Get your Kenny Chesney tickets
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for country music superstar Kenny Chesney's “No Shoes Nation Tour” concert at 7 p.m. May 16 at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.
Also performing will be along with the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Tickets are $25, $39.50 and $79.50. They are available at the coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For more information, go to www.memorialcoliseum.com.
The fight to vote
The History Center and the Fort Wayne Area League of Women Voters will celebrate Women's History Month by showing the movie “Iron Jawed Angels” at 2 p.m. Saturday at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.
“Iron Jawed Angels” revisits the years during World War I and afterward until the acceptance of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. The event is free and open to the public.
For information, contact 426-2882 or visit at www.fwhistorycenter.com.
History Center serving school groups
While many museums and other educational and cultural sites have seen a decline in visitor numbers by school groups, The History Center has seen growth in the past few years thanks to the Heritage Education Fund (HEF). This year's fund drive began March 4.
More than 200 school groups have attended in each of the past three school years, a History Center news release said. HEF offers free tours of the History Center to all kindergarten through Grade 12 students in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties, along with an orientation video and a hands-on presentation of artifacts by the museum's education coordinator.
Educators wishing to book a free tour for their students should contact Nicole Griffetts, education coordinator, at 426-2882, Ext 309.
For more information, contact The History Center at 426-2882 or visit www.fwhistorycenter.com.
Shakespeare From the Heart will hold auditions for William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” 4-7 p.m. April 19 and 26; and 1-4 p.m. April 10 and 27 at Concordia Lutheran High School, Physical Fitness Center, 1601 St. Joe River Drive. Experience is not necessary. Audition reading material will be provided. All proceeds from the performances will benefit Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.
To schedule an audition, email Dustin Reid at information@phoenixprod inc.org.
The Heartland Midwest One-Act Play Competition is seeking short plays 20-35 minutes in length, with no more than six characters, from nine Midwest states. Deadline is May 15. The theme is “The Aha Moment!” Winning plays will be performed July 12, 13 and 14 at the Heartland Theatre Company, Normal, Ill.
Winning playwrights will attend a workshop featuring this year's nationally recognized playwright, free of charge with some expenses covered. There is no fee to enter. Hard copies not accepted. For rules and/or an entry form, go to www.heartlandtheatreorg.
For more information, email Gail Dobbins at newplays@heartland theatre.org.
The Fort Wayne Women's Bureau will hold auditions for “The Vagina Monologues” at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Center, 4901 Fuller Drive. Women age 18 and older and of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. No acting experience is necessary. The play contains adult language.
For more information, call 481-0750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playwright festival auditions planned
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will hold auditions to cast plays of the fourth annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival at 5-9 p.m. March 24 in the West and East Rehearsal Halls at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. The plays are “The Wedding Gift” by Nancy Carlson Dodd, first place, fully staged production; “Bernice Sizemore's 70th Birthday,” by Nancy Gall-Clayton, second place, stage reading; and “The Mark of a Dog's Foot,” by Anthony (Joe) Seed Jr., third place, stage reading. The featured play will be “Lombard” by Michael B. Druxman. Jessica Butler will play Carole Lombard May 31-June 9.
For more information and to sign up to audition, call Phillip Colglazier at 422-8641, Ext. 225.
Art entry deadline extended
Artlink art gallery, 300 E. Main St., has extended through April 16 the date to receive original Postcard Art for its fundraiser exhibition with postcards from across the country on display. All postcards will be sold to benefit the nonprofit art gallery.
The Postcard Art show will open with a reception at 6-9 p.m. Friday, and the Postcard sale will be 5:30-7 p.m. April 17 in the Artlink gallery.