Looking for a way to spend a fun night out in the city? Downtown Indianapolis has plenty to offer residents of all ages looking for a way to enjoy those warm, summer nights.
Indianapolis Museum of Art: With free general admission, the IMA is a great option for cultural entertainment that won’t hurt your wallet. Take a walk through the nearby trails, or enjoy a picnic in the garden. For hours and information check: www.imamuseum.org.
Shopping on Mass Ave: Massachusetts Avenue is full of vintage shops and boutiques for a shopping experience unlike anything else in the city. Check out Mass Ave Toys, an educational toyshop, or Silver in the City, a quaint gift and jewelry spot, which are both fun places to window shop.
Swing Dancing: On Friday, the Fountain Square Theater is transformed into a Big Band style swing dance hall. Beginners can learn to swing dance by taking lessons from 7:30 until 8:30, and then enjoy dancing the rest of the evening to the tune of live musicians. Visit www.fountainsquareindy.com for details.
Comedy Sportz: For anyone looking for a good laugh, or cheaper alternative to a stand-up comedy club, improve playhouse Comedy Sportz may be right up your alley. Every show is different, because every show is improvised! See www.indycomedysportz.com for ticket prices and times.
Monument Circle at Night: Take a stroll around Indy’s famous Monument Circle and pass the time by watching the horse-drawn carriages or twinkling city lights. There are even a few snack shops open late nearby, like the South Bend Chocolate Company. It’s a great, cheap way to spend a night enjoying the Indianapolis atmosphere.