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🍰 Let’s get ready to crumble
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Fun fact: The macarons you’ll learn to bake at Macaron Bar are gluten free. | Video by @kelia_eats
Anyone else getting a little tired of their usual recipes, but don’t want to spend a ton of money eating out just to get some variety? These cooking classes around town are sure to help you spice up your recipe rolodex + impress your family and friends with your Michelin Star-worthy chops.

Macaron Bar | $65-$109
Macaron Bar offers three different classes for every stage of your macaron baking journey. All classes have participants working in pairs, so bring a friend or be prepared to team up with somebody new. If you’d really rather just focus on eating instead of cooking, we see you: The shop also offers pairing events in which you can try fresh macarons alongside champagne or coffee.

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Level up your charcuterie game by learning to make your own sausages.

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Photo by @goosethemarket

Goose The Market | $79
In Goose The Market’s sausage making class, you’ll learn to make uncased breakfast sausage patties + Italian-style sausage linked in natural casings. Your ticket includes beer + wine tastings, a delicious charcuterie board to snack on as you’re learning, and two pounds of sausages to take home.

BBQ Maestros | $120-$599
This group’s “BBQ Bootcamps” cover the entire smoking process from prep to completion, highlighting the best smokers to use + the most common mistakes to avoid. Classes offered include Expert Brisket, Barrel Smoking, and Backyard Grill Master. Every session is taught by instructors who compete on The Kansas City Barbeque Society circuit, so you know they mean business.

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In Circle City Sweets’ Laminated Dough class, you’ll learn to make croissants and kouign-amann.

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Photo by @circlecitysweets

Indianapolis Public Library | Free with registration
Getting ready to send a teenager off to college and worried about them living strictly off peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Sign them up for Teen Chef, held at a handful of IPL’s branches across town. The libraries also frequently host one-off cooking classes for all ages and dietary restrictions, such as the Cooking with Greens, Beans, and Berries workshop.
 
Louisville Tourism
 
Events
 
Thursday, May 16
  • Vintage Movie Night | Thursday, May 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis | $5 | Watch “The Illustrated Man,” a dark sci-fi film composed of a series of stories by Ray Bradbury.
Friday, May 17
  • 10 Bands for $10 | Friday, May 17 | 6-11:30 p.m. | HI-FI Indy & HI-FI Annex, 1043 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis | $10 | Enjoy a full night of music from artists representing a variety of genres.
Saturday, May 18
  • Race for Roofs 4K+8K | Saturday, May 18 | 8:30-11 a.m. | Brookside Park, 3500 Brookside Pkwy South Dr., Indianapolis | $25 | Race for a cause — proceeds help to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have equitable access to stable homes.
  • Rock The Junction | Saturday, May 18 | 1-5 p.m. | Grand Junction Brewing, 1189 E. 181st St., Westfield | $15-$45 | Enjoy some of the state’s best craft beer and wine offerings from 20+ vendors as you vibe to live music.
Sunday, May 19
  • 4th Annual Miss Indy Juneteenth Pageant | Sunday, May 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Shelton Auditorium at Butler Arts Center, 1000 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis | $20 | Cheer on the contestants in this pageant that promotes anti-bullying, building self-esteem, and the celebration of freedom for all Black girls.
Monday, May 20
  • Speedway to Causeway: The Life of Carl Fisher | Monday, May 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Carmel Clay Public Library, 425 E. Main St., Carmel | Free | Celebrate race month with a deep dive into the life of one of the founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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News Notes
 
Eat
  • If the news of Red Lobster restaurants closing across the country has you feeling crabby, don’t panic just yet. While the Red Lobster at 1752 Shadeland Ave. has been listed as closed, the locations at 690 E. Thompson Rd. and at 6410 E. 82nd St. are still open. (IBJ)
Announced
  • In her second official trip to the Brickyard, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks will sing the national anthem before the start of the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 26. There’s still time to get your tickets before they sell out. (WTHR)
Family
  • The Indianapolis Public Library is partnering with IndyHumane for its Summer Reading Program. The Pet Adoption Wagon will be at select library branches throughout June + July to help families meet adoptable pets looking for forever homes. Search “pet adoption” on the calendar to see dates and locations.
Try This
  • June wedding, anyone? The Indiana Sports Corp is looking for a couple to get married underneath The Latinas Welding Guild’s 66-ft-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower. The tower, in celebration of the US Swimming Olympic Trials, will be installed on Georgia Street in front of the Indiana Convention Center. (WTHR)
Real Estate
  • After 26 straight months in which home sales had fallen on a year-over-year basis, central Indiana’s streak has finally been broken. April 2024 saw a 5.3% increase over last April’s existing-home sales, reflecting a market that’s heating up. (IBJ)
Hoosier
  • Carmel resident John Walczak just set the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles, with 2,022 in his possession. Let’s just say he’s found his inner piece. (IndyStar)
Sports
  • Notre Dame is assembling an elite class of defensive backs for 2025. Learn more about the team’s new additions with the Locked On Irish podcast.
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🔥 We’ve got the fever
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The Indiana Fever huddle during practice. | Photo by @indianafever
It’s going to be a big night for the Indiana Fever, with the new team making their home season debut vs. the New York Liberty at 7 p.m.

In case you’ve been living under a very big rock, No. 1 draft pick and new Fever team member Caitlin Clark is becoming a WNBA star. She scored 20 points in front of a sold-out crowd against the Sun in Connecticut on Tuesday night.

While the team ultimately lost the game, hopefully some hometown Hoosier spirit (and the already-iconic Cheez-It key) will lift the Fever to victory tonight. Here’s how to watch:
  • Tickets to attend the game in-person at Gainbridge Fieldhouse are still available for as low as $7.
  • Here’s a walkthrough on how you can watch the game for free on WTHR (plus 10 more free Fever games during the WNBA season).
  • To catch live out-of-market games and every game on-demand, get the WNBA League Pass.
 
Asked
 
In what year was the Fever formed?

A. 1996
B. 1999
C. 2001
D. 2007
 
The Buy
 
Lululemon’s fan-favorite running shorts in newly dropped colors. The Hotty Hot shorts have a built-in liner for secure coverage, and they still feel light as air.
 
 
The Wrap
 
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My family loves jigsaw puzzles — my mom almost always has one going whenever I visit home. I’m sure if she had a bigger house, she’s be gunning for John’s record. In the meantime, I get my jigsaw fix every once in a while by picking one up at Moonshot Games.
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