January 28, 2022

#MUSTDO

Today
  • Greetings from Latin America: Violinist James Ehnes | Fri., Jan 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Hilbert Circle Theatre | $10+ | This Indy Symphony Orchestra production weaves through Mexican, Brazilian + Argentinian themes and is accompanied by a violin concerto by Afro-Cuban violinist José White Lafitte. 🎻
Saturday
  • Designer Purse Bingo | Sat., Jan. 29 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Wolfies Grill, 1162 Keystone Way South | $40 | An afternoon of appetizers, drinks, purses, and BINGO — with all proceeds benefiting YIT's spring musicals. 👜 
  • Baconfest | Sat., Jan. 29 | 12 p.m. | The Pavillion at Pan Am | $20+ | Dig in to over 40 bacon + pork inspired dishes at this 21+ event hosted by Q95. 🥓 
  • The New Kings of Comedy | Sat., Jan. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Pavilion at Pan Am | $75+ | For one night only, IMG nightlife brings you an epic intimate night of laughter with three of the funniest comedians in the game — DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller + Chico Bean. 🎤 
Sunday
  • Visitor Appreciation Day | Sun., Jan. 30 | 1-5 p.m. | Garfield Park Conservatory | Free | On this day, admission is free to the tropical conservatory as a thank you to its supporters. 🌿
Monday
  • Indiana Pacers vs. LA Clippers | Mon., Jan. 31 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $15+ | Cheer on the Blue + Gold as they take on the Clippers. 🏀 
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NEWS NOTES

Weather
  • 23º | Partly cloudy | 14% chance of rain
Open
  • Bar 52, which has been labeled as “dangerous” in the past, has reopened in Christian Park. The establishment has held a liquor license for 100+ years and the new owner intends to give it a bright upgrade with TVs to show sports games and security. It plans to serve tenderloins and other food. 🍺 (FOX59)
Coming Soon
  • Indy-based 1205 Distillery is planning to open a tasting room + production site in Lebanon, IN. Opening the 15,000 sqft building is an effort to keep up with the demand for whiskey at existing locations in Fletcher Place and Westfield. It will have a bar, stage, and three stalls for food partners. 🥃 (IBJ)
Community
  • A new emergency operations center is open at Center Grove Community School Corp. in Greenwood. It will facilitate collaboration between public safety for the school + surrounding community and includes a monitoring space for the police department, full-service fire station, and sheriff satellite office. It’s located at 2309 S. Morgantown Rd. 🚨 (Inside Indiana Business)
  • Watkins Park Family Center on the near northwest side was chosen as the site of the latest “Sharing the Dream” project, which is an initiative by Citizens Energy Group to refurbish an Indy Parks facility. The renovations are now complete — including new security cameras + furniture, fresh paint, and repaired restrooms. 🔨 (Urban Times)
Traffic
  • Don’t assume someone else has reported it. The mix of high + low temperatures in Indy has led to more potholes + DPW crews have yet to reach their busy season, making this the perfect time to report potholes you see. You can do so through the city’s online portal. 🚗 (IndyStar)
Arts
  • Indy Arts Council + IND are seeking artists for a 14,000 sqft fence on the driving approach to the airport. The artist will be compensated $18,000, with materials provided. The deadline to apply is Sun., Feb. 20 and an application workshop will be held on Mon., Jan. 31. 🎨
Cause
  • The Puppy Love Valentine’s program is back + celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Indiana Canine Assistant Network hosts the fundraiser, allowing select inmates at local prisons to train assistance dogs to be placed with people who have disabilities. Puppy Love gift boxes are $60 + are delivered on Feb. 12 and 14. 🐶 (WTHR)
Theater
  • Today through Sun., Jan. 30, IndyFringe Basile Theatre at 719 E. St. Clair St. will be hosting the play “Admissions” written by Joshua Harmon and performed by American Lives Theatre. The show is centered around privilege + power in the world of elite schools. 🎭
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