Acrylic Painting 101 — Nickel Plate Art’s very own Lesley Haflich guides participants ages 15 and older through the basics of acrylic painting, including usage of tools, composition, color theory and more through both landscape and still life paintings. This class is ideal of beginners or intermediate-level artists. All materials are provided, but participants may also bring their own.Wednesdays, Feb. 15-Mar. 22 from 7-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts: 107 S 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $175 for 6-week session. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org/classes/acrylic-painting-101.
‘Pinkalicious, the Musical’ at Beef & Boards — Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink! After over indulging in pink cupcakes, she wakes up pink, and a doctor’s visit confirms the diagnosis: pinkititis. But being pink comes with problems. Pinkalicious plays at the playground but is attacked by birds and bees when she is mistaken for a pink flower, and her best friend doesn’t even recognize her as she is camouflaged in the garden. She bravely follows the doctor’s order to eat green food. Will it fix her? And what happens when her brother decides to eat the last cupcake? Feb. 17-Mar. 18, matinee and evening times available. Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis. Cost is $16.50. For more, call 317-872-9664 or visit beefandboards.com.
Second Annual Winter Blast at Clay Terrace — Embrace the chilly temperatures of winter at the second Clay Terrace Winter Blast. There will be trains rides for children, carriage rides that families can take, ice sculptors, face painters/temporary tattoo artists, balloon artists, snowman making activities (limited times and crafts available), a hot chocolate truck and a hot chocolate trail. Enjoy in-store specials throughout the mall as well. Feb. 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Clay Terrace, 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 165, Carmel. Free admission. For more,call 317-818-0725 or visit clayterrace.com/events-news/event/2nd-annual-winter-blast.
A Living History Trade Fair and Antique Arms Show — Fascinated with objects dating between 1700 and 1899? You won’t want to miss this event. There will be more than 240 tables of antique arms, black powder supplies, blacksmithings, horn smithing, swords, knives, period clothing, pottery and native Americana collectibles. Re-enactors will help set the mood even more. ● Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 E Pleasant St., Noblesville. Cost is $10 for a two-day pass. For more, call 317-773-8690.
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre: ‘Rumors’ — At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is no where in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. This is the last showing. Feb. 18, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Suite 300, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.
Presidents Day at Conner Prairie — Enjoy free admission to Conner Prairie. Visitors on this historical day will have the opportunity to “meet” several U.S. presidents, chat with some favorite first ladies, participate in sing-alongs, play games, surprise George Washington with a surprise birthday party and more. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite president or first lady for the day. Besides interactive events with the presidents, guests can explore exhibits including a “Hall of Awesome Presidents,” a “Presidential Birthday Calendar,” an opportunity for visitors to vote for their president of presidents, a display of presidential pets and a true or false “Requirements to be President” presentation. Feb. 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. For more, call 317-776-6000 or visit connerprairie.org.
Drawing Class — Improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate Artist Eric O’Dell will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will provide the necessary materials, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials as well. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, Jan. 9-Mar. 14, from 7-9 p.m., Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South 8th St., Noblesville. Cost is $110. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ — The National Theatre’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat” is a lively, engaging play with special sound effects for performance by adults, for young children. None of the dialogue has been changed from the original classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, you will be transported to another world and have all kinds of fun. But what will mum find when she gets home? Featuring a cast of eight and with virtually no set needed, “The Cat in the Hat” is a delightful show to watch. Feb. 21-Mar. 2, matinee and evening showings available. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green Suite 300, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.
Cowabunga Dude — Hang 10 with Fishers Parks & Recreation. This program is back by popular demand, and invites children ages 4-7 for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles celebration! Learn about your four favorite turtles and their very favorite food – pizza. The staff from Bubba’s 33 will help your little one create their very own pizza while they enjoy games and crafts during the program. Register in advance. Feb. 21 from 10-11 a.m., Bubba’s 33, 9770 N. by N.E. Blvd., Fishers. Cost is $10/resident. For more, call 317-595-3150.