Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale
Aug02

Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Now is the time to get your tickets to Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III! Show your support for Science Central at our annual 21+ fundraiser on Nov. 9! Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction, and of course, science! Step back in time and come dressed in your best Roaring 20s attire for this year’s Speakeasy theme! Now through Aug. 31, take advantage of the advance discount ticket price. Not only will guests get a discounted ticket price, they will also get one extra drink ticket per person! Discount tickets are: • Single Adult: $55 • Includes 3 drink tickets • Couple: $110 • Includes 6 drink tickets • Group (6 people): $300 • Includes 18 drink tickets Tables are not included with your tickets, so don’t forget to reserve yours when you buy your tickets! Tables prices are: • Seats up to 6: $100 • Seats up to 8: $150 Click here to purchase tickets and tables! Sponsorship opportunities for Mixology are still available. To guarantee full sponsorship benefits, please pledge support by Sept. 15. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at development@sciencecentral.org or 260-424-2400 ext....

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Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing
Jan09

Nawa – A New Beginning on the Landing

The new year is always filled with fresh starts. I am not a resolution type person, but what I do love about the start of a new year is how full of promise it seems. January always feels like an optimistic time of year. And what better time of year for Nawa (which means “new beginning” in Thai) to hit downtown Fort Wayne. Nawa is the newest restaurant to grace The Landing, which is one of the prime areas that the Downtown Development Trust in conjunction with the City of Fort Wayne and Greater Fort Wayne have focused on in their efforts to redevelop downtown Fort Wayne in order to make it an even more enjoyable place to live, work, and play. The idea is not just to revitalize the area but to reinvent it, and Nawa is doing just that. The menu is the reinvention of Thai cuisine in an Asian fusion, which highlights not just Thai food but Japanese, Chinese, and Korean flavors as well. Te Boriboonnangkul (AKA Boriboo), one of the operating partners, said that they didn’t want to limit their dishes to just one style. “Our chef makes a green curry pasta. You can take the various techniques from other cultures and combine it to elevate a dish,” she explained. Te and operating partner Prill Trowbridge are from Bangkok, Thailand and managed a Thai restaurant there for a number of years that was a well-known family hang out. They were drawn to each other by their love of food. “We love to eat!” Te laughingly explained. Prill and Te also did some work for a Thai steel company and in the process worked with some Steel Dynamics employees who were originally from Fort Wayne. When those employees moved back to Fort Wayne they missed the IT support that Prill and Te provided and thus began the process to woo them to move here. With Thailand fresh in the throes of the Asian Financial Crisis, it wasn’t too hard of a sell and both Te and Prill came to Fort Wayne 17 years ago and fell in love with the city. The idea was always there for a restaurant, especially in downtown Fort Wayne where there aren’t very many Asian cuisine options. “We wanted an upscale, refined place. Most places only focus on one genre of food. We wanted to do Thai with a modern twist!” Te noted. All the owners are long-time local residents and took great pride in the on-going revitalization of the downtown area. They wanted to be a part of the renaissance of The Landing and what better way to do that...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep14

LFW Weekly Fun File

Oh man, there’s a ton to do this weekend! Looking for fun events in Fort Wayne? Look no further! 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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Free Friday Tasting at our Broadway store Friday, September 15 at 5 p.m. Try before you buy at this fun, free event! Middle Waves Music Festival September 15 and 16 It’s here, it’s here! Grab tickets for the main stage, or there’s plenty of other things to do for free. Stop by sometime this weekend, you won’t regret it! Check out our can’t-miss reasons why here. Mini Waves September 16 A great addition to Middle Waves, Mini Waves is a great time for the kids. There will be a TON of stuff for your little ones to do on Saturday, come out and enjoy as a family!   Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival Opening Weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17 We love spending fall days at this farm. It’s opening weekend, aka the beginning of the best time of year. Johnny Appleseed Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17 There could not be any more fun things packed into one weekend! Grab some great grub and celebrate Johnny Appleseed.   SASSIE CAKES GRAND OPENING Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These cakes are to die for, and they’re making their debut on Broadway downtown! Walk for Animals Sunday, September 17 at 8:30 a.m. Help raise funds for Animal Care and Control this Sunday. You have the choice to walk or run! Cocktail Competition and Sampling Sunday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Mixologists from near and far will be battling at The Golden this Sunday. Story Hour with The Allen County Public Library Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m. Stop by for an interactive story hour! There will be books, crafts and healthy snacks! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar23

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. 1. March Hot Spot Thursday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s hot spot is at Champions Sports Bar. Come out and see us! 2. Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First Thursday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be live music, an art show, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Stop by and learn how to avoid burn out in these strange times. 3. Heartland Sings & The Real Group Friday, March 24 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Heartland Sings is in concert with The Real Group! This is going to be a great show! 4. Bring on Spring Trunk Show with Longe Optical Check out the latest styles and find some great deals! Utopian Coffee and donuts will be served from 9 a.m. to noon and Two-EE’s wine will be available from noon-3 p.m. DeBrand truffles will be available the entire day. Yum. 5. Shipshewana on the Road March 25 and 26 The amazing, American-made products of Shipshewana will be in the Fort. Check it out! 6. ART on Broadway Saturday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fancy & Staple, The HEDGE, Terry Ratliff Fine Art, Peter Lupkin Designs, and Art by Alexandra Hall are coming together for an art hop party on Broadway. There will be food, drinks, shopping, and art. The weather should be good … don’t miss it! 7. Beer Bourbon Bacon Festival Saturday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If the art isn’t really your jam, you can always have beer, bourbon, and bacon instead. 8. 21st Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Saturday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres from Club Soda, complimentary beer and wine, a cash bar for mixed drinks, auctions, a raffle, and live entertainment from Chris Worth and Company. 9. Belle’s Enchanted Celebration Sunday, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. An hour with Belle learning proper princess etiquette? YES PLEASE. 10. Moana: Lecture & Film Screening Monday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. USF graduate, Adam Green, worked as a supervising animator on...

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Summer Nights at the Embassy
Jul13

Summer Nights at the Embassy

Want to spice up your summer nights? I’ve got just the recommendation. On the next free Wednesday you have, try Summer Nights at the Embassy. From the food and drinks, to the entertainment, to the spectacular views of downtown, it’s a great time. What does the event entail? Well, let me tell you about my experience. Summer Nights at the Embassy consists of local food, entertainment, and a cash bar, and takes place in the Embassy Theatre’s newly renovated ballroom, as well as on the Parkview rooftop patio each Wednesday until September 7th. Tickets are five dollars, and it is a casual “come and go as you wish” type of event. Doors open at 5PM and close at 9PM. On the night I attended, Tacos Bravas  served delicious food, and dAnce Kontemporary was the featured entertainment. Every fifteen minutes, a group of dancers performed beautifully engaging and captivating routines while people, sitting at round tables, casually chatted, sipped on their mixed drinks, and ate mini tortas. Overall, as mentioned above, the night was delightful. Continuing on, the cash bar is stocked with local beer and spirits from Three Rivers Distilling Company. So, the entire event is made up of local businesses and talent. The food rotates each week between Tacos Bravas, Club Soda, and Salud! Tapas & Tequila. The schedule for the event with the respective food and entertainment can be found on the Embassy Theatre’s website or Facebook page. If you’re looking for fun, different activities to do this summer, I definitely encourage you to visit the Embassy Theatre. The ballroom and rooftop are beautiful, the staff is kind and informative in regards to the building, and the food and drinks are satisfying. Plus, the local entertainment captivates audiences each week, with something for everyone’s taste. Come see the newly renovated Embassy ballroom, support local talent and businesses, and enjoy...

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