LFW Weekend Fun File
May26

LFW Weekend Fun File

It’s Memorial Day weekend! If you’re not going to the Indy 500 or the lake, check out the awesome things happening in our city! 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 Weekend 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! 1. Grand Opening Chapman’s Brewing tap room at Fortezza Coffee Shop Thursday, May 26 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Per the Facebook Page: “Fortezza Coffee Shop owners Sean and Melody Wang have partnered with Chapman’s Brewing Founder, Scott Fergusson to open a tap room in downtown Fort Wayne. Fortezza / Chapmans Tap Room, at 819 South Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne. They will open with 10 taps of Chapman’s beer, and with their Indiana small brewer’s permit they can offer growlers fills, pints, kegs, and cold carryout.” — This will be awesome. Be some of the first to check it out! 2. 2016 Heritage Jazz Tour Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. A great concert at the Philmore on Broadway. Tickets are $30 in advance. 3. REO Speedwagon Concert Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. As part of the Foellinger Theater Concert Series, REO Speedwagon is coming! Tickets are from $49-$99 and the show should be great! 4. YLNI Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Formerly known as Barr Street Market, it’s the same summer market we all know and love. It opened last week and is open through the summer. Come check it out! There’s something for everyone! 5. Free Showing of the Guardians of the Galaxy at Sweets So Geek Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m.     The movie begins a few minutes after sundown. These are always fun! There will be games and activities, and I heard maybe even a dance off. 6. Botanical Conservatory Spring Discount Day/Iris Flower Show Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Tickets for adults are $3 and for children $2. The Botanical Conservatory is so fun, and it might be raining this weekend, so this is definitely something wonderful to do, especially with the kiddos! 7. Bees, Wasps, and Hornets at Fox Island Sunday, May 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. My daughter is terrified of bees. I love bees. They’re important (especially honey bees). You can see the indoor beehive and maybe even the queen bee if you can find her (no, not Beyonce). 8. Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday, May 30 at 11...

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Monster Mash Halloween Bash at the Philmore Theatre
Oct29

Monster Mash Halloween Bash at the Philmore Theatre

This past week, I had the opportunity to interview Brent Drake of Soiree. Brent is the epitome of a hardworking, down-to-earth person with big dreams. He never knew that first night back in March of 2015 hosting a house party called the “Squaw Creek Soiree” would lead to owning his own event planning company called “Soiree.” Interestingly enough, his friend Adam Garland mentioned the name Squaw Creek Soiree and Brent fell in the love with name and “Soiree” was born. Brent grew up in Fort Wayne and comes from a musical background. He graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL and starting working at Jimmy John’s and through that position was able to network, meet the right people, and eventually go on to form the company “Soiree.” He and I agreed during our interview that you don’t need a big city to have big opportunities. For Brent, it’s not about the quantity of events hosted by his company, but the quality. He wants guests to remember attending a well planned and overall great party, not something just thrown together. If you are from Fort Wayne, you may have attended or at least heard of Brent’s last event: The Philmore Fest back in August. Now Soiree is back again hosting the Monster Mash Halloween Costume Bash at the Philmore Theatre on Broadway. The Monster Mash is this Friday, October 30th from 6pm to 1am. If you’re in town and want to have fun and enjoy a great Halloween Bash, this event is for you! I will be attending this event and can’t wait to see the musical lineup and take pics with my friends and our costumes in the photo booth! The Philmore Theatre has the capacity to fit 250 guests inside and 300-400 more guests outside in the parking lot so expect this party to be a great chance to meet new people 18 and older in Fort Wayne and have a great time rocking your costume! Want to win $150? Come with a creative and spooky costume and enter the costume contest! Guests can expect live music all night and drinks from Club Soda. There will also be from Bravas food truck. Guests can also enjoy a photo booth take pictures and make memories with friends and family! Music Lineup for the night: The Be Colony (psych-rock) @ 7 pm Trichotomous Hippopotamus (Blues-rock) @ 8:20pm Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (psych-rock) @ 9:40pm Woo Park @ 11pm Blake Blurry (DJ) @ 12 – 1 am Monster Mash Emcee/MC – Devin Middleton (of Second City, Chicago) and Isiah Gray Brent wants to give a huge shout out to Adam Garland and Keegan Godoy and says this event...

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