DISNEY ON ICE: Disney on Ice returns with the theme “Princess Classics” at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.
Other performances are at 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets cost $10.50-$36.50 and are available at the coliseum box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Robert Bruce Scott performs in concert with a Witcher 32-string Celtic harp, classical guitar and mandolin at 7:15 p.m. at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. Admission is $6.
IRISH SONG: The Heartland Chamber Chorale sings Irish music in a concert at 8 p.m. at the recital hall at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The chorale will present an additonal performance at 4 p.m. Sunday at the same venue. Cost is $20, adults; $10, college students; and free, ages 17 and younger with paying adult. For tickets, call 436-8080, order at www.heartlandchorale.org, or the venue box office opens one hour before the concert.
CELEBRATE ART AND MUSIC: Area students present exhibits, performances and more from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the Foundation for Art and Music in Education's annual FAME Festival at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The festivities continue noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 adults, and free for children. For information, call 481-0545 or go to www.famearts.org.
CONCERT: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Masterworks Series theme is “From the Shadows,” and features selections from Beethoven and Brahms at 8 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Israeli cellist Amit Peled rounds out the evening's entertainment by performing Myaskovsky's Cello Concerto.
Peled, who is renowned internationally, has performed with orchestras in the world's major concert halls, and has worked closely with philharmonic Music Director and fellow cellist Andrew Constantine, who conducts this concert.
Peled performs Mayskovsky's Cello Concerto, which was composed by Nikolai Myaskovsky. He was singled out in the Soviet Union as one of the principal offenders in writing music with anti-Soviet and anti-proletarian tendencies, yet was awarded the Stalin Prize six times, more than any other composer.
Tickets for “From the Shadows” start at $18 and can be purchased by calling 481-0777, online at www.fwphil.org, or at the Phil box office, 4901 Fuller Drive.
GO GREEN: Start your St. Patrick's Day celebrating early at the Get Green festival Saturday at Headwaters Park, Clinton and Superior streets. The day begins with a 5-Kilt (5K) run and walk at 9:30 a.m. Arrive by 9 a.m. Registration is $30 per person and must be done 6:30-9 p.m. Friday at the Firefighters Union hall, 1405 Broadway. There is no race-day registration. “Greening” of the St. Marys River takes place at 11 a.m., followed by a short parade at noon from the Wells Street footbridge to Headwaters Park. Highlights the rest of the day include a Strongman Competition at 3 p.m. and live music beginning at 6 p.m. Admission after 6 p.m. is $3. For more details, go to www.fortwaynegetgreen.com.
CONCERT: Award-winning blues-rock star and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.
The concert coincides with the release of his new album, “Dustbowl,” on March 22.
Bonamassa's last album, 2010's “Black Rock,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Blues Albums Chart and No. 38 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart.
Most recently, Bonamassa has split duties with his side project, the English-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion with bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Billy Idol, Dream Theater). The band released its debut self-titled album, also produced by Shirley, on Sept. 21. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at No. 53.
Bonamassa also was honored twice in Guitar Player magazine's June 2010 Readers' Choice Awards, winning “Best Overall Guitarist” for the first time and “Best Blues Guitarist” for the fourth consecutive year. A child prodigy, Bonamassa opened shows at age 12 for blues legend B.B. King. Tickets cost $39-$59 and are available at the Embassy box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
LECTURE: Patrick Henry Hughes will speak about “Achieving Your Potential” as part of IPFW's Omnibus Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. at Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes or the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs, Hughes started playing piano at age 9 months and is now a virtuoso pianist, trumpet player and vocalist.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville in December, where he performed in the marching band while his father, Patrick John Hughes, moved his wheelchair through the routines.
His book, “I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving and Reaching Your Dreams,” recounts life lessons that are at the heart of his success.
Free tickets are required and are available at the Rhinehart Music Center box office 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, by calling 481-6555 or e-mail boxoffice@ ipfw.edu.
Due to campus construction, people attending should plan to arrive early, allowing additional time for traffic and parking. Only drop-off and eight handicapped parking spaces will be available directly in front of the music center building.