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Thursday, September 29

Things To Do

Empower Her World — International goods, jewelry and clothing market, global fashion show and international fare and drinks, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, Fort Wayne, $75, 267-9048

Columbia City Haunted Jail Haunted tours of the jail where Charles Butler was hung, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2; 7-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 5-6; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 11-13; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 18-20; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22; 7-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, Oct. 23-27; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29; 7-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Columbia City Haunted Jail, Columbia City, $13-$20, www.columbiacityhauntedjail.com

National Shows

Jake Roberts — Comedy at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits, Fort Wayne, 8 p.m., $17.50, 456-7005

Music & Comedy

Chris Worth & Company — Variety at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, 7:30-10:30 p.m., no cover, 424-8231

Columbia Street West Unplugged — Variety at Columbia Street West, Fort Wayne, 8 p.m., no cover, 422-5055

Jazz Jam — Open jam at Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, 7-8:30 p.m., no cover, 432-8176

Jeff McDonald — Folk at Don Hall's Guesthouse, Fort Wayne, 7-10 p.m., no cover, 489-2524

Jon Durnell — Acoustic variety at Beamer's Sports Grill, Fort Wayne, 7-10 p.m., no cover, 625-1002

Open Mic — Hosted by Mike Conley at Mad Anthony Brewing Co., Fort Wayne, 8:30-11 p.m., no cover, 426-2537

Open Stage Jam — Hosted by Pop 'n' Fresh at Office Tavern, Fort Wayne, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., no cover, 478-5827

Shelly Dixon & Jeff McRae — Variety at Checkerz Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 8-10 p.m., no cover, 489-0286

Tronic — EDM at O'Sullivan's Italian Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 422-5896

Karaoke & DJs


TK's Bar & Grill — Karaoke w/Ambient Noise Ent., 8 p.m.


Club Paradise — The Voice Karaoke w/DJ Rob & DJ B, 8:30 p.m.

Piggy's — Karaoke w/DJ Shaun Marcus, 10 p.m.


Mimi's Retreat — Karaoke, 8 p.m.


Taps Pub — Sidecar Gary's Karaoke & DJ, 8-11 p.m. , no cover

Fort Wayne

Arena — American Idol Karaoke w/Jay, 8 p.m.

Deer Park Irish Pub — Bucca Karaoke w/Bucca, 10 p.m. , no cover

Double Down — Shooting Star Prod. w/Stu, 9 p.m.

Latch String Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke, 8 p.m. , no cover

Nick's Martini & Wine Bar — American Idol Karaoke, 8-11 p.m. , no cover

North Star — Shut Up & Sing w/Michael Campbell, 8 p.m. , no cover

O'Sullivan's — Tronic, 10 p.m.

O'Sullivan's Italian Irish Pub — Tronic, 10 p.m. , no cover

Piere's — House DJ, 9 p.m.

Wrigley Field Bar & Grill — Live DJ, 10 p.m. , no cover


Paul's Pub — Shotgun Prod. Karaoke, 10 p.m.

New Haven

Rack and Helen's — American Idol Karaoke w/TJ, 10 p.m. , no cover

Stage & Dance

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Art & Artifacts

200@200: The Spirit of Competition — Exhibit of Fort Wayne’s “firsts” from the early days of organized sports to the present, Monday-Saturday thru Sept. 30, History Center, Fort Wayne, 426-2882

Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair — Photographs by Michael July, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 16, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Art of Joanne Schultz — Works by Joanne Schultz, Cara Wade and Matt Mabis, Friday-Sunday thru Oct. 9, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, 704-5400

Catherine Blyth and Elizabeth Wamsley — Paintings and works in clay, Tuesday-Saturday thru Oct. 3, Crestwoods Frame Shop & Gallery, Roanoke, 672-2080

Decatur Sculpture Tour 31 original sculptures and 15 permanent exhibits on display, walking tour maps available, thru April 1, 2017, Decatur, free, 724-2605

Diane Groenert — Fort Wayne-based artist exhibits her paintings, daily thru Sept. 30 (reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29), Henry’s Restaurant, Fort Wayne, 426-0531

Ethan Ross — Hybrid landscapes shot with a 4x5 camera, Monday-Friday thru Oct. 9, Spotlight Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Fall Colors and Themes — Paintings and photos depicting the rich changing colors of the season along with raku fired skulls, fiber monsters, harvest moon paintings, clay figures and more, Monday-Saturday, Oct. 4-31, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 436-0927

Indiana Bicentennial Exhibit — Artwork by 200 artists in the theme “Indiana: People, Place & Things”, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 12, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, 424-7195

IPFW Department of Fine Art Graduate Works — Mixed media pieces from recent IPFW graduates, Friday-Sunday thru Oct. 18, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, 704-5400 

Marks of Intention — Abstract works by Nazar Harran, Monday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Nov. 15, Jennifer Ford Art, Fort Wayne, 740-1309

Master Prints — Diverse collection of prints acquired by the university over the past 15 years, Monday-Friday thru Dec. 22 (opening reception 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5), Lupke Gallery, University of Saint Francis North Campus, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Observations: Contemporary Landscapes by Thomas Hilty and Tamara Monk — Abstract figurative works in pastel and mixed media by Hilty and oil paintings by Monk, Monday-Friday thru Oct. 9, John P. Weatherhead Gallery and Goldfish Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Oil Painters of America Salon Show — Juried show featuring 300 paintings by Oil Painters of America members, Sept. 30-Oct. 29, (opening reception, 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30; paint out and demonstrations, Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1), Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 426-6568

Outdoor Sculpture Invitational — Fifteen outdoor sculptures from regional artists, daily thru April 30, School of Creative Arts campus, University of Saint Francis North Campus, Fort Wayne, 399-7999

Paroxysm: A New Body of Work by Crystal Wagner — Large scale multi-textured sculptures, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 23, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Picasso, Braque and Leger: 20th Century Modern Masters — Paintings and prints from legendary artists, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 27, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Selections from the Haan Collection of Indiana Art — Works on loan from the Haan Mansion Museum in Lafayette, Indiana, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 23, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

The Spirit of Innovation: American Abstraction, 1960 to 1975 — Abstract works from the museum’s permanent collection, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 16, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

Sue Davis and Rebecca Dearing — Acrylics inspired by nature’s spirit rhythms and cycles of the earth and moon; fiber art dolls, including a new series of Endearing Hot Mamas, Monday-Saturday thru Sept. 30, Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 436-0927

Theoplis Smith III — Works on display, daily thru Oct. 21, The Gallery at PranaYoga, Fort Wayne, 423-9642

Tom Martin: Everything and Nothing — Realist paintings resembling life and reality and focused on the effect money has on people, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 16, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467

University of Saint Francis Photo Club — Photographs from USF students, Tuesday-Sunday thru Oct. 12, Betty Fishman Gallery, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, 424-7195

Featured Events

Artlink Educational Programs — Art classes offered by Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, dates and times vary, Artlink, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-7195

Fort Wayne Dance Collective Workshops — Workshops and classes for movement, dance, yoga and more offered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, dates and times vary, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-6574

IPFW Community Arts Academy— Art, dance, music and theater classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977, www.ipfw.edu/caa

Sweetwater Academy of Music — Private lessons for a variety of instruments available from professional instructors, ongoing weekly lessons, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, call for pricing, 432-8176, academy.sweetwater.com

Team Trivia — Trivia for teams of up to 6 players, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Crazy Pinz/Coconutz, Fort Wayne, free, 969-9336