GENRE BLENDER: Legendary Hoosier rocker John Mellencamp and equally famous horror author Stephen King collaborated to create “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” a musical tale of tragedy and loss being performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Mellencamp had the idea for the musical after purchasing a “haunted” cabin in southern Indiana. He asked King to write the script, and Mellencamp wrote the music. The plot involves two brothers who fall in love with the same woman, leading to tragic events.
The Fort Wayne performance is part of a 19-city Midwest tour.
Tickets are $39.50, $56.50 and $66.50. They are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.
PRINT PERSPECTIVE: Explore Latino heritage and contemporary culture with the exhibit “Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.
The exhibit features about 40 prints by emerging Latino artists made as part of a project organized by Austin, Texas, printmaker Sam Coronado. The prints represent a range of difficulty levels and often feature social or political commentary.
Museum hours are noon-5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, but open until 8 p.m. Thursdays.
Cost is $7, adults; $5, students kindergarten-college and ages 65 and older; $20, families; and free, museum members and military personnel, veterans and their families. Admission is free to the public 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
DISNEY LIVE: Take your young ones to experience the magic of Walt Disney when the “Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure” show presents performances at 3 and 6 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.
The live stage show, which is based on two hit Disney Junior TV series, is divided into two acts:
In the first act, Princess Sofia of the show “Sofia the First” asks for the audience's help as she tries to find a gift for the Friendship Festival in her homeland of Enchancia.
In the second act, based on the show “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends, Izzy and Cubby, get the audience to help them as they try to beat Capt. Hook and Mr. Smee (of “Peter Pan” fame) in a competition to find a volcano spews out treasure when it erupts.
Tickets are $15.50, $20.50, $32.50 and $48.50. They are available at the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000. Parking is $5 main lot and $8 preferred lot.
HISTORY REVISITED: The Civil War comes to life with demonstrations, battle re-enactments and more 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.
Visitors also can see period cooking and military procedures, visit with a soldier, and view items from one of Indiana's largest private collections of Civil War artillery munitions, tools and other weapons.
Admission is a free-will donation. Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton parks.
For more information, call 437-2836 or go to www.oldfortwayne.org.
CHRISTIAN CONCERT: Contemporary Christian music artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Story and Jason Gray will perform at 7 p.m. in the intimate setting of Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Chapman and Story both released new albums Sept. 30 — “The Glorious Unfolding” for Chapman and “God of Every Story” for Story. This is Chapman's first full-length, studio album of all-original songs in seven years.
Tickets are $25 and $35; they are available at www.itickets.com.
GO WILD: Don't let your little ghouls haunt the house. Take them to the Wild Zoo Halloween, where they can enjoy a range of Halloween-themed, merry-not-scary activities.
The fun takes place 1-6 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd. in Franke Park. Wild Zoo Halloween also is open Thursday-Saturday this week and Oct. 31.
Along with collecting plenty of treats, children can see some zoo animals, fun pumpkin displays, Broomhilda the friendly witch and more. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and will get to take home a mini pumpkin. The zoo train and pony ride also will be open.
Cost is $8 for children and $4 for adults; zoo members receive $2 off per person. There are additional fees for the train ride, pony ride, carnival-style games, bracelet-making and face painting.
For information, call 427-6800 or go to www.kidszoo.org.