Plus, who would be on Mount Rushmore in Indy?
September 25, 2023 6AM-Top banner logo-small.png


6AM City In-house

Today’s Forecast

28º | Mostly sunny | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:43 a.m. | Sunset 5:22 p.m.

🗳️ 43 days until Election Day
Voting line_League of Women Voters SC_MULTI
VOTE411 also features a checklist to make voting for the first time stress-free. | Photo provided by the League of Women Voters
The voter registration deadline will be here before you know it (cough, it’s Tuesday, Oct. 10).

Here are the must-knows about voting locally in the Circle City so you’re prepared for Election Day.

🗓 Important dates

  • Tuesday, Oct. 10 | Deadline for voter registration (in office by 4:30 p.m., online by 11:59 p.m., or postmark of Oct. 10, 2023)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11 | In-person early voting opens
  • Thursday, Oct. 26 | Deadline for absentee voting applications (aka vote by mail)
  • Monday, Nov. 6 | Early voting ends
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 | Election Day + mail-in ballot receipt deadline
Pro tip: If you’re sending in your ballot, make sure to allow ~14 days for the postal service to deliver it in time.

📍Where to vote early

There are several local organizations and offices that will be open for voters who want to avoid the long lines on Election Day:

Oct. 11-Nov. 6 | Various times
Oct. 28-Nov. 5 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

✅ Checklist

Make sure you have these items checked off before you show up to the polls:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
  • Indianapolis Culture First Kickoff | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 4:30-6 p.m. | The Speakeasy, 5255 Winthrop Ave., Indianapolis | Free | Join this community where global leaders and change agents come together to be inspired by their peers, ideate, and share best practices to create a better world of work.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • Original Farmers’ Market | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St., Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | From fruits and vegetables to meats and cheeses — you can find in-season, fresh foods from locals.
  • “Blue Whales: Return of the Giants (3D)” | Wednesday, Sept. 27-Wednesday, Oct. 11 | Times vary | IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $10 | Deep dive into the journey of a lifetime to explore the world of the magnificent blue whale, a species rebounding from the brink of extinction — in IMAX (new dates added weekly).*
Thursday, Sept. 28
  • Lets Fest | Thursday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Oct. 1 | 6 p.m. | Various locations | $25-$75 | After a COVID hiatus, Let’s Comedy is thrilled to bring back local and national comics to our Indy stages.
Friday, Sept. 29
  • Mossy Marvels: Terrarium Artistry Course | Friday, Sept. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Plat 99 - The Alexander, 333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis | $65 | Join this hands-on workshop and uncover the art of crafting your own mini oasis — light bites and craft cocktails available.
  • SWING | Friday, Sept. 29 | 7 p.m. | Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis | $250 | Step up to the plate for SWING at Victory Field, an inaugural signature event that will feature local restaurants, bars, and entertainment all night long.
Saturday, Oct. 7
  • Indy Electric Vehicle Showcase | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-5 p.m. | The AMP at 16 Tech, 1220 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis | Free | The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and Knozone invite you to Indy’s premier event for getting up to speed on driving electric.*
Click here to have your event featured.
20 tailgating essentials for a winning season
The weber grill is neatly folded up and wheeled along by a person in hiking boots.
Wheel a Weber portable gas grill to any cookout destination. | Photo via Amazon
From the best tailgating grill to a condiment caddy, shop all things game day grub:
News Notes
  • Fishers’ living history museum Conner Prairie announced a $33 million plan to transform its welcome center. It will add immersive exhibit spaces, access to collection items, and hands-on learning and play. The building will close its attractions on Monday, Nov. 27 to prepare for construction. (IBJ)
Coming Soon
  • Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain Wawa is coming to the north side. The Westfield Plan Commission approved Wawa’s plans to build a 5,915-sqft convenience store + gas station at the northeast corner of State Road 32 and Spring Mill Road. (IBJ)
  • Carrier, the heating and cooling manufacturer, opened a multimillion-dollar training facility in its gas furnace production site in Indianapolis to help ease the shortage of HVAC technicians. It includes six distinct labs featuring 41 fully functional HVAC systems to provide training in ducted and ductless systems. (IBJ)
  • Speaking of movies made in Indiana, Bicentennial Unity Plaza announced it will host a special screening of the classic “Hoosiers” on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the plaza for an inaugural free movie night. The gates will open at 7:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at 8:30 p.m. (WRTV)
  • Howdy, country music fans. Country singer Dustin Lynch announced his 2024 “Killed the Cowboy” tour will be making a stop in Indianapolis. He will perform at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park on Friday, April 26, 2024. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. (WRTV)
  • This brand believed there was a way to take water and make it a little more perfect by infusing it with fruit essences (but none of the gross diet sweeteners, calories, or sugar). And the fruit flavors really taste like fruit. Groundbreaking. Plus, new customers get 36 bottles for $36 + free shipping.*
Who belongs on the Indy Mount Rushmore?
Mount Rushmore if it were different
If Mount Rushmore were in Indianapolis, whose faces would be on the national monument? | Graphic by 6AM City
ChatGPT from OpenAI is taking the internet by storm, and new users are getting creative in testing out the tool’s capabilities.

We thought we’d test the bot out ourselves to see if it aligns with what true Hoosiers think.

“ChatGPT, who should be on the Mt. Rushmore of Indianapolis?”

Here’s what it said:
  • Benjamin Harrison | He was the 23rd president of the United States and a native of Indianapolis, who played a significant role in American politics and is an important historical figure associated with the city.
  • James Whitcomb Riley | He was a renowned poet + writer who spent a significant portion of his life in Indianapolis, known for his contributions to American literature and his influence on the city’s cultural scene.
  • Madam C.J. Walker | She was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who is often recognized as one of the first self-made female millionaires in the US for founding a successful beauty + haircare products business in Indianapolis.
  • Kurt Vonnegut | Born in Indianapolis, he was a prolific author known for his satirical + thought-provoking novels that have had a lasting impact on American literature.
What local leaders, philanthropists, and business owners do you think belong on Mt. Rushmore? Take your vote.
Share INDYtoday

Share the good news. Get rewarded.

Have someone who needs to stay in the know? Get amazing rewards for every new subscriber you bring by sharing your unique referral link (below).


Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

{{profile.vars.rh_totref_13}} friends are looped into all things local because of you.

Claim your rewards
The Wrap
Nicole-Hernandez-Headshot-INDY Today’s edition by:
From the editor
I just had to renew my Indiana driver’s license and I did it conveniently through the 24 hour kiosks at the BMV. Pro tip: when you go to renew your license, it will also ask you if you need to update your voter registration. And honestly, it was a reminder to me that voting is coming up.
Missed our previous newsletter?     
Send Us A Scoop, Question, or Feedback     
Become a Member     

* This content is paid advertising, or contains links to our Six & Main marketplace, or affiliate partners which we may receive a commission from. ^ This content is created by our content studio.

Change your preferences or unsubscribe here.

Copyright © 2023 6AM City Inc, All rights reserved.

P.O. Box 2505, Greenville, SC 29602