LFW Weekly Fun File
Jan12

LFW Weekly Fun File

We’re back at it, folks. The new year is in full swing. Did you make a resolution to shop local? To be more involved in the fabulous things happening in our city? Maybe you want to try new places to eat? View more art? Experience a new show? We’ve got you covered. 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. GET BACK to WORK! An Art Showcase, Live Music, & Tacos Bravas! Thursday, January 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art. Music. Food. All our favorite things. 2. Botanical Conservatory – Mary Poppins Garden Party January 14, 2017 – April 2, 2017 The theme for the gardens this season is Mary Poppins! It’s absolutely magical. Today is opening day, so be sure to check it out between now and April. 3. First Presbyterian Theatre presents: Heroes Thursday, January 12 through January 28 (weekends only), at 7:30 This will give you all the feels. It’s a funny, yet sad, show about soldiers who never quite recover from their experiences in war. You have plenty of opportunities to go see it, so don’t miss it! 4. The Trap Door January Showcase at The B Side Thursday, January 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. True stories in front of a live audience. This showcase features stories from Mark Lahey, Christie Bowen, Joel Miller, Erica Anderson-Senter, Dan Kinnaley and Jennifer Watts. 5. Vegan/Vegetarian Brunch Weekend Yay! Vegan menu! They’re adding a veg menu to their existing menu, so for all you who can’t go without your meat – don’t fear! For those of us who are meat-free, we can grab a mimosa have some great brunch. 6. Winter Warmer Saturday, January 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s the 4th Annual Winter Warmer! Tickets are limited, so be sure to get one before they sell out. 7. FW Bombshells Present Revolution: Real Live Girls! Saturday, January 14 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. This show is all about celebrating the power of the female. They’ll be tearing down stereotypes and empowering women. In line with the message of the show, they’ll be holding a charity raffle for Charis House and a pad/tampon drive for the YWCA. 8. The Princess Party Tuesday, January 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Princess Party! Before Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, take your...

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Cinema Center and Artlink Contemporary Gallery Partner to Present Artament
Nov16

Cinema Center and Artlink Contemporary Gallery Partner to Present Artament

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Artament is back for its 11th annual season, and as always, it’s worth checking out! We’re extra excited this year, because Artlink Contemporary Gallery and Cinema Center are working together to co-host this spectacular event full of food, fun, and art. Proceeds will go to both organizations, and we could not be more stoked to participate in a fun night that benefits two great leaders in local art! Guests will begin their evening at Artlink Contemporary Gallery, enjoying hanging art from local artists. There will be live bidding on locally designed hanging ornaments, along with a photo booth, yummy food and a cash bar courtesy of JK O’Donnell’s, and live music from Hope Arthur. After the event, guests can head over to Cinema Center and enjoy a special film screening. Film, food, photo booth, art, and an auction; seriously, there’s something for everyone. Even if you’re not an expert in local art — or any kind of art — it’s a great place to get your feet wet. The laid back, fun atmosphere Artament provides is the perfect opportunity for newbies to involve themselves in the local art community. Amber Foster, Executive Director at Artlink, encourages everyone to attend, especially if you’re looking to broaden your experience with local art. “Artament is the perfect event for those new to the art scene. Attendees will witness a diverse representation of our local art scene, as well as mingle with veterans and newbies to the art scene alike. There is definitely something for everyone at this event, and of course, it supports two amazing organizations.” The partnership between Artlink and Cinema Center for this fundraising event is an exciting indication of the direction the local art community is taking. Support for local art is gaining momentum in Fort Wayne, a result of the shift in thought by community leaders, who now recognize art’s central role in in both the quality of life and placemaking in our city, says Foster. Both Amber Foster and Jonah Crismore, Executive Director of Cinema Center, agree that the collaboration between organizations in the art community should be more of a rule than an exception. “I hope Cinema Center’s partnership with Artlink on Artament proves to be the model and rule, not the exception, and more arts organizations collaborate on fundraising effort,” says Crismore. “Through cooperation and planning, the events are strengthened, the organizations are strengthened, and most importantly, the greater community is strengthened.”  The event takes place this Saturday, November 21, from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Cinema Center 260.426.3456, at Artlink, 260.424.7195, or online. Tickets are $20...

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