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  • File The Komets will take to the ice New Year's Eve in a bout against the Toledo Walleye at Memorial Coliseum.

  • Courtesy Tony Stewart will be part of the Rumble in Fort Wayne today and Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

  • File Thousands of balloons will drop at Science Central on Sunday as part of its annual Countdown to Noon. Also on Sunday, Fort Wayne will have its New Year's Eve events beginning at 7 p.m. and leading up to a ball drop at Parkview Field's Silver Parking Lot along Ewing Street.  

Friday, December 29, 2017 1:00 am

Out and About

What's hot in local arts and entertainment

MONDAY

New Year's Day Antique Auction – 10 a.m.; Shipshewana Auction and Kraft Auction Service, Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; www.kraftauctions.com or 260-768-4129.

DANCES

TODAY

Legion Dance – JD Smith; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $5; open to public; 456-2988.

HOLIDAY

ALL WEEKEND

Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday; Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $10 per car, $20 commercial van and $40 bus or trolley; ends Sunday.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily; Zanesville United Methodist Church and Tower Life Center, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville; ends Tuesday.

Phillips Family Christmas Wonderland – Walk-through display; 6 to 8 p.m.; 4175 N. 230 E, Howe; ends Monday.

TODAY

Festival of Wreaths – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Creative Arts Council, Balentine Gallery, 211 Water St., Bluffton; hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Monday and Tuesday; ends Tuesday.

SUNDAY

New Year's Eve Ball Drop – 7 p.m. to midnight; Parkview Field's Silver Park Lot, Ewing and West Brackenridge streets; fireworks and ball drop; free; fwballdrop.com. Outdoor music and activities cancelled. Plans remain the same for the indoor gala. The public is invited to watch the ball drop from their cars in the parking lots.

Countdown to Noon – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free for members and 2 and younger; www.sciencecentral.org.

New Year's Eve with Heywood Banks – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $38; www.wagonwheelcenter.org or 574-267-8041.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org. The Tucker on display through April and exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Snow Days,” ends Jan. 7; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Anita Trick art display through Sunday.

The History Center – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and first Sunday of the month; 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum; hours and cost, 260-925-9100, www.natmus.org.

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars, World's Monster Truck Hall of Fame, a Dale Earnhardt car; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; $10, free ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144 or nationalmilitaryhistorycenter.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Spiders!” touring exhibit, ends Jan. 7; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free for members and 2 and younger; winter break hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. Closed New Year's Day.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Nearly 150 acres of lake shore, formal gardens, woods and newly restored wetlands and prairies; 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; www.genestratton-porter.com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org. On exhibit, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink – 333 S. Clinton St.; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger; $2 skate rental; holiday hours, noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org; ends March 4.

MONDAY

First Day Hike – 2 p.m.; Salamonie River State Forest, Lagro, meet at Hominy Ridge Lake parking lot; hike is 1 mile; dress for weather; register by calling 260-468-2127.

First Day Hike – 1 p.m.; Pokgaon State Park, Angola, meet at the Nature Center; dress for weather.

First Day Hike – 10 a.m.; Oubache State Park, Bluffton, meet at the bison enclosure; dress for weather.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lincoln Financial Event Center, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com; ends May 12.

SPORTS

TODAY

Komets – vs. Wheeling Nailers; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Rumble in Fort Wayne – 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; general admission, $20 adults, $10 children ages 2 to 12; ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne Mad Ants – vs. Grand Rapids Drive; 7 p.m.; $6 to $22 (prices increase by $2 on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets – vs. Toledo Walleye; 7:30p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; TicketMaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Komets – vs. Kalamazoo Wings; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

WEDNESDAY

“The National Tour of Wizard of Oz” – 7:30 p.m.; Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; $35 to $45; 260-563-1102 or honeywellcenter.org.

THURSDAY

“Red” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; $12; 300 W. Wayne St.; 426-7421 ext. 121 or www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com; ends Jan. 20.