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The temperature may hover in those frigid digits Saturday, but more than 75 beverages ready for sampling (craft beer, spirits, mead, cider), live music, and games will warm attendees. Some of Indy’s favorite food trucks will keep the hunger at bay, and although the main party takes place outdoors, the taproom will be open to escape the cold. Tickets are $25 and up.
Are you ready to rock? This annual fossil, gem, and mineral show fills the museum this weekend with artists, geo-experts, hands-on activities, and chances to learn about caves, ancient seas, and even a mock excavation site. Find yourself a new treasure of cut stone, jewelry, raw crystals, or natural mineral specimens. GeoFest is included with general admission of $11 and up.
If your Valentine is a young one, come see Peewinkle’s annual themed marionette show. The charming, old-world theater housed at the Indiana State Museum offers intimate seating for a sweet tale matched with a sweet treat for all attendees. Tickets are $13, but admission is free for children under two. An optional postshow workshop is available for an additional $3.
Ballet lovers and romantics are in for a treat as Indianapolis Ballet presents this special production showcasing works full of love and passion. Shows Friday-Sunday feature Paquita Grand Pas Classique, The Hunt, Dance of the Hours, and Carmen, reminding us that love is exhilarating, fickle, extreme, soft, joyful, and worth fighting for. Tickets are $25 and up.
Do you want to compete in a low-pressure environment while having a great time on roller skates? Take the first step Saturday at this foundational workshop for those interested in learning basic roller derby skills. Skaters 18 or older will find out the location of Naptown Roller Derby’s private practice facility after registering for $10. Sign up for the start of your derby career!