10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 17th: Trivia, Story Times, Beer Runs and MORE!
OnIndianapolis.com proudly presents a brand-new new 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’.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Social Distance Art Window Walk
The Harrison Center (1505 N Delaware Street Indianapolis) is sad to announce they are unable to invite guests into their building for First Friday. So they’ve commissioned artists to install window displays before they headed home to shelter-in-place.
Next time you are out exercising or walking your dog, swing by the Harrison Center to see the window displays and celebrate the tradition of First Friday in a different way! They are sure to put a smile on your face.
Walk, bike, or even drive by, and check out the displays. The installation is open day and night, though the lights are spectacular at night.
(If you choose to walk by, please follow all social distance guidelines, remain at least 6 feet apart, and don’t touch the glass please!)
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/216015979674159/.
Children Songs with Music Therapist Cassidy Hyland
Monday, May 18 at 10:30 AM EST, join Bridges of Indiana Music Therapist, Cassidy Hyland, on Facebook Live! She will be singing children’s songs and having a fun music experience!
If you have a phone or iPad, please have it handy to pull up lyrics. Cassidy will announce the songs she is singing and leave time for you to pull up the words. If you are unable to pull up lyrics, try your best to sing along to the parts you know and you can always hum along as well.
An Evening with the Authors
Fake Authors. Fake Books. Real Funny.
The Authors present another video edition of the show.
Authors has been running once a month at The White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis, IN since June of 2014 and has participated in the Let’s Fest, Yuck Fest, Philly Sketchfest, IndyFringe and Crossroads Comedy Festivals as well as making appearances in Cincinnati, Oh, Louisville, KY, Fort Wayne, IN, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Bloomington, IN and St. Louis, MO. You can also find the podcast at Perfecta Podcast Network , or wherever you listen.
Authors showcases a central cast with local guests and every evening features a unique lineup of characters. The show is strange, sometimes dark, often ridiculous and always hilarious.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/577509396222933/.
Parks and Recreation Virtual Trivia
In a town as old as Pawnee there’s a lot of history in every acre… We understand times are hard. We are allowing anyone to play trivia with any donation, just give what you can! parksandrecvirtualtrivia.eventbrite.com
Alright goddesses and rangers, it’s time once again for Parks and Rec trivia hosted by INDYPROV at Tappers Arcade Bar! This virtual edition will cover all seasons of the show plus the recent special episode so don’t worry about memorizing the rules to Cones of Dunshire. Treat yo self to some trivia, it is -literally- going to be a great time.
May Lil’ Sebastian stay in your heart now and always.
Please also help support INDYPROV by donating via the eventbrite if you’re able! Find more about INDYPROV here: indyprov.com
Virtual Story Time on the Reservoir
Join the Indy Parks and Recreation department for Virtual Story Time on the Reservoir – The Big Block of Chocolate, on Wednesday May 20 at 9:30 a.m.
The Big Block of Chocolate written by Janet Slater Redhead and illustrated by Christine Dale is not a typical story time book, but they thought it was a great story for some at home explorations. Join Indy Parks and Recreation virtually on Wednesday morning as they read the Story and introduce you to some activity ideas.
Some supplies you will need include:
1. A plate or something else that can go outside and not blow away while you observe it. Three or four food choices that you choose with your child. These are not foods that you will be eating, but to see if any insects are attracted to the foods. Some foods to think about include fruit, jelly, chips, carrot, bread, veggies, candy, etc.
2. Paper, stamp pad (preferably brown, black, or red), colored pencils or fine tip markers.
3. Two pieces of ice the same size and similar containers to put them in outside.
4. Another optional activity is to do a chocolate taste test as a family. Purchase some dark, milk, and white chocolate or a variety of brands and see which are your favorites at your house.
Check back on the events page for more printable activities!
Indy Story Slam – Quarantine Dreams and Fantasies
Join Storytelling Arts of Indiana for Indy Story Slam this Wednesday May 20 at 7 p.m.
A fun night for storytellers of every skill level, designed as an after-work event to relax and unwind. This month, the theme is “Quarantine Dreams & Fantasies.”
If you want to tell a story, send email Ellen@storytellingarts.org. Please decide by May 19th by 5 p.m. Ellen will send you a Zoom invite. If you just want to listen to the stories, we’ll be simultaneously live streaming on Facebook, so go to our page to watch it there.
The rules of Indy Story Slam are as follows: Stories must be up to five minutes long, personal, true, told in first person, and based on the predetermined theme, which can be interpreted narrowly or broadly. We just ask tellers not to use props or read from the page. The slam judges, time and scorekeeper will be preselected because the event is virtual. Prizes will be awarded to the top three tellers of the slam.
This event is FREE! Donations will be accepted.
History Happy Hour Presents Underwear Through the Ages
Stay connected with the stories of your state while you’re stuck at home. Bring your own beverage and join the Indiana Historical Society for a series of insightful conversations with some of Indiana’s most interesting historians.
Indiana Historical Society presents History Happy Hour: Underwear Through the Ages, this Thursday May 21 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Our unmentionables have changed dramatically over the last two centuries. Peer under the skirts of our past and explore the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion with fashion historian Karen DePauw.
Free. Additional opportunities available to support the IHS Programs and Collections.
Online. Space is limited to first 100 registrants. Registration for this event will close two hours before the program. Registrants will receive a hyperlink for the event after registration.
This happy hour is brought to you by OneAmerica Financial Partners, a national provider in the insurance and financial services marketplace.
Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center is ready to kick off summer and Memorial Day weekend with Charlie Krone, Song Slinger! Please join on Friday May 22 at 7pm for a live, via zoom, mini concert to benefit Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center.
Charlie is an experienced and engaging live acoustic guitarist and singer with a broad range of cover songs as well as original compositions. He is a life-long trombonist and has taught at the Indiana University School of Music. Charlie is also an accomplished arranger having written for over five bands. His talent allows him to add personal twists to existing tunes, faithful transcriptions, and original music.
We are excited to have Charlie lend his time to helping Mary Rigg with his bluesy guitar and vocal talent.
Please register here, it’s only $1!
Virtual Beer Run – 2020 Indy Brewery Running Series
We are the Indiana Brewery Running Series and we run for beer!
Join us for a virtual 5k benefiting Second Helpings during Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25).
We are all about being active, having fun and giving back to our local community and a portion of your registration dollars goes directly to Second Helpings!
What’s included?! All participants receive a $5 gift card to the brewery and a seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series + chance to win sweet door prizes and more free beer! Your goodies will be either dropped off or shipped the following week.
After you’ve completed your run you can email your results to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to tag us on social media as well on Facebook and Instagram at @inbreweryrun
Top male and female times will receive a gift card to redeem a growler full of beer of their choice from Half Liter.
If you are registering multiple people, please email email@example.com with their names and addresses.
Door prize drawings will be completed on Monday, May 25th.
While the brewery is located on the Monon Trail, you are not required to start and end at this brewery, rather, run the 5k wherever you please, following social distancing guidelines.
Cheers to beers!
Weekly Donation Yoga with Practice Indie Yoga
Did you know Practice Indie Yoga (914 N Capitol Ave Indianapolis) offers weekly donation-based yoga classes?
Hosted via YouTube Live, their weekly Donation class is an opportunity for you to donate to an organization that is meaningful to you. Leave the name of the recipient of your donation in the comment box to help spread the word about their cause. Pay what you can or pay nothing at all. We aren’t tracking receipts, but just hoping to provide a weekly class in which everyone, regardless of financial ability or physical ability, are able to practice together.
Joins on Sundays at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/practiceindieyoga
Come one, come all. You are ENOUGH!
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