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Photo of Roberto CamposRoberto Campos is a graduate from the University of Southern Indiana. Over the years he has enjoyed discovering Indiana and all the little unique things it has to offer. Roberto is a supporter of the local arts and Indiana craft beer scene. In his free time he enjoys going to music shows, running, and learning about new and interesting subcultures.


TINY III: Gallery 924’s Annual Tiny Art Show Premiers on First Friday

#Indianapolis – Art is presented in a variety of different shapes, styles and mediums. Depending on the gallery, the pieces which inhabit the exhibit can be anything from large sculptures to small portraits. The Arts Council of Indianapolis‘ TINY III is an annual holiday show which places an emphasis on “tiny” art. It’s an event which […]

Trader’s Point’s Tom + Chee Redefines Grilled Cheese

#Indianapolis – The grilled cheese sandwich is a classic. Simple, comforting and reminds you of home, grilled cheese creates a sense of nostalgia. Grilled cheese for me takes me back to the times where I was sick in bed and my mother would make me a grilled cheese and tomato soup. It’s a dish which holds […]

3 Great Places to See Jazz in the Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – Jazz is a music genre which is organic and takes on the personalities of the musicians. Live jazz intensifies those qualities creating a musical ambiance which incorporates the live setting and players talking to each other through their instruments to create a freestyle experience which is unique every time. Indianapolis may not seem like a city […]

Georgia O’Keefe’s Southwestern Still Lives Visit to the IMA

Editor’s Note: Due to the fact that the Indianapolis Museum of Art does not own all of the exhibit’s art work, pictures could not be taken in the exhibit. #Indianapolis – Art can be a way for people to experience cultures and emotions which they have never seen or felt, or it can also be a […]

My Brightest Diamond Plays Luna Music

#Indianapolis – In-store performances by artists are a different kind of live performance. The bright lights, the robust stage, the impending encore, all the traditional elements of a live performance are stripped out. What remains is an intimate experience where the artists perform their craft for onlookers. No more, no less. There’s virtually no barrier between the artists and yourself, […]

Mile Square Coffee Roastery Provides Global Coffee Tastes to Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – Morning routines are a race to prepare yourself for the day’s tasks, everyone’s routine varies, but for some people one essential step in their routine involves fueling up with coffee. Simple, with a warm aroma and caffeinated, having a cup of Joe can mean the difference between a productive day and a groggy one. One […]

Microsoft Store Hosts Halo Game Midnight Launch

Update: On Monday night 78 people gathered at the Microsoft Store at the Fashion Mall at Keystone to participate in the “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” midnight launch party. It was a launch party filed with music, cosplayers (an activity where people dress up as their favorite characters), food and drink, and games. Allowing attendees to […]

First Friday Artist Feature: Michael Helsley at the Gallery 924

#Indianapolis –  Gray clouds loom over the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Gallery 924 on a mid-afternoon in November. The streets are deserted, the rain is steadily beating the pavement, and the wind is relentless. But inside the gallery stands Michael Helsley, an Indianapolis artist putting together the finishing touches on his installation.  Helsley stands in the […]

3 Great Record Stores to Visit in Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – Thanks to smart phones, iPods and other digital devices purchasing media is just a download away – music, movies and books are at our fingertips thanks to devices which inhabit our pockets. If one was to purchase physical copies of music they might venture to Target, Walmart or Best Buy. But most retail outlets […]

Asaka Restaurant Provides Authentic Japanese Taste to Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – Asaka Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has been on my radar for a while. A mutual friend had tipped me off about the restaurant being “the most authentic Japanese restaurant she had ever been too.” She is Japanese so I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to have authentic Japanese cuisine. I can’t say […]

Hotel Tango Whiskey Brings Craft Distilling to Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – Sitting at Hotel Tango Whiskey‘s Bar is co-founder and vice president of the artisan distillery, Brian Willsey. He’s dressed in causal wear, jeans and a gray Hotel Tango T-shirt complemented by running shoes, which would deceive anyone from thinking that he’s anything more than a patron. It’s a look that reflects the ethos of Hotel […]

3 Great Places to Go Dancing in the City

#Indianapolis – Dancing is a great activity for everyone involved and can really add some flare into your life if it’s not a regular activity in your going out routine. Whether it be for date night, to try something new, a way to get some exercise in or to get back into those dancing shoes, Indianapolis has its […]

International Extra Life Charity Event Comes to Indianapolis

 #Indianapolis – Oliver Wojtyna was new to parenting, and with his new responsibility came its own set of worries. Something which he didn’t anticipate was the moment when he would learn that his 5 month-old son, Liam, was developmentally delayed and the hurdles that would follow. A team of therapists, a part of the organization First Steps, spent […]

Pixies’ Front Man Black Francis Plays Radio Radio

#Indianapolis – Black Francis makes his way to an empty stage through a sold out crowd at Radio Radio with a backpack and a bag in hand. Dressed in gray jeans, a black V-neck T-shirt and black shoes, he looks like the average person that would attend his show. Francis grabs the mic and says “I’m nervous […]

3 Reasons Why the IMA 100 Acres Should Be Included in Your Fall Plans

#Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is a staple among things to do in Indianapolis. One might even go as far to say it’s a hidden gem due to the fact that the location of the museum isn’t located in Downtown Indianapolis – which can give it an out of sight, out of mind presence. […]

Art Vs. Art Brings Destruction and Fun to the Vogue

#Indianapolis – The Vogue is dimly lit except one section which commands the attention of everyone gathered to witness some art be destroyed. Stage lights illuminate 32 Art vs. Art paintings which stand stoic in the back of The Vogue with onlookers judging each work of art and conversing amongst each other.  Among the 32 is one painting […]

Luna Music Hosts Cassette Store Day 2014

  #Indianapolis – On an usually warm late September Saturday sun rays beat down on an unassumingly regular day at Luna Music. But for those in the know, last Saturday wasn’t just a normal day, it was an international day for a recording format that can sometimes be over looked: the cassette.  National Cassette Store Day took […]

Chinese Culture Takes Center Stage at Indianapolis Festival

#Indianapolis – In China a special festival is held during the month of September: the Chinese Moon Festival which is a celebration for the fall harvest. Indianapolis hosts a festival dedicated to Chinese culture around the same time as the Moon Festival. The seventh incarnation of the Indianapolis Chinese Festival took place Saturday at Indianapolis’ American […]

Tortas Guicho Spices Things Up with Tortas

#Indianapolis – Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito restaurant may not have the most simplistic name but its mission compensates for that. What is that mission exclty? To serve authentic Mexican tortas to the Indianapolis community. A torta is a Mexican sandwich that is usually served with avacado, meat and cheese. Tortas vary though depending on where the place […]

Nicey Treat: a Popsicle Review

#Indianapolis – Over the past week I’ve heard people say countless times “have you tried that popsicle place in Broad Ripple?” After the fifth person asked if I had tried “this popsicle place”, known as Nicey Treat, it had my attention and me wondering why so many people were raving about it. Nicey Treat opened its […]