• Public Building Tour

    WHERE: The Historic Athenaeum WHEN: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 12pm Purchase Tickets HERE!   See a German-American Landmark on Indiana Landmark’s Athenaeum Tour The Athenaeum, built in 1894 and 1898 as Das Deutsche Haus, remains true to the “sound mind in a sound body” ethos of its freethinker German founders. Author Kurt Vonnegut’s architect grandfather’s firm Vonnegut & Bohn designed the German gymnasium and clubhouse, which the author declared his favorite of all of his ancestor’s works. Anxious to preserve their culture, and accustomed to clubs, German-Americans created societies for music, recreation and social activity, political and…


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  • GermanFest

    OCTOBER 3, 2020 This year’s GermanFest is going to look a little different from years past. For the health and safety of our guests, staff & vendors we are reimagining GermanFest as a German style farmers market. There will be German music and plenty of German beer in the Biergarten at the Rathskeller and we’re taking the always popular wiener dog races virtual for a spectacle that is not to be missed. We’re also going to be offering a GermanFest @ Home kit. More info on that will be added very soon. All proceeds from GermanFest benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. Admission to the 2020 GermanFest is FREE! 2020 Map & Program Participating Vendors! 2019 Photo Album Consider Lyft, Uber, walking, biking or public transportation! We are located near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, with a Pacers Bike Share at our front door. IndyGo bus routes 3, 5, 10, 11, 17 and 21 all stop within one block of the Athenaeum. There are BlueIndy self-serve electric cars available within a 5-minute walk. Cars may pay to park at nearby paid meters, in one of the many lots around downtown or at The Murat Parking lot, just to the west, at Alabama and Michigan Streets.  


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  • Rathskeller-Jukebox Luke

    Jukebox Luke WHERE: Rathskeller Ballroom WHEN: Saturday, February 29th, 2020 9pm $10 Cover


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  • Rathskeller-Craig Thurston

    Craig Thurston WHERE: Rathskeller Ballroom WHEN: Friday, February 28th, 2020 8pm $5 Cover


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  • Rathskeller-Led Zepplin Tribute Show

    Led Zepplin Tribute Show WHERE: Rathskeller Ballroom WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 8pm $10 Cover


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  • Rathskeller-The Elect Unplugged

    The Elect Unplugged WHERE: Rathskeller Ballroom WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 8pm $10 Cover


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