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Statehood Day Celebrations

On December 11, 1816, Indiana joined the Union as the 19th state. This weekend, mark Indiana’s 200th birthday with several events downtown. The Indiana State House will recognize the anniversary Friday, then party like it’s 1816 Sunday at the Indiana Historical Society. Enjoy an IndyFringe Hamilton-style show about Indiana’s founding fathers, a balloon drop, cupcakes, and games. Also Sunday, the Central Librarywill present a program on famous Hoosier women, music, crafts, and other activities.

Freetown Village Celebrates Christmas

Learn about family and cultural traditions surrounding the holidays in this production at the IUPUI Campus Center Theater on Friday. Set in the 1870s in an African-American community, see how a young lady trying to introduce modern ideas divides her church and town. The audience, as part of the “Christmas Program Committee,” plays an active role. Tickets are $7-$15.


A Christmas Carol – Unscripted

CSz Indianapolis hosts this offbeat take on the classic Christmas story. Audience suggestions guide the loose plot in this largely improvised performance, promising a different show every time. On various dates through December 30, there are family-friendly shows as well as those for adults only. Tickets are $10-$14.


MRKT BALL Benefit Gala at Indianapolis City Market

The Market House celebrates its 130th birthday this year, and Saturday’s event honors the rich history of the building and its importance to the city. MRKT BALL is a black tie or costumed gala with a Victorian-era steampunk theme. Enjoy local music, sample food, play games, shop at the artisan market, view historical exhibits, and more. Tickets start at $50.


Colts vs. Houston Texans

12pm Sunday, Dec. 11

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