Ethel Winslow’s Story Archive

East Side will be Wearin’ the Green March 17

Indianapolis knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day up properly. This year, St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Friday, and we can expect much revelry and rousing tunes and green beer to flow. It doesn’t hurt that the east side has the oldest Irish pub in Indiana (McGinley’s Golden Ace), … Read More

“Boeing Boeing” a French Farce with International Appeal

Seven doors. Three fiancés. Two men. A confused French maid. Mix these elements together with split second timing, sharp dialogue, and a healthy dose of physical comedy, and you have Boeing Boeing, now playing at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. The Marc Camoletti play (translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans) … Read More

The Irvington Black Hat Society Conjures Up Fun

You may remember seeing a gaggle of “witches” busting moves at the 2016 Irvington Halloween Festival parade — stopping traffic a couple of times with a slightly spooky song and dance, shaking their brooms, and cackling maniacally — much to the delight of the huge crowd. Irvington Black Hat Society … Read More

Coal Yard Lofts Plans Heard by Commission

Developers and stakeholders in the Irvington Coal Yard Lofts apartment proposal for 5547 Bonna Ave. presented designs and requests for variances to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission on Feb. 1. The current design, created after feedback from community meetings, included Craftsman style architectural features in the complex, as well as … Read More

Calder, The Musical

One of the bona fide hits of IndyFringe 16 was “Calder, the Musical,” a homage to the artist famous for his mobile sculptures. Written and directed by Indianapolis art critic Tom Alvarez, the Fringe show was an hour of movement and music in front of whimsical backdrop of Calder-inspired moving … Read More