Agen to perform

NeighborLink Fort Wayne and Brotherhood Mutual are partnering with Addison Agen for a one-night, all-ages concert Sept. 26 at the University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.

NeighborLink Fort Wayne has announced that it is partnering with Brotherhood Mutual and local musical talent Addison Agen for a one-night, all-ages concert to raise awareness for the needs of vulnerable homeowners in the Fort Wayne community.

Agen, a Fort Wayne native and Season 13 runner-up of NBC’s “The Voice,” will be performing Sept. 26 at the University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

In addition to Agen, the night will begin with an opening performance by special guests, The Legendary Trainhoppers.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $45 for the VIP Meet and Greet package and can be purchased online at https://tickets.artstix.org/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=15389. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.

This concert has been made possible in part by a sponsorship through Brotherhood Mutual, and all proceeds from the concert will directly support NeighborLink Fort Wayne’s mission to serve vulnerable homeowners.

Fort Wayne Ballet opens its 63rd season Sept. 27

Fort Wayne Ballet will open its 63rd season with “Diversions” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne.

These performances will open the season with a diverse and exciting program of dance including “Italian Suite,” a sneak peak of 2020’s Fall Production of “Dracula” and “Empyrean Dances.”

There will also be a free Pre-Performance Talk before each performance with Artistic Director Karen Gibbons-Brown, Rosemarie Worton and Kim Sagami.

Tickets for the performance begin at $35 and can be purchased at the ArtsTix Community Box Office artstix.org or 260-422-4226 or by visiting www.fortwayneballet.org.

The 63nd season will also include the timeless classic, “The Nutcracker” Dec. 6-15 and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” March 20-22 with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. The Family Series will include “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Oct. 19, “The Jungle Book” Feb. 22 and “Peter Rabbit” April 25.

ArtsLab performances will include “Love Notes” Feb. 14-15 and “Progressions” May 15-16.

Phil to open season with ‘Tchaikovsky Spectacular’

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will be devoting the opening of its 2019-20 season to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

“Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Spectacular” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the historic Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Musically Speaking, the preconcert lecture series before every Masterworks performance, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, and are free to all ticket holders.

Tickets for “Opening Night: Tchaikovsky Spectacular” start at $22 and are available for purchase online at fwphil.org. Purchases can also be made in person at the Philharmonic Box Office at 4901 Fuller Drive or over the phone by calling 260-481-0777. The Philharmonic Box Office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or (Masterworks and Pops concert days only) noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Embassy Theatre during normal operating hours. Tickets can be purchased at the venue two hours before for Masterworks and Pops concerts and one hour before for all other concerts. Full program and series information is available at fwphil.org.

Brickworld coming to

Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne

The Brickworld LEGO Exposition brings displays, hands-on activities and a variety of vendors to the 30,000-square foot Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13.

Single-day tickets are $11, $8 at the door for military members and first responders, and free for children younger than 3. Tickets can be purchased at https://brickworld.com/brickworld-fort-wayne.

Brickworld Fort Wayne will welcome hundreds of hobbyists and 15 vendors. Hands-on activities include LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds and more. LEGO creations range from medieval castles to futuristic space stations featuring movie scenes, replicas of real-world buildings, and recreations of famous paintings.

Special Brickworld Fort Wayne activities include Super Robo Rally, King of the Hill games that start every hour and last around 20 minutes; Flock of Birds, where builders can display the bird they construct with the others; helping the Great Ball Contraption move LEGO soccer balls around a loop with a RC bulldozer; playing with a massive amount of bricks at Play Brick; and writing your name or building a mosaic picture on the Graffiti Wall.

Several acts coming to the Embassy this autumn

JAM Theatricals Presents “The Color Purple” at the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

“The Color Purple” is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! The play is the re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.

Tony Bennett with special guest Antonia Bennett will take the Embassy stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy.

Clyde announces several shows for next year

The Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, has announced several upcoming shows.

Chris Lane will come to Fort Wayne with Blanco Brown and Ernest K. Smith on Jan. 16.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the all-ages show begins at 8 p.m.

Advance tickets are $20 and VIP Experience tickets are $129.

Badfish — A Tribute to Sublime, will come to the Clyde as part of its Under the Sun Tour on Feb. 15.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the all-ages show starts at 8 p.m.

Standing general admission tickets are $17.50 each or a four-pack for $15 each.

All tickets can be purchased online at www.clydetheatre.com, over the phone at 800-514-3849 or in person at the Clyde box office, all three Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records and Sweetwater Sound.

Megan Knowles in online and special section editor at KPC Media Group Inc. To submit items for her bimonthly column send email with “Dining” in the subject line to mknowles@kpcmedia.com or call 260-426-2640, ext. 3358.

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