It’s summer time, which calls for more time spent outdoors. Grab some popcorn, a drink, and maybe some bug spray because we’re taking the big screen outside.
Here’s a list of places to enjoy a flick under the stars.
The diamond isn’t just for baseball games. | Photo by @thevicindy
Visit this downtown landmark and join the Indiana War Memorials Foundation for Thursdays on the Mall. On Thurs., July 7 catch “Rocky IV” and see “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse”on Thurs., Aug. 4. Each showing starts at dusk. There will also be food trucks, beer from Sun King Brewing, popcorn, and games, from 7-11 p.m.
Take me out to the ballgame — err, movie. For the third year in a row, the home of the Indianapolis Indians is hosting Flicks at the Vic for a trio of movies, starting with “Jurassic Park” on Sat., July 16. Then catch “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on Thurs., July 28 and “Encanto”on Sat., Oct. 1. Pro tip: Advance ticket buyers receive $2 off each ticket when purchasing at least one week ahead of each movie showing.
We’ll say it again — bring bug spray + a blanket. | Photo by @newfieldstoday
A watch in the park
Visit MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park for Movies at the Mac at 9 p.m. on Fri., July 8 to see “Soul” and Fri., July 29 to see “Space Jam” (1996).
The Summer Nights Film Series is back at Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays in June, July, and August. All you need is a chair or blanket, and guests are welcome to pack their own picnic. The museum will show 15 films from black + white classics to modern blockbusters. See the full lineup.
At the drive-in
Put it in park. Tibbs Drive-In Theatre has been around since 1967 and is Indy’s only drive-in movie theater. This nostalgic spot is open Thursday-Monday during the summer. Bring the whole family (even the pups) for current Hollywood releases + the occasional classic.
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uThrow Summer Clay Camp | Mon., June 20-Thurs., June 23 | 12-3 p.m. | 13971 Town Center Blvd, Suite 200 | $129+ | Keep the kids occupied with this four-day camp where they’ll learn pottery wheel basics + how to hand-build their own clay creations — reservation required. 🎨
Monumental Yoga | Tues., June 21 | 2-9 p.m. | Monument Circle | Free | Bring your mat for this 9th annual yoga event for new + advanced yogis alike. 🧘
An Evening with Jackson Browne | Wed., June 22 | 7:30 p.m. | TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park | $25+ | Watch the artist play songs from his Grammy-nominated album “Downhill From Everywhere.” 🎶
Animals & All That Jazz | Thurs., June 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens | $11.75+ | Take in the ambiance of the zoo after hours with live music + specialty menu items. 🦍
YPCI: June Happy Hour | Thurs., June 23 | 5:45-8 p.m. | The HandleBar, 501 Madison Ave. | $20 | Join the Young Professionals of Central Indiana on the HandleBar carts for a fun evening of networking. 🍻
Latinx Pride: 2022 Orgullo Latinx | Fri., June 24 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave. | $12.50+ | Attend this first-ever Latinx Indy Pride event showcasing local Latinx drag artists + DJs, while giving space to dance the night away. 💃
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The Noblesville City Council heard proposals for two separate residential real estate developments that would create ~130 new residences in the city — 75 single-family homes at Pebble Brook Crossing + 50 two-story townhomes that would provide an affordable housing option at 1255 S. 16th St. The developments could be approved by the council this month. 🏘️ (IBJ)
It’s the end of an era. The Johnson County Sales Pavilion — which brought farmers from across the state since 1955 — is closing after 65 years. The pavilion ~four miles south of Franklin held its final animal sale last week + will likely be transformed into a heating/cooling, electrical, and plumbing business. 🐐 (Daily Journal)
Just like the price of gas, the rates to park at Circle Centre Mall garages are increasing. Starting Fri., July 1, the Red (Maryland Street) + Blue (W. Georgia Street) garages will increase from $3 to $7/hour for the first two hours of parking. Rates in the World of Wonders Garage will increase from $3 to $10. 🅿️ (IndyStar)
The future of Grand Park Sports Campus — which includes 31 soccer fields, 26 baseball diamonds, administration buildings, and concession stands — remains uncertain as the city of Westfield awaits two appraisals to determine what kind of profit the city could make on a potential sale of the property. Learn more. 🏟️ (IndyStar)
1 in every 10 working Hoosiers has a job in healthcare or life sciences. A new study commissioned by Biocrossroads found that healthcare and life sciences account for ~$150 billion in economic impact for the state. 🧬 (WIBC)
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What used to be the immersive Van Gogh exhibit at Newfields will soon be reopening with a different artist.
The Lume: “Monet & Friends Alive” will showcase the world of Impressionism across three main movements — Metropolitan, A Day in the Life, and En Plein Air. It will reopen to the public on Sun., July 3 and general admission to the museum is included with tickets to The Lume.
Editor’s pick: You would think parking in the garages downtown is easier but the rates can be crazy, especially when there are events in town. I spend a lot of time downtown so I’ve become a pro at street parking. I highly recommend getting the ParkMobile app on your phone so you can pay the meter contactless + on the go. Pro tip: Street parking is free on Sundays. 🅿️
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