Bringing a Little Khaos to the East Side

Khaos Company Theatre (KCT), Indy’s newest professional theatre located in the newly declared Federal Promise Zone on the near eastside, is putting on The Taming of the Shrew beginning this weekend and running to Aug. 15. Kaylee Spivey Good, the Artistic Director of Khaos Theatre, is excited to stage the play at the company’s new Mainstage at 3125 E. 10th St., Suite K. She hopes that this phase of the build-out will allow them to bring more theatre to the near eastside. The group, which formed just last year, has … Read More

Urban Farm Project Launching on East Side

INDIANAPOLIS — An underused warehouse at 201 S. Rural St. will be transformed into an urban farm. Sustainable Local Foods (SLF) of Toledo, Ohio will repurpose 61,000 square feet into an organic hydroponic growing system. Partners in the $1,281,000 project include the Englewood Community Development Corporation and the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), which awarded $500,000 in community development block grant funds for the project. On a per-square-foot basis, the new Sustainable Local Foods Indiana facility has the potential to grow more food than any other outdoor or indoor space … Read More

Paws & Claws Pet Photo Contest Voting Begins!

Thank you to Paws Stop and Rita Spalding, sponsors for the Weekly View’s Pet Photo Contest. Vote for your favorite pet photo by printing this page and filling out the ballot. Visit our sponsors by going to or … Read More

Irvington Ice Cream Social Sun., Aug. 2

IRVINGTON — A long-standing tradition on the east side, the Irvington Ice Cream Social, will take place on Sun., Aug. 2 from 2-5 p.m. at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Ave. The White River Jazz Band will perform. … Read More

Twelfth Night at White River State Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre’s (HART) production of Shakespeare’s popular Twelfth Night romantic comedy at the beautiful White River State Park (White River State Park) will be held July 31, Aug. 1 and 2. The preshow with band, food … Read More

U.S. Fleet Forces Band Comes to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Fleet Forces Band and all of its music ensembles will be performing numerous concerts in Indianapolis between Aug. 10 and Aug. 15 in support of Indianapolis Navy Week. There will be performances at many locations including … Read More

What’s In a Name?

When one is in the entertainment business, politics or any endeavor that requires them to have a name, or a brand if you will, that is catchy and easy to remember it may be necessary to change or at least … Read More

Serve’s up!: Western & Southern Open begins August 15 in Mason, Ohio

by Julie Young, Weekly View Contributor They are the crème de la crème of the tennis world: Novak Djokovich, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, and Victoria Azarenka among others and they are set to descend on the … Read More

Book Review: The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited

The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited by Richard Florida is an update of his seminal 2003 book positing that the American society of the corporate/organization man has imploded and a new society is on the rise. That society values … Read More

He said, NSAID

You might have heard about some new warnings about NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). These are a popular group of medications that many of us use to combat fever, headache, and various muscle and joint aches and pains. Included are the … Read More

Tramp Art

In the era immediately following the Civil War, many were hard pressed to secure employment. As a result, both men and women were often forced to travel from town to town in search of work. These people, often referred to … Read More

The Angel of Oak Ridge Cemetery, Part 1

Sometimes things happen for a reason. I can’t explain it. Call it fate, kismet, karma, serendipity, whatever. I can’t explain it but I know enough by now not to question it. Last weekend my obliging, dutiful wife took me back … Read More

Turkeys and Turtles and Deer, Oh my…

One recent morning, I stepped onto the path that leads from my apartment to begin my walk to the store. Ahead of me, a squirrel paused in its work; it gave me a sharp look before it whirled and leapt … Read More

Applause!: July 31-Aug.7

• Congratulations to William M. Karandos, 1947 Tech graduate, who recently received the 2015 Hanson H. Anderson Award. The award was given for Mr. Karandos’ many achievements and community service, notably for his commitment to serving the Warren Little League … Read More

The 2015 Brickyard 400 Eulogy

Last Sunday’s Brickyard was, to be perfectly honest, one of the most boring races I have ever watched. In the end, the winner was determined by caution lights and pit stops. Some new rules NASCAR came up with in spoiler … Read More

100 Years Ago This Week: July 31-Aug. 7

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, August 7, 1915: The large lot at Layman Av. and Washington St. assumed the appearance of an immense Japanese garden last night with gayly decorated booths, stands and tents lighted by innumerable Japanese lanterns. The … Read More

Memories For Sale

“Our life is frittered away by detail . . . Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand . . . Simplify, simplify, simplify!” — Henry David Thoreau, … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago This Week: July 31-Aug. 7

From The Indianapolis Times, Thursday, August 12, 1915: With the Mexican troubles boiling and bubbling again, officers and enlisted men of the Provisional Regiment, Indiana National Guard, at Ft. Benjamin Harrison when not discussing military tactics, talk of the one … Read More