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    COMEDYTODAY AND SATURDAYBilly Ray Bauer and Quinn Patterson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
    ART HUNT: Bottle & Bottega, 2870 E. Dupont Road, is sponsoring a free art scavenger hunt from Monday through Dec. 5. Clues about where three pieces of art are hidden will be posted on its Facebook page at www.
  • ART
    All weekend – “CORRUGATED” – Works of University of Saint Francis students and community artists; “Mark It Up,” artwork created with markers; glass and wire artwork by Charlotte Wehr; exhibits end Wednesday;

Arts Update


•The Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company will perform selections from “The Little Mermaid” at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen County Public Library, Children’s Services, 900 Library Plaza. “Home School Happenings” will demonstrate how to make a pillow at 1 p.m. Thursday and June 12, Young Adults’ Services.

•“Sewing 101” will show how to make a shopping bag from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays during June at Georgetown Branch, 6600 E. State Blvd. To register, call 421-1320.

• New Haven Branch, 648 Green St., New Haven, will have “Your Library, Starring Your Book: Writing Workshop” for ages 6 to 11 at 10 a.m. Thursday.

•“Sit and Stitch” will be offered for those wanting to learn to knit at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.

• “The Lab,” a program for ages 12 to 18 to create and share digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts and presentations, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.

•“Yarn Lover’s Gathering” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodburn Branch 4701 Indiana 101 N., Woodburn.


Fort Wayne Ballet will have auditions for the 2014-15 Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet school year from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 300 E. Main St. Registration for the audition will be 4:30 to 5 p.m. For information, call 484-9646 or go to

First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., will have auditions for “Christmas Potpourri: Songs and Stories for the Season” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rehearsals begin Oct. 5. Performance dates are Dec. 4 to 21. For information, call 426-7421, ext. 103, or go to

PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL: The Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival will take place from today through Sunday at Auer Center ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St. Pulitzer prize winning playwright, Donald Margulies will speak at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday with a reception to follow at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. For tickets, call 424-5220 or go to

WORKSHOP: “Surface Decoration on Greenware,” a hands-on workshop, will be presented by Marcy Neiditz from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Crestwood Gallery, Roanoke. Cost is $50 a person. For information, call 260-672-2080.

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