CHILL OUT: Local guitarist/vocalist Michael Patterson will play some smooth music 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St.
'TRAVELING' EXHIBIT: The Indiana Historical Society's traveling exhibit “Auto Indiana” pulls in for a stop Friday through Oct. 14 at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. The History Center also will supplement the exhibit with auto-related photos and artifacts from its collection. For more on the local items, see our story on Page 6T.
Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month.
Cost is $5, ages 19-58; $3, ages 59 and older and students ages 3-18; and free, ages 2 and younger and History Center members. For information, call 426-2882 or go to www.fwhistorycenter.com.
ADVENTURE FUNDRAISER: The Fort Wayne Dance Collective will present the immersive theatrical experience and fundraiser “Star Crossed” with an opening reception at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd., and the Indiana Hotel next door.
The show is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet and is told in part through dance, but the audience moves to different areas within the two buildings for different scenes.
Cost is $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.
PLUG IN: Explore the basic scientific principles of electricity in the hands-on traveling exhibit “Electricity” Saturday through Jan. 5 at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.
Developed by The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa., the exhibit lets you examine — safely — concepts such as static electricity, live electrical current, motors, batteries, wires, magnets and more.
Artifacts from inventor Philo T. Farnsworth's time in Fort Wayne also will be display. Farnsworth, who is credited with being the inventor of television, worked for many years here for ITT, which is now Exelis Corp.
Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. The weekday hours resume next week; Science Central is on fall shutdown this week.
Cost is $8, adults and ages 3-12; $7, ages 65 and older; and free, ages 2 and younger and members. For more information, call 424-2400 or go to www.sciencecentral.org.
ROCK IN THE WIND: Legendary rock group Kansas will perform “Dust in the Wind, “Carry on Wayward Son” and other hits in concert at 8 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. in Franke Park. For more on the show, see our story on Page 7T.
Cost is $22 and $32. Tickets are available at 427-6000 and the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department main office, 705 E. State Blvd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; and at the Foellinger box office at 427-6715 beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of the show.
CONCERT FOR A CAUSE: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Players' Association — an organization of the musicians who make up the orchestra — will perform a concert to benefit the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission at 4 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in Franke Park.
The concert of classic orchestral tunes, titled “Mission Possible,” will be conducted by John Varineau, associate conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Musicians all are donating their time.
Admission is free, but the association hopes to raise at least $8,000 — the cost to operate the Rescue Mission for a day — through sponsorships and free-will donations. The Rescue Mission serves Allen and nine area counties, assisting homeless men, women and families with food, shelter and other services.
For more information, go to www.fwpmusicians.com.
HOT BAND: The Mississippi-based duo Water Liars — Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant — have garnered good national press for their first two albums, “Wyoming,” released in March, and debut disc “Phantom Limb” in February 2012. They'll perform their sometimes contemplative, sometimes soulful music at 10 p.m. at the Brass Rail, 1121 Broadway. Thunderhawk will open the show.
Cost is $5 at the door.