PICK AND GRIN: Enjoy all of the great roots music — both on stage and in the parking lot — at the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association's Tri-State Bluegrass Festival 7-10 p.m. at the Noble County Fairgrounds, 580 N. Fair St. in Kendallville. Admission is free tonight. Dinner will be served 4:30-7:30 p.m.
The festival continues all weekend. Bands scheduled to perform during the event include Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Jim Hurst, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, NewTown, NightFlyer, Cumberland Gap, Echo Valley and Common Ground.
Music performance hours and admission costs are 6:30-10:25 p.m. Friday, $8; 11:40 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, $15; noon-10:30 p.m. Sunday, $12. Workshops are offered 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday.
Weekend passes, which include camping, are $25 per person, nonmembers; and $23 per person, Bluegrass Association members. Children ages 15 and younger enter free when accompanied by paying parent.
For more information, go to www.bluegrassusa.net/ nibgas.htm.
HOOSIER CLASSIC: Sure, you can rent it and watch it at home. But it'll be more fun to join a crowd and cheer on the Cutters as they try again to win IU's Little 500 bicycle race in the movie “Breaking Away.”
Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley star as recent Bloomington high school grads who enter the Little 500 after being snubbed by IU students.
Cinema Center will roll the film at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with National Bike Month. For that reason, the theater, City of Fort Wayne and Bike Fort Wayne encourage you to ride your bike to the movie.
Cinema Center will turn its parking lot into a bike lot to accommodate riders. If you arrive on two wheels, you also get to see the film for $5. People who drive motorized vehicles must pay regular price: $8, adults; $6.50, students and seniors; $5, Cinema Center members: $4, Cinema Center member students and seniors.
CONCERT OPTIONS: You have great choices for a night of music:
•The 40th Evening of Jazz concert presented by North Side High School bands will feature the Wildsiders Jazz Band at 7 p.m. at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. Tickets are $5, adults, and $3 seniors and students.
•The tribute band Hotel California: A Salute To The Eagles performs at 8 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. Tickets are $13; to buy in advance, call 427-6000 through Thursday or 427-6715 the day of the show.
•Bekah Bradley, The Mutts, The Slow Pokes and The Orange Opera play at 8 p.m. at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. You must be ages 21 and older; $5 cover charge.
ASPIRING STARS: Enjoy up-and-coming talent at the Fort Wayne's Almost Famous Teen Talent Event 7-10 p.m. in One Summit Square and the block of South Calhoun Street between Washington Boulevard and Wayne Street.
Performances will range from live bands and dance groups to acoustic musicians, singers and other forms of entertainment. Vendors also will be on hand with information of interest to teens. Admission is free.
The goal of the event is to give local teens an opportunity to display their talent, meet their peers and enjoy downtown Fort Wayne, a city news release said.
The event is organized by the Mayor's Youth Engagement Council, a group of local high school students who volunteer time for service-learning, leadership and encouraging teens to get involved in the community.
ENJOY A LAUGH: Actress and comedian Luenell Campbell, who usually goes by just her first name, will perform at 8 p.m. at Tycoon's Cabaret & Grill, 2650 S. Coliseum Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Along with performing comedy, Luenell's recent movies include being the voice of one of the shrunken heads in “Hotel Transylvania,” portraying a driving instructor in “Taken 2,” and playing Aunt Winnie in “Think Like a Man.” She also has appeared in a number of other films and TV series.
Tickets are $25 advance and $30 the day of show; call 420-4308.
MEMORIAL DAY: Remember those who gave their lives in service to the country.
HOLIDAY EVENTS: Parades and other events will mark the holiday in and around Fort Wayne. Here are details on a few of them:
•The Allen County Council of Veterans will hold their annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard and move north on Parnell to Memorial Coliseum, where there will be a Memorial Day ceremony just outside the building's Memorial Hall.
The Allen County Council of Veterans also will hold their annual Watchfire event from 9 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Shrine, 2122 O'Day Road.
For more information, contact the Allen County Council of Veterans at 747-2977 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Waynedale will hold a Memorial Day Parade at 9 a.m., beginning at Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St. The parade will go south on Old Trail Road to Prairie Grove Cemetery, where the Wayne High School Band will play the national anthem, a 21-gun salute will honor the fallen and a commemorative wreath will be laid.
•A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. near the Veterans Memorial in Schnelker Park in New Haven. Music will be provided by the New Haven Alumni Band.