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Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Apr. 26, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

All of these April showers are sure to bring May flowers. And long green grass. It's looking like I might have to break my no mowing before May rule and fire up the old John Deere push mower. I'll be the one mowing in a dress and my work boots.

The Cats' Pajama Party, M. J. Gillot's senior thesis art show
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Mass Ave Toys
1057 E. 54th Street, studio J - all-ages, free, 2 - 6 pm
M.J. Gillot is an author and illustrator of The Cat's Pajamas is a series of paper doll books featuring Azalea May Honeycomb and her sister, Marigold, plus stories, scenery and more friends. The show is doubling as her senior thesis.
M. J. is getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI this spring,. To celebrate, she will be displaying illustrations from her upcoming book, The Cats' Pajama Party, as well as signing copies of The Cat's Pajamas, reading stories, and giving away paper doll pages.
And just in case you missed the news, Mass Ave toys is no longer on Mass Ave, it is tucked in the group of shops on the south side of 54th Street, east of the Monon Trail.

Edie Carey House Concert
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Address provided with RSVP
all-ages, $20, 6:30 potluck, 7:00 show
Edie Carey was one of my favorite musicians to play at CATH coffeehouse. I miss the days of singer/songwriters playing at the coffeehouse and spending the night at my house.
Of course many things have changed - in a great way - since those days. Last week I celebrated my 14th anniversary of working at the amazing nonprofit agency, Second Helpings. Edie is married and has two beautiful children. Luckily for us she is still writing songs and touring. Her songs are pop-folk beautiful and bursting with stories of love and life.
If you've never been to a house concert it is a lovely way to hear music. It's an intimate setting, everyone is there to listen. Often the musicians will share about their songwriting process and story behind the song. All of the money goes directly to the musician. Like most house concerts this one will have a little social time before the show starts. Feel free to bring something to the pitch in.
mail to RSVP and she'll share the address with you then. The show is about 25 minutes from Broad Ripple, not far from Fort Harrison State Park.

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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