Friday, February 6, 2015

Broad Ripple Gazette vol 12 no 3

First published in the Broad Ripple Gazette

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day, lovelies! There are plenty of fun things to do in our neighborhood to chase away the winter blues. 

St. Valentine’s Evening with Bill Lancton Group
Saturday, February 14, 2015
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
21+, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, $75 (+ticketing charge) includes fabulous meal and gratuity

I think The Jazz Kitchen is romantic any day of the week, but they’re stepping it up for St. Valentine’s Day! Jazz guitarist, Bill Lancton and his band are bringing their tender side for this evening. Sultry jazz classics, bossas and ballads will be played as you dine with choices from their four course Prix Fixe menu (lots of yummy choices including a dessert sampler). 

Please make sure that you make your reservation and pre-pay – the evening is wildly popular! Visit the website or call 317-253-4900 for more details. 

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Indy CD & Vinyl
806 Broad Ripple Ave
all-ages, free, 6:00 PM

This is the good kind of winter blues!  Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be playing a set on the new stage at Indy CD & Vinyl! Their newest record, So Delicious, will be realized that day; you can grab a fresh-off-the-press copy of the album while you’re dancing along to the music.
In case you’re wondering just how big the damn band is?  Just three musicians that sound like fourteen. 

If you haven’t seen Reverend Peyton play lately, you should check them out again.  

Pink Pajama Party
Friday, February 20, 2014
Indianapolis Marriott North (Keystone Crossing)
6:00 PM to Saturday morning
21+, various prices depending on room or evening only 

I wasn’t a kid who enjoyed slumber parties, I always wished I could go hide in my room, and a few times had the host’s mother call my mom for a late-night pickup. The Pink Pajama Party avoids that angst with your own bedroom for the night. There is a silent auction, complementary spa services, pick cocktails, and dancing to Living Proof, a chance to relax in the lounge and listen to one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Chad Mills.  And you get to wear your pajamas to a fundraiser! How many times have we all wished for that? 

As if that isn’t enough fun there will be yoga and breakfast in the morning. 

The pajama party benefits the I.W.I.N Foundation that supports women all over the State, currently receiving treatment for breast cancer by securing and paying for services that help relieve emotional, physical and financial burdens.

Please check their website for room options and to register.