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 Weekend Fun File
Jan21

LFW Weekend Fun File

There is so much to do this weekend! Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com 1. YLNI Hot Spot Thurs, January 21, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Join us at the Hoppy Gnome this Thursday! Meet new friends and find out how you can get more involved with our community. A group of us from LFW will be there — come say hi! 2. Road to One Million Thurs, January 21, 6pm – 9pm Following the Hot Spot, head over to the Grand Wayne Convention Center for Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Road to One Million Kick Off Celebration!  3. Winter Party Fri, January 22, 6pm Celebrate Winter exhibits with a night of art, music, food, and friends! Enjoy gourmet edibles and cash bar by Main Street Bistro and live music by Adam Strack 4. Summit Brewing Tap Showcase & Benefit Fri, January 22, 7pm Summit Brewing and Deer Park Pub will host a tap showcase to show off some of Summit’s delicious brews! 100% of the tips will be donated to local charity Wellspring Interfaith Social Services. 5. Beer and Bacon Fest Fri, January 22, 6pm – 10pm So … Beer and Bacon. Check out the local craft beers. There will be live music and other fun activities, and a silent auction to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. 6. Mizpah Shrine Circus January 21 6:30 pm January 22 7:00 pm January 23 10:00 am, .2:30 pm, 7:00 pm January 24 1:00 pm, 5:45 pm If you purchase your tickets for Friday night, head on over when you’re finished with the beer and the bacon! Does that sound like the best Friday night ever?! 7. Get Fit Fort Wayne Expo Sat, January 23, 10am – 8pm Sun, January 24, 11am – 5pm Does anyone else find it a little ironic that the Get Fit Expo is the same weekend as Beer and Bacon Fest? Maybe? There will be lifestyle seminars, interactive activities, health and fitness screenings, and everything you need to get fit and healthy in the new year! You probably need to check it out if you spent your Friday night drinking beer, and eating bacon and circus snacks. 8. YLNI Winter Farmer’s Market Sat, January 23, 9am – 1pm We love the Winter Farmer’s Market. Fresh and unique produce, meats, baked...

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas
Dec30

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Get your party dress on and your black tie out because New Year’s Eve is tomorrow!  If you’re still wondering where you and your friends are going to celebrate, we have compiled a list of last minute ideas! You are guaranteed to have a great time ringing in the New Year at one of these events. Here are your suggestions for celebrating 2015 and welcoming in 2016!   Science Central’s Countdown to Noon (1950 Clinton St) If you have kids or have a hard enough time staying up till 10 on most nights, this is perfect! From 10AM-2PM, Science Central will be providing a fun atmosphere for kids to celebrate the New Year without ruining their precious sleep cycle. Face painting, party favors, fun science demonstrations, and a humongous balloon drop will make this an awesome time for the family. Admission is $8 and free for children 2 years old and younger.   Wunderkammer Company’s Phoenix Rising (3402 Fairfield Ave) Come out and support a local organization dedicated to improving Fort Wayne! Starting at 8PM, there will be live music, dance performances, local art, and, yes, a cash bar. This event from run from 8PM-2AM. Tickets are $25 ($15 for designated drivers) and will include one free drink & champagne, food, and artsy activities for you to enjoy. Entertainment will be provided by Bliss Nova, DJ M.S.G., and Dick Wayne. All proceeds will go toward Wunderkammer Company who does so much for our community. Tickets are on sale at http://wunderkammernye.eventbrite.com/   Fort Wayne Komets (4000 Parnell Ave) Wanting something affordable and fun for the family? Then join your favorite local hockey team take on Indy Fuel for New Year’s Eve! Tickets are $8-$26 and will be located at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Game starts at 7:30PM so don’t miss your chance on ringing in the New Year with the Komets! Tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Fort-Wayne-Komets-tickets/artist/806952?list_view=1&tm_link=tm_header_search   Deer Park Irish Pub (1530 Leesburg Rd) From 10PM-1AM, Deer Park will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve party! Admission is FREE and will include a live band (Secret Mezzanine), free champagne toast at midnight, free food, and Venezuelan traditions!   Ceruti’s Countdown to 2016 (6325 Illinois Rd) From 8PM to 1AM, Ceruti’s will be hosting their annual New Year’s bash with major prizes and giveaways each hour! Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and a midnight Champagne toast will be complimentary by Ceruti’s. Tickets are $30. Giveaways will include hotel getaways and gift cards to some of Fort Wayne’s best restaurants! Entertainment will also be provided by the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra. Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cerutis-countdown-to-2016-tickets-19641873372?aff=ehomecard   New Year’s Eve Gala at...

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LFW’s Top Picks for Best Dive Bars
Nov09

LFW’s Top Picks for Best Dive Bars

We have all had those night outings where just one drink turns into ten drinks and a few Snakebite shots. For this installment, your friends at LFW have compiled a list of the best dive bars to venture out to on those unexpected wild nights. These are your famous local “hole-in-the-wall” bars that you may stumble into after midnight. Let LFW guide you to having the best night you can remember for a lifetime…hopefully.   Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair If you’re looking for a hole-in-the-wall Cheers bar with cheap drinks, a great jukebox, and longtime friends –have a seat. The Shady Nook is an addicting local favorite for young and old.   Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair Little by little, O’Sullivans, or O’s, as we affectionately call it, has become sort of like Cheers for me and my group of friends. We know most, if not all, of the bartenders and often they know our favorite drink before we even order it. It’s the sort of atmosphere where you can have a fun night out partying Saturday night or a casual drink during the Colts game Sunday afternoon. I wouldn’t necessarily call O’s my favorite dive bar- I’d just call it my favorite bar.   Becca Bell – Editorial Contributor On Fridays, I like Curly’s Village Inn for Karaoke – or as I like to call it, “Curlyoke”. But of course, The Brass Rail will always hold a special place in my heart, my wallet, and my music collection.   Tim Zink – Committee Co-Chair More of a friendly, neighborhood bar, the Trion Tavern is one of the oldest bars in Allen County, according to its website. The Trion has an awesome mahogany main bar with a selection of imported and domestic drafts and craft beers on tap. Browse the Trion’s interactive daily tap list while checking out their awesome burgers and cracker crust pizza. As someone who only occasionally partakes in alcohol, I’ve always been comfortable with the atmosphere here at this friendly bar in New Haven.   Courtney Bell – Technology Chair My top dive bar is Arena Bar and Grill. It is located on the corner of Dupont and Lima so it is a convenient stop after a dinner or movie up north, and features great karaoke on Thursday nights. This bar is packed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and has pretty decent food. Be sure to try the bacon cheese fries and pizza!   Sarah Pine – Social Media Assistant Deer Park Irish Pub is by far one of my favorite dive bars in town! It is an eclectic little “hole in the wall” pub...

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