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Northwest Indiana
Lake County Fair - August 2-11 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Family-oriented annual county fair with more than 30 rides, hundreds of concessions, horse shows, contests, live entertainment and motorsports as well as thousands of exhibits and all types of food!! Enjoy free entertainment performs across two stages nightly with acts ranging from gospel to rock and even doo-wop oldies. Take a gander at the schedule for yourself and slate out the best nights.
Touch of Dutch Festival and Parade - August 9-10 at Spencer Park. The family-fun event features free live entertainment, craft and food vendors, kid's entertainment, a parade, giveaways, the Rotary Ramble 5K run and fitness walk and so much more!
HENNA Body Art Class - August 5, 1-3pm, at Byway Brewing, 2825 Carlson Dr. Join us in the beer production room THIS Sunday, August 5th from 1-3pm as we learn about the origins of the temporary tattoo, styles among different cultures, and how to apply the henna stain. No experience required. *Must be 21+ Our all natural henna paste is safe for staining hair, skin and fabrics. We suggest you dress comfortably in clothes that won't be ruined by a possible spots of henna. For those that do not want the natural temporary stain, white henna will also be available. Reserve your spot ASAP: https://skincolourpro.eventbrite.com
WHAM Ride - August 10 at The Pav, 2324 Calumet Ave. Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the return of the WHAM After Midnight Bike Ride. Bring out your 2-wheelers, tricycles, or unicycles and enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster's beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets. WHAM is scheduled to roll on Saturday, August 10th into Sunday, August 11th. Register online at www.active.com or in person at the Hammond Marina. Riders will enjoy a 30-mile-long, or 10-mile-short scenic route. The ride begins and ends at Hammond's iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion. Ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the tranquility of both Wolf and George Lake in Hammond. See firsthand, Hammond, Whiting, Munster, and Highland's spectacular parks and neighborhoods, ride through historic Downtown Whiting and Hammond, and pass Oil City Stadium, home of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen. Adventurers taking the long route will enjoy a rest stop at Cabela's in Hammond, the World's Foremost Outfitter, before they meander through Wicker Park and Munster's beautiful neighborhoods.
Idaville Truck and Tractor Pull - August 10 at the Idaville Volunteer Fire Department. A family event full of fun and excitement with hard working and determined truck & tractor pullers.
Taste of Cass County - August 10, 5-1130pm, at Downtown Logansport, 4th and Market Sts. Food, fun and music highlight this festival in downtown Logansport! Sample food and drink from local eateries. Live music, a kids corner and fun for the entire family.
Michigan City Chamber Music Festival - August 3,5,7,9,11 at First Presbyterian Church, 9th and Washington St. Music for all ages. Performances feature Emmy, Grammy and Gramophone Magazine Award-Winning Soloists from Across the Nation. Aug 3 & 9 at 7:30pm Aug 5 & 7 at 7pm Aug 11 at 3pm
Pokagon Festival - August 10, 12-4pm, at The History Museum, 808 West Washington St. In celebration of the exhibit Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, The History Museum is presenting the Pokagon Festival in the museum’s Historic Oliver Gardens on Saturday, August 10. View the exhibit and experience the arts, culture, dance, and food of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Free with admission to the exhibit ($10/general; $8.50/senior; $6/youth; free/5 and under).
Northeast Indiana
Park-inn Movies: Beauty and the Beast (Animated) - August 8, 930-1130pm, at Potawatomi Inn. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to the lawn overlooking Lake James. Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Pokagon State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Girls Night Out Shop.Sip.Taste - August 8, 5-8pm, at Downtown Auburn. HURRY DOWNTOWN... It's a Girls Night Out you won't want to miss! Exclusive late nights in AUBURN at Local Shops, Boutiques, Businesses & Eateries. Sales, specials, prizes, refreshments and fun happenings! Downtown shops are OPEN LATE the second Thursday of every other month: 5 - 8 pm.
Opening Reception: On Being: Realism and the BGSU School of Art - August 9, 5-8pm, at Artlink Contemporary Gallery. This exhibition is on view until September 13, 2019. Realism, like nature, persists. All visual art is based in the observed. Each of these artists is attempting to make realism new, a way to discover the purposes of the image. All of the artists represented seek to find balance inside of the quiet place that realism occupies while acknowledging its historical, social, political, and cultural contexts.
Northeast Steam & Gas Show - August 8-10 at the LaGrange County 4H Fairgrounds. This years event will be featuring Lesser Known Classics & Doodlebugs! Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Gas Engines, Antique Farm Machinery, Sawmills, Arts & Crafts, Large Flea Market, Trading Post, Camping, Food and More! Activities Include: Wheat Threshing, Plowing with Steam Engines,125 HP Erie Steam Engine operating a sawmill, Ferguson (FENA Display Area, On Friday and Saturday evening will have the Parade of Tractors & Engines and Live Music. Saturday will be the Ladies Program and Antique Tractor Pull.
Michael Booth - August 6, 7-830pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
Collingsworth Family - August 7-10 at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtimes: Wed 7pm, Thu 1pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm | Doors: 30 min prior Prices: Tickets Only - $49.95 | Dinner and Theater - $67.95
Brian Regan - August 8, 8-10pm, at the Shipshewana Event Center. Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only - $38.95 -$44.95 -$44.95 -$54.95 | Dinner and Theater - $56.95 -$62.95 -$62.95 -$72.95
Gypsy Soul Vintage Market - August 9-10 at Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. We are gathering some of the best vendors around to join us for a 2 day market at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. Vendors in the areas of vintage home & garden, bohemian, antiques, farmhouse, gypsy couture, boutique owners, unique handcrafted goods, primitives, rustic, whimsical salvage, gourmet treats, eclectic & healing arts, barn finds, junk art, food trucks and so much more! More info coming soon! Gypsy Soul Vintage Market- Warsaw Friday, August 9, 3-8pm Saturday, August 10, 10am-4pm
Central Indiana
Hummingbird Migration Celebration - August 10, 9am-4pm, at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting the Hummingbird Migration Celebration at its 700 acre Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the star of the show as visitors can witness the birds up close as they are banded in order to study their lives as they reside and migrate to and from Indiana. Over 600 of these flying gems were banded at Mary Gray in 2018! Other songbirds will be banded as well so visitors can see them up close and discover subtle characteristics of their plumage and learn details of their lives. Live birds of prey will be a part of the program as well as turtle research and speakers on related nature topics throughout the day. Live music and vendors will also be sharing their talents. The local 4-H group will be hosting refreshments. Come and see the lovely sanctuary. Hike a trail on your own or with a guide. Early bird tickets are available online for $10 (under 18 free). Free parking and shuttle service is provided. Tickets are $15 after August 1st. See the full program at: https://hummingbirds.indianaaudubon.org
Indiana State Fair - August 2-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Indiana State Fair returns every Aug. to celebrate youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining experience.
Art War for Wolves - August 8, 7-11pm, at Black Acre Brewing Company, 5632 E Washington St. What is our weapon of choice in the War for Wolves? A paintbrush! Come watch three artists compete head-to-head in a race against the clock, with an ice cold pint from Black Acre in hand! Join us at 7:00 pm in the heart of Indianapolis to support Wolf Park, enjoy an eclectic selection of beer and food, have a front row seat to the art war, and spread awareness of wild canines! We are proud to host our first event in downtown Indianapolis to welcome a new crowd of animal lovers, beer sommeliers, and art experts to learn about Wolf Park and enjoy the festivities! Black Acre Brewing Co. 5632 E. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46219 $5 Advance $10 Door 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 Guests must be 21+ to enter
Mosey Down Main Street - August 10 at Downtown Lafayette. Live entertainment, food, family-friendly, free event introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants of downtown Lafayette. Mosey Down Main Street is a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community. Volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians come together once a month from May through September to offer a free family friendly event that takes place right down the center of Main Street With three stages of music, outdoor food, beer, and wine sales as well as street performers, sidewalk chalk, crafters, vendors, drum circles, DJ's, belly dancers, and balloon animals.
Giants Live North American Open - August 10, 12-5pm, at Courthouse Square. See world class Strongman competitors in a small town setting as they vie for a spot at the 2020 World's Strongest Man competition. Main Street, Martinsville will be shut down for the afternoon as these athletes compete in five different events. This is the ONLY North American event that qualifies competitors for the world event. This year's competitors will be from the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. This event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. There will be a meet and greet opportunity with competitors following the event at Fables and Fairy Tales Book Shop on Main Street.
The Woomblies Rock Orchestra - August 10, 5-9pm, at Cedar Creek Winery. Cedar Creek is Indiana's only single location winery, brewery and distillery - all family owned and operated, just three miles from downtown Martinsville! On August 10th, regional favorites Tastes Like Chicken take the stage at 5 pm, followed by the always amazing Woomblies Rock Orchestra at 7 pm.
Bicentennial Park Summer Concert: Main Street Band - August 10, 7-9pm, at Bicentennial Park. The Mooresville Park District will again host the free 2019 Citzens Bank Summer Concert Series at Bicentennial Park in downtown Mooresville! Located at the corner of Indiana and Main Streets, the park is convenient to local restaurants to enjoy before the show. The popular Martinsville based Main Street Band will take the stage on August 10. Live music begins at 7 pm; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Free.
Redkey Gas Boom Days Festival - August 10, 10am-8pm, throughout Redkey. Redkey Gas Boom Days Festival Will be Saturday, August 10th -- Parade at 11 AM, Corn hole tournament at 3 PM, gospel concert from 1-3 PM, Live Band from 4-7 PM, variety of vendors, 50/50 raffle, Redkey Merchants' Silent Auction, Games and much, much more!
Southern Indiana
LUCINDA WILLIAMS and her band BUICK 6 - August 10, 8pm, at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing, and there’s no signs of her slowing down any time soon.
Sunday Concert Series: Melody Resurrection - August 11, 130-530pm, at Turtle Run Winery. With Andrea Overton leading the vocals, this band is ready to really rock it this year. Melody Resurrection resurrects melodies from the 60's to today, from the Beatles, Stones, the Doors to Maroon 5 , Toto and many others. Should be highly entertaining.
Ben & Noel Haggard w/ special guest Abigail Rose - August 10, 630pm, at Lincoln Amphitheatre. Ben Haggard. For fans of his late, legendary father, country music great Merle Haggard, his youngest son Ben is no Stranger – in fact, he’s been the lead guitarist in Hag’s longtime band of the same name for the past eight years, since he was 15 years old, fitting in easily with veterans like musical director Norm Hamlet and Scott Joss. Noel Haggard. Growing up the son of a man who has defined country music's possibilities, Noel Haggard has enough life experiences to more than completely inhabit the things he sings about...and does it with the same natural phrasing and richly sonorous baritone that one would expect from someone with such a loaded last name. Abigail Rose. Born and raised in the small town of Pendleton Indiana, Abigail Rose is an 18-year-old Hoosier girl, and have been a musician her entire life. Her father, who is a music industry veteran, is producing her soon-to-be released debut album featuring original songs by her and co writers Fred Koller, Antoinette Olesen, and Melissa Jay. She has also covered classics by John Sebastian, Ray Davies, Roger McGuinn and Elliott Murphy. Special thanks to the guys in the John Mellencamp band and Carlene Carter for helping out.
Park-inn Movies: Jaws - August 10, 930-1130pm, at Clifty Inn. Bring your blanket to the lawn overlooking the Ohio River (behind Clifty Inn). Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Clifty Falls State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Women's Live Adventurously Weekend - August 9-11, 8am-5pm. Think about going to a conference and choosing which speakers you want to listen to, only here choosing what workshop you want to be part of or if you want to take a hike, bike ride, yoga class or learn about wilderness medicine! We hope you will join us for this awesome outdoor summit! The weekend will take place in various locations in Brown County, Indiana.
Schweizer Festival - August 7-10, 8am-1130pm, at City Hall Park. Schweizer Fest has become a well-known, community-wide celebration, offering free entertainment and activities for people of all ages. It is now one of Indiana's longest running community festivals. The cooperative efforts of many civic groups, clubs, organizations, and businesses make Schweizer Fest a grand success. Enjoy a beer and wine garden, live music, vendor booths, rides and much more!
Wine Pairings - August 9, 8pm, at West Baden Springs Hotel. Experience wine tasting at West Baden Springs Hotel paired with five courses of a variety of hors d'oeuvres. The event includes American and European wine presentations by our house wine expert highlighting a different imported or domestic varietal with each pairing. Our atrium is the ultimate wine tasting room!
ONGOING EVENTS
Northwest Indiana
Chesterton's European Market - Saturdays May through October at Third St and Broadway, Downtown Chesterton. An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gary Southshore Railcats at U.S. Steel Yard - Various days at US Steel Yard. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!
Miller Woods Hike Sundays - Every Sunday at Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. This hike is offered every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park - July 2 - Sep 21 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr. The 6,500-square-foot exhibit hall will be transformed to represent the 15,000 acres of diverse landscapes and highlight activities available to those that visit the park system. The exhibit will feature 12 trail stops. There will be interactive exhibits for children along the trail, selfie stations and a large “sandbox” for building sandcastles. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the 1,100 native plant species, rare and migrating birds, as well as recreational opportunities like camping, hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. Interactive activities will also give children a chance to become a Junior Ranger!
Summer Market on the Lake - Thursdays through the end of August at Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Road. Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic and gourmet foods, beer garden, local live entertainment, jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more.
LaPorte Farmer's Market - Saturdays July through the end of October at Monroe St and Lincoln Way. The LaPorte Farmer's Market strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in LaPorte by showcasing our region's bounty and economic opportunities locally.
Summer Sundown Music Series - Sundays May through August. Bring the lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Sunday evenings listening to a different musical artist each week. Each Sunday evening you will find yourself at a different park with new musical artist. Check online to see where and who will be appearing!
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts - Thursdays in June, July, and August, at the Washington Park Guy Foreman Amphitheater. Experience free live musical performances under the stars near the shores of Lake Michigan in Washington Park. Seating available or bring your own chair. June-August, Thursdays 7:30pm.
Michigan City's Farmers Markets - Saturdays July - October at 801 S Washington St. and 1500 Franklin St. Saturdays through October 26th, 2019. Michigan City's Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food and artisan goods
Mayor's Month of Music - Fridays in August, 7-10pm, at River Park Square. You can grab some food from your favorite Downtown Restaurant or visit one of the many food trucks that will be in River Park Square. Firebrick Road Pizza, Chubby Buddies BBQ, Pig n Pen Tenderloins, Ben's Pretzels, Sally's By The Shore, and Bailey’s Sweet Kettle Corn and Lemon Shake ups will be there! Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening. August 2: Magic Bus, August 9: Cornfield Mafia, August 16: PS Dump Your Boyfriend, August 23: Grace Affeltranger, August 30: Out Of Favor Boys
Market on the Square - Fridays June through August, 3-9pm, at Founders Square. There will be over 20 vendors selling unique crafts, fresh produce, honey, flowers, breads and jams. Plus local food vendors selling food. Bands from the region will begin at 6. Then to top off the evening we will have a family movie at dusk.
Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi - April 2019 to January 2020 at The History Museum. The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community. Through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts, the exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band.
South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field - Various days at Four Winds Field. The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - May 4th 2019 to May 2nd 2020, 6-9pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show! The Dinner Detective provides a hilarious evening of murder mystery, a 4-course meal, and a prize package for the top sleuth. Just beware, the killer might be sitting right next to you!
Northeast Indiana
Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field - Various days at Parkview Field. The TinCaps are entering their 10th season at Parkview Field, which has been rated as Minor League Baseball's No. 1 Ballpark Experience four consecutive years.
Faces of Middlebury - May 17th to October 4th throughout Middlebury. Grab your cameras and the map to locate each “face of Middlebury” and insert your face for the perfect picture. Free maps are available at local businesses and organizations. Post your pics on Middlebury Then & Now’s Facebook page or on Instagram using #facesofmiddlebury. Can you find all of them, up to 30 "faces"?
Gangsters, Saloons and Buggies on Roofs Guided Tour - May 29th to September 25th at the Downtown Middlebury library. You wouldn't know Middlebury had a rough-and-tumble past, but behind today's modern facades lie tales of small-town mischief, hoods on the lam and possible mysterious passageways. Get the inside story and secrets from a local with this tour of downtown. Tours are offered at 10am every Wednesday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
Giant Toadstools and the World's Fair Guided Walking Tour - May 30th to September 26th at the Krider World's Fair Garden. Enjoy a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the garden that bears their name opens a window to the family's nursery at the height of its creative powers. The beauty will take your breath away, just as it did at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Tours are offered at 10am every Thursday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the museum, unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
A Simple Sanctuary, the new musical - March 28th to October 31st at the Blue Gate Theatre. She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community.
Shipshewana Flea Market - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through September, 8am-4pm, at the Shipshewana Auction. Nearly 700 open-air booths on 40 acres await you at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market. Food courts, restrooms, scooter rentals and rest areas are on site. Open rain or shine. Also open for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and new weekend markets on August 16-17 (MotheDaughter Days). Antique Auctions are every Wednesday inside the Antique & Miscellaneous building.
Shipshewana Breakfast Club - Fridays in July and August, 830-1100am, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre July 12 - Lynda Randle July 19 - Allison Speer July 26 - The Taylors Aug 2 - King's Brass Aug 9 - Doug Anderson Aug 16 - Old Time Preacher's Quartet Aug 23 - Soul'd Out Quartet Aug 30 - TBA
Shipshewana's Majestic Frontier - August 2-24, 12-10pm, at The Michiana Event Center. Frontier is 90 minutes of gunslinging, riding, roping, action packed excitement featuring real life Cowboys and Cowgirls, ranch hands, folk dancing saloon girls, western singers, amazing trick ropers, a roman riding team comprised of six draft horses, trick and fancy riding, real Texas Longhorns, cowboys riding actual cows, comedy and so much more! One of the most exciting shows Shipshewana has ever seen! Dinner: Authentic Chuck Wagon BBQ meal! Pulled Pork, Cowboy Beans, Scalloped potatoes, Green Beans, Garlic Biscuit. Drinks: Tea & Lemonade. Dessert: Cherry cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream
Central Indiana
Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Saturdays and Sundays at Conner Prairie. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's summer series provides music from classical, pop, and rock genres from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. See performance schedule online indianapolissymphony.org
Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit - Jun 15 to Jan 5 at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. This once-in-a-lifetime immersive exhibition brings to Indianapolis more than 150 ancient objects and artifacts, many of which have never been seen outside of Greece. The ancient Greeks revered the human body, and many of the depictions are nude. Featured are bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry and funerary objects, exquisite pottery, artifacts of the world’s first democracy, and an extraordinary replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, known as the world’s first computer.
Mind Tripping Show - March 1st to December 28th, 8:30-10PM at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites. Mind Tripping: a Comedy with a Psychological Twist is an interactive show by Christian & Katalina, the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. Be a part of a mind-bending, reality-twisting interactive theatrical show. Think Candid Camera meets the Twilight Zone. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and your expectations turned upside down
Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition - May 24th to August 21st at The Indianapolis Zoo. After the paintings have dried and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, they are displayed for the summer in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens. Plus, you also get to enjoy the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol, an elephant Escher and many others! The Naturally Inspired Art Show presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown is included with Zoo admission.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series - Various days June-August, at The Amphitheater. You can watch movies under the stars every weekend at Newfields. Doors open at 7 pm, when you can enjoy a picnic dinner, music, and activities, followed by that night’s movie, which will begin when twilight turns to night (usually 9:30 pm). Over the summer, over 20 movies will be shown—everything from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. All you need is a picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only), chairs (for the back row of each tier), and blankets (in case the chair row is full). You will also want sunscreen and bugspray. No alcohol, pets, candles taller than 12 inches, or knives permitted. And if you want to travel light with just a chair and blanket, concessions will be available to purchase. Check out discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019 to see available films and to purchase tickets once they are available.
The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille, July 8 - Sep 1, 5-9pm, at 40 W. Washington Street. The Capital Grille’s annual The Generous Pour wine event has returned for its eleventh year. This year’s theme is Legends of the Land, where guests can sip on any combination of seven select wines including the Maggy Hawk 2015 Pinot Noir, the 2015 Cenyth Red Blend, and the Arrowood 2013 Red Blend. Each is from California’s Jackson Family that tell a unique story of origin and sustainability. From July 8th through September 1, 2019, guests are offered a customized wine tasting paired with the restaurant’s classic menu items, including hand-carved steaks and fresh seafood and appetizers with a flavorful twist for $28 per person with dinner.
First Friday Kokomo - First Friday of every month, 530-9pm, at Downtown Kokomo. Activities include art, music, food, local vendors, shops, entertainment, kid's activities & much more! Visit their Facebook page for monthly themes and schedule of all activities!
Kokomo Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium - Various days at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Enjoy a day at the ballpark! The Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League. Games are held late May through early August and feature fun themes and giveaways. Lawn and stadium seating available, starting at $8.
Summer Story Hour - Mondays, 10-11am, at the Physical Building of the Joseph Moore Museum. Join us each Monday in June and July at 10am for a special hour of stories! Each week will feature a different book about nature or science with a corresponding craft or activity. All ages are welcome and stories are chosen particularly for children in preschool - first grade.
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp - July 25 - Aug 15 at the Grand Park Sports Campus. Join us at the Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp! Every day you can enjoy watching practice, giveaways, food & drink specials, interactive games, and more. Download your free tickets at www.colts.com/camp.
Movies in the Park - August 9, 16, and 23, 8-1130pm, at Asa Bales Park. Come out this summer with your family and friends to enjoy a free, relaxing evening under the stars to watch a good movie with good company! Movies will begin right after sunset, so start times will vary. We encourage you to bring blankets, chairs, snacks and flashlights! Parking will be available at Westfield High School, across the street from the Asa Bales Park. Make sure to get some Kona Ice or FREE popcorn too! *In the case of inclement weather, we will move the event inside just down the road to NSPIRE Church (18097 Sun Park Dr, Westfield, IN 46074)
Southern Indiana
Wildlife Cruises on Patoka Lake - Wednesdays May through October at the Patoka Lake Marina. Not just a boat ride: cruise the second largest lake in Indiana upon a climate controlled tour boat to search for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons and other wildlife. Two hour cruises embark EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10am beginning in May and continuing through October. Voyagers are encouraged to capture on camera baby osprey in their nests, an eagle in flight, and busy beavers as the boat passes by.
Wine Cruises on Patoka Lake - Every other Friday starting June 7th, 730-930pm, at the Patoka Lake Marina. Sip wine paired with hors d'oeuvres/desserts while enjoying the sunset on Patoka Lake on our 60 person tour boat! Enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from a featured Indiana winery, and choose 2 glasses of your favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. Bottles of wine available for purchase as well as additional glasses. Call (812) 685-2203 to reserve your spot today! Only $50/person or $98/couple. Visit our website to view the winery lineup.
Shrek the Musical - July 3rd - Aug 18th, 6-10pm, at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Somebody once told me everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious and twisted adventure based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Follow this unlikely green hero on a life-changing journey full of romance and dozens of zany misfit characters. The perfect show for any age! Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax & parking. AAA discount available.
Evansville Otters at Bosse Field - Various days at Bosse Field. Locally owned and a member of the Frontier League, the Otters are the darlings of summer. Great ball play combined with fun promotions throughout the game guarantee an evening of fun family entertainment. To top it off, the games are played at Bosse Field, a stadium built in 1915 and the site of the filming of "A League of Their Own" in 1992. Come watch our Boys of Summer from May through August!
Floyds Knobs Farmers Market - Saturdays May through October at 400 Block Laffollette Station. Floyds Knobs Farmers Market Opening May 11 - October 26 Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Were an Indiana Grown Market and host a variety of Great Events throughout Season.
The Art of the Monon - April 1st to August 31st, 10am-4pm at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The Monon was Indiana’s railroad and touched every town in Orange County. See the Monon paintings of renowned railroad artist Howard Fogg and other rare Monon items.
Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium - Various days at the League Stadium. League Stadium was home to the Rockford Peaches in the hit movie A League of Their Own. The vintage signage, scoreboard, and atmosphere remain. The Bombers play in vintage-inspired uniforms - pants are knickered, stirrups are worn. The crack of a wood bat against a baseball resounds through the stadium. You may hear Who’s on First over the audio. We even have our own Peaches at the games keeping everything in the stadium rolling, while our coaches and players keep it exciting on the field.
Rock on Rising Sun - April 10th to September 30th on Main Street. Search and re-hide painted rocks hidden within the City of Rising Sun city limits. Spearheaded by a local resident, thousands of rocks are painted throughout the season for kids of all ages to find and re-hide. Participants are encouraged to paint their own creations and hide within the city limits. Photos of found rocks are asked to be uploaded to the Rock on Rising Sun
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News roundup for the previous week.
In International news
  1. 'Progress in all areas’: Putin to visit China as Moscow, Beijing expand trade, economic ties
  2. Growing campaign for US to join AIIB under Trump
  3. Trump better than Clinton for China in long term, Chinese defence adviser says
  4. Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU, President Erdogan says
  5. Two arrested in Chinese college student's murder at DeWitt apartment complex
  6. China's most-wanted economic fugitive Yang Xiuzhu surrenders: Yang Xiuzhu is accused of embezzling more than $40m (£26m) when working as a public official
  7. China's Arctic ambitions take shape in remote Iceland valley: research facility to study the Northern Lights. Funded by China's Polar Research Institute, the facility will house Chinese, Icelandic and international scientists when it opens next year
  8. US-China tensions will continue under Trump Tsinghua Univ.'s Yan Xuetong
  9. China says would consider Turkey membership of security bloc
  10. Russia, China give green light after Ankara highlights SCO option
  11. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday that he aims to improve ties with China by capitalizing on key anniversaries (mere days after Abe met Trump)
  12. Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office
  13. Daimler China Fires Exec Following Alleged Racist Outburst
  14. China backs Serbian railway modernisation
  15. The Big Three: America, Russia, and China Must Join Hands for Security, Prosperity, and Peace
  16. Ecuador and China Bolster Ties with Xi Jinping Visit: Xi and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa signed a bilateral cooperation agreement which sets out pledges for major energy, infrastructure, financial, agriculture and manufacturing projects
  17. Duterte to align PH foreign policy with China-led Asia dev’t: “I have given you my word, we will cooperate with you,” Duterte told Chinese President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here
  18. Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China
  19. China takes in fleeing Myanmese as it calls for end to conflict in border area
  20. China emerges as global climate leader in wake of Trump's triumph
  21. China wants to turn Chernobyl exclusion zone into solar power plant
  22. China, Russia to Push for Free-Trade Area in Asia-Pacific
  23. China Takes Over the Reins of Globalization from the West
  24. Xi Heralds Age of China-led Globalization at APEC Summit
  25. U.S., China agree on new North Korea U.N. sanctions, Russia has issues: diplomats
  26. Turkey to assume Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Energy Club term presidency
  27. PH eyes Russia’s, China’s help to boost defenses
  28. Belt and Road trade, investment platform launched in Nepal
  29. Russian, Chinese leaders discuss ‘coupling’ EAEU, Silk Road trade initiatives
  30. Taiwan to list the times China blocked its international space
  31. Madagascar: New Chinese-Built Road Inaugurated in Madagascar
  32. China’s impressive stake in Latin America’s renewables: Latin America is increasingly exploiting its renewable energy potential. New wind and solar projects are under construction as partnerships with Chinese companies deliver affordable finance and materials to local governments and businesses
  33. China is caring for about 3,000 refugees who have entered its territory to escape fighting in Myanmar between the government and ethnic rebels, including some who have been injured
  34. Chinese-Built Airport Inaugurated in Zimbabwe
  35. Chinese academics say Trump will pursue 'regional hegemony' in the South China Sea
  36. New Big Three? Will It be Russia, US and China to Define Global Politics
  37. Tanzania: Magufuli for Closer Dar, Beijing Military Ties. President John Magufuli has assured Chinese President Xi Jinping of continued cooperation in strengthening capacity of the armies of the two countries and other social development matters
  38. New China Policy Paper on Latin America and Caribbean: Win-Win Cooperation and ‘Expanding Common Interests’
  39. History, people to remember Castro: Chinese president. China-Cuba relationship has enjoyed great development since the two countries forged diplomatic ties 56 years ago thanks to Fidel Castro's solicitude and painstaking efforts. "The great Comrade Fidel Castro will be forever remembered,"
In Domestic news
  1. China's coal use likely peaked in 2013 amid rapid shift to renewables, International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook Report says. Current scenario forecasts that China's coal market share is going to drop down to 54% in 2040. Under a more aggressive policy scenario, 26% market share by 2040
  2. China's African population declines amid slowdown, crackdown
  3. 'Ladders of heaven' gives new path to cliff village in China's Sichuan
  4. Daimler China executive accused of racist rant
  5. Smoking crackdown in China burns hole in Essentra profits - Cigarette packaging manufacturer issues second profit warning this year, knocking shares to lowest level since 2012
  6. Flights cancelled as Beijing braces itself for coldest spell in 30 years
  7. Millions of Terminally Ill Children Don't Get Care They Need
  8. Reluctantly, More Chinese Elderly Write Up Their Wills
  9. Watching the Election from the Post-Truth Future (Commentary on Rumor Mill in China)
  10. How The NFL Is Growing In China: Through marketing and promotional events, the NFL has managed to grow from 1.6 million fans in 2010 to 17.7 million in 2014. Across 23 different broadcast platforms in China, there were 109 million viewers of NFL content in 2015
  11. NGO Sues Dalian to Protect Historic City Street
  12. China to Issue Nationwide Smoking Ban in Public Places
  13. China power-plant accident kills at least 40
  14. The Chinese success as example of the future of digital education: Personalized content delivery platforms such as Kajabi, LearningCart or Ruzuku are becoming more popular since they allow an individual to build and plan their own online courses which can be then advertised with Mailpro and Drip
  15. China orders Xinjiang residents to surrender passports to police
  16. Undercover Child Labor Video Leads to Arrests
  17. Beijing to list smog as meteorological disaster
In SciTech news
  1. Qualcomm and Tencent Announce Joint Innovation Center in China: The collaboration includes a joint innovation center designed to explore new user gaming and application experience in the future by utilizing the strengths of both parties
  2. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Dayton Air Force Research Laboratory and China have developed a new dry adhesive that bonds in extreme temperatures--a quality that could make the product ideal for space exploration and beyond
  3. China’s Courts Look to AI for Smarter Judgments: Smarter courts will take advantage of big data, cloud computing, neural networks, and machine learning, Zhou Qiang, the head of the Supreme People’s Court, announced at the 3rd World Internet Conference
  4. Graphene Solar Absorber Could Enable Cheap Thermal Desalination
  5. China to begin building two research vessels: According to the association, the Dayang Erhao will have a displacement of 4,000 tonnes and measure 98 meters long and 17 meters wide. It will contain more than 400 square meters of laboratory space be equipped with over 70 types of research devices
  6. China's Baidu bets its future on AI: Baidu launched its venture capital arm, Baidu Venture, in September to back AI and other next-generation technology projects, such as augmented reality and virtual reality
  7. Science superpowers find common ground: Chinese–US research partnerships outnumber all other international pairings. That trend, spurred by a long history of collaboration between the two countries, presents challenges, but the outcomes are a major boon for science
  8. China may have just solved one of the big challenges of deep space travel. China National Space Administration launched the X-ray Pulsar Navigation 1. The satellite has a new type of navigation system on board which no longer relies on earth-based signals to show where it is in space
  9. China's 712-km quantum communication line put into use: The new quantum communication line links Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, to Shanghai. It is part of a 2,000-km quantum communication line connecting Beijing and Shanghai
  10. Innovative Technique to Curtail Illegal Copying of Digital Media | A new method creates invisible optical watermarks to protect images, videos and books from counterfeit distribution
  11. Cement soaks up greenhouse gases
  12. 'Dramatic leap' for China's space program: this year marks the "start of a dramatic leap," Teruhisa Tsujino, at Japan's Center for Research and Development Strategy. Shenzhou-11 docked with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab. Long March-5 second in size only to the U.S. rocket Delta IV Heavy
  13. New research from North Carolina State University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Linyi University has found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation in a 130-million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen
  14. China orbited its fourth tracking and data relay satellite in the Tianlian-1 range known as ‘Sky Link’. The system is designed to support near-real-time communications between orbiting spacecraft and ground control
  15. China to approve 1st long-acting injection to treat HIV/AIDS
  16. China developed its first 20,000-watt fiber laser. Imported machine of this kind costs more than 6 million yuan (US$870,000). Fiber laser has been applied to shipbuilding, aircraft and auto manufacturing, aerospace and 3D printing
  17. Nature Index 2016 Collaborations: The two countries that produce the largest volume of high-quality science publications, the United States and China, also collaborate more than any other international pairing
  18. A new method for producing conductive cotton fabrics using graphene-based inks opens up new possibilities for flexible and wearable electronics, without the use of expensive and toxic processing steps.
In Economic news
  1. For the first time ever, Xiaomi is now one of India’s top five best selling smartphone brands, shows data released today by IDC
  2. U.S. fears over sensitive compound hits Chinese bid for Aixtron
  3. APEC Summit: China pledges to lead global trade
  4. China to continue US treasuries sell-off
  5. China will be middle-income by 2030,with spending on cars, luxuries, health to rise
  6. China's Tax Reform May Hit the Country's Wealthiest
  7. Why Chinese phone makers are gaining traction in the Gulf: The likes of Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo have seen their global sales rocket, with the likes of Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo, OnePlus, LeTV, Gionee, ZUK, Meizu, ZTE and others offering strong competition within China and around the world
  8. China banking on robots to address labor costs: A 33-year-old executive of a robot maker based in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, said Chinese business owners are also looking to robots because they have a hard time dealing with the youth of today
  9. China top innovator with one million patent requests in year: U.N.
  10. Chinese carmakers plan to move upscale
  11. TPP's death hurts America and helps China Russia
  12. China's Shrinking Workforce Affects Economic Transition, Expert Says: Rising labor shortages have pushed up salaries, forcing manufacturers to relocate to Southeast Asia as factories in China are struggling to recruit new workers. More college graduates lack skills to support move to service economy
  13. Chinese regulators draft new shadow banking rules
  14. How the West Ignores the Rising Tide of Chinese innovation
  15. China Will Use WTO Rights If Trump Acts on Tariff Threats: Official
  16. Is Trade with China Literally Killing Middle-Aged White American Men? “statistically relevant relative increase in suicide… concentrated among white males” is detectable in U.S. counties where local industries were affected by competition from China (wtf lol)
  17. How Apple Lost China to Two Unknown Local Smartphone Makers: Two years ago, Oppo and Vivo couldn’t crack the top five in China’s smartphone market. Now they outrank everyone after elbowing Apple aside, thanks to people like Cheng Xiaoning
  18. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is reportedly expecting to fund projects in Africa in the near future, a move that would mark the first time for the Beijing-based bank to extend its business beyond Asia
  19. China to reform ST income system to boost innovation - Xinhua
  20. China’s industries should learn from Huawei in order to build global standards
  21. The wealth per adult has risen from $5,670 in 2000 to $22,864 in 2016 in China. In addition, China has the third largest household wealth worldwide, following the United States and Japan
  22. Facebook is unlikely to succeed in China, even if it compromises on free speech: major challenge in finding a place to sit within the nation’s already-developed social media ecosystem. Sticking to its roots won’t cut it because Facebook-style social networking has already failed in China
In Military news
  1. China, Lebanon vow to deepen military exchange
  2. PLA training 1st female combat helicopter pilots
  3. US panel on China concerned by growing military might: enhanced strategic lift capability, strengthened employment of special forces, increasing capabilities of surface vessels and aircraft, and more frequent experience operating abroad, China may be more inclined to use force to protect interests
  4. The U.S. Army Is Getting Ready for A Big Test: Killing Russian and Chinese Weapons. Russian-built T-72 and T-90 tanks, Chinese drones, fighters and missiles are now part of Armies around the world who might wind up in conflict with the US
  5. India, China begin joint military exercise
  6. Malaysia, China begin joint aid and relief exercise
  7. Russia-China military ties ‘at all-time high,’ no threat to other states
  8. In November 2016, a Chinese J-16 strike fighter test-fired a gigantic hypersonic missile, successfully destroying the target drone at a very long range
Other Notables
  1. Pictures: Puzhehei scenic area. Yunan, China. Where landscape paintings come alive
  2. How novelist Ken Liu is bringing Chinese sci-fi to the Western world: With a translating career that started as a favour to a friend, Liu has become the unofficial link between China’s booming science-fiction scene and readers in the West
  3. Establishing A Modern National Identity Through Traditional Chinese Culture
  4. Peng Yuedan, a 21-year-old law student from central China's Hunan Province, has dedicated herself to offering free legal aid to underprivileged people in her local community over the past four years
  5. Uniting for an Asian Century- Lee Jong-Wha
  6. China-UK movie that is wild about cats: THE film unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the British “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman announced yesterday that they will make a fantasy movie “Warriors” based on a book series about warring cats
  7. Pictures: scenery of Xizha in Wuzhen. Zhejiang, China
  8. "This is why I want to restrict immigration from East Asia. Not because I'm afraid of them, I respect them. I respect their civilization. It's about protecting my people." - Richard Spencer, 30 min mark (lol)
  9. The Disappearing Dialect at the Heart of China's Capital
  10. Inside The Biggest Factory in china # 2017
  11. How did ancient Chinese keep food warm in winter?
  12. Human Ladder Rescues Elderly Man From River in China
  13. Guarding the Spirit of Our Ancestor, Genghis Khan
  14. Delusional responses from Europeans about the Opium War
  15. How advances in printing technology are leaving China's classically trained "imitation artists" behind
  16. Pictures: Popular spots in China to photograph seas of clouds Mount Emei
  17. Shanghai Skyline[x/post from CityPorn] (1920x1080)
  18. Communist Party thinks Hallyu promotes ‘soft, weak men’: China’s recent ban of Hallyu, five reasons official listed on his Weibo account pointed to China‘s need to first protect and foster its own entertainment industry, and second to “limit abnormal contents that portray men in overly soft ways.”
  19. China Denies Ban on South Korean Entertainers, Sort of, Maybe
  20. ‘Pacific Rim 2’ has Chinese Actors, but Futuristic Movie Will not be Shown Yet in China on Feb. 23, 2018 Global Premiere. Besides Zhang Jin, other Chinese actors in “Pacific Rim 2” include Wesley Wong, Chen Zitong, Qian Yong Chen, Lily Ji, Lan Yingying and a cameo appearance by Xiao Yang
  21. Plugged In: The Fascinating History Of The Chinese Telephone Exchange. One of the most famous telephone exchanges was in the heart of Chinatown, at 743 Washington St. According to an article in the April 10th, 1936, edition of the weekly Chinese Digest, the Chinatown Exchange began in 1894
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