During the approach of Easter, the long and varied list of things to do in Indianapolis revs up in sympathetic vibration to the holiday, as it gathers steam all over Indiana, the United States and the world. The coming week contains the last few days before Holy Week begins, culminating in Easter Sunday on April 24, 2011. Whether you observe this big holiday by decorating eggs, by going out on the town, or even by trying to ignore it, you are likely to see something of interest in the directory below, our collection of current Indianapolis events and fun things to do in Indianapolis for mid-April, 2011.
Things to do in Indianapolis for April 11 – 17, 2011
|An Afternoon with Dr. Mark Vonnegut – The Athenaeum downtown presents the son of famous Indianapolis son and writer, Kurt Vonnegut, to benefit NAMI Indianapolis, Inc.
April 17, 2011
|Brew Bracket Craft Brew Inaugural Tasting Tournament – Sixteen of the best Hoosier brewers come together to compete for your approval at the State Fairgrounds.
April 17, 2011; 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Tickets: $37, ($5 for one designated driver)
|Coppelia exerpts – The Indianapolis School of Ballet presents some 32 dancers in a free performance of excerpts from the comic Coppelia and other ballets.
April 17, 2011; 3:00 pm
|Follow the North Star – Conner Prairie, the renowned living history museum in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, offers this award-winning, interactive program centering around slave life and the Underground Railroad.
Through April 19, 2011
Conner Prairie Living History Museum
Tickets: $17 – $20
|Found Footage Festival – From the obnoxious to the hilarious, these videos will haunt you for many days to come.
April 16, 2011
Big Car Gallery
|Naptown Roller Girls – Two fast and furious bouts at the Pepsi Coliseum, with the Tornado Sirens and the Warning Belles in doubleheader “War of the Wheels.”
April 16, 2011; 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds, at the Pepsi Coliseum
Tickets” $12 or $17 at the door
|Orchid Show – Flood your senses with Spring’s finest fragrance and beauty at this collection of award-winning orchids, convened in Garfield Park‘s beautiful Sunken Gardens.
April 16 and 17, 2011; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden
|Photos with the Easter Bunny – Take advantage of this once-in-a-year photo op for Indianapolis children and their families at the Washington Square Mall, between Cumberland and the east edge of Indy.
Through April 23, 2011
Washington Square Mall, Event Area next to Pretzelmaker
|Saints and Sinners – The latest inspiration from the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, this is contemporary dance and music at an elevated level.
April 15 and 16, 2011; 8:00 pm
Pike Performing Arts Center
|Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – This annual walking race is not only a major sponsor for the fight against breast cancer, but it also attracts more than 42,000 participants to downtown Indianapolis.
April 16, 2011; 7:00 am registration
IUPUI, starting at the Library
$25 – $35
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