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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Feb. 01, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

Happy Saint Valentine's Day, darlings! I'm a big fan of celebrating Saint Valentine. We can all use some love this time of year, right? Not just romantic love - although that would be okay - love for my family, our neighbors, love for the musicians and artists who share their talents, the proprietors who open their doors to us, and you dear readers. Have fun celebrating!

Byrd & The Words
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Books & Brews South
3808 Shelby Street - all-ages, 8-10 pm, free
I'm a big Jeff Byrd fan - he's a great songwriter, guitar player, and singer. He's celebrating the of his new CD, "A Night of Stories and Song." The record is a musical memoir of his years in Bloomington. I can't wait to hear it!

Galentine's Day Party
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Plenty Lifestyle
1051a East 54th Street - all-ages, 6-8 pm, free
Any other Leslie Knope fans out there? I so identify with the Parks and Recreation character -- hard-working, (mostly) cheerful, unrealistically optimistic and a proud Hoosier. Leslie created Galentine's Day, celebrated on Saint Valentine's Day Eve, as a chance to women to get together and celebrate "ovaries before bovaries."
Plenty Lifestyle carries artisan-made jewelry, art, and home goods. A good deal of them are Indiana made - Leslie would be proud!
Plenty is donating 10% of the day's proceeds to Girls, Inc Indy.

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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