10 things to do in Indy this weekend 

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1. GermanFest

Oct. 10, noon. German music, German dancing, German food, German beer. GERMAN EVERYTHING. Not enough German? There's a yodeling contest, wiener dog races, 5K OktoberFAST Run/Walk, competitive Durstig Games, and a Bavarian Stone Lifting Contest. Get your German on Indy.

2. Fever vs. Lynx

Oct. 9, 11, 8 p.m. It's the Finals. Enough said.


3. ZO! featuring Carmen Rodgers, Bashiri Asad

Oct. 10, 9 p.m. Multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Lorenzo Ferguson is better known to soul music fans simply as Zo! Working under the name Zo! Ferguson has released a series of highly praised R&B albums in collaboration with vocalists ranging from Little Brother’s Phonte to indie-soul heavyweight Eric Roberson.

On Saturday, Zo! will be backed by the Detroit-based Collective Peace and vocalist Carmen Rodgers. Indianapolis favorite Bashiri Asad will take on opener duties, making this a must-see show for any soul music fanatic.

RELATED: Kyle chats with soul multi-instrumentalist Zo!

4. Monument Circle Art Fair

Oct. 10, 10 a.m. Head to the Soldiers and Sailors Circle Monument in downtown Indianapolis to view artwork from artists throughout Indiana.

5. Indy Mega Adoption Event

Oct. 10-11, 11 a.m. Get yourself a furry friend! Over 15 of Indianapolis' biggest animal rescue organization will be on hand with over 750 cats and dogs up for adoption. All animals are $30. Same day adoptions.

6. Project IMA: Cutting Loose

Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Project IMA: Cutting Loose is a runway show featuring designs created by local, regional and national artists and fashion designers. The event showcases both emerging and established design talent, and engages the Indianapolis community through fashion.

RELATED: IMA's fashion show is bringing in national designers

Photographer- Emma Rogers, Makeup- Briana Martin, Hair- Lauren Seymour, Models-  Autumn (overalls) & Alexaundria LMoldelz Management - CIERRA MCNEAL
  • Photographer- Emma Rogers, Makeup- Briana Martin, Hair- Lauren Seymour, Models- Autumn (overalls) & Alexaundria LMoldelz Management
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7. Barrels on Bonna

Oct. 10, noon. 20-plus Indiana breweries will be serving samples of their barrel-aged beer brewed for this event only. A round table discussion will be held with the brewers discussing their process and to educate and answer questions.

RELATED: Irvington event features 20-plus breweries

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  • Mari Evans

8. The Green Inferno and Cannibal Ferox

Oct. 9-10, 8:30 p.m. Yes, drive-in movie theatre's still exist. Yes, they're still awesome. Start off the Halloween season by enjoying these films on a crisp autumn night.

First up is Eli Roth’s new film, The Green Inferno — a timely, biting satire about what happens when self-righteous activists are pushed out of their element. (They get eaten by cannibals!) The next movie is Cannibal Ferox, an Italian exploitation film about anthropologists who stumble upon drug dealers and deadly natives in the jungles of Colombia. — Sam Watermeier

9. Indy Author Fair

Oct. 10, 10 a.m. Aspiring writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to interact with leading Indiana authors and participate in a variety of free writing and publishing workshops Highlighting the event will be a celebration of the life of Indianapolis’ own Mari Evans.

RELATED: A conversation with Mari Evans

10. Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetary

Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Stories will be told among the headstones and the show will go on rain or shine. Get there early to meet the storytellers while enjoying food from Food Guys and beverages from Sun King and Mass Ave. Wine.

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