Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: November 9, 2017 - Newsletter Issue 403

Current Fort Wayne officially launches!

Current Fort Wayne is the best place to explore and discover amazing events in our community. Search by date or event type to learn more about what to see, do, and celebrate in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

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Holly Trolley
Shop Small Saturday

Park, shop, and ride our free trollies for an exciting shopping experience through Downtown Fort Wayne, West Main Shops, and the Wells Street Corridor! The trollies will visit several unique venues stopping at each on their route.

Rudolph The Musical
Embassy Theatre

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

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Night of Lights 2017
Kick ofF the Holiday Season!

Whether starting or keeping a family tradition make Downtown Fort Wayne your Holiday Mission! HolidayFest returns on Wednesday, November 22 with the "Night of Lights" where we join together to light up Downtown!

An Evening of Animation
Cinema Center

An evening of international animation as we screen the short films of award winning director Vladimir Leschiov. Along with the films, this event will feature a special conversation with director Leschiov following the screening. 

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Festival of Trees
Embassy Theatre

The 33rd annual Festival of Trees returns to the Embassy! It is the Embassy's signature fundraising event, and dollars raised benefit operations and programming. Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees is a fundraising and community goodwill event.

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Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - a stage musical based on the beloved film! In celebration of their 90th Anniversary - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is asking audience members to donate non-perishable food items for Community Harvest Food Bank. Collection barrels will be in the lobby.
YLNI November Hot Spot
DeBrand Chocolatier Skyline Plaza

Join YLNI for their next Hot Spot at DeBrand Chocolatier in the Ash Skyline Plaza on November 16! Enjoy sweets, beverages, and networking from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

HeART of the City Pow Wow
816 Pint & Slice

This is a FREE 2 hour  Fort Wayne Heart of the City  Pow Wow with  Art by Alexandra Hall . Topics to be covered include things such as the business side of art, things I wish I knew, taxes, marketing and more! Come with your questions for the Q & A upstairs of  816 Pint & Slice . Receive helpful info on marketing your creative! 

Fall Party
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Four times a year, Fort Wayne Museum of Art highlights current exhibits with a party that brings together art lovers of all kinds to enjoy food, friends, and music at FWMoA. A new take on the traditional opening reception model, these events are each a fusion of many diverse exhibits with specially designed decor and seasonal edibles from the area's top caterers.

Downtown Gateway Feature

Christmas on Broadway

"Christmas on Broadway," entering its 13th year, will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in front of the Shine & Hardin building on the Broadway Plaza. 
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