LUNCH TO GO: Order your lunch to go at one of downtown's restaurants and come enjoy Lunch on the Square 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. each Thursday. Join friends and co-workers at One Summit Square, at the corner of Wayne and Calhoun streets, for lunch and music. Today's music is provided by folk-rock/soul performer Mathis Grey.
YUM! YUM!: What do barbecue, music and a crowd of people all have in common? They are all part of the 15th annual Ribfest. Come out today through Sunday to Headwaters Park, Clinton and Superior streets, for a variety of pork, as well as blues, jazz and country music. The festival starts at 11:30 a.m. today and runs through 9 p.m. Sunday. Ribfest is free until 5:30 p.m.; afterward it is $8 for ages 13 and older, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students and military, fire and police personnel with ID. For more information, go to http://bbqribfest.com
ALL ABOARD!: Ride along with Grand Funk Railroad at their concert at 6:30 p.m. in Warsaw's Central Park Glover Pavilion, 117 E. Canal St. Reminisce with some of their classic hit songs such as “The Loco-Motion,” “Some Kind of Wonderful” and many more. Admission is free. For more information, call 1-574-372-9554 or go to www.warsaw.in.gov.
MATHEMATICAL MOVEMENTS: The arts and sciences unite in “The Boy Who Wanted to Count,” a performance by the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. The show tells the story of 13-year-old Casey as he experiences a unique adventure. The cast is made up of 150 child and adult students of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, as well as dancers from Bi-County Services in Bluffton. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and under. For more information, call 424-6475 or go to www.fwdc.org/boy.
HOMES AND GARDENS, OH MY!: Take a trip to the historic Wildwood Park neighborhood of Fort Wayne's near-southwest side. Learn about the period architecture of the homes and enjoy a variety of gardens during the walk. The tour takes place noon-5 p.m. at Wildwood Park neighborhood at Ardmore Avenue and West Jefferson Boulevard. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 426-5117.
COUNTRY TIME: Five local bands come together on one stage for the “Down the Country Line” concert. Songs from country stars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and Hank Williams Sr. will be performed by local bands The Twang Gang, Sugar Shot, Staci Stork and Scarlett, Allan & Ashcraft, and Huckleberry Blue. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Embassy box office or through www.ticketmaster.com.
LAST GLIMPSES: This is the last day for two exhibits at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art:
“Outside the Circle: Woodturning in Indiana” has showcased wooden works created with a lathe in Indiana.
“Challenging the Figure: Works by Loren Olsen” features pieces that are graphite on a translucent plastic film. The drawings are presented in different formats and combined with digital features.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students (K-college); $10 for families; and free for museum members and military personnel and their families. For more information, call 422-6467 or go to www.fwmoa.org.