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Posted on Thu. Jan. 31, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT

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

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EDGY ART: The Fort Wayne Fringe Festival will showcase local and area artists who will push performance into new realms today through Sunday in the Wunderkammer Co., which is located in the former Casa d'Angelo restaurant at 3402 Fairfield Ave.

Fringe Fest shows will be intimate, with an audience of about 100 people, and are designed to inspire and encourage creativity and audience interaction. Tonight's schedule includes dAnce.Kontemporary, 7:30 p.m.; The Hand Inside You, 8:45 p.m.; and The Hope Arthur Orchestra, 10 p.m.

Cost is $5 per person for each show you attend. Tickets are available at and at Wunderkammer Co. For a full list of performers and times, see our story on Pages 6-7T, or go to the festival website.


ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Get ready to enjoy the great outdoors at the Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

The event will fill the coliseum's expo halls with RVs, campground and resort representatives, and camping supply vendors. Additional hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $6, adults; $4, ages 60 and older; and $2, ages 5-12. A Family Day Pass for two adults and up to three children is $14. Also, seniors get in for half price Thursday, and children ages 12 and younger are free Sunday.

Coliseum parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

For more information, go to and click on the icon for the Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show.


RISING STAR: Country musician Craig Campbell will perform Saturday night at the Neon Armadillo, 6040 Lima Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Campbell opened for hot country artist Luke Bryan on several tour dates last summer, a news release said. He also has played shows with Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson and Willie Nelson

Campbell's radio hits include “Family Man,” “Fish” and “When I Get It,” the news release said. His latest single is “Outta My Head,” which was released for radio play earlier this month.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $7 at the door. To order tickets, go to

LOVE AND LAUGHTER: The romantic comedy “Almost Maine” closes its run with a show at 8 p.m. at Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.

A mysterious, cold, winter night ignites passion among town residents, setting up some humorous encounters as well as emotional mending after the spell wears off.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m., and dinner catered by The Bagel Station begins at 7 p.m. The dinner show also will be presented Friday night.

Tickets are $35 per person. They are available by calling 424-5622, online at or at the box office, 719 Rockhill St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and show dates, as well as 90 minutes before performances.


GO EXPLORING: Get out in the wild without worrying about the weather at the Mighty Jungle Adventure exhibit at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Designed for families with young children, the exhibit lets you step into a lush jungle of flowers and plants that also contains a “treehouse” and playground structures. Youngsters also can “fish,” find water, locate “fruit” and build a rustic shelter of branches and leaves in a kid play-version of the “Jungle Survivor” TV show.

The exhibit continues through April 7. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. The conservatory is closed Mondays.

Admission is $5, adults; $3, ages 3-17; and free, ages 2 and younger.

For more information, call 427-6440 or go to

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