10 things to do this weekend 

No time to take a nap in Naptown

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1. Virginia Avenue Folk Festival

May 14, noon. 100+ bands in one day! Do you really need any more info? Well if you do, head here because we've got LOADS of it.

RELATED: Headliner Joe Pug starts a podcast

Simon Pagenaud in 2014 - PHIL TAYLOR
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2. Angie's List Grand Prix of Indy

May 14, 3:30 p.m. It's the appetizer for the big race coming up on May 29. There's plenty of pre-race action including, wait for it.....MORE RACES.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St., $30 GA

RELATED: Indy 500 sells out for first time in 20+ years

3. Divedapper Poetry Carnival

May 14, noon. From the organizer: "There will be unhealthy fried food and cotton candy and corndogs. There's going to be dunk tanks and face painting. But then, there's also going to be poetry readings by some of the premier poets in America." Sounds like a grand 'ole time.

Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, Butler University, FREE

RELATED: Are we living in the golden age of poetry?

4. Ellie Goulding

May 14, 6 p.m. Note: I'm a big fan of this brit pop superstar. Anyways, Kat says she might've done Ed Sheeran wrong with “Don’t," but that doesn't mean she's stopped cranking out perfect electro pop radio singles.

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

5. Mutt Strut 2016

May 15, noon. This event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Money raised will help the non-profit organization fulfill its vision of ensuring that Central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect.


Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Dr, $15-40

6. Bigger Picture Show

May 13, 6:30 p.m. Local designers have reimagined classic movie posters through the eyes of the seven deadly sins. Celebrate this free gallery of 68 posters by snagging some grub from local food trucks.

Basile Opera Center, 4011 N Pennsylvania St., FREE

7. Broad Ripple Art Walk

May 13, 5 p.m. For the first day in what feels like decades it's supposed to be dry. To celebrate, get out and and support the Broad Ripple arts community by visiting 16 galleries, boutiques and shops featuring local artists!

8. The Annual Punk Rock Prom

May 14, p.m. Baby, Punk Rock Prom is goin’ back to the ‘90s this year. Think flannel, lots of eyeliner, platform boots and cash for the jukebox. Lisa Frank and The Trapper Keepers, an Op Ivy tribute, L7 tribute and We Are Gentlemen will play.

Melody Inn, 3826 N.Illinois St., $7, 21+

9. Indiana Fever vs. Dallas Wings

May 14, 6 p.m. Long-time Fever star Tamika Catchings begins her final season with the blue and red on opening night at The Fieldhouse.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., prices vary.

RELATED: Why you should appreciate Catchings' final season

10. Kyle Kinane May 13-14, times vary. Kinane has a reputation for being a bit dark and twist in his standup. He's appeared on Drunk History but his real gems are hidden in podcasts.

The Comedy Attic, 123 S. Walnut St. (Bloomington), $17, 21+


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