Spring is here, and Hoosiers, like all living things, are starting to look for ways to grow, interact and have some fun around the Greater Indianapolis neighborhoods. A quick glance around will reveal an abundance of fun things to do in Greater Indianapolis for April 1 – 6, 2011, from inspiring Indianapolis art shows to galvanizing Indianapolis sporting events. Below you’ll find Fun City Finder‘s picks for some of the most interesting things to do in Greater Indianapolis during the first week of April.
Happenings in Greater Indianapolis for April 1 – 6, 2011
|19th Annual State Indiana Gourd Society Show – They’re calling it “Back Home with Gourds in Indiana.” Tons of demonstrations, exhibits and vendors, lots to enjoy.
April 1 – 3, 2011
Hancock County Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Indiana
Tickets: $6 for adults, children under 15 are free
|2011 Women’s NCAA Final Four – The Women’s Basketball Championship will be decided for 2011 in downtown Indianapolis. This is a fast and furious Indianapolis basketball happening.
April 3 – 5, 2011
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Tickets: From $88 – $486
|ClayFest Exhibition – This juried ceramic art exhibition displays a great variety of work, from the practical to the experimental.
April 4 – 29, 2011
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
University of Indianapolis
|Conner Prairie Opening Weekend – It’s a very special time at this famous interactive history museum in Indianapolis‘ northeast suburb called Fishers, Indiana.
April 1 – 3, 2011
Conner Prairie Living History Museum, Fishers, Indiana
Tickets: $9 – $14
|Gaugin’s Volpini Suite – The IMA presents this important exhibition of the complete collection of framed Volpini prints, as part of its Pont-Aven School grouping.
Through September 18, 2011
Indianapolis Museum of Art
|Incredible Costumes from Film and TV – A vast, interactive collection of costumes you and your Indianapolis children will all recognize.
Through May 8, 2011
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Tickets: $11.50 – $15.50
|In the Mood – The String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra teams up with a troupe of dancers and singers to present a 1940s musical revue with all your favorite jazz standards.
April 1, 2011, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Pike Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $25 – $45
|Japan Relief Fundraiser – Half the proceeds from this event featuring Asian-inspired pottery goes straight to the worldwide Japan Relief effort.
Through April 11, 2011
Half Baked Pottery & Gifts, Broad Ripple Village
|Minnie’s Masquerade Party – Interactive family fun at the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse debut. Kids can create their own mask or crown and play Disney-themed games.
April 2 – 9, 2011, 12 noon – 2:00 pm
Castleton Square Mall
|Nick Motil and the Twin Cats – Live Indianapolis music at its most fun in the Kellerbar at the Athenaeum’s German restaurant, the Rathskeller, one of the best-known restaurants in Indianapolis.
April 1, 2011, 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Rathskeller Restaurant and Bar
|OMG! Orchids – This stunning exhibit is happening at the beautiful Hilbert Conservatory, a premier Indianapolis attraction in its own right. The show features Ball State University‘s renowned Wheeler Orchids Collection.
Through October 30, 2011
Tickets: $10.25 – $15.25, includes admission to Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
|Savion Glover “SoLo in Time” – Visit the gorgeous new Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, and see the performer people are calling “the greatest tap dancer who ever lived.”
April 1, 2011
The Palladium in Carmel, Indiana
Tickets: $15 – $80
|Springtime in Indiana – An enormous showcase of crafts, art, gifts, repurposed antiques and handmade wares from seven states, this is a must-see to nudge those creative juices into high gear.
April 1 and 2, 2011
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, Indiana
Tickets: $3, children under 12 free
|WBCA National Convention – Held in conjunction with the Women’s Final Four, this is a convocation of over 2,000 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association members.
April 1 – 5, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
Tickets: Prices vary according to event
See the handy links below for a huge list of things to do in Indianapolis all year around, or go to Indianapolis events for an exhaustive list of annual happenings in the grand Circle City and other nearby cities in Central Indiana.
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