Friday is my second favorite “F” word. This weekend we have PLENTY to keep you busy. Blues Fest, Oktoberfest, Wingy Dingy Thingy, & Route 40 Fest all fall on the same days so there are no excuses to not have fun!
Friday, September 14th
Dicky James is an American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is a highly skilled performer specializing in Chicago, Memphis, and Mississippi Hill Country style Blues. He will be playing at the Terre Haute Brewing Company this Friday at 8pm.Calling all craft beer junkies! We think beer pairs best with board games. Anyone else?
Our friends at Flat12 Bierwerks Indianapolis are making a special trip over to Kingmakers on Friday, Sep 14th with one of their personal faves – Mango Kolsch. This is your chance to try before you buy. We’ll have it on tap should you decide you’re obsessed (you will be). Seriously though – how good does this beer sound?”A light, smooth, and refreshing kolsch-style German ale with a tropical mango aroma from real fruit blends with a clean, crisp finish. Proudly brewed in Indy’s historic Holy Cross neighborhood.” Stay and play board games with us, the Flat 12 team, and craft beer nerds like yourself.
This Friday & Saturday join The Verve Nightclub as they host the annual Blues at the Crossroads Festival. Blues at the Crossroads started as an outdoor party for the Verve 19 years ago, and now has evolved into a Terre Haute tradition of a two day music Festival. Come enjoy your favorite Midwestern Blues and Rock Bands. There are food concessions, beer gardens, Silent Disco and much more! This is fun for the whole family. No outside food for drink allowed past gate. Handicap accessible. Limited picnic tables available: bringing your own lawn chair is encouraged. For a schedule of the line up check out the website.The Oktoberfest is taking place this Friday & Saturday at the Meadows Shopping Center. Free admission, so come celebrate German Food & Music this weekend.
Saturday, September 15th
September 15th is going to be a beautiful day! The Fountain Square Art Fair is one portion of an exciting day in Fountain Square known as Art Squared. Art Squared encompasses the Art Fair, the Art Parade and Masterpiece in a Day.If you’re more interested in finding a work of Art rather than creating one, browse the FOUNTAIN SQUARE ART FAIR where local Indiana artists and vendors come together to sell their goods.2018 will be the 7th year for Art Squared. The Fountain Square Art Fair started as a small neighborhood event and has grown into a major event while keeping the neighborhood feel. We hope you’ll join us as a vendor, artist or guest. Art Squared is Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For booth registration go to: http://discoverfountainsquare.com/art-fair-registration/
Markets for Makers is heading to our Founder’s roots in Indianapolis for the first ever Indianapolis Market for Makers located downtown Indianapolis inside the iconic Biltwell Event Center. Come and discover tons of makers and emerging brands. Once inside the door you will be able to enjoy a free DIY crown station, a full bar, food trucks, take photos at our many unique photo walls, music and more! Sept 15+16 from 11am-4pm Tickets starting at $7 & kids under 12 free! Free parking is ample and surrounding the building!
For one day, members of the public can plant their feet on the historic US Route 40 in Brazil, Indiana! Join Brazil for their 3rd Annual Route 40 Fest, the fun will be endless as there will be two LIVE STAGES packed with local and out of town talent, dozens of FOOD options, 130+ SPACES for craft and informational vendors, two KID ZONES filled with inflatables, a CRUISE-IN where vehicles will be parked along the national road, and even MORE!US Route 40 will be closed from Route 59 to Depot Street. This means that almost a HALF MILE will be filled up on both sides! The festival runs from 11-7pm.
Celebrate the first anniversary of Ironworks Hotel Indy, the north side’s only boutique hotel, with friends and family during the second annual Ironworks Social! This dog-friendly outdoor event will have food from Ruth’s Chris Indianapolis North, Sangiovese Ristorante, Blue Sushi Sake Grill – Ironworks Hotel at Keystone, Rize Restaurant and Provision, and libations from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Daredevil Brewing Co available for purchase. Guests can enjoy live music from Indianapolis favorite Bluewater Kings Band and Chicago-based No Alternative Band. Attendees can also receive complimentary mini-massages from Massage Heights Ironworks, wellness advice from Club Pilates, fitness tips from Orangetheory Fitness Indianapolis-Ironworks at Keystone, purchase products and discuss civic sustainability with People for Urban Progress, make candles with Penn & Beech Candle Co., and learn more about Bottleworks Indy. The Humane Society for Hamilton County (Indiana) will be present with adoptable dogs. Donations for the Humane Society are encouraged, but not required, for admission.
Donation requests include:
• 55-gallon trash bags
• Easy cheese (in the can)
• 2-pocket folders
• White copy paper
• Laminating sheets (8.5×11 & 11×17 in)
• Laundry detergent
• Kitten food (wet & dry)
• Cardboard cat carriers
• Monetary donations
All proceeds from Tito’s Vodka cocktails and Sangiovese Ristorante will go to the Humane Society of Hamilton County. Stop by with your furry friends and enjoy delicious food, beer and cocktails, live music, and fun! We hope to see you there!Come sample the best chicken wings from around the Wabash Valley and vote for your favorite at Reach Services’ 3rd annual Wingy Dingy Thingy! The Wingy Dingy Thingy is ready to crown the 2018 best chicken wings in the Wabash Valley! For 2018, we have various restaurants from the community providing wings (and things) to more than 1000 attendees and a panel of celebrity judges in a blind taste test, with one restaurant being able to claim wing supremacy! The Wingy Dingy Thingy will take place from 6-10pm at the TH Regional Airport.
The 2018 Wingy Dingy Thingy participants are
Show-Me’s Terre Haute
The Fly-IN Café HUF
Crankys Burgers, Birds, and Billiards
Charlie’s Pub & Grub
Charlie’s Chicken Cab
Buffalo Wild Wings
Popeye’s Chicken Terre Haute
The Melody Lounge
With music all night from Mullet Over!
VIP Admission – special seating area: Which includes indoor restrooms, unlimited wings and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages AND 2 free alcoholic beverages
General Admission: Includes unlimited wings and 2 free non-alcoholic beverages.
A VIP table of 8 $210.
VIP will be $30.
General Admission $17.
$15 for veterans and students.
$12 for children 12-18.
Kids 12 and under are $5.
Hatfield Hall kicks off the season with your chance to enjoy one of the most influential and remarkable blues guitarists of all time: Buddy Guy. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ranked No. 23 on Billboard’s top 100 guitarists of all-time list, Guy has influenced musical titans including Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Don’t miss your chance to experience the slashing electric guitar riffs and passionate vocals that make Buddy Guy a true American blues legend. The show kicks off at 7:30pm.The Stork Stop is hosting their grand opening event this Saturday from 10am-5pm. The shop sells baby & children’s items and is located at The Meadows Shopping Center in Terre Haute.
Sunday, September 16th
“The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey” July 19th – September 16th, 2018
Admission is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
Long before getting himself into all sorts of mischief in the beloved Curious George books, the famous monkey made an incredible journey when his creators escaped the Nazi invasion of France. When authors Margret and H.A. Rey were forced to flee Paris as the Nazi army began to invade France, they began their dangerous journey of escape on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France. The manuscript and illustrations for the Curious George book were among the few possessions they were able to take with them. Escaping on trains through Spain, Portugal, and all the way to Brazil, the Reys finally reached the United States in October of 1940. Once they were living in the United States, they created a contract with Houghton Mifflin for The “Adventures of Fifi,” later retitled “The Adventures of Curious George.”Join the Swope for an educational exhibition with original and reproduction works of art depicting the miraculous escape of the Reys from Nazi-occupied France during WWII. The Swope Art Museum will display their story along with fun activities for children, families, and adults of all ages. CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center will display original works of art created in concentration camps and American anti-Nazi propaganda cartoons. This dynamic multi-museum exhibition will allow all ages to explore the connection between art and the Holocaust. Enjoy weekly themed programs, such as an author’s talk, film screening, art activities, and a presentation by a French Holocaust survivor. This exhibit is made possible in part by Arts Illiana and the Indiana Arts Commission. Save the Date for Carmel PorchFest 2018! Carmel PorchFest is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public. Featured will be a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic to electric, solo to ensemble from a wide variety of musical genres that will perform live on neighborhood porches. All participants, including bands, homeowners and organizers, are comprised of volunteers from the Carmel and surrounding areas.