Archives for January 2014

50 Shades! & Rock of Ages at Old National Centre

This coming weekend the Old National Centre will be busy all weekend long hosting both the hot new show 50 Shades! The Musical and the famous classic Rock of Ages. An original parody of E.L. James’ blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey, the controversial book turned musical is now on its second leg of its National […]

Exchange Indy Brings Kinfolk Together

Gathering around a table and sharing a well-cooked meal is one of the fastest ways to warm my heart. Whether you’re dining with family, friends, or new acquaintances, sharing a meal creates an opportunity to feel welcomed and a part of something special. It creates a natural platform for conversation and way to engage with […]

Artist Matt Kenyon’s Glass-Blown Sculptures Now on Display at the Indianapolis Art Center

Though the art of glass-blowing is an ancient one dating back to the Roman Empire, it is still very much alive and well thanks in part to artists like Matt Kenyon. His exhibit, Matt Kenyon: 2013 Faculty of The Year, can be seen now through February 2, 2014 at the Indianapolis Art Center on the […]

Celebrate MLK Day with Free Admission All Around the City

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is day to reflect on, and celebrate, the birth of the most iconic and influential civil rights leader in American history. And for anyone in the Indy area, it is also a day to enjoy free admission to several area attractions, many of which can be found downtown. Picture from […]

Ringing in my 24th year at Cooper’s Hawk

Today I turned 24 years young and was taken to a celebratory luncheon at the elegant Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Let me just say that it was the most d-e-licious lunch I’ve had the pleasure of eating in a looong time. The restaurant has a rustic vibe with its wine barrels and and exposed […]

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 […]

Harlem Globetrotters Bring High-Flying Antics to Bankers Life Fieldhouse January 20

There’s regular basketball, and then there’s the Harlem Globetrotters. It might as well be the difference between C-SPAN and TMZ, because these guys take basketball to a whole new level, with a game that is as comedic as it is mesmerizing. Their 2014 tour includes a stop at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday, January 20. […]

Opening Reception for Ann Luther Exhibit to Take Place Thursday at JCC

It’s not your typical engineer who loves to quilt. But then again, it’s not your typical engineer who climbs Mount Kilimanjaro and then creates a beautiful quilt to commemorate the experience. Meet Ann Luther, a civil engineer who got hooked on quilting after taking a class in 1994, and never looked back. Her quilted designs […]

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 […]

Farrelly/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet to Perform Jazz Kitchen on Friday

The Farrelly/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet will perform at the Jazz Kitchen on Friday, January 10, 2014. This is one of the more experienced groups in the area, one well-versed in jazz and its many variations. Expect styles like be-bop, latin, ballads, or basically any other jazz variation that strikes their fancy on that particular night. Gene […]

Going…Going…Gone: A Fun, Improvisational Comedy Act at IndyFringe

Poor old Ed, the owner of Ed’s Auction House, has died. And now all his quirky, weird, kitschy and basically crappy possessions must be auctioned off, quite literally, to the audience. Care to place a bid? Going…Going…Gone is a unique, improvisational comedy act that takes place the first Sunday of each month at IndyFringe. What […]

Westfield Makes Money Magazine’s List of Best Places to Live 2013

CNN’s Money Magazine took a look at small towns across the U.S. in 2013, looking not only for those with thriving economies, but those which were ideal places to raise a family. Plenty of “green space,” great schools and a strong sense of community were cited as top factors in deciding America’s top 50 small […]

46th Annual Indy RV Expo Set to Take Place at Fairgrounds

The 46th Annual Indy RV Expo show will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from January 11 – 19, 2014. A total of 7 RV dealers will participate in this year’s show, which will run nine days and take up over 120,000 square feet space at the fairgrounds. Hundreds of types of recreational vehicles […]

Colts Mount Historic Comeback in Improbable 45-44 Win Over Chiefs

There they were, on the precipice of disaster, staring into the abyss. Down 38-10 with 27 minutes remaining in the second half, some Colts fans had already begun to leave, and who could blame them? The game was over. The Colts couldn’t possibly comeback from this one. But come back they did. Final score: 45-44 […]

Matisse, Life in Color. A Rare Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Matisse, Life in Color is a sweeping exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art that features over 100 works from one of the most influential artists of twentieth century: Henri Matisse. The works, which are on loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art’s extensive Matisse collection, span over 6 decades of Matisse’s remarkable career, one […]

The Gingerbread Village Competition at Conner Prairie

It’s Lucas oil Stadium as you’ve never seen it. That’s because it, along with 75 other edible creations, are made of gingerbread! The 21st annual Gingerbread Village competition is underway now through Sunday, January 5 at the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. This fun event, which takes an entire week to set […]

Indianapolis Ranked Top U.S. City for College Graduates

Add one more reason to the list of reasons to live in Indianapolis. A recent study conducted by a prominent credit card comparison and financial education website found that Indianapolis is the best city in the country for new college grads. The study used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These data were […]