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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LFW Weekend Fun File
May26

LFW Weekend Fun File

It’s Memorial Day weekend! If you’re not going to the Indy 500 or the lake, check out the awesome things happening in our city! 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 Weekend 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! 1. Grand Opening Chapman’s Brewing tap room at Fortezza Coffee Shop Thursday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Per the Facebook Page: “Fortezza Coffee Shop owners Sean and Melody Wang have partnered with Chapman’s Brewing Founder, Scott Fergusson to open a tap room in downtown Fort Wayne. Fortezza / Chapmans Tap Room, at 819 South Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne. They will open with 10 taps of Chapman’s beer, and with their Indiana small brewer’s permit they can offer growlers fills, pints, kegs, and cold carryout.” — This will be awesome. Be some of the first to check it out! 2. 2016 Heritage Jazz Tour Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. A great concert at the Philmore on Broadway. Tickets are $30 in advance. 3. REO Speedwagon Concert Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. As part of the Foellinger Theater Concert Series, REO Speedwagon is coming! Tickets are from $49-$99 and the show should be great! 4. YLNI Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Formerly known as Barr Street Market, it’s the same summer market we all know and love. It opened last week and is open through the summer. Come check it out! There’s something for everyone! 5. Free Showing of the Guardians of the Galaxy at Sweets So Geek Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m.     The movie begins a few minutes after sundown. These are always fun! There will be games and activities, and I heard maybe even a dance off. 6. Botanical Conservatory Spring Discount Day/Iris Flower Show Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Tickets for adults are $3 and for children $2. The Botanical Conservatory is so fun, and it might be raining this weekend, so this is definitely something wonderful to do, especially with the kiddos! 7. Bees, Wasps, and Hornets at Fox Island Sunday, May 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. My daughter is terrified of bees. I love bees. They’re important (especially honey bees). You can see the indoor beehive and maybe even the queen bee if you can find her (no, not Beyonce). 8. Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday, May 30 at 11...

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Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy
Feb12

Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy

To be a standout performer, you have to be a triple threat – a singer, dancer, and actor. If you’ve dreamt of making your stage debut, you can make it a reality at Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. Located in Downtown Fort Wayne, Triple Threat is unlike any performance academy in the area. The brand new facility offers a wide array of dance classes and private acting and voice so students can become just that – a triple threat. Executive Director Andy Planck originally hatched the idea of an all-encompassing performing arts academy in 2005 after touring nationally as a musical theatre actor. He returned to his Fort Wayne roots in 2009, but it just didn’t feel like the right time to start a studio. So, he pursued performing opportunities at top theatres in Chicago for a few years. Planck started taking note of the news of Fort Wayne’s emerging cultural vibrancy and downtown revitalization, and he said; “Now it’s time.” He acquired the first floor of the Randall Lofts Apartments on Pearl Street and began working on the rehearsal spaces immediately. His long-standing connections to the arts scene in Fort Wayne, including the collaboration with the newly formed Three Rivers Music Theatre, helped him to acquire professional performing arts instructors to begin the company. If you are looking to perform, opportunities are abundant for singers, dancers, and actors. Try a musical theatre class! The Three Rivers Music Theatre, with Resident Music Director Tommy Saul, debuts their first production, The Last Five Years, April 1-10 at the Parkview Physicians Group Arts Lab. “We’re very excited about this premier, and we’re looking forward to future performances in collaboration with other local performing arts groups!” Perhaps you think you have two left feet and just want to have some fun at a dance class. Drop-ins are always a welcome addition to the Triple Threat community. Join in on ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and even heels! If you’re looking for a way to get your sweat on, there’s Zumba offered on Saturday mornings. Whether you’re a long-time lover of the spotlight or you’ve never set foot onstage, you too can become a triple threat! Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy offers classes on a semester basis for those age three to adult. Registration for this semester closes on February 21, but you can drop in on an adult dance class whenever you feel like busting a move. Check out triplethreatfw.com to see their full class roster and pricing.   Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy 212 Pearl Street Fort Wayne, IN...

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LFW Fun File
Oct01

LFW Fun File

We have a little bit of everything for you this week on our LFW Fun File. Please enjoy! As always, if you want to see your event on our LFW Fun File, email us at info@livingfortwayne.com! Check out our calendar for even more events. 1. Jazz Guitarist Kevin Eubanks in Concert with the IPFW Jazz Ensemble 2. 2015 Bust A Move 3. Sci-Fi Central 4. 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5. M.I.A.M.I.-Wikiami cattail matting 6. Better Block Days! 7. Philharmonic Masterworks 1 – Rachmaninoff and Dvorak 8. University of Saint Francis 125th Anniversary Mass & Reception  9. Trees Trail Challenge 10. Let’s Comedy! – Bobcat...

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