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Ever wonder what it feels like to have Boomer, the Pacemates, a drumline, and Pacers alumni cheering for you? Find out Saturday at this inaugural family-friendly race through downtown. Start and finish at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, then attend a post-race party. Registration is $40 and up, and includes one balcony-level ticket to that night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
When visiting Indy’s International Marketplace, everyone is international. At the 12th annual festival Saturday, celebrate different cultures through food, dance and musical performances, vendors, exhibitions, an art competition, a health fair, and a kids zone. More than 40 restaurants will participate, so bring an appetite and an adventurous spirit. Admission is $7-$15.
What’s a zombie’s favorite snack? If you answered “brainzzz,” join the walk Saturday. Lurch through the streets of Broad Ripple, terrorizing the innocent living in your quest for delicious, live flesh. Come early to enjoy a gruesome carnival with games and prizes, and don’t forget to bring a donation for Gleaners. Zombies over 21 can head to the Zombie Prom at the Vogue later.
Each year, the arrival of fall gives rise to a most frightening rider, the Headless Horseman. Take a haunted hayride through the woods and hope your head isn’t the one he wants to replace his missing one! Through October 28, explore an 11-acre corn maze, go pumpkin bowling, watch a magic show, have your fortune told, hear spooky stories, and more. Tickets are $13 and up.
The Tony Award-winning musical based on Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is a story of knights, chivalry, and romance during the Spanish Inquisition. Dream the impossible dream through November 18. Love goes to great lengths through November 17 in the classic tale of Rapunzel, the imprisoned girl with exceptionally long locks. Tickets start at $44, and include a dinner buffet.