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Monday, August 13 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, August 15 Fresh Wednesday Market

Wednesday, August 15

#ROCKtheIrving

Shark Mouth Productions presents
Morning In May
with special guest
Chin Up, Kid
Setting Color
Target Aquired
The Location
Emily Morrone

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

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Thursday, August 16 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, July 17

#ANightForNora

The BOB & TOM Show present
Live Comedy:  A Night For Nora

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $30 / VIP $75 advance / 18+


You are invited to join us for an evening of live comedy in Indianapolis with Greg Hahn, Pat Godwin, and Josh Arnold... featuring your host, Tom Griswold.

All proceeds go to The Nora Dane Fund.

Meet-and-greet preferred seating tickets are $75 and will include early access to the venue, a meet-and-greet with the featured talent above, a photo with the gang, a VIP laminate, and your choice of seating before the general public is let in.  General admission includes access to the venue at 6:00 - seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to donate, select the donate button at checkout - any help is appreciated!

Nora is a 2-year-old girl who was recently diagnosed with ETMR, a rare and agressive form of brain cancer.

A note from Caroline and Alex, Nora's parents:

"We entered the battle of our lives on June 19th, 2018 as we found out our healthy 2 year old babygirl had an aggressive cancerous tumor on her brain.  Our first round of prayers were answered as we learned her surgery was successful and got the whole tumor out.  We learned the type of brain cancer she has is very rare and very aggressive.  It's called ETMR.  We honestly feel like being at Colorado Children's Hospital is the top hospital to be and we have already received top notch care and will continue to do so.  We are asking for all of the positive thinking and prayers imaginable to surround us as we enter the next phase of our battle: aggressive chemo and bone marrow transplant."

"I will be taking the year off of work and Alex will be dropping down to 32 hours a week.  We also found out that 6 weeks of our treatment will be done in Cincinnati during which neither of us will be working and will have extra cost of living expenses to figure out."

This show is 18 + due to adult content.
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Saturday, August 18 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, August 18

#DressUp

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

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
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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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, September 22

Sunday, August 19

#ROCKtheIrving

Shark Mouth Productions presents
I Feel Okay
Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks
Arcadia Grey
Overnight Gallery

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

I Feel Okay is a noise pop from the void (Upstate New York actually).
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Monday, August 20 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, August 22 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, August 23 Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, August 23

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes


featuring
Cari Ray (Bloomington)
Greg O'Haver (Spring Lake)
Kyra Waltz (Indianapolis)
Mark Proctor (Fishers)

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  free ($5 suggested)


Cari Ray is a storyteller who who tells her tales through song; songs that manifest themselves in one’s mind in a way that transports you to somewhere in the early 20th Century.

Her influences as a writer and performer are front and center in her original material, spanning a wide range of early american music… a helping of acoustic blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country.  Her live show serves it up handily with quick wit, tasty fingerstyle guitar, and a huge, evocative voice.

She continues to draw accolades for songwriting, most recently with her track “It’s About Me” winning the blues songwriting competition at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival and selection to the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival. Solo or with her band, playing for 20 or 2000, Cari finds a way to strike a perfect balance between energy and intimacy. With a unique blend of heart and grit, this powerhouse entertainer just doesn’t miss.
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Rooted in the crossroads of America, Indianapolis based independent artist Kyra Waltz writes and performs music with striking resolve & always straight from the heart.  Her songs are singular and exceptional, where each takes you down a separate path to a flickering or fleeting memory or feeling in time; we are brought into Kyra’s world so completely through her voice, instrumentation, and words.

A former student of voice and music education at Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame, Kyra has always considered herself an avid apprentice and proponent for music, starting at an early age when she would sit by the stairs listening to her mother Kelei teaching voice and piano lessons in their living room.  At fourteen, Kyra began her own voyage into musical self-expression, entering, and winning a songwriter grand champion award at the local Hamilton County fair.  Though humble beginnings, the opportunity to perform her own music in front of an audience, and feel that organic connection between composition and performance, only further solidified her desire and drive to make music the most integral part of her life, and she has never looked back.

An accomplished pianist and guitarist in her own right, Kyra will tell you her main instrument is her voice, influenced by such powerful female singers as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones, among many others.  To give back for all the years of formal music education, Kyra teaches private voice lessons, volunteers with the non-profit organization Girls Rock! Indianapolis, and continues to perform with many projects throughout the City, including the Kyra Waltz Duo, swing and gypsy jazz band The Yeager Swing Quartet, and jazz and jazz fusion band Bon Temps.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday september 28

Friday, August 24

#ROCKtheIrving

It's All Good Booking and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Walkney
Pollyanna
KRANKS
Thin Lines
The Middle Class

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

Walkney is the latest project of singer-songwriter Derek (Walkney) Mrdjenovich from Altoona, Pennsylvania.  Walkney kicked off in 2016 with a community-oriented hometown headliner, which sold over a thousand tickets. Since then, Walkney has performed on various tours in the United States & Canada, been featured on MTV.com, and has most recently appeared as a contestant on Season 1 of American Idol on ABC.

A truly original artist, Walkney creates using all colors of the sonic spectrum. With poignant lyrics and smooth rhythms, Walkney blends blues & jazz with a rock attitude, which makes for some killer pop songs.

At the age of 23, Walkney is no stranger to the business. Since 2010, Walkney has been independently booking shows and tours for both Walkney and his previous project, The Big Time. Over the years, Walkney has cultivated a strong social media presence, with a combined total following of 80,000 across all platforms.  Walkney has also worked with notable producers & songwriters some of which include; ZK Productions (Whitney Houston, Jamie Foxx), Paul Leavitt (All Time Low), The Gomez Brothers (The Summer Set, Call Me Karizma) Derek Sanders (Mayday Parade).

In recent months Walkney has landed an airfare sponsorship as part of the Spirit Airlines “Music 4 Miles” program, & his newest single "Lucia Rose" has been included as part of Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 66, in stores nationwide today.
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Pollyanna is a Central Jersey based indie-rock poptimist duo consisting of lead singer and guitarist Jill Beckett and drummer Dan McCool.  Their name, deriving from the definition “unreasonably or illogically optimistic,” showcases the band’s fun and playful yet driven nature.

The group initially formed in 2013 when they began writing and playing music with friends in middle school.  Even as 13 year old budding musicians, they were eager to create and play music to reach audiences beyond the confines of Jill’s open garage doors.  After entering high school in 2014, they experienced a rotation of different band members while performing under the name Chasing Down Sunset.  This name stuck until 2017, when the remaining two members decided to move forward as a duo and settled on the name Pollyanna.

Pollyanna has just released their first single “Between You and I,” and plans to release one more before their debut EP, due out in early August.  They are currently in the process of gearing up for their first regional tour supporting American Idol contestant Walkney (Derek Mrdjenovich) and finalizing a music video for their newly released single.

Combining dreamy synths and raw, poetic lyrics with modern indie rock influences, Pollyanna has won over a following in the New Jersey music scene. They plan to growing and leaving a unique mark in the music industry.
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Saturday, August 25 Game Night at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, August 25

#HoweBlockParty

the Irving Theater welcomes
Thomas Carr Howe
  Reunion & Block Party

on Johnson Avenue next to the Irving Theater

5:00p to 11:00p  |  free

Join us for the annual Thomas Carr Howe High School All Class Reunion and Block Party on the street next to the theater. An all evening party with food, drinks, great music and, of course, old friends.
 



Monday, August 27 Acoustic Open Mic

Beach Bum Barbecue every Monday 5 to 8ish

Wednesday, August 29 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, August 30 Poetry Open Mic

Coming in September

Friday, September 7

#AbletonAcademy

The Lodge Academy present
Music Producers Showcase
with students using Ableton Live

6:30p to 10:00p  |  FREE

Come enjoy new music perform live by graduate students of Indianapolis' new advanced music producer program.  Students are graduates of The Lodge Academy, located in the world-class Lodge Recording Studios in Indianapolis.  Each student will perform a 20 minute set using the advanced production and performance software Ableton Live with incredible lighting and production by the Indianapolis-based visual/technological arts company, Double Negative Design.

Performances will be by students of the Lodge Academy and their instructor. This Ableton Music Producter Showcase will include performances by Audrey Coy, Lynzi Stringer, Chris Taylor, Isaac Schaffer, Alex Lorek, and Dan Giffin.
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Friday, June 1 First Firday on the deck at the Irving Theater

Sunday, September 16

#ROCKtheIrving

It's All Good Booking and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Patternist
Grayson DeWolfe
tri patterns
Oceanlux
Brigantine

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

Patternist bursts with a blend of rhythmic synths, heart-thumping percussion, and lush arrangements that backdrop songwriter Gabe Mouer’s boyish tenor and wistful lyrics.
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"Music has been the only constant throughout my life.  I can only hope that I can make music that will be a constant in someone else's."

This is the mindset that Grayson DeWolfe has embraced since he was barely a teenager.  Paired with his hard worth ethnic and anthemic songwriting, at the age of 19 he's managed independent US tours under his belt while with his previous band Time Atlas, over 200,000 Youtube views on his personal channel, and hosts a madly dedicated following across the Midwest.
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Saturday, September 22

#DressUp

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

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
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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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, October 27

Coming in October

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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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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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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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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