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What To Do This Weekend 5.11-5.13

A mother is the person you can always call to see how long chicken lasts in the fridge.  So this weekend it’s all about MOM’S. This weekend we’ve put together a list of some fantastic events where you & mom can spend some quality time together.  Leash out your frustrations at an axe throwing contest in Bloomington, enjoy wine at one of the many wine festivals and fundraisers happening today & tomorrow, or just enjoy a great meal with her on Sunday at one of the restaurants hosting Mother’s Day specials. We want to wish all our mother’s out there a wonderful weekend and let you know how appreciated you all are.  Keep kicking ass and taking names, we love you for it!

Friday, May 11th

Ninja District in Bloomington, Indiana is hosting an Axe Throwing Tournament! No experience necessary. Win prizes! Sign up with a partner/teammate and come have fun. They will start with some instruction and practice and then move on to playing for points. Teams of 2 will compete with other teams of 2. Bring your own food and drinks (non-alcoholic) if you want. Sign up online through their website. $8/person for 1.5 hours. They will begin with throwing instruction and practice. There will be prizes for the 1st & 2nd place teams!!!

1st Place: $20 gift certificate to Friendly Beasts Cider Co. (located on the b-line), or if under 21, $20 gift credits for any Ninja District activity.

2nd Place: Free t-shirtsJust Us is live at the Terre Haute Brewing Company this Friday in the Velvet Room.  They focus on Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Funk.  They will be on stage from 8pm-12am.The 2018 version of the Virginia Avenue Music Fest will feature five days of music in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place in Indianapolis, IN. 130 bands/artists will perform over the five days with 170 performances. They are also featuring a different panel Wednesday – Friday as an added bonus to this year’s fest. Art vendors, beer/wine, and food vendors will also add to the festival atmosphere. Venues include: Pioneer Indy, Fountain Square Plaza,HI-FI IndySquare Cat VinylWildwood MarketHowdy GalsChilly Water Brewing Co.Hotel Tango Artisan DistilleryBluebeardCalvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company, and others.

Visit virginiaavenuemusicfest.com for the full schedule, maps, and much more info on the 2018 fest.

Big Smo will be live at Hideaway 3 in Crawfordsville on Friday, May 11. Tickets are on sale now at the bar and on Brownpapertickets.com

Get your tickets now this show will sell out!Join Ice & Weer for an Evening with The Beatles & Friends.  They will be performing at Cranky’s Burgers, Birds, & Billiards from 7pm-10pm.  

Big Smo will be live at Hideaway 3 in Crawfordsville on Friday, May 11. Tickets are on sale now at the bar and on Brownpapertickets.com

May in Indy is for racing! Bikeparty will be embracing our Indy culture for the May Bikeparty Ride: A Night at the Races. Get into some racing attire, and get that bike (and those legs) in tune for some speed! No, this bikeparty will not be any faster than our usual 8-10 mph or whatever it is. But, we will stop at a couple places where you could exceed those speeds if you choose! Or cheer on your friends as you sip some natty light while sporting jorts and a cutoff T-shirt.

Route and details coming soon! But for now, save the date and invite your friends!

New to bikeparty? We ride a different route (usually with a theme) the second Friday of every month. We meet at the East Plaza of Indianapolis City Market around 7pm and rollout by 7:30 pm. Rides are usually 8-12 miles in length at a pace of about 10 mph or something super slow. This is a social ride! We obey traffic laws. Lights and party attitude (but responsible riding) required; helmets and costumes strongly encouraged. Ride at your own risk; you are responsible for yourself yo! This Summer Concert Series features some of the region’s finest acoustic talent performing originals and covers on The Patio of The Duck, part of the Inn at DePauw.  Acoustic Sunsets on the Vine Street Patio will include a performance this Friday by Brandon Tinkler starting at 6pm in Greencastle, Indiana.

Attend the Wine, Wags, & Whiskers event tonight in Carmel, Indiana at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel.  Sample fine wines paired with delicious hor d’oeuvres, indulge in the decadence of Gigi’s Cupcakes, peruse over 100 unique silent auction items, and mingle with adorable shelter dogs and cats – all in support of our life saving efforts. Enjoy live music, our photo booth, and order your favorite wines at an exclusive discount for attendees only thanks to our friends at Crown Liquors.The Fetch Studio will be joining us to document the evening.

General Admission Tickets: $65 per person, $75 at the door

VIP Experience
Treat your team, special customers, or yourself to the VIP Experience including:

– Guaranteed seating
– Expedited registration & silent auction check-out
– Complimentary glass of premium wine upon arrival in a keepsake wine glass
– Access to specialty drinks in the VIP Lounge

VIP Tickets: $85 per person, $95 at the door
Seating is guaranteed but not assigned

VIP Table: $900 Seating for 10
Seating guaranteed and assignedThe Great Affairs will be at The Verve this Friday evening from 10pm-12am.

Over the course of several releases: 2009’s ‘The Great Affairs’, 2010’s ‘Ricky took the wheels..’, 2011’s ‘Happy Ender’, and 2013’s ‘4’, The Great Affairs have undergone a not-so-subtle transformation from the dusty, Americana-leaning fare of their early works to the grittier, pop-infused rock n’ roll stylings of their latest, ‘Dream In Stereo’.

While they may have cut their teeth on KISS and The Black Crowes, or Queen and Humble Pie, The Great Affairs simultaneously draw from the Pop well of such ‘80s icons as Rick Springfield and Bon Jovi, juxtaposing these elements with the sound of more contemporary acts like The Gaslight Anthem, Butch Walker, and
The Stereophonics, to offer up the kind of sweaty, gimmick-free, big guitar anthems that’ll rattle your brain, just as easily as they might slip into lonesome troubadour mode and soothe your soul.

THE GREAT AFFAIRS are:
Denny Smith: vocals, guitars, harmonica
Patrick Miller: lead guitar, vocals
Matt Andersen: bass, vocals
Kenny Wright: vocals, drums, percussionMay is NICOLAS CAGE month at Books & Brew!!! Come by and check out their first installment – National Treasure from 10:30pm-12:30am.

About the movie:
Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague.

Saturday, May 12th

The Stone Mill Market returns May 12, 2018 just in time for Mother’s Day! Join us at 1525 The Warehouse at 1525 South Rogers Street in Bloomington for all the great shopping. Follow this event to keep up with all of our updates and announcements!

Find the perfect gift for Mom — and have some fun while you’re at it! Shop dozens of vendors on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$1 ADMISSION
Parking is FREE and adults may enter for $1 each at the door. Those 17 and under may enter for free. All of the admission collected benefits Community Kitchen.

LOCAL MUSICIANS
Look for local performers at The Stone Mill Market stage and stay for a tune or two!

SHOP DOZENS OF VENDORS
Shop for yourself or find for unique gifts for your friends and family from vendors offering art, antiques, collectibles, clothing, furniture, woodworking, packaged food and confections, jewelry, and more.Join HI-99 WTHIPepsi and the Terre Haute Humane Society at Baesler’s for the 2nd annual PEPSI Float Day! Stop by between 11am & 2pm and they’ll be firing up the grill for a lunch complete with a refreshing ice cream float topped with your favorite PEPSI Product for only $5 or you can get just a float for $2! The Terre Haute Humane Society will even have some dogs on site that are available for adoption! ALL proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Terre Haute Humane Society!

Muriel Joy Gifts & Art is excited to participate in the Herb Society’s annual Spring Thyme Plant & Herb Faire! ? I’ve gone many times and there’s always so much to see. Live plants and herbs galore, plus covered outdoor shopping. I’ll be sharing handmade items for your home and garden as well as select vintage upcycled items. Come to the Muriel Joy Garden Party at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds from 10am-3pm.

Herb Society ? event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569827846469037

The 16th Annual Indiana Wine Fair will take place on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 1-7pm. The event takes place at the Story Inn Bed & Breakfast and you’ll be able to sample and purchase wines, spirits, and brews from over 40 vendors. Additions to this year’s event include a variety of food trucks and local Indiana musicians. Parking is free and carpooling is recommended. We offer a free shuttle located at Eagle Park in Nashville to pick up guests and take them to IWF and back.

All guests will receive a souvenir IWF Tasting Glass and Story tote bag. The cost is $60 for general admission and designated driver tickets are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:www.indianawinefair.com

Join Dave Ryley & Zach Shannon as they play in Clinton, Indiana at TJ Haase Winery from 8pm-11pm.Riggs Beer Company in Urbana, Illinois is teaming up with Cream & Flutter to bring you a unique pairing of Beer and Cupcakes.

Included is a brewery tour, beer tasting, and 6 mini-cupcakes! The beer/cupcake pairing menu is as follows:

American Lager: Mini Apple Pie
Hefeweizen: mini banana cupcake with a caramel cream cheese frosting
Doppelbock: chocolate cupcake with fudgy frosting
Red Lager: Mini Cherry Pie
Plus two surprises!We all love Mom! Join Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard in Sheridan, Indiana on Saturday, May 12th from 2-4pm and make this lovely container for your mom. Urban Country Girl Studio will be on hand to teach you how to arrange the flowers and create this lovely keepsake for your mom, grandmother, sister, or even yourself! Only $45 includes all materials including container and flowers. Please register by May 4th.

Join Big Fun at the Terre Haute Brewing Company this Saturday from 9pm-12am.  All ages are welcome!May 5th, 12th, and 19th- 1pm to 4pm

Greendell Landscape Solutions of Mooresville, Indiana blends their popular container gardening parties with some delicious samplings from our friends at Mallow Run Winery and some hors d’oeuvres!

The event costs $50 per person, but here is what all you get for your money – a great value!

•Your container gardening class fees, taught by multiple experienced container gardeners!
•Your first glass of wine! (Additional glasses / bottles of wine will be available for purchase on site.)

•Hors d’oeuvres to snack on!
•The container for your in-class project!
•Planting soil
•Soil moist
•1 thriller!
•1 spiller!
•3 fillers! (type of annuals)
•Drainage components!

As you can see, your $50 goes a long way! Plus, these container parties are a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family! So please invite others to join you and make a fun afternoon of it with us!Get your tix now to see Clayton Anderson in Bedford, Indiana with Special Guests Stone Carnival and Cody Ikerd, benefitting Becky’s Place.
Smarturl.it/CAbeckysplace

Where to Purchase Tickets:
Online using link Smarturl.it/CAbeckysplace ?

Where: Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center
When: May 12, 2018
What Time:
Lobby Opens at 5:30 pm
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Show Starts at 6:30 pm
How Much:
VIP Backstage: $100 per ticket
Meet and Great/Early Access: $50 per ticket
General Admission: $10 per ticket pre sale or $20 at doorDon‘t know what to get your Mom for Mother’s Day? Why not join Angela to paint this planter box? Or, better yet, why not bring her along and do it together? We are going to have such a great time creating the perfect Mother’s Day gift!! Charm School is hosting a Mother’s Day Planter Box Class this Saturday from 10am-12pm. Geared more for adults, but Ages 8 and up could do this with no trouble. Ticket sales end 24 hours prior to the event. Seats are limited, so buy your ticket today!Soupbone’s Blackwater Mission will be live from Charlie’s Pub & Grub outdoor patio this Saturday evening from 8pm-11pm. Come enjoy their beer garden and jam out to some hits!Mother’s Day Brunch and Craft will be taking place in Oblong, Illinois at Irene’s Vineyard. Come learn how to paint like a pro with the famous Annie Sloan paint. You will create your own paint technique on a wooden box that will be embellished with a personalized metal sign( can be up to 7 letters). Your craft leader has had training with the Annie Sloan Company on tons of their recommended techniques. Afterwards you will relax together and enjoy a brunch prepared by Irene’s Vineyard.
$45 per person includes wooden box and personalized metal sign and brunch.

All profits will go to help the Casey IL pregnancy center purchase a Save The Storks bus for our area. They provide free ultrasounds to women who are considering abortion. Join us for an evening of creativity! Two Avocados Design and Owen Valley Winery are partnering to bring you another Sign & Wine! Get out and enjoy yourself after the long winter!

HOW TO PURCHASE A TICKET
Look through the four available options (A, B, C, or D) in the “Discussion” section and choose which design you like the best. Two Avocados will provide you with all of the material required to create your own sign, a stencil of the design you choose, and any guidance you may need along the way. Owen Valley Winery will provide you with a glass of wine of your choice. All of this for only $40!

The price is $40 per ticket, with limited seating available. Follow the link to get your tickets and make sure to indicate which option (A, B, C, or D) you would like at the time of purchase!
www.savethestorks.com

Sunday, May 13th

Brittany just did a post yesterday about where you can eat at this Mother’s Day, check out all the places around Terre Haute, Indiana where you can take your Mom or help cater for a Mother’s Day Meal. 

Join Deming Park Pottery for a Mom & Me Pottery Class where you will make a flower vase.  The class is $20 a person and starts at 7pm on Sunday.  You must be at least 16 to join the class.

A special treat of a free slice of pie awaits the mom in your life. Bring your mom, mom-in-law, grand-mom, or yourself, if you are a mom, into one of our Grand Traverse Pie Company shops on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13, 2018) and we will be honored to share some well-deserved love with the mom in your life.

Let Mom choose her favorite flavor or treat her to the new Butterscotch Pie. This delectable pie starts with our homemade flaky crust, then is filled with a creamy rich, buttery, old-fashioned flavor of butterscotch, and topped with beautiful meringue.

All the best to your special mom on Mother’s Day!Treat Mom to a relaxing day of live FREE music, wine (we have beer too!), our large specialty drinks(Slushy, Sangria and Winey Mary’s) will be $6, Winey Mary bar open all day, and some delicious Cafecito Cubano Food Truck starting at Noon. In addition to Sleepy Creek Vineyard Winery(main bldg) being open we will also have our new Event Center the Dragonfly open as well. The Bashful Youngens Band will perform from 2-4 pm in the Dragonfly! This will be a double treat you won’t want to miss.

We are excited to have The Bashful Youngens perform as a full band for the first time at Sleepy Creek! They have performed for us in the past as a duo, but they are performing as full band on Mother’s Day. They are an Americana band out of Champaign, Illinois featuring Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short. They released their first full length self titled debut album in February 2016 and their EP “inflorescent” in March of 2017. Checkout their website at www.thebashfulyoungens.com.

Also, let us help you create the perfect gift basket for your Mom or any special person to you! Weather permitting, you might want to sit outside. Don’t forget to grab some lawn chairs and friends for some fun times.

-M.

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