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Library visitors are invited to view a special exhibit the celebrates the architecture, people and stories of Central Library’s Cret Building entitled, “Cret Building at 100,” continuing through December 31 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
Located on land donated by beloved Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, the Library’s original
limestone building was designed by French architect Paul Cret and dedicated on October 7, 1917. Its architectural features are highlighted by its classic Greek Doric exterior and an interior ceiling mural painted in oil on small canvases. It was proclaimed by Architectural Forum in 1918 as “the most beautiful secular building in the United States, if not the most beautiful secular building produced in modern times.”
The exhibit describes how Central Library played an integral part in defining the city’s character over the past 100 years and how it remains vibrant and culturally significant today. Eighteen full-color, illustrative and interpretive panels designed by RLR of Indianapolis showcase over 50 images and artifacts that are housed in Central Library’s Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room.
“Cret Building at 100” is made possible by a generous grant from Katz, Sapper & Miller and will be on display around the balcony of the historic Simon Reading Room during regular Central Library hours.
It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn to deck the halls with holiday hilarity. You’ll swear this family-friendly, laugh out loud, Christmas comedy is more fun than a joy ride in a one horse open sleigh!
Join Indy Honor Flight and the Indiana State Museum for a conversation with World War II Veterans. This unique opportunity gives audiences the chance to learn about history first-hand.
Appetizer & Salad Station:
Traditional Tossed Salad with Assorted Dressing
Mixed Green Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts, Feta and Maple Apple Cider
Baby Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Red Onion, Heirloom
Tomatoes, Pistachio’s and Dark Cherry Vinaigrette
Fresh Fruit Spray
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Cheese Ball with Assorted Crackers
Herb Roasted Whole Turkey
Carved Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Potato Encrusted Cod
Red Skin Mashed Potato
Classic Potatoes Au Gratin
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans
Green Bean Casserole
Maple and Honey Glazed Carrots
Assorted Breads and Butter
• Sugar Cream
Caramel Apple Crisp
Dark Cherry Chocolate Bon Bon
$32++/adult, Propylaeum member;
$16++/Children 10 & under
Multiple seating times are available.
Reservations are required.
To make your reservation, please call 317.638.7881, option #2.
Enjoy the Indianapolis Children’s Choir at 11 a.m. then gather on the museum’s front lawn to witness Santa’s arrival by helicopter at noon. Once safely on the ground, he will greet the crowd and move to his home in Celebration Crossing. The day’s festivities include the unveiling of the 92 County ornament tree. Children of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express train, pose for a picture with Santa and give him their holiday wish list before he leaves again on Dec. 24.
From the creators of the best-selling show of IndyFringe Festival 2016 and the top-selling, full-length “Calder, The Musical” now comes a new entertainment option for Central Indiana music fans. Producing partners Klein & Alvarez, LLC present Magic Thread Cabaret, “connecting songs to the soul.”
Rising young talent Lucas DeBard will kick off the series with four performances of his show “I’ll Take Romance” alongside a trio of musicians. DeBard was named the 2015 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador. Since then, the Lebanon, Indiana native and IU Jacobs School of Music student has gone on to thrill audiences at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Palladium in Carmel and inside Lucas Oil Stadium singing the national anthem.
Opening weekend for Magic Thread Cabaret’s Lucas DeBard show is Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2017 with two performances each night at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. Tickets are $15/$25/$35 and reflect seating options, with a wine and beer cash bar and light refreshments. Tickets are for sale online at www.indyfringe.org and by phone at (317) 308-9800. Future dates and acts in the Magic Thread Cabaret series will be announced.
Let’s show our small businesses some LOVE! Let’s shop local on Saturday, November 25!
Destinations are scattered throughout the Village. Make your first stop the BRVA office, 6323 Guilford Avenue, to pick up a map of all the destinations.
BRVA will be giving away reusable canvas bags to the first 100 visitors! Bags are stuffed with gift certificates from area businesses, including: Artifacts, Broad Ripple Brewpub, The Bungalow Inc., Erbert and Gerbert’s, HoiTEA ToiTEA, HotBox Pizza, Indiana On Tap, Indy CD & Vinyl, kOMpose Yoga, Lola Blu Boutique, Ossip Optometry + Ophthalmology, Runners Forum, and Union Jack Pub.
Don’t miss the Village’s two pop-up shops that will feature over 35 artisans – AND – the special holiday-themed pop-up art gallery that will take place at 723 Broad Ripple Ave.
Join the Facebook event for news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/276026352895569/
View a map of participating locations: http://bit.ly/sbsinbrv17
Find the list of participating businesses and special pop-up markets below.
SPECIAL POP-UP MARKETS AND ART GALLERY
Pop-up Shop feat. 30 vendors, beer and wine
721 Broad Ripple Ave (in the basement)
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holiday Pop-up Shop feat. 9 vendors, sips and bites
Soirée by French Pharmacie
823 E Westfield Blvd
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pop-up Art Gallery feat. Holiday-themed art exhibition curated by Primary Colours
723 Broad Ripple Ave
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
RETAILERS & RESTAURANTS
6327 Guilford Ave
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
10% discount on purchases of $25 and more. In addition, for any purchase $100+ we will give you a re- usable shopping bag by Loqi or Flip & Tumble.
901 E 64th St
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Buy One Get One Free on any hot drinks or scoops of ice cream!
Broad Ripple Brewpub
842 E 65th St
11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
One free appetizer with every purchase of two entrees
The Bungalow Inc.
924 E Westfield Blvd
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Goodie bags to the first 50 customers who spend over $50. Coupons to save on next visit for anyone who makes a purchase.
2126 Broad Ripple Ave
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
First 50 Customers receive a free gift with purchase – 15% off select wines
Erbert and Gerbert’s Soup and Sandwich Shop
930 Broad Ripple Ave
10:30 AM to 4:00 AM
Free Chips & Soda, or Free Kid’s Meal with purchase of any sandwich
6283 N College Ave
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Bottomless Mimosas $15/pp, Bottomless Champagne Tea Cocktails $20/pp. w/ purchase of any food item. Buy $25 gift card, get an additional $5 gift card free!
715 Broad Ripple Avenue
11:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Bag of breadstix and a drink for $5
Hubbard and Cravens
6229 Carrollton Ave
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Special products available including, Holiday Coffee Trio, Holiday Peppermint Tea Tins, and Holiday tumblers
Indy CD & Vinyl
806 Broad Ripple Ave
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive releases
6201 Winthrop Ave, Suite 2
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
15% off all retail
Lola Blu Boutique
6350 Cornell Ave
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Spend $20 or more and get 10% off
902 E Westfield Blvd
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Get $15 for every $50 on regular priced items.
920 Broad Ripple Ave
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
30% off all items. First 50 people to spend $50 get a free tote bag. Return with tote bag and get 20% off through 12/31/17.
Union Jack Pub Broad Ripple
924 Broad Ripple Ave
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Buy a $50 Gift Card, Get a $15 Gift Certificate Free
Gateway Classic Cars is now doing Cars & Coffee year round! We get it, you do not want to drive your prized jewel in the winter months, Gateway Classic Cars doesn’t want you to either. Bring your daily driver and still enjoy donuts and coffee on us! We want to keep a great relationship with you so come hang out, have breakfast/coffee, and check out all our new arrivals on the last Saturday of every month from 9 am – 12 pm. At ALL Gateway Classic Cars locations!
Hope to see you there!
Shop over 30 vendors!
Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list and support local artists, crafters, makers, and entrepreneurs in the process. We will also have beer and wine for sale.
We will be giving away complimentary reusable canvas bags to the first 100 visitors. Some bags will have gift cards in them to local Broad Ripple businesses.
Find a list of all the participating vendors below.
This is just one of many events happening in Broad Ripple for Small Business Saturday. View a comprehensive list at https://www.facebook.com/events/276026352895569/
Agape Massage and Esthetics, Essential Oils
Brad Bickel Glass Designs, Jewelry
Cork and Cracker, Wine
Creative Wandering, Soaps
Eye Thee Wed, Jewelry
Fact+Fiction Toys, Toys
Get Dirty Ceramics, Ceramics/Candles
H&H Headwear, Hats
Haus Image, Women’s Apparel
Kiss Kiss Lips, Lipstick
Leisa’s Vintage, Vintage Clothing/Accessories/Holiday Decorations
Lola Blu Boutique, Women’s Apparel/Accessories/Shoes/Gifts
LuLaRoe by Dawn
LuLaRoe by Lauren
Mexico Connection, Jewelry
Midoko Jewelry, Jewelry
Mocha Tree Organics, Skincare
Neat-O, Home Goods/Decor
Pittman Design & Fabrication, Metal Decor
Queen Bee Vintage, Vintage Clothing/Retro-inspired Gifts
Rainboutique, Accessories/Apparel/Hula Hoops
Rumple Willow, Ceramics
The Brow Bar, Beauty Services/Skin Care
Throwback Threads, Vintage-inspired T-shirts
Tiny House Treats, Candies/Baked Goods
Travis Owens, Paintings/Prints
United State of Indiana, Apparel
The Indy Folk Series annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition continues. Up-and-coming performers enjoy a warm, receptive audience, and pros try out new material. Performance spots fill up quickly, so don’t be late!
Proceeds benefit Exodus Refugee Immigration, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of human rights by serving the resettlement needs of refugees and other displaced people fleeing persecution, injustice, and war by welcoming them to Indiana.
Donations: Pay what you will
The Indy Folk Series is an all-ages listening room venue featuring superb acoustics, art on the walls, and candles on the tables. Each season brings the best of local, regional, and national touring artists and a wide array of acoustic music genres, including Americana, Roots, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters, and more. Concerts are held once a month on Saturday evenings, September – May. Light refreshments, including wine and beer, available prior to the concert and during intermission.
Performer sign up begins at 6:00 pm, the concert begins at 7:00 pm and is expected to conclude by about 9:00 pm.
Did you know that you can support the CVHR and purchase all of your holiday gifts by shopping at Global Gifts on Mass Ave. on the evening of November 28th? On this night, Global Gifts will donate 10% of its net sales to support legal services for victims of crime and human rights abuses. We hope you will join us to both shop and give locally!
Each month, an expert scientist will join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi to talk about a popular science-themed book. November’s meeting will feature:
Selection: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Scientist: Dr. Bill Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Microbiology and Immunology, IU School of Medicine
This new Quantum Leap experiment is a partnership between Indiana Humanities, Central Indiana Science Outreach, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites and March for Science-Indianapolis.
The Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design is pleased to present the 2017 Undergraduate Student Exhibition, located in Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus. The exhibition is an annual tradition featuring exceptional works produced by Herron students across a variety of artistic disciplines. For details and parking information, visit go.iu.edu/1JT5.
November 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design is pleased to present “Petit Mort,” a selection of oil paintings and digital compositions created by Associate Professor Robert Horvath during a recent sabbatical. Inspired by the complex nature of 18th-century figurative porcelain, Horvath’s newest body of work juxtaposes homoerotic imagery and Rococo style to raise questions of censorship in relation to present-day social issues for the LGBTQ community. For details and parking information, visit go.iu.edu/1JT5.
November 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Join us Wednesday, November 29 for an opening reception to celebrate Herron’s talented undergraduate students! The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is an annual tradition featuring exceptional works produced by Herron students across a variety of artistic disciplines.
Coinciding with the student exhibition is “Petit Mort,” a selection of oil paintings and digital compositions created by Associate Professor Robert Horvath during a recent sabbatical.
During the reception, visitors can shop local from a selection of affordable prints and ceramic wares made by Herron artists while supporting student clubs. The student sale will take place in the grand hallway of Eskenazi Hall from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
For details and parking information, visit go.iu.edu/1JT5.
Undergraduate Student Exhibition
November 29–December 13, 2017
Berkshire, Reese, Paul, and Marsh Galleries
Robert Horvath: “Petit Mort”
November 29–December 20, 2017
The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans Taskforce (IPATH) Presents a Two-Part Series:
→Law Enforcement Certified, CLE pending←
Part II: Best Practices for Collaborative Advocacy, Prosecution, Investigation, and Resource Security
Lecture and facilitated panel discussion on delivering survivor-centered justice to victims of labor trafficking through multidisciplinary collaboration, including civil and criminal law enforcement working together to recover damages and successfully prosecute traffickers.
Martina Vandenberg, Founder and President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (HT Pro Bono)
Alexandra Levy, Staff Attorney at HT Pro Bono & Adjunct Professor at Notre Dame School of Law
Indiana Landmarks invites you to hear Donovan Rypkema on “The Value and Values of Preservation.” Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, DC-based firm nationally known for its analysis of the impacts of historic preservation. Indiana Landmarks hired PlaceEconomics to analyze the economic contributions of historic preservation to the City of Indianapolis. Rypkema will offer a sneak preview of his firm’s findings; the study will be available early in 2018. Doors open with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by Rypkema’s free talk and Q&A, 6-7:00 p.m. Free, but please RSVP.
More than 40 Indianapolis artists will open their studios to showcase one-of-a-kind artworks and gift items during the annual Stutz Artists Association’s Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 1, from 5-10 p.m. at the Stutz Business Center, 212 W. 10th St.
Guests can shop for the holidays and meet artists to experience how art comes to life. Artwork available for purchase will include paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry of various sizes and prices.
This event also features live holiday music, refreshments and an opportunity to explore the 400-square-foot building, which includes classic and collectible cars owned by Stutz owner Turner Woodard. The Stutz Bearcat 1914 car will be available for guests to take selfies!
Parking: Enter through Bearcat Alley from 10th Street between Capitol and Senate. Expanded free parking located in the lot at 10th St. and Capitol Avenue and on the street.
Friday, December 1
VIP Happy Hour: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. featuring Real DJ Yoshi
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. featuring live band Living Proof
*Must be 21 or older to attend
The Pavillion at Pan Am
201 S. Capitol Avenue
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here.
Upland Brewing Co.
TwoDEEP Brewing Co.
Centerpoint Brewing Co.
Sun King Brewing Co.
Round Town Brewery
Triton Brewing Company
Tow Yard Brewing Co.
Metazoa Brewing Co.
Ash and Elm Cider Company
Daredevil Brewing Co.
Saint Joseph Brewery
Black Acre Brewing Co.
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard
Noble Order Brewing Co.
Participating Food Vendors:
Hot Box Pizza
Batch No. 2
St. Joseph Brewery
Market Square Popcorn
Bee Coffee Roasters
The Harrison Center will usher in the holiday season and reveal the artist-designed Holiday Window Tour during “First Friday” on December 1, 2017. Over a dozen artists from the Harrison Center will transform 22 of the center’s artist studio basement windows into mini store-front window displays, creatively hearkening back to days gone by and adding sparkle and light for neighbors and passersby to enjoy from dusk to dawn throughout the holiday season.
“The North Wing: An Original Christmas Musical”
Cutthroat advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a holiday. Meet the major behind-the-scenes players who support the big guy and do whatever it takes to make Christmas happen!
Coming this December to IndyFringe, sponsored by the coolest bar on Mass Ave INDY, none other than Mass Ave Pub!
Perfomances at 8pm:
Friday, Dec. 1
Saturday, Dec. 2
Friday, Dec. 8
Saturday, Dec. 9
Friday, Dec. 15
Saturday, Dec. 16
Celebrate Christmas Season with Gateway Classic Cars on December 2nd! Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. In return you will receive Free Admission! Enjoy lunch, classic cars, exotic cars, and of course Santa! Bring the whole family and give to a great charity making childrens dreams come true! Lunch will be served from 11am till 1pm.
Hope to see you there!
Are you ready to STUMBLE?! Join us Saturday, December 2nd for Indianapolis’s LARGEST Locally Organized Holiday Pub Crawl!
The 4th Annual Santa Stumble Pub Crawl is sure to be on everyone’s Christmas list as we partner with Indianapolis non-profits to help us hit our goal of $5000 for several local causes!
Our Pub Crawl Series original will feature Stumblers making their way down Broad Ripple Avenue in search of Santa, Spirts and Suds! Stumblers will visit Mineshaft, Average Joes, Broad Ripple Tavern, Old Pros Table, Rock Lobster and Brickhouse Piano Bar! Round up your friends and get merry with us! Holiday themed dress is encouraged!
Stumblers will be split into six color-coordinated groups (Green, Red, Silver, Gold, Pink, and Blue) so make sure to sign up with your friends!
All Stumble Pub Crawl Tickets include:
– Entry into participating Pub Crawl bars
– 1/2 Liter Stumble souvenir mug
– Santa Stumble Scarf (quanities limited)
– Drink specials at all participating bars
– $10 off our New Year’s Eve party at the Indiana Roof Ballroom
– Two free drink tickets!
Join IndyHub and friends- sign up for the Blue Group! A portion of tickets sold for the IndyHub group will be donated to their mission. Blue Group (IndyHub) Schedule:
5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
6:00pm-6:50pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
6:50pm-7:40pm: Broad Ripple Tavern
7:40pm-8:30pm: Old Pro’s Table
9:20pm-10:10pm: Average Joe’s
10:10pm-11:00pm: Rock Lobster
After party with discounted drinks at Rock Lobster!
Other Participating Non-Profits
A portion of the proceeds from your ticket to benefit the group you choose to Stumble with!
– Friends of Riley – Red Group
– Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra F.O.R.T.E. – Gold Group
– IndyHub – Blue Group
– Broad Ripple Village Association – Green Group
– Little Red Door Cancer Agency – Silver Group
– Marley’s March – Pink Group
Questions? Email Bryan@ccasports.com
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