We like to connect people with all kinds of events and opportunities around Indy. So, whether you’re into salsa dancing, steampunk, indie rock, whiskey or libraries, hopefully you’ll find something here. Some of the events below might be hosted by IndyHub, but most of them have been submitted to our calendar by people like you! Just click on that green “Post Your Event” button and give us the details.
This lesson series offers everything you need to know to get started swing dancing! Our instructors will cover the fundamental techniques and moves of Lindy Hop, the most common swing dance done today. You’ll also get free access to our 8pm social dance to practice your moves!
1001 Hosbrook St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
4 Classes, THURSDAYS, January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Doors open at 6:45pm, lesson starts at 7:00PM
3 class times 3 age groups.
6pm: ages 8 to12
7pm: ages 13 – 17
8pm: ages 18 plus
Students will: Learn the names of all the strings and notes on the guitar, learn to tune the guitar, learn to read guitar tablature, learn basic chords, learn strum patterns, learn rock guitar riffs, learn easy songs.
January (Monday – Friday)
All month long: NATIONAL WHEAT BREAD & SOUP MONTH
Come in and have a Grilled Ham & Cheese on Wheat with a Cup of Soup: $7
Times: 11 – 2. January 8-11; 15-19; 22-26; 29-31.
Café at the Prop Reservations: call 317.300.7833 -OR- 317.638.7881, option 2
Café at the Prop at the Indianapolis Propylaeum
1410 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417
It’s the best place in town to buy new and used books and other items at discount prices. Friends of the Library Preview Night is Friday, January 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Library memberships will be sold in the lobby of the Library Services Center at the Friends signup table. The Booksale opens to the public on Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and continues on Thursday, January 25 from 12 noon – 7 p.m. Half-Price Day will be on Friday, January 26 from 12 noon – 7 p.m. The Booksale concludes with $7 Bag Day on Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Most books, including paperbacks and hard cover, range from $.25 to $4. DVDs are $2. CDs and LPs are $1. Items in “Miriam’s Corner,” comprised of collectibles and antiquarian materials, are
individually priced. Proceeds from the Booksale support Library programs and services sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Devour Indy is Indianapolis’ premier dining event that has been around for more than ten years. This two week event celebrates Indy’s hospitality industry and all it has to offer.
Devour Indy serves as Indy’s city wide dining experience at more than 200 restaurants offering three-course, value-priced menus. Diners do not need a coupon or special pass to participate. FAQ here.
To view the participating restaurants, head here!
Bigs and BBBSCI supporters, 21 years and older, are invited to mingle with other volunteers, share experiences,and discuss ideas to build stronger relationships with their Littles. This is a fun, casual way to meet other mentors in the program and network.
Please feel encouraged to bring friends or coworkers who might be interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and how to get involved!
January in Indianapolis always marks the celebration of Indy native and world renowned trombone innovator JJ Johnson. Phil, another top their jazz trombonist from Indy returns to pay homage to his mentor in the one night only tribute.
The band is a collection of some of Indy’s best with Rob Dixon on tenor sax, Kevin Anker on keys, and Kenny Phelps on drums.
Phillip Arthur Ranelin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where he grew up under the influence of J.J. Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Earmon Hubbard, Pookie Johnson, Russell Webster, Willis Kirk, Jimmy Coe and Melvin Rhyne. Ranelin is loved and respected around the globe as a master trombonist of the J.J. Johnson tradition, former Freddie Hubbard sideman and as co-founder of Detroit’s famed TRIBE Records. Ranelin has studied and played with some of the most highly respected Jazz and classical educators in the business, including professors David N. Baker, Larry Ridley, Nathan Davis, Bunky Green, Dr. Louis Smith and Donald Byrd with whom in 1976 he received the key to the city of Detroit. Ranelin’s Jazz performance credits include: Norman Connors, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Pepper, Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wilson, Vi Redd, Freddie Redd, Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney, Ray Appleton, Roy Brooks, Sarah Vaughan, Larry Gales, Tootie Heath, James Spaulding, the all-star Luckman Jazz Orchestra at the Disney Concert Hall, and Freddie Hubbard with whom in 1981 he appeared on MISTRAL, Japan’s #1 Jazz record of the year.
As a leader, Ranelin has shared the bill with Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, Les McCann, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Smith, O.C. Smith, Leon Thomas and McCoy Tyner. Ranelin has appeared at many Jazz festivals around the world including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz, Indiana Black Expo, Vera Cruz Muestra International Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Atlantic City Jazz Festival, Montreux Detroit, the Newport and Playboy Jazz Festivals, Jazz At Drew, USC Spectrum LA Jazz, UCLA Jazz & Reggae Festival, The Indy Jazz Fest and the Inaugural Indianapolis Jazz Community Festival. A Los Angeles resident since 1977, Ranelin has been designated by official resolutions as a “Rare and Valuable Cultural Treasure” and as a “Cultural Ambassador throughout the Nation and to the world audience” by several legislative bodies such as Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, California Senate and California Assembly.
Are you interested in learning more about Paws & Think and how you can get involved? Join us for our Volunteer Orientation where we discuss different aspects of the organization and review our Volunteer Manual. Paws & Think is a nonprofit serving central Indiana that is dedicated to improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. This event requires pre-registration. To register to attend this session, please email Kathy Janes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and other orientation dates, please visit http://pawsandthink.org/get-involved/volunteer-orientation
Celebrate the New Year with Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group! Purchase your membership today and attend our next event on January 25, where members can experience an exclusive opportunity to hear from new Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, as well as view a sneak peek of our upcoming production of Appoggiatura.
The event starts at 6 p.m., A Raisin in the Sun starts at 7:30 p.m.
Annual memberships are valid for 12 months from purchase date. This is an event for Offscript Members only. Become a member or learn more at irtlive.com/offscript
This is an event for Offscript Members only. Become a member or learn more at irtlive.com/offscript
Join us with Chuck Marohn, the founder and President of Strong Towns, for an evening chat about strong neighbrohoods, communities, and urbanism. This will be an evening to discuss Chuck’s previous work, what it means to be a strong town or city, and how to build cities that are vibrant and commercially diverse, yet equitable.
Chuck will also be relating the Strong Towns principles to the North Split rebuild and how different alternatives can make Indy become a stronger city. This will be an opportunity to talk to Chuck about what it means to be Strong Indy and how we can grow ourselves to be an active and inclusive organization within the City of Indianapolis and Marion County.
Discover what you can see, make and do at the Indiana State Museum’s Family Night Out! Create a special Valentine to share with loved ones, design kinetic sculptures and make music with friends new and old. Spark your family’s creativity at this FREE event.
Beginner lesson from 7:30-8:30pm will be taught by Naptown Stomp instructors Rob and Kerry Kapaku!
Live music and dancing from 8:30-11:30pm.
TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Lesson and Dance – $14 Admission
Dance Only – $12 Admission
All ages welcome! No partner or experience necessary!
A community bike ride led by Mayor Hogsett.
Bike safety information, children’s bike helmets, door prizes, and snacks will be available for participants. FREE T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 participants that register! You must be present on the day of the ride to claim your shirt. Shirts will also be available to purchase on the day of the ride.
So far we have had some Great turnouts, but we want to keep on growing! Hang out with Gateway Classic Cars on the Last Saturday of every month for Cars & Coffee! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee, & all or our newest arrivals! No Admission fee and kid friendly. All makes and models are welcome to cruise in and if you dont have a cruiser we still want you and your family to come.
250+ classics & exotics!
Anxiety and stress are increasingly common problems for people in our busy, modern world. Meditation is an effective way to deal with negative states of mind and create a sense of peace and mental freedom. Through Buddhist meditation and mindfulness techniques we learn to control our mind, rather than allowing our mind to control us. By accepting our painful feelings rather than being panicked by them, we can keep a calm mind in all situations. During this day course discover how to have a happy, anxiety-free life.
Guest teacher Kelsang Namdrol is an American Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Namdrol brings a warm heart and a joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.
Everyone is welcome.
Join us to build your knife skills to make cooking easier and faster. Slice or Dice? Chiffonade or Julienne? Or just learn how to hold a knife.
Join music scholar Aaron Krerowicz for a special series of presentations that highlight the musical influences and evolution of The Beatles . This topic of this first program is “The Influence of Bob Dylan on The Beatles.” With his folksy guitar playing and philosophical lyrics, no other contemporary influenced the songwriting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney more than Bob Dylan. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will trace the compositional growth of The Beatles, showing how they developed from teenybopper pop stars into the foremost musical artists of their era by illustrating in detail Dylan’s influence.
Faith Church of God in Christ is having a Dance Ministry service.
349 West 30th Street Indianapolis, IN
An opportunity for multiple churches to come together and worship and minister through liturgical dance.
Faith Church of God in Christ
349 West 30th St | Indianapolis, IN
FREE & open to the public
Saturday January 27th 2018 6 pm
Guest Speaker coming from Saint’s Home C.O.G.I.C. Terre Haute, IN
Featuring Liturgical Dance Ministries from:
Saint’s Home C.O.G.I.C.
Citadel of Faith C.O.G.I.C.
Bring your “inner child” as we go GLAMPING for the evening at The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis’ 5th annual Revolution Ball presented by the Harding Group.
Black ties are optional…sneakers are required for this glitzed up version of the unforgettable camp experiences you had as a kid. Don’t worry, you’ll hardly be roughing it. Join business and community leaders for sweet and savory food stations, cocktails, an auction, live music by Toy Factory and prizes for the most creative, decked-out tennis shoes!
6:15 p.m. – VIP Early Access
7 p.m. – Welcome to Revolution Ball
9 p.m. – R&B Funk Band, Toy Factory
11 p.m. – Event concludes
Guests must be 21 to attend.
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
The attire for the evening is black tie optional…tennis shoes required.
DO I REALLY HAVE TO WEAR TENNIS SHOES?
YES! Bling them out, decorate them with your own creative touch or wear some oldies but goodies.
On-street and garage parking is available nearby. Valet parking is also available for a small fee. Complimentary valet parking is included with VIP tickets.
START A REVOLUTION. CHANGE MORE THAN 2,000 CHILDREN’S LIVES.
Revolution Ball is the premier fundraising event of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Funds raised help the YMCA offer first-rate overnight and day camp experiences to children across Central Indiana regardless of their ability to pay, because camp is an experience that every child deserves—regardless of their financial situation. Learn more about YMCA Youth Development and help more kids have unforgettable YMCA camping memories!
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Rachael Vaught at 317.713.8564 to learn more.
View the works of prominent local African-American artists during this 30th anniversary of one of Indy’s most celebrated cultural events. This year’s exhibit will feature selections from ten artists who have participated in past Meet the Artists events and who have gone on to greater achievements in the art world. The exhibit can be viewed throughout Central Library during regular Library hours. Meet the Artists XXX is presented by the Library’s African-American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.
Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and financial literacy at Mass Ave’s newest co-working space for a Student Loan Refi Happy Hour hosted by INvestEd.
In Indiana, the average college graduate has more than $29,000 in student loans. That’s why INvestEd, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, is hosting Indiana College Refi Week to spread the word about how loan refinancing can help reduce Hoosier’s debt burdens. For over 35 years, INvestEd has been helping Hoosier students and families access and fund higher education.
On Tuesday, January 30th, INvestEd’s expert team will be at Industrious Indianapolis for a Student Loan Refi Happy Hour to answer all of your questions about how refinancing works and if it’s a good option for you. And for those ready to refinance, they will help you compare rates in minutes and walk you through the process step-by-step. We’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky attendee for an ISO Happy Hour featuring Time for Three—a $60 value!*
To learn more about INvestEd and our refinancing options, visit www.investedindiana.org. We hope to see you at Industrious on the 30th!
(*No purchase necessary)
Geek out with other science fans at this new book club! Each month, an expert scientist will join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi of Central Indiana Science Outreach to talk about a popular science-themed book. This program is a collaboration between the Indiana State Museum, Central Indiana Science Outreach, and Indiana Humanities.
This month’s book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Presenters: Matt Powers, School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, and George Takahashi, Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University
The first of many trivia nights at Kingmakers Indy hosted by Geeks Who Drink!
No sign up necessary – just show up! Team size is limited to six. No team? No problem! Single players can easily be recruited into other teams – this is all about making friends & having fun.
It’s FREE TO PLAY and there will be prizes for both 1st and 2nd place winners.
For more information visit: https://www.geekswhodrink.com/