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  • Fatima Washington

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:17 pm

Verbatim: Summer Nights at the Embassy launches May 24

Wednesday night entertainment series returns for second season

The following was released on Wed., May 17, 2017 by the Embassy Theatre: 

Fort Wayne, Ind. (May 17, 2017) – Single tickets for the second season of Summer Nights at the Embassy are now on sale to the general public. The entertainment series takes place every Wednesday for 15 weeks (May 24 to Aug. 30).

 

“Our first season of Summer Nights quickly became a Wednesday night destination. We welcomed more than 2,500 guests last summer,” said Kelly Updike, executive director, Embassy Theatre. “We continue to expand beyond music. We conceived a showcase of regional artists across multiple art forms. Each night is designed to be a relaxing chance to savor summer in the Embassy's two-level ballroom. It is the best of both worlds; entertainment in the ballroom and soaring views of Fort Wayne's skyline from the Parkview Health Rooftop Patio.”

 

The 2017 Summer Nights at the Embassy series includes musical performances, team trivia, hands-on crafts, salsa dance lessons and a moderated community discussion. Local restaurants will rotate weekly with menu items available for purchase and a cash bar. Tabletop and backyard games will be available for groups to enjoy at their own pace.

 

Summer Nights at the Embassy will take place every Wednesday night, May 24 through Aug. 30, from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Purchase tickets at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.

 

The Summer Nights at the Embassy schedule is available at www.fwembassytheatre.org.

 

Summer Nights at the Embassy Wednesdays, May 24 – Aug. 30

 

May 24, 5 to 10 p.m.

Rosalind and the Way: A five piece, Fort Wayne-based Americana band. Menu items available for purchase from Club Soda. Cash bar.

 

May 31, 5 to 10 p.m.

Heartland Sings: Sing-a-long with Heartland Sings, a nonprofit vocal arts organization. Menu items available for purchase from Hoppy Gnome. Cash bar.

 

June 7, 5 to 10 p.m.

Nerd Night Trivia: Team trivia hosted by Sara Patalita from Allen County Public Library. Menu items available for purchase from Waiter On the Way. Cash bar.

 

June 14, 5 to 10 p.m.

Craft Night: Do-it-yourself activities hosted by Bisque It Pottery, Allen County Public Library's Maker Space and Wick Works Candles. Menu items available for purchase from Shigs in Pit. Cash bar.

 

June 21, 5 to 10 p.m.

Comedy Night: Fort Wayne-based Let's Comedy presents An Evening with the Authors. Menu items available for purchase from Salsa Grille. Cash bar.

 

June 28, 5 to 10 p.m.

Soul Night featuring Fatima Washington: Vocalist Fatima Washington performing soul favorites. Menu items available for purchase from Hoppy Gnome. Cash bar.

 

July 5, 5 to 10 p.m.

Magic Night: Performances by magicians from Indy Magic Monthly. Menu items available for purchase from Shigs in Pit. Cash bar.

 

July 12, 5 to 10 p.m.

Soul Night featuring Jeanna Pearson & Notes: New and classic soul music performed by Fort Wayne-based Jeanna Pearson & Notes. Menu items available for purchase from Club Soda. Cash bar.

 

July 19, 5 to 10 p.m.

Us Together: Members of Leadership Fort Wayne moderate discussion on topics of community and diversity. Menu items available for purchase from Bravas. Cash bar.

 

July 26, 5 to 10 p.m.

Jon Durnell Band: Performance by Fort Wayne-based singer/songwriter Jon Durnell and his band.

Menu items available for purchase from Shigs in Pit. Cash bar.

 

Aug. 2, 5 to 10 p.m.

Salsa Dancing: Dance lessons provided by Salsa Loca with Melissa's Latin Beat providing the dance music. Observers welcome. Dance participation optional. Menu items available for purchase from Salud. Cash bar.

 

Aug. 9, 5 to 10 p.m.

Alicia Pyle Quartet and Pyroscope: Jazz performance by Alicia Pyle Quartet with non-flame light hooping and juggling by Pyroscope. Menu items available for purchase from Bravas. Cash bar.

 

Aug. 16, 5 to 10 p.m.

Kitchen Table Players: Folk music performed by Kitchen Table Players. Menu items available for purchase from Hoppy Gnome. Cash bar.

 

Aug. 23, 5 to 10 p.m.

Mikautadze Dance Theatre: Contemporary dance performance by Fort Wayne's professional Mikautadze Dance Theatre. Menu items available for purchase from Waiter On the Way. Cash bar. 

 

Aug. 30, 5 to 10 p.m.

Soul Night – Timeless Soul: Fatima Washington, Jeanna Pearson & Notes with additional Fort Wayne musicians performing new and classic soul music. Menu items available for purchase from Club Soda. Cash bar.