Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: January 2, 2020 - Newsletter Issue 514

Confluence Kitchen:
The Culture of Japan
Promenade Park

Riverfront's Confluence Kitchen series is a quarterly event celebrating various cultures around the world. On January 18, they are showcasing the culture of Japan.

Awkward Gestures Art Opening

Leigha VandeZande is a self taught fine artist with a concentration in screen printing and acrylic painting. This body of work is inspired by patterns, high contrast art and humour. Awkward Gestures is a snap shot of the difficulty navigating human interaction.

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Various Downtown Locations

Celebrate winter with a visit to Downtown Fort Wayne on January 25! The 8th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages.

Conductor's Workshop Concert
Arts United Center

This year's Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Conductors Guild International Conductor Workshop Concert features eight young musical leaders conducting eight overtures covering a myriad of emotions, styles, and periods. This event is free to the public.

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The St. John Family Band
The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar

Don't miss the special showcase performance by The St. John Family Band! This talented group hails from Roanoke, and will blow you away with their mix of traditional folk, bluegrass and country tunes, originals, and covers.  
Winter Warmer
JK O'Donnell's

Chase away with winter blues at Winter Warmer on January 25. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a glass and $25 in beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for sale at the event.
Mini Macramé Air Plant Hanger
The Conservatory
Registration required. Macramé is back and with a modernized style that is trending now more than ever before! Join self-taught instructor and master of knotting techniques Tiffany Welbaum in hand-making a mini macramé hanger that is the perfect fit for a medium-sized air plant. 

Matilda the Musical
Arts United

Don't miss this magical performance of Matilda at Arts United Center. Presented in collaboration with Fort Wayne Youtheatre, tickets are now available.
Star Wars: A New Hope
Embassy Theatre

Conducted by Caleb Young, The Force is strong with this one. Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine.
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Downtown 360° Tour
Enjoy our Virtual Tour!

Through numerous aerial, business and street level views; the Downtown 360 virtual tour connects retail and restaurant locations, as well as cultural and parking information into an easy to navigate and visually stunning super tour that will allow you to explore and plan your next visit to Downtown from virtually anywhere!

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Downtown Gateway Feature

ReGift Exchange Party
Hop River Brewing Company

Celebrate bad gifts by regifting them to someone else now instead of letting them collect dust for 11 months until your next White Elephant Party!

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