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The downtown Indianapolis scene is bursting with things to do and see, a great many within walking distance. Below are the latest downtown headlines.

Indianapolis: Not Just a Transition City, but a Place to Live

Shout-out to a fellow Hoosier filmmaker and his video about the rebirth of Circle City. Have you watched it yet? Indianapolis: Circle City Rebirth from Dusty Frey on Vimeo. Local filmmaker, Dusty Frey, did an excellent job capturing the essence of Indianapolis and portraying why this city should not just be seen as an inbetween […]

Nostalgia in the Food Court: Root Beer Stand at Circle Center Mall

There was a root beer stand in my hometown called Frost Top. Like root beer stands in every hometown, you could order from your car and have food delivered along with a frosty mug of draft root beer. If you’ve never tried draft root beer, you’ve never tried root beer before. It’s a part of […]

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 […]

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

It’s amazing to think a massive sheet of ice once covered Indiana, and most of North America, over 80,000 years ago. Even more amazing is what lay preserved beneath this massive ice sheet. Mammoths and Mastodons fossils have been found on every continent except Australia and South America. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths […]

2014 Art & Soul Kickoff This Friday

Hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the 2014 Art & Soul celebration will kickoff on January 31 at 12:00 pm. Located in the Indianapolis Artsgarden at the intersection of Washington and Illinois Street, this will be Art & Soul’s 18th year. The events will feature several Indiana African-American […]

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library 3rd Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, January 25th join the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in their 3rd Anniversary Celebration. The afternoon will start with a welcome by Indianapolis Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams at 12:15 pm. Something to Cheer About, a film chronicling the 1955 Crispus Attucks Tigers state basketball championship will be shown shortly after. Dan Wakefield, the Hoosier […]

Coming to Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Disney On Ice – Princesses & Heroes

Unlike folks in Florida, who can get their fill of live Disney shows basically anytime they want, life in the north comes with no such luxury. Which is why the upcoming Disney On Ice – Princesses and Heroes show is worth marking on your calendar. This enchanting Disney production arrives in Indianapolis January 22-26, 2014 […]

The Indiana Experience: Step into a Photograph…and More!

If you’ve ever wanted to step into an old-time photograph to experience what was happening when the shot was taken, and what life was like back then, now’s your chance. The Indiana Experience, presented by the Indiana Historical Society, offers visitors different 4 ways to learn about Indiana history. You Are There You Are There […]

Fearless Furniture: Design Meets Art at the Indiana State Museum

Who says you have to go to the east or west coast to find cool furniture, when some of the most innovative and clever-yet-functional furniture designs you’ll find anywhere are on display right now at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis? Fearless Furniture is a must-see collection of furniture made by modern-day artisans within […]

FunCityFinder’s Top-10 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

Three…two…one…Happy New Year! Almost. Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight? Under the mistletoe? At home with friends? Out and about? Here’s a look at 10 New Year’s Eve celebrations that will take place in Indy. New Year’s Eve at the IMA. From 9 pm – 1 am in the Pulliam Family Great […]

The 2014 Indianapolis Auto Show at the Indiana Convention Center

Ah, that new car smell. Care to take a whiff? If so, you’ll find plenty of it at the 2014 Indianapolis Auto Show in downtown Indianapolis. This massive auto show, which is the second oldest in the country, behind only the Chicago Auto Show, is celebrating its 100th anniversary at the Indiana Convention Center now […]

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg Museum

Enter a world of chugging locomotives, bridges and tunnels, and incredibly detailed replicas of national treasures, such as Yosemite National Park, Aspen Colorado and Mount Rushmore to name a few. Now through January 19, 2014, Indianapolis, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a must-see exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Naturally, no […]

Christmas at the Zoo: A Lights Celebration to Remember

In a way, Christmas is as much about making memories as it is giving presents. For after all the shopping, gift-giving and holiday celebrations have come and gone, it is the memories that endure. What memories will you make this holiday season? Here’s a suggestion: Christmas at the Zoo. Now through December 30, 2013 the […]

2-Day Big Ten Fan Fest Starts Friday on Georgia Street

It’s not exactly the Super Bowl, but the sold-out 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game is shaping up to be one heck of a weekend, even for fans without tickets. An estimated 100,000 college football fans will descend on downtown Indianapolis, selling out hotels, filling restaurants and generally doing their part to make the planned […]

Protest against Ringling Brother’s Circus Animal Abuse Scheduled for Thursday

Join the Indiana Animal Rights Alliance protest against Ringling Brother’s Circus animal abuse! The event takes place Thursday, December 5th outside Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, starting at 5, 5:45 p.m. Maybe the “Saddest Show on Earth” would be a more appropriate name for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose long and shameful history […]

Wicked the Musical: The Story of Oz before Dorothy

The Wizard of Oz is one the most popular stories ever. Yet despite the enchanting story that it tells, there remains an untold backstory. Wicked is that story. And it’s playing through Sunday, December 1st at the Old National Centre in downtown Indianapolis. Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the story of […]

Circle of Lights 2013: Where Will You Be when the Switch is Flipped?

It’s that time of year again, when Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis comes to life with an unmistakable sparkle— it’s pretty hard to miss a 242-ft tall Christmas tree, after all! The Circle of Lights® happens on each year on the first Friday following Thanksgiving, and for 51 years and counting, it remains one of […]

The 8th Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition

The Eiteljorg Museum kicked off its 8th Biennial Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibition on Friday. The event, which is officially entitled “Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013,” runs through February 2, 2014, and will feature the artwork of 5 contemporary North American indigenous artists, a dance party on Friday, and comedy improve acts on Saturday. About […]

Indy Sister Cities Fest

Head downtown to Georgia Street tomorrow, September 14th for a free cultural experience. The Indy Sister Cities Fest will showcase the vision of Indy as a global city and create awareness of the Indianapolis Sister Cities International (ISCI) program. There will be plenty of hands-on activities and global learning opportunities for families from noon-6pm. Check […]

Annual Indy Irish Fest

The 18th Annual Indy Irish Festival kicks off September 12th and runs through Sunday, the 15th at Military Park in Downtown Indianapolis. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend and experience the sights and sounds of live Irish music, step dancing, shopping, food, cultural and children’s activities, and sporting events. This year’s festival includes a […]