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

Nicole Moore, who created this piece, will be among the artists participating in the Covington Art Fair this Saturday and Sunday at Covington Plaza shopping center on West Jefferson Boulevard. (Courtesy photo)
Nicole Moore, who created this piece, will be among the artists participating in the Covington Art Fair this Saturday and Sunday at Covington Plaza shopping center on West Jefferson Boulevard. (Courtesy photo)


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Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:01 am
GO GREEK: Join in the “Opas!” as Greekfest takes over Headwaters Park, Clinton and Superior streets, for four days of food and fun.Lazaros will perform live music, and Greek dancers will perform daily at 12:30, 6 and 8 p.m., it says on the festival website, www.fortwaynegreekfestival.org. The Olympic 5K will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Headwaters Park.

You also can buy and enjoy a wide array of Greek food, including the famous baklava and other pastries.

Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and all day Sunday; cost is $3 for adults and free for ages 15 and younger from 4 to 10 p.m. today-Saturday.

For information, go to www.fortwaynegreekfestival.org.

MORE FESTIVAL FUN: Two other community festivals are in swing this weekend:

•Hoagland Days, in downtown Hoagland, takes place 5-11 p.m. today, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, and 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday. For information and a schedule, go to http://hoaglandin.com/?page_id=240.

•Turtle Days, in downtown Churubusco, runs 6-10 p.m. today, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Saturday. For information and a schedule, go to www.turtledays.com.MUSIC-ORIENTED: Sweetwater Sound celebrates musicians and the instruments they use during its annual Gearfest 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the company, 5501 U.S. 30 W.

The event, which continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, includes a chance to check out the latest music gear, attend workshops led by music industry veterans, enjoy live performances, shop at a musicians flea market and more.

Admission is free. For more information, go to www.sweetwater.com.

LIVE SHOW: Enjoy the music of Fort Wayne musician Hubie Ashcraft and his band, The Drive, 6:30-8:30 p.m. during the Friday Nites Live concert by the courtyard fountain at Jefferson Pointe mall, West Jefferson Boulevard and Illinois Road.

Free admission. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.TAKE A PLUNGE: Celebrate Fort Wayne's three rivers during IPFW RiverFest 8:30 a.m.-midnight on the campus of IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

The event will feature activities on the St. Joseph River, such as a cardboard board regatta and boat rides, and events on land, including a Mud Run, live bands and food vendors. The festival moved farther north along the river this year because of construction near the campus' entrance at Anthony and Coliseum boulevards.

Admission is free, but some events and food and vendor items have fees. For information, go to www.ipfwriverfest.org or see our story on Page 9T.

GO TO THE DOGS: Enjoy lots of dogs and the people who love them at the Fort Wayne PUGfest dog show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Expo Hall III at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. The show will feature a variety of events, such as dog costume show. It is organized by the Kentuckiana Pug Rescue, which takes in and looks for new homes for pugs that are unwanted, abandoned, neglected or abused.

Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Parking is $4, main lot, and $8, preferred lot. For more information, go to www.kentuckianapugs.com or see our story on Page 6T.

SHOP FOR ART: View and buy or just enjoy a variety of art at the Covington Art Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Covington Plaza shopping center, 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Live music will be performed in front of Planet Fitness. The schedule includes:

Saturday: Kevin Piekarski Jazz Quintet, 10 a.m.-noon; David Streeter Jazz Trio, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Dave Latchaw Jazz Trio, 3-5 p.m.

Sunday: Jim Steele Jazz Trio, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

ROCKIN' OUT: Bring a blanket or lawn chair as local bands Future X, Marnee and the Joel Young Band perform 6-10 p.m. in the plaza outside the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Free admission.

HIT PARADE: The Little River Band brings its big list of hits to a concert at 8 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

Formed in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia, band members hoped to make it on American radio, it says on the band website, http://littleriverband.com. They succeeded in the late 1970s and early 1980s with hits including “Help Is on Its Way,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Lonesome Loser” and “Take It Easy On Me.”

Tickets are $20 and $25. Buy them in advance by calling 427-6000, or get them at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department main office, 705 E. State Blvd., or at the gate the night of the show.FAMOUS VOICES: Enjoy the music of the renowned Oak Ridge Boys during a 40th anniversary tour concert at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Tickets are $29.50, $34.50 and $42.50. They are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster locations, at www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

SUMMER SEASON: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic begins its series of summer concerts with a Patriotic Pops performance at 7:30 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

The music lineup includes the 1812 Overture and a tribute to U.S. military veterans.

Admission is free, but a general admission ticket is required because the concert is expected to sell out. To get a ticket, call 481-0777 or go to www.fwphil.org.


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