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Victory Field on deck with Baseball, Brews and Benefits starting June 14

Thursday Craft Beer Nights presented by Sun King Brewery returns for its second year with the Indians tapping two Sun King specialty beers, along with serving rotating craft beers from around the state. $20 scores a lawn ticket plus two 16-ounce craft beers and complimentary sampling, for fans 21-and-up.

Sun King always is on, featuring SKB’s signature Indians Lager on tap in The Cove and at a number of concession stands.

Here’s who is joining Sun King on eight Thursday game days:

June 14: Centerpoint and Indiana City

June 21: Mashcraft and Triton

July 5: Chilly Water and St. Joseph

July 12: Four Day Ray and Lafayette Brewing Co.

July 26: 3 Floyds and Shoreline

Aug. 9: People’s and Upland

Aug. 23: Metazoa and Round Town

Aug. 30: 18th Street [and TBA]

Each Thursday’s craft tickets sales benefit a different philanthropy

Debut of the refurbished stages at 627 Mass Ave

June 22, The District Theatre and Upland Brewery present “Going Back to Indiana,” an evening with Indiana University Alum and Nashville Recording Artist Elizabeth Eckert and award-winning singer-songwriter Cheley Tackett, on the Cabaret Stage.

Doors open 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.

Next up: Actors Theatre of Indiana “Forbidden Broadway,” July 5-29.

Want to volunteer?

The art and science of Bugs, Bites & Booze

The DaVinci Pursuit program on June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Hinge Bureau at 719 Virginia Ave., promises to be “An evening devoted to the amazing world of insects, arthropods, macro-invertebrates and all things creepy-crawly.”

The artists and scientists “blurring the lines between their disciplines” with presentations and audience Q-A’s, include:

Christina Hollering: Artist at the Harrison Center, Graduate of Herron School of Art

David Landis: Artist of Kinetic Sculptures

Ruben M. Sandoval: Artist of Abstract Medical Images and IU Research Associate in Medicine

Adam Rickert: Marion County Public Health Department Environmental Health Specialist

Charity Owings: Doctoral Candidate, IUPUI Department of Biology.

Dr. Andrea Liceaga: Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University

"What is the future of food? Is it insects?" is one question to come thinking about, advised DaVinci Pursuit board member Bob Weaver. “One of our special guests, Dr. Andrea Liceaga has been prompted in her work to ask this question.”

Entrance to this think-and-drink event includes light hors d'ouevres, beer and wine.

Weaver reported in an email, “We have a couple of local brewers who have graciously contributed to the event. They won't be speaking merely because we have several scientists and artists presenting.

"The liquid will be in line with the insect theme, either in name or in formula. We'll have New Day South Cider (honey infused hard cider), and Upland is contributing Dragonfly India Pale, which just has a name that's 'insect-y.' I haven't seen the Matt Mills food menu yet, but I believe he is also contributing an insect-centric item to the menu."

Proceeds help to fund DaVinci Pursuit's work with communities utilizing the arts to engage people with science.

Raise a Pint to DigIndy at Artist Reception

Sun King joins a palette of sponsors, led by Citizens Energy Group, for July 6 First Friday at the Harrison Center, 6-9 p.m.; free.

Highlight is The DigIndy Art Project, “a public outreach initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of DigIndy and the work that is happening below the city to improve Indianapolis’s water quality,” reads the promo.

“As part of the project, the Harrison Center’s Gallery Annex will host a group show featuring the work of 42 local artists on round wood panels ('manhole covers'). During the artist reception, a jury selected by the Arts Council of Indianapolis will choose 15 designs that will be reproduced on actual manhole covers and installed along the Cultural Trail.”

Also visit Benny Sanders’ solo exhibit in the Harrison Gallery; Jazz guitarists Chase Blackburn and Charlie Ballantine will be playing 7-9 p.m.

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