Things to Do for the Second Week of May, 2011

When it comes to scope and sheer variety of choices for things to do, Indianapolis is the leader in all of Indiana. Throw in the many Greater Indianapolis attractions and fun stuff to do in the nearby communities, and you have a recipe for year-round activities that will make just about any Hoosier a happy one. See for yourself in Fun City Finder‘s list, below, and also in the tons of informative links at the bottom of this page.

Things to Do in Indianapolis and Environs
May 9 – 15, 2011

Decorator’s Show House & Gardens – This popular tour takes its visitors inside some of the most stunning homes of the Circle City. Put on by the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild to benefit Wishard Memoral Hospital.
Through May 15, 2011; Tuesdays – Sunday, 11:00 am  6:00 pm
Adults $20, seniors $17, children 2 – 12 $5 (kids under 2, free)
Evergreen Manor
4310 North Meridian Street
Indiana Transportation Museum – Plan a trip for the whole family to visit this monumental tribute to the noble locomotive, in next-door Noblesville, Indiana.
Open May 7 through October 29, 2011
Indiana Transportation Museum
Adults $3, Indianapolis children $2 (kids under 2, free)
Gala Belly Dance Show – Family-friendly and fun, this sparkly show comes monthly to a favorite ethnic restaurant in Indianapolis, the Luxor. Featuring the Bennu Dancers.
May 12, 2011; 8:00 pm
Luxor Egyptian Restaurant
Cover: $5
Red Kettle Cookout – The Salvation Army of Indiana brings lucky Hoosiers this fun fundraiser for free, rain or shine, with lots of food and drinks available for sale, as well as live Indianapolis music, prizes and more. This is their inaugural cookout, so bring everybody!
May 12, 2011; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
University Park in downtown Indianapolis
Free to attend
Project A.N.G.E.L. Garage Sale – An Indianapolis charitable event, this is a community garage sale in Avon, Indiana, just outside of Indy.
May 12 – 14, 2011
Project A.N.G.E.L. Building
311 Production Dr.
Avon, IN 46122
15th Annual Air Show – People wait all year for this fabulous Indianapolis event, featuring the incredible aerobatics of the Blue Angels, demonstrations, displays and more.
May 13 – 15, 2011
Indianapolis Regional Airport, Hancock County
Adults $15, children 6 – 12 $5
4th Annual Spring Blossom Arts Festival – A long weekend in celebration of beauty in all its many forms, this festival in Nashville, about an hour due south of the Circle City, would make an excellent day trip from Indianapolis.
May 13, 14 & 15, 2011
On site festival in Nashville, Indiana
Heart and Soul – Here’s an irresistibly elegant and sumptuous Indianapolis charity event with a three-chef gourmet dinner, dancing to live music, auctions and more.
May 14, 2011; 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Omni Severin Hotel
Tickets: $125 – $1,000
Indianapolis Star Opening Day – Start your figurative engines and be part of this exciting day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.
May 14, 2011; 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tickets: $10 – $75
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Race to Fashion for the Fast & Fashionable – Attend this elegant fashion show and brunch and contribute to an Indianapolis charity event for Tri Kappa’s Zeta Iota Chapter.
May 14, 2011; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marriott East Hotel Ballroom
100th Anniversary Celebration of Automobiles – This isn’t just a car show, it’s the car show. Find it at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500-mile race.
May 14, 2011; 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
5th Annual Egyptian Dance Celebration – This intriguing Indianapolis cultural happening offers lots of fun centered around food, vendors, souvenirs, family activities and Egyptian dancers.
May 14, 2011; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garfield Park Arts Center
Donation suggested: $5
Indianapolis 500 Festival Kids’ Day – On the beautiful Monument Circle in the center of Naptown, enjoy the largest free outdoor festival in Indiana.
May 15, 2011; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monument Circle
Indiana Live! Casino May Specials – Tons of cash giveaways and prizes will be given away during May, 2011 at the Indiana Live! Casino, only about fifteen minutes southeast of Indianapolis along the I-421 in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Through May, 2011
Indiana Live! Casino
“Mind Tripping” – The renowned Christian and Katalina perform their amazing psycho-illusions and comedy for the you at the Hilton downtown.
Every Friday and Saturday in May, 2011; 8:00 pm
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel
Adults $25, students & seniors $20

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