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.

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern Annual Coat Drive @ Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern
Nov 6 2017 – Feb 1 2018 all-day

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is holding its annual coat drive from November 6, 2017 through February 1, 2018. Restaurant guests are encouraged to donate new and/or gently used coats of all sizes. All coats will be donated to the Salvation Army, who will distribute them to those in need this winter season. Collection boxes are located at the Rusty Bucket in Orchard Town Center at 1130 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260. For restaurant information and hours, please visit myrustybucket.com

January Intro To Swing Dance Lessons @ Grove Haus
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

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!

REGISTER: http://www.naptownstomp.org/archives/portfolio/level-1-intro

COST: $45

Grove Haus
1001 Hosbrook St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

4 Classes, THURSDAYS, January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Doors open at 6:45pm, lesson starts at 7:00PM

Beginner Guitar Classes @ Music Lessons of Indianapolis
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

Learn how to play guitar in this 8 week course.

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.

National WHEAT BREAD & SOUP MONTH @ Indianapolis Propylaeum
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm

January (Monday – Friday)
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

2018 Indy Golf Expo @ Indiana State Fair Grounds
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

This three-day event jan 19th- 21st is a celebration of Indianapolis’ vibrant golf community! By bringing unbeatable values on products and services, thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways, and fun interactive events to the whole family. Come visit us for the best Golf Expo in Indy this year.

Price: $12 – $13
Admission: Adults: $13
Seniors 60+: $12 Kids 12 & under: Free

Indianapolis Library Store Book Sale @ Library Services Center
Jan 19 – Jan 27 all-day

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.

Bop to the Top @ One America Tower
Jan 20 all-day

Climb the 36 floors of the OneAmerica Tower on January 20 in the 35th annual Bop to the Top stair climb, benefiting Riley Children’s Foundation. Take the challenge and climb all 780 steps as an individual or as part of a 4-person team! Bring the family out, as this event is open to all ages and abilities!

Fourth Annual Euchre Tournament @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Operation Friendship is a short-term, home-stay youth exchange experience wherein youth host one summer and travel the next. Summer 2018, we are sending 8 teens to one of 7 European countries.

Please visit our Facebook event page to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/2010301945914380/

or, click on our PayPal link below

Hot Jazz for Cool Kids @ Central Library
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

Families with children of all ages are invited for this seventh season of popular performances by Indy’s leading jazz musicians. This family-friendly series is intended to introduce children to jazz music in a live concert setting that is both fun and educational.
This year’s series begins with a performance by the Farrelly-Markiewicz Jazz Quintet. From bebop to pop, the band will show what makes jazz swing. Led by saxophonist Jim Farrelly and drummer Gene Markiewicz, this group of jazz pros will demonstrate a variety of jazz styles to describe how rhythm, melody and improvisation combine to form the foundation of jazz music. Their repertoire will include several “jazzed up” familiar favorites. “Hot Jazz for Cool Kids” is presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in association with the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest.

Devour Indy 2018 Winterfest
Jan 22 – Feb 4 all-day

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!

Jam for JJ featuring The Clifford Ratliff Quartet @ The Jazz Kitchen
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrating legendary Indianapolis trombonist J.J. Johnson. James Louis Johnson (1924-2001) made the trombone a high-profile instrument in bebop jazz, giving it stature in context with Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet and Charlie Parker’s saxophone. Johnson’s career highlights include popular collaborative albums made with Danish trombonist Kai Winding, playing on sessions that became Miles Davis’ “Birth of the Cool” album and being honored as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 1996. Johnson co-wrote the theme for 1973 film “Across 110th Street” with R&B vocalist Bobby Womack — later used to memorable effect in Quentin Tarantino film “Jackie Brown.”

The hottest Jazz Jam in Indianapolis happens right here every Monday night. Led by trumpet master Clifford Ratliff with piano, bass, & drums. Come down and sit in with the band or just sit and listen to the musical magic unfold.

The Biggest Social @ TwoDEEP Brewing CO.
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for food, drinks, and socializing at TwoDEEP Brewing Co. In celebration for National Mentoring Month, this will be our Biggest Big Social. Your first drink is on us!

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!

Phil Ranelin Quintet – One for Johnson @ The Jazz Kitchen
Jan 24 @ 5:25 pm – 6:25 pm

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.

Paws & Think Volunteer Orientation @ Indianapolis Public Library - Nora Branch
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 kjanes@pawsandthink.org. For more information and other orientation dates, please visit http://pawsandthink.org/get-involved/volunteer-orientation

Offscript Membership Event | A Raisin In The Sun @ Indiana Repertory Theatre
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

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

An Evening with Chuck Marohn, president of Strong Towns @ Tube Factory Artspace
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Family Night Out: Art & Play @ Indiana State Museum
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Fountain Square Theatre Swing Dance – The Moonshine Rhythm Club! @ Fountain Square Theatre
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Join the Fountain Square Theatre building for another fantastic night of live music and dancing! The Moonshine Rhythm Club will be playing live for the evening – you don’t want to miss it!

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.

Lesson and Dance – $14 Admission
Dance Only – $12 Admission

All ages welcome! No partner or experience necessary!

Polar Bear Pedal @ Indianapolis City Market
Jan 27 all-day

2018 Polar Bear Pedal Logo

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.

Cars & Coffee @ Gateway Classic Cars
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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!

Overcoming Anxiety & Stress @ Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am

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.

Basic Knife Skills @ Le Creuset Outlet, RiversEdge
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Come Together and Discuss The Beatles! @ Glendale Branch Library
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm

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.

Renewal | Dance Ministry Service @ Faith Church of God in Christ
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.
Faith C.O.G.I.C.
and more!

5th Annual Revolution Ball Presented by Harding Group @ Historic Union Station – Grand Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


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.



The attire for the evening is black tie optional…tennis shoes required.


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.


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.