10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 31st: Trivia, Beer, Music 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.
FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in Indianapolis, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, OnIndianapolis.com!
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Live Trivia at Winds, Etc. Indy Returns!
Live Trivia RETURNS on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 PM at Wings, Etc. Grill and Pub, 1399 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Get ready, because #indianatrivia and #challengeentertainment returns with a bang with #livetrivia nights and the $100,000 #nationaltrivialeague. Simply be part of our top 5 teams at Wings, Etc. Grill and Pub and you’ll be invited to our National Trivia League playoff rounds.
Reminder, please be patient as COVID-19 will limit seating. It is highly recommended that you make a reservation for Live Trivia events. (OUTDOOR SEATING WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE)
June 3 and June 10 – 50% Capacity
June 17, June 24, July 1 – 75% Capacity
July 8 – 100% Capacity
Unable to play in person due to COVID-19? You CAN still play ONLINE! That’s right, our games will continue online temporarily. The winner of the online game will take home the temporary “third place gift card.” First and second place gift cards will be presented to the in-house teams. Simply come in at any point on the day of Live Trivia, make a purchase at Wings, Etc. Grill and Pub, then post a copy of your receipt to Indiana Trivia FB messenger and you’re in!
Due to social distancing standards, our games will be entirely hands free. Teams will be welcome to use our scoresheet, however, pens/pencils and answer slips will not be provided. Answers will be communicated via cell phone or electronic device the final 20 seconds of each song. Hosts will provide new rules for gameplay on Live Trivia nights.
Growing Places Indy Farm Stand
Join Growing Places Indy Mondays and Thursdays Jun 4 – Sep 3, from 2 – 5 p.m. for Growing Places Indy Farm Stand.
This year, we are excited to host our Farm Stand two days a week at our farm located at the Boner Fitness & Learning Center located at the Chase Legacy Building on the historic Arsenal Technical High School campus.
Shop our locally grown produce at an affordable price, and other farmers market finds including bread, honey, eggs, flowers, and so much more!
To increase access to fresh, local foods for all, we are offering 50% off all fruits and vegetables for SNAP recipients. We encourage area residents and their families to make this a regular stop for their weekly grocery items.
Please Note: We encourage all customers to wear masks, check out our online store (growingplacesindy.square.site) prior to visiting, and practice social distancing.
Virtual First Thursday at the Children’s Museum
You can’t come to The Children’s Museum for $5 First Thursday, so they’re bringing it to YOU!
Join The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Virtual First Thursday this Thursday June 4 from 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1567398236776401/ for more information!
Naptown Stomp June Online Swing Dance Lessons
Hey friends. We’ve missed you. Maybe you’ve missed us? If so, join us for June online Swing Dance Lessons! Every Thursday this month, we’ll offer two tracks: Level 1 Lessons – taught by Kerry and Viktor and Open Level – Shim Sham taught by Mandy
Level 1 Lessons – taught by Kerry and Viktor
Join Naptown Stomp for a free beginner Swing Dance class streamed live straight to your living room! Roll up your carpet, lace up your shoes, and get ready to learn the basics of the most joyful social dance out there. This class will be structured so that you can learn basics on your own or with a partner, and no experience is required.
We will start by presenting a bit of information about Swing Dance – what is Swing Dance? Where does it come from? Where can you find social dancing when lockdowns are fully lifted?
Then we will get moving, and lead you through the basic movements and steps of swing dance. We will also then give instruction on how to try out leading and following the steps if you have a partner at home.
We will end with a Q & A session when we will do our best to clarify questions about the content of the class, about what Naptown Stomp does, and about Swing Dance in general.
• Class can be found LIVE on our YouTube channel on Thursdays.
• You do NOT have to register if you are planning on attending Level 1 Lessons.
• Donations are greatly appreciated to help pay instructors and continue dance lessons in the future. To donate, click “tickets” and insert donation amount.
• Suggested $15/week or $45/month
Open Level – Shim Sham taught by Mandy
This month Mandy Hogan will be teaching not one, but TWO different shim sham routines! For weeks one and two, she will be covering the well known variation by Frankie Manning. The variation performed by Al and Leon will be covered weeks three and four. All levels are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Mandy will be breaking down each step for both routines as well as providing some more advanced variations.
• $45/month of lessons OR
• $25 for Frankie Shim Sham (June 4 & 11)
• $25 for Al and Leon Shim Sham (June 18 & 25)
• Zoom link will be emailed to those who registered
*We don’t want the cost of our lessons to affect your attendance. If you cannot pay for the entire month, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to attend.
History Happy Hour: The WWII Hoosier Homefront
Join the Indiana Historical Society this Thursday Jun 4 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for History Happy Hour: The WWII Hoosier Homefront.
Seventy-five years ago, World War II changed the lives of Hoosiers and all Americans. Young soldiers set off to fight while those at home became determined to support the war effort, run factories and plant victory gardens. The so-called good war challenged everyone, including women and children, as it tested the generation’s commitment to democracy. Join Hoosier historian extraordinaire James H. Madison to explore the fascinating stories behind our greatest generation that stepped up to serve their country.
Free. Additional opportunities available to support the IHS Programs and Collections.
Online. Registration for this event will close two hours before the program. Guests 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.
For more information, please visit https://indianahistory.org/events/history-happy-hour-the-wwii-hoosier-homefront.
The Art of Craft Beer
AIGA Indy is teaming up with Metazoa Brewing Company and Pivot Marketing for a virtual happy hour, The Art of Craft Beer, this Thursday Jun 4 from 6 – 7:15 p.m.
During this happy hour, you’ll learn the story of Metazoa and Pivot Marketing’s award-winning partnership and how they come up with the cutest beer labels in town. We’ll be hosting Metazoa’s Vice President, Lauren Frederick, along with Pivot’s creative director Ryan Abbeglen, who will be sharing the brand work and talk about the latest can release, Matriarch.
It wouldn’t be a happy hour without aperitifs!
For a special add-on to the event, you can order via Metazoa’s website (www.metazoabrewing.com/online-ordering) a mixed 4-pack of beer ($10.99/each) to be picked up at Metazoa Brewing Co. during their normal business hours until June 4. The mixed 4-pack will include (1) 16oz can each of the following styles: Nap in the Hammock (Cream Ale), Hoppopotamus (IPA), Puppy Slumber Party (Peanut Butter Milk Stout), and Matriarch (American Pale Ale).
You must be 21+ to order online and you will be asked to present a valid ID at pickup to complete your order.
During the virtual happy hour, Metazoa will run through the tasting notes of these four beers. To follow along during the tasting, attendees can pickup a tasting notes one-sheet with their mixed 4-pack in the taproom.
Note: After you register, you will receive a confirmation with a Zoom meeting information.
Alex Williams Live with Noah Livestream
Join Alex Williams and Noah for some singing and guitar playing, virtually, this Friday Jun 5 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Tips are appreciated!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/177819200241539/.
Mike Meares: Behind the Scenes
The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) will feature “Mike Meares: Behind the Scenes,” as part of the Virtual First Friday programming on Facebook and Instagram, 6-9pm on Friday, June 5th. Meares has created a short documentary with an honest, candid conversation about what drives him as an artist, and how he creates his work.
“The goal is for people to walk away with a deeper understanding of me as an artist, and for the audience to feel like they got to know me in a time when meeting new people isn’t really happening,” Meares said. “On a deeper level, I would hope people might realize that art is a tool anyone can use; you don’t need to be an ‘artist’ to create. Expression and creativity is essential to the human condition and right now, we all need that more than ever.”
About Mike Meares
Mike Meares is originally from Eureka, Illinois, and recently relocated to Indianapolis from the San Francisco area. He has a BFA in Studio Art from Southern Illinois University and currently works in soft pastels, and at times, oil and acrylic paint, creating what he describes as “abstract expressionism, cubism, and surrealism put in a blender.”
“My artwork focuses on the exploration of the imagination with themes rooted in the emotions and experiences of life. My images are very dream like. The power of line is an overlying force, combining with bold colors, shapes, and abstracted negative spaces to create interesting compositions,” Meares said.
Meares describes his artistic journey as his growth as a person.
“I needed to test my meddle, so to speak, and then face my true self—good and bad,” Meares said. “I grew exponentially as an artist; cycling through styles and mediums and subject matter, learning all the way. All those challenges and opportunities as an artist and a person forced me to evolve; they tested me. But no matter the test, the further along my journey as an artist, the more resolve I feel to move forward.
About the Full Circle Nine Gallery
The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery.
With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.
To better work with in the COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions, the Full Circle Nine Gallery has hosted Virtual First Fridays, on the gallery’s Facebook page, @fullcircleninegallery, as well as on its Instagram, @fc9gallery, during the typical First Friday hours. During that time, the artists will host live streams, post videos, or showcase photos of their latest work, in an effort to continue to connect with fans and patrons.
Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com
Drive-In Night at Between the Bun
Join Between the Bun (2222 West Southport Rd. Indianapolis) on June 6th, 2020 for a night under the stars as they host our first drive-in movie night in the BTB parking lot.
BTB will have live trivia leading up to the movie along with your favorite BTB food, popcorn, ice cream and other concessions. They have limited space so if you are interested, please RSVP so we can track attendance (Limit 6 people per RSVP). Also, this will be held in the parking lot so parking will be very limited and you will need to bring something to sit on in the parking lot.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/849590935544493/.
Join M20CW – Museum of the 20th Century Warfare and Fort Harrison State Park for their D-Day Display this Saturday Jun 6 and Sunday Jun 7.
This is a display only event. We will have collections of uniforms, field gear and weapons from both sides of the battle on display with living historians on hand to discuss the items.
We will also have a presentation each day at 2 PM on the true story of what happened in the Dog Green sector of Omaha Beach. This will be in the conference room of the park Visitor’s Center (seating limited to 12 at a time).
Health and Safety guidelines of the state park system will be followed.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/944997945971606/.
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