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Things to do in Indianapolis, July 14-20, 2014

July 13, 2014 Leave a comment
UniverSoul Circus

UniverSoul Circus at Lafayette Square Mall, July 15-20.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. MON-SUN: 44th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis
  2. THU-SAT: 77th Annual Mid-Summer Festival at St. Christopher Parish in Speedway
  3. SAT: Inaugural ‘Tenderloin Throwdown’ Competition in Greensburg
  4. SAT: Indy Eleven Pro Soccer at Michael Carroll Stadium at IUPUI
  5. FRI: Indiana Black Expo Music Heritage Festival I at American Legion Mall
  6. MON-SAT: Johnson County 4-H Fair in Franklin
  7. MON-SAT: 46th Annual Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne
  8. TUE-SUN: UniverSoul Circus at Lafayette Square Mall
  9. THU: 26th Annual WTHR Employment Opportunity Fair at the Indiana Convention Center
  10. SAT: 19th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival in Broad Ripple
  11. TUE, THU: Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  12. MON-SAT: Circus City Festival in Peru
  13. MON-SAT: Hendricks County 4-H Fair in Danville
  14. SAT: Anthony Hamilton in Concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  15. WED: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Live at Holliday Park

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Ian Weaver’s ‘The Black Knight Archive’ at iMOCA, Aug. 1-Oct. 18

Black Knights Seal

Black Knights Seal. Image provided by iMOCA and used with written permission.

By Shauta Marsh
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
http://www.indymoca.org/

Artist Ian Weavers’s The Black Knight Archive, Chapter I: Migration creates a fictional version of history of one black community. Weaver’s Black Knights are part medieval knight, part Black Nationalist – who have, ostensibly, lived within the “Black Bottom” community, circa 1940s. The work centers on the Near West Side of Chicago, a large multi-ethnic community, and, specifically, the “Black Bottom” section of the Near West Side where black residents once lived. Much like Indianapolis’s Indiana Avenue District, various parts of the Near West Side of Chicago and the Bottom were destroyed to construct an expressway and a university; as a result, the community lost much of its history.

“The works will reinforce the role of the object as iconic, a conduit for memory and history,” says Weaver. Opening August 1, 2014, 6-11 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) The Black Night Archive will run through October 18, with the hours of Thursday-Saturday 12-7 p.m.

Weaver is constructing a fictive history for the Black Bottom community using a variety of fake elements: handmade museum vitrines, handmade maps and documents of the community, various faux sculptures and textiles, as well as installation and audio components.

Weaver’s Black Knights used political, social, and guerrilla tactics to fight for the survival of the community.

“The project speaks not only to the nature of the loss of this particular community’s history, but also to the larger concept of how we, as individuals, communities and societies construct our own narratives, identities, and memories through our commemorations,” says Weaver.  “These histories tell stories that occupy specific time periods, but (because of the subjective nature of memory and history) also travel backward and forward into and out of our own time.”

The first chapter commission by iMOCA in this installment will explore the migration of the Black Knights to Black Bottom, U.S.A.

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1043 Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square. For more information, visit http://www.indymoca.org/, or call 317-634-6622.

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Ian Weaver (b. 1970) is a Chicago-based visual artist and Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the Painting and Drawing, Contemporary Practices, and Art Education departments.  His work, interdisciplinary in nature, is concerned with how we – as individuals and communities – construct our own identities and memories through our ceremonial observations (“commemorations”), the objects we construct, and those that we archive.  He received his M.F.A. in Visual Art from Washington University in St Louis.  His exhibitions include a survey of work (2004-2011) at the South Bend Museum of Art, as well as solo shows at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, and Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL.  Group exhibitions include shows at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; and the Kemper Art Museum and White Flag Projects, both in St. Louis, MO.  He has been a recipient of numerous residencies, including Yaddo and the Millay Colony, both in upstate NY; and Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL.  His awards include grants from Artadia and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, both based in NY; the Illinois Arts Council; and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL.

Things to do in Indianapolis, July 7-13, 2014

Indiana Convention Center

Indiana Black Expo, Indiana Convention Center, July 10-20.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. THU-SUN:44th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis
  2. SUN:The O’Jays in Concert at the Carmel Palladium
  3. TUE:Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Live at Ellenberger Park
  4. WED:Fall Out Boy and Paramore in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  5. MON-SUN:162nd Delaware County Fair in Muncie
  6. SAT-SUN:Circus City Festival in Peru
  7. SAT:5th Annual Indiana Bastille Day Celebration in Fortville
  8. FRI-SUN:National Down Syndrome Congress & Convention at the JW Marriott Hotel
  9. MON-SUN:Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field
  10. THU:‘Animals and All That Jazz’ at the Indianapolis Zoo
  11. SAT:Rick Springfield at the Old National Centre
  12. TUE-SAT:90th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition at the Indiana History Center
  13. THU, SAT:Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  14. FRI:Food Truck Friday on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis
  15. FRI-SAT:Lapel Village Fair in Madison County

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Things to do in Indianapolis, June 23-29, 2014

June 22, 2014 Leave a comment
Tower of Power

The great horns band, Tower of Power, will open for Journey on June 28 at Klipsch Music Center.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. SAT: Little Red Door ‘Big Red Bash’ at Lucas Oil Stadium
  2. THU: 6th Annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge
  3. THU: Jimmy Buffett in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  4. TUE: Arctic Monkeys in Concert at The Lawn at White River State Park
  5. MON-SUN: 84th Annual Marion County 4-H Fair in Indianapolis
  6. FRI: Jazz on the Avenue at Walker Theatre
  7. MON-FRI: Hancock County 4-H Fair in Greenfield
  8. FRI-SAT: Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
  9. THU: John Hiatt and the Robert Cray Band at the Old National Centre
  10. WED-SAT: Shipshewana Quilt Festival in LaGrange County
  11. THU-SUN: 34th Annual Greek Fest in Fort Wayne
  12. FRI-SAT: Fish Fry at Irvington Presbyterian Church
  13. SAT: Game On! Street Festival in Downtown Danville
  14. WED, FRI, SUN: Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  15. SAT: Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power in Concert at Klipsch Music Center

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Things to do in Indianapolis, June 2-8, 2014

Woodruff Place Flea Market

Woodruff Place Flea Market, June 7-8.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. SAT: 15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival
  2. SAT: Tim McGraw in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  3. FRI-SUN: Goodguys All American Nationals at the State Fairgrounds
  4. SAT-SUN: 39th Annual Woodruff Place Flea Market in Indianapolis
  5. MON: WWE Raw at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  6. TUE: Community Tuesday at White River State Park
  7. TUE: Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Monthly at Theatre on the Square
  8. WED-SAT: Knightstown Jubilee Days in Henry County
  9. THU-SAT: Red Skelton Festival in Vincennes
  10. MON-SUN: Chow Down Midtown Dinner Specials in Indianapolis
  11. THU-SAT: Parish Festival at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church
  12. FRI-SUN: Rosedale Strawberry Festival in Parke County
  13. SAT: CAF Warbird Expo at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport
  14. SAT-SUN: 41st Annual Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour in Indianapolis
  15. SAT: Indianapolis AlleyCats Ultimate Disc League at Kuntz Stadium

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