LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep08

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of 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. ART MOVES Thursday, September 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s fourth annual fundraiser hosted by Wunderkammer Company! It will be a great show for a great organization. 2. 20th Anniversary Season Opening Concert Friday, September 9 from 7:30 p.m. The Heartland Vocal Artists start the celebration of their 20th year with a fun mix of pop and vocal jazz, including a tribute to Indiana musicians in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial year. A cash bar is available during the event. $20 Advance and $25 at the door. 3. Salvage in the City Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have you been to Saving Grace Vintage Boutique? If not, you need to go! They have wonderful, adorable, amazing things. This Saturday, they’re having an outdoor sale! There will be food trucks and music! Go! 4. The Rocky Horror Show Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. and 11:59pm Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Such a fun show to kick off Halloween season … it will really get you in the spirit, especially if you go to a midnight show. 5. Brewed “IN” the Fort Fest Saturday, September 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Indiana’s finest brews! Also, food trucks and music. My goal is to eat all my meals at food trucks this weekend. 6. RideGreen 2016 Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Ride to some of the best local “food and watering holes.” 7. Fort Wayne Air Show Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 Fun for the whole family! This even is going to be huge. There will be lots to do and see (and lots to eat). 8. Autism Acceptance Walk Sunday, September 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a family-friendly, one-mile walk. There will be food an entertainment, and all proceeds from this event support the local Ally programs in Indiana. 9. Be a Tourist in Your Hometown Sunday, September 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Yay! I love this day! Visit a slew of Fort Wayne’s...

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Something’s in the air at Birdboy Brewing
Jul28

Something’s in the air at Birdboy Brewing

There’s something in the air in Fort Wayne – something new and exciting in the local beer scene. Birdboy Brewing is coming and hopes Fort Wayne is ready for a taste of something new. The local craft brewery is starting up production of kegged craft beer for distribution to select bars and restaurants in the Fort Wayne market. “It’s a small brewery,” said founder Ben Thompson. “It’s going to be Fort Wayne’s only production brewery right now.” In naming his brewery, Thompson was inspired by Fort Wayne’s own “birdboy,” pilot Art Smith, who Fort Wayne’s Smith Field Airport is also named for. Thompson himself has been a pilot since the age of 17 and went on to study aviation maintenance in college, which is when he started experimenting with homebrewing. With assistance from the Fort Wayne Arts Incubator Co-Starters program at ArtLink Fort Wayne, Thompson was able to pivot and refine an already existing business plan he originally had for a brew pub and decided to go the distribution route. Working independently with only a contractor, Thompson is balancing working a full-time job while pursuing his dream. “It definitely doesn’t leave time for much else, but it’s manageable,” said Thompson. The first brews on tap are going to be a Belgian pale ale followed by an American wheat. “The Belgian pale ale is not real hoppy, but it has a nice kind of spicy yeast character,” said Thompson. “The American wheat is pretty hoppy with some soft wheat flavors.” With construction just wrapping up and the first batch of craft beer completed, Thompson is now meeting with bar and restaurant owners and managers to get his special brew on tap. “It’s going to be such a small brewery,” said Thompson. “I’m going to have a hard time keeping up with just Fort Wayne.” That’s good to hear, and great for the community to see new things, which add to the culture of Fort Wayne while also reminding us a little bit about Fort Wayne’s rich history. Look for Birdboy Brewing beers at a local pub near you. For more information and to get updates on when and where to find Birdboy Brewing products, please visit them online at birdboybrewing.com and on social media on Facebook and...

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