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Posted on Thu. Mar. 21, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT

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

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FRIDAY

FAIRY TALE: The Fort Wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Philharmonic will team up to present the ballet “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more about the production, see our story on Page 9T.

Cost is $30, adults; $25, seniors and youth; and $15, children. Tickets are available at the ArtsTix Community Box office in the Arts United Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and beginning one hour before performances; by calling 422-4226; and at www.fortwayneballet.org.

The ballet also will offer two special related activities: An opening night champagne and dessert reception will take place after Friday's show in the Arts United Center's Ian Rolland Gallery. Cost: $10, adults; and $5, children. Glass Slipper Parties will be offered after 2:30 p.m. performances Saturday and Sunday, also in the Ian Rolland Gallery. Meet performers and enjoy punch and cookies. Cost is $8 per person.

FUN FARCE: A man in 1960s Paris easily juggles three financees — all of whom are stewardesses — until jet upgrades throw off the women's schedule and they all end up in Paris at the same time.

That's the plot in “Boeing-Boeing,” a romantic farce that concludes its run this weekend with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Cost is $35 for dinner and the show. For tickets, call the box office at 424-5622 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and on performance dates, or order at www.arenadinnertheatre.org.

SATURDAY

TAKE DOWN IN TIME: Professional wrestling legends of old will share the spotlight with young aspiring talent during the Heroes and Legends event beginning with a FanFest at 10 a.m. at Lutheran Health Sports Center, 3869 Ice Way Drive. Some of the legends scheduled to appear and sign autographs or pose for photos with fans include Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Ax and Smash of Demolition, and “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase.

Actual wrestling begins at 7:30 p.m., with young talent Colt Cabana, Sugar Dunkerton, Gregory Iron, Troy Miller, G.T. Vega and more. Some of the legends also are expected to get into the ring to challenge the young guys.

Local band Downstait, which has created rock theme music for a few top WWE professional wrestlers, also will perform a mini concert.

Tickets are second row with FanFest, $55; third row with Fanfest, $50; rows 4-5 with FanFest, $45; general admission (floor seating) with FanFest, $35; general admission (bleachers) with FanFest, $25; and general admission with evening show only, $15. For tickets, go to www.heroesandlegendswrestling.com or call 1-865-388-0099.

MUSIC LEGENDS: The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. The concert benefits the local League for the Blind & Disabled.

A gospel group formed in 1939 by six boys who attended a blind school in Talladega, Ala., the Blind Boys have gone on to earn five Grammy Awards and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They have recorded a variety of styles of gospel music and with such noted musicians as Curtis Mayfield, Willie Nelson and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Tickets are $13, $33, $43. They are available at the Embassy box office, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

HOT WRAPPERS: Also coming out of the past will be music group Here Come the Mummies, who will gyrate their bandaged bodies at 8 p.m. at Piere's, 5629 St. Joe Road. Doors open at 7 p.m.

With their blend of electric instruments and horns, the Mummies have performed at the 2012 Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis, appeared regularly on radio's Indy-based and nationally syndicated “The Bob and Tom Show,” and have played at music festivals and other venues around the country.

To check them out, go to http://youtu.be/ETHvSTT6PA8 to hear “Ra, Ra, Ra,” one of their recent hits.

Tickets are $9.89 for the first 250 sold, and then are $15 in advance and $18 the day of show. They are available at Piere's and at www.ticketmaster.com.

TUESDAY

ROCK OUT: Kid Rock and his “Rebel Soul Tour 2013” roll into town for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Buckcherry and Hellbound Glory will open the show.

Tickets are $39, $49 and $59, plus applicable service fees. They are available at the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000. Parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

Note: Ticketmaster says paperless tickets will be in use for some select reserved seats at this show. These tickets require fans to present the credit card used to purchase the ticket and a valid photo ID at the venue when they try to enter. The tickets are non-transferable.

JUST FOR LAUGHS: Comedian Ralphie May makes a Too Big to Ignore Tour stop for a show at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. The show carries an age 18 and older content advisory.

Tickets are $32, $42 and $52; a $5 discount is offered for students and military personnel with valid ID and per person in groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.


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