December 2, 2021

#MUSTDO

Today
  • Bright Lights Holiday Nights | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 5-9 p.m. | 11th St. + Capitol Ave. | Free |  Check out Stutz Artists’ Annual Holiday Show for live music, artful gifts, food vendors, and holiday cheer. 🎁
  • Wizard Fest Yule Ball | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 7:30-11 p.m. | Irving Theater, 5505 East Washington St. | $15+ | Get ready for a magical night of wizard themed vendors, cosplay, decorations, drinks + contests. 🪄
Friday
  • Holiday Fest + Cookie Walk | Fri., Dec. 3 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hendricks County Conference Center, 1900 E Main St. | Free | Join a holiday fest with craft booths, entertainment, vendors + homemade cookies. 🍪
  • Student + Teacher Appreciation Day | Fri., Dec. 3 | Noon-9 p.m. | 10 Carter Green, Carmel | Free | Teachers can enjoy a free hot chocolate at Christkindlmarkt + students can visit Guest Services for a gift. 🍎  
Saturday
  • Peppermint Nights Winter Market | Sat., Dec. 4 | 12-6 p.m. | 540 N. College Ave. | Free | Come shop at the first of Strata Markets’ indoor winter markets at St. Joseph Brewery + Public House. 🍬
  • Elf the Musical | Sat., Dec. 4 | 2 + 7 p.m. | Civic Theatre, 1 Carter Green, Carmel | $58+ | Spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear with this performance based on the cherished 2003 hit Elf.
Sunday
  • Repeal Day | Sun., Dec. 5 | 7-10 p.m. | Catacombs at City Market | $50+ | Have some drinks underground with Pernod Ricard + Stella Artois. 🥂
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NEWS NOTES

Civic
  • Fishers has hired two engineering firms to design a $20 million City Hall that will double as an art center + create plans for a recreation complex. The building’s foundation has been slowly sinking for years and it would cost millions to keep making repairs. The location of the rec center hasn’t been decided. 🏢 (IndyStar)
Coming Soon
  • Founder of the former Scotty’s Brewhouse is going back to his roots + plans to open a new burger joint in Carmel and Indianapolis in the next few months. The two new Roots Burger Bar locations will join the first in Muncie, which opened in 2019 in the original Scotty’s Brewhouse. 🍔 (IndyStar)
  • After 2.5 years, Rebel Vintage co-owners Tori + Sara announced they’re going separate ways to focus on their individual visions. In January, Sara will be rebranding + re-opening at the same location under “Lux & Ivy.” Tori will be moving her “Notorious Vintage” to the top floor of Retro Metro at 46th & Binford. 👗
Tech
  • Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission is partnering with Team de Rooy — a multi-time winner of the Dakar Rally race — to develop electric trucks for motorsport competitions. The company says testing is scheduled to begin on an electric truck equipped with a conventional Allison transmission in early 2022. ⚡ (Inside Indiana Business)
Sports
  • Fans will be flooding downtown for the Big Ten Football matchup this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s Michigan’s first time in the championship and Iowa’s second, making fans eager to see the game + tickets are sold out. If you’re trying to score a seat, you’ll have to rely on resale. 🏈 (WISH)
  • One of the most famous names in auto racing + two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. is releasing a book — titled “Al Unser JR: a checkered past” — which shares both his success + personal struggles. He’ll be signing copies Sat., Dec. 4 at the Indiana History Center downtown. 🏎️ (FOX59)
Seasonal
  • White River State Park has decked the Old Washington St. Bridge + canal for the holidays. Check out the lights + then visit the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theatre for a screening of “The Polar Express.” Kids under 12 that show up in PJ’s get a free ticket. ✨ (WTHR)
  • A Christmas event for the dark side of St. Nicholas will have its grand finale in downtown Bloomington. The Krampus Bazaar and Rampage will host its 10th and final event on Sat., Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. with food vendors, arts + crafts, activities, and photos with Krampus. 🔥 (WRTV)
Shop
  • In case you missed it, 6AM Rewards has officially launched. Join now with the email you’re reading this with, then start discovering all the ways to earn + redeem points for discounts and free Indy merch at The 6AM Shop.
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