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Archives for July 2014

Internet Cat Video Festival Coming to Indianapolis

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) today announced it is joining with IndyFringe to present a unique experience that combines feline fun with an evening at the movies at the Internet Cat Video Festival, a compilation of some of the funniest cat videos the Internet has to offer. The film will run in Indianapolis for a […]

10 Reasons the Indiana State Fair is the Best of Indiana

Earlier this week, the Indiana State Fair was named one of the Top 10 State Fairs in the country by Fodor’s, the travel authority. Anyone who’s been to the Indiana State Fair knows that it deserves the honor, but newcomers to the fair might not understand. The Indiana State Fair opens on August 1, 2014 […]

Little Free Libraries Offer Reading Fun in Carmel

Avid readers have a new source for free books in the city of Carmel. The Carmel Clay Public Library has installed three “Little Free Libraries” in high-traffic areas in the city. These little book boxes are just what their name indicates- they are small boxes, full of books for the taking. The motto is “Take […]

NASCAR Hauler Parade Brings Fun to Speedway

This Thursday, NASCAR comes to town to celebrate everything Indianapolis is at the Brickyard 400. Festivities kick-off with the Brickyard Hauler parade, where the big rigs that carry the stock cars are the star. This free event is a great way for families to experience the thrill of being up close to the action. This […]

Cabaret is Alive and Thriving in Indianapolis

Cabaret is alive and well in Indianapolis, and thanks to the efforts of the The Cabaret at the Columbia Club as well as the Booth Tarkington Civic Theater in Carmel, the next generation of cabaret performers is getting superb training. The spring adult class, The Singing Actor/Cabaret Performance, just wrapped up at the Booth Tarkington […]

EcoBoost Tour Rolls Into Indianapolis Saturday

Cars and Indianapolis are practically synonymous. This weekend, the Ford EcoBoost Tours rolls into town, giving Indianapolis another exhilarating car experience- driving the Fiesta ST. Held in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium, registered guests will have the opportunity to drive a selection of Ford EcoBoost vehicles. This is the last stop of the […]

Cool Shoes for Back to School in Carmel

When school starts mid-August, mid-July is when I start to go back to school shopping. A lot things I can buy online or at a discount store with no trouble. School shoes, on the other hand, require some special planning. Earlier this week, my family paid a visit to Keen Children’s Shoes in Carmel. It’s […]

Village of Zionsville in Lovely Bloom

When I was one of countless workers spending my day in a small, beige cubicle, I used to cut out photos of gardens and pin them up on the walls of my cube. If I couldn’t have an office with a window, this was the next best thing. Recently, I spent the day working remotely […]

Miles and Ellie at the Phoenix Theatre

Miles and Ellie opened this weekend at the Phoenix Theatre, and I’m pretty sure everyone in Indianapolis needs to see this show. It’s a sweet, charming, cheesy look at first love, family feuds, and 90s nostalgia. It pokes fun at rom-coms while promising the play itself is not a love story. And I loved every […]

No Bike? No Problem: Pacers Bike Share in Downtown Indy

The Cultural Trail makes for a fun bike path through Indianapolis, and now you don’t even need a bicycle to participate! With the new Pacers Bike Share program, you can rent a bicycle and enjoy a ride without the costs and hassle of ownership. Bike stands are strategically placed along the trail and around downtown […]

Everything Rocks in Westfield, Indiana

If you’ve never heard of Westfield, Indiana, you may have been living under a rock. A Shamrock, perhaps? Westfield is a small city that lies due north of Indianapolis. It has Quaker roots, serious history, and it rocks. Westfield, Indiana is home to the Shamrocks, but locals simply call them the Rocks. The name extends […]

Indiana Bastille Day: Enjoy an Evening in Paris

This Saturday the town of Fortville will be a bit of everything French as the 5th annual Bastille Day celebration takes place. Taking place in Landmark Park, activities for the whole family will make for a fun evening. The Town of Fortville is a friendly place, and if you’re looking for a family-friendly, small town festival, […]

Fletcher Place Block Party Hosted by Angie’s List

From its earliest days as “Columbus Neighbors” and “Unified Neighbors,” the Indianapolis company Angie’s List has believed in the power of people who live near each other to help one another by providing feedback on local service providers. On Thursday, July 10, Angie’s List will be hosting a free Block Party in the historic downtown […]

Heartland Film Roadshow Screens No Ordinary Hero: The Super Deafy Movie

Indianapolis is lucky to be home to the Heartland Film Festival each fall, and home to interesting film experiences year round through the Heartland Film’s outreach programs. Heartland Film has been inspiring people through film since its inception in 1991. Through the Festival, the Truly Moving Picture Award, and outreach programs such as the Heartland […]

A Look Inside the Indianapolis Firefighters Museum

As my family strolled along Mass Ave on the Fourth of July, we wandered into the historic Indianapolis Firefighters Museum. Housed in historic fire station no. 2, door was wide open and welcoming visitors. I’d passed by the museum many times, but I’d never taken the time to see what the museum was all about.As […]

Chilly Water Brewing Company Is New Hot Spot in Fountain Square

There is a new player in the Indianapolis craft brewing scene. Chilly Water Brewing Company recently opened in the Hinge Building in Fountain Square, 719 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis. Owned by Skip Duvall, former head brewer at the Fountain Square Brewery, Chilly Water brews its fare on-site. The start-up’s current selection includes 5-String E.S.B (Extra Special […]

Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit at Children’s Museum is Must-See History

With the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis practically in my backyard, sometimes I forget how lucky we are to have a world-class museum in our community. Then an exhibit like China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army takes up temporary residence at the museum and I remember. This is the kind of exhibit that gives […]

Indiana’s ALL-IN Challenge is for All

Indiana Humanities has kicked off a challenge for all Hoosiers of our great state–the All-IN challenge. Charged with encouraging the humanities throughout the state, this challenge promises to promote the organization and the arts. These eight topics will be shaping the conversations taking place throughout the eight weeks of ALL-IN. This topics challenge participants to […]

National Powwow Takes Local Stage This Weekend

The National Powwow XVI will be taking place at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville this weekend. From July 3 through July 6, this celebration of American Indian culture will be shared with over 2,000 visitors. The National Powwow has taken place every three years since 1969, and it was last in Hendricks county in […]