A drive through downtown Fort Wayne reminds us that there’s a whole lot going on there and much to look forward to in the months and years ahead.
Construction around the Landing continues with some new establishments winning fans (Asian fusion restaurant Nawa is already earning raves). Promenade Park’s opening weekend is June 21, and among the first tenants will be Trubble Brewing, the hot local brewery on Broadway. Their original location will continue unchanged, but the Trubble Riverside Cafe and Tap will open shop this summer as part of the first wave of Promenade Park and Riverfront development. More food and shopping options will be announced as we get closer to that opening.
A Riverfront planning meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at North Side High School. Updates on plans and progress will be presented after which residents can provide input. Comments and reactions will continue to influence the plans.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the Rotary
Celebrate Fat Tuesday on March 5 with the Rotary Big Easy Feast at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St. The cost is $30, with lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 4-8 p.m. A cash bar will be available at both times. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne’s Riverfront Development Project, The Water Jet Fountains, which will open this summer. Music will be provided by Blue Pluto jazz-fusion band from 5 to 8 p.m. To order tickets, contact a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne or visit eventbrite.com.
Jesters program graces Saint Francis
Our local universities provide many entertainment opportunities that also serve our communities. The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis present their annual spring performances 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the USF North Campus auditorium. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Jesters is a performing arts group of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, ages 8 through senior citizens. This year’s show, Here and Now, will be performed by a cast of more than 70 people who use music, dance, theater, improvisation, visual art, storytelling, and animation. Tickets are $10, available by calling the USF School of Creative Arts at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001.
Black History Month events
Although Black History Month is coming to an end, Purdue Fort Wayne has a couple more opportunities to celebrate in March. The fourth and fifth installments of the Black and Silver: African American Women on the Silver Screen series will take place in the Walb Student Union building on March 5 and March 26. The screenings are free and provide “a chronological view of African American history as seen through the strength, resilience, and empowerment of black women.”
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