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Archives for February 2014

Local Dining Treasures: 10 Must-Order Menu Items

There is no shortage of amazing restaurants in Indianapolis. Over the years, I’ve cultivated a few favorite menu items from each local restaurant. I know there is so much out there, I should really be exploring new food and restaurants instead of constantly ordering the same thing. But our favorites are just so good and […]

Get your Mardi Gras on at B’s Po Boy

After what seems like the longest February in the history of the modern world, March is upon us. And it brings with it the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras — Fat Tuesday — is the day of gluttonous celebration before Lent begins. If you’re in Indianapolis and you want […]

Brickworld LEGO Fan Expo

Our family discovered Brickworld Indy last year and we couldn’t wait to attend! Brickworld is Indianapolis’ very own LEGO fan exposition, put on by the Indy LUG (LEGO User Group). My husband was a huge fan of LEGO bricks when he was a kid and he’s excited that our kids are just now getting out […]

Westfield Underground Railroad Run

The Underground Railroad Run is a 5K run and 3K family walk that winds through historic Westfield, Indiana. This year’s race will take place on March 22nd, winding through Asa Bales Park and by the anti-slavery cemetery in downtown Westfield. Options include a 3K walk, designed for families to enjoy together, and a 5K timed […]

Grand Park to Open Early in Westfield, Indiana

Grand Park is the newest park in Westfield, Indiana. Opening next month, the new sports complex will feature 26 baseball/softball diamonds, 31 fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse, and 2 indoor facilities for year-round sports. At a preview event in October, Grand Park showcased its field turf and pride in a state-of-the-art […]

Spring Broadway Season in Indianapolis Begins in March

The 2013-2014 Broadway season in Indianapolis resumes next month, when Ghost the Musical opens in Indianapolis on Tuesday, March 4th. There has been a long break in this Broadway season, with no shows since Wicked in November. Wicked was beautifully done, and I had an amazing evening with my mom, sisters, and my teen daughter. […]

Indianapolis Municipal Band to perform Spring Concert

The Indianapolis Municipal Band (IMB) will kick off its 2014 concert season with a Spring Concert on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00pm. My good friend Lidia plays the French horn in this band, which is the oldest all-volunteer community band in the city. According to Lidia, many of the members are retired music teachers or […]

Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show

With temperatures on the rise, outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for spring in a major way. The Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show has been underway and drawing huge crowds. This massive 15-acre show, which is the largest consumer show of its kind in the nation, runs now through February 23, 2014 […]

Adult Swim | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Event for Adults

On Saturday, February 22nd, over 2000 young professionals and other adults (21+ only) will gather for a night of fun and games, food and beverages (and we’re not talking apple juice and cookies) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. All five stories of the world’s largest children’s museum will be turned into what is described […]

UIndy Theatre department offers free preview of new production

The Indianapolis theatre scene is rich with a number of professional and community theatres to give patrons a choice of offerings that run the gamut from classic to musical to avant garde. Of course, many of those actors got their training in college theatre programs. One such program at the University of Indianapolis is set […]

Barter for new knowledge with Trade School Indianapolis

Want to learn about “Herbs for Healing?” It’ll cost you two pounds of organic produce. Can’t make heads or tails of Twitter? Pony up some AAA batteries and you’ll be tweeting in no time. Looking for tips to make your next garage sale a success? Bring some canned cat food or blankets for a local […]

New Snow Record in Indianapolis

It’s official. It has snowed too much in Indianapolis and that is coming from someone who used to enjoy white winters. The problem is I can’t even remember the last time we didn’t have snow on the ground. The previous record for the most snowfall in Indianapolis from the months of December through February was […]

5 Reasons Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Is the Best

USA Today’s 10 Best travel awards are underway now, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is currently in the lead for best museum in the country. This is a distinction it earns year after year, from multiple sources. Why? Because Indianapolis really does have the best children’s museum. There are a million reasons to love […]

Attention Bikers: Don’t Miss the 23rd Annual Indiana Motorcycle Expo

For many motorcycle enthusiasts, spring can’t get here soon enough. But while winter is not over yet, you can be sure the forecast calls for 70 degrees and sunny inside the Indiana State Fairgrounds, as the 23rd Annual Indiana Motorcycle Expo comes to town February 14-16. The show, which kicks off the opening weekend of […]

Crepe Guys Brings a Touch of France to the Northeast Side

Started by a father and son duo in 1990, Crepe Guys offers a taste of French cuisine and international flavors in a fast and casual environment. A little over three months ago they moved to the Northeast side of Indy near Castleton Mall and business seems to be doing pretty well. I’m a huge crepe […]

Pacers Blowout Nuggets 119-80, Still Own League’s Best Record

After a huge letdown in in Orlando on Sunday, the Pacers rebounded—no pun intended—on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, turning in their best offensive performance of the season in a 119-80 over the Nuggets. It all started with David West, who came ready to play from the start. He put up 25 points in […]

Farm to Fork: Indiana’s Only Chemical-Free Farmers Market

In the Traders Point area of Indianapolis, set back from the road and hidden between silos and barns you’ll find the wonderful Farm to Fork Farmers Market bustling with locals. Residing on the property owned by Normandy Farms, this quaint little market founded by Maria Smietana (the Market Master) is the only chemical-free farmers market […]

The 2014 Indy Winter Classic Dog Show

Dogs are such amazing creatures. They bring so much love and happiness to their human companions, it’s no wonder they are the most popular pet in America, with 36.5% of households owning at least 1 dog, compared to 30.4% owning at least one cat according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). For anyone who […]

Nuclear Cowboyz Flying High This Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium

Nuclear Cowboyz®, a high-energy circus performance combining traditional circus skills with a choreographed storyline, will be taking place downtown this Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The world’s most dominant freestyle performers, including: stilt walkers, fire breathers, riders and martial artists, will perform an action-packed show that will feature over 1000 gravity-defying, gut-wrenching stunts. This is […]

"King Richard" to Appear at 55th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts "World of Wheels" Car Show

The 55th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels car show takes place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds now through Sunday, February 9, 2014, and will feature special celebrity appearances by former Colts linebacker Gary Brackett, and none other than 7-time NASCAR champion, Richard Petty, a.k.a., “King Richard” himself. FunCityFinder was on site as they […]