Entertainment calendar for Feb. 8, 2018

Comedian John Crist will be one of the performers at the Winter Jam Spectacular at 7 p.m,. today at Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne's Addison Agen will be one of the musical performers. (Courtesy photo)

Comedian John Crist will be one of the performers at the Winter Jam Spectacular at 7 p.m,. today at Memorial Coliseum. Fort Wayne's Addison Agen will be one of the musical performers. (Courtesy photo)

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NEW MAJOR EVENTS

• FORT WAYNE BOAT SHOW & SALE, 3-9 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 11 a.m.-9p.m. Feb. 17 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 18, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $10, adults; and free, ages 12 and younger. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will offer a Water & Boating Safety class 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 17; doors open at 8:30 a.m. Register at the DNR booth at the show or at www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/. 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.

• “DAVID: THE GIANT-KILLING, SONG-WRITING, CHOSEN KING,” world premiere of one-man musical, by all for One productions, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17 and Feb. 23-24, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25, ArtsLab theater in Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St. Cost: $20, adults; $17, ages 60 and older; and $11, students. Tickets available at https://tickets.artstix.org or 1-260-422-4226; early bird and group discounts available through Feb. 15.

• “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES,” by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 23-24 and March 2-3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and March 4, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Cost: $30, adults; $25, ages 60 and older; $17, ages 23 and younger. Tickets available https://tickets.artstix.org.

UPCOMING

• KALIMBA – THE SPIRIT OF EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, 8 p.m. today, C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 and $30 per person at the door or in advance at http://c2gmusichall.com.

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

• LOVE NOTES, Valentine’s Day-themed performances by the Fort Wayne Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab theater, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St. Cost: $20 per person general admission, $50 per person VIP Seating, which includes wine, roses and chocolates. Buy tickets at https://tickets.artstix.org.

• MY COLD-HEARTED VALENTINE murder-mystery event, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St. For ages 21 and older. Cost: Early bird tickets are $20 for an individual and $35 per couple, and Deluxe tickets are $35 for an individual and $65 per couple. Buy tickets at http://sciencecentral.org.

• PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION, “Factory Families: Allen County’s History as a Manufacturing and Innovation Hub,” 2-3:15 p.m. Sunday, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the History Center, IPFW Helmke Library, IPFW Public History program and the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. For more information, call 1-260-426-2882 or go to www.fwhistorycenter.com.

• ROTARY BIG EASY FEAST, celebrating Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch and 4-8 p.m. for dinner Tuesday, with cash bar and live jazz, Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Cost: $30. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, with proceeds benefitting the club’s sponsorship of the water jet fountains planned for Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront development. Tickets available at the door, but advance ticket purchases encouraged at www.fortwaynerotarybigeasy.eventbrite.com.

• SUMMIT CITY SINGERS, will resume rehearsals 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E. Cook Road. New singers ages high school through adult are welcome. Auditions are not required but singers must be able to match pitch. In late May and early June, the community choir will perform several concerts including a wide variety of music. For more information, call 489-4505.

• CHRISTIAN HOWES, renowned jazz violinist, concert with Canterbury School musicians, 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Canterbury Middle School Auditorium, 5601 Covington Road. Jazz and alternative music. Cost: $8, adults, and $5, students, and open to the public. Tickets available at the door.

• 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.

• “A DYNAMITE EXPERIENCE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY,” featuring Fort Wayne jazz and R&B singers Tasha DeNae and Ty Causey, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Classic Ballroom in Walb Student Union at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $20 per person. Tickets are available at Wooden Nickel Records, 3627 N. Clinton St., 3422 N. Anthony Blvd. and 6427 W. Jefferson Blvd.; TGF Mobile, 3706 S. Calhoun St.; TGFM/Boost Mobile, 4927 S. Lafayette St.; His House Men’s Apparel, 4345 S. Anthony Blvd.; and online at www.eventbrite.com.

• ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT FOR WBOI, 89.1-FM, featuring Addison Agen, the Fort Wayne 16-year-old who finished runner-up on this past season of the TV show “The Voice”; longtime local performer Sunny Taylor; and Indianapolis guitarist Michael Kelsey, 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30 W. VIP Tickets are $75 per person and include premium seating, Meet and Greet access, photo opportunity with performers and early admission. VIP Tickets are available at wboi.org or 1-260-452-1189.

• PINK DROYD, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 and $30 per person at the door or in advance at http://c2gmusichall.com.

• ZUMBATHON 2018, led by area instructors and benefiting Fort Wayne Community Schools’ Study Connection after-school tutoring program, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 17, North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. Registration is $20 at the door (cash or check). Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The first 100 people will receive a Study Connection salad shaker set. For more information about Study Connection or Zumbathon 2018, call 1-260-467-8810.

• ANTHONY GOMES, 8 p.m. Feb. 23, C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 and $30 per person at the door or in advance at http://c2gmusichall.com.

• “I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE,” musical, 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 25, Williams Theatre at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $14-$18, adults, faculty and others; $5, IPFW students, high school students and children age 17 and younger. Children ages 5 and younger not admitted. Tickets available at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by phone or in person 12:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays at 1-260-481-6555 or Room 126 in Gates Athletic Center.

• CANCER SERVICES COMEDY NIGHT, featuring comedian Michael Palascak and a friendly joke competition, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Sweetwater, 5501 U.S. 30 W. Palascak is a Wabash native who has been a finalist on the TV show “Last Comic Standing” and who has appeared on other comedy shows, such as “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show.” Cost: $50 per person and $75 per person for VIP tickets including a free drink ticket and a meet-and-greet with Palascak. For information or to buy tickets, go to www.cancer-services.org or call 1-260-484-9560. Each event ticket includes a complimentary ticket to the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show.

• FUN AND FREE LECTURE SERIES, presented by ARCH, the Fort Wayne-based historic preservation organization, 10 a.m. on select Saturdays from January-May, at the downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, in either Meeting Rooms A or C. Free and open to the public. Lecture dates and topics are: Feb. 24: “African American Pioneers of Fort Wayne,” presented by Roberta Ridley of the African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne, Meeting Room A; March 24: “Allen County Historic Sites Survey,” presented by ARCH Staff, Meeting Room A; April 28: “City of Rivers,” presented by Megan Butler of Riverfront Fort Wayne, Meeting Room C; May 12: “Orphan Trains,” presented by Karen Richards, an ARCH board of directors member, Meeting Room A.

• SPEAK OUT FEATURING VISION, with poet, activist and youth poetry educator Perry “Vison” DiVirgilio, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Multi-Flex Theater in Snyder Academic Center at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

• “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.

• DOWN THE LINE 12, featuring local bands playing the music of legends, 7 p.m. March 3 at the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets for this all-ages show are $20 per person for advance seating and $15 general admission at the show. Tickets are available at the Embassy box office, www.Ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

The lineup includes: Performing Stevie Wonder: Todd Harrold & Nick Bobay Duo; performing Phil Collins: March On, Comrade; performing Radiohead: The Be Colony; performing The Police: Unlikely Alibi; and performing Styx: Pink Droyd.

• CELEBRATE GOSPEL, with national recording artist Tasha Page-Lockhart of Detroit, who is joined by local performers, 6 p.m. March 4, Multi-Flex Theater in Snyder Academic Center at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

• JORDAN LAMONT LANDERS, of Decatur, Ala., in a Lunch Box Music Series performance, 11:45-1:15 p.m. March 7, Multi-Flex Theater in Snyder Academic Center at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

• TURNSTONE CASINO NIGHT, 7-11 p.m. March 10, Turnstone’s Plassman Athletic Center, 3320 N. Clinton St. Ages 21 and older only. Activities include blackjack, Texas Hold’em, bingo, a silent auction, raffle baskets, food, beer, wine sampling and more. Buy tickets at 1-260-483-2100 or in person at Turnstone. General admission, $50, includes games, food, beer and wine tasting; high stakes tickets, $100, includes general admission benefits and exclusive food and drinks, special games, high stakes betting and other unique games. All proceeds support Turnstone’s mission of serving people with disabilities. For more information, visit http://www.turnstone.org/casino.

• NEWSBOYS UNITED TOUR, featuring the Newsboys plus former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel, 30th anniversary tour, 6 p.m. March 18, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $27, $47, $102. Tickets available beginning 10 a.m. Monday 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.

• FORT WAYNE CHILDREN’S CHOIR, Young Artists Concert, 7 p.m. March 19, auditorium in the downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. The Concert Choir, Youth Chorale, Chamber Singers, and select individual musicians from the featured ensembles will perform. The concert theme is “Generations.” Cost: $6-$8. Tickets are available through the IPFW ticket office in Gates Athletic Center in person or by calling 1-260-481-6555 12:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays or at http://www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

• EARTH, WIND & FIRE, 7:30 p.m. March 21, Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Cost: $59-$85. Tickets available at the Embassy Theatre box office, www.Ticketmaster.com or at 1-800-745-3000.

• GUIDED HISTORY TOUR AND LUNCH, hosted by the Settlers for ages 14 and older, includes the historic Swinney House and the Allen County Courthouse, with lunch at the Swinney House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 22, Swinney House, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Transportation to courthouse not included. Cost: $25 each, with reservation and payment due by March 15. Call 1-260-747-1501 or 1-260-747-1229. Event proceeds support the maintenance of the Swinney homestead. Information: www.settlersinc.org.

• PURDUE VARSITY GLEE CLUB, in concert at 7 p.m. March 23, Woodlan Jr.-Sr. High School, 17215 Woodburn Road near Woodburn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets can be ordered in advance on Eventbrite.com.

• J. RODDY WATSON AND THE BUSINESS, 8 p.m. March 30, Brass Rail, 1121 Broadway. Cost: $15 per person in advance, $20 per person day of show. Ages 21 and older.

• “HOME COOKING,” by Indiana Tech students in a Lunch Box Music Series performance, 11:45-1:15 p.m. April 11, Multi-Flex Theater in Snyder Academic Center at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

• “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.

• “THERE IS MORE” TOUR, with Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong worship team, 7 p.m. April 17, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Tickets are $30.75, general admission, and $51.75 advanced entry; the tickets include a copy of Houston’s new book, “There is More.” Tickets available at www.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.

• 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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