Fort Wayne –
M. Patterson – Author of A Scandal and Other Things; 2 to 4 p.m.; Community Care Pharmacy, 2700 Lafayette St.; 260-247-6004.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Al Goodwin and Ken Garr – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
DC Malone and Alvin Williams – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.
The Cinderella Ballet – Performed by The State of Russia Theatre Ballet, 7:30 p.m.; Bippity-Boppity Ball, 5:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.
Dance – Music by Melvin Mullins; 7:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4 cover; open to the public; 456-2988.
American Style Ballroom – Music by Joe Justice; 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.
Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.
Ballroom Dance – Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; for time and cost, call 622-6644.
Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; 8 to 11 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 427 E. Berry St.; $9 admission, $6 students, free to children 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.
Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EVENTS
DeLois McKinley-Eldridge – Civil rights activist, guest speaker; 11:30 a.m.; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; 260-359-4171.
Interpreting the Dream – A Martin Luther King Jr. tribute; music, poetry, dance; 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Student Life Center gymnasium, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive; 482-9171.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.
Botanical Conservatory – High Places, Hidden Spaces, exhibit ends April 6; Science Fun: The Deep Sleep, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to children 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org. Pastels by Lisa Ransom Smith, ends Feb. 28.
National Military History Center
and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum
– Displays include Dukes of Hazard Number One General Lee car, original KITT car, Number Three Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and the 1989 Bat-Mobile and Bat-Boat; also on display, sculpture of Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur created from hundreds of vintage automobile bumpers; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to children 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
The History Center – Closed through Sunday; 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 children 2 and younger; call 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective and Merci Train Artifacts virtual exhibit, can be accessed at museums website.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Science Central – Science On a Sphere, animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; To MyPlate and Beyond, traveling exhibition on display through May 4; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.
Whitley County Historical Museum – Regular hours, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.
John Paulding Historical Society – Museum tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218
Ice Skating – 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 Ice Rink; $5 , $3 for children 13 and younger; $2 skate rental; Kids Skate Free, ages 13 and younger, every Wednesday; www.fortwayneparks.org.
Toboggan Run – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; $12.84 per toboggan per hour; park entry fee applies; 260-833-2012 or www.tobogganrun.com. Ends March 2.
Owl Night Hike – 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Engle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout Office parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or email@example.com.
Midwest Civil War Civilian Conference – Workshops, lectures; 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road; for price information, www.midwestcwcivilian.com.
Fort Waynes Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Ends May 17.
Indiana Future City Competition – 9 a.m.; IPFW, Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fcc.
How Obamacare Affects You – Panel discussion featuring Dr. Jonathan D. Walker, professor Abraham Schwab from IPFW and Mary Haupert, CEO of Neighborhood Health Clinic; 1 to 3 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room C, 900 Library Plaza; free.
Throwback Tuesdays – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102.
Freedom to Dream: The Hopes and Realities of Burmese Refugees – YMCA Northeast Indiana Diversity Dialogue; noon to 1:30 p.m.; 1610 Spy Run Ave.; reservations, 424-4908, ext. 254.
Mizpah Shrine Circus – 6:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets, 422-7122. Sweetcakes Entertainment at circus fair one hour before and one hour after circus performances. Ends Jan. 26.
Komets hockey – vs. Elmira; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $26 to $13 adults, $21 to $11 seniors and students, $16 to $8 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.
Mad Ants basketball – vs. Iowa; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.
Driving Miss Daisy – 7:30 p.m.; today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; reservations, 422-6329. Ends Jan. 25.
Avenue Q – Musical; 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $12; 419-238-9689 or VWCT.org. Ends Jan. 26.