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    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.
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    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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Mad Ants basketball – vs. Iowa; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.
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This is the last weekend for ice skating at the Headwaters Park Ice Rink. The rink closes for the season on Sunday.

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From left, Amelia Sabinske, Maggi Hall, Ella Hall and Hanna Surfus rehearse a song for Pulse Opera House’s “Annie Jr.” happening today and Saturday.
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BOOKS

SATURDAY

“The Lego Movie” Building Event – For ages 4 and older; 2 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; register, 432-3343.

MONDAY

Read Across America Storytime – 10 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

Tim Pulnik and Zan – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

WEDNESDAY

“Moulin Rouge, the Ballet” – 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $65, $55, $45, $35; 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom – Open dance party; 8 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

Ballroom Dance – Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; for time and cost, call 622-6644.

SUNDAY

Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $10.

WEDNESDAY

Seniors Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven; open to public; for cost, call 749-0313.

HOLIDAY EVENT

SATURDAY

Mardi Gras Bash – Food, drinks, music, burlesque shows; 6 to 8 p.m.; Columbia Street West, 135 W. Columbia St.; 422-5055.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “High Places, Hidden Spaces,” exhibit ends April 6; $1 Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 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 today.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 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 ksplace1@frontier.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 museum’s website.

TODAY

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.

SATURDAY

Sauder Village – Bridal show; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; $7; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

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; free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. “Doctor’s Day,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice Skating – Noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday; Headwaters Park Ice Rink; $5, $3 for children 13 and younger; $2 skate rental; www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends Sunday.

Cross Country Skiing – Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, 449-3180; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road, 449-3777; for updates, times and cost, go to www.allencountyparks.org/parks/cross-country-ski-conditions.

Toboggan Run – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; $12.84 per toboggan per hour; park entry fee applies; 260-833-2012 or www.tobogganrun.com. Ends Sunday.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Arrowhead Prairie, 8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show – Seminars, displays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 adults, $6 seniors, free to ages 14 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

TODAY

Amiri Baraka Read Around – 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.; triaac.info@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

Sports Cards and Memorabilia Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; 574-952-0804.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Ends May 17.

Model Railroad Show and Swap – Sponsored by Maumee Valley Railroad Club Inc.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Coliseum Bingo, 911 W. Washington Center Road; $5 adults, free to ages 12 and younger, $7 family; 482-2203.

SUNDAY

Alexandra Forsythe – Indiana Audubon’s Young Birder of the Year will discuss owls, “Superheroes of the Night”; 2 p.m.; Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center, Geneva; free; 260-368-7428.

THURSDAY

Disney On Ice: Princesses and Heroes – 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $12.50; 1-800-745-3000. Ends March 9.

Special Cuisines Class Dinner Series – “Mardi Gras buffet”; 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Hospitality Room, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $20; reservations required, 480-2002.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Komets hockey – vs. Greenville; 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.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Gint” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $15 adults, $13 seniors; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $29 adults, $24 Sunday senior matinees, $17 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220. Ends March 9.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Annie Jr.” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $14 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or pulseoperahouse.org. Ends March 15.

“Whose Shakespeare Is It, Anyway” – Performed by Shakespeare From The Heart; 7 p.m.; Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd; benefits Matthew 25; tickets, 260-409-2068 or 260-602-9830. Ends March 8.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

“Exiles” – Grand Effect Productions; 7:30 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; for ages 16 and older; $12 before Sunday, $18 after; 260-205-1523.

THURSDAY

“Shakespeare’s Othello” – Preview performance, 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends March 22.

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