Open until February 18
Indianapolis’s quirkiest downtown enclave now has its own outdoor skating rink, complete with rental skates, a full-service concessions tent, and a nice lineup of beers, ciders and wines. And just because it’s not particularly cold outside doesn’t mean they aren’t open. The refrigerated rink can function even on 60-degree days.
Cost: $6 admission, $4 skate rental
Stutz Business Center
Back in the day (the 1920s, to be exact) the hulking building hosting this soiree was a factory that produced cars for the Stutz Motor Company. Today it houses around 100 artists studios. During this annual event you not only get a chance to look at the tenants’ work, but also talk with bona fide creators and check out their workspaces. Oh, and there’s beer.
Cost: Free admission
Old National Centre Egyptian Room
Randy Rainbow has produced funny YouTube videos for years, but he really took off during the 2016 presidential campaign when he made a particular target of Donald Trump. He’s bringing his satirical songs (many of them based on Hollywood show tunes) to the Egyptian Room, along with a truckload of attitude.
This weeklong salute to America’s favorite processed pork product features $5 bacon-intensive dishes offered at eateries around the city. Sponsored by NUVO newsweekly, the long, long lineup of participating restaurants includes Clustertruck, Shoefly Public House, Sugarfire Smokehouse, and many more. Visit your favorites sooner rather than later because they’re almost guaranteed to run out of their bacon specials. Proceeds benefit Second Helpings.
Cost: All bacon treats are $5 (but a 20 percent tip for servers is humbly suggested)