Easton Corbin, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.
The 35-year-old country music hitmaker is known for a traditional, guitar-based sound and a voice that draws comparisons to George Strait. His self-titled 2010 debut album sent two singles – “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” – to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, making him the first male solo artist in 17 years to debut with back-to-back No. 1 hits.
8 p.m. Jan. 12.
“Greater Tuna,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis
Eddie Curry and Jeff Stockberger play all 20 of the whacky residents in the town of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. The comedy is an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes.
8 p.m. Jan. 9, 1 p.m. Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Jan. 11-13, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and 8 p.m. Jan. 16 (continues through Jan. 28).
Cost: $44-$69 (includes buffet dinner).
More: beefandboards.com, 317-872-9664.
“A Raisin in the Sun,” The Indiana Repertory Theatre Mainstage, Indianapolis
After years in a crowded, run-down, inner-city apartment, the Younger family dreams of a better life in the green, sunny suburbs. But when opportunity comes along, will they agree on the best route to get there, and will the gates be open to them?
6:30 p.m., Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12,1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Jan. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 (continues through Feb. 3).
Cost: From $25.
More: irtlive.com, 317-635-5252.
“John Beasley’s MONK’estra,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.
Celebrating Thelonious Monk’s centennial year, this 15-piece big band featuring pianist John Beasley captures the spirit of the great pianist and composer in fresh arrangements flavored with New Orleans spirit, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban rhythms.
8 p.m. Jan. 20.
Feel the Earth beer to debut Jan. 19 – Broadway in Indianapolis and Sun King Brewery have announced the creation of Feel the Earth, a seasonal beer, to celebrate the engagement of “BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical” in Indianapolis. Feel the Earth will be available at both Sun King Tap Room locations beginning Jan. 19 and will be available at Clowes Hall Jan. 30 to Feb. 4 during all eight performances. In partnership with WFYI-FM, Broadway in Indianapolis and Sun King, the “From Bar to Star” contest will be held at the Sun King Fishers Tap Room and Small Batch Brewery, 7848 E 96th St., 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 in conjunction with the tapping of Feel the Earth. Six singer/songwriters will take the stage to compete to win tickets to see “BEAUTIFUL” at Clowes and have an opportunity to perform in the lobby before the opening performance and a small studio session on WFYI-FM.
‘Eva’ premiere set for April 5 – The story of Holocaust survivor and Terre Haute resident Eva Mozes Kor, called “Eva,” premieres April 5 at Clowes Hall at Butler University. The film, produced by WFYI Public Media in collaboration with Ted Green Films and Mika Brown, offers details about Kor’s journey from Romanian Jewish farm girl to Nazi death camp survivor to leading global force on the power of healing through forgiveness. Tickets for the event are $40 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 through the Clowes Hall box office and at ticketmaster.com. The premiere is a partnership with Butler University and Heartland Film and is expected to attract an international crowd.