A. No matter how many times I hear it, having a chance to experience Beethoven's Ninth Symphony live is always overwhelming. And the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) performs it the weekend of June 12. Plus, we are bringing back our popular "Lunch Break" series of 45-minute concerts at Hilbert Circle Theatre in June and July. You can bring your lunch into the theatre, and tickets are only $5 - there is no better way to experience the power of a live orchestra!
A. Of course it is attending ISO concerts at Marsh Symphony on the Prairie. The variety of music really offers something for everyone, and you simply can't beat being out under the stars hearing great music.
A. Come early -- our gates open at 6 pm for most shows, and the earlier you arrive, the easier it is to park and stake out your space on the lawn. Plus, don't forget that anything goes as far as dress and food -- be creative! I've seen people dressed to the nines with tablecloths and candelabras. Finally -- don't rush off after the performance ends. Enjoy a nightcap and you'll have an easier time exiting the parking lots.
A. I'm amazed at how many people have yet to discover Graeter's ice cream on 56th and Illinois. Best ice cream ever!
A. We love that there are so many different neighborhoods to explore -- from downtown to Mass Ave to Broad Ripple to Fountain Square...plus, we always enjoy taking people to see the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A. I spend a lot of time at Café Patachou on 49th and Penn. It is the ideal place to run into so many people from around the city, plus you shouldn't miss their Cuban Breakfast.
A. You have to climb to the top of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Monument Circle, it is the best way to really see the entire city before your eyes.
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