LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec22

LFW Weekly Fun File

Happy Holidays! 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. Holiday Wine Glasses! Paint 2 Beautiful Wine Glasses Thursday, December 22 at 6 pm Relieve some holiday shopping stress by taking an evening to paint some festive wine glasses. 2. Last Minute Pop-Up Market Friday, December 23 from 10 am to 7 pm You guys. I haven’t done any shopping, true story. You can bet I will be visiting this last minute pop-up. It supports local small businesses. Stop by and check it out! 3. It’s a Wonderful Life Celebration Friday, December 23 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm My dad’s all-time favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and we watch it every Christmas. It will be so fun to pay homage to the 70th anniversary of this special film at the Cinema Center! There will be free hot cocoa and a cash bar, and you can bring winter gear to donate … what could be better? 4. 2nd Annual Festivus Celebration Friday December 23 beginning at 4 pm Air your grievances. Wear festive outfits. Stein-Hoisting competition. It’s a fun way to begin the weekend! 5. Smoke and Mirrors LAST SHOW, Pink Balloon Band, and Dear Darla Friday, December 23 at 8 pm It’s Smoke and Mirror’s last show, and they’re playing with Pink Balloon Band and Dear Darla. It should be a great time. 6. Luau Week December 26 through December 30 So much fun is happening at Crazy Pinz this week! The kiddos are on Christmas break, take them for some fun, and have some fun yourself! Check out the link for a full list of activities. 7. Soirée Pres: Coria (Fair Fjola), Otitis Media, My Dog Junior Monday, December 26 at 8 pm It’s a $5 cover at the Brass Rail if you’re looking for something to fill your Monday night. 8. Bath Fizzy Workshop Tuesday, December 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm Our friends over at The Narwhal and the Manatee (you can check out their entrepreneurship spotlight here) are hosting a bath fizzy workshop! All ages are welcome, come make bath products that look like dessert! (Full disclosure: my 3-year-old totally tried to...

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The Embassy Theatre’s 32nd Annual Festival of Trees
Nov22

The Embassy Theatre’s 32nd Annual Festival of Trees

Christmas time is just around the corner. With Christmas on the way comes bright lights and beautifully decorated trees. Speaking of trees, check out the Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre! The Festival of Trees is the signature fundraising event for the Embassy Theatre. Proceeds go towards benefitting the nonprofit’s operations, programming, and restoration efforts of the Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc. This event is the 32nd annual Festival of Trees and will take place on November 23-30, 2016. You can eat breakfast with Santa Claus on November 25, 26, and 27. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa Claus are sold out, but general admission tickets can be purchased at STAR Bank Box Office at the Embassy Theatre or online. The Festival of Trees offers various organizations an opportunity in an annual community event which promotes: Youth Performance Education Opportunity – Youth entertainment on the Embassy stage is the highlight of the festival, with regional dance groups filling 22 performance slots on the stage during the weekend festival hours. The youth performances provide an entertainment backdrop for the festival and young dancers receive an opportunity to experience performing on the Embassy’s Broadway-scaled stage. Community Visibility – The Festival of Trees attracts more than 18,000 visitors annually to the Embassy Theatre. Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street holiday windows and the opening night for Festival of Trees.    Community Collaboration – This event opens the doors to Fort Wayne and surrounding communities and gives the public the opportunity to participate as patrons, musical performers, event volunteers, sponsors and/or tree decorators. The Festival of Trees is proud to partner with other downtown holiday festivals to make downtown the finest holiday destination in northeast Indiana. Economic Development – In keeping with its mission to “preserve and operate one of Indiana’s largest historic theatres,” the Fort Wayne Embassy manages ongoing restoration and maintenance efforts, all with the primary goal of improving and securing the theater for future generations. These efforts are accomplished by offering diverse programming and events and welcoming more than 110,000 patrons and performers each year. Festival of Trees Schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 23: Downtown Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights – Open 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day – Open 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ticket Prices: Adults $8, Juniors $4 (ages...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Nov10

LFW Weekly Fun File

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. YLNI Financial Hour Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Head over to Pint and Slice for a little money management talk … pizza and the first round of drinks are free! 2. Goo Goo Dolls – Fort Wayne, Indiana Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. C’mon … who doesn’t want to see the Goo Goo Dolls? Teenage me for sure wants present me to see the Goo Goo Dolls. 3. Dinner and a Movie: The Last Crop Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m. November’s dinner and a movie! The film’s director will be there as a special guest. 4. Man with a Movie Camera w/ A Live Score by Hope Arthur Orchestra Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m. The Cinema Center’s Sound and Shadow event, hang out and grab a drink with Hope Arthur after the show. 5. Let’s Comedy Presents: A Good Trip with Shane Mauss Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m. This stand-up act is one of a kind. Don’t miss it! 6. Love Trumps Hate: A Cabaret Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m. Well. This election happened. Spread some love and some hope this Friday night. I’ll be there. 7. Children’s Cupcake Decorating Class Saturday, November 12 and Sunday November 13 After I spread love and hope Friday night, I’m taking my daughter to decorate cupcakes on Saturday. 8. Jefferson Pointe Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday, November 12 at 5 p.m. The lighting is here! 9. I Spy Creations for Grade School Kids Monday, November 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. What?! Kids get to make their own I Spy creations?! And it’s free. Even better. 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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