Entertainment calendar for Nov. 30, 2017

Australian country-roots music artist Bill Chambers will be the headliner for the new Meraki Fest '17 4-9 p.m. 
 Sunday at The Phoenix. (Courtesy photo)

Australian country-roots music artist Bill Chambers will be the headliner for the new Meraki Fest '17 4-9 p.m. Sunday at The Phoenix. (Courtesy photo)

Send your listings to The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801, or email nsfeatures@news-sentinel.com. Include event’s time, date, location, admission cost, reservation deadline and address, or phone number for making reservations. We need information one week in advance. Questions? Call 461-8437.

NEW MAJOR EVENTS

“THE NUTCRACKER,” Fort Wayne Ballet with Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 7-9, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 9-10, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Performances this Friday and Saturday include the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir. Sugar Plum Parties follow afternoon performances so audience members can meet performers. Cost: Starts at $17 each; Sugar Plum Party tickets are $8 each. Tickets are available at www.ArtsTix.org or by calling the ArtsTix Community Box Office at 1-260-422-4226. Group rate tickets are available for the Dec. 7 show.

• HOLIDAY POPS CONCERTS: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, with Broadway star Mike Eldred, singers, Fort wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 16, and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Cost: $29, $45, $57 and $72. Tickets available at 1-260-481-0777, www.fwphil.org or at the Embassy Theatre box office during normal operating hours.

UPCOMING

• SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: “A Celebration of Children and Christmas” concerts, 3 p.m. Dec. Sunday, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road; and 3 p.m. Dec. 9, downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Free admission, but donations welcomed. For more about the group or its concerts, search for the group on Facebook, go to Summitcitysingers.com or call Judy King at 489-4505.

• DAVID PHELPS: Classic Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University in Huntington. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $18 and $25; VIP tickets are $50 per person and include dinner with HU President Sherilyn Emberton at 6 p.m., attendance at Phelps’ sound check and a question-and-answer session prior to dinner. Tickets available by calling 1-260-359-4261 or at www.huntington.edu/BoxOffice.

• FESTIVAL OF GINGERBREAD: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 10, at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Cost: $6 for ages 18-64, $4 for ages 65 and older and ages 3-17, and free to ages 2 and younger and History Center members. Admission includes the opportunity to visit the entire museum.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” 7:30 p.m. preview today; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 9 and 16; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St. Cost: $20, general admission; $18, ages 66 and older; and free, first 30 full-time students and $10 for additional students or at the door. Tickets available at www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com; 1-260-426-7421, ext. 121; or at the box office 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and one hour before the show.

“CHRISTMAS AT HOME” WITH THE SWINNEY SISTERS: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Syllabub and tea refreshments, sweets and savories, music by the Hearthstone Ensemble, and gift shop open. Cost: $20; prepaid reservations at 1-260-747-1229 and 1-260-747-1501. Proceeds support maintenance and restoration of the homestead. Information: Settlersinc.org.

“ARSENIC AND OLD LACE,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, New Haven High School Cafetoria, 1300 Green Road; enter at Door 6. Presented by the New Haven High School Drama Club. Cost: $10, adults; $8, students.

“PRIDE AND PREJUDICE,” 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 8-9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Williams Theatre, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $16, adults; $14, seniors, faculty, staff and alumni; $12 each for groups of 10 or more; $12, other college students with ID; and $5, IPFW students, high school students and ages 17 and younger. Tickets available at the IPFW box office, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Gates Athletic Center, 481-6555, and ipfw.edu/tickets.

• HOLIDAY SWING CONCERT, IPFW Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $7, adults; $6, seniors; $4, non-IPFW students with ID; free, IPFW students and students ages 18 and younger. Tickets available at the IPFW box office, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Gates Athletic Center, 481-6555, and ipfw.edu/tickets.

• CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road. Wagon rides, bonfires, Father Christmas, dog-sledding demonstrations, crafts, food, holiday market and music by Mike Conley. Cost: $5 per car.

• LE CHIC HOLIDAY MARKET: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $5 per person. Parking: $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

• GREAT TRAIN SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $10 for both days or $9 for Sunday; ages 11 and younger free. Parking: $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

• PAW PATROL LIVE!: “The Great Pirate Adventure,” 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $19.50, $25.50, $35.50, $50.50 (Gold Circle), $115.50 (VIP); available at Ticketmaster.com/acwmc, 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com/mobile or coliseum ticket office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and before evening events. Parking: $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

• MERAKI FEST ’17, 4-9 p.m. Sunday, The Phoenix, 1122 Broadway. Vaudeville-themed fun with live music, food and busker-style entertainers. Headliner is Australian country-roots musician Bill Chambers, with local acts including Trip the Dog, Jessica Brita-Segyde with TK Kelly, Pop ‘n Fresh, Adam Baker & The Heartache, Jess Flamethrower and C-Note & D.J. Tab. Cost: $10, advance, and $12 at the door; and $5, ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3115256.

• MOSCOW BALLET: “Great Russian Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Cost: $28, $37.50, $48, $68, $102, $175. Tickets available at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

• JINGLE BELL JAZZ, holiday musical favorites in pop and jazz styles by the Heartland Sings choral group and Heartland Sings Combo, 7:30 p.m., C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker Street. Cost: $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets available at heartlandsings.org/tickets or 1-260-436-8080.

• HOLIDAY JEWELS FUNDRAISER: And silent auction, all benefiting ARCH, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8, historic Vermilyea House, 13501 Redding Drive. Food by Club Soda, drinks and see the remodeled home. Cost: $45 for ARCH members and $55 for nonmembers. To buy tickets and for information, go to archfw.org or call 1-260-426-5117.

“BABES IN TOYLAND,” by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 2 p.m. Dec. 17, auditorium at South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St. Cost: $15, adults, and $13, youth. Tickets available at 1-260-424-6574, at fwdc.org or at the door.

• ANIMAL ENRICHMENT DAY: Walk-in admission for Christmas celebration featuring enrichment activities and food treats for animals, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 30, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. Road 300N, Albion. Proceeds help support the sanctuary during the winter. Event canceled in bad weather; check for weather updates on social media or www.bpsanctuary.org, or call 1-260-636-7383.

• HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 1 p.m. Feb. 4, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $84.50, $69.50, $56.50, $47.50, $31.50, and $22.50. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com/acwmc, 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com/mobile or coliseum ticket office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and before evening events. Parking: $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

• WINTER JAM SPECTACULAR: With Skillet, Kari Jobe, Building 429, John Crist, Jordan Feliz, 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $15 per person at the door. Parking: $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

“DANCING WITH THE STARS: Live! – Light Up The Night.”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets are $42.50, $54.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $125; available now at ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 and Embassy Theatre box office.

• JUSTIN MOORE: “Hell on a Highway” Tour, with special guest, Dylan Scott, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $29.75, $35.75, $49.75. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com/acwmc, 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com/mobile or coliseum ticket office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and before evening events. Parking: $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot.

“VIDEO GAMES LIVE,” with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The concert includes music from popular video games, synchronized video footage and lighting, and interactive segments. Tickets start at $29 and go on sale Nov. 15 at www.fwphil.org or 1-260-481-0777.

“THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN,” with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. The orchestra will be joined by an four-piece rock band and vocalist Randy Jackson in a show including 18 Led Zeppelin songs and rock concert lighting. Tickets start at $29 and go on sale Nov. 15 at www.fwphil.org or 1-260-481-0777.

• CELTIC WOMAN: 3 p.m. June 10, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets $39-$99, available now at ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 and Embassy Theatre box office.

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