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Buzzing Around Broad Ripple - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Oct. 04, 2019
Summer weather is hanging on and I'm loving it - except for the fact that I should probably mow the grass at least one more time. I'm sure you've heard the news, but IndyGo is stretching out the free Red Line rides until mid-November. Hop on and explore the neighborhood. I've been out and about more now that I don't have to worry about parking. It's easier then ever to get to Yat's, the Vogue, and Northside Social.
The Serenade Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave (Red Line 54th Street Stop)
21+, doors 5pm, show, 7 pm, $12
The Serenade Jazz Orchestra is a 16-member jazz band formed in 1985 and based in Indianapolis. They play big band 1930s and 40s music, as well as big band arrangements from the 1970s and 80s. They encompass a variety of styles including swing, rock, Latin, and blues. The band is made up of a fun mix of folks, including professional musicians, businessmen, teachers, and even a doctor. This promises to be a big fun evening!
Mac Bellner and Friends
Friday, October 10, 2019
5212 College Ave (Red Line 52nd Street Stop)
all-ages, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $5
You might remember Mac Bellner from her long-standing Saturday night gig at the Aristocrat Pub with Hogeye Navvy. I knew that Mac was a professional performer of folk music, focusing on traditional style music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. I didn't know anything about her background. She was born in a two room, tin-roofed shack on a cotton farm in Louisiana and grew up in Mississippi and west Texas, cutting her musical teeth on Stamps-Baxter gospel and spiritual music as well as classic juke box country music. She discovered her main musical niche in folk music. Mac has performed throughout the United States, in England, and South Africa. She's now living in Massachusetts and I was lucky enough to see her at the Indiana State Fair this summer. Don't miss her while she is in town!
Corn Hole Tournament for the Susan B. Koman Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Pawn Shop Pub
2222 E. 54th St - 21+, free ($30 to enter team), 3 pm
I am continually blown away by the generosity of our community. This is yet another example of that. If you and a buddy would like to field a team, your $30 entry fee is a donation to Race for the Cure and puts you in line for a cash first place prize and swell second and third place prizes.
And no need to form a team to contribute and have fun. There will be food and drink specials and plenty of fun ways to donate. To enter a team email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and the names of the participants by Friday, October 10, 2019.
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 nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com