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Zebras and other animals will roam the savannah once again when the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens Saturday for the season. (By Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Zebras and other animals will roam the savannah once again when the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens Saturday for the season. (By Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
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EVENING OF SONG: Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow performs his greatest hits during a “Barry Manilow: Manilow on Broadway” tour concert at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.Manilow recently completed a run of shows on Broadway, and he developed this concert show to take on the road.

Tickets are $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.

AWARD WINNER: Five-time Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten will share his amazing bass guitar playing during a concert at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

Wooten is a founding member of the supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He also has been recognized for outstanding solo recordings and for collaborations with performers such as Bruce Hornsby, India Arie and Dave Matthews.

He sold out when he played at C2G Music Hall on Memorial Day last year.

Tickets are $35 at the door.INNER THOUGHTS: Explore how animals' brains work at the “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think” exhibit opening at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St The exhibit, which continues through Sept. 8, was developed through a partnership of zoos and science centers, including the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and Science Central.

Science Central hours through June 9 are closed Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Summer hours beginning June 11 are closed Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Cost is $8, ages 3-64; $7, ages 65 and older; and free, ages 2 and younger. For information, call 424-2400 or go to www.sciencecentral.org.

FOLKTALES RETOLD: Fort Wayne Youtheatre will present “Anansi the Spider: Hero of West Africa,” a stage presentation of five Anansi folktales, at 7 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

The show will feature a 6-foot-tall Anansi puppet and a 10-foot-tall elephant puppet.

Additional performances are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cost is $15, adults; $10, students ages 18 and younger; and free, ages 2 and younger. Buy tickets at the door before a performance, call 426-4226; or stop by the ArtsTix box office, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays in the Art United Center lobby.

TOUR STOP: Psych rock trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor from Detroit and droning duo The Holydrug Couple from Santiago, Chile, will perform in concert with local band Heaven's Gateway Drugs at 10 p.m. at the Brass Rail, 1121 Broadway.

This is the third stop on a five-city Midwest tour by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor and The Holydrug Couple.

Admission is $5.IT'S ZOO SEASON: Two new Sumatran tigers, baby animals and updates to the African Village area await when the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday in Franke Park, in the 3400 block of Sherman Boulevard.

The animals include new tigers Indah and Bugara, who came here in February from the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas.

Zoo hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily from Saturday through Oct. 13.

Admission is $13.50, adults; $10.50, ages 60 and older; $8.50, ages 2-14; and free, ages 1 and younger and Zoo Society members. For information, call 427-6800 or go to www.kidszoo.org.

BACK IN CLASS: You can laugh about it now as the touring Broadway production of the comedy “Late Night Catechism” takes you back to childhood days when a nun or strict teacher ruled the classroom. Class is in session at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

In the show, Sister teaches catechism class to her students — the audience. That attempt sends her careening from kindly instructor to drill sergeant, a show summary says.

Tickets start at $18 and are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.PLANET PARTY: Enjoy a 5K walk, a farmers market and fun activities while also learning how to protect the planet during Earth Day Fort Wayne activities 1-5 p.m. at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road in southwest Fort Wayne.

Engle Road will be closed to traffic 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in front of the marsh to allow set up of activity tents and to provide parking. Additional parking is available in the lots of dental offices just north of the marsh on Engle Road.

The event celebrates Earth Day, which is Monday. The day's activities are organized by the Little River Wetlands Project, which maintains and manages the marsh.

Admission is free. No dogs are allowed. Wear waterproof shoes if you want to hike in the marsh.

To register for the 5K fundraising walk, go to www.firstgiving.com/lrwp/EarthDayWalk through Saturday or 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the check-in table.INVENTIVE VOCALIST: Award-winning blues and soul artist Janiva Magness will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

Magness, who is touring to promote her latest CD, “Stronger For It,” is regarded as one of the top blues and R&B singers and songwriters today. She recently was nominated for five 2013 Blues Music Awards: B.B. King Entertainer of the Year; Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year; and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, all for “Stronger For It.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Buy tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com; Wooden Nickel Music stores at 3422 N. Anthony Blvd., 3627 N. Clinton St. and 6427 W. Jefferson Blvd.; and Neat, Neat, Neat Records and Music, 1836 S. Calhoun St.


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