Entertainment calendar for March 1, 2018

Four renowned musicians from India will perform during "Vistaar - A Classical Indian Music Exploration" at 7:30 p.m. March 24 in Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. (Courtesy of IPFW)

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NEW MAJOR EVENTS

• “HAMLET,” performed by an all-women cast, preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, regular shows 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and March 9-10 and March 16-17, and 2 p.m. March 11, First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St. Cost: $12 per person for preview; regular shows $20, adults; $18, ages 65 and older; and free, first 30 students with reservation. To order tickets or make a reservation, call 1-260-426-7421, Ext. 121, or go to www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com.

• “CELTIC LANDSCAPES,” featuring solos and full ensemble pieces with traditional Celtic instruments by local group Heartland Sings, 7 p.m. March 10 and 2 p.m. March 11 in the downstairs theater at the downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Cost: $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for Heartland Sings Passport holders. Tickets are available at heartlandsings.org/tickets or by calling 1-260-436-8080.

• “VISTAAR – A CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC EXPLORATION,” featuring renowned Indian musicians Shashank Subramanyam, bamboo flute; Purbayan Chatterjee, sitar; Parupalli Phalgun, mridangam; and Anubrata Chatterjee, tabla, 7:30 p.m. March 24, Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $10 per person, but free for students with school ID. Tickets available at www.ipfw.edu/tickets, or by phone at 1-260-481-6555 or in person 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Room 126, Gates Athletic Center at IPFW. Presented by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts and Shruti, the Indian Cultural Society of Fort Wayne.

UPCOMING

• FORT WAYNE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $10, adults; and $6, ages 62 and older. 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.

• DISNEY ON ICE: REACH FOR THE STARS, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Cost: $15-$85. 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.

• “I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE,” musical, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 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.

• “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES,” by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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.

• “1984,” play based on the George Orwell novel, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Immediately following the final performance Sunday, a panel of cast members and USF faculty will host a Talk Back event to discuss the impact of “1984” in literature and events today, what lessons are emphasized in the Orwell’s novel, media adaptations, and other topics. Cost: $12, adults; $10, ages 65 and older and ages 11 and younger. Tickets available through the ArtsTix Community Box Office at 1-260-422-4226 or https://tickets.artstix.org.

• “VIDEO GAMES LIVE,” with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m. Saturday 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; order at www.fwphil.org or 1-260-481-0777.

• DOWN THE LINE 12, featuring local bands playing the music of legends, 7 p.m. Saturday, 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. Sunday, Multi-Flex Theater in Snyder Academic Center at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

• “LESSER-KNOWN FIRST LADIES – 1865 TO 1892: FROM THE FARMS TO THE FACTORIES – THE AGE OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY,” George R. Mather Lecture Series presentation by Cynthia Thies, featuring an educational movie created, written and produced locally by Thies, 2 p.m. Sunday, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Free admission and open to the public.

• JORDAN LAMONT LANDERS, of Decatur, Ala., in a Lunch Box Music Series performance, 11:45-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

• “THE ANDALUSIAN TRAIL: MUSIC AND DANCE FROM INDIA, NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST,” 6:30 p.m. March 10, Canterbury School, 3210 Smith Road. Cost: $25, adults; and $5, students. Benefactor admission for $100 tax-deductible donation includes two tickets, preferred seating and invitation to reception with Surabhi Ensemble. For tickets, call Joan Coslow, 1-260-424-2430 or email joancoslow@gmail.com. Presented by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

• FISH FRY AND CHICKEN STRIP DINNER, 4-7 p.m. March 16, Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819 Monroeville Road in Monroeville. All meals include a baked potato, applesauce or coleslaw, dessert, roll and butter and beverage. Drive-thru and carryout are available for adult meals only; they will include coleslaw and two cookies. Cost: $10, adults; $6, youth ages 6-10; and free, age 5 and younger. Cornerstone needs volunteers to help bread fish, direct parking, clean tables and other tasks. To volunteer, call Volunteer Coordinator Kevin House at 623-3972, ext. 190. For information, call 623-3972.

• 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.

• “KINGSTON’S TASTE OF WAYNEDALE,” 4:30-7 p.m. March 20, Mount Calvary Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Drive. At least 24 local restaurants and businesses plan to offer samples of a variety of food or drink. A large silent auction will also be held with gifts and services donated by local businesses. Cost: $15 per person in advance, $20 day of the event. Tickets are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road using check or cash or by at kingstonstow.eventbrite.com using a credit card. This is the final year for the event. Proceeds will go to the Waynedale Corridor Project.

• 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.

• 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: 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.

• 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.

• FOOLHARDY HISTORY, try to identify unusual objects from the collection, 1-4 p.m. March 31, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Visitors with the most correct guesses will win prizes. Regular admission required. Regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and first Sunday of the month. Cost: $6, ages 18-64; $4, ages 65 and older and ages 3-17; and free, ages 2 and younger and History Center members.

• “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 a 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.

• THE STORY PIRATES, performing the show “Stuck in the Stone Age,” noon April 14, downtown Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Story Pirates is a kid-centric media company and leading arts education advocate. Presented as part of the second annual Maumee, Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival.

• “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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