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Posted on Thu. Apr. 17, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

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

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OUT TO THE BALLGAME: Enjoy the action as the Fort Wayne TinCaps take on the Peoria Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.

Tonight's a Thirsty Thursday game, so all domestic draft beer is $1, and the TinCaps also have other drink specials.

Tickets are $5, $8, $9, $10 and $12.50. Buy them at the gates or order in advance at 482-6400 or


POPULAR MUSICAL: The IPFW Department of Theatre will present the award-winning, Stephen Sondheim musical-comedy “Into the Woods” at 8 p.m. in Williams Theatre on the campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

The plot weaves together stories taken from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and others, as they seek fulfillment of their wishes and later cope with the repercussions of their decisions.

Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and April 24-26 and at 2 p.m. April 27.

Tickets are $17, adults; $15, seniors, faculty, staff and alumni; $13 per person for groups of 10 or more; $12, nonIPFW college students with ID; and $5, IPFW students, high school students and children under age 18.

Tickets are available in advance at special-events/boxoffice or 12:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays at the Larson Box Office in the Gates Athletic Center in person or by phone at 481-6555. Tickets also are available beginning one hour before showtime at the Williams Theatre box office.

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DISAPPEARING ACT: Michael Galbraith offers a look at what you can't see anymore as he presents the lecture “Vanished Fort Wayne” at 11 a.m. in Meeting Room B in the Allen County Public Library's main branch, 900 Library Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Galbraith, executive director of local historic preservation organization ARCH, will offer a visual glimpse back at buildings, businesses, homes and pastimes once part of life in Fort Wayne, a news release said.

Parking is available at the library and along Wayne and Berry streets. For more information, call 426-5117 or go to

EGG-CELLENT EVENT: Children can get a jump on the Easter Bunny at the Easter Egg Hunt & Earth Day Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will take place rain or shine.

Byron Health Center residents and staff will place Easter eggs in the campus' courtyard. Before the hunt begins, visitors also can enjoy booths offering snacks and activities such as face painting and balloon animals. The Easter Bunny also is expected to make a visit, along with local mascots such as Johnny Cougar from the University of Saint Francis and Mean Jean from the Fort Wayne Derby Girls.

In addition, children can celebrate Earth Day by planting a seed to bring home and watch grow. Byron Health Center will also plant trees commemorating two members of its “family” who have died — Don Faley and The Rev. Lawrence Kramer.

Byron Health Center provides physical, mental, emotional and neurological services to adults of all ages.




METAL SHOW: The Danish metal band Volbeat will perform during a concert beginning at 7 p.m. at Piere's, 5629 St. Joe Road. Trivium and Digital Summer also will perform.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Founded in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums and two wildly popular live albums. Earlier this year, the band was a Grammy Award nominee in the Best Metal Performance category for the song “Room 24” from its most recent album, “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.”

Tickets are $35 in advance and $38 the day of the show. They are available at local Ticketmaster outlets, and 1-800-745-3000.


ROCK OPERA: Three friends wrestle with pursuing their dreams or settling for the safety of suburbia in “Green Day's American Idiot,” a touring musical based on the punk-rock band Green Day's rock opera of the same name. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Parents, take note: The musical contains adult content and strong language.

Tickets are $25 and $55, plus ticket service fees. They are available at Ticketmaster locations,, 1-800-745-3000 and at the Embassy box office, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.


BIG BIRTHDAY: William Shakespeare turns 450 years old this month, and the Allen County Public Library and local theater group Shakespeare from the Heart will celebrate with a special event beginning about 5:30 p.m. in theater at the downtown library, 900 Library Plaza. Admission is free.

Shakespeare reportedly was born in April 1564, though there is some dispute about the date.

Shakespeare from the Heart will present a few skits. Then, at 6 p.m., the library will show the 1968 classic film version of Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.” The movie is rated PG and lasts about 2 hours, 18 minutes.

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