10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 14th: Juneteenth, Indy Pride, Father’s Day and MORE!
OnIndianapolis.com proudly presents our newest feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in Indianapolis this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in Indianapolis – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition of Fun10Indianapolis on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’ as the state begins the process of opening back up.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Indy Juneteenth Celebration Week
Join Indy Juneteenth for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration.
Due to COVID-19 this year’s festivities are going virtual. Also, Indy Juneteenth has a week full of events for everyone. It’s been a trying time for us all so let’s celebrate as we all make lemonade out of lemons.
-June 15th Monday is Favorite Freedom Fighter-
Use the hashtag #indyjuneteenth and post a quote or pic of your favorite historical or present freedom fighter. Also, there will be a surprise celebrity guest interview at 7:00pm on FB Live that you all surely don’t want to miss. Hint, they’ve been on The Breakfast Club and Hot 97! Flyer coming soon.
-June 16th Tuesday is BET Black Entertainment Trivia-
Join us and our friends as we do giveaways and host a black entertainment trivia night ranging from music to movies to television and more. Brush up on your black sitcoms, this will surely be lots of fun. Inbox us if you’d like to be a contestant.
– June 17th Red Velvet Cake Day-
One tradition in celebrating Juneteenth is the red velvet cake. Our ancestors weren’t allowed to have sugar when they were being wrongfully held against their will. So a way for them to make their desserts sweet, they used the hibiscus plant. This plant gave their cakes a red tint and nice flavor. This would be the inventing of red velvet cakes. This would be a sign, similar to jumping the broom, that a celebration was taking place. So since 1865, the red velvet cake has been used to celebrate Juneteenth. So, this year, we will be having a virtual red velvet cake tasting. We have chosen three local black owned bakers who will be making our dishes and we’ll go live with them to promote their work and for them to explain the process in how they make their desserts.
-June 18th Red Light Special-
Red drinks are also staple of Juneteenth. Join us and friends as we go online showcasing signature cocktails and also having spoken word from a few poets and music as we continue our celebration.
-June 19th Yellow Juneteenth-
As a sign of unity, we are asking that we all wear yellow as a symbol of turning lemons into lemonade. We’ve all had to do this during this pandemic, and our ancestors had to do the same to survive the chains that restricted them. If needed we have yellow Indy Juneteenth shirts available on our website.
Also, at 8pm, we will be having a virtual watch party. Miss Juneteenth will be available on digital platforms. Indy Juneteenth and friends will be watching at 8pm on Amazon Prime. Join us and we will discuss the movie afterward. This year’s Miss Indy Juneteenth pageant had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, however, sign ups will be open again for next year’s pageant immediately following the movie.
-June 20th Virtual Day Party-
RSVP on our website indyjuneteenth.com or just join us on June 20th from 3pm-7pm for a Virtual Juneteenth Day Party. There will be drum circles, vendor shout outs, live DJs, and much more.
We can’t wait for you all to join us. We are so excited to keep providing this Indianapolis tradition. Hopefully we can continue for many years to come. For more information, please visit https://www.indyjuneteenth.com/.
HAPPY JUNETEENTH FROM INDY JUNETEENTH!!!!!
Friends Virtual Trivia
Join Whiz Trivia online this Tuesday Jun 16 for Friends Virtual Trivia.
This is a LIVE non-multiple choice event, written and graded lovingly by a fellow fan.
The cost is $5 per person, not per camera. Each adult in a shared home will need to purchase a ticket. Children can play for free with their parent. Separate virtual rooms will be created for each team to allow for deliberation before submitting answers- just like a typical trivia night! Each individual team member must register separately to receive a link.
We can only accept 100 participants for each event, so register soon!
You will need to know your team name and elected team captain at sign-up, so we know which team you are a part of. Your team captain will be responsible for submitting your teams answers. Solo players are welcome!
We will be using Zoom. Once your purchase is complete, a meeting invite will be emailed to you. Please check your spam if you do not see the email right away. Each team member must register separately to receive a unique link.
Any questions about using Zoom or this purchase can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have designed this trivia night to allow everyone to safely participate from within the confines of your own home. You will be able to interact with your team within Zoom and we encourage everyone to stay safe.
This event will be live and as close to a typical trivia night as possible, complete with a host!
Whiz Trivia does not authorize 3rd party sellers. Tickets can only be purchased at whiztrivia.com.
Marc Rebillet’s Drive-In Concert Tour
Viral sensation and electronic musician Marc “Loop Daddy” Rebillet today announced that he will embark on the first-ever drive-in concert tour at movie theaters throughout the US.
The tour is set to begin in June and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund. The concerts will remain compliant with individual state social distancing regulations, allowing fans to enjoy the show from the safety of their own vehicles.
You can catch Marc Rebillet Drive-In Concert Tour on Tuesday Jun 16 from 8 – 11 p.m. at The Tibbs Drive-In (480 S Tibbs Ave Indianapolis). Tickets can be purchased at https://nightout.com/events/marc-rebillet-drive-in-tour-indianapolis-in-tibbs-june-16-hotbox/tickets.
The tour will forgo traditional opening acts and will instead embody a standard drive-in movie experience by showcasing short films. The shows will still provide elements of a typical concert experience, granting fans the ability to purchase artist merchandise, food, and more, in a safe way.
Indianapolis City Market
Join the Indianapolis City Market every Wednesday from May to October on Monument Circle from 9:30am to 1:30pm for the 24th season of the Original Farmers’ Market!
In partnership with Downtown Indy Inc., the Original Farmers’ Market has officially moved to Monument Circle for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Perfectly situated in the heart of the Midwest, Indianapolis is ripe with farmers offering outstanding produce, dairy products, meats, and more! Through the Original Farmers’ Market, we bring them straight to you at the Indianapolis City Market. From fruits and vegetables, meats and baked goods, and unique spices and herbs, you can find in-season, fresh foods that have been selected at their peak. As you fill your basket with good-tasting, healthy foods, you’ll support the local Indiana growers dedicated to providing you with the freshest foods available.
Please visit indycm.com for the weekly updated list of participating vendors and our current safety guidelines.
Wine & Music on the Lawn
P&D Flower Farm’s (7749 E 1000 N Indianpolis) first music event is this Friday Jun 19 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Come enjoy amazing live music from Reuben Guthrie! This event is free to get in, just buy your food and wine (from Brandywine Creek Winery) if you so choose! See more details at http://www.pdflowerfarm.com/.
Bring your lawn chairs folks!
Indy Pride Virtual Celebration
Indy Pride is working hard to build engaging digital programming that centers BIPOC voices and leadership through our live-streamed channels!
From Indy Pride:
Indy Pride has intentionally dedicated our 2020 virtual festival to center the voices, experiences, and leadership of BIPOC LGBTQ+ community members. We acknowledge, as a predominantly white institution, we have work to do to better represent and serve queer, trans, Black, indigenous people, and people of color who are members of our larger community.
We believe that Black lives matter. We recognize the first Pride celebration was a protest lead by trans women of color, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.
We acknowledge the fight against police brutality is a part of the LGBTQ+ movement. We stand in solidarity with those who fight against injustice and shine a light on their work.
Indy Pride hosts Patricia Yolonda Weave and Halle Pino will be taking us through this day of recognition, healing, learning, and celebration as we showcase BIPOC leadership, history, and talent within our community!
Note: We have moved this event to Sunday, June 21st, to work to ensure that we do not interfere with any protests organized by Indy10 Black Lives Matter.
Here is our lineup of programming throughout the day. Exact times of each act will be released soon:
— Indy Pride Virtual Celebration Welcome
— Performance by Alexandria Swan Tuesday
— Performance by Indianapolis Men’s Chorus
— Meditation and Reflections on Healing Justice with Haven Yoga Studio
— Performance by Okara Imani
— Cocktail Break Presented by Bacardi
— Drag Queens on Indiana Ave Virtual Fireside Chat with Stephen Lane and Devon Ginn
— Performance by The Palace
— Meditation and Healing Arts by Star
— Cocktail Break Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
— Activist Spotlight with Indy10 Black Lives Matter & Queering Indy
— Performance by Phoenix Rising Dance Company
— Cocktail Break Presented by 1800 Tequila
— Performance by Huckleberry Funk
— Performance by Lex Allen
— Cocktail Break Presented by Jack Daniels
— Virtual Dance Party with Kid DJ, DJ BK
— Virtual Dance Party with DJ Big Baby
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel! All videos will also be streamed nonstop at https://IndyPride.org/Live/.
RSVP using the “Tickets” button to receive updates about the program as we begin to finalize our entertainment schedule.
Indy Pride is teaming up with Quit Now Indiana to encourage healthy lifestyles for all members of our community with all Pride events being tobacco-free. For support and resources to quit tobacco, visit them at quitnowindiana.com or call 1-800-QUIT NOW.
GCW Presents “The Wrld on GCW Pt. 2”
Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) returns to action on Saturday Jun 20 at the Celebration Plaza Amphitheatre at White River State Park (801 S Washington Street Indianapolis). The fun kicks off at 5 p.m.
Come out and enjoy some live entertainment! Beer and food trucks will also be onsite.
Tickets for this event are available w/ 3 seating options – Single Ticket (GA & Ringside)
– Group Ticket (2 Tickets) (Ringside)
– Group Ticket (4 Tickets) (Ringside)
If you wish to sit w/ family or friends, the tickets must be purchased together. All groups will be spaced out. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gcw-presents-the-wrld-on-gcw-pt-2-tickets-108436807410.
This event will feature:
Mars Hill Charity Riders Hog Roast
Mars Hill Charity Riders Hog Roast is celebrating 20 Years this Saturday Jun 20, starting at 12 p.m. at 3145 S. Taft Avenue Indianapolis.
There is a $10 entry fee.
Come enjoy food, games, prizes, raffles, live music and great people!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/580724222839111/.
Battle Bikes Tournament
Can YOUR BIKE Back Up Your Ego?!
Experience Battle Bikes Tournament this Saturday Jun 20 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Southside Harley-Davidson (4930 Southport Crossing Pl. Indianapolis).
Find out who’s bike is the BADDEST of the bad in this head-to-head competition designed to test your skills and your bike’s performance! You’ll get an adrenaline rush when your bike is strapped down on the mobile dyno truck and you “drag race” your challenger, head-to-head, in this bracket-style tournament for prizes.
Win and you move to the next round – lose and you’re out. Will you be the last rider standing?
This year there are 2 classes: Bagger Class and Open Class. (Due to time restraints, no sport bikes this year.)
Class winners receive a CASH prize, additional prizes from Horspower, Inc. and Southside Harley, but most important… BRAGGING RIGHTS!
FOOD TRUCKS at the event: BoxBurger Truck and The NY Slice Truck
The first 10 people to sign up in each class are in! After that, you will be on a waiting list. Show up at the event with your bike and if any of the first 10 people (in each class) don’t show, you may get in the Tournament. We will go in the order you signed up.
To ENTER the Tournament, REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/372t1mE
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1348230135373817/.
Father’s Day Picnic at P&D Flower Farm
Join P&D Flower Farm (7749 E 1000 N Indianapolis) this Sunday June 21 for a Father’s Day Picnic!
Bring the family out to the farm with your picnic and enjoy some flower farm fresh air! We will have games out, and of course plenty of flowers to pick and grass to run around in!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/267897664255055/.
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