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Archives for May 2011

First Friday Art Walk Downtown: June 3

Celebrate the beginning of June with the First Friday Art Walk. This Friday, June 3 Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) presents the First Friday Art Walk. This FREE Indianapolis event takes over Indianapolis art galleries across Indianapolis downtown. With new work featured in every art gallery each month, no First Friday is like […]

2011 NUVO Cultural Vision Awards

NUVO Newsweekly prides itself on being “Indy’s Alternative Voice.” This free weekly newspaper is the go to place for Hoosiers looking for news and information about Indianapolis arts and culture. With a liberal slant, this paper pushes the boundaries in Indianapolis, particularly by recognizing creative people who contribute in unique ways to Indianapolis culture. The […]

T-Model Ford and Gravel Road: Hard Liquor and Hard Time at Radio Radio

To play the blues, you have to live the blues. Authenticity doesn’t come easy, especially in a genre where hard women, hard liquor, and hard time are badges of honor. Nobody in modern blues knows this better than T-Model Ford, a legendary blues ambassador who’s seen so much trouble he can’t remember his own age. […]

IMA Summer Nights Film Series Presents Mommie Dearest

Nothing beats the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Film Series. Fresh Summer nights with the fragrant smell of flowers wafting from the Indianapolis Museum of Art Gardens, a picnic basket or cooler packed with your favorite goodies, a bottle of wine and a classic film. We’ve waited all Winter, and now its time again to […]

2011 Miracle Ride Benefits Riley Hospital

In the aftermath of the world-famous Indianapolis 500-mile race, just as the dust is settling, comes an opportunity to personally experience the thrill of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway‘s track and do some good, all at the same time. The 2011 Miracle Ride to Benefit Riley Hospital offers motorcyclists the chance to take their bikes and […]

Live Theatre Productions Coming Up in June of 2011

Theatrical performing arts in Indianapolis and its environs are perhaps the only Indianapolis events that pack enough punch to rival Indianapolis auto racing and the other Indianapolis sports which frequently take over the Circle City. This June, many fine Indianapolis theatre companies offer their usual irresistible fare. From fairy tales to courtroom dramas, from Indianapolis […]

Project Purple Hat Supports Gay Rights at Monument Circle

In the 1960s African Americans overcame the shackles of discrimination by making their voices heard. Now the United States if filled with a different kind of discrimination, preventing gay and lesbian individuals to their rights as citizens of this nation. The Purple Hat Project take over Monument Circle in Indianapolis downtown Friday, June 3, encouraging […]

Slothpop Brings Freak Folk Chamber Pop to Broad Ripple Park

The month of May is certainly a frantic one in Indianapolis. With the Indianapolis 500 and all the hubbub surrounding the 500 Festival, it’s pretty hard to ignore the Indianapolis sports world this time of year. Thousands of visitors pour into the Circle City from all over the United States, turning our normally quiet Central […]

Auto Racing in and Around Indy for the Remainder of May, 2011

Indianapolis sports, auto racing in particular, are never more in the world limelight than during the month of May. That’s when dozens of Indianapolis events that have sprung up over the generations around the main event, the Indianapolis 500-mile race, inundating the Circle City with a sense of speed and vibrant life force. It’s an […]

Fox TV Hit Glee Live in Concert at Conceso Fiedlhouse

The smash television hit Glee jumps beyond the boob tube with a live concert tour across the United States. See Glee: Live in Concert Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 pm at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown. This Indianapolis music event features all of your favorites from the TV show including Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith […]

Flashes of Hope Photography Show Supports Pediatric Research

Nothing twinges hearts like the thought of children suffering through terminal illnesses. Perhaps the saddest occurrence in the modern world is seeing these young lives faces such a large challenge armed only with innocence and fear. Flashes of Hope is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to change the way children with cancer see themselves […]

Wright Brothers Band at Beef and Boards: Race Day Tradition

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre continues its race day tradition with a concert from Indianapolis music’s The Wright Brothers Band Sunday, May 29 at 8 pm. This homegrown Hoosier band offers a gentle mix of bluegrass, country, pop and gospel standards. Dinner and a show has never been more conveinent than at Beef and Boards […]

Oranje 2011 Call for Participants: Share Your Art with Indy

Oranje is unquestionably the best party in Indianapolis art all year long. This one night only event takes brings together a variety of Indianapolis artists working in different mediums to show Indianapolis people the scope of art happening in the Circle City. Oranje’s tenth annual juried exhibition of contemporary art and progressive music is now […]

4th Annual FANtasy 500 Party Rocks Columbia Club Downtown

The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is almost upon us. As May draws to a close, the biggest spectacle in racing takes center stage in Indianapolis sports. But before those IndyCars make a seeming endless amount of left hand turns this coming Sunday, its time to celebrate. While the more “mature” population of Indianapolis people will […]

Ting Huang | Indianapolis Artist

Indianapolis artist Ting Huang considers her journey through the creative process a healing and regenerative one. Wandering in the world of color and shapes provides her with a continual practice in connecting, without words, to inner emotions and communicating them to her viewers through her art. The result is a portfolio full of abstracts that […]

Ari Shaffir and Claude Stuart at Crackers Comedy Clubs

With locations in Indianapolis downtown and Broad Ripple Village, Crackers Comedy Club has prime Indianapolis real estate. This premiere Indianapolis nightlife spot brings hilarious stand up comics to the Circle City all year long. This week Ari Shaffir and Claude Stuart appear at Crackers Comedy Clubs in Broad Ripple and downtown respectively. Check out these […]

Play to Learn at Indiana State Museum’s Summer Day Camps

Three long months of Summer with no educational stimulation have proven detrimental to kids educational development. Get your Indianapolis kids to engage with the world in a new way. The Indiana State Museum offers a variety of Summer Day Camp programs to entertain and educate Indianapolis kids all season long. Get the kids out of […]

MIBOR Centennial Project: Building a Living Legacy

The Metropolitan Indiana Board of REALTORS (MIBOR) will be celebrating its 100th year in Indianapolis real estate in 2012, but they won’t be having a party. Instead, MIBOR and its philanthropic arm, the REALTOR Foundation, will be making sure that 32 families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis will be able to throw housewarming parties […]

The Yelp 500: Indianapolis Festival Celebration

Come celebrate the Yelp 500 and the grand opening of the Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community by Big Car Gallery. This Saturday, May 28 head to the all new Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community on Lafayette Road to join in the fun. This 21 and up event is FREE, but does […]

Things to Do Through May, 2011

It looks like Hoosiers everywhere have come out of their caves and are casting about, eyes blinking, for fun things to do in Indianapolis and other nearby cities in Indiana. Check out Fun City Finder‘s hand-picked listings below from the comfort of your computer. For some of these activities, today is the last day you […]