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Saturday, Dec. 10


Things To Do

Christmas at The Chapel — Videos and live music from 30-piece orchestra, live drama, Gunther the camel and more, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; 9:15 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, The Chapel, West Hamilton Road, Fort Wayne, free, 625-6200

Christmas in the Country — Chili supper, photos with Santa, live animals and living nativity, wagon rides, crafts and more, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $5, 705-9526

Fantasy of Lights — Drive-thru Christmas lighting displays, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, Dec. 11-15; 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 16-17; 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, Dec. 18-22; 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 23-24; 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, Dec. 25-29; 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 30-31,Franke Park, Fort Wayne, $5-$10 per carload, $10-$15 per 15-passenger van, $25-$30 per bus or trolley, 755-1900

Festival of Gingerbread — Gingerbread creations made by preschoolers through professional baking artists on display, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 12-5 p.m Sunday, Dec. 11, History Center, Fort Wayne, $4-$6, 426-2882

Gingerbread Pursuit — 4 mile walk/run, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, race begins on Wayne street, east of Clay, Fort Wayne, $20-$185, veepraces.com

The Great Christmas Breakfast — Choice of breakfast, bake sale, ugly Christmas sweater competition, and pictures with Santa to benefit HearCare Connection, 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Fort Wayne Fire Fighters Local, Fort Wayne, $3-$10, 602-3276

Santa & Live Reindeer — Meet and greet and photos with Santa and  live reindeer,, 12-4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 10 and 17, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne, $3-$5, 427-6440

Santacon — Costumed holiday bar crawl with post “Wrap Up Party” featuring live entertainment, costume contest and cash bar, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, various downtown locations (Wrap Up party at Free Mason Hall), Fort Wayne, $20, santaconfortwayne.com


National Shows

Rich Homie Quan — Hip-hop at The Hub, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., $30-$125, 486-1979

Right to Arm Bears w/Eddie Steinmetz — Rock at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits, Fort Wayne, 6:30 p.m., $5, (260) 456-7005


Music & Comedy

Actual Size — Rock at Hamilton House, Hamilton, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover, 488-3344

Adam Baker & the Heartache — Acoustic variety at Mad Anthony Lakeview Ale House, Angola, 8-11 p.m., no cover, (260) 833-2537

Clusterfolk — Neofolk/Americana at The Friendly Fox, Fort Wayne, 6-8:30 p.m., no cover, 260-745-3369

Cougar Hunter — 80s glam rock at Vinnie's Bar, Decatur, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, 729-2225

Fort Wayne Philharmonic — Holiday Pops at Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., $29-$72, 424-5665

Gunslinger — Country rock at Susie's Sandbar, Warsaw, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., no cover, 574-269-5355

IPFW Honor Jazz Band — Jazz at Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, Fort Wayne, 2:30 p.m., $4-$7, 481-6555

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

John Curran & Renegade — Country at Beamer's Sports Grill, Fort Wayne, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., no cover, 625-1002

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

Miss Kitty's Revenge — Country rock at Rex's Rendezvous, Warsaw, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover, 574-267-5066

Mojo Rising — Classic rock at Coconutz @ Crazy Pins, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 490-2695

Muddsock — Rock at Dupont Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., cover, 483-1311

Party Boat Band — Trop rock at American Legion Post 499, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 483-1368

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

Rich Homie Quan — Hip-hop at The Hub, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., $30-$125, 486-1979

Susan Mae & New Yesterday — Variety at Club Soda, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., no cover, 426-3442

Tested on Animals — Rock at Nick's Martini & Wine Bar, Fort Wayne, 8:30 p.m., no cover, 482-6425

Todd Harrold & Nick Bobay Duo — R&B/blues/variety at Mad Anthony's Lake City Tap House, Warsaw, 8 p.m., no cover, (574) 268-2537

Unlikely Disciples — Contemporary Christian at Cupbearer Cafe, Auburn, 7-9 p.m., no cover,


Karaoke & DJs

American Idol Karaoke w/Brian — Variety at AJ's Bar and Grill, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m., 434-1980

American Idol Karaoke w/Josh — Variety at Arena Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 557-1563

American Idol Karaoke w/TJ — Variety at Chevvy's, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 436-4748

DJ Y2J — Variety at Club Paradise, Angola, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 833-7082

House DJ — Variety at Early Bird's Ultra Lounge, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m., cover, 483-1979

House DJ — Variety at Flashback on the Landing, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m., cover, 422-5292

American Idol Karaoke — Karaoke at Latch String Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10:30 p.m., no cover, 483-5526

Ambitious Blondes Karaoke — Variety at Office Tavern, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 478-5827

DJ — Variety at Piggy's Brew Pub, Angola, 10 p.m., no cover, 665-7550

Karaoke w/DJ Shaun Marcus — Variety at Piggy's Brew Pub, Angola, 7 p.m., no cover, 665-7550

Shooting Star Prod. w/Stu — Variety at Pike's Pub, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 478-6200

Bucca Karaoke w/Bucca — Variety at Tower Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 436-6310

Shooting Star Prod. w/Barbie — Variety at Uncle Lou's Steel Mill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 436-5787

Live DJ — Variety at Wrigley Field Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 485-1038


Stage & Dance

Best Christmas Pageant Ever — Fort Wayne Youtheatre performances of beloved holiday tale, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 10-11; 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18, First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne, $12-$18, 422-6900

The Cemetery Club — Comedy about three Jewish widows who meet monthly to visit their husband’s graves, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Saturday, Dec. 10; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 16-17, Arena Dinner Theatre, Fort Wayne, $40 (includes dinner & show), 424-5622

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play — Recreation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic as a 1940s radio program, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne, $12-$20, 426-7421 ext. 121

The Light in the Piazza —  Three Rivers Musical Theatre musical production, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, Parkview Physicians Group Arts Lab, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, Fort Wayne, $18-$25, 422-4226

The Nutcracker — Fort Wayne Ballet performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Arts United Center, Fort Wayne, $17-$49, 422-4226


Movies

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Art & Artifacts

11th Regional Exhibit — Juried mixed media pieces from local and regional artists, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 11 , Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, 424-7195

Alexandra Hall — Whimsical painting, giclee print and ink drawings, Tuesday-Sunday thru Dec. 31, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne, $3-$5 (2 and under, free), 427-6440

Alumni/Faculty Exhibition — Works from alumni and current and retired faculty from the School of Creative Arts, Monday-Friday thru Dec. 18, Weatherhead Gallery, USF Rolland Art Center, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Art for the Holidays — Handmade ornaments and Nativities from local artists, Monday-Saturday thru Dec. 31, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 436-0927

Art Work by Heather Miller — Painting and mixed media pieces, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 11 , Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, 424-7195

Cash & Carry Holiday Exhibit — One-of-a-kind works for purchase, daily thru Jan. 15, Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, Wabash, 563-1102

Crop It Like It’s Hot — Works from seniors graduating from IPFW’s Department of Visual Communications and Design, Thursday-Sunday thru Dec. 30, Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne, 417-8846

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

Festival of Wreaths — Holiday exhibition of Christmas wreathes, daily thru Dec. 30, Creative Arts Council, Bluffton, 824-5222.

Fort Wayne, American Monologue — A new body of Fort Wayne-based works by Oakland, California-based artist Brett Armory, Tuesday-Sunday thru Feb. 26, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Holiday Pop-Up Gallery — Works from 12 local artists, Wednesday-Sunday thru Dec. 31, The Art Farm, Spencerville, 238-4755

Holiday Show 2016 — Winter- and holiday-themed works, Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment thru Jan. 7 (opening reception 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, $10 admission), Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 426-6568

John Baeder Takes Wing on a Higher Road — Hyper-realist art from one of the 20th century’s most important artists, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 22, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $6-$8 (members, free), 422-6467

Nature’s Thread — Works by Nancy Fritz and Lizabeth Yager, daily thru Jan. 16, 2017, The Gallery at Pranayoga School, Fort Wayne, 423-9642

Outdoor Sculpture Invitational — Fifteen outdoor sculptures from regional artists, daily thru April 30, School of Creative Arts campus, University of Saint Francis North Campus, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Robert Kipniss: The Whispering Light — Recent painted and printed works by American artist, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 22, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467 

Women in Art: A Celebration — Works by Gwen Gutwein, Barbara Nohinek, Patricia Weiss, Cara Lee Wade, Elizabeth Wamsley, Marcy Neiditz, Suzanne Galazka, Diane Groenert and more, Tuesday-Saturday thru Jan. 12, Crestwoods Frame Shop & Gallery, Roanoke, 672-2080


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