10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 24th: Farmers’ Markets, Movies, Music 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 …
Steeped in History: Irvington Commercial Goes Virtual
The Irvington Historical Society is now online! Their planned exhibit, ‘Steeped in History: Irvington Commercial’ has gone virtual!
All towns change as time goes on. Come learn the stories of a series of commercial properties that were once Irvington homes and with changing transportation, culture and economics were torn down to construct commercial enterprises. This program will include speakers, workshops on doing house histories, a meet the resources, and architectural walks through Irvington.
For more information, visit http://www.irvingtonhistorical.info/irvington—steeped-in-history–commercial.html.
Disney Virtual Trivia
Whiz Trivia proudly presents Disney Virtual Trivia this Tuesday May 26 from 7 – 9 p.m. online!
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 email@example.com.
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!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1556563534520462/.
The Original Farmers’ Market 2020 Season
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.
In the Know with Row: Backyard Green Infrastructure
Learn how to improve our waterways with beautiful and efficient solutions from your own yard or neighborhood green space!
How do rain barrels, water-friendly landscaping, and rain gardens help our waterways? How can you save money and save the planet from your home or neighborhood green space this season?
Join ROW and partners for an interactive online event this Thursday May 28 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. to learn about impacts of stormwater and how to manage it in your yard! Guest speakers from Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, Kheprw, and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will share their knowledge about Green Infrastructure practices you can implement in your yard.
***You’ll get a free native species seed packet (in the mail) for attending!***
This Zoom event will include presentations, videos, interactive polls, and Q&A sessions to insure everyone can engage and learn about this important topic. Feel free to bring your own beverage and some questions to ask during the event.
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Felonious Punk Live Stream
Felonious Punk, the live Jazz House band from Indianapolis, will be performing Friday, May 29th. This is will be a live streaming event from The Pavilion at Pan Am from 7pm-10pm.
Donations can be sent to VENMO: Patron_saint all monies will go to the performers and the event production crew. Suggested donation is $10 since this normally would be a $10 ticketed show. This is only a suggested donation. We know times are tough for many people so if you are low on funds and just want to enjoy some great house music then come on in!
Haunted Indy Downtown Ghost Walk
Join Historic Indiana Ghost Walks & Tours this Friday May 29 at 9 p.m. for Haunted Indy Downtown Ghost Walk.
From the Facebook event page:
With the current health situation, we are strictly limiting the max number of people on walks to 24+tour guide. We will let you know if outdoor social gatherings like a ghost walk require masks, so maybe just bring some in case. We might have some available too.
Visit the places and spaces haunted by local early 1900 gangs and ladies of the evening, violence and disasters and more. Hauntings in the oldest bar in Indiana. Learn about the everyday life of ghosts who wander the halls and streets of Indianapolis– searching for you? Meridian Street and Wholesale District.
Reservations required. No ticket sent we put you on our list. Outside Ghost Walks.We will send you detailed meeting location info once you made your reservation. Make sure you can get email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Quirky Queries At Home: Haunted New Harmony
Due to the popularity of Indiana State Museum and New Harmony State Historic Sites’ “Quirky Queries At Home – Scary Stories” event, they’re keeping things spooky! In the next FREE virtual event, they will be exploring haunted happenings in New Harmony, Indiana.
Join our discussion and Q&A with Joni Mayhan, author of “Haunted New Harmony.” Joni will guide us through specific chapters in her book describing paranormal experiences that took place at several of our New Harmony historic sites.
Come prepared by ordering and reading Haunted New Harmony, which can be purchased digitally or in print at https://amzn.to/3dKRfUJ.
To accompany Joni’s discussion, Mike Linderman, southwest regional director for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, will provide additional background on the history of these haunted New Harmony locations.
Be sure to reserve your spot here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4915895632721/WN_KILl4CzOT9upNF-bvzuklQ
Garfield Park Farmers’ Market
Garfield Park Farmers’ Market is excited to continue in their 5th season!
Please note that 9-9:30am will be reserved for shoppers who are older or immuno-compromised.
We are taking extra precautions and following state and national guidelines to ensure that both our vendors and customers are safe. We believe that our role during this time is crucial and we remain open so that we can continue to serve our community while also continuing to support the viability of our farms and food businesses. We take the safety of our customers and vendors very seriously and make the following recommendations:
For your health and the health of our community, we encourage you to pre-order and pre-pay with individual vendors whenever possible. Below is a list of our vendors and info about their online ordering procedures.
For more details about where to find your favorite local products and if they can be delivered, check out this list.
Live from the Piano Bench
Join the American Pianists Association this Sunday May 31 at 3:30 p.m. for, Live from the Piano Bench: Sam Hong with Frederic Chu.
Five 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists are joined live by past winners of the competition for conversation and short performances from their home piano benches.
For more information, visit the following links:
Tibbs Drive-In Theatre
Are you ready for a fun-filled evening AWAY from home, while staying safe? What a better way to accomplish both than an evening at the Drive-In!
The Tibbs Drive-In Theatre (480 S Tibbs Ave Indianapolis) is now open!
Please buy your tickets online. You can buy tickets here: https://buytickets.at/tibbsdriveintheatre
For more on current COVID19 safety measures, please visit http://www.tibbsdriveintheatre.com/news-events/.
For updates, you can also follow The Tibbs Drive-In on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TibbsDriveInTheatre/.
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