ROLL 'EM: Check out a variety of short films from several countries, including the United States, during the opening evening of the 14th annual International Windsong Film Festival at 7 p.m. in Room 101, Neff Hall, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
The festival continues Friday through Sunday with films produced by local group Windsong Pictures: “Calliope,” 7 p.m. Friday; Windsong Pictures short films, 3 p.m. Saturday; “Alaskan Gold Fever,” 7 p.m. Saturday; and “Spreading Wings,” 2 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. For information, go to www.WindsongPictures.com, email Windsong71 @comcast.net or call 348-5510.
GO GREEN: Local choral group Heartland Sings presents the music of Ireland and the Celtic region during its Heartland Sings: Celtic concert at 7 p.m., in the Rhinehart Recital Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
The music lineup includes a variety of traditional and other tunes, but with most set to the arrangements of modern Irish composer Michael McGlynn.
Heartland Sings will present a second performance of the concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Rhinehart Recital Hall.
Cost is $20, adults; free, ages 18 and younger with paying adult, and University of Saint Francis students with ID; $5 in advance, IPFW students with ID; and $10, all other students with ID. To reserve tickets, call 436-8080 or go to www.heartlandchorale.org.
MONSTER TIME: Some of the big names in monster trucks will roll into town for the Monster X Tour show at 7:30 p.m. in Expo Halls I, II and III at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.
Trucks scheduled to participate include Project X, Scorpion, Heavy Hitter, River Rat and Ballistic. However, the monster truck lineup is subject to change without notice.
You also can watch Moto X Freestyle riders and X Games medalists perform tricks, and lawn mower racers buzz around the track.
The trucks and trick riders also will perform again at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Reserved seats in advance are $22, $27 and $42, adults; and $17, $20 $42, ages 2-11. The day of show, prices are $27, $32 and $47, adults; and $21, $22, and $47, ages 2-11.
Tickets in sections 11-17 include access to pit party from 6 to 7 p.m. each night; pit party tickets are $5 extra.
Tickets are available at the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, select Walmart stores and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.
START CELEBRATING: The annual Get Green Festival 2013 sponsored by Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters gets running with a 5-Kilt Run-Walk at 9:30 a.m. from the Calhoun Street cul-de-sac at Headwaters Park West, Clinton and Superior Streets.
Other festivities take place in the Wells Street Corridor on and around the Ewing Street Bridge over the St. Marys River. They include a parade from, the Calhoun Street cul-de-sac to the old Wells Street Bridge, where firefighters will use eco-friendly dye to turn the river green; the Stout Strongman competition for men and women 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and music, food and fun activities 10 a.m.-1 a.m. in the Main Tent. The Main Tent crowd is limited to ages 18 and older after 6 p.m.
Admission is free. Proceeds benefit community charities.
For more information, go to http://fortwaynegetgreen.com.
RING TONES: Enjoy the closing concert of the Handbell Musicians of America Spring Festival Conference at 4 p.m. in the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
More than 325 bell-ringers and choirs are expected here Friday and Saturday for the Area 5 Spring Festival Conference of the Handbell Musicians of America.
Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected.
YOU ASKED FOR IT: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic invited fans to pick the music they wanted for the Masterworks “Audience Choice” concert. You can hear the results at 8 p.m. in Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Guest artist Anastasia Agapova will assist on violin. The music includes Aram Khachaturian's “Sabre Dance” from “Gayane”; Sergey Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, op. 63; Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade”; and Samuel Barber's “Adagio for Strings.”
Tickets are $16, $28 and $43. To get them, call 481-0777 or go to www.fwphil.org.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
WEE BIT O' FUN: Two local bars have some fun things planned:
•Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road: Irish lattes and green glazed doughnuts served at 9 a.m., pet costume contest at noon, men's and women's keg toss at 2 p.m., Shamrock Sprint at 3 p.m., parade at 3:15 p.m., and Scratch N Sniff live band 3:30-6:30 p.m.
•J.K. O'Donnell's, 121 W. Wayne St.: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fort Wayne Police Department's Pipe & Drum Brigade performs throughout the day. Live music includes Joyce Fry and Greg Clark, 1-2 p.m.; Half Step Sisters, 2:30-4 p.m.; The Mighty McGuggians, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Goldmine Pickers, 6-7:30 p.m.; and Soltre, 8-9:30 p.m.
RESCUE REMEMBERED: In 1943, a network of Catholic clergy, private citizens and the commander of occupying German forces worked during World War II to rescue several hundred Jewish refugees then in Assisi, Italy. Those efforts are commemorated in the photographic exhibit “Memoria: Assisi and the Jews, 1943-1944,” which opens at 9 a.m. at University of Saint Francis in the North Campus building foyer, 2702 Spring St.
The exhibit is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 22.
The Rev. Andre Cirino, co-author of “Three Heroes of Assisi in World War II: Bishop Guiseppe Nicolini, Colonel Valentin Muller and Don Aldo Brunacci,” will hold a lecture and book-signing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the North Campus auditorium. The photo exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public.
SMOOTH SALUTE: The IPFW Faculty Jazz Combo performs a “Tribute to the Music of Dave Brubeck” at 7:30 p.m. at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
The legendary jazz pianist and composer died in December.
Admission is free for IPFW students with ID; $7, adults; $6, ages 60 and older; $4, all other students; and free, ages 10 and younger. Purchase tickets at www.ipfw.edu/tickets, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the box office, or at 481-6555 with a credit card (TTD: 481-4105 for the speech or hearing impaired).