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Archives for April 2010

Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith Becomes Deputy to NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg

According to the Daily News, former Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith has been chosen to be appointed “deputy mayor” for a key position in the New York Police Department. To some, this was a surprising choice on NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg’s part, but Hoosiers from Indianapolis will no doubt understand. Goldsmith is one of the most famous […]

Indianapolis Art Center Showcases Indianapolis Artists This Spring

The Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple Village offers an pleasant home to many Indianapolis artists. Whether through studio space, Indianapolis art classes or their Indianapolis art galleries, the Indianapolis Art Center is always sharing with the Indianapolis art community. Currently the Indianapolis Art Center is showcasing the work of a number of Indianapolis artists […]

Indianapolis Colts 2010 NFL Draft Class: Jerry Hughes

The 2010 NFL draft has been completed, and the Indianapolis Colts will get an up-close look at their new additions this weekend when they hold a rookie-only minicamp at their 56th street training complex.  Unfortunately for Indianapolis sports fans who passionately follow the team, the minicamp is closed to both the public and the Indy […]

Storytelling Arts of Indiana Presents Olga Loya’s “Nepantla”

Storytelling is an important part of many cultures. Indianapolis based nonprofit organization Storytelling Arts of Indiana recognizes the importance of keeping this age old tradition alive in the time of technology and instant media. Saturday, May 1 Storytelling Arts of Indiana invites the multicultural Olga Loya to share stories of her heritage and youth with […]

Support the Orchard School at Orchard in Bloom

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend and are looking to celebrate the arrival of Spring in the Circle City, you’re in luck. The Orchard in Bloom event at Holliday Park will allow you to find the perfect accessories for your freshly tilled garden, browse airy tents filled with unique merchandise, and […]

Indianapolis Music Events 4/29 to 5/2: Mastodon, Sublime, and More

This weekend in Indianapolis music, two of the country’s most talented metal bands will be hitting the Indianapolis stage (and not at the Emerson!), a 90’s ska/funk band plans a comeback at the Old National Centre, and all sorts of other Indianapolis bands will be making appearances all over the Circle City. Temperatures are going […]

Reitz Home Museum in Evansville, Indiana

John and Gertrude Reitz built a huge state-of-the-art mansion home in the early 1870s, and it was one of the first houses in Evansville, Indiana to include a bathroom indoors. Advancements like city water, electricity and a telephone were other firsts at the Reitz Home. This huge Victorian style mansion accommodated the large Reitz family, […]

Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, Indiana

Corn is Indiana‘s claim to fame, and at Spring Mill State Park Hoosiers can watch an 1817 Gristmill that uses a water wheel to grind and produce cornmeal. Later the guests can get a taste of cornbread and cornmeal pie that’s made right there on site. That’s just one sites to see at this historical […]

Arbor Day Celebration April 30, 2010

Arbor Day is Friday, April 30, 2010 and the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis downtown intends to celebrate. This Indianapolis education event at the Indiana State Museum runs from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm as Indianapolis people come together to celebrate and plant trees. Geared towards teaching Indianapolis kids about the important role trees play […]

Albee’s The Zoo Story at Spotlight Players

The Spotlight Players Theatre of Beech Grove, Indiana present Edward Albee’s one act The Zoo Story on stage April 30 to May 9. This riveting, yet troubling tale shares the intersection of two men’s lives one afternoon in Central Park. Tickets for this Indianapolis theatre event are $12.00 for Indianapolis people and $10.00 for Indianapolis […]

None of the Above Opens April 30, 2010

Each month Mass Ave lights up with a new production from Theatre on the Square. This sometimes campy but always fun Indianapolis theatre has a reputation for producing light work with a punch, while showcasing the acting talents of local Indianapolis artists. Theatre on the Square offers Indianapolis people None of the Above April 30 […]

IRT Opens Around the World in 80 Days

Adventure is on tap at the Indiana Repertory Theatre this month. The IRT presents Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale Around the World in 80 Days April 27 to May 6, 2010 on their main stage. As the last show of their 2009-2010 season, Around the World in 80 Daysoffers a global experience from the perspective […]

APSE Red Smith Hall of Fame Opens on IUPUI Campus

Indianapolis is often recognized as one of the premiere sports cities in the world. This past Saturday night, the Indianapolis sports neighborhood welcomed its newest resident, the Associated  Press Sports Editors’ Red Smith Hall of Fame. Even with the storied histories of such athletic proving grounds as Hinkle Fieildhouse and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the new kid in […]

Plump’s Last Shot Restaurant and Bar

Plump’s Last Shot Restaurant and Bar sports its somewhat odd name for a reason. Owner Bobby Plump is a famous Indianapolis personage, and his “last shot” went through a basketball hoop and then on to inspire the Gene Hackman movie Hoosiers. If you’re lucky, you might get to meet him at his favorite Indianapolis restaurant […]

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Famous Indianapolis Resident Bobby Plump: Basketball Icon and Entrepreneur

They call him the “last of the small-town heroes.” Famous Indianapolis resident Bobby Plump is the real-life Jimmy Chitwood, the now-famous character from the hit movie Hoosiers, which depicts the inspiring Indiana State Basketball Championship win back in 1954. Plump’s winning shot was the last play of the intense game, and immediately became the stuff […]

Alt-Rockers 10 Years to Play Emerson Theater May 17

If you live in Indianapolis and were worried about missing 10 Years, Flyleaf, and Fair to Midland on their Unite & Fight Tour, you’ll get to see the next best thing in May. Two of the three bands, 10 Years and Fair to Midland, will be splitting off to perform a few shows around the […]

Get Your Culture on at the Broad Ripple Art Fair

If you’re looking something to do on a warm, sunny Saturday and enjoy outdoor fairs and festivals, you won’t want to miss the 40th annual Broad Ripple Art Fair. The trendy Indianapolis cultural district of Broad Ripple is the perfect place for this eagerly anticipated Indianapolis event, with its artsy vibe, beautiful stretch of the […]

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra plays a little Arabian flair this weekend as they present Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to Indianapolis music. This Indianapolis event offers an exotic taste to patrons of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. As their music spills out the front doors of Hilbert Circle Theatre, passerby may very well feel transported to the market streets […]

Tom Rhodes Headlines Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple

Broad Ripple Village is a center of Indianapolis nightlife activity. With Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars, Broad Ripple offers plenty to do. Favorite Indianapolis comedy club in the heart of Broad Ripple, Crackers Comedy Club, heightens the fun in Broad Ripple. This week Tom Rhodes headlines Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple Village, offering a […]

Auggie Smith On Stage at Crackers Comedy Club Downtown

Have your funny bone tickled this week at one of the best Indianapolis comedy clubs. Auggie Smith headlines Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown April 28 through May 1, bringing loudmouthed hilarity to the Circle City. Tickets for this Indianapolis event range from $10.00 to $20.00. Show times are as early as 8:00 pm to […]