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Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 am

OUT AND ABOUT

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Ralphie Roberts – With Conrad Bromberek; 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; 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.

SUNDAY

Singles Dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $8; Christmas theme.

HOLIDAY

ALL WEEKEND

“The Nutcracker” – 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; tickets start at $25; artstix.org or 422-4226.

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; 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.

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

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

“The Nutcracker” – Excelisor Arts Academy and Youth Theater; 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; DeKalb County Fairgrounds, Middaugh Hall, Auburn; $12 adults, $10 ages 65 and older and students; www.excelsiorartsacademy.com.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Wells Community Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 Water St., Bluffton; tickets, 260-824-5222 or www.wellscocreativearts.com.

Lights of Joy – Drive-thru light display; 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; Shipshewana RV Park, Indiana 5, Shipshewana; $20 per vehicle Fridays and Saturdays and $15 other days; ends Jan. 4; www.shipshewanalightsofjoy.com.

TODAY

“A Christmas Carol” – Audiences Unlimited and L.I.F.E. Adult Day Academy; 1 p.m.; Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd.; free.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Walk of Trees – 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.

SATURDAY

Nature's Christmas – 2 to 5 p.m.; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road; features photos with Father Christmas, hayride and ornament crafts; $5.

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.

Walk to Bethlehem – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St.; features live scenes of Nativity, live animals, Marketplace; tours every 10 minutes; free.

SUNDAY

Christmas musical featuring Agape Express Puppets – 10:15 a.m.; Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. Dewald St.; free.

Hanukkah Storytime – Noon to 2 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, Jefferson Pointe, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; features lighting of the menorah, dreidel game and crafts; free.

TUESDAY

Cirque Dreams Holidaze – 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets, 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” – Movie screening; 10 a.m.; for adults only; Wells County Public Library, 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.

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 fordv8foundation.org.

RECREATIONAL

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

“PJ Masks Live! Save the Day” – 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $29.50 to $59.50; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

“Jumanji: The Next Level” – Sensory-friendly film screening; Regal theaters; for times and locations, go to regmovies.com.

Sports card show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ramada Plaza Center and Travel Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road; free admission.

First Lego League Championship – Noon to 4 p.m.; Purdue University Fort Wayne Fieldhouse, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free.

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.

THURSDAY

Winter Film Festival – 6 p.m.; features short films from students at Eagle Tech Academy; Bones Theatre, Columbia City; $3.

SPORTS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

MONDAY

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

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“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.

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

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” – Fire & Light Productions; 7 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Road; $10 advance, $12 at the door; fireandlightproductions.com.

A la carte

SATURDAY

Holiday Happening Craft Fair and Santa vs. Krampus Battle Op – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; TekVenture Maker Space, 1550 Griffin St.; features live music, crafts, holiday photos and games with Santa and Krampus; free admission; tekventure.org.


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