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October 2022

Lunch Break Live- The Hammer and The Hatchet

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

The Hammer And The Hatchet are John Bowyer and Jayme Hood. Songwriting partners, whose Americana originals and harmony rich bluegrass sound have earned a name as a folk roots duo on the rise. They return in summer 2022, to premier Shake Off The Cold - their fourth album in eight years. John Bowyer is a highly respected singer and multi-instrumentalist who has been writing and recording for over 20 years. Jayme Hood - his versatile songwriting soul mate, is also…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Magical History Tour

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Artist, scavenger, and raconteur Kipp Normand guides you on a stroll through the oddities of Indianapolis history and spaces. Get ready for weird. ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect to walk between a half-mile and 2 miles total. In case of bad weather, cancellation decisions will be made by 3 p.m. Check SPARK social media or website for updates. * FREE * What's This? We at Big Car are teaming up with…

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Evening Embers: Ambient Music with Dj Little Town

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Indianapolis born with dual citizenship belonging to Brazil, Little Town began collecting vinyl records at the age of 12 with great influence from her older sister who worked at a record store. From there, she learned to mix on vinyl and gradually entered the MP3 mixing world. Her first major performances include; CultureShock Festival 2015, Chreece Festival 2016, Bloco do Rodrigo S Block Party 2017, Body Mechanics (Residency) at the Root Cellar 2017, Soul'd Out All Vinyl Dance Party (Residency)…

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Dear You, Love Home with Brandon Schaaf

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

Where did you live that you miss the most? Where did you live that you hated? Who lives there now? What would you say to them? Are there secrets to reveal? Artist Brandon Schaaf will bring stationary and help you write the perfect letter to the current inhabitant. About BRANDON SCHAAF SCHAAF is a visual and performance artist in Indianapolis, Indiana and a founding member of collaborative artist collective Know No Stranger since 2009. Schaaf's visual work includes character design,…

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Lunch Break Live- Katie Jo Robinson

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

Katie Jo Robinson is a singer-songwriter and educator from Muncie, IN. They perform multi-genre, feel-good music solo and as part of the emo-pop-rock trio Casual Encounters. Organized by The Girl Called Books and made possible by Lake City Bank as part of SPARK Monument Circle. What's Spark Monument Circle? Big Car Collaborative and Downtown Indy are teaming up with the City of Indianapolis — with support from the Capital Improvement Board and the Indiana War Memorials Commission— to spark Monument…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-The Circle City’s Namesake Landmark

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

With this Walking Wednesday you can gain deeper appreciation for Indianapolis’s symbolic heart by exploring the history and architecture of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument and the buildings that encircle it. Tours presented by Indiana Landmarks. ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect to walk between a half-mile and 2 miles total. In case of bad weather, cancellation decisions will be made by 3 p.m. Check SPARK social media or website for updates.…

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What A Wednesday!

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Join us for improv music, poetry, video projections and learn about architecture all in one Wednesday evening! Big Car Collaborative and Downtown Indy have teamed up with the City of Indianapolis — with support from the Capital Improvement Board and the Indiana War Memorials Commission— to spark Monument Circle with human-scale activities like games, live music, artmaking, and socializing in a comfortable place. Everything is free for people to enjoy. Evening Embers — performance of new compositions and improvisations by…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Public Art Crawl

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

What is public art? An expression of currency, an economic generator, and a judgment about the common good. Inspired by the recent Public Art Census produced by Rokh – a cultural equity research & design studio – take an artist-led tour highlighting Downtown’s public works by artists of the global majority (Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, Indigenous). ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect to walk between a half-mile and 2 miles total. In…

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Free Kokedama Workshop

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Learn how to make your own kokedama! Choose your plant from our wide selection of indoor plants and turn it into a kokedama. Come prepared to get your hands dirty! In this workshop, you will also learn proper care and upkeep of your plant. Supplies are limited and only 30 kokedamas will be made, first come first serve. What is a kokedama? A Japanese art form of presenting a plant in a ‘living pot’, a kokedama is essentially a plant living…

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Circle SPARK Fest

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Free

Join us for a brand-new, two-day celebration of art and fall at Monument Circle. You’ll find Indianapolis-based artists and artisan vendors, live music, performance art, pumpkin decorating, and lots more. On Saturday, bands playing are Radar Gold, Books & Straight As, Vertice, and The Brothers Footman. On Sunday, you’ll hear Addie Kosten, Beatty and the Bayonets, Kristen Bales, and Ricardo. Big Car’s Wagon of Wonders and will be there with a variety of outdoor furniture for gathering and celebrating art,…

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Halloween on the Circle

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Feelin' spooky? Join us for a live soundtrack to the silent scary film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), at 7:30 p.m. on the Monument steps. Film and soundtrack by local musicians in partnership with Classical Music Indy.  AND brace yourself for a Halloween-ish tour of the seedy, sinister, dark side of Indianapolis history at 6pm for the spooky mayhem slideshow and walk with Kipp Normand. ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect…

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Boot Scoot USA presents A Halloween Honky Tonk Dance Party

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Free

John Stamps & KNags of BootScootUSA are wrangling up a rootin' tootin' night of Halloween fun on Monument Circle with live DJs, line dance instructions, a vintage market and a bit of classic country music. Go into winter with some new dance moves and clothing no one else is wearing by scoring one of a kind vintage clothing AND free line dance lessons from Jeff Smilko. Plus there will be prizes for best dressed and best costume. Some of best…

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