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Going out guide: The best things to do in the coming week

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:01 am

TODAY

PLAY BALL: The weather could throw you a curve, but take a swing at a fun night as the Fort Wayne TinCaps play the Great Lakes Loons at 7:05 p.m. at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Tickets are $5-$12.50 at the gate.

As usual, it's a Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark, with domestic draft beer for $1 each and specials on other beers and mixed drinks. For more information, go to www.tincaps.com.

FRIDAY

MUSICAL TALE: The Civic Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's “Cinderella,” the beloved fairy tale about a young woman who meets her prince through the magic of a fairy godmother, at 8 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

This version was performed originally as a TV show in 1957 starring Julie Andrews and later was adapted for the stage with Broadway-style music and lyrics. For more, see our story on Pages 8-9T.

Additional shows are at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 16; 8 p.m. May 17; 2 and 8 p.m. May 18; and 2 p.m. May 19.

Tickets are $26, adults; $22, seniors on Sunday matinees only; and $18, ages 23 and younger. Tickets are available at 424-5220 or at the ArtsTix Community Box Office, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and before shows, in the Arts United Center lobby.

SATURDAY

BRIGHT IDEA: Color becomes a tool to communicate in the new exhibition “Brilliant Optics: A Spectrum of Mediums and Color,” which opens at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

The exhibition, which continues through July 14, was assembled by Fort Wayne artist Josef Zimmerman, who searched the country for the “most adventurous” use of color by contemporary artists. The assembled art works includes pieces in a variety of media from nine artists from four states, Canada and Australia.

At 6:30 p.m. at the museum, you take part in a panel discussion featuring Zimmerman and a few artists with works in the exhibition. It will be followed by a party with cash bar and food by Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits. Cost is $5 for the public and free for museum members.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, but open until 8 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; and closed Mondays and major holidays.

Admission is $7, adults; $5, students in kindergarten-college; $12, families; and free 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays and every day to members and military personnel, veterans and their families.

For more information, call 422-6467 or go to www.fwmoa.org.

COMICS CONVENTION: Comics creators will be among the many guests taking part in the Appleseed Comic and Art Convention 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The event, which celebrates the art and craft of comic books, also features a writing workshop, living statue workshop and kids' costume contest.

Comics creators scheduled to attend include Lora Innes, “The Dreamer”; Mike Norton, “Spider-Man,” “Young Justice,” and “Battlepug”; Tom Scioli, “Captain America: Hail Hydra,” and “Godland”; and Hilary Barta, “The Simpsons,” “American Splendor,” “Hellboy,” “Batman,” “Fantastic Four,” “SpongeBob,” and “Spider-Man.”

Admission is $10, with children ages 12 and younger admitted free with a paid adult admission. Tickets are available at the door. For more information and ticket pre-orders, go to www.appleseedcon.com.

THE PHIL ROCKS: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents the Pops Series concert “Satisfaction: The Music of The Rolling Stones,” with tribute band “Satisfaction — The International Rolling Stones Show” at 8 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The performance will feature many of the Rolling Stones' hits. For more on the show, see our story on Page 8-9T.

Tickets are $28-$68; they are available at the Embassy box office, and from the Philharmonic at 481-0777 or www.fwphil.org.

SUNDAY

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all Moms!

GARDEN STROLL: Take Mom out to enjoy the flowers during Mother's Day in the Garden from noon to 4 p.m. at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Mom, or anyone who means mom to you, such as a grandmother or aunt, will receive free admission and a Mother's Day plant, while plant supplies last. Along with the conservatory's beautiful floral displays, you also can wonder among live butterflies in the “Butterflies with an African Beat” exhibit.

Regular admission for everyone but Mom is $5, adults; $3, children; and free, ages 2 and younger. For more information, call 427-6440 or go to www.botanicalconservatory.org.