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Featured Events

Fort Wayne Dance Collective Spring/Summer Workshops — Workshops and classes for movement, dance, yoga and more offered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, dates and times vary, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-6574

IPFW Community Arts AcademyArt, dance, music and theater classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977,

Live Trivia — Trivia night with live host, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Duesy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, free, 484-0411

Summer Nights at the Embassy — Live entertainment, cash bar, and local food on the Embassy rooftop, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 25-Sept 7, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $5,424-6287

Sweetwater Academy of Music — Private lessons for a variety of instruments available from professional instructors, ongoing weekly lessons, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, call for pricing, 432-8176,

TekVenture Public Workshops: Interconnecting Imagination, Technology and Community — Access to tools; Saturday hands-on workshops for making things in machining wood and metal, 3D printing, electronics, robotics, CAD design and more; ages 12 thru adult, TekVenture, Fort Wayne, fees vary, membership discounts available, 432-1095

This Week

50+ Life Expo — Guest speakers and entertainers, health screenings, vendors, and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Conference Center, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, free, 461-8469

Beer & BarreBQ — Fort Wayne Ballet performances, beer tasting, BBQ, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, $35-$50, 422-4226

BikeFusion — Bike show and bike testing, live entertainment, food and craft beer, 4-10 p.m. Friday, May 6, Plassman Athletic Center, Fort Wayne, $5-$10, 402-6800

Brew Bash Beer tasting, live music, Fort Wayne food trucks and more to benefit ACD Festival, 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Event Plaza, Auburn, $25-$50, 925-1444

Free Comic Book Day — Comic book giveaway and blood drive, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, BCT Comics, Fort Wayne, free, 493-6116

Hollywood Glam Gala — Black tie event featuring special guest comedian Robert Powell, live music and dancing, appetizers, dinner and cocktails, 7:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6 p.m.) Saturday, May 7, Philmore on Broadway, Fort Wayne, $35-$75, 745-1000

Miami Indian Heritage Days — Local artists, performers, presenters; drumming by Medicine Woman Drum, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

Mother’s Day Downtown — Free trolley rides with stops at local shops for special Mother’s Day events, live entertainment and family activities at Parkview Field, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, Parkview Field and other downtown locations, Fort Wayne, free, 420-3266

Swinney Homestead Open House and Plant Sale — Open house featuring music by Hearthstone Ensemble, refreshments, hand-arts display, bake sale and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 6, Swinney Homestead, Fort Wayne, free, 637-8622

Unveiling at the Museum Mystery Party — Mystery mocktail party/fundraiser to benefit The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 7, African/African-American Historical Museum, Fort Wayne, $10-$20, 357-9096

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Legacy Breakfast — Mental health awareness breakfast with guest speaker Paul Gionfriddo, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, May 12; lecture and book signing, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 Hotel Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, $15 for breakfast; book signing free, tickets required, 422-6441

Andi M. Helms Book Signing — Book signing of Helms’ new children’s book, Chickens on Strike, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Half Price Books, Fort Wayne, free, 373-2140

Fort Wayne Industrial Historic Districts — Arch lecture presented by Jill McDevitt, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, Meeting Room c, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5117

Guardians of the Galaxy Moving showing and other activities, 8 p.m. or 15-30 minutes after sundown Saturday, May 28, Sweets So Geek, Fort Wayne, free, 312-5758

A Four Headed Monster: The 4 Beatles in 5 Songs — Multi-media presentation by Aaron Krerowicz observing and analyzing each band member through the lens of 1-2 songs, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, ACPL Theatre, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1210

Sunrise Viewing of the original black & white silent film with accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the Grande Page Organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665

Behind the Screen Viewing of A Trip to the Moon and Backstage, hands on activities and more, 9:30 a.m.-1p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $6, 424-5665

The Ten Commandments Viewing of the original black & white silent film with accompaniment by Fort Wayne native Mark Herman on the Grande Page Organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665


Storytimes, Activities and Crafts at Allen County Public Library:

Aboite Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Baby Steps, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1320

Dupont Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Baby Steps Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Ants in Your Pants Storytime, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Wednesday & Thursdays, PAWS to Read, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Bookworms Storytime, 11:15 a.m. Thursdays Smart Start Storytime for ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1315

Georgetown Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Baby Steps Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays; Family Storytime, 10:15 & 11 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1320

Grabill Branch — Born to Read, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Smart Start Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1325

Little Turtle Branch — Storytime for toddlers & preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Babies and Books, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1335

Main Library — Babies and Books, 10 a.m. Fridays; Family Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Storytime for preschoolers, daycares and other groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Toddler Time, 10:30 & 11 a.m. Fridays; 421-1220

New Haven Branch — Babies and books for kids birth to age 2, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1345

Pontiac Branch — Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, PAWS to Read, 5 p.m. Thursdays 421-1350

Tecumseh Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, YA Day for teens 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Wondertots reading for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1360

Shawnee Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Teen Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, 421-1355

Waynedale Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays & Tuesdays, Born to Read Storytime for babies and toddlers, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, 421-1365

Woodburn Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1370

Kids Stuff

Tours and Trips

Stratford Theater Festival Tour — Bus trip to Stratford, Ontario (passport required) to see A Little Night Music, A Chorus Line, Shakespeare in Love and As You Like It (substitutions available at an additional cost), departs 7 a.m. Friday, June 24 (Hotel Fort Wayne), returns midnight Sunday, June 26, Stratford Theater, Stratford, Ontario, $650-$950, includes transportation, lodging, breakfast and show tickets,  426-7421 ext. 103

Sports and Recreation

Urban City Rides — Family friendly bike rides with varying distances, cycling-related prizes and snacks, 6:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month thru October 30, begins at Creative Framing, corner of Anthony and Crescent, Fort Wayne, free, 482-5211

Aids Walk — Aids awareness walk, resource booths, human trivia and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 14,Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, dontation, 744-1144

Fort for Fitness Spring Cycle — 10, 16, 34, 44 and 100k rides for ages 14 and up; finish line celebration with live music, Kids Zone, and more (11 a.m.-1 1 p.m.), ride times vary, Saturday, May 21 (register by May 2), Arts United Campus, Fort Wayne, $15-$20, 760-3371

North American Scrabble® Championships Qualifying Tournament — Scrabble® tournaments to qualify for national championships and receive national ranking, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $15-$60, 426-4100

Common Bond Breakfast — Erin’s House for Grieving Children fundraiser feat. guest speaker Austin Hatch, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, Conference Center, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $100, 423-2466

Turtle Days Golf Outing — Tom Fletcher Memorial Scholarship Fund golf featuring 18 holes played in Florida golf scramble style, long drive contest, closest to the hole contest, 50/50 drawings and cash payouts, 8 a.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.) Saturday, June 4, Eel River Golf Course, Churubusco, $60, 693-9350

ARC Raiders vs. WOWO and First Responders — Charity basketball game, silent auctions, music and local mascots to benefit Easter Seals ARC sports program, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, Schaefer Center Gymnasium, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, $5, 750-9714

Turtle Strut 5K — 5K strut, walk, jog or shuffle to benefit Churubusco Turtle Days Festival and local volunteer organizations, 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) Saturday, June 18, Churubusco Jr./Sr. high School, Churubusco, $20, 693-9350

Autism Acceptance Walk/Event — Family friendly event including walk, games, refreshments, entertainment and a resource fair (1-4 p.m.) to support Autism Ally, 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept 11 (walk registration at 1 p.m., walk at 3:30 p.m.) Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $15, 800-609-8449 ext. 303

Spectator Sports


TinCaps — Upcoming home games at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne

Monday, May 9 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11 vs. Great Lakes, 11:05 a.m.

Tuesday, May 17 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18 vs. Lansing, 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, May 19 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, May 20 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 21 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 22 vs. West Michigan, 3:05 p.m.

Monday, May 23 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, May 31 vs. South Bend, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1 vs. South Bend, 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, June 2 vs. South Bend, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 3 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 4 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 vs. Dayton, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 13 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 17 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m..

Sunday, June 19 vs. Bowling Green, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 27 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29 vs. Dayton, 12:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 30 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.


Dance Party — Open ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, May 6, May 13 and May 20, Dance Tonight, Fort Wayne, $10, 437-6825

Monthly Dance — Open dancing, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Walb Classic Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $5-$10,

Contra Dance Dancing to live , old time string band music by Spy Run String Band and live caller, 8-11 p.m. Satruday, May 21, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $6-$9, 244-1905


Garden Bros Circus — Traveling circus feat. daredevils, acrobats, elephants, racing camels, circus clowns and more, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $8-$33, 480-3709

Aids Walk Pre-Walk Party — Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection fundraiser with live music by Kat Bowser and Doug Strahm, 50/50 raffle and silent auction  5-9 p.m. Friday, May 13,Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, Fort Wayne, $10-$15, 744-1144

Fairy Tale Fest — Fort Wayne Youtheatre annual event featuring performances by multiple arts and youth organizations on four different stages, arts & crafts, face painting, castle bounce house, obstacle course, fantasy dress-up station, Arts United Plaza and Arts United Center. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, performance prices vary, 422-6900

Living History: Muster on the St. Mary’s — Renenactment from early viking times thorough WWI; period cooking, gardening and military life demonstrations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, 437-2836

Veteran’s Memorial Ride — 40 mile ride, contests, door prizes, raffles, live music by Mason Dixon Line non-profit booths and vendors to benefit Schnelker Veteran’s Memorial Park, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, (breakfast buffet, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) American Legion Post 330, New Haven, $10 per bike, free to attend, 749-7799

Remake — Cinema Center spring fundraising event feat. silent auction of posters inspired by Bill Murray films and created by local artists, film screenings, food truck and more, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, $5, 426-3456

Spring Fling Antique/Vintage Show and Sale — 50 plus booths of antique and vintage items on display and for sale; proceeds benefit Horizon Christian Academy 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, North Wells Street Campus, Horizon Christian Academy, Fort Wayne, free,399-2436

Cherry Blossom Festival — Japanese cultural celebration featuring folk dancing, martial arts, taiko drumming, rakugo, a showcase of carp kites and satsuki dolls and Japanese cuisine, 12-5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Library Plaza, Main Branch, Allen County Public LIbrary, Fort Wayne, free, 427-2254

DisAbilities Expo — Vendors, exhibits, information and entertainment for persons with disabilities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, free, 207-5728

Great American Cleanup — Self-led cleanup event with garbage bags, gloves and shirts provided by city; celebration feat. live music, refreshments, and prizes to follow, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, free, 427-2715

Arts in the Park — Art festival featuring pieces from local and regional artists, demonstrations, musical performances, children’s activities, workshops and more, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 22, Arts Park, Portland, free, 726-4809


Arab Fest Arab food and beverages, workshops, vendors, Debka (traditional dance), musical performances, children’s activities and more, 12-10 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, free, 515-9300

Miami Indian Heritage Days — Miami beadwork with Katrina Mitten, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

FortCON — Bring your own computer party and convention with 24/7 access and non-stop gaming, tech vendors and other activities, 6 p.m. Friday, June 10-3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $5-$65, 442-8247

Picked by the Pros Wine Pairing Dinner WBOI fundraiser featuring 6 course dinner with wine pairing, live and silent auctions, pre-dinner wine tasting, music and more, 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, The Bergstaff Place, Fort Wayne, $125, 918-1087

Churubusco Turtle Days — Festival featuring midway, concessions, music, games, fireworks, vendors and more, times vary Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, event locations vary, downtown Churubusco, free to attend, activity fees may apply,

Riverdrums — Kekionga Native American Alliance event celebrating a common humanity; live entertainment, drumming, dancers, martial art classes, face painting, guest speakers and more, 12-8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Wells Street Bridge, Fort Wayne, free, donations accepted, 481-6514

BuskerFest — Family friendly event featuring street performers, buskers, food trucks and more,  4-11 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Calhoun St., Berry St. and other various downtown locations, Fort Wayne, free, 420-3266


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Cookware from local clays: Making and using replica native-style pottery with Erik Vosteen, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Work and play among the native peoples: Games of the Miami with Craig Arnold, Diane Hunter & Doug Peconge, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Wikiami cattail matting with M.I.A.M.I., 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

Doggone Best Chili Challenge — Chili cook-off, silent auction, live music, adoptable pets and more to benefit the Allen County SPCA,, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Lucky Harley-Davidson, Fort Wayne, $5, 396-2682


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Miami harvest: Edible and usable plants and materials with Dani Tippman, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882


Trader Days — Traditional Miami and regional tribes’ crafts, goods and wares show/sale, demonstrations and interactive educational programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, free, 426-2882

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