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Warmer weather is not too far away as the Fort Wayne Boat Show brings its products this weekend to Memorial Coliseum.

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What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

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Black Pine Animal Park in Albion will have its Cats ’n’ Cocoa benefit from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 ages 10 and up, $7 for ages 3 to 9 and free for 2 and younger.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

TODAY

“Black History: Why It’s Important for You to Know” – Includes guest speaker Charles H. Wright of Motown Museum, Detroit; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; events.ipfwedu.

SATURDAY

Acoustic Spoken Word – 7 to 10 p.m.; TRIAAC, 501 E. Breckenridge.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

JR Brow and Johhny Beehner – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Buzz Sutherland – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom – Open dance party; 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

Square Dance – Music by Breakaway; doors open at 7:30 p.m.; St. Louis Besancon Hall, 15535 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven; $10; 750-1081.

Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; free-will donation; 424-6574 or fwdc.org/FWDC/event/dances-of-universal-peace.

SUNDAY

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.

FESTIVAL

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Indiana Vintage Snowmobile Association Inc. Winter Festival – Includes snowmobile drag races and radar runs, chili cook-off, poker run, vintage snowmobile show and swap meet; North Webster; 574-267-6916.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

SATURDAY

Mardi Gras Bash – Burlesque shows, 6 to 8 p.m., food and music; Columbia Street West, 135 W. Columbia St.; 422-5055.

SUNDAY

Vietnamese Buddhist New Year – 11 a.m.; Franke Park, Pavilion One.

Chinese New Year Celebration Party – 3 to 5 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 260-868-6036.

Vietnamese Catholic New Year – 6 p.m.; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2120 S. Harrison St.

TUESDAY

Mardi Gras Celebration – Music by Cajun Skip and the Zydeco Troupe Band; Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road; no cover; for times, call 432-8966.

Mardi Gras Buffet – 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Hospitality Room, enter at door 24; $20 a person; reservations required, 480-2002.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Mighty Jungle Adventure” exhibit, ends April 7; “Jungle Adventure Day,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Exhibit of American military history; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, $4 for veterans, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or www.natmus.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends April 14; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. Lunch with an IPFW Scientist, “Food, Color and Music: What Are You in the Mood For,” presented by Michelle Drouin, assistant professor of psychology, and Lesa Rae Vartanian, associate professor of psychology, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $16 non-members, $10 members.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also “Allen County Innovation,” permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. SUNDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “Lloyd Douglas” film; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; for time, 260-244-6372.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

SATURDAY

All-Night Skate – 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Roller Dome; $15, includes skates; 444 Coliseum Blvd. N., 483-6303; 4540 Bluffton Road, 747-3919.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Boy Scout Office, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Boat Show – 3 to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, kids 12 and younger free; www.rvshows.org.

TODAY

It Is Well with My Soul – “F.U.N., Folks Uniting Nowadays, Cultures of Africans in Fort Wayne”; 1 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; 50 cents; reservations, 420-0765.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Kekionga Living History Trade Fair – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $3 adults, $1 ages 12 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-244-5289.

Railroad Celebration – Sponsored by Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Baker Street Railroad Station, 221 W. Baker St.; $5 admission, free to ages 11 and younger; 747-2766.

SATURDAY

Shipshewana Antique Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; The Auction Building, Shipshewana; free admission.

WEDNESDAY

Pinewood Derby 2013 – “Test and Tune Days,” 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; 426-5056 or www.philshobbyshop.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

ALL WEEKEND

“Kids Helping Kids” Charity Basketball Invitational – Benefits Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House; Spiece Fieldhouse, 5310 Merchandise Drive; to register a team, 471-5270.

TODAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Rio Grande Valley; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

IHSAA semistate wrestling – 9 a.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 all day, $7 for final session.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Oliver!” – Presented by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts and Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $16 adults, $14 seniors, $10 ages 18 and younger; 422-4226 or https://tickets.artstix.org. Pre-show party, “Fagin’s Pickpocket Party,” 7 p.m. today, $10 adults, $5 children. Ends Feb. 17.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Big River” – 8 p.m.; Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; $10; 419-238-0404 or www.vwct.org.

VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” – Operas and Italian dinner; Manchester University, North Manchester; $20 for opera and meal, $7 opera only; reservations required, 260-982-5426 or music.manchester.edu/register.

TUESDAY

Valentine Dinner and Concert – Benefit for Pulse Opera House; dinner, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Warren United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 202 E. 2nd St., Warren; concert, Feb. 15 and 16, Pulse Opera House, Warren; tickets, $50 for dinner and show, $15 for concert only; reservations required by Tuesday; dinner@pulseoperahouse.org.

THURSDAY

“Memories of the King” – Featuring Brent A. Cooper; 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Cebolla’s Mexican Grill, 5930 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 484-8423.

Dinner and Dance – Music by JD Smith; 6 to 9 p.m.; Army Navy Club, American Legion Post 82, 2025 Olladale Drive; $12; 260-444-4045.

Movie Night – Featuring “The Princess Bride”; 6 p.m.; Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; registration, 260-356-0824.

Adult Date Night Painting Class – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Artlink, Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St.; $35 per couple for members, $40 per couple for non-members; for ages 21 and older; 424-7195.

“Romance Through the Ages” – Presented by Gaslight Playhouse Community Theatre; cocktails, 6:30 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m., show, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 86, 322 S. Main St., Kendallville; $24 a person, includes dinner and show; reservations, 260-347-3995. Ends Feb. 16.

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