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Saturday, September 24

Bluffton Street Fair

Creative Arts Festival – Water Street, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pony Pull – 4-H Park, 11 a.m.

Heavyweight Horse Pull – 4-H Park, 12 p.m.

Weiner Dog (Dachshund) Race – W. Washington Street, 12 p.m., $5 registration fee

Susie Cue Studio Performance – Courthouse Plaza, 2-3:15 p.m.

The Human Fuse: Brian Miser – Market and Scott streets, 3 p.m.

Street Fair Dixieland Band – Courthouse Plaza, 3:30 p.m.

Razz M’Jazz – Dance performance, Courthouse Plaza, 4-5 p.m.

Street Fair Band Concert – Courthouse Plaza, 6 p.m.

Jamie Lewis (of Reckon) – Pre-Street Fair Idol concert, West Washington stage, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Torch Relay Recognition – Pre-Street Fair Idol concert, West Washington stage, 6:30 p.m.

The Human Fuse: Brian Miser – Market and Scott streets, 7 p.m.

Street Fair Idol – Talent contest, West Washington stage, 7-9 p.m. (miscellaneous entertainment during judging, 8:30 p.m.)

Street Fair Band – Market and Marion streets, 7:30 p.m.

Street Fair Band – Main and Market streets, 9 p.m.

The Human Fuse: Brian Miser – Market and Scott streets, 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Display – Courthouse Square, 10 p.m.

Things To Do

Allen County Safety Fair — Event promoting safety with hands-on activities, fire trucks, emergency vehicles, K-9 officers, Survive Alive house and more, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, behind movie theatre, Jefferson Pointe parking lot, Fort Wayne, free, 436-8385

Doggone Best Chili Challenge — Chili cook-off, silent auction, live music, adoptable pets and more to benefit the Allen County SPCA,, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Lucky Harley-Davidson, Fort Wayne, $5, 396-2682

Columbia City Haunted Jail Haunted tours of the jail where Charles Butler was hung, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23-24; 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2; 7-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 5-6; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 11-13; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 18-20; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22; 7-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, Oct. 23-27; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29; 7-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Columbia City Haunted Jail, Columbia City, $13-$20, www.columbiacityhauntedjail.com

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival — Re-enactors living the life of pioneers, military units conducting drills, traders and trappers, meal preparation demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Hier’s Park, Huntington, $1-$3, 356-0138

Great Steps 4NF Walk — Walk to raise awareness of neurofibromatosis, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, $12-$25, 630-945-3562

Huntington Haunted Hotel/13th Floor Haunted tours of the Warwick Hotel, 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays thru Oct. 29 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday Oct. 30-31, 511 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, $13, www.facebook.com/hauntedhotel

Hysterium Haunted asylum; formerly the Haunted Cave, 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays thru Oct. 15; 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22; 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23; 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27; 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29; 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31, 4410 Arden Dr., Fort Wayne, $13, $5 tool shed escape, www.facebook.com/hysteriumftwayne

Introduction to Slide Guitar w/Brian Lemert — Learn advanced slide techniques and experiment with alternative tunings, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, free, 432-8176 

Japanese Family Event — Japanese tea ceremony, crafts, games, demonstrations, foods and plant exhibits in honor of Fort Wayne Sister City Takaoka, Japan, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne, $3-$5, 427-640

Oktoberfest — German celebration with traditional German fare, horse racing, Männerchor and Damenchor Konzert, live music by Haus Musikanten and dancing, 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Park Eldelweiss, Fort Wayne, $7-$10, 747-2592

Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival — Live animals, hands-on activities, oat/wheat threshing, wagon rides, antique tractor parade, antique farm equipment on display and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Salomon Farm, Fort Wayne, free, 427-6790

National Shows

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Music & Comedy

Big Caddy Daddy — Rock at Martin's Tavern, Garrett, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover, 357-4290

Big Dick and the Penetrators — Classic rock at Beamer's Sports Grill, Fort Wayne, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., no cover, 625-1002

Chris Worth — Variety at American Legion Post 499, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 483-1368

He Said She Said — Variety at The Post, Pierceton, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., cover, 574-594-3010

The Illegals — Rock at O'Sullivan's Italian Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover, 422-5896

Joe Justice — Variety at Riverside Gardens, Leo, 3-5 p.m., no cover, 627-6400

Joe Stabelli — Jazz at Don Hall's Gas House, Fort Wayne, 5:45-9 p.m., no cover, 426-3411

Jon Durnell — Variety at Don Hall's Guesthouse, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., no cover, 489-2524

Kill the Rabbit — Rock at Vinnie's Bar, Decatur, 10 p.m., $5, 729-2225

Loudmouth Soup — Rock at American Legion Post 111, Bluffton, 9 p.m., no cover, 824-3815

Metavari — Progressive rock/electronic at Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, 7 p.m., $10-$15, 426-3456

The Pedantics — Eclectic rock at Summit City Brewerks, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., no cover, 420-0222

Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae — Variety at Coconutz @ Crazy Pinz, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 490-2695

Sugar Still — Acoustic at Trubble Brewing, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m., no cover, 750-2993

Sunny Taylor — Variety at Mad Anthony, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 426-2537

Super Bob — Rock at The Hub, Fort Wayne, 7 p.m., $5, 486-1979

Swick & Jones — Acoustic at Churubusco Library, Churubusco, 12 p.m., free, 693-6466

Todd Harrold Band — R&B/blues at American Legion Post 148, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 423 4751

Ty Causey & Friends — R&B/variety at Club Soda, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., no cover, 426-3442

Walkin' Papers — Rock / blues at Dupont Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., cover, 483-1311

Karaoke & DJs


Club Paradise — DJ Y2J, 9:30 p.m.

Piggy's — DJ, 10 p.m.

Piggy's — Karaoke w/DJ Shaun Marcus, 7 p.m.


Meteor Bar & Grill — Classic City Karaoke, 9 p.m.


Taps Pub — Sidecar Gary's Karaoke & DJ w/Kevin, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. , no cover


Eagles Post 2653 — Cowboy John Karaoke, 7 p.m. , no cover

Fort Wayne

AJ's — American Idol Karaoke w/Brian, 9 p.m.

Arena — American Idol Karaoke w/Josh, 10 p.m.

Chevvy's — American Idol Karaoke w/TJ, 10 p.m.

Early Bird's — House DJ, 9 p.m.

Flashback — House DJ, 9 p.m.

Latch String Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke, 10:30 p.m. , no cover

Office Tavern — Ambitious Blondes Karaoke, 10 p.m.

Piere's — House DJ, 9 p.m.

Pike's Pub — Shooting Star Prod. w/Stu, 10 p.m.

Pine Valley Bar & Grill — Rockstar Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

Steel Mill — Shooting Star Prod. w/Barbie, 10 p.m.

Tower Bar & Grill — Bucca Karaoke w/Bucca, 10 p.m.

VFW 8147 — Come Sing Witt Us Karaoke w/Steve, 9 p.m.

Wrigley Field Bar & Grill — DJ Trend, 10 p.m. , no cover


Kville Pub — Sidecar Gary's Karaoke & DJ, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. , no cover

New Haven

Tap Haus — American Idol Karaoke, 9 p.m.


Hi Ho Again — Shooting Star Prod. w/Nacho, 10 p.m.

Stage & Dance

Freud’s Last Session — all for One productions drama pits atheist psychiatrist Sigmund Freud against Christian writer C.S. Lewis, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, PPG ArtsLab, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, Fort Wayne, $11-20, 422-4226 

The Incomplete Gesture — Part of IPFW/Shruti Indian Performance Series, a fusion of traditional Indian and contemporary Indonesian dance performed by Natya Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, $10, students w/school ID free, thru IPFW box office, 481-6555

It’s Only a Play — Terrence McNally comedy about opening night on Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne, $10-$20, 426-7421 ext. 121

Le Gala Grand — Fort Wayne Ballet performances of Arpinio’s Birthday Variations, a work by Jane Lanier and a Act II of Swan Lake, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Arts United Center, Fort Wayne, $10-$35, 422-4226

Middletown — Playwright Will Eno’s homage to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Studio Theatre, Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington , $5-$12, 359-4259

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure — Crime drama based on the Conan Doyle short stories, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Pulse Opera House, Warren, $5-$15, 357-7017


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Art & Artifacts

200@200: The Spirit of Competition — Exhibit of Fort Wayne’s “firsts” from the early days of organized sports to the present, Monday-Saturday thru Sept. 30, History Center, Fort Wayne, 426-2882

Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair — Photographs by Michael July, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 16, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Art of Joanne Schultz — Works by Joanne Schultz, Cara Wade and Matt Mabis, Friday-Sunday thru Oct. 9, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, 704-5400

Catherine Blyth and Elizabeth Wamsley — Paintings and works in clay, Tuesday-Saturday thru Oct. 3, Crestwoods Frame Shop & Gallery, Roanoke, 672-2080

Decatur Sculpture Tour 31 original sculptures and 15 permanent exhibits on display, walking tour maps available, thru April 1, 2017, Decatur, free, 724-2605

Diane Groenert — Fort Wayne-based artist exhibits her paintings, daily thru Sept. 30 (reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29), Henry’s Restaurant, Fort Wayne, 426-0531

Ethan Ross — Hybrid landscapes shot with a 4x5 camera, Monday-Friday thru Oct. 9, Spotlight Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Indiana Bicentennial Exhibit — Artwork by 200 artists in the theme “Indiana: People, Place & Things”, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 12, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, 424-7195

IPFW Department of Fine Art Graduate Works — Mixed media pieces from recent IPFW graduates, Friday-Sunday thru Oct. 18, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, 704-5400 

Observations: Contemporary Landscapes by Thomas Hilty and Tamara Monk — Abstract figurative works in pastel and mixed media by Hilty and oil paintings by Monk, Monday-Friday thru Oct. 9, John P. Weatherhead Gallery and Goldfish Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Paroxysm: A New Body of Work by Crystal Wagner — Large scale multi-textured sculptures, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 23, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Picasso, Braque and Leger: 20th Century Modern Masters — Paintings and Museum of Art, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 27 (opening reception, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, includes lecture by exhibit curator Reilly Rhodes), $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Selections from the Haan Collection of Indiana Art — Works on loan from the Haan Mansion Museum in Lafayette, Indiana, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 23, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

The Spirit of Innovation: American Abstraction, 1960 to 1975 — Abstract works from the museum’s permanent collection, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 16, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Sue Davis and Rebecca Dearing — Acrylics inspired by nature’s spirit rhythms and cycles of the earth and moon; fiber art dolls, including a new series of Endearing Hot Mamas, Monday-Saturday thru Sept. 30, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 436-0927

Theoplis Smith III — Works on display, daily thru Oct. 21, The Gallery at PranaYoga, Fort Wayne, 423-9642

Tom Martin: Everything and Nothing — Realist paintings resembling life and reality and focused on the effect money has on people, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 16, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

University of Saint Francis Photo Club — Photographs from USF students, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 12, Betty Fishman Gallery, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, 424-7195

Featured Events

Artlink Educational Programs — Art classes offered by Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, dates and times vary, Artlink, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-7195

Fort Wayne Dance Collective Workshops — Workshops and classes for movement, dance, yoga and more offered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, dates and times vary, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-6574

IPFW Community Arts Academy— Art, dance, music and theater classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977, www.ipfw.edu/caa

Sweetwater Academy of Music — Private lessons for a variety of instruments available from professional instructors, ongoing weekly lessons, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, call for pricing, 432-8176, academy.sweetwater.com