Entertainment News Archives for 2020-09

No downtown Indy visitors for Circle of Lights

This year's Circle of Lights in Indianapolis will be made-for-TV only--to be seen on the Friday night after Thanksgiving.

 

Union electrical workers will light the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, as always. But there will be no live gathering on the Circle. Downtown Indy, Inc decided it would be too risky.

After summer of Covid-19 cancellations Shelbyville Parks and Rec hosts Music in the Park

Panama, a Van Halen tribute band, played before a large crowd Saturday night at Shelbyville’s Blue River Memorial Park.

 

Music in the Park was an enjoyable sight for Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Director Karen Martin.

 

 

Martin says Blue River Memorial was built for events like this.

 

 

So, with the parks department finally able to hold some events, with consideration given to social distancing for Covid-19, what’s on the upcoming schedule?  Martin says they’re getting ready for Halloween.

 

 

Wiz Khalifa's HotBox to open in Indy

Starting in October, if you live in the Indianapolis area, you'll be able to order food from a new restaurant created by Wiz Khalifa.

 

The rapper is starting up a delivery-only restaurant called HotBox, not to be confused with Hot Box Pizza, which is based in Indianapolis.

 

Wiz Khalifa is known to be a marijuana enthusiast, and some of the menu items will have a nod to cannabis, but will not actually be infused with cannabis. Other items will have names based off some of his work.

 

A full menu has not been released yet, but some items include:

 

-"Blazed Ends," which are burnt ends tossed in a smokey sweet barbeque

-A turkey burger and house-made chips

-"Mac & Yellow" macaroni and cheese

-"Mile High" Dark Chocolate brownie

 

HotBox will also have locations in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Washington DC, Houston, and New York City.

 

They're expected to open on October 1.

Conner Prairie Corn Maze honors 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

This year, Conner Prairie’s award-winning corn maze won’t just challenge puzzle-hungry guests, it will serve up some screams, too.

The maze -- named one of the 10 best in the nation by USA Today in 2019 -- transforms into a scare-filled haunt after dark. Families will enjoy navigating the 22,160-foot corn maze during the day. But from sunset to 10 p.m. on select nights during the Headless Horseman Festival, the Haunted Maze interactive attraction brings the legend to life in a terrifying new way.

This year’s design –sponsored by Corteva Agriscience -- is a nod to the event’s literary heritage. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the maze depicts a sword-wielding headless rider leaping out of an open book, surrounded by bats in flight.

The maze features three adventure paths full of twists and turns:

  • Puzzle Maze: Test your wits in our family-friendly puzzle maze.
  • Kids' Maze: Younger guests will love this shorter maze that’s perfect for little ones.
  • Haunted Maze: Inspired by real ghost stories of the region, explorers should prepare to be scared when they enter this maze during the Headless Horseman festival in October.


Social distancing will be maintained, with staff pacing guests as they enter the maze, and limits placed on the number of guests who can explore the maze together. Masks must also be worn at all times, in accordance with the State of Indiana and City of Fishers mandates.

“We’re so happy to preserve this fall experience for families who have had so many traditions disrupted due to COVID-19,” said Norman Burns, president and CEO of Conner Prairie. “We’ve taken safeguards to ensure we’re providing a safe event for our visitors and employees, and doing all that we can to deliver the same thrills and family fun guests have come to expect.”

 

The maze is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. beginning Saturday, Sept. 26. Paid museum guests and members can enter the maze for $5 per guest and $3 per member. Children under two are free.

 

Visitors can also explore the corn maze during the Headless Horseman festival on select dates from Oct. 1-30. Gates open for Headless Horseman at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Activities and hayrides may run until 10 p.m. or later.

 

Explore an aerial view of this year’s maze design by visiting connerprairie.org/explore/things-to-do/corn-maze/ to learn more.