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  • File Ivy Tech's annual Touch-a-Truck event happens Saturday in the college campus parking lot and features such vehicles as fire trucks, SWAT vehicle, limo, semi-trucks and school bus.  

  • Courtesy Comedian Tim Hawkins will perform today at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. 

  • File Allen County SPCA’s Northern Indiana Pet Expo happens Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.  

Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 am


A la carte


Project Squirrel – 10 to 11 a.m.; Lawton Park trailhead, Clinton and Fourth streets; residents can observe and collect data on squirrels; free; hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation.



Chris Bohjalian – Author of “Midwives” and “The Flight Attendant”; speaker on “The Young Turks to the Young Nazis: The Genocides That Scar Us Still” as part of the Jewish Federation's People of the Book program; 7:30 p.m.; Rifkin Campus, 5200 Old Mill Road; free; book signing and question and answer follows the talk.



Tim Hawkins – 7:30 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $26 to $75; or 260-563-1102.


Diego Attanasio – Also, Chad Jagotka; Fort Wayne ComedyClub, 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;



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


“Jack and the Beanstalk” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Auer Center for the Arts and Culture, Ballet Studio A, 300 E. Main St.; $10;


Singles dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $8; 704-3669.



Kickstart Festival – Beginning of events that go throughout May; 1 to 5 p.m., Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana's Ride RMHC bicycle event at Kreager Park on North River Road; also, Trek the Trails Kickoff Party at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6800 Engle Road;



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Migrations” live butterfly exhibit, begins Saturday and ends July 7; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or

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

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

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,

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

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


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


Quilt Show – Ends May 5; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or; through Oct. 27.



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


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



Skating ice show – Featuring Trine University's synchronized and figure skating teams; 7 p.m.; Thunder Ice Arena, Angola; $5, $3 for students, seniors and children ages 12 and younger.

“The Underwater Bubble Show” – 7 p.m.; Trine University, T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, Angola; $30 to $50;


Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Shark conservation area, stingray touch pool, giraffes and lions; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $15 ages 19-61, $10 ages 2-18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or

Touch-a-Truck – 10 a.m. to noon; kids can explore nearly 50 vehicles, including SWAT vehicle, school bus, limo and more; Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; free.

Michiana Wine Festival – Noon to 6 p.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; $30 general admission, $10 designated driver.

Tour of P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant – 10 a.m. to noon; 2601 Dwenger Ave.; free.

“Missing Link” – Sensory-friendly film screening; AMC Theaters; see theater websites for available show times.

“Penguins” – Sensory-friendly film screening; 10:30 a.m.; $6.50; Regal Coldwater Crossing; go to for times.

“Earth Fest” – Noon to 10 p.m.; hosted by Trine University's S.P.E.A.K. for the Earth and Steuben County MSR; Briali Winery, 102 W Indiana 120, Fremont; free.

South Side Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 block of Warsaw Street, between Oxford and Pontiac streets;; ends Dec. 21.

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60;; ends Sept. 30.

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


Northern Indiana Pet Expo – Hosted by Allen County SPCA; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $5 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12 and 60 and older, free for ages 5 and younger and $1 for dogs and cats.

Spring Town & Country and Specialty Retail Tour – Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne; noon to 5 p.m.; free; to see homes on tour, go to


Earth Day Fort Wayne – 1 to 5 p.m.; Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road; displays, hands-on activities, speakers; hosted by Little River Wetlands Project.

“Seven Chances” – Black-and-white film screening starring Buster Keaton and featuring organist Clark Wilson; 3 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10.

Model Railroad Show and Swap – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Quality Inn, 13508 Ohio 15, Montpelier, Ohio; $5 adults, free for children ages 12 and younger with adult.


“Eva: A-7063” – Film screening; 6:30 p.m.; Indiana Tech, Multiflex Theater, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; features story of an Auschwitz survivor's journey to forgiveness and healing; hosted by PBS 39; free.


Empower Her World Fashion and Culture event – Hosted by Creative Women of the World; 6 to 8:30 p.m.; featuring artisan work of women from different cultures; Woman's Club, USF Business Center, 826 Ewing St.; $75.



TinCaps – vs. Kane County; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or



“Ben Butler” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise; 426-7421, ext. 121, or; ends May 4.

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” – All for One Productions; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; PPG ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; $20 adults, $17 ages 60 and older and $11 students; or 422-4226; ends May 5.


“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” – 8 p.m.; Purdue University Fort Wayne, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $12 to $16, $5 students; or 481-6555.

“Pippin” – Arena Dinner Theater; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today and Saturday; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or; ends May 11.

“Once on This Island” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and Thursday; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; tickets, or 498-2652; ends May 18.


“Mama Mia!” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $30 adults, $25 seniors and $17 ages 23 and younger; or 424-5220; ends May 12.