OFFICE CALL: Enjoy the music of longtime local group Pop 'n' Fresh during an open jam from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Office Tavern, 3306 Brooklyn Ave.
OUTSIDE THE BOX: Marvel at the creativity on display at the Corrugated Art Show from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway.
The show sponsored by Kelly Box and Packaging highlights ways corrugated material can be used in art, a news release said.
The show will feature more than 35 artworks created with corrugated material by students at the University of Saint Francis, the news release said. Show visitors also can enjoy live music as they view the art. Admission is free.
DARK COMEDY: The comedy-drama “God of Carnage” continues its run at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St. A playground incident draws two sets of parents together to resolve the issue, but the meeting descends into a new level of bad behavior.
Additional shows are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; special performance at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 21 (after Trolley Tour); and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
Cost is $20 in advance or $24 at the door; $18 for those over age 60 or $22 if purchased at the door; and free for the first 30 full-time students in advance and $10 thereafter or at the door. Tickets available at the box office noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; by calling 422-6329; or at www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com.
PIONEER FUN: Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the mid-1800s during the Johnny Appleseed Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Johnny Appleseed and Archer parks. The fun continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
You can peruse the booths of craft vendors offering an amazing assortment of items. You can sample the great food and stock up on produce at the farmers market.
You also can enjoy music and dance and actors portraying Johnny Appleseed and Abraham Lincoln.
Admission is free. Parking in the Memorial Coliseum lot is $4 per vehicle for the main lot, $8 for the preferred lot. Free parking is available at IPFW (with free shuttle bus to the festival) and at Concordia Lutheran High School. For more information or to print a festival brochure, go to www.johnnyappleseedfest.com.
AMERICAN DRAMA: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents the play “A Few Good Men” at 8 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. The play explores the case of two U.S. Marines blamed for the death of another Marine. The play does contain some occasional strong adult language.
Additional performances this weekend are at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $24, adults; $16, ages 23 and under; and $20, and ages 60 and older Sunday matinees only. Military personnel and veterans receive a discount.
For more information or to buy tickets, call the box office at 424-5220 or buy at www.fwcivic.org.
ROCK SHOW: Progressive rock band By The Bull will perform in a show starting at 8 p.m. at the Yellow Bird, 1130 E. State Blvd. Exterminate All Rational Thought and Autovator also will perform.
By the Bull is passing through Fort Wayne as part of its “Ride The Ghost Tour 2012,” a news release said. The band is led by singer-guitarist Nick Brewer, formerly of The Memorials.
Admission is $6. For more information, go to http://yellowbirdfw.com.
GOING COUNTRY : Rising country star Colt Ford, who recently played Fort Wayne at the CountryFest concert at Headwaters Park, returns for a show at 7:30 p.m. at Neon Armadillo, 6040 Lima Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Admission is $16. Tickets are available at Neon Armadillo or at www.neonarmadillo.com.
INSPIRING STORY: Men had always held the record for fastest time hiking the Appalachian Trail. In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis set the new record by traversing the trail's nearly 2,200 miles in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast invited Pharr Davis here to share her story and to inspire students.
She will discuss life on the trail during a lecture at 2 p.m. at the Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Road near Huntertown. An optional hike will be offered afterward. Free admission, but limited availability. Make reservations by 4 p.m. Friday with ACRES Land Trust at 637-2273.
Pharr Davis also will speak at 3 p.m. Monday in Ivy Tech's Coliseum Campus Auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.