Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Civic Theatre needs help striking, building sets

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 30, 2022

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is seeking volunteers to help strike the Forbidden Broadway set Sunday, April 3, following the 2 p.m. show and help build and paint the set of their upcoming production, Noises Off

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and wear closed-toe shoes. Masks are also required in the shop and on stage. 

No experience is required, and volunteers working a set number of hours can receive free tickets to the annual Anthony Awards at the end of the season. 

For more information, contact Tori Reed at

Ghost Hunters leading Bell Mansion tour

The historic Bell Mansion, 420 W. Wayne St., will host a general admission ghost tour Saturday, April 2, from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. with Brian Murray, Richel Stratton, and Dustin Pari of Ghost Hunters

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at

Philharmonic sensory-friendly concert

On Saturday, April 2, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present a 30-minute sensory-friendly concert, Classical Favorites, for children and adults with sensory issues and/or additional needs at 2 p.m. at Rhinehart Music Center on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus.

The experience has been adapted so audiences of all abilities and their caregivers may enjoy symphonic music in a safe and welcoming environment. 

The Philharmonic Friends Instrument Playground will be available one hour before and after the concert. 

There will be no intermission during the $10 performance. A quiet space will be provided and a sign language interpreter will be on stage. Large print and braille programs will also  be available. 

Volunteers will be onsite to provide assistance.

Ace putt-putt challenge at American Legion

American Legion Post 296 will host an indoor miniature golf tournament Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. 

The event is open to the public with registration at 11 a.m., practice at 11:30 a.m., and competition beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

Participants should bring their own putter if possible. 

The event is for teams of four, and the charge is $10 per player with cash prizes for the top three teams. The price includes 18 holes of mini golf, hot dogs, pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, and potato chips. 

For more information, call (260) 456-2988.

Check out operatic scenes at PFW

The PFW School of Music Opera Ensemble will present a program of operatic scenes with Dr. Sam Savage as director. 

Performances will be Friday, April, 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free to PFW students with ID.

All-star play comes to the Embassy

DP Demarco Plays will present the award-winning stage production, Her Lies, His Secrets, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Embassy Theatre.

Starring Omar Gooding, Jeremy Meeks, Erica Peebles, Jamal Woolard, and Dorien Wilso, the drama tells the story of a married couple as they stand at the crossroads in their marriage. 

Tickets range from $35-$80 and can be purchased at and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. 

Call (260) 424-5665 or go to for more information or to purchase tickets.


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