Thursday, July 7, 2016

10 things to do this weekend

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1. Indy Criterium

July 9, 8 a.m. What's a criterium, you ask? It’s an urban bike race on city streets that covers a short looped course, usually with four corners. Sort of like the Indy 500 but on bikes. 100% of the event proceeds benefit Freewheelin' Community Bikes — hoorah!

Monument Circle, $15-40, all-ages

RELATED: Mass Ave Crit is right around the corner

2. MFT's 2016 Listen Local Showcase

July 9, 2 p.m. Local bands. Local beer. Local fun.

Bent Rail Brewery, 5301 Winthrop Ave, $6, 14 and under pay what you want

3. Flow Fest

July 9, 3 p.m. This family-friendly one-day event features "sun, fun, music, theatre, dance, visual arts, magic, clowns, bubbles, balloons, yoga, food, beer, and more." Or as I say, something for everyone.

Central State Mansion, 202 Steeples Blvd., FREE, all-ages

click to enlarge Indy Eleven forward Justin Braun goes up for a header in a spring season match - INDY ELEVEN/TREVOR RUSZKOWSKI
  • Indy Eleven/Trevor Ruszkowski
  • Indy Eleven forward Justin Braun goes up for a header in a spring season match

4. Indy Eleven vs. Minnesota United

July 9, 7:30 p.m. First and foremost: get to The Mike early. It's the club's 3rd annual "Indiana Craft Beer Night" which features at least 11 different local brews. If you're pregaming somewhere else, or not at all, still arrive earlier than you had planned. NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson will be present the Eleven with their Sping Season trophy during pregame activities. Then watch the (still) undefeated Eleven take the field against second place Minnesota United FC. Michael A. Carroll Stadium, 1000 W. New York St., prices vary, 21+ for craft beer night, all-ages for game.

RELATED: 11 with the Eleven: Éamon Zayed

5. 219 Meets 317

July 9, 11 a.m. Head to the canal to celebrate the meeting of two Hoosier area codes and discover what makes them unique and what they have in common. Learn more about "The Region" and Naptown through art making, games, music, spoken word, food, and craft beer.

Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., FREE, all-ages

6. Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch

July 8, 7 p.m. First off, let me throw some shade at Luke for having an incorrect spelling of Brian for his last. Now that we got that cleared up, this triple-header of country mega acts is exactly what you signed up for when you bought a mega ticket back in March.

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

East Village Inky zine creator Ayun Halliday returns to Indianapolis this weekend
  • East Village Inky zine creator Ayun Halliday returns to Indianapolis this weekend

7. Gluestick Fest

July 9, 12- 5 p.m This isn't a festival for those Elmer's glue sticks you used to used in elementary school. No, Gluestick Fest is Indianapolis' zines and small publishing festival. It features many paper-based artists that may not necessarily work in booklets.

10 Johnson Ave., all-ages

RELATED: Ayun Halliday has a homecoming at Gluestick Festival

8. Barenaked Ladies

July 8, 7 p.m. How many weeks has it been?

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

9. The Tiny Book Show!

July 9, 11 a.m. The Tiny Book Show is a mobile exhibition literally in a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer that makes the smallest books you have ever seen. All of them are three inches or less in size. The founders of the caravan (who also happen to be poets) Maya Stein and Amy Tingle will be teaching a bookmaking workshop.

Tube Factory Artspace, 1125 Cruft St. FREE, all-ages

10. National Train Show

July 8-10, times vary. This annual show stops in a different city each year and features world’s largest collection of model train exhibits, products and accessories.

Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., prices vary, all-ages

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