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Dedicated to providing performers and artists with spaces to display their talent and skill, the Indianapolis Artsgarden is located within an accessible hub. Connected internally to the famous hotels in town, it makes for a nice visit when craving for live entertainment not too far from your locale. Its rooms can be rented by non profit corporate and government organisations.
IndyFringe Basile Theatre is an event venue dedicated to the IndyFringe festival. This 100-seat theater also hosts musicals, concerts, art expositions, and festivals like DivaFest and Onyx Fest throughout the year. Every season it brings forth unique and innovate programs and shows for its patrons. The place also holds community events, workshops and similar functions on a regular basis. Basile Theatre can be hired for private celebrations and drama rehearsals too. For more details, call ahead or check website.
Atomic Bowl Duckpin is one of the only two remaining Midwest duckpin bowling alleys (along with Action Duckpin Bowling - also located in the Fountain Square Theater Building). This form of bowling employs shorter pins and a smaller ball, and reached the apex of its popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. Visit the fun of a 1950's night out with vintage equipment, a retro jukebox, and historic bowling memorabilia. A snack bar and catering services for groups keep bowlers of all ages refreshed.
Between Thursdays and Saturdays, one can witness the uber-class of Indianapolis entering the doors of White Rabbit Cabaret to enjoy an evening of quality acts, refreshing drinks and great company. Brace yourself as the talented artists of this popular venue entice you with their thrilling burlesque performances and vaudevillian chicanery. The venue also plays host to non-burlesque acts, like touring bands and DJs. For more details on upcoming events of this place, check their website.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the world's first ever racing track to earn the epithet of a 'Speedway'. Boasting a capacity of 400,000 spectators, this track can be aptly described as the holy grail for motorsports aficionados across the globe. Since its construction in 1909, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted several prestigious racing events but the revered Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 have always been its major crowd pullers. The on-site Hall of Fame Museum houses NASCAR and racing memorabilia and artifacts. At any given time at least 75 vehicles are on display for the public.
If you have art at heart, then Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University is the place to be. Built in 1963 in memory of the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, it hosts a performing arts series every year and focuses on international and cultural live performances. It is also suitable for conferences, operas, receptions and concerts. With a capacity of over 2,000, there's never a dull moment!