Welcome to your home for year-round fun.

Here, you’ll find a diverse lineup of entertainment options designed for the whole family. In addition to the signature events we’ve become known for (Germanfest, St. Benno and Karnival, etc.), you’ll discover additional programming and events as we actively engage with some of the community’s most innovative arts and cultural organizations. You’ll also find more and more Athenaeum-produced experiences going on all around our historic building and grounds — think pop-up game nights and performing arts in the historic Basile Theatre. This is Indy’s destination for must-see, definitely-do arts and cultural experiences.

Explore our schedule of upcoming events below.

First Friday: People|Art|Food

The ArtSpace at the Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Mix, mingle, and marvel. Our ArtSpace gallery (located in the lobby of the Basile Theatre) features a rotating bi-monthly exhibit calendar showcasing the work of emerging and established artists of…

Cereal Cinema: The Princess Bride

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. THE PRINCESS BRIDE While homesick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the…

Big Gay Heart-On

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

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…

MOKB Presents: John Paul White

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

With The Hurting Kind, John Paul White has crafted a stunning album that draws on the lush, orchestrated music made in Nashville in the early 1960s. Yet these songs retain…

Zane Lamprey Laughs & Drafts Tour 2022

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Join comedian and world traveler ZANE LAMPREY (Travel Channel, National Geographic Channel, Food Network) at breweries across the country as he shares some of the most outrageous stories from traversing…

MOKB Presents: Heather Land

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

MOKB Presents Heather Land w/ Special Guests SHOW INFO Friday, March 11th at The Basile Theatre at The Athenaeum Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / All ages show TICKETS Reserved…

Spirits at the Athenaeum: Paranormal X Road

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

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?…

Spirits at the Athenaeum: Overnight Ghost Hunt

All over the Athenaeum grounds 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

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?…

Cereal Cinema: WALL-E

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. WALL-E WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left…

Cereal Cinema: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (40th Annv Screening) After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth,…

Cereal Cinema: Labyrinth

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. Labyrinth Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her…

Cereal Cinema: The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. The Muppet Christmas Carol The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit…

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