Radio Radio is a nightclub and concert venue where local artists and up-and-coming bands perform in a quaint, smoke-free setting. The 3,500-square-foot facility has a purposely-created retro lounge ambiance, thanks to cozy circular seating options, floor and wall lamps, hardwood trim and a winding bar area. Show tickets can be purchased at the door for day-of shows, but as a medium-sized Midwestern venue that plays host to many indie fan favorites, they often sell out fast. This Fountain Square hotspot is also general admission only, meaning the best seats are saved for those who hop in line early – though the facility also offers plenty of standing room directly in front of the main stage.
You won't know where you time has went enjoying movies at Movie Buff Theatre in Indianapolis.
The doors are open for you at this theater with their people friendly restaurant and great, home-cooked food.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly activity everyone will love? This theater is made for all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So get your friends together and come see the newest releases this weekend at Movie Buff Theatre.
Picture it: a Super Saiyan takes tea with a Pokemon trainer while nearby, Vash the Stampede swaps war stories with his old friend Spike Spiegel. It might sound like a fan-fiction dream, but at Anime Crossroads, it's just another day on the convention floor. The yearly celebration of all things otaku features a lively cosplay scene, as attendees dress up as their favorite anime and manga characters. While you're getting your costume-ready, check out what else the con has to offer:
Guests of honor: This year's guest lists features a who's-who of notable talents, from cosplay champion SuperKayce to voice actors from Neon Genesis Evangelion, One Piece, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
Dealers' Hall: Looking for a stuffed Charmander or the last soundtrack in your Ranma 1/2 collection? Head to the dealers' hall, where exhibitors from around the region hawk Japan's finest pop-culture ephemera.
Screening room: Need a break from the con action? Pop into the screening room for viewings of everything from classics like Cowboy Bebop to new hits like One-Punch Man.
Artist Alley: Mingle with some of the models, artists, and small-press publishers who are making the next generation of comic classics.
Pokemon Gym Leaders Challenge: Attendees with a Nintendo 3DS and a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire challenge live gym leaders for the chance to prove their mettle.
Motus Dance Theatre sends its ensemble pirouetting through the walls of convention and into the city's auditoriums, libraries, and art museums. With performances such as Pairings—a series of six dances inspired by six wine and gourmet food matchups—the nonprofit company translates imaginative contexts into spectacles of movement. Its reputation for novelty stems from a mission to disperse the arts throughout the public sphere without putting tutus on every streetlight. By hiring up-and-coming choreographers, planning site-specific installations, and collaborating with other entertainers, the theatre brings continuously evolving dance presentations to the community.
Motus is by no means exclusive: its classes and workshops welcome participants of all backgrounds to enhance their bodily awareness. Lessons from highly trained instructors cover techniques from yoga poses to burlesque pivots, and focus on finding confidence regardless of age or build.
The Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival strives to induce every reaction from a giggle to a guffaw during its one-day film spree. The festival screens comedic films from across the globe, as well as some that feature cast or crew members from Indiana. Each year, approximately 30 full-length films, shorts, and life-size flipbooks dance across the eager retinas of the audience.
The inspiration for the festival, Steve Pearce, was a National Kidney Foundation of Indiana supporter and film lover who passed away from kidney disease in 2009. His family carries on his mission to raise awareness for the disease by appropriating the funds from the festival to NKFI. The NKFI aims to prevent kidney and urinary-tract diseases, improve the well-being of people affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of transplant-ready organs. Together, the film festival and NKFI plan to alleviate these needs, one kidney at a time.
Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum showcases the state’s art, science and cultural history from the prehistoric era to now. The museum’s permanent collection tells Indiana’s story, from glaciers to the first settlers, with a Native American exhibit that highlights the various cultures of local and regional tribes. The first floor showcases the state’s natural history while the second floor has its cultural history, with exhibits like The Ancient Seas, Birth of the Earth, Crossroads of America and Global Indiana. Each year, several traveling exhibits pass through the museum, allowing visitors to see something new with each trip. During Christmastime every year, part of the museum’s third floor transforms into Santa’s home, and children can ride the Santa Claus Express train. The museum also contains an IMAX theater, showing documentaries and family-friendly movies.