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Moonshine & Morality


Balancing moral and religious values with personal freedom ... just one of the debates during Prohibition that still resonate today. Gather for conversation at downtown watering holes on Oct 18 to revisit the contemporary relevance of Prohibition's social and political themes. Check out the 15 downtown locations, facilitator names, and buy tickets here!

Sin's Last Stand


Three local troupes perform iconic routines celebrating the roots of American burlesque on Oct 18, 8:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theater, right after Moonshine & Morality.

From Victorian era performances of Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes and the naughty striptease acts found on the vaudeville circuit, to the crackdowns and raids of the Prohibition years and the pinup girls of the 1940s and 50s, women have found ways to express themselves regardless of the laws or social mores designed to prevent them from doing so.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance by Bottoms Up Burlesque, Angel Burlesque, and Crème de les Femmes. Learn More.

Dressing Indianapolis


Architects, fashion designers, cultural critics, artists, and design advocates gather to explore the parallels and intersections between urban design and fashion design in Indianapolis on Nov. 1, 7 p.m. at The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Learn more about this IndyTalks event.

Cool Ideas Needed!


Think Farm is looking for creative presenters for the Nov.12 festival event at Big Car Service Center.  Six people will present their ideas in timed slideshow fashion and have an opportunity to build future collaborations. Learn more about guidelines and stipend. Deadline is Oct. 25 at midnight.

Festival Previews

 Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble - See this internationally-acclaimed and racially diverse ballet company perform and hear local experts discuss dancers' bodies and physical demands.


Spirited Chase: Body of Change - Visit mystery destinations in Indy that explore changes of the body. Learn and interact with the site host to think about the body in new ways.


Imaging and Imagining the Body - A radiologist and anthropologist explore how we peer into the living body with imaging technologies and how we can re-imagine health.


Ipsalu Tantra and Kundalini Yogas - Learn the practice, philosophy, and experiential benefits of becoming aware of, and consciously moving, energy in the body. Bring a cushion or yoga mat.


Holistic Care: Fortifying Facts, Debunking Myths - Learn the facts and myths surrounding holistic care as we examine basic concepts, acupuncture, vitamins, and more.

 Cycling Event

Cycling: Healthy Mind, Body, Community - Take a closer look at cycling for transportation, health, and sport through video, photos, demonstration, and discussion.


CORRECTION: - Under Fire: Bodies of WWI is a FREE event, not ticketed. Our apologies for the misprint in the festival booklet.

Under Fire: Bodies of WWI


Spirit & Place Festival 2011  

Body Blurbs

Moonshine & Morality


Signature Series

Public Conversation


Festival program seeks artwork by youth. Cash prizes available.
More info.

Samaritan's Feet - Shoe Drive

Indy Talks 

Lilly Endowment, Inc.Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.H. Wilbur Hardacre Charitable Trust

Marian University Bohlsen PR IUPUI  
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate The Polis Center at IUPUI University of Indianapolis


IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUIIU School of Medicine, IUPUI 

 North United Methodist Church  Wishard 

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Franklin College Hilton Christian Theological Seminary


Indiana Humanities  IU School of Dentistry, IUPUI Second Presbyterian ChurchSt. Pauls  
Congregation Beth El Zedeck Indianapolis Museum of Art Butler University Harrison Center for the Arts    
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