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Archives for July 2011

Jam Band and Hasidic Jewish Reggae Rock Egyptian Room

Matthew Paul Miller, better known as Matisyahu, doesn’t play by the rules. This Hasidic Jewish reggae artist blends his traditional Jewish roots with hip hop beats and a reggae style to create a genre that is all his own. Matisyahu plays the Egyptian Room at the Old National Theatre (Murat) along with Tea Leaf Green, […]

Old School Country Legend Emmylou Harris at the Palladium

American music legend, Emmylou Harris, performs at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this Indianapolis music event range from $50.00 to $90.00. She made her name in country music, but her style transcends genre, as she reaches for a new generation […]

The Snowball Effect: Clerks at the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series

Those in the customer service industry are a generally forgotten subset of society. You see them every day: they serve you coffee, they retrieve your cigarettes from behind the counter, they mop up after you when you spill your soda all over the floor and then leave it behind. They are invisible: they ring up […]

Hoosier Things to Do, July 11-14, 2011

There are lots of free and nearly-free things to do in Indianapolis. Many of the Indianapolis events and gatherings listed below will cost you no more than the will to leave your home and the gas money to get there. Likewise, there’s a multitude of things to do in and around Indy that are especially […]

Hoosier Things to Do this Weekend, July 9-10, 2011

It’s an Indianapolis summer! Now’s the time! Grab the kids and get out of the house, for your sake and theirs. There are tons of things to do in Indianapolis and other nearby cities in Central Indiana this weekend, and many of them are free. Below is Fun City Finder‘s hand-shucked list of activities and […]

Swoon for the Crooning Josh Groban at Conseco Fieldhouse

Calling all Grobanites! He’s made a name for himself as the classic crooner with a fresh perspective on old favorites. Now hear Josh Groban perform live at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown July 12, 2011. This Indianapolis music event offers Hoosiers a chance to swoon at the sight of this heartthrob. Tickets to the concert […]

2011 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

The Indiana Black Expo is back and better than ever. Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 17, the Indiana Black Expo takes over Indianapolis downtown, celebrating the achievements of black Hoosiers and creating a space for community dialogue. For nearly 40 years, the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration has been a pillar of the community, […]

Little Red Door Cancer Agency Asks Indy to Unite to Fight

The Little Red Door Cancer Agency is truly doing its part to help Hoosiers fight cancer. For instance, they are letting Indianapolis people know that 65% of all cancer deaths can be prevented with simple lifestyle choices. This amazing Indianapolis not for profit organization is taking their mission to fight cancer in Central Indiana to […]

Darrian Ford’s Cooke Book, the Cabaret at the Columbia Club

Though the King of Soul, Sam Cooke, is long gone, singer Darrian Ford has a plan to keep his legacy alive. Darrian Ford presents “The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke” at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club July 8 and 9 in Indianapolis downtown. Tickets to this Indianapolis music event are $35, $45 […]

William Eastin English: A Visionary Philanthropist

Born in Lexington, Indiana, just south of Indianapolis, Captain William Eastin English is the son of William Hayden English. Both men became forces to be reckoned with in the Circle City as well as the political arena in the United States. The well-respected father, William H., was appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives and […]

William Hayden English: Scion of the Circle City

William Hayden English, father of William Eastin, and the English family itself, are all well-known names among Indianapolis society and culture. Born in 1822, William Hayden English resided in Indianapolis until his death in 1896. Through the course of his life, William H. English became one of the wealthiest people in Indiana, and one of […]

National Powwow XV: Tipis, Gourd Dancing, and More at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds

Back in the early days of the United States, Indiana was be completely covered with a vast deciduous forest that spanned much of the Midwest. In these unexplored regions of the North American continent, thousands of Native Americans from several different tribes lived the lifestyle they’d been accustomed to for hundreds of years. But then […]

Things to Do in July, 2011

Indianapolis is famous for its multitude of world-renowned Indianapolis attractions and events centered around the great sports in Indianapolis. But aside from sight-seeing and cheering in the stands, there is an astonishing variety of things to do in Indianapolis and nearby cities in Indiana. Just take a look at our collection below. This summer, you’re […]

IMA Summer Nights Film Series: Poltergeist

The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series continues Friday, July 8, 2011 with Poltergeist. This terrifying Academy Award nominated supernatural thriller is often said to be cursed, due to several mysterious deaths of cast and crew members. Decide for yourself as you watch this horrifying film at the amphitheater at the Indianapolis Museum […]

NUVO Crawl for a Cause: Girls Rock!

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” –Bob Dylan. Girls Rock! is an Indianapolis not for profit that takes this idea from the father of folk to a whole new level. With a mission to instill positive self-esteem in girls through music, Girls Rock! Indianapolis offers young girls a chance to embrace […]

22nd Ice Cream Social on Monument Circle

Nothing says Summer like an ice cream sundae. Each year the American Dairy Association hosts the biggest Ice Cream Social in Indianapolis on Monument Circle downtown. This cool and creamy Indianapolis event is a perfect way to beat the heat as you enjoy a delicious, refreshing ice cream sundae. The event on Friday, July 8, […]

Van’s Warped Tour 2011: Rock, Metal and Punk, Oh My

Van’s Warped Tour makes its glorious return to the Hoosier homestead, taking over the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on Thursday, July 7. This Indianapolis music event combines extreme sports and even more extreme music to entertain the young masses of central Indiana. An all day concert and festival, this Indianapolis event brings […]

English Crooner David Gray Melodizes at the Murat

David Gray makes his way to the Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in Indianapolis downtown. This Indianapolis music event also features opening act Lisa O’Neill. Tickets to this Indianapolis event range from $29.50 to $49.50. The show starts at 7:30 pm on Hump Day, just in time to pick […]

Michael Kelsey Taps, De-Tunes, and Loops His Way to Broad Ripple Park

Michael Kelsey isn’t your typical singer songwriter. While most musicians in this genre are content to simply strum their guitars and warble along, Michael Kelsey uses his instrument more as an extension of himself than as an inanimate object. Kelsey uses almost every part of his guitar to make music, often pinging, tapping, beatboxing, and […]

Things to Do, July 3-4, 2011

Rain or shine, it’s still summertime in Indianapolis, and that’s a wonderful thing. Whether you’re interested in seeing anything from fireworks to orchids, you’ll find something in Indy well worth experiencing this Independence Day holiday, July 3 and 4, 2011. Glance through Fun City Finder‘s collection of Indianapolis things to do below, to kick-start your […]