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Posted on Thu. Jul. 31, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

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

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AMAZING ART: Check out the stunning studio art glass pieces on display during “The Summer of Glass II” exhibit now through Aug. 31 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. The show features winners from the 42nd annual International Glass Invitational Awards as well as the exhibit “Peter Bremers: Inward Journey.”

Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, but you’ll need a $5 Special Exhibition ticket to see “Summer of Glass II.” Regular admission is $7, adults; $5, students pre-K to college, and ages 65 and older; $20, families; and $1, the last Saturday of the month. Military personnel, veterans and their families receive free admission Tuesday-Sunday with valid military ID. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions.


MUSIC OUTDOORS: Enjoy the music of local band Urban Legend during a Friday Nites Live concert 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the courtyard fountain at Jefferson Pointe mall, Jefferson Boulevard and Illinois Road. Free admission.

DIGGIN’ THE ROOTS: Sway with the reggae beat as the band Zion Lion of Kalamazoo, Mich., performs during the Botanical Roots Concert Series show at 8:30 p.m. in the Terrace Garden behind Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. The group U.R.B. will open the show.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The performance takes place rain or shine. Tickets are $6 at the gate for adults and free for ages 12 and younger.

Seating is limited, so bring your own chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing. No outside food or beverages are allowed. For more information, call 427-6440.

WORKING THE ANGLES: Two con men find themselves in competition in a small town on the French Riviera in the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s production of the stage comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at 8 p.m. in the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

One con man specializes in talking rich ladies out of their money, while the other plays on women’s compassion with made-up tales of woe, a Civic news release said. The town isn’t big enough for two of them, however, so they decide the first man to get a young heiress to give him $50,000 gets to stay and the other has to leave. The competition has humorous consequences.

Additional shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 8-9, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 10. Tickets are $29, adults; $24, seniors Sunday matinees only; and $17, ages 23 and younger. To buy tickets in advance, call 424-5220, go to or go to the ArtsTix Community Box Office noon-6 p.m. weekdays in the Arts United Center lobby.


CARRYING ON A LEGACY: Learn about and see the beauty of Native American bead work at the Miami Indian Heritage Days event 1-4 p.m. at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road.

Katrina Mitten, a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma who was born and raised in Indiana, will show various bead work pieces. As a youth, Mitten began studying family heirlooms and museum collections and practicing on her own to learn the embroidery-style bead work of Native Americans living in the Great Lakes region. She now is a featured exhibitor at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. Examples of her work can be viewed at

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and ages 59 and older. History Center members and ages 2 and younger are free. Admission includes the opportunity to visit the Chief Richardville House.

Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are sponsored by the History Center from 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month from May through November. For more information, call 426-2882 or go to

SATISFACTION: The band Start Me Up — The Ultimate Rolling Stones Tribute will headline the seventh annual Joey O’s Guitar Festival beginning at 5 p.m. at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater on 15th Street in Auburn.

Opening acts include Miles High, Brandon Wilson, Jay Speck and Kiley Gingerich. Admission is free. This is an all-ages show.

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