Feb. 10, 8 p.m. Everyone 21+ should attend this event at least once during their years in Indy, especially if you grew up going to the Children's Museum as a kid. Explore all five floors of the world's largest children's museum while sipping on adult beverages and eating food from Indy chefs. The silent disco in the Dinosphere is a must. All proceeds benefit The Children's Museum Fund. Go ahead and peep the pics from a previous year below if you aren't sold yet.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., $85, 21+
Feb. 10-11, times vary. An alliteration in a foodie event title is two of my favorite things in one. Food exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings and appearances by TV food personalities and other celebrities is what's in store if you snag a ticket. Cavan has an interview with Top Chef contestant Casey Thompson and Indiana Grown member Lathay Pegues of JohnToms BBQ who will both be in attendance, among many other local and national movers and shakers in the food and drink industry.
Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., $16 for one day, all-ages
Feb. 11, 6 p.m. It's hard to pick a favorite John Williams film score. Jaws? Star Wars? Jurassic Park? Indiana Jones? All the above? You'll hear plenty of his most popular tunes as he conducts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in this rare special performance.
Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, prices vary, all-ages
Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. Actress and Indiana native Vivica A. Fox. Fox is the feature presenter at this gala reception celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of Indy's premier cultural event. She'll also participate in an award ceremony for the "Shades of Pearl Showcase," which highlights the work of African-American artists whose past participation in Meet the Artists events has served as prologue to success. Read more about that showcase and this annual event here.
Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., FREE, all-ages
Feb. 10, 6 p.m. The organizers got the best words here: "Experience the awakening of five distinguished beers laid to rest, entombed in barrels deep within the crypt below Indiana City." A ~spooky~ beer tasting event sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday night.
Indiana City Beer, 24 Shelby St., $50, 21+
Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Two teams. Two referees. A battle to the death. Wait wait wait, that escalated quickly. They're not actually battling to the death, but it could feel like that with a trophy on the line. And if you're a fan of seeing people get murdered by words, I've got the perfect subreddit for you.
The Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., $20, all-ages
Feb. 10, 9:30 p.m. Dubbed "the internet's first boy band", this 15-member LA-based group burst onto the scenes in 2017 by releasing not one, not two, but three full length albums — Saturation I, II and III. Give the latter a listen below and you'll see why they've gained a large fandom so quickly.
Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., prices vary, all-ages
8. Monster Jam
Feb. 10, 7 p.m. It’s not every day you get to see oversized trucks do flips, barrel rolls and run over other cars and trucks. This is a family-friendly event that will have the kids hootin' and hollerin' all night long.
Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., prices vary, all-ages
Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Soooooo much good food available at this yearly event in Downtown Speedway. Just try not to eat as fast as the cars go around the track or you'll be sitting in front of the toilet a few hours later.
Main St., Speedway, FREE, 21+
10. Flint Eastwood
Feb. 9, 8 p.m. I originally thought there was a misspelling in the title of this show and that the almost 90-year old actor was going to be in Fountain Square doing who knows what. You've got to understand that misspellings haunt social media editors like me so I'm glad I was wrong here. The indie rock group released Broke Royalty, a 7-song EP last year. Give it a listen below before dropping into the Hi-Fi, or you could watch a classic Eastwood movie instead, whatever floats your boat.
The HI-Fi, 1043 Virginia Ave., Ste. 4, prices vary, 21+