January Plan Ahead: Your Indy events calendar

Happy January, Indy❄️ If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to days growing longer, taking time to reset, and focusing on New Year’s resolutions — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the Circle City.

Note: COVID-19 protocols are changing rapidly to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in Indy. Please make sure to check event listing pages + venue websites for the most up-to-date information.

Sat., Jan. 1-Fri., Jan. 7

Sat., Jan. 1

  • PBR Monster Energy Invitational | Sat., Jan. 1 | 7:45 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $15+ | For the first time since 2012, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will bring the world’s top bull riders + bucking bulls back to Indianapolis for a one-day event. 🐂 
  • First Day Hike at the Fort | Sat., Jan. 1 | 1-3 p.m. | Fort Harrison State Park | Free | Meet a naturalist at the Delaware Lake picnic shelter + join in on a two-mile hike with you leashed pup. 👟

Sun., Jan. 2 

  • Sip & Set Goals SipSperience | Sun., Jan. 2 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | $45 | Sip wine + set goals for 2022. You’ll get to try four different Sip & Share Wines as part of a sampler set. 🍷
  • Indianapolis Colts vs. Las Vegas Raiders | Sun., Jan. 2 | 1 p.m. | Lucas Oil Stadium | $69+ | The Colts take on the Raiders for the last home game of the season. 🏈
  • Indy Fuel vs. Iowa Heartlanders | Sun., Jan. 2 | 3 p.m. | Indiana Farmers Coliseum | $16+ | Hit the ice + cheer on the Indy Fuel as they take on the Iowa Heartlanders at home. 🏒 

Mon., Jan. 3

  • Live Trivia at Barringer’s Tavern | Mon., Jan. 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 2535 S. Meridian St. | Free | Bring your friends + form a team at your table, then answer questions about sports, history, music, and science while enjoying food and drinks. 🍻

Tues., Jan. 4 

  • Crochet-Along | Tues., Jan. 4 | 6-7:45 p.m. | Indianapolis Public Library: Pike Branch | Free | Fiber artists, unite. This evening will be full of people honing their craft + learning their skills to make something for the unhomed population in Indy. 🧶
  • Cooking Class: Spicy Sushi Rolls | Tues., Jan. 4 | 7 p.m. | Tinker House Events | $45 | In this hands-on cooking class with Chef Damon, you’ll learn the easy-to-master techniques needed to make your favorite sushi rolls at home. 🍣
  • Live Trivia at The AMP | Tues., Jan. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | 1220 Waterway Blvd. | Free | Indiana Trivia is bringing its game nights to The AMP for more food, drinks, and fun. It’s free to play with lots of prizes. 🏆
  • National Trivia Day | Tues., Jan. 4 | 6-9 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company | $5 | Compete for bigger prizes than ever before with longer rounds of general knowledge questions from Greenlight Trivia in celebration of National Trivia Day. 💡

Wed., Jan. 5 

  • Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets | Wed., Jan. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $24+ | Cheer on the Blue + Gold take on the Nets at home. 🏀 
  • Motion City Soundtrack | Wed., Jan. 5 | 6 p.m. | Old National Centre | $36+ | Channel your inner emo at this 17-year anniversary show as the band visits on its “Commit This To Memory” tour. 🎸
  • Bird Collages | Wed., Jan. 5 | 12-4 p.m. | Eagle Creek Ornithology Center | Free with park admission | Use hundreds of magazines to build your own nature-themed collages. Supplies are provided. ✂️
  • Fresh Market Wednesday | Wed., Jan. 5 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Irving Theater | Free | Who says farmers markets have to be outside? 🧀

Thurs., Jan. 6

  • Star-crossed Lovers | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7 p.m | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $18-25 | Experience two short interpretations of one of the most well-known stories of all time — Romeo + Juliet. 🎭 
  • The Dog Show: Stand Up Comedy at Metazoa | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7-9 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company | Free | Consider donating to support the dogs + the performers at this monthly show benefiting IndyHumane. 🐶
  • Festival of Trees | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Indiana Historical Society | $13+ | Keep the holiday celebrations rolling by traveling through a winter wonderland of 75 decorated trees. 🎄 
  • Trivia | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 6 p.m. | 9922 E. Washington St. | Free | Stop by Parched + test your knowledge. Teams of 1-6 people will compete for several prizes. Smoothies and bowls will be available for purchase. 🥣 
  • Swing Dance Lessons | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7 p.m. | McGowan Hall, 1305 N. Delaware St. | $60 | Join the Naptown Stomp + learn moves like the Lindy Hop for a month of Thursday classes. 💃
  • Kane Brown Blessed & Free Tour | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $24+ | Kane is the first five-time American Music Award winner to bring his tour to all 29 NBA arenas. 🎤
  • Indiana Men’s Basketball Watch Party | Thurs., Jan. 6 | 7-9 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company | Free | Calling all sports fans to this dog-friendly watch party, featuring $15 pitchers of your fave Metazoa brews. 🏀

Fri., Jan. 7

  • Star-crossed Lovers | Fri., Jan. 7 | 8 p.m | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $18-25 | Experience two short interpretations of one of the most well-known stories of all time — Romeo + Juliet. 🎭 
  • Opening Reception: Cultural Connections | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | Free | Mingle with local artists + enjoy live music by Dan Kusaya at this new exhibition exploring global cultures. 🖼️
  • First Friday | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6 p.m. | Howl and Hide | Free | Hit this leather goods shop for a special performance by Dirty Danoh. Pro tip: Wear a Hawaiian shirt + get 10% off any Howl and Hide product. 👜
  • Poetry Open Mic | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | The Spark Coffee | Sign up beforehand or at the door for this opportunity to share your latest work with a supportive group. 🎤
  • First Friday Gallery Opening | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Harrison Center | Free | Kick off the new year by exploring Harrison’s newest exhibits. Pro tip: M*A*S*H fans will find “Follies of the Living” especially interesting. 🖼️
  • BANDALOOP rehearsal | Fri., Jan. 7 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Monument Circle | Free | Look up to the top of the Salesforce Tower as six vertical dancers rehearse their performances combining choreography + climbing technology that will take place between acts at the Playoff Playlist Live! concerts on Sat. and Sun. 🏙️

Sat., Jan. 8-Fri., Jan. 14 

Sat., Jan. 8

  • AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! | Sat., Jan. 8 | 5-11 p.m. | Monument Circle | Free | See Three-time Grammy nominee Doja Cat + indie pop trio AJR live downtown to kick off College Football Playoff National Championship weekend. Fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 🎤 
  • Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz | Sat., Jan. 8 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $20+ | Cheer on the Blue + Gold take on Utah Jazz at home. 🏀 
  • Star-crossed Lovers | Sat., Jan. 8 | 2:30 p.m | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $18-25 | Experience two short interpretations of one of the most well-known stories of all time — Romeo + Juliet. 🎭 
  • Arts for All: Famous Art Parodies | Sat., Jan. 8 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | Free | Check out the literary arts room for self-guided activities that take a deeper look at the exhibitions in the Main Gallery. 🎨
  • Dirty Heads | Sat., Jan. 8 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Pavillion at Pan Am | $30+ | See Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae + rock. 🎸
  • Indy Winter Farmers Market | Sat., Jan. 8 | 9a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The AMP at 16 Tech | Free | Start the new year with fresh produce + handmade goods from this indoor farmers market downtown. 🥕
  • The Hang Time Championship Experience | Sat., Jan. 8 | 5-8 p.m. | 11 E. 38th St. | Free | Football fans can shop team gear while enjoying live music from local DJs + cool photo ops. While you’re there, enter for a chance to win a $500 Nike gift card. 👟

Sun., Jan. 9

  • Extra Yard 5K | Sun., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m. | Downtown Indianapolis | $35 | Join a family-friendly 3.1 run/walk hosted in conjunction with the national championship game. Proceeds will benefit the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative. 🏃
  • Taste of the Championship | Sun., Jan. 9 | 5-8 p.m. | Indiana State Museum | $200 | Fine dine with this fundraising event + indulge in gourmet food and drink prepared by local chefs in support of the College Football Playoff Foundation. 🍽️ 
  • Star-crossed Lovers | Sun., Jan. 9 | 2:30 p.m | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $18-25 | Experience two short interpretations of one of the most well-known stories of all time — Romeo + Juliet. 🎭 
  • AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! | Sun., Jan. 9 | 5-11 p.m. | Monument Circle | Free | See Grammy award-winning Twenty One Pilots + pop artist Ava Max live downtown to kick off College Football Playoff National Championship weekend. Fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 🎤 
  • National Houseplant Appreciation Day | Sun., Jan. 9 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company | Free | Join Grounded Plant & Floral Co. for a pop-up sale + grab a pint with your pup while you’re at it. 🪴
  • Vision Board Party | Sun., Jan. 9 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 2301 E. 10th St. | $35 | Set your intentions for 2022 by creating your vision board (all supplies included) + enjoy light apps and mimosas. 🥂
  • 5th Annual Indianapolis Bridal Show | Sun., Jan. 9 | 1:30-4 p.m. | The Cyrus Place, 237 N. East St. | Free | Come + meet a collection of some of Indy’s top wedding professionals all in one place — from photographers, planners, DJs, and specialized crafters. Brides, grooms, and their entourage are free to enter the show. 💍
  • Market @ Commissary | Sun., Jan. 9 | 12-4 p.m. | 304 E. New York St. | Free | Grab a cup + shop some local vendors — including Lapis Lily, Fountain Square Bonsai, and Burnt At Both Ends. 🛍️
  • The Big Game Brunch & Day Party | Sun., Jan. 9 | 12-6 p.m. | 247 S. Meridian St. | $35+ | This buffet-style brunch party will serve up good food + good vibes for those downtown for the big game. 🍴
  • Festival of Ice | Sun., Jan. 9 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Ice at Carter Green, Carmel | Free | Something cool is coming to Carmel. Nice of the best ice sculptors in the Midwest will face off for the fifth annual ice carving competition. 🧊 

Mon., Jan. 10 

  • Allstate Championship Tailgate | Mon., Jan. 10 | 12-5 p.m. | Downtown | Free | Prior to kick-off, fans can enjoy outdoor entertainment at Championship Tailgate Plaza with activities + games, live ESPN broadcasts, and a pregame concert featuring Sam Hunt and Breland. 🎉 
  • College Football Playoff National Championship | Mon., Jan. 10 | 8 p.m. | Lucas Oil Stadium | $425+ | College’s biggest game — Georgia vs. Alabama — comes to Indy. 🏈
  • Boardgame Night | Mon., Jan. 10 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Guggman Haus Brewing Co., 1701 Gent Ave. | Free | Bring your own or enjoy some provided games at this biweekly Indy Board Games and Beer hangout. 🎲

Tues., Jan. 11 

  • Two-step Tuesday | Tues., Jan. 11 | 6 p.m. | Duke’s Indy, 2352 S. West St. | Free | Cut a rug + down some pints at this weekly event. Lessons are available for newbies. 🎻
  • Indianapolis Real Estate Mixer | Tues., Jan. 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Hotel Broad Ripple, 6520 E. Westfield Blvd. | Free | Real estate investor Brian Trippe from Birmingham, AL will be in Indy to meet local, active investors who are either buying, selling, rehabbing, or wholesaling real estate. 🏘️

Wed., Jan. 12 

  • Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics | Wed., Jan. 12 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $15+ | Catch this City Edition game as the Pacers take on the Celtics. 🏀 
  • Taste & Create: Cocoa Bombs | Wed., Jan. 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Indiana State Fairgrounds | $25 | Learn how to make everyone’s favorite new way to drink hot chocolate. ☕
  • Divine 9 | Wed., Jan. 12 | 6-10 p.m. | The Skyline Club | $30 | An after work professional event with networking opportunities, live music from local artists, drink tastings + light refreshments. Complimentary photos will be taken as well. 🏙️
  • Living Proof | Wed., Jan. 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Jazz Kitchen | $15+ | See the 8-piece band that has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire perform your fave cover songs live. 🎷
  • Five Dolla Dilla Night | Wed., Jan. 12 | 5 p.m. | Tin Roof | Choose from street corn, buffalo chicken or chicken + jack at this $5 quesadilla night. 🧀

Thurs., Jan. 13

  • BYO Vinyl Night | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 4 p.m. | Garfield Brewery | Free | Garfield will have the record player out + ready to spin your favorite tunes. 🎶
  • Yoga at Parched | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 9922 E. Washington St. | $10 | Join a 1-hour yoga class with instruction by Jami Vezina. Smoothies will be available for purchase after the class. 🧘
  • Exclusive showing of House of Gucci | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 5 p.m. | Kan-Kan Cinema & Brasserie | $12 | Put on your best Gucci-esque outfit + join PATTERN Magazine for a one-time screening of the Lady Gaga crime drama. 👗
  • Open Mic | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Scarlet Grove Public House & Pizza Pub | Free | Try out some new material at this first come, first play event. 🎤
  • 2022 Indy RV Expo | Thurs., Jan. 13 | 1-8 p.m. | Indiana State Fairgrounds | $10 for Adults | Hundreds of new model RVs from 60 of the top name brands will be on display. Pro tip: If you buy one admission Jan. 10-14, you get one free day. No coupon code required.

Fri., Jan. 14

  • Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $23+ | Cheer on the Blue + Gold as they take on the Suns. 🏀 
  • Taylor Swift Night | Fri., Jan. 14 | 9 p.m. | The Vogue | $10+ | We’re feeling 2022, especially on this Swifties night. 🎶
  • Jeezy Live in Concert | Fri., Jan. 14 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | 201 S. Capitol Ave. | $35+ | See rapper Jeezy live at The Pavillion at Pan Am. 🎤
  • Taste & Create: Cocoa Bombs | Fri., Jan. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Indiana State Fairgrounds | $25 | Learn how to make everyone’s favorite new way to drink hot chocolate. ☕
  • Special Event: Jason Banks | Fri., Jan. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Helium Comedy Club | $30+ | See the Ohio-based comedian as he tells over-exaggerated stories + connects with the crowd at this joke-filled evening. 🎤
  • My Favorite Things Tour | Fri., Jan. 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Indiana State Museum | $8+ | Wear comfy shoes to this 1-hour tour featuring staff favorites from the museum’s collection. Think hair wreaths. 👟
  • Accurate Personnel Grand Opening Job Fair | Fri., Jan. 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 8315 N. Michigan Rd. | Free | Looking for a job? Stop by Accurate Personnel’s newest branch opening for free food, live entertainment + connect with the community. Also enter for a chance to win free Apple Airpods.
  • Upstairs at Helium: Jill Maragos | Fri., Jan. 14 | 8 p.m. | Helium Comedy Club | Free | From a background in broadcast journalism + mechanical engineering, this comic packs a lot of surprises into her act. 🎤

Sat., Jan. 15-Fri., Jan. 21

Sat., Jan. 15 

  • Arts for All: Famous Art Parodies | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | Free | Check out the literary arts room for self-guided activities that take a deeper look at the exhibitions in the Main Gallery. 🎨
  • “Ain’t No Limit” Entrepreneur Seminar | Sat., Jan. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 10202 E. Washington St., Suite 300 | $125+ | Percy “Master P” Miller will be at The Silver Centre Event Hall dropping gems for small business owners, professionals, aspiring business owners + entrepreneurs. 💎
  • Girl Power Self Defense | Sat., Jan. 15 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Together We Rise CrossFit, 9402 Uptown Dr. | $25 | The ultimate empowering self-defense class led by police officer + owner of Pyramid Combatives, Lieutenant Mark Rand. 👊 
  • Indianapolis Camera Club | Sat., Jan. 15 | 1 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | Free | Indy photographers, bring your favorite prints (any size) for a camera club critique. Guests are asked to wear a face mask. 📸
  • Outback Presents: Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour | Sat., Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $21+ | See the iconic country rock group perform, along with country star Martina McBride. 🎸
  • Spider Man Meet & Greet | Sat., Jan. 15 | 12-5 p.m. | Books & Brews – South Indy | Free | Sign up for a time slot + get Peter Parker’s autograph at this whimsical weekend event. 🕸️
  • Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale & Marketplace | Sat., Jan. 15 + Sun., Jan. 16 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Indiana State Fairgrounds | $4+ | Find some gems at this bargain-hunting extravaganza with 600+ booths. 🛍️

Sun., Jan 16

  • Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular “Birthday Edition” Tour | Sun., Jan. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Palladium, Carmel | $33 | An Era-by-Era tribute concert celebrating the music + magic of Elvis Presley. 🎤
  • Bernese Mountain Dog Meetup | Sun., Jan. 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company | Free | BYOB — Bring your own Bernie for a day full of craft beer + doggy dates. 🐶
  • MLK Day: Speaking Love | Sun., Jan. 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Newfields | Free | A jazz pianist, spoken word poet, storyteller, and dance company will perform throughout this day of reflection.
  • Walk & Talk: Historic Irvington | Sun., Jan. 16 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Irvington Historical Society | Free | Join Sampson Levingston of Through2Eyes + Andrea Hunley for two miles and two hours of history discussion through the streets of Irvington.

Mon., Jan., 17 

  • Trivia Night with The Quizzler | Mon., Jan. 17 | 7-9 p.m. | The Garage Food Hall | Free | Good food, good friends, good questions — groups of five or less can compete to win prizes at this trivia night. 💡
  • MLK Day Celebration | Mon., Jan. 17 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Rhythm! Discovery Center | Free | Indy soul singer Bashiri Asad will perform at this interactive drumming exhibit — free for MLK Day. 🪘
  • Free Day: Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Indiana State Museum | Free | The museum will play videos of Dr. King’s most iconic speeches + host activities and performances that explore civil and human rights. 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Children’s Museum of Indianapolis | Free | Celebrate Dr. King with special performances by The Griot Drum Ensemble. 🎶
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Eiteljorg Museum | Free | Explore Native + Western art and artifacts during the final day of Jingle Rails.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Mon., Jan. 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Indianapolis Zoo | Free | Weather permitting, the zoo will be collecting donations for Gleaners Food Bank on this day.
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Mon., Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | NCAA Hall of Champions | Free | A scavenger hunt will be organized for hourly raffle prices of official NCAA merch.
  • 40th Annual “Day of Celebration” for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Mon., Jan. 14 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Hosted by the Madam Walker Legacy Center, join this free virtual event for a conversation with media pioneer Cathy Hughes — Founder & Chairperson of Urban One, Inc.

Tues,. Jan. 18 

  • An Evening in the Forest | Tues., Jan. 18 | 7-10 p.m. | Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant | $69 | Imagine walking into the woods + finding a candlelit table just for you. Soak in your surroundings and enjoy a three-course wine-paired meal. 🍷
  • Rabbit Tales: Missed Opportunities | Tues., Jan. 18 | 8 p.m. | White Rabbit Cabaret | $5 | Soak in this storytelling show full of “what ifs.” 💭
  • MLK Day Self-guided Hike | Tues., Jan. 18 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Earth Discovery Center, Eagle Creek Park | Free | Pick up a quiz on the meaning of MLK Day + do a half-mile hike to find the answers. 🌳
  • Scandinavian Folk Art | Tues., Jan. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Urban Vines, 303 E. 161st St. | $35+ | During this sip + paint session, you’ll learn more about the simplicity of Scandinavian art from Kiln Creations and paint your own dinner plate. 🍽️

Wed., Jan. 19 

  • Linking Indy Women | Wed., Jan. 19 | 8-9:30 a.m. | Refinery46, 2201 E. 46th St. | Free | Connect with other Indy women + hear from life and leadership coach Heather Lowey on finding connection, clarity, and joy. 👩‍💼
  • Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends | Wed., Jan. 19 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $22+ | Watch all your fave characters come to life at this kid-friendly show. ⛸️
  • Taproom Trivia | Wed., Jan. 19 | 7 p.m. | Black Acre Brewing Co. | Free | Prizes go to the top three teams at this Irvington trivia night, which welcomes carry-in food. 🍻
  • WCW Clothing Swap | Wed., Jan. 19 | 6-10 p.m. | North Mass Boulder | Come climb + clean out your closet. Climbing from 6-8 p.m., then swapping clothes from 8-10 p.m. in the Top Out Cafe conference room. 👚 
  • Circuit Group Meetup | Wed., Jan. 19 | 6-8 p.m. | North Mass Boulder | Connect with other climbers who are working through the purple + pink color grade/advanced climbs in the gym led by North Mass route setters. 🧗

Thurs., Jan. 20

  • Welcome to Earth Babies: Vonnegut @100 | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7 p.m. | Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library | $10+ | Uncle Kurt would have been 100 in 2022, so to celebrate, hear stories from his son + discuss why his literature still matters. 📖
  • Rob Funkhouser, sheetmetalgirl, Ilek Vad | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | State Street Pub | $7 | Grab some food + “get your ears scraped out” at this local music show. 🎶
  • Fargo (Upland Champagne Velvet Movie Series) | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | White Rabbit Cabaret | $5 | Watch the Coen Brothers classic + win Upland prizes with some film trivia. ❄️
  • Rivals F.O.R. Riley | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 6:15-10:30 p.m. | The Dugout Bar, 621 Virginia Ave. | $5 | Friends of Riley is hosting an IU vs. Purdue men’s basketball viewing party to raise money for the kids. Tickets include your choice of a mule cocktail or a draft beer. 🏀]
  • Protocol: A Monthly Live Comedy Show | Thurs., Jan. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Hotel Tango Distillery | Free | Catch a live comedy show at Hotel Tango’s Tasting Room + enjoy some cocktails while you’re at it. 🎤

Fri., Jan. 21 

  • Cerulean: A Winter Photography Exhibit | Fri., Jan. 21 | 7-10 p.m. | 6281 N. College Ave. | Free | Cerulean will explore the different visual stories that can be told with the use of a single color. 📸
  • 2022 Indianapolis Home Show | Fri., Jan., 21-Sun., Jan. 30 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Indiana State Fairgrounds | $13+ | Visit the fairgrounds for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis Home Show to see the latest trends in home design. 🏠 
  • Stella Luna & The Satellites | Fri., Jan. 21 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | Ale Emporium, 8617 Allisonville Rd. | Free | Enjoy this high-energy cover band with a side of deep dish. 🎸
  • Christina Bianco: Who’s Your Diva? | Fri., Jan. 21 | 11 a.m. | Hilbert Circle Theatre | $10+ | See the “Woman of a Thousand Voices” bring her impressions to the stage as part of the Coffee Pops Series.🎙️

Sat., Jan. 22-Fri., Jan. 28

Sat., Jan. 22

  • Arts for All: Famous Art Parodies | Sat., Jan. 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | Free | Check out the literary arts room for self-guided activities that take a deeper look at the exhibitions in the Main Gallery. 🎨
  • Illusions The Drag Queen Show | Sat., Jan. 22 | 7 p.m. | Taps and Dolls | $30+ | A dinner drag show that will have you laughing all night to performances in tribute to some of your old-time favorite classics, as well as the latest pop favorites like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B. 👑 
  • Build your own charcuterie board | Sat., Jan. 22 | 4 p.m. | Vibe Indy, 12672 E. 116th St. | $50 | Learn how to make your own charcuterie creation with 317 Charcuterie + enjoy a shake and mega tea from Vibe Indy. 🧀
  • Post-Holiday Electronics & Prescription Recycling Event | Sat., Jan. 22 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Garfield Park Burrello Family Center | Free | Back by popular demand, Sustain Indy is hosting another recycling event, taking unused, outdated and/or broken electronics. ♻️
  • Machyne Makerspace Community Open House | Sat., Jan. 22 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | 16 Tech | See all that Machyne Makerspace has to offer with a full tour of the space, plus live demos in 3D printing, welding, laser cutting, water jet cutting, hands-on virtual reality, and drone racing. ⚙️ 
  • Margski Pop-Up | Sat., Jan. 22 | 2-10 p.m. | La Margarita, Fountain Square | Free | Enjoy a mashup of Mexican + Korean food at this special pop-up with Kimski flavors from Chicago. 🥡
  • Magician David Williamson | Sat., Jan. 22 | 2 p.m., 8 p.m. | The Tarkington, 3 Carter Green | $20+ | The sleight-of-hand artist has been featured on several network shoes, including ABC’s “Champions of Magic” + the CW’s “Masters of Illusions” series. 🪄

Sun., Jan. 23 

  • Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends | Sun., Jan. 23 | 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $22+ | Watch all your fave characters come to life at this kid-friendly show. ⛸️
  • Cider + Brunch | Sun., Jan. 23 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Ash + Elm Cider Co. | The first-ever monthly brunch with a rotating menu based on the cider of the month flavor — Old Fashioned. 🍺

Mon., Jan 24 

  • Cold Case Crackers: A Murder Mystery Night | Mon., Jan. 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company | $30+ | Join Metazoa in the taproom to solve a cold case — The Addenberg Train Bomber Case. Tickets are sold by the table. 🔍
  • Jazz Jam Session | Mon., Jan. 24 | 6:30-10 p.m. | The Jazz Kitchen | Free | Sit in with the musicians or sit back + enjoy the show. 🎷
  • Free Bingo & $1 Hotdogs | Mon., Jan. 24 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Books & Brews – South Indy | Free | This event is kid + adult-friendly with plenty of games and beer to go around. 🌭

Tues., Jan. 25 

  • The Year Project: Vision Boarding | Tues., Jan. 25 | 5-8 p.m. | Bask on Main, 336 W. Main St. | $22 | An evening to cultivate + connect. Visit various discovering stations + check out local vendors with everything from spa vibes to practical tools for a revitalized 2022. 💆
  • Flow Painting | Tues., Jan. 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | $25 | Join Donna Jo Monroe for a chance to learn + create two paintings using acrylic flow techniques. 🎨
  • Parks & Rec Trivia | Tues., Jan. 25 | 5:45-8:30 p.m. | Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S. College Ave. | $5 | Bring your Pawnee A-game to this trivia event — one ticket registers a team of six people or less. 🌳
  • Trap x Tacos Game Night | Tues., Jan. 25 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Epic Ultra Lounge, 8215 Center Run Dr. | Free | A live DJ with $3 tacos + drink specials. 🌮

Wed., Jan. 26 

  • Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets | Wed., Jan. 26 | 7 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $9+ | Cheer on the Blue + Gold as they take on the Hornets. 🏀 
  • Paint & Sip | Wed., Jan. 26 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 9922 E. Washington St. | $30 | Visit Parched for smoothie sipping + 2.5 hours of painting instruction. All supplies included with ticket price. 🎨
  • Five Course Cocktail Dinner | Wed., Jan. 26 | 6:30 p.m. | The Brasserie | $87.50 | A first-ever five-course interactive cocktail dinner where chef Abbi Merriss’ perfect pairings will take you down the road of true brasserie fare. 🍽️
  • Fahrenheit 451 | Wed., Jan. 26-Sun., Feb. 20 | Various times | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $25+ | Watch this 1953 sci-fi novel come to life on stage — adapted by Tobias Andersen. 🔥
  • Detox to Retox: Yoga Edition | Wed., Jan. 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hotel Tango Distillery, 702 Virginia Ave. | $25 | Tickets include one hour of yoga led by Kati Black, followed by a craft cocktail hour with a Hotel Tango mixologist. 🧘
  • Dinneen & Sutphin Visiting Artist Lecture: Eleanor Heartney | Wed., Jan. 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Herron School of Art and Design, 735 W. New York St. or virtual | Free | This lecture discusses what America’s essence is + artist John Buck’s exploration of the concept through large-scale wood sculptures. 🪵

Thurs., Jan. 27

  • Stitching to Heart’s Delight | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | $15 | Learn the art of stitching + embroidery with a few key stitches, and walk away with a heart-themed piece of artwork that can be used as a decoration or a gift. 🧵
  • Exhibit Grand Opening: No “Compact of Silence” | Thurs., Jan. 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St. | $6 | This exhibit highlights local + national Black civil rights activists that were active during Harrison’s term in office. 📜
  • Homeschool: Geography around the Museum | Thus., Jan. 27 | 9:30 a.m. | Children’s Museum | $12+ | Get out your compass + map to practice your expedition skills with activities around the museum. 🗺️

Fri., Jan. 28

  • Fahrenheit 451 | Wed., Jan. 26-Sun., Feb. 20 | Various times | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $25+ | Watch this 1953 sci-fi novel come to life on stage — adapted by Tobias Andersen. 🔥
  • Winter Jam 2022 | Fri., Jan. 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | $10 | See featured artists including Skillet, Tauren Wells, KB, Colton Dixon, I Am They, and more — all in one show. 🎶
  • The 78’s | Fri., Jan. 28 | 8-11 p.m. | The Tap, Mass Ave. | Free | Grab a basket of Tap fries and listen to live music by The 78’s — a songwriting duo that plays originals and covers. 🎶
  • 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. 🎻
  • Nuova Vita Vintage Pop-up Shop | Fri., Jan. 28-Sun., Jan. 30 | 12-4 p.m. | Neidhammer Coffee Co., 2104 Washington St. | Free | Shop an exclusive collection of 200+ vintage and sustainably sourced pieces — such as sweaters, jackets, jeans, jewelry, and home decor. 👗

Sat., Jan. 29-Mon., Jan. 31

Sat., Jan. 29 

  • Arts for All: Famous Art Parodies | Sat., Jan. 29 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center | Free | Check out the literary arts room for self-guided activities that take a deeper look at the exhibitions in the Main Gallery. 🎨
  • Lux & Ivy Grand Opening Party | Sat., Jan. 29 | 3-7 p.m. | 1051 E. 54th St. | Celebrate the opening of the previously Rebel Vintage + shop local and sustainable clothing, beauty, art deco, and more than 25 local vendors.  🛍️
  • 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. 🥓
  • Lunar New Year Celebration | Sat., Jan. 29 | 12-4 p.m. | Global Village Welcome Center | Free | Celebrate the Lunar New Year by discovering Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese traditions surrounding the Year of the Tiger via the Lunar New Year exhibit on display now through Wed., Feb. 2. 🐯
  • Fahrenheit 451 | Wed., Jan. 26-Sun., Feb. 20 | Various times | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $25+ | Watch this 1953 sci-fi novel come to life on stage — adapted by Tobias Andersen. 🔥
  • Designer Purse Bingo | Sat., Jan. 29 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Wolfies Grill, 1162 Keystone Way South | $40 | A fun afternoon of appetizers, drinks, purses, and BINGO — with all proceeds benefiting YIT’s spring musicals. 👜 
  • Boho Disco Styled Shoot | Sat., Jan. 29 | 3-6 p.m. | TBD | $250 | Join this photography event for everything you need to create a beautiful boho disco styled shoot. 📸
  • Create! | Sat., Jan. 29 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Indiana State Museum | Included with museum admission | Make your own music + watch others perform at this all-day event. 🎤
  • Dancing with the Stars: Live! | Sat., Jan. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Old National Centre | $29.50+ | Catch your favorite celebrity dancing show live + in person. 💃

Sun., Jan. 30 

  • Fahrenheit 451 | Wed., Jan. 26-Sun., Feb. 20 | Various times | Indiana Repertory Theatre | $25+ | Watch this 1953 sci-fi novel come to life on stage — adapted by Tobias Andersen. 🔥
  • 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. 🌿

Mon., Jan. 31

  • 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. 🏀