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This Weekend in the Arts: June 2-4

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Whether you’re looking to go out with family or friends this weekend, enjoy First Fridays, live music, visit a museum, an art gallery or try out a new restaurant, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered. We’ve put together an extensive list of just a few of the events and activities going on in and around Indianapolis in This Weekend in the Arts.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t cover everything going on in one calendar. So, if there’s something going on that we and other Hoosiers should know about this month, feel free to let us know! Send an email to newsroom@indyrecorder.com so we can include it in the next edition.

Friday, June 2

First Friday Art Show: WE ARE Indy Arts and Friends

Rapp Family Gallery, Indiana Landmarks, 1201 Central Ave.

6-9 p.m.

Free

WE ARE Indy Arts and Friends’ showcase aims to present works from a diverse group of local artists through a variety of media, such as painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media. The exhibit’s opening will also include snacks and beverages for guests.

indianalandmarks.org

First Friday Night Market

Garfield Park, 1125 Cruft St.

6-10 p.m.

Free

Presented by Big Car Collaborative, the First Friday Night Market at Garfield Park and Cruft Street will feature local artists, musicians, food trucks and small business vendors. The market will also include featured exhibits at Tube Factory, Listen Hear and the Guichelaar Gallery.

bigcar.org/event/first-friday-night-market-5/

First Friday with the Circle City Industrial Complex Artists

Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 E. Brookside Ave.

6 p.m.

Free
Featuring more than 100 artists spread out through several galleries and individual studios, a brewery, cocktail bar and ice cream shop, Circle City Industrial Complex offers a diverse and intimate experience with Indy’s local artists.

circlecityind.com/first-friday

Saturday, June 3

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The Toby, Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Road

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $35

Presented by the Indianapolis Ballet, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” showcases Shakespeare’s iconic magical tale and features the music of Feliz Mendelssohn. The show presents themes of fairies, spells and humor and is recommended for guests ages four and up. Runtime is approximately two hours with one intermission.

indyballet.org/calendar/a-midsummer-nights-dream/2023

Far Eastside Field Day

P30, 3039 N. Post Road 

Noon to 4 p.m.

Free

Presented by Euphoric Wellness Experience, the Far Eastside Field Day aims to encourage and bring awareness to Black youth about the importance of self-love, mental health and physical fitness. The event will feature a live DJ, yoga, field games, food and information on nutrition.

Search “Far Eastside Field Day” on Eventbrite 

Juneteenth Jamboree

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free; tickets are required in advance

Featuring live performances, visual artists workshops, a story time and a community vendor marketplace, the Juneteenth Jamboree aims to provide a safe space for community reflection and celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

childrensmuseum.org

Love Me Now R&B Music Festival

Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave.

6 p.m.

Tickets start at $50

Join the Walker Center for a night of R&B and comedy, featuring Kut Klose, Changing Faces and Surface. The event will also include special guests DJ King, Bo Dacious and Tre Williams.

madamwalkerlegacycenter.com

Sunday, June 4

“Beauty and the Beast”

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road

1 p.m.

Tickets start at $47.50

Beef and Boards family show of the 2022-23 season showcases the beloved Disney classic, with Jameelah Leaundra as Belle and Logan Moore as the Beast. Sponsored by Indy’s Child, the show is rated G and includes a $6 discount for children ages 3-15. 

beefandboards.com

Tink & Friends: Thanks 4 Everything Tour PT. 2

Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave.

7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $40

Chicago-based R&B singer-songwriter and rapper Tink is making a stop in Indianapolis as an extension of her sold-out tour following the release of her album “Thanks 4 Nothing.” Joined onstage by special guests Jacquees with Sonata and more, the show displays Tink’s musical versatility and range.

butlerartscenter.org/performance/tink-friends

Please note: Admission and ticket prices listed are general and before taxes/fees.

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-762-7848 or chloegm@indyrecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.

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