LFW Weekly Fun File
Jul07

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Three Rivers time, everyone! 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. Kids Craft Day Friday, July 8, anytime during cafe hours Come in with your kiddos any time during the day and they get a free craft with your drink purchase! 2. Justin Lim Art Opening Friday, July 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Justin Lim, aka Old 5 and Dime Sign Company, will be featuring his newest artwork. Tacos Bravas will be doing a pop up, there will be music, drinks from CS3, and a giveaway! So much fun! 3. HAIR July 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. and July 9, 10, 16, 17 at 2 p.m. This rock musical broke all kinds of new ground in theatre. Set in the 1960s, it tackles some tough topics, and the Three Rivers Music Theatre crew is putting on an awesome show (as previewed last week). Don’t miss it! 4. Summer Music Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast July 8 – July 17, times vary Who doesn’t love this classic? While “Hair” might be a bit mature for your kids, “Beauty and the Beast” is something the whole family can enjoy! 5. Three Rivers Festival July 8 – 16, times vary The parade, the chalk walk, the food, the fun! I could have filled this whole list with amazing things associated with Three Rivers. This is what summer is all about! 6. Ventures in Creativity Saturday, July 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Fort Wayne Artists Guild’s “Ventures in Creativity” reception is Saturday at the University of Saint Francis. It’s free, and the art will be amazing. The reception begins at 7 p.m., with the awards beginning at 8 p.m. 7. Historic Old Fort: Camp Allen Muster 1861-1865 Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watch the soldiers complete their drills, speak with them and their families, and participate in fun activities throughout the day. 8. Daylily Flower Show Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the daylily display at the Botanical Conservatory! You can also speak with experienced gardeners about growing daylilies in your own yard, and...

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LFW Reviews: Three Rivers Music Theatre’s The Last 5 Years
Apr04

LFW Reviews: Three Rivers Music Theatre’s The Last 5 Years

This past weekend, Three Rivers Music Theatre raised the curtain at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab for its stage debut and production of The Last 5 Years. Living Fort Wayne’s Susan Tsai and Rachelle Reinking attended the performance and are here to give you a first look. Susan: So as I stated in my preview last Thursday, this is definitely a show you do not want to miss! My feelings I gained through a sneak peek at their rehearsal were confirmed when I attended opening night. The two characters were played by two amazingly strong actors, Billy Dawson and Jessica Butler. They pulled you into their characters so deeply, I could feel each glimmer of hope and each crack of heartbreak. The music, the lighting, and the stage, all helped bring the story of the relationship to life. For anyone attending, don’t expect to leave on a happy note from the story though. You’ll certainly be blown away by the stunning performance itself, but as for the story, you start and end in a dichotomy of happiness and sadness, each represented by one of the characters. Rachelle: To echo Susan, this production is a must-see! I hadn’t ever seen a live performance of this show, but the actors brought it to life. Dawson and Butler filled the stage with their presence, no ensemble necessary. The music, which alone is full of fantastic ballads and catchy tunes, added to the emotional spectrum the couple went through. From the first glance of love at first sight to the pain of separation (or vice versa if we’re talking about Kathy’s perspective), both actors gave powerful delivery of each part of Jamie and Kathy’s relationship. There is also plenty of comic relief throughout the show. Some scenes are a bit adult for little ones, but overall it’s great for a date night or a night out with friends. The Last 5 Years definitely is an accurate portrayal of romantic relationships that makes you feel all of the emotions. Three Rivers Music Theatre set the bar high with their inaugural premiere, and I can’t wait to see their next show. There are still four more opportunities to catch the show! Friday, April 8 at 8:00pm Saturday, April 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm Sunday, April 10 at 1:00pm Adult Tickets are $25, Students with ID can get tickets for $18, and Adults 60 and over can get $20 tickets. Click here to buy tickets online or call the ArtsTix Box Office at (260) 422-4226. Also, be sure to keep up to date on the Three Rivers Music Theatre’s other upcoming productions on their website and...

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