Archives for August 2011

LMFAO: NOT CANCELLED, Live in Concert at Old National

Originally scheduled to open for Ke$ha at the The Lawn at White River State Park, LMFAO is determined not to disappoint Indianapolis music lovers. While Ke$ha cancelled her Indianapolis appearance to practice for an upcoming MTV sponsored concert, keeping her Chicago gig the night before, LMFAO still plans to make their sojourn to the Hoosier […]

Theatre in the Streets: 2011 IndyFringe Festival Preview

The IndyFringe Festival celebrates seven years of business this Summer. As the Fringe Festival continues to expand, so to does the IndyFringe Building, offering performance space to independent theatre companies all year long. Now their big Indianapolis event has arrived. With 56 shows in seven venues around the Mass Ave cultural district, the IndyFringe Festival […]

Plays of the Moment: Phoenix Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season

The Phoenix Theatre supplies Indianapolis with a host of issue-oriented plays in 2011 and 2012. With the aim to focus audiences on social concerns and to challenge them to examine their own roles in society, the Phoenix offers entertaining and thought provoking contemporary plays. An affordable theatre with an interesting focus, the Phoenix does what […]

Songbird Capture and Release Program at the IMA

Head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to get up close and personal with Hoosier songbirds before they fly away for the winter. The IMA welcomes Chief Naturalist of Wild Birds Unlimited, John Schaust, to the 100 Acres Art and Nature Park for a very special Indianapolis event. Head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art […]

Indiana Repertory Theater Annouces 2011-12 Season

Indiana’s only LORT theatre opens it’s doors for another season of satisfying Indianapolis theatre. This year, the Indiana Repertory Theatre celebrates forty years as a cultural force in Indianapolis. They’ve programed an entire season of exciting, challenging and entertaining plays, as they continue to raise expectations for Hoosier theater goers. Check out the Indiana Repertory […]

Visionary Philanthropists Endow IU’s Glick Eye Institute

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Indiana History Center, the Indianapolis Children’s Bureau and the Indianapolis Museum of Art: just a few of the cultural contributions made to Indianapolis by beloved philanthropists Eugene and Marilyn Glick. Recently, the Glick’s have turned their attention to Indianapolis health, endowing the Indiana University School of Medicine’s new Glick Eye […]

Frank Basile Book Signing at Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Businessman, philanthropist, art patron and author. What doesn’t Frank Basile do? As one of the most upstanding citizens in Indianapolis, Basile’s name is splattered throughout Indiana on Indianapolis art galleries and Indianapolis theaters. As the former Senior Vice President of the Gene B. Glick Company, an accomplished public speaker and contributor to the Indianapolis Business […]

Rock-n-Roll Giants, Def Leppard & Heart, at Verizon Wireless

Take a trip back in rock-n-roll history with a concert by Def Leppard and Heart at Verizon Wireless Music Center on Friday, August 12 at 7:30 pm. These legendary rock bands rose to fame in the eighties and nineties, setting the scene for many a high school dance. Relive your adolescents; get a little irresponsible, […]

Food and Groove to Benefit the Indiana Buddhist Center

Get down and groove with some hip Buddhists. The Irving Theatre, in Irvington, Indiana, hosts Food and Groove, a fundraiser for the Indiana Buddhist Center in Indianapolis downtown. This fabulous Indianapolis event features delectable Asian food, live Indianapolis bands, an auction and raffle prizes. Plus, Indianapolis kids can get groovy with some Tibetan crafts. Tickets […]

OUTSOUND: Art and Experimental Music Festival feat. Son Lux

The Indianapolis Museum of Art and Big Car’s Service Center for Contemporary Art and Culture present OUTSOUND, a three day festival of art and experimental music. This Indianapolis festival features local talent, but also marks the return of up-and-coming Hoosier musician Ryan Lott, known as Son Lux. The event runs from August 10th to August […]

Andre Carson’s Central Indiana Job Fair at IUPUI

Time’s are tough. With soaring unemployment rates and a stumbling economy, many Hoosiers are getting hit hard. Congressman Andre Carson hosts a Central Indiana Job Fair at IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, August 14 in an attempt to connect Indianapolis people to employers. He’s partnering with Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University Purdue University […]

2011 Indiana State Fair Concerts: Hoosier Lottery Grandstand

While food and farm animals rule the roost at the Indiana State Fair, there is so much more to this Indianapolis festival than meets the ear. Each year the Indiana State Fair schedules amazing A-list musicians to rock the night away at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 2011 is no exception. […]

This August at the New Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel

The multi-purpose, spacious and elegant Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana is a treasure trove for Indianapolis music and live entertainment lovers. One of the finest live performance venues in Indianapolis and its many suburbs, this facility is also one of the newest. The month of August, 2011 at the Center for the […]

Things to Do for August 9-11, 2011: The Fringe, the Fair and the Drum and Bugle Champs

Fun City Finder has sifted through all the fun things to do in Indianapolis and its environs to provide you with a hand-shucked summer harvest of great activities happening this week in the Circle City. There are so many interesting things to do in Indianapolis that you might just choose the easiest, closest Greater Indianapolis […]

PlayFit: Ready for School, Ready for Fun Brings Dr. Noize and Dora the Explorer to Indy

It’s that time of year again, the time all Indianapolis children dread: back to school. The doorways of Indianapolis schools may not be flung open wide just yet, but parents and Indianapolis businesses are already gearing up for the big day. In the next few weeks, parents will be dragging their grumbling children down the […]

Things to Do for August 6-7, 2011: Your Indy Weekend at the Fair, the Fringe and Everywhere Else

From the memory-making Annual Indiana State Fair to the IndyFringe festival, the Cirque du Soleil, the big red carpet curtain-raiser at Carmel’s new Center for the Performing Arts and everything in between, Hoosiers from Indianapolis and other nearby cities in Indiana have an inviting list of things to do in Indianapolis this weekend. Check out […]

Acrobatic Art: Cirque Du Soleil’s Dralion at Conseco

You’ve seen their amazing feats on television, marveling at the artistry and athleticism of Cirque Du Soleil’s performers. Now be amazed in person as this Canadian performing arts group comes to Indianapolis. Wonder at the talented artists in Cirque Du Soliel’s Dralion at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis downtown August 5 to 7. Tickets to this […]

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 […]

2011 Indiana State Fair, The Year of the Soybean: Aug. 5-11

As the Summer draws to a close and August brings us cooler weather (hopefully), the Indiana State Fair revs up for another year of celebrating Hoosier-dom. It’s the year of the Soybean, and we pay homage to Indiana farmers who grow the lush green veggies. But there is so much more to the fair than […]

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 […]