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Friday, October 17th

The Obsessive Viewer presents
Shocktober in Irvington

Night of the Living Dead
USA 1968 | digital | Dir:  George A. Romero | 96min | R

+ Locally Produced Short Film
+ Costume Contest

Friday, October 17  |  6:00p  |  TBA

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman.  It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget.  The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally.  It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release owing to explicit content, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."  The film has entered the public domain due to an error by the distributor.

The story follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by unnamed "living dead" monsters, drawing on earlier depictions in popular culture of zombies.  Night of the Living Dead was the basis of five subsequent Living Dead films (1978–2010) also directed by Romero, and has inspired remakes
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Friday, October 17th Irvington Ghost Tours

Friday, October 18th Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 18th

NUVO Editor's Pick
By-A-Thread presents
Wonderful World Tour
Aaron Carter
Joe Jacobs
+ Support (TBA)

Saturday, October 18  |  7:30p  |  $15 / $18 (dos) / $65 (VIP)

Aaron Carter became an international pop sensation at the age of 10 and went on to release several hit singles and multiplatinum albums as well as appear in film, television and on Broadway.  Carter recently finished a successful North American tour performing songs he made famous during the past 15 years.  He is currently recording a new album and preparing for his next tour.  Carter, now 26, began his career at the age of 7 singing lead for the band Dead End.  Two years later in 1997 he made his first solo appearance when he opened for brother Nick Carter’s band the Backstreet Boys in Berlin, Germany.  Within months Carter was signed to a record label and released his first hit single, “Crush On You,” followed by his first album, “Aaron Carter” which achieved gold status in several countries around the world.  After signing with Jive Records the following year,  Carter released his next album, “Aaron’s Party” in 2000, which was an instant success and went triple platinum selling more than 3 million copies.  “Oh Aaron” was released in 2001, which also went platinum, followed by the double platinum album “Another Earthquake” in 2002.  His collection album, “Most Requested Hits,” was released in 2003, followed by “Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter” in 2006.  One of the top pop acts of his time, Carter regularly toured around the world performing for millions of adoring fans.  His best-known singles include “I Want Candy,” “Aaron’s Party,”  “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” “Oh Aaron” and “I’m All About You.”  Carter was also the featured opening act for the world tour of Britney Spears.  In 2013 Carter kicked-off the “After Party Tour,” his first tour in eight years, which was initially scheduled for 80 shows across North America but quickly grew to more than 150 dates after strong initial ticket sales.  Carter’s television credits include “Lizzie McGuire,” “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “7th Heaven,” “Family Affair” and “Figure it Out.”  Films include “Ella Enchanted,” “Fat Albert,” “PopStar” and “Supercross.”  He has performed on soundtracks for motion pictures such as “The Princess Diaries,” “A Cinderella Story” and “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.” On Broadway,  Carter appeared in “Seussical,” the Dr. Seuss themed musical, and more recently completed a 400-performance stint in “The Fantastiks,” the longest-running musical in the world.  A new generation of fans got introduced to Carter when he joined the cast of the hit ABC primetime series “Dancing With The Stars.”  Carter and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, finished in fifth place in the competition.  Carter has won multiple awards, including the Teen Choice Award, Kids’ Choice Award and Radio Disney Music Award and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to have four consecutive top ten singles in the U.K.  He has performed live around the world to crowds of more than 1 million fans, was a featured performer for the “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration” and has performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Billboard Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the American Music Awards.
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Saturday, October 18th Tret Fure

Sunday, October 19th

the Irving Theater welcomes
The Icarus Account
chase Coy
+ Local Support

Sunday, October 19  |  7:30p  |  $10 / $15  DOS

“I don’t even remember how old we were or what bands were playing” says Ty Turner of The Icarus Account as he begins to tell the story of the twins’ first concert experience.  “Our dad was from Georgia and he loved country music,” chimes in Trey, adding “so he and our mom took us to a country music concert when we were six years old”.  The boys didn’t know anything about music at the time - they didn’t know if they liked country or pop;  they didn’t even know the artists or the songs;  they just knew the feelings carried through the music.  Midway through that McBride and the Ride show came the moment that marked the beginning of a lifelong dream.
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Monday, October 20th

part of the
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

the 68th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival presents
Slightly Haunted Puppet Show
featuring the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

Monday, October 20  |  6:30p  |  free

Representing three generations of puppeteers, the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio have been a favorite for over 50 years.  For the ninth year these magical puppets will be entertaining both young and old as part of The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.  The Halloween program features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience.  The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.

Since 1952, they have been performing throughout the US Midwest, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  Most recently, they performed in Shanghai, China, at Century Park for their National Day Celebration.  Beautiful hand crafted and costumed marionettes are performed in full view of the audience.  This show has been an extremely popular event for children and we expect a large crowd.  So please arrive early to get a good seat.

Monday, October 20th Acoustic Ascent Open Mic

Wednesday, October 22nd

part of the
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

the 68th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival presents
Young Frankenstein
USA 1974 | 35mm | Dir:  Mel Brooks | 106min | PG


Wednesday, October 23  |  8:00p  |  $5

Frankenstein quickly returns to Transylvania and the old ancestral castle, where he is awaited by the faithful houseboy Igor, the voluptuous lab assistant Inga, and the mysterious housekeeper Frau Blucher, whose very name causes horses to rear in fright.  The young man had always rejected his grandfather’s medical experiments as impossible, but he changes his mind after he discovers a book entitled How I Did It by Victor Frankenstein.  Now all that’s involved is a little grave-robbing and a trip to the handy local Brain Depository, and the Frankenstein family is back in business.

In his two best comedies, before this, “The Producers” and “Blazing Saddles,” Brooks revealed a rare comic anarchy.  His movies weren’t just funny, they were aggressive and subversive, making us laugh even when we really should have been offended.  (Explaining this process, Brooks once loftily declared, “My movies rise below vulgarity.”)  “Young Frankenstein” is as funny as we expect a Mel Brooks comedy to be, but it’s more than that:  It shows artistic growth and a more sure-handed control of the material by a director who once seemed willing to do literally anything for a laugh.  It’s more confident and less breathless.

From its opening title (which manages to satirize Frankenstein and Citizen Kane at the same time) to its closing, uh, refrain, Young Frankenstein is not only a Mel Brooks movie but also a loving commentary on our love-hate affairs with monsters.  This time, the monster even gets to have a little love-hate affair of his own.   -Robert Ebert

Thursday, October 23rd

part of the
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

the 68th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival presents
Spooky Stories
  featuring Storyteller Ken Oguss

and winners of the
  Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest

Thursday, October 23  |  7:00p  |  free

Storytelling Arts of Indiana is now celebrating 26 years!  Originally founded as Stories, Inc. in 1988, this unique non-profit promotes the art and use of storytelling in everyday life.  From local favorites to nationally-recognized names, Storytelling Arts has brought tellers from all walks of life to Hoosier audiences for 25 years.

Ken Oguss grew up in a family of storytellers.  Its just what they did.  Everyday happenings would be turned into a story.  Storytelling was something that his mother told his older sister to teach him, allowing his imagination to be at its full potential!  Now, he uses that imagination that was allowed to grow during his childhood, and brings it to every aspect of what he does.  Whether it was his job as a librarian, the host of Riley Children's Hospital's The Hello Show, or his new project which involves producing a series of Employment videos for the Arc of Indiana.  The focus is on finding meaningful employment for people with disabilities and he artfully and gracefully uses what gives him so much joy- the power of story!

Irvington Halloween Festival Writing Contest is an annual contest in which participants present poetry and essays.  The contest is open to Kindergarten through 12th grade students.  Winners are invited to read their work at this Spooky Stories event.

Thursday, October 23rd Poetry Open Mic

Friday, October 24th Irvington Ghost Tours

Friday, October 24th

NUVO Members Pick
Segment of Society Productions presents
Songwriter's Circle
Jen Edds (Indianapolis)
Tad Armstrong (Indianapolis)
Cari Ray (Nashville)
Marcy Hook (Indianapolis)

Friday, October 24  |  8:00p  |  free

Jen Edds plays guitar and sings in Crackhead Patty.  A Crackhead Patty show is all about the social experience.  Lets break it down for you.  Hang out with your buddies, sing along because you know all the words, and if you are lucky - fulfill your lifelong dream of playing cowbell with the band.

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Tad Armstrong has been writing and performing music for nearly two decades.  He has recently been on tour with Susan Cowsill playing bass.  He performs in and around Indiana with The Benders, with singer-songwriter David England, and as a solo artist.  He is also known for his work with national recording artist Middletown, and as a sideman for several projects, including Otis Gibbs.
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Cari Ray was born into a musical family and raised on a rural Indiana farm, her musical roots were planted in bluegrass, blues and southern gospel.  And while her style lands solidly in the Roots/Americana category, flavors of her early influences peek through in her songs.  The Cash-esque “Red Line” will take you rattling down the tracks with a jilted lover while the ballad “Lighting” will stir you with a story about passionate love with poor timing.  Whether relaying triumph or tragedy, her songs have a universal quality that allows the listener to effortlessly drop into the story and live it for him or herself.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, November 21

Saturday, October 25th Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 25th

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


Saturday, October 25  |  Midnight  |  $6
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, November 29

Tuesday, October 28th

the Indiana Electro-Music Group presents
Tatsuya Nakatani
Adam Riviere

Tuesday, October 28  |  7:00p  |  $10

Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist originally from Osaka, Japan.  He has been residing in the USA since 1994 and is currently based in Easton, Pennsylvania.  Since the late 1990s, Mr. Nakatani has released over sixty recordings in the USA and Europe and has performed countless solo percussion concerts through intensive touring.  He has also collaborated with hundreds of other artists internationally and presented masterclasses, workshops and lectures across the USA and around the world.

Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization.  He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in anintense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world.  His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.  His percussion instruments can imitate the sounds of a trumpet, a stringed instrumentor an electronic device to the extent that it becomes difficult to recognize the source of the sound.  He has devoted himself to a musical aesthetic where rhythm gives way to pulse, often in a way that is not always audible or visible, in currents that incorporate silence and texture.Nakatani’s primary music activities include solo percussion performance, N.G.O. (Nakatani Gong Orchestra) and collaborations with musicians and dancers both in live performance and recordings.
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Friday, October 31st Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, November 1st Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, November 1st

proudly serving
Fountain Square Brewing

NapTown Sounds presents
New Old Cavalry
Kaleidoscope Jukebox

Saturday, November 1  |  8:00p  |  $10 / $15 (dos)

Naptown Sounds is proud to bring a new live music experience to the Indianapolis area!

Freakaphonics is an event that shifts the paradigm for common live music experiences.  Freakaphonics incorporates active surround-sound mixing of live bands, live “surround” video mixing/projection, and “surround” stage lighting.  Audience members will be able to experience their favorite bands in a professional, multi-dimensional environment.

Thursday, November 6th

proudly serving
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company

AnC Movies presents
Science, Sex and the Ladies
The True Story of Female Orgasm
USA 2013 | digital | Dir:  B Aaron, C Borowicz, T Borowicz | 98min | NR

Thursday, November 6  |  7:30p  |  $6 / $8 (dos)

Out of the land of Kinsey from the Heartland of America, comes a frank, irreverent and very necessary documentary.  Science, Sex, and the Ladies is humorous but serious with a simple yet far reaching argument; our (mis)understanding of the female orgasm has broken our sexual cultural.  By looking back through the hallmarks of sexual research that define our scientific and cultural understanding of sex and orgasm, and by taking a witty look at the history and society that shaped them, the film discusses not only how we ended up this way but most importantly why we need to change.
Science, Sex, and the Ladies was researched, written and created right here in Central Indiana over a period of 8 years.  It's been a long time in the making, and we're excited to finally share it with the city that helped build it!

Come out to see a movie you won't forget, drink some fabulous local brew, and enjoy some time with friends!
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Friday, November 7th

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

Friday, November 7  |  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.

Saturday, November 8th

Transylvania Lip Treatment presents
"Repo! The Genetic Opera"
    USA 2008 | digital | Dir:  Darren Lynn Bousman |98min | R

Saturday, November 8  |  Midnight  |  $8
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

In the not-so-distant future, a mass epidemic of organ failures has gripped the nation.  In the darkest of hours, a savior emerges:  The bio-tech company known as GeneCo.  GeneCo offers organ-financing for everyone.  But that’s not all…  GeneCo can help you with the latest in ocular technology and fashion, how to make brand names pop on an x-ray, choosing the right style of lungs this season, and the latest cure for blood diseases.  Come discover what the founder and CEO may be dying from, the secret he holds over a self-widowed Repo Man who’s hiding a daughter that shouldn’t even be alive, and who gets the company when he dies.  Come on, his choices are between a hair-trigger, obsessive-compulsive knife nut, a flamboyant, face-stealing rapist, and the spoiled princess who trades sex for drugs…  You know you wish you were on the front lines, watching that battle!  So hurry now…  Get your tickets, opera tickets…  And don’t be shy!

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Preshow is, well just before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.

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