2009 Spirit and Place Festival Schedule

The Spirit and Place Festival happens only once a year; it starts this Friday, November 6 in Indianapolis, so start planning your Spirit and Place Festival Schedule! The Spirit and Place Festival will dominate the Indy for the next two weeks. Each Indianapolis event in the Spirit and Place Festival offers a different perspective on the wonderful Circle City. The greatest part of all? The more the merrier, literally. Each conversation will be that much richer if YOU attend. Share your ideas, thoughts, imaginations and day dreams with fellow Hoosiers in this annual Indianapolis festival!

Spirit and Place Festival Schedule

Event Date Time Place
Ordinary Space to Sacred Space – Hoosier share stories about how they transformed an ordinary space into a meaningful place. Friday,
November 6
7:00 pm St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Spirited Chase – A scavenger hunt of inspiring Indianapolis locations. Saturday, November 7 9:00 am WFYI
Caddy! Caddy! Caddy! – A cross cultural performance mixing Butoh and William Faulkner. Saturday, November 7 7:00 pm Indianapolis Museum of Art
Discovering Indy’s Green Velvet Glove- A bike trip or hike through Indy Sunday,
November 8
9:00 am multiple venues
The Man Who Flies with Birds – A lecture on the book of the same title with information on native Indiana birds. Sunday,
November 8
10:00 am Ann Katz Festival of Books at Arthur M. Glick JCC
a.MUSE.ment @ the Library – Examine the role of the library in modern society with hands-on activities. Sunday,
November 8
1:00 pm Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Take Me There Egypt- A look at modern daily life in Egypt. Sunday,
November 8
1:00 pm The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Nature of Nature – Learn about the ecoLab on Marian’s campus. Sunday & Monday, November 8 & 9 1:00pm & 5:30 pm Marian University and Indianapolis Art Center
Das Deutsches Haus/ Athenaeum-Magnificent Victory Monument Learn about Indaianpolis’ German history Sunday,
November 8
2:00 pm Athenaeum
People Make the Place – An inviting discussion about how people inspire place. Sunday,
November 8
2:00 pm St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
The Beams are Creaking – A theatrical presentation about the assassination of Hitler. Sunday, Friday & Saturday, November 8, 13 & 14 2:00 p & 8:00 pm Oaklandon Civic Theatre
An Eye to the World: Photography as Transformation – A examination of how images enact social change. Sunday,
November 8
3:00 pm Second Presbyterian Church
Celebrating Interfaith Spirituality with FamiliesIndianapolis kids speak about their views on the world. Sunday,
November 8
3:00 pm Marian University
Traditional Urban Communities/ Homes with History – How urban design and heritage evoke emotional and spiritual connections. Sunday,
November 8
3:00 pm Booth Tarkington Residence
Exploring “The Slave Ship” – A look at the horrors of the slave trade. Sunday,
November 8
4:00 pm Conner Prairie
Timeless Inspiration – How the experience of place can spark musical creativity. Monday,
November 9
4:00 pm Northminister Presbyterian Church
IndyNing: Place Making in a Virtual World – The kick off of a new Indianapolis based social networking site. Monday,
November 9
4:00 pm Mo’ Joe Coffeehouse
Bill McKibben: Pursuing Prosperity and Local Sustainability – Learn how you can lead a more sustainable life. Monday,
November 9
4:30 pm IUPUI, Campus Center
Nature Connects Us All – Celebrate the White River. Monday,
November 9
7:00 pm Indianapolis Art Center
My Place in the Voting Booth: Hoosier Suffragette Helen M. Gougar – Learn about the struggles women once faced. Tuesday,
November 10
10:30 am Indiana Supreme Court
Neighborhood Place Making Workshop – Learn how to create, share and promote your neighborhood. Tuesday,
November 10
6:00 pm Roberts Park United Methodist Church
Nature Awakens Creativity – How nature inspires artists. Tuesday,
November 10
7:00 pm Indianapolis Art Center
Faith Based Gardens for Wildlife and People how to develop wildlife habitats, vegetable gardens, and meditation and memory refuges in urban areas. Wednesday & Thursday, November 11 & 12 3:00 pm & 1:00 pm Marian University
Eboo Patel: Interfaith Frontiersreach across the faith divide to engage youth in conversation, collaboration, and community service. Wednesday,
November 11
4:30 pm University of Indianapolis
A Youth Workshop with Interfaith Youth Core – Youth learn how to inspire mutual respect. Wednesday,
November 11
5:30 pm North United Methodist Church
Tending Hallowed Ground, Cultivating Community – Managing a historic building and maintaining a congregation. Wednesday,
November 11
6:30 pm North United Methodist Church
The Price of Progress: A Conversation with Mari Evans and David Baker – Urban renewal vs. neighborhood displacement? Wednesday,
November 11
6:30 pm Madame Walker Theatre
Market as Place – Discuss pressing economic problems in the context of the evolving nature of global, local, and cyberspace markets. Wednesday,
November 11
7:00 pm Christian Theological Seminary
Neighborhoods: Inspiring Place, Improving Health – Learn to create inspiring places that affect health. Thursday,
November 12
6:30 pm Indiana State Museum
Belonging: Immigrants’ Perspective on Homes – Hear first hand what it is like to live in a country that is not your own. Thursday,
November 12
7:00 pm Franklin College
The Geography of the Sacred: How we Sanctify Space – How a personal touch can change places and communities. Thursday, November 12 7:30 pm Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Pecha Kucha: The Next Indianapolis 20 slides in 20 seconds, can they do it? The Japanese style competition comes to Indy. Thursday,
November 12
9:00 pm Indianapolis Museum of Art
Made for Each Other: Fountain Square – A collaborative art instillation that features Indy residents. Friday & Saturday,
November 13 &14
6:00 pm & 12:00 pm Wheeler Arts Community Center
A Salon with Mae Wright Sewall – Hob knob with one of Indianapolis’ most historic women. Friday,
November 13
7:00 pm The Indianapolis Propylaeum Club
Temples of the Future: Laboratories of the 19th Century – After a showing of the Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet discuss science’s role in society. Friday,
November 13
7:00 pm Indiana Medical History Museum
Mosaic Workshop: From Broken to Whole – Therapeutic crafting. Saturday,
November 14
9:00 am IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Brain Fair – Learn about the human brain as you put yours to the test. Saturday,
November 14
1:00 pm Ruth Lilly Health Education Center
Carrie Newcomer and Jill Bolte Taylor: Trans-formative StoriesHow the unexpected crisis often creates space for positive change Saturday,
November 14
7:00 pm Madame Walker Theatre
Bill Hudnut and John Fetterman: A Public Conversation – A conversation between two entrepreneurial public servants. Sunday,
November 15
3:30 pm St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Local Food Trends: Growing Community, Economy, Mutual Delight – A potluck dinner discussion about how food inspires places. Sunday,
November 15
5:30 pm Cityoga School of Yoga & Health, formerly the Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market

For more information about these and other Indianapolis events, visit the Spirit and Place Festival website.