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Banned Books Week Goes Virtual

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 • MARISSA RENALDI
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library's Banned Books Week is a national celebration sponsored by the American Library Association that raises awareness about censorship.

Indiana Humanities to Name Indiana Authors Award Winners

AUGUST 26, 2020 • DAWN OLSEN
Your to-be-read list just got bigger. Earlier this month, Indiana Humanities released the nominees for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. The awards, which were established in 2009, honor the best books written by Indiana residents (or those with deep connections to the state).

Exploring Outdoor Indy Music Venues in the Age of Social Distancing

AUGUST 24, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily halted large-scale concerts all across the world, some of Indy’s smaller outdoor venues are finding ways to welcome back crowds in a safe and socially distanced manner.

“Welcome Race Fans" Artwork and the Indy 500 Weekend

AUGUST 17, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
For the 2020 Indy 500, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have teamed up yet again for their “Welcome Race Fans” initiative.

Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival

AUGUST 10, 2020 • JESSICA YOUNG
Mark your calendar and get your popcorn ready for the first-ever online Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival (IBDFF) on August 28-30, 2020.

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel Exhibit at Newfields

AUGUST 7, 2020 • CHERIE LOWE
Explore 20th century American travel and its impact on art, film, and literature through the artwork of Edward Hopper and 26 others at Newfields, now through October 25.

Barbie World: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

JULY 29, 2020 • GUEST
A brand new Children's Museum exhibit the celebrates the iconic doll's many occupations, but with a broader goal in mind.

Indy Shorts Returns with New Safety-Conscious Format

JULY 20, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
From July 21-26, Indy Shorts will present 128 short films from around the world via virtual and drive-in screenings to ensure safety and enthusiastic participation.

My New Favorite Indy Find: Indy Fused Glass Class

JULY 6, 2020 • MORGAN SNYDER
Every time I visit the Circle City Industrial Complex (mostly to pick up a pint of LICK Ice Cream), I find something new. My latest trip this past Saturday, continued to prove the validity of that statement, but I might even go as far to say this is one of my best finds yet.

Start Your Engines: #BackyardBrickyard

JULY 1, 2020 • BECCA SCHMIEGEL
Though the iconic races will run without live spectators this Independence Day Weekend, you can still cheer on your favorite Grand Prix and Brickyard 400 drivers with the Indianapolis Motor Speedways collection of activities.

Drive-In Theaters in the Indy-Area

MAY 28, 2020 • CHRISTINE ZETZL
In a time when social distancing is necessary, drive-ins are the perfect outing, and the Indy-area is home to four.

Get Tapped in with the Drink Culture Podcast

MAY 20, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
Looking for something new to listen to? This local weekly podcast welcomes Indy movers and shakers onto the program, engaging them in a conversation that’s both casual and thought provoking.

Virtual Attractions and Programs in Indianapolis

MAY 6, 2020 • KATY MANN
Just because the buildings have to stand empty, doesn't mean these Indy museums' programming had to end.

Celebrating Indy’s #SpiritOfTravel

MAY 4, 2020 • MARISSA RENALDI
Your support of the travel and tourism industry benefits the 83,000 men and women who make up our service industry. Until our doors re-open and travel resumes, please consider these ways to spread the Spirit of Travel during National Travel and Tourism Week.

Top Indy Instagram Accounts to Get Your DIY Fix

APRIL 23, 2020 • MORGAN SNYDER
Both my time on social media and my need to make do with whatever crafts I have in the house have increased, so here’s four Instagram accounts to follow featuring some of Indy’s best DIY’ers.

The Month of Madam C.J. Walker

MARCH 6, 2020 • MAEVE WANGLER
In celebration of Women's History Month and the upcoming Netflix limited series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, premiering on March 20th, get to know Indy icon Madam C.J. Walker.

Exploring the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

FEBRUARY 27, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
The famed Indy author lives on through charismatic brick-and-mortar space on Indiana Avenue.

Nine Things We Love About the Mo Willems Exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

FEBRUARY 20, 2020 • KATY MANN
The Pigeon and Pals! A Mo Willems Art and Play Exhibit opened with a smash and will remain at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis through May 10, 2020.

A Guide to Comedy Spots in Indy

FEBRUARY 19, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
If you're looking fora night of laughs in Indy, use this list as a trusty guide.

Art & Soul 2020 Celebrates Black Culture

FEBRUARY 3, 2020 • VICTORIA DAVIS
Celebrate African American art and artists all February long with the Arts Council of Indianapolis during Art & Soul 2020. This 24th annual event continues to grow each year by bringing those from all over the city together during Black History Month.

A Guide to Intimate Concert Venues in Indy

FEBRUARY 2, 2020 • SETH JOHNSON
From Grammy-nominated acts to up-and-coming locals, Indianapolis has plenty of great small venues to go and soak in a show.

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