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10 things you have to do this weekend



1. Summer Rewind

June 19-20, times vary. It's noble but logistically impossible to try and see all 130+ films in the Heartland Film Festival. So, in 2011, the Heartland Film organization started screening Heartland's "greatest hits" a year after each festival in a mini-fest called Summer Rewind. Heartland's Director of Marketing, Greg Sorvig says this year's festival offers a "small but mighty lineup." We agree. So here's a review of each and every movie.

2. Mixture

June 19-20, 5:30 p.m. Yes, yes, yes! We finally have a cocktail tour to rival the Circle City’s many fabulous brewing tours. This one starts out on Georgia Street and winds through Mass Ave, Fletcher Place, Fountain Square and puts you face-to-face with some of Indy’s best bartenders. The event runs for two nights, and you can buy a combo ticket for both or go to them separately. Either way, with the number of bars they have participating, it would only be safe to break it into two nights.

3. Symphony on the Prairie

June 19-20, 8 p.m. Be ready to travel back in time as it's opening weekend at Symphony on the Prairie and the 70's are in spotlight. "Disco Days & Boogie Night: Music of the 70's" is the theme so expect everything from “American Pie" to "Bohemian Rhapsody."


4. Veseria

June 19, 7 p.m. With a new EP (Songs of War) and their first tour looming, Indy rock group Veseria is celebrating their five-year anniversary with a mega-show at Fountain Square Brewing Co. Read more about the local group.

5. WZPL Birthday Bash

June 19, 7 p.m. Radio king/pop superstar/seXXXy magazine cover star Nick Jonas headlines this big ol’ radio bash, with an assist from “Whistle” rapper Flo Rida, British pop queen Charli XCX, ear wormer Hoodie Allen, Olly Murs, and “Trampoline” dudes Kalin and Myles.


6. Tyler the Creator

June 19, 8 p.m. Unlike his lyrics, Tyler’s outfit game hasn’t changed recently. Which makes this puzzling. “If I could wear anything? I would wear some regular jeans, some Jordan’s, and an Alexander Wang Jacket — something simple. I have a weird shaped head but I’ve always wanted to wear a fedora. I’ve just never felt comfortable, but that’s probably my dream outfit.” Here’s hoping Tyler rocks a fedora on-stage Friday night.

7. Indy Mega Adoption Event

June 20-21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Grab yourself a furry friend at this two-day adoption extravaganza. There will be more than 1000 dogs and cats of all breeds, ages and sizes for you to meet, pet, and fall in love with. And if you do fall in love, adoption fees are just $30. Find that new family member you've been looking for.

8. Jim Jefferies

June 20, 8 p.m. This Australian is one funny man. Don't believe us? Watch a quick episode of Legit, a comedy show portraying his own life. He'll stop in on his Freedumb Tour. Yes that's spelled correctly.


9. Old Soul’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

June 20, 9 p.m. Many happy returns to Old Soul; the promo company will celebrate their 10th anniversary with another, bigger installation of their ICON series, this time featuring the music of Prince and Micheal Jackson spun by DJ Metrognome, Action Jackson, Limelight and Cool Hand Lex.

10. Familia Fest: El Dia de la Familia

June 21, 1 p.m. The city's largest recurring Hispanic-cultural event is back for it's 15-year anniversary. Familia Fest - El Dia de la Familia, or the Day of the Family offers the community a wide range of Latin foods, music and family fun. Radio Latina, Indianapolis' Spanish radio station holds down the fort at the live music stage featuring local, regional and national acts. And of course there will food, lots of it. Attendees can sample authentic Latin Cuisines from countries like Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico. And it's all free!


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