IndyHub is hosting their 16th annual IndyVolved volunteer recruitment event tonight at Victory Field! The event, presented by AES Indiana, will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Katelyn Sussli, the director of engagement at IndyHub, joined us today to tell us more about the event!
IndyVolved strives to provide Indy’s millennials and Gen Zs to volunteerism and service. There will be over 100 local nonprofits and civic organizations to connect with! IndyVolved has become one of the largest volunteer recruitment events in the Midwest, with nearly 2,000 people in attendance.
Sussli let us know that there will be food trucks, live music, art installations, photo opportunities, games and more. There will also be an opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccinations from Shalom Health Care Center, and all Marion County COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are required either in advance or through registration at the door.
You can connect with IndyHub and learn more about IndyVolved here.
BB’s Heaven on Earth Home Health Care is hosting their first annual fundraising gala on Oct. 16! Brittany Owens, owner of BB’s Heaven on Earth Home Care Services, joined us on Indy Style to tell us all about the gala.
Owens let us know that the gala will have a full course meal, desserts, live entertainment and an award ceremony for generous sponsors. The event will run from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and will be held at The Benjamin Dulin Gymnasium at 1090 W 23rd St in Indianapolis. She also said there will be a gala every October moving forward. Tickets are available on eventbrite here.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can still make a donation. All donations will go towards the operation of the day center and are considered tax write offs for donators.
For more information about BB’s Heaven on Earth Home Health Care click here.
Are you ready for a “Culture Punch” this weekend!? Get your lawn chairs and beach blankets and get ready to chill, vibe out and enjoy live music, food and surprise performances!
CULTURE PUNCH (n.) – 1. a refreshing blend of cultures, art and music, mixed together to create an experience for the HUMAN FAMILY to enjoy. 2. An annual festival where 2-4 high schools will be selected to collaborate and produce; forming connections and expanding perspectives.
Indianapolis natives, Najah Tai and Brittny “No.E” Williams, known as the production duo “No Limits”, along with Eric Moore are teaming up with Harrison Center for the Arts, Lawrence North High School, Herron High School, Taste of Indy, Alexander Coleman Dance Company, the Empowherment Daily Devotional Corporation and several other Indianapolis based businesses and sponsors to bring central Indiana together at the 1st Annual Culture Punch Music and Art Festival.
Both women saw the need to unite communities from different parts of the city to strengthen the human family and give the people of Indianapolis a night to make new connections and enjoy art and music. The event, on Saturday July 17th, will feature local music artists, visual artists, businesses as well as a surprise headlining performance with Mrs. Indiana 2020- Justus Kelley and the Lawrence North Fierce Felines Dance Team.
“We are doing this for the community!” said the team of two.
All event proceeds are going right back to the organizations involved.
“Our passion is giving back! We wanted to support the youth and art organizations in the city. It is so exciting to host an event this size to support causes near and dear to our hearts.”
The team is accepting sponsors until July 10th. No Limits Productions is a production company centered on strengthening the human family by providing opportunities for communities and cultures to collaborate and create without limits.
If you would like to donate or become a sponsor of the 1st Annual Culture Punch Art & Music Festival, please contact Brittny Williams at (317) 987- 5140 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTN: Bring your lawn chairs, beach blankets and be prepared to chill, vibe out and enjoy live music, food and surprise performances!
Date and time
Sat, Jul 17, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Greenwood Park Mall
1251 U.S. Highway 31 North
Greenwood, IN 46142
For more information visit:
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If you’re looking for the ingredients for a fantastic fourth of July Celebration, or for any summertime party, it’s important to have a plan.
That’s why, Kae Lani Palmisano, Chef, TV host, writer and recipe developer joined us today to share her recipe for great summer entertaining. Kae is an Emmy award-winning TV Host, food and travel writer who is joining forces with ALDI to share some ways to save on your back-yard pleasure.
For more information visit, ALDI.us.
You can have some fun while supporting small businesses this Friday as the town of Speedway fills Main Street for a pop-up shop!
This is the second year for this event. They will have vendors set up in the parking lot across the street from the first Food Truck Friday of the season. Brooke Minnix, owner of B. Erin Designs joined us today to share more about the event.
- B. Erin Designs
- Artist, Justin Patten
- Da Wise Owl
- Michelle Lidy Designs
- Patti’s Pretties
- Mimi Indy Creations
- Cies Treats
- Beauty Counter w/ Kristin
- Mandala Clay Designs
- Hoosier Warrior Coffee
- Voom Room
- Stronger With Sarah
- HME Designs
- Brandi’s Chalk Creations
- Inspired Home and Gifts
- Susan Decker Media
- Nice Stack
- LC’s Ear Candy
- Krazy Kitten Krafts
- Color Street w/ Jess
- Peace Love & Kokedamas
- Artist, Kathy Keeling
- Blue Studio Creative
- Feel Good + Look Good w/ Arbonne
- by Ashleigh
- Porten’s on 15th
- DotDot’s Dry Rub
- Apple Girl Art
- The Spark
- Deer Indigo
- 1983 Candle Co.
- Grace + Gratitude
- Captured Aromas
- Olive Daisy Lee
- Petals Floral Designs + Events
For more information click here.
While this Christmas season it sure to be a little different for most of us, Bob Schultz, senior vice-president of marketing and events for Downtown Indy joined us to insure us that there is still much to do in Downtown Indy.
Holiday Market on the Circle
Bring your family to a free Downtown Holiday Market on the Circle Saturday, Dec. 12 from 3 – 7 p.m. Local artists and vendors will be selling unique gifts to complete your holiday list. Enjoy a Beer/Wine Garden thanks to Indy Brew Bus on Tap. Check out the McDonald’s truck with giveaways for menu items. Listen to festive music and take in the Shining A Light Holiday presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
All aboard! One of Indianapolis’ most popular family holiday traditions returns. Experience the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s magical holiday model-train exhibit Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure.Take a journey through a locomotive wonderland as trains wind past icons of Indianapolis and the American West Nov. 21 through Jan. 18. Enjoy all of your favorite miniature recreations including Monument Circle, Lucas Oil Stadium as well as the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Las Vegas and more. Two local backdrops return: The Indiana State Fair and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These amazing structures are uniquely built out of all-natural materials and decorated with holiday lighting. Jingle Rails tickets are timed with limited capacity and visitors must reserve them online.
Surround yourself with the beauty of the holiday season as the Indianapolis Zoo returns with the 51st year of Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union. This year’s celebration continues daily Nov. 21 through Dec. 30, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day. Stop by Santa’s Village under the Bicentennial Pavilion, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, visit with Santa in his study and get up close and personal with penguins. Check out Santa’s sleigh and a few of his reindeer. Then stay late to watch as the Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland covered in lights. For more details, visit IndianapolisZoo.com or call 317.630.2001.
Indiana Historical Society
If you’re seeking a way to brighten your mood this season, look no further than Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees Nov. 13 through Jan. 4 featuring 50 elaboratively-decorated trees. Select Friday evenings will offer extended hours to see the trees by night. Take part in scavenger hunts for The Elf on the Shelf or the 10 pickle ornaments hidden in trees. Stop in the Cole Porter Room for a holiday singalong and enjoy virtual story time with Santa. All exhibits will be open, including You Are There 1920: Celebrate Indianapolis! For those who would rather view from home, a free new virtual experience will allow you to enjoy the festivities on any mobile device. Check out FestivalofTreesIndy.org or call 317.232.1882.
For more information go to downtownindy.org/backdowntown.
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY DOWNTOWN INDY.
Let’s take a look at some of the fun events and activities you can find in Downtown Indy. We have just four of the many events that will have you heading back downtown and enjoying the best of fall in the city.
Brew HaHa Halloween 5K at Military Park — Saturday, Oct. 31
Treat yourself to the ultimate Halloween 5K Run/Walk. Enjoy the beautiful 5K course along the canal and finish in style with one of the biggest and most unique finisher medals. Race begins at 9 a.m. with a post-race party included.
Now through Nov. 2 — Dia de Muertos Virtual Celebration with the Eiteljorg Museum
While nothing can replace the experience of watching colorful twirling folklorico dancers, taking selfies with immaculately dressed and made-up Catrinas and Catrins and indulging in a loaf of pan de muerto, this year’s completely virtual Día de Muertos Celebration will be offering exciting new opportunities – all from the comfort of your own sofa. To learn more and view the full schedule of events click here.
Free Adult Fitness Class with Naptown Fitness & Indy Cultural Trail — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.
Come for a fun, engaging, free adult fitness class. Meet at the North end of the Canal, for a FREE 45-minute workout led by the coaches at Naptown Fitness.
Now through Nov. 3 — Live at Lugar Plaza
Lugar Plaza, located on the south side of the City County Building and bordered by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is where citizens are waiting in line for early voting. A wide variety of local, professional musicians have been hired to perform throughout early voting hours daily 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be LIVE music in the plaza through Nov. 3. Stop by and enjoy the free entertainment.
Get creative with your family this holiday season. Children ages 3 — 12 are invited to participate in the IPL Coloring Contest — Now through Nov. 16 (noon)
Five finalists will be selected and the grand prize winner will “flip the switch” for the Downtown Indy, Inc. Circle of Lights presented by IBEW 481. Each of the five finalists will receive $529 deposited into a College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plan. Good luck & click here to enter today!
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY DOWNTOWN INDY.
Curtains are going up on some of Indy’s live local performances, so we’re going “On the Aisle” with Tom Alvarez, performing arts critic, to learn where you can catch some of these fun shows and how they’re doing their part to practice social distancing.
Tom’s Performing Arts Picks
Actors Theatre of Indiana Drive In, Monon Square Shopping Center, Sept. 18, atistage.org
William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost Play (Abridged), IndyFringe Indy Eleven Theatre. Sept. 18, IndyFringe.org
Beethoven at Butler, Butlert Arts Center, Sept. 20, butlerartscenter.org
Brenda Williams, IndyFringe Basile Theatre, Sept. 18, Indyfringe.org
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Community Sing, Basile Opera Center, Oct. 2, Indycboir.org
Holliday Park Concert, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Sept. 20, Icomusic.org
To read Tom’s reviews, previews and interviews on his “On the Aisle” blog, visit TomAlvarez.Studio. Also, follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Fishers Pop-Up Concert Series, brought to you by Fishers Parks, is coming to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
Presented by IU Health Saxony, these free shows will offer something for everyone in a first come, first served limited-capacity outdoor setting with social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19 recommendations.
Toy Factory: 2 Shows 1 Night! Friday, July 24: SHOW 1- 6:30-8 p.m. SHOW 2- 8:30-10 p.m. Toy Factory is a high-energy, non-stop party! Come enjoy their full-throttle spins on popular songs you know and love. Toy Factory is a local favorite, they always bring the beat and won’t stop until you move your feet!
Huckleberry Funk: 2 Shows 1 Night! Friday, August 21: SHOW 1- 6:30-8 p.m. SHOW 2- 8:30-10 p.m. Huckleberry Funk is a dynamic Funk, R&B and Soul band based in Bloomington. Their recently sold-out live show at the HI-FI and several others has earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting and entertaining live performances in the Midwest. At the heart of a Huckleberry Funk show, the audience can expect powerhouse vocals, extraordinary guitar solos, a touch of east coast horns, and rock-solid grooves.
8th Annual Fishers Blues Fest Friday and Saturday, September 4-5 from 7 – 11 p.m. End the summer with Fishers Blues Fest, a Fishers Labor Day tradition! The free, two-night event includes performances by renowned local and nationally award-winning blues artists. Artist lineup will be announced soon at www.npdamp.com.
- Capacity will be limited
- Face masks strongly recommended
- Patrons will be required to sit within the pre-determined socially distant seating arrangements
- Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available throughout the venue
- Vendor lines will require 6-foot spacing between each guest
For more information on the shows visit, npdamp.com.