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This Weekend in the Arts: Oct.14-16

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If you find yourself at the beginning of the weekend, scrolling online and looking to enjoy some live music, visit a cool exhibit at a museum, try a new restaurant, go out with the family or simply relax with a self-care day, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered. We’ve put together an extensive list of some of the things going on in and around Indianapolis this weekend in the arts.

As excited as we are about presenting this list to you, we know we couldn’t get everything. If there’s something going on that we and other Hoosiers should know about, feel free to let us know so we can include it next week!

Friday, Oct. 14

Ron Funches 

Where: Helium Comedy Club, 10 W. Georgia St.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $25-$33

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches will stop by to play a set at the Helium Comedy Club this weekend. The show is recommended for audiences 18+.


Headless Horseman Festival 

Where: Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road

When: 6-10 p.m. (Recurring Thurs-Sun until Oct. 30) 

Cost: $20-$25

Featuring haunted hayrides and a corn maze, spooky storytelling and a magic show, this annual Headless Horseman Festival has something for the whole family.


The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House — Game Night Fright

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

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Recurring until Oct. 30)

Cost: $9 per non-member, general admission not required.

The Children’s Museum’s 58th annual haunted house offers AES Indiana’s Lights-on Hours, for those who scare more easily, and AAA’s Frightening Hours withlights off, for those who welcome a little scare.


Indy International Festival 

Where: Hoosier Lottery Expo Hall, 1202 E. 38th St.

When: 2-9 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 16

Cost: $6-$12

Hosted by the Nationalities Council of Indiana and representing more than 50 ethic and national affinity organizations, the Indy International Festival is a weekend of celebrating diversity and Indianapolis’ culinary, historical, social, ethnic and linguistic heritage.


Saturday, Oct. 15

Kyngdom Art Show 2

Where: Onyx Event Center, 7545 Rockville Road #100

When: 7 p.m. to midnight

Cost: $25

Back for its second iteration, Jamichael Kyng Pollard’s art show, the Kyngdom Art Show, will feature new art, live music, refreshments and good vibes in a bigger and better format than last year’s show.


Speedway Fall Festival 

Where: Speedway United Methodist Church, 5065 W. 16th St.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Come out to celebrate fall with the community in Speedway at its annual festival featuring food and beverages, crafts, live music and local artist vendors. 


Sunday, Oct. 16

Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Where: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main St. in Danville

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14-15)

Cost: Free

Don’t forget to catch the last day of the Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show in Hendricks County, featuring vendors from all over the country showcasing and selling precious gemstones, rocks and minerals.


Harvest Nights

Where: Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Road

When: 7:30-10 p.m. (Recurring until Oct. 30)

Cost: $13-45 (member and non-member prices vary); children 5 and under free

Newfields is getting spooky, not scary this fall! Join the museum for its after-dark event featuring something for the whole family. Wander through foggy and pumpkin-filled forests while sipping on hot cocoa or enjoying caramel corn, cinnamon Bavarian Creme Churros. 


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

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-924-5143 or email chloegm@indyrecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.

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