LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep28

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun events in Fort Wayne? Look no further! Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Food Truck Thursday – Season FINALE! Thursday, September 28 at 5 p.m. It’s the last food truck Thursday of the season! The weather should be great, don’t miss it! Heartland Sings: Karaoke Classics Live Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Sing along to your favorite karaoke this Friday! Lucky Duck Children’s Consignment Sale Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1 It’s one of the biggest consignment sales in the area, check it out! Fort4Fitness Fall Festival: 4M, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon Saturday, September 30 at 7 a.m. Fort4Fitness is finally here! Head out and finish that race! Suicide Prevention QPR Training at St. Jude Sunday, October 1 at 7 p.m. After this training in prevention, you’ll be prepared to assist someone who is contemplating suicide. Oktoberfest Dinner Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. A four-course dinner and plenty of giveaways, it should be a fun night! Tiny Musicians Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4 Music is a great way to help your kiddos grow. Help them experience the emotional, physical, and mental benefits of playing with music this week! Bridging the Gap of Homelessness presented by the CMSA of FW Wednesday, October 4 at 8:20 p.m. Learn how you can make a difference in our community and how we can all work together to tackle homelessness. Drawn Together Wednesday, October 4 at 7 a.m. Grab your imagination and join together for a fun time of creating! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Let Your Inner pARTY Animal Out for the Allen County SPCA
Sep06

Let Your Inner pARTY Animal Out for the Allen County SPCA

If you’re the person who makes friends with the host’s dog during social gatherings, snap on your party hats. Fort Wayne HeART of the City and the Allen County SPCA present pARTY Animal, an art social event to benefit the Allen County SPCA. pARTY Animal (you gotta love that play on words) will take place on September 22 at 4pm–10pm at 125 W. Main Street, just two doors down from Coney Island. I spoke with Executive Director of the SPCA, Jessica Henry, to find out more unique fundraiser.   pARTY Animal is the first art-related event for the Allen County SPCA, and there’s plenty to look forward to at this inaugural happening. An art gallery by local artists will displayed and available for purchase; part of the proceeds from each purchase will benefit the Allen County SPCA. Live painters will create animal-themed paintings (available for auction), local musicians will be performing, and raffles will be held throughout the night. Plus, you can meet cats and dogs that are adoptable at a later date. Emcee Amber Stone of SUNNY 103.9 will host this fun night, and delicious pizza and beverages will be available for purchase by 816 Pint & Slice.   For $5 donation at the door, you can help support the Allen County SPCA and their mission to find animals’ fur-ever homes. A $20 VIP package can be purchased online and includes admission for one, one drink ticket, and exclusive rooftop access throughout the evening. Availability is limited. If you’re unfamiliar with the location, that’s because it’s a privately owned building that has been completely renovated. “It’s a unique opportunity for a sneak peek inside a place that’s not open to the public,” said Jessica.   The Allen County SPCA is the only nonprofit animal shelter in the area, and they’ve been working hard to save as many animals as they can. Jessica said, “In 2016, we homed over 2,700 animals. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations. Without the community, we couldn’t do it.” Thanks to the connection within the HeART of the City, this event will make even more possible for the organization. “This event is special in that it’s supporting local artists and animals. It serves a dual purpose. We are extremely grateful for all of the artists and their dedication to the event.”   Let your inner party animal out and support the local art and animals on September 22nd at pARTY Animal! VIP packages are available for purchase here. Check out the Facebook event page for updates on the event as it...

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Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Fort Wayne Comedy Club
Aug08

Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Fort Wayne Comedy Club

After performing at his first open mic night years ago, Micheal Moses fell in love with comedy. For the past 12 years, he has performed at comedy clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Now Moses is back in Fort Wayne with the mission to make the city laugh.   Wanting to challenge the naysayers who constantly say there is nothing to do in Fort Wayne, Moses officially opened the Fort Wayne Comedy Club in June 2017. Located at 2104 South Calhoun Street, shows play every Saturday night. Tickets for the events can be bought in advance for $15 on their website, or $20 at the door. And in case you work up an appetite while laughing, the comedy club also provides southern style dinner options.   Looking down the road, Moses’ goal is to continue to make his business a world class comedy club that brings in headline performers that compete with larger markets.   Moses spoke a little bit about entrepreneurship in Fort Wayne, here’s what he had to say.   What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana? For several years I have utilized several venues around town to promote the brand Mike Moses Presents under labels like Art & Soul of the City, Notes & Words, Link Up!, & Pro Amateur Comedy Showcase.  An opportunity opened up where I could add professional stand-up comedy to this repertoire.   What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community?  The people! Like Randi Lincoln with her networking groups, Allen Helms, Jomare and Elizabeth Mizzell, as well as the folks at Anthony Wayne Medical Associates and Summit pharmacy, just to name a few. They have, and continue to lend their time, talent and knowledge not to mention access to their resources.   What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? In a word, the naysayers. What person has helped you the most in your journey?  The owners of 2104 better known as @2104 Fort Wayne   What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? Before Columbus discovered the New World, Leonardo Da Vinci drew up the concept of a flying machine that could carry a person, his contemporaries labeled the idea as crazy. Some 500 years later people are actually flying. My point is this, never let a naysayer tell you it can’t be done, or that’s a crazy idea.   What would be the best thing Fort Wayne could do for entrepreneurs in your opinion? As we as a city move forward with the redevelopment of the downtown area, there needs to be a better...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug03

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. The Beach Boys- Foellinger Theater Concert Series Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. What a fun concert! Spend your Thursday night rocking out at Foellinger Theatre! Cinema Center: A Ghost Story Thursday, August 3 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. I think it’s time to start getting into the Halloween spirit, don’t you? Summer Party Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m. It’s that time again! Get your quarterly party on! Arena Dinner Theatre: Blood Brothers August 4 through August 19 A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her newborn twins to a childless woman. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and eventually falling in love with the same girl. Jurassic Quest Xl Saturday, August 5 at 9 a.m. Spend a day experiencing every dinosaur — from lifelike animatronics to crafts, snacks, and games for the kids, this has it all. Jefferson Pointe Car Show Saturday, August 5 at 12 p.m. Take a look at some cool cars and have a chance to meet celebrity Judge Tyler Dale from American Restoration on The History Channel. Middle Waves Vibe Workshop Sunday, August 6 at 9 a.m. Help make the art installations that will be on-site at Middle Waves! Back To School Fashion Event Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. Check out all the latest styles before you head into this fall season! From clothes and hair to school supplies, don’t miss your look at the latest trends! FWN Job Fair Tuesday, August 8 at 11:30 a.m. There will be representatives from all sorts of different fields, if you’re job hunting, stop by and check it out! Comedy Pizza Mic featuring TV Tuesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. Hang out at Pint & Slice for this free comedy show! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jul27

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Allen County Fair Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30 Animals, food, rides and fun. Don’t miss the fair this week! Botanical Roots Concert Series: The Kinsey Report (Blues) Friday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy some great food and music! Summer Fest at Black Pine Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Explore the sanctuary, enjoy some great vendors and experience a day at Black Pine! Storytime Live! – Hang Out with Curious George Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Take your kiddos to meet Curious George. Food Fest at Headwaters Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. Bring the family and enjoy all the food options at Food Fest this Saturday! Electric Summer 2017 Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. It’s that time again! Head out to Electric Summer to hear a mashup of your favorite music! Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: The Breakfast Club Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Enjoy an iconic film and dinner from CS3 at a great price this weekend! DOGust Day Birthday Party! Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. DOGust Day is the universal birthday for shelter pets whose birthdays are unknown, so Pedal City is throwing a birthday bash for all these sweeties! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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