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Sure Things: The best things to do in the coming week

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:01 am

TODAY

REALLY ROCKIN': Sevendust, Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red will rock the night away beginning at 7 p.m. at Piere's, 5629 St. Joe Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.. Admission is $30.

Sevendust is touring in support of its new album, “Black Out the Sun.” The band shares headliner billing with Coal Chamber for this tour, which runs through April 28.

In a recently published interview, Sevendust guitarist John Connolly describes the new album as having a “darker vibe” than previous albums, but also offering some more mellow, moody songs.

PLAY BALL: The Fort Wayne TinCaps open their at-home schedule with a game against Lake County at 7:05 p.m. at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Get a magnetic version of the TinCaps schedule, enjoy $1 domestic beer and stay for the fireworks show after the game. Tickets are $5-$12.50.

GOT THE GROOVE: Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter Tommy Castro and his band, The Painkillers, serve up some hot rhythm and blues at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Tickets are $25 at the door.

FRIDAY

JAZZ JAM: Enjoy an evening of great music at the WBOI Jazzfest from 5 to 11 p.m. at The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway. The event features the University of Saint Francis Jazz Combo, 5-6 p.m.; Tune Fancy, 6:15-7:10 p.m.; Todd Harrold Band, 7:30-8:35 p.m.; Colin Boyd Trio, 8:50-9:45 p.m.; and Mark Maxwell and the Sax Experience, 10:05-11 p.m.

In advance, tickets are $20, general public; $15, NIPR members; and $10, students. Order at http://nipr.fm. Admission is $25 per person at the door.

SELF DISCOVERY: A young man is transformed into a young woman during the stage satire “Orlando” at 8 p.m. in Williams Theatre at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

This adaptation of noted author Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel keeps the action clever and funny while also offering a subtle commentary on the status of men and women in Elizabethan England.

Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. Saturday and April 18, 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. April 21. The April 21 show will be signed for people with hearing impairment.

Admission is free for IPFW students with I.D.; $14, adults; $12, seniors and IPFW faculty, staff and alumni; $10 each, groups of 10 or more; $5, students ages 18 and under; and $10, students of other colleges with I.D.

Children under age 6 will not be admitted. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management or at intermission.

Buy tickets at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by phone or in person from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays at the IPFW Box office in Gates Athletic Center, 481-6555 or TTD 1-260-481-4105.

CLASSIC TALE: The stage adaptation of the famed Harper Lee novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”concludes its run this weekend at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.

The play, which offers a gripping look at justice and the strength of the human spirit in the Jim Crow-era South, is presented by the University of Saint Francis' School of Creative Arts..

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission for the general public is $15, adults; and $12, seniors and children age 9 and younger. Group discounts are available. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

SATURDAY

HISTORY REVISITED: Re-enactors will portray military life in the late 16th and early 17th centuries during “A Souldier's Resolution: An Early Modern Muster Of Arms” 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

The event highlights a time period that laid the foundation for the modern world we live in today, it says on http://oldfortwayne.org, the website of local nonprofit group Historic Fort Wayne, which manages and maintains the Old Fort.

Activities will portray the experience of serving in a mercenary company of soldiers, which all world powers at that time used to fight wars. The experience continues 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Highlights on Saturday include drills in use of period weapons and war tactics, 10 a.m.; inspection of the garrison, 11 a.m.; and open interpretation for visitors, 2-4:45 p.m. On Sunday, events include a parade in review of the garrison, 10 a.m.; drills in weaponry and tactics, 11 a.m.; and lowering of the colors, 4 p.m.

For more information, go to http://oldfortwayne.org or call 437-2836.

RUSSIAN SALUTE: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs the music of Russian composers during the Masterworks series concert “Do Svidaniya Stalin!” at 8 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The orchestra will be joined by Guest Conductor Christoph Campestrini and guest musician Alexander Korsantia on piano.

The music includes Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor for Piano & Orchestra, opus 23; and Dmitry Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E, opus 93.

Tickets are $16, $28, $48 and $63. To order, call 481-0777 or go to www.fwphil.org.

SUNDAY

STAR POWER: Country music superstar Carrie Underwood makes a “The Blown Away” concert tour stop at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Young country music star Hunter Hayes opens the show.

Underwood's latest album, “Blown Away,” debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard magazine's Top Country Albums Chart and the all-genres Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

Tickets are $43.50, $53.50 and $63.50, but only a few seats remain, said Nathan Dennison, coliseum marketing and media services coordinator. If the concert organizer opens up any additional seats the day of the concert, the coliseum will announce it via Twitter and its Facebook page, Dennison said.

Tickets are available at the Memorial Coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, select Walmart stores, www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

WORLD RENOWNED: Internationally acclaimed instrumental musicians Pandit Shivkumar Sharma on the santoor and Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla will perform at 6:30 p.m. in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

The “Maestros in Concert” event is the first in a collaboration between IPFW's College of Visual and Performing Arts and Shruti, the Indian Cultural Society of Fort Wayne. The partnership will bring internationally known Indian artists in music, dance and theater to perform in Fort Wayne.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. They can be reserved at the IPFW box office 12:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays by calling 481-6555 (TTD: 481-4105) or in person in the Gates Athletic Center, Room 126.

THURSDAY

HE WROTE THE SONGS: Legendary crooner Barry Manilow will delight fans with “Barry Manilow: Manilow on Broadway,” a nearly two-hour concert of his greatest hits, at 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Ticket prices range from $9.99-$127.99, plus fees. They are available at the coliseum box office, Ticketmaster locations, select Walmart stores, www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

Bring an instrument 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday to the box office to receive two free tickets in a designated section. The instruments will be donated to Fort Wayne Community Schools' middle and high schools' music programs.