ON THE AIR: Be a part of the broadcast as local public radio station WBOI, 89.1-FM, presents a live version of its show “Meet the Music” at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Free admission.
Each week on the show, host Julia Meek showcases the talents of local bands and musicians. Performing and chatting with Meek on this show will be David and Hadley Todoran, Duane Eby and Jane Heald, and the Martin Brothers Blues Band.
SOUL-TUGGING MUSIC: One of the area's biggest Christian music events, the three-day Fandana Music & Arts Festival, opens at noon at Huntington University in Huntington.
The event will feature about 40 bands — including headliner Needtobreathe on Saturday night — along with inflatable games for children, a film festival, food and more. The festival continues through a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, but most activities take place Friday and Saturday.
General admission tickets are $56, adult full event pass; $35, adult Friday-only pass or adult Saturday-only pass; $10, junior full event pass for ages 6-10; and free, ages 5 and younger. For more on tickets, including VIP options, and a full schedule of events, go to http://fandanafestival.com.
The university also will offer two lodging options for people who want to stay on campus — camping or staying in a dorm room. For details, go to http://fandanafestival.com/about/lodging.
SWINGIN' SOUND: Enjoy the sweet sound of the New Millennium Orchestra as it performs a free Friday Nites Live concert 6:30-8:30 p.m. near the courtyard fountain at Jefferson Pointe mall, West Jefferson Boulevard and Illinois Road.
MEMORABLE MUSICAL: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents the 1987 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Les Miserables” at 8 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.
Set in early 1800s France, the plot follows a man as he tries to build a new life after being imprisoned unjustly for 19 years.
Additional performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 9 and 10; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 11.
Cost is $29, adults; $24, ages 60 and older at Sunday matinees only; and $17, ages 23 and younger. Ticket prices include ArtsTix Community Box Office processing fee.
Buy tickets at 424-5220; www.fwcivic.org; and at the ArtsTix box office in the Arts United Center lobby, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and beginning one hour before shows.
CRAFT AS ART: Katrina Mitten will showcase Native American bead work during the Miami Indian Heritage Days program 1-4 p.m. at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road.
Mitten is a member of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma, but she was born and raised in Indiana, the Miamis' homeland. She began learning the art of embroidery-style bead work in her teens by studying family heirlooms and museum collections. You can see some of her work at www.katrinamitten.com.
Admission is $7, adults; $5, students and seniors ages 59 and older; and free, ages 2 and younger and The History Center members. Admission includes the chance to visit the Chief Richardville House, a National Historic Landmark.
For more information, call The History Center at 426-2882 or go to www.fwhistorycenter.com.
LOCAL SOUND: Todd Harrold Trio, Mike Conley, Built for Blame and Djenetic Drift play a Rock the Plaza concert at 6 p.m. in the green space in front of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating.
HOT STUFF: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will get you thinking about dancing during its “Flamenco Fire” concert at 7:30 p.m. at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. in Franke Park.
Guitarist Robert Michaels will join the orchestra to perform on flamenco guitar as the music takes the audience to Brazil, Italy and Cuba. Flamenco dancer Melanie Buttarazzi also will perform.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Reserve them in advance at 481-0777 or www.fwphil.org.
COUNTRY CELEBRATION: Country music takes over Headwaters Park during the Freedom Fest 2013 event featuring national acts the Charlie Daniels Band, Tyler Farr, Lauren Alaina and Joel Crouse. Local bands Gunslinger, Muddy River Band and Jordan Brooker Band will open the show, which starts at 3 p.m. in Headwaters Park, Clinton and Superior streets. Gates open at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of show. They are available in advance at Neon Armadillo, 6040 Lima Road; radio station WQHK, K105.1-FM, 2915 Maples Road; and Ticketmaster locations.