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Posted on Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

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

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AWARD-WINNING ART: Recent judging for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards showcased the amazing talent of area middle school and high school students. You can see their work 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the main gallery at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

The exhibit includes 563 winning art entries and 534 winning writing entries. The art includes sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography and more. The works will be on display through April 6.

The museum also is open noon-5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and open until 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Admission is $7, adults; $5, students in kindergarten through college; $5, ages 65 and older; and $20, families. Admission is free to members and all military personnel, veterans and their families. Admission also is free to all people noon-5 p.m. Sundays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.

FRIDAY

FANCIFUL TALE: Humor, suspense, courage and faith — along with dance, full-body puppets and music — all will be part of all for One productions' presentation of the play “The Princess and the Goblin” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

The plot centers around the young and restless Princess Irene and a young miner who discovers a plot by the goblins to kidnap the princess. The play, which explores the theme of faith, also features dance routines through a partnership with Kinetic Revelation Dance Company.

The performance lasts about 90 minutes, and there is no intermission.

Additional performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before the show begins.

Tickets are $18, adults; $15, ages 60 and older; and $10, students. To order or for information, call 622-4610.

SATURDAY

GOING WAY BACK: See what it was like for a soldier stationed at a wilderness fort during the “Living History: A Winter Garrison, 1775-1781” re-enactment 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave. The event also will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

Members of several American Revolutionary War-era re-enacting units from the Midwest will set up in the Old Fort for the weekend. Visitors will see the daily duties of officers, enlisted men and their families, including military drills at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a news release said.

Artisans will also display period crafts and activities, including quilting, spinning and cooking.

Admission is a freewill donation. Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks.

For more information, go to www.oldfortwayne.org or call 437-2836.

ROLLER ACTION: Check out the action as the Fort Wayne Derby Girls roller derby team takes on the Lansing Derby Vixens at 6 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

For more about the Derby Girls and flat-track roller derby, see our story on Pages 8-9T.

Tickets are $12 advance and $15 the day of the bout for adults, $7 for students ages 6-17, and $9 for seniors, college students and military personnel. They are available at http://fwderbygirls.com, the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

IT'S SHOW TIME: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will bring some of Broadway's biggest hits to the stage — at least musically — during its “Behind the Mask” Pops series concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Associate Conductor Sameer Patel will lead the orchestra in performing music from shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “Evita,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Wicked,” “A Chorus Line” and “Spamalot.”

The orchestra will be joined by guest vocalists Elizabeth Stanley and Sal Viviano. For more on the concert, see our story on Page 9T.

Tickets are $28, $46.50, $56, $61.50 and $70. Prices are subject to change based on availability. To order tickets or for information, call 481-0777 or go to The Phil box office, 4901 Fuller Drive, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and 45 minutes before the show at the Embassy. Tickets also are available at the Embassy box office 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.

SUNDAY

SPACE EXPLORATION: University of Saint Francis' Schouweiler Planetarium's WinterFest 2014 will present two multimedia shows, “Larry Cat in Space” at 3 p.m. and “The Planets” at 5 p.m.

“The Planets,” which features recorded narration by former “Star Trek: Voyager” TV series star Kate Mulgrew, takes viewers on a visual tour of our solar system. The show is designed for fifth-graders through adults.

“Larry Cat in Space” follows a curious cat on a trip to the moon in search of his owner. It is intended for children in kindergarten through Grade 4.

Additional screenings of “The Planets” will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 21-22; and 5 p.m. Feb. 23. “Larry Cat in Space” also will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday, and Feb. 22-23.

The planetarium is located in Achatz Hall of Science, on the USF campus off Leesburg Road.

Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for children under 18 and senior citizens, with maximum charge of $14 per family (two adults and their dependent children). Fort Wayne Astronomical Society members and University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff with ID will receive a $1 discount.

For more information, go to www.sf.edu/sf/planetarium.


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