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Going out guide: What to do today in Fort Wayne

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:01 am

Dec. 8

LUNCH WITH AN IPFW SCIENTIST: “Investigate with Lego Robots,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St. $16 nonmembers, $10 members. Reservations: 424-2400, Ext. 451.

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT ROBOTICS COMPETITION: 11:30 a.m., IPFW, Athletics Center Fieldhouse, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Free admission. Awards at 4:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE: Noon-5 p.m., Brookside Mansion, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. Park in east campus lot on Leesburg Road. $5 a person, $20 family maximum up to six people. Tickets available in North Campus lobby on days of the event.

CHONDA PIERCE: 2 and 7 p.m. (evening show sold out), First Assembly of God Christian Center, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. $20 artist circle and at the door, $15 advance, $10 each groups of 10 or more, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under except in artist circle. Tickets at YoYo, 10015 Lima Road and 9930 Illinois Road, Trinity Communications ( or 484-1029).

“THE NUTCRACKER”: 2:30 and 8 p.m., Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Tickets: 484-9646 or

HEARTLAND SINGS: Holidays, 7 p.m., Auburn Presbyterian Church, Auburn. Tickets: 436-8080.

ELIZABETHAN MADRIGAL FEASTE: 7 p.m., Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass. $25. Tickets: 467-4650.

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE: 7-10 p.m., Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St. Participatory circle dancing. No partner or prior experience necessary; brief training provided for simple steps and lyrics. Must be fragrance-free. $5-$10 donation suggested. 424-6574, 602-9361 or

J TAYLORS: 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 241, 7605 Bluffton Road.

FLUTE STUDIO SHOWCASE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free IPFW students with ID and ages 10 and under. 481-6555 or

“IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE”: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St. $20 advance, $24 at the door adults; $18 advance, $22 at the door seniors; free first 30 full-time students, or $10 after the first 30 and at the door. Tickets: 422-6329 or

CLASSIC BRASS HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St. Free.

WINTER WONDERLAND BALL: 7:30-10:30 p.m., North Webster Community Center, Indiana 13, North Webster. $12.50 a person at the door.

A FESTIVAL OF CAROLS: 7:30 p.m., Goshen College, Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen. $15 reserved seating. Tickets: 1-574-535-7566, email or visit

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 8 p.m. Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: 481-0777 or

“A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE”: 8 p.m., Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St. $35. Dinner at 7:15 p.m. 424-5622.

HINDER: 8 p.m., Piere's, 5629 St. Joe Road. $15 advance, $18 day of show.

JFX: 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Alley Sports Bar, Pro Bowl West, 1455 Goshen Road.

HUBIE ASHCRAFT: 9 p.m., Columbia Street West, 135 W. Columbia St. Free.

4th DAY ECHO: Doors open at 9 p.m., Piere's, 5629 St. Joe Road. $5.

DAVE LATCHAW TRIO: 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St.

BUY ALL MEANS: Classic rock, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Beamers Sports Grill, 5108 W. County Line Road.

COUGAR HUNTER: 10 p.m., Columbia Street West, 135 W. Columbia St. $5.