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Indiana State Fairgrounds

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Meet IndyLUG Members

Because Legos are not just for kids anymore.

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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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Trump Comes to Indy

Indianapolis Monthly will have a reporter and photographer covering the event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Follow along with live updates below.

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Q&A with John Gidding of HGTV

“On my most fruitful trips, I meet a local craftsman who does something really cool. Hopefully, I develop a relationship with that person for future clients.”

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Unspoken Rules of Winterfest

Pilsners, wheats, and porters first. Palate-crushing IPAs later.

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Please Be Seated: Six Great Indy Theater Chairs

Want more leg room at the IRT? Reserve an aisle seat or the back row of the balcony. The best view and sound, though, is—surprise—up in the balcony.

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Robin Thicke, Pitbull to Heat Up Revamped Fairgrounds Coliseum

From July 31 through August 17, the Coliseum Concert Series will bring its first batch of performers through the spiffed-up multipurpose facility.

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From the Archives: Remembering Racing Pioneer Charlie Wiggins

By decisively winning the 1926 Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Charlie Wiggins, a humble mechanic from Indy’s south side, earned the nickname “The Negro Speed King”—almost 65 years before Willie T. Ribbs would become the first black driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

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The New Indy Must-Do List: Attend These Events

Eleven parties, festivals, and games you won’t want to miss in 2014.

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Q&A with Lee Smith, Winterfest Organizer

“I think I was about 7 years old. The morning after my parents had a party, I got up and tried some 10-hour-old Michelob,” she says of her first beer. “Not good, but that was my first.”

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Our Top 5 Photo Albums of 2013

Meet the Flockers—Indy’s urban chicken farmers—plus look back on Indy 500 Snake Pit hijinks, the State Fair food romp, and a pair of brew-drenched events.

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The Hoosierist: Bricks & Mormon

Question: How much do those fancy helicopters the TV stations use cost?

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Seeking Survivors: On Writing About the Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

I had been going back to the night of August 13, 2011, time and time again, in quick succession. And I was shaken.

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Been There, Ate That, Got the T-Shirt

Know your audience.

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