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2019 Decorators’ Show House and Gardens, Apr 27 to May 12 @showhouseindy

April 25, 2019 Leave a comment
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Photo courtesy St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Used with permission.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC

Susie Zabel, Decorator Chair for the 2019 St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Indianapolis Decorators’ Show House and Gardens (April 27 to May 12) discusses this year’s event at The Centennial Estate, 4160 North Washington Blvd, in the latest episode of our Around Indiana podcast:

https://aroundindy.com/podcasts/decorators-show-house.mp3
(4/25/2019, 12.16 MB, 13 min, 17 sec)

The Show House is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm (and until 8 pm on Thursdays), with special VIP tours on Mondays. Tickets range from $5 to $22.

For more information about thousands of upcoming event listings and things to do in  #Indianapolis and #Indiana, visit our Web site at https://aroundindy.com, or for more information about the 58th annual Decorators’ Show House and Gardens, go directly to their Web site at https://www.showhouseindy.org.

Hi-Fi Reopens January 20, 2017

January 15, 2017 Leave a comment
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The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo provided by the Bohlsen Group and used with written permission.

By Andy Wilson
Bohlsen Group

INDIANAPOLIS – Live music venue HI-FI, located in the popular Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, will re-open to the public on Friday, January 20, 2017, with a fresh look and expanded performance space increasing the venue capacity to 400 people.

Indianapolis native Otis Gibbs will headline the grand reopening, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance ($15 at the door), available via Ticketfly.

The 30-day transformation, which included acquiring the space formerly occupied by local art gallery iMOCA, will accommodate the increase in both visitors and touring artists. With the new venue size, the HI-FI is now able to attract larger acts and provide a desirable mid-sized event space while continuing to grow with a neighborhood known for its art and music culture.

The growth will create an enhanced experience for visitors and artists with a dedicated artist green room, an expansive stage, new restroom facilities, a dedicated box office, additional seating, and upgraded sound and lighting systems.

“Our focus has always been on creating amazing live music experiences,” says HI-FI owner Josh Baker. “This expansion will allow us to hone in some key elements of that experience for our fans. With our focus on artist development, our expanded space will maintain its scalability allow us to expand and contract to suit a wide range of shows and artists including general admission and seated events.”

“A room this size will fill a void in the Indy market and provide a good proving ground for bands looking to grow into Indy’s bigger rooms, like The Vogue,” said Jason King, Entertainment Manager at The Vogue and owner of IndyMoJo Presents.

HI-FI has been on a growth trajectory since opening its doors in 2014. The venue has averaged 160 shows annually and will have hosted more than 500 shows over the past three years. Shows are constantly being added to the ever-growing schedule.

2017 Winter – Spring Schedule

January 20 – Opening Night | Otis Gibbs w/ Amy Lashley

January 21 – The Tillers

January 24 – Joan of Arc

January 27 – Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

January 28 – Gangstagrass

January 29 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

February 1 – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dead Horses

February 2 – Wayne Hancock

February 3 – Free First Friday w/ Metavari

February 4 – Corey Cox

February 9 – Myzica

February 13 – Busty & The Bass

February 14 – The Marcus King Band

February 16 – K.FLAY

February 17 – Jay Brookinz Battle League

February 18 – Opposites Attract w/ moxxie, The Stampede String Band

February 24 – An Evening with Chamber Music

February 25 – Old Shoe & The Schwag feat. Allie Kral

March 4 – 2nd Annual Random Band Challenge

March 5 – Mickey Avalon

March 6 – The Wild Reeds

March 7 – THE GROWLERS

March 10 – Bollywood Bhangra w/ DJ Kyle Long

March 13 – Eisley

March 15 – Elizabeth Cook

March 16 – Agent Orange, The Queers, Guttermouth

March 17 – The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band CD Release Party

March 24 – Andy Suzuki & The Method Record Release

April 5 – Margo Price

April 6 – Tom Waits Tribute

April 8 – Saint Aubin, Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

April 14 – TAUK

April 29 – The Easthills – 5th Anniversary Concert Celebration

May 3 – Eilen Jewell

May 21 – Oddisee & Good Company

April 27 – Bollywood Bhangra w/ DJ Kyle Long

For more information about Hi-Fi and its concert schedule, please visit: http://www.hifiindy.com/

October 2016 Events in Downtown Indy

September 26, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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Indianapolis, Indiana as viewed from the west bank of the White River.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Jennifer Hanson
Downtown Indy, Inc.

Audition for the Circle of Lights
Calling all entertainers, singers, musicians, dancers and local talent of Central Indiana! First round auditions for Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 will take place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. – noon and Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at IBEW 481, 1828 N. Meridian St. Selected finalists from the first auditions will be called back for a final audition taking place in mid-October.

Inaugural Red Bull Air Race
The Red Bull Air Race World Championships is the ultimate motorsport competition in the sky. Pilots will navigate an aerial racetrack in the skies above the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, maneuvering through air-filled pylons in the fastest time possible while incurring the least amount of penalties possible. The race takes place Oct. 1 and 2.

Pinking of the Canal
To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Colts host the Pinking of the Canal at the Ohio Street Basin on the Downtown Canal Walk Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. The event is free and will include live music, free limited-edition Colts pink posters, Colts Cheerleaders and more.

Happy Birthday Indiana
Indiana celebrates its bicentennial this year. Events to commemorate the Hoosier State’s 200th birthday include:

· An opportunity to learn more about our state’s history, Hoosier Homecoming brings communities together from all across Indiana Oct. 15 from noon – 4:30 p.m. at the Indiana State House. Free activities and entertainment will be provided, along with the dedication of Bicentennial Plaza and the State House Education Center in the State Library and celebrate the culmination of the Bicentennial Torch Relay.
· The Indianapolis Public Library invites adults for a Bicentennial book discussion about the state’s cultural and social history Sept. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. The book, “The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf” by Mohja Kahf, highlights a devout Muslim girl growing up in Indiana in the 1970s. The discussion will involve what it means to be Muslim in America today and will take place in Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium.
· For more bicentennial activities and events, visit our blog.

Hauntingly good Halloween events
The Children’s Museum Guild will feature its 53rd annual Haunted House from Oct. 8 – 30. The theme this year is Cursed Castle and tickets are $8. Also at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, don’t miss the Black Hat Bash, the city’s biggest family-friendly Halloween party Oct. 7 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Zoo Boo returns to the Indianapolis Zoo Oct. 7 – 9, 14 – 16, 21 – 23, 28 – 30 from 2 – 7 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes.

For adults wanting to celebrate Halloween, Hilbert Circle Theatre hosts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Haunted Hilbert on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Dress is “Masquerade Chic” and the proceeds benefit the ISO’s education programs. You must be 21+ to attend.

Fall into Festivals
Help celebrate German-American Day with GermanFest Oct. 8 from noon – 8 p.m. at the Anteneaum. The event will feature wiener dog races, a strong man competition, German beer and food by the Indianapolis Sangerchor and ZwergenLand for kids. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

More than 275 film screenings will be featured at the 25th annual Heartland Film Festival Oct. 20 – 30. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences to interact with more than 100 filmmakers, and see films from all over the world. Opening night festivities take place at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Oct. 20.

Sports back in action 
The Pacers return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse Oct. 4 for the first home preseason matchup and open the regular season Oct. 26 vs. the Dallas Mavericks at 7 p.m. The Colts play two home games: a Super Bowl XLI rematch vs. the Chicago Bears Oct. 9 and the Kansas City Chiefs Oct. 30. The Indy Fuel begins its season Oct. 14 and the Indy Eleven play two home games Oct. 15 & 22.

Welcome back National FFA Convention
Thousands of young adult FFA members clad in their signature navy blue jackets will be in town once again for the annual convention Oct. 19 – 22. The gathering will include educational seminars and expos at the Indiana Convention Center, along with plenty of food trucks on Georgia Street Oct. 20 & 21.

For more information, visit http://downtownindy.org/ or call 317-237-2222.

Primanti Bros. Opens May 18 in Noblesville

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Primanti Bros. Pastrami Sandwich.
Photo provided by the restaurant and used with written permission.

Press Release
Primanti Bros. Restaurant

  • Primanti Bros. Restaurant Opening with FREE SANDWICHES in Noblesville
  • First 100 Customers in New Location to Get Free Primanti’s for One Year

Primanti Brothers restaurant is celebrating the opening of its 33rd location by giving away free sandwiches for a year to the first 100 customers through the door at its newest restaurant – and its furthest west.

The new restaurant, located at 13871 Cabela Parkway, Noblesville, IN, will open on
May 18, 2016.

Hungry fans can join in an opening celebration tailgate beginning at 5:00 AM on
Wednesday, May 18. Doors will open to the first 100 tailgaters around noon. After that,
Primanti Bros. will close for a few hours and open to the public by late-afternoon.

“It was only a matter of time before we took Primanti Bros. on the road,” said David
Head, Primanti Bros. CEO. “We could not be more excited to begin to grow in the
Indianapolis region with our first restaurant in Noblesville. And for those fans
willing to join us for our opening tailgate – we’ve got a great day planned.”

Early tailgaters can expect samples of Primanti’s food, beverages, games and a
parking-lot DJ. In addition to being one of the first customers through the door,
tailgaters also become lifetime members of the Noblesville 100 Club – an honor that
means a year’s supply of free sandwiches at Primanti’s newest location.

“We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” said Head. “We’ve got big, two-handed
sandwiches like you’ve never seen before, a full menu of burgers, pizza and wings
and a stocked bar with some of the best specials around. Honestly, it’s about good,
simple food and a great time.”

Since 1933, Primanti Bros. has been a dining institution in Pittsburgh. The “Almost
Famous” Primanti Bros. sandwich is built between two slices of crusty – yet soft –
Italian bread. It’s piled high with a choice of grilled meat, an optional egg,
secret recipe coleslaw, fresh-cut fries and two tomato slices. Unlike the
restaurant’s original location, the Primanti Bros. in Noblesville will open as a
full-service restaurant with a large bar, many televisions and an in-door/outdoor
patio.

About Primanti Brothers

In 1933, Joe Primanti opened a lunch cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District selling
sandwiches to the hungry truckers who were coming and going at all times of the
night. Encouraged by sales and positive feedback, Joe expanded to a small storefront
where he was joined by his brothers Dick and Stanley and their nephew John DePriter.
And that’s how the very first Primanti Bros. location was born – Primanti Bros.
currently has 31 locations, all dedicated to that early notion that folks deserve
great food, with no pretense, for a good price.

May 2016 in Downtown Indianapolis

April 22, 2016 Leave a comment
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Indianapolis skyline. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Amanda Dorman
Downtown Indy, Inc.

Wholesale District Beautification Day
Community members are coming together for a morning of partnership, productivity and fun as district employees participate in the ninth annual Wholesale District Beautification Day Monday, May 2. More than 200 volunteers will create a clean, pedestrian-friendly environment for the district’s sidewalks, store fronts and businesses. Tasks include sweeping the sidewalks and curbs, removing stickers, painting over graffiti and picking up litter.

100th Running HandleBar Hot Lap on Monument Circle
In the spirit of the 100th Running of the Indy 500, HandleBar, Downtown Indy, Inc. and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are hosting the 100th Running HandleBar Hot Lap on Monument Circle Friday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. Races include one-on-one laps around Monument Circle with pit stops and vehicle tweaks. The races will be structured into a 24-team single elimination bracket, narrowing down Indy’s best, culminating in a championship race between the top two teams. Businesses are invited to register a team (10 participants) online for $100/team.

Georgia Street comes to life with Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Summer Series
Downtown Indy, Inc. has again partnered with local fitness studios for Workout Wednesday – fun, all-levels group fitness sessions on the Boardwalk. Hip Hop on Georgia Street in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis begins May 4 and reoccurs weekly from noon – 12:45 p.m. Each workout will begin with a local personality/celebrity for the warm-up. The celebrity will be announced each week via Twitter (@GeorgiaStIndy). A new addition to Workout Wednesday this year will be Sunrise Yoga on the Canal in partnership with Invoke Studio. Sunrise Yoga begins June 1 and takes place weekly on the Vermont Street Plaza from 6 – 6:45 a.m.

Happy Hour Thursdays return to the Boardwalk beginning May 5.
Georgia Street’s center block will turn into a work respite from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Listen to music from live DJs, relax with friends and order appetizers and drinks from the Boardwalk Bar staffed by the Omni Severin Bar. There’s no cover charge, but all attendees must be 21 and older.

Downtown workers can also enjoy ongoing Food Truck Fridays.
Eat lunch alfresco on the Georgia Street Boardwalk and enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown during weekly from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May means 500 Festival events
Race fans are invited to Rock-IN-Roar 500 – a music festival and community celebration on Georgia Street that officially “drops the green flag” on Race Week in Indianapolis. On May 20 from 5 – 10:30 p.m., 500 local musicians, led by John Mellencamp keyboardist Troye Kinnett and IndyCar driver Will Power, join together to perform One Republic’s “Love Runs Out” in a musical tribute to the spirit of the 100th Indy 500. Attendees can witness SPECTACLE: Sights & Sounds of the Indy 500 on Georgia Street, featuring a unique light show with some of the most memorable radio calls from the past 100 years. Following this FREE Rock-IN-Roar 500, SPECTACLE will run at 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 21 – 29.

The 40th OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon takes off Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 a.m. The course begins at the intersection of Washington and West streets, heads west to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and does a complete lap around the 2.5 mile track before heading back down New York Street. In addition to the Mini, kids ages 3 – 10 can participate in the non-competitive Chase 500 Festival Rookie Run May 14 at 10:30 a.m. After the Mini, head to Military Park for the FREE 500 Festival Post Race Party.

The 60th IPL 500 Festival Parade kicks off at noon May 28 at noon. About 300,000 spectators from around the country will line the streets of Indianapolis for one of the nation’s premier parades. The month-long roster of events culminates with the 100th running of the Indy 500 on May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Original Farmers’ Market returns May 4
Downtown’s Original Farmers’ Market returns to Indianapolis City Market on May 4 and continues every Wednesday through October. The market is open from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Market Street between Delaware and Alabama Streets. Market Street will be closed each Wednesday during this time.

Bring Mom Downtown on Mother’s Day
Downtown attractions and restaurants will make Mother’s Day extra special. Visit Mother’s Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo May 7 and 8 and enjoy a Zoo-wide scavenger hunt, photo stations, free treats and more. Attend Mother’s Day at the IRT on May 8 and enjoy brunch at noon followed by a performance of The Mousetrap at 2 p.m. Georgia Reese’s is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet all day from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hot happenings at Downtown attractions
Mini Golf that combines original art and playful competition is coming to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The much anticipated Artist Designed Mini Golf opens to the public May 10. The course features 18 holes designed by local and regional artists and in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial, each hole is inspired by Indiana history and landmarks. Tickets are FREE for IMA members and included in regular admission for non-members.

Easley Winery’s outdoor music series Groovin’ in the Garden kicks off on May 21 and runs through September. Enjoy daily wine specials and live music in a relaxing environment every Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m. This series is FREE.

Indiana Historical Society’s Concerts on the Canal return on May 26 and take place every Thursday night from 6 – 8 p.m. through July 28. The 2016 Concerts on the Canal series features a spectacular lineup of entertainers including Shannon Forsell, Flying Toasters, Funk Quarter and The Bishops. Seating is FREE on the grassy hill across the Canal or reserve a table on the terrace for extra.

Cheer on your favorite teams
Catch one (or more) of the 16 Indianapolis Indians home games at Victory Field this month. Enjoy monthly promos including 2-for-1 Tuesdays, Thursday Craft Beer Night, Friday Fireworks and Kid’s Eat Free Sundays. On May 3, share your favorite game with your pup: Bark in the Park allows dogs and their owners a chance to enjoy the game from the right field lawn. There are two chances to catch the Indy Eleven at home: May 7 and May 21.

For more information, call 317-237-2222.