Young professionals group focuses on the arts

10/28/2011 10:26:44 AM


Contact: John Hughey
Public Relations Manager
Center for the Performing Arts

Young professionals group focuses on the arts

Carmel, Ind. (October 28, 2011) – The Scene, the new young professionals group at the Center for the Performing Arts, has finalized plans for upcoming activities and a membership drive.

This social and civic network, focused on connecting patrons within the ages of 21-40, plans events that pair socializing with the performing arts. The group offers First Monday Mixer events at restaurants and bars. As an added benefit offered by The Scene, memberships are available that guarantee season-long exclusive ticket promotions to performances presented by the Center.

“The Scene provides a great environment to develop new friendships and the chance to meet people with a shared interest in the arts. Many young professional groups cater to career development. Professional networking is a great benefit of The Scene, but what sets us apart is that our focus is on fostering enjoyment of music and the performing arts,” said Anne O’Brien, marketing manager for the Center for the Performing Arts and an organizer for The Scene.

The group attends specific performances together and then enjoys a social event with other young professionals before or after the show. The $45 membership is optional but the benefits include one free ticket to a performance, exclusive ticket rates all season long, volunteer opportunities and special events.

The Scene’s calendar of outings also includes First Monday Mixers. These free gatherings provide guests the opportunity to mingle in a casual after-work atmosphere. The First Monday Mixers, offered at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, are held at restaurants and venues in Central Indiana. RSVPs are not needed.

Upcoming events include:

Thursday, Nov. 3 - Bad Boys of Dance at the Palladium , plus After Party at Detour: An American Grille (in the Arts & Design District)
Monday, Nov. 7 – First Monday Mixer at Claddagh Irish Pub (96th Street)
Monday, Dec. 5 – First Monday Mixer (location TBA)
Thursday, Dec.15 – Professional Development Workshop with Center guest artist 500 Clown
Saturday, Jan. 14 – 500 Clown performance in the Studio Theater
Monday, Feb. 6 – First Monday Mixer (location TBA)
Saturday, March 3 – Kevin Eubanks concert in the Tarkington, plus After Party at Tarkington bar
Monday, April 2 – First Monday Mixer (location TBA)
Sunday, April 15 – Bill Cosby at the Palladium, plus party at the Palladium
Monday, May 7 – First Monday Mixer (location TBA)
Saturday, June 16 – Encore Celebration at the Center

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 317-843-3800 or online at Visit and “like” The Scene on Facebook to stay connected. The Scene is led by Stephanie Decker and Anne O’Brien, staff members at the Center for the Performing Arts. Decker and O’Brien oversee a planning committee comprised of community members to assist in the development of The Scene.

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