You-review-it Monday: Broad Ripple Art Fair and more

What did you see, hear or do this weekend?

May 17, 2010
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Wait, didn't I see you at the Broad Ripple Art Fair on Saturday?

Wasn't that you singing along to Bobbie Lancaster's "Rock Me, Mama"? Or maybe that was you in line for Kettle Corn (and taking a few extra samples). 

No, wait, I think I saw you waiting as your kids had beyond-the-call-of-duty elaborate tattoos painted on their arms by the talented--and patient--volunteers. Or maybe that was you inside the Indianapolis Art Center throwing a pot or watching Heartland Film Festival shorts. 

Of course, that might have been you inside the pink flamingo costume at the Theatre on the Square booth.

Whatever the case, there was a lot going on on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center this weekend.  If you were there, let us know your reaction to this year's event.

Or, beyond the BRAF, tell what else you might have seen, heard or otherwise experienced this weekend.

Your thoughts?

  • Play, film, fair, book
    After many years of repeatedly enjoying the movie version, finally saw the stage version of â??Oliver!â?? and have to conclude that it is not a very good show. The movie wisely elminated the weaker numbers and characters and more fully developed the important relationships. The production at Footlite Musicals was also not particularly well-staged, but itâ??s always enjoyable to see community performers having a good time on stage, and the young boy who played Oliver was quite charming.

    â??City Islandâ?? is a very, very enjoyable movie with an excellent cast â?? the audience loved it. And we had a great time strolling through the Broad Ripple Art Fair, although we didnâ??t purchase anything. Finally reading Glen David Gold's "Carter Beats the Devil."
  • Carter
    Haven't thought about "Carter Beats the Devil" in a while. Really liked that one. Now I'm off to see if Gold has done anything since."
  • Loved It
    So much talent at the fair this year. I could hardly believe it!
  • Smashing Talent
    Absolute great group of artists at this year's event. I found a few new favorites and had a wonderful time exploring the grounds of the IAC!
  • Two days for the price of one
    Great idea on the get in free the 2nd day-we spent 2 great days at the fair throwing pots, enjoying the free kids' art activities, eating kettle korn, enjoying the music, and buying art. The volunteers were so friendly.
  • Live music
    This was my first year performing at the Broad Ripple Arts Fair. "Trio ConPaz" was called in to replace Mumbai Taxi the day before due to their keyboardist going into the hospital (hope he is OK!). We had a lot of fun and it was a wonderful experience. It was very difficult to stand there singing while all the delicious smells wafted over to the stage! My stomach was grumbling! =)
  • Art for the not so wealthy
    As usual the fair was a fantastic event. The sounds, the smells, and the visual impact well worth the twelve bucks. Only wish they would bring in vendors that can make more affordable art work available to us "commonors". I can hardly believe what some of these folks were charging for some of their pieces!!!
  • Around the World in 80 Days
    We saw "Around the World in 80 Days" at the IRT yesterday in what I think was the final show of its run, and we were pleasantly surprised. Very talented cast, and the show was hilarious while still family-friendly.

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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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  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