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

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

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POLKA TIME: Put your polka shoes on and skip over to the Germanfest festival pavilion and bier tent, which are open 11 a.m.-midnight in Headwaters Park, Clinton and Superior streets.

The annual celebration of Fort Wayne's German heritage continues 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday in Headwaters Park, Clinton and Superior streets. Family events are scheduled for Saturday. For a full schedule of events and band performance times, go to

Admission is free for many events. Admission to the festival pavilion and bier tent is $2, 2-5 p.m., and $5, after 5 p.m. All military personnel with I.D. are admitted free.

Note: Minors must be accompanied by parent. No one under age 21 will be permitted after 9:30 p.m.

TURTLE TOWN: Churubusco celebrates summer and the 1949 hunt for Oscar the giant turtle during its annual Turtle Days festival. The fun continues today through Saturday at various locations around town.

The festival features midway rides, festival food, children's activities, entertainment, a tractor pull and more. For a complete schedule, go to


ART WALK: Enjoy strolling through downtown Decatur to view 20 new sculptures and three returning ones as the Decatur Sculpture Tour opens Friday.

Plans include an forum with sculpture artists and children's activities 2-4 p.m. at the Adams Public Library on 3rd Street; food, music and wine tasting, 5-8 p.m.; sculpture unveilings, 6 p.m.; music by My Lost Tribe, 8-10 p.m.; and the family friendly The Old 27 Film Festival at 9:27 p.m. outdoors at The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop, 168 S. 2nd St.

Sculpture tour visitors can vote through Sept. 30 for a People's Choice award winner, which will be announced in early October. Sculptures are for sale, but must remain on display through April 2015.

The Decatur Sculpture Tour Committee uses a portion of sale proceeds to fund future sculpture tours and eventually to begin buying permanent art for Decatur.

For more information about the tour, go to or call 1-260-724-2604.

FAMILY TALE: About 150 performers from ages 3-60 will take the stage as the Fort Wayne Dance Collective presents “Three Sisters Who Changed the World” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St.

The original story for this year's annual June family concert revolves around three nutty sisters, Macadamia, Cashew and Pistachio, whose mother, the queen, sends them into the world to discover ways to improve their community and to prove which sister will be the best to become the next queen, an event news release said.

Tickets are $13, adults, and $11, students and children. To buy in advance, go to the Dance Collective office at 437 E. Berry St. or call 424-6574.


MUSICAL FUN: A confirmed bachelor reconsiders his relationship status as the musical comedy “Company” takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.

The plot follows bachelor Robert through visits with his married friends and his encounters with a stewardess, a woman who plans on marrying someone else and a woman described as “peculiar.” The play also includes a score by Stephen Sondheim, including the songs “Another Hundred People,” “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive.”

Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be presented Saturday and June 20-21 and 27-28.

Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner. To buy in advance, call 424-5622 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and on show dates and on evenings before shows, or go to


BIG EVENT: WWE Live professional wrestling returns to Fort Wayne for championship matches and more at 5 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

The lineup is subject to change, but the schedule includes Sheamus vs. Kane in a United States Championship Match, and Big E vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship.

Also scheduled to appear are Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro, Kofi Kingston, Ryback, The Rhodes Brothers, Sin Cara and more. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $17, $27, $37, $52 and $97. They are available at the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and 1-800-745-3000.

Parking is $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

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