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Monday, May 3 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, May 5 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, May 6 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, May 7 First Firday at the Irving Theater

Saturday, May 8

#PeterMayerIndy

the Irving Theater welcomes
Peter Mayer Group

  8:00p / doors 7:00p
  $25 / VIP $35 (advance)
  all ages


Peter Mayer is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, touring musician and recording artist in Nashville, Tennessee. With his unique writing style, distinctive voice and virtuoso musicianship, Mayer creates compelling and soulful music for an electrifying live performance. Mayer has released 25 albums to date and tours year round with the Peter Mayer Group. He is the lead guitarist in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and has shared the stage with a regalia of bright lights in the music industry including: James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Don Henley, Dave Matthews, Joe Walsh, and many others.

Drawing on musical influences from his eastern and western upbringing, Mayer’s music freely travels over diverse harmonic, melodic and lyrical roads from The Beatles, rock ’n roll, church hymns, classical music, pop, and his years of studying jazz guitar. After moving back to the United States, he went on to study formal theory and composition and taught jazz guitar as a faculty member at Webster University. In 1988, Mayer released his debut album for Warner Brothers Records with the group PM. Working with producer Elliott Scheiner (Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Hornsby) – this album produced the single “Piece of Paradise,” charting to number eight on Billboard.

Mayer began touring with Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band in 1988 as lead guitarist, a position that he holds to this day. He regularly tours with his own bands, including Peter Mayer Group, Peter Mayer’s Songs of Faith, Peter & Brendan and Stars & Promises Christmas.
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May We Suggest A Pleace To Dine
May We Suggest Some Nearby Shops


Monday, May 10 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, May 12 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, May 13 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, May 15

#EttaMayIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Etta May
Southern Fried Chicks

  7:30p / doors 6:30p
  $20 / VIP $40 (advance)
  all ages (17+ suggested)


Winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards "Comic of the Year," this Kentucky woman is a comedy icon! Hailed as the "Polyester Princess," the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a high-powered, take-no-prisoners performance full of truth, irony, humor and wisdom. This trailer park goddess has appeared on, Oprah, Showtime, CMT, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, Columbia Pictures, and NBC. She headlines the hugely successful Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour and touts a huge fan base on SiriusXM comedy channels.
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Saturday, May 15

#DressUp!
Transylvanian Lip Treatment present
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

  Midnight / doors 11:00p
  $7 (advance)
 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, May 17 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, May 19 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, May 20 Poetry Open Mic

Tuesday, May 25

#RuggedManIndy

LEO Presents present
All Heros Are Dead Tour
R.A. The Rugged Man
A-F-R-O
Open Minded
Psychedelic Sidekick

  6:30p / doors 6:00p
  $25 / MEET & GREET $50 (advance)
  all ages


R.A. The Rugged Man is one of the most fascinating figures in hip-hop history. His career spans decades, and defies simple narratives. The Rugged Man has been an up-and-coming star, an industry outcast banished and forgotten, an underground cult hero, an independent success story, and an influential master of the art form. He can obliterate rappers with ferocious battle rhymes, craft heartfelt personal songs fans can relate to, offend sensitive listeners with shocking vulgarity, challenge corrupt politicians and corporations, paint pictures with captivating storytelling, and deliver jaw-dropping flows that prove his lyrical skills are unmatched. He’s also worked with a staggering number of hip-hop’s most respected artists, including legends like The Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang, Tech N9ne, Rakim, Mobb Deep, Talib Kweli, Kool G Rap, Public Enemy, Brother Ali, and many more. And while others struggle to maintain a foothold in the ever-changing rap landscape, R.A. The Rugged Man is the rare artist who has become more relevant with time, with each new album more compelling than the last.

R.A. The Rugged Man is back with All My Heroes Are Dead, a brand new album that stands as his best work to date. "So many of the greats are gone, and the legends who made it out alive are cast aside", R.A. says. "Society left our heroes and their culture for dead. We have to dig that greatness out of its grave, and bring it back with an angry vengeance". While Legends Never Die was dedicated to the memory of his father, All My Heroes Are Dead is R.A.'s first album since becoming a father of two himself. “When you have children, that’s a whole other level of joy and pain and emotion", he describes. "It opens whole entire universes with the pen.” The music covers a wide range of moods, and transcends hip-hop cliches. “I didn’t want to make a whole album of just destroying rappers and rapping better than everyone". the Rugged Man explains. "There’s a lot of places my albums take you, and there’s way more storytelling on this one. I love to bring listeners into different worlds". Now available worldwide, All My Heroes Are Dead features an all-star cast of hip-hop heavyweights, including Chuck D, Slug of Atmosphere, Ghostface Killah, Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz, Ice-T, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Onyx, Brand Nubian, Chris Rivers, Inspectah Deck, A-F-R-O, Masta Killa, and more. The highly-anticipated album showcases the full scope of R.A. The Rugged Man's considerable talent, making it a powerful statement from an unforgettable artist.
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May We Suggest A Pleace To Dine
May We Suggest Some Nearby Shops


Monday, May 24 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, May 26 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, May 27 Poetry Open Mic

Monday, May 31 Acoustic Open Mic

Coming in June

Friday, June 11

#NoizeyManIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Michael Winslow
The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects
with accompaniment by Country Music Singer/Songweriter
Darryl Worley

  8:00p / doors 7:00p
  $20 / VIP $55 (advance)
  all ages (17+ suggested)


Join us for the wacky sound effects of Police Academy star Michael Winslow accompanied by Country Music Singer/Songwriter Darryl Worley. You've got to hear it to believe it.

Michael Winslow is an American actor, comedian and beatboxer billed as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his roles in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones. He made a cameo appearance in the satirical 1987 Mel Brooks comedy film Spaceballs and played a small role in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. He is also a skilled voice actor appearing in commercials for companies such as Geico, but also hit television series such as Family Guy and Robot Chicken. He has recently finished up a comedy special on the Starz Network with Jimmy Walker, but he also runs a podcast where you can hear he his unique takes on life and comedy known as the Noize Podcast.
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It is an approach that has helped to make Darryl Worley a mainstay of modern country music. He has topped the charts with singles including "I Miss My Friend", "Awful, Beautiful Life", and "Have You Forgotten", which accomplished the feat for one, two and an incredible seven weeks, respectively. He hit the Top 20 with the first three singles from his impressive major-label debut, Hard Rain Don't Last — "When You Need My Love", “A Good Day to Run", and "Second Wind" and followed with smashes like “If Something Should Happen", "I Just Came Back From a War" the iconic "Tennessee River Run", and "Sounds Like Life To Me", Along the way, he earned nominations for five major ACM and CMA awards, including "Song of the Year" and "Single of the Year", and wrote songs for other artists including George Jones.
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Saturday, June 12

#DressUp!
Transylvanian Lip Treatment present
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

  Midnight / doors 11:00p
  $7 (advance)
 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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Coming in July

Friday, July 16

#MicroWrestlingIndy

the Micro Wrestling Federation present
Micro Wrestling
  9:00p / doors 8:30p
  $23.99 / RINGSIDE $44.99 (advance)
  BACKSTAGE $265.99 (advance)
          REFEREE GIFT PACKAGE $528.99 (advance)

  all ages

The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE type event supported by an entire cast under five feet tall.  It’s going to be pandemonium as the Micro Wrestlers body slam, bear hug, and headlock throughout an evening of nonstop action. Here is what you can expect:

Two Single Matches: Who are the toughest Micro Wrestlers? Come find out!

Micro Brawl:  Body slams, suplexes, and punches to the face can take place anywhere in the venue!  Get ready for up- close and personal Micro action!

Micro Royal Rumble:   All the Micro superstars enter the squared circle and stand tiny toe to tiny toe against one another in the main event! The belt is on the line and only one Micro wrestler will leave as champion.

Following the show:  Fans can stick around and socialize and get autographs with the Micro cast members!
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Coming in August

Sunday, August 15

#DustinSimsIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Dustin Sims

  7:00p / doors 6:00p
  $20 / VIP $35 (advance)
  add $20 for MEET & GREET (advance)

  all ages (17+ suggested)


Dustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and Talking to Myself series. His unique style of storytelling has accumulated him over a million followers across social media. Dustin's raw comedy is mostly centered around bizarre life experiences that are guaranteed to keep you laughing! Also be sure to check out his podcast Poor Taste with Dustin Sims on YouTube.
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Coming in September

Thursday, September 23

#MickFoleyIndy

Mad Hatter Shows present
Mick Foley
WWE Hall of Famer

  8:00p / doors 7:00p
  $25 / VIP $50 / PREMIUM $75 (advance)
  all ages (17+ suggested)


One of the cornerstones of WWE's meteoric rise in the late 90's, Mick Foley earned the nickname 'The Hardcore Legend' for his ability to absorb seemingly inhuman punishment in some of the most dramatic matches in sports-entertainment history. Already a respected veteran for his 11 physically punishing years wrestling under the name Cactus Jack, Foley's career soared to new heights in WWE as 'Mankind', a character Foley claimed was inspired by a combination of reading 'Mary Shelly's Frankenstein' and listening to the music of Tori Amos.

As Cactus Jack, Foley won the 1995 ‘King of the Deathmatch' tournament in Yokohama, Japan, and continued wrestling, despite the amputation of his right ear, in a match against Vader in Munich, Germany in 1994. As Mankind, Foley was a 3-time WWE Champion, but is best known for his epic and brutal battle with The Undertaker in 1998's 'Hell in a Cell' match, during which he was knocked unconscious after falls both off of and through the 16 foot Cell structure. Despite the injury, Foley finished the match – with one of his front teeth lodged in his nose.

With retirement looming as a result of that physically demanding style, Foley penned his own memoir, Have a Nice Day without the aid of a ghost-writer - writing 200,000 words in longhand in 50 days. The book showcased Foley's paradoxical blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth, and shocked the literary world by hitting number one on The New York Times best-seller list in October 1999. A follow-up, 2001's Foley is Good hit number one on The New York Times list as well. Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four children's books and two novels.

After speaking at some of the United Stated most respected colleges and universities - including MIT, Syracuse University, Notre Dame and The University of Miami, Foley decided to take his verbal skills to the stand-up comedy stage in 2009. 2012 saw Foley earn rave reviews for his comedy sets at Just for Laughs in Montreal, and the Edinburgh (UK) Fringe Fest - the two largest comedy festivals in the world.
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Coming in November

Wednesday, November 24

#ItsStateLaw

Mad Hatter Shows present
Donnie Baker and the Pork Pistols

  8:00p / doors 6:30p
  $30 / VIP $45 / PREMIUM TABLE of 4 $240 (advance)
  all ages (17+ suggested)


Donnie Baker and the Pork Pistols is a rude, wacked-out, overzealous nitwit.   You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program "The Bob & Tom Show". &bnsp;Now, you can see him live!  He'll tell you stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love, like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, his ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner, and of course his mom Phyllis. &bnsp; He will joined by his band the Pork Pistols.
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