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October 2015

Cool Bus presented by Word On The Street

October 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emmis Front Porch: Southwest Quadrant, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Every Sunday at Spark, visit the Cool Bus (a mobile literary arts center) for a word challenge, a place to read, and free books!  Explore word games, rhyming challenges, poetic forms, and maybe meet a visiting author. You can also check out the book selection and take a book home for free. The Cool Bus is a program of Word On The Street, a not-for-profit focused on engaging neighbors in reading, writing, and exploring in spaces that inspire imagination and wonder. Word On The Street created…

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Listen Hear: Sedcairn Archives

October 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emmis Front Porch: Southwest Quadrant, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Mellow out and experience experimental / ambient / electronic sound art every Monday evening. This week: Sedcairn Archives.    

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Ask Me Anything (About the Monument) presented by Indiana Landmarks

October 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monument Steps: South, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument is the icon of Indianapolis. Who designed it? What’s it made of? What does the imagery mean? On Talking Tuesday at Spark, ask an Indiana Landmarks docent anything you want about the amazing Monument we sometimes take for granted.

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Indy Look Up

October 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Meet at Welcome Trailer, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Every Wednesday at noon, bring your camera phone/camera, some comfy shoes, whatever you know about our city, AND meet us at the Spark Welcome Trailer to take part in British artist/writer Cara Courage's Indy Look Up Project! As you take pictures, share what you know as you walk with us and post to Facebook/Twitter. To upload the images to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lookupproject Twitter (with the hashtag #IndyLookUp) This can be done as the walk progresses or afterwards in one go-- whatever…

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Indiana Landmarks’ FREE Monument Circle Walking Tour

October 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Emmis Front Porch: Southwest Quadrant, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Indiana Landmarks' guided tour around the physical and symbolic heart of Indianapolis tells the intriguing story of Monument Circle, past and present. Join Indiana Landmarks docent Susie Dawson to hear about the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and why the woman on top faces south. You'll learn the roundabout's role in the original city plan and the stories of the encircling architecture, both past and present. Meet outside the South Bend Chocolate Company on the southwest quadrant of Monument Circle.

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Placemaking Lunch Conversation: David Engwicht

October 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Monument Circle: Southwest Quadrant, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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With Spark: Monument Circle winding to a close, let’s consider the impact of creative placemaking projects. Bring your lunch as Australian public space guru David Engwicht discusses the challenges and outcomes of creatively transforming our shared spaces. This event is part of the Big Car and Reconnecting to Our Waterways series on Creative Placemaking. Find out more at: http://www.bigcar.org/placemakingseries/. Other partners include: Indiana Arts Commission, Love Indy, Indianapolis City Market, IndyGo, Harrison Center for the Arts and City Gallery, StreamLines, White River…

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Spark In Lights on the IPL Building

October 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monument Circle,
Free

Spark 2015 goes out in style: watch for the Spark logo to scroll across the colored lights in the windows of the IPL building. Thanks, IPL! Check our partner, IPL, by clicking here.

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Sung Compline presented by Christ Church Cathedral

October 15, 2015 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Monument Circle,
Free

Good Night, Indy. The Christ Church Cathedral Schola will be singing traditional end-of-day prayers on the north end of Monument Circle at 8:15pm on October 15th. Take a moment to wind down with this beautiful choral music, which has been sung for centuries. Sung compline is an essential part of the Anglican Choral tradition, which the Christ Church Cathedral Choir-- a historic staple of the arts community on Monument Circle-- has traditionally and continually strived to embody.

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Love Letter Writing Booth

October 16, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monument Circle: Southwest Quadrant, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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On the last day of Spark Monument Circle, stop by and write a love letter to Indianapolis (maybe it’s your favorite restaurant, your favorite very specific place, or even your favorite non-profit-- HINT, HINT). Tag it with #LoveIndy. Presented by Plan 2020 and Big Car.

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October 2016

Free Yoga-All Levels

October 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
YMCA Bike Hub, 222 East Market St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Join us every Wednesday for free hatha vinyasa classes on the east plaza by Jordan Lee Yoga! A #Heartofthecommunity project made possible by Southwest Airlines, Project for Public Spaces, Indianapolis City Market, Big Car Collaborative.

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