LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug17

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Chris Cross the Nation Thursday, August 17 at 5:30 p.m. Chris Miller, a Fort Wayne native, is running from NYC to California to change the dialogue surrounding addiction. Hear his story at this event. Shindigz National Soccer Festival Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19 Soccer, soccer, and more soccer! August Hot Spot: Meet the Board Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. It’s that time again — time for our monthly hot spot! This event, we’ll be introducing the new board. Join us! Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: Mean Girls Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. It’s a free showing of “Mean Girls” in Lawton Park. Just in time for the beginning of the school year. Railroad Open House Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20 Free admission and $5 train rides! Learn all about trains and their important role throughout history. Bring the kids! Community Fun Fair Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Food, giveaways, and free family fun! Love Wins: A Free Concert Saturday, August 19 at 4 p.m. Celebrate our community at an event designed to bring us together. Local talent abounds in this free performance. Embody Dance Sunday, August 20 at 10:50 a.m. This event is open to all, you don’t have to have dance experience to join! Come try something new that’s good for body and soul. Inaugural Dog Days of Summer 5k Run/Walk Sunday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Allen County SPCA and H.O.P.E. for Animals. August Splash-In Movie Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. It’s the end of summer celebration that’s fun for the whole family. 2017 Solar Eclipse at ACPL Monday, August 21 at 12 p.m. Surely by now you’ve heard about the solar eclipse, right?! You can watch it anywhere, obviously, but check out this special event. We just did a feature about it. 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
Aug10

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. ThinkGeek Grand Opening in Fort Wayne! Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. It’s your one stop shop for all things geek, and now they’re opening in Fort Wayne with a day full of giveaways! Stop by and see what they have to offer. Opening Reception Middle Waves Poster Show + Rachel Von Friday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Check out the designs of local artists and hit up the CS3 cash bar. Fleet Feet Sports Vintage 5K Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m. It’s Fleet Feet’s Birthday! Help them celebrate, Old School style! Pufferbelly 5K and Kids Fun Run Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m. Another fun run on Saturday, head out to Salomon Farm Trail where there will be plenty of things for the whole family to do! Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m. It’s a combined tour of the exhibits you don’t want to miss! Environmental Advocate Training – Fort Wayne Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m. Learn how to effectively advocate for our environment. Bands On The Banks 2017 Saturday, August 12 at 5 p.m. Food, brew, and bands. In the spirit of things, choose a form of transportation to the event that’s not a car. Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Fort Wayne Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. Use your detective skills to solve a murder mystery, all during a fun scavenger hunt! Facebook Live: Dermatology Monday, August 14 at 6 p.m. Parkview will be taking your skincare questions live. Watch and interact straight from your living room, and have all your skincare questions answered. Eclipse Info and Safety Tips Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Learn how to safely observe the eclipse and how to make a DIY pin hole projector. 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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Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Fort Wayne Comedy Club
Aug08

Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Fort Wayne Comedy Club

After performing at his first open mic night years ago, Micheal Moses fell in love with comedy. For the past 12 years, he has performed at comedy clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Now Moses is back in Fort Wayne with the mission to make the city laugh.   Wanting to challenge the naysayers who constantly say there is nothing to do in Fort Wayne, Moses officially opened the Fort Wayne Comedy Club in June 2017. Located at 2104 South Calhoun Street, shows play every Saturday night. Tickets for the events can be bought in advance for $15 on their website, or $20 at the door. And in case you work up an appetite while laughing, the comedy club also provides southern style dinner options.   Looking down the road, Moses’ goal is to continue to make his business a world class comedy club that brings in headline performers that compete with larger markets.   Moses spoke a little bit about entrepreneurship in Fort Wayne, here’s what he had to say.   What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana? For several years I have utilized several venues around town to promote the brand Mike Moses Presents under labels like Art & Soul of the City, Notes & Words, Link Up!, & Pro Amateur Comedy Showcase.  An opportunity opened up where I could add professional stand-up comedy to this repertoire.   What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community?  The people! Like Randi Lincoln with her networking groups, Allen Helms, Jomare and Elizabeth Mizzell, as well as the folks at Anthony Wayne Medical Associates and Summit pharmacy, just to name a few. They have, and continue to lend their time, talent and knowledge not to mention access to their resources.   What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? In a word, the naysayers. What person has helped you the most in your journey?  The owners of 2104 better known as @2104 Fort Wayne   What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? Before Columbus discovered the New World, Leonardo Da Vinci drew up the concept of a flying machine that could carry a person, his contemporaries labeled the idea as crazy. Some 500 years later people are actually flying. My point is this, never let a naysayer tell you it can’t be done, or that’s a crazy idea.   What would be the best thing Fort Wayne could do for entrepreneurs in your opinion? As we as a city move forward with the redevelopment of the downtown area, there needs to be a better...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug03

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. The Beach Boys- Foellinger Theater Concert Series Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. What a fun concert! Spend your Thursday night rocking out at Foellinger Theatre! Cinema Center: A Ghost Story Thursday, August 3 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. I think it’s time to start getting into the Halloween spirit, don’t you? Summer Party Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m. It’s that time again! Get your quarterly party on! Arena Dinner Theatre: Blood Brothers August 4 through August 19 A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her newborn twins to a childless woman. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and eventually falling in love with the same girl. Jurassic Quest Xl Saturday, August 5 at 9 a.m. Spend a day experiencing every dinosaur — from lifelike animatronics to crafts, snacks, and games for the kids, this has it all. Jefferson Pointe Car Show Saturday, August 5 at 12 p.m. Take a look at some cool cars and have a chance to meet celebrity Judge Tyler Dale from American Restoration on The History Channel. Middle Waves Vibe Workshop Sunday, August 6 at 9 a.m. Help make the art installations that will be on-site at Middle Waves! Back To School Fashion Event Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. Check out all the latest styles before you head into this fall season! From clothes and hair to school supplies, don’t miss your look at the latest trends! FWN Job Fair Tuesday, August 8 at 11:30 a.m. There will be representatives from all sorts of different fields, if you’re job hunting, stop by and check it out! Comedy Pizza Mic featuring TV Tuesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. Hang out at Pint & Slice for this free comedy show! 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
Jul27

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Allen County Fair Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30 Animals, food, rides and fun. Don’t miss the fair this week! Botanical Roots Concert Series: The Kinsey Report (Blues) Friday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy some great food and music! Summer Fest at Black Pine Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Explore the sanctuary, enjoy some great vendors and experience a day at Black Pine! Storytime Live! – Hang Out with Curious George Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Take your kiddos to meet Curious George. Food Fest at Headwaters Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. Bring the family and enjoy all the food options at Food Fest this Saturday! Electric Summer 2017 Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. It’s that time again! Head out to Electric Summer to hear a mashup of your favorite music! Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: The Breakfast Club Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Enjoy an iconic film and dinner from CS3 at a great price this weekend! DOGust Day Birthday Party! Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. DOGust Day is the universal birthday for shelter pets whose birthdays are unknown, so Pedal City is throwing a birthday bash for all these sweeties! 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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