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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Jun. 24, 2016

Buzzing Around Town

Happy Independence Day, Firecrackers! I hope you're all enjoying summertime and taking advantage of all of the great things to do in our neighborhood. I'll see you out and about.

Opera, Wine, and Dinner
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Taste Cafe and Marketplace
5164 N College Avenue
all-ages, 6 - 9 PM, $60/person (+tax and gratuity)
Dinner is always delicious at Taste Café and Marketplace. On Saturday, June 25 it will be even fancier than usual. Opera singer Ingrid Rodriguez will be performing and Chef Deidra Henry has whipped up a fabulous prix fixe menu:
  • Chilled Mexican Prawns with Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado, Radish, & Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette
  • Slow Braised Beef Brisket with Giant White Bean & Sweet Corn Ragout, Roasted Peaches, and Dried Cherry Bordelaise Sauce
  • Triple Layer Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Mocha Buttercream Icing
  • Paired with specially chosen wines
To reserve your seats e-mail: or call 317.925.2233

Ben Watt
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
LUNA music
5202 N. College Avenue - all-ages, 9 PM, free
How exciting! Ben Watt is playing a solo show at LUNA music. You might know him from his years as half of the popular duo Everything But The Girl. Ben has just released his third solo album Fever Dream - 33 years after his first - in April to rave reviews.
In store performances are always wonderful. Everyone is there to listen and hearing music among the stacks of albums always feels special.

Musical Family Tree's 2016 Listen Local Showcase
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Bent Rail Brewery
5301 Winthrop Avenue - all-ages, 2 PM - midnight, $6
An all-day event showcasing Indiana bands? Yes, please! Musical Family Tree is a nonprofit organization with the noble mission of spreading, documenting, and preserving Indiana music. I encourage you to pop in for whatever part of the afternoon/evening you can to discover new-to-you bands and old favorites.
The lineup includes: Native Sun, Saint Aubin, Eliot Bigger, Wax Astro, Hex Mundi, The Hope Arthur Orchestra, Jo Universal, Andrew S. Burden, and The Circle City Deacons.

Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site, send any questions, comments or suggestions to
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