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44 things you can do today, Aug 28, 2014, around Indy:

08/28/14, 8:00 AM.
60th Annual Chevrolet Performance NHRA US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

The raceway's marquee event is the world's largest and most prestigious drag race. This milestone anniversary event will feature numerous special attractions. Aug. 27 to Sept. 1: hours and activities vary daily. Info: 317-291-4090.
Location: Lucas Oil Raceway, 10267 E US Hwy 136, Brownsburg, Hendricks County.
Web site: www.lucasoilraceway.com/

08/28/14, 8:00 AM.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Dekalb County.

A 4-day festival with the Parade of Classics, downtown cruise-in, ice cream social, antique show, collector car auction and more. Aug 28-31: hours and activities vary daily. Info: See Web site below or call 260-925-3600.
Location: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Community Wide, Aubrn, Dekalb County.
Web site: acdfestival.org/

08/28/14, 8:00 AM.
Flava Fresh XI Exhibition at the Indiana Interchurch Center.

A juried art show featuring fresh artwork in a variety of media by more than three dozen artists. Aug. 4-29: Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 5 PM. Free event. Info: See Web site below or call 317-923-3617.
Location: Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianainterchurch.org/

08/28/14, 8:30 AM.
Flava Fresh XI Exhibition at Fishers Town Hall.

A juried, multiple exhibition presentation series of contemporary art showcase, featuring fresh artwork in a variety of media. July 14 to Sept. 5: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily. Free event. Info: See Web site or call 317-595-3111.
Location: Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.fishers.in.us/

08/28/14, 9:00 AM.
'Butterfly Kaleidoscope' at White River Gardens.

The popular butterflies exhibit returns to the Hilbert Conservatory in 2014 with 40 native and exotic species, plus interactive butterfly building station. Mar. 21 to Sept. 1: Open daily at 9 AM. Info: See Web site or call 317-630-2001.
Location: White River Gardens, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianapoliszoo.com/

08/28/14, 9:00 AM.
'The Department of Yes: 10 Years of Big Car Collaborative in Indianapolis'.

A retrospective that highlights a decade of work by the arts and community-building collective Big Car, in the DeHaan Gallery. Aug. 25 to Sept. 26: Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 9 PM. Info: See Web site or call 317-788-3253.
Location: University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.uindy.edu/arts/art

08/28/14, 9:00 AM.
Southside Art League Exhibit at the Johnson County Museum.

A special exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league, showcasing eight area artists, May 2 to Oct. 31: Tue-Fri 9-4, Sat 10-3. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 317-346-4500.
Location: Johnson County Museum, 135 North Main Street, Franklin, Johnson County.
Web site: www.johnsoncountymuseum.org/

08/28/14, 9:00 AM.
Wilson Farm Market Open in Hamilton County.

An Amish farm market with a great selection of items, located on US Hwy 31 at 256th Street, north of Westfield. Open daily, 9 AM to 6 PM, March to October. Info: See Web site below or call 317-758-5734.
Location: Wilson Farm Market, 1720 East 256th Street, Arcadia, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.wilsonfarmmarket.com/

08/28/14, 9:30 AM.
ActiveIndy Cultural Trail and Historic Neighborhoods Bike Tour.

Explore the Cultural Trail, historic neighborhoods, public art installations, monuments & other cool spaces and places around the city. Mon-Fri and Sun, Mar. 30 to Oct. 31: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. $45 with bike rental or $30 on your bike. Info: 317-520-2914.
Location: Indy Bike Hub at the Indianapolis City Market, 242 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

08/28/14, 10:00 AM.
'China's Terra Cotta Warriors' Exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Explore the lifestyles of modern-day Chinese families and experience ancient traditions and modern activities. May 10 to Nov. 2. Included with museum admission. Info: See Web site or call 317-334-3322.
Location: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.childrensmuseum.org/

08/28/14, 10:00 AM.
'Style, Elegance and Wit' Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum.

A major retrospective exhibition of 60+ paintings, drawings and mixed media wall constructions by Hoosier artist James Spencer Russell (1915-2000). Apr. 4 to Oct. 12: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Included with museum admission. Info: 317-232-1637.
Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianamuseum.org/

08/28/14, 10:30 AM.
Statehouse Market at the Indiana State Capitol Building.

Each week, a variety of Indy's best food trucks join local farmers, vendors and sellers on Robert Orr Plaza, directly west of the statehouse. Every Thu, May 22 to Oct. 9, 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-232-0200.
Location: Indiana State Capitol Building, 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.statehousemarket.com/

08/28/14, 11:00 AM.
'Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904' at the Museum of Art.

a groundbreaking exhibition that brings together some of the most intriguing portraits of late 19th-century Europe. June 15 to Sept. 7: Tue-Sat 11-5 (until 9 PM on Thu), plus Sun 12-5. Info: 317-923-1331.
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.imamuseum.org/

08/28/14, 11:00 AM.
'For America: Prints of the American Art-Union' at the Museum of Art.

An exhibit featuring the best engravings of American Art-Union engravers from 1839 to 1851. Jan. 31 to Sept. 28: Tue-Sat 11 AM to 5 PM (until 9 PM on Thu), plus Sun 12-5 PM. Free exhibit. Info: See Web site below or call 317-923-1331.
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.imamuseum.org/

08/28/14, 11:00 AM.
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort Open in White County.

Water park open today, 11 AM to 6 PM, weather permitting. Info: See Web site below or call 574-583-4141.
Location: Indiana Beach Amusement Resort, 5224 E Indiana Beach Road, Monticello, White County.
Web site: www.indianabeach.com/

08/28/14, 11:00 AM.
Lafayette Farmers Market at Purdue University.

Fresh garden vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, crafts, honey, jams and jellies. 20 minute parking available during the market on Oval Drive. Every Thu, May 1 to Oct. 30, 11 AM to 2 PM (3 PM after school starts). Info: 765-742-4044.
Location: Purdue University, Centennial Mall, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County.
Web site: www.lafayettefarmersmarket.com/

08/28/14, 12:00 PM.
'The Black Knight Archive' at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

A special fine arts exhibit featuring a fictional version of history of one Black community on the near west side of Chicago. Aug. 1 to Oct. 18: Thu-Sat, 12-7 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-634-6622.
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, 1043 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indymoca.org/

08/28/14, 1:00 PM.
'Josiah for President' at Blue Gate Theatre in Shipshewana.

Featuring a live musical theatre performance on selected dates from July 14 to Dec. 13. Info: See Web site below or call 888-447-4725.
Location: Blue Gate Theatre, 195 North Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, LaGrange County.
Web site: www.riegsecker.com/

08/28/14, 1:00 PM.
ActiveIndy War Memorial Trail Walking Tour in Downtown Indianapolis.

Explore the largest collection of war memorials outside of our nation's capital. $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 20: Sun, Tue, Thu, 1-3 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on Monument Circle, South Steps, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

08/28/14, 3:00 PM.
ActiveIndy Central Canal Walking Tour at White River State Park.

Explore the largest urban state park in the nation. Learn about its attractions and history $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 31: Sun-Fri, 3-4:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: White River State Park Visitors Center, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

08/28/14, 3:00 PM.
Afternoon Tea at the Indianapolis Propylaeum.

Enjoy an elegant traditional English Tea with sandwiches, scones and other decadent treats. Tue-Thu, 3-5 PM. $18 ($9 ages 6-12, $6 ages 2-5), plus tax and gratuity. Info: See Web site below or call 317-638-7881.
Location: Indianapolis Propylaeum, 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.thepropylaeum.org/

08/28/14, 3:00 PM.
Farmers Market at Clermont Christian Church.

Every Thursday, July 10 to Sept. 25, 3-6:30 PM, with eggs, baked goods, preserves, jellies, salsa, sauces, meat, dairy, soap, lotions, crafts and more. Info: See Web site below or call 317-216-0195.
Location: Clermont Christian Church, 9204 Crawfordsville Road, Clermont, Marion County.
Web site: www.facebook.com/pages/Clermont-Farmers-Market/368075276576854

08/28/14, 4:00 PM.
Brownsburg Farmers Market in Hendricks County.

Every Thursday, 4-7 PM, June to September, on the Town Hall Green. Info: See Web site below or call 317-852-1120.
Location: Brownsburg Town Hall, 61 North Green Street, Brownsburg, Hendricks County.
Web site: www.brownsburg.org/

08/28/14, 4:00 PM.
Fortville Farmers Market in Hancock County.

Every Thursday, May 15 to Sept. 25, 4-7 PM. Sponsored by the Fortville/McCordsville Chamber of Commerce. Info: See Web site below or call 317-485-0410.
Location: Fortville Farmers Market, 701 South Maple Street, Fortville, Hancock County.
Web site: www.hoosierharvestcouncil.com/farmers-markets/fortville-farmers-market/

08/28/14, 5:00 PM.
Devour Downtown Summerfest in Indianapolis.

Some 70 downtown Indy restaurants offer 3-course, value-priced menus, Aug. 18-31. Just ask for the Devour menu. Reservations may be required at some restaurants. Info: See Web site below or call 317-673-4211.
Location: Devour Downtown Summerfest, Multiple Locations, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.devourdowntown.org/

08/28/14, 5:15 PM.
Live Harness Racing at Hoosier Park in Anderson.

Mar. 28 to Nov. 15 (except the week of Aug. 10-17): Tue-Sat, first post at 5:15 PM, weather permitting. Info: See Web site below or call 800-526-7223.
Location: Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, Madison County.
Web site: hoosierpark.com/

08/28/14, 6:00 PM.
Blue Ribbon Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.

Horse-drawn carriage rides are available Apr. 1 to Dec. 31: Tue-Thu 6-11, Fri 6-12, Sat 4-12, Sun 3-10. See Web site for pricing. Info: See Web site or call 317-631-4169.
Location: Multiple Departure Locations, Downtown, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.blueribboncarriages.com

08/28/14, 6:00 PM.
Indianapolis Monthly 2014 Beerfest at the Indianapolis City Market.

Unlimited samples on the Mezzanine Level from 20+ breweries along with light complementary bites throughout the night. $25 online, $30 at door, $10 designated drivers. 6-8:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-634-9266.
Location: Indianapolis City Market, 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianapolismonthly.com/Beerfest

08/28/14, 6:00 PM.
Yellow Rose Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.

Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 12 AM, Sun 4-11 PM. Tour length and pricing varies. Info: 317-634-3400.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indycarriage.com

08/28/14, 6:15 PM.
Pilates and Yoga Class at Northview Church in Carmel.

A one-hour fitness program for women. No registration required. $4 per class; punch card options for multiple classes. Every Thursday, 6:15-7:15 PM. Bring your own rubber mat and bottled water. Info: See Web site below or call 317-281-8299.
Location: Northview Church, 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.northviewchurch.us/

08/28/14, 7:00 PM.
DJ Bingo at Shorty's Pub.

A cross between "Name That Tune" and Bingo. There are names of songs on cards. The DJ plays a short clip of each song. Family Friendly & players can win prizes. Every Thu in August, 7-9 PM. Free admission. Info: 317-388-5072.
Location: Shorty's Pub and Eatery, 9976 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.shortysindypub.com/events/

08/28/14, 7:00 PM.
Sarabeth Live at the Rathskeller Restaurant.

Featuring a live music performance in the Biergarten, 7-7:45 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-636-0396.
Location: Rathskeller Restaurant, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.rathskeller.com/

08/28/14, 7:05 PM.
Fort Wayne Tincaps Baseball at Parkview Field.

West Michigan Whitecaps v. Fort Wayne Tincaps, weather permitting. Verify with the venue if inclement weather exists on game day. Tickets: Venue Box Office. Info: See Web site below or call 260-482-6400.
Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne, Allen County.
Web site: www.tincaps.com/

08/28/14, 7:05 PM.
Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field.

Columbus Clippers at Indianapolis Indians, weather permitting. Verify with the venue if inclement weather exists on game day. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-269-3542.
Location: Victory Field, 501 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indyindians.com/

08/28/14, 7:05 PM.
South Bend Silver Hawks Baseball at Four Winds Field.

Bowling Green Hot Rods v. South Bend Silver Hawks at Four Winds Field (formerly Coveleski Stadium), weather permitting. Verify with the venue if inclement weather exists on game day. Tickets: Venue Box Office. Info: See Web site below or call 574-235-9988.
Location: Four Winds Field, 501 West South Street, South Bend, StJoseph County.
Web site: www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t550

08/28/14, 7:30 PM.
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival in St. Joseph County.

World-class theatre productions of Shakespeare classics at various venues in northern Indiana and Michigan, July 19 to Sept. 19: hours, activities and events vary daily, both free and ticketed. Info: See Web site below or call 574-631-2273.
Location: University of Notre Dame, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, South Bend, StJoseph County.
Web site: shakespeare.nd.edu/notre-dame-shakespeare-festival/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
'Oklahoma!' at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic stage play about the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys. Aug. 21 to Oct. 5: show times vary by performance date. Info: See Web site below or call 317-872-9664.
Location: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.beefandboards.com/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
'THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic' at Theatre on the Square.

Featuring a live theatre performance by Max Major using a combination of magic, mind-reading, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion. $20-45. Info: See Web site below or call 317-685-8687.
Location: Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.maxmajor.net/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
Dwayne Perkins Live at Morty's Comedy Joint.

Featuring a live comedy performance, Aug. 28-30: Thu-Sat at 8 PM, plus Fri/Sat at 10:20 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-848-5500.
Location: Morty's Comedy Joint, 3625 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.mortyscomedy.com/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
Latin Dance Party at the Jazz Kitchen.

Indy's longest running Latin dance night. Dancing begins at 8 PM, free salsa lessons at 8:30 PM. $7 (ladies free until 10 PM). Info: See Web site below or call 317-253-4900.
Location: Jazz Kitchen, 5377 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.thejazzkitchen.com/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
Mockingbird Sun Live at the Rathskeller Restaurant.

Featuring a live music performance in the Biergarten, 8-10 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-636-0396.
Location: Rathskeller Restaurant, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.rathskeller.com/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

"The Hit Men: Studio Legends of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons," featuring a live music performance sponsored by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, weather permitting. ISO does not perform. Aug. 28-29 at 8 PM. Info: 317-639-4300.
Location: Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.indianapolissymphony.org/

08/28/14, 8:00 PM.
Toy Factory Live at Kona Jack's.

Featuring a live music performance at this popular northside night spot at 96th and Meridian. No cover charge. Info: See Web site below or call 317-843-1609.
Location: Kona Jack's Fish Market and Sushi Bar, 9419 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: jacksarebetter.net/music/

08/28/14, 8:30 PM.
Nikki Hill Band Live at the Slippery Noodle Inn.

Featuring a live music performance at this popular downtown night spot at Meridian and South Streets. $5 cover charge. Info: See Web site below or call 317-631-6974.
Location: Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.slipperynoodle.com/

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