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Make the Most of Summer Nights in Indy

Grab the cute picnic supplies, healthy snacks, wine, blankets and lawn chairs and savor summer evenings at these events around the city. Enjoy a mix of films ranging from black-and-white classics to contemporary hits on Friday evenings from July 11 through August 29. The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series showings begin at dusk at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s (IMA) amphitheater. Upcoming films include Vertigo, Hook, Flashdance, American Graffiti, Clue, The Odd Couple, Mean Girls and The Godfather.

Tap your feet at the end of the work week at the Amp After Dark Concert Series from 9 to 11 p.m., Fridays, at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater, in Fishers. Popular local singer/songwriter Jennie Devoe performs on July 11. Other performers during the season will include Cool City Band, Slim Pickens Blue Grass and the Indianapolis Municipal Band.

Indy Parks & Recreation will sponsor several free or minimal-fee musical and movie events this summer at various locations including Broad Ripple Park, Eagle Creek Park, Garfield Park, Ellenberger Park and Holliday Park.

The Indiana Historical Society once again sponsors Museum Nights on the Canal starting at 4 p.m. followed by Concerts on the Canal at 6 p.m. at the History Center every Thursday through July. There’ll be free admission to the Indiana Experience for special events and exhibits. Concerts will encompass natural awakenings July 2014 9 jazz, blues and classic rock to big band, swing and the Great American Songbook.

Symphony on the Prairie at Connor Prairie will be held at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through August, with a special concert and fireworks series from July 3 through 5. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform several concerts, and the season concludes with a variety of musical shows, including The Beach Boys and the Preservation Hall Band.

Of course, the July Fourth holiday offers a variety of opportunities to light up the night and have a fun evening out with the family. In addition to the traditional annual displays downtown, at community freedom festivals and the reservoirs, there are fireworks locations throughout the state. Visit FireWorksIndiana.com/ By-Date/2014-06-14/ for a comprehensive list of fireworks displays in Indiana.

IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series $6/IMA members; $10/general admission. 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 317-923-1331. IMAMuseum.org.
Amp After Dark Concert Series, Free. Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr., Fishers. 317-595-3150. Fishers.IN.US/index. aspx?NID=420.
Indy Parks & Recreation, visit Indy.Gov/EGov/City/DPR/ Pages/IndyParksHome.aspx.
Indianapolis Historical Society Museum Nights and Concerts on the Canal, table seating can be purchased on the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace; free seating is available across the canal on the grassy knoll. 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis. 317-232-1882. IndianaHistory. org.
Symphony on the Prairie, $24/adult; $30/adult premium concerts; $12/child; free/under 2. 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. 317- 639-4300. IndianapolisSymphony.org.
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