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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Listen Live Series: Skeletunes Lounge
Feb05

Listen Live Series: Skeletunes Lounge

Some buildings have a lot of history. When a new business moves in, it can be hard to get rid of the stigma from the previous tenants. However, the people behind Skeletunes Lounge have succeeded. Previously, The Berlin Music Pub called the same place home. Limited to heavy metal, it had a rough reputation. When the former owner, Lee Shockley, approached Jeremy Wysong about revamping the venue, he had one response: “We have to completely change that place.” That’s exactly what they did. Since opening in November 2014, Skeletunes has offered access to more music and a welcoming attitude. If the skeleton riding the bicycle above the front door doesn’t tell you enough about the atmosphere, just step inside. The Skeletunes experience begins with the friendly staff. The bar tenders greet you almost immediately, ready to tell you all about the drink specials and new beers on tap from various regional breweries, some of which are exclusive to Skeletunes. They also cater to those who aren’t drinking, by offering energy drinks, coffee and even craft root beer on tap. As you make your way toward the stage, with some kind of drink in hand, you’ll see funky skeleton decorations, light strands, and a refreshing atmosphere from what it once was. At the very end of the bar, the stage is set in front of a large skull mural, just a couple feet off of the main floor. The intimacy of the stage and variety of musical acts not only enhances the concert attendees’ experience, but also is unique to the venue. Whether you’re into punk, rock, ska, indie music, or something totally different, you can find a sound that pleases your aural palate here. Audience members can get up close and personal with local, regional, and nationally recognized artists, without traveling to another out of town venue. You can casually enjoy the music by grabbing a seat at the bar or get in on the action in the pit and crowd surf. On nights without a show scheduled, there’s still plenty of fun to be had. For a laid-back time, grab a few friends to play foosball or one of the several arcade games available. Feel like unleashing your inner rock star? Drop by on karaoke night! Like Skeletunes on Facebook to see what nights you need get your vocal chords warmed up. Whatever suits you, Skeletunes accommodates to all types of music lovers. Reaffirming the welcoming philosophy, Wysong says, “It’s not my bar, it’s everyone’s bar. Music – that’s what keeps venues alive – not just one genre.” He also stated that he hopes to see Fort Wayne become...

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