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Get in the Christmas Spirit with Holiday Events at Conner Prairie

December is the time of year when Indianapolis comes alive with the sights and sounds of a holly jolly Christmas. Indianapolis attractions like the Indianapolis Children’s Museum are stringing up their lights, planning holiday parties, and spreading yuletide cheer to all Indianapolis people. Even downtown Indianapolis is getting in the act: the annual Circle of […]

Holiday Author Fair: Experience the Hoosier Literary Tradition

Many great and well known authors have sprung from the fertile soil of the Hoosier state. Indiana has been home to such literary luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut, James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington, and Fred Mustard Stewart. Indianapolis even has a few institutions (such as the Writer’s Center of Indiana) to guide new talent. It should […]

Downtown Holiday Happenings for 2010’s Finale

If you’re a Hoosier from Indy or its environs, you’re liable to have already wondered just what’s going on this month in the energetic heart of the Circle City known as downtown Indianapolis. For starters, take a look below at our directory of Indianapolis’ downtown holiday happenings for 2010’s splendid finale. You might also want […]

The Holidays Arrive at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

The holidays will soon arrive at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis! Celebrate the holiday season at The Children’s Museum with a variety of seasonal favorites such as Santa’s Big Arrival, the Jolly Days Winter Wonderland exhibit and the Yule Slide! Santa’s Big Arrival The holiday season begins at The Children’s Museum on Nov. 26 with […]

Arte en la Charreria: Art from Mexico’s National Sport on Display

You may think the insane act of mounting a wild bull and trying to ride it into submission is a completely American act. It’s clear the participants think so: most rodeos include massive American flags, red white and blue riding outfits, stirring national anthems, and enough good ‘ol boys to invade Canada. But Americans aren’t […]

Celebration Crossing Brings Holiday Cheer to Downtown Indianapolis

You’ll get plenty of chances to see Santa Claus around Indianapolis this holiday season. The jolly Christmas fixture is making the rounds of Indianapolis attractions, stopping at nearly every major Indy tourist spot over the next few weeks, including the Indianapolis Zoo (Christmas at the Zoo) and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum (Jolly Days). If you […]

Christmas at the Zoo Returns with Lights, Cookies, and Santa

Indianapolis is slowly gearing up for the most frenetic of all holiday seasons. Within the next few weeks, Monument Circle will be ablaze with Christmas lights during the annual Circle of Lights celebration, Indianapolis shopping malls will be putting up their best sale prices, Indianapolis media will start playing Christmas carols and jingle bell laden […]

2010 International Festival: The Diverse Wonders of Indianapolis

The 2010 International Festival is winding down this weekend, with only two more days to go before it’s history. This popular Indianapolis festival takes place in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It closes down tomorrow, Sunday, at 6:00 pm. A yearly harbinger of the holiday season in Indianapolis, the International Festival offers […]

Rosevelt Colvin: Boilermaker, Bear, Patriot, Fishers Resident

Many Indianapolis sports figures live close to the Circle City in the affluent suburb of Fishers, Indiana, including Dahntay Jones, Austin Croshere, and Alan Henderson. Most of these players aren’t originally from Indianapolis; they’re free agents from other places who happened to end up on an Indy sports team, and their residence in Fishers is

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection at the IMA

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case, then 3D images studded with diamonds should be worth at least a million words. Throughout Madeleine Albright’s political career, she has used pins to convey subtle messages about policies, peace talks, and diplomatic discussions. The former Secretary of State and United States […]

Polar Late Night: Indianapolis Children Slide into Winter

On November 26, 2010, Thanksgiving will be over. Yes, the turkey will be digested, your relatives will be bundled into cars and planes and trains to make the journey home, leftovers will be sealed away in the fridge for late night snacks, and your children will already be pestering you about their most impossible Christmas […]

2010 Experience Hendrix Tour: Generations of Voodoo Children Pay Tribute

If you think guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died with the 60’s, you’d be wrong. Though the boundary breaking musician passed away of an accidental sleeping pill over dose in 1970, his music and legacy lives on in the headphones, car stereos, record collections, and sheet music of millions of music fans worldwide. Hendrix is also […]

Butler University Visiting Writers Series Presents Jonathan Lethem

Some works of fiction are easier to place in categories than others. For example, we all know that the Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel, what with its swords and goblins and big fire breathing dragons, and we also know that Stephen King’s It is a horror novel because it has that psychotic […]

2010 Spirit and Place Festival: Events for November 11

The 2010 Spirit and Place Festival enters its sixth day on Thursday, November 11, 2010. We’ve already seen some great Indianapolis things to do come out of the festival, but there are definitely many more to come.The Spirit and Place Festival events for November 10 were fairly light but lots of fun; you could learn […]

2010 Spirit and Place Festival: Events for November 10

If you’re still hungry for more delicious Indianapolis events, don’t worry: the 2010 Spirit and Place Festival still has a full week of activities for you and your slowly filling stomach. We’ve already seen lots of great tasting occurrences at this year’s Indianapolis festival, including the hilarious singing antics of Steven Stolen (SAVORY with Steven […]

2010 Holiday Events at the Conrad Hotel

This holiday season, celebrate in style at the luxurious Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. While there are plenty of fun holiday events to be had around Indianapolis, you won’t find the comfortable elegance at the Conrad anywhere else in the Circle City. And staying the night in this top flight Indianapolis hotel is just the […]

2010 Spirit and Place Festival: Andrew Zimmern and De-Mystifying Food Choices

The popular 2010 Spirit and Place Festival continues today, Monday, November 8 in downtown Indianapolis and other areas of the Circle City. Already Indianapolis festival goers have had a delicious and enlightening time at this year’s Spirit and Place Festival, what with the memorabilia and presentations at the Food for Thought Traveling Exhibit at the […]

2010 Monumental Marathon Announces Inaugural 5k Presented by HNTB

Press Release INDIANAPOLIS – On November 6, 2010 there will be THREE great races in downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon and the brand new Monumental 5k distance. “We are thrilled to be involved with this new shorter distance event as we celebrate our long term commitment to excellence in engineering in the […]

2010 Spirit and Place Festival: Events for November 5

Today’s the day Indianapolis foodies and festival lovers have been waiting for since the close of last year’s Spirit and Place Festival. That’s right, today, November 5, 2010 marks the first official day of the 2010 Spirit and Place Festival. The first event affiliated with the festival took place yesterday at the White Rabbit Cabaret […]

Accordion Toting Troubadour Jason Webley Comes to Indianapolis

If it were still 2004, Jason Webley would be six feet under by now. The eccentric accordionist, who got his start busking on the streets of Seattle and has since become a touring machine, used to feign his own death every Halloween. In 2000, he led fans to a park in Washington University after a […]