The International Center aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations. Whether you like to engage in international diplomacy, eat Chinese food, dance to Russian music, celebrate a French holiday, or participate in Scottish games, we hope you’ll find a way to celebrate and participate in our global city.

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June 2017


June 17, 2017 - April 30, 2018
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis,IN46206United States
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DANCE! is the first temporary exhibit to be featured in The Galleries for American Arts and Popular Culture. Visitors to this exhibit should be ready to move their feet to the beat and join the fun. This multigenerational exhibit looks at dance styles through the ages and around the world. Families who feel daring may want to put on their dancing shoes and take the stage to showcase their best dance moves. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2018. For more information about Dance!, visit The Children's Museum or call 317-334-3322

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August 2017

Indy’s European Beer Mile: Beer & Food Tour

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - November 16 @ 8:30 pm

Take a stroll down Indy's culture trail where you are just steps away from a cozy English pub, a lively Irish watering hole, and a friendly Scottish-American Bar & Restaurant. During this guided walking tour, you'll learn a brief history of beer, sample and learn about European beer styles, and pick up some fun facts to impress your friends! What the Tour includes:  * 4 bars/restaurants of European influence * At each location you will receive 2 beer samples from Europe and an appetizer to share * Tour Guide * Professional group photo * Complimentary thank you gift Events are on-going: * 1:00-4:30 & 5:00 - 8:30, Sun & Tues-Thurs * 1:00 - 4:30, Fri & Sat Location: 4 venues in Mass Ave with meeting spot to be disclosed upon booking the tour Price: $75/person or $60/person for a group of 7 or more. For more info and to book a tour, visit the website or call  Amy Beers, 317-782-5670.  

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September 2017

Celebrating Our New Neighbors

September 1 - November 30
Eagle Branch Library, 3325 Lowry Rd
Indianapolis,IN46222United States
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"Celebrating Our New Neighbors" at Eagle Branch Library creates a common space and hosts activities to bring together long-time residents of and newcomers to the neighborhoods around the branch. During the months of September and November, the branch will host programs and standing displays that will highlight a different set of countries and culture. In September, the branch will focus on Asia, specifically Burma and Thailand. In November, the branch will focus on Africa and the Caribbean, specifically Nigeria, West Africa and Haiti. These countries were selected because a number of immigrants in the local community emigrated from them. The programs feature story times, both in the branch and outreach daycares, which focus on books related to that month's countries. They also provide opportunities for visitors to learn more about foreign language collections at the Library. The centerpiece of each month's programming is a family program that includes a musical performance, family stories and personal narratives from immigrants. Refreshments from the featured cultural regions are provided. For more information, contact the Eagle Branch Library at 317-275-4340.

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October 2017

Fall Asian Festival

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 East 29th Street
Indianapolis,IN46205United States
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Asian Help Services will host the 2017 Fall Asian Festival. The goal of the festival is to provide information about Asian cultures and customs to help participants understand Asian people differently. Participants will gain knowledge about the richness of Asian Pacific cultures through specialty foods, musical presentations, and displays of cultural artifacts.

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Cultural Diversity Drum & Dance Festival

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Wineskin Ministries, 4501 West 38th Street
Indianapolis,IN46254United States
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For this year's festival the Shifting Ideas Through Education for African Women, Inc., will have drummers and dancers from: Uganda, Puerto Rico, India, Nigeria, the U.S.A, Turkey, Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Congo... and more are still registering. Each group's performance will be interactive, engaging and educational. The event will be opened by a parade of everyone who will have brought or received a drum to play.

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November 2017

Spirit & Place Festival

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Celebrating its 22nd year, the Spirit & Place Festival is a 10 day festival of events. Created by and for the community, each event explores the 2017 theme of POWER by using arts, humanities, and religion. From panel discussions and lectures to dance performances, film, yoga, and art-making, the Spirit & Place Festival has something for everyone! Spirit & Place is an initiative of the Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts.

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Indy International Festival

November 9 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1200 East 38th Street
Indianpolis,IN46205United States
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The Nationalities Council of Indiana presents the Indy International Festival as a celebration that embraces all heritage groups and enriches our community by providing an education event where individuals learn about other people, races, countries and their cultures in an open and friendly setting.

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East African Peace Festival/Concert

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis,IN46208United States
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-Performance by East African recording artist -Dance performances by PCFR youth (traditional east African) -Spoken word performances by PCFR youth and local spoken word artists -available East African food -Vendor booths with clothes, jewelry, accessories, and textiles from East Africa

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Marian University International Education Week

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis,IN46222United States
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From November 13-17, Marian University will host its second International Education Week (IEW) event. As a joint initiative created by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is designed to promote international programming and initiatives to prepare Americans for global experiences and exchanges. The goal is to highlight the international programming and the richness of cultural diversity on MU's campus and local community by featuring live performances, scholarly discussions and lectures, art and culture, interfaith discussions and international cuisine.

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ACSI’s China Business Conference

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conrad Indianapolis, 50 West Washington St.
Indianapolis,IN42604United States
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On Tuesday, November 14th, the America China Society of Indiana will be hosting its second China Business Conference at the Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. The half-day event will feature presentations on China’s economic outlook and panels on Export, Trade and Economic Development.

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