Fort Wayne weekend events, Feb. 22 – 24

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –

Once Upon a Mattress – Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 8-10 p.m.
If you thought you knew the story of the “The Princess and the Pea,” you’re in for an eye-opening surprise. The disheveled Princess Winnifred the Woebegone (made famous by Carol Burnett) is not your typical princess and her soon-to-be husband Prince Dauntless the Drab, not your typical prince!
Admission: $5-$18
Location: Williams Theatre at Purdue Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company presents “Aladdin” – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 1-1:30 p.m.
Join Fort Wayne Ballet’s Youth Company as they share their story of the Prince of Thieves.
Admission: $10
Location: Arts United Center, 300 E. Main Street

Fort Wayne Women’s Expo – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Attend the Fort Wayne Women’s Expo for fashion, fun and shopping. Receive free spa services, including hairdos, mini manicures, makeup/lashes, and neck/shoulder massages. Spend the day watching fashion shows, shopping, attending wellness talks and cooking shows, and more.
Admission: $7
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Expo I, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Winter Garrison 1812 – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit with the soldiers and feel what it was like to live in a frontier Fort during the winter.
Admission: Freewill donation
Location: Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Avenue

The Great Train Connection at the Botanical Conservatory – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 24 @ 12-4 p.m.
At the turn of the 20th century, Fort Wayne was a major railroad town, connected to every major city by rail. Climb aboard this weekend to get a good look at local railroad history and enjoy the thrill of model trains. Throughout this two-day event, model railroad clubs will run their G-scale, HO gauge, and N gauge trains in tabletop displays, while history buffs share their stories and explain the artifacts they have carefully accumulated and preserved.
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Children
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Test your knowledge of pines, spruces, and firs and learn to make your own model “pine” tree. When you visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday, you always get a closer look at our gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration.
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Children
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Fort Wayne Brew Bus – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Original Fort Wayne Brew Bus is rolling again. Visit Trubble Brewing, Hop River, 2 Toms, and two more local breweries. Register now to save your spot. The last tour was full with a waitlist. Each guest receives a goodie bag, pretzel necklace, beer tchotchke, and beer samples at each stop. Event is 21+.
Admission: $42
Location: Starts at Trubble Brewing, 112 W. Washington Boulevard

Fort Wayne Derby Girls Season Opener – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 5 p.m.
Fort Wayne Derby Girls will host the Omaha Roller Girls for Fort Wayne’s first game of the 2019 season. Dress in your best superhero fashion for superhero night! The FWDG will present their charity partner, Reason to Dance, supporting Riley Children’s Hospital.
Admission: $12 or two for $20 Adults, $9 Seniors/Military/Students, $7 Children
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Down the Line 13 – Legends by Locals – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 7 p.m.
Down the Line is a one-night music tribute to legends of rock. The 2019 lineup includes Chris Worth performing Alice in Chains, The Snarks performing Green Day, Strange Waters performing Nirvana, Fatima Washington performing Whitney Houston, and Jess Thrower performing Sheryl Crow.
Admission: $15
Location: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Comedy Night with Sal Demilio – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Sal is a national headliner and performs regularly at such top clubs as Zanies, The Funny Bone, Hilarities, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, and The Laugh Factory.
Admission: For the 7:15 show – $15 in advance, $20 at the door; for the 9:45 show – $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Location: Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun Street

Barber and Vaughan Williams – Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Robert deMaine performs Barber’s Cello Concerto, a work of musical fireworks and aching lyricism. The concert concludes with Vaughan Williams’ most popular symphony, a pastoral romance that sings with emotional strength and spirituality.
Admission: $22-$75
Location: Auer Performance Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard

2019 Bridal Extravaganza – Sunday, Feb. 24 @ 12-4 p.m.
Find everything you need to make your dream day perfect at the 12th annual Fort Wayne Newspapers Bridal Extravaganza! From your bouquet to your honeymoon, vendors will be on hand to help you design your ideal wedding. The first 300 registered brides are guaranteed to receive a Vera Bradley tote bag with the latest issue of Fort Wayne Magazine’s Weddings and a helpful Bridal Planner.
Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Carnival of the Animals – Sunday, Feb. 24 @ 2-3 p.m.
This musical menagerie of creatures of all shapes and sizes teaches young audiences about the instruments of the orchestra. Tortoises, hens, elephants, and even kangaroos parade through two colorful and educational pieces for music lovers of all ages.
Admission: $15
Location: Auer Performance Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Film Noir at the Embassy: Sunset Boulevard – Sunday, Feb. 24 @ 3 p.m.
Discover classic thrillers from the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1950 Sunset Blvd., William Holden and Gloria Swanson star in a Hollywood comeback story unlike any other.
Admission: $10
Location: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

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