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Friday, Dec. 28
Munch and Movie series: Life Care Center of Fort Wayne, 1649 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne. The monthly series offers a fun, family-friendly experience. This month, celebrate Christmas, family and hope in the holiday season with a festive, Christmas class. To RSVP, call (260) 422-8520. For more information, visit LifeCareCenterOfFortWayneIN.com.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Free Christmas concert: Most Precious Blood Church, 1515 Barthold St., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Presented by choir director Jim Didier and bell choir director Kathy Schall. Admission is free.
Monday, Dec. 31
Countdown to Noon: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the New Year with this family-friendly event. Activities include face painting and making party hats and noisemakers, plus science demonstrations and a giant balloon drop featuring 2,019 balloons. Included with admission of $9 for adults and children older than 2.
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Appleseed Quilters Guild Meeting: Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. and conclude with show and tell. The Appleseed Quilt Guild is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the art of quilting and providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and learning new techniques. New members and guests are welcome. Annual dues are $30 with special rates for junior members age 17 and younger. Members receive the guild’s newsletter, have use of the lending library, attend monthly meetings/special events and enjoy many other opportunities.
Friday, Jan. 4
Artlink Regional Exhibition Opening: Artlink Gallery, 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 5-8 p.m. The exhibit features artists from around the Midwest and showcases the rich artistic talent found in the region. Artists of all mediums, backgrounds and concepts will be on display. The opening reception is free and open to the public. This exhibition will be on view Jan. 4-Feb. 8. For more information, visit artlinkfw.com.
Re-Gift Exchange Party: Hop River Brewing Company, 1515 N. Harrison St., Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. Did your aunt get you a pair of spa socks or a cheesy porcelain figurine for Christmas? Skip waiting in line to exchange it and bring it to the brewery to exchange it for another gift. This event is free and all ages are welcome.
Sunday, Jan. 6
George R. Mather Lecture Series: The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. John Beatty will present “Susan Man McCulloch: Heirloom Fruits and Traditional Recipes.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.fwhistorycenter.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Independent Film Movement Series: Meeting Room C at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The library screens the latest releases of award-winning independent and foreign films on the first Wednesday of the month. Free admission for adults age 18 and older. January’s feature film is “Theeb,” a Jordanian movie with English subtitles about a young Bedouin boy who ventures on a treacherous journey across the desert.
Yoga at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art: 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 6-7 p.m. Classes take place on the second Thursday of each month in the FWMoA Auditorium. Participants must bring their own mats, blocks, straps, blankets or other supplies if they use these items in their practice. Participants will be asked to sign a health waiver to take part. Classes are $8 each for FWMoA Members / $20 each for non-members. For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page or contact Emily Uphoff at (260) 422-6467 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Jan. 10
New Family Financial Aid Knight: Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne; in the media center. 6 p.m. Enter through door number 3 near the cafeteria. The meeting is for parents and guardians of students entering school for the 2019-2020 school year. Topics include financial aid opportunities, scholarships, School Choice Scholarship vouchers and tuition management payment plans available. A Spanish interpreter will be available for families. Freshman enrollment begins Jan. 14.
Riverfront Public Input Meeting: Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Members of the public are invited to share their input on the next phases of Riverfront development and get updates on the progress of Promenade Park. Light snacks will be provided.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Fort Wayne Philharmonic present Petrouchka: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Colorful French works fill the first half of this concert, including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, a work popularized in Walt Disney’s 1940 classic film “Fantasia”. Petrouchka is Stravinsky’s brilliant ballet burlesque about the playful and very naughty clown audiences have loved for over a century. And, it’s a tour de force for the orchestra. Tickets are available on fwphil.org.
Wintry Weather Hike: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave., Fort Wayne. 10-11 a.m. Spending time in the outdoors is a great way to cope with stress, relax and feel happier even in the winter. The hikes are free and open to all ages. No pre-registration is necessary.
Tracks and scat hike: Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Noon-1:30 p.m. Learn how to recognize the tracks and scat made by many of the animals at Eagle Marsh. The hike is free and open to all ages.
Sunday, Jan. 13
Film Noir at the Embassy: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 3 p.m. In the 1941 Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart finds himself entangled in crime and intrigue in the search for the prized Maltese falcon statuette. Tickets are $10 and available on ticketmaster.com
Cabaret Knight: Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and entertainment at 5 p.m. The evening includes the inaugural 2019 Bishop Luers Show Choir performances of the Reigning Knights, Knight Stars and the Minstrels. Tickets include a pasta dinner, dessert and water, tea and coffee. Soda will be sold separately. Pre-sale tickets are available to purchase until Jan. 7. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for ages 13 and older; $8 for children 4-12 years old; and free for children age 3 and younger. Tickets bought on the day of the event increase to $20/$10. Tickets can be purchased by either contacting a Bishop Luers Show Choir member, Colleen Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Monnier at email@example.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Fort Wayne Farm Show kicks off: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. Three day event Jan. 15-17. Times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. The exhibitors present the latest farm technology the industry has to offer along with the area’s largest variety of farm machinery equipment, in one location. Admission is free. For more information, visit memorialcoliseum.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Bartók’s String Quartet: Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Presented by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Bartók’s first quartet displays the composer’s early interest in Hungarian folk music, and is a musical love letter dedicated to a relationship that was never meant to be. The concert opens with Beethoven’s sparkling wind octet adaptation of great themes from his only opera. For more information, visit fwphil.org.
Short Hikes for Short Legs: Eagle Marsh Barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10 a.m. Learn how to recognize the tracks and scat made by many of the animals at Eagle Marsh. The hike is free and designed for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Bartók’s String Quartet: Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Presented by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Bartók’s first quartet displays the composer’s early interest in Hungarian folk music, and is a musical love letter dedicated to a relationship that was never meant to be. The concert opens with Beethoven’s sparkling wind octet adaptation of great themes from his only opera. For more information, visit fwphil.org.
Film Noir at the Embassy: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 3 p.m. In the 1944 Double Indemnity Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck fall into a murderous scheme. Tickets are $10 and available on ticketmaster.com.
Choosing Joy concert: First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. When pianist Jeff Manchur’s wife, Kimberly, was diagnosed with breast cancer, “Choosing Joy” was her mantra and today she is a survivor. The program will feature three standard and newer classical music and pieces by three American composers. Each piece can be associated in some way with their cancer journey. There will be a collection for free-will donations.
Thursday, Jan. 24
SOUP Winter Social fundraiser: Summit City Brewerks, 1501 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include two beers or wine and a meal. Proceeds help fund SOUP events each year. Since SOUP’s first event in January 2017, the organization has helped launch seven projects and awarded over $8,000 to SOUP winners. For more information, visit fortwaynesoup.org.
Friday, Jan. 25
Mizpah Shrine Circus & Fair: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. Three-day event Jan. 25-27. Reserved tickets are $14-22. For more information, visit memorialcoliseum.com.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Nouvelle Annee 1759: Historic Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to explore the Old Fort’s living history as reenactors bring to life Post des Miami during the peak of the French and Indian War, which will one day be known as Fort Wayne. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836.
Winterval: The 7th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages in downtown Fort Wayne. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block of ice, catch a rugby game, check out model cars and enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Allen County Public Library, the Old Fort or Science Central. Go for a carriage ride at the Community Center or ice skating at Headwaters Park. For a full schedule of events, visit www.fortwayneparks.org/programs/winterval.
Winter Cozy: Headwaters Park West, Clinton at Superior. 8-10 p.m. Let your winter blues fade away as you dance, play and create inside a heated tent with cozy furniture, warm cocktails and food for purchase. The event features live music and games, ice sculptures and drink luges. This event is for adults age 21 and older. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, visit riverfrontfw.org.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Ricky Glore comedy show: Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. 8-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ricky Glore brings his high energy standup comedy to Fort Wayne in his Taco Kitty Tour. The night’s feature comedian is Julie Heckman. Steven Simpkins will host the show. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3924752.
Sports Flicks at the Embassy: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 3 p.m. In the 1993 Rudy, Sean Astin wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame. The movie chronicles his struggles to land a spot on the football team. This is the first movie in a three-part series that celebrates films that made Hollywood fall in love with Indiana and its hometown heroes. Tickets are $10 and available on ticketmaster.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Kinky Boots at the Embassy: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. The Tony award-winning musical is about a factory owner and drag queen who come together to save a family business. This musical features music by Cyndi Lauper and words by Harvey Fierstein. For more information, visit fwembassytheatre.org.
Thursday, Jan. 31
Jazz Jam: Sweetwater, 5501 US Highway 30 West, Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. Jazz Jams are the perfect opportunity to get together for an evening of musical exploration in a relaxed, laid-back environment. A piano, drum kit, amps and mics will be provided. All you need is yourself, your instrument and your passion for jazz. Admission is free.