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Monday, October 1 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, October 3 Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, October 3

#ROCKtheIrving

Shark Mouth Productions presents
Telltale
Kranks
Target Acquired
The Location
Legacy of Triumph

7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $10 at the door

Telltale is a Virginia-based band that is now almost two years old, but have been making waves in the alternative/pop-punk all on their own.  They released their debut EP, Good Intentions, independently last summer and have since supported bands like Forever Came Calling, Slaves, In Her Own Words, and more.

Telltale includes members John Carter on vocals, Bryce Marshall on Guitar, Tim Fogg on Bass, and drummer Travis Slack.
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Thursday, October 4 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, October 5 First Firday on the deck at the Irving Theater

Friday, October 5 Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 6 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, October 6 Irvington Ghost Tours

Sunday, October 7

#BlueMonkey

the Irving Theater welcomes
The Blue Monkey Sideshow
with special guest
Indy Tridal

7:00p / doors 6:00p  |  $20 at the door  |  12+ adult content


FINALLY AND AT LAST, The Blue Monkey Sideshow will perform one public show in Indianapolis.

If you do not see it, you will not know. This classic carny (carnival) bark is so true when proclaimed about the Blue Monkey Sideshow.  Incorporated in Indianapolis in 1998 (yes they are a real entity), this group has performed from Alabama to Alaska, New York to Las Vegas and hundreds of stops in between.  Their travels include 15 years at the Indiana State Fair, three years at the Rolling Rock Towne Fair and twice opening for the Insane Clown Posse:  at the first Gathering of the Juggalos and Hollow Wicked. Over two decades , tens of thousands at colleges, universities, racetracks, rock concerts, private parties, nightclubs,, corporate events, sport celebrations, Amazon family day, the Snodgrass sheet metal safety breakfast and historic reenactments have witnessed the feats of this unique performance group.  These are the guys who opened Die,Circus, Die in the hollow, plaster shedding cavern that was to become the Fountain. Square Theatre. &bnsp;They accidentally created a PETA protest the with their “Cat out of a Cannon” act on the Circle.  They enlivened early Jazz Fest patrons, performing on a wagon without brakes.  The mayor spoke from their stage on the Canal and Dick Wolfsie has devoted a page in his book to them.

Why? Because when you witness the Blue Monkey Sideshow, you undergo a transformation that only the carnival bark can bring you.  They have explored the carnival life, it's dangers and small rewards, so you don't have to.  And through their trials you realize life is more important , possible and joyful with a wink than ever before.

If you do not see it, you will not know.

Special opening and intermission act: Indy Tribal, belly dance troupe under the direction of Jeana Jorgensen.

Preshow teaser with Skanky T. Barker sharing songs and tales of the sideshow at 6:40.
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Monday, October 8 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, October 10 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, October 11 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, October 12 Irvington Ghost Tours

Friday, October 12

#DUILawnMowerGuy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Steve Jessup

8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $15 advance / VIP $25


Steve Jessup is known around the world thanks to the millions who have viewed his outrageous antics on the Internet. Steve first popped into world focus when his drunken arrest videos on his riding lawn mower and a scissor lift turned Steve into well-known personality. Some 50 million views later Steve decided to start doing a weekly show from his shop called “Whiskey Weed Women”. The weekly hang with Steve has been a huge success! Steve’s tacked another 50 million views on his total and gained a million weekly social media followers that are engaged and watch his show every week.

Now Steve’s takin his adult uncensored brand of humor around the world with his I Know My RIght’s Tour. You can expect a hell raisin good time with Steve. Most people who are fans simply want to have a drink with the man. Steve will be toasting shots with the crowd, telling stories and talking life all night long from Steve’s unique perspective.
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Saturday, October 13 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, October 13 Irvington Ghost Tours

Monday, October 15 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, October 17 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, October 18 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, October 19 Irvington Ghost Tours

Friday, October 19

#SoftMachine

Mark Gasper presents
Soft Machine
featuring
'70s members John Etheridge, Roy Babbington, and special guest Gary Husband

with
Beledo

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $40 / $60 VIP

Soft Machine is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who has included a whos who of legendary musicians over five decades:  Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Etheridge, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!).

Various incarnations of the band, with varying line-ups of members, kept the flame alive in the 21st century.

In December 2015, the band returned to its original name, as the band now featured three of the group's 1970s era members:  John Etheridge, John Marshall and Roy Babbington (from the seminal 1976's album "Softs").  Rounding out Soft Machine is legendary reed man Theo Travis, who first joined the band in 2006 and has played with major prog guitar legends David Gilmour and Robert Fripp.

For the Indindianapolis concert, drummer Gary Husband will take to the throne.

To celebrate Soft Machine's triumphant return to the USA, the band is excited to be coming to Indianapolis on Friday October 19th, prior to their headlining appearance at Progtoberfest.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the mindblowing prog/jazz/fusion rock that *is* SOFT MACHINE. A genre all by themselves.

This is an all-ages concert. Special ticket prices for fans who are ages 18 and under!
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Saturday, October 20 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, October 20 Irvington Ghost Tours

Monday, October 22

#SlightlyHaunted

the Irving Theater welcomes
Slightly Haunted Puppet Show
featuring the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

6:30p / doors 6:00p  |  free

Representing three generations of puppeteers, the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio have been a favorite for over 50 years.  For the ninth year these magical puppets will be entertaining both young and old as part of The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.  The Halloween program features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience.  The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.

Since 1952, they have been performing throughout the US Midwest, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  Most recently, they performed in Shanghai, China, at Century Park for their National Day Celebration.  Beautiful hand crafted and costumed marionettes are performed in full view of the audience.  This show has been an extremely popular event for children and we expect a large crowd.  So please arrive early to get a good seat.
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Monday, October 22 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Tuesday, October 23

#SlightlyHaunted

the Irving Theater welcomes
Slightly Haunted Puppet Show
featuring the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

ENCORE PRESENTATION

6:30p / doors 6:00p  |  free

Representing three generations of puppeteers, the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio have been a favorite for over 50 years.  For the ninth year these magical puppets will be entertaining both young and old as part of The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.  The Halloween program features beautiful hand-crafted and costumed marionettes performing in full view of the audience.  The cast includes dancing ghosts and skeletons, a juggling scarecrow, and Esmerelda the witch, while Dracula welcomes visitors from a second story ghost house.

Since 1952, they have been performing throughout the US Midwest, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  Most recently, they performed in Shanghai, China, at Century Park for their National Day Celebration.  Beautiful hand crafted and costumed marionettes are performed in full view of the audience.  This show has been an extremely popular event for children and we expect a large crowd.  So please arrive early to get a good seat.
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Wednesday, October 24 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, October 25 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, October 26 Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 27 Irvington Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 27

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
HALLOWEEN SHOW
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $10
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Monday, October 29 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, October 31 Fresh Wednesday Market

Coming in November

Friday, November 2

#MartinBarre

Mark Gasper presents
Jetro Tull Guitarist
Martin Barre and his Band

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $40 / $60 VIP


Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success.  Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

You have heard Martins guitar on classic rock radio for probably 43 years, on such classic songs as "Locomotive Breath", "Minstrel in the Gallery", "Crosseyed Mary" and "Teacher". He was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on "Aqualung".  His playing on the album "Crest Of A Knave" earned him a Grammy award in 1988. Martin's playing has certainly earned him a high level of respect and recognition among fans and peers.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Join us for this rare opportunity to experience the majesty of Tull music, played by Martin Barre, the man who put the CLASSIC into Classic Rock.

This is an all-ages concert. Special ticket prices for fans who are ages 18 and under!
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Sunday, November 4

#ELPLegacyTour

Mark Gasper presents
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Legacy Tour
Carl Palmer

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $30 / $50 VIP


Carl Palmer, who was voted by ROLLING STONE as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time for his work in Emerson Lake & Palmer, is also a founding member of (and still tours with) ASIA. Overall, Palmer has sold over 50 million records.

Since 2001, Carl has fronted a 3 piece power trio: guitar, bass & drums doing the classically-driven rock hits of ELP.  He has totally reinvented the music of ELP.  If you can imagine, ELP with Steve Vai or Joe Satriani in the band instead of Keith Emerson, you can grasp the power of Carl's new band.

ELP's megahits, including Pictures At An Exhibition, Lucky Man, From the Beginning and Tarkus, helped define Progressive Rock and earned sales of 48 million.  Palmer's new band captures all the power of these hits in a hard driving, instrumental performance that's winning raves globally.

Don't miss this fantastic concert, with one of the true Kings of Prog Rock, celebrating the music which defined the genre.

Stay after the concert to meet Carl and the band, purchase their latest CD and DVD releases, plus classic reissues of ELP recordings, and get Carl to autograph them for you.

This is an all-ages concert. Special ticket prices for fans who are ages 18 and under!
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Thursday, November 8

#Godsend

Saga City Games presents
World Premiere
Godsend

7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  FREE
Join Saga City Games for the premiere of Godsend, their first commercial video game.   Featuring life-like visuals, visceral action and a mesmerizing original soundtrack, Godsend promises to be a gamer's heaven.  Developed by Indianapolis' own Joe Burns and composer Shaun Finnegan.

Be one of the first to see, hear and play this amazing interactive experience.

Enter into the raffle for a chance to win a copy of the game, merch and other prizes.

(This game has not yet been rated.)
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Friday, November 9

#DontPanic

the Irving Theater welcomes
Lauren Sanderson
Sizzy Rocket

7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $13 advance / $15 at the door

Lauren Sanderson is a 22-year-old alternative hip-hop pop artist from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She is known for being highly engaged with her fans, spreading her encouraging message to just be you.  Lauren recently signed a record deal with Epic Records, moved to Los Angeles and has finished her third EP "DONT PANIC!", which is out worldwide now.
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Saturday, November 10

#SledgeOMatic

Mad Hatter Shows present
Gallagher
Artie Fletcher

7:00p / doors 6:00p  |  $20 / Slash Zone $45 advance


Leo Anthony Gallagher was born in North Carolina but he grew up in Florida.  After completing college, Gallagher started working as a musician and comedian for Jim Stafford.  The duo traveled to California where Gallagher decided to perform by himself.  He started visiting the Ice House and The Comedy Store to find performance slots.  When he approached The Tonight Show,  he was refused, not once but several times as show host Johnny Carson was not very fond of prop comedy.  However, Gallagher did make a number of appearances on the show in Carson’s absence when other guests were hosting the show.

Gallagher is an American comedian and prop comic, known for smashing watermelons as part of his act.  His signature sketch is a pitch for the "Sledge-O-Matic," a large wooden mallet that he uses to smash a variety of food items and other objects, culminating with a watermelon.Gallagher is remembered as one of the best American comedians from the 80s.  Though he performed only fourteen comedy specials for Showtime, each episode has been broadcast innumerable times, especially on Comedy Central.
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Coming in December

Friday, December 7

#BrandX

Mark Gasper presents
Brand X
featuring Original Members John Goodsall and Percy Jones

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $35 / $60 VIP


Funk-Rock-Fusion Legends BRAND X are well-known for their dynamic and energetic live shows.

Anyone who has seen them in the past, has a story or two to tell.  In some circles, they may be best known for being "Phil Collins' other band besides Genesis".

For many musicians and those who simply know the music, there is no one quite like Brand X.  Founding members John Goodsall (Guitars) and Percy Jones (Bass) keep the Brand X tradition alive with a band that many are claiming as "The best live Brand X ever."

If you feel that way, you're not alone, as members of YES, Dream Theater, Kansas, The Dixie regs, Metallica and many others have come out of the woodwork to see Brand X live -- and rave about their live show.

From some serious fusion chops to subtle world beat dynamics, to offbeat British humor, it's all in an evening with Brand X... And there will be much rejoicing...

This is an all-ages concert. Ages 18 and under are admitted FREE for non-reserved seating or standing room, when accompanied by a Paying Adult or Guardian. Must have proper ID. The band's first-ever Blu-Ray concert release, and newest live CD called "Locked & Loaded", will be available at the concert, along with other Brand X recordings.  Stay after the concert for a meet-and-greet with the band and get their new releases autographed.

Dont miss the one and only BRAND X. Accept no substitutes.

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Saturday, December 15

#AltGiftFair

the Irving Theater welcomes
Alternative Gift Fair

10:00a to 4:00p  |  FREE  

Over thirty local, handmade artisans bring their wares to the Irving Theater for the twelth annual Alternative Gift Fair.

Held just day's before the Holidays you will find one of a kind gifts for everyone in your world.  The Alternative Gift Fair offers you an alternative to shopping big box stores this holiday season and instead, 'keep it local'.  Jewelry, body products, children clothing & toys, one of a kind gifts for all your loved ones will be found here.

Entry is free but we accept donations in the form of mens Socks, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner all of which goes to aid the work of The Pourhouse serving the homeless population of Indianapolis.

Mark your calendar for this favorite Holiday event.
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