Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: February 8, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 416

Fizz Fest 2018
USF Performing Arts Center

On February 10, Downtown Fort Wayne will have even more fizz and pop at the inaugural  Summit City Craft Soda Festival and Winter Carnival , aka  Fizz Fest .  


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ARTrageous Gala & Auction
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

ARTrageous is the art auction of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages; and a night to remember with top tier cuisine and live music, ARTrageous is the most unique cultural fundraiser in the city.

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Chicago the Musical
Embassy Theatre

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you have ever seen.  

Grand Relighting
Murphy Building

"Grand Relighting of the Iconic Murphy Building: Open House & Celebration" is Thursday, February 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 6th and 7th floor.

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Regional STEAM School
Electric Works

Fort Wayne Community Schools is considering whether to open a regional STEAM school for grades 6-12 in the Electric Works project in downtown Fort Wayne.  FWCS and Broadway Redevelopment Partners have agreed on the wording of an as-yet-unsigned letter of intent regarding the school district's participation in Electric Works.

Fun & Free Lecture Series
Allen County Public Library

Join the Genealogy Center and ARCH, Inc. for their annual Fun & Free Lecture Series. On February 24, the African American Pioneers of Fort Wayne w/ Roberta Ridley of the African American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne will be presenting.

Tolon Turns Two

Tolon, West Fork Whisky Co, RNDC, and Neat Neat Neat Records invite you to come celebrate with them! 

2018 MBK/MSK Lighthouse Scholarship Ball
Embassy Theatre

MBK/MSK Program will be hosting the 4th annual "Being a Light in Darkness" Scholarship Ball and will be rewarding scholarships to 10 High School Graduating Senior MBK & MSK members of our organization. 

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2018 State of the City Address
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will deliver his 2018 State of the City Address at Noon on Wednesday, February 14 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The Mayor's State of the City Address is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 11:45 a.m.

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"In the Mix"
Park Place on Main

"In the Mix on Main" will be a recurring cultural, culinary experience, featuring music from Heartland Sings' Principal Vocal Artists and Maestro Robert Nance, with a themed dinner and drink special from the chefs at Park Place.

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Downtown Gateway Feature

Soft Opening Brunch
Three Rivers Distilling Co. Tasting Room

Available items include waffles, benedicts, pastries, flatbreads, bagels, craft cocktails, and a Bloody Mary bar. Seating is limited for this soft opening event. No reservations.
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