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Wednesday, November 1 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, November 2 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, November 3 First Firday inside the 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Friday, November 3

#ghosthunt

the SPIRIT Paranormal Investigation Research & Intervention Team presents
SPIRIT (ghost hunt) Class
learn paranormal investigation

8:00p to Midnight  |  $25

SPIRIT Academy is a combined effort between Marilene Isaacs, The H.I.T. Team (Haunted/Historic Investigations and Tours) and S*P*I*R*I*T (Spirit Paranormal Investigation Research & Intervention Team).  You will be taught paranormal investigation. Each session will include classroom instruction and an investigation of the Irving Theater or other Irvington hot spots.

The cost will be $25.00 if you pre-register by calling 317/525-7629.  If you register the night of the investigation the cost will be $30.00.
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Saturday, November 4 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Sunday, November 5

#RockTheIrving

Circle City Shows presents
VISTA
Brigantine
Oceanlux
Emily Morrone
Anna Crume

6:30p / doors 6:00p  |  $10 at the door

Welcome to The Oasis - a metaphorical safe haven created by anthem rock band VISTA for anyone looking to find a sanctuary in music amidst a world in crisis.  Comprised of lead vocalist Hope Vista and Greg Almeida, VISTA's sophomore EP "Long Live" centralizes around the theme of forming an allegiance and finding an oasis in a dystopian society.  Released in July, the EP immediately made its’ way onto three different iTunes Alternative charts, including peaking at #10 on the top selling $5.99 albums, and the opening date of their first headlining tour “The Long Live Tour,” a hometown EP release show, was sold out.

Conceived in late 2015, VISTA released their debut 4-track EP “VERSUS” shortly after, in which their debut single “On The Brink” debuted worldwide on idobi radio.  Their name hasn’t been shy in the press, since; the band has garnered praise from outlets such as Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Substream, and idobi.  Since the start of 2017, VISTA has supported Fueled By Ramen artist Against The Current at Irving Plaza, sold out their first two headlining shows, and gained rotation on idobi with their January single “Henchmen,” an anti-oppression anthem.  The band will embark on their second headlining tour, “The Oasis Tour”.
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Monday, November 6 Acoustic Open Mic
Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 9

Wednesday, November 8 Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, November 8

#RockTheIrving

Wolfsbane Music presents
Filth
God Of Nothing
Life Barrier
For the Fallen

6:30p / doors 6:00p  |  $10 at the door

It isn't very often in today's heavy music scene that the listener can dive right into a band knowing exactly what they're in for.  With names that are designed to grab the listener's interest--but often music that fails to do the same--checking out new bands is a gamble, or, was a gamble.  With North Carolina's latest addition to the downtempo deathcore scene, Filth give the listener a picture-perfect premonition of their sound before they can even press play. Murkier than a tar pit and harsher than a jackhammer burying into the listener's ears, this sinister Shelby quartet are here for one thing, and one thing only: to inflict the most damage to the listener in the shortest amount of time possible, and they do it with unbelievable efficacy.

Born in 2015 as a side project for guitarist David Gantt, bassist Nathan Pittman and vocalist Dustin Mitchell's main band, InVoker, Filth quickly took on a life of its own, with the purpose of spreading soul-smothering heaviness to the heads of heavy music enthusiast around the country.  Erupting out of sheer nothingness with the release of their debut EP, Tales from the Gutter, Filth began like a ball of mud rolling down a steep hill of trash and grime--picking up mass and speed with each passing second.  The group played as regional support for heavy music's heaviest hitters before embarking on a co-headlining nationwide tour with InVoker and Vessels, titled the "Tune Down for What? Tour".  With one immensely successful stretch of live performances under their belt, and a critically acclaimed display of hyper-dissonant heaviness in the form of their debut EP to match, in fall of 2015, the band took off on their second co-headlining and EP support tour with U.S. Heavyweight legends A Legacy Unwritten--titled "Tales from the Guttour".  Meeting with continued success in every venture, the band's intense work ethic and overwhelmingly aggressive style of ultra-heavy deathcore earned them a spot on True Initiative Management's roster--one already packed with enormous talent.  With most of 2015 in the rear view mirror, and a wide-open 2016 ahead of them, this Filthy quartet are poised to continue their dominion over the world of downtempo deathcore, be it with tours, terrifying new tunes or both.  Keep your eyes peeled and your ears pressed to the ground--because before you know it, both will be flooded with Filth.
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Thursday, November9 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, November 10

#RockTheIrving

Circle City Shows presents
Belmont
Crooked Teeth
Welcome Home
Normundy
Breezeblocks

6:00p / doors 5:30p  |  $12 at the door

Forecast by Rock Sound Magazine as "Quite Possibly the next great pop-punk band", the Chicago five-piece Belmont is poised to rise to the occasion with their new album "Between You & Me". Following the recent local trail blazed by groups like Knuckle Puck and Real Friends, "Between You & Me" features songs that echo the sentiments of youth. Guitarist Sam Patt reinforces this notion by mentioning that "these songs come from an original place".  Belmont's EP "Between You & Me" is out July 29th via Mutant League Records.
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Saturday, November 11 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Monday, November 13 Acoustic Open Mic
Wednesday, November 15 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, November16 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, November 16

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Shane & Emily (Tampa)
The Hammer and The Hatchet (Bloomington)
Robot Drawings (Lafayette)
Meg Hopkins & Dave Vogt (Indianapolis)

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  free ($5 suggested)


Shane & Emily are a pop/acoustic/folk duo who incorporate many different elements of diverse genres into our original music.  They give off a positive/energetic vibe but they don’t shy away from diving into the darker emotions that inspire our music.  They travel the country playing universities, theme parks (such as Disney & Busch Gardens), bars (such as the Hard Rock Cafe) and beach restaurants throughout the Florida coast in a 29 foot RV.  : They have opened up for artists such as Echo Smith, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Jonny Craig, Caroline Kole & others!  Accompanied by our cat (Boot Scoot), they spread our music everywhere they go and are dedicated to interacting with followers!  :They take pride in what they do and have been doing such since their start three years ago in the Tampa Bay Area.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, December 15


Friday, November 17

#ItsPeterGabriel

Mark Gasper presents
The Security Project
A unique celebration of the work of Peter Gabriel

with Big Little Lion

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $25 | $35 VIP

Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriels original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century.  Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs.  Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Happy Rhodes.  Her 4-octave range is the latest addition to this mesmerizing group.

Thirty Five years ago, in 1982, Jerry Marotta performed with Peter Gabriel in Bloomington, as part of the SECURITY tour.  Marotta returns to Indianapolis to celebrate that album, and the music of Peter Gabriel.

The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of this Peter Gabriel Classic ! Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriels So record.

"The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriels groundbreaking early output, creating an immersive experience both in performance and on its debut release Live 1.  The group goes far beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and elements while staying true to the spirit of the material. Gabriel enthusiasts across the board will be taken by the bands high-octane approach full of drive, determination and energy." Anil Prasad, Innerviews
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Opening for The Security Project will be Canadian duo Big Little Lion.  Ensemble of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards 2015.

"The music of Big Little Lions the duo of Helen Austin and Paul Otten is a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop.  The award-winning songwriters have voices that blend like magic and whenever they make music together it's the cue for a heady mixture of soul, spirit and fun." - Mariposa Folk Festival
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Saturday, November 18

#WeGotBruce

<> Mad Hatter Shows present
Bruce Vilanch   [RESCHEDULED]

7:30p / doors 6:30p  | 


With his unmistakable presence -- characterized by an obese figure, oversized red glasses, a shaggy blonde mane, and a scruffy, unkempt beard -- Bruce Vilanch checked in as one of Hollywood's most colorful characters for decades. His effeminate presence and apparel (both of which played up Vilanch's open homosexuality) only heightened this.  Though known to many as an onscreen character player and comedian, Vilanch scored his most resounding successes as a gag writer for stand-up comics such as Bette Midler, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, and Roseanne; in fact, a point arrived where many considered him the go-to comic for stand-up sets and a first-choice writer for events such as the perennial Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony telecasts.  A native of New Jersey, Vilanch attended Ohio State University as a theater and journalism major.  After graduation, Vilanch moved into show business professionally, with comic roles in features such as the 1975 Mahogany (as a fashion designer), the 1984 Ice Pirates, the 1986 thriller The Morning After, and the 2008 Adam Sandler comedy You Don't Mess with the Zohan.  On the side, Vilanch did frequent uncredited rewrites of Hollywood features and enjoyed a lengthy and productive tenure as a writer of features for the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Vilanch's professional mainstay, however, remained comedy writing.  He was the subject of the all-star 1999 documentary Get Bruce! and played Edna Turnblad during an extensive run of the Broadway musical Hairspray.
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Saturday, November 18

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

SPANKSGIVING SHOW

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7 at the door
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, December 9

Monday, November 20 Acoustic Open Mic
Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 9

Coming in December

Friday, December 1 First Firday inside the 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, December 9

#AltGiftFair

the Irving Theater welcomes
Alternative Gift Fair

10:00a to 4:00p  |  FREE  

Over thirty local, handmade artisans bring their wares to the Irving Theater for the eleventh annual Alternative Gift Fair.

Held just day's before the Holidays you will find one of a kind gifts for everyone in your world.  The Alternative Gift Fair offers you an alternative to shopping big box stores this holiday season and instead, 'keep it local'.  Jewelry, body products, children clothing & toys, one of a kind gifts for all your loved ones will be found here.

Entry is free but we accept donations in the form of mens Socks, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner all of which goes to aid the work of The Pourhouse serving the homeless population of Indianapolis.

Mark your calendar for this favorite Holiday event.
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Saturday, December 9

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
USA 1975 | digital | Dir:  Jim Sharman | 100min | R

HOLIDAY SHOW

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7 at the door
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, January 13


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