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Going out guide: The best things to do in the coming week

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DISNEY ON ICE: “WORLDS OF FANTASY”: Beloved Disney characters will glide across the ice in this show that delivers four segments based on Disney animated movies “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Tinker Bell” and “Toy Story 3.” Expect dazzling skating and impressive special effects as Lightning McQueen, Mater, Tinker Bell, Buzz Lightyear, Woody and more take to the ice. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Tickets are $14.50-$40.50. The show continues at 3 and 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Sunday.

FRIDAY

CLASSIC DRAMA

: The University of Saint Francis presents a dramatization of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” One of the most compelling tales of our time, the drama about justice and the human spirit is told through the eyes of a young girl, Scout, who is learning hard lessons about adulthood. The story deals with difficult subject matter — rape and racial inequality — but also teaches about compassion, justice, integrity and courage. It's a must-see for every generation. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. The show also is at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 general public; and $12 for seniors and under age 10.

SATURDAY

FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI: Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli headlines the “Hundred More Years” tour at First Assembly of God. She is joined by The Afters and Love & the Outcome. Kyle Sherman is the worship leader. Battistelli was nominated for a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance for her hit single “Free To Be Me.” This concert is based on her latest CD, “Hundred More Years.” The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the church, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. Tickets are $30 VIP experience, $25 artist circle, $15 advance, $20 at the door, $12 each groups of 10 or more, free ages 5 and under (no ticket required except for artist circle and VIP experience). Tickets are available at www.itickets.com; YoYo, 10015 Lima Road; and YoYo, 9930 Illinois Road. There are no service fees at YoYo.

SUNDAY

“WITCHES, WIZARDS & FAIRYTALES”: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic joins Fort Wayne Youtheatre to bring beloved fairytales to life in this Family Concert featuring the music of Mother Goose and Hansel and Gretel. The show starts at 2 p.m. at IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Tickets are $7 for kids and $13 for adults. Come early; kid-friendly pre-concert activities begin at 1 p.m. Events include: Instrument Playground with The Phil Friends, Science Central activities, Fort Wayne Youtheatre costume dress up, T.A.G. Art face painting and a performance by the Youth Concert Orchestra chamber ensembles. Tickets: 481-0777 or www.fwphil.org.

FREE LECTURE: John Stafford of the IPFW Community Research Institute will present “Downtown Fort Wayne: From Urban Renewal to Urban Revitalization” at 2 p.m. Sunday at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. It's free.

CELTIC WOMAN: The all-female Irish musical ensemble performs at 3 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. The latest tour features some new elements, says Chloe Agnew, who has been with the group since the very beginning. But the audience also will be treated to some old favorites, such as “Orinoco Flow,” “You Raise Me Up” and “She Moved Thru' the Fair.” Tickets are $42, $62 and $102.


— News-Sentinel staff reports


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