Event Calendar – 2/21



Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series: Simon Armitage

  • What: Poetry reading and discussion by Simon Armitage, one of England’s most popular and critically acclaimed poets.
  • When: 7:30p.m.
  • Where: Krannert Room, Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: Free admission



  • What: Tartuffe, an itinerant religious crusader, finds the household of the prominent Orgon. He slowly takes over the whole estate, eventually taking aim at Elmire, Orgon’s wife. Can anything short of divine intervention save us from this savior?
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday – 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2 p.m.
  • Where: Butler University Theatre, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: $10 ($5 for students)

St. Petersburg State Orchestra

  • What: With Roman Leontiev and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performs live at the Palladium.
  • When: 7:30p.m.
  • Where: The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel.
  • Cost: $25 – $120


  • What: Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day by Day.”
  • When: Wednesday and Thursday – 7:30p.m., Friday and Saturday– 8p.m., Sunday – 2p.m.
  • Where: The Studio at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Carmel.
  • Cost: $30 – $40

Dale Bernstein: Vanity Abandoned

  • What: Gallery featuring photography by Dale Bernstein.Bernstein had the privilege of working with some of the world’s greatest photographers, including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Horst P. Horst, among others.
  • When: Regular building hours
  • Where: Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: Free admission

Leadership through the Arts: Jennifer Homans

  • What:  Jennifer Homans, author of the first-ever cultural history of ballet, “Apollo’s Angels,” will talk about the past, present and future of this art form.
  • When: 7:30p.m.
  • Where: Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Robertson Hall, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: Free admission


“Lend Me a Tenor”

  • What: The Cleveland Grand Opera Company faces imminent catastrophe when its star is accidentally given an overdose of tranquilizers and is unable to perform. Enter an aspiring singer, Max, whose efforts to impersonate the star produce shenanigans galore.
  • When: Thursday – Friday – 7 p.m., Saturday – 5 p.m.
  • Where: The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Carmel.
  • Cost: $26 – $35

Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie

  • What: Ever wondered what people ate for dinner in the early 19th century? Discover those answers firsthand when you and your family join in preparing, serving and enjoying a candlelight feast straight from the pages of a 19th-century cookbook.
  • When: 6 – 9 p.m.(Thursday – Sunday)
  • Where: Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers.
  • Cost: $60 for public ($55 for members)


Moonlight and Magnolias

  • What: 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Louis B. Mayer, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
  • When: Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd., Suite 140, Carmel
  • Cost: $15 ($12 for seniors and students)

Playing for Change

  • What: A collection of those street performers will be coming to Indianapolis to perform music under their notion it can change the world.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: $35

“Legally Blonde: The Musical”

  • What: Based on the hit MGM movie, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” was nominated for seven Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards, and has all the fun of the famous film.
  • When:Friday and Saturday – 6:30 p.m., Sunday – 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: $37 – $60 and includes dinner buffet, salad bar, coffee and tea.

Winter Nights Film Series: “The Godfather: Part II” (1974)

  • What: Each winter, escape the cold and cozy up at The Toby for classic films on the big screen every Friday. All films will be shown in 35millimeters or 16millimeters.
  • When: 7p.m.
  • Where: The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: $9 for public ($5 for members and students)

“Titanic: The Musical”

  • What: The astounding ship, Titanic, is viewed from several points of view – by the designer, a stoker, the lookout and the wireless operator. When the ship strikes an iceberg, the resulting mayhem focuses the reality of the disaster.
  • When: Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m., Sunday – 2p.m.
  • Where: The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.
  • Cost: $17

Symphonic Hits

  • What: Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki and French pianist David Fray make their ISO debuts in Symphonic Hits featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dance.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
  • Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre (45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis)
  • Cost: $20 – $50

“Sex Please, We’re Sixty”

  • What: A hilarious comedy where neighbor, Bud the Stud, attempts to entertain the clientele at Mrs. Stancliff’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast – a favorite vacation spot year after year for menopausal women.
  • When: Friday and Saturday –8 p.m.
  • Where: Mud Creek Players, 9740 E. 86th St., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: $12 ($10 on Sundays)

“It’s All Greek to Me”

  • What: Hancock Dance Theatre visits Greece, performing classics such as “Greek Mythology,” “The Big Fat Greek Wedding Piece” and “The Birth of the Gods.” Enjoy refreshments during the show in this casual setting.
  • When: Friday and Saturday– 7 p.m., Sunday – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, 329 Gradle Dr., Carmel.
  • Cost: $35


Oscar Surprise: All 3 Films

  • What:Watch three Academy Award-nominated films (one documentary, one animated feature and one foreign-language film) the night before the 84th Academy Awards broadcast.
  • When: “Hell and Back Again” – 3 p.m., “Chico & Rita” – 5 p.m., “Bullhead” – 7 p.m.
  • Where: The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis.
  • Cost: $20 for public, $12 for IMA members (includes all three films)

Chris Botti

  • What: Multi-Grammy award winner and largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist Chris Botti performs live at the Palladium.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel.
  • Cost: $55 – $110

Winter Market at Carmel City Center

  • What: The Winter Market features 20 vendors from the Carmel Farmers Market, including A Taste of Philly, Amazing Potato Chip Company, Artisano’s Oils and Spices and many more.
  • When: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Where: Carmel City Center, 719 Hanover Place, Carmel.
  • Cost: Free admission

Nature’s Inspirations: Art Exhibit

  • What: An exhibit featuring nature-inspired artwork including paintings, photography and other art mediums. Work from both professional and amateur artists will be featured.
  • When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through March 11.
  • Where: Cool Creek Park & Nature Center, 2000 E. 151st St., Carmel.
  • Cost: Free admission


The IWS Amazing Race with Kelleen Strutz

  • What: Race around the world with the Indiana Wind Symphony as we travel musically to various exotic and picturesque locales featuring local piano virtuoso Kelleen Strutz.
  • When: 3 p.m.
  • Where: The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel.
  • Cost: $15 – $30

Winter Kids Koncert: Ruditoonz

  • What: The Winter Kids Koncert series is an enriching and engaging experience for young children ages 2-5. Koncerts are carefully crafted to be entertaining and allow for the children to dance and sing.
  • When: 10– 11 a.m.
  • Where: Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel.
  • Cost: Free admission

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