You-review-it Monday: Indiana State Fair, Jazz on the Prairie, and more

August 4, 2013
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Big pigs, elephant ears, competing hot tub salespeople and, of course, an ice show.

Yes, the Indiana State Fair is back in business and, for me, the weekend was anchored by a trip there for both food and entertainment in preperation for this week's double-header of stories in the A&E Etc. section of the IBJ.

Afterwards, my usual First Friday gallery hop was limited to a brief pop into the Harrison Center. The reason: I needed to get to the Indy Fringe preview event at the Indiana Landmarks Center, where most of the acts not coming in from out of town offered snippets of their shows to a packed house. (Full disclosure: I'm involved in two shows at this years fest.)

What about your weekend? Did you get to the Fair? Take in Indy Jazz Fest's night at Conner Prairie? Explore First Friday options?

What did you hear, see or do this weekend?

  • IndyFringe Festival
    Had a great time seeing the previews of the local companies for the IndyFringe Festival. Looking forward to August 15th!
  • Indiana State Fair
    Band Day (on Friday) was wonderful fun - great performances, lots of disability seating in the grandstand, knowledgeable and happy fair employees, and perfect weather. Fantastic first day!
  • State Fair
    We had a great time at the fair on Saturday! Our new food this year was the deep fried Samoa Girl Scout Cookies...SO good! The Ice Skating show was entertaining, the singing competition was good...although I liked it in the building last year with more seating. It was on the main stage with very little seating this year, so we couldn't get a seat under the tent. We had to sit outside and listen (while we ate a grilled cheese with a strawberry shake from the Dairy Barn)and could not physically see the contestants.
  • Dance Kaleidoscope
    I thoroughly enjoyed Dance Kaleidoscope's wonderful "Classic Hits" concert at the Tarkington. If you missed it, they'll repeat two of the works performed - "Electric Counterpoint" and "Romeo & Juliet Fantasy" in their Indy Fringe Festival performances Aug. 15 - 24.
  • Indy Jazz Fest @ Conner Prairie
    Friday and Saturday nights at the Prairie we awesome. great setting, great weather, great show.

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  1. Of what value is selling alcoholic beverages to State Fair patrons when there are many families with children attending. Is this the message we want to give children attending and participating in the Fair, another venue with alooholic consumption onsite. Is this to promote beer and wine production in the state which are great for the breweries and wineries, but where does this end up 10-15 years from now, lots more drinkers for the alcoholic contents. If these drinks are so important, why not remove the alcohol content and the flavor and drink itself similar to soft drinks would be the novelty, not the alcoholic content and its affects on the drinker. There is no social or material benefit from drinking alcoholic beverages, mostly people want to get slightly or highly drunk.

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  3. In Europe there are schools for hairdressing but you don't get a license afterwards but you are required to assist in turkey and Italy its 7 years in japan it's 10 years England 2 so these people who assist know how to do hair their not just anybody and if your an owner and you hire someone with no experience then ur an idiot I've known stylist from different countries with no license but they are professional clean and safe they have no license but they have experience a license doesn't mean anything look at all the bad hairdressers in the world that have fried peoples hair okay but they have a license doesn't make them a professional at their job I think they should get rid of it because stateboard robs stylist and owners and they fine you for the dumbest f***ing things oh ur license isn't displayed 100$ oh ur wearing open toe shoes fine, oh there's ONE HAIR IN UR BRUSH that's a fine it's like really? So I think they need to go or ease up on their regulations because their too strict

  4. Exciting times in Carmel.

  5. Twenty years ago when we moved to Indy I was a stay at home mom and knew not very many people.WIBC was my family and friends for the most part. It was informative, civil, and humerous with Dave the KING. Terri, Jeff, Stever, Big Joe, Matt, Pat and Crumie. I loved them all, and they seemed to love each other. I didn't mind Greg Garrison, but I was not a Rush fan. NOW I can't stand Chicks and all their giggly opinions. Tony Katz is to abrasive that early in the morning(or really any time). I will tune in on Saturday morning for the usual fun and priceless information from Pat and Crumie, mornings it will be 90.1