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Indy Named a Top Food City in America. Again.

DECEMBER 1, 2016 • JAIME ROBBINS
Zagat recently named Indy one of the "Hottest Food Cities of 2016."
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Festival of Carols Giveaway

NOVEMBER 28, 2016 • CHERIE LOWE
If you love the sounds of the season as much as I do, mark your calendar now for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Festival of Carols. Beginning December 4th with five performances throughout the month, you’ll be dazzled and delighted to hear and see this Christmas spectacular.
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Free Admission to Indiana State Parks on Black Friday

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 • JAIME ROBBINS
Make your Black Friday a little brighter this year by exploring our state parks instead of our malls.
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Five Perfect Date Nights

NOVEMBER 18, 2016 • GUEST
We’ve all been there before. From single and ready to mingle to trying to get a night away from the kids, a date can be a great way to cut loose and have some fun.
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IMA to Host Internet Cat Video Festival

NOVEMBER 15, 2016 • DAWN OLSEN
Then don't miss the Internet Cat Video Festival, held Thursday through Saturday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). The three-day festival is the purr-fect opportunity to gather your fellow feline fanatics and watch a curated collection of cat clips.
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111 Year Old Restaurant Provides Melting Pot of Cuisine & Culture

NOVEMBER 11, 2016 • CHRIS GAHL
The first time I dined at the now 111-year old iconic Shapiro’s restaurant, I was only seven years old.  I went with my dad ahead of going to my first Pacers game. I vividly recall the eclectic gathering of people, a melting pot if you will, all speaking different languages, all enjoying food.
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Five Things To Do After You Vote

NOVEMBER 4, 2016 • DAWN OLSEN
You made it to the polling station and filled out your ballot. But have you made plans for the rest of Election Day? From an improvised comedy debate at White Rabbit Cabaret to a watch party at Flat 12 Bierwerks, there are plenty of things to do after you vote.
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Big Expansion Annouced at the Indiana State Musuem

NOVEMBER 3, 2016 • DAWN OLSEN
Between now and the museum's 150th anniversary in 2019, all of the museum's core science, culture, and history galleries will be renovated. 
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Spirit and Place Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

OCTOBER 31, 2016 • JAIME ROBBINS
This event is always special to Indy, but this year is extraordinary. With the 20th anniversary of Spirit and Place, the 200th anniversary of Indiana, and almost 10 years since the passing of inaugural speaker Vonnegut this is something you do not want to miss.
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Born Under a Bad Sign

OCTOBER 27, 2016 • LARA NEAL
Did you know that H.H. Holmes, one of America's first serial killers, once lived in Irvington? Did you know that he killed more people than Jack the Ripper? Did you know you can see a re-creation of his infamous "Murder Castle" starting today at Playground Productions Studio?
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Rhythm Discovery Day

OCTOBER 25, 2016 • CHERIE LOWE
Everybody marches to the beat of their own drum. Isn’t it about time to make your rhythm real? Don’t miss PASIC - Percussive Arts Society International Convention - this November in Indy. Thousands of musicians will gather from November 9-12 for concerts, workshops, panels, presentations, master classes, labs, and more. On November 12, you are invited to Rhythm Discovery Day!
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You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning

OCTOBER 21, 2016 • CHERIE LOWE
The Indiana History Center’s newest exhibit, You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning, transports visitors back in time. Visit Civil War veteran Colonel Eli Lilly’s original laboratory on Pearl Street of Indianapolis during its nascent days of development. Discover what drove Eli Lilly not only to found Eli Lilly and Company but also his passion for philanthropic living and giving
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Go Vintage in Indy With Postmodern Jukebox

OCTOBER 18, 2016 • CHERIE LOWE
On Friday, October 28, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox brings their show to Clowe’s Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University at 8 pm. 
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The Escape Room Indianapolis

OCTOBER 12, 2016 • CHRISTINE BEYER
You are locked in a themed room and you have 60 minutes to find clues to escape. Escape Room Indy has six different themed rooms of varying difficulty. You also receive a room moderator to grant up to three hints should you need them.
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Celebrating 25 Years of Heartland Film Festival

OCTOBER 10, 2016 • SETH JOHNSON
Since 1992, Heartland Film has transformed Indianapolis into a movie-watching paradise with their annual festival. Now to celebrate this quarter century of fun, the nonprofit is presenting its 25th annual Heartland Film Festival, complete with all kinds of opportunities to check out the latest and greatest flicks.
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Five Indy Pumpkin Patches

OCTOBER 3, 2016 • CHERIE LOWE
The crisp air blows through the Circle City. The leaves gently begin to fall. Friday night lights shine brightly and mums make their way to the front stoop. I can think of nothing lovelier than an Indiana autumn. If you love pumpkin spice and everything nice, I can promise you’ll find the perfect place around Indy to pick your pumpkin. From downtown to the rural communities surrounding the metro area, you’ll find all of the fall fun when you Visit Indy. 
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Up, Up and Away: Red Bull Air Race Comes to IMS

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 • SARA CROFT
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known for hosting the fastest IndyCar drivers in the world, so it’s only fitting that the Speedway hosts the ultimate motorsports competition in the sky. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is coming to Indianapolis this weekend, and trust me, you don’t want to miss it.
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Select Indy Attractions Offer Free Admission on Museum Day Live!

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 • JAIME ROBBINS
This free opportunity will provide educational lessons and positive memories for all who participate. 
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Five Festivals Where You Can Celebrate the Last Weekend of Summer

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 • LESLIE BAILEY
What better way to celebrate the last official weekend of summer than with a good old festival line-up? It’s a busy weekend in Indy but with a bit of planning, you can enjoy more than a few jam-packed days of fun. From fire trucks and faith gatherings to bag pipes and jazz tributes, here are five festivals where you can experience a wide range of people, cultures, food and more while welcoming fall with a bang.
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Mixture: Indy Cocktail Tour

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 • LESLIE BAILEY
What’s better than a craft cocktail? Consider an entire tour dedicated to them. On September 16 and 17, the group is inviting cocktail connoisseurs, casual fans and novices alike to meet on Georgia Street for live music, a bit of food, beer, cocktails, and booze.
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Catching the Hearts of Fans Worldwide

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 • CHRIS GAHL
She’s traveled from Rio to Rhode Island; from London to LA; from Beijing to Baltimore; from Athens to Atlanta. Over the last 15 years, Tamika Catchings has globe trotted scoring four Olympic gold medals, two World Championships, and one WNBA Championship.

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