SOLD OUT: Listen Up with Alexis Nikole Nelson

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SOLD OUT: Listen Up with Alexis Nikole Nelson

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Date and Time

Saturday, July 13, 2024 6:30 p.m. (ET) calendar reminder


Garfield Park Arts Center
Main Gallery
2432 Conservatory Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203


$30 for general admission

$55 for VIP tickers

About the Event

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Join WFYI Live for Listen Up with Alexis Nikole Nelson at the Garfield Park Arts Center on Saturday, July 13! Alexis Nikole Nelson, also known as BlackForager, will share her passion for sustainable foraging and connecting with nature. Plus, learn about her experience working in public media on the PBS Digital Studios show Crash Course Botany. This in-person event is a unique opportunity to learn from Alexis and gain insights into the world of foraging and content creation.

General admission tickets are $30 per person. Want to meet Alexis? A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a pre-event walk through the Garfield Park Conservatory from 5:30 to 6 p.m. VIP tickets are $55 and include reserved seating for the main presentation.

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About Alexis Nikole Nelson
Alexis Nikole Nelson is a forager and an outdoor educator using her platform to yell, sing and celebrate all the edible plants hiding in plain sight! She invites all who will come on the foraging journey of collecting, identifying and eating wild food.

Nelson has also cooked up quite a few awards, receiving the James Beard Award for “Best Social Media” 2022, being chosen for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, being chosen as a TikTok Tastemaker, and being honored as part of Fortune Magazine’s Creator 25 in 2021.

With 5 million followers joining Alexis on the adventure, she reframes the world of food, asking us to consider tastefully satiating and environmentally sustainable food choices. She also peels back historical layers on African American and Indigenous food traditions that have traditionally been repressed. Whether Nelson is teaching audiences which seaweeds are delish or turning acorns into cheese, she does so with a song and a smile. Nelson’s comedic lessons and videos direct audiences to freely accessible food options and demonstrations of tasty dishes.

While delivered in a light-hearted manner, Nelson’s content has empowered those living in food deserts with greater self-sufficiency — which is no laughing matter.

Nelson takes audiences into the woods and to the oceans in search of edible plants to enrich their palates and the planet.

As Alexis would say, happy snacking, don’t die!


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