For Arts & Humanities Month, we’ll post daily events that allow Hoosiers to experience the humanities. Check back each week for our 7-day guide to celebrating the humanities in Indiana.
Oct. 1: IDADA’s First Friday Tour (Indianapolis)
Start off the evening at our place, the Meredith Nicholson Home. You’ll learn about the history of Indiana craftbrewing from author Rita Kohn, and you can sample some of Indiana’s finest craft brews. Then, head over to Homeward Bound, across the street at the Harrison Center for the Arts, and make your way to Mass Ave for a night of entertainment. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Downtown Indianapolis. FMI.
Oct. 2: Hoosier Jubilee, Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)
Pork, peppermint, persimmons and pickles! The “crops are in” as the Indiana State Museum celebrates the rich and diverse agricultural heritage of the state with butter churning, squishing apples into cider, creating a birdhouse work-of-art and a scrumptious sampling of the state’s bounty at A Hoosier Farmer’s Breakfast. Meet the farmers, both rural and urban, who are responsible for today’s vibrant agricultural industry. Discover how technology has shaped the tasks of today’s grower for the 21st century and how it affects the consumer. Visit the Council’s Food for Thought traveling exhibit while you’re there!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Indiana State Museum. FMI.
Oct. 3: Feast of the Hunters Moon (Lafayette)
The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid-1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Ind. Thousands of participants re-enact this event creating a feast for your senses. Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic food and more.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Historic Fort Ouiatenon Park, near West Lafayette. FMI.
Oct. 4: 89th Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival (Evansville)
One of the oldest, biggest and most popular street festivals in the country, and Evansville’s biggest! This huge event attracts more than 100,000 people each year to sample the food fare from more than 120 booths offering everything from corn dogs to puppy chow, elephant ears to brain sandwiches and homemade kuchens and cobblers. No gates, no admission.
From 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Evansville. FMI.
Oct. 5: Walking Event (Winona Lake)
The route consists of village streets and sidewalks beneath old growth hardwoods (hey, this is Indiana) that will take you along the shores of Winona Lake, through the campus of Grace College, and past a number of historic sites associated with Billy Sunday. (You may even see some ghosts along the route).
Winona Mercantile, all day. FMI.
Oct. 6: David Sedaris: A Master of Social Satire (Bloomington)
The king of self-deprecating comedy, David Sedaris uses his words to paint pictures of situations both familiar and ridiculous, mining everything from his upbringing in an eccentric Greek family to his odd jobs in the years before he started getting paid to write. He was Time magazine’s “Humorist of the Year” in 2001 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.
IU Auditorium, 8 p.m.; $35-$45. FMI.
Oct. 7: Photos and Painting Exhibit (Columbus)
Photographs by Dennis Stone and paintings by Jeri Cannon will be on display at Hotel Indigo in downtown Columbus until November 30. Meet the artists from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7
Phi Gallery, Hotel Indigo, downtown Columbus