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Last updated: Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 - 11:26 am EDT

Going out guide: The best things to do for the coming week

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ON THE AIR: Join radio personality Julia Meek, host of the “Meet the Music” program on local public radio station WBOI, 89.1-FM, for a live broadcast of the show from Come2Go Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the broadcast and music start at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

On the program, Meek tries to expose listeners to music played by area bands. The show typically is broadcast from the studio at WBOI, but Meek occasionally takes the broadcast on the road. Tonight's show will feature musical guests Megan King, Electro 35 and Velvet Soul.


FOLKSY FUN: Local actors and University of Saint Francis students collaborate to present “The Will Rogers Follies,” a stage show on the life of the famous American comedian, actor and political satirist, which features a series of variety acts and big production numbers.

The performance takes place at 8 p.m. at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center (formerly the Scottish Rite Center), 431 W. Berry St. Additional shows will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18.

Admission is $15 for the public, and $12 for senior citizens and children ages 9 and younger. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. The box office also is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily now through Nov. 18; call 797-1699 for information.

HARVEST TIME: The Fort Wayne Children's Choir will present a Harvest Concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.

The event will feature the organization's Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Youth Chorale and Chamber Singers, which are comprised of intermediate- and advanced-level singers ages 12-18. The concert, which also will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian, will include the performance of many musical works commissioned by the Children's Choir.

Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door, by calling IPFW's Larson Box Office at 481-6555 or at

ROCK REVIVAL: California rock group Trapt will headline a concert at 8 p.m. at Piere's, 5629 St. Joe Road. The Cringe and Kill the Rabbit will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.; admission is free.

Trapt is touring in support of its new album, “Reborn,” which is scheduled for release Nov. 20, a news release said. The band features Chris Taylor Brown on vocals, Robb Torres on guitar, Pete Charell on bass and Dylan Thomas Howard on drums. For more on the group, go to


SALUTE THE TROOPS: Say thank you to area military veterans by cheering for them at the annual Veterans Day parade at 11 a.m. on Parnell Avenue just north of State Boulevard. Parade units will walk and ride north on Parnell to Memorial Coliseum, where there will be a brief ceremony.

The parade is organized by the Allen County Council of Veterans.

PATRIOTIC SPIRIT: Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Patriotic Band Concert at 2 p.m. at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Admission is free.

The concert will feature music performed by the American Legion, Mizpah Shrine and New Horizons bands.

HOLIDAY FAVORITE: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents the stage version of the holiday film classic “A Christmas Story” at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. The play revolves around boy Ralphie, his dysfunctional family and his hopes of receiving a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 18.

Tickets are $24, adults; $16, ages 23 and younger; and $20, for Sunday matinees for ages 60 and older only. Buy tickets at, call 424-5220, or visit the Arts United Center box office noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday or noon-4 p.m. Saturdays before the show.

WORLD MUSIC: Award-winning Native American flute player John Two-Hawks and the locally based, internationally touring Mimi Burns Band perform an all-ages concert at 8 p.m. at Come2Go Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

Of Lakota ancestry, Two-Hawks is regarded as a pioneer in introducing Native American flute music to the world, Come2Go says on its website, The Celtic-influenced Mimi Burns Band has performed around the United States and in Europe.

Tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of the show. Advance tickets are available at Wooden Nickel Music stores, Neat Neat Neat Records and Music, and at


GO FOR BAROQUE: The Bach Collegium, the area's only baroque music ensemble, will present its Opening Night Concert at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St.

Singers and period instrumentalists will perform works by Bach, Gabrieli, R. Vaughan Williams and others. The IPFW University Singers and Chamber Singers will collaborate with the Collegium to present “Double Choir Delights.”

Tickets are $15, adults; $5, students; and free, ages 12 and younger. More information is available at or at 485-2143.

CONCERT CANCELED: The Journey, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and Loverboy concert scheduled for 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum has been postponed due to the illness of Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda. The concert will be rescheduled for January or February. Tickets for the Nov. 11 show will be honored at the new concert, or buyers can get a refund where they purchased their ticket.


ON TOUR: Enjoy a Broadway at the Embassy series touring production of “Fiddler On The Roof” at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The award-winning musical about a poor Russian peasant trying to marry off his daughters contains memorable songs such as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Tickets are $25 and $50, plus service fees. They are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations,, and 1-800-745-3000.

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