The Journal Gazette
Friday, September 20, 2019 1:00 am

Out and About

What's hot in local arts and entertainment



Gerrit Elzinga and Ambur James – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $15 advance, $20 day of; 9:45 p.m. show, $20 advance, $25 day of;



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



Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; downtown Paulding, Ohio; for events and times, go to


Fairfax Fall Festival – 4 p.m.; corner of Fairfax Avenue and Hanna Street; multi-cultural community festival with vendors, food from different cultures, live music and live art demonstration by Paco Reyes; free; hosted by Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood Association and City of Fort Wayne.


Johnny Appleseed Festival – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Johnny Appleseed Park, 1502 Harry Baals Drive; costumed settlers, reneactors, demonstrations, food, entertainment; free admission;

Harvest Fest – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Noble County Saddle Club, 1111 E. Main St., Albion; fall celebration that features entertainment, food, craft vendors, demonstrations and exhibits;


DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; downtown Auburn and DeKalb County Fairgrounds; free admission but parking $5; live entertainment, 4-H exhibits, food and activities; ends Sept. 28; for times and events, go to



Hysterium Haunted Asylum – 7 to midnight; 4410 Arden Drive; $15 regular admission, $25 fast pass; ends Oct. 31.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; info at 260-925-1444 or Free admission Saturday with downloadable ticket online as part of Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day. Also, Cars & Coffee from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?” exhibit, ends Nov. 17; 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 – 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; for hours and cost call 260-925-9100 or go to

National Military History Center – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars; 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

Sauder Village – Apple Week today and Saturday; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 800-590-9755 or; through Oct. 27.


Swiss Heritage Village – Indoor and outdoor museum depicting life in the mid-1800s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday;; ends Oct. 31.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or

The Old Jail Museum – World War II exhibit through November; 121 N. Indiana St., Warsaw; hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; free admission;



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

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 8-mile bike ride; Life Bridge Church, meet in the Life Bridge Church parking lot, 12719 Corbin Road; free.



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; closes for season Oct. 6.

Amazing Fall Fun Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – 6 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; 3150 County Road 43, Waterloo; $8 per person, $2 hay ride; every weekend through Oct. 27;


“Love Never Was the Issue – Episode Three: The Heart of the Matter” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library theater, 900 Library Plaza; $8; presented by The Video Factory.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through Oct. 11.

Johnnie Mae Farm Stand – 4 to 7 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood, 2518 Winter St.; ends Oct. 25;


Parade of Champions marching band competition – 4 p.m.; hosted by University of Saint Francis and Snider High School Performing Arts Boosters; University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; features 12 bands competing; $7 adults, $5 students and senior citizens.

Bike Night – 4 to 10 p.m.; American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven; no admission fee; featuring Daniel Tucker Band.

“Scintillating Shorts for a Saturday” – Hobnobben Film Festival film preview; 7 to 9 p.m.; Brass Rail, 1121 Broadway; $5.

Day of Remembrance – 2:30 to 7 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; event honors those who have passed away; hosted by Visiting Nurse's Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center.

Antique Outboard Motor Show – 10 a.m.; North Webster Town Park, North Webster; free admission.

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.

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; ends Sept. 28.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Wayne and Barr streets; ends Sept. 28.


Magician and comedian Jim Barron – 10:30 a.m.; Johnny Appleseed River stage, Johnny Appleseed Festival, Johnny Appleseed Park, 1502 Harry Baals Drive.


Antique & Classic Vintage Truck Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; John Paulding Historical Society, 600 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; no admission fee; features General Motors Futurliner, as well as other vintage vehicles.


Shipshewana Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana;; ends Wednesday.


Home Builders Association Builders' Showcase – 3 to 6 p.m.; tours of nine homes and two villas; for information, go to; ends Sept. 29.

Catapult – Shadow dance crew; 7 p.m.; Warsaw Performing Arts Center, Warsaw; $20 adults, $10 students; 574-371-5040 or

Decatur Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; along First Street in downtown Decatur; events on Facebook page; ends Oct. 17.



“Sweeney Todd” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $33 adults, $28 seniors and $20 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220 or

“And Then There Were None” – Pulse Opera House; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; 1271/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15 general admission, $5 for children 12 and younger; or 260-375-7017; ends Oct. 6.


“The Importance of Being Earnest” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise; 426-7421, ext. 121, or


“Assassins” – Van Wert Civic Theatre; 8 p.m.; 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $16;; ends Oct. 6.


Feather Fest – 1 to 4 p.m.; Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.; birding festival with guided hikes, children's activities and presentations by Soarin' Hawk, Acres Land Trust and Little River Wetlands.

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