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Nominate an Author for the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

Starting February 3, the Indianapolis Library Foundation is opening up nominations to the public to vote for this year’s Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award works to promote the love of reading and writing among Hoosiers as well as recognizes the contributions that Indiana authors make to the literary landscape both locally […]

Best Places In Indy to Watch the Big Game

Latitude 39 : Their state of the art HD Sports Theater is the second best thing to actually being at the game. With a 12 ft jumbotron and 13 HD TV’s broadcasting the game in HD in a 180 seat theater, you really can’t get much closer to the action. 4016 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, […]

Veal’s Ice Tree is 60 Feet Tall & Growing

During the winter of 1961, the Veal family set out to create an ice slide by spraying water on the hill beside their house. In the morning they awoke to discover quite a happy accident. The spray of the water had frozen on a nearby honeysuckle bush creating a covering of beautiful icicles. With the […]

Economics of Early Education Summit

President Obama spoke again about the importance of early education in last night’s State of the Union Address. “Last year, I asked this Congress to help states make high-quality pre-K available to every 4-year-old. As a parent as well as a president, I repeat that request tonight.” United Way of Central Indiana also sees the […]

Winterfest 2014

This Saturday, February 1, a select group of guest breweries from around the country will join together with our favorite local breweries for a day of beer festivities. Winterfest 2014 is organized by the Brewers of Indiana Guild and will feature over 60 breweries and 300+ beers for tasting. Taking place in the Champions Pavilion […]

Local Food Company "Relishes" National Exposure on Parks and Recreation

Companies usually pay big bucks for TV product placements, but not Cara Dafforn. Her local food company, U-Relish, which makes healthy, just-add-water meals for the crock pot, was recently featured on the hit TV show Parks and Recreation. When the show’s producers decided to stage an indoor farmer’s market scene, Dafforn saw an opportunity. By […]

Winter Warm-Up at the Winery

“WE WANT WARM TEMPERATURES!” is the resounding cry of Circle City residents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is giving up winter anytime soon, but there are many businesses that hold events catered to the cold weather. Mallow Run Winery has been providing a spot for warm food, friends, wine, and live music to […]

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

It’s amazing to think a massive sheet of ice once covered Indiana, and most of North America, over 80,000 years ago. Even more amazing is what lay preserved beneath this massive ice sheet. Mammoths and Mastodons fossils have been found on every continent except Australia and South America. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths […]

2014 Art & Soul Kickoff This Friday

Hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the 2014 Art & Soul celebration will kickoff on January 31 at 12:00 pm. Located in the Indianapolis Artsgarden at the intersection of Washington and Illinois Street, this will be Art & Soul’s 18th year. The events will feature several Indiana African-American […]

And Then They Came For Me: A Must-See Production at the IRT

This was my first time attending a production at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, but I have to say that their performance of And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank was by far one of the best plays I’ve had the privilege of seeing anywhere. Set against the backdrop of Europe […]

Plenty to See and Do at the 2014 Indianapolis Home Show

Whether you’re a home improvement junky or just someone who appreciates fine architecture and style, the 92nd annual Indianapolis Home Show is an extravaganza of home-focused information and exhibits, including a fully-constructed, decorated and landscaped home built entirely inside Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgounds. The show, which opened Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, […]

2nd Annual Adult Swim

Channel your inner child and come out for a night of play at the 2nd Annual Adult Swim at The Children’s Museum. The name might fool you, but there is no actual pool at this event, just a lot of fun! On February 22 from 8 pm to midnight, the museum will be turned into […]

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library 3rd Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, January 25th join the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in their 3rd Anniversary Celebration. The afternoon will start with a welcome by Indianapolis Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams at 12:15 pm. Something to Cheer About, a film chronicling the 1955 Crispus Attucks Tigers state basketball championship will be shown shortly after. Dan Wakefield, the Hoosier […]

2014 Country Megatickets On Sale Now

The Jiffy Lube Country Megaticket is a must have music package for any country music fan. Last summer the country series was extremely successful with three of the shows completely selling out. By purchasing a ticket, you’ll get access to ten of the hottest country shows of the summer. All shows will be held at […]

Spice Box Review: A New Way of Doing Indian

I’ve always been somewhat ambivalent towards Indian food. But if my first experience at Spice Box was any indication of what to expect from the rest of the menu, then I can easily see how this place could become addictive. It would be fair to say it was unlike any Indian food I’ve had before. […]

What’s a Crockin’? : Zippy Tortilla Soup

You’re cold. You’re hungry. You’re busy. I feel you. It’s time to whip out one of my favorite crock-pot recipes. Zippy Tortilla Soup. It’s easy. It’s zippy. It’s pretty healthy and it tastes great! (Be warned, there is a bit of a kick to it) Here’s what you’ll need to get before you start crockin’: […]

Coming to Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Disney On Ice – Princesses & Heroes

Unlike folks in Florida, who can get their fill of live Disney shows basically anytime they want, life in the north comes with no such luxury. Which is why the upcoming Disney On Ice – Princesses and Heroes show is worth marking on your calendar. This enchanting Disney production arrives in Indianapolis January 22-26, 2014 […]

Help Crown a Super Chef at the 2014 Souper Bowls

With these ridiculously frigid temps that seem to be here to stay in the tri-state area, we’re all looking for ways to stay warm. Second Helpings is hosting their third annual Souper Bowls this Saturday where you can warm your belly with samples of soup prepared by some of the areas best chefs. 2014 Featured […]

Oh, The Pie-sibilities On National Pie Day

One of the things to do on my “Things To Do Before I’m 25” list is to bake a pie from scratch. Why before I’m 25? Eh, no real reason other than it seems like a good skill to have under my belt and who doesn’t love pie?? Actually, I’m sure there are many people […]

Now Playing at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre: Lend Me a Tenor

What happens when a world-famous tenor shows up late for a performance at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company? Just about everything! Ken Ludwig’s farcical comedy, Lend Me a Tenor, now in its 25th year, is playing at the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre on the city’s northwest side now through February 2, 2014. The story […]