In remembrance of North Carolina State University women's basketball coach Kay Yow, the annual 4Kay run recruits a stampede of pavement pounders to speed through straightaways in support of cancer research. An estimated 3,000 fleet feet will tip off the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four as they traverse the 2.49-mile home of the famed Indianapolis 500, making pit stops to refuel and check ankle pressure. Walkers are also encouraged to participate at their own comfortable pace during this rain-or-shine event. On race day, the first 500 Groupon participants to check in will receive a complimentary short-sleeve Nike T-shirt for quick changes after a victorious finish-line sports-drink bath.
First-run movies, including 3-D and family films, light up the screens at Republic Theatre Group, LLC's six locations in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Concession stands attract nostrils and stomachs alike with fragrant popcorn, taste-bud-tickling candy, and canteens of soda.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical adaptation Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat blends '50s rock, country-western, calypso, and other musical styles for a tuneful spectacle that spins the familiar Biblical tale of Jacob's favorite son into a family-friendly skein of music and dance. Enjoy the stagecapades within the confines of one of the nation's longest-running community theaters, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, which entertains audiences with unique performances of large-scale musicals, popular plays, and underground cribbage tournaments. Today's deal permits the purchase of up to five Groupons per performance, allowing you to invite the rest of your a cappella singing group or set up a two-seat buffer zone on either side of you, enough space to accommodate virtually any collection of Troll dolls.
The Indianapolis International Film Festival (IIFF) showcases 10 days’ worth of films from the United States and around the world, all of which are original, independent productions of varying genres, subject matters, gaspable moments, and grades of celluloid. The two-ticket option gets you into a film screening (including IMAX presentations), and the all-access pass grants full-festival offerings, including all films, opening and closing nights, special presentations, and festival parties. The all-access pass also comes with a membership to the IIFF, which procures free goodies and admission to IIFF events throughout the year. Consult the schedule to see what's screening when, and read more about the films to find a talkie that peaks your interest, from the story of a solitary Russian poodle trainer to claustrophobic tales of societal breakdown.
In this day of DVDs and in-home, on-demand options, drive-in theatres are a rarity. But Tibbs Drive-In Theatre continues to provide what’s generally considered to be an old but cherished way to watch movies, particularly around Indianapolis. From early spring through mid-fall each year, Tibbs visitors can enjoy large-screen movies from the comfort of their own vehicles, or pull together an array of lawn chairs and other foldable furniture for strategically-positioned seats inside the facility’s parking lot. A variety of movies run across the four screens, usually as double-headers, making Tibbs an all-night destination. Concession stand options are plentiful and varied, and a large, grass-covered area is available near the main screen, where younger moviegoers often gather and play.
For the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, the most important things in life were science and the arts. The good doctor wanted to share this devotion with the Indianapolis community, so he devised and funded Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Completed in 1963, the hall shares Butler's gorgeous aesthetic with its arching stone façade and lush crimson interior, which has room for over 2,000 patrons. In addition to major touring productions and public speakers, Clowes Memorial Hall is also the home of the Indianapolis Opera, the Butler Ballet, and the Indy 500.