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Experience Art. Discover Downtown.

Every month on the Last Saturday, downtown Fort Wayne offers a wide variety of activities. The goal for the Cultural District is to attract visitors downtown to experience diverse social, arts, and cultural opportunities. There are events for every age and interest. Last Saturdays is a great way for individual artists and organizations to share their message with a large, built-in audience, and create vibrancy in downtown Fort Wayne. Let us know about your downtown event on a Last Saturday by emailing Tanya at Tanya@DowntownFortWayne.com.

LAST-SAT

January 31, 2015, Last Saturdays Schedule:

Winterval

Jan 31, 1-4 pm

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 4th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block ice, catch a rugby game, enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Allen County Public Library or Science Central. Go for a carriage ride at the Community Center or ice skating at Headwaters Park. For much more information about Winterval, visit http://wintervalfw.com

Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Indoor Winter Market

Parkview Field – Lincoln Financial Event Center

1301 Ewing St

Saturdays, Now – May, 9 am – 1 pm

A group of local market enthusiasts and vendors have come together in a grassroots effort to create an indoor farmers market.  Vendors will be carefully chosen and selected to provide an optimum market experience. Located in the Lincoln Financial Event Center, off the ballpark’s right field concourse.

Changing Tides

Botanical Conservatory

1100 S Calhoun St

Now – April 5

This winter, the Botanical Conservatory invites internationally-known artist Sayaka Ganz to create an imaginative seascape in the midst of our lush Showcase Garden using recycled materials. Discarded everyday items such as plastic forks, knives and bowls are reborn with new purpose and meaning as the artist transforms them into colorful and lifelike sculptures of jellyfish, kelp, dolphins and coral reef. You can practice seeing the possibilities for yourself as you try your hand with “one man’s trash” in our hands-on Discovery Gallery. Adults $5, Children (ages 3-17) $3, Age 2 and under FREE

Brenda Williams Live Jazz at LaSalle

LaSalle Bed and Breakfast

517 W Washington Blvd

Jan 30 & 31

Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Brenda Williams is a dynamic singer and actress based in the Indianapolis area, gaining a distinguished reputation for her award-winning performances in the American Cabaret Theatre, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre and the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Ms. Williams has served as opening act for headliners Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Lee Greenwood, Chuck Mangione, and Meryl Streep. Expect to be energized when Brenda Williams sings jazz classics with Chris Rutkowski on piano LIVE at the LaSalle! Champagne, beer and wine will be served. Attendees must be at least 21-years-of-age.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of show. Call 260-422-0851 for tickets.  Visit www.lasallebb.com for more information.

Bottle & Bottega

The History Center

302 E Berry St

Jan 31, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

The History Center presents Bottle & Bottega. Come to the History Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on January 31. Sip on some wine and learn to paint a 16 x 20 landscape of downtown from expert artists and assistants. Cost is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required. Register at www.bottleandbottega.com/fortwayne. Admission to the museum from noon to 5 p.m. on January 31 will be half price.

Historic Fort Wayne: Nouvelle Annee, A French Garrison 1775

The Old Fort

1201 Spy Run Ave

Jan 31

Winter on the Indiana frontier comes alive at the Old Fort. Come and discover the rigors of daily life for a soldier at a wilderness fort. For more information: www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836.  Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks.

Headwaters Park Ice Rink

Headwaters Park

Now – Mar 1

Outdoor ice skating rink Call the rink office at 422-7625 $3 ages 13 & under; $5 ages 14 & over; $2 skate rental Visitors Free, Free Parking