FWMoA hosts print talk, exhibits


The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, has announced an upcoming talk and several exhibits.

On May 15 at 2 p.m. the museum will host Print Room Talks with Sachi Yanari-Rizzo, where examples of printmaking techniques are examined up close. “Intaglio, Part 2: Etching and Aquatint” will look at processes “in which the artist utilizes the help of acid to bite the lines into the surface of the metal plate,” according to a newsletter from the museum. Works by Francisco de Goya and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, among others, will be on view. The talks are free with museum admission; those interested can meet at the Visitor Services Desk and staff will guide them to the Print Room.

Exhibits currently on display at the museum include “The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County” and “Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze,” both of which will be at the museum through Aug. 4.

Local businesses to host pinewood derby

Hop River Brewing Co., 1515 N. Harrison St., Fort Wayne; Phil’s Hobby Shop, 3938 W. Jefferson Blvd. and 3112 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne; and the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, will host the inaugural Fort Wayne 480 Adult Pinewood Derby race on May 18 from 1-4 p.m. at Hop River.

Contestants can build a new car or bring along one from the garage.

There will be three classes: Cub Scout Class, with the “original rules,” according to a release from Hop River; an Unlimited Class with “heavier weight and fewer restrictions on design;” and a Show Class for the “coolest design” — this class is open to all cars whether they race or not. Top three winners receive prizes, including a trophy to first place.

The cost to enter is $20 and includes a pinewood derby kit and access to a pre-race build day that took place May 4.

There will be an unlimited number of entries, but there can be no more than six members on a team and at least one person on each team must be over 21.

For complete rules and to register, visit www.hopriverbrewing.com/fort-wayne-480-pinewood-derby.

Local breweries collaborate for Germanfest

Germanfest Fort Wayne is proud to announce a collaboration with the Northern Indiana Brewers Association for the annual festival, which kicks off June 5 at Headwaters Park.

All 17 local breweries have played a role in crafting a selection of German-inspired exclusive beers to be sold at Germanfest. Samples from the local breweries will be available June 6 from 4:40-5:30 p.m.

Hop River Brewing Co., 1515 N. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, is doing a kolsch, a classic easy-drinking German ale, crafted in the traditional style. Junk Ditch Brewing Co., 1825 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, is doing a pilsner, a refreshing German style beer, with a floral and herbal hop finish. LaOtto Brewing Co., 202 S. Main St., LaOtto, is doing a dortmunder, a pale pilsner-like lager that is slightly malty with a clean finish. Mad Anthony Brewing Co., 2002 Broadway, Fort Wayne is doing a hefeweizen, a classic German wheat beer.

Chapman’s Brewing Co., 300 Industrial Drive, Angola, hosted the remaining 12 breweries to create Trail Schwarzbier — a slightly roasted dark lager “black beer” named in honor of the Northern Indian Beer Trail.

These local beers will pair with Germanfest’s locally made German potato salad (Sport Club), sauerkraut (Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor), and kuchen (Turners).

Marcus King Band to perform at Sweetwater

Sweetwater proudly welcomes The Marcus King Band live in concert July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion, 5501 U.S. 30 W., Fort Wayne, as part of their “Carolina Confessions Tour” 2019.

At only 23 years of age, Marcus King has been writing songs and performing onstage for half his lifetime, delivering a southern fried brand of blues and psychedelia inspired by rock n’ roll.

Tickets can be purchased at the Sweetwater campus, Neat Neat Neat Records and all area Wooden Nickel record store locations and online via sweetwaterpavilion.com and //bit.ly/2UZKrZM.

Tickets are $20-$38.50.

Embassy announces three shows

The Historic Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, recently announced three shows coming to its stage.

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds + Greatest Hits with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will be at the theater Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Wilson was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever — nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls” — just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys.

Tickets are $56-$146 (plus applicable fees).

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” — Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray — are proud to present their new improv tour “Whose Live Anyway?” Oct 8 at 7:30 p.m. The show is 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.

Tickets are $35-$65 (plus applicable fees).

Straight No Chaser will present “The Open Bar Tour” Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Male a cappella group Straight No Chaser have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.

Tickets are $36.50-$61.50 (plus applicable fees).

All tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy and by phone at 800-745-3000.

The Clyde welcomes Toad The Wet Sprockets

The Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road, proudly welcomes Toad The Wet Sprocket live in concert Aug. 29.

Celebrating 30 years as a band, Toad the Wet Sprocket is still making music and touring with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all over three decades ago. This year marks the 25th anniversary of their Platinum album “Dulcinea,” originally released in 1994, which featured the hits “Fall Down” and “Somethings Always Wrong.” It also represents the 30th anniversary of the band’s very first album “Bread & Circus,” which was re-released commercially in 1989.

This is an all-ages show with reserved seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Ticks are $39.50-$69.50 and can be purchased online at www.clydetheatre.com, over the phone at 800-514-3849 or in person at The Clyde box office, all three Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records and Sweetwater Sound.