Indy is gearing up for a vivacious summer, and there are already tons of things to do in Indianapolis and its environs. Below you will find FunCityFinder‘s list of the various current events and happenings in and around the Circle City during the last week of April, 2011.
If you’re interested in what’s happening in the many excellent Indianapolis theatres, see What’s on the Boards for the Last Week in April, 2011.
Things to Do in Indianapolis and Environs
April 26 – 30, 2011
|My Heart is an Idiot – Popular Indianapolis art gallery Big Car screens this film, labeled “a documentary for the terminally romantic. The gallery is in the kicky Indianapolis cultural district called Fountain Square.
April 26, 2011; 8:00 pm
Big Car Gallery
|5th Annual Semler Lecture – The public library in downtown Indianapolis brings you Brad Stevens, basketball coach at Butler University in “Giving Back: The Ball Is in Your Court.”
April 27, 2011; 6:00 pm
Central Library Auditorium
|Meet Temple Grandin – Did you love the HBO movie? Here’s your chance to meet and talk to the real-life woman it was about. Enjoy a wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception as well.
April 28, 2011; 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Tickets: $25 – $30
|Paws in the City – A charity event for at-risk dogs and disadvantaged Indianapolis children, put on by Paws & Think, Inc., this is a chance for you to do good and enjoy an unusual evening of fun, friends, fashion, cocktails and appetizers.
April 28, 2011; 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tavern on South
|Arbor Day Celebration – Take the kids and plant a tree, talk to Purdue University forestry experts and related Indianapolis business leaders.
April 29, 2011; 9:30 am – 2 pm
Indiana State Museum
Read about this festive event’s 2010 offering
|Hugged by These Walls – This unique Indianapolis event offers a fascinating installment of its “If These Walls Could Tell” series, stories of memories and inspiration. Produced by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
April 29, 2011; 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Indiana Landmarks Center
Tickets: $10 – $12
|Royal Wedding Celebration Feast – Jousting? British food and music? Official wedding souvenirs? Where else would you find them in Indiana but at the Propylaeum? A one-of-a-kind event in Indianapolis.
April 29, 2011; 7:00 pm
|Songwriter’s Circle – Here’s a fun, free Indianapolis music event, featuring Hoosier musicians Jenna Epkey, Robert Federsen, Joe Peters and Jaimie Nichole.
April 29, 2011; 8:00 pm
|4th Annual Taste of Brown County – Rain or shine, you and your clan will l have lots of fun in Nashville, Indiana, taking in the sights, sounds and flavors of this extraordinary festival, about a 45-minute drive due south of Indy.
April 29 & April 30, 2011
Tickets: $ – $10 for 12 tickets
|Encounter at the Falls – A must-see at some point in your life if you live in Indiana, this spectacle reenacts the Civil war, and augments the festivities with concerts, dances, food, battles and tons of special events. In Pendleton, just 20 miles north of Naptown.
April 29 – May 1, 2011
Falls Park, Pendleton, Indiana
|Orchard in Bloom – There’s just no better way to celebrate Spring that this top-notch garden show. Lots of exhibits, speakers, ideas, music and activities.
April 29 – May 1, 2011 (Preview party, April 28)
Tickets: $10 – $15 for 3-day pass
|Orleans Dogwood Festival – This big Indiana festival is packed with everything a springtime festival ought to be packed with! Located in Orleans, about 80 miles south of Indy, it would make a great day trip from Indianapolis for the whole fam.
April 29 – May 7, 2011
Historical Congress Square
|Celebrating Miles at the Palladium – The beautiful new Indianapolis performing arts venue in Carmel, Indiana offers this irresistible tribute to the great Jazz icon, Miles Davis. Features Marcus Miller & Wallace Roney.
April 30, 2011; 8:00 pm
Center for Performing Arts
|Driving to Solve the Puzzle Together – This is a family-friendly car show with entertainment, food and all kinds of cars and motorcycles. Proceeds to the White Lick Elementary autism program in Brownsburg, Indiana.
April 30, 2011; 11:00 am registration, show 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
|Walk MS – This Indianapolis charity fundraiser benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, but is nevertheless a free event, a yearly signature charity happening for Indianapolis society, culture and community.
April 30, 2011; 7:30 am registration
|Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse Racing – Enjoy super-fast Indiana Downs-style excitement in nearby Shelbyville, Indiana.
Through July 13, 2011
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