Get down and groove with some hip Buddhists. The Irving Theatre, in Irvington, Indiana, hosts Food and Groove, a fundraiser for the Indiana Buddhist Center in Indianapolis downtown. This fabulous Indianapolis event features delectable Asian food, live Indianapolis bands, an auction and raffle prizes. Plus, Indianapolis kids can get groovy with some Tibetan crafts. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Bring extra cash for food and fun. The Food and Groove festival starts at 2 pm on Saturday, August 13 and goes until 8 pm.
This Indianapolis festival features the stylings of songwriters Kate Lamont (of Blueprint Music), Joshua Strodtman, Bloomington singer Jeremy Gotwals and Celtic Folk artists Ken McGee. But that’s not all. Get up to get down with the unbelievable voices from Traditional Tibetan singers. Hear singer and violinist Melissa Dittman of the Silk Road Ensemble and cello solos by Jon Silpayamanant. And don’t miss il Troubadore, Indy’s only 16th Century Rock Band.
This family friendly Indianapolis event also features crafts for the kids. Your tykes will have a ball creating their own prayer flags, while you browse the Tibetan market. With unique silent auction and raffle items, you’ll want to make sure to bring enough money to bid with. Items include Four VIP tickets to any Live Nation event, a 1976 collectible NCAA National Champions IU/ Bobby Knight serving tray, restaurant gift cards and other items.
All the proceeds from this event go to benefit the Indiana Buddhist Center, as they continue to contribute to the Indianapolis community. A leader in the Interfaith Hunger Initiative, the Indiana Buddhist Center has been a resource for central Indiana since its establishment in 2003.
The Indiana Buddhist Center is a local source of accurate information on the Buddhist religion and philosophy of Buddhism in the lineage of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. As a meeting ground for all Indiana Buddhists and those who are interested in the practice, the Center programs events to help deepen the understanding of Buddhist philosophy in Indiana.
Under the spiritual direction of Geshe Lharampha Jinpa Sonam, the center offers weekly teachings, meditations, offerings, prayer, retreats, gatherings and other observances. All of these events are offered free of charge to participants, as the center relies solely on donation and volunteer support from the community. Serving class sizes of up to 25 people, the Indiana Buddhist Center provides a place for Hoosiers to expand their spiritual understanding of the world.
Help support the mission of the Indiana Buddhist Center at Food and Groove. Head to the Irving Theatre in Irvington, Indiana for this incredible Indianapolis community event. Afterward, enjoy dinner and drinks at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Stay tuned to FunCityFinder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover everything from Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and more. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the Circle City your playground.
Food and Groove
Saturday, August 13
2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
The Irving Theatre
5505 East Washington Street