The Big City Life

Alison Hundt grew up in a small town in Indiana.  Coming to Indianapolis was a big move.  She studied at IUPUI and anticipated moving back home to teach.  She came, however, to a crossroads when multiple opportunities were offered.  She needed to decide whether to remain in Indianapolis or go back home.  She decided to stay.

Ultimately, it came down to all that Indianapolis has to offer for Alison.  There's always something happening.  It's 360 square miles of options and never a reason to be bored.

For Indianapolis residents it's just a matter of finding what's out there and going on.  To make these events and activities more readily accessible, we highlighted a few websites that list all that there is to do in Indy so your social calendar can stay bustling.  This site is dedicated to "things to do in Indianapolis."  It includes not only a day-by-day event listing but offers a quick search feature to determine if what you want to do is out there.  AroundIndy offers a mobile app in case you're on the go.  Also, the site has a downloadable PDF of three months of events and activities.  Follow them on Twitter at @AroundIndy. Brought to you by Ben and Tolin, these men give a weekly video-cast of the top five urban events within the 465 loop.  They highlight eclectic upcoming events.  For instance, most recently Ben and Tolin called attention to the Watercolor Society of Indiana Show.  It's a sure way to stay up-to-date with the more interesting events.  Follow them on Twitter at @DoItIndy Their calendar includes all types of events, like farmer's markets and festivals.  Yet, their primary focus is music.  What's unique to Do317 are their Lounge Sessions, "a series of live in-studio performances by national artists in a private, intimate setting."  Follow them on Twitter at @Do317 for a chance to win tickets to their intimate music sessions. NUVO News is more than alternative local news in Indianapolis.  It's an all encompassing site that offers music, arts, and restaurant reviews. It also has a great calendar of events that will certainly keep any socialite properly satisfied. Follow them at @NUVO_net for all things alternative.

As the twelfth largest city in the U.S., one would expect that opportunities are bursting from the city streets.  And they are.  Much like Alison and others all that is needed is to use sites like ,,, and to find which streets.