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. 8: Tri Kappa Tour of Homes (Madison)
The Tri Kappa Tour of Homes offers individuals the opportunity to tour private homes not ordinarily open for public viewing. All of the homes are located within 131 blocks of the community listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These homes are outstanding examples of Federal, Georgian, Regency and Classic Revival architecture. All proceeds from the biennial tour go to local scholarships and other philanthropic projects.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. FMI.
Oct. 9: Indy Author’s Fair (Indianapolis)
As part of the 2010 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award celebration, writers and booklovers of all ages are invited to participate in the second-annual Indy Author Fair, a full day of free, public activities including the opportunity to meet and greet dozens of Indiana authors on Oct. 9, 2010 at Indianapolis’ Central Library. The day will include writing and publishing programs, one-on-one conversations, and book sales and signings with local, regional and national authors, all with Indiana ties.
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Central Library, Indianapolis. FMI.
Oct. 10: Mississinewa 1812 (Marion)
The Largest War of 1812 living history event in the United States. Watch battle re-enactments, visit British and American military encampments and a Native American village, chat with 140 settlers, artisans, food purveyors and musicians.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.$7 adults, $4 children 6-12. FMI.
Oct. 11: Parke County Covered Bridge Festival (Rockville)
Communities celebrate world-famous covered bridges with shopping, food, demonstrations, guided tours and entertainment. Indiana’s largest festival. The Food for Thought traveling exhibit will also be on display.
Parke County. FMI.
Oct. 12: Sister City Film Festival (Fort Wayne)
Fort Wayne Sister Cities International and Fort Wayne Cinema Center will present the fourth Sister City Film Festival featuring films from each of the countries where Fort Wayne has a sister city. Before each film, there will be a food tasting at 6:00 p.m. featuring cuisine from the featured country.
“Wings of Desire” directed by Wim Wenders. An enchanting fantasy about an angel who falls in love with a beautiful circus performer and decides to become human.
“Ashes and Diamonds” directed by Andrej Wajda. Two men are ordered to murder a leading communist on the last day of WWII. They botch the attempt, and as they wait to try again, one of them falls in love.
Tickets: $20. FMI.
Oct. 13: Fall Harvest Days (Elkhart)
Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort will be decorated for the season with corn shocks, pumpkins and scarecrows galore! Visitors will enjoy the Harvest Market featuring crisp fall apples and of course pumpkins, along with gourds, squash, bittersweet, and Indian corn. A guided walking tour of the 1874 Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns farmstead (the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places) tracing the history of the pioneering Amish families of northern Indiana. Learn the whys and ways of the Amish and marvel at the ingenious ways of the family farm of the last century.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Adults: $12.95, Kids: $4.95. FMI.
Oct. 14: Opening Night: Heartland Film Festival (Indianapolis)
The 2010 Heartland Film Festival will kick off with a special screening of Snowmen, starring Ray Liotta, Bobby Coleman and Christopher Lloyd. After the screening, there will be a question and answer session with the filmmakers and a dessert reception. An optional pre-screening reception will be held at 6 p.m.
IMA, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $85. FMI.