Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dachshund Racing, Yodeling...and More!

"The Original and Fabulous GermanFest" (a first for Indy) takes place Saturday (10 October) at the Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis.

This "coming together of the Indianapolis German-American Community" is a free indoor/outdoor, day-long, family event on the grounds of the Athenaeum. The idea is to celebrate all things German and German-influenced . . . food, drink, live entertainment, cultural displays, children's activities, crafts and more.

Here's the schedule for Stage One:
Noon-1 p.m. Meisterwinds - German Oompah!
1-1:30 p.m. Yodeling Contest
2-2:30 p.m. Dachshund Racing
2:30-3:15 p.m. die Fledermaeuschen Tanzgruppe - German Folk Dancers
3:15-4:15 p.m. Liederkranz - German Song!
3-3:30 p.m. Damenchor
3:30-4 p.m. Maennerchor
4-7 p.m. PolkaMotion - Polka Cleveland-Style

Bandshell Biergarten
4-4:30 p.m. Amazing AutoHarps
5-6:30 p.m. Athenaeum Pops Orchestra

Stage Two
1-2 p.m. Young Actors Theatre
2-2:30 p.m. Kindertanzgruppen
3-3:30 p.m. Saengerchor - German Song
5-6 p.m. Indianapolis Maennerchor - Gentlemen of Song since 1854

The Athenaeum Theater
Special VIP event (tickets are $125)
7:30 p.m. dinner and GermanFest silent auction, followed by 9 p.m. performance of "1964", a Beatles tribute band, in honor of their starting point, Hamburg, Germany. 7:30 to 8:30 pm - 1964 perform at 9:00 p.m. Call 317:655-2755 ext. 1 or email Jim Gould for reservations or more information.


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