Top Picks – August 13

INDIANAPOLIS — Starting Thursday and running through Aug. 23 is the 11th annual Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, featuring 64 groups presenting 384 performances in eight venues throughout the Mass Ave Cultural District in downtown Indianapolis. Groups performing include a 50-50 mix of local and national or international performers. All performances are under an hour in length, unjuried and uncensored. The line-up includes “Hell’s Fourth Ring: the Mall Musical,” Peewinkle’s Puppets, “The Sibling Staircase,” “The Tap-Dancing Super Show” and 60 other productions. Ticket prices are per show. Visit for more information and a complete listing of performances.

ANDERSON — Register as a human or register as a zombie for The Zombie Run at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at White River Paintball, 5211 S. New Columbus Road, Anderson. The limited-time $50 price gets you a T-shirt, a medal, a bag, a survival guide and admission to the after-party. The 3.1-mile course is part run and part game with a back story, rules and a strategy for survival. Visit for more details and registration information. Proceeds from this traveling event go to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, specializing in research and treatment of children’s brain disorders and injuries.

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships begin at 1 p.m. today and run through Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 N. Pennsylvania St. in Indianapolis. Scheduled to appear are members of the men’s and women’s 2012 U.S. Olympic teams and Mitchell Brown, a gymnast from Fortville. Tickets are available at