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Cinema Center showing Vivian Maier film

Lucky Duck Consignment Sale, PFW camps, Komets host Princess Night

Cinema Center will show a free screening of the documentary Finding Vivian Maier on March 24. Maier’s photos are at the Garrett Museum of Art through March 26.
Jen Poiry Prough

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 22, 2023

Cinema Center will present a free screening of the documentary Finding Vivian Maier on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m., before her exhibit, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer wraps up at Garrett Museum of Art on Sunday, March 26.

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Maier was a mysterious nanny who took more than 100,000 photographs that went undeveloped and unseen during her lifetime.

Cinema Center is teaming up with Garrett Museum of Art to share her story, including a deeper dive with a virtual visit from author Ann Marks along with copies of her book Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny.

At Garrett Museum of Art, you can see 50 iconic photographs by Maier. The photographs were purchased by John Maloof during a 2007 foreclosure auction in Chicago. After finding the negatives from the unknown Maier, he knew he had stumbled upon something and contacted other buyers from the auction to obtain 140,000 photographs.

The Garrett Museum of Art exhibit is on loan from Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City, and the pictures are sure to mesmerize. Admission to the exhibit is $5 and the hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 

Lucky Duck consignment sale returns

The popular bi-annual Lucky Duck Children’s Consignment Sale returns for Memorial Coliseum from March 23-26. 

At the Coliseum, you’ll find 40,000 square feet of newborn to junior-sized clothing as well as games, toys, movies, bikes, and more, plus women’s clothing, all in an organized atmosphere for a fun and easy shopping experience.

Fort Wayne Komets welcome princesses

On Sunday, March 26, from 4-5 p.m., meet a variety of princesses prior to the Komets hockey game against the Rapid City Rush at Memorial Coliseum.

Dress in your favorite princess outfit and take part in the on-ice Princess Parade during the first intermission.

Scheduled to appear are Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Mirada, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Anna, and Elsa.

Register for PFW camps, classes

Registration is open for Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy classes and camps April-June. 

Theater classes include: Improv Workshop for Grades 6–12 (April 15, 1-3 p.m., $30); Summer Dramagination for Grades K–3 (June 26-30, 9:45-10:45 a.m., $99); Summer Youth Drama for Grades 4–8 (June 26-30, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $99); and Summer Theatre Masters for Grades 7–12 (June 19-23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $99). A one-hour one-on-one Audition Preparation class is also available by theater veteran Gloria Minnich for $80. 

PFW also offers Miss Trish’s Tap and Hip Hop Camp for Grades 1–3 (June 5-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $199).

Art classes and camps include: Crochet Animal for Ages 10 and up (Saturdays, May 6-27, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $75); The Art of Clay Camp for High School Student (June 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $299); and The Art of Clay Camp for Grades 2-5 (July 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $299).

Live theater in Fort Wayne

The following live theatrical productions are taking place this week in Fort Wayne:

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Jr: Fire & Light Academy, University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, March 23-25

Godspell: First Presbyterian Theater, March 24- April 2

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, PPG ArtsLab, through April 2

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