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A Steampunk Holiday Adventure in Vincennes

Steampunk is often considered a sub-genre of entertainment, but it's starting to emerge as its own genre classification of music, literature, and art. Steampunk, if you're not familiar, is currently a sub-genre of science fiction where everything is steam powered. It's as if the internal combustion…

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Watch "It's A Wonderful Life" on IMAX at Indiana State Museum

For some people, their favorite Christmas movie is "A Christmas Carol." For others, it's "Miracle on 34th Street." For me, it's "A Christmas Story" and "Charlie Brown Christmas." But for many people, the quintessential Christmas movie is the 1946 black and white classic, "It's a Wonderful Life."…

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A Beef & Boards Christmas Kicks Off Friday, November 29

Call me a Scrooge, but for me, the Christmas season doesn't start until about 18 days before Christmas Day. I've finally woken up from my Thanksgiving stupor, and the Christmas commercials and music have started creeping into my brain before fully infecting me with the Christmas spirit. For my kids…

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Notable Names Performing at the Circle of Lights This Year

It's definitely an all-star cast at this year's Circle of Lights in downtown Indianapolis. Every year, people from all over Central Indiana (and visiting friends and family) gather around Monument Circle to watch the Mayor and a helper throw the switch on the world's largest Christmas tree. This…

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See Going, Going Gone's Spoof It's a Wonderful Auction House

If you've ever had a chance to see Lou Harry and John Thomas' "Going...Going...Gone," you've witnessed some great improv and prop based comedy with some hilarious audience interaction. First introduced at the 2012 Indy Fringe Festival, Going...Going...Gone is a live auction that uses different props…

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Clabber Girl

While in Terre Haute the other week visiting their Children's Museum, I had the opportunity to visit the Clabber Girl Museum and Bake Shop. If you don't know, Clabber Girl (known for its baking powder) began in Terre Haute in 1879. In the 1920s it became more of a household name after a nationwide…

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Yelp's Totally Bazaar And Local Gift Giving

Yelp’s pledge to all good little shoppers is to make this year's gifting easier than ever. So on Thursday, December 12th, you're invited to Yelp’s Totally Bazaar, a free holiday shopping party! Over 100 local businesses will set up shop at Old City Hall. While Yelp brings the party, vendors will be…

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Two Festival of Trees in Indiana This Year

Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees, Anderson, Indiana At the Paramount Theatre, they're bringing back the local favorite, the Festival of Trees. With decorated trees, wreaths, Larry Davenport's world-famous train village, musical concerts, a visit by Santa Clausweek-long children's entertainment…

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Indianapolis Zoo

I know when the weather turns colder most people start thinking about all there is to do indoors. I'm no exception to that rule. However, I think it is a good to be reminded about the many outdoor attractions that remain open in the winter months and even have an up side to visiting in colder temps…

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Good Eats in Evansville

I just have to share about my food experiences while I was in Evansville a few weeks back. I hope you know about all there is to do there both outdoors and indoors. Be sure and check out the links if you don't. However, my purpose today is to tell you about two staple locations that are sure to make…

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