Route 66 – Free Tickets

Visit Addendum Gallery, Authentic Sports Collectibles, Bath Junkie, The Bike Line, Brides of Carmel, Carmel Tailoring, Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe, Nature’s Karma and Uber Boutique today at Carmel City Center for free tickets to The Actors Theatre of Indiana’s production of the musical, “Route 66”.

Customers of these participating stores that spend $100 or more will receive two vouchers for every $100 spent in store from October 12th, 2012 through November 2nd, 2012. Each voucher gets you one ticket. This is great opportunity to show your support to your favorite local businesses while getting the opportunity to see a great show!

Take a dollop of “Grease”, mix in some “Pump Boys and Dinettes” and add a generous dose of “Forever Plaid” and you’ve got the high-octane fun of “Route 66″. Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the “Main Street of America” to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest “Rock ‘n’ Road” hits of the 20th century! Songs include “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days On the Road,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and many more. Get your kicks with this smash hit musical revue!

“Route 66” ispresented by Actors Theatre of Indiana is at The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 4 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. For ticket information call the box office at 317-843-3800.

For show details visit http://www.actorstheatreofindiana.org/currentseason.php?DOC_INST=3

*Vouchers are subject to availability and recipients must redeem by calling the ticket office to schedule the desired time/date. Must present voucher in person. Seating is at the discretion of ticket office staff. Voucher is non-transferrable. Tickets redeemed from vouchers are non-exchangeable.

Actors Theatre of Indiana Presents “Gypsy” – Free Tickets

Visit Addendum Gallery, Authentic Sports Collectibles, Bath Junkie, Brides of Carmel, The Bike Line, Carmel Tailoring & Alterations, Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe, Nature’s Karma and Uber Boutique today at Carmel City Center for free tickets to The Actors Theatre of Indiana’s hit Off-Broadway musical, Gypsy.

Customers of these participating stores that spend $50 or more will receive one voucher for every $50 spent in store from August 24th, 2012 through September 14th, 2012. Each voucher gets you one ticket. This is great opportunity to show your support to your favorite local businesses while getting the opportunity to see a great show!

One of the greatest American musicals of our time comes to Actors Theatre of Indiana! Based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, this entertaining piece of musical theater has a long stage history. Debuting on Broadway in 1959, which starred the legendary Ethel Merman as Mama Rose, the mother who so desperately wanted her daughter to succeed, was written by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by award winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The score contains such classic songs as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Together Wherever We Go” and “Let Me Entertain You”. It is one of those productions that shouldn’t be missed when it comes around. Take this opportunity to see it. If it’s your first time or your tenth time you’ll be glad you went!

Gypsy presented by Actors Theatre of Indiana is at The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 4 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. For ticket information call the box office at 317-843-3800.

For show details visit http://www.actorstheatreofindiana.org/currentseason.php?DOC_INST=7

*Vouchers are subject to availability and recipients must redeem by calling the ticket office to schedule the desired time/date. Must present voucher in person. Seating is at the discretion of ticket office staff. Voucher is non-transferrable. Tickets redeemed from vouchers are non-exchangeable.

Events Happening Memorial Day Weekend in Carmel

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner and with the Indianapolis 500 events happening all weekend long, people will undoubtedly be buzzing around town.  Here are some events that will be taking place in the City of Carmel this weekend:

On Friday, May 25th the City of Carmel is holding a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember those who have served our country and have sacrificed for us today. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza located near the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue SW and City Center Drive in City Center. The ceremony keynote speaker will be retired U.S.A.F. and Carmel resident, Major General Robert Nester and will include remarks by Mayor Jim Brainard. Light refreshments will be provided and the public is invited to attend.

The Carmel Farmers Market will be from 8 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26th. Vendors across Indiana will be present at the market located in the Center Green of The Center for the Performing Arts. Uber Boutique in Carmel City Center will be sharing a booth with The Residences at Carmel City Center this Saturday at the market. Scheduled to play at the market is the band Witch Hazel. The community is invited to attend this public event.

Good and evil wrestle center stage as the Indiana Wind Symphony performs “Angels & Demons” at the Palladium Saturday, May 26th at 7:30 p.m.

Through the weekend until May 31st, Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe in Carmel City Center is having a Memorial sale, save 20% off your next purchase of regular- priced apparel.

Have a relaxing and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

The Carmel Farmers Market Begins

Long anticipated by patrons and vendors, the first weekend of the Carmel Farmers Market is finally here. Tomorrow, May 19th, kicks off the first Saturday of 21 weeks that brings over 60 vendors across Indiana to participate in sharing their goods with market goers. Vendors and booths ranging from fresh produce to baked goods and everything else in between, there is always something new at the next booth. Live music from local musicians and cooking demos will also be present at the market for everyone to enjoy.

The Residences at Carmel City Center will be participating at the market by setting up a booth with leasing and buying information for those that are interested in living spaces open. On scheduled market days The Residences will be sharing a booth with one of the great retailers or restaurants from Carmel City Center for patrons going to the market.

Tenants scheduled so far to participate in sharing a booth with The Residences at Carmel City Center are:

Uber Boutique – May 26th

Eggshell Bistro – June 2nd

Brides of Carmel – June 9th

Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe – June 16th

Located at the Center for the Performing Arts in the Center Green, between the Palladium and the Booth Tarkington Theatre, the market is from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and will take place every Saturday through October 6th. Cooking demos that are scheduled to perform on designated market days begin at 9 – 9:30 a.m. and start again at 10 – 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to attend this public event.

Mangia! is now open in Carmel City Center!

Locally owned since 1997, Mangia! is now open at Carmel City Center. A quiet and romantic restaurant specializing in northern Italian cuisine, it is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and dinner on Saturdays. The menu at the new location will feature all the favorites from the original menu with a few new additions. In addition, Mangia! will be expanding their already well-matched and fairly priced wine list. The new locale at Carmel City Center also allows for highly attractive outdoor dining during warmer months.

The interior of Mangia! in Carmel City Center

When Lee Tyler purchased the restaurant from the Pizzi family eight years ago, he vowed to uphold the same tradition of excellence as the previous owners. He has kept the old northern Italian family recipes and even the original chef, Raul Tarango-Velasquez, remains at Mangia!.

“One of the best compliments I have received was when a couple who had been coming here since it was owned by the Pizzi family told me that the quality was still exceptional,” said Lee.

Lee is the face of the restaurant and he is there daily. To Lee, his customers are celebrities. Unlike many restaurants that display photos of famous people who may have stopped in once, Lee’s wall of fame features photos of his most regular customers to show his appreciation.

Lee is excited to be a part of Carmel City Center and to offer dining before and after events at The Center for the Performing Arts.

Mangia!’s new address is 751 Hanover Place, which is located on the south end of Phase One adjacent to Rangeline Road. Convenient parking can be found in the underground garage accessible from Rangeline Road. Follow directional signage to the Hanover elevator, which opens directly into Mangia!.

Kicking off a new season in Carmel City Center

The new performance season has kicked off in Carmel City Center. In the first week, Tony Bennett delivered a sold out performance and the following weekend was the first time entertainment took place in all three venues (the Palladium, Tarkington and Studio Theater) in the same evening.

The excitement continues with a star-studded lineup coming this fall and spring including Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Dwight Yoakam, Bill Cosby and more. Some of the best local arts ensembles are also calling the Center for the Performing Arts their home including Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel Repertory Theatre, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony. Since its opening in January 2010, the Center has attracted patrons from more than 20 states.

 

Soon, Carmel City Center will be the perfect pre and post performance destination. In November, three additional restaurants will be joining Holy, Cow Cupcakes!, which has been open in Carmel City Center since July. Divvy, a sharing plates restaurant from the owners of Woody’s Library Restaurant, is sure to be a dining experience to “sip, savor and share” with friends. Eggshell Bistro, primarily a breakfast and lunch café, will stay open late and offer special menus on evenings with performances. Mangia!, which is known for its delicious northern Italian cuisine, will have an expanded wine list in its new location along with ample outdoor seating on its adjacent piazza.

Carmel Farmers Market at Center Green

I’ve always liked the market, even when it was located in the City Hall parking lot, but for me, the new location at Center Green at Carmel City Center offers an entirely new experience.

The brick-paved street beneath my feet reminds me of the open-air markets in European cities like Brussels and Paris. Even some of the food items continue a Euro theme like the homemade pasta, liege waffles and baklava, just to name a few. However, you can also find distinctly American flavors including barbecue and kettle corn, and there’s even a little Mexico and South America with the fresh salsa. It’s like a round-the-world tour without the jet lag.

The new location has allowed the market to expand its offering of vendors. It now has more than 60 of them. Of course, you can always find quality, locally-grown produce but you’ll also discover many surprising treats. I’m convinced that the Carmel Farmers Market gets better every time I attend as I always seem to leave with something new to enjoy.