Ka-Bike-O-Scope Coming to Pleasant Run Trail

Mark Kesling, the founder and CEO of the daVinci Pursuit, wants to bring a closer collaboration between artists, scientists, and the community through public art projects. One of their most ambitious projects, the Ka-Bike-O-Scope, is currently underway and will be installed soon to the Barth Street Bridge area on the Pleasant Run Trail. The Ka-Bike-O-Scope, designed by the artist/scientist team of Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley, is comprised of many interconnected structures, which will allow for group collaboration. In each structure, the color wheels are mounted in a glass-encased overhang/roof … Read More

Greenfield Zombies Walk, Stomp and Dance Oct. 25

GREENFIELD — The 2014 Greenfield Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 25th will have a new name, a new location, and a new major event: the Greenfield Zombie STOMP will be held at the Memorial Building (98 E. North Street) and the main event will be the Graveyard Stompers, a live Zombie band. The Graveyard Stompers (www.graveyardstompers.com), an Indianapolis-based Halloween band, plays not only classic rock, but also Halloween favorites, and some ghostly originals, too. The 8-piece ensemble is made up of guitars, drums and a horn section, and features such … Read More

Indy Author Fair Oct. 25

INDIANAPOLIS — Aspiring writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate Indiana’s rich literary tradition with a variety of free workshops and author events at the “Indy Author Fair” on Saturday, October 25 from 10:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. The day’s activities precede that evening’s sixth annual Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Dinner at Central Library when this year’s winning authors who have contributed to the literacy landscape in Indiana and across the nation will be honored. … Read More

Vonnegut Fest 2014: Calling All Kurt Vonnegut Fans

Saturday, November 8 marks the city’s second annual Vonnegut Fest. Two special events of the day are set in Irvington.  First, all Lego lovers can enter the Literary Lego Contest. Create a Lego creation of a literary figure or character. … Read More

IMPD to Focus on Crime Hot Spots

INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis recently announced that law enforcement officials will target high-crime areas for the next year in an effort to reduce homicides, shootings, and violence. The focus areas include three on the east side, including the … Read More

EclecticPond Presents “Macbeth”

INDIANAPOLIS — EclecticPond Theatre Company presents Macbeth, by William Shakespeare Oct. 24-Nov. 9 at the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 N. Audubon. “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” – Macbeth’s desire to gain power and keep it at all … Read More

FACE Opens Low-Cost Medical Clinic

INDIANAPOLIS — FACE is excited to be able to now offer low-cost medical services to pet owners through our Medical Clinic. A veterinary check-up is just $25 (additional costs may be required for treatments and medicines prescribed for any condition, … Read More

RED To Take the Upperstage at IRT

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) invites audiences to take a journey behind the scenes and witness the uniquely emotional process of art-making from 1950’s abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko. The Upperstage performance of RED will take place through … Read More

Cops Raise Money for Kids

INDIANAPOLIS — To raise money for charities the Indiana State Employee’s Personnel Department recently organized a Tug-O-War contest held at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. Each team entered consisted of 10 members. When the dust settled the Indiana State Police … Read More

Eastsiders Participate in Halloween Costume Giveaway

INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) have partnered to distribute 10,000 Halloween costumes to area children. The giveaway aligns with NBA Cares Week and IFD’s Fire Prevention Week, which began Oct. 6. The costumes were provided … Read More

“Fiddler on the Roof” at Beef & Boards

INDIANAPOLIS – In a true celebration of tradition, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s  2014 Season concludes with the nine-time Tony Award-winning: Fiddler on the Roof. This heartwarming musical marks its 50th Anniversary this year, and is now on stage at … Read More

Oodles of Pumpkins

Oh! Fruit of boyhood! The old days recalling, when wood grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, glaring out through the dark with a candle within! — “The Pumpkin,” John … Read More

Angie’s List Expands HQ on East Side

INDIANAPOLIS— Executives from Angie’s List, Inc., a nationwide services marketplace and provider of consumer reviews on local service companies, recently announced the company’s plans to expand its headquarters on the east side, creating 1,000 new jobs and consolidating an additional … Read More

For the Love of Ghosts & Goblins

As a child in the 1950s, Halloween was a time for homemade costumes, trick or treat, decorating the neighbor’s trees with toilet paper and wonderful parties where we bobbed for apples and played spin the bottle when the adults weren’t … Read More


Oh dear! I intended to write about schoolyard games, but a memory sidetracked me. This may appear to be all about poor little Rose Mary, but I hope that people think about its message. As Charles Dickens wrote in A … Read More

Applause!: Oct. 17-24

• There will be a free viewing of “One Year of Extremes – Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?” on Friday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., at Downey Avenue Christian Church, 111 S. Downey Ave. Hosted by the Eastside Creation Care … Read More

The Ghosts of Irvington and Why They Matter

It’s that time of year again in the Irv: Halloween season. Houses are sprouting spider webs and ghost circles, windows of businesses are being prepped for seasonal artwork, children (and some adults) are carefully planning their costumes, candy and treats … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: Oct. 17-24

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, October 19, 1914: Employees of the board of park commissioners began work today on the proposed boulevard along both banks of Pleasant Run from Washington Street to Ritter Avenue. The board expects to get the … Read More

Bee Aware

I was admiring my landlord’s 1950 Hudson Super 8 one sunny afternoon, taking pictures of the car and talking to him and my neighbor about cars and life. The car was parked just off the graveled roundabout in front of … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Oct. 17-24

From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, October 21, 1914: More than $400 (2013: $9,169.79) was given in cash in the Jewish Community Building, 17 W. Morris St, last evening as a result of the plea made by Jacob DeHass of Boston, … Read More