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‘Tis The Season To Be At The Center Of It All!

2013-14 SEASON at-a-Glance

JIM BRICKMAN “THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS” Fri, Nov. 29 at 8 PM DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR FEATURING OLETA ADAMS, JONATHAN BUTLER, KEIKO MATSUI Fri, Dec. 13 at 8 PM TRACE ADKINS, THE CHRISTMAS SHOW Sun, Dec. 15 at 7 PM CELTIC WOMAN “HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – THE SYMPHONY TOUR” Thurs, Dec. 19 at 7:30 PM PINCHAS ZUKERMAN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Wed, Jan. 15 at 7:30 PM JONATHAN BATISTE Wed, Jan. 15 at 7:30 PM “SWAN LAKE” MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET Thurs, Jan. 16 at 7:30 PM Fri, Jan. 17 at 8 PM Sat, Jan. 18 at 8 PM

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THE CHIEFTAINS Thurs, Mar. 6 at 7:30 PM

KENNY ROGERS Fri, Jan. 31 at 8 PM

FROGZ—IMAGO THEATRE Fri, Mar. 7 at 7 PM Sat, Mar. 8 at 3 PM & 7 PM

JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET WITH BAHIA ORCHESTRA PROJECT Thurs, Feb. 13 at 7:30 PM

THE PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP Fri, Mar. 14 at 8 PM

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S “THE GERSHWINS & ME” Sun, Feb. 16 at 7 PM

KORESH DANCE COMPANY Fri, Mar. 14 at 8 PM Sat, Mar. 15 at 8 PM

HAIFA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF ISRAEL Wed, Feb. 19 at 7:30 PM

LINDA EDER Sat, Mar. 15 at 8 PM

LEE GREENWOOD Fri, Feb. 21 at 8 PM AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Fri, Feb. 21 at 7 PM Sat, Feb. 22 at 3 PM & 7 PM BLUE! THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA TEATRO DI PIAZZA D’OCCASIONE Wed, Feb. 26 – Sun, Mar. 2 THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS Thurs, Feb. 27 at 7:30 PM

TAO: PHOENIX RISING Wed, Mar. 19 at 7:30 PM CASHORE MARIONETTES Sat, Mar. 22 at 7 PM Sun, Mar. 23 at 3 PM COACH BOB KNIGHT Thurs, Apr. 10 at 7:30 PM MANDY PATINKIN: DRESS CASUAL Fri, Apr. 11 at 8 PM MIDORI Sun, Apr. 13 at 7 PM THE 5 BROWNS Fri, May 16 at 8 PM

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WINTER DINING • CITYGUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRO ........................................................................................... 04 LOCALLY SOURCED .................................................................... 06 MARKETS & SHOPS ...................................................................... 12 NEW RESTAURANTS .................................................................... 18 BEER & MIXOLOGY ...................................................................... 24 HOLIDAY EVENTS ....................................................................... 30 MUSIC EVENTS ............................................................................ 38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS ............................................ 46 INDEX ........................................................................................... 54 PUBLISHER: Kevin McKinney (kmckinney@nuvo.net) MANAGING EDITOR: Ed Wenck (ewenck@nuvo.net) ARTS EDITOR: Scott Shoger (sshoger@nuvo.net) MUSIC EDITOR: Katherine Coplen (kcoplen@nuvo.net) NEWS EDITOR: Rebecca Townsend (rtownsend@nuvo.net) LISTINGS EDITOR: Sarah Murrell (smurrell@nuvo.net ) EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS: Ally Denton, Eric Ellis, Emilija Grinvalds, Alex Mattingly, Katie Osland, Emily Taylor, Jennifer Yeadon PHOTOGRAPHY: Michelle Craig, Lauren Guidotti, Mark A. Lee, Kristen Pugh, Jason Wright PRODUCTION MANAGER & ART DIRECTOR: Dave Windisch (dwindisch@nuvo.net) SENIOR DESIGNER: Asha Patel (apatel@nuvo.net) GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Will McCarty (wmccarty@nuvo.net), Erica Wright (ewright@nuvo.net) DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING: Mary Morgan (mmorgan@nuvo.net) MARKETING & EVENTS MANAGER: Lauren Guidotti (lguidotti@nuvo.net) BUSINESS MANAGER: Kathy Flahavin (kflahavin@nuvo.net) DISTRIBUTION MANAGER: Michael Findlay (mfindlay@nuvo.net)

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INTRODUCTION KNIVES. FIRE. ICE. Palettes and cans and buckets. Slick floors. Swinging doors. Shattered glass and cracked crockery. Unruly – sometimes even drunken – customers. Anybody who’s been in the food biz, from the lowliest bar-back to the finest chef at a Michelin restaurant knows that cooking and serving can be a dangerous undertaking. We’re talking about pure physical trauma, here; not just the damage to one’s wallet and well-being that comes with the trade. (“Know how to make a little money in the restaurant business? SPEND a lot of money in the restaurant business!” goes the old joke.) We asked a variety of folks that take food from farm to table about the kinds of injuries they’ve suffered on the job for NUVO’s Winter CityGuide. The stories our respondents told ranged from a typical pain-in-the-back to a butter burn that was self-treated in the worst way imaginable. (Don’t read Smoking Goose owner Chris Eley’s story right before you go out to eat. You’ve been duly warned.) Beyond the Ghosts of Injuries Past, the Winter Guide is chock full of all manner of goodness to keep you warm and entertained during the coldest and cloudiest months of the Hoosier calendar. It’s the time of year when holiday shopping festivals and events that feature music of the season abound – we’ve got those covered – but there’s also, shall we say, more secular happenings in town, and you’ll find our picks for those events within too. Interested in organic markets? Sipping the latest martini recipe? Noshing at the newest eateries? Sampling a locally fermented pint of stout or glass of mead? Start turnin’ these pages. NUVO’s CityGuide has hundreds of reasons why you shouldn’t stay in this winter.

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LOCALLY SOURCED AMY MATTHEWS OWNER & FARMER WHERE: SOUTH CIRCLE FARM, 2048 S. MERIDIAN ST. TRY: KALE, PARSNIPS

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his year, we wanted to take a deeper look at the personal sacrifice made by workers in the food and restaurant business, from the farm to the table (or bar). Putting food on tables across our city requires risk, hardship, practice, sweat and sometimes even blood, whether its earned by pulling veggies out of an urban garden in July, or learning to keep your wits in a kitchen full of hot ovens and even hotter butter. Amy Matthews is on the front lines of Indy’s food network, helping teach folks how to farm on a little land with minimal environmental impact, while reaping as much nourishing food as she can from the soil. Based on the layer of dirt on her hands and knees, we can guess what kind of wear and tear her body suffers on the job. “For me, it’s my back,” she says of the wages of her occupation, as we skitter away from a sudden downpour of sleet during a chilly day on her farm, which, amazingly, produces upwards of 20,000 pounds of food every year, from just one acre of dirt. An amazing feat, especially without the help of huge, gas-guzzling machines or chemicals. Instead, like The Beatles sang, she gets by with a little help from her friends (and their backs). Matthews sells her produce at markets around the city, and also offers a farm sharing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for about $23 a week. When we visited in mid-October, some of the crops were already wearing their protective winter domes of opaque plastic. When it gets cold, she shifts to heartier crops like kale, beets, and parsnips — hearty, fiber-dense varieties that make you feel full and can easily be tossed into a roasting pan, with or without a meat accompaniment. Matthews has found success in selling her produce to local restaurants, including heavy-hitters like Napolese, Bluebeard, Fermenti Artisan, Cerulean and Black Market, to name a few. She also recently started a collective of independent farms called IndyGrown (indygrown.com), which was launched to foster better communication and interconnectedness within the urban farming community, allowing local farms to serve more people by pooling resources, knowledge and contacts. A robust local food network isn’t just an economic boon, but an environmental step forward, too. If consumers can cut down on the distance their dinner travels from the farm to the frying pan, the overall reduction in carbon emissions could be enormous. Small farms like South Circle require a small amount of manpower, and aside from herself, Matthews has only one paid staff member. The rest of the planting, maintenance and harvesting is seen through by volunteer farmers who take their pay in produce (not to mention the satisfaction of feeding their friends and neighbors). Some volunteer just for the chance to be outside and get their hands dirty. Urban farming is a simple concept, but it requires the help of a lot of people — people coming from a community that really wants to feed itself. And as for Matthew’s personal menu when the weather turns cold? She eats what she grows, reaching for the same kale and root vegetables that are in season. — SARAH MURRELL


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3 Sisters Cafe There are any number of reasons to love this Broad Ripple staple. The location is great, the staff is friendly and the food is always good. In particular, vegetarians and vegans will find plenty to eat at this charming and affordable Victorian home converted into a restaurant. Known for its fresh and delicious food, 3 Sisters is making a healthy mark on the Broad Ripple area; go for a walk on the canal after your meal for an added perk. 3 Sisters is a great option for breakfast and lunch, offering great vegetarian and vegan alternatives to the classics. Plan to make a day in the Broad Ripple area as meals usually go on for a few hours. 6360 Guilford Ave., 257-5556, 3sisterscafein.com

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Ambrosia This long-time favorite has been serving Italian food in Broad Ripple for more than 30 years. The staff is congenial and the food is consistently great. Thoughtfully prepared and smartly presented for a reasonable price, Ravioli della Mamma is composed of large squares of fresh spinach and cheese ravioli served with a pesto cream sauce. Rich yet delicate, creamy but never cloying, it is certainly one of the top vegetarian entrees in the city. 5903 College Ave., 255-3096 BeeFree Jennifer Wiese began BeeFree Bakery in 2005 when her family entered into a gluten- and dairy-free lifestyle. Being active and eating gluten- and dairyfree foods made a profound difference in the health of her son, who was diagnosed with autism. Frustrated by the lack of tasty gluten- and dairy-free foods, she embarked on a mission to create treats that everyone in her family could enjoy. Wiese works with her family in Noblesville to produce several types of cookies, granola mixes, flours 8 WINTER CITYGUIDE // 2013 // NUVO // 100% RECYCLED PAPER

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and breads available for purchase in a few natural grocery stores, online on their website or through Green Bean Delivery. Try a tasting box which includes one cookie of every style and a sample of their “Warrior Mix” — a hybrid between cookie chunk, granola and streusel. The spicy chocolate Warrior Mix is balanced between sweet and savory and has a hint of cayenne pepper to keep you fired up all day. As for the cookies, microwave the vegan Cowboy Cookie for 30 seconds, and no one would ever know it was not made of flour and butter. A portion of all sales is donated to autism research, so why not order some tasty, healthy treats for yourself or a friend? 480-1095, beefreegf.com Cultured Swirl Fro-yo – frozen yogurt, that is – is generally good. At Cultured Swirl, it’s next-level good. First, there’s that lovely word “organic”; the stuff is certified thusly, it’s got zero artificial flavors and colors, no GMOs and live probiotic cultures to help your innards run right. More important, the stuff is tasty before any toppings are added. Andy and Gina Purcell came up with a recipe that made mouths happy in its naked state. According to Andy, “When people come in, we suggest that they sample all the flavors first to get [what] they want — but when they taste it, a lot of them forego the toppings because the yogurt is so good.” The Purcells have a loyal fan base – some folks average a visit a day – and you can even use one of the rope swings if there’s a line. 1026 Virginia Ave., 602-8808, areyoucultured.com Endangered Species Chocolate In 2005, Indianapolis philanthropist Wayne Zink bought Endangered Species Chocolate and moved the operation from Oregon to the Circle City. This did what Zink was hoping to do: take the


LOCALLY SOURCED environmentally-conscious company from West-Coast-cult-fave-status to a broader consumer base. The name and the critters on the candy wrappers reflect the commitment to wildlife. The company puts it this way: “With each chocolate bar, we are protecting diversity of life on our planet and promoting true global change. Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10 percent of net profits to organizations that support species conservation, habitat preservation and humanitarian efforts.” If you can’t find the deliciousness at a store near you, order via phone or online. 387-4372, chocolatebar.com Fermenti Artisan Chefs Joshua Henson and Mark Cox each have 21 years in the restaurant business. But it wasn’t until five years ago that they became interested, perhaps mildly obsessed, with fermented and cultured foods. They are both certified healing-foods specialists who can tell you all the reasons their food is good for you. The business partners are fiercely loyal to local foods — their meats come from The Smoking Goose or Rhodes Family Farm, and they have a “one-state-away” policy for all cheeses. Stop in for a bite to eat, and you can also taste one of their on-draft pours of kombucha (fermented tea) or water kefir (cultured flavored water — like a mild tart soda). 222 E Market St., City Market, 493-1652, /fermentiartisan Holy Cow, Cupcakes! Located a few steps from the Palladium among a variety of other unique shops and restaurants in Carmel’s City Center, Holy Cow, Cupcakes! is a feast for the eyes, and stomach. With a set of “everyday” cupcakes such as Red Velvet and Chocobliss available, along with daily and seasonal specials such as Maple Bacon on Saturdays, it’s hard to choose just one. There’s plenty of natural light spilling into the open space and seating is plentiful. Coffee and Gelato da Vinci’s delectable gelato flavors are also available to pair nicely with your sweet treat. Don’t miss fresh cinnamon rolls during the week made with the famed cream cheese frosting Holy Cow is known for. All of the cupcakes with white frosting are made with this delicious cream cheese blend; grab a cupcake with chocolate frosting for more of a butter-based flavor. A quick pit stop or an excellent place to leisurely people watch, Holy Cow, Cupcakes! is worth checking out. 61 City Center Dr., Suite 119 (Carmel), 571-1500, holycowcupcakes.com

The Local In an unassuming strip mall just north of 146th Street in Westfield is The Local, sonamed because it is not only a watering hole for locals, but because it also specializes in locally grown and raised ingredients. While the variety of ingredients is somewhat limited by Indiana’s infamous weather, The Local offers a variety of regular menu items and a monthly selection of seasonal dishes, including Viking Farm’s lamb, Gunthorp beef and produce from Homestead Growers. Try the smoked salmon flatbread, the pulled pork sandwich, the chicken ranch wrap — or ask for a recommendation from the truly exceptional staff. 14655 Gray Road, Westfield, 218-3786, localeateryandpub.com The Loft at Traders Point This eco-conscious eatery, located on Indiana’s only 100 percent grass-fed organic dairy farm, features a dairy bar with delicious ice cream selections made on-site. All items are prepared with fresh, organic ingredients from Traders Point and other sustainable farms. Reservations are recommended for brunch and groups of six or more. Enjoy drink specials as well, including half-price wine glass and bottle specials on select nights. And if you want, you can get yourself a tour of the farm — a real taste of Indiana. 9101 Moore Road (Zionsville), 733-1700, tpforganics.com/the-loftrestaurant Napolese Rustic Neapolitan pizza is becoming more and more in demand here in the States, and this Café Patachou offshoot is happy to oblige. It’s a cozy pizzeria

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of charred tomato BBQ glaze, Mariah’s Indiana peppered bacon and all the traditional burger toppings, making it the no-brainer go-to on the menu. The waitress’s tip was to add goat cheese, which brought out the sweet glaze. Full dinner plates are always available, so try the yellow fin tuna, served rare over pan seared pad Thai noodles with a shagbark soy syrup, all topped with pistachios, ginger and Sriracha hot sauce. Seasonal items pepper the menu, like an Indiana salad with tomatoes, corn, asparagus, onion and white beans. 423 W. South St., 602-3115, tavernonsouth.com

with all the style of a classic Italian restaurant. Build a pizza yourself or choose from some winning combinations like the BLT (bacon, caramelized leeks and taleggio) or PFG (pancetta, roasted fingerling potatoes and gorgonzola). To satisfy your sweet tooth, try the Nutella Stuffed Pizza or the rotating selection of Patachou’s own premium gelato. Three locations: 30 S. Meridian St., 114 E. 49th St., 8702 Keystone Crossing; cafepatachou.com Plum’s Upper Room Reserve your table for a quiet evening in this quaint, relaxed-dining atmosphere of an old opera house known for its slow-cooking technique and short but noteworthy menu of eight signature entrees. Try the stuffed scallops, bonein strip steak, or the crab meat crepes. Lounge, bar and table seating available for a rotation of conversation, wine and dessert under the exposed rafters on hardwood floors. For starters, try the autumn salad; it includes two kinds of squash, spiced/sugared walnuts, smoked sausage and pork tenderloin with a ginger-infused balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Reservations highly recommended; call ahead. 112 S. Main St. (Zionsville), 873-5577, plumsupperroom.com

Plum’s Upper Room serves velvety warmth, a cup or bowl at a time. Pure Eatery Pure Eatery is located smack-dab in the middle of historic Fountain Square. All the sauces and dressings are made in-house (definitely try the aioli) and all the produce is bought from local farms — the whole place is really conscious of its environmental impact. What’s unique about Pure Eatery is its wine tap — luscious, highquality wine by the glass or carafe! The owners also partner up with several local businesses (like Fountain Square Brewing Co., for example) and participate in First Fridays for some added local artistic flare.

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Pure Eatery also hosts holiday-themed parties and activities, so stop by to see what’s happening this holiday season. 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 3, 602-5724, pureeatery.com Tavern on South Lucas Oil Stadium is a football toss away from Tavern on South, and its floor to ceiling window gives a generous view of the skyline. “Classic themes, redone” seems to be the theme; comfort foods like burgers take up about an eighth of the menu. The bison burger boasts

Tulip Noir If you’re interested in trying a wholesome, “green” eatery, this eco-friendly, American bistro features seasonal breakfast and lunch menus packed with healthy, organic options that will please the stomach and the wallet, too. Except for the sandwich bread, all items, from soups to salad dressings, are prepared on-site with natural and organically certified ingredients. Those with lifestyle diets will find meals tailored to their unique needs, with vegan, allergy friendly, diabetic and also specific carbohydrate diet options. Tulip Noir also offers organic, natural coffees and teas, along with specials on Fridays. 1224 W. 86th St., 848-5252, tulipnoircafe.com


MARKETS & SHOPS CHRIS ELEY OWNER & BUTCHER W H E R E : G O O S E T H E M A R K E T , 2 50 3 N . D E L A W A R E S T .; SMOKING GOOSE MEATERY, 407 DORMAN ST. TRY: PORCHETTA DI TESTA SANDWICH

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hris Eley, owner and head butcher at The Smoking Goose Meatery and Goose the Market, spends most of his days slicing away at some of the finest cuts in the city, with some of the sharpest blades on the market. He has owned and operated both the gourmet grocery since 2007 and the meatery since 2011, after working in some of the most famous kitchens in Chicago, sharpening his business acumen and his knife skills. However, the seasoned butcher’s hardest day on the job wasn’t caused by a knife, but butter — well, that and the Soviet gulag-style wound care Eley received at the hands of his boss. “It was a busy New Year’s Eve dinner service ... and at this particular restaurant we served steaks on searing hot cast iron plates with sizzling hot maitre d’ butter,” Eley says.. “As I pulled a strip from the window and turned toward the dining room there was an unexpected food runner right there to tip the skillet right back into me. The boiling butter ran down my arm and instantly boiled my skin. “So it hurt like hell, but really it’s just another burn in a kitchen, at least so I thought. I worked that shift, proceeded to celebrate New Year’s Eve that evening, woke up on the floor of a living room laying on my burnt arm. By that time it had boiled out of control from underneath the bandages. So rather than going to the hospital, I made the wise decision to go back to work. When I showed, the owner he had the perfect “treatment” in mind. “He took a stainless steel scrubber, like you would use to scrub dirty pots, only this one was clean right out of the package and he proceeded to remove the boils from my arm with the scrubber. This was a far cry from the skin graft that I probably needed, but I’ve got to give it to him that it never became infected and there is no noticeable scarring.” Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Eley prefers to stick with uncooked meats. But just because Eley’s worst injury involved molten butter doesn’t mean he lets his guard down around the saws and blades that surround him at Goose, which is probably what has kept him relatively injury-free as a butcher: “Thankfully I have not been majorly injured butchering other than the normal cuts and such.” He remains vigilant against a meat saw uprising: “The equipment will bite. They are not picky when it comes to the meat they eat. To them, humans are just as tasty as pigs. The minute you get complacent or comfortable with your job, they attack.” In Goose the Market’s basement Enoteca, Eley’s serving a new seasonal sandwich, a mouth party comprised of “Porchetta di Testa with winter greens, confit fennel and truffle vinaigrette.” With an ingredient list that sounds like the love letter your Frenchspeaking Italian chef boyfriend never wrote, this sandwich is definitely the necessary treatment for your winter blues. And as if you find Eley on your gift list, be thankful: his list is short and to the point: “Anything to do with fire or knives. I love them both equally.” PHOTO BY MICHELLE CRAIG

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Locally Grown Gardens carries fresh produce as well as ready-made foods to enjoy at your own table. Artisano’s Olive Oil and Spices Artisano’s Oils and Spices, located in Nora, is a specialty store carrying a wide variety of imported culinary oils and spices that are kept fresh and inseason. The oils are bottled right in the store and come in three sizes ranging from about $10 to $30. Owner David Burcham loves helping customers find the right oils and spices for their special occasion, a holiday or even just a single recipe. Artisano’s also carries local pasta by Nicole-Taylor’s for a quick, easy and delicious food pairing. 1101 E. 86th St. Suite B, 251-4100, artisanosoils.com Best Chocolate in Town Wasabi ginger truffles? A tower of bon bons, caramels, English toffee and pecan turtles? Can it get any better? It can. White chocolate and raspberry popcorn and gourmet trail mix round out the offerings at this 12-year-old candy store on Mass Ave. Owner Elizabeth Garber parlays her fine arts background into designing chocolates fit for Indy’s finest restaurants and jazz clubs, and her beautiful, edible art also benefits breast cancer research and helps in the fight against Lupus, so you’re sharing the love and giving back. It’s a delicious, unforgettable gift that’s all made fresh right in the heart of Indy’s art district. 880 Massachusetts Ave., 636-2800, bestchocolateintown.com Goose the Market Easily Indy’s best and most-loved gourmet grocery and butcher shop, Goose supplies neighborhood-handy, locally produced food. From cold drinks to an exquisite meat counter to a café that offers sandwiches and soups, Goose the Market seems to have it all. If that’s not enough, stock up on fresh baguettes, grains and fun and funky 14 WINTER CITYGUIDE // 2013 // NUVO // 100% RECYCLED PAPER

flavors of gelato. Take a scoop of gelato for the ride home or grab a pint to share with loved ones (or no one). Also, be sure to visit the wine cellar with all bottles under $25, or build your own six pack of craft beer. 2503 N. Delaware St., 924-4944, goosethemarket.com Heidelberg Haus This Lawrence fixture first opened in 1968 and features a decor that was updated in, um, 1968. The place is part bakery, part gift shop and part cafe and a lot of the clientele speak and read Deutches — it’s so legit, mustard is the only condiment on the counter. Beyond the plethora of chotchkies, the animal heads on the wall and the cheesy ’60s and ’70s-era pop from the Old Country piped everywhere (even into the parking lot), you’ll find two big stars: the pastries and the potato salad. The sweets are traditional (no donuts here) and amazing, and the potato salad is warm and perfect with a little bacon-y smoke and a little sauerbraten-flavored bite. Order a brat with the salad for lunch. It’s the best of the wurst. See what we did there? 7625 Pendleton Pike, 547-1230, heidelberghaus.com Joe’s Butcher Shop & Fish Market Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market serves up some of the best meat, fish, poultry — and yes, ritzy wine — the Northside has to offer. You can also find sauces, pasta, cheeses, and even fresh produce. The staff is friendly and helpful (not to mention knowledgeable), and the whole experience is genuinely pleasant. Most important, Joe’s goes to terrific lengths to ensure that their meat products are “100 percent natural.” No hormones or antibiotic beef, local Indiana farms committed to ethical treatment of


MARKETS & SHOPS animals as well as the environment. For the holidays, Joe’s offers deals for Thanksgiving like fresh farm turkeys and other delectable main courses for Christmas and New Year’s. 111 W. Main St. (Carmel), 846-8877, joesbutchershop.com Just Pop In If you’re craving a creative snack, or considering a nifty gift for a friend, follow your nose through Broad Ripple to Just Pop In. While its gourmet popcorn is pricey compared to its Walmart counterpart, the explosion of flavor more than makes up for the extra buck. The selection is subject to change, but the Just Pop In crew always make sure to keep the classics in supply. If you want a real treat, the local favorite is Indy Style: a sumptuous and sweet mix of caramel and cheddar popcorn that’ll make you proud to be a Hoosier. 6302 Guilford Ave., 257-9338, justpopinonline.com Kahn’s Fine Wine & Spirits Kahn’s is overwhelming. After moving from the crowded little-space-full-ofwine to the holy-crap-this-is-like-aMeijer-fulla-booze location a few years ago, the selection of spirits and beer became as massive as the amount of fermented grapes they stocked. But don’t be intimidated by the endless racks of vino, coolers of ales from around the globe and the tasting sessions sometimes dedicated to the hard stuff – the staff will still give you the time of day if you just want a good $10 bottle of red that pairs well with a frozen pizza. (They’ve also expanded operations beyond the mothership on Keystone – you can now find them Downtown and in North Willow.) 5341 N. Keystone Ave., 251-9463, kahnsfinewines.com Lava Lips Lava Lips offers Indy foodies a oneof-a-kind experience: a hot sauce tiki bar. Customers may purchase a bag of tortilla chips for 50 cents and sample a copious assortment of spices — so even if tongue-blistering heat isn’t your thing, you’ll easily find something to suit your palate. The whole experience is meant to be sociable, relaxed, and fun. Lava Lips even offers “spicy” caramel sauces, jams and jellies, and caramel corn for adventurous eaters. 4915 N. College Ave., 965-6629, lavelipsindy.com L.E. Kincaid & Sons Meat Market They’ve got deli meats and sirloins, sure – but Kincaid’s also stocks exotic game, seafood, foie gras and everybody’s favorite, the Neuske’s bacon

burger – a hamburger with Neuskebrand bacon ground right into the mix. Maybe you’ve had a sample when the Kincaid folk grill ’em out front of their shop at 56th and Illinois. Or maybe you’ve had their specialty charcuterie at St. Thomas Aquinas’ Sausagefest. If those aren’t reasons enough to pay Kincaid’s a visit, the business was also a location for Peyton Manning’s “Cut that meat!” Mastercard commercial. When you go, expect a line – there’s a reason they’ve been around since 1921. 5605 N. Illinois St., 255-5497, lekincaidmeats.com Locally Grown Gardens Locally Grown Gardens is open seven days a week, usually at least until 8 p.m., though owner and former MCL Bakery Corporate Chef Ron Harris says they never really close. If there are customers at his indoor farmers’ market, well, he’ll be there too, offering items like fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, cider and even firewood, which are sourced locally in many cases. A great place to fill a basket with seasonal, local goods as a gift or meal starter. Psst. Try the sugar cream pie. 1050 E. 54th St., 255-8555, locallygrowngardens.com Mass Ave Wine Shoppe Mass Ave Wine Shoppe is one of our favorite places in the city to make wine purchases and certainly the best option for Downtown dwellers. We like to get here on Tuesdays for the regular weekly wine tasting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to sample new wines and then make our selections for the week from the famous “Wall of Wines” — 100 wines $15 or less! Jill Ditmire, the owner, is in nearly every Tuesday, and she takes note of our tastes to give insightful recommendations. This is a great spot to meet neighbors and make new friends, not to mention do some great shopping. They also offer gluten-free beers. 878 Massachusetts Ave., 972-7966, massavewine.com Nicole-Taylor’s Pasta and Market Established in 2009 by celebrated local chef Tony Hanslits and his wife and business partner, Rosa, Nicole-Taylor’s (named after the Hanslits’ daughters) is the only local manufacturer of fresh pasta products. More than 20 varieties, from angel hair to fusilli and rigatoni, are offered on site from Tuesday to Saturday, or at the Carmel Farmers’ Market during the summer. The pasta is made from durum wheat and is egg-free, so it’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly. The Hanslits also make fresh mozzarella, soup and salads, and there’s a fine selection of imported cheeses and cured meats. 1134 E. 54th St., Studio C, 257-7374, nicoletaylorspasta.com 100% RECYCLED PAPER // NUVO // 2013 // WINTER CITYGUIDE 15


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Rene’s Bakery Turning out a thousand croissants a week by hand, as well as countless cookies, loaves and cakes, pastry chef Albert Trevino is now in his ninth year as proprietor of this boutique bakery just off the Monon in Broad Ripple. As fewer restaurants these days prepare their own desserts, you’ll find Chef Trevino’s artisan creations on sale not only on René’s countertop and at the Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market, but also at finer establishments including Capital Grille, Black Market and the SoHo Café. Although he’s been known to make the occasional cupcake, it’s the croissants — some of the best this side of the Atlantic — that will keep you coming back for more. 6524-B N. Cornell, 251-2253, renesbakery.com Saraga This international grocery is the adventurous cook’s playground. Here you can find

cuisine from all corners and cultures of the world, from basics like hot peppers, noodles, and exotic sauces, to a whole wall of seaweeds, to sodas and snack foods from around the globe. Meat and seafood lovers will appreciate offerings like whole goats, halal meats, live blue crabs (when in season) and every kind of thing that swims, clucks, moos or quacks either in the case or in the freezer (though we admit it does impart a lingering coastal smell to the whole store). They have everything you need to create restaurant-quality international cuisine; if you’re spending holidays with friends or family who are far from home, they have everything you need to create a gift basket full that can remedy even the worst homesickness. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, don’t worry: It’s all organized by region. 3605 Commercial Dr., 388-9999, 2308 E. Stop 11 Road, 300-0080, saragainternational.com Smoking Goose Meatery The only USDA-certified facility with a dry-cure fermented program in the region, the Smoking Goose offers fantastic salumi, bacon and other meat. All of it comes from small regional farms raising hormone-and-antibiotic-free animals in healthy, free-range environments. Along with hogs, they also butcher ducks and chickens. Time-consuming offerings like elk, blueberry and mead salumi are what make the Smoking Goose truly unique. Although originally envisioned as a small-scale production house for Goose the Market, the Smoking Goose just keeps growing. They hope to expand the dry-cure meat side of the business, as there is a high demand for it. For the holiday season, buy someone you love a sausage-making class, one of the Smoking Goose’s latest offerings. 407 Dorman St., 638-6328, smokinggoose.com


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hile most of the other food industry workers we profiled tend to abuse their body from the waist up — backs and arms and hands — only Caleb France managed to injure himself below the knees in the kitchen. Of course, France has experienced the regular gamut of cuts and burns on his hands like every chef in the business, but it was the equipment that bit back at him. “I think the most painful was a oven door opening onto the back of my legs right above my calf in that nook behind your knee, burning through my pants and taking the skin right off. Makes me cringe to think of it again.” It makes us cringe to imagine it, Caleb. But the scar France is fighting hardest isn’t one on his body, but the scar left on American palates from growing up with canned beets. Asked what his favorite seasonal ingredient was for winter months, France didn’t hesitate: “Hands down, beets. I love everything about their earthy sweetness, and I’m trying to break down the terrifying thought of canned beets from childhood.” His kitchen is committed to the art of well-prepared seasonal ingredients, and, in fact, he sources some of his produce from South Circle Farms, owned and operated by one of our other profile subjects, Amy Matthews, interviewed on p. 06. Cerulean isn’t France’s first rodeo; the self-taught chef opened the flagship location with his wife, Courtney, seven years ago in Winona Lake, introducing Hoosiers to the concept of micro-sourcing and ultra-local offerings way before it was trendy. That’s because it’s not a fad to him, but way he lives and breathes. France’s philosophy about the long hours required of a head chef speaks to the best advice France ever got about being a chef: “Working in the restaurant industry is a lifestyle choice, not a job choice,” he said. “You have to embrace [the idea] that it will enter into all aspects of your life. You must give everything you have to find a healthy balance.” In that respect, France’s restaurant ethos aligns with consumer’s growing interest in knowing where their food comes from, and where their money goes when they make their buying choices. That means aligning his menu with the available produce, meaning a constantly-changing menu. For this season, the menu favorite is a combination of lots of local taste-makers. Customers have been raving about the duck pastrami, which France serves with “a rye macaron and a wonderful beet-style thousand island that we came up with. We buy a great kraut from Fermenti Artisan to top it all off.” The crunch and tanginess of the sauerkraut will serve as a nice break from the normally-heavy food trends of the winter months. But what do you buy for the chef has everything? “Anything from Korin,” he said, referring to the high-end line of Japanese chef’s knives and tableware. Of course, if you can’t afford to bribe France for a free meal in exchange for a $160 knife, you could always just head down to Cerulean and let France do his beet thing in the kitchen. PHOTO BY MICHELLE CRAIG

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1913 Restaurant This farm-to-fork Downtown location is new on the scene, but boasts and impressive lineup of small plates and larger entrees. Appetizers include a strikingly good Indiana Onion Pie ($10), the rich custard perfectly set inside an elegant and perilously short pastry case, the kind of dish which tells you that someone in the kitchen knows their way around patisserie. Another option is the Local Indiana Board ($15), consisting of various cheeses and pickles with meats from Smoking Goose. Main courses at lunch consist mostly of burgers and sandwiches, expertly prepared and full of meaty, pasture-raised flavor. Particularly impressive were the BBQ Burger and the Fischer Farm steak sandwich for $14. The latter was fork tender and deeply flavored. 40 W. Jackson Place, 634-6664

pork and pickeled red onions) - two tortas, two salads and chips with dips, including vegetarian options. Bakersfield’s guac — hand-cut with chunks of avocado, lime-forward and punchy — won a “Best Guacamole in Cincinnati” award from three publications last year. If guests waver on a decision between the more than 50 varieties each of bourbon and tequila available, a large print of Johnny Cash holding a glass of whiskey might push them away from the tequila menu. Also served each night are rotating $3 shots of both liquors, along with $2 glass boots of PBR. A full bar is available for those who prefer other liquors, and rotating drafts will offer selections of local and national craft beers. 334 Massachusetts Ave., 635-6962, bakersfieldmassave.com

B’s Po Boy As you’re riding down the Cultural Trail in Fountain Square, take a moment to poke your head inside B’s Po Boy. B’s does one thing, and they do it well, with a wide selection of po’ boys which ranges from traditional seafood to more creative fillings, all stuffed inside bread that comes straight from Leidenheimer bakery in New Orleans. Play in the bocce ball court outside as you wait for your food, and enjoy a flexible assortment of beers, including Louisiana brew Abita Turbodog. No visit is complete without a taste of the beignets, absolutely heavenly with both raspberry and chocolate sauces. 1261 S. Shelby St., 916-5555, bpoboy.com

Bluebeard Its name derived from a Vonnegut novel, Bluebeard is bedecked with antique typewriters, including one that is reputed to be a replica of the machine Vonnegut used to write his book. But the restaurant is really like a museum of found objects, including a rail from the old Virginia Avenue trolley line that co-owner Tom Battista has managed to incorporate into the design of the bar. Its offerings include an impressive variety of locally sourced dishes, including (depending on the day’s offerings) a rabbit loin roulade sourced from Meat the Rabbit and all manner of yeast-based goods baked up at its neighbor (the similarly Battista-owned) Amelia’s Bakery. 653 Virginia Ave., 686-1508, bluebeardindy.com

Bakersfield The “street Mexican” lineup at Bakersfield typically consists of eight tacos — including the fan favorite fish (crispy mahi) and Pastor (marinated

Delicia Delicia offers a fresh take on Latin food and culture from executive chef Miguel Cordero and chef de cuisine Ricardo Martinez. It combines the


NEW RESTAURANTS culinary traditions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain into a blend the restaurant describes as “new Latin.” Delicia also features a full bar, including a number of wines, beers, and craft cocktails, such as the pisco sour, a popular South American cocktail made with pisco (a type of South American brandy), lime juice, bitters, simple syrup and optional egg white (get it with the egg white). 5212 N. College Ave., 925-0677, /DeliciaIndy Duos Kitchen True to the original Duos concept — the food truck was an established force on the scene well before the cafeteria opened — the short, seasonal menu contrasts John Garnier’s love of meat with Becky Hostetter’s vegetarianism. Menu items might include a Buffalo chicken casserole, a steak sandwich, or the perpetually popular Balance Bowl, which combines organic rice, legumes, farm eggs and vegetables into a savory and sustaining dish. At lunch there’s almost always a soup, as well as a healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free mains and desserts. 2960 N. Meridian St., 508-8614, duosindy.com La Chinita Poblana La Chinita Poblana isn’t your average taco joint. The small shop serves up East-meets-Southwest style fare, like chicken tacos spiced with tamarind-

cumin and topped with sweet chile de arbol salsa, star-of-anise braised beef tongue with avocado crema, and crispy Japanese eggplant with carrotginger-habanero dressing. Prices are modest — at $3 each, you can feel free to try more than one taco flavor (a lunch special offers two tacos, a cup of soup or chips and salsa, and homemade agua fresca for $8). Sides include classic mole poblano sweet potato fries, a peanut noodle salad with vegetables, and hot and sour soup. Desserts include a Thai tapioca pudding with mango and whipped cream, a crispy chocolate banana eggroll or tres leches flan. 927 E. Westfield Blvd., 722-8108, lachinitapoblana.com Mama Irma Mama Irma’s food, make no mistake about it, comes straight from the heart. The interior of this tiny Peruvian restaurant in Fountain Square is simply but colorfully decorated in gold and burgundy; the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Servers are effusively friendly and extremely helpful. The ceviche, comprised of squid, shrimp and tilapia, is truly remarkable. A touch spicy and seasoned with just a few flakes of cilantro and thin slices of marinated onion on a bed of a lightly dressed slaw, it’s a meal in itself. 1058 Virginia Ave., 423-2421 Market Table Look, there are buffets and there are Buffets. Market Table is definitely the latter. With a huge open kitchen, diners get a face-to-face experience

with their breakfast and lunch options. Market Table is part of The Alexander hotel’s fabulous dining options, along with the hotel’s Platt 99 bar. But it’s the Sunday brunch that makes this much more than a hotel restaurant. Not only can you get pizza, pasta, and a variety of local cheeses during the weekend brunch service, but all the gelato and desserts you could ever want — and enough of it to make you take your belt off. The hook? Unlimited juice, all brunch long. 333 S. Delaware St., 624-8200, thealexander.com/dining/market Punch Burger Punch offers a small selection of proprietary burgers, including the truly outstanding Thai, topped with peanut butter and sweet chili sauce. Try it on the pretzel bun to get the most from the sweet/savory contrast. Also excellent was the Aloha, a highly satisfying creation featuring ham, pineapple, Swiss cheese and teriyaki sauce. Fans of all-day breakfast will love the Southern Sunrise, with its perfectly cooked fried egg and generous topping of guacamole and hot sauce. In addition to the proprietary burgers, diners can choose from dozens of toppings to create an almost infinite variety of sandwiches. A vegetarian option in the form of a portabella mushroom cap is also available in place of beef or turkey. Perhaps best of all, and what confirms Punch’s advantage over every other fast food joint in town, is the availability of beer. With several local

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Ryan Bucksot, Rockstone Pizzeria Pub brings a fresh take on pizza and beer to the city’s far Northeastside. While there’s no shortage of pizza in these parts, Rockstone elevates the genre to an impressive level of quality, drawing upon first-rate local ingredients prepared expertly and priced reasonably. Arriving with the softest of soft openings and already generating an enthusiastic following, this unassuming yet stylish establishment will certainly give more upscale eateries a run for their money in all departments. Beer moves fast here, so you know it’s always fresh and that the list is constantly rotating. More adventurous drinkers might wish to check out the intriguing range of sake-based cocktails. For almost two decades this versatile Japanese libation has promised to be the next big thing, but just hasn’t managed to crest the hill. Kudos to Rockstone for placing it front and center. 11501 Allisonville Road, 288-9761, rockstonepizzapub.com

brews on tap by either the glass or pitcher, this is the clincher. 137 E. Ohio St., 426-5280, punchburger.com Ralston’s Draught House The food here is bold, the portions are generous and the prices almost unbelievably reasonable. Owned by the folks who brought us the excellent Chatham Tap(s), there’s no doubt that a lot of thought went into the menu and its pricing. Judging from the speed and efficiency with which the food hits the table, I would take a guess that they are going to make up in volume what they might lack in margin. As for the menu itself, it’s pretty short, with a handful of appetizers, mostly priced in the $12 range and intended for sharing, and a roughly equal number of main courses, priced somewhat lower (around $8) and better suited for one. I’m never quite sure what to make of photos of food included in a menu, as they all too often remind me of a Chinese take-away, but here they serve to intrigue, rather than discourage. 635 Massachusetts Ave., 493-1143, ralstonsdrafthouse.com

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Shoefly Public House serves a variety of hand-held fare, leaving the other free to lift a pint. rine (made to order from Goose the Market) against Vietnamese pork roll. Nothing overpowers; each ingredient — including proteins like ground chicken or beef peanut curry and toppings like pickled Korean radish and carrots — pops up randomly on your tongue like a whack-a-mole. Simple as its menu and mission may be, Rook is just as important to a strong culinary community as once-a-month or -year fine dining experiences. 719 Virginia Ave., 759-5828, rookindy.com Shoefly Public House Recently opened in a renovated space on the corner of Talbott and 22nd, Shoefly Public House serves as neighborhood pub to an area that lacks any real dining scene. With a focus on simple yet quality ingredients, including locally sourced

meat and flatbreads from Pat’s Philly Pretzel, Shoefly offers a menu full of gussied-up pub food. Unique selections include walleye tacos, yucca fries and the Hoosier burger, a pork patty topped with apple, arugula, smoked gouda and hickory dijon. Unlike perhaps your typical pub, Shoefly boasts an excellent list of made-from-scratch desserts including, of course, their very own shoefly pie. Shoefly is the perfect place for a lunch break but with an extensive craft beer and wine list, it also makes for a satisfying late-night stop. 122 E. 22nd St., 283-5007, shoeflypublichouse.com Taste of Havana Tucked amid the main street bustle of Broad Ripple Avenue, Taste of Havana is easy to miss but worth the stop. A steady stream of people flows in and

out, ordering to go, choosing from many different types of authentic Cuban “sammiches” or a delicious Jorge original. Sweet plantains, a variety of “pastelitos” including guava and cream cheese and flan are just a few of the sides/desserts to choose from. The bread is extremely flavorful and practically melts in your mouth, overflowing with tender slices of meat and a number of other ingredients. The restaurant is small and there are plenty of seats as most opt to carry out. Bright colors and cartoon-like animals adorn the walls while Cuban music plays in the background. Vegetarian options are minimal, with only one sandwich offering roasted vegetables and a black bean soup, but this is an authentic Cuban sandwich place after all. Andale! 815 Broad Ripple Ave., 559-4369, /Taste-of-Havana

Tlaolli Tlaolli serves Mexican cuisine with a focus on using healthier preparation methods like tamales fried in olive oil instead of lard. First-time restauranteur Carlos Hutchinson’s one-room restaurant feels like a friend’s kitchen. There’s a small counter where you can eat your meal standing up and chat with the owner, but it’s best to get your meal to go. Both vegetarian (soy chorizo or cream of calabacita, made with Mexican grilled zucchini) and vegan (pinto bean tamales) options are available and meat-eaters will delight in the flavorful red mole chicken and the tender caramelized pork carnitas with fresh guacamole prepared in front of you. Tamales come in cheese/poblano, pork and chicken. The affordable meals are served with either red or green salsa and some come with flour or corn tortillas. 2830 E. Washington St., 410-9507, /tamalesTlaolli

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you think of him, man. This bar has some of the best and most inventive cocktails in the city, with house-made infusions and syrups, and inventive ingredients like spicy peppers and fresh ginger. Everything comes served ice cold and without pretension, with sweet drinks that are balanced without making your molars hurt, and savory bloody marys that hit that perfect trifecta of tangy, spicy, and salty. With an old jukebox, more shadows than light and seating that appears borrowed from a defunct bowling alley, this is not the place to take a first date. It’s made for a night out with friends when you just want to have great craft drinks without necessarily having to put on a shirt with buttons. 901 Dorman St., 237-9008, dormanstreet.com

Ball & Biscuit The Ball & Biscuit’s name signifies some old time voice transmitting device; you’ll see it as that diminutive artifact that sits atop the bar, like a vintage diving helmet, with a long black tube attached. An old-fashioned backlit sign—”on the air”—adds to the nostalgic charm. The drinks also harken to another time, in more ways than one. Manhattan, Silver Gin Fizz, Sidecar and Aviation are all classic cocktails with small twists. But you’ve also seen them at Euphoria, the Indianapolis haunt where chef Brad Gates and mixologist Zach Wilks formerly held court. You can always count on top-shelf, small-batch alcohol at The Ball & Biscuit and a solid lineup of choice cheeses for noshing. As with any good speakeasy, there’s good contraband off the menu — if you know to ask. 331 Massachusetts Ave., 636-0539, ballandbiscuit.com

Flat 12 Go to the taproom. We know you’ve probably seen the bottles with the funky/cool labels drawn by the same artist who did the cartoon for the cover of IndyFringe Guide 2013, but you need to go to the taproom. Maybe you’ve had one of their brews on tap elsewhere, but you still need to go to the taproom. There’s just something about the stuff at the source that keeps bringing folks in to quaff a pint on premises. Flat 12 offers a real hophead’s delight: the Half Cycle IPA registers at a tonguebruising 104-plus IBUs, but only clocks in at 6 percent alcohol, not much more potent than the average macro. (Have a second. You won’t feel so hammered.) As far as specialty brews go, cross your fingers for a return of the Glazed Ham Porter. It’s Christmas dinner in a glass. The taproom also receives regular visits from Father Byrnes Grilled Pizza. 414 N. Dorman St., 635-2337, flat12.me

Black Acre Brewing Company The great thing about nano-breweries (another way of saying “homebrewer that really, really wanted to share”) is that they’re so darn nimble. The offerings in this Irvington artisanal shop run the gamut from regular to revolutionary: They’ve poured everything from a peanut butter porter (Elvis shoulda been alive for this) to a take on German rauchbier (‘smoke beer’) to an utterly terrifying Hop Pun Double IPA that packs an unbelievable 251 International Bitterness Units (IBUs) and an alcohol content of nearly 10 percent. After a blast of this you might not taste anything but hops for 48 hours. 5632 E. Washington St., 219-6266, blackacrebrewing.com

Fountain Square Brewing Co. One was a chemist. One was a microbiologist. One was an automation specialist. Put ’em all together, they make beer. Justin Brown, Jeff Gibson and Bill Webster make terrific brews (if only the average macro could be as tasty as their accessible pilsner) served up in a taproom that gives a brilliant architectural nod to the industrial-looking building that houses the vats. Add to that some creative names (Hop for Teacher, Preacher’s Daughter Amber) and inclusion in the taps of all the Fountain Square watering holes, and you’ve got the formula for success. Science! 1301 Barth Ave., 493-1410, fountainsquarebrewing.com

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es, raw oysters and Smoking Goose charcuterie boards are also available for sharing. Prices are fair for the quality of the drinks, which would likely be double in any larger city. 333 S. Delaware St., 624-8200, thealexander.com/dining/lounge.asp

35 grand in Kickstarter cash. Kamstra, along with wife, Leslie, and brewing partner, Dustin Dahl, soon found what trouble an historic building could be – plumbing troubles put a wrinkle in things early on. The brewery has recovered, offering three regular and six seasonal brews – in addition to a taproom that features works by local artists. That flair for the aesthetic is communicated in Indiana City’s labels – and even the tap handles, too. 24 E. Shelby St., 643-1103, indianacitybeer.com New Day Meadery Located in the heart of Fountain Square, New Day Meadery continues to offer an interesting and fun combination of meads, hard ciders and cocktails. The hard ciders are good (especially the seasonal hot mulled hard cider), but New Day really shines with its meads, including the nicely tart Shelby Blue Ribbon, flavored with rhubarb and strawberry. Ingredients are locally sourced, including honey from the Anderson-based Wildflower Ridge and apples grown in Wabash. The food here is a nice complement to the drinks, including meats and cheeses from Goose the Market and truffles from the Best Chocolate in Town.

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Leslie and Ray Kamstra owners of Indiana City Brewing 1102 Prospect St., 632-3379, newdaymeadery.com Plat 99 Driving by the new CityWay complex on South and Delaware streets, it is impossible not to notice the 99 colorful hanging lanterns on the second floor of The Alexander’s bar, Plat 99. Though the bar is connected with the hotel, this is no hotel bar stereotype. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Jorge Pardo, the space establishes a stylish and vibrant ’60s vibe that transports

one into a land where the mixologist reigns supreme. The seasonal drink menu offers local brews and an ample wine list, but cocktails are the main attraction. Presented in a timeline format, each cocktail highlights a moment in mixology history dating from the 1850s to now. Try the tiki style “Jasper’s Jamaica” cocktail with rum, lemon and nutmeg, or the “Definition of Insanity,” a fresno pepper-infused rye bourbon drink that is just as tingly as it is refreshing. Truffled popcorn is served as a bar snack, and artisanal sandwich-

Sun King Brewery Growlers of beer and swag make for a perfect gift whether you are buying for a beer enthusiast or a proud Indy native. When making a beer that they could drink every day, these two brewers developed Osiris Pale Ale, which is beautifully dry-hopped toward the end of fermentation to capture the lovely floral aroma and flavor. Head down on Fridays for half-price growler fills, or take a tour of the award-winning brew deck. Medal winners include: Osiris Pale Ale, Sunlight Cream Ale and Wee Mac Scottish Ale (four-pack cans $10-$11, growlers $4, growler fills $6.50). 135 N. College Ave., 602-3702, sunkingbrewing.com Tastings Tastings takes the stress out of choosing the perfect wine by offering 108 selfserve samples. Located in The Conrad, it has a down-to-earth feel with a helpful wait staff to inform you on great wine choices. The wine sampling process involves loading a card with a certain

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Grab a growler, pint, or a flight at Tomlinson Tap Room for Indiana’s best suds. amount of money ($20 will get you about three or four 2-ounce “tastes” of wine, depending on the wine.) You can also order by the glass or bottle. The food menu has a great selection of flatbread pizzas like the crisp filet mignon with gorgonzola and caramelized onions, small plates, desserts and a choose-your-own cheese plate served with fruit and mini toast. Overall, it’s a great way to try a variety of wines from different regions and price points, but it can get a little pricey. 50 W. Washington St., 423-2400, awineexperience.com Tini For some of the most creative cocktails and martinis in the city, you can’t go wrong with a stop at Tini. The seasonal Pumpkin Spice martini is in high demand again as we move into fall, but the Chocolate Thundertini, tiniRITA and the ever-popular Sex on the Ave are just some of the choices for local martini enthusiasts. Be sure to try the signature cocktails as well, such as the vodkabased Moscow Mule. The food, catered in from Hoaglin’s, includes offerings such as hummus, gourmet mac and cheese and the antipasto platter. 717 Massachusetts Ave., 384-1313, tiniontheave.com Triton Brewing They sponsor Punk Rock Night at the Melody Inn (along with NUVO, thankyouverymuch). They have a Belgian pale named “Sin Bin” (a nod to hockey’s penalty box) that features the Indiana Ice mascot on the label. They have a tasting room perched above Broad Ripple’s main drag where you can watch Other People’s Drunken Dramas unfold. They’re picky about their water, filtering the stuff via reverse osmosis for ultimate quality control. And their logo is the

thing Brick Tamland used to kill a guy in Anchorman. Did we mention the beer’s really good? The beer’s really good. 5764 Wheeler Road (Fort Ben), 735-2706 and 915 Broad Ripple Ave. (Triton Tap), 500-5074, tritonbrewing.com Tomlinson Tap Room We love us some City Market. We also love us some Brewers of Indiana Guild (although, c’mon, guys and gals, the name is just clunky). In what may be the greatest partnership of awesomeness since chocolate met peanut butter, Tomlinson Tap Room lives on the mezzanine above the food stands in the market and offers rotating taps of fine Hoosier craft brews. Mezzanine, Historic Market House, SW Corner, 22 E. Market St., 423-2337, indycm.com/tomlinsontaproomi Upland Brewing Company Upland’s unfiltered, delicately spiced and eminently drinkable Wheat Ale (technically a Belgian witbier) is the most popular beer brewed in Indiana. Yep – it’s Hoosier craft brewing’s gateway drug. Kidding aside, Upland cranks out numerous brews in large quantities, expanding its ops without stomping all over the environment. In fact, one of the hallmarks of this Bloomington-based company is its commitment to community partnerships: They use resources in a sustainable manner and help local charities when they open up a shop in a new neighborhood. Tasting rooms can be found in Bloomington, Carmel and SoBro, bro. 350 W. 11th St., (Bloomington), 812-336-2337; 4842 N. College Ave., 602-3931; and 820 E. 116th St. (Carmel) 564-3400, uplandbeer.com


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FESTIVE FAIRS 6th Annual Alternative Gift Fair Holiday Edition The Alternative Gift Fair exclusively features local and handmade crafts, art and goods, locally owned small retailers and progressive non-profit organizations. Hosted inside the historic Irving Theater, local artists, craft makers, bakers, and small retailers will be selling their wares so that you can get all your holiday shopping done under one roof! Shoppers can find a plethora of great Indiana goods, including jewelry, art, soap,clothing, homewares, cds by local bands, pottery, paintings and more. Irving Theater, 5505 E. Washington St., Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., FREE Wintergreen Market If you love winter plants, or you want to spruce up your holiday decorations with some fresh greenery, you’ll want to head over to Zionsville for their Wintergreen Market. All around the Village, vendors from Akard True Value, PalmerKelley Designs, Rail Trail Gardens, Watts Christmas Tree Farm and Zionsville Flower Company will offer decorated evergreen wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, holly, evergreen and fresh blooming arrangements for sale. Downtown Zionsville. Dec. 7, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. A Native American Christmas Experience This is a one-day-only holiday bazaar focused around Native American handicrafts and gifts. With prices that start at a mere $5, you’ll be able to track down plenty of gifts from showstoppers to stocking stuffers. Also make sure you enter the raffles, for which prizes are awarded every hour. Sponsored by the Urban NDN League. John Boner Community Center, 2236 E 10th St., Nov. 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, $2. Hoosier Artisan Boutique Kick off your holiday shopping in a local way. This Noblesville event brings artisans together from all corners of the DIY-verse, from jewelry to baby clothes to bath and body products. Grab a few small items and create a handicraft basket, or fill up stockings with some local flavor. This event benefits Toys for Tots of Central Indiana, all our fabulous artisans donate a toy and the first 25 shoppers to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots will receive a handy shopping tote bag. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St. (Noblesville), Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., hoosierartisanboutique.com Old World Christmas Market Every Christmas season the Joy of All Who Sorrow Church transforms their fellowship hall into a European Village in the midst of a Victorian Christmas festival. You can visit the St. Nicholas Cafe, a general store, florist shop, St. Brdgid’s bakery and St. Seraphim’s bookstore. Other small shops and vendors will be plentiful as well, plus live music. Joy of All Who Sorrow Church, 1516 N. Delaware Ave., Dec. 6, 5 - 9 p.m., Dec. 7, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., $3 Holiday Hullabaloo Get your Christmas shopping done artfully at the IMA’s Holiday Hullabaloo and enjoy shopping all throughout the location. Between the Museum Store, Greenhouse Shop, and Lilly House Christmas shop, you’ll be able to find something for everyone. Enjoy music, complimentary giftwrap, holiday refreshments and special pricing available only during Holiday Hullabaloo. IMA Members will receive a 20% discount on all purchases during this event. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Dec. 5, 5 - 9 p.m. Yelp’s Totally Bazaar This event is the premier event for checking off everyone on your list, and putting your holiday premier dollars back into your local community of artisans. Lead by Homespun, local vendors will set up shop all along the Market Mezzanine. There’s a catch: first you have to RSVP to the event on yelp.com to get on the list, but everything is free after that. Old City Hall, 202 N Alabama St., Dec. 12, 6 - 10 p.m.


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HOLIDAY IN INDY Succulent Christmas Tree Workshop Last year, Greenhouse staff at the IMA created a tabletop Christmas tree created out of succulent plants. IMA guests loved it so much, the Museum has created a workshop for guests to come create their own succulent tree to take home. The small creations will stay green long after that tree, and will make a cute addition to any holiday dinner table. Cost covers all materials, but registration is required. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Dec. 7, 10 - 11:30 a.m., $60 public, $50 members, 955-2339 ISO’s Yuletide Celebration For 28 years running, the ISO’s Yuletide Celebration has been the premier holiday event for Central Indiana. Five-time Grammy Award-winner and Indiana favorite Sandi Patty returns to take the stage with Jack Everly, the ISO and a cast of singers and dancers straight from Broadway. Also included in the program are The von Trapp Family Singers, the great-grandchildren of Captain von Trapp, performing a Sound of Music medley and other classics. Other highlights include music from Broadway’s A Christmas Story: The Musical, a Holiday Motown Medley, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and of course, The Tap Dancing Santas. Definitely grab some cookies and wassail in the lobby, and revel in the glory of the Hilbert’s beautiful Christmas tree. Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Dec. 6 - 23, $34-76. Family Christmas at President Benjamin Harrison’s Home Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have a decorated Christmas

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tree in the White House. Every year, the Benjamin Harrison Home goes back in time, inviting visitors to experience the holidays in the Harrison home in 1888, with Victorian decorations and the Harrison family and staff hurrying about the house, wrapping presents and discussing their upcoming move to Washington. Benjamin Harrison Home, 1230 N. Delaware St., Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., tours on the hour and half-hour, $11 member adults, $14 adults, $6 students White Christmas at Footlite Based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name, written by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, this musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. Step back in time into the showbiz careers of WWII vets Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who follow a pair of singing sisters to their Christmas show at a lodge in Vermont. Hilarity ensues, along with all the singing and dancing numbers your showtune-loving heart desires. Hedback Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St., Nov. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 & 15; $10-20. Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Civic Theatre This Biblical musical is coming to the Booth-Tarkington Civic Theatre, just in time for the holidays. The trials and triumphs of Jacob’s favorite son is told entirely in song, blending ‘50s Rock-n-Roll, Country Western, Calypso, Pop and French Chanson. With lyrics by the famous Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the family favorite musical is an ideal place to bring the kids or the grandparents (or both). Booth-Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3

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HOLIDAY EVENTS Center Green, Suite 200 (Carmel), Dec. 13 - Jan. 4, $46.50 Adult, $36.50 students Indiana State Museum’s Holiday Sounds at White River State Park This community event brings together area choirs, school bands, ensembles and soloists in the museum’s Governor Frank O’Bannon Great Hall for lots of holiday music each day. If you want to catch some great holiday music but without high ticket prices, make a point to get down to White River Park, and bring your little ones to this kid-friendly event. Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Dec 1-13, hours vary daily, FREE SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Folk Holiday Show Come out to Indy Folk Series for their holiday concert, featuring artists such as Tim Grimm, Krista Detor and Joe Crookston in the round, sharing songs and stories of the season for this progressive folk show. Indy Folk Series hosts similar events all year round, but this is its first show of only folk holiday songs. Indy Folk Series, 614 W. 43rd St., Dec. 14, 7p.m., $15 adults, $12 students with ID, kids under 12 free Trace Adkins Christmas The holidays are a time for miracles and a time for starting over. So it might just be the perfect time for Trace Adkins to release an album of Celtic Christmas music. Yes, the same Trace Adkins who wrote “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” is releasing the album, titled The King’s Gift, (“Tiodhlac An Righ,” in Gaelic) which also features appearances by Kevin Costner and daughter Lily Costner; after all, it’s Christmas, and anything can happen. He’ll be bringing all these and many more musical surprises to the Palladium. The Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., Dec. 15, 7p.m., prices vary The von Trapps This isn’t some half-hearted tribute show where the child actors have bleached hair and fake front teeth like child pageant contestants. This is the real deal: Captain von Trapp’s great grandchildren: Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and Justin, on tour as a four-piece vocal ensemble. They’ll be performing Christmas and holiday music and yes, a few tunes from The Sound of Music at the Hilbert Circle, although the ISO will not be performing with them for their solo show. The von Trapps will also join the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration on every show date. Hilbert Circle Theater, 45

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The von Trapps make a few appearances in Indy’s holiday festivities. Monument Circle, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., prices vary.

Mistletoe Music Festival at Artsgarden Brought to you by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the mistletoe music festival will showcase of local talent from local schools and other ensembles of young musical talents. The program will go on daily in the Artsgarden of Circle Centre Mall, but check the schedule online to see the programs of your choice. Acts vary throughout the day. Artsgarden at Circle Centre Mall, above Illinois & Washington, Nov. 27 - Dec. 13, FREE A Christmas Carol Beef and Boards Presents the classic Charles Dickens Christmas tale, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his lifechanging night gallivanting around time and space with some ghosts. We’ve had some weird nights, but none quite so strange — or transformative. The play runs till December 20. Click the link above for more information and to learn about the member discount. Beef and Boards Dinner Theater, 9301 Michigan Road, Dec. 7-20, $24-$34, 872-9664 The Fancy Schmancy Razzle Dazzle Hoity Toity Black Tie (Optional) Christmas Affair Show! If you’ve got a tuxedo (or a tuxedo t-shirt) that you’ve always wanted to wear out on the town, this is the occasion. Come out and see some R-rated sketch comedy and satire courtesy of Three Dollar Bill, and take a weird trip into a twisted winter wonderland. IndyFringe, 719 E. St. Clair St., Dec. 13-21, 8 p.m, $20


HOLIDAY EVENTS The Nutcracker It’s an inspiring holiday tradition. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, brilliantly brought to life by Butler Ballet Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark. All fall, Butler ballet dancers prepare and train to bring this Christmas tradition to the stage. It’s one of the Bulldogs’ proudest traditions, and manages to move just as many people to their feet as the men’s basketball team. Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Dec. 5 - 8, $17 - 28.50 Amahl and The Night Visitors If you need a good cry or your cable is out and you can’t get the Hallmark Channel, this is the heart-warming story to get you through the winter months. It’s the tale of Amahl and his widowed mother, and the star that guides them to a miracle. Inspired by the Wise Men’s tale of a kingdom “built on love alone,” Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child. Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Dec. 6-15, prices vary The Broadway Boys: Hark! Head to the Cabaret for a delightful holiday evening with a collection of some of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. The show promises to be the musical theater lover’s peppermint-striped holiday dream show. They have some dynamic vocal arrangements ready for crowd favorites like “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “The Lights (Of Hanukkah),” “Seasons of Love” and whatever else jingles their bells. The Cabaret at The Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Ste. 516., Dec. 11-14, showtimes vary, $35-$55, 275-1169. Festival of Carols The Scottish Rite Cathedral will present

the Festival of Carols, bringing to life all of your favorite Christmas music. Come see the beautiful downtown decorations on your way to the show, and witness the glittering decorations of the historic church Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. If you miss the Festival of Carols at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on December 8th, don’t worry! The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts will give you two more chances to make it out to this Christmas music extravaganza. Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., Dec. 12, at 3 & 7 p.m., Dec. 22, 3 & 7 p.m. Handel’s Messiah This majestic piece, written in just 29 days, will bring together the city’s premiere musical ensembles: the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In the carefully tuned acoustics of Clowes Memorial Hall under the direction of Maestro James Feddeck, this will be the best representation of the power of this Baroque composition. Hear the famous “Hallelujah Chorus” and “A Child Is Born” the way they were meant to be performed. Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Dec. 21, 8 p.m, $35.90-$70.75 Happy Hour at The Symphony’s Winter Concert Happy Hour at The Symphony is a great way to dip your toes into the symphony experience in a way that’s relaxed and social. Come down to the Hilbert for cocktails and a chance to meet some new people and enjoy cocktail and food samples from area vendors before the one-hour concert. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Holidays with Five by Design Fresh off their successful performances with the Boston Pops, Five By Design, a five-piece big band style vocal group, is coming to the Palladium. The quintet does renditions of 40’s style layered harmonies over classic standards, like “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and more. This is the show to take your Baby Boomer to after he or she wakes up from a nice long nap. Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., Dec. 14, 3 & 7:30 p.m, prices vary Indiana Wind Symphony: Holiday Soundscapes The Indiana Wind Symphony is bringing you all your favorites, arranged for the delicate balance of the wind ensemble. Instead of the cold outside wind, come into the Palladium for tunes like “Jingle Bell March,” “Sleigh Ride” and “A Most Wonderful Christmas.” Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m, $15-$40 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah This is one of those pieces that can move even the most hardened atheist to tears at the story of the Messiah’s birth. The soaring vocals will be brought to you courtesy of soloists Jennifer Welch-Babidge, soprano; Mitzi Westra, mezzo-soprano; Derek Chester, tenor; Alan Dunbar, bass-baritone along with Encore Vocal Arts and the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church sanctuary choir.. Group rates available. Tabernacle Presbyterian Church,

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Winter Fun Days If the kids start getting cabin fever during the school break, take a day trip to Conner Prairie for a little bit of brain-engaging indoor fun. You can play educational historic and modern games, or jump on the “Anything Can Happen” stage, where you can act in an impromptu play. Get creative in the Craft Corner, Discovery Station and Create. Connect. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road (Fishers), Dec. 27-Jan. 5, Closed Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., all ages welcome. $12 adults, $9 youths (ages 2-12), free for members. Christmas at Lilly House This arrangement of historically accurate Christmas decorations remains faithful to the Lilly House’s art deco era. Come see the 1930s come alive in the careful reconstruction of the Lilly Family’s beautiful home on the IMA grounds. While you’re there, head over to the Museum and see the Matisse exhibit, or grab lunch at the locally-sourced Nourish Cafe, which is also serving Sun

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King’s Biere de Fauve, created for and served exclusively at the museum for the Matisse exhibit. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Nov. 16 - Jan. 5, FREE Victorian Candlelight Dinner The Story Inn pays homage to past offering a Victorian Candlelight Christmas Dinner. If you’ve never been down to the little Inn in Story, this is a great time to taste the fabulous offerings at their restaurant and sample the outstanding wine list. The quiet country setting looks gorgeous with a blanket of snow, and the peace and quiet of the forested countryside makes it the ideal place to decompress from the chaos of the mall. The Story Inn, 6404 S. State Road 135 (Nashville), Dec. 13 - 15 & 20-22, call for reservations: 812-988-2273 It’s A Wonderful Life The Brown County Playhouse presents this warm and fuzzy Christmas classic, a perfect way to kick off the “official” Christmas season. The play opens the weekend after Thanksgiving, and is a great all-ages alternative to the usual evening at the circus. Brown County is also known for its spectacular holiday decorations all throughout the town center, so leave plenty of time for a pre-show stroll.


HOLIDAY EVENTS Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St. (Nashville), Nov. 29-30, Dec. 5-8 & 12-15, $19-20, Fridays $26.50, includes hors d’oeuvres. IMA Community Day: Winter Solstice The IMA’s Winter Solstice celebration is a nice way to enjoy all the pleasures of the winter season, with an ice carving demonstration, live music, and the opportunity to make a little art of your own. Warm up in the Lilly House with historic holiday decorations music, or head over to Greenhouse and Museum to get all best gifts. Also stick around for the warming bonfire with hot chocolate and holiday treats available for purchase from IMA Café. Free parking. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Dec. 19, 5 - 8:30 p.m. 4th Annual Fortville Winter Festival Take a little day trip out to Hancock County. Take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon, see a host of costumed characters. Of course, there will be holiday music by choirs and carolers, plus vendors, pictures with Santa, food, hot cocoa. Best of all? They’re crowning a Snowflake Princess. Stick around for the lighting of Mains Street at 6 p.m. Fortville, Dec. 7, 2 - 8 p.m., fortvillewinterfestival.org

NEW YEAR’S EVE New Year’s Eve at The Jazz Kitchen The price may be a little steep, but with the ticket cost for NYE at the Jazz Kitchen, you get a dinner and dessert buffet, soft drinks, tax, gratuity, champagne toast, party favors and the cover charge. The Jazz Kitchen will be offering musical selections of everything from jazz to blues — all the best dancing music. Musicians performing include Brenda Williams, Cynthia Layne, Bill Lancton, Rob Dixon, Frank Smith, Kenny Phelps and Reggie Bishop. The Jazz Kitchen, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $110 Slippery Noodle’s New Year’s Eve Dis is it! Kiss 2013 goodbye from within Indiana’s oldest bar. If you didn’t already know, John Dillinger used the bar as a hideout, and the back wall is still riddled with bullets. What we’re saying is the Slippery Noodle is also the coolest bar in Indiana, and spending your New Year’s Eve there is an announcement to the world that, like

Dillinger, you follow your own rules, and you just want to enter the new year by singing the old one a bluesy goodbye. Dance all night to the sounds of The Jimmys, starting at 8:30 p.m. Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 S. Meridian St., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $30 Indianapolis New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball This is Indy’s premiere NYE party, where you can masquerade your way into the new year with a new (or hidden, rather) you. Last year’s party drew over 2,200 revelers, and this year’s organizers have promised to make the drink-buying experience speedier than ever. The party is also going to be spread out across three different locations, with tons of live music and entertainment. Another bonus? You’re just steps from many of the best hotels in the city. Tickets start to go fast when the holiday decorations come out, so don’t wait if you want to go. Union Station, 39 W. Jackson Place, Dec. 31, $49 - $169, indynewyears.com New Year’s Eve at the IMA Put on some sequins and get your party hat, because the IMA is throwing the swankiest New Year’s Eve party in town. What better way to ring in the new year than being surrounded by art, cocktails, and your art-loving neighbors. Also make sure you catch a glimpse of a Soundsuit by internationally-renowned artist and fashion designer Nick Cave. The main event is happening from 9 p.m until 1p.m. with an optional dinner before at 8. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., $150-250 Countdown to Noon If you have kids, you know that trying to include them in the NYE festivities can be tiring for the little guys. The Children’s Museum is offering a chance to participate in all the fun and excitement of a clock countdown to twelve, but a “twelve” that’s a little easier for your kids to manage. Stick around for crafts and playtime, and wear the kids out before you get your party on later that night. The Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., Dec. 31, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., FREE New Year’s Eve with Zanna Doo This party is all Bavarian, all the time. The Rathskeller is bringing back their usual New Year’s Eve soiree, complete with local favorites Zanna Doo playing live from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight. The Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan St., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m., $50-55

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ear is everything. From the biggest amp to the littlest cable, from the priciest guitar to the crappiest mic stand. It could be a giant double-kick prog-rock drum kit with enough cymbals and bells and gongs and toms to make Neal Peart weep, or it could be the needle in the cartridge a DJ rakes across his vinyl. The Hoosier state’s home to some big dogs in the gear racket; the biggest is likely Crown Amplifiers, which is still based in Elkhart although they’re now owned by Connecticut-based Harman and uses components made overseas. Crown was founded in 1947 by a Michiana reverend who wanted to produce quality goods for religious broadcasters, but the company has since morphed into making amplification for more secular applications – and these things go up to 11. Crown amps have been in the touring racks of every-

one from the Stones to Celine Dion, although they make some stuff that your friendly neighborhood cover band can afford. On a much smaller scale, there’s deLisle Guitar Company in Zionsville. Jer Lile started making guitars when his wife, Val, declared a moratorium on new instrument purchases. Jer started his company in 2007; the economy crashed, and his guitar design didn’t really catch on. Lile’s company scraped through the lean years after he turned his attention to building a small, handmade 5-watt tube amp – and that soon became his most popular product. Jer, a former computer guy, found that building quality amps had some sweet fringe benefits. “In the past year we’ve picked up some pretty cool players,” Lile says. Mandy Marie (locally of Cool Hand Lukes fame) became a fan before she moved to Austin and Harvey Mosteller, who’s gigged with The Why Store, owns a pair of DeLisles.

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“Then just last April Jimbo Mathus from Squirrel Nut Zippers came though town with his guitar player and they both bought amps ... they brought me down to Mississippi to see their recording process. I met a guy named Bruce Watson, who owns Fat Possum records,” says Lile. “Eric Ambel was also down there from Joan Jett and Blackhearts and the Del-Lords. He played though [my] little five-watt amp and he liked it.” Watson was sold – deLisle amps now sit among the arsenal of equipment Bruce uses in recording sessions. Lile gets a charge when a band he digs winds up using his machines to record. “(Water Liars) unpacked my amps and used them in a photo shoot in Guitar Player magazine – two days later they were at Sun Studios recording a session.” Lile builds every amp by hand, using as many made-in-America parts as he S E E , T O O L S , O N P A G E 40


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Schon from Journey, Rick Neilson from Cheap Trick, even Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour have had Brian’s boxes at their feet, but if you want to absolutely, positively hear a Wampler pedal at work, just turn on country radio. “Just about the entire country world has one of our pedals – I know it sounds farfetched, but that whole genre’s picked it up.” Wampler’s website notes a staggering number of session men using the boxes – plus more million-sellers like Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Vince Gill. But fear not, O Denizens of Punk Rock Night: you don’t have to be a multiplatinum recording artist to get an effects box custom built to your specs. Michael Scott Parker has the ultimate boutique biz, building pedals for locals Danny Thompson, Sam ‘Dr. Doomtone’ from the Dockers and a number of others, including “a guy in Russia – he wanted it to have a Frank Zappa art scheme. I did the artwork in such a way when you turn it on Zappa’s eyes light up.” Yep – in addition to the sound of the effect, Parker specializes his work right down to the lights and images that grace every box. For Parker, quality control is everything. “Everything is built by hand. I have no automation whatsoever. The parts that I use are either military quality or high-end hi-fi quality.” Parker tries to keep the price as low as possible – he’s a musician himself and understands the economic realties faced by most weekend warriors in the music biz. “I won’t mark it up 300 percent if I smell money in your pocket,” he laughs. Additionally, “If something ever goes wrong, I’ll take care of it, no charge. So how did this aspiring player make the leap to manufacturer? In the mid2000’s, Parker saw an ad for a company called buildyourownclone.com. He ordered the DIY kit, and when he plugged the thing in and discovered it worked, he felt a real sense of satisfaction: “I just got addicted to it.” He began styling his own gear with its own distinctive look, but it wasn’t an overnight success. “It took a lot of trial and error, a lot of disasters and I inhaled a lot of fumes.” Parker’s favorite project of late has been a modern take on an effect introduced by Marshall: a now-discontinued pedal called the Shredmaster. The original was an overdrive unit that had a distinct ‘British blues/metal’ vibe, complete with a contour dial that was used to shape the distortion from Zeppelin bite to hair-metal drone. Like deLisle, though, Parker doesn’t build unless he’s commissioned – so design your box, pick your paint, and maybe you’ll be the proud recipient of the next iteration of Parker’s fuzz-meets-octave-splitter Lysergic-Sensory-Deprevator. n


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NOVEMBER 5th Annual Mandatory Mustache Bash Fingers crossed you’ve groomed your face hairs to perfection – our very own music editor was almost kicked out of the 4th annual bash because she foolheartedly forgot her paste-on ‘stache. They’re not kidding about the mandatory bit of this event name. However, for the more folliculardeprived of us, there’s always a Sharpie handy to dash off a faux handlebar. At this iteration of the celebration, performances by White Moms, Michelles, United States Three and Teenage Strange are booked. Melody Inn, 3826 N. Illinois St., Nov. 27, 8 p.m., $8, 21+ Truth and Salvage Co. This Nashville-by-way-of-Los-Angelesby-way-of-Indy band drops by regularly and is always a mighty good time. Savor your chance to see them in the intimate Do317 Lounge – they’re usually booked in much bigger venues. They last popped by as part of the inaugural Fountain Square Music Fest in July as part of their tour for latest album Pick Me Up. Do317 Lounge, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 215, Nov. 30, 8:30 p.m., prices vary, 21+ 42 WINTER CITYGUIDE // 2013 // NUVO // 100% RECYCLED PAPER

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band We follow the Rev and his crew fastidiously on Instagram, where they post shots from stops in Eastern Europe, both coasts and, of course, right back here in town. We’re lucky to have such a crowd-pleasing, swashbuckling trio of noise-makers call Indiana home. Grab your whiskey, boots and woman (or man or BFF – but not baby, this one is strictly 21+) and catch the group in their home territory during this annual show. Vogue Theater, 6259 N. College Ave., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., $10 to $20, 21+

DECEMBER Chance the Rapper After one of the most exciting hip-hop debuts of the year, Acid Rap, we can’t really call Chicago emcee Chance the Rapper “emerging” anymore. No, he’s a full-fledged touring threat setting off on a country-wide tour. Fans of Childish Gambino, Common, early Kanye, take note. Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Dec. 4, 8 p.m., prices vary, all-ages


MUSIC EVENTS Nocturne: Prohibition Repeal Day Party What better way to celebrate the overturning of a law from 80 years ago than to party with burlesque dancers and plenty of strong drinks? That’s the idea behind Nocturne, which brings together jazz, boobs and booze for a night of 1930s-style partyin’. Make that two nights, actually. The Rocket Doll Revue joins Siobhan Atomica on night one, and Tessa Von Twinkle and Bunny Van Doren on night two. Dress in eraappropriate dudes for some bucks off the door price. Rob Dixon and The Naptown Fantasy Swingers own the stage each night. White Rabbit Cabaret, 1116 E. Prospect St., Dec. 5 – Dec. 6, 8 p.m., $15 at door or $12 with era-appropriate costume, 21+ Southside Animal Shelter Christmas Benefit Show Nothing better than knowing you’re helping little kitties and puppies while getting your drink on at this Christmas benefit show. On deck: The Lickers, Vodka De Milo, Captain Blood and Draw Blood. The Southside Animal Shelter is a strict no-kill shelter, which means animals stay in the shelter until they’re adopted. Become a foster parent or adopt an animal by logging on to ssasi.org. Beale St., 6125 Southeastern Ave., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., $5, 21+ 75th Anniversary Repeal of Prohibition Party One of two Fountain Square prohibition-themed parties going on this season, this one also requires revelers to dress in vintage attire to get in (and it doesn’t seem like they’re kidding around about that either). Those Lazy Cabineers will act as the evening’s live entertainment, and DJ Slater Hogan will be spinning swing music between sets. Even better, if you mention repeal day at Indy Swank and receive 10 percent off your vintage costume. The White Rabbit Cabaret, 1116 E. Prospect St, Dec. 7, 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.; $7-10, 21+ Justin Timberlake Oh, J.T. We’ve loved you since you’re Mickey Mouse Club days and we’re never going to stop — although we might inquire why you released a completely boring double set of albums this year. Alas, there’s no going back to the FutureSex/LoveSounds portion of your career for the time being, but we’re still going to come to your show, which stops at Bankers Life just a few days after fellow emo-hopper Drake was

supposed to, but cancelled (again). Just further proof that JT is the better bet: always there when you need him. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Dec. 11, 7 p.m., prices vary, all-ages Piradical X-Mas Party Those crazy kids at the Hoosier Dome are not messing around with their booking this year. They’ve been on point all year long, with blistering sets from melodic hardcore superstars (in our minds, anyway) The Menzingers and a super fun set from The Front Bottoms. That’s in addition to the High School Battle of the Bands, an impressive set from Title Fight and tons more shows inside this little space on Prospect St. Find yourself mainly hitting up Radio Radio and White Rabbit when you’re in Fountain Square? Venture a bit further east to check out The Hoosier Dome, whose X-mas party features Dr. Manhattan, Automagik, Blane Fonda and The Noise FM this year. You won’t find a more devoted crew of music lovers anywhere in this city. Hoosier Dome, 1627 Prospect St., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., $10, all-ages

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5th Annual Marion County Public Defender Ball With performances by Jay Elliot, Morning Goldrunner and Blue Moon Revue and prizes from goodie shops all over the city, you’ll have a ball at this ball – which supports the Marion County Public Defender Agency. Wear whatcha want — this ain’t no fancy ball. Radio Radio, 1119 E. Prospect St., Dec. 20, 7 p.m., $8, 21+ Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s, Cosby Sweater Two years after their midnight set in the same space, Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s return for another ringing-in-the-new-year extravaganza with lots of local DJs and livetronica local band Cosby Sweater. It’s an odd lineup, but we like it. Plus, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the beautiful downstairs rooms of the Murat, what are you waiting for? This show will sell out, so grab your tickets fast. Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $25 advance, age requirements vary Murder By Death, The Vallures, Busman’s Holiday And for those down south — or those who’d prefer a bit more throwback murder ballad jams with their New Year’s toasts — this Bluebird show is Bloomington’s best option for a NYE to remember. Murder By Death is a blistering dark country threat onstage with the our 100% RECYCLED PAPER // NUVO // 2013 // WINTER CITYGUIDE 43


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Show, which includes a PBR toast, plenty of surprises and plenty of lingerie. Do you like this White Rabbit show on non-NYE days? Well, then, we guarantee you’ll love it on the last night of the year. White Rabbit Cabaret, 1116 E. Prospect St., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $30, 21+

JANUARY Skeletonwitch, Summon The Destroyer, Legion, Dismemberment A recent conversation between NUVO employees re: Skeletonwitch: “Even if I didn’t like their music I would like this band because their name is so damn cool. But their music is so good too.” That’s about the only thing we need to say about these Athens, Ohio thrashers — oh, okay we’ll say a bit more. They’re touring their Serpents Unleashed LP, and came


MUSIC EVENTS through Indy for the first time with this lineup this summer and like it so much they’re comin’ back just six months later. They’ll play with Summon The Destroyer, Legion and Dismemberment. Beale St., 6125 Southeastern Ave., Jan. 10, 7 p.m., $8 advance, $10 at door, 21+ Kenny Rogers A few facts about Kenneth Ray Rogers: he’s been performing for six decades. He’s sold 130 million records. He owns 74 Kenny Rogers Roasters chicken restaurants in Malaysia. This hereby concludes Kenny facts. See him at the Palladium in January. Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr. (Carmel), Jan. 31, 8 p.m., prices vary, all-ages

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featuring only a capella groups (and judged by Ben Folds, oddly enough). This five-piece tours a mix of original and cover tunes. Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., prices vary, all-ages

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(SEE PG. 30 FOR HOLIDAY PICKS) Opera Shots Want new opera? In reasonable portions and/or shots? The ragtag crew at Intimate Opera has you covered. The four Midwest premieres that make up Opera Shots are: Cake, by Hoosier John Chittum; Fear Not the Robot, by Hoosier Bill Kloppenburg; Charon, by DePau w professor Scott Perkins; and The Sands of Time, the world’s shortest opera, by Peter Reynolds. IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St., Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6 - 7, $20 adult, $10 student, intimateopera.org Running the Gamut: Indiana New Works It’s billed as “four nights of play readings by Indiana writers or about Indiana — or both!” And it’s, we think, another sign of the continuing awesomeness of the Butler Theatre department. (Please note the presence of former and current NUVO staff on the manifest; we will remain neutral regarding their work.) THE LINEUP: DEC. 2: plays by Stephen H. Webb (Harry Hoosier Speaks), Jim Poyser, David Hoppe DEC. 3: Tom Horan, Dan Sherer DEC. 4: Andrew Black, Gari Williams, Matt Benedict DEC. 5: Lou Harry Schrott Center for the Arts, 610 W. 46th St., $7 public, students free, butler.edu

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Storytelling Arts: Go Tell It on the Mountain Presented in partnership with the living history museum Freetown Village, Go Tell It on the Mountain will find Kim and Reggie Harris bringing together traditional American and African folk songs, Negro spirituals and storytelling, with the goal of illuminating key moments in African-American history, from the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. No Depression said the Harrises perform “with an exuberance and festivity impossible to resist.” Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., $20-25, storytellingarts.org EclecticPond: 10 x 10 That’s 10 Shakespeare plays, each running about 10 minutes. EclecticPond has been in the Bard-on-speed racket for a while now. Here’s what we had to say about the medley of five of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays it presented at this year’s Fringe: “You may learn something from the bitesized analysis of Shakespeare’s motifs and tricks of the trade, and it’s hard to


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JANUARY Dance Kaleidoscope: American Rhapsody This winter, DK artistic director David Hochoy will go where Gene Kelly went before with the world premiere of his choreography to Gershwin’s tone poem An American in Paris. It’s one of three pieces on DK’s American Rhapsody program, along with Hochoy’s 1988 Farewell, choreographed while he was working with the Martha Graham Dance Company; and a 2006 rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Jan. 9-12, $40-42, dancekal.org Tribes Billy’s a deaf young man whose family very much enjoys the art of conversation (and not, to be sure, in sign language). He finally finds someone who’ll talk with him in Sylvia, who’s going deaf. Tribes premiered in London in 2010 (the Guardian called it a “lively, provocative piece that offers precious insights”), and won a 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. It makes

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its Indiana premiere at the Phoenix. Phoenix Theatre, 749 N. Park Ave., Jan. 9-Feb. 9, $18-28, phoenixtheatre.org Footlite Musicals: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Footlite’s annual cabaret production — more intimate than its typical full-scale productions — is everyone’s favorite glam rock musical about a East German transgender singer who decamps for the States after an unsuccessful sex-change operation. Directed by Paige Scott. Hedback Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St., Jan. 10-26, $10-20, footlite.org Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake The ballet that inspired Black Swan, presented by a company created in 1989 by one-time Bolshoi principal dancer Sergei Radchenko. The Palladium, 355 City Center Dr. (Carmel), Jan. 16-18, $15-53, centerfortheperformingarts.org Ensemble Voltaire: This Is the End Indy’s resident Baroque ensemble will kick it, fin-de-siecle style, this January with pieces written after the passing of J.S. Bach and at the very close of the Baroque era. On the bill are works by J.G. Janitsch, J.C. Bach and G.P. Telemann. Trinity Episcopal Church, 3243 N.


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Meridian St., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Historic Athenaeum, 407 E. Michigan St., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., $10-20, indybaroque.org and then they came for me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank IRT playwright-in-residence James Still’s and then they came for me combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live re-enactments of their stories. Silverberg was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend. Schloss, who was the same age as Frank, lived in the same apartment building as the Frank family before she went into hiding. Both were eventually sent to concentration camps. Schloss married Anne Frank’s father, Otto, after the war. Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Jan. 17-Feb. 15, $25-45, irtlive.com Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: I Love a Piano Who doesn’t love a piano? Jerks, that’s who. The ISO has a show for the rest of us on its Pops Series, featuring the father/son duo of dad pianist Rich Ridenour and son trumpeter Branden Ridenour (who’s also in the Canadian Brass). You’ll hear tributes

Kurt Vonnegut’s Who Am I This Time? (& other conundrums of love) Aaron Posner grafted together three Vonnegut short stories collected in Welcome to the Monkey House — Long Walk to Forever, Who Am I This Time? and Go Back to Your Precious Son and Wife — to create a comedy supposedly set on the stage of The North Crawford Mask & Wig Club (“the finest community theatre in central Connecticut”). IRT will present it on its mainstage, with Janet Allen directing. We wonder how it’ll compare to local troupe ShadowApe’s own extraordinary Monkey House adaptation.

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to Clowes Jan. 25. to Liberace and Victor Borge, with Stuart Chafetz on the podium. Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. and Jan. 25, 8 p.m., $15-88, indianapolissymphony.org Intergalactic Nemesis: Book II A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and her research assistant team up with

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a shy librarian to battle an army of sludge monsters from outer space in The Intergalactic Nemesis, a radio play/graphic novel mash-up that borrows tropes from ‘50s sci-fi and ‘30s radio thrillers. This is a return visit for the Intergalactic crew; the sequel promises more monsters, more live sound effects, more comic book-style visuals on a big ol’ screen.

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cians, including an organist, a veritable phalanx of percussionists and an off-stage brass band. And it takes about 50 minutes to play. It’s another mountain to be climbed by the ISO’s young, ambitious music director Krzysztof Urbanski. Also on the bill is Liszt’s creepy, virtuosic Totentanz. Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. and Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m., $15-80, indianapolissymphony.org

FEBRUARY Martha Graham Dance Company Martha may have passed in 1991 after roughly 96 years of non-stop creative output, but her company lives on, “tending [to its] heritage” by performing classic works by Graham “while performing equally well in pieces that might suit almost any other repertory troupe,” according to a recent New York Times review. Also on the agenda: A 7:15 p.m. pre-performance discussion featuring Dance Kaleidoscope Artistic Director and former Graham company member David Hochoy and Butler Professor of Dance Susan McGuire. Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., $25-50, cloweshall.org Purdue Glee Club and the IU Singing Hoosiers It’s a battle for the ages. In one corner, the 60-plus-member Purdue Glee Club. In the other, the (Grammy winning) IU Singing Hoosiers. Does Purdue have a Grammy? Hell, no (or at least they’re not bragging about it). But it does have musicians strong enough to roll around the World’s

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Largest Drum. Who will prevail? Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 E. 16th St., Feb. 9, 4 p.m., $25 adults, $23 students/seniors, warrenpac.org Faculty Artist Concert Series: Gabriela Lena Frank Frank, who spent two years as a composer-in-residence with the ISO, returns to Indy this spring to preside over an evening of her work played by UIndy faculty and students. Frank’s time with ISO culminated with Peregrinos, a five-part suite about the immigrant experience in Indianapolis that has been performed several times by both the ISO and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. She’s was called “one of the most compelling composers on today’s new music scene” by the Chicago Tribune. Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m, FREE Midwinter Dance Festival In its first season at the Schrott Center, Butler Ballet will present two programs in repertory: En Camino, a new work created for Clowes Hall’s 50th anniversary by Gustavo Sansaro; and George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantasie, staged by Butler Dance faculty member Patrick Hinson. Sansaro’s piece, premiered in October, was set to music performed by Mark O’Connor and Johnny Mathis, with tense encounters between paired dancers giving way to joyful group patterns timed to Mathis’s “Wonderful, Wonderful.” New works by Butler resident choreographers will close out each program. Schrott Center for the Arts, 610 W. 46th St., Feb. 12-16, butler.edu Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS He’s an insanely talented and wideranging concert pianist. But Jean-Yves Thibaudet also makes times for the kids, notably doing residencies at places like L.A.’s Colburn School. This time around, Thibaudet is the soloist on a program with the Youth Orchestra of Bahia, a group modeled after Venezuela’s famous “El Sistema,” which notably launched Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel. The Palladium, 355 City Center Dr., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., thecenterfortheperformingarts.org North of the Boulevard Phoenix head honcho Bryan Fonseca is directing the regional premiere of North of the Boulevard, a “funny and gritty and deeply troubling … examination of nothing less than Right and Wrong and the shifting ethical ground underfoot” (Philly.com) set in an auto body shop, circa today. The play starts as three guys hang out with the owner, Trip. They’ll soon be troubled by an opportunity to profit from a new development. Phoenix Theatre, 749 N. Park Ave., Feb. 13-March 9, $18-28, phoenixtheatre.org Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra plays The Strong Man We’d argue that you really haven’t given silent film a fair shake until you’ve seen it in a theater with live accompaniment. The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra annually collaborates with the Indianapolis Museum of Art on just such an endeavor. This time around ICO music director Kirk Trevor will lead his forces in accompanying The Strong Man, a 1926 film directed by Frank Capra (a bit before he settled into his sentimental style) and starring Harry Langdon, one of the era’s top comedians.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., $30, icomusic.org Tarantino in Concert Most “in concert” shows tend to work off of an original score. Tarantino in Concert is a different beast. While the director’s films do sometimes make use of original music to fill the gaps, the songs and tunes that stick with you are typically from deep in the vaults, some of them familiar before they made their way to the screen (“Son of a Preacher Man,” “Hooked on a Feeling”), others less so, (“Miserlou,” “Bang Bang”). The cabaret-style revue, featuring snippets of dialogue and costumes inspired by the films, along with the song and dance, is headlined by Death Proof star Tracie Thoms (Rent, The Devil Wears Prada). Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $47.25, cloweshall.org Michael Feinstein’s The Gershwins and Me Feinstein’s book The Gershwins and Me tells of how an ambitious, smart kid with a taste for the Great American Songbook moved, at age 20, from Ohio to Los Angeles and managed to score a job as Ira Gershwin’s archivist and assistant. The stage show does the same thing, only without quite as many pictures and with a few more songs. The Palladium, 355 City Center Dr., (Carmel), Feb. 16, 7 p.m., $13-133, thecenterfortheperformingarts.org Kellogg Writers Series: Jim McGarrah Poet and memoirist Jim McGarrah has, according to one “about the author” note, “worked as a janitor, horse trainer, carpet layer, mechanic, school teacher, hod carrier, hay baler, and recreational

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IVCI gold medalist Augustin Hadelich will once again embrace his violin Feb. 18 at Indiana History Center. therapist.” His Vietnam memoir, A Temporary Sort of Peace, published by Indiana Historical Society Press, won the Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Non-Fiction. Schwitzer Student Center, University of Indianapolis, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., FREE, uindy.edu IVCI Laureate Series: Augustin Hadelich and Pablo Sáinz Villegas Call it quality assurance. Each performer on the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Laureate Series managed to get through a grueling battle against his cohorts and win, if not the gold, then at least a medal. So you know you’re getting the good stuff. 2006 gold medalist Augustin Hadelich is up next on the series, accompanied by guitarist Villegas for a mighty program including Falla’s 5 Canciones Populares Españolas, Paganini’s Sonata Concertata in A major, Dyens’s Tango en Skäi, Piazzolla’s History of the Tango and Paganini’s Mosè Fantasia. Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., $25, violin.org Ensemble Music: Ebène Quartet Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schumann are on the program for a visit by France’s youthful Ebène Quartet, which could also play you a little jazz or rock if you ask nicely (their 2011 record Fiction included tunes by Wayne Shorter and Bruce Springsteen). They’re acclaimed for just about everything they do; The Times of London said the quartet plays “with a rare degree of expressive subtlety, blended sonorities and electrifying joy.” Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., $30, ensemblemusic.org Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: Gorecki’s Third Symphony

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A lot of rock musicians claim they’re classically trained. But most of them probably couldn’t sit in with an orchestra on any old concerto. It’s a different story with Shara Worden, who performs in an art rock setting as My Brightest Diamond — and will step in this spring as soprano soloist on Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Gorecki’s 1976 work uses a different text for each of its three movements: a 15th-century Polish lament; a message written by a prisoner of the Gestapo; and a Silesian folk song about a mother searching for her son killed by Germans during post-WWI riots. Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. and March 1, 5:30 p.m., $15-80, indianapolissymphony.org Does This Show Make My Butt Look Fat? We’re going to say, “No, not at all.” Or, wait. We’ll say, “How could your butt look fat in any situation when you are not a fat person to begin with?” Yeah, that’s the ticket. Juli Inskeep returns to star in Joni Hilton’s one-woman show about body issues, one of Theatre on the Square’s all-time top sellers. Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave., Feb. 28-March 29, $20-30, tots.org Danú Named for a Celtic mother goddess associated with water or earth, depending on what reading you like, Danú is an Irish traditional music act with all the fixings (flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki) that’s won plenty of awards in its 20-ish years of life, including Best Overall Traditional Act (Dublin’s Irish Music) and Best Traditional Group (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards). Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., March 1, 8 p.m.


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1913 Restaurant ..........................20

Fountain Square Brewing Co. ......26

Mama Irma ..................................21

Rockstone ....................................22

3 Sisters .......................................08

Goose the Market ........................14

Mandatory Mustache Bash ..........42

Rook ............................................22

A Christmas Carol ........................32

Handel’s Messiah .........................33

Mannheim Steamroller ................34

Amahl and the Night Visitors ......33

Happy Hour at the Symphony’s Winter Concert .............................33

Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s, Cosby Sweater .....................43

Running the Gamut: Indiana New Works .....................46

Heidelberg Haus ..........................14

Marion County Public Defender Ball ...............................43

Ambrosia .....................................8 and then they came for me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank ..............................49

Holiday Adventure .......................34

Artisano’s .....................................14

Holiday Sounds at White River State Park .................32

B’s Po Boy ....................................20

Holidays with Five by Design .......34

Bakersfield ...................................20

Holy Cow Cupcakes .....................9

Ball & Biscuit ...............................26

IMA Community Day: Winter Solstice .............................37

BeeFree ........................................8 Best Chocolate In Town ...............14 Black Acre ....................................26 Bluebeard ....................................20

Indiana City Brewing Co. .............26 Indiana Wind Symphony: Holiday Soundscapes ...................34 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra plays The Strong Man ..................51

Market Table ...............................21 Martha Graham Dance Company ......................................50 Mass Ave Wine Shoppe ...............15 Michael Feinstein’s The Gershwins and Me ................51 Midwinter Dance Festival ............50 Mistletoe Music Festival ..............32 Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake ...................................48

Saraga ..........................................16 Shoefly Public House ...................23 Skeletonwitch, Summon The Destroyer, Legion, Dismemberment ..........................44 Slippery Noodle’s New Year’s Eve ............................37 Smoking Goose ............................16 Southside Animal Shelter Christmas Benefit Show ...............................43 Storytelling Arts: Go Tell It on the Mountain ..........................46 Straight No Chaser ......................34

Murder By Death, The Vallures, Busman’s Holiday ........................43

Succulent Christmas Tree Workshop ....................................31

Napolese ......................................9

Sun King Brewery ........................27

ISO: Gorecki’s Third Symphony ....52

New Day Meadery .......................27

Tarantino in Concert ....................51

Christmas at the Zoo ...................30

ISO: I Love a Piano ......................49

New Year’s Eve at the IMA .........37

Taste of Havana ...........................23

Countdown to Noon ....................37

New Year’s Eve at The Jazz Kitchen ..........................37

Tastings .......................................27

Cultured Swirl ..............................8

ISO: Strauss’s Alpine Symphony .........................49

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. ...................45

ISO’s Yuletide Celebration ...........31

The Broadway Boys: Hark! ..........33

Dance Kaleidoscope: American Rhapsody .....................48

Intergalactic Nemesis: Book II .....49

New Year’s Eve Big-Ass Burlesque Bingo Bango Show ......................44

It’s A Wonderful Life ....................36

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball ..........................37

Danú ............................................52

IVCI Laureate Series: Augustin Hadelich and Pablo Sáinz Villegas .....................52

New Year’s Eve with Zanna Doo ...........................37

Chance the Rapper ......................42 Christmas at Lilly House ..............36 Christmas at the Benjamin Harrison Home .............31

Delicia ..........................................20

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah .........................34

Tavern on South ..........................10 The Essential Robert Indiana .......46 The Fancy Schmancy Razzle Dazzle Hoity Toity Black Tie (Optional) Christmas Affair Show .................32

Nicole-Taylor’s Pasta and Market ........................15

The Local ....................................9

Joe’s Butcher Shop ......................14

Nocturne: Prohibition Repeal Day Party .........................43

The Nutcracker ............................33

EclecticPond: 10 x 10 ...................46

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ................31

North of the Boulevard ................51

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band ............................42

Endangered Species .....................8

Just Pop In ...................................15

Opera Shots .................................46

The von Trapps ............................32

Ensemble Music: Ebène Quartet ..............................52

Justin Timberlake .........................43

Pentatonix ...................................45

Tini ...............................................28

Perk Up ........................................16

Tlaolli ...........................................23

Piradical X-Mas Party ..................43

Tomlinson Tap Room ...................28

Platt 99 ........................................27

Trace Adkins Christmas ...............32

Does This Show Make My Butt Look Fat? .......................52 Dorman Street .............................26 Duos ............................................21

Ensemble Voltaire: This Is the End .............................48 Faculty Artist Concert Series: Gabriela Lena Frank .....................50

Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Bahia Orchestra Project ...............50

Kahn’s Fine Wine & Spirits ..........15 Kellogg Writers Series: Jim McGarrah ..............................51

The Loft at Trader’s Point ............09

Kenny Rogers ...............................45

Plum’s Upper Room .....................10

Festival of Carols .........................33

Kurt Vonnegut’s Who Am I This Time? (& other conundrums of love) ........................................49

Punch Burger ...............................21

Flat 12 .........................................26

La Chinita Poblana ......................21

Folk Holiday Show .......................32

Lava Lips ......................................15

Purdue Glee Club and the IU Singing Hoosiers ...............50

Footlite Musicals: Hedwig and the Angry Inch .........48

L.E. Kincaid & Son’s Meat Market ................................15

Pure Eatery ..................................10

Victorian Candlelight Dinner ........36

Ralston’s ......................................22

White Christmas at Footlight .......31

Fortville Winter Festival ...............37

Locally Grown Gardens ................15

Rene’s Bakery ..............................16

Winter Fun Days ..........................36

Fermenti Artisan ..........................9

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Punk Rock Night New Year’s Eve ............................44

Tribes ...........................................48 Triton ...........................................28 Truth & Salvage Co. .....................42 Tulip Noir .....................................10 Upland Brewing Company ...........28


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