You-review-it Monday

June 23, 2008
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Okay, so what did I miss?

Anyone visit the ISO on the Prairie, shop at the Eiteljorg's Indian Market, participate in the 48 Hour Film Project or stop in at the Florie Leviton show at the Indianapolis Art Center?

What A&E encounters did you have this weekend?
  • Indian Market is a wonderful, beautiful unique event. The art and jewelry are amazing, one-of-a-kind quality that can't be found at any other art show in central Indiana. It should be on anyone who considers themselves and art and culture support list to attend every year. Indianapolis is fortunate to have this unique to the Midwest cultural event. Support it.
  • -- Swing! at American Cabaret Theatre --
    If this show represents what it was like in the 40's - I was born too late! Hot numbers by seriously hot dancers backed by some of the best local vocals. I'm going again this weekend!
  • 1. SMOKEITUP, above, has the name Scotten in his/her e-mail address.
    2. There's a Scotten dancing in Swing.
    3. Hmmmmmm.
  • Fishers Farmer's Market was hopping with at least 50 dogs on their Pet Day Saturday. The tomatoes were fabulous, homemade jam made my FIL very happy, and there's a jewelry vendor who has some gorgeous stuff, too...unfortunately Papa's Corn won't be available for another couple weeks...

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