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Local Cultural Events With New Wrapping

Some packages benefit from a seasonal sprucing-up.

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Good Fortune: Our Preview Of The Chinese Lantern Festival

There’s so much to see, it’s nearly overwhelming.

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We Just Saw Music Unite: A Review Of This Year’s Lotus Festival

On Saturday evening, on the final leg of this year’s Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, 26 artists representing about 20 different countries performed their final shows for the thousands of people who took to the streets of downtown Bloomington. Brandishing the hashtag #MusicUnites, this event’s mission was to bring people from all walks of […]

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A Festival Presents An Optimistic Vision For 16th And The Monon

You can’t wipe out poverty with the flick of a pen. Nor can you replace thousands of peeling shingles with seven hours of theater. But a temporary transformation that might lead to a more permanent one? A neighborhood can tackle that. A tenacious group of community leaders, performing arts professionals, and residents will come together […]

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Indy Shakes Presents Free “As You Like It” In White River State Park

If you came for the pumpkin pants, As You Like It director Ryan Artzberger is sorry to disappoint you. “There will be no pumpkin pants and tights in As You Like It,” says the veteran Shakespeare actor and first-time director. But beer? Strongly encouraged. And not just your run-of-the-mill suds—a special Sun King “As You […]

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A Conversation With Savoir Adore

Having lived through the ups and downs of relationships, both personally and professionally, founding member of Savoir Adore Paul Hammer talks loss, love, and the concept of home. Channeling the prime of ’80s pop music that mixes synth-heavy melodies with deep, heavy emotional lyrics, Savoir Adore have gone through two co-lead singers, released three studio […]

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Best of Indy: Arts & Culture

After two sold-out performances at the Palladium in July, Pat McAfee swore he was punting on any future comedy evenings. Thankfully, that was a fake.

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The Eiteljorg Museum Adds to Its Contemporary Collection

This year’s show includes paintings inspired by abstract expressionism, waxed cloth sculpted around steel rods, and a multimedia installation of faces and masks on drums that seem to sing in Tlingit.

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Talks of the Town: CreativeMornings and TEDx Indianapolis

Local experimental-art collective Know No Stranger lampooned Silicon Valley product launches. The pitch: a robot, Ascme, that only responded to “the crispy rhythm of monosyllabic speech.”

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Hot Tickets: Eight Indy Art Experts Share Their Fall Picks

“I can’t wait for the Indianapolis Museum of Art ‘Project IMA Fashion Show’ on October 9. It’s truly one of the best-produced fashion events in our city—a must-see!”

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10 Things to Expect from Irish Fest’s 20th Anniversary

For 20 years, Indy Irish Fest has celebrated Celtic heritage in Indiana. Here’s how to navigate this year’s festival like a true Irishman.

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Unspoken Rules of Adult Swim

Booze lines are long, and mixed drinks take time. Be a hero and order beer.

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Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Is Keeping Score

The ICO has concocted a reality TV-style showdown between three finalists to replace maestro Kirk Trevor.

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Artist Censored at Indy Airport Has New Piece There

Tre Reising just got another work—the Emoji-centric, “sarcastically titled” Live, Love, Laugh, Laugh Until You Cry—installed at the airport.

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Common Threads Between Indy and Tijuana

It turns out that the border town modeled its street plan after the Circle City’s in 1889.

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