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Archives for June 2011

Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Film Series: The Wiz

The 1970s were a time for disco and bad hair, a time for Nixon and Watergate, Vietnam and Hippies. . . and The Wiz: Motown’s take on L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s tale The Wizard of Oz. The Indianapolis Museum of Art presents the cult classic film The Wiz as part of their Summer Night’s […]

Kenny Chesney at the Verizon Wireless Music Center

Kenny Chesney returns to the Hoosier state this weekend with a concert at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. This American country super star is known for being one of the most award winning country music singers in the industry. This living country legend plans to rock out north of Indianapolis downtown on […]

Matthias Maute and REBEL Go For Baroque at Indianapolis Early Music Festival

For many students at Indianapolis schools, the recorder is the first musical instrument they get their hands on. Its distinctive screech and warble can be heard echoing throughout every middle school music room, as “Chopsticks” is butchered by a crowd of kids who are still developing little things like coordination and rhythm. Like the violin, […]

Schmooza Palooza: Rub Some Elbows, Promote Your Business in Indianapolis

It can be hard getting your name out in the business world of Indianapolis. There are so many companies for the informed customer to choose from, making an impact and drawing consumers to your brand can be an extremely difficult process. One way to make your presence known in any large business community, Indy included, […]

5th Annual Run for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana

The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana helps families in times of crisis. When children are unexpected afflicted with illness the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana is there to support them. Do your part to support the noble work of this Indianapolis not for profit organization. Join the Run for Ronald at the NCAA Hall of […]

Quash at Flat 12 Bierwerks Supports Alzheimer’s Association

Flat 12 Bierwerks presents Quash: one part scavenger hunt, one part obstacle course and a whole lot of fun. This Indianapolis event aims to bring Hoosiers together in the quest to unravel Alzeheimer’s. Proceeds from Flat 12 Bierwerks Quash benefit Alzeheimer’s research and treatment by the Alzheimer’s Association. Head to Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis […]

W.C. Fields Comedy Night at Garfield Parks

W.C Fields (a.k.a. William Claude Dunkenfield) delighted early nineteenth century audiences with his variety comedy. Garfield Park honors this comedic legend in their Vintage Movie Night Series. This Saturday, June 18 head to Garfield Park for W.C. Fields Comedy Night featuring three of his greatest short films. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are only $3, […]

Comemorate Slavery’s End at the Juneteenth Celebration

The Greater Indianapolis NAACP is hosting a Juneteenth Community Celebration this June 18, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Community Center. A fun filled day of community interaction, education and engagement for the entire family, the Juneteenth Community Celebration is a great Indianapolis event. This Indianapolis community event is designed to highlight the NAACP’s mission […]

Align Your Body, Mind, and Soul with the Summer Solstice

In the early days of humanity, the two solstices were celebrated with the fervor that now accompanies modern holidays like Christmas and the Fourth of July. The solstices were seen as times of renewal, times of change, when the world passed from one season to another and everyone could start fresh. Solstice celebrations were a […]

UPL Wine and Brew Fest: Booze Up in Broad Ripple for a Cause

Broad Ripple Village is known for its plethora of Indianapolis bars, but a new Indianapolis festival aims to attract Hoosiers away from pubs to the UPL Wine and Brew Fest. This Friday, June 17 Broad Ripple Station will host the UPL Wine and Brew Fest to benefit the United Hope Foundation. Tickets to this Indianapolis […]

2011 Indy Film Fest Sneak Peak at Sun King Brewery

In 2004, the Indy Film Festival brought something new to Indianapolis. This Indianapolis festival offers Hoosiers a chance to see the best of independent and innovative film making right in their own backyard. Held in mid July, this Indianapolis International Film Festival is a top Indianapolis event each Summer. For those of us who just […]

Marsh Cookout on the Circle by Crossroads of America

Nothing says Summer like a good old fashion cookout with tasty burgers and pleasant company. Head to one of the biggest cookouts in Indianapolis this Thursday in Indianapolis downtown. Crossroads of America hosts the Marsh Cookout on the Circle on Monument Circle on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. This annual […]

Brenda Williams: This is It, at the Columbia Club’s Cabaret

Soulful music in an intimate setting is just what the doctor ordered, the love doctor that is. The Cabaret at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis downtown is famous for serving up cabaret style acts for lovers everywhere. This Friday, June 17 is no exception as the Columbia Club’s Cabaret presents Brenda Williams: This is It. […]

Stefan Sagmeister on Design and Happiness at the IMA

At the intersection of design, life lessons, and pop music, you’ll find Stefan Sagmeister. The Austrian born designer has been very prolific throughout his over thirty year career, designing for projects as diverse as record covers and independent installations. In an interview with Wallpaper* Magazine, Sagmeister says of his design philosophy: “I am still mostly […]

Mardi Gras in Mooresville, June 16, 2011

Where do you go in Central Indiana for Mardi Gras in June of 2011? Downtown Mooresville, Indiana, of course, a Southside Indianapolis suburb just off the I-70 freeway. Visitors nostalgic for that special Mardi Gras feeling will find food, drink, vendors, games, activities, door prizes and live music at this big block party, sponsored by […]

Third Annual Scavenge the Ave: Comb Mass Ave for Clues, Win Prizes, Save Literacy

Think you know Mass Ave? The most artistically minded Indianapolis cultural district is rife with places to go for Indianapolis nightlife, Indianapolis theaters that host every sort of play, skit, and presentation imaginable, and a slew of Indianapolis bars where locals go to drown their sorrows or revel in youth almost every weekend night. It’s […]

Jim Fitzgerald Presents the Life of Major Taylor for CIBA Lecture Series

Biking is fast becoming a popular sport in Indianapolis, thanks to the sunshine, warm weather, and increasingly good condition of Indy‘s biking paths, including the in-progress Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The Circle City wouldn’t be quite so friendly to bikers without the continued presence of several cycling organizations that strive to keep two wheels on the […]

2011 Summer Schedule at Conner Prairie

On the impressive list of Greater Indianapolis attractions, Conner Prairie is, without a doubt, one of the most important. Conner Prairie is an interactive, living history museum in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, Indiana. The park attracts thousands of visitors every year from Indiana and all over the United States. By visiting Conner Prairie, tourists […]

Things to Do in June, 2011

Things to do in Indianapolis and thereabouts are infusing Greater Indianapolis and the month of June, 2011 with new power, new energy and new meaning. Below, Fun City Finder has assembled a list of some of the intriguing current events in Indianapolis that you may have missed elsewhere, and some that many Hoosiers from all […]

2011 “In Her Own Words” Touchstone Awards, Presented by Girls Inc.

The 2011 “In Her Own Words” Touchstone Awards, presented by Girls Inc. of Indianapolis, is a luncheon and awards ceremony taking place on July 28th in Indianapolis’ downtown neighborhood. This important function honors four exceptional Hoosier women who have helped pave the way for the wonderful and exceptional girls of Greater Indianapolis to come into […]