LFW Weekly Fun File
Jun09

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. MKM Thursday, June 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm           Enjoy food from Affine and check out some great art while exploring MKM’s Boundaries exhibit. “Boundaries: Exploring Meaningful Thresholds — to see how our creative process is exploring the relationship between place and perception.” 2. Cupcakes and Cocktails for a Cause Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm           Cupcakes and signature cocktails provided by CS3 and live jazz music by the Phil Schurger Trio. The event benefits FWCS Study Connection, an after-school tutoring program serving children in need. 3. Distillery Experience Tour Friday, June 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm           Tour the distillery! Tours will run in 15 minute intervals from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a cash bar in the outdoor pavilion. Get some food from the food trucks and have a great time! 4. Art & Soul Friday, June 10 from 8 pm to 12 pm                 This Art & Soul benefits the Voices of Unity USA Choir Olympic Team‘s 2016 European Tour, “Journey to The Vatican.” There will be live painting and pieces for sale, and appetizers from Club Soda! 5. Arena Dinner Theatre: South Pacific Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11 at 6:15 pm             This is a great musical. The show should be great, and the food is great. Don’t miss opening weekend! (But if you do miss opening weekend, then go next weekend!) 6. Yoga at Wunderkammer Saturday, June 11 from 9 am to 10 am         Yoga and Art! Go! 7. Heroes and Hot Rods Saturday, June 11 at 9 am           Cool cars for a great cause. There will be food, music, a silent auction and more. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors Project and Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Inc. 8. Pedal, Paddle, and Play Saturday, June 11 from 11 am to 7 pm           Outdoor family fun! Explore the local water and land trails...

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Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown!
Sep09

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown!

It can’t be that time of the year already, can it? Summer is winding down, the weather is swiftly turning, everyone’s back in school, and… it’s almost time for another Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (BAT) event! Make that the 17th annual BAT, that is. For 17 years now, this event (put on by Visit Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne’s Convention and Visitors Bureau) has been giving locals the opportunity to experience some of the best attractions our city has to offer–for FREE. Here’s how the program works: 1. Pick up a passport at any Fort Wayne Kroger or Old National Bank location or download a printable one-page Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown Passport online. 2. On Sunday, September 13th from noon – 5 p.m., you and your friends and family will be able to visit 12 of Fort Wayne’s participating attractions and museums for FREE. Just use your passport to gain free admission to all attractions. (You only need one passport for your entire party). Here is the list of attractions and museums participating: African/African-American History Museum The African/African American Historical Museum holds exhibits on Africa, African-American inventors, musicians, and local entrepreneurs, as well as pioneers in business, education, social work, and health. Exhibits also feature general local history, the Underground Railroad, and a sports archive featuring athletes who started their sports careers right here in the Fort. Allen County Courthouse This is the only time during the year you’re allowed to take a camera into the Courthouse! Visit this National Historic Landmark and learn about its cultural legacy. This building is a premier example of Beaux Arts architecture and is one of the largest and most elegant courthouses in the nation. Artlink Contemporary Gallery Artlink is more than just an art gallery, it’s an organization that connects artists with the community and the community with the arts. Artlink hosts 28 exhibits each year and has a robust education programming schedule for both kids and adults. The gallery will feature “Maurice Papier: A Retrospective” during BAT. Cathedral Museum Located on the lower level of Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, the Cathedral Museum houses religious artifacts dating back to the times of Jesus Christ and Abraham. The Cathedral Bookstore, located on the first floor, carries a large selection of books, gifts, religious articles, and church supplies. Embassy Theatre Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features Broadway productions, headliner concerts, educational programming, community events, and cinema. Experience a self-guided tour of the Embassy and Indiana Hotel Lobby and listen to the famous sounds of the Grande Page Organ. Plan extra time for an all-ages scavenger hunt activity, too....

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