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  • File The Komets home opener is Saturday at Memorial Coliseum against the Kalamazoo Wings.

  • File The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo kicks off its Wild Zoo Halloween this weekend.

  • File Lego fans and creators can take part in Brickworld, which happens Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Wayne Center downtown.  

  • Courtesy First Presbyterian Theater’s performance of “Art” happens today and Saturday.

Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00 am

OUT AND ABOUT

A la carte

SATURDAY

Haunted West Central Walking Tour – 7 p.m.; hosted by Arch; meet tour guide at downtown Allen County Public Library; $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12 and free for 4 and younger; archfw.org or 426-5117.

BOOKS

THURSDAY

Local Author Night and Book Festival – 6 to 8 p.m.; Wells County Public Library, 200 W. Washington St., Bluffton; local authors will be selling and signing books and there will be book-related activities.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Eliot Chang and Von Mychael – 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; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

TODAY

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

Magic Squares – Square dance; 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Steuben County YMCA, 500 East Harcourt Drive, Angola.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Hobnobben Film Festival – Features narrative features, documentaries and short films from around the world and local; 5:30 p.m. today with opening night reception and awards at 7 p.m., with screening of film, “Before You Know It,” at 8:30 p.m.; festival starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $10 single screening tickets, $5 seniors and children and $45 for all-access three-day pass; for tickets or additional screenings and times, go to www.hobnobben.org.

SATURDAY

Autumn Harvest Festival – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, 680 Squawbuck, Columbia City; craft show, farm toy show, food trucks, car show, truck and tractor pull and children's activities; free admission.

HALLOWEEN

ALL WEEKEND

Wild Zoo Halloween – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $5 admission, $9 admission with treats; also Oct. 18-20 and 25-27.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

Hooded Haunted Hotel 13th Floor – 7 to 11 p.m.; 1885 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; ends Nov. 2; www.hauntedhuntington.com.

Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 to 11 p.m.; 8965 Auburn Road; $10 for haunted castle or black forest or $16 for combo ticket; hauntedcastle.com; ends Nov. 2.

Green Center Haunted School House – 7 to 11 p.m.; 2768 E. 300 S., Albion; $11; www.greencenterhauntedschoolhouse.com; ends Oct. 26.

SATURDAY

Dracula's Dash and Monster Mash Bash – 5K race starts at 6 p.m. and runners can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/26757/draculas-dash-and-dance/; Monster Mash Bash events begin at 5 p.m. and go to 9:30 p.m.; Roush Park, Bluffton.

WEDNESDAY

Trunk-or-Treat – 6 to 9 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College, parking lot of The Steel Dynamics Inc. Keith Busse Technology Center, 3701 Dean Drive; free.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; info at 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

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 www.fortwayneparks.org. Punkin' Path Display through Oct. 27.

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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

Science Central – Sci-Fi Central on Saturday featuring cosplay, costuming and makeup, comics and collectibles; cost for event is $10 for ages 3 and older; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular museum prices, $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

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 www.natmus.org.

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 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.

Sauder Village – Fall on the Farm Saturday; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org; through Oct. 27.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org.

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; www.kosciuskohistory.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum – 2122 O'Day Road; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne United Late Night Basketball League – 8 to 11 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave.; for ages 16 to 25; www.fortwayneunited.org; ends Nov. 9.

TUESDAY

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

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

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; www.amazingfallfun.com.

TODAY

Haitian drummer Bill Nathan – Noon; University of Saint Francis, Parkview Physicians Group Auditorium, Room 226, Achatz Hall of Science and John and Toni Murray Research Center, 2701 Spring St.; also, features Our Lady of Perpetual Hope Orphanage founder Father Andre Sylvestre who will speak; free.

Fall Harvest Fun Farmers Market – 3 to 7 p.m.; features live music from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as other activities; 485 W. Van Vleek St., Waterloo; free.

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

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

SATURDAY

Human Library Fort Wayne – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; features “human books” to be checked out and provide conversations about their life; free.

Catapult – 3 p.m.; Shadow-dancing group; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-2386722 or npacvw.org.

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

Wabash County Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; corner of Cass and Market streets, downtown Wabash; ends Oct. 19.

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

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Brickworld Lego Exposition – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $11, $8 at the door for military members and first responders, free for ages 2 and younger.

Gun and knife show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $7 adults, $6 seniors ages 60 and older and free for children 12 and younger.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

“Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; go to www.fathomevents.com for tickets.

THURSDAY

Theater Thursday – Film screening for adults of “Mamma Mia!”; 10 a.m.; Wells County Public Library, Bluffton; free.

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

SPORTS

SATURDAY

Komets – vs. Kalamazoo Wings; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $13 to $29 adults, $12 to $25 for ages 60 and older and 12 to 18, $9 to $20 ages 11 and younger.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Art” – 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; 426-7421, ext. 121, or www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com; ends Oct. 26.