LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec08

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Holiday Season! 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. Modbar Holiday Throw Down Thursday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The second annual Holiday Throw Down! Some friendly competition for some great prizes should make for a fun night. 2. ART21 Screening Thursday, December 8 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. A free screening of ART 21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century: Chicago. 3. Holiday Pops December 9, 10, and 17, 2016 2:00 PM | Embassy Theatre (December 10 and 17) 7:30 PM | Embassy Theatre We love POPS! If you don’t know, Broadway personalities join the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Chorus, and other special guests to perform fun holiday music – both contemporary and traditional. 4. Harry Potter’s Magical Holiday Ball – Supporting PBS39 Friday, December 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dancing! Crafts! Harry Potter! Go dressed in formal attire or dress up as your favorite character. 5. Jingle Bell Jazz Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Heartland Sings Vocal Artists’ unique spin on holiday faves. There will be a cash bar available throughout the evening. 6. Santa & the Reindeer – Dec. 10 Saturday, December 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of the cutest opportunities for Santa pics EVER. My daughter loves going and petting the reindeer. You can also check out the rest of the conservatory in its Christmas beauty. 7. Santacon Fort Wayne Saturday, December 10 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dress as your favorite Christmas character and tour the bars downtown! All participating bars will have drink specials and drawings for prizes. It should be a great time! 8. Hoosiers in Harmony Saturday, December 10 at the 7 p.m. Mad Ants game They’re trying to set a Guinness World Record for “Most People Singing Live on a Radio Broadcast” to celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial. Join the fun! Heartland Vocal Artists will perform after! 9. Paw-tos with Santa 2016 Sunday, December 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Your pets can meet Santa too! 10. Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another – 20th Anniversary Tour Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Because who doesn’t love Straight No Chaser?! Remember,...

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The Classical College Music Scene
Feb04

The Classical College Music Scene

Do you like acoustical guitar? Perhaps a flute concert? Maybe a good brass ensemble or an orchestra would sound good right now. Well, stop and check out some of the collegiate sounds that Fort Wayne has to offer. First of all, be sure to keep a weather eye open for visiting college groups. An example would be the St. Olaf Choir, from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. This group, which features 75 voices, will perform at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. If this choir is anything like their television Christmas specials, you won’t want to miss this event! Fort Wayne, home to a variety of universities and colleges, is also the place to experience a good amount of quality music – especially when it comes as the result of university-level instruction. Both students and instructors perform routinely throughout the school year, giving solo, ensemble, and full-out formal concerts that members of the Fort Wayne community are welcome to enjoy. Many of the musical offerings come from the Rhinehart Music Center at Indiana University-Purdue University. Large concerts are held in the Auer Performance Hall, a beautiful stage space that can hold around 1,500 audience members. A smaller performance area, the Rhinehart Recital Hall, is a more intimate setting for solo recitals and ancient music performances. Coming up on February 23, (Monday at 7:30 p.m.), the IPFW/Fort Wayne Community Orchestra will present a concerto and aria concert, featuring recent winners of the University’s concerto/aria competition. Music will include Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat, three opera solos, and a trombone concerto by the British composer Bourgeoise. If you want to see something on a Thursday night, try out the Wind Ensemble Concert, March 5 at 7:30. It’s always a glittering sight, seeing all those flutes and trumpets lined up in rows before the podium. If quieter, smaller ensembles are more to your taste, then you might want to listen to a guitar studio showcase. IPFW is holding a variety of guitar concerts and recitals – as is the University of Saint Francis. USF will be holding their guitar concert on April 21, at 7 p.m. This concert will be held at their North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. IPFW’s guitars will make several performances, including Saturday, March 28 (the Canadian Guitar Quartet, 7:30 p.m.) and the Guitar Ensemble Recital (April 15, 7:30 p.m.). And don’t forget about quality piano music. Maybe you want to sample some of the Summit City’s best piano work – well, look no further. Several piano events are happening this semester at IPFW, including an alumni recital with Jason Simon, (Feb....

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