• Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts Comedy Tour

    ZANE LAMPREY - Laughs & Drafts - LIVE   Zane Lamprey, award-winning travel show host and comedian, performs stand-up comedy based on his experiences while shooting Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy. Known for being the guy who get's paid to travel around the world and drink, Zane has found himself in many awkward situations, which he'd love to tell you about! Join us for a night of comedy and delicious craft beer. This event is strictly 21+ If this event is cancelled, tickets will automatically be applied towards a rescheduled performance. Unfortunaately refunds can not be given after seven days of purchase, or within 30 days of the event. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.   Buy Tickets


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  • Spirits at the Athenaeum: Overnight Ghost Hunt presented by Unseen Press

    Do you believe in ghosts? Have you dreamed of being a paranormal investigator? Are you ready to meet the spirits who've been living in our building for over 100 years? The Athenaeum Foundation, Unseen Press and Paranormal X Road bring you an exclusive opportunity to experience, interact and investigate one of the most haunted buildings in Indiana - put your ghost hunting abilities and your psychic sense to the test at the historic Athenaeum! 11pm / Check in 11:30pm / Building tour 12am - 4am / Access to the Athenaeum This is not a tour or a teaching moment, but an interactive investigation. Bring your own equipment (it will not be provided). We suggest cameras, digital voice recorders, dowsing rods, and pendulums. We also suggest bringing a flashlight. We will share some of our experiences and past investigations' experiences, and we'll want to hear from you throughout the night about your experience. In addition to the ghost hunting, Lorenda Carr will be offering tarot readings! Lorenda is offering special rates of $20 for a 10 minute time slot and $30 for 20 minutes. In addition, anyone who does a reading with Lorenda the night of the ghost hunt will also receive a 20% discount for a full 1-hour reading at a later date! Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Investigation includes exclusive access to 13-14 haunted areas and a brief history of the amazing building. Buy Tickets


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  • Spirits at the Athenaeum: Paranormal X Roads Live

    Do you believe in ghosts? Have you dreamed of being a paranormal investigator? Are you ready to meet the spirits who've been living in our building for over 100 years? The Athenaeum Foundation, Unseen Press and Paranormal X Road bring you an exclusive opportunity to experience, interact and investigate one of the most haunted buildings in Indiana - put your ghost hunting abilities and your psychic sense to the test at the historic Athenaeum! 6:30pm / Pre-Show Cast Party – Enjoy complimentary snacks, oracle card pulls by the cast, our signature cocktail and first access to our limited PXR Pop Up Shop. 7:00pm / LIVE TV Show – As part of the studio audience, you’ll see evidence from local investigations & nationally acclaimed Spirit Medium Tiffany Rice will give these homeowners messages from spirit. 8:30pm / Spirit Session –With our unique equipment you will HEAR the voices of the spirits who are with us. There may even be a voice YOU recognize! 930pm / Spirit Gallery Reading – Tiffany will return to share her uplifting & enlightening gift of bringing through departed loved ones around us. **Not everyone is guaranteed a reading.** Buy Tickets


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  • Big Gay Heart-On

      Join us February 12, 2022 at the historic Atheneum Theater for BIG GAY HEART-ON, a celebration of (and some objections to) Valentine's day! Sit back and relax with your significant other or others, a first date, or bring your bitter, single ass and some friends to enjoy a lineup of entertainers so fantastic you'll never want the show to end! Showtime is at 8:00PM and doors open at 7:00, so come early and grab a drink or two at our full bar, or a snack to enjoy during the show! Tickets are $25 for singles or buy them by the pair for $45 when you use discount code BGDATENIGHT. This event is 21+. The phenomenal lineup of BIG GAY HEART-ON includes current reigning Miss Gay Indiana, Holly Luyah, Miss Gay Indiana 2019/2020 Ana Crusis, Miss Gay Indiana 2015 Heather Bea, The One Name Sensation and Miss Gay Indiana 2000 Caress, Special Guest from Scranton, PA Miss Urethra Vas D'ferens, Bella Shade, AND introducing the up-and-coming talent The Lyna Koke. BIG GAY HEART-ON is part of the "BIG GAY" production series produced and directed by Will Sears-Watson. Buy Tickets


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  • It’s A Wonderful Life

    To celebrate the season and the 75th Anniversary of It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), join Athenaeum Indy for a one-of-a-kind Indianapolis holiday tradition on Friday, December 17, at 7 PM!


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  • Sankt Nikolaus Fest

    Sunday, December 5th 1pm-4pm Tickets On Sale Now! All are welcome to enjoy this nostalgic visit with Christmas past. With a focus on family fun and making lasting memories, the Athenaeum Foundation brings traditional holiday favorites to ring in the season of joy. Since 1985, the Sankt Nikolaus book of names has kept the name and age of every child who has visited with St. Nikolaus. At check in, your child’s name is added for a personalized visit with St. Nikolaus himself! 1:00 PM - Event Starts and Craft Activities Begin 1:00 - 2:30 - Music in 1st Floor Lobby 1:00 - 2:00 - Folk Dancing in the Basile Theatre 2:15 - 2:45 - Adzooks Puppet Show in the Basile Theatre 3:00 - 4:00 - Tree Lighting & Sankt Nikolaus Processional in the Basile Theatre 4:00 PM - Event End All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the care and maintenance of the Historic Athenaeum. * At this the time, this will be a socially distant event and guests who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to wear masks during the duration of the event, unless actively eating or drinking. This does include children 3 and older that are not vaccinated against COVID-19. If there are any changes are made to this policy, this info will be updated Advance Tickets - In Person Advance Tickets - Live Stream Photo Album Gingerbread House Contest Refreshments Adzooks Puppet Show Live Tree Lighting Dancing Court of St. Nikolaus Start Your Holiday Season With this German Tradition Thank You Sponsors Ruth Reichmann in Memory of Eberhard Reichmann   Thank You Partners


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