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Uptown Cafe, a Landmark Restaurant in Downtown Noblesville

One of the main landmarks in historic downtown Noblesville is also a main hangout for many of the famished, friendly Hoosiers who live there. The Uptown Café is a restaurant that speaks to the hearts and stomachs of Noblesville, Indiana residents. It has also become a go-to dining destination for breakfast and lunch among those […]

Rock and Roll BBQ: Loverboy, Charlie Daniels, Puddle of Mudd, and More Play for Food, Fun

Rib America isn’t the only rollicking citywide barbecue in Indianapolis any more. An array of corporate sponsors, including Weber, Captain Morgan, and the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis are bringing together Indianapolis music, community, and, of course, delicious, smoky barbecue to Victory Field for a full three days of outdoor fun. It’s a block party […]

Eddie’s Corner Cafe and Restaurant: Italian Comfort Food in Downtown Noblesville

Noblesville, Indiana has many noble restaurants which offer an abundance of variety and choice. Eddie’s Corner Cafe is the kind of restaurant in Noblesville and Greater Indianapolis that attracts a multitude of loyal fans by virtue of its pleasant ambiance and casual warmth. Family owned and operated since its inception, this friendly small business in […]

White Denim at Rock Lobster: Shake Shake Shake the Night Away

White denim used to be all the rage. In the 1980’s, you saw it on mini-skirts, tight jeans ragged with holes, jackets, everything: it was the symbol of a new American fashion, a modern take on that old standby of the working class, blue jeans. Thirty years later, white denim as clothing has all but […]

Eckstein’s House of Awards: Successful Father and Son Business in Anderson

Eckstein’s House of Awards is a purveyor of trophies on a grand scale. Located in Anderson, Indiana, about a half-hour northeast of Indianapolis proper, Eckstein’s is one of many remarkable businesses in Greater Indianapolis. Owned by Dave Eckstein since 1964, it’s a model for small businesses in Indiana, remaining stable yet flexible enough to change […]

Florence + The Machine at White River Lawn: 4th of July Bash

Blues, rock, soul and punk: Florence and the Machine melds musical genres with fresh vocals and intense music. And now this international sensation plays the best Indianapolis music venue in the city. See Florence and the Machine at the Lawn at White River State Park on Monday, July 4 at 7:00 pm. Tickets range from […]

IMA Summer Nights Film Series: Zoolander

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series continues Friday, July 1 with Zoolander, the funniest movie about modeling ever made. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell star in this outlandish comedy that takes on the world of professional male models and mind control. Enjoy the fresh Summer night air as you watch […]

First Friday Art Walk Preview: July 2011

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to stroll through the Circle City; the July 2011 First Friday Art Walk is upon us. This city wide event gives Hoosiers a chance to seek out the latest in the Indianapolis art scene on a monthly basis. Every notable Indianapolis art gallery opens their doors to […]

Texican Rockers, Los Lonely Boys, Shake Down the Vogue

The Los Lonely Boys create their own flavor of music, crossing genres with their Tex-Mex style of rock and roll. This trio of brothers are making the rounds to promote their latest album “Rockpango.” The next stop for Los Lonely Boys on their international Summer tour: The Vogue in Broad Ripple Village this Thursday, June […]

Ability Ride for Easter Seals Crossroads: Get On Your Hog and Lend a Hand to People With Disabilities

Motorcycle riders have long had a reputation as being surly rebels: hairy, leather clad Hell’s Angels roaring through the streets of America with anarchy and beer on the brain. But that reputation isn’t entirely accurate (though many of them are definitely hairy). Most motorcyclists simply live for the thrill of the open road and the […]

Open Door Equine: Horse Sense, Horse Spirit

There’s a place with an open barn and lots of expertise with horses in the Northeast Indianapolis suburb of McCordsville, Indiana. Whether you’re looking to give your Indianapolis children horseback riding lessons or train your horse in the mysterious ways of Dressage, you’ll find it all at Open Door Equine. The sweeping countryside surrounding McCordsville […]

Calling All Videographers: Join the 2011 LIVE UNITED Video Competition

Can you be creative with a video camera? Are you quite possibly the next Steven Spielberg? Does a catered lunch with 50 of your closest friends at the Indianapolis Colts’ Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center sound good? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then we’ve got just one thing to say: […]

The Mystery Cafe – An Interactive Frolic, Murder Mystery and Italian Dinner

It takes very little sleuthing to find The Mystery Café of Indianapolis, which happens to reside in a favorite Italian restaurant in Indianapolis, The Milano Inn. Birthed in Boston in 1990, and with a successful decade in Indianapolis, The Mystery Café can claim the distinction of being the longest-running mystery dinner and theatre operation, not […]

Things to Do for the Last Week of June, 2011

The month of June, 2011 in Indianapolis presented tourists and Hoosiers from the Circle City and other nearby cities in Central Indiana with abundant options for getting out and enjoying life and the birth of summer. Below, we present Fun City Finder‘s hand-picked list of great things to do in Indianapolis for the last week […]

16th Brew Ha Ha: Phoenix Theatre’s Craft Brew Festival

Each Summer, the Phoenix Theatre transforms their little section of the Chatham Arch neighborhood into a spectacular Indianapolis festival celebrating craft brews. The 16th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Festival on June 25, 2011 features more than twenty breweries and over fifty craft brews right on the Phoenix Theatre’s front lawn. This Indianapolis event, located just off of […]

Purple Stride 5K Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Networks hosts its first ever 5K Fundraiser in Indianapolis. Saturday June 25, the Purple Stride 5K Walk takes over White River State Park in Indianapolis downtown to raise money for and awareness of pancreatic cancer. This Indianapolis not for profit organization directly funds research and lobbies the United States Federal government […]

Get Down and Dirty at the Mudathlon: “A Mucking Good Time”

The tag line for the Mudathlon®: “Mud. Obstacles. Beer.” Need they say more? The Mudathlon® is an intense three mile challenge with more than 40 obstacles, 100 yards of mud pits and and a post-party that promises heaps of beer. Sign up for the Mudathlon® on Saturday, June 25 at Anderson, Indiana’s White River Paintball […]

N.I.T.E. Ride Pedals Through Downtown Indianapolis

When headlamps aren’t enough to illuminate the potholed, cracked, and traffic ridden streets of downtown Indianapolis, electric street lights begin to seem like one of the best inventions of the 20th century. For biking enthusiasts everywhere, night rides have always been a source of entertainment. The whole road changes at night: the stars are out, […]

American Music Icon at the Murat: Kenny Rogers Croons

Iconic soft-rock musician, Kenny Rogers, plays the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis downtown Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm. Rogers is famous for his success across various genres of the music industry from country and gospel to pop and rock. This Indianapolis music event promises to be a buffet of Rogers’ greatest hits with a […]

Eiteljorg Museum’s Indian Market and Festival

Halito: Aya: Ya at’ eeh; Niit and Hello! That’s hello in Chickasee and Choctaw, Miami, Navajo and Tsimshan. Every Summer Military Park across from the Indianapolis Canal Walk in Indianapolis downtown becomes a hub of activity for Native American artisans and fans of the Eiteljorg Museum at a one of a kind Indianapolis festival.  The […]