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  • Photo by Jeremy Daniel “Something Rotten!” will take the stage at Embassy Theatre on Thursday as part of its Broadway at the Embassy.

  • File Maple Syrup Days happens Saturday and Sunday at the Maple Wood Nature Center in LaGrange and includes horse-drawn wagon rides through the sugar bush. 

  • File In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters will have its Get Green Fest on Saturday that includes the greening of the St. Marys River.  

Friday, March 15, 2019 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Traxxas Monster Truck Tour – 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $22 to $42; 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

“Our Towns: Indiana Tour” – Featuring James and Deborah Fallows, authors of “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America”; 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Indiana Tech, Multi-Flex Theater, Snyder Academic Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; Thursday, Brokaw Movie House, Angola.

COMEDY

TODAY

Comedy Festival – 7 p.m.; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; films submitted by local middle and high school students will be shown; free.

SATURDAY

Caszel Williams – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $15 advance, $20 day of show; 9:45 p.m. show, $20 advance, $25 day of show; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

TODAY

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

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.

FESTIVALS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Fort Wayne FAME Festival – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; features artwork, music and performances of northeast Indiana school districts; $5 adults, free for children ages 18 and younger.

HOLIDAY

ALL WEEKEND

Deer Park Irish Pub's Clover Classic – Begins 6 p.m. today with music and keg tapping by a leprechaun; events start at 8 a.m. Saturday with music, keg toss, Irish step dancing and beginning 11 a.m. Sunday featuring Shamrock Sprint, Peoples' Parade with bagpipes and music; Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road.

SATURDAY

Get Green Fest – St. Patrick's Day festival hosted by Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters; various times for events, including river greening of St. Marys River at 11 a.m.; getgreenfest.org.

St. Catty's Day – 1 to 4 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N, Albion; see animal enrichment; $7 ages 3 to 9, $10 ages 10 to 54 and $8 ages 55 and older, free for ages 3 and younger.

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.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Hundred Acre Wood Exhibit,” ends April 21, featuring world of Winnie the Pooh character; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org.

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

Science Central – “Heart Smart” touring exhibit, ends May 26; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. Closed to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday for AWS Foundation Special Abilities Day.

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 – 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 www.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.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne United Late Night Basketball League – 8 to 11 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave.; ends May 4.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY

Sensory Saturday – Sensory-friendly film screening of “Captain Marvel”; 1 p.m.; ABC Cinema, 130 W. Monroe St., Decatur; www.abcinemainc.com.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; ends May 18.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Maple Syrup Days – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Maple Wood Nature Center, 4550 E 100 S, LaGrange; includes pancake breakfast, tours of sugar shack and horse-drawn wagon ride through sugar bush, puppet shows, backyard sugar making demonstrations; www.lagrangecountyparks.org.

SUNDAY

“Cirque Dream Journey” – 3 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $25 to $50; 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Old Fort Coin Club Coin and Currency Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; free.

THURSDAY

“Something Rotten!” – Broadway at the Embassy; 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $35 to $65; 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

SPORTS

TUESDAY

Mad Ants – vs. Wisconsin; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum; $10 to $25 (prices increase on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Komets – vs. Kalamazoo; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $13 to $29 adults, $12 to $25 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $9 to $20 ages 12 and younger; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $22 seniors and $10 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220 or fwcivic.org; ends March 31.

“Harvey” – Pulse Opera House; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; 1271/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15, $5 ages 12 and younger; www.pulseoperahouse.org or 260-375-7017.

“The Sunshine Boys” – Van Wert Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $13; 419-238-9689 or vwct.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Twelfth Night” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise.

“Fun Home” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m.; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; $25, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and $18 students; www.threeriversmuisctheatre.com.

“A Comedy of Tenors” – Arena Dinner Theatre; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today and Saturday; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org; ends March 23.