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COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

Jim Barron – Comedian/illusionist; 5 p.m.; Hope Missionary Church, 429 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton; free; 260-459-1745 or www.jimbarronshows.com.

THURSDAY

Christine Stedman and Chris Hegedus – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Dancescapes” – Presented by Mikautadze Dance Theatre; 8 p.m.; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $15; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

SATURDAY

“Shimmy Into Spring” – Presented by Raq The Rivers Belly Dance Alliance; Middle Eastern dance, American tribal style, fusion; 7 p.m.; 2000 N. Wells St.; $10 adults, free to ages 9 and younger; raqtherivers@gmail.com.

THURSDAY

Academy Showcase – Presented by Fort Wayne Ballet; 6 and 8 p.m.; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $6 ages 18 and older, $3 children and youth; 422-4226 or https://tickets.artsix.org/TheatreManager/1/online.

DANCES

TODAY

Legion Dance – Music by Melvin Mullins; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4; fish fry, $7; open to the public; 456-2988.

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

SATURDAY

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 general public, $6 students, free to ages 11 and younger; music by Entwyned; 260-244-1905 or www.contrafortwayne.org.

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 – Prom dance; 8 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5; 622-6644.

Square Dance – Music by Bill Werling Band “Break Away”; 8 p.m.; St. Aloysius School, 14607 Bluffton Road, Yoder; $10.

SUNDAY

Legion Dance – Music by JD Smith; 1 to 4 p.m.; Army Navy Club/American Legion Post 82, 2025 Olladale Drive; $4 cover; 444-4045.

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.

Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.

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.

THURSDAY

American Style Ballroom – Beginner open dance; 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

FESTIVALS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Chain Saw Wood Carving Festival – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Moose Lake 1800’s Christian Craft Village, 11330 E. 500 S., LaOtto; $5 admission; 260-637-2372 or www.mooselakechristiancraftvillage.com.

SATURDAY

Kickstart – Presentation of IPFW Sculpture with Purpose bike racks, art, music; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Main Street Arts Campus, downtown; list of events, visitfortwayne.com/kickstart.

SUNDAY

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Music, arts, crafts, demonstrations, food; noon to 5 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; 432-7780.

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 – “The Butterfly Effect” live butterfly display, ends July 6; “Science Fun: Butterflies 101,” 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.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $9 ages 18 to 2, free to ages 1 and younger and members; 427-6843. Closes Oct. 12.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft, engines, library photos, models and artifacts; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 14, free to ages 11 and younger; www.hoosierairmuseum.org. Closes Dec. 15.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car and the 1989 Bat-Mobile and Bat-Boat; 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 Military History Center is accepting photos of veterans to be honored in museum.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; 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.

Sauder Village – “Antique Car Gathering,” Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

Science Central – “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for 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.; $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, free to children 2 and younger and members; call 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. Free admission to museum from 9 p.m. to noon Saturday during Barr Street Market.SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Old Fort – “Living History: Muster on the St. Mary’s,” a timeline event; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; donations accepted; 437-2836.

SATURDAY

Black Pine – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; admission fees, www.blackpine.org.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; $4 adults, $2 seniors and ages 14 to 5; 260-356-9453 or www.sheetswildlifemuseum.com.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – Historical buildings and garden; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday through Thursday; Berne; admission, 260-589-8007 or www.swissheritage.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. “Spiral Rope Beading” class, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, $15.

TUESDAY

John Paulding Historical Museum – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 600 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.

RECREATIONAL

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle – Late registration and early check-in, packet pickup, 5 to 8 p.m. today, race, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Arts United Center, 300 E. Main St.; 260-760-3371 or www.fort4fitness.org.

TODAY

City’s Bike to Work Breakfast – Free coffee, bagels and sweet treats; 6:30 to 8 a.m.; Headwaters Park; www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/bikemonth.

SATURDAY

Relay for Life of Noble County – Opening ceremonies, 10 a.m.; West Noble High School, Ligonier; 260-636-3468.

“Birding with Gene” – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; birding by kayak, 7:30 a.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; $3; 260-854-3790.

Lapper and Survivors Day Celebration – 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. program begins; walk laps around office park; Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana in Brotherhood Office Park, 6316 Mutual Drive; register, www.lapper2014.kintera.org.

Walk MS: Northeast – Check-in at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.; Headwaters Park, East Pavilion; register, 1-800-344-4867 or www.walkmsindiana.org.

Celebrate Sound, Don’t Walk in Silence – 10 a.m.; registration at 9 a.m.; Foster Park, Pavilion One, 3900 Old Mill Road; 5K walk/10K run; $20 registration; www.mycelebratesound.org.

Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk – Two-mile walk; 4 p.m., activities for children; walk begins at 5 p.m.; Indian Trails Park, near 10300 Aboite Center Road; register, 317-259-8071 or www.cctakesteps.org/fortwayne.

Family Fishing – 9 a.m. to noon; Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave.; free; “Family Learn to Fish” workshop; for ages 6 and older; to register, 317-234-8440.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Deer Ridge Elementary Trailhead, meet at school parking lot, 1515 S. Scott Road, 7-mile ride; wear helmet; www.fwtrails.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Short Hikes for Short Legs: BioBlitzing for Preschoolers” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; for ages 3 to 5 and an adult; 9 to 10 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Appleseed Comics & Art Convention – Pre-show party with writer and filmmaker Jim Steranko, 8:30 p.m. today, The Oyster Bar, 1830 S. Calhoun St., $40 and includes weekend pass to Appleseed Comic Con; convention, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., $15 weekend pass, $10 single-day passes; www.appleseedcon.com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

13-24 Drive In – “Million Dollar Arm” film showing; gates open at 8 p.m.; Wabash; $5 adults, free to ages 12 and younger; www.1324drivein.com.

TODAY AND SUNDAY

Indiana Heart Gallery – Traveling exhibit featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; Brookside Church, 6102 Evard Road; free; www.adoptachild.in.gov.

TODAY

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; www.facebook.com/mainstreetfarmmarket. Closes Oct. 17.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $2 ages 12 to 6; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Outdoorsman’s Swap Meet and Garage Sale – 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Ossian Conservation Club, 9950 N. 100 E., Ossian; free admission; 260-622-7107 or www.ossianconservationclub.com.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; includes baked goods, natural soaps, seasonal produce, antibiotic and hormone free eggs, chicken, turkey and pork; 3300 Warsaw St. Ends December.

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

Barr Street Market – Sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; offers fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, crafts, jewelry; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; www.barrstreetmarket.org. Closes Sept. 27.

dasMarit Farmers & Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; includes, produce, plants, baked goods, honey, eggs, arts and crafts; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; 260-589-2936. Closes Oct. 18.

Outdoor Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; American Legion Auxiliary 241, 7605 Bluffton Road.

Vintage Motorcycle Rally – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Brower Park, Pierceton; free; 574-268-2497 or piercetonchamber.com.

Star Viewing – Open for two hours every clear Saturday night 30 minutes after sunset through Nov. 30; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations accepted.

SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Sports Car Club of America Autocross – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Parking Lot, 4000 Parnell Ave.; www.fwscca.com.

Liberty Cruisers Car Club Cruise-Ins – 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Liberty Diner, 2929 Goshen Road; 483-6988 or www.libertycruisers.com.

“Discovering Historic Auburn” – Featuring restaurants, businesses, tourist attractions, tours and live entertainment; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sixth Street, between North Jackson and North Main streets, Auburn; 260-908-1391.

TUESDAY

“Throwback Tuesdays” – Film, “Ben-Hur”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2; 260-563-1102 or www.eaglestheatre.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Derby Girls – Spring roll expo and tournament; 5 p.m. today, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $17 adults, $12 ages 17 to 6, today; $27 adults, $17 children, Saturday or Sunday; $51 adults, $41 children for three-day pass; www.fwderbygirls.com/springroll.

THURSDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Lansing Lugnuts; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or parkviewfield.com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Misalliance” – 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; 422-6329.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Around the World in 80 Days” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $14 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; www.pulseoperahouse.org. Ends May 24.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” – Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre; pre-show party, 6 p.m., performance, 7 p.m. today; 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $15 adult, $10 youth for show only; $20 for Fairy Tale Fest; 422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org.

“Half Stitched” – 1 p.m. today and Saturday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends July 5.

“Blithe Spirit” – 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.

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