Hobnobben Film Festival Preview
Jun14

Hobnobben Film Festival Preview

After an impressive inaugural year, the annual Hobnobben Film Festival is back and more eclectic than ever before. That’s a good thing too, because even more so than the year prior, the festival has such a generous offering for film buffs to devour and a handful of community based gatherings to stumble upon for those casually walking around downtown. Make no mistake about it – your June 15th through the 18th should be spent near and around the Main Street area to watch movies, celebrate the city, and experience one of the most unique film festivals in the entire region.   I was privileged to serve as a member of the 5 person jury for this year’s crop of movies, which altogether added up to 47 entries in every category except for the headlining “Eye-Opening” films. As someone who has seen just about all the festival has to offer, I have to say that you’re in for a treat. especially when you factor in all of the extra events Hobnobben has in store over the course of the weekend. Thursday night gives filmgoers a chance to meet and greet at the opening night gathering. Friday evening is be dedicated to Blocknobben in the Arts United Plaza featuring food trucks, local vendors, and live music. The night is capped off by an outdoor screening of the ’07 Coen Brother’s classic film, No Country for Old Men, accompanied by a live score. Saturday is the most loaded and diverse day of the weekend, featuring the Awards Ceremony at the Arts United Center as well as two Sound & Shadow Redux showings of classic silent films. As for the last day, there are four wide-ranging and well-received pictures to enjoy at the Cinema Center.   The festival program is available in digital format and can be downloaded at Hobnobben.org. Two breakouts from this year’s Sundance Film Festival – Dina and The Hero – both screen on Thursday and are must-sees for the weekend. I’d also recommend Lemon, One Week and a Day, and Lost in Paris. On Saturday afternoon there is the “Class Act” collection of student made short films, and they are a mightily impressive group. The same goes for the “Short Haul” and the “Hoosier Spirit Showcase.” Some of the very best entries in this year’s festival were short films either made locally, by up-and-coming talents, or from universities around the state. I’ll be reviewing the big “Eye-Opening” films on my personal website LoganBushey.com, but make sure to check out the smaller offerings on the schedule as well; some of them are truly outstanding.   If you happen to be downtown grabbing a meal on a patio or sharing a drink with friends,...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
May11

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 go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Hobnobben Film Festival Preview Party Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check out trailers for the 2017 films! Meditation in the Park Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Everyone could use a bit of fresh air and a clear mind. Find both in the park! Visitors Center Open House Friday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn all about the Visitors Center, and enjoy some special treats while you’re at it! Youtheatre’s “James and the Giant Peach” Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, times vary This is such a fun show for the Youtheatre to be putting on! Support our kids’ art and enjoy the show! West Main Street Antique and Vintage Market SPRING 2017 Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m. Don’t miss your chance to take home some really great finds. Three Rivers Running Company Pink Ribbon Run Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m. Join the run to benefit breast cancer research! 5th Annual Raptor Expo Saturday, May 13 at from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Stop by to see these amazing animals! There will be presentations throughout the day. Mary Poppins Movie Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. Mary Poppins in the Embassy Theatre? What a perfect Mother’s Day. Mommie Dearest and Mimosas – Mother’s Day at Cinema Center Sunday, May 14 at 11 a.m. As part of Downtown Fort Wayne’s Mother’s Day Downtown event, Cinema Center will screen Mommie Dearest! Do something different this year. Mother’s Day Downtown 2017 Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free trolleys to explore downtown! Find the perfect gift for mom, or spend a fun day with her! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar30

LFW Weekly Fun File

–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. Inaugural FORT WAYNE SOUP Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The goal is to foster community and civic engagement through social and democratic interaction.  If you’re interested in learning more, check out the post. Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. This will be an amazing night raising money for an awesome organization in our community. Donnie Darko 15th Anniversary Late Night Screening… Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Special screenings of the newly restored 15th anniversary special of Donnie Darko! Maumee, Mary And Joseph Comedy Festival Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s first comedy festival. It’s sure to be a good time! Journey, Allen County War Memorial Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Who doesn’t love Journey? Fool Hardy History Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Fool Hardy History challenges the public to identify unusual or mysterious objects from the museum’s 28,000 piece object collection. Guesses are submitted to History Center staff, and the individuals with the most correct guesses will win prizes. The Phil Masterworks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Three Shakespearean works are represented here in vastly different guises. The program’s centerpiece is Mendelssohn’s sparkling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with actors reading from the Bard’s comedy. Science Central Spring Break Camps April 3 – 8 Have some fun and keep learning this spring break! Registration deadline is 2 days before camp begins … don’t wait! Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Spend your Wednesday evening this Spring Break with the Komets! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Feb23

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities 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. Stupid F@% ing Bird Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25 “An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, playwright Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.”   2. Fort Wayne Komets Pink the Rink Weekend Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 A weekend with the Komets to benefit breast cancer research.   3. Fort Wayne Women’s Expo Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 Health, beauty, fashion, and home! Check out the awesome vendors, and benefit breast cancer research!   4. Hats Off to Reading! Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Storytime, activities, prizes, and a celebration of the one-of-a-kind Dr. Seuss. It’s free and open to all ages.   5. Fort Wayne / West Central Development Update Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Find out what downtown development means for the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s an exciting time!   6. Wedding Expo Saturday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. Shop local for your wedding! Local vendors will be coming out to show you all the things they have to offer for your special day.   7. Cinema Center Sings the Oscars – Annual Oscar Party & Fundraiser Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. It’s the Cinema Center’s annual fundraiser, and it’s a blast! This year, they’re celebrating the return of the Hollywood movie musical.   8. 2017 Bridal Extravaganza Sunday, February 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. And so wedding season begins.   9. Fat Tuesday at Mad Anthony Brewing Company Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. Live music, a cajun and creole menu, and an authentic Mardi Gras experience!   10. Drawn Together Celebrate creativity and community at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits.   11. 2017 Pawject Runway Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. This is happening next week, but I wanted you to be...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jan25

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities 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. Juicing in the Garden Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Jill Howard of Juice Jar (check out her Entrepreneur Spotlight) teaches you all about juicing. You’ll also get to sample some juices! 2. 2017 Beer & Bacon Fest Silent Auction for Honor Flight Friday, January 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Help out Honor Flight Northeast Indiana while having beer and bacon. Win-win-win. 3. Adventures of Prince Achmed w/ Live Score by Silbo Gomero Friday, January 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cinema Center is showing the first animated feature film – The Adventures of Prince Achmed. It’s accompanied by a live score and should be pretty neat. It’s family-friendly, so expose your younger generation to some art and culture! 4. January Adult Baking Class! Friday, January 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For this January diet season, explore some healthy alternatives to classic recipes. Then make it unhealthy. Perfect. 5. Winter Cozy Friday, January 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Heated tent and bonfires, live music, and drinks from tolon. 21+. 6. Winterval Saturday, January 28, all day Ice carving, carriage rides and fun downtown! Don’t miss it this year! 7. Notable and Notorious Women of Fort Wayne Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. ARCH Board member Karen Richards will give us the low-down on all the notable and notorious women that come from the Fort. 8. PBS Nerd Night at Bottle and Bottega Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m. Support all the wonderful things that PBS brings! There will be good, drinks, and swag. 9. Let’s Comedy! Presents: Kristen Toomey Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss one of the top comedians from Chicago as she performs, brought to you by Let’s Comedy! 10. Help Make Hope workshop Sunday, January 29 at 4:30 p.m. Bring a bit of hope and joy to the young people at Parkview Behavioral Health. Supplies are provided, just bring your kind, creative self! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our city!...

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