Thursday, June 23, 2016

10 things to do this weekend

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1. Sun King's 7th Anniversary Celebration

June 25, 4 p.m. Grapefruit Jungle IPA returns which is why yours truly will be stopping by. They'll be other limited release beers on tap plus live music and food trucks. Don't be afraid to say hi.

Sun King Brewing Company, 135 N. College Ave., $20, 21+

RELATED: A chat with Dave Colt, co-founder of Sun King Brewing

2. 24th Annual Indian Market & Festival

June 25-26, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. I've got a soft spot for this festival because ...well...we're the same age — don't hate me for being young. Anyways, the Eiteljorg’s celebration of art, history and cultures showcases Native American artists representing more than 60 tribes, family activities, cultural demonstrations, Indian tacos and buffalo burgers (SHOUT OUT TO BURGER WEEK)!

Eiteljorg, 500 W. Washington St., $13 for Adults, Eiteljorg Members are FREE and Children 17 and under are FREE.

3. Dalai Lama

June 25, 12:30 p.m. Chances to see His Holiness are few and very far between. Tickets are limited but they're out there. Peace.

Indiana Farmers Coliseum, 1202 E 38th St, $35, all-ages

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4. Pearson Ford Open

June 23-26, times vary. It's no Wimbledon, but it's a great chance to see some high-level tennis played in your backyard. Many of the country's top collegiate players and others seeking pro caliber match play descend upon Indy for this weekend tournament.

Woodstock Club, 1301 W. 38th St. FREE, all-ages

RELATED: Amer Delic returns to Indy

5. Phish

June 26, 7 p.m. Yours truly watched Phish's tour opener in St. Paul on Facebook Live Wednesday night —the Internet is pretty damn cool —and if this show is anything like that one, you best not miss it.

Klipsch Music Center, 12880 E. 146th St., prices vary, all-ages

6. Dig IN's i3: Indulge, Imbibe, Imagine

June 26, 3:30 p.m. Dig IN's i3: Indulge, Imbibe, Imagine brings together 15 teams representing 15 unique landmarks along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Each team is comprised of a chef, a bartender, and an artist, creating unique culinary creations, cocktails, and works of art inspired by their landmark.

Madame Walker Theatre Center, 617 Indiana Ave, $50, 21+


7. Hand to God

June 24-26, times vary. "You have everything in this show," says actor Nathan Robbins (lead role). "You have puppets. You have sex. You have violence. You have blood." I'm sold.

Phoenix Theatre, 749 N. Park Ave., $20-33, all-ages

RELATED: Seth Johnson's Hand to God preview

8. Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples

June 25, 7:30 p.m. Grandpa Dylan turned 75 this year, and we've got our fingers crossed that means he’s celebrating with a 75-song setlist.

Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, 801 W. Washington St., prices vary, all-ages

9. Broad Ripple Canal Duck Race

June 26, 3-5 p.m. How can you not get excited about a rubber duck race? Over 1,500 ducks will enter the water where the Monon trail crosses the Canal. The first duck to the Rainbow Bridge is the big winner! All proceeds support the programs and projects of the Broad Ripple Village Association. Free to attend, $5 per rubber duck!

10. Chilly Water 2-Year Anniversary Party

June 25, 11 a.m. They're brewing a special two year anniversary beer made with TWO kinds of malt, TWO different hops and TWO different yeast strains. That and od favorites like Barrel Aged Doppelbock, Silence Belgian Dubbel and the famous Coconut Porter will return. But my favorite is easily the Berliner Weiss (MY LAST NAME, YO)

Chilly Water Brewing Co., 719 Virginia Ave, 21+

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