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48º | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 7:36 a.m. |
Sunset 8:04 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

🪩 Footloose and fiancé free
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Pole parties are a great way to create memories (and bruises) with your squad. | Photo by @nexxus.movement
Brace your wallets and get the tissues ready, people: Wedding season is nearly upon us. That also means you might find yourself roped into planning a bachelor or bachelorette party. If you’re hoping to stay in town and do something a little unique, here are a few ideas that make us want to say I do.

Nexxus Movement | 1315 Shelby St., Ste. 5
Brush up on your dance moves ahead of the big night with a pole, chair dance, twerk, or burlesque party at this fun, supportive studio. Customizable options include sashes, party themes, and a professional photographer. Just make sure you save the alcohol for after — for safety reasons, intoxicated guests won’t be allowed to participate.

The Pickled Pedaler | 602 Virginia Ave.
Traffic considerations aside, party bikes are a fun, cost-efficient way to enjoy some fresh air and libations with your friends. The Pickled Pedaler seats 14 passengers and is Indy’s only party bike with a state-of-the-art electric assist so you never run out of steam. BYOB in aluminum cans or plastic containers, bring some ice, and let the good times (slowly) roll.

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You can rent out Penn and Beech’s entire shop or just book a table for your smaller group of friends.


Photo by @pennandbeech

Penn & Beech Candle Co. | Multiple locations
Looking for something a little more zen? Take your party to Penn & Beech, where each person can craft their own uniquely scented candle. You can rent out a private space or the entire shop; either option allows you to bring in all the decorations and food your heart desires. Don’t worry, drinks are still on the menu — you can order beer, wine, mimosas, and NA options directly from the shop’s staff.

Indy Acres Paintball | 7225 E. Raymond St.
This outdoor paintball arena is as exciting as they come, with a variety of obstacles and terrains for you to run, climb, and hide on. Groups of 10 or more can book the entire field for a private party, or you can simply join other players for a regular open session. You’re welcome to dress in costume and bring food for your party to enjoy, but alcohol isn’t allowed.

Have any other wild ideas? Let us know.
Wednesday, March 27
  • FREEFORM Concert Series | Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael, 1 Carmichael Square, Carmel | Free | This concert combines vintage electronic pop textures with live instruments and passionate vocals to create a uniquely dynamic sound.
Thursday, March 28
  • Bianca Del Rio - Dead Inside Comedy Tour | Thursday, March 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis | $39-$49 | Laugh until you cry at this comedy set by the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner and “Joan Rivers of the Drag World.”
Friday, March 29
  • Indianapolis Ballet Family Series: Snow White | Friday, March 29 | 7 p.m. | The Tobias Theater at Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis | $25-$35 | Witness this timeless fairytale brought to the stage in a shorter, family-friendly format.
Saturday, March 30
  • Annual Carlos Castro Fall Creek Clean Up | Saturday, March 30 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Christ Church Temple, 430 W. Fall Creek Pkwy N. Dr., Indianapolis | Free | Join fellow volunteers in cleanup efforts to preserve and protect our natural environment for future generations.
  • Indy Eleven vs. Detroit City FC | Saturday, March 30 | 7 p.m. | IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium, 1001 W. New York St., Indianapolis | $10-$75 | Cheer on the Indy Eleven as they take on Detroit.
Sunday, March 31
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus | Sunday, March 31 | Times vary | Greenwood Park Mall, 1251 US-31 N., Greenwood | $15-$55 | Come along for a fantastical ride with this circus spectacular set in the 1950s.
Monday, April 1
  • Genealogy Drop-In | Monday, April 1-Monday, Dec. 9 | 1-3 p.m. | Carmel Clay Public Library, 425 E. Main St., Carmel | Free | Bring your tablet or laptop and get help with your genealogy projects.
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News Notes
Coming Soon
  • Vicious Biscuit, a breakfast and brunch eatery from South Carolina, is coming to Indy. Indianapolis-based entrepreneur Steve Wise plans to open 10 locations in central Indiana. He expects to open the first location in Fishers within 12 months. (IBJ)
  • Get ready to book it to the Glendale library branch, which reopens on Saturday, March 30 at its new location at 3660 E. 62nd St. It boasts the second-largest collection within the Indianapolis Public Library system, plus a host of accessibility and sustainability improvements. (IndyStar)
  • For the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, Indianapolis Public Schools will only be providing bus services to students who request it. The deadline for families to inform the district of their request is Monday, July 1. (WISH)
  • Beam us up, solar eclipse. “Star Trek” star William Shatner will share his perspective on space and the planet at the Hoosier Cosmic Celebration on Monday, April 8 at IU in Bloomington. Get tickets. (WISH)
  • Indiana University Indianapolis is getting a new men’s basketball coach. Paul Corsaro, former head coach of the UIndy Greyhounds, comes with an impressive track record — he was named GLVC coach of the year last season and led the team to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II tournament’s Midwest regional twice. (IBJ)
  • Paying at the pump is about to get a little pricier. Starting Monday, April 1, Indiana’s gas tax per gallon will increase by two cents. If you really wanna beat the system, bike instead. (FOX59)
  • Six Marion County school districts will each receive $20,000 from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to help more students attend college. The foundation plans to award $15 million in total to boost college going rates, especially among Black, Hispanic, and low-income students. (IBJ)
    • Notre Dame’s Riley Leonard is likely out for the spring with a second ankle injury. How will this affect the QB room? Find out with Locked On’s daily podcast.
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      • Planning a spring getaway? Meet the Cincy Region, where urban vibrancy and Southern Charm collide. From award-winning restaurants and unforgettable museums to Major League Baseball and countless events, Cincinnati has something for every traveler. Check out our must-dos + plan your trip.*
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      A view of Monument Circle from the air
      Indy is moving forward with three big initiatives in the near future. | Photo via @danielgrosephotography
      We’ve all been there: Someone’s trying to give you directions by describing 10 lefts, 20 rights, and a jumble of cardinal directions. Isn’t it easier to just point out a landmark?

      That’s exactly what we’re doing. Not only are these local icons easy to remember, but they’ll also get you where you need to go in a jiffy.

      Soldiers and Sailors Monument

      Address: 1 Monument Cir.
      Nearby: Salesforce Tower, Christ Church Cathedral, The Columbia Club

      The iconic structure is only 15 ft shorter than the Statue of Liberty. When the observation deck is open, you can get a 360-degree view of the skyline.

      “Ann Dancing”

      Address: 401 Mass Ave.
      Nearby: Old National Centre, Needler’s Fresh Market

      When you’re trying to find someone on Mass Ave., it’s helpful to say how close you are to this recognizable piece by artist Julian Opie.

      City Guides are presented by Life In Indy.
      The Buy
      New denim on Nordstrom Rack. We’re seeing great finds in women’s jeans from Joe’s, Good American, and Lucky Brand, all perfect for a spring refresh.
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      Want a mini fitness challenge for spring? When the observatory reopens, take the stairs up to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument instead of the elevator. After all 330 steps, your legs will be shaking — but you will have earned a treat from South Bend Chocolate Company across the street.
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