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Live Theatre Productions in August, 2011: IndyFringe Takes Center Stage

As the Indy summer moves inexorably into its dramatic climax, so does the Indianapolis theatrical summer season. Shows like the Phoenix Theatre’s With a Bang are rounded out by classics such as Cinderella at the Belfry Theatre and Hairspray at the newly-opened Tarkington. At the same time, the fun, frenetic IndyFringe is celebrating their seventh […]

August, 2011 at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel

The multi-purpose, spacious and elegant Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana is a treasure trove for Indianapolis music and live entertainment lovers. One of the finest live performance venues in Indianapolis and its many suburbs, this facility is also one of the newest. The month of August, 2011 at the Center for the […]

Things to Do for July 29-31, 2011

If you’re in Indianapolis, then you’re in luck. Your Indy summer can be overflowing with memorable things to do in Indianapolis this long weekend, from the black tie Living Legends Gala at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center to the 18th running of the mega-famous Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and […]

Shakespeare on Film, Globe London Cinema Series: Henry IV

No other writer has had more films made of their work than Shakespeare. True, William Shakespeare never experienced the medium of film himself, but the universal themes in his work transcend time. This summer NCM Fathom, Globe Theatre and Artists United present the Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series, bringing people across the United States performances […]

Herron-Morton Oktoberfest: Downtown Neighborhood Party

Indiana history is inextricably linked to that of German immigrants to the United States. With rich German landmarks like the Indianapolis Propylaum and Athenaum, its easy to experience a taste of Germany in Indianapolis. The historic Indianapolis neighborhood, Herron-Morton, plans to celebrate this German heritage at their Oktoberfest, September 24, 2011. This Indianapolis event features […]

Be Prepared: Starfish Initiative Hosts Back to School Expo

As Summer break draws to a close, Indianapolis kids are dragging their feet while parents are clicking their heels. Enrolling your youngsters in another year of school means the busy time is fast approaching. Starfish Initiative’s offers support to parents, who want to see their kids make the most of their K-12 experiences. To optimize […]

Epic Concerts: Battle of Birdy’s Determines Best Indy Band

Sweat slinging across stage. Raw, bloody fingers picking guitar strings. Drummers crashing down on their set. The Battle of Birdy’s rages on, again, this Summer as Indianapolis bands compete for the title of champion. Each year, Birdy’s Bar and Grill transforms into a gauntlet where bands go head to head to see who will come […]

Every Story Tells A Picture: A Memoir Workshop at Marian U.

The Writer’s Center of Indiana teams up with Marian University to present “Every Story Tells a Picture: a Memoir Workshop with Jim McGarrah” Saturday, July 30. The workshops runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Marian University. This Indianapolis education event costs $84 for members of the Writer’s Center and $126 for nonmembers. Students, […]

Pop Prodigy Taylor Swift Performs at Conseco Fieldhouse

From the ripe old age of 11, Taylor Swift has been avidly pursuing her career as a pop princess. Ten years later, she has arrived in full force proving herself as the newest pop prodigy and country music sweetheart. See Taylor Swift live at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown Friday, July 29 at 7:00 pm. […]

High Flying Film: Top Gun at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The end of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series is fast approaching. With only five more films left, your opportunities to enjoy an evening of fresh Summer air and cult classic films are dwindling.┬áThis week at the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series: high-flying 80s classic, Top Gun. See the film that made […]

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Headline at Earth House

“Leave me where the kids are alright, and we will all go down together.” No doubt an apt theme for Ted Leo’s upcoming Indianapolis concert. Leo has been rocking crowds with his band The Pharmacists for more than a decade now. The alternative rock band makes its way to Indianapolis this week. Ted Leo and […]

Pioneering Pop Queen, Pat Benatar, at the Palladium

Following the successful release of her 2010 memoir, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Pat Benatar and her lifetime musical partner Neil Giraldo, are on tour. Since Benatar’s debut in the mid-seventies, she has relied on the picking power of lead guitarist Giraldo. Now the pair plan to take the United States by storm […]

Things to do for July 25-28, 2011

Big goings-on in the latter part of July, 2011 in Indianapolis, where things to do are as varied as the Hoosiers living in the Circle City, and activities heat up in direct proportion to the summer sun. Take the kids out for a day at the fair, a free family movie or National Lasagna Day, […]

Things to do for July 22-24, 2011

More county fairs and fun in the sun enrich your Indy summer with more opportunities for playing in the great Circle City. Jump up and run out into Indianapolis! Now’s your chance to immerse yourself in the varied and intriguing things to do in Indianapolis and find out exactly why nobody else is staying home […]

Brookside Park Family Center: Where the Wild Things Are

Head to the new and improved Brookside Park Family Center for a FREE screening of Where the Wild Things Are, Monday, July 25 at 3 pm. This Indianapolis event is designed specifically to get your Indianapolis kids out and about this Summer, instead of staying in and playing video games. Pack a picnic; play on […]

Pedigreed Folk Legend Arlo Guthrie at Conner Prairie

There is no question that Arlo Guthrie was born and bred to be a folk music legend. His famous father, Woody Guthrie, introduced Arlo to the underbelly of New York music during a crucial time of United States history, when the 1960s and 70s called for social revolution. Now hear Arlo Guthrie live at Conner […]

Country Summer Continues at Verizon: Rascal Flatts

Since Rascal Flatts made their debut in 2000, they have been on a non-stop adventure. In ten short years, they’ve risen to a level of country music stardom that most artists work decades to attain. Now its your time to see the band perform live. Catch Rascal Flatts with Sarah Evans, Justin Moore and Easton […]

Boy Bands Unite at Conseco Fieldhouse: NKOTB and BSB

Tweenage girls screaming, crying and fainting. Grown women flinging themselves onto limos and bodyguards. Ladies grabbing for locks of hair or pieces of t-shirt, any memento they can take from the national heartthrob tour. This, no doubt, has been the scene night after night for the highly anticipated New Kids on the Block/ Backstreet Boys […]

Dance Kaleidoscope’s Staycation: Elvis Sizzle

With innovative Indianapolis performing arts groups creating provocative entertainment all year long, it’s easy to have a “staycation” in the Circle City. For instance, Dance Kaleidoscope proffers new choreographic works to Indianapolis people, illuminating musical greats like Elvis Presley, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Catch Dance Kaleidoscope’s Summer Musicals: Elvis Sizzle at the Indiana Repertory […]

Business Ownership Initiative of IN: Helping Driven Hoosiers

In today’s tough employment market, many Americans are creating their own opportunities. Self-employment and business ownership is on the rise as the entrepreneurial spirit takes seed in central Indiana. The Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) of Central Indiana helps guide new and seasoned business owners through the tumultuous waters of paper work, self marketing and everything […]