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This week's giveaway: A pair of tickets to Down the Line: Hard Chord at Embassy Theatre.
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Things To Do
AWS Fantasy of Lights — Drive among 70 Christmas light displays, 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday thru Dec. 31, Franke Park, Fort Wayne, $5 per car ($10 per 15-passenger van; $25 per bus or trolley), 456-2971 ext. 5874
Festival of Gingerbread — 28th annual exhibit of over 100 edible gingerbread creations as well as Wolf and Dessauer display of animatronic characters and an exhibit of “A Christmas Carol” watercolors from the Patterson Fletcher Department Store, thru Sunday, Dec. 15 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.), The History Center, Fort Wayne, $3-$5, 426-2882, www.fwhistorycenter.com/events.html#gingerbread
Tony Orlando — Christmas concert at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert, Ohio, 7:30 p.m., $27-$52, 419-238-6722
Halestorm w/Redlight King, Stars in Stereo — Rock at Piere's Entertainment Center, Fort Wayne, 8 p.m., $25 adv., $28 d.o.s. thru Ticketmaster or box office, 486-1979
Music & Comedy
AP-Jazz 4 — Jazz at All That Jazz, Fort Wayne, 8:30-11:30 p.m., no cover, 203-5971
BackWater — Country rock at Paul's Pub, Kendallville, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 343-0233
Clusterfolk — Neo folk at Deer Park Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, 8-11 p.m., no cover, 432-8966
Desert Train — Variety at Deer Park Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., no cover, 432-8966
Elements of Cosmos — Rock at O'Sullivan's Italian Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover, 422-5896
Hip-O-Fonic — Rock at Skully's Boneyard, Fort Wayne, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., no cover, 637-0198
Influx — Rock at 4D's Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, 490-6488
Joe Five — Rock at Columbia Street West, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., cover, 422-5055
Kill the Rabbit — Rock at Checkerz Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, 10 p.m., no cover, 489-0286
Larry Reeb w/Chris DuBail — Comedy at Snickerz Comedy Bar, Fort Wayne, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., $9.50, 486-0216
Marshall Law — Country rock at Beamer's Sports Grill, Fort Wayne, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 625-1002
Teen Rock Night — Rock at C2G Music Hall, Fort Wayne, 8 p.m., $3, 426-6434
Todd Harrold Band — R&B/blues at American Legion Post 148, Fort Wayne, 6:30-9:30 p.m., no cover, 423-4751
Karaoke & DJs
AJ’s Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Arena Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke w/Josh, 10 p.m.
Babylon — Plush, 10 p.m.
Crooners Karaoke Bar — House KJ, 9:30 p.m.
Hammerheads — Shotgun Prod. Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Jag’s Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke w/TJ, 9 p.m.
Latch String Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke, 10:30 p.m.
North Star Bar & Grill — Shotgun Prod. Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Piere's — House DJ, 9 p.m.
Pine Valley Bar & Grill — American Idol Karaoke w/Jesse, 9:30 p.m.
Stage & Dance
FPT Christmas Revue — Musical sketches about Christmas and the holiday season by Jack Cantey, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec.13-14; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 20-21; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne, $10-$24, 426-7421, firstpres-fw.org
Madrigal Dinner Theater — Dinner and Christmas entertainment, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Honeywell Center, Wabash, $55, 563-1102, www.honeywellcenter.org
The Nutcracker — Fort Wayne Ballet annual holiday performance of the Tchaikovsky classic about a young girl, her precious nutcracker and their battle to enter the Kingdom of Sweets (Sugar Plum Party immediately follows matinee performances; Dec. 6-7 performances feature Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir),2:30 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10; 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 2:30 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Arts United Center, Fort Wayne, $15-$45, 484-9646, www.fortwayneballet.org
Our Town — IPFW Department of Theatre presents a contemporary approach to the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder about life in a New England town; starring and directed by Frasier’s Dan Butler, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8; 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 10-14; sign language performance 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; high school matinee 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, Studio Theatre, Kettler Hall, IPFW, ages 6 and up, $5-$20 thru IPFW box office 481-6555, www.ipfw.edu/theatre
Same Time, Next Year — Romantic comedy focusing on two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year for 25 years, rated PG13 for mature subject matter, 8 p.m. (7 p.m. dinner) Saturday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. (1 p.m. dinner) Sunday, Dec. 8; 8 p.m. (7 p.m .dinner) Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14 & 20-21, Arena Dinner Theatre, Fort Wayne, $35 (includes dinner & show), 424-5622
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Art & Artifacts
Cash & Carry Holiday Exhibit — Holiday art, daily thru Jan. 5, Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, Wabash, 563-1102, www.honeywellcenter.org
Decatur Sculpture Tour — Features 20 sculptures on display, daily thru May 2014, 2nd & Monroe Streets, Decatur, 724-2604, www.decatursculpturetour.com
Diane Groenert and Tom Fuhrman — Oil paintings and blown glass daily thru Jan. 19 at First Presbyterian Gallery, Fort Wayne, 426-7421, www.firstpres-fw.org
Frank Liljegren — Over 20 finished works and examples of prelimainary studies, photographs and source material in commercial illustration, Monday-Friday thru Dec. 20 , Goldfish Gallery, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, 497-0417, www.sf.edu/sf/art/events/galleries
Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project — Serigraphic works created over the past two decades, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 5, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467, www.fwmoa.org
Hard Edge, Cool Logic: Geometric Abstraction in the 20th Century — Geometric works by post WWII artists, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 26, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467, www.fwmoa.org
Holiday Show — National and regional artists exhibited in a Richardsonian Romanesque home decked out for the holidays, Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment thru Jan. 10, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, 426-6568, www.castlegallery.com
Mark Phenicie — Spaceships from found objects, daily thru Jan. 19 (artists’ reception Saturday, April 6) at First Presbyterian Gallery, Fort Wayne, 426-7421, www.firstpres-fw.org
Illustrators 55 — A traveling exhibition presented by New York Society of Illustrators, daily except Thanksgiving Day thru Dec. 20 , John P. Weatherhead Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, 497-0417, www.sf.edu/sf/art/events/galleries
Indelible Impressions: The Politics of the Social in Contemporary Art — Prints addressing socio/political life from printmakers such as Luis Jiménez, Faith Ringgold and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Tuesday-Sunday thru Jan. 5, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467, www.fwmoa.org
Variation upon a Theme: Song of the Underground Railroad — Johnny Coleman’s installations combining salvaged and handcrafted objects, fragrant materials and sound elements, Tuesday-Sunday thru March 9, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, $5-$7 (members, free), 422-6467, www.fwmoa.org
CAA Private Music Instruction — Private music lessons 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length for children and adults for voice and a variety of instruments through IPFW Community Arts Academy, times and dates vary, Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, prices vary, 481-6713, 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, $100 per month, 432-8176 ext. 1961, academy.sweetwater.com