Cornerstone seeking women vendors for new Friday ‘happy hour’ market / Lockerbie event center adds a coffeehouse / a new space at the Indiana State Museum

REPORT ONE: Market for women vendors. Cornerstone Bread Co. has put out the call for women vendors to take part in a new market.  The Faire-Share Market, which will feature only women vendors, will begin Friday, May 20, and continue from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 2 on Cornerstone’s parking lot at 840 N. Meridian St.

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The “happy hour” event is designed to assist women-led businesses,” said Cornerstone’s Cindy Helmling. “We’ve tried to target women who may not have had the opportunity or cultural experience to know what a great shot-in-the-arm a weekly market can be to get the word out about one’s business.”

To get the market going, Cornerstone had put out the invitation to “artists, bakers, florists, artisans, crafters, chefs, musicians, social warriors, producers, creators, jewelers, designers, animal activists, environmental activists.”

Photo above: The parking lot in front of Cornerstone Bread Co. will host a market on Friday afternoons through Sept. 2.

REPORT 2: The Red Door Café. After two “soft opening” days on May 13 and 16, Cyrus Jafari will open the doors Tuesday for the formal launch of the Red Door Café at The Cyrus Place, located in the historic former church at the corner of New York and East streets.

The Red Door is a coffeehouse located in cozy first-floor space on the first floor of the former church, which Jafari has operated as The Cyrus Place since 2013. There are also outside tables on the east side of the building, and plenty of overflow seating in the adjacent banquet space.

The coffeehouse opens both to New York Street and the east side parking lot, and is artfully decorated with Middle Eastern artifacts as well as historic musical instruments.

Jafari is offering both coffee and tea drinks as well as house-made pastries. He plans on expanding the pastry offerings and also wants to expand the menu to other finger foods. Further down the road, he envisions more food service, including private dining.

To start, the Red Door Café is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day but Sunday. Jafari expects to expand those hours as the need arises.

PHOTO: A latte and house-made baklava at the Red Door Café.

State Museum to prove there’s more than one way to explore its exhibits

REPORT 3: STATE MUSEUM EXHIBIT. The Indiana State Museum will open a new first-floor gallery, Gallery One, on Saturday, May 21. interactive exhibit allows visitors to “chat” with an object, compose a song for a painting, touch the mural to make sounds and explore some of the museum’s most puzzling collection selections – all while discovering that there’s more than one way to explore the museum.