Fort Wayne –
Chad Gramling – Author of Legendary Locals of Auburn; 11 a.m.; 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, 204 Touring Drive, Auburn.
Sherry Weddell – Author of Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus; 7 p.m.; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
DC Malone and Alvin Williams
– 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
Windell Smith Jr. – S.E.E. Me Fail, comedian who is sign language interpreter and deaf-rights advocate; 6:30 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $10; show will include interpreter for those who do not know American Sign Language; www.cinemacenter.org.
Earl David Reed and Pat McCool – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.
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 – Open dance party; 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.
Ballroom Dance – Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 7 p.m.; free; call 622-6644.
Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EVENTS
Martin Luther King Jr. lecture – By author Theodore Ransaw; 7 p.m.; Manchester University, Cordier Auditorium, North Manchester; free.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic City Bridal Show, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, $5, includes admission to galleries; 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; 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.
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own includes International Harvester vehicles, 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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mizpah Shrine Circus – 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5:45 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets, 422-7122. Sweetcakes Entertainment at circus fair one hour before and one hour after circus performances. Ends Sunday.
Living History: Nouvelle Annee, French Garrison of Fort Wayne in 1754 – Re-enactment; Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; freewill donation.
Winterfest Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 2410 Fairfield Ave.; email@example.com. Ends May 10.
Winterval – Winter festival that features ice carving demonstrations, performances and indoor activities; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; various locations downtown; for information, go to www.fortwayneparks.org.
Midnight Movie Series – Showing of The Street Fighter; 11:59 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $5.
Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road; free admission; 574-329-1483.
Theater of Magic – Magician Kevin Heller; 1:30 and 6 p.m.; DeKalb High School auditorium, Auburn; sponsored by DeKalb Outdoor Theater; $10, $20 VIP pass; www.dekalboutdoortheater.org.
Giselle – Theater event; Royal Ballet performance; 7 p.m.; Regal Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; www.fathomevents.com.
Throwback Tuesdays – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, High Noon; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102.
Read Around – To honor work of late poet and activist Amiri Baraka; Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.
Fort Wayne RV & Camping Show – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets, 422-7122; ends Feb. 2.
Celebrate Downtown – Downtown Improvement District; performances, art, music and food; 5 to 7 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.
Avenue Q – Musical; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $12; 419-238-9689 or VWCT.org.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Driving Miss Daisy – 7:30 p.m.; 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.
Laughing Stock – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35 includes dinner; 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org; ends Feb. 8.
The People Could Fly – Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 1 and 4 p.m.; $5; ArtsLab, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St.; 422-4226.