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the plan

the guide

04 Editor’s Itinerary

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One well-traveled view on what’s essential in Indianapolis when you’re short on time.

The latest and greatest happenings. Plus, music clubs and bars

06 Where Calendar

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Hot Dates This Spring From VegFest to sports tourneys and kid’s activities, there are lots of fun things to do in town.

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Indianapolis’ coffee culture is riding crest of the third-wave movement, putting quality and technique at a premium.

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Three local restaurants to put on your agenda. Plus, bars around town that also serve up billiards, bowling and games.

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Audubon’s birds alight the galleries at Indianapolis Museum of Art, while Indiana State Museum opens three new permanent exhibitions.

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

Major must-sees and spots off the beaten path

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GALLERIES & ANTIQUES

Hot spots for antiquing and top visual art galleries.

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NAVIGATE

Tours and travel information

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MAPS

Help in finding your way around downtown, the metro area and outlying towns

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SHOPPING

A compendium of spendworthy sites, from apparel stores to toy boutiques

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EDITOR’S ITINERARY

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N E W S T O T R AV E L B Y

Essential Indianapolis Back East where I’m from, there’s a different neighborhood at every turn. Indianapolis, on the other hand, has larger, more general districts—which prove just as much fun as their smaller East Coast counterparts. A favorite of mine, Mass Ave, is where I often spend an hour or two wandering on a sunny day. There’s always a new boutique to pop in and browse as well as old standbys. During your visit this season, take a stroll up this artsy main drag for a quick bit of culture and a lot of fun.

90 MINUTES IN: Straight as an arrow, Mass Ave shoots out from Monument Circle (at E. New York and N. Delaware) and dead ends just west of Interstate 70. There’s much to see and do along this spunky, home-grown avenue. I love to shop places like Homespun and Trailside General Store, where the goods are crafted by talented local makers, presenting out-of-the-box items you just need to buy. Case in point: The adorable two-inch square Make Waves kinetic sailboat sculptures by day, by

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night or by Jolly Roger at Homespun. Another personally cherished hangout is Indy Reads Books where I pick up the latest in fiction, travel and memoir. For a treat, I limit myself to one or two chocolate creations (the milk chocolate

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dipped marshmallow or the peanut butter cup, usually) from Best Chocolate In Town. Along the way, I enjoy revisiting displays of public art, from Julian Opie’s iconic and perpetually moving “Ann Dancing” to largerthan-life street murals of author Kurt Vonnegut and poet Mari Evans. Have fun!

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APRIL 29: Indiana VegFest Just in time for spring, this helath-conscious and eco-friendly vegan-lifestyle event offers local food vendors, cooking demos, fitness classes, kid’s activities and, of course, vegan food samples. Admission is free but be sure to bring some cash for picking up goodies like jewelry, home goods and libations. Pavilion at Pan Am, 201 South Capitol Ave.

1 USA SWIMMING ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES > MARCH 2-4 From Austin to Atlanta, top professional swimmers compete in three days of races. $5-15 per session. Indiana University Natatorium, 901 W. New York St.

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2 THE GREAT CHOCOLATE RACE > MARCH 12 If endorphines aren’t motivation enough, finishers of this race cool down with a cup of hot cocoa and a box of Godiva chocolates. Choose from a 10-mile or 5K journey through a scenic course. Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave. 3 NCAA WOMEN’S DIVISION I SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

> MARCH 16-18 Top female collegiate swimmers and divers hit the pool in a battle for bragging rights. Indiana University Natatorium, 901 W. New York St., 317.274.5555 4 MARCH MADNESS > MARCH 17 & 19 Gear up for Indy’s part in the NCAA’s Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament as teams play the first and second rounds at Bankers

Life Fieldhouse. $195-$300. 125 South Pennsylvania St., 317.917.2727 5 MAN OF LA MANCHA > MARCH 24-26 Indianapolis opera presents this play within a play based on Cervantes’ legendary “Don Quioxte.” New York City Metropolitan Opera baritone David Malis stars. Schrott Center, 610 W. 46th St., 317.283.3531

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Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St. EARTH DAY INDIANA FESTIVAL > APRIL 22 Celebrate our great planet with live music, food, a 5K run, kid’s activities and a beer garden while bringing awareness to conservation issues. This free event also features environmental protection exhibits so you can learn how best to treat the Earth. Historic Military Park at White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St., 317.721.6526

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2016 Pro Series 6 MOTUS DANCE > APRIL 8 This cutting-edge, local fringe group presents inventive live dance performances such as “Pairings: Night Circus,” 8 pm. The night includes wine, beer and cocktails paired with small plates and a different performance for each course.

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Old-world tradition and Irish spirit comes to Indy for a night of Celtic dance and music. A tribute and preservation of Irish history and heritage, the show dazzles with the elegance of its dancers and the transcendental sounds of its musicians. Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave.

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The national Broadway touring production of this stage revue brings record producer, songwriter and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy back to the Midwest, March 28-April 4. As his story plays out onstage and actors make their way through more than 50 hit songs, audiences become acquainted with the players of 1960s and 1970s Motown sound including Diana Ross, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye. $25-$89. Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., 800.982.2787

9 INDYCAR GRAND PRIX > MAY 12-13 Aside from the famous Indy 500, the Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated events in this racing town. Featuring drivers from the Verizon IndyCar Series, racers make the 82-lap journey then revel in the Post Race Track Invasion. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 317.492.8500

FEB. 22-MARCH 2 DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT Katie Mitchell’s adaptation of the play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain brings the lyrical author’s famous creature to life on stage. $10$15. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green, Carmel, 317.843.3800 FEB. 26, MARCH 26, APRIL 9 CLASSICAL CONCERTS AT CENTRAL The Indianapolis Public Library makes music a natural fit for local literary experiences by hosting this monthly series in its Clowes Auditorium. Indianapolis caption here Symphony Orchestra players perform works by master international chamber musicians. 2 pm. 40 E. St. Clair St., 317.275.4100 SHOWS DAILY IMAX With a roster of contemporary feature films (“La La Land,” “Rogue One”) as well as thought-provoking narrated documentaries (“Voyage of Time,” “Humpback Whales”), Indiana State Museum’s oversized IMAX screen promises maximum viewing pleasure. $7-$16. 650 W. Washington St., 317.233.4629

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Indianapolis City Market A historic downtown Indianapolis landmark, City Market is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated small businesses. With ethnic eateries, from-scratch snacks, boutique goods, and more - there’s something for everyone! Stroll through the Market’s aisles…enjoy a local craft beer… purchase unique gifts…satisfy the inner foodie in you…or simply hang out with family and friends. Doors Open: Mon-Fri 7:00 am-9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am-9:00 pm | Sun Closed Individual merchant hours vary 222 East Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone 317.634.9266 indycm.com

Nora’s Vintage, Estate & Costume Jewelry Looking to find a bling treasure for yourself or a friend? Stop in this local favorite jewelry and accessories boutique within the City Market. Nora’s offers a distinctive selection of jewelry—from vintage and costume to handmade and sterling silver. The collection is ever changing and budget fitting. Megan does the hunting for you and fills her shop with one-of-akind finds. Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; call for Saturday hours City Market - 222 E. Market Street 317.908.1780

The Amazing Potato Chip Company Home of the famous “City Market” chip, these hand-cut potato chips have developed a loyal following. But don’t stop with the warm chips made fresh daily--try the real butter-y and maple syrup-y caramel corn, zesty cheese corn or the house favorite caramel/cheese blend. Wash down any of the treats with a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. You’ll thank these people for making snacks and you’ll thank God for having taste buds.

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Hoosier Perks Explore Indianapolis’ coffee culture at these cafes that emphasize the beans.

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Three years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find a Starbucks in Indianapolis. And yet today, local roasters and coffee houses are springing up all over town, offering caffeine junkies a jolt of premium flavors and top-shelf techniques. GEORGIA STREET GRIND Short yet charming Georgia Street in the Wholesale District is home to a boon of chain restaurants, bars and a heated, middle-of-the-street promenade that would not be safe in vehicularcentric cities like Boston or New York. Blink and you’ll miss diminutive coffee counter Georgia Street Grind, which serves up locally roasted single origin coffee and espresso drinks. Sadly, it closes on the weekends. 25 W. Georgia St., 317.401.8111 HUBBARD & CRAVENS A Meridien Street location only affords two two-tops and three counter stools, but what it lacks in space in makes up for with bold coffee sourced in Central America and roasted right here in Indianapolis. Espresso

drinks rule the menu, from the simple cafe cortado to the decadent roasted macadamia white mocha. Tea, too, should not be overlooked. Premium loose-leaf selections include green rooibos and ti kwan yin oolong. Four locations, including 11 S. Meridien St., 317.295.2336 KAFFEINE Searching out this coffee-scene newcomer is a certain feat—tucked way off the main drag in a labyrinth of former industrial factories on the backside of new condo construction, even my Uber driver had trouble finding it—but it is the biggest and busiest of all the local coffee spots we’ve been to. This is a place for MacBook Pro-toting coffee connoisseurs, who order up a Chemex pour-over like it’s habit and discuss with

the barista the nutty flavor profile of these Colombian beans that were roasted last week. There’s a vintage map mural on the wall, exposed wood beams with chipping paint on the high ceiling, and about four dozen different, and assuredly excellent, ways to order your coffee. 707 Fulton St., 317.201.4882

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BEE COFFEE ROASTERS Be as comfortable ordering a bottle of Diet Coke and a bag of chips as you might be the Dr. Tim’s Special (three shots of espresso with half-and-half, cocoa and honey) at this cafe over on South Capitol, but don’t let the casual, snack shop atmosphere give you the impression the local roaster is any less serious about the quality of its coffee. 201 S. Capitol Ave., 317.426.2504 w w w.wh e re t rave le r.c o m

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talgia in pin ball, skee ball and other vintage arcade games, or get in a game of 10-pin. This bar slash Southern scratch kitchen is nothing but fun. 120 S. Meridian St., 317.249.8613

MILKTOOTH This two-year-old Fletcher Place breakfastbrunch-lunch spot is a daring ride through bold flavors, a tactic that has garnered chef-owner Jonathan Brooks national acclaim. We’re talking sourdough pearl sugar waffle topped with a thick, circular slice of roasted acorn squash butter, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds and crunchy pecan granola, or an open-faced bluefin tuna confit on a rye bialy with whipped cream cheese and fried capers. Watch the line cook up these intriguing plates from a counter seat while sipping on cascara tea served steeping in a tea press. Get nostalgic with your neighbor over a glass of Ovaltine at a community table in the dining room. The former garage boasts a 1950s retro-mod-vibe with a mix of decor—from hanging Tiffany-style lamps to mock glassencased prayer candles featuring ‘saints’ like Biggie Smalls and Jon Snow. And, like any good brunch, mimosas and

bloody marys abound, even offering for-the-table versions. 534 Virginia Ave., 317.986.5131 LIVERY Bypass the bars, restaurants and students that clutter Mass Ave after dark and turn the corner at College Ave to access Livery. The new Latin restaurant makes its home in a refurbished centuryold horse stable, pairing exposed brick and art murals with inspired small plates that nod to Spanish, Mexican and South American flavors. The rice flour chicharrón delivered to the table a la bread-basket fare are so addictive you’ll want multiple refills, but resist to save room for the real meal. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside yucca fries languish in a pool of Spanish soubise and chihuahua cheese. The pork pastor open-faced taco dressed with pineapple, green cabbage and lime crema is easily divided among two people. Empanadas earn their own devoted section of the menu— we recommend the

barbacoa short-rib—and pair flawlessly with the fresh-juice and agave house margaritas. Behind the bar, tequila is the thing. 720 College Ave., 317.383.0330 HYDE PARK PRIME STEAKHOUSE It’s clear that deals are made over dinner at this luxe, downtown steak house opened recently by Ohio-based Hyde Park Restaurant Group. An expense account makes swallowing the $140 price tag for a sixounce cut of Wagyu beef that, admittedly, melts in your mouth, much, much easier. But regardless of budget, most can splurge for a glass of wine at the bar and a bacon-cheddar-Indianainspired flat bread. For diners who can and do go full throttle, decadent options are endless. Start with the creamy lobster bisque and follow it with the Steak Andretti—a 34-ounce Australian Wagyu tomahawk rib eye sourced from a boutique ranch. Cha-ching. 51 North Illinois St., 317.536.0270 —L.H.

Howl at the Moon This rowdy dueling piano joint keeps imbibers of bucket-sized cockatils entertained as two talented musicians jam to the likes of Journey, Aerosmith and current hits. 20 E. Georgia St., 317.955.0300 Action The restored 1930s-era

duckpin alley includes eight lanes, billiards and a cafe. The favorite pastime of Babe Ruth employs small balls to knock down 10 pins within three rolls per turn. It’s harder than it seems, which makes it all the more addicting. 1105 Prospect St., 317.685.1955 Tappers The retro arcade bar offers free-to-play arcade video games like Popeye, XMen, Donkey Kong and Super Mario Brothers, the occasional trivia night, and a dozen craft beers on tap. 501 Virginia Ave., 317.602.6411 —S.B.

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Into The Past Local museum goers celebrated in November when three all-new permanent exhibitions within the galleries at Indiana State Museum debuted as part of Phase One of the institution’s re-envisioning and transformation before its 150th anniversary in 2019. As its name suggests, the museum examines the science, culture and history of the Hoosier State. At “Natural Regions,” an exhibition that looks at the diversity of Midwestern landscapes, unique geologic features, plant and animal life, visitors can get an up-close look at local wildlife, from mountain lions to wood frogs, or climb inside a black bear’s cave. In “19th State,” visitors see Indiana as 19th-century pioneers would have experienced the untouched, wild environment; activities include packing a covered wagon and learning to churn butter. Also on display: A splitting maul converted into a bench mallet and carved with A.L. initials and an 1829 date is arguably the most important Lincoln artifact uncovered since the former President’s death. The final new exhibit, “Contested Territory” deals with Native and settler relations. 650 W. Washington St., 317.232.1637

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A BIRD’S WORLD John James Audubon was using both sides of his brain during the post Revolutionary era, when he attempted to document all the birds of North America in his seminal work “The Birds of America.” Beginning April 1, Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit “Audubon: Drawn to Nature” examines this legacy through the ornithologist and painter’s deeply hued, hand-colored true-to-life engravings. Visitors will be regaled by Audubon’s original dramatic (and embellished) descriptions that accompany the artwork and even get to see one of the few remaining printing plates from the book’s first print run, an artifact that is on loan from the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Another IMA attraction that bird-lovers can enjoy is the 100-acre Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. This on-campus attraction contains woodlands, wetlands and meadow, home to a variety of bird species. 4000 Michigan Road, 317.923.1331

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Take a hint from its name, Rebar is all bar—think abundant counter space on two levels, Ms. Pac-Man arcade games, Geeks Who Drink trivia, and a pour-your-own beer wall with 20 craft options that

our excitable 20-something F&B ambassador dubbed as “craaaayzee.” Scratch-made pub-style food is tasty; RB fries are great at soaking up a couple pours. 20 N. Delaware St., 317.685.5100. Map 1, D5

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BOOKS & BREWS—The best of both

ALLEY CAT LOUNGE— Located in an

alley, this down-to-earth Broad Ripple bar may be slightly hard to find, but that doesn’t stop the crowds from packing in for low-priced drinks, food, pool and plenty of atmosphere. Open M-Sa 7 am-3 am, Su 10 am-3 am. 6267 Carrollton Ave., 317.257.4036. Map 3-3A THE BALL & BISCUIT— Come hang out

at The Biscuit if you want to hear the conversations of your compatriots, savor a complex cocktail (Corn Fed Fizz, anyone?), and have a bite— this place has a vintage vibe and is gloriously television-free. Open nightly 4 pm-3 am. www.ballandbiscuit.com. 331 Massachusetts Ave., 317.636.0539. Map 1-4D

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worlds, this pub is part used bookstore, part bar, with drinks named after classic titles and a convivial atmosphere that inspires some literary critique. Open M-W 11 am-10 pm, Th-Sa 11 am-midnight, Su noon-8 pm. www. booksnbrews.com. 9402 Uptown Drive, 317.288.5136. ELBOW ROOM— Opened in 1933, shortly

after Prohibition, Elbow Room has stayed true to its classic local pub atmosphere. Shoot pool, watch the game or just hang out at the bar. Open M-Sa 11 am-3 am, Su 11 am-midnight. www.elbowroompub.com. 605 N Pennsylvania St., 317.635.3354. HOP CAT— Craft beer enthusiasts swarm

to this Michigan-borne bar for the 130 beers on tap. Creative offerings mean you can try something new each visit

Broken Beaker Distillery This upstart speaks to imbibers of the hard stuff, getting creative and scientific with spirits. Tasting room and food. 643 Massachusetts Ave., 317.602.5546. Map 1, D3

whether you like wheats, lagers, stouts, ales, or even cider and meade. Open Su-W 11 am-midnight, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am. www.hopcat.com. 6280 N. College Ave., 317.565.4236. METRO— Mass Ave’s destination for

the LGBTQ crowd, this gay-owned, 27-year-old nightclub features dancing, karaoke and well-mixed drinks. Open M-F 3 pm-3 am, Sa-Su noon-3 am. www.metro-indy.com. 707 Massachusetts Ave., 317.639.6022. MOON DOG TAVERN— Grab a drink,

order some food (there’s a full menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads and pizzas) and settle in to this low-key tavern with rock ‘n’ roll roots. Catch live bands on indoor and outdoor stages (as weather permits) Th-Sa. www. moondogtavern.com. 4825 E. 96th St., 317.575.6364. Map 5-3B

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RATHSKELLER— Housed in the Bavarian-

style Athenaeum Building downtown, this award-winning spot is home to Kellerbar and the outdoor Biergarten (closed in winter), featuring live music, gastropub fare and an impressive collection of liquid refreshments. Extensive selection of draft and bottled beers from Germany, Europe, the UK and the U.S. www.rathskeller.com. 401 E. Michigan St., 317.636.0396. Map 1-4D RED ROOM— Expect a stylish crowd,

eclectic music and high energy at this always-happening Broad Ripple bar, which serves a small selection of well-prepared appetizers and light dishes. Open W 7 pm-2 am, Th 10 pm-3 am, F-Sa 9 pm-3 am. www.theredroomindy.com. 6335 Guilford Ave., 317.257.1344. Map 3-3A

Brew Pubs BROAD RIPPLE BREWPUB— Located in

Indy’s hippest neighborhood, Broad Ripple Brewpub (est. 1990) is the city’s oldest microbrewery. It was founded by a British man and his Indiana-born wife, and it retains that English pub feel, concentrating on more traditional beers like Pilsner, Hefeweizen and pale ale. Open daily 11 am-2 am. www. broadripplebrewpub.com. 842 E. 65th St., 317.253.2739. Map 3-3A OAKEN BARREL BREWING COMPANY—

House-brewed beers range from a sweet Razz-Wheat fruit beer to Snake Pit, a chewy black ale. Those and other styles make good accompaniment to the menu of burgers, wraps, BBQ and pastas offered. L and D (daily). www.oakenbarrel.com. 50 North Airport Parkway, Suite L, 317.887.2287. Map 4-3C RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY— Hand-

crafted beer and sports fans have a friend in this laid-back downtown pub. Watch the game on the big screen in the 21-and-over bar area or head to the dining room where smaller TVs abound. The lengthy menu includes a lot of the usual sports-bar suspects, including loaded waffle fries, flatbread pizzas, beer battered-fried shrimp and burgers. Open daily 11-2 am. www.theram.com. 140 S. Illinois St., 317.955.9900. Map 1-5C THREE WISE MEN—Adults and children

alike are welcome at this restaurant and bar that puts a premium on its own brewed beer. That’s not to say the menu isn’t fantastic: try homemade pizza-dough pretzels, baked pizza, hot sandwiches and calzones. Open daily 11 20

am-last call. www.thr3ewisemen.com. 1021 Broad Ripple Ave., 317.255.5151.

Comedy CSZ INDIANAPOLIS— Fun, fast and funny

improv, and it’s interactive, so audience members participate with suggestions and votes. Good for all ages, and a different show every time. Drinks and light food available. Show times: Th-F at 7:30 pm; Sa at 7:30 pm and 10 pm. Adults only need apply for the “Friday Night Late” shows, featuring unscripted skits, improvised musicals and other sketch comedy groups, at 10 pm. Tickets: $1016. www.cszindianapolis.com. 721 Massachusetts Ave., 317.951.8499. Map 1-3E

Concerts BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE— Indoor

arena that hosts many touring shows. Upcoming: Eric Church, Feb. 23 at 8 pm; The Lumineers, March 10 at 7 pm; “Rock & Worship Roadshow,” March 31 at 7 pm; Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, April 29 at 7:30 pm. Full schedule online. www. bankerslifefieldhouse.com. 125 S. Pennsylvania St., 317.917.2727. Map 1-5D CLOWES MEMORIAL HALL— Auditorium

on the campus of Butler University. Upcoming: Jessica Lang Dance, Feb. 25; “Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez,” March 18; “Giselle,” April 21; “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science,” May 3. Full schedule online. www. cloweshall.org. 4602 Sunset Ave., 317.940.6444. Map 3-5C OLD NATIONAL CENTRE CONCERTS—

Downtown venue hosts various events, including concerts. Upcoming: COIN, Feb. 18 at 9 pm; Ms. Lauryn Hill, Dec. 13 at 8 pm; The Head and the Heart, Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm; Bad Suns, March 4 at 8 pm; The Life Aquatic Tour, March 20 at 8 pm; Dan + Shay, April 9 at 7:30 pm; Trey Anastasio, May 5 at 8 pm. Full schedule online. www.oldnationalcentre.com. 502 N. New Jersey St., 317.231.0000. Map 1-4D THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS— Stunning, multi-venue perfor-

mance space in Carmel. Upcoming performances: Martina McBride, Feb. 23, 7:30 pm; “Unscripted,” March 9, 7:30 pm; Kenny Rogers, April 7, 8 pm; “Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances,” May 6, 8 pm. Full schedule online. www. thecenterpresents.com. 355 W. City Center Dr., 317.843.3800. Map 5-2A

Music & Dance DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE— Now in its 45th

season, this contemporary dance company has been bringing innovative and expressive works to the stage thanks to the performances of 17 gifted dancers. Upcoming shows: DK & Friends, April 6-9. Tickets: $20-25. www.dancekal.org. 4603 Clarendon Road, 317.940.6555.; 140 W. Washington St., 317.635.5252. INDIANAPOLIS CHILDREN’S CHOIR— Led

by Joshua Pedde, vocal ensembles representing hundreds of area youth mark nearly three decades of making joyful music throughout central Indiana. This season: “Tapestry of Song,” March 12 at 3 pm; “Voices of Youth,” March 12 at 7 pm; “In Harmony,” May 13 at 3 and 7 pm. Tickets: $13, under age 5 free. www. icchoir.org. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., 317.940.9640. INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA— Circle City’s beloved professional

symphony performs at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Upcoming: “Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody,” Feb. 2-4; “Chris Botti with the ISO,” Feb. 10-11; “An American in Paris: Live with Orchestra,” March 3-5; “Brahms’ Requiem,” April 21-22; “An American Celebration,” May 12-13. Full Schedule online. www.indianapolissymphony.org. 45 Monument Circle, 317.639.4300. Map 1-5C UINDY ARTS— Faculty and student

work is often highlighted, along with performances and exhibitions featuring visiting artists in all media. Upcoming: “UIndy Jazz Combo,” Feb. 21; “PreCollege Composers Competition,” March 4; “Jazz Week,” April 4-8. Check online for full schedule. www.uindy. edu/artswhere. 1400 E. Hanna Ave., 317.788.3368. Map 2-7D

Music Clubs CHATTERBOX JAZZ CLUB— Catch

Indianapolis’ rising jazz stars at this local music club that’s been around for more than 30 years. Jam sessions range from classic to contemporary. Limited menu, but full bar. $7 cover F-Sa. www.chatterboxjazz.com. 435 Massachusetts Ave., 317.636.0584. Map 1-4D HI-FI—This Fountain Square staple holds

up to 400 people and has recently undergone renovations to now have an artists green room, expanded stage and updated sound and lighting. Upcoming: Old Shoe and the Schwag, Feb. 25; The

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a show at this Broad Ripple hot spot that serves up Cajun, Creole and Latininspired food with a side of smooth live jazz. Performers range from national headliners to local acts. $15 food/beverage minimum F-Sa nights. Schedule and ticket prices vary. www.thejazzkitchen.com. 5377 N. College Ave., 317.253.4900. Map 2-5C

takes the town for the women’s playoff games March 1-5. Tickets: $55 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office or www. ticketmaster.com. www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com. 125 S. Pennsylvania St., 317.917.2727. Map 1-5D INDIANA PACERS— Professional NBA

basketball played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Upcoming: Washington Wizards, Feb. 16; Memphis Grizzlies, Feb. 24; Detroit Pistons, March 8 at 8 pm; Miami Heat, March 12 at 6 pm; Charlotte Hornets, March 15; Utah

Jazz, March 20; Denver Nuggets, March 24; Philadelphia 76ers, March 26 at 6 pm; Minnesota Timberwolves, March 28; Toronto Raptors, April 4; Milwaukee Bucks, April 6; Atlanta Hawks, April 12 at 8 pm. All games at 7 pm, unless noted. www.nba. com/pacers. 125 S. Pennsylvania St., 317.917.2500. Map 1-5D INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS— Triple-A base-

ball is played at Victory Field. Upcoming home games: Toledo Mud Hens, April 6-9; Columbus Clippers, April 10-

RADIO RADIO— This 3500-square-foot

Fountain Square club is often cited as one of Indy’s best places to see live music. Upcoming shows: “Rock for Kids: Children’s Cancer Research Charity Concert,” Feb. 18 at 7 pm; “Cash Bash,” March 11 at 8 pm; Unknown Hinson, April 29 at 8 pm. Check website for full schedule. www. futureshock.net. 1119 E. Prospect St., 317.955.0995. Map 1-7E SLIPPERY NOODLE INN— First opened

in 1850, the historic Slippery Noodle has always been a bar, but didn’t start hosting live roots and rock-inspired blues music until the Yeagy family took ownership about 50 years ago. Loads of famous performers have graced its stage. Open M-F 11 am-3 am, Sa noon-3 am, Su 4 pm-12:30 am. www. slipperynoodle.com. 372 S. Meridian St., 317.631.6974. Map 1-6C TIN ROOF— Laid-back joint for live music,

tasty bites (13 varieties of quesadilla, say, or deep-fried hot dogs and cheese fries) and general enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life, in all their gaudy glory. Open daily 11-3 am. www. tinroofbars.com. 36 S. Pennsylvania St., 317.951.2220. Map 1-5C THE VOGUE— Former movie palace

serves as a popular dance club with the party crowd, and also plays host to frequent live music. Upcoming: Atmosphere, Feb. 8; Rumours, Feb. 24; The Infamous Stringdusters, March 13; Kreator, April 8. Full schedule online. www.thevogue.com. 6259 N. College Ave., 317.259.7029. Map 3-4A

Sports 2017 BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT— Big Ten Basketball

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$9-$38. www.indyindians.com. 501 W. Maryland Street, in White River State Park, 317.269.3545. Map 6-4F NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP—Top colle-

Indianapolisʼ Best New Attraction! 317-986-6542 EscapeRoomIndy.com

Downtown:

200 S Meridian St, Suite 220

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NEW Fishers location: 8890 E 116th St, Suite 210

giate swimmers and divers hit the pool at the Indiana University natatorium March 22-25 to determine the best in the division. Ticket information can be found at www.ncaa.com/tickets. www. ncaa.com. 901 West New York St., 317.274.5555.

Theater BEEF & BOARDS DINNER THEATER—This

professional, year-round dinner theater serves up fresh takes on Broadway shows (full buffet meal included) and children’s theater (juice and a snack) in an intimate setting that’s never more than six rows deep. Upcoming: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Feb. 2-March 26; “Pinkalicious,” Feb. 17-March 18; “My Fair Lady,” March 30-May 14. Tickets: $41-66; tables for two available. www. beefandboards.com. 9301 Michigan Road, 317.872.9664. Map 2-B3 INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE— Well

The Escape Room Indianapolis & Fishers offer a New, fun, and interactive adventure game designed for everyone. The concept: You and your team are locked in a themed room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, and discover keys and combinations to escape the room before your time is up! The Escape Room Indianapolis is fun with your family, friends, and co-workers! Come early or stay after and relax in our modern Escape Lounge! You can also attempt to solve one of our cryptexes for an exciting chance for you and your friends to win fantastic prizes!

respected regional theater company with more than 40 years of work, in the historic downtown Indiana Theatre building. Upcoming: “The Cay,” Jan. 28-Feb. 26; “Stuart Little,” Feb. 25-March 26; “Boeing Boeing,” March 7-April 2; “Miranda,” March 28-April 23; “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” April 25May 21. Show times and ticket prices vary; see website for details. www. irtlive.com. 140 W. Washington St., 317.635.5252. Map 1-5C PHOENIX THEATRE— Off-Broadway

house tends toward provocative, modern fare, presented in a converted church building in downtown’s historic Chatham Arch neighborhood. Upcoming: “An Act of God,” by David Javerbaum, Feb. 16-March 12; “Sex with Strangers,” by Laura Eason, March 16-April 9; “The Open Hand,” by Robert Caisley, April 20-May 14. Show times: Th at 7 pm, F-Sa at 8 pm, Su at 2 pm. Tickets: $20-33. www. phoenixtheatre.org. 749 N. Park Ave., 317.635.7529. Map 1-3D

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John Adams, who earned a James Beard nom for his work at Bluebeard, now runs this eatery where corn muffins with sorghum-miso butter mingle on the menu with catfish meuniere. 1106 Prospect St., 317.986.6752. Map 1, E7

This place may be inspired by the cultures of Asia, but the chef challenges traditional items (read: monkfish eggs rolls and the vegan noodle ‘Thing’ with smoked vegetable broth. 2205 N. Delaware St., 317.602.6726. Map 2, C6

From tacos and nachos to margaritas and mai tais, this cantina and bar has a Mexican focus but is nondiscriminating when it comes to embracing bold flavors. 1132 Prospect St., 317.423.9490. Map 1, E7

Broad Ripple BAZBEAUX PIZZA— Italian. Bazbeaux

may be named after Louis XI’s whimsical court jester, but this popular pizzeria is serious about its pies. The menu includes classic margherita, as well as specialties such as the Tchoupitoulas (Cajun shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, red onion and fresh garlic). Salads, sandwiches, wine and beer are also served. L and D (daily). www. bazbeaux.com. 811 E. Westfield Blvd., 317.255.5711. Map 3-3A; 329 Massachusetts Ave., 317.636.7662. Map 1-4D; 111 W. Main St., Carmel, 317.848.4488. Map 5-1A CAKE BAKE SHOP— Desserts. Alice in

Wonderland falls through a rabbit hole and ends up in a charming Parisian sweet shop: decadent treats of all sorts (plus lunchy food, high tea, coffee drinks, wine/beer/champagne) and whimsical, over-the-top décor everywhere you look. L (daily). www.

thecakebakeshop.com. 6515 Carrollton Ave., 317.257.2253. Map 3-2A DIAVOLA PIZZA— Pizza. Every detail is

considered when crafting these expert pizzas. The ingredients are of the highest quality and often sourced in Italy, as well as the Italian Marra Forni oven, which gives a magnificent, crispy crust to each pie. D (daily). www.diavola.net. 1134 East 54th St., 317.820.5100. FIRE BY THE MONON—American. A

selection of 16 craft beers on tap and a menu of local-ingredient dishes create a friendly, welcoming environment where you can unwind and savor plates of the local-favorite, Dirty Mac & Cheese with smoked pulled pork and white cheddar. L and D (daily). www. firebythemonontrail.com. 6523 Ferguson St., 317.252.5920. THE GARDEN TABLE—American.

It’s local, it’s fresh, it’s just-picked/ harvested-juiced: in short, it’s about as real as food can get. This juicery and

breakfast/lunch spot has a linger-allday vibe, made easier by the juice flight samplers (the Hoosier Heater, with jalapeño and lime, is our fave), hippie porridge, panazanella salad and much more. B and L (Tu-Su). www. thegardentable.com. 908 E. Westfield Blvd., 317.737.2531. Map 3-3B GEORGE’S MEXICAN TACOS— Mexican.

This place has everything you’d expect in a Mexican eatery: Tacos, quesadillas, burritos and nachos. It’s Tex Max at its finest. L and D (Tu-Sa). www.georgesmexicantacos.eat24hour.com. 801 Broad Ripple Ave., 317.986.5964. NAKED TCHOPSTIX— Asian. A pan-Asian

restaurant, sushi bar, lounge and bar. Chefs use the freshest ingredients to present the best in Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine. Sushi bar offers great sashimi directly from Hawaii and a renowned assortment of cooked sushi rolls. Full bar with a range of imported

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DINING beers, top-shelf sakes and Asianinspired martinis. L and D (daily). www. tchopstix.com. 6253 N. College Ave., 317.252.5555. Map 3-4A; 3855 E. 96th St., 317.569.6444. Map 5-3B THE NORTHSIDE SOCIAL— New Southern. The folks here call it comfort food,

but it’s secretly more ambitious than that humble genre: spicy Spanish triggerfish, Thai shrimp fettuccini and the ‘famous’ beer brisket are examples from a recent menu. Cornbread is available by the wedge or skillet— pass the butter! D (M-Sa). www. northsidesocial.com. 6525 N. College, 317.253.0111. Map 3-2A SANGRITA SALOON— Mexican. You

might think it’s getting too niche, the “craft agave spirits bar.” But being wrong will never be more delicious: sample the more than 100 varieties of 100 percent agave tequila, mezcal, bacanora and sotol, neat or in house cocktails, and you’ll see just how sublime niche can be. Eats include several varieties of tacos, street corn and more. L (W-Su), D (Tu-Su). www. sangritasaloon.com/. 834 E. 64th St., 317.377.4779. Map 3-3A UNION JACK PUB— Pub Grub. The city’s

original English pub, with all the woody, brassy accents you’d expect (though none of the smoke!), Euro sports on the telly, malt scotches and global beers on draught, and pizza, fish & chips, burgers and more on the menu. L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). www. unionjackpub.co. 924 Broad Ripple Ave., 317.257.4343. Map 3-4B

Carmel & Northeast ARNI’S—American. This casual, family-

owned chain serves up thin-crust pizza, sandwiches, pasta and salads. Choose from dishes such as Killer Cajun pizza, chili cheese penne and Southern fried chicken salad. Save room for decadent desserts. L, D (daily). www.meetyouatarnis.com. 4705 E. 96th St., 317.571.0077. Map 5-3B; 1691 W. Curry Road, Greenwood, 317.881.0500. Map 4, A4 HOLLYHOCK HILL— American. Fam-

ily faves (fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes) served family-style, by apron-wearing wait staff, keep this institution a favorite among locals. Simple, good food. L (Su), D (Tu-Su). www.hollyhockhill.com. 8110 N. College Ave., 317.251.2294. Map 2-3C w w w.wh e re t rave le r.c o m

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eatery boasts only the freshest meats, sourced from local farmers who ethically raise cattle and never feed the animals antibiotics. Experience the tasty difference in hearty choices like hot dogs loaded with mac and cheese, bacon cheeseburgers and pork tenderloin. L and D (daily). www.themug.com. 117 Apple St., Greenfield, 317.477.7550. THE PINT ROOM—American. Burgers

and beer! Only these are fancified versions: P-B-B & J (that’s peanut butter/ bacon/burger and jam), the Italian Stallion (fresh mozz and crispy prosciutto, plus arugula and aioli) and more than a dozen other burger choices, alongside sandwiches, salads and some tasty apps. On the brew side, more than a hundred craft taps and some fun bottles. L and D (daily). www. pintroomcarmel.com. 110 W. Main St., 317.571.8400. Map 5-1A PORTER BOOKS & BREAD—American.

Sandwiches served on fresh, homemade bread and books starting at just $1 make this cozy literary cafe an ideal spot for settling in with a good read and a great bite. B and L (M-Sa). www. porterbread.com. 5719 Lawton Loop E. Drive, 317.388.5046. SANGIOVESE— Italian. Italian specialties

including linguini frutti di mare (with shrimp, calamari, mussels and clams) and veal scaloppini Marsala grace the menu of this upscale spot in the Ironworks development. D (daily). www. sangioveseristorante.com. 2727 E. 86th St., Suite 110, 317.757.5913. Map 5-4B

Downtown 1913 RESTAURANT— American. Way

back when, there wasn’t a fancy moniker like “farm-to-table cuisine.” People just called it “food.” This classic room offers a modern take on the kids of dishes that were popular in the region in the early 1900s: pan-roasted brook trout, Indiana onion pie, wedge salad with local blue cheese, and Hoosier sugar cream pie. Inside Omni Severin Hotel. B, L and D (daily). www. omnihotels.com. 40 W. Jackson Place, 317.396.3612. Map 1-5C BARCELONA TAPAS RESTAURANT— Spanish. Get a taste of Spain’s tapas

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Start with a glass of fruity sangria or a Spanish wine before moving onto shareable plates like Spanish cured ham, paprika-roasted almonds, paella and grilled sausages. L and D (daily), brunch (Su). www.barcelonatapas.com. 201 N. Delaware St., 317.638.8272. Map 1-4D BUDA LOUNGE— Asian. This Asian-

inspired bar and lounge offers a sleek yet intimate setting in which to enjoy small bites such as wakame salad and tempura as well as a variety of specialty sushi rolls (think spicy octopus topped with spicy tuna and sweet unagi sauce, and soft-shell crab and avocado topped with salmon and unagi cilantro sauce). Order a martini or sake, choose a cigar from the 12-foot-tall humidor, and settle in for the evening. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa). www.budalounge.com. 148 E. Market, 317.822.8522. Map 1-5D BYRNE’S GRILLED PIZZA— Pizza. The

brick-and-mortar pizzeria garnered its following as a food truck, serving up not only pizza but stromboli, pasta, salads and craft beer. Try menu staples like the Byrne’s Specialty pizza with pest, spinach, artichoke hearts, bell peppers and ricotta of the Blushing Bride pasta dish with a dreamy blend of alfredo and marinara over penne. L and D (Tu-Su). www.byrnespizza.com. 5615 N Illinois St., 317.737.2056. CERULEAN— American. Serves up ultra

mod renditions of hearty American cooking with global appeal. Start with a creamy cauliflower soup before ordering elevated and a la carte dishes. Tucked into swanky boutique hotel, The Alexander, Cerulean is hip as can be, and has a lively bar scene. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). www.ceruleanrestaurant.com. 339 South Delaware St., 317.870.1320. Map 1-D6 DOWNTOWN OLLY’S—American.

Jam packed with fun, Downtown Olly’s keeps patrons entertained with tournaments in euchre, Texas hold ‘em and darts, as well as drag shows and karaoke. It’s open 24/7 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so the good times never have to end. B, L and D (daily). www.facebook.com/pg/ Downtown-Ollys-89952598242. 822 N. Illinois, 317.636.5597. FLAT12 BIERWERKS— American. If you’re

less into overt brewing flavors than well-orchestrated subtlety, Flat12 Bierwerks is the place to be. They specialize

in balanced, clean beers with a unique twist. A tasting room also offers beer for carryout, including half-barrels with calls ahead. Try Karousel Kolsch, Tangerine Porter or Upside Down Blonde. Open noon-8 pm (W-Th), noon-9 pm (F-Sa), noon-7 pm (Su); available for private events (M-Tu). www.flat12.me. 414 N. Dorman St., 317.635.2337. Map1-3E FOGO DE CHAO— Latin & South American. Enjoy a unique dining experience

at this authentic Brazilian steak house, where meals begin with a visit to the gourmet salad bar and continue as fire-roasted meats are prepared table-side by skilled gaucho chefs. The extensive wine collection features an abundance of South American wines. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Su). www. fogodechao.com. 117 E. Washington St., 317.638.4000. Map 1-5C FRESCO— Italian. Located along the

beautiful canal, this Italy-inspired place offers light and fresh bites, like Caprese salads and flatbreads, with a view. Don’t forget to try the homemade fresh-fruit Italian ice. L and D (daily) on the Canal. L (daily) at Lockerbie Marketplace. www.frescoindy.com. 310 W. Michigan St., 317.797.9185. Map 1-4C; 320 North New Jersey St., 317.423.2420. HOAGIES & HOPS—American. Bringing

the flavors of Southeast Pennsylvania to Indy, Hoagies & Hops is serving up just what you’d expect: subs inspired by Philly. Cheesesteaks are at the heart of the menu, but you’ll also find ham and turkey, bologna, capicola and a slew of sides. L and D (W-Su). www. hoagiesandhops.com. 414 N. Dorman St., 317.296.8430. HOAGLIN CAFÉ—American. Tasty to-

go options like the BMLT salad with bacon, mozzarella, tomato wedges and spiced pecans, and Courtney’s crunchy peanut butter French toast to start your morning on a savory note. Also available at Stardust Terrace Café at the Indiana History Center. B, L and D (daily). Stardust Terrace Café L and D (M-Sa). www.hoaglincatering.com. 430 S. Alabama St., 317.737.2028. Map 1-6D; Stardust Terrace Café, 450 W. Ohio St., 317.234.0095. Map 1-4B; 448 Massachusetts Ave., 317.423.0300. IARIA’S— Italian. Fettuccini alfredo,

cheese tortellini, spaghetti and meatballs, baked lasagna, and pizza can all be found at this traditional Italian eatery with hearty portions. L (Tu-F), D

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DINING (Tu-Sa). www.iariasrestaurant.com. 317 S College Ave., 317.638.7706. KING DAVID DOGS— American. Serving

the original all-beef, quarter-pound King David dog that was created in Indy in 1940 (plus a smoked chicken dog), this hot-dog-lover’s paradise offers a panoply of choices, from the Reuben Dog to the BBQ Dog to the build-your-own variety. Sides such as fries, tater tots, coleslaw and baked beans complete the meal. L (M-F). www.kingdaviddogs.com. 135 N. Pennsylvania St., 317.632.3647. Map 1-4C THE LIBERTINE— Light Fare. Cocktails

from when men were men and drink was drink (think: Pimm’s Cup, sloe gin fizz), plus dishes both amusing and delish, like sublime deviled eggs, a sweet-tart apple salad and bacon flight. Achieves a chic-yet-friendly vibe. D (Tu-Sa), bar open late. www. libertineindy.com. 608 Massachusetts Ave., 317.631.3333. Map 1-3D MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S— Seafood.

A cozy Pacific Northwest feel and a national reputation for ultra-fresh seafood are hallmarks of this popular spot. The menu is printed up twice daily, as new ingredients arrive, so expect the freshest catch in the city. Stop by M-Sa 3-6:30 pm for the popular Happy Hour, featuring hand-crafted cocktails with fresh juice, and specials on the bar menu. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.mccormickandschmicks.com. 110 N. Illinois St., 317.631.9500. Map 1-4C MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE— Steak.

Down in the Wholesale District, this clubby Chicago-style dining room boasts attentive service and is famous for its prime aged steaks. If you’re more into seafood, check out the Alaskan King crab legs or the whole baked Maine lobster. Bar Bites menu has tasty bites for less. Private dining available. D (daily). www.mortons.com. 41 E. Washington St., 317.229.4700. Map 1-5C NADA— Mexican. The name may

translate to “nothing,” but Nada has become everything in Indy. The Ohiotransplant has one mission: to “cure the ordinary.” Guacamole includes a trendy tuna poke-style, the tacos feature fun twists (like the Sir Winston’s Pot Roast), and did we mention there’s Mex’orean fried chicken? L, D (daily); brunch (Sa, Su). www.eatdrinknada. com/indianapolis/. 11 W. Maryland St., 317.638.6232. Map 1-5C w w w.wh e re t rave le r.c o m

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THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM— Seafood. Sleek and deco, this elegant

dining room provides a posh setting for the freshest in fish dishes: a daily changing menu means whatever has just arrived (from more than 25 species of seafood and shellfish) will be on your plate within moments. L (Tu-F), D (daily). www.theoceanaire.com. 30 S. Merdian St., 317.955.2277. Map 1-5C OSTERIA PRONTO— Italian. A bustling

interior and fast-paced open kitchen provide an urbane backdrop for the stylish, contemporary Italian cuisine coming out: white beans and local Italian sausage in the zuppa Toscana con salsiccia, pan-seared sea bass, and daily risotto special. Grilled octopus with fingerling potatoes makes an unusual appetizer. Inside JW Marriott hotel. B, L and D (daily). www.jwindy. com/dining/osteriapronto. 10 S. West St., 317.860.5800. Map 1-B5 PEARINGS— Eclectic. The “weigh-and-

pay” wall of tasty frozen yogurt flavors (and a multitude of toppings) is just the start: there’s also a hot oatmeal bar, extensive smoothie menu, crepes, grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, and more. Open M-Th 7 am-10 pm, F 7 am-11 pm, Sa 11 am-11 pm, Su noon-9 pm. www.pearingscafe.com. 6 W. Washington St., 317.608.6457. Map 1-5C PEARL STREET PIZZERIA & PUB— Pizzeria. Simple, fresh, and homemade:

a can’t-go-wrong description of the baked pastas, salads, and really great pizzas here. A personal favorite is the pear and gorgonzola with balsamic glaze. Nice selection of local craft beers on tap, too. L, D and late-night (daily). www.pearlstreetpizzeria.com. 65 E. Pearl St., 317.638.3110. Map 1-5C PLOW & ANCHOR—Seafood. Stylish,

contemporary room and menu, featuring fresh fish (arctic char, oysters on the half shell, fish and chips, walleye) plus burgers, ribeye, house charcuterie and more, chock full of local ingredients. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa). www. plowandanchor.com. 43 E. 9th St., 317.964.0538. Map 1-3D PUNCH BURGER— American. This

Indiana-born business uses the best grass-fed, local beef (from Fischer Farms) in its signature, build-yourown-burger concept. Of course, there are lighter options in turkey or veggie patties, or carnivores can opt for a third of a pound of bacon. Add 28

on blue cheese, pickled jalapenos, sweet chili sauce and more, and you’ve got a great gastronomic journey of your own choosing. L, D (daily). www. punchburger.com. 137 E. Ohio St., 317.426.5280. Map 1-4D; 12525 Old Meridian St., Carmel, 317.564.0637. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE—Steak & Seafood. Sizzle me this: a grilled prime

steak, served on a 500-degree plate at one of the city’s most upscale steak houses. Rib-eyes, lamb chops, and New Orleans-inspired specialties on the menu, too. Private rooms available. D (daily). www.ruthschrisindy.com. 45 S. Illinois St., Circle Centre Mall, 317.633.1313. Map 1-5C; 2727 E. 86th St., 317.844.1155. SEVERIN BAR— American. “Sports bar”

just doesn’t do this place justice: yes, there are TVs showing sports, and yes, a fine bar is steps away, but the menus (both food and drink) set this spot apart. Try some 1913-era cocktails (the year the historic hotel in which it is located was built) and all types of goodies, like the bacon-studded cheese dip with chips or the grass-fed beef burger. D (daily). www.omnihotels.com. 40 W. Jackson Place, 317.634.6664. Map 1-6C SHAPIRO’S DELICATESSEN— Delicatessen. Kosher-style deli and restaurant

serving time-tested family recipes, bagels & lox, corned beef, pastrami, chopped liver, stuffed peppers, meatloaf and more. B, L and D (daily). www.shapiros.com. 317.631.4041.; Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm; Su 10 am-8 pm. 8702 Keystone Crossing, in the Fashion Mall, 317.762.9900. Map 5-4B; Open daily 5 am-7:45 pm. Indianapolis International Airport, Gate B15, 317.241.0645. Map 2-A7 SPOKE & STEELE—American. Heavy

emphasis on from-the-source ingredients, from farms and ranches to local distillers and brewers, informs the modern American comfort food menu here. Steve McQueen-inspired private cocktail room and private dining room available. B, L and D (daily). www. lemeridien.com/indianapolis. 123 S. Illinois St., 317.737.1616. Map 1-5C ST. ELMO’S STEAK HOUSE— Steak. What

started out in 1902 as a small tavern named after the patron saint of sailors has turned into Indianapolis’s oldest steakhouse in its original location and, in the process, has earned a national reputation for its top notch steaks,

seafood and chops. While it’s gone through numerous renovations over the years—including the addition of a wine cellar, open kitchen and private dining rooms—this downtown spot still retains its turn-of-the-century saloon charm. D (daily). www.stelmos.com. 127 S. Illinois St., 317.635.0636. Map 1-5C TAVERN ON SOUTH— American. Historic

brick building is the warm setting for this comfortable downtown spot, serving up crisp pizzas with fresh toppings, entrée salads, a variety of specialty sandwiches and inventive apps, including shagbark hickory duck wings. Bar features lots of craft beers from the local area. Outdoor dining. L and D (MSa); open for 1 pm Colts Games (Su). tavernonsouth.com. 423 W. South St., 317.602.3115. Map 1-6B TINKER STREET— Contemporary American. Cozy, neighborhood spot in a

historic residential area, featuring some inventive dinner offerings from roasted radishes and fried rainbow carrots to prawns & grits and pastured pork belly with kimchi; special focus on wine. Restaurant is 21+ only. D (daily). www. tinkerstreetindy.com. 402 E. 16th St., 317.925.5000. Map 1-1D TOMLINSON TAP ROOM— Microbrewery. Okay, for all the purists out there,

Tomlinson’s doesn’t actually brew its own beer at this pub, but since the bar taps only Indiana craft beers, we’re willing to let “microbrewery” suffice. Above historic City Market, this place is a great spot to taste the state’s offerings of the malty, hoppy variety. Open M-Th 2-9 pm, F-Sa noon-9 pm. www. tomlinsontaproom.com. 222 E. Market St., 317.423.2337. Map 1-5D VIDA— Global. Located in Lockerbie

Square, Vida’s in-house hydroponic wall of greens and ingredients from local farmers inform chef Layton Roberts’ global-inspired menu of dishes. D (TuSa). www.vida-restaurant.com. 601 E. New York St., 317.420.2323. Map 1, D4 WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT— American.

This family-friendly restaurant lives up to its barbecue-fame name, with a majority of the menu items finding their way onto the grill. Look for flavorful American dishes, ranging from pizza and burgers to barbecue pork ribs and hickory-smoked prime rib. L (M-F), D (daily). Proper dress required. www. webergrillrestaurant.com. 10 N. Illinois St., 317.636.7600. Map 1-5C

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DINING WILD EGGS— Breakfast. This popular

breakfast spot practices the tradition of starting your day with farm-freash food. The home-cooked eats and convivial atmosphere provide a great way to start the morning. Menu options include biscuits and gravy, apple bourbon crepes, stuffed french toast, and an assortment of dishes where fresh eggs are the star. B and L (daily). www.wildeggs.com. 314 N. Delaware St., 317.744.8283.; 317.993.3350. YOLK—American. Put your sunny side

up at this hip-and-happy breakfast/ lunch eatery, branching out to its first location outside Chicago. Vast menu includes wraps, scrambles, omelets, benedicts, pancakes, crepes, granola, burgers, soups and salads. B and L (daily). www.eatyolk.com. 220 E. South Street, 317.632.9655. Map 1-6D

Fletcher Place & Fountain Square B’S PO BOY— Cajun & Creole. The tradi-

tional po boy gets a delicious twist at this Fountain Square spot, with options like blackened catfish, fried green

tomato, andouille sausage and creole chicken salad. Or, if you’re stopping in for brunch, add an egg to a po boy and start the day off right. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). www.bpoboy.com. 1261 South Shelby St., 317.916.5555. BLUEBEARD— American. A pretty,

vintage-style sign painted graffiti-like on the side of a butter cream brick building marks this place. Find it, and you’ll be rewarded with a delightful noshing experience from chef Abbi Adams, who sources hyper-local ingredients. The bar features stiff bourbon and gin-based craft cocktails, as well as few ones made from the house’s-own ginger beer. L (M-F), D (daily) www. bluebeardindy.com. 653 Virginia Ave., 317.686.1580. Map 1-6E DON JUAN PERUVIAN SANDWICHES— Peruvian. Combining Peruvian flavors

combined with local ingredients makes for a winning combination at this popular sandwich joint. L (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa). www.facebook.com/DonJuanPeruvianSandwiches1. 3720 E. Raymond St., 317.377.4677. IOZZO’S GARDEN OF ITALY— Italian.

carbonara with fresh egg cream sauce, pork chop milanese and lobster ravioli. In the warmer months, the picturesque cobblestone patio creates an authentically Mediterranean ambiance for sipping from selections off the expertly crafted wine list. L (M-F), D (daily). www.iozzos.com. 946 South Meridian St., 317.974.1100. MAMA IRMA— Latin & South American.

Tasty, homemade Peruvian specialties, from deep-fried yucca strips and fresh ceviche to papa rellena and aji de gallina (saffron chicken and rice)—all served in a cozy atmosphere under the warm welcome of Lima native (and owner) Hilda Cano. L and D (Tu-Sa). www.mamairma.com. 1058 Virginia Ave., 317.423.2421. Map 1-7E PURE EATERY—American. Fresh-made

foods from breakfast tacos and goudastuffed jalapenos to a wide array of hearty sandwiches, plus wine and local brews on tap, make for a homey experience and meals you can feel good about. Kids’ menu, too, plus local art on the walls. L and D (daily). www. pureeatery.com. 1043 Virginia Ave.,

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THE GUIDE Suite 3, 317.602.5724. Map 1-7E; 8235 E 116th St., Fishers, 317.288.0285. ROOK—Asian Fusion. This locally grown

contemporary Asian fusion restaurant recently moved into the hip Fletcher Place ‘hood. Street food-style fare lines the menu; check the Bowls section of the menu for a rotating selection of nontraditional noodle dishes like cold ramen with shrimp and ramp kimchi in spicy ginger broth. Creatively named gin-focused cocktails pair well with your meal. www.rookindy.com. 501 Virginia Ave., 317.737.2293. Map 1, E6 SANTORINI GREEK KITCHEN— Greek.

Chef/owner Taki Sawi crafts luscious Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Whet your appetite with traditional hummus, tzaziki or dolmades, then work your way through entrees such as souvlaki (meat-and-vegetable skewers), spanokopita (spinach and feta in phyllo dough) and pastitsio (beef noodle casserole with béchamel sauce). L and D (M-Sa). www.santorini-greekkitchen.com. 1417 E. Prospect St., 317.917.1117. Map 1-7E SPICE BOX— Indian. The former food

truck favorite is now a brick and mortar eatery with two locations, but it’s still serving up the same great Indian street food like tandoori tacos and spice wraps. Vegan and gluten-free options also make an appearance on the menu. L and D (M-Sa). www.spiceboxindy. com. 719 Virginia Ave., 317.220.8590.; 222 E. Market St.,.

Massachusetts Ave BRU BURGER BAR— American. Elevating

the humble burger to a culinary art form, the menu here includes burgers topped or mixed with ingredients from bacon and gorgonzola to roasted jalapenos. Prefer a classic American cheese/pickle setup? Done. A housemade veggie burger, plus well-edited beer, wine and cocktail selections, and hand-dipped milkshakes finish it all off. L and D (daily). www.bruonmass.com. 410 Massachusetts Ave., 317.635.4278. Map 1-4D CHATHAM TAP— Gastropub. English pub

atmosphere, English pub food (fish and Chatham Tap Sausage sandwiches, or “sarnies” in the parlance, garlic and cheese chips, leek and potato soup), English beers on draft, and if you’re lucky, World Cup soccer on the telly: it’s all here, along with 30

Open at 4pm daily for dinner and semi-private events & serving finely crafted cocktails and locally brewed beers paired with burgers, brick oven flatbreads and our signature bacon picks. Located steps from Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium inside the Omni Severin Hotel.

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DINING plenty of neighborhood locals. L, D and late-night (daily). www.chathamtap.com. 719 Massachusetts Ave., 317.917.8425. Map 1-3D; 8211 E. 116th St., Fishers, 317.845.1090. Map 2-2E THE EAGLE—American. Chicken is the

star dish at this new Amish-inspired eatery. Fresh, all natural chicken is dredged and fried to golden perfection accompanied by your choice of Southern side. Not in the mood for chicken? Other menu items include sloppy Joes, po boys, small snacks, and salads. L and D (daily). www. theeagleotr.com. 310 Massachusetts Ave., 317.929.1799. LOUIE’S WINE DIVE— Eclectic. They

really, really want you to try some wine with lunch or dinner, since “making unique wines accessible” is part of their whole spiel. So be sure to ask what your server recommends to accompany the ‘gin & juice’ lamb sausage charcuterie or champagne fish and chips. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). www.louieswinedive.com/ indianapolis. 345 Massachusetts Ave., 317.929.1644. Map 1-4D; 701 Broad Ripple Ave., 317.722.0140. Map 3, E3 MACNIVEN’S— Scottish. This lively

hangout and Scottish-style pub serves authentic tasties like haggis, neeps & tatties, chicken curry, the delightful deep-fried Scotch egg and an impressive vegetarian and vegan selection. Throw in a big beer and single-malt Scotch menu, and you’ve a pleasant afternoon ahead. L, D and late-night (daily). www.macnivens.com. 339 Massachusetts Ave., 317.632.7268. Map 1-4D MIMI BLUE MEATBALLS—American.

As its name would suggest, this Indy gem features meatballs on its menu. Diners select their meat, their sauce, their sides and/or bread—a recipe for ordering that makes combination possibilities endless. L and D (daily). www. mimibluemeatballs.com. 870 Massachusetts Ave., 317.737.2625.; 12505 Old Meridien St., Carmel, 317.564.8524. PIZZOLOGY— Italian. Back-to-Italy purity

with wood-fired, cracker-thin crusts and old-world minimalist toppings like fennel sausage, anchovies, smoked mozzarella and roasted figs. Small selection of starters and pastas, too. L and D (daily). www.pizzologyindy. com. 13190 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel,

317.844.2550. Map 5-1C; 608 Mass Ave., 317.685.2550. Map 1, D3 ROOSTER’S KITCHEN—American. Craft

beer and home-style classics are the name of the game at owner Ross Katz’s Mass Ave restaurant. On the menu, bacon butter popcorn and an almond covered cheese ball are among the nostalgic American starters, followed by dishes like herb-roasted turkey, build-your-own macaroni and cheese, and a handful of specialty sandwiches. Open Su-Th 11 am-10 pm, F-Sa 11 ammidnight. www.roostersindy.com. 888 Massachusetts Ave., 317.426.2020. THE FLYING CUPCAKE— Desserts.

Sure, cupcakes are a dime a dozen these days, but The Flying Cupcake takes the childhood treat to another level with unique flavor combinations and creative designs. Open M-W 10 am-7 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.theflyingcupcakebakery.com. 423 Massachusetts Ave., 317.396.2696. Map 1-3E; 5617 N. Illinois St., 317.396.2696. Map 3-4C; 831 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, 317.396.2696.; 4026 E. 82nd St., 317.396.2696.

Midtown CAFE PATACHOU— American. Open

since 1989, this casual breakfast and lunch spot has earned plenty of accolades over the years for its madefrom-scratch menu items and friendly service. Omelets are popular. Don’t miss the tomato artichoke soup, which is a staple of the menu. B and L (daily). www.cafepatachou.com. 4901 N. Pennsylvania St., 317.925.2823. Map 3-5C; 8697 River Crossing Boulevard, 317.815.0765.; 225 W. Washington St., 317.632.0765.; 4733 126th St., Carmel, 317.569.0965.; 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, 317.566.0765. GOOSE THE MARKET— American. This

chef-owned and -operated gourmet food emporium is filled with all manner of toothsome treats, with an emphasis on fresh and local products. In addition to super-fresh meats, cheeses, breads, produce and an in-house gelato shop, the Goose has what many believe to be the best deli and salumeria in town. The store offers a rotating lunch menu of soups and sandwiches, which earned it the number one spot on Bon Appetit magazine’s list of the country’s best sandwich shops. Open M-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. www.

goosethemarket.com. 2503 N. Delaware St., 317.924.4944. Map 3-9D NAPOLESE— Italian. This artisanal

pizzeria pushes the envelope, tastefully, and from its 1,200-degree oven sends out inventive combinations created in-house, or invites diners to freestyle their Neapolitan-style pie. A small selection of other dishes from the wood-fired oven and dessert round out the menu. D (daily). www. napolesepizzeria.com. 114 E. 49th St., 317.925.0765. Map 3-5C; 30 S. Meridian St., 317.635.0765. Map 1-5C; At The Fashion Mall, 8702 Keystone Crossing, 317.705.0765. Map 5-4B

South & Suburbs REVERY—American. Eclectic spin on

simple American fare from pork chops (sweet-tea braised and served with Tabasco greens) to meatloaf (veal and mushroom-laden), on a charming corner of downtown, small-town Greenwood. And for real fun, order the liquid nitrogen popcorn! Open for L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa), brunch (Su). www. reverygreenwood.com. 299 W. Main St., Greenwood, 317.215.4164. Map 4-3B

Zionsville & Northwest CHAPATI— Middle Eastern. Classic

Pakistani and Indian cooking methods create exceptional, halal meals with options from gourmet to street foods. With a menu delineated between Pakistani, Indian, spiced grill and street chaats, there is always a cultural exploration to be had. L and D (W-M). www. eatchapati.com. 4930 Lafayette Road, 317.405.8974. THE LOFT AT TRADERS POINT CREAMERY— American. Farm-fresh American

fare (on the grounds of Traders Point Creamery, an organic dairy farm), made with local, organic and seasonal ingredients, including grass-fed beef and artisan cheeses. Dine in the restored 1860s barn, or outdoors (seasonally). Enjoy a juicy steak, hay-smoked salmon, grilled pork chop, or cheese or charcuterie board, and then stop by the Dairy Bar for homemade ice cream. L (M-Sa), D (Tu-Sa), brunch (Su). Dairy Bar open daily. www.traderspointcreamery.com. 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, 317.733.1700. Map 2-3A

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Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub Tucked in an alley just two blocks from Monument Circle, locally owned Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub offers cozy dining in the heart of downtown. Owner Dave Andrus enjoys greeting visitors and serving the handmade specialty pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, pastas and salads. Stop in for lunch or dinner; or just come and sample the wide selection of local micro-brews on tap. Pearl Street is also the perfect place for group events during your stay in Indy. Open Mon-Fri 11 am-3 am; Sat & Sun 12 pm-3 am (open early for Colts games). 65 East Pearl Street 317.638.3110 pearlstreetpizzeria.com

Santorini Greek Kitchen Nationally recognized, locally cherished and independently owned Santorini Greek Kitchen always satisfies with fresh Mediterranean classics in a lively, electric blue dining room. From lamb lovers (think tasty chops, souvlaki and bone in rack) to vegetarians (think sliced fried eggplant, briam, and baba ganoush), there’s a flavorful Greek selection for every palate. Or, choose the ginormous Chef’s Special Combination for an introduction to many house favorites including moussaka, pastitsio, gyro meat, tiropita, spanokopita, dolmades, fried tomato balls and Mediterranean sides. Private banquet room and offsite catering for special events. Belly dancers on weekends. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday 1417 E. Prospect Street 317.917.1117 • santorini-greek-kitchen.com

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Shapiro’s Delicatessen Famous for our award winning, piled-high sandwiches, Shapiro’s Kosherstyle Delicatessen is an Indianapolis institution! Shapiro’s delicious food is made with locally-sourced vegetables and ground beef, and the highest quality, freshest ingredients available. Our cuts of beef are still slow-cooked in-house. Chicken that is always fresh, NEVER FROZEN. Homemade dishes like macaroni and cheese and matzo ball soup are second to none! We use REAL butter and cream cheese in our bakery. Downtown: 808 S. Meridian St, 317.631.4041 North: The Fashion Mall at Keystone, 317.762.9900 Airport: Near Gate B-15, 317.241.0645 www.shapiros.com

Pure Eatery Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a healthy and satisfying dinner with a select wine, or just a place to relax with a local craft beer or cocktail, Pure Eatery has you covered with fresh, honest food and service. With locations in Fountain Square (an easy one mile bike ride or walk from downtown on the Cultural Trail) and Fishers, Pure offers signature sandwiches and wraps, numerous creative vegetarian options, soups and salad dressings made from scratch every morning, and other original creative selections featuring many local suppliers—even the walls showcase local artists. In addition, Pure chooses to recycle what they use, as well as using bio-degradable products for to-go ware. From their family friendly environment, to their creative and original dishes, Pure is truly unique! Fountain Square: 1043 Virginia Ave, 317.602.5724 Fishers: 8235 E 116th St, 317.288.0285 PureEatery.com

Yolk You’ll find way more than just eggs here. Yolk is a old school diner with a new school twist. Yolk pushes the envelope with new, creative breakfasts, specialty juices, and private-labeled, premium coffee. Breakfast highlights include French toast, oatmeal, crepes, frittatas, omelets, pancakes, waffles, and several varieties of Eggs Benedict. For lunch, try the salads, sandwiches, soups, and burgers. Please visit the new location in Ironworks at Keystone, visit our website for details. Yolk @ City Way 220 E. South Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-632-YOLK (9655) www.eatyolk.com

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TLSE Anyone in dire need of a pair of Lebron 8 South Beach (Pre-Heat) high-tops should head to this sneaker emporium. Former Pacers player Fred Jones supplies Indy’s indie culture at his high-end boutique stocked with

rare, top-name, limited edition and collectible kicks. Brands include Yeezy, Supreme, Nike Air, Wings 12 and Adidas. Some are new; some are pre-owned. All are cool. 421 Massachusetts Ave., 317.340.1954. Map 1, D4

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ATHLETIC ANNEX—Touting itself as

Indy’s premier specialty athletic store, Athletic Annex is all about outfitting runners with the best. After you’ve bought all your gear, sign up for a race through the store. Open M-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.athleticannex.com. 1411 W. 86th St., 317.872.0000. Map 2-3C; open M-F 10 am-7 pm; Sa 10 am-6 pm; Su noon-5 pm. 6528 Cornell Ave., 317.253.1792. Map 3-2A BEAUTY + GRACE—This upscale

boutique in Carmel carries the most fashion forward items for women. Stock up on Black Orchid denim, Adina Mills jewelry and chic pieces by HEATHER to take your wardrobe to the next level. Open M-F 9:30 am-6 pm, Sa 9:30 am-4 pm, Su 11 am-4 pm. www.shopbeautyandgrace.com. 751 Hanover Pl., Carmel, 317.564.0687. Map 5-2A

this clothing store for men features casual contemporary, urban, street and indie wear with an overall rugged, masculine feel. Open M 11 am-7 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon-7 pm. www. jamesdant.com. 5624 E. Washington St., Irvington, 317.974.9715. Map 2-6D LESLEY JANE— A blend of women’s

fashions and must-have basics all at fabulous prices. Lesley Jane searches out small boutique lines and up-andcoming young designers and handselects unique styles. Offering a mix of clothing, accessories and affordable shoes and handbags displayed on an eclectic mix of vintage furniture and antiques. Open M-W 11 am-5 pm, Th-F 11 am-8 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-4 pm. www.lesleyjane.com. 150 S. Main St., Zionsville, 317.873.9999. Map 2-3B MARIGOLD CLOTHING— Find fashion-

able clothing and accessories, without the “fashionista” attitude, at this

Trailside General Store This gift boutique honors maker culture. Its stash of plants, handmade goods and reclaimed items comes from places far and wide. 871 Massachusetts Ave., 317.434.4318. Map 1, E3

charming, chic Broad Ripple shop. Inventory appeals to a wide range of ages (and sizes: 4-16); bold patterns and rich textures are hallmarks. Gift items, great cards and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. marigoldclothing.com. 6512 N. Cornell Ave., 317.254.9939. Map 3-2B QUALITY—This 2016 opening on Mass

Ave features niche apparel and streetwear for men and women with an urban esthetic. Champion reverseweave hoodie, Saucony and New Balance sneakers, and MNML M1 Splash Denim are among the constantly updating stock. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.qualityindy.com. 879 Massachusetts Ave., 317.602.5946. THE TOGGERY— Designer resale for

women on clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags and accessories, with upscale looks from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Prada and Marc Jacobs, and other labels including Tory Burch,

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Miu Miu, J. Crew and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. toggeryresale.com. 1810 Broad Ripple Ave., 317.257.5661. Map 3-3E

Apparel: Men TOOLBOX MEN’S SUPPLY COMPANY—

Popular with gay men here in Indy, this place offers men’s underwear, active wear and swimwear from exclusive brands, including Pistol Pete, Andrew Christian, Nasty Pig, Timoteo and Cellblock13. Styles and stock change frequently; sizing typically runs up through 2XL and as high as 6XL. Open M-Th 11 am-8 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.toolboxindy.com. 753 Massachusetts Ave., 317.602.7778.

Books & Music BOOKMAMAS—This new and used

bookstore focuses on Indiana authors and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Plus, the store is adjacent to a vintage record shop, so you can grab your fill of artistry in one stop. Open M-Sa 11 am-7 pm, Su noon-4 pm. www.bookmamas.com. 9 S. Johnson Ave., 317.375.3715.

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dead ends, find this big ol’ open bookstore that sells both gently used and new books that run the gamut from fiction to sci-fi. Don’t miss the reading nooks, the children’s book shelves (where all books are a buck) and the great discounts. Open M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.indyreadsbooks.org. 911 Massachusetts Ave., 317.384.1496. Map 1-3E LUNA MUSIC— From the latest indie

releases on CD and vinyl to turntables, toys, T-shirts and collectibles, you’ll find it all at this Indianapolis music institution. Frequent live in-store performances. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm. www.lunamusic.net. 5202 N. College Ave., 317.283.5862. Map 3-5D THE WILD— An independent shop in his-

toric Noblesville Square aimed at the next generation of bookworms, offering children’s books, toys and puzzles, plus activities like story and craft times, ukulele and Spanish lessons and plenty of other fun stuff. Open Tu-W and F-Sa 11 am-6 pm, Th 1-6 pm. www.gotothewild.com. 884 Logan St., Noblesville, 317.773.0920. Map 2-1E

Children’s Apparel NURTURE— A haven for pint-size hipsters

(and those who shop for them), this Mass Ave boutique is filled with cool clothes, gear and furnishings for babies and kids—including the in-house Elms & Cedars brand—much of which is organic or locally made. Open M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www.nurtureonline.com. 433 Massachusetts Ave., 317.423.1234. Map 1-4D

Crafts & Hobbies BROAD RIPPLE KNITS— This crafty

neighborhood shop features yarns from Malabrigo, Rowan, Berroco and other big names, plus specialty lines (like super-cool felted flower yarn from Pagewood Farms). Classes, notions and more. Open M/W/F 10 am-6 pm, T/Th 10 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www. broadrippleknits.com. 6510 N. Cornell Ave., 317.255.0540. Map 3-3B CRIMSON TATE— “Modern Quilter” is

the shop’s tagline, and one glance around the bright, colorful space shows why: fabrics and notions positively bursting with hue; fresh designs from

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THE GUIDE creators like Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and more; and helpful advice (and even classes!) from shop owner Heather Givans. Open M 10 am-5 pm, Tu-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa 11 am-6 pm, Su noon-4 pm. www.crimsontate.com. 845 Massachusetts Ave., 317.426.3300. Map 1-3E FRENCH SEAM— Runway ready, but

cash-strapped? DIY the fashionista way at this couture/designer-friendly boutique, with fabrics from famous-name fashion houses, of-the-moment patterns, and high-end trim, buttons and other notions. Open M-F 11 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-4 pm. www. thefrenchseam.com. 9335 Castlegate Dr., 317.841.1810. Map 5-4B KILN CREATIONS— Need an indoor

activity on a rainy day, or just a quieter moment with the kiddos than most frenzied attractions provide? Head to this you-paint pottery and mosaic studio and let your inner Picasso out with easy, affordable projects from wind chimes to picture frames. Make a frame for your souvenir photo of your Indy vacation! Open Tu-Th and Sa 11 am-6 pm, F 11 am-9 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.kilncreations.biz. 60 N. 9th St., Noblesville, 317.774.8982. Map 2-1E

turned into a leading upscale fashion specialty retailer with clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. shop.nordstrom.com. The Fashion Mall at Keystone, 8702 Keystone Crossing, 317.810.9809. Map 5-3B SAKS FIFTH AVENUE— Synonymous

with New York shopping, Saks features the best of European and American designers for men and women. Designer names you may find include Vince, Theory, Helmut Lang,

Burberry and Ralph Lauren. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www. saksfifthavenue.com. The Fashion Mall at Keystone, 8701 Keystone Crossing, 317.816.0171. Map 5-3B

Gifts ARTIFACTS— A stellar showcase in Broad

Ripple for the best in contemporary American crafts, from jewelry and prints to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and art glass. Plenty of unusual gifts, for yourself or the has-everything

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QUILT QUARTERS— If the fabric arts are

your game, this stock-to-the-gills shop is calling your name: bolts from traditional patterns to holiday themes, from makers including Moda, Hoffman and Windham lline the shelves, along with notions, patterns and threads. Classes and advice available, too! Open M, W, F & Sa 10 am-5 pm, Tu & Th 10 am-7 pm. www.QuiltQuarters.com. 9840 Michigan Rd., 317.757.8340. Map 2-3E

Department Stores CARSON’S—The storied retailer has a

corporate lineage tracing back more than 150 years, so it’s understandable that over decades of customer service, they’ve had time to get it right. Full-service department store features men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics, shoes, jewelry, home accessories and decor, kitchenware and kids’ clothing. Open M 9 am-9 pm, Tu-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. www.carsons.com. One W. Washington St., in Circle Centre, 317.971.6200. Map 1-5C

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SHOPPING person in your life. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. artifactsindy.com. 6327 Guilford Ave., 317.255.1178. Map 3-3A ARTS A POPPIN’— This fun store show-

cases fine decorative and functional pieces by crafters and artisans working in the U.S. Striking metalwork, pottery, glass and much more, along with easily packable goodies from cards and prints to sweet-smelling body products. Open M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-4 pm. www.

artsapoppin.com. 425 Massachusetts Ave., 317.822.1200. Map 1-4D THE BUNGALOW INC.— Find the giant

red and yellow polka dotted mural in Broad Ripple and you’ve found The Bungalow. This art gallery-home decor rendezvous is a great stop if you need to spruce up the hacienda, featuring house wares, fine art, jewelry, textiles, knickknacks and kitchen items, all of which also make for unique gifts. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.

facebook.com/thebungalowinc. 924 E. Westfield Blvd., 317.253.5028. Map 3-3B EITELJORG MUSEUM’S FRANK AND KATRINA BASILE MUSEUM STORE— This

unique shop complements the holdings of the Eiteljorg Museum where it’s located. Discover many products featuring Native American artistry including turquoise and beaded jewelry, Native American and Southwestern cookbooks, wood bowls, western wear, cowboy hats, rugs, historical books about the heritage of the Midwest, and even a children’s section. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.eiteljorg.org/visit/shop. 500 W. Washington St., 317.636.9378. Map 1-5B THE FRAME SHOP & FRANKLIN BARRY GALLERY—This destination combines

custom framing pursuits with a gift shop and art gallery setting. The Mass Ave gift shop proffers museumquality items from jewelry and glass paperweights to prints and one of the area’s largest selections of Houston Llew Spirit Tiles. Open M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.theframeshopindy.com. 617 Massachusetts Ave., 317.822.8455. HOMESPUN: MODERN HANDMADE—

This indie depot is like Etsy in real life. Homespun purveys a range of products from 240sweet’s gourmet marshmallows to Zooguu plush animals to Foxgloves Accessories postagestamp necklaces. There’s also a nice stash of stuff that pays tribute to the Hoosier State. Open M-Th 10 am-8 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. www. homespunindy.com. 869 Massachusetts Ave., 317.351.0280. Map 1-3E SILVER IN THE CITY— This store’s name

might lead you to believe it sells jewelry, and it does, but those who venture in will also find a cool mix of novelty gifts and t-shirts. Ceramic faux mason jars are a bright take on the real thing, and the Bebito dolls make for a quirky purchase. Hours vary by location. www.silverinthecity.com. Open M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F-Sa 9 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 434 Massachusetts Ave., 317.955.9925. Map 1-4D; Open M-Th 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-6 pm. 111 W. Main St., Suite 150, Carmel, IN, 317.993.3669. Map 5-1A

Home Furnishings CHATHAM HOME— Funky, repurposed

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THE GUIDE the setting for gracious furnishings and accessories with a sense of play; a modernist sleeper sofa (manufactured to your specs) is a top seller, but mirrors, vases, accent chairs and gift items make for fun poking around through two floors of goods. Open Tu-Su 11 am-6 pm. www.chathamhomeindy.com. 517 E. Walnut St., 317.917.8550. Map 1-3D COPPER CREEK CANYON— Featuring

more than 300 lines of furniture and accessories, this high-end store specializes in upholstered and leather pieces, as well as art, jewelry, handbags, clothing and more. A rustic sensibility belies the superior craftsmanship that goes into these heirloom-quality goods, many from independent artisans. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su by appointment. www. coppercreekcanyon.com. 3953 E. 82nd St., 317.577.2990. Map 5-4B

market-merchants. 222 E. Market St., 317.908.1780. Map 1-5D PETITE G— Peruse designs from Kath-

erine and Josephine, Kerry Gilligan, Samantha Louise, Megan Thorne, Roberto Demeglio and more. Plus, this high-end jeweler provides jewelry repairs, watch services, appraisals and estate buying. Open Tu-W and F 10 am-6 pm, Th 10 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.petiteg.com. 5609 N. Illinois St., 317.255.5555.

Shoes STOUT’S FOOTWEAR— Founded in 1886

by Harry Stout and William Bristor as one of the area’s first off-the-shelf (as opposed to hand-cobbled) shoe stores, today Stout’s continues to sells top quality footwear. Find styles for men, women and children from brands that include Born, Tsubo, UGG, Mephisto, Stacy Adams, Cole Haan and many more. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.stoutsfoot-

DECORATE— For home decor with an

urban edge, Decorate is the place to shop. Find everything from pillows to lamps, rugs and gifts. Custom orders, too. Open Tu-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-S 11 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.decorateindy.com. 716 Massachusetts Ave., 317.737.2109. Map 1-3D FORM + FUNCTION— Modern interiors

cry out for the contemporary furnishings, lighting and home accessories— from designers such as B&B Italia, Kartell, Ligne Roset and Alessi—at this sleek boutique in the Nora area. Open M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www. formplusfunction.net. 1300 E. 86th St., 317.569.9999. Map 2-3C INHABIT—The flagship showroom

carries Inhabit as well as brands like Gus Modern, Tema Home, Surya and Color Cord. Shoppers can also find orignal art by Cindy Wingo Studios and vintage finds. Opem M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa 11 am-3 pm. www. inhabitliving.com. 211 S. Ritter Ave., 888.830.5072. Map 2-6D

Jewelry NORA’S— Inside City Market, this

collection of retro bling and vintage estate jewelry virtually guarantees (a) you’ll find something you like, and (b) it won’t be the same trend-of-theseason everyone else is wearing. Great costume pieces, displayed in a cute vendor stall. Open M-F 8 am-2pm, call for Sa hours. www.indycm.com/

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SHOPPING wear.com. 318 Massachusetts Ave., 317.632.7818. Map 1-4D TLSE— Former Pacers player Fred Jones

supplies Indy’s indie culture with this high-end sneaker boutique stocked with rare, top-name, limited edition and collectible kicks. Brands include Yeezy, Supreme, Nike Air, Wings 12 and Adidas. Open M-Tu noon-6 pm, W-Sa noon-8 pm. www.tlse.in. 421 Massachusetts Ave., 317.340.1954.

Shopping Centers CASTLETON SQUARE MALL— Located

Featuring jewelry, glass, textiles, pottery, cards, prints, soaps, lotions and other gems from local and national artists 425 Massachusetts Avenue 317-822-1200 www.artsapoppin.com

to the north of downtown, this is the state’s largest mall and boasts more than 130 specialty stores, anchored by JC Penney, Von Maur, Macy’s and Sears. Also find national retailers like Gap, Hollister, Build-A-Bear Workshop, H&M, Limited and Pandora. Dining options include Charley’s and Buca di Beppo. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. www.simon.com. 6020 E. 82nd St., 317.849.9994. Map 5-4C CIRCLE CENTRE— Coming to Indy to

shop? Consider this downtown mall with 125-plus brand name stores and eateries. Retail offerings include Aeropostale, Colts Pro Shop, Eddie Bauer, and Teavana, and restaurants Panera Bread, Ruth’s Chris and P.F. Changs. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.circlecentre.com. 49 W. Maryland St., 317.681.5615. Map 1-5C CLAY TERRACE— Catering to the nearby

communities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield, Indianapolis’ first outdoor shopping area features 80 retailers. Antique lighting and vintage storefronts lend an old-fashioned feel, yet modern conveniences and amenities are blended seamlessly into the backdrop. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.clayterrace. com. 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, 317.566.0011. Map 5-1A THE FASHION MALL AT KEYSTONE— Lo-

cated on the north side of town and anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, this Simon collection of 100 shops and restaurants includes such premiere retailers as Michael Kors, Apple, Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade, West Elm and LUSH Cosmetics. Grab a meal at Napolese Pizzeria or Seasons 52, or catch a movie at Keystone Art Cinema. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.fashionmallatkey-

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Shopping Districts CARMEL CITY CENTER—This outdoor

shopping district features stores like Beauty+Grace, Bath Junkie and Fishman Fine Jewelers, along with dining options including divvy, Langston’s Irish Pub and Eggshell Bistro. www. carmelcitycenter.com. 720 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, 866.892.8990. Map 5-2A

Spas & Salons RED’S CLASSIC BARBER SHOP— Get a

classic haircut, a hot-lather, straightrazor shave or a moustache-and-beard trim at this shop with a 1930s-barber’s feel. Look good head to foot with a shoe or boot shine, too. Open M-Tu 8 am-6 pm, W-F 8 am-8 pm, Sa 8 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. www.redsclassicbarbershop.com. 22 E. Washington St., 317.636.7337. Map 1-5C

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THE SPA AT FRENCH PHARMACIE— Up-

scale and a little edgy, this salon/day spa offers a full spectrum of hair, nail and makeup services, plus massage (Swedish, deep tissue, Thai foot and more), facials (we love the inclusion of a prenatal one), etc. Open Tu-Th 10 am-8 pm, F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 9 am-4 pm. www. frenchpharmacie.com. 823 1/2 E. Westfield Blvd., 317.251.9182. Map 4-3A

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venient to downtown hotels, and offering a full range of services including massage therapy, mani/pedis, hair color and cuts, body wraps and makeovers, in a fun, renovated Art Deco interior. Open M 10 am-6 pm, Tu-Th 9 am-7 pm, F-Sa 9 am-6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.studio2000spa.com. 55 Monument Circle, 317.687.0010. Map 1-5C

Specialty Foods THE AMAZING POTATO CHIP COMPANY— Hand-cut potato chips, hot

from the fryer, plus handmade popcorn in flavors like caramel, cheese and the ever-popular caramel-cheese blend, make this stall at City Market one hot spot to get a gourmet afternoon snack. www.amazingchips.com. 222 E. Market St., 317.654.6241. Map 1-5D THE BEST CHOCOLATE IN TOWN— You

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SHOPPING and peanut-butter treats. We like the almond butter-stuffed dark chocolate date. Also enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee or a dish of delicious gelato. Open M-Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. bestchocolateintown.com. 880 Massachusetts Ave., 317.636.2800. Map 1-3E CORK & CRACKER— More than 400

wines, with at least half under $15 a bottle, plus a growing selection of craft beers (and we love than you can make a mix-and-match sixer!) Add some bites, like crackers and Cowgirl Creamery cheeses, and you’ve got a gourmet basket. Open M-Th 11 am-8 pm, F-Sa 10 am-8 pm. www.corkandcracker.com. 2126 E. Broad Ripple Ave. Indianapolis, IN., 317.722.9463. Map 3-3E JUST POP IN— The gourmet popcorn’s

good, but the shop is bigger than that...the owners would love you to embrace popcorn as a catalyst for the happy memories of family, friends and compassionate living that it evokes. Too much? OK, then, back to the food: popcorn in flavors from wasabi to chocolate marshmallow, plus, a souvenir Indianapolis blend. It sells super-cute Indy T-shirts, too. Hours vary by location. www.justpopinonline. com. 6302 N. Guilford Ave., Broad Ripple, 317.257.9338 Map 3-4A; Indianapolis International Airport, Terminal B, 317.602.3570. Map 2-7A

Toys EARTH EXPLORER TOYS— This unique

toy store is a fun experience for kids and parents, stocking a vast array of toys in every category from baby and bath toys to preschool toys to stuff for ‘tweens. Also find educational toys, arts and crafts, and sports and outdoor toys. M-W and Sa 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-4 pm. www. earthexplorertoys.com. 27 E. Pine St., Zionsville, 317.873.0200. Map 2-3B MASS AVE TOYS— Formerly located on

Mass Ave (hence its names) this decade-old toy shop recently reopened in a new, Broad Ripple location. Kids go crazy for old-school wooden toys and charming storybooks, baking-soda rocket kits and potato guns that shoot pieces of raw spuds. Open M-W 10 am-7 pm, Th-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.massavetoys.com. 1057 E. 54th Street, 317.955.8697.

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Fun and history mingle at this expansive, hands-on history museum. On site, five historical, themed destinations delve deep into facets of American and Midwestern history while also offering STEM-based

Breweries & Distilleries FOUNTAIN SQUARE BREWING CO.—You

won’t see the precision of microbiology and chemistry at work, but those (the professional backgrounds of the brewers here) sure come through in the taste: crisp, balanced brews like Workingman’s Pilsner and Hop for Teacher. Usually 9-10 beers on tap. Tasting room open Tu-Th 4-9 pm, F 2-11 pm, Sa noon-11 pm, Su noon-8 pm. www.fountainsquarebrewery.com. 1301 Barth Ave., 317.493.1410. Map 1-8E HOTEL TANGO— Craft spirits distilled

near downtown, and served up in delicious concoctions in a rustic tasting room. Established and run by a disabled military veteran, that experience is clear in the names of the products (Victor Vodka, Mike Moonshine and so on). Frequent visits from local food trucks provide eats to accompany your beverage. Bottled spirits available for purchase, too. Open M-Th 2-10 pm,

experiences. Adults particularly enjoy first cooking, then eating ‘1836’ food during the authentic Hearthside Suppers. Free to get in Feb. 20, Presidents Day. 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, 317.776.6000. Map 2, E2

F-Su noon-10 pm. www.hoteltangowhiskey.com. 702 Virginia Ave., 317.653.1806. Map 1-6E SUN KING BREWERY— Award-winning

craft brewer operates a full-scale production facility (and small tasting room) near downtown, producing Sunlight Cream Ale and several others year-round, plus a plethora of seasonal brews from stouts and witbiers to IPAs. There’s also a small-batch brewery and tasting room nearby in Fishers. Open M-Th 10 am-7 pm, F 10 am-10 pm, Sa noon-10 pm, Su 1-6 pm. www. sunkingbrewing.com. 135 N. College Ave., 317.602.3702. Map 1-5E

City Sights BENJAMIN HARRISON PRESIDENTIAL SITE— Our 23rd President of the U.S.

(1889-1893) began construction on this 16-room, Old Northside Italianate house in 1874, and lived there with his family except during his stints in

Easley Winery Family owned and run, this downtown winery produces upwards of two dozen varieties of sparkling and still wines. Stop in any day for a tasting or a tour on a weekend afternoon. 205 N. College Ave., 317.636.4516. Map 5, F5

U.S. Senate and in White House. The place is furnished with family paintings, furniture and political memorabilia. Carriage house, extensive gardens and special exhibits. Tickets: $5-10. Open M-Sa 10 am-3:30 pm. www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org. 1230 N. Delaware St., 317.631.1888. Map 1-2C CITY MARKET— A downtown landmark,

this public space opened in 1886 as a meat and produce market, and has always served as a community gathering place. Now, everything from summer squash and organic tamales to gourmet vinegar and scrumptious scones can be found. Tomlinson Tap Room, upstairs, is a one-stop bar for sampling local beers. Main market house is open M-F 7 am-9 pm, Sa 8 am-9 pm; hours of individual vendors vary. www.indycm.com. 222 E. Market St., 317.634.9266. Map 1-5D FIFTH THIRD BANK SCULPTURE WALK—

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ing downtown edifice—constructed largely of Indiana limestone—serves as the state capitol and home of the Indiana General Assembly, the Governor’s office, the state Supreme Court, and other state officials. Designed in the shape of a cross, the building is four stories high with a large, central rotunda featuring a beautiful stainedglass ceiling. Free guided tours M-F. www.in.gov. 200 W Washington St, 317.232.3150. Map 1-5C INDIANA STATE LIBRARY—Steep your-

self in Indiana history, culture, government and much more at this landmark. The library offers more than just stacks of tomes beautifully displayed on multiple levels. It features many events held throughout the year celebrating history and culture, as well as tours of the library and its collections M-Sa (book in advance). There is even a talking book and braille library for visitors who can not use standard print materials. Open M-W and F 8 am-4:30 pm, Th 8 am-7 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm. www.in.gov/library. 315 West Ohio St., 317.232.3675. INDIANAPOLIS ATHENAEUM— Preserv-

ing the philosophy of “sound mind, sound body,” this German-American historical institution offers everything from dining in the oldest restaurant in Indianapolis to a fitness facility that focuses on community and family. If you’re not a member, you can still enjoy this sight by booking a tour or attending one of the many German-inspired events throughout the year. Plus, the architecture is breathtaking! www. athenaeumfoundation.org. 401 East Michigan St., 317.655.2755. INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY—

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(and the city’s) past at the museum, and stock up on race merch at two gift shops. www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/. 4790 W. 16th St., 314.492.8500. Map 2-6B INDIANAPOLIS ZOO— Located in White

River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo caters to families and is home to more than 350 species of animals in environmentally appropriate habitat exhibits. Activities here include daily dolphin shows, shark touch pool, giraffe and penguin feeding, carousel rides, a roller coaster, pony rides and splash park. Open M-Th 9 am-4 pm, F-Su 9 am-5 pm. Fall admission: $14-18, but can vary widely by month. www.indianapoliszoo.com. 1200 W. Washington St., 317.630.2001. Map 6-3B INDY CULTURAL TRAIL— This eight-mile,

bike- and pedestrian-friendly trail uses clearly marked paths, landscaping, lighting, public art, and other amenities to carve out a distinct path from neighborhood to neighborhood, and it runs past notable sites, from the Indiana Statehouse to White River State Park. It even connects to regional trails that can add miles more to the adventure. www.indyculturaltrail.org. 132 W Walnut St., 317.653.1948. MORRIS-BUTLER HOUSE— Exquisitely

restored 1865 Victorian manse on the Old Northside illuminates culture and history of 19th-century Indianapolis living. $5 adults/$4 senior; $3 child/ student. Open F & Sa with free guided tours at 1 & 2 pm; closed infrequently for special events. Please call to confirm. www.indianalandmarks.org. 1204 N. Park Ave., 317.636.5409. Map 1-2D NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS— Museum

housing thousands of photographs and memorabilia from all manner of collegiate athletics, plus interactive games and exhibits devoted to sports and sportsmanship. Admission: $3-5. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.ncaahallofchampions.org. 700 W. Washington St., 317.916.4255. Map 6-3E SOLDIERS’ & SAILORS’ MONUMENT—

The star of Circle City’s eponymous circle, the Soldiers & Sailors Monument pays tribute to the Hoosiers who served in wars from the American Revolution to the Spanish-American War. Made of local limestone, it stands 284 feet tall, and houses an observatory at its top with 360-degree views. Also 46

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and the lovely 3-mile Canal Walk, this downtown district teems with joggers, cyclists and walkers. The 250-acre White River State Park beckons with green space galore and encompasses major attractions, including the Indianapolis Zoo,Victory Field, Eiteljorg Museum; Indiana State Museum, an IMAX theater, the NCAA Hall of Champions, and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial. Indianapolis’ Central Canal runs from the White River, coursing through the park, and visitors can also check out concerts at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, the 14-acre Military Park and historic McCormick’s Rock. www.discovercanal. com. 317.233.2434. Map 1-5A&B

Museums CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS— At more than 472,000 square feet,

housing 120,000 artifacts and hosting more than 1 million visitors each year, this is the largest children’s museum in the world. Permanent exhibits range from the Dinosphere to an operational carousel. Admission: $18.50-22.50. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. www.childrensmuseum.org. 3000 N. Meridian St., 317.334.4000. Map 2-5C COLONEL ELI LILLY CIVIL WAR MUSEUM— Underneath the towering center

of downtown’s Monument Circle, this institution chronicles the most wrenching of homefront wars, through personal letters and diaries, projected images, and battlefield artifacts. Free. Open W-Su 10:30 am-5:30 pm. www. in.gov/iwm/2335.htm. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, Monument Circle, 317.232.7615. Map 1-5C EITELJORG MUSEUM— Examine Native

American and Western art, culture and history in dialog and cultural context. Galleries are devoted to Indiana’s indigenous people, native artifacts from tribes from coast to coast, and contemporary works. Special exhibitions include: “Dogs: Faithful and True,” March 4-Aug 6. Tickets: $7-13. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. eiteljorg.org. 500 W. Washington St., 317.636.9378. Map 6-2F

INDIANA HISTORY CENTER/THE INDIANA EXPERIENCE— This homage to

Indiana’s past uses cool technologies to fill a darkened room with virtual journeys around the state, while “You Are There” galleries bring historical photographs to life. In the Cole Porter Room, hear some of the most perceptive lyrics the state’s favorite son ever penned, performed by live singers and musicians. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm. Admission: $5-7. www.indianahistory.org. 450 W. Ohio St., 317.232.1882. Map 6-1G INDIANA MEDICAL HISTORY MUSEUM—

For the history buff, anatomy freak, or just plain morbidly curious, this historically authentic setting (in a building of old Central State Hospital, west of town) and its collection of scientific and medical instruments and artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries, will educate and entertain. Admission: $3-10; cash only. Open Th-Sa 10 am-4 pm. www.imhm.org. 3045 W. Vermont St., 317.635.7329. Map 2-6B INDIANA STATE MUSEUM— This muse-

um uses its exhibits to trace art, history, science and popular culture through a Hoosier state lens. Permanent exhibits complement fascinating temporary exhibits that change a few times per year. Upcoming exhibits: “Nikon’s Small World,” through March 19. IMAX Theater located onsite. Admission: $6.50-9.95; $6-16 at IMAX. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. www.indianamuseum.org. 650 W. Washington St., 317.232.1637. Map 6-2F INDIANA WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM—

Housed in an imposing, formal 1927 edifice, the museum exhaustively chronicles the participation of Hoosier soldiers in armed conflicts from the Battle of Tippecanoe right to the present day, via artifacts, military posters, historic weaponry and vehicles, flags and much more. Free. Open W-Su, 9 am-5 pm. www.in.gov/iwm. War Memorial Building, 431 N. Meridian St., 317.232.7615. Map 1-4C INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME MUSEUM— Vehicles

on display, from vintage to high-tech, include the Marmon Wasp that won the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race (in 1911) and a collection of A.J. Foyt’s winning cars, including the one that carried him across the finish line for a record fourth championship. Get an up-close look at the Borg-Warner winner’s trophy, too.

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Admission: $5-10; additional $5-8 for track lap tour. Open daily 10 am-4 pm. The museum is located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. www.indianapolismotorspeedway. com/at-the-track/museum. 4790 W. 16th St., 317.492.6784. Map 2-6B INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART— Just

north of downtown, this museum ranks as the fifth largest general art museum in the country and boasts a collection of more than 50,000 works. Permanent collections of significance include those of Chinese art and jade, African art, old master paintings, English porcelain, and Neo-Impressionism. Special exhibits: “Orchids: Cultivating Beauty,” Feb. 10-March 5; “Audubon: Drawn to Nature,” April 1-July 30. Admission: $10-18. Also associated with the museum are 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park (free and open dawn to dusk) and “Oldfields” Lilly House & Gardens. Open Tu-W and F-Sa 11 am-5 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.imamuseum.org. 4000 Michigan Road, 317.923.1331. Map 3-6B JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY MUSEUM—

Stop in here to learn about the namesake of Riley Hospital for Children. The building, a late-Victorian preservation, is a National Historic Landmark that contains authentic furnishings and artifacts including the poet’s writing desk and his famous top hat and cane. A large adjacent visitor center features videos about Riley and other activities and a small gift shop. Admission: $1-$4. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-3:30 pm. www.rileykids.org/. 528 Lockerbie St., 317.631.5885. Map 1-4D

Parks & Nature EAGLE CREEK PARK— Eagle Creek,

the sixth largest municipal park in the nation, comprises 3,900-plus acres of woods and meadows and 1,300-plus acres of water, including a beach and swimming area along Eagle Creek Reservoir. Boat and shelter rentals are available. Admission: $3-5. Open daily dawn to dusk. www. eaglecreekpark.org. 7840 W. 56th St., 317.327.7116. Map 2-4A MONON TRAIL— This 10.5-mile urban

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Recreation CLIMB TIME INDY— Rock your trip with

indoor climbing on 8,500 square feet of challenging walls, with areas appropriate for beginners through advanced climbers. Instruction and equipment all available onsite. Tickets: $10-12; $3 harness rental, $3 shoe rental. Open Su-F 11 am-10 pm, Sa 9 am-10 pm. www. climbtimeindy.com. 8750 Corporation Drive, 317.596.3330. Map 2-3E THE ESCAPE ROOM—The global craze

gets a local flavor, with the five themed puzzle rooms here. Choose your adventure and put on your problemsolving hats: an hour in, and you either crack the case and escape...or you don’t. Also features a bar/lounge with cryptexes and safe-cracking games. Tickets: $29. Open M 1-10 pm, Tu-Th 10:30 am-10 pm, F 10:30 am-1:30 am, Sa 8:30 am-1:30 am, Su 12:40-10 pm. www. escaperoomindy.com. 200 S. Meridian St., 317.986.6542. Map 1-5C; 8890 East 116th St., Fishers, 317.986.6542.

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your racing dreams come true at Indy Racing Experience. Drive or ride along on the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just like the pros, in the sleekest IndyCars you can imagine. Nothing will slow you down. www. indyracingexperience.com. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1201 Main St., 317.243.7171. Map 2-6B INVOKE YOGA & PILATES— Get centered

with a session in the state’s largest studio space, home to classes in vinyasa yoga (movement- and breathcentered), including heated sessions, or mat and machine Pilates. Pay for a single class or multi-class package, depending on how long you’ll be in town. Full schedule and class descriptions on website. Open daily. www. invokestudio.com. 970 Fort Wayne Ave., 317.631.9642. Map 1-3D

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Galleries+Antiques

Art Bank Gallery

Kuaba Gallery

Twenty artists show work in mixed styles and media in an historic building that used to be a financial institution. Strumento art supply store on second level. 811 Massachusetts Ave., 317.624.1010. Map 1, E3

Overlooking Monument Circle, this space houses a collection that puts emphasis on contemporary art from Africa, as well as work in media from glass to textiles created locally. 1 N. Meridian St., 317.955.8405. Map 1, C5

Art Galleries EVAN LURIE GALLERY—A global per-

spective on contemporary art. Exhibits feature provocative works by Elisabetta Fantone, LA Odyssey and abstract pieces by Xevi Vilaro. Art walks occur each month. Open Tu-Sa 11 am-7 pm. www.evanluriegallery.com. 30 W. Main St., Carmel, 317.844.8400. Map 5-1A GALLERY 924— A permanent exhi-

bition space under the aegis of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the 1,300-square-foot gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary central Indiana artists. Open M-W and F 9 am-5 pm, Th 9 am-6 pm. 924 Pennsylvania Ave., 317.631.3301. Map 1-3D GALLERY FORTY-TWO— Retail gallery

in a lavishly restored pre-Civil-Warera building presents two distinct art experiences: downstairs offers classically inspired sculptures (Rodin, Dali, Frederick Hart, Bobin Ilic) and

paintings, giclées and bas relief pieces, from contemporary artists. Second Floor is devoted to sports-themed fine art. Open Tu-Th 11 am-7 pm, F-Sa 11 am-8 pm, and during First Friday art tours. www.galleryfortytwo.com. 42 E. Washington St., 317.822.4242. Map 1-5C INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART— iMOCA is a

non-collecting institution devoted to presenting the best in contemporary art from both national and local artists. Exhibits are meant to encourage public interaction. Upcoming: “Sarah Hobbs: Psychological Traces,” through June 24. Open daily 9 am-7 pm. www.indymoca.org. Fountain Square, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 5, 317.634.6622. Map 1-7E; CityWay, 216 E. South St., 317.624.8200. Map 1-6D STUTZ ART SPACE— This nonprofit cen-

ter devoted to visual artists is currently home to about 70 artists in a variety of disciplines. Exhibits and studio space,

Indianapolis Art Center This Broad Ripple community arts center (with 75-plus artists) and 12-acre interactive sculpture park opens two-month-long exhibit “About Face” on Feb. 3. 820 E. 67th St., 317.255.2464. Map 3, 2D

plus, ongoing classes and workshops. Upcoming: “RED,” through Feb. 24. Open M-F 11 am-2 pm and by appointment. www.stutzartists.com. 212 W. 10th St., 317.503.6420. Map 1-3C

Special Events FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY ART TOUR— On

he first Friday of every month sees more than 25 downtown venues, from galleries and studios to more alternative arts spaces, open their doors to the arty and the just-curious; it’s a spot to see and be seen. 6-9 pm, free, all ages. www.idada.org. 317.332.5612. INDIANA ART FAIR— Features some

of the state’s best artists, working in media from painting and photography to fiber art, sculpture and jewelry. More than 60 artists exhibit their craftsmanship at Indiana State Museum. Feb 11, 10 am-5 pm; Feb. 12, 11 am-5 pm. www.indianamuseum.org. 650 W. Washington St., 317.232.1637. Map 1-5B

AS THE ‘MOTHER of Vice Presidents’ state, Indiana has produced five, and yet only one President, Benjamin Harrison.

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Whether the sky is overcast in February or the sun shines brightly in April, strap on your Fitbit and earn some serious steps toward your daily goal with a scenic stroll through downtown Indy. The Canal Walk courses

through White River State Park, and bridges traverse the shallow, manmade channel at intervals, making it easy for pedestrians to go as far as desired. Plus, many nearby attractions offer straightforward access. Map 1, B4

Gentlemen, here’s your chance to proposition your gal for her hand on a romantic, horse-drawn carriage ride around Monument Circle and downtown, as this popular tour company opens special Feb. 11-14. 317.634.3400. Map 1, C5

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FOUNTAIN SQUARE— Reborn as an

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downtown, this is one of the city’s most diverse and exciting ‘hoods, brimming with hip boutiques, trendy restaurants, local artists’ galleries and the acclaimed Indianapolis Art Center. www. discoverbroadripplevillage.com. Map 3 CARMEL— Known as a family-friendly city,

Carmel has abundant parks and trails, and hosts a variety of festivals and cultural events year round. The colorful Arts & Design District is filled with galleries and showrooms, specialty shops and eclectic restaurants. Located north of Indianapolis. www.carmel. in.gov. Map 5 DOWNTOWN/MONUMENT CIRCLE— In

the center of downtown Indianapolis, this district is home to many of the city’s major cultural institutions, as well as the 285-foot-tall Soldiers and Sailors Monument. www.indydt. com. Map 1-5C

artists’ community, this area of town is filled with galleries, restaurants and theaters. Its quaint town square and central cast-iron fountain add to the area’s Bohemian ambiance. www.discoverfountainsquare.com. Map 1-7E LOCKERBIE SQUARE— This enclave was

made famous at the turn of the 20th century as the home of Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. It is on National Register of Historic Places and filled with tree-lined streets and beautifully restored homes. www.lockerbiesquare. org. Map 1-4D MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE— Known

to locals simply as “Mass Ave,” this historic downtown street features a variety of cultural activities, including renovated art galleries and performing arts theaters. Trendy boutiques and restaurants also dot the fiveblock area. www.discovermassave. com. Map 1-3D & 4D

neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest. From stately mansions to retro-chic apartments, the area has a variety of architecturally significant homes. www. mkna.org. Map 3-9C NOBLESVILLE— Situated northeast of

Indianapolis, Noblesville has scenic parks and golf courses, a charming downtown area that houses the historic Noblesville Square, and quaint shops and eateries. www.cityofnoblesville. org. Map 2-1E OLD NORTHSIDE— On the National

Register of Historic Places, this residential neighborhood just northeast of downtown is known for its beautiful 19th-century Victorian homes, two of which—the President Benjamin Harrison Home and the Morris-Butler House—are open to the public. www.oldnorthside.org. Map 1-2D TOWN OF SPEEDWAY— Home to the

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WHOLESALE DISTRICT— This downtown

district gets its name from the myriad warehouses that were formerly filled with wholesale businesses at the turn of the 20th century. Today, the neighborhood contains live music, sports and prime retail pursuits, and is home to many of the city’s major cultural institutions, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Circle Centre shopping complex, as well as the 285-foot tall neoclassical Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. www. discoverwholesaledistrict.com.

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tours provide a three-hour crash course in the city’s hotspots, from the Canal/White River State Park to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: guide Carrie Savage-Zimmerman’s even been known to stop for doughnuts at Long’s. Tours depart M-Sa at 10 am and Su at noon; 12-hour advance reservation preferred. Tickets: $27-30. www.circlecitytours.com. 317.899.9285. INDIANA STATEHOUSE CIVIC HISTORY TOURS—Walk through this 19th Centu-

All the lowdown you can download. wheretraveler.com The new city guide website from the experts at Where Magazine.

Info only the locals know.

ry Neo-Classical building that has been the center of civic life in Indiana since 1888 with a guided tour. Learn about Indiana government while marveling at marble columns and the stained-glass rotunda dome. The Statehouse offers three tours, Welcome Tour, Statehouse Tour and School Tour, which vary in length 15-90 minutes and can be scheduled M-F 9 am-3 pm, Sa 10:15 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm. 200 W Washington St, 317.233.5293. INDY FUN TROLLEY TOURS—Seventy-

five-minute, fully narrated tour aboard an authentic (but plush and air-conditioned) trolley car, which takes you past the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Zoo, Monument Circle, the Indiana Central Canal, Christ Church Cathedral, NCAA Hall of Champions and much more. Tickets: $10-20. Tours depart from the front entrance of Dick’s Last Resort

Tu-Su at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. www. indyfuntours.com. 111 W. Maryland St., 317.617.8617. Map 1-5C OLD WORLD GONDOLIERS— Tour India-

napolis’ downtown canal aboard one of these romantic vessels complete with a singing operator. Public shared rides depart April 29-Oct. 1. Tickets: $30. Private group rides (up to eight passengers) by reservation. Tickets: $150-300 per boat. www.4gondola. com. Senate Avenue at Indiana Avenue, 317.340.2489. Map 1-4C SEGWAY TOURS OF INDIANA— Relax

a little while you’re still on the move through White River State Park, and take in all the attractions there, including the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indiana Zoo and the Indiana State Museum. Riders must be 14 years of age or older and weigh 100-265 pounds. Tickets: $45-55. Departs March 1-Oct. 31, daily at 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm, when weather is 50 degrees F and above. www.segwayofindiana.com. 801 W. Washington St., 317.253.1910. Map 1-5B

Transportation INDIANAPOLIS YELLOW CAB— Serving

Indianapolis for 50-plus years with clean, late-model cabs and computerized dispatch. www.ycindy.com. 317.487.7777. INDYGO— The Indianapolis Public Trans-

portation Corp. offers 29 fixed bus routes throughout Marion County, with fares ranging from $1.75 for a single ride to $60 for a 31-day pass. Route 8 (Washington Street) serves the airport, plus the zoo, Washington Square Mall and Victory Field. The Red Line goes from downtown to Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis. www. indygo.net.

Transportation Hubs INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT—n arched roof with skylights

covers soaring, glass walls, and the heart of the terminal space is circular, just like downtown’s Monument Circle. The airport is 16 miles from downtown off I-70 (exit 68) and easy to get to. www.indianapolisairport.com. 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, Indianapolis, 317.487.7243. Map 2-7A

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Walker Theatre hosts monthly art exhibitions, which showcases and sells the works of emerging artists, as part of its Art on the Avenue (1) program. Stop by on weekdays or during IDADA First Friday for a study in the work of local emerging artists. Bring a bag lunch to Indianapolis Artsgarden (2) Wednesday through Saturday for the Art & Soul 2017 free concert series Jan. 28-Feb. 25 in honor of Black History Month. Take a class, view the winter exhibition series, stop by one of the frequent events or wander through the Indianapolis Art Center’s (3) 12-acre sculpture park.

Grab a brewski at Sun King Brewery (1) where award-winning craft beer tastes great. And since Sun King is the second largest brewer in Indiana, there are lots of beers to be tried here. Once the beer belly is full, snag tickets to a rowdy Indiana Pacers (2) game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to watch all-star Paul George keep winning. Finally, it’s time to hit the tracks. Vroom, vroom! Gear heads and racing aficionados can spend an afternoon examining vehicles from all walks of racing life at the IMS Museum (3), located onsite at the Speedway.

The climb to the top of Indianapolis’ iconic Soldiers & Sailors Monument (1) may be steep, but the cost of doing so sure isn’t. It’s free to enjoy the 360-degree views of downtown and beyond. Then, take a peek inside civic government on the free, guided Indiana State House Tours (2). While politics are a prime topic, so is Hoosier history and the building’s architecture. For a more active-yet-leisurely pursuit, walk, run or bike along the Indy Cultural Trail (3), which winds its way through town past public art, well-known attractions and through creative neighborhoods.

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