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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v16n19)
Buzzing Around Town - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Sept. 20, 2019

Buzzing Around Town

Hello chrysanthemums!
I started the autumn season by purchasing chrysanthemums from Habig Garden Shop (54th and College) last week. Even though the temperature is still in the 90s, my porch is looking very autumnal. I don't want to rush the season too much, because there is still gobs of great outdoor music.

Global Fest
Saturday, September 21, 2019
4550 Central Ave - all-ages, free, noon - 10:00 pm
Think global and fest local, as they say. The Global Fest folks on a mission to celebrate diversity and promote intercultural understanding through shared traditions, food, music, art and play. Festival proceeds benefit Center For Inquiry, IPS School 70.
From global sports to games to crafts, kids and teens can learn about other cultures through a variety of free and ticketed activities. An all-access pass wristband is available for $15. New this year are FREE teen/tween hours from 8-10pm.
Balloon Animals & Bounce Houses USA • Bead Art SWEDEN
Henna Art INDIA • Rugby ENGLAND • Karate JAPAN
Temporary Tattoo Parlour Featuring Flags of The World GLOBAL
Giant Piñata smashing MEXICO • Karaoke JAPAN • Pilolo GHANA
Hands-on Balloon Demo USA • Indy Eleven Soccer GLOBAL
Shove Ha'Penney Game ENGLAND • Worry Dolls GUATEMALA
Pacers Fan Van USA • Fenced-in Play Area.
There will be an air-conditioned room for nursing mamas and secure stroller and bike parking.


12:00 - Indy Klez EASTERN EUROPEAN
1:30 - Bollywood Beats INDIA
2:30 - CFI 70 Student Performances GLOBAL
4:00 - Freetown Village Singers AFRICAN AMERICA
5:30 - Indy Raqs MIDDLE EAST
7:00 - Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance IRELAND
8:30 - Grupo Bembe LATIN

The global food restaurants represent many countries, and accept cash and credit only. You'll need Global Fest drink tickets (and I'm guessing ID) to purchase beer and wine. Water and sodas will also be available.
JAPANESE - Ukiyo, CHILEAN - Wine, MEXICAN - Biscuits Cafe, BELGIAN - Brugge Brasserie, ITALIAN - The Capri, CAJUN - Talkin' Turkey, BRAZILIAN - Gaucho Fire, USA - Backyard BBQ, MCL, MEXICAN - Pachanga Lager from Sun King Brewery, VENEZUELA - El Venezolano, ITALIAN - Prosecco
Over 20 globally-inspired artisans will be displaying their work at Global Fest.
GLOBAL jewelry by Libelle Jewelry Studio, BALI-inspired jewelry and clothing by Sue Wagman, USA photography by Illuminate Hue Media, AFRICAN-inspired paintings by Deonna Craig, GLOBALLY-inspired jewelry by Bead Freak, LATINO laser cut wood carvings by Carlos Sosa, GLOBAL natural bath and body products by Lisa Abner, JAPANESE wood block printing by Becky Heimann, GLOBAL arts and crafts by Artisan Experience

Rock the Ruins
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Holliday Park
6363 Spring Mill Road - all-ages, $5 advance, $7 day of show, kiddos under 10 and AARP members free, 4:00 - 9:00
I love a cleverly named event and this one fits the bill. Rock the Ruins is a family-friendly music and food festival set against the backdrop of the iconic Ruins at Holliday Park. The evening features all local food and drinks from City Barbecue, Byrnes Grilled Pizza, BRICS Ice Cream and Flat 12 Bierwerks.

Music Lineup:

4:30-5:15- Crescent Ulmer
5:35-6:20- Keiana Whatley
6:40-7:40- Moxxie
8:00-8:45- Louie Louie
Pulse Project Indy will play sets in between the acts.

Tickets to the VIP Tent sponsored by First Internet Bank are available for $100 and include reserved parking, seating in the VIP tent and private access to complementary food, beer and wine stations Proceeds support environmental education programs at Holliday Park. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

The Tempos
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Daddy's Jacks
9419 N. Meridian St - 21+, free, 8:30 - 11:30
Oh my goodness, these guys are fun. They cover many of the classic "the" bands; The Beatles, The Band, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The get the picture. The Tempos shows I've seen are 85% rock and 15% comedy. In fact you may recognize some of them from their radio voices. Go - have fun, dance, and laugh. It will be good for your soul!

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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