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The Fountain Square Cultural District is located in Indianapolis downtown. It is a vintage style neighborhood and a great place to spend a Friday or Saturday night.

Fletcher Place Block Party Hosted by Angie’s List

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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

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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 […]

Chilly Water Brewing Company Is New Hot Spot in Fountain Square

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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 […]

Drink Local for Indie Coffee Shop Day

Indie Coffee Shop Day

The third Friday of April is Indie Coffee Shop Day. Of course here in the state capitol, it’s Indy Indie Coffee Shop Day. To mark the occasion, I’m offering my list of favorite indie coffee shops. I should mention that I don’t drink coffee, so these places are faves for other reasons. Foundry Provisions (Near […]

New Day Offers Crafty Recipe for Stress Relief

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You know the feeling. Get the kids to 3 different places at the same time. Finish up that big report for the boss. Spin your wheels figuring out what’s for dinner and trying to remember if you turned the iron off before you left the house. Soon, the stress builds up so that you can […]

Local Dining Treasures: 10 Must-Order Menu Items

Local Dining Treasures - 10 Must-Order Menu Items in Indianapolis

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

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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 […]

Art Squared – Fountain Square

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Make Art. Be Art. Buy Art. In Fountain Square this Saturday, September 21 you’ll get three amazing art events for free. Pedal and park will be available at 1015 Virginia Avenue. Make Art: Participate alongside artists, students, and neighbors to create your own work of art with Masterpiece in a Day. It is a free […]

Get Down On It: A Weekend Celebration on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

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It was 12 years in the making, but the time had finally come. The much anticipated Indianapolis Cultural Trail opened Friday, May 10, 2013. The project’s official name is “Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick.” To celebration this long-anticipated milestone, organizers issued an open invitation to the public to attend the […]

IDADA’s February First Friday 2012: Art for Super Bowl XLVI

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The first weekend in February is the moment all of Indianapolis has been waiting for since it was first announced that the Circle City would be hosting Super Bowl XLVI. Now that the New York Giants and the New England Patriots have fought for top spots at the Super Bowl, all that’s left to do […]

Super Bowl XLVI Events in Indianapolis: Venture Beyond Downtown

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As the finishing touches are put on the Super Bowl Village and the NFL Experience in Indianapolis downtown, other Indianapolis community organizations create Super Bowl fun beyond downtown. From high profile parties where Hoosiers can rub elbows with big name celebs to locally sponsored parties and events, there is something for everyone during Super Bowl […]

Summer 2011 Devour Downtown: August 8 to 21

Eating out can get expensive. If you’ve been denying yourself the joys of fine dining due to budgetary restrictions, its time to open your wallet. Devour Downtown offers Hoosiers a chance to take a taste of the Circle City with discounts and deals at dozens of Indianapolis restaurants. The Summer 2011 Devour Downtown runs from […]

August First Friday Art Walk Preview 2011

Beat the scorching heat with free art and interesting company at the August First Friday Art Walk, happening Friday, August 5 in Indianapolis downtown. This FREE Indianapolis event connects artists and galleries with art patrons in a casual and inviting setting. Sponsored by Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA), the First Friday Art Walk […]

NUVO Crawl for a Cause: Girls Rock!

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” –Bob Dylan. Girls Rock! is an Indianapolis not for profit that takes this idea from the father of folk to a whole new level. With a mission to instill positive self-esteem in girls through music, Girls Rock! Indianapolis offers young girls a chance to embrace […]

First Friday Art Walk Preview: July 2011

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to stroll through the Circle City; the July 2011 First Friday Art Walk is upon us. This city wide event gives Hoosiers a chance to seek out the latest in the Indianapolis art scene on a monthly basis. Every notable Indianapolis art gallery opens their doors to […]

First Friday Art Walk Downtown: June 3

Celebrate the beginning of June with the First Friday Art Walk. This Friday, June 3 Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) presents the First Friday Art Walk. This FREE Indianapolis event takes over Indianapolis art galleries across Indianapolis downtown. With new work featured in every art gallery each month, no First Friday is like […]

IDADA First Friday Art Walk Preview: April 2010

Indianapolis sports may be heating up this weekend as the Butler University Bulldogs prepare to compete in the Final Four in Lucas Oil Stadium of their hometown. But Indianapolis art stops for no one. This Friday, along with the myriad of Final Four events happening around Indianapolis, the monthly IDADA First Friday Art Walk connects […]

Near Eastside Indianapolis Receives $7 Million Loan for Facelift

Neighborhoods on the eastern fringe of downtown Indianapolis will be vastly improved over the next two years, as Indianapolis gears up for the 2012 Super Bowl. Indy’s Near Eastside is in need of a financial boost, and the $7 million loan from State Farm Insurance will afford several rehabilitated houses, new Indianapolis business growth and […]

Review: Twilight of the Golds at Theatre Within

Fountain Square’s Theatre Within, located in the liberal Church Within, continually strives to offer new plays from modern American playwrights. The latest offering at Theatre Within, Twilight of the Golds, deals with two extremely challenging subject matters: homosexuality and abortion. Challenging is a good word to describe what the Theatre Within does for Indianapolis culture […]

Theatre Within’s Twilight of the Golds Asks Tough Questions with a Twist

Fountain Square’s Theatre Within starts its 2010 season this weekend with The Twilight of the Golds, a family dramedy that explores eugenics and homosexuality. Known for producing social and culturally challenging plays, the Theatre Within makes no apologies in their first selection for this year. Offering Indianapolis theatre risky choices with solid acting, the Theatre […]