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Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

#Indianapolis — On October 17 and 18, Central Indiana residents and visitors can experience “Art in Odd Places (AiOP),” a free, interactive, outdoor art experience centered around Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Twenty-seven artists, including 14 from Indiana, will showcase their brand of smile-bringing, thought-provoking, wonder-making art.  AiOP originated in New York City (where else?). This […]

Kelsay Farms Has Fall Family Fun South of Indy

#WhitelandIN – Kelsay Farms in Whiteland has provided fun for central Indiana families every fall. The family owned dairy farm is a local favorite for school field trips and a popular agritourism location for the public every October. Park your car at no charge, pay your admission and enjoy all of the activities available at […]

LEGO Store at Castleton Square Mall (Photos)

#Indianapolis – The LEGO Store in Castleton Square Mall is a magical place right here in Indianapolis. It’s far more than just a store, though there’s plenty of shopping to be done for the LEGO fan in your life. Take a quick photo tour of the Castleton store, then make plans to visit soon: LEGO […]

Broadway Season in Indianapolis Kicks Off with Mamma Mia!

#Indianapolis – Broadway season in Indianapolis kicked off this weekend with an amazing performance of Mamma Mia! I saw the show at Clowes Memorial Hall on opening night with my husband. It was beautiful, delightful, and quite a challenge not to singalong at full volume. ABBA is probably one of the most fun musical soundtracks […]

Soulful Southern Cooking Alive & Well in Indy

#Indianapolis — A new restaurant on the city’s northwest side is getting a lot of buzz lately. Georgia Reese’s Southern Table & Bar was recently opened by former Indianapolis Colt Gary Brackett. But Indianapolis has been home to southern cooking long before Brackett served up his first bowl of alligator gumbo.  Take Kountry Kitchen on […]

Fall Break Indianapolis Style

#Indianapolis – As area school calendar’s become more balanced, fall break has gotten longer over the years. Some area schools have only two days for break, but many release for a week or longer. What’s a family to do? There are 101 ways to celebrate fall around central Indiana- here are a handful to get you […]

Children’s Museum Haunted House 2014: Creepy Carnival (Photos)

#Indianapolis – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a wondrous place for children and adults. The annual haunted house, sponsored by the Children’s Museum guild is always a ton of fun, featuring both friendly (lights on) and frightening hours to entertain kids of all ages. Each year is another new and awesome theme, and this […]

6 Fancy Indianapolis Restaurants for Your Next Special Occasion

#Indianapolis – My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary. Normally, we go for a more low key date night. I’m usually content with a walk for ice cream or late night nacho platter. But, this was a special occasion, and it deserved a special date night. We decided to use a Ted’s Montana Grill […]

Accessible Nature Trail on Indy’s Northwest Side

#Indianapolis — Walking nature trails can be a fun and relaxing activity for families or individuals. But some trails pose a challenge to people whose balance is not good, who use a wheelchair, or even for children whose legs simply get too tired navigating a long trail. The nature trail on the grounds of Robin […]

Local 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows Make Extra Sweet S’Mores

#Indianapolis – On Saturday night, we spent the evening on a farm with fellow bloggers. The highlight for me was the 240 Sweet marshmallows over the campfire. The unique flavors are even more amazing when slightly roasted. And, the handcrafted vanilla marshmallows are perfection on a s’more. I love s’mores so much, I’ve hosted entire […]

Young Actors Theatre’s “The Witches” is Free Treat for Local Families

#Indianapolis — Have your kids outgrown Zoo Boo but haven’t graduated to Hannah Haunted Acres yet? Enter stage left: “The Witches,” a frightfully fun, live theatre production by Young Actors Theatre (YAT).  Adapted from the Roald Dahl book of the same name, “The Witches” tells the story of “Girl” and her grandmother who travel from […]

Indy Rocks Cosplay: Don’t Miss Awesome Con This Weekend

#Indianapolis – Awesome Con is coming to Indy Friday through Sunday! Indianapolis plays frequent host to several geek-friendly conventions, most notably GenCon. They’re a great way to find like-minded people, play your favorite games, pick up a few new supplies for hobbies, collections, and wardrobe, and see the amazing cosplay in action. The very first […]

Szechwan Garden Serves Up Authentic Chinese Cuisine

We’ve heard the “best product, lowest price” advertising line before. So much so that we ignore it like an obnoxious car alarm. Ironically, a restaurant in town that could actually deliver on that claim, doesn’t. Instead, it runs on reviews and reputation. I visited that restaurant, Szechwan Garden, located at 3649 Lafayette Road, because I […]

AMC Theatres Best-Kept Secret: Movie Popcorn Butter Hack

#Indianapolis – I’ve made no secret of my preference for AMC Theatres based strictly on the movie popcorn. It’s freshly popped butter deliciousness is the main reason I go to movies. And lately, I’ve been to a lot of movies. I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy (go, but be sure to expect a different kind […]

The White River Festival: Celebration of an Ecosystem

Indianapolis wouldn’t be Indianapolis if it weren’t for the White River. The city was founded on the White River, and although it turned out not to be navigable, it’s still an important part of city’s history. The first half of September marks the fourth annual White River Festival at various venues across the state. Tomorrow […]

7 Tips for a Successful Color Run

#Indianapolis #Indiana – Color Me Rad is happening in Indianapolis this Saturday, September 6th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Registration ($50) is still available for waves at 9:00 and 9:20am, so it’s not too late to sign up for this fun race. A color run is a little different than your typical 5K. For starters, […]

Indianapolis Ranked #2 in the U.S. for Culture

#Indianapolis #Indiana — Recently, BusinessInsider.com ranked the top 20 cities in the U.S. with the most activities dedicated to culture and recreation, including museums, libraries, theaters parks, and stadiums. Indianapolis came in #2 in the country.  The website cited the fact that Indy has one cultural attraction for every 705 people, a total of 1,184 […]

TV’s “Cosmos” Host to Visit UIndy in October

#Indianapolis — It’s hard to get famous as an astrophysicist, but Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Fox Television’s “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” has done so thanks to his likable approach to explaining the complexities of the universe in everyday language. Tyson will be at the University of Indianapolis Ransburg Auditorium on October 22 to share […]

Mass Ave Theatres Continue to Offer Unique Performances and Events

#Indianapolis #Indiana – IndyFringe has closed for another year, but the theatres that host the event each year continue to host unique performances. Up and down Massachusetts Avenue, theatre goers have a wide range of shows from which to choose. In the upcoming weeks, visitors can see a magician, a performance of the Beatle’s set list […]

IndyFringe: Two Shows to Wow the Whole Family

IndyFringe 2014 is running for two more days- the last of the 384 performances are happening today and tomorrow. Shows take the stage at eight venues, running from 1:30pm through 10:30pm. The houses have been full, the reviews have been good, and the eleven days some of my favorite of the year. Last night I […]