Archives for December 2013

FunCityFinder’s Top-10 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

Three…two…one…Happy New Year! Almost. Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? Under the mistletoe? At home with friends? Out and about? Here’s a look at 10 New Year’s Eve celebrations that will take place in Indy. New Year’s Eve at the IMA. From 9 pm – 1 am in the Pulliam Family Great […]

Colts Finish Regular Season Strong as Playoffs Loom

The Indianapolis Colts took care of business Sunday versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the AFC’s 2nd seed still up for grabs at the time, there would be no resting starters, and no taking the foot off the gas. Though the scoreboard showed a final score of 30-10, the game was never even that close. The […]

A Review of Gumbo A GoGo!

I recently decided to give Gumbo A GoGo! a try not once, but twice. My first impression was that this is a decent place, and just interesting enough to warrant a repeat visit. My second impression only reinforced the first, which is that Gumbo A GoGo! is decent, and worth trying, but ultimately not as […]

America’s Got Talent Auditions Coming to Indy January 25-26

Add another high-profile event to the city’s resume, because the producers of America’s Got Talent will be shooting live in Indianapolis January 25-26, 2014. Yes, Indianapolis has been added to the 2014 list of nationwide stops, where AGT will set up shop at the Indiana Convention Center for two days in search of the ‘next […]

The 2014 Indianapolis Auto Show at the Indiana Convention Center

Ah, that new car smell. Care to take a whiff? If so, you’ll find plenty of it at the 2014 Indianapolis Auto Show in downtown Indianapolis. This massive auto show, which is the second oldest in the country, behind only the Chicago Auto Show, is celebrating its 100th anniversary at the Indiana Convention Center now […]

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg Museum

Enter a world of chugging locomotives, bridges and tunnels, and incredibly detailed replicas of national treasures, such as Yosemite National Park, Aspen Colorado and Mount Rushmore to name a few. Now through January 19, 2014, Indianapolis, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a must-see exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Naturally, no […]

Colts Beat Chiefs 23-7. Peaking at Right Time? Maybe.

Two short weeks ago, the Colts had the look of a one-and-done playoff team. Crushing losses versus St. Louis, Arizona and Cincinnati will do that. But after two very impressive performances, most recently a 23-7 hammering of the Kansas City Chiefs, they now have the look of a team that may be peaking at just […]

“Take Santa Home” Train Ride Offers Christmas Closure for Kids

One fun thing to do this time of year is take a holiday train ride at the Indiana Transportation Museum in Fishers, Indiana. Not only is a train ride a break from the usual pass times, such movies, eating out, etc., it’s an opportunity to see the local area from the unique vantage point of […]

Christmas at the Zoo: A Lights Celebration to Remember

In a way, Christmas is as much about making memories as it is giving presents. For after all the shopping, gift-giving and holiday celebrations have come and gone, it is the memories that endure. What memories will you make this holiday season? Here’s a suggestion: Christmas at the Zoo. Now through December 30, 2013 the […]

Serenade Jazz Orchestra’s Big Band Holiday Show at the Jazz Kitchen

The Jazz Kitchen is the place to be Wednesday, as The Serenade Jazz Orchestra’s Big Band Holiday Show offers a unique, Big Band interpretation of classic holiday melodies. The performance starts around 7 p.m. and tickets are $10, so it you might want to arrive in time to still get a good seat. It’s a […]

Ocean Prime in Review: High-End Dining at Keystone at the Crossing

“Gestalt” is a German word used to describe the ‘wholeness’ of a thing, as something greater than the sum of its parts. It is also a word that sums up what I liked most about my recent dinner experience at Ocean Prime. You see, it wasn’t just this or that aspect, it was how everything […]

Colts Make It to Promised Land, Finally Reach End Zone in First Half

After 40 years in the desert, the Colts finally made it to the promised land. OK, it wasn’t QUITE 40 years, but it sure felt that way. That’s because the they did something on Sunday that had eluded them in their last 38 possessions: Score a touchdown in the first half of a game. The […]

Jolly Days at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Now through January 5, 2014, the museum’s annual Jolly Days celebration offers a families in search of holiday cheer a variety of fun things to do and see. Leslie Olsen, Public Relations Manager for the museum says, “The most popular thing about […]

Pacers-Heat Game Sets All-Time Viewership Record

It wasn’t too long ago that the Indiana Pacers were one game away from advancing to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Championship game. Fans everywhere were captivated by a matchup between the seemingly underdog Pacers and a Miami Heat team that was widely viewed as the best team in the league. It was Rocky Balboa vs. […]

Now Playing: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel December 13th, 2013 – January 4th, 2014. Ever since Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King) collaborated to produce this musical in the 1970s, Joseph and […]

Colts Clinch Division Crown with Titans Loss

Peyton Manning just can’t seem to help himself when it comes to getting the Colts into the playoffs, even while playing for the Broncos. Despite another crushing loss, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Colts have won the AFC South Division crown for the first time since 2010, thanks to a 51-28 Denver smack-down […]

Indianapolis Int’l Airport Debuts Expedited TSA Screening Program

Air travel just got a little quicker and easier at the Indianapolis International Airport. That’s because a new, expedited TSA screening program, which allows travelers to bypass the usual screening requirements, is making its U.S. debut at the Indianapolis International Airport. Under the new program, called TSA Pre Check™, you will be allowed to keep […]

2-Day Big Ten Fan Fest Starts Friday on Georgia Street

It’s not exactly the Super Bowl, but the sold-out 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game is shaping up to be one heck of a weekend, even for fans without tickets. An estimated 100,000 college football fans will descend on downtown Indianapolis, selling out hotels, filling restaurants and generally doing their part to make the planned […]

Holiday Cheers and Beers: An Adult-Only Event at Conner Prairie

Holiday Cheers and Beers is a brand new, adults-only holiday event, hosted by Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana. It takes place Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This fun event, which is presented by the Conner Prairie Horizon Council, a young professionals group, is about having fun in the present, by experiencing […]

Protest against Ringling Brother’s Circus Animal Abuse Scheduled for Thursday

Join the Indiana Animal Rights Alliance protest against Ringling Brother’s Circus animal abuse! The event takes place Thursday, December 5th outside Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, starting at 5, 5:45 p.m. Maybe the “Saddest Show on Earth” would be a more appropriate name for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose long and shameful history […]