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Friday, September 14, 2007

THINGS TO DO (9/14 – 9/16)

Here is the most recent installment of Evan Finch's occasional Things to Do for People Who Do Things email newsletter.

Irish Festival
Military Park
Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16

Bagpipes, kilts, beer, people running around in the dark, wolfhounds, and dancers who don’t move their hands. You’ll find hours and ticket prices listed on the website below.
 
Phone: 317.713.7117
Web: http://www.indyirishfest.com/

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Oranje
2323 North Illinois Street
Saturday, September 15
 
One-night-only ephemeral convergence of art, music, film, food, didgeridoos, and other cultural whatnot. Brigadoon comparisons are apt and encouraged. Starts at 8 PM and goes until 2 AM on Sunday. You must be 21 or over to enter.  Tickets are $20, available at Ticketmaster or at the door.  For an event schedule, trot on over to the web site.
 
Phone: N/A
Web: http://www.oranjeindy.com/

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Fiesta
American Legion Mall
Saturday, September 15

As Hispanic as it wants to be. Stuff to eat, stuff to buy, stuff to listen and/or dance to. Starts at noon and goes until midnight. American Legion Mall is downtown, in that grassy space between Meridian and Pennsylvania, just south of St. Clair.  Admission free.

Phone: 317.890.3292
Web: http://www.laplaza-indy.org/index.asp?p=50

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Indianapolis Antique Advertising Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Champions Pavilion
Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16
 
Lots of amazing old advertising displays, signs and posters, all on sale for prices far beyond what mortal man can afford to pay.  I suggest you fork over your $7 admission and window-shop, treating the show as you would a museum. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday.  On Sunday only, it sounds like the show will share space with the Indianapolis Antique Toy & Hobby Show.
 
Phone: N/A
Web: http://www.in.gov/statefair/fairgrounds/calendar.html

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Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden, Ohio
Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16
 
The pawpaw is a tropical-tasting North American fruit with a texture like mucilage and an inclination toward easy bruising. If you’ve never tasted a pawpaw, the Ohio Pawpaw Festival gives you ample opportunity to do so. You may also relax with a pawpaw beer while listening to Marilyn Baumer read her master’s thesis, entitled “Tree Seedlings Under Pawpaws.” Afterwards, you may saunter over to the pawpaw cookoff, before ending the day with a rousing game of “Pin The Leaf On The Pawpaw.” Admission is $5 at the gate. For hours and directions, visit the event website listed below.  To order pawpaws and related products by mail, visit http://www.integrationacres.com. I endorse the Pawpaw Spiceberry jam with all my heart.
 
Phone: N/A
Web: http://pawpawfest.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawpaw


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M. Zane Grey, 10:25 AM