May 17, 2024 - News

Indianapolis weekend events: Pacers playoffs, Indy 500 Fast Friday and more

Pacers vs. Knicks

It's not over yet. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Pacers are in a must-win situation Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

What's happening: Game 6 of the second-round NBA playoff series between the Pacers and the Knicks.

The intrigue: The Pacers are 5-0 at Gainbridge in the playoffs and have won 10 straight home games.

If you go: Game starts at 8:30pm.

  • Resale tickets start at $84.
  • Standard tickets start at $119.
  • Watch it at home on ESPN.

Not into hoops? Here are our other weekend picks:

🏁 Spend the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Indy 500 Fast Friday and qualifiers.

  • Fast Friday practice starts at noon and the qualification draw starts at 6:15pm Friday.
  • Qualifying runs start at 11am Saturday and 3pm Sunday.
  • Tickets start at $25 for Fast Friday and $30 for quals.

🎀 See 10 bands for $10 Friday as Kara Cole, DJ Metrognome, Isaac Rudd & The Revolvers and more play the HI-FI and HI-FI Annex at 6pm.

  • Tickets are limited to four per customer.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Celebrate the intersectionality of the Asian American Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ communities Friday at the 2024 AAPI Pride Celebration.

πŸ¦• Party at the the Children's Museum of Indianapolis at the adults-only All Star After Dark event Friday at 7pm.

🎸 Rock out with a pair of iconic California punk bands when Bad Religion and Social Distortion play the Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park Friday at 7pm.

🎼 See dance and music combine this weekend as the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Dance Kaleidoscope present "New World" at Butler's Schrott Center.

  • Shows are 7:30pm Friday, 7:30pm Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday.
  • Tickets start at $80 per pair.

🌸 Celebrate the state flower Saturday during the 4th annual Indiana Peony Festival in Noblesville's historic Seminary Park.

🎡 See Janelle MonÑe and Gary Clark Jr. Saturday during the I Made Rock 'N' Roll Festival at American Legion Mall

  • Gates open at noon Saturday.
  • Tickets start at $85.

πŸƒ Break a sweat during the IndyPride Rainbow 5K Run/Walk starting 8:30am Saturday at the Circle City Industrial Complex.

⚾ Catch a foul ball when the Indians take on the Toledo Mud Hens this weekend. Games at Victory Field are at 7:05pm Friday, 6:35pm Saturday and 12:35pm Sunday.

🎨 Find a new favorite piece at the OneAmerica Financial Broad Ripple Art Fair Saturday and Sunday.

  • Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids between ages 5 and 12.

⚽ Cheer on the Indy Eleven as they play the Hartford Athletic at 7pm Saturday in Carroll Stadium.

🚲 Work on your trike skills during the Indy Pride Hoosier 250 on Sunday morning at the intersection of Mass and Park Avenues.

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