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One of the largest and most popular African-American sporting events in the nation, “Classic,” is much more than Saturday’s game ($20) at Lucas Oil Stadium between the Kentucky State University Thorobreds and Benedict College Tigers. Catch the free pep rally with bands and cheerleaders, A Night of Legends concert featuring Charlie Wilson and the Isley Brothers ($69), the parade (bands, drill teams, Greek units) before the game, musical performances at the game, the battle of the bands at halftime, and the Circle City Comedy Jam ($34) following the game.
What’s the best part of being Irish? Everything! Learn about the culture of the Emerald Isle Friday-Saturday with live music, dancers, sheep, dogs, food, beverages, and exhibits. Performers include The Drowsy Lads, Sousa and Agee, Dave Curley and Colin Farrell, Ashley Davis Band, Pappy with a Hatchet, The Fighting Jamesons, Irish Airs, and many more. Admission is $10.
Celebrate in style at Indy’s original Das Deutsche Haus. Founded in 1894, the restaurant is modeled on fest halls in Bavaria, complete with authentic German cuisine and beer. Come Friday for the tapping of the ceremonial keg of Spaten Oktoberfest and live music in the Biergarten from Der Pollkatz, 13 musicians carrying on the traditions of Polkaboy. Admission is $15. Prost!
If you like delicious food and great beer, you can’t miss Indy’s inaugural chicken and beer fest. Choose from two sessions Saturday to sample local favorites like Milktooth, Beholder, Fat Dan’s, Turchetti’s, Shani’s Secret, and Hollyhock Hill. Expect a hot wing eating contest, live music, and games at the outdoor event. Tickets are $30-$40 and all attendees must be 21 or over.
Have an unforgettable movie viewing experience under the stars at Indy’s award-winning baseball park. Friday’s film is the story of a veteran catcher (Kevin Costner) nearing retirement who is tasked with getting a hotshot rookie pitcher (Tim Robbins) ready for the majors. With the help of a baseball groupie (Susan Sarandon), they could all get their happy endings. Tickets are $10 and up.