LFW Fun File
Jul30

LFW Fun File

Welcome back Fun Filers! Here is this week’s Top Ten presented by yours truly. We hope you enjoy our must-do picks this week.   Friday, July 31st 1. FW Children’s Choir Choralfast 7:00 – 8:00 pm Foellinger Theatre 3411 Sherman Blvd All of the choral ensembles that make up the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will be performing. This is a FREE Family Concert with ASL Interpretation. 2. I Will Wait – The Veteran’s Spouse Project 8:00 – 10:00 pm Parkview Physicians Group Arts Lab 300 E. Main Street Tickets: $20 I Will Wait The Veteran’s Spouse Project is about sending a loved one to war. Using actual spouses’ experiences, they have woven a story told through music, dance, and drama to show the vast range of emotions it takes to bid goodbye and welcome service members home. The first image is Bridget Pearson, who is playing the WWII spouse in the show. The second image is Amy Ball-Uptgraft, who dreamed up the project and is co-writer. She is also acting as Operation Enduring Freedom spouse in the show. She’s a real life military wife. 3. Botanical Roots – Wayne Baker Brooks with Swick & Jones 8:30 – 11:00 pm Botanical Conservatory 1100 S. Calhoun St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Opening acts will begin at 8:30 p.m. Headliners will perform approximately 9:15-11:00 p.m. Tickets: $6; children age 12 and under will be admitted free with a parent or guardian. The Botanical Roots concert series is open to all ages. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Mad Anthony Brewing offers food and full bar service. Bringing cash is recommended. Please, no outside food or beverage. The main terrace is a non-smoking area while the area to the south, the Exploration Garden, is designated for smoking. Photo Courtesy of Greg Hughes. Saturday, August 1st 4. FW Adventure Games 6:00 am – 12:00 pm Headwaters Park 330 South Clinton Street Late Registration*: July 5 – July 31 Online registration closes Friday, July 31 at 11:59pm. Details on this event can be found in Leslie Snare’s recent post on LivingFortWayne.com. 5. BAALS Music Festival 8:00 am – 1:00 am Headwaters Park 330 South Clinton Street General Admission: $15 Tickets can be bought online. Check out their website and look at that URL name! Tim Zink gave us all the details last week about the festival, get the details here! 6. West Main Street Antique Market MAKEUP DAY 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Power Components Corporation parking lot 1936 W. Main St. Fort Wayne experienced some pretty severe weather on the original date they planned to have their antique market, so it’s only fair that they get a re-do! Stop...

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Summit City Rock the Ramp Date Announced
Jun19

Summit City Rock the Ramp Date Announced

The Fort Wayne Indoor, in partnership with Even Keel Event Production, Living Fort Wayne, 96.3XKE, and HOT107.9, announced today that the Summit City Rock the Ramp festival will be held on Sunday, July 19th on Calhoun Street, spanning between Wallace Street and Williams Street. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event. The purpose of Summit City Rock the Ramp is to raise funds to support the Fort Wayne Indoor Bike & Skate Park. The Fort Wayne Indoor Bike & Skate Park (FWI) is a 501c(3) not for profit organization serving the bike and skate community of Northeast Indiana. The FWI provides the youth of Fort Wayne the opportunity to build an inclusive community through their custom built indoor facility. They also host local competitions and events throughout the year. “FWI is truly a unique organization that provides a safe, legal and positive recreational opportunity for our community,” said Rich Hoppe of The Fort Wayne Indoor. “Unfortunately, we face an unavoidable challenge each year. Warm weather. Once the weather warms, skateboarders and bicyclists can move their interests outdoors causing the revenue stream for FWI to dwindle. Our goal with this festival is to promote general awareness of the indoor skate park and provide an alternative revenue stream through sponsors and ticket sales to fund the park through the summer months.” Gates will open at 2 p.m. with the first BMX Demonstration at 3 p.m. The day will include informal skate demonstrations that allow the skating talent to put their skill and style on display, local skate competition showcasing local talent, and a silent auction selling 11 skateboard decks painted by national artists. There will be DJs & live music throughout the day featuring local musicians The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra, Sankofa and Flamingo Nosebleed. Food and beverages will be available by the Oyster Bar and Calhoun Street Soups Salads and Spirits. The Fort Wayne Indoor’s mission is to provide a safe, legal, and positive recreational opportunity for multi-aged locals to grow their BMX/skating skills, while building self-confidence and enriching their lives by becoming a part of a unique community....

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