonprofit media arts organization that promotes and shows independent films by and about women; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; 8:30 p.m. today: “Atomic Mom” and “No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII”; 4 p.m. Saturday: “Jasad and the Queen of Contradictions” and “Poetry of Resilience”; 2 p.m. Sunday: “Saving Face” and “Invoking Justice”; free; 426-3456.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sport Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Mighty Jungle Adventure” exhibit, ends April 7; “Container Gardening 101,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $5 members, $7 non-members; 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.

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.

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.

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 – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends April 14; 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 gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 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, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

SATURDAY

“Saturday Hike: Signs, Tracks and Scat II” – Indiana Master Naturalist Dane Nagy teaches skills to observe animal tracks; 9 to 10:30 a.m.; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

TUESDAY

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

THURSDAY

Groundhog Open – 18 teams to compete on putting golf course; 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $100 for single registration, $400 per team of four; proceeds benefit flower planter program; www.groundhogopen.com or call 420-3266, ext. 3040.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $4 seniors and $2 for kids 12 and younger; ends Sunday; www.rvshows.org.

TODAY

“Party in the Park II” – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Sports Corp.; fundraiser event hosted by Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge; Parkview Field; for reservations, 249-4000 or www.fortwaynesportscorp.com.

SATURDAY

Sports Cards and Memorabilia Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; free admission.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Ends May.

59th annual Journal Gazette Allen County Spelling Bee – 9 a.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Eagle Watch – 3 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, off Indiana 105 in Huntington County; $4 bus ride available for transportation to site; 260-468-2127.

MONDAY

“Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes” – Theater concert event; 7 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road. tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

WEDNESDAY

Pinewood Derby 2013 – “Test and Tune Days,” 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; 426-5056 or www.philshobbyshop.com.

THURSDAY

Fort Wayne Boat Show – 3 to 9 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, kids 12 and younger free; ends Feb. 10; www.rvshows.org.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Komets hockey – vs. Kalamazoo; 8 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.

SATURDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 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.

MONDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Canton; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Sioux Falls; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Big River” – 8 p.m.; Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; $10; 419-238-0404 or www.vwct.org. Ends Feb. 9.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Almost, Maine” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; tickets, 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org. Ends Saturday.

SATURDAY

Speakeasy South Cabaret – Cabaret acts with 1920s vibe; South Side High School Theatre Department; 8 p.m.; South Side auditorium, 1200 S. Clinton St.; includes desserts and beverages; $9 students, $12 adults; for tickets, 467-2600.

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