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The Broad Ripple Village Cultural District is home to dozens of trendy restaurants, cool bars, and boutique style shops. Below are the latest Broad Ripple headlines.

11th Annual Broad Ripple Zombie Walk Announced!

Now in its 11th year, The Broad Ripple Zombie Walk has become Indiana’s largest, family friendly zombie themed flash mob. The fake blood flows as the undead swarm Broad Ripple to benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Their hunger for brainz topped only by their thirst for charity. In 2015, the Broad Ripple Zombie Walk had over […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Street Art of Indianapolis (Photos)

I absolutely adore street art. I don’t mean graffiti, though I suppose a lot of people might still call it that. I love it all anyway. But, there are also amazing murals on buildings, lovely hand-painted utility boxes, and beautiful art around Indianapolis. The cultural districts of Indianapolis feature stunning street art, commissioned by businesses, […]

Kids Take Over Broad Ripple This Weekend

Broad Ripple Village, one of Indianapolis’ most popular cultural districts, is a lot of things to a lot of people. This weekend, the focus is on all of the family-friendly businesses and activities located in this part of the city. From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Kids Take Over Broad Ripple will feature the best […]

Cubs Fans: At Least There is Fat Dan’s Deli

Chicago Cubs fans know that pang of disappointment that comes from dashed hopes of glorious victory.  These loyal swarms are all too familiar with the agony of defeat (the Cubs are currently sub-500 for the seaon). But Indy-area Cubs fans, take heart and point yourself toward Fat Dan’s Chicago-style Deli in South Broad Ripple. On […]

Tasting Havana

If you have never tried the fruity perfection that is the guava, run to the Taste of Havana and order a guava and cream cheese sandwich, because there is no better way to introduce yourself. And if you’ve never had a Cuban sandwich, you should be immediately running to this small, fantastic Cuban restaurant. Taste of […]

Ladies Who Lunch: Cafe Patachou is a Slice of Yum

Last week I was able to catch up with several friends who were also taking some time off of work due to spring break. After days and days of experiencing kid friendly fun, we were all ready for an adult respite. Enter Cafe Patachou. With several locations around the city, chances are there’s one in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canal Pointe Project One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

The Broad Ripple village is not exactly known for its high-end rental market. On the single-family residential side, there are smaller rental homes, most of which are short on space and lacking in modern upgrades, even though they don’t come cheap. On the multifamily side there are moderately-priced apartments, none of which would qualify as […]

IndyJazzFest Still in Full-Swing, Block Party

IndyJazzFest will be in full “swing” for 3 more days. This annual festival has already seen some outstanding performances. The Blues Side, a sextet consisting of Cynthia Layne, Tad Robinson, Gordon Bonham, Rob Dixon, Kevin Anker and Frank Smith performed on Tuesday at the Jazz Kitchen. Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary jazz saxophonist John […]

WARMfest: A Labor Day Weekend Music & Culture Festival

Though temps may be hot this coming Labor Day weekend, there’s an even hotter line-up coming to Broad Ripple Park for a three day music festival. WARMfest’s mission is to encourage the use of the White River as a recreational hangout space for the community by bringing together several local cultural entities and dozens of […]

Thoughts on "Avec Moi," a Broad Ripple Restaurant

“Avec Moi” is an independently owned Indianapolis restaurant in the heart of Broad Ripple. I had high hopes for this place, and wanted nothing more than to add it to my list of personal favorites. What I found was somewhat disappointing I’m sad to say, even though there were some things done very nicely. And, […]

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers Bring N’Orleans Flare to Jazz Kitchen

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers will perform Tuesday night from 6-9pm at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple as part of the “New Orleans Nights on the JK Patio” weekly concert series. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, Lancton is one of the most accomplished and prolific guitarists in the Midwest. Born […]