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

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:01 am

TODAY

ROOTS MUSIC: Oklahoma performer John Fullbright will play folk, Americana and acoustic music at 8 p.m. at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

Fullbright received a Grammy nomination for his first studio album, “From The Ground Up,” which was released in May 2012.

Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information, go to www.c2gmusichall.com.

FRIDAY

ON STAGE: Love and change are in the air as “Romantic Comedy” continues its run at 8 p.m. at Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.

The plot centers around a once-successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies whose wife and female writing partner both leave him. He finds himself in a professional, financial and physical slide when his former writing partner, once a mousy woman with romantic feelings for him, shows back up chic, successful and solo.

The play concludes its run at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m.; dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Cost is $35 per person. Tickets are available at the Arena box office, 719 Rockhill St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and on show dates, as well as 90 minutes before curtain time; by calling 424-5622; and at www.arenadinnertheatre.org.

SATURDAY

AMAZING GLASS ART: Your eyes will stare in wonder at the creations in three exhibits featuring some of the world's best studio glass work, which open at 10 a.m. at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

The highlight is “Works from Dale Chihuly's Collection at Franklin Park Conservatory,” an assembly of some of the renowned artist's smaller works intended for display in a natural setting. The works of other outstanding glass artists, some of whom have been influenced by Chihuly, are featured in “The Next Generation of Studio Glass” and “41st Annual International Studio Glass Invitational Award Winners.”

The exhibits continue through Sept. 29. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, except open until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

Admission to the glass exhibits is $7, plus regular admission. Museum members enter both free. Regular admission is $7, adults; $5, students; $20, families; and free, museum members and military personnel, veterans and their families. Regular admission also is free to all visitors 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, see our story on Pages 6T or go to www.fwmoa.org.

MUSICAL SALUTE: The acclaimed local Voices of Unity Youth Choir will present the concerts Alive Again: A Tribute to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

Along with the award-winning youth choir, the concerts will feature some of the area's top guest singers, dancers and musicians, it says on the Unity Performing Arts Foundation website, http://upaf.com.

Tickets are $16 adults, $11 seniors and students, $6 ages 12 and under. To order, call 422-4226.

STREET FEST FUN: You never know what entertainment will pop up during the Downtown Improvement District's BuskerFest, which features jugglers, acrobats, musicians and other street performers 4-10 p.m. at Wayne and Calhoun streets.

Admission is free, but tipping the performers is encouraged. For more information, go to www.downtownfortwayne.com/BuskerFest.

The Downtown Improvement District also will present “Magic of Fort Wayne” 2-4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Register for a seat at www.downtownfortwayne.com/ magic-of-fort-wayne.

CD RELEASE: Francie Zucco and musical friends will celebrate the release of their new CD, “Facets,” with a performance 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. They will play music from the CD and other jazz tunes.

The CD includes performances by a wide variety of local jazz musicians.

TUESDAY

PATRIOTIC PERFORMANCE: The town of Roanoke's Freedom on Main celebration will feature music by local classic rock band Endgame at 6 p.m. and the Heartland Sings choral group at 8 p.m. in the downtown area, off U.S. 24 west of Fort Wayne.

The event opens at 5 p.m. with food sold by the Joseph Decuis restaurant and other Roanoke eateries. Shops also will be open.

Heartland's performance, which also will feature the Heartland Big Band Jazz Orchestra, will include Big Band standards such as “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Moonlight Serenade” and a medley of George M. Cohan songs — “Yankee Doodle,” “Over There” and “It's a Grand Old Flag.”

Tickets are $10 per person. They are available at The Emporium, 151 N. Main St. in Roanoke; or through Heartland at 436-8080 or www.heartlandchorale.org.

If it rains, the concert will be held at the fieldhouse at Huntington University in Huntington. Call 436-8080 for information if rain is likely.

JULY 4

HAVE A BLAST: Grab a good viewing spot for the annual Fort Wayne July 4th fireworks display at 10:15 at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The pyrotechnics will launch from the top of Parking Garage 2.

Food vendors will open at 4 p.m. in Parking Lot 12 on the north side of campus.

Admission to campus and on-campus parking both are free. People are asked not to bring any personal fireworks on campus.