I could see how the "nothing to do" stereotype may be true in some little towns (I mean, the town I grew up in was 30 miles from the nearest place we could BUY SOCKS, for god's sake) but if you're anywhere near Indy, Evansville, or Bloomington this weekend, and you're bored, it's your own gersh-dern fault. Here's the goods!
Women In Art Market at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Saturday, March 23, 10 am to 5 pm Eastern time. Support amazing indigenous women who create beautful art. Over 40 regional artists will be showing off their baskets, jewelry, textile art, painting, photography.... y'know what? I'm utterly depressed that I can't make it to this. So PLEASE go if you can!
The Secret State in concert at Beale Street Live in Indianapolis. Sunday, March 24.
TedXBloomington in Bloomington (well, duh) Friday, March 22, 9 am to 6 pm Eastern time. From the freakin' website:
This year's TEDxBloomington conference theme, JumpIN! puts the spotlight on presenters who've taken Ideas Worth Spreading and moved to improve their communities and the world. INnovators, INsights, INtrigue and more all await you in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on March 22, 2013! We trust you'll find plenty of INspiration from a wide variety of presenters from Chicago to Tampa, from Silicon Valley to New York City ... as well as a variety of voices from right here IN Bloomington! Each presenter and performer has his or her own twist on the theme, so expect surprises!
Harley Dren & Co's Circus Sideshow Spectacular at Indy's Jukebox in Indianapolis. Saturday, March 23 10 pm to 3 am Eastern time. From the freakin' website:
Come one, come all to the greatest show on earth! Step up and see a night a freaks, geeks, weirdos, and more at Harley Dren and Co.'s Circus Sideshow Spectacular. There will be fire, burlesque, bearded ladies, suspension, hooping, juggling, glass walking, belly dancing, and so much more!
DJs FOR THE NIGHT: JIN-XS COPPER TOP KRAZY KAROLINE DIABLO
SIDESHOW FREAKS AND GEEKS: Jezebel Sinfell Miz Viola Michele Barbacoa Jones as Snappy the Clown Vivian Lashes Maella Cai Vane Bo Peepshow Tea Orlean Velveteen Tom Foolhery Bunny Barebuns Souxie Snapdragon Cory Dory Harley Dren AND MORE
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY: Sacred Circles Phantom Watson of Subculture Suspension Arts with a flesh hook horrortainment special 21+ Cover: $10 Music starts at 9pm Performers start at 9:30pmLosing September, Xiting the System, and Nightmares on Earth in concert at Beale Street Live in Indianapolis. Friday, March 22 starting at 8 pm Eastern time. OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, I LOVE XITING THE SYSTEM. They are amazing. Go!
Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk Friday, March 22 starting at 8 pm Eastern time at Monument Circle. From the freakin' website:
Visit society and the wicked backlife of Indianapolis in this tour. Visited are haunted theatres, businesses and other areas where the living chose to become dead and walk forever. This tour lasts 1:45-2 hrs. and begins on the north side of Monument Circle. Tickets: $18, adults; $13, children and seniors (65+). Reservations required.Rusty Redenbacher CD release party at The Place in Indianapolis. Saturday, March 23 starting at 9 pm Eastern time. From the website:
Come join Rusty Redenbacher, Mr. Kinetik, The Native Sun, Echomaker, MC Sparkplug and DJ Ganzarelli for a night you sure don't want to miss. The Official CD release of the Rusty Redenbacher's new album "Lower". Tickets $10 + a free copy of the new album "Lower". Tickets available at the door or at: http://lower.eventbrite.com/The Saw Doctors at Old National Centre in Indianapolis. Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm Eastern time. Oh man. "Still The Only One" is one of the greatest and most romantic songs ever:
The Evansville Icemen vs. the Reading Royals at Ford Center in Evansville. Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm Central time.
Opal Fly and the Swatters at Bokeh Lounge in Evansville. Friday, March 22 at 8:30 pm Central time. Free MP3 recordings of the band here.
The Tri-State Art Guild Spring Show at Angel Mounds in Evansville. From the website:
Sponsored by Tri-State Art Guild and the Friends of Angel Mounds. Exhibit hours: Tues. – Sat., 9am – 5pm, Sun., 1 – 5pm. Call 270-826-6674 or 812-401-3076 for exhibit information or visit www.tri-stateartguild.org. Exhibit is FREE and open to the public. Not open on Mondays. This event goes from March 17th - April 26th, 2013.