Summer Nights at the Embassy
Jul13

Summer Nights at the Embassy

Want to spice up your summer nights? I’ve got just the recommendation. On the next free Wednesday you have, try Summer Nights at the Embassy. From the food and drinks, to the entertainment, to the spectacular views of downtown, it’s a great time. What does the event entail? Well, let me tell you about my experience. Summer Nights at the Embassy consists of local food, entertainment, and a cash bar, and takes place in the Embassy Theatre’s newly renovated ballroom, as well as on the Parkview rooftop patio each Wednesday until September 7th. Tickets are five dollars, and it is a casual “come and go as you wish” type of event. Doors open at 5PM and close at 9PM. On the night I attended, Tacos Bravas  served delicious food, and dAnce Kontemporary was the featured entertainment. Every fifteen minutes, a group of dancers performed beautifully engaging and captivating routines while people, sitting at round tables, casually chatted, sipped on their mixed drinks, and ate mini tortas. Overall, as mentioned above, the night was delightful. Continuing on, the cash bar is stocked with local beer and spirits from Three Rivers Distilling Company. So, the entire event is made up of local businesses and talent. The food rotates each week between Tacos Bravas, Club Soda, and Salud! Tapas & Tequila. The schedule for the event with the respective food and entertainment can be found on the Embassy Theatre’s website or Facebook page. If you’re looking for fun, different activities to do this summer, I definitely encourage you to visit the Embassy Theatre. The ballroom and rooftop are beautiful, the staff is kind and informative in regards to the building, and the food and drinks are satisfying. Plus, the local entertainment captivates audiences each week, with something for everyone’s taste. Come see the newly renovated Embassy ballroom, support local talent and businesses, and enjoy...

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LFW Fun File
Sep10

LFW Fun File

Enjoy outside while the Fort Wayne weather is nice. There are plenty of outdoor events in this Fun File edition! If you wish to see your event on our Fun File, please email info@livingfortwayne.com. All these events and more are on our calendar. 1. Grabill Country Fair 2. Lovestruck: A Fundraising Event 3. Free Showing of Fellowship of the Rings!! 4. RideGreen 2015 Bicycle Pub Tour 5. Mad Anthony Brewing Company’s 17th Annual OktoBEERfest 6. Pinestock 2015  7. West Central Home & Garden Tour  8. Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown 9. Second Annual North Anthony Corridor Block Party 10. ACRES Grand Opening of Spring Lake Woods and...

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LFW Fun File
Sep03

LFW Fun File

Fun Filers, welcome back!!! Hope your week has been amazing! These top ten events will make your week even better. If you would like to see your event on our LFW Fun File, please email us at info@livingfortwayne.com. All of the events and more are on our calendar. 1. Yawn (Chicago), Mark & The Max  2. Botanical Roots: John Nemeth with The Todd Harold Band 3. Let’s Comedy! Presents: Follow Fridays Stand Up Showcase 4. Heaven’s Gateway Drugs, The Lost Lakes, The Orange Opera  5. Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market  6. SNL’s Sasheer Zapata LIVE  7. Metavari, Marcus Alan Ward (Cleveland), Caveofswords (St. Louis), Refugia  8. Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend  9. Miami Indian Heritage Days: Miami Harvest  10. YLNI Barr Street...

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Barr Street Market Vendor Series: Big Purple Deck
Aug28

Barr Street Market Vendor Series: Big Purple Deck

I don’t know about y’all, but when I am shopping fun brand names always catch my eye. Big Purple Deck caught mine! Their products are just as unique as their name. Big Purple Deck is one of the many vendors at the YLNI Barr Street Market. This wonderful establishment was created by and is run by Linda Rupp and Judy Yoder, two sisters. This is their first year at the YLNI Barr Street Market, “We are just getting started in the business and have been testing the water to see if there was a market for our product.” Big Purple Deck creates sandcasted leaves for indoor and outdoor use and decor. What makes one interested in making sandcasted leaves you ask? Rupp and Yoder saw leaves made of ceramic once and loved them! They read how to make them using concrete. “My sister and I finally got together about a year ago specifically to try our hand at it. We were very pleased and friends were impressed and interested in buying.” The number ONE thing they want all their customers to know is each leaf made is an individual. They can only use a leaf one time and one time only. They do not change any of the leaves details. It is all original with the leaf’s design. They paint each item by hand and finish every one with a gloss and an outdoor sealer, each product can be outside if desired. They use a variety of leaves that they mostly gather from their own flower beds and gardens. Each leaf varies from 3 inches to over 20 inches. Some suggested uses of these unique sandcasted leaves are: a candy dish, a soap dish, a spoon rest, a place by kitchen sink for a scratcher, a jewelry or loose change or key holder, a candle holder, a table top display, or a bird feeder. And, they are beautiful to place in your flower beds. Rupp and Yoder’s favorite thing about the YLNI Barr Street Market is “Visiting with the people who stop by. It’s so interesting to see their facial expressions and hear their comments when we explain our product.  We have had wonderful feedback and compliments.” Big Purple Deck’s next and FINAL date at the market is August 29 (TOMORROW)! Look for them at local numerous craft shows in the surrounding area. They will soon be on Facebook. Right now their business is just word of mouth. So come visit...

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LFW Fun File
Aug27

LFW Fun File

Hello Fun Filers, check out our top ten picks for this week’s events! As always, our events are also on our calendar. Please email us at info@livingfortwayne.com if you would like your event on our Fun File List or calendar. 1. 2015 Twenty Millennials Making a Difference Awards Cocktail Reception 2. Second Annual Wine Down Fundraiser  3. 7th Annual Taste of the Arts  4. BuskerFest 5. Islam 101: Get To Know Your Muslim Neighbors 6. Botanical Roots: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars with Dan Dickerson 7. My God The Heat, Streetlamps for Spotlights 8. Chicks in Bowls Fort Wayne August Meet Up 9. TruFit 1st Annual “So You Think You Are Fit?” 10. LFW Film Series – The...

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