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Saturday, July 1 First Saturday Yoga on the Lawn

Monday, July 3 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, July 5 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, July 6 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, July 7 First Firday on the Lawn at the Irving Theater

Friday, July 7

#AirSex

Mad Hatter Shows presents
AIR SEX
World Championships

8:00P / doors 7:00p  |  $8 advance / $11 at the door
18 +  |  NO Nudity

If you currently live in the United States of America, youíre at risk of being thoroughly exposed to the latest Air Sex Championship Tour! We just kicked off Season 9 of the weirdest competition in the world.  Itís a magical blend of coordination, showmanship, humor, and interactive storytelling.  Itís a comedy show that brings people together  in a respectfully dirty, unpredictably ridiculous, and oddly touching celebration of sexual freedom and expression.  Itís neon-lit gyrating silhouettes.  Itís organized confusion.  Itís voyeurism 2.0.  Itís the funniest thing you ever saw that night at that place with those people.  Itís a serious competition to see who can fake-f*ck nobody better than anybody else.  Will this be the year you finally compete and claim this seasonís trophy?  AIR.

This is Air Sex.
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Saturday, July 8

#Gluestick

the Irving Theater welcomes
Gluestick
a zine and self publishing fest

12:00p to 5:00p  |  free  

Gluestick is a block party of sorts featuring booklets, prints, stickers, pins, publishing workshops, and more!  The goal of Gluestick is to encourage community through small publishing.  Whether this takes the form of a zine, chapbook, comic, etc. we want to give Indianapolis one day during the summer to meet other local and regional artists.  Indianapolis has been a home for distros, DIY spaces, and collective bookstores for a long time and we want to honor and continue what they started.

Irvington is a historic neighborhood east of downtown Indianapolis. By having the festival in Irvington we hope to inform others of the areaís creative assets including a coffee shop that stays open late (perfect for late night art projects!), a record store/book store curated by locally passionate individuals, and a historic theater home to local music, arts, and community events. Named for Washington Irving, the area also hosts a large scale Halloween festival every year.

Sponsored by: Irvington Vinyl, 10 Johnson Ave., Excess Comics, Get Dirty Ceramics, Square Cat Vinyl, Calliope Sno-Balls, PRN Graphics, The Knightstown Banner, Black Acre Brewing, & Clark Giles at Your Reality Link.
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Saturday, July 8 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, July 8

#DressUp

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

7TH ANNIVERSARY 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, August 12

Monday, July 10 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, July 12 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, July 13 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, July 15 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Monday, July 17 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, July 19 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, July 20 Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, July 20 Third Thursday Twilight Yoga on the Lawn at 8:30pm

Saturday, July 22 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, July 22

#JenKober

proudly serving
TwoDEEP Brewing
at this event
Mad Hatter Shows present
Jen Kober

8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $12/$22 VIP advance


Jen Kober
has recently bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy.  Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh!

See Jen now....
- spinning stories on NPR's Snap Judgement
- as food court maven Brenda on The Middle
- as Joan on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood w/ Kevin Hart
- as Judge Selma on Franklin & Bash
- as Nurse Dena on The Mindy Project
- as Little Ed on Anger Management with Charlie Sheen
- knocking out Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm
- in the movie Paranoia with Liam Hemsworth & Richard Dreyfuss
- in the film Grudge Match with Robert De Niro
- in the riotous American Reunion as Ingrid
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Monday, July 24 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, July 26 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, July 27 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, July 29 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Monday, July 31 Acoustic Open Mic

Coming in August

Friday, August 4

#E-M13

proudly serving
Sun King Brewing
at this event
the Irving Theater welcomes
Electro-Music Festival (day one)

6:00p to 1:00a  |  $10 / $25 weekend pass


For over a decade, people have gathered together to listen to and perform experimental electronic and electro-acoustic music, to swap gear and ideas, and to find like-minded life-long friends under the umbrella of electro-music.com.  These gatherings have fostered an eclectic and diverse community of musicians and makers, improvisers and composers, amateurs and academics.  The strangest thing about the electro-music community?  That this might be the first time youíve ever heard of it.

For the past six years, the annual electro-music festival has been held New York.  This year marks the move of this international event to the Midwest.  The first weekend in August (Friday August 4 through August 6) will bring the first e-m held in Indianapolis, Indiana replaceing the Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME).  The Irving Theater will host experimental musicians from the United States and all over the world. This yearís lineup includes but is not limited to 44 performances, 70+ musicians, and 5 video artists.

Friday's line up includes:  Jason Breitigan, Steven Curtin, Kevin Kissinger, Paul Harriman, earthgirl, onewayness, Good Hands Team, Rob Funkhouser, Klimchak, Surrealestate, Puppet Head, Pallid Mask, and David Peck.



Friday, August 4 First Firday on the Lawn at the Irving Theater

Saturday, August 5 First Saturday Yoga on the Lawn at 9:00am

Saturday, August 5

#E-M13

proudly serving
Sun King Brewing
at this event
the Irving Theater welcomes
Electro-Music Festival (day two)

1:00p to 1:00a  |  $15 / $25 weekend pass


For over a decade, people have gathered together to listen to and perform experimental electronic and electro-acoustic music, to swap gear and ideas, and to find like-minded life-long friends under the umbrella of electro-music.com.  These gatherings have fostered an eclectic and diverse community of musicians and makers, improvisers and composers, amateurs and academics.  The strangest thing about the electro-music community?  That this might be the first time youíve ever heard of it.

For the past six years, the annual electro-music festival has been held New York.  This year marks the move of this international event to the Midwest.  The first weekend in August (Friday August 4 through August 6) will bring the first e-m held in Indianapolis, Indiana replaceing the Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME).  The Irving Theater will host experimental musicians from the United States and all over the world. This yearís lineup includes but is not limited to 44 performances, 70+ musicians, and 5 video artists.

Saturday's line up includes:  Adam Riviere, Faux Pas Quartet, James Spitznagel, DFLT, Stochastic Whimsy, Audio Mace, mindspiral, Twyndllyngs, Lyn Goeringer, Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel, James Harkins, Pas Musique, Thollem, Veronica Pejril, Project Ruori, Drekka, Auroric Dreams, Angry Red Planet, DEFENSE MECHANISM, emerald adrift, and remst8.



Sunday, August 6

#E-M13

proudly serving
Sun King Brewing
at this event
the Irving Theater welcomes
Electro-Music Festival (day three)

1:00p to 6:00p  |  $12 / $25 weekend pass


For over a decade, people have gathered together to listen to and perform experimental electronic and electro-acoustic music, to swap gear and ideas, and to find like-minded life-long friends under the umbrella of electro-music.com.  These gatherings have fostered an eclectic and diverse community of musicians and makers, improvisers and composers, amateurs and academics.  The strangest thing about the electro-music community?  That this might be the first time youíve ever heard of it.

For the past six years, the annual electro-music festival has been held New York.  This year marks the move of this international event to the Midwest.  The first weekend in August (Friday August 4 through August 6) will bring the first e-m held in Indianapolis, Indiana replaceing the Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME).  The Irving Theater will host experimental musicians from the United States and all over the world. This yearís lineup includes but is not limited to 44 performances, 70+ musicians, and 5 video artists.

Sunday's line up includes:  Stephen Haluska, Joe Wall, Michael OíBannon, UTEE, Cranial Mythos, Colin Andrew Sheffield + James Eck Rippie, Alex Keller & Sean OíNeil, and Matthew Ryals.



Thursday, August 10

#DYN-NO-MITE!

Mad Hatter Shows present
Jimmie 'JJ' Walker
Rick Garrett

8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $12 / VIP $17 advance


Rising from the streets of New York's ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie 'JJ' Walker personifies the great American success story.  His catch phrase "Dyn-o-mite!" is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970's that Time Magazine named him "Comedian of the Decade".

In those early days, doing "The Tonight Show" was a direct line to the Big Time. Brenner made it first, followed by Landesberg, Midler and Freddie Prinze, but by 1972 Jimmie still hadn't landed that "big break."  Then Brenner, Landesberg and Midler, scheduled for the powerhouse "Jack Paar Show", refused to appear unless Walker was also given a spot.  The Paar staff gave in, and were glad they did. Jimmie's first guest shot was successful beyond anyone's expectations.  Dan Rowan, who had seen the show, immediately flew Jimmie to Los Angeles to guest on a "Laugh In" special. That was followed by a second guest spot on "Jack Paar", and a contract with CBS to perform each week as the audience warm-up for the sitcom "Carlucci's Department".

The series of successes gave Walker the confidence to give up his day job, and in 1972 he was working as the main attraction in all the top comedy clubs.  His soaring popularity prompted Time Magazine to name him "Comedian of the Decade".

Spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame, Jimmie accepted a part in Lear's new urban-styled comedy series, "Good Times".  The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase that made him famous nationwide.  As "Good Times" enjoyed a six year run, Walker's fame grew exponentially. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.  He appeared on "The Mac Davis Show", "Donny and Marie", "The John Davidson Show", "The Merv Griffin Show", "Dinah", "The Mike Douglas Show", "The Hollywood Squares", and the "Match Game".  Clothing, tee-shirts and even a talking doll that blurted out his signature catch phrase were soon on store shelves everywhere.

Even with his demanding schedule, Jimmie continued to appear as the headliner at top comedy clubs, including the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles.  :His joke writing team included a young David Letterman, Jay Leno and Byron Allen. Walker's television work would lead to movie roles, like boxer Bootney Farnsworth in "Let's Do it Again", co-starring with entertainment luminaries Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Jimmie also released a smash comedy album, "Dyn-o-mite!" that went gold. When "Good Times" ended in 1979, Aaron Spelling offered Walker a starring role in the short-lived "B.A.D. Cats" and returned to cast him again in 1983 in "At Ease", an ABC series about a bunch of United States Army misfits.  He also landed choice roles in films like "Airplane!" and "Airport '79", and was a regular on television shows like "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island".  :In recent years he's made scene-stealing appearances on "The George Lopez Show", "Everybody Hates Chris" with Chris Rock, and "Scrubs".

But despite all Jimmie's success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live, and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time he writes s cripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades.
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Saturday, August 12

#DressUp

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

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, September 23

Saturday, August 26

#HoweBlockParty

the Irving Theater welcomes
Thomas Carr Howe
  Reunion & Block Party

on Johnson Avenue next to the Irving Theater

5:00p to 11:00p  |  free

Join us for the eleventh annual Thomas Carr Howe High School All Class Reunion and Block Party on the street next to the theater. An all evening party with food, drinks, great music and, of course, old friends.
 



Monday, August 28 Acoustic Open Mic

Thursday, August 31

#StickMen

Mark Gasper presents
STICK MEN
featuring
Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, & Markus Reuter

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $25 / VIP $35 advance


Mark Gasper presents Progressive rock legends STICK MEN, featuring King Crimson members Tony Levin (Chapman stick) and Pat Mastelotto (drums, percussion, electronics), together with Markus Reuter (touch guitar).  These musical legends and pioneers will be performing in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 31st as part of their PROG NOIR CHAPTER 4 TOUR.

STICK MEN - Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for the past several decades, bring that Progressive Rock tradition to all their playing.  Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes its name.  Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments.  :Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch-style guitar, which likewise enables him to cover much more ground than a guitar or a bass.  And Mastelotto's drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but also a unique electronic setup, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more.

Combined, the three members of STICK MEN take musical exploration to a new plateau, a new dialog, a new language.

The band's latest studio album, Prog Noir, was released in October 2016, and the band is touring the USA and Canada in August/September 2017 to promote the album and bring their new musical language to fans, new and old.

TONY LEVIN - Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic.  Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording and touring with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, Gary Burton, Buddy Rich and many more.  He has also released 5 solo CDs and three books.  In addition to touring with STICK MEN, he is currently a member of King Crimson and the Peter Gabriel Band (performing with Gabriel on all studio and live recordings, and tours, since he left Genesis 4 decades ago).  Tony also plays in the jazz bands Levin Brothers and L‚Image.  His popular website, tonylevin.com, features one of the web's first blogs, and has received over 4 million visits.

PAT MASTELOTTO - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band.  Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self-taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming.  Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to progressive, to electronica to world music with such bands and artists as Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 20 years with King Crimson.

MARKUS REUTER - Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied at Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft courses.  Markus later learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released several solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians.  He is one of the core members of the experimental band Centrozoon, is half of the duo Tuner (with Pat Mastelotto) and was also a member of Europa String Choir. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, and many others.

Join us for an evening of musical exploration and energetic wizardry, seldom seen in Indianapolis.  You need to see and hear STICK MEN in person to believe that rock music can challenge your brain while simultaneously move your feet to a new groove.
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Coming in September

Friday, September 1

#AbletonAcademy

The Lodge Academy present
Ableton Music Producers Showcase

7:00p to 9:30p  |  FREE

Come enjoy new music perform live by graduate students of Indianapolis' new advanced music producer program.  Students are graduates of The Lodge Academy, located in the world-class Lodge Recording Studios in Indianapolis.  Each student will perform a 15-30 minute set using the advanced production and performance software Ableton Live.

This class performancers will be announced soon.
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