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Things to do in Indianapolis, Jan. 13-19, 2014

January 12, 2014 Leave a comment
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‘Bop to the Top’ at the OneAmerica Building, Jan. 18. staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved. Logo

15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana

  1. SAT: 16th Annual Martin Luther King Festival at Christian Theological Seminary
  2. MON-SUN: 46th Annual Indy RV Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
  3. TUE-THU: Fort Wayne Farm Show at the Allen County Coliseum
  4. TUE, THU, SAT: Indiana Pacers NBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  5. THU-SUN: 4th Annual Winter Magic Festival at the IndyFringe Theatre
  6. WED: Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic at the Carmel Palladium
  7. FRI: 5th Annual Winter Nights Film Series at the Museum of Art
  8. SAT: ‘Just Dance’ Dance Competition at the Indiana Convention Center
  9. SAT: 31st Annual ‘Bop to the Top’ at the OneAmerica Building
  10. TUE, SAT: College Men’s Basketball at Indiana University
  11. FRI: Aaron Neville in Concert at French Lick Resort
  12. SUN: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at Warren Performing Arts Center
  13. FRI-SUN: Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
  14. SAT: 4th Annual ‘Frost Yourself’ Gala at the Westin Hotel
  15. SAT: Storyteller Tim Tingle Live at the Indiana History Center

To see thousands of upcoming event listings and things to do in Indianapolis and Indiana, visit our main Web site at

Frank Basile Emerging Stories Festival, Nov. 1-3

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment
IndyFringe Theatre Building

IndyFringe Theatre Building. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Ellen Munds
Storytelling Arts of Indiana

For the past 13 years, Storytelling Arts of Indiana has awarded the Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship to a talented group of Hoosier storytellers as a result of generous funding from Frank and Katrina Basile. To celebrate the legacy of great storytelling, we are welcoming back 11 program alumni for a weekend-long festival at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Performance Schedule
Friday, November 1, 2013

8 p.m. Bob and Kathi Myers (Elkhart) will tell a tale that centers around letters wirtten by Kathie’s father to her mother during War World II in Army Life for Father.
9 p.m. Deborah Asante (Indianapolis) will take the stage as Suki Lue Ambers in Woman versus the Blues.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2 p.m. Sandra Harris (Indianapolis) will share a personal history of her participation in the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1960’s in Too Crazy to Know Better.

3 p.m. John Robertson (Greenfield) will tell I Grew Up in the US Navy , his personal story of military service.

4 p.m. Sharon Kirk Clifton (Columbus) will tell Abigail Gray: Living Under the Drinking Gourd, a first-person account of a fictional farm wife whose home was a sanctuary to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.
7 p.m. Hope Baugh (Carmel) will tell Hoosier in Tokyo: A Tale of Leaving Home and Finding it Again. The story focuses on Hope’s experiences while living in Japan, weaving her original stories combed from journal entries and letters home, with traditional Japanese folktales.
8 p.m. Lou Ann Homan (Angola) will tell Gathering Coal for the Lord, the story of her father growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
9 p.m. George Schricker (Plymouth) performs as the master of ceremonies in an original performance of stories, poems, and songs entitled, The Space.
Sunday, November 3, 2013

2 p.m. Sondra Hayes Hartman (Indianapolis) in With This Brush tells the story of her mother Eva Mae Danforth James.
3 p.m. Jennie Kiffmeyer (Richmond) tells a series of interconnected stories set on the banks of the Ohio in The Rivertown Dispatch.
4 p.m. Sally Perkins (Indianapolis) traces the lives of two miniature poodles and their ignorant owners through the hilarious events from puppyhood to adulthood in Tails from the Kennel.
Tickets are $5 for each 45-minute performance and are available by calling the Indiana Historical Society, 317-232-1882 or visiting