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Archives for June 2013

An Outdoor Sculpture Tour at the IMA

The Indiana Museum of Art will host a free Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Friday, June 28, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house, walk the grounds of the IMA, see the gardens and discuss its various outdoor sculptures with other like-minded art lovers. Artists represented include Maya Lin, […]

No Speeding Tickets on Wild Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway

Are speed limits holding you back? Do you have a “need for speed?” If so, then “Wild Wednesday Street Legals and Slick Tire Test and Tune” at Lucas Oil Raceway is the perfect opportunity to put your car to the test and “unleash hell.” You don’t have to have a reason for wanting to go […]

Jimmy Buffet "Brings Songs from St. Somewhere" Tour to Indy

Hold on to your Margaritas, ‘cause American icon Jimmy Buffet is coming to the Klipsch Music Center on Thursday, June 25. This 66-year old “Son of a Son of a Sailor” will wash ashore in Indianapolis as part of his “Songs from St. Somewhere Tour,” which officially kicked off this spring in Nashville, Tennessee and […]

A Review of Zest! Restaurant

“Zest!” is one of those trendy midtown restaurants that had been on my radar for a while, mainly because I’d had a chance to study the menu online and everything sounded so intriguing. Last Friday, I, along with my faithful dinner companion Carla, finally had a chance to try it. While I would characterize my […]

The Indianapolis Sport, Fitness & Hobby Show at the State Fairground

One of the largest and most exciting sport shows in Central Indiana is coming to Indianapolis this weekend. The Indianapolis Sport, Fitness & Hobby Show will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from Saturday, June 22 through Sunday, June 23, 2013. This amazing show will feature over 300 local & national exhibitors, including the […]

Dave Matthews Band to Perform at Klipsch Music Center

The Dave Matthews Band has been a tireless touring machine ever since the early ’90s, when the band toured the college circuit. They are at it once again. The band is will perform live at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville not once, but twice, on Friday and Saturday. The twin concerts are part of a […]

Cookout on the Circle: Summer Food and Fun for a Worthy Cause

No summer is complete without at least one cookout. The good news is that there need to get your hands dirty messing with the grill. Crossroads of America Council, together with Marsh Supermarkets, will hold the 22nd annual Cookout on the Circle. As the name implies, the event will take place at Monument Circle on […]

Chow Down Midtown Event: 3-Course Meals for $30

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? From now through June 23, over 35 Indianapolis restaurants will offer special lunch and dinner menus at a discounted price as part of “Chow Down Midtown.” Meals will consist of an appetizer, entree and dessert. Different discounted pricing options will be offered. One person, for […]

A Review of Bazbeaux Pizza

There is always that one pizza place that seems to set the standard by which others are measured. It’s the pizza place you feel compelled to offer as a rebuttal to any example of pizza excellence your friends might offer. Chronically slow service aside, I would say Bazbeaux Pizza is such a place. In fact, […]

The Slamology Automotive and Music Festival at Lucas Oil Raceway

Grab a cooler and a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy the 10th anniversary of the Slamology Automotive and Music Festival. The festival takes place from June 15-16 at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The show will feature a Car Audio Contest Car with stereo rules and classes, a Hydraulic Car and Truck […]

Holy Tabernacles! It’s the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Holy Tabernacles! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, June 14, 2013. This is one of the most established and most recognizable choirs in the world, one that unites different cultures and even transcends generational boundaries. The Indianapolis performance which will feature the 360-voice world-renowned choir and 65 members of […]

Lantern Making Workshop

Want to design and create a lantern for the Annual Feast of Lanterns Festival? Lantern making workshops are the first and third Mondays of the month at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Local artists will help you create a unique one-of-a-kind lantern that will proudly be displayed and […]

Colts Run Game Gets Life with Signing of Ahmad Bradshaw

The Indianapolis Colts have signed arguably the No. 1 running back available in free agency. Former New York Giant, Ahmad Bradshaw, will reportedly receive a $1.1 million base salary, plus a $250,000 signing bonus. The contract is for 1 year. So how does a player with such talent go unsigned for so long? Injury/durability concerns. […]

A Review of Izakaya: Part Sushi Bar, Part Hibachi Grill, Part Traditional Japanese

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but having recently dined at Izakaya for the very first time, I’d have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It is part sushi bar, part hibachi grill and part traditional Japanese restaurant. And despite its location off busy 96th Street, it would be easy to drive past Izakaya a […]

Read. Tutor. Mentor. Kickoff at Monument Circle

Hundreds of readers gathered throughout Central Indiana on Thursday, June 6 to help kickoff United Way of Central Indiana’s second annual Read. Tutor. Mentor. Event. The locations included Monument Circle, Fishers YMCA, Boone County Courthouse, Hancock County Courthouse, and the Morgan County Courthouse. Adults and children sporting a shirt with the word “Read,” “Tutor,” or […]

The Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour

The Meridian-Kessler Tour of Homes celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Not only is this one of the state’s oldest and largest home tours, it is a rare look inside some of the city’s stateliest homes. Taking a tour of the North Meridian Street Historic District is like taking a tour through history, with everything […]

Indie Rock Band "Atlas Genius" to Perfrom Live at Old National Centre

Australian indie rock band Atlas Genius will perform at the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 06, 2013. If you listen to any of the alternative satellite radio stations then you probably already know who Atlas Genius is. For everyone else, the band consists of vocalist and guitarist Keith Jeffery and brother […]

Now Playing at Clowes Memorial Hall: West Side Story

It’s been almost 60 years since West Side Story made its mark on Broadway and enthralled audiences worldwide. It is widely considered one of the greatest American musicals of all-time. Presented by “Broadway in Indianapolis,” this entertaining musical can be seen at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler campus, now through June 9, 2013. West […]

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers Bring N’Orleans Flare to Jazz Kitchen

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers will perform Tuesday night from 6-9pm at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple as part of the “New Orleans Nights on the JK Patio” weekly concert series. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, Lancton is one of the most accomplished and prolific guitarists in the Midwest. Born […]

Woodruff Place Annual Flea Market

Since 1977 the Woodruff Place neighborhood has hosted an annual flea market the first weekend in June. The expanse of the market is huge! With over 80 acres of bargains, food, and entertainment you’ll be sure to want to wear comfortable shoes. You could literally spend all day perusing the yards in this neighborhood for […]