LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug24

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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Taste of the Arts August 25 and August 26 It’s that time again! Get out and experience the arts! Dinner and a Movie: Occupy the Farm Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Learn how to take direct action and live a healthier, more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. When You Wish Upon A Star: Disney Cabaret Begins Friday, August 25 Three Rivers Music Theatre is celebrating Disney! Doug Stanhope Live in Fort Wayne Saturday, August 26 at 7 p.m. Need a laugh? Stop by CS3 this weekend. Cinema Center Movie Poster Sale August 25 and 26 Grab some cool film posters and merchandise from Cinema Center this weekend! Strides of Hope Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Join the walk for A Hope Center this weekend. It’ll be a great time for a great cause. A Grave Matter in Indiana Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m. What’s the deal with the different types of headstones? Find out! JK’s Street Soccer Tournament/ Founders KBS Brunch Saturday, August 26 at 12 p.m. Love soccer, love beer? This is for you. Guerrilla Theatre Sunday, August 27 at 6:45 p.m. Perform literally whatever you want this Sunday at Wunderkammer. Doesn’t have to be perfect or anything spectacular. Join the fun! Bravas Presents: Burger Brunch Yummmmmm. Burgers, cocktails from the golden, and coffee from Utopian Coffee. What a fun Sunday! 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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Our Top 10 Articles from 2016
Dec28

Our Top 10 Articles from 2016

This year was an exciting year in Fort Wayne! We saw several new businesses and events come to our city. Take a look at our top articles for 2016! First up, clocking in at number ten, our article on the eighth annual Taste of the Arts Festival by Stephen J. Bailey was a hit with our readers this year. Keep an eye out in 2017 for information about the next festival (and keep supporting the arts)! Bravas, tacos and our new “Food & Drink” writer Reneta Thurairatum. What more could you want from an article? Checking in at number nine for the year, The Tacos Are Coming at Tacos Bravas. At number eight, the “Food & Drink” series continued to be popular as Reneta gave us the lowdown on GnomeTown Brewing Co. in June. At number seven, Reneta checked in with Junk Ditch Brewing Company to get a taste of their entry in Fort Wayne’s Weekend Brunch Game in July. Information about food and dining options was popular all year in Fort Wayne. Coming in at number six, Travis Bartlett and the team gave us their picks for the top breakfast and brunch spots in the city in February! And coming in at number five, Rhonda Ladig Moxter gave us a rundown of Thanksgiving Dinner Alternatives in Fort Wayne. Coming in at number four is Rivers Relaxation, A New Way to De-Stress in Fort Wayne by Leslie Snare. This article about one of Fort Wayne’s newest stress relief options has only gotten more popular in recent months. Our always popular listicle on Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and More Fall Fun (updated by Micheala Pattison) checked in at number three for the year. Coming in at number two, The Golden Fort Wayne was preparing for its debut at the Ash Brokerage building in downtown Fort Wayne. Becca Bell caught up with Aaron Butts, Carmen McGee and Sean Richardson in this extensive Q&A from January. And finally coming in at number one for 2016, a new sweet spot hopped into downtown Fort Wayne. Reneta got the scoop in The Yummi Bunni Is Hopping onto Fort Wayne’s Food Scene. This article about ice cream treats was HOT, HOT, HOT! We can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for Fort Wayne! Keep up with Living Fort Wayne on Facebook, Twitter and...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug25

LFW Weekly Fun File

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. Women’s Equality Day 2016 Thursday, August 25 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate women’s right to vote with the YWCA Northeast Indiana this year! They’re going to teach you everything you need to know about hitting those polls! 2. Equal Means Equal Screening Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. Equal Means Equal looks at how women are treated in the U.S. today. My guess (spoiler alert): It’s not actually equal. 3. LFW Film Series — It Happened One Night Friday, August 26 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free movie, fun activities, and food available for purchase! 4. 2016 Botanical Roots Concert Series: John Primer (Blues) Friday, August 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Stop by and enjoy the live music, and purchase a drink or two from Mad Anthony Brewing while you’re there. Don’t miss a more in-depth summary of the event here. 5. 1st Annual Fort Wayne Fitness Fest at Headwaters Park With Celebrity Tony Little! Saturday, August 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This festival has anything you could want or think of. Food, drinks, raffles, experts, education … literally, anything you could want. 6. 2016 Taste of the Arts Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. I love Taste of the Arts! There will be live performances, food and art available for purchase (or to just sit back, and enjoy). Check out a closer look here. 7. Cocktails & Sweet Deals Garden Party Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mercantile on Main is celebrating. There will be food trucks, wine from Wine Down and live music. Oh, and did I mention 15% off the entire store?! 8. Brickworld Fort Wayne LEGO Exposition Saturday, August 27  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Legos! See what amazing things people have made, and participate in some fun activities of your own. 9. Fort Wayne Outfitters River Rally Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 Whatever outdoor activity you can think of, Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot is making it...

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Run 4 Miles to the Fifth at the Beat Beethoven Run/Walk
Aug22

Run 4 Miles to the Fifth at the Beat Beethoven Run/Walk

Runners have all kinds of tricks for getting motivated. For starters, it helps to set the mood with the right running soundtrack. Another way to fight boredom is to challenge yourself to a new time or distance goal. And if you’ve gotta train anyway, it never hurts to find races that include great crowd support, fun costumes, a party atmosphere and tasty post-race snacks and drinks. On Saturday, walkers and runners can find all of the above at the Beat Beethoven 4-mile run/walk. The event is part of the Taste of the Arts Festival and all proceeds benefit Arts United. The scenic course begins on the Arts United Campus, continues through Headwaters Park, across the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge and along the Rivergreenway, and ends to fanfare in Freimann Square. During the race, runners will be challenged to “beat Beethoven” by finishing the race in 36 minutes – roughly the time it takes to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony at a relaxed pace. At half-mile increments along the course, string musicians from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Strings and Paul Harding Junior High School will perform the symphony for passing runners. A costumed Beethoven mascot will keep spirits high and set the pace by running the course at the requisite speed. The race is the brainchild of several local runners, including Carmen Tse, an Arts United board member and runner. Tse was inspired to bring the idea to the Taste of the Arts committee after seeing a similar event in Michigan. “Back in May of 2015, an article in Runner’s World titled “Races offer a Chance to ‘Beat Beethoven’ caught my attention,” she says. “It was a race put on by the Grand Rapids Ballet as a clever promotion of one of their productions. As a runner who appreciates classical music, I thought it was a brilliant idea to marry arts and fitness into one event. Though it’s not a new idea, it has never been done in Fort Wayne.” The race is a fitting fundraiser for Arts United, a nonprofit that provides support to local arts organizations like ARCH, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Cinema Center, Civic Theatre, Historical Society, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, FAME, the YouTheatre and Voices of Unity. Even the event sponsorship has a creative, tongue-in-cheek Beethoven theme. “We are excited to be partnering with HearCare Connection, an organization that provides hearing healthcare to under-served and under-insured men, women and children in Northeast Indiana,” says Tse. “One of the most surprising facts about Ludwig van Beethoven is that he was deaf. Instead of allowing deafness to overwhelm him, he began...

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LFW Top Picks for Fort Wayne Summer Festivals
Jun20

LFW Top Picks for Fort Wayne Summer Festivals

Happy first day of Summer! With Summer being here, festival season is now in full swing. Summer in Fort Wayne is the best time of year to visit these festivals and get your fill of food and fun! After a successful couple weeks with Germanfest and Ribfest, here are some other festivals to look forward to this season! Greekfest Come enjoy a large selection of Greek food, dancing, and other fun activities. If there is one thing that Greekfest does best is provide excellent hospitality. Come for the food, stay because you won’t be able to move after your meal. Opa! When: Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26, 2016 Where: Headwaters Park Cost: Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all day Sunday is FREE, Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. is $4. Attendees over 65 can get in for $3 and under 16 are admitted FREE.   Riverpalooza 2016   Home to the Dragon Boat Races! This festival will include boat rides, entertainment, and other activities to enjoy right before you hit Buskerfest! When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 Time: 8 a.m. Where: Headwaters Park West Cost: FREE   Buskerfest Enjoy a large selection of musicians, fire dancers, stilt walkers, and so much more! I love this festival for the unexpected talent it attracts to the Fort Wayne area. More information and schedule of performances  are posted here. When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 Time: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Corner of Calhoun St. and Wayne St. Cost: FREE   Three Rivers Festival Everyone’s favorite festival is back for their 48th year! Big rides, live performances, arts and crafts, and, not to mention, Junk Food Alley! Don’t forget Fort Wayne’s biggest parade on Saturday, July 16th! Other events and information is located on their website. When: Friday, July 8 to Saturday, July 16, 2016 Where: Headwaters Park Cost: FREE Fort Wayne Pride This year’s Pride will include a beer tent, talent from local performers, multiple vendors, KidSpace, and so much more. This is your opportunity to celebrate with over 15,000 LGBT and allies! DEV will also be highlighting the main stage on that Friday. Don’t forget the Pride March on Saturday, July 23rd at 11:15 a.m.! When: Friday, July 22 to Saturday, July 23, 2016 Time: Friday 7:15 p.m. to 12 am. Saturday 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Where: Headwaters Park Cost: $5 (under 12 is FREE)   BAALS Music Festival It’s back to the block! BAALS Music Festival is known for throwing the biggest party of the year with live EDM. It has grown since starting only a few years ago and has become a staple EDM event in the Midwest! More...

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