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Musical Family Tree presents Jo Universal

Musical Family Tree presents Jo Universal

Come hear Jo Universal’s R&B meets outer-space electronic soul in this free concert on Monument Circle!

Get more info on Jo Universal.

Learn more about how Musical Family Tree makes it their mission to spread Indiana music!

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Rhythm Discovery Center: Drum Circle and Percussion Demonstrations

Rhythm Discovery Center: Drum Circle and Percussion Demonstrations

Tap, beat, thump, bang, and strike a variety of percussion instruments & join a drum circle!

Learn more about our partner, Rhythm Discovery Center!

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Musical Family Tree presents Petri

Musical Family Tree presents Petri

It’s lunchtime, and you probably need a break… So take it on Monument Circle and enjoy Petri’s ambient music with electronic/noise leanings!

Learn more about how Musical Family Tree makes it their mission to spread Indiana music!

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Mobile Cassette Motorbike

Mobile Cassette Motorbike

You don’t want to miss out on this weekly performance by Stuart Hyatt Studio as part of “Phono Fridays.” This artist designed cassette motorbike will be making its way around the circle every Friday. Cassettes will be available for purchase. Ahhh… let the nostalgia set in!

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Fantastical Film Shorts by Georges Méliès, the First Wizard of Cinema

Fantastical Film Shorts by Georges Méliès, the First Wizard of Cinema

In 1916, film was a brand new art form and the Circle Theater (now home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra) was brand new, too!  Around this time, Frenchman Georges Méliès was experimenting with cinema by using it for fantastical (not just documentary) purposes. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and take your place on the Monument steps for a three-hour marathon of two-to-four minute films crafted by Méliès between 1896 and 1913. Get ready for wizards, devils, and magicians, starring in film titles like “The Triple Conjurer and the Living Dead,” “The Four Troublesome Heads,” and Méliès’ most famous, “A Trip to the Moon.”  Presented by Big Car and the Indy Film Fest.

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Forensic Friends Drawing

Forensic Friends Drawing

Describe your friend to an artist who will sketch him or her. How accurate do you think the sketch will be with only your descriptive words as the artist’s guide? Find out with Forensic Friends!

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Roaming Historical Characters

Roaming Historical Characters

Stop by the Monument and get into a casual conversation with Architect Alexander Ralston (1771 – 1827), who platted the streets of Indianapolis and Governor Oliver Morton (1823-1877), who ran the state of Indiana during the Civil War.

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Roaming Historical Characters

Roaming Historical Characters

Architect Alexander Ralston (1771-1827), who platted the streets of Indianapolis and Entrepreneur John Freeman (1807-1902), an African American businessman who owned a restaurant near the Circle, will be roaming on Monument Circle and ready to chat with you about their life and experiences in Indy.

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Theme Walk: Indiana Avenue “History and All That Jazz”

Meet at the Spark Welcome Trailer by the South Bend Chocolate Company and join an exploration of little known history of African Americans in Indianapolis with tour guide Dona Stokes Lucas. Along the walk meet David Leander Williams, author of “Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legend & Legacy of Indiana Avenue” (enter to win a signed autograph copy).
 
Tour includes a snack break at the Historic Bethel AME Church (Indianapolis’ first Black Church, est.1836). Enjoy bottled water & a snack of your choice (minimum $3 donation suggested).
 
The walk concludes at the Historic Madame Walker Theatre.
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Circle Walking

Circle Walking

Borrow a pedometer from the Welcome Trailer and take a power lap around the Monument! It’s Walking Wednesday people, so let’s get stepping!