As one of Indy’s newest rooftop hangouts, the Cannon Ball Lounge has quickly risen to the top — it has something for everyone with a selection of mocktails + events to keep the party going. Pro tip: This Sunday from 5-11 p.m. it’s hosting a “Rooftop Vibes Day Party” with local DJs.
Enjoy a chef-driven menu + craft cocktails with a view of the home of the Indianapolis Pacers. The 3,000-sqft balcony has fire pits, comfortable seating, and big-screen TVs. Pro tip: Visit on a Wednesday at 7 p.m. for trivia night.
With a view like this, we wish the Rooftop Garden was open year-round. | Photo by @rooftopbar_fsq
It’s the top tier view of the skyline for us — especially during sunset. This cocktail lounge on the top floor of the Fountain Square Theatre Building is open seasonally seven days a week, weather permitting. Pro tip: Guests under 21 and pets are not permitted + it does not accept reservations.
This newly updated space serves up local craft beers and a rotating cocktail menu that can be paired with house-made pastries and small plates. Pro tip: On Fri., July 8 from 6-8 p.m., it will be hosting a “Bubbles + Beats” party with a local DJ, surprise guests, and a special cocktail menu.
Thirsty Thursdays: Patio Party Edition | Thurs., June 30 | 5-9 p.m. | Ash & Elm Cider Co., 1301 Washington St. | Cost of purchase | Kick off the long weekend on the upgraded patio with discounted slushies, a fired-up grill for food specials, and board games. 🍻
Red, White and Brew Party | Fri., July 1 | 8 p.m. | Howl at the Moon, 20 E. Georgia St. | Cost of purchase | Lots of dancing, drink specials + giveaways. 🥂
Silly Safari at the Marion County Fair | Sat., July 2 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 7300 E. Troy Ave. | Free with fair admission | This live animal show is the perfect blend of fact + fun for all ages, showing a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs. 🦎
Yoga in the Park | Sun., July 3 | 9-10 a.m. | Craig Kids Memorial Park, 2253 Alabama St. | Free | Find your zen + enjoy this weekly yoga class — all levels of ability are welcome. 🌳
Jack Johnson | Sun., July 3 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Ruoff Music Center | $40+ | Listen to soft-rock and acoustic pop singer Jack Johnson perform songs from his newest album “Meet the Moonlight.” 🌙
Independence Day Social | Mon., July 4 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St. | $3+ | Stilt-walking Uncle Sam will guide you through the 23rd President’s home while you enjoy food, music, and games — reservations required. 🇺🇸
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Nevermore, a 25,000-sqft themed restaurant based on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven,” has opened in Union Station (39 W. Jackson Place). It features upscale food, drinks, acoffee bar, duckpin bowling + eight full-service bars. 🍸
After 37 years in business, the Oriental Inn on Indy’s east side has closed its doors for good. The restaurant has been shut down since last November due to a fire, but owner Gary Chang opted to make the closure permanent, following reconstruction difficulties. 🥡 (IBJ)
Ascension St. Vincent said it will close 11 immediate-care centers effective by the end of the day today. The health care system said impacted employees will be offered a comparable position at its other sites. The closing walk-in clinics for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses weren’t named, but we’ll keep you updated. 🏥(IBJ)
Passengers, prepare for takeoff. LIFT Academy is offering free flight instruction for high schoolers to become privately certified pilots. Although the program is closed this summer, those interested in next year’s classes can contact the coordinator. ✈️(CBS4)
Cat lovers, we’ve got purr-fect news for you. This Saturday, IndyHumane is hosting an adoption event at its northwest location (7929 N. Michigan Rd.). The shelter will have 30+ adoptable kittens. You can adopt one kitten for $35 or two for $50. Only cash or Venmo payments will be accepted. 🐈(WTHR)
Net metering — a system which credits private solar panel owners for the generation of extra energy — is set to expire in Indiana on Fri., July 1. Unlike net metering, the new compensation plan will not pay an even rate, which leaves many concerned about skyrocketing utility bills. ☀️(IndyStar)
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The Indiana State Fair unveiled that this year’s fair theme — “Celebrating Indiana’s Automotive Excellence” — will feature cars like the Batmobile + Mystery Machine, plus fairgoers caneven get behind the wheel in a hands-on exhibit to test their speed as a Formula One driver.
Pro tip: Discounted fair tickets + midway wristbands are on sale now for up to 40% off gate prices, so get them soon.
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Editor’s pick:Fan of the Mystery Machine? I know another place you can catch it this summer — The Children’s Museum. Mark your calendars, parents. The next Museum by Moonlight event for adults 21+ is on Sat., Aug. 27 from 8 p.m.-midnight with a silent disco, food, drinks, and entertainment. I love the idea of an adults-only night at the museum so the older crowd can enjoy the museum without having to keep an eye on the kiddos. 🕺
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