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Fort Wayne weekend events, October 19 – 21

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2018 Growl at the Moon – Friday, Oct. 19 @ 6-10 p.m.
The Allen County SPCA invites you to Growl at the Moon – karaoke for a cause! This casual and light-hearted fundraising event will feature multiple food buffets, live and silent auctions, as well as a DJ providing music for those wanting to sing their hearts out for the SPCA.
Admission: $125
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Christiana Danielle at Clyde Theatre – Friday, Oct. 19 @ 7 p.m.
Christiana Danielle, a Fort Wayne native, climbed to the Top 10 as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, Season 14.
Admission: $20
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

Three Rivers Choral Festival Choral Ensembles Concert – Friday, Oct. 19 @ 7:30-9 p.m.
Come hear a concert featuring the Purdue Fort Wayne Choral ensembles performing a stunning buffet of individual choral works centered on the theme “The Voices of Angels.”
Admission: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+), $4 Non-Purdue FW Students, Free for Purdue FW Students with ID and students 18 and younger
Location: Auer Performance Hall at Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard

Fridays at 2104 Fort Wayne with Chris Worth – Friday, Oct. 19 @ 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Chris Worth as a solo performer, plays the keyboard while singing a variety of diverse songs from rock, country, R&B, Motown, and jazz to the genre of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Event includes a fish fry.
Admission: Free
Location: Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun Street

Fright Night 2018 – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Presented by First Federal Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, Fright Night will feature the “Zombie Walk” and an incredible day of low and no-cost activities at many great locations.
Admission: Varies on location
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne

Which Witch is Which – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Stop by the Children’s Department for this scavenger hunt where families will have to search for and match up famous witches from children’s literature. This is a zombie-free zone!
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Zombie Attack Scavenger Hunt – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Find the zombies that are hidden throughout the building (except for the Children’s Department and Genealogy Department). Stop by the Reader’s Service Desk and pick up your form. If you complete it, you’ll get a prize.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

2018 Monster Dash – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This Halloween-themed fundraiser for Fort Wayne Trails will start and finish in historic Freimann Square in downtown Fort Wayne. So bring your funniest, spookiest or most epic costume and hit the pavement! The dash will feature an old-school shotgun start with popsicle stick placing. There will be tons of cool prizes, and the event is family-friendly.
Admission: $25 Adults, Kids free with adult registration
Location: Freimann Square, 200 E. Main Street

Botanical Conservatory Pumpkin Zone – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Explore the garden for fall crafts, activities and games! Test your observation skills with the Gnome Search, discover whether pumpkins float or sink, nibble on pumpkin seeds and decorate your own mini pumpkin. Friends from the Allen County Farm Bureau will teach about pumpkins and how they grow.
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Children aged 3-17
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company presents “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10-11:30 a.m.
Join Fort Wayne Ballet’s Youth Company as they tell the story of Linus and his Great Pumpkin.
Admission: $10
Location: Arts United Center, 300 E. Main Street

Ignite Your Potential – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Learn how, through meditation and mindfulness, we can connect with our true nature and ignite our pure potential.
Admission: $25
Location: Artlink Gallery, 300 E. Main Street

Race to Mediocrity – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Trubble Brewing is hosting two races, one semi-serious, the second is just for fun. Both are for the exceedingly average. Join-in on the 5K or the Half Mile. Rewards go to finishers closest to the middle of the pack!
Admission: $5-$10
Location: Trubble Brewing, 2725 Broadway

Vampire Madness – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Little Vampires (and friends), join Cinema Center for some bloody fun! Kids stop by between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a free vampire craft and treat. Cash bar and specialty drinks are available while you make up your faces and enjoy a drink before taking on the night.
Admission: $5-$12
Location: Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street

Hotel Transylvania – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Attend a matinee of Hotel Transylvania and take part in a Halloween craft for your little monsters! The craft will take place from 10-11 a.m., before the movie begins. Family-friendly event.
Admission: N/A
Location: Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street

DIA Fort Wayne 2018: A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
DIA Fort Wayne is a spirited Dia de Los Muertos celebration that offers free family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout the day. Activities include face painting, art activities, live music, photo boot, a movie showing of Disney’s Coco, and much more. There will also be several food trucks and alcohol provided by Hop River Brewing.
Admission: Free
Location: USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street

Fright Night Movie Marathon – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy movie classics throughout the day, including Hocus Pocus, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. All movies are rated PG and there will be limited seating, so first come first seated.
Admission: N/A
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Not-So-Frightening Fun – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 12-4 p.m.
Three different kid-friendly crafts will take place in the Globe Room. Suitable for all ages! Please note, this is a zombie-free zone.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library, Globe Room, 900 Library Plaza

Trunk or Treat Soiree – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 1-4 p.m.
The Central Branch YMCA will hold a trunk or treat in their parking lot on the corner of Washington and Barr streets. Join-in for fun, games and treats!
Admission: Free
Location: Central Branch YMCA, 1020 Barr Street

Zombie Central – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 1-5:30 p.m.
Get your zombie makeover at the ACPL Plaza. T.A.G. Art will be on-site with their Zombie Machine to help turn you into the undead.
Admission: Free
Location: Allen County Public Library Plaza, 900 Library Plaza

Phantom of the Organ – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 4-5 p.m.
Spine-tingling music played on the mighty pipe organ. Organist, Wayne Peterson, will be joined by singer David Dilsizian and other guests, to present a frighteningly fun event for all ages!
Admission: Free
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry Street

A Night in the Old City Jail – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 5-9 p.m.
Travel through the darker side of Fort Wayne’s past with a visit to the Old City Hall Building. Take your very own mug shot and discover the artifacts of those who broke and upheld the laws throughout Fort Wayne’s history.
Admission: $3
Location: Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E. Berry Street

The Dia de Los Muertos Fort Wayne Festival Evening Celebration Concert – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 6 p.m.
This concert will be capping off the DIA Fort Wayne festivities at the USF Performing Arts Center. There will be food and alcohol provided by Hop River Brewing on-site. This is an all-ages show and proceeds support Latinos Count operational funds and educational scholarships.
Admission: $5 General Admission, $20 VIP
Location: USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street

Bonfire at the Courtyard – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 6-8 p.m.
There will be a bonfire serving Fright Dogs, Blood Soup and Hot Chocolate. All items are $2, and proceeds will be donated to Back on My Feet, a charity organization.
Admission: Free
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne, 1150 S. Harrison Street

Magic, Music and Wizardry – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 6-8 p.m.
This family-friendly celebration of all things music and magic is a “hoot” for little Wizards 8 years and younger.
Admission: Free
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Fright Night Walking and Bus Tours – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 6-10 p.m.
All Fright Night tours will meet in the lobby of the Grand Wayne Center – look for the ARCH table. Take part in listening to some of Fort Wayne’s spookiest sites and stories!
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children aged 6-17 (Walking Tours); $15 Adults, $10 Children (Bus Tours)
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center Lobby, 120 W. Jefferson Boulevard

The Old Fort: Fright Night Latern Tours – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 6-10:30 p.m.
Explore the Fort by night and hear tales of actual encounters with the Fort’s ghosts as told by re-enactors, visitors and “ghost watchers.”
Admission: $5, Children 8 years and younger are free
Location: The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Avenue

Hitchcock Double Bill: The Birds & Psycho – FRIGHT NIGHT 2018 – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 7 p.m.
In this Alfred Hitchcock double bill, rediscover the master of suspense with screenings of two of his most famous works. The Birds begins at 7 p.m., Psycho at 10 p.m. See both movies or pick one! Doors will open an hour before each film.
Admission: $10 for both movies or $7 for one
Location: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Suds in the City – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 7-10 p.m.
Craft beer and wine tasting; live and silent auctions; black tie/formal attire; music by The Brat Pack; Catering by Club Soda.
Admission: $75
Location: The Historic Women’s Club, 402 W. Wayne Street

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Kalamazoo – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
Join the Jungle and cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets as they take on Kalamazoo this Saturday.
Admission: Adults $13-$29, Seniors (60+) $12-$25, Children $9-$20
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

The Mersey Beatles at Clyde Theatre – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 7:30-11 p.m.
This Liverpool-born Beatles Tribute Band was the resident band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles got their start. These childhood friends have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide.
Admission: $25-$59.00
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Botanical Conservatory – Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 9:15 p.m.
This will be the 11th year we’re celebrating the time warp as part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night. This movie is participatory in tradition and content may not be suited for younger audiences. Rated R. The movie will be shown outside on the Terrace, weather permitting. Lawn chairs are encouraged.
Admission: $4 Adults, $2 Children aged 17 and younger
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

SiriusXM Hair Nation Tour 2018 – Sunday, Oct. 21 @ 7-11 p.m.
Featuring Jack Russell’s, Great White, BulletBoys and Enuff Z’nuff.
Admission: $25 in advance, $28 week-of, $30 day of show
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

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