Priority list includes two new Indy 500-related events

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A pair of new Indy 500-related events top the May 16-22 A&E priority list.


Make sure to bring your own lawn chair for this one-of-a-kind screening of the 1969 Paul Newman film “Winning” at the IMS, courtesy of the Indianapolis International Film Festival’s Roving Cinema series. General admission tickets are still available but, alas, VIP admission—which includes laps around the track—are sold out.

May 19  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Details

“Rock-IN-Roar 500”

The 500 isn’t just a reference to the upcoming race: 500 musicians—led by Troye Kinnett (keyboardist for John Mellencamp) and driver Will Power—will be performing One Republic’s “Love Runs Out” at this first-ever, free event hosted by Kristi Lee and Townsend Bell. That’s just the start. Local bands perform throughout the evening. Attendees will also get a first look/listen for “Spectacle: Sights and Sounds of the 500 on Georgia Street,” which will be played evening until race day.

May 20  Georgia St  Details

Broad Ripple Art Fair

More than 225 artists hope you’ll become a collector as they sell their work at this staple of the Indy arts years. As in the past, hands-on demonstrations give visitors the opportunity to do some creating for themselves—and get a taste of what it would be like to try an Art Center class.  Live music—including a kids’ stage—food vendors are no doubt familiar elements. What you may not know about is the May 20 preview party, which includes appetizers and a chance to buy work before others get a look.

May 21-22 Indianapolis Art Center  Details

Also this week

Getting your hands dirty is a key part of the process at Garfield Park’s ChalkFest May 21.

Jenny DeVoe, Gordon Bonham, and Tim Grimm are among the acts paying tribute May 19-20 to Bob Dylan during Hoosier Dylan at the Indianapolis Propylaeum.  To hear folks music right from the source, Tom Rush plays the Warehouse on May 19. 

The Indiana Wind Symphony’s “How the West was Won,” May 21 at the Palladium, includes Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid.”

ComedySportz hosts a May 18 fundraiser for CampYES, and…, which provides a free improv summer experience for teens on the autism spectrum.

Little River Band parks at Clowes Hall May 21 while Zac Brown Band plays Klipsch Music Center May 22.

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