LFW Weekly Fun File – New Year’s Edition
Dec29

LFW Weekly Fun File – New Year’s Edition

– (And mostly celebrate the fact that 2016 is OVER.) This isn’t everything that’s happening in Fort Wayne this weekend, but it’s a great sampling of NYE fun for all ages! 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 go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Let’s Laugh Off 2016 in The Comedy Garage Thursday, December 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2016 has been a bit rough. Laugh away the year with Let’s Comedy! There’s no cover for this last show, go enjoy yourself at Pedal City! 2. Science Central’s Countdown to Noon Saturday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the price of admission, take your kiddos to a fun, interactive New Year’s Eve party! They can make party hats, noisemakers, or get their faces painted. There will be a soda toast around noon, complete with a countdown. 3. Kids & Family NYE Party!! Saturday, December 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you need a family-friendly evening event, stop by teds! There will be games and snacks, kid-friendly beverages (and adult beverages, too) and a “midnight” ball drop (aka 8:30 p.m. ball drop). 4. Fort Wayne’s New Year’s Ball Drop (FREE EVENT) Saturday, December 31 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’s finally here! Music. Fireworks. LED tower. Countdown to 2017. It’s free and open to all ages. Don’t miss it! 5. 2017 NYE Ball at Main St Saturday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. This is a 21+ event, and the official indoor partnership with the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast with the price of admission. There will be dancing and a photographer to catch you looking snazzy. 6. Space Out NYE Party! Saturday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. This is Wunderkammer’s annual NYE party/fundraiser. If you want to have a great time for a fabulous cause, stop by Wunderkammer for the evening. 7. NYE 90’s Night with live music Saturday, December 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ’90’s night! It’s the best way to ring in the new year. 8. Secret Mezzanine New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Secret Mezzanine will be at Deer Park, If you’re looking for a little more low-key, still awesome bar experience, enjoy some food and music at Deer Park. 9. New...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec22

LFW Weekly Fun File

Happy Holidays! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of fun ongoings and events that we’re excited about 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 go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Holiday Wine Glasses! Paint 2 Beautiful Wine Glasses Thursday, December 22 at 6 pm Relieve some holiday shopping stress by taking an evening to paint some festive wine glasses. 2. Last Minute Pop-Up Market Friday, December 23 from 10 am to 7 pm You guys. I haven’t done any shopping, true story. You can bet I will be visiting this last minute pop-up. It supports local small businesses. Stop by and check it out! 3. It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration Friday, December 23 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm My dad’s all-time favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and we watch it every Christmas. It will be so fun to pay homage to the 70th anniversary of this special film at the Cinema Center! There will be free hot cocoa and a cash bar, and you can bring winter gear to donate … what could be better? 4. 2nd Annual Festivus Celebration Friday December 23 beginning at 4 pm Air your grievances. Wear festive outfits. Stein-Hoisting competition. It’s a fun way to begin the weekend! 5. Smoke and Mirrors LAST SHOW, Pink Balloon Band, and Dear Darla Friday, December 23 at 8 pm It’s Smoke and Mirror’s last show, and they’re playing with Pink Balloon Band and Dear Darla. It should be a great time. 6. Luau Week December 26 through December 30 So much fun is happening at Crazy Pinz this week! The kiddos are on Christmas break, take them for some fun, and have some fun yourself! Check out the link for a full list of activities. 7. Soirée Pres: Coria (Fair Fjola), Otitis Media, My Dog Junior Monday, December 26 at 8 pm It’s a $5 cover at the Brass Rail if you’re looking for something to fill your Monday night. 8. Bath Fizzy Workshop Tuesday, December 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm Our friends over at The Narwhal and the Manatee (you can check out their entrepreneurship spotlight here) are hosting a bath fizzy workshop! All ages are welcome, come make bath products that look like dessert! (Full disclosure: my 3-year-old totally tried to...

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Music and Comedy Fall in Love on the Transcontinental Tour in Fort Wayne
Jan04

Music and Comedy Fall in Love on the Transcontinental Tour in Fort Wayne

Musician Liss Victory and Comedian Krish Mohan are an interracial, cross-genre, mixed media couple. With their talents combined, they set up “Transcontinental Variety Shows” bringing together music and comedy in cities from coast-to-coast of the United States. On January 8, 2016 they perform at The Brass Rail in Ft Wayne. “We work together using two different forms of art to share new ideas with people and generate conversation,” says Victory. Mohan adds, “Humor is a great way to get the audience comfortable with social issues.” The couple both utilize performance as a vehicle for positive change. Mohan’s standup adds his distinct comedic flair to hot-button topics like race, religion, and immigration, sharing his perspective as an immigrant from India. Meanwhile, Victory writes protest songs driven by acoustic guitar rhythms. The lyrics reflect her white, middle-class upbringing in the States: surrounded by a failing manufacturing industry set against a backdrop of the longest war in U.S. history. They differ in race, ethnicity, religion, and even citizenship. Yet, they’re still very much in love. And they share the same goal: to change the world. Join them on the journey for just $6 at...

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Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for First Date Activities
Oct05

Living Fort Wayne’s Top Picks for First Date Activities

Living Fort Wayne is here for you, and we are planning to show you that with our new series: LFW’s Top Picks. We will be bringing you our top picks of everything in the great city of Fort Wayne from restaurants to sledding spots. And in our first installment, we bring you the best first date activities. We can guarantee you approximately an 85% success rate in garnering a second date if you use any of these ideas on your first date. If you use everything on this list…you might as well propose on the spot. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Catch some live music and great coffee at The Friendly Fox. Then head to DeBrand Fine Chocolates for some truly decadent desserts and chocolate. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair Take your date to a Let’s Comedy show. The group is constantly bringing amazing comedians to FW; this is a great test to see if you two have a similar sense of humor. After the show, you can meander up to the bar at CS3 for drinks. Jade Kelsey – Partnership Development Co-Chair Rent kayaks from Fort Wayne Outfitters, and spend a couple of hours exploring the rivers. Use that calorie deficit to indulge in a dessert at Sweets So Geek. Tim Zink – Committee Co-Chair Head to Hyde Brothers Booksellers – two stories of countless books where quieter types can explore shared interests together. Follow this with a stroll down Wells Street. For lunch, head around the corner to Caliente Cuban Cafe – not the biggest place in town, but if you like Cuban sandwiches and small, locally-owned establishments with character, this place rocks! Spend the afternoon at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – a Fort Wayne favorite since 1965, who knows how many dates have happened here. Even the monkeys have love in the air. Leslie Snare – Director at Large Meet at Fortezza for coffee and then catch an independent flick at the Cinema Center. After the film, head to Summit City Brewerks for beer flights and snacks. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair Check out the production of Anything Goes at IPFW, then head to Old Crown for some delicious food and drinks or freshly brewed coffee, whichever your proclivity. Courtney Bell – Technology Chair Take an afternoon stroll on the Pufferbelly Trail followed by a visit to Two EE’s Winery for a tasting and some wine slushies. Becca Bell – Contributing Writer Browse Fancy & Staple and Antiques on Broadway together. Then get a Bloody Mary at the Brass Rail, which is basically like a meal inside a drink. After that, you can...

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