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Posted on Thu. Apr. 03, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

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

The best things to do in the coming week

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A MUSICAL FOR WOMEN: Since 2001 “Menopause The Musical” has celebrated womanhood in a comical way. Jeanie Linders has written a 90-minute parody of the Change that includes “Puff, My God I'm Draggin'” and “Stayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake,” and it plays at 7 p.m. at Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets are $40 and $50, and are available at the Embassy box office.

The musical focuses on four women who meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of their hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges.

NEW EXHIBIT: Orchard Gallery of Fine Art's April exhibit features whimsical mixed media paintings by Susan Kline and figurative clay by Kimberly Rorick. Kline's artwork uses a collage technique with layers of acrylic paint, textured gesso, hand-painted papers, vintage papers, oil pastels and graphite. Rorick's clay pieces emphasize stylized interpretations of the human form. Each piece is hand-formed and unique.


IT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH; IT WILL MAKE YOU THINK: A volunteer hospice worker from New York — unhappy and guilt-ridden — forms an unlikely bond with a feisty 90-year-old cancer patient in “Grace and Glorie” at 8 p.m. at Auer Center Arts Lab, 300 E. Main St. The two gain new perspectives on values, find common ground and shared compassion.

Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and April 11-12 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 13. Tickets cost $26 for adults, $22 for seniors on Sundays only and $17 for ages 23 and under. Tickets are available by calling 424-5220 or via the ArtsTix Community Box Office at


NEED A LITTLE COLOR? Adorn yourself in neon blue, orange, pink, yellow and green by participating in the Color Vibe 5K run at 9 a.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. You don't have to be an experienced runner; in fact, you don't even have to run. You can walk the race. Be prepared to be splashed with colored powders, made of cornstarch, at every kilometer. The cornstarch is shot out of cannons and sprayed out of leaf blowers. The $50 registration the day of event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Northeast Indiana.

ART EXHIBIT: The works of Huntington University's graduating digital media arts majors will be on display in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts now through April 16. An artist reception will be held at 6 p.m.

The exhibit will feature films, animations and other projects from the graduating seniors.

The Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances, and by appointment. The gallery is free and open to the public.


PHILHARMONIC FAMILY CONCERT: The Phil goes under the big top for a concert show like no other when it presents “Carnival of the Animals” at 2 p.m. at IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. If you arrive at 1 p.m. the kids can experience an instrument playground and other concert-themed, pre-concert activities. Tickets for the concert are $14 adults, $7 ages 18 and under.

MANCHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: In the third concert of its 75th season the Manchester College orchestra performs “Crown Imperial March” by Sir William Walton; “Reflections on Peace” by Timothy Reed; “Polonaise I C Major, Op 49” by Anatol Liadov; and “Requiem in D minor, K. 626, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. Tickets are $10 adults, free MSO members and under age 18. 1-260-563-1102.


FRENCH CONCOURS DE POESIE: French poetry and music? Oui! The event features IPFW French students reciting French poetry and music students singing French songs. The event starts at 6 p.m. with light refreshments and the competition starts at 6:30 p.m. at IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Admission is free..

— News-Sentinel staff reports

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