You-review-it Monday: 'Hubble 3D' and more

March 22, 2010
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It was a low-key arts weekend for me, although I did manage to get to the Indiana State Museum's IMAX for a showing of "Hubble 3D." It 's stunning visually, as one would expect, and creatively takes a big-picture look at our small, yet very big, place in the universe. I wish there were more details about the actual repairs, but you can't have everything.

And you? Did you get to the Indiana History Center's new "Indiana Experience"? Catch a concert? See a film?

Your thoughts?

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  • Hubble 3D
    Took my 6 year old son to see Hubble 3D. He loved it! He learned lots of cool facts. The visuals were truly amazing!
  • Organ Concert @ Circle Theater
    I took my daughter to the organ concert at the Circle Theater. What a wonderful installation and concert. I knew most of the music, though I decided it must be time to watch Guys and Dolls with the 14 year old and possibly Kiss Me Kate, as she didn't know any of the music.

    The biggest laugh we had while there was that we had to be lowering the average age of the room.
  • Funnier the second time
    Saw Nunsense again - it's one of those shows (like Menopause) that's funnier the second time around. Also saw Alice in Wonderland, which was very entertaining. Thumbs up all around.
  • Roller Derby
    We wewnt to the State Fairgrounds to watch the Roller Derby. We did not go as much to watch the pro's as we did to watch the "Junior Roller Derby" team's intermission match. My granddaughter performed a perfectly executed hip check on the other team's lead jammer that stopped them from scoring more points. Good job, Baby!
  • The Indiana Experience
    Had the pleasure of visiting the Indiana Experience this past weekend. If you are looking to step back in time, be immersed in history and be impressed by the heritage of this great state, the Indiana Experience is well worth your time. History really does come to live in this wonderful place.
  • Indiana Hitorical Society - The Indiana Experience
    I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Grand Opening of the "Indiana Experience" at the Indiana Historical Society this past Sunday, along with other family members representing three generations. All I can say is WOW!! I have always enjoyed this elegant building and these new exhibits provide a wonderful hands-on look into our past joined with technology that allows us to see where we can go in the future. Although there is now a charge to go into the exhibits, it is worth every penny and then some. The Indiana Experience truly allows history to span generations.
  • Theatre on the Square
    "Avow" is a thematically muddy and not particularly good play, but some of the performances made it one of the best TOTS productions I have seen. And I hesitate to blame the weaker performances on the actors or the director, because the material itself is so uninspired. It is less like a play than a made-for-TV movie with very, very brief scenes to state a thesis, then a switch to a totally different setting (the stage is one of the most cluttered playing areas I have ever seen) for another short scene. However, it's quite entertaining, it moves along fairly quickly, and the lead actress especially is superb.
  • Impressive experience/Indianapolis treasure
    I attended both the grand opening gala and the opening day ribbon cutting of the Indiana Experience at the Indiana Historical Society this past weekend and walked away with an incredible memory. This brand new exhibit is a chance for both young and old to step back into some of Indiana's historical moments and events. Seniors will appreciate a lovely song by a live artist from the Cole Porter room as well as relive the days of rationing in the general store. Children have a chance to interact with smartboards in an up to date technological fashion with all 92 counties and learn about places all over the state that they might have once visited with their relatives.
    Having a chance to meet Madame C.J. Walker and Abraham Lincoln in person is a treat for both young and old in a magnificient building complete with a great cafe for lunch.
    Don't miss this chance to stroll in off the canal for a real Indiana experience that is just waiting for Hoosiers to enjoy. The bookstore is also a bonus. What a great place to pick up treasures about Indiana for a gift or momento from the visit.
    Indianapolis has always been a destination for culture and history. Now with so much of Indiana preserved in one location at the Historical Society, it is a trip that not only Hoosiers should make but people from all over the world would appreciate.
    The diamond is no longer in the rough. It has been polished to a sparkling shimmer!
  • Very Cool Time Travel
    Went to the Indiana History center on Sunday to see these new exhibits and wow, exhibits are really not the right word for what they've done. You walk into a historical photo projected on a fog screen and then when you come out on the other side it's like you landed in the photo---there are three, 1914, 1920-something and 1945. You can do things in each environment and talk to people that were in the orginal picture. Then there is another gallery where there are time travel stations and you choose journeys to take anywhere in IN history. This really has to be experienced because it'a hard to desctibe how fun and interesting it is, great use of technology. There are a lot of other things to do--takes about 2 hours to do everything then there's a great cafe run by Hoaglin's (the one on Mass Ave) same menu--excellent. Def. worth the trip and it is the best thing I've seen at a Museum in a long time---well worth my $7 admission and I joined at the end and they credited it to a membership.
  • Hubble 3D great as advertised
    I saw Hubble 3D this past week and was glad that I did. I watched MovieMark on my Comcast Local On Demand and he had an interesting
    review, and a couple of really cool interviews with a Hubble Astronaut and Hubble 3D director Toni Myers. I went and saw
    the show the next day and thought it was great!

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