Yes, that's me up there with the plunger, rushing out of Eagle Creek after completing the Polar Plunge this weekend. Even though it took quite a while for the NUVO team to warm up, the event was completely worthwhile, as it supported over 11,000 Special Olympics athletes in the state.
There's a few places to be this weekend where you can do good and hear good music at the same time. First, the Beta Cell Bash kicks off on First Friday in Fountain Square. Start the night at the Blue Wren Studio for an arts exhibition and auction. After, move down to Radio Radio, wehre you can see Goliathon, Bigger Than Elvis, Henle and the Loops, Sweet FA, SkyHunter, 19Clark25, 5 Day Trip and Don Elbreg perform. The $10 ticket supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
A bit later in the evening, the Girls Rock! Annual Fundraiser kicks off at the Talbott St. Nightclub. You'll be serenaded by Hero Jr., Neon Love Life and Red Light Driver at the 3rd annual event of this kind, which benefits the rock n' roll nonprofit. Girls Rock! Indianapolis is a organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. There's a suggested donation of $10 at the door, but feel free to contribute more to support rock n' roll ladies.
Do good this weekend, and as an added bonus, neither of these events require you to carry a plunger or dose yourself in freezing water.