Friday, October 17, 2014

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 11 no 21

first published in the Broad Ripple Gazette 

Pints for Half Pints
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Speak Easy
5255 N. Winthrop Avenue
21+, 4:00 – 8:00 PM, $10 (+ beer tickets)

The Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club is hosting their third annual Pints of Half Pints fundraiser to help equip IPS schools in the Broad Ripple and Midtown communities with teaching tools to linked to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. 

Proceeds from last year’s event raised $9,300 and helped sponsor robotics and LEGO clubs at IPS Schools 91, 55 and Sidener Academy; supplies and volunteer support for School 55’s annual science fair; special school wide Mad Science event at School 55; science club at School 91; and 13 laptops designated for STEM afterschool programming.

Pints for Half-Pints will include craft beer from six local breweries, available in a tasting size or by the pint. One brewery team will take home the trophy from the event’s Broad Ripple Brewers Throw Down, a hilarious Family Feud contest, brewery style. Food trucks will be onsite and Big Bill Taylor (blues/acoustic rock) will be entertaining everyone. The first 300 attendees will receive a souvenir pint glass. 


Shiny and the Spoon
Monday, October 20, 2014
Indy Folk Series
615 W. 43rd Street (Unitarian Universalist Church)
all-ages, 7:00 PM (doors 6:15), Adults: $15; Students/Age 65 and up: $10; Age 12 and under: free

I first saw Shiny and the Spoon at the Indy Hostel Folk Fest a few years ago and was immediately smitten. The band has a great front porch folkie/bluegrassy thing going on. 

The Indy Folk Series is always excellent – here is the schedule for the rest of the concerts in the series.  

November 29, 2014: Open Mic Night to benefit WITT Community Radio
December 14, 2014:  The Good Bad Luckys: Tim Grimm, Krista Detor, and Joe Crookston
January 17, 2015: Emerging Artists: Ladies Night - Adrienne Frailey and Briagha McTavish
February 21, 2015: The Accidentals
March 14, 2015: Carrie Newcomer
April 18, 2015: Harpeth Rising
May 9, 2015: Billy Strings & Don Julin

Check the website for further details and advance ticket sales. 


Melody Inn Annual Halloween Show
Friday, October 31, 2014
Melody Inn
3826 N Illinois Street
21+, Show 8:00, doors 7:00, $10.

The Melody Inn’s Halloween show is always not-so-scary fun. Expect great costumes and awesome music. Local bands will morph into versions of Velvet Underground, Steely Dan, The Cars, Duran Duran, Jeff Buckley, and Hank III.

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