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Friday, December 06, 2019 1:00 am

OUT AND ABOUT

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Tim Cavanagh – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $20 advance, $25 day of show; 9:45 p.m. show, $25 advance, $30 day of; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

TODAY

“Break the Silence” – Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 6 to 7 p.m.; contemporary dance program; also, Mirror Lake Players, part of the University of Saint Francis Jesters program, will feature improv games; Manchester University Fort Wayne campus, 10627 Diebold Road; $8 per person or $20 for family of four; proceeds benefit Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne Dance Collective.

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

HOLIDAY

ALL WEEKEND

“The Nutcracker” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 7:30 p.m. today with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children's Choir; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children's Choir; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (sensory-friendly performance); 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; tickets start at $25; artstix.org or 422-4226; ends Dec. 15.

Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday; also, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $10 per car, additional fees for vans and buses; ends Dec. 31.

Festival of Gingerbread – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; also, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; view edible creations by local artists; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $6 adults, $4 ages 65 and older and ages 3 to 17 and free for ages 2 and younger; ends Dec. 15.

Holiday Light Show Drive-Thru – 6 to 9 p.m. through Sunday; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; hours, 6 to 9 p.m. daily from Thursday to Dec. 27; $5 per car for drive-thru and $7 per car for carriage ride.

Wonderland of Lights – 6 to 9 p.m. daily; Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. Indiana 201, Bluffton; ends Dec. 31; admission is $5.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Christmas Post!” – 7:30 p.m.; First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road; $10 general admission, $12 at the door, $14 artist circle or $8 for groups of 10 or more; www.fafw.org.

Le Chic Holiday Market – 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; www.lechicholidaymarket.com.

Holiday Lantern Tours – 4 to 8:30 p.m.; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; $13 adults, $7 children, free for ages 5 and younger; pre-registration required by calling, 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

SATURDAY

Christmas on the Farm – 1 to 5 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; horse draw wagon rides, dog sled demonstrations, live farm animals and Father Christmas; $5 a car.

Monroeville Holiday Magic – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; cookie walk, craft vendors, kids activities, craft show, Santa and Mrs. Claus; downtown Monroeville; www.monroevillein.com.

Holiday Open House and Walk of Trees – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.; Clugston on the Square Senior Apartments, 108 S. Chauncey St., Columbia City; hosted by Passages and Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corp.; also, walk of trees continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13 and 14.

Breakfast with Santa – 8 to 11 a.m.; Albion Fire Station, Albion; free will donation accepted; hosted by Albion Lions Club.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“Christmas Songs and Stories” – 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 Dec. 15.

“The Nutcracker” – Project Ballet; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets, ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Williams Woodland Park Holiday Home Tour – 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; $12 advance, $15 day of; also, Artisan Market; for more information, go to www.williamswoodlandpark.com.

SUNDAY

Tree lighting – 1:30 p.m. Christmas pageant, 3 p.m. activities, 5:30 p.m. parade; Herb Monroe Park, Paulding, Ohio.

THURSDAY

Winter Wonderland – 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Santa, kids games, bouncy house; Bluffton City Gym, Bluffton; 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 – “Christmas Connections” holiday exhibit, ends Jan. 5; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or botanicalconservatory.org. Santa and the reindeer from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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; call 426-2882 or go to fwhistorycenter.com.

Science Central – 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular museum prices, $9 ages 3 to 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.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Ice Skating – 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Miami Street, Wabash; free.

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

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Matilda Jane Clothing Warehouse Sale – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission.

Winter Market on Miami Street – 5 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Miami Street, Wabash.

SATURDAY

Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony – 2 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

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.

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.

SPORTS

SATURDAY

Mad Ants – vs. Raptors 905; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $15 to $40; www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Frozen Jr.” – Pulse Opera House; 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; 1271/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15 general admission, $5 for children 12 and younger; www.pulseoperahouse.org or 260-375-7017.

“Making God Laugh” – Van Wert Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; also, 8 p.m. Thursday; 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $16; 419-238-9689 or vwct.org; ends Dec. 15.

“Frozen Jr.” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 7 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; First Presbyterian Theatre, 300 W. Wayne St.; $15, $12 for groups of 10 more more; tickets.artstix.org or 422-4226; ends Dec. 15.

A la carte

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Picture time with Santa – 3 to 6 p.m.; Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.; to reserve a time, email Andrea.Douthitt@cityoffortwayne.org or call 427-6124.


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