We all have a view, a voice, an opinion and advice to share. From professional commentary to hidden hideouts and local LGBT happenings, here’s a sampling of how I see the world.
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Holiday Theatre Guide | Indy Spectator
Holidays are a special time for many reasons. Each family has their own special traditions to celebrate the season and likewise so do some of Indy’s most cherished arts organizations. Here’s a guide to some of the city’s best and brightest holiday entertainment offerings.
(12/8/11 | Read More)
Out and a-bow-wow -t in Indianapolis: Walking Edition | DoingIndy.com
With the exception of college and vacations, I’ve spent my entire life in Indianapolis. I know many a fun fact and have given myriads of tours, highlighting things to do in this city. But these days, I’m starting to see Indianapolis through new eyes — the bulging eyes of my new pug, Barbara.
(10/12/11 | Read More)
Life is a (White Rabbit) Cabaret | DoingIndy.com
Sally Bowles had the marketing campaign down: “Life is a cabaret old chums, come to the cabaret.” I couldn’t agree more. Nestled in the heart of Fountain Square (one of Indianapolis’ most charming and underrated neighborhoods) is a darling storefront bar and venue, the White Rabbit Cabaret.
(9/27/11 | Read More)
The Shores in Indianapolis | DoingIndy.com
When you think of shores, your mind probably wanders to images of sandy beaches and rolling waves. This Friday, September 2, Shores takes on a different meaning, as writer, director and actor Del Shores pays a visit to Talbott Street Nightclub.
(9/1/11 | Read More)
Indy LGBT Film Fest | DoingIndy.com
The Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival is back! This year the festival will take place November 11-13, 2011 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and at the IUPUI Campus Center. You may be thinking, why are you telling us about this now? The answer, faithful readers, is simple. What would a film festival be without films? The letterbox is closing in (see what I did there?), the deadline for submissions is upon us, August 31.
(8/24/11 | Read More)
Internship advice from Tyra Banks (No, she didn’t write it)t | Bohlsen Group
Sometimes career advice comes from the most unlikely of places. While you may not be gunning for a career in the modeling industry, take some sage advice from the (self-proclaimed) queen of the catwalk and America’s Next Top Model creator, Tyra Banks.
(8/11/11 | Read More)
Game, Set, Match | DoingIndy.com
You don’t have to be a tennis pro to enjoy playing the game in Indianapolis. IndyTennis welcomes players of all skill levels, from amateur to award-winning.
(8/10/11 | Read More)
Drag Roulette | DoingIndy.com
Drag can be quite the production. From bedazzled costumes, extensive makeup and even backup dancers; the art of drag is a far cry from throwing on a dress, some ill-fitting heels and singing along to the “it” song of the week.
(7/2/11 | Read More)
Ticket Giveaway: Avenue Q | DoingIndy.com
The Phoenix Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q through July 10. We are giving away a pair of tickets redeemable for any remaining Sunday performance. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite Phoenix Theatre memory or one you plan to make if you win the tickets. Deadline to enter is 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.
(6/22/11 | Read More)
The state of marketing budgets | Bohlsen Group
With all of this growth, there’s a trend I’m noticing. One that, frankly, I like. Yes, budgets are back and spending is up, but allocations are tighter and clients are watching every dollar.
(6/10/11 | Read More)
2011 Guide to Indy Pride | DoingIndy.com
Circle City Pride is just around the corner, June 5-11. The event continues to be fruitful (see what I did there?) and multiply. Last year, an estimated 55,000 people attended! Here’s a preview of events.
(6/1/11 | Read More)
A Weekend Getaway on the Northside | DoingIndy.com
Indianapolis can be a great weekend getaway, whether you live out of town or right here in Indianapolis. Last weekend I packed my bags and drove just a few miles from my place to the Sheraton, Keystone on the Crossing for the perfect northside Indianapolis staycation.
(5/15/11 | Read More)
Ticket Giveaway: Indianapolis Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ | DoingIndy.com
On May 13 & 15 the Indianapolis Opera presents La Traviata at Clowes Memorial Hall. La Traviata will feature members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Caraher. It will be performed in Italian with easy-to-read translations projected above the stage.
(5/11/11 | Read More)
Spotlight Indianapolis | DoingIndy.com
2011 marks the 17th year of Spotlight. I’ve been performing in or attending since 2000, and it’s been incredible to see the event grow from a 500 seat theatre at the IMA to filling Clowes. The evening is a well-balanced assortment of drama, comedy, dance, music and much more.
(5/2/11 | Read More)
It Makes Good Scents | DoingIndy.com
Today we’re heading just north of Indianapolis to Zionsville. It’s really just about 20-30 minutes north of downtown Indy and features a charming Main Street full of small shops, boutiques and eateries.
(4/23/11 | Read More)
The 80’s Rock Clowes Hall | DoingIndy.com
Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical, meaning that it takes famous songs and works a plot in between songs. There are several sub plots running throughout the musical, but the real feature is the songs.
(4/16/11 | Read More)
Fall Into the Gap: The Gay’s Guide to Shopping in the City | DoingIndy.com
Whether you’re gay, straight or, let’s face it, have a pulse; we all enjoy shopping. Maybe it’s retail therapy, work clothes, splurging on your tax return or just an active hobby; there are many reasons to shop here in Indianapolis and luckily, many stores that cover virtually every price point.
(4/9/11 | Read More)
It’s What the Client Wants, Just Do It | Bohlsen Group
Just typing that phrase makes me want to vom (though this nausea could be due to the fact that I’m typing this blog at 38,000 feet while flying home from vacation). Airsick bag aside, here are several ways to combat that mindset.
(4/7/11 | Read More)
5 in 5! with BohlsenPR |Internships.com
BohlsenPR is a small, independent Indianapolis public relations agency that touts “connections, resources and reach of a global PR company.” Today, account executive Jason Gloye and media specialist Hannah Shaner answer our questions about what you need to do to work there.
(3/21/11 | Read More)