January 31-February 1
Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center
Presented by the Brewers of Indiana Guild, the 12th annual Winterfest offers a sprawling, comprehensive sampling of the state’s brewing scene, with something like 75 Indiana producers pouring the fruits of their fermentation tanks for thirsty attendees. Saturday afternoon is the main tasting session, preceded by a VIP and rarities session Friday night.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Post Malone brings his Runaway Tour to Indy for one very crowded performance in support of his newest album, Hollywood’s Bleeding. Hear all the hits from his busting-at-the-seams catalog, including “Sunflower” and “I Fall Apart.” Guest acts include Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh.
Cost: $154 and up
Hilbert Circle Theatre
What could possibly make the classic film Casablanca even better? Having the score performed live by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. If there’s a better Valentine’s Day warmup act, we don’t know what it is.
Centerpoint Brewing Company
Holding an outdoor beer tasting in February doesn’t seem like the greatest idea, but the Frigid Digits Winter Beer Fest must be doing something right. Sponsored by Centerpoint Brewing Company, this is the third edition of the event, which takes place on a partially covered outdoor lot on the Centerpoint Brewing property. Prepare to experience dozens of local brews, live music, food…and possibly frostbite, if you don’t pack a good pair of drinking gloves.
Indianapolis Marriott East
Having trouble locating folks in your peer group who share your love of Japanese animation? That won’t be a problem at Anime Crossroads, where you’ll find panel discussions, anime showings, video games, a dealer’s room, cosplay competitions, autograph sessions, and perhaps the most important thing: plenty of folks who share your predilection.
Cost: $40-$100 for three-day badges
The century-old Athenaeum isn’t just a theater and a social club. It’s also (according to some) one of the city’s most haunted structures. Find out for yourself during this one-night-only Overnight Ghost Hunt event. Amateur paranormal investigators can spend the night in the mysterious building, investigating the theatre and its backstage area (and also the autopsy room, which seems like a very odd thing to have in a theatre.) Bring your own cameras and other equipment, and enjoy a private ghost hunt ‘till 4 am.
Cost: $50 (only 50 tickets available)