Mar 21, 2024 - News

Weekender: BBall Bash!

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All weekend long, the Bottleworks District's Garage Food Hall will be hoops central for Indianapolis sports fans who don't want to miss a minute of NCAA Tournament action.

Zoom in: The venue's fourth BBall Bash is a free event that brings food vendors, a tented Coca-Cola Lounge, a photo booth, Pop-A-Shot games, and more to the 900 block of Carrollton Avenue.

  • Additional TVs have been installed for optimal viewing. Priority will be given to games involving local teams, high-profile matchups, and exciting games coming down to the buzzer.
  • "Bottleworks District is all about bringing people together and we're excited for guests to join us for a packed weekend with great games, great food and a lot of fun," said Ryan Hickey, director of entertainment and programming for Geronimo Hospitality Group.

If you go: BBall Bash runs through Sunday. Doors open each day at 11am.

  • Tables and seating are first come, first serve.

Here are the rest of our picks for the weekend:

⚽ Celebrate the start of Indy Eleven's 11th season at Carroll Stadium when they take on the Sacramento Republic, Saturday at 7pm.

  • In honor of the 11th anniversary, the team is offering special deals for 11 select matches during the season, including the home opener.
  • Tickets start at $3.23.

ğŸŽ¹ Rockit with jazz legend and hip-hop pioneer Herbie Hancock at Old National Centre. The concert begins at 7:30pm Friday in the Murat Theatre.

ğŸŽ» Celebrate Women's History Month at Hilbert Circle Theatre during a special Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra program featuring six women composers worldwide.

  • The free show starts at 5:30pm Saturday.

ğŸŽ¥ Take in a film and a discussion about the immigration system when the National Immigrant Justice Center hosts a panel following a screening of Problemista at Kan-Kan Cinema and Restaurant.

  • The panel will begin after Problemista's 6:30pm showing on Friday.
  • Tickets start at $12.

🤖 Say hello to your eventual robot overlords at the Indiana State Robotics Championship Saturday at 9am at Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • The event is free for spectators.

🏒 Hit the ice and see the Indy Fuel play three times this weekend at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

  • The Fuel plays Cincinnati Friday at 7pm, Toledo Saturday at 7pm and Kalamazoo Sunday at 5pm.
  • Tickets start at $20.

ğŸŽ­ Enjoy a night of theater as the NAATC presents the final weekend of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at The Phoenix Theater.

  • Performances take place Friday night and Saturday at 8pm. The final show is at 2:30pm Sunday.
  • Tickets start at $15.
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