LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct12

LFW Weekly Fun File

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. Wild Zoo Halloween Weekends through the end of October The zoo is closed for the season, but we still have a chance at some animal-surrounded fun! Dress up the kiddos and head to the zoo for one of these Halloweekends! Brightpoint Tiny House Showcase Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15 Check out some neat tiny houses the weekend at this Brightpoint Event. For more information, take a look at this LFW article. Feline Fall Festival Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. Help build outdoor community cat shelters for your friendly neighborhood pal! Foodstock Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. Foodstock is HERE! Find all your favorite trucks in one place! Pitbull of Chili Saturday, October 14 at 12 p.m. It’s a chili cookoff to benefit pit bulls. What more could you want? Oktoberfest Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m. This Oktoberfest event is family-friendly! Stop out for some Saturday afternoon fun! The Mersey Beatles with special guest, author Julia Baird Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m.   The Mersey Beatles are one of the BEST Beatles cover bands. Hands down. Don’t miss the show! Handmade Homemade Sale Sunday, October 15 at 12 p.m. One-of-a-kind, locally made items for sale! Trees, Bushes, Plants and Leaves Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m.   Hike the trails and learn something, too, this weekend at Fox Island! HOTC: POW WOW: Brittany Nicole Howard Sunday, October 15 at 4 p.m.   This is a free special effects makeup demo by a very talented artist. Bring your own makeup and a friend to practice on! They’ll be collecting donations for hurricane relief, as well. 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
May04

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. Food truck Thursdays Thursday, May 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Yay! Stop by teds for some delicious dinner! BikeFusion Friday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food, beer and bikes. Kick off the season with some fun! The Mersey Beatles at C2G Music Hall, Fort Wayne, Indiana Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. We love the Mersey Beatles. It’s a show you definitely don’t want to miss! For details on last years performance, check out this post. NAMI Fort Wayne 5K Run & Walk Saturday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting a 5K run/walk to support mental health services. There’s something for all ages, join them in breaking the stigma and making sure people get the support they need. It’s Been A Magical Year! Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. The Narwhal and the Manatee has been in business for an entire YEAR! Celebrate with them and leave with some goodies, too. Grand Opening Party — Masters Hand BBQ Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. Do you like BBQ sauce? Stop by their grand opening and give them a try! Melinda Howe’s Snow White Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Enjoy the New American Youth Ballet’s rendition of Snow White this weekend, and bring your kiddos! Cinderella’s Ball Sunday, May 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p..m. The annual princess tea party is here! This fundraiser supports Destiny Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to protecting children from human trafficking and exploitation. It’s a great event for a great cause, and your kids will have SO MUCH fun. Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne, Indiana Sunday, May 7 at 12 p.m. It’s the 11th year for this fun festival. Learn all about Japanese culture this weekend. Fort Wayne Music Festival Wednesday, May 10 through May 14 Sweetwater’s hosting another music festival this year! You can check out the lineup on the event page. 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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LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct20

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of 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. October Hot Spot Thursday, October 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s that time again! Come out and mingle with fellow professionals while enjoying some great food and drink! 2. Atrium Open House Thursday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We have been waiting for this! Food and drinks, tours, and speeches from some of the brightest people in our community. Learn about the value the Atrium is providing! 3. Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party Thursday, October 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trivia, Prizes, and the show you can’t skip during Halloween season. 4. The Mersey Beatles This band is awesome. Also, meet John Lennon’s sister! 5. Halloween Pet Parade Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ahhhh! Pets in costumes for a great cause! 6. 17th Annual River City Rat Race Saturday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a 10K and a 5K, it’s family-friendly, a scenic route, and all proceeds benefit the YMCA.   7. Monster Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk Saturday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. I’m not a runner, but this event is so fun! You can walk if you like, costumes are encouraged, and there are prizes! 8. Free Outdoor Movie: Young Frankenstein Saturday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s the last free outdoor movie night of the season! Big Apple Pizza, Licensed Bar Services, Time & Space Photo Booths, and more will be there! 9. Pumpkin Patch Party Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a great time for the whole family. There’s games, prizes, crafts, entertainment, and lots of candy! Don’t Forget: There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now! Check out this article, for some of our favorites. It’s also Halloween Season, so you can check out our article Creepin’ It Real for some ideas on some spooky places to visit in the Fort! There are also some...

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The Mersey Beatles: A British Invasion at the Embassy

It takes four fab musicians to cover the Fab Four and earn the official stamp of approval of John Lennon’s sister. But on Friday night at the Embassy, The Mersey Beatles proved that they were up to the task. I went expecting to hear great Beatles cover tunes. But The Mersey Beatles delivered much more. The show started with a red-hot opener by the talented local musicians of Moser Woods. After everyone was warmed up and settled in their seats, Julia Baird – younger sister of John Lennon – introduced the headlining act with a touching tribute to her brother, the Beatles, and the impact their music has made for generations. It goes without saying that the Beatles are a tough band to cover. In the last 50+ years, The Beatles have surpassed “iconic” status. They are not simply a band – they are a cultural institution in their own right, eclipsing the impact of any other group in rock n’ roll history. If you’re going to cover something of that caliber, you’d better do it perfectly. After all, no matter where or what you play – you’re playing to an audience that can sing every note by heart.  As Julia’s endorsement attests, the Mersey Beatles take that task seriously. Musically, the group is exceptionally talented. Riffs and rhythms matched with a level of precision that makes the highest levels of “Guitar Hero” look like tic-tac-toe. The licks, solos, tight vocal harmonies and instrumental harmonics rang true to our collective musical memory, song after song. But they don’t stop there.  Just like the original band, these guys are all from Liverpool, Merseyside. (Which, by the way, they affectionately compared to Fort Wayne.) They play at many of the same joints where the Beatles first earned a fan base. Onstage, they even refer to each other as John, Paul, George and Ringo. The costume changes also reflected the Beatles personal and musical evolution. The show started with Ed Sullivan-approved short wigs and clean-cut black suits, for songs like  “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Dressed-down khakis and vests accompanied the “Rubber Soul” era. And the full Sergeant Pepper regalia came out – long wigs, fake mustaches and all – for “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “Strawberry Fields.” By the end of the night, the costumes became a living replica of the “Let it Be” cover photography. The matching outfits were gone – a reminder that it was a quest for personal autonomy that ended the Beatles run as the fab foursome. An onstage screen added to the evening’s experience, setting the mood with Beatles-inspired photography, artwork, videos, song lyrics and era-appropriate memorabilia. Much...

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LFW Fun File
Oct22

LFW Fun File

Happy Halloween Fun Filers! For the next 2 Fun Files we present 13 events. Oooooooh (pretend that was a ghost saying that) As always our events are also on our calendar along with many more! Please email us at Info@livingfortwayne.com to share your event on our calendar or our weekly Fun File. 1. Downtown Blueprint Block Party 2. Healthy Cities Healthy Fair 3. Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales 4. Zombie Overnight: Survive The Outbreak 5. The Mersey Beatles 6. Gaslight Playhouse Presents “Night of the Living Dead” 7. Fort Wayne Bombshells present Killer Burlesque 8. Brickworld Fort Wayne LEGO Expo 9. YLNI Winter Farmer’s Market 10. La Chic Vintage Market 11. Costume Skate Meet Up – Chicks in Bowls 12. Masterworks 2 – Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony 13. Social & Marketing...

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