The Big Peach, 7738 U.S. 41, Bruceville: In 1954, Wilbur and Doris Yates started a peach orchard in Bruceville, Indiana. Wanting to attract traffic to their farm stand from the main road, the Yateses erected a gigantic, eye-luring concrete-and-chicken-wire peach, and a large obelisk next it. The figures were designed to resemble the Trylon and Perisphere sculptures at the center of the 1939 New York World’s Fair (although, at this late date, nobody can quite remember why). The business was purchased by Carl Rogers in 1968, and has been run by Rogers’ daughter Margo and her husband Bruce for the last 35 years. Put up for auction in 2013, the 60-year-old business is now the property of Kyndra Hagemeier—who will be opening soon (and who, to her credit, has declared that she intends to change nothing).
The month of May isn’t what it used to be; it’s better. With an ever-increasing number of dark days at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the rest of the city decided that rather than go to work or school, we’d collectively find new and different reasons to play hooky all month long. Here’s your ultimate guide to Indy’s big month out.
"You Call That A Landmark?"
By day, Evan Finch is a senior copywriter at the Young & Laramore ad agency, but in his free time, he’s exploring Indiana in search of the Hoosier state’s quirkiest landmarks. After his successes on social media, sharing his discoveries via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Finch is ready to hit the stage, and no "landmark," big or small, is safe.
5:30 p.m. May 1, Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., free, (317) 639-4534 or indianalandmarks.org.
Handbag Happy Hour
The Handbag Happy Hour, while a hotbed for luxurious leather goods, is the Methodist Hospital Task Core’s way of raising money to benefit its organization, as well as Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and its educational and community programs. And, to top it off, one attendee will win a "very expensive bottle of wine."
6 p.m. May 1, Lucas Oil Estate, 1143 W. 116th St., Carmel, $50, (317) 363-2044 or email@example.com.
Singer-songwriter Jay Farrar founded pioneering alt-country band Uncle Tupelo in the late ’80s alongside current Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy. When that band disintegrated, he formed Son Volt and eventually began releasing music as a solo artist. His voice is a perfect match for his music: mournful, dusty and beautiful.
8 p.m. May 1, Radio Radio, 1119 Prospect St., $20, (317) 955-0995 or futureshock.net.
Wine, Women and Shoes
This Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana fundraiser celebrates all things fabulous, from fine wines to amazing food, a luxurious auction and seriously stylish shoes and accessories on sale.
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 2, Lucas Oil Estate, 1143 W. 116th St., Carmel, sold out, for waiting list spots, call (317) 925-0191 or winewomenandshoes.com.
Georgia Street Happy Hour Fridays
The buzzing center block of Georgia Street Downtown sees its fair share of pedestrian traffic during the week, but with the debut of Happy Hour Fridays, expect the working world to converge on this beautiful, fun pocket of the city. Each week will feature live music and food and drinks from Harry & Izzy’s and the Omni Severin Hotel. Start your weekend off right.
4 to 6:30 p.m. May 2 (and every Friday), Georgia Street, Downtown Indianapolis, (317) 237-2206 or georgiastreetindy.com.
As one half of The Indigo Girls, Amy Ray rose to fame in the late ’80s on the strength of folk hits like "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo." As a solo performer, she’s released five albums, including this year’s "Goodnight Tender."
8 p.m. May 2, Radio Radio, 1119 Prospect St., $15, (317) 955-0995 or futureshock.net.
From Recycled Art at the Stutz building to the first Food Truck Fest of the year, First Friday is finally starting to warm up. Artist studios and galleries will open their doors, and Hoosiers are encouraged to drop in, grab a cold beverage and enjoy the unique offerings Downtown, and in surrounding areas like Fountain Square.
Trade School Indy: Summer School Launch
Trade School Indy isn’t exactly free, but its method of payment seems to go hand-in-hand with its belief in the sharing of resources. To launch its summer semester, the school is inviting Hoosiers to stop by Indy Reads Books and get a sneak peek of their summer classes. The "price?" Barter items. Anything from eco-friendly paper coffee cups and fabric bunting to fun forever stamps and even hugs.
6 p.m. May 3, Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave., free, (317) 384-1496 or tradeschool.coop/indianapolis.
Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival
Jews have inextricably been linked to film since the medium’s very beginning. The Indy Jewish Film Festival not only celebrates that influence, but does so through films about the Jewish experience. This year’s festival opens with "David" at the Indianapolis Central Library. The film explores the friendship of a young Muslim boy with his Jewish neighbor in Brooklyn. Other screenings include "The Band’s Visit," a comedy about an Egyptian band in Israel, and "Trembling Before G-d," a documentary about homosexuality.
Opens 7 p.m. May 3-10, assorted local venues, indianapolisjewishfilmfestival.com for full schedule.
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon
Running may be a solitary sport, but you’ll hardly be alone during the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon — it’s regularly the nation’s largest half-marathon, with 35,000 runners and thousands more cheering them on along the route. This year marks the event’s 38th race; the course begins at the intersection of Washington and West Street, then winds toward the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, completes a full 2.5-mile loop around the track and then heads back Downtown. A 5K race will also launch that morning, but we know you can handle a cool 13.1 miles on a beautiful May day.
7:45 a.m. May 3, Washington and West streets, $40-$75, 500festival.com.
Last chance to see Robert Indiana
Robert Indiana is making his exit at the IMA, and May 4 is your last day to catch one of the the Hoosier state’s most famous living artists. An originator of the "Pop art" movement, Indiana’s exhibit at the IMA is the first time the artist’s work has enjoyed a major presentation of his original prints. More than 50 pieces of Indiana’s works show the artist’s evolution, as well as his homage to painters like Picasso, Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley.
With a sound all their own, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester have taken classical music and turned it on its head. Using hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music, the Southern Florida duo has transformed the music of the violin. Their tunes are so original that in 2012, their show caught the act of President Barack Obama, and they were invited to play at his inaugural balls.
4 p.m. May 4, Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 E. 16th St., $23-$25, (317) 532-6280 or warrenpac.com.
This acoustic band’s big break came in 2000, when the band’s self-titled album, produced by Alison Krauss, went platinum and was nominated for two Grammys. The group went on hiatus at the peak of its popularity in 2007 — and returned just last month. Its latest album, "A Dotted Line," and its tour mark the band’s 25th anniversary.
7:30 p.m. May 7, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $29.50-$49.50, (317) 231-0000 or livenation.com.
The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market offers fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods and more, all in season and sold by local growers and artisans. Fresh, delicious, affordable. We’ll be there.
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through October, Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St., free, (317) 634-9266 or .
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The soulful pop duo got its start in the mid-’70s but hit a serious stride a decade later, when hits like "Kiss on My List," "You Make My Dreams," "Maneater" and "Private Eyes" pushed them into radio ubiquity. Recent tours, TV appearances and the adoration of younger bands (See: Chromeo) pushed them back on top — capped by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
7:30 p.m. May 8, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $29.50-$89.50, (317) 231-0000 or livenation.com.
5×5 Ideas Competition
Indy’s creative thinkers are showing up for the annual 5×5. The events are held to "inspire, ignite and financially support creative and innovative ideas," and this year’s theme, "re:Connect," is geared toward strengthening Indianapolis’ neighborhoods and triggering opportunities for fun, culture and new businesses around Indiana’s natural assets. In addition to announcing the winners of the ideas competition, there will be performances by IUPUI Music Technology Ensembles and the opening of Theater of Inclusion’s Tools exhibit.
7:30 p.m. May 8, Service Center for Culture and Community, 3819 Lafayette Road, free, (317) 347-0238 or bigcar.org.
He’s filled nearly every position in Hollywood: an actor, a stand-up, a talk-show host, an impressionist, a director and even a game-show host (remember "Million Dollar Money Drop" on FOX?). Pollack’s fan-favorite role is still probably Todd from cult classic "The Usual Suspects," but nowadays you can catch him in Chuck Lorre’s latest sitcom, "Mom," and on his Christopher Walken-obsessed podcast, "Talkin’ Walkin."
8 p.m. May 8, 8:30 and 10 p.m. May 9-10, Crackers Broad Ripple, 6281 N. College Ave., $22.50-$37.50, (317) 255-4211 or crackerscomedy.com.
Hats Off! Hat Over Heels
The annual Fashion Arts Society fundraiser encourages Indy’s fashion-conscious to strut their stuff while learning about the art of clothing. Come dressed in your best hat and shoes to hear a lecture by Elizabeth Semmelhack, author and curator of Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum. Up next is a luncheon, where your ensemble will be judged by a professional panel in categories like most stylish coordination of hat and shoes, best embellishments and Best of Show.
11 a.m. May 8, The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, free lecture, $55-$600 luncheon, (317) 923-1331 or imamuseum.org.
The Great Love Debate
What preoccupies our minds more than the search for, and maintenance of, love? The Great Love Debate gives local singles the chance to voice their opinions and attempt to answer the question: "Why are we all still single?" Each city’s event is hosted by a panel of experts — ours will include Star writers Dana Hunsinger Benbow and Leslie Bailey, author Brian Howie and more. The town hall-style debate may also be a great place to meet your soulmate.
7:30 p.m. May 8, Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., $35, (317) 639-4534 or greatlovedebate.com.
Terra Cotta Warriors
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis ushered in the Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) with the announcement of two new Chinese cultural exhibits exclusive to the museum that will open in 2014, including "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army," a temporary show of more than 100 artifacts with real Terra Cotta Warriors — the one shown here is a replica — on Sunday, February 10, 2013. The other, "Take Me There:¨ China," will be a permanent exhibit. Charlie Nye / The Star
One of China’s most amazing spectacles, next to the Great Wall, is the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor that features the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses." A selection of the sculptures will be on display at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and will tell the story of the tomb complex’s creation and China’s first emperor. More than 100 ancient artifacts will be on display for all ages to interact with.
May 9 through Nov. 2, The Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., $4-$19.50, (317) 334-4000 or childrensmuseum.org.
Legend infuses a heavy dose of classic soul into today’s R&B landscape. He was on fire in 2013, with a Top 5 hit in "All of Me" from his fourth solo album, "Love in the Future." The heat’s still on in 2014 as he winds through the country on tour.
8 p.m. May 9, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $41-$96, (317) 231-0000 or livenation.com.
An evening of live music (including Jon McLaughlin and Endless Summer), mingling with IndyCar drivers and celebrity chef-created food. The event supports the programs of IU Health, so the price to be dazzled by Rev is truly helping others. Don’t wait — VIP spots are already sold out.
7:30 p.m. to midnight May 9, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., $200, (317) 492-8500 or revindy.org.
Tracy Morgan: Turn it Funny
On "SNL," Tracy Morgan was a loony-tune in a cast full of them. But when he starred in "30 Rock," alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, his absurd and outlandish humor rubbed up against the straight-laced sarcasm of his cast mates to create a perfect storm of comedy. Sound hyperbolic? Check out his talents all by himself, as Morgan brings his stand-up to the Egyptian Room.
9 p.m. May 9, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $35.50, (317) 231-0000 or livenation.com.
Grand Prix of Indianapolis
In its inaugural year, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis plans to add even more speed and excitement to the month of May by inviting the Verizon IndyCar Series to compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. The 82-lap race begins after a morning of Lights races and pre-race festivities. Fans also will have the chance to experience the Celebration of Automobiles at the Pagoda Plaza, featuring dozens of classic cars.
3:30 p.m. May 10, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W 16th St., $25-$77, (317) 492-8500 or indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
Chase 500 Kids Day
You’ll find games, face-painting, entertainment, mini-car racing, race-themed arts and crafts, food and more. This year, teen-pop act Fifth Harmony will headline the day, but winning one of the more than 10,000 prizes may be the real draw.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, Monument Circle, Downtown, free, 500festival.com.
Tegan and Sara
These sisters carved out a wildly winding career beginning in the ’90s, when they released lo-fi folk rock cassettes. Their breakout came with 2004’s "So Jealous," and every album since has gotten bigger and more electrified. Last year’s "Heartthrob" was a Top 5 hit, and their Lego movie collaboration with the Lonely Island, "Everything Is Awesome," is familiar to every parent with children under the age of 12.
7:30 p.m. May 10, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $30, (317) 231-0000 or livenation.com.
The Addams Family
Wednesday Addams, the "Princess of Darkness," has fallen in love, and her creepy, kooky, all-together ooky family is shocked. From the creator of the "Jersey Boys" comes this comedy-musical about the ever macabre Addams Family and their ghoulish antics. All your favorite characters from the movies are in on the action as they try to reason with their daughter’s new-found lifestyle.
Various times May 13-18, Clowes Hall, 4602 Sunset Avenue, $25-$96.65, (317) 940-6444 or cloweshall.org.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lyle Lovett returns to Indianapolis to spend a night at the Old National Centre. He and his acoustic group will play songs from his more than 10-album repertoire, including from his most recent CD, "Release Me," that debuted in 2012.
7:30 p.m. May 14, Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $39.50-$59.50, (317) 231-0000 or oldnationalcentre.com.
English-Irish boy band "The Wanted" looks to have the same success in the U.S. as it has enjoyed in the U.K. for the past several years. The band’s most recognizable tune, "Glad You Came," topped the U.S. Pop Songs charts in April 2012, and now it is headed on its fourth tour, stopping in Indiana at the Old National Centre on May 15.
7:30 p.m. May 15, Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $25, (317) 231-0000 or oldnationalcentre.com.
What better place to hold a screening of a film about the newspaper biz than at an actual newspaper? The Indianapolis International Film Festival, as a part of the "Roving Cinema" lineup, is showing "Newsies," a musical set in New York in 1899 that follows the lives of orphans and runaways who sell papers around the city. The festival’s aim is to create a shared experience around film, and by bringing "Newsies" to The Star, it is connecting Hoosiers with their biggest media outlet.
7:30 p.m. May 15, The Indianapolis Star, 307 N. Pennsylvania St., $10, (317) 560-4433 or indyfilmfest.org.
Happy Hour at the ISO
Time for Three joins the ISO to perform their signature mash-ups, including Justin Timberlake’s "Cry Me a River." Pre-concert entertainment will include music by DJ Helicon and complimentary food and drink samples from Adobo Grill, E&J Gallo, Eddie Merlot’s, Harry & Izzy’s, Just Pop In!, PEARings, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Soupremacy and Wilks & Wilson Elixirs.
6:30 p.m. May 15, Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, $25-$30, (317) 639-4300 or indianapolissymphony.org.
Midwest Sour Wild & Funk Fest
The third incarnation of this festival will feature more than 20 breweries offering their best beers in, you guessed it, sour, wild and funky flavors. This year’s relocation to the Indianapolis City Market means easier parking (including a bike valet) and room to stretch out and enjoy the best in independent brews.
2 p.m. May 17, Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St., $20-75, (317) 634-9266 oruplandbeer.com.
Indiana Fever home opener
Under head coach Lin Dunn, the Fever have been hot for several years, having won the WNBA Championship in 2012 and their Conference Semifinals in 2013. This year, the Fever open with four rookies, as well as veteran All-Star Tamika Catchings, who has been in the game for 12 seasons. The team’s regular season play carries on through August, so more than just the weather should be hot this summer.
7 p.m. May 17, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., $13-$115, (317) 917-2727 or ticketmaster.com.
Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow
This trio’s resume is stunning, with seven consecutive chart-topping albums on the country charts. When the band drops its next album, "Rewind," it’s sure to have another. The album’s title track already tore up the radio earlier this year, and with Sheryl Crow on the tour, the group will continue its hot streak through the summer.
7:30 p.m. May 17, Klipsch Music Center, 12880 E. 146th St., Noblesville, $28.75-$65.25, (317) 776-8181 or livenation.com.
Broad Ripple Art Fair
Kicking off the art fair season is the Broad Ripple Art Fair, a nationally ranked, highly selective, juried art fair. Hosting more than 225 artists and held on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center, the Broad Ripple Art Fair will feature food, Sun King Brewery beer, live music, artist demonstrations, interactive art activities and children’s activities. On May 16, patrons can enjoy an exclusive first look into the selection of Broad Ripple Art Fair artists for $55-$65.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., $3-$13, (317) 255-2464 or indplsartcenter.org.
Mayberry in the Midwest
For two days in May, downtown Danville will transform into Mayberry in honor of the "The Andy Griffith Show." Actress Maggie Peterson, who played Charlene Darling, and Rodney Dillard, one of the Darling Boys, will attend and hold a meet and greet with fans. There also will be a Mayberry parade, an art fair, a tribute show and Mayberry-themed contests for people to participate in.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17-18, Downtown Danville, (317) 745-3007 or visitdowntowndanville.com.
For 20 years, Indy’s arts community has used Spotlight to raise money for the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis fundraising program, which has provided more than $10 million to more than 75 partner organizations in Indiana for HIV prevention and testing programs across the state.
8 p.m. May 19, Clowes Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., $25-$150, (317) 940-6444 or cloweshall.org.
The Last Row Party
Proving there are no losers at the Indy 500, the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation will host its annual Last Row Party on May 22, presenting consolation checks, if you will, to the last-row drivers of the big race. Sure, the prizes won’t help much with rent or car repairs, but the $0.31, $0.32 and $0.33 checks make the sting of defeat a little less harsh. You’ll meet race drivers and see roasts and toasts, keeping the competition of the Indy 500 a little light-hearted.
Coors Light Carb Day
This year’s headliners are Sammy Hagar and Sublime with Rome, both bringing a unique flavor to Carb Day. Hagar, the former lead singer of Van Halen, made his name on fun, tequila-soaked party rock. Sublime was a breakout reggae rock act of the late ’90s. Following singer Bradley Nowell’s death, the remaining two band members brought on a new leader and returned to the road.
Gates open at 9 a.m. May 23, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., $30, indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
7th annual Curt Cavin’s Burger Bash
Hosted by the Indy Star’s racing reporter, this charitable event is free, with burgers, fries and milkshakes available for purchase. There will also be a drawing for prizes and an auction to benefit initiatives that support hearing issues of children in Indianapolis. There’s a good likelihood of seeing a racing world celebrity while you’re there.
6:30 p.m. May 23, 96th Street Steakburgers, 4715 E. 96th St., free, (317) 844-6351 or 96thstreetsteakburgers.com.
International Orangutan Center
The $26 million International Orangutan Center will feature a skyline aerial cable ride above the zoo, a community plaza, an exploration hub and an atrium featuring the 150-foot-tall "Beacon of Hope" illuminated by lights the orangutans turn on themselves.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24, Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., $19.70-$22.70, (317) 630-2001 or indianapoliszoo.com.
500 Festival Parade
The Indy 500 or Bust float makes its way down Pennsylvania Street during last year’s 500 Festival Parade on May 25, 2013.
An Indy original, the 500 Festival Parade sees more than 300,000 spectators, drawing comparisons to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 33 starting drivers of the race serve as honorary grand marshals, riding in rows of three, with the winner of the pole in the rear. The parade will feature costumed characters, marching bands, floats and giant helium balloons.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. May 24, Downtown Indianapolis, North and Pennsylvania streets, free-$32, (317) 927-3378 or 500festival.com.
Now considered an Indy 500 tradition, the black-tie event includes red carpet arrivals by celebrities and dinner and dancing at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
6 p.m. May 24, Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St., $275, (317) 236-1870 or 500festival.com.
This year’s Legends Day honors Mario Andretti, one of the sport’s biggest names. At 11:15 a.m., you can catch Andretti at a Q&A; stick around for autograph sessions at Pagoda Plaza. At 6:30, country superstar Jason Aldean takes the stage at Turn 4. Then it’s time to get some sleep for Race Day.
Gates open at 8 a.m. May 24, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., $10 for Legends Day only, $25-$60 for concert, (317) 492-8500 indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
Raves may feel most natural late at night, but we promise that the mood will be wild when Dillon Francis starts spinning at 8 a.m. By the time headliner Hardwell takes the stage, the crowd will be a sweaty, neon-colored mass of writhing bodies. The Snakepit wraps up just as the checkered flag is waved.
Gates open at 5:30 a.m. May 25, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., $10, (317) 492-8500 or indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
Limestone Comedy Festival
Bloomington’s annual Limestone Comedy Festival is back with a trio of killer headliners, including Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips, the latter being a real pioneer of the weirdo, alternative strain of today’s comedy. The smaller-name performers pack a punch, too — check out the Marc Maron favorite Ryan Singer, the "Bob and Tom Show" regular Ben Moore and Indiana native Sasheer Zamata, who also happens to be the newest "Saturday Night Live" cast member.
Through "Politically Incorrect" and "Real Time with Bill Maher," as well as documentaries like "Religulous," the comic has made it his business to shoot some truth into politics, religion and pop culture. Maher knows how to make fun of himself, so while he’s criticizing the hypocrisy of, say, Christians against universal health care, he’ll do so with a smile.
7:30 p.m. May 31, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $35-$75, (317) 231-0000 or livenation.com.
U.S. 40 Highway Yard Sale
Created in Dublin, Ind., by Patricia McDaniel, owner of The Old Storefront antique store, the annual Historic U.S. 40 Yard Sale is a five-day, 800-mile-long yard sale featuring antiques, fresh produce, furniture and more.
Dawn to dusk May 31, U.S. 40, free, (765) 478-4809 or oldstorefrontantiques.com.
Try a new restaurant
Specific dates have yet to be determined, but get ready for the openings of restaurants like The North End (1300 E. 86th St.), an American regional barbecue venture, and Pizzology on Mass Ave. (600 Massachusetts Ave., pizzologyindy.com) in mid-May, followed by Nine Irish Brothers (575 Massachusetts Ave., nineirishbrothers.com) at the end of the month.
Cirque de la Symphonie
Jack Everly will conduct a lineup of symphonic blockbusters as aerial flyers, acrobats, dancers, jugglers and strongmen take the stage at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Cirque de la Symphonie utilizes the "magic of cirque" performances and brings them to symphony halls to create a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences.
11 a.m. May 30, Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, $10-$30, (317) 639-4300 or indianapolissymphony.org.
Who would’ve guessed 20 years ago that your average teen girl in 2014 would know who Thor or the Green Lantern was? Comics are mainstream now; it’s only fitting that comic conventions have similarly grown. Indy PopCon will fill the Indiana Convention Center with panels, exhibitions, workshops, galleries and tons of guest speakers, including famed comic artists, actors and even the dude behind that Internet meme Bad Luck Brian.
Noon to 6 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1, Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., $20-$120, (866) 544-4007 or indypopcon.com.Tags: actor, actress, concert, dates, director, film, movie, music, release, singer, tour, tv