Night & Day diversions – October 8, 2019


“Little Shop of Horrors,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

The musical focuses on Seymour, a hapless florist shop worker, who raises a plant that feeds on humans.

8 p.m.  Oct. 10, 11, 12; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13

Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $6 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.

More:, 317-872-9664


“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse

The classic Western features themes of good versus Evil. The play is adapted from Dorothy M. Johnson’s original 1953 short story, not the 1962 John Ford movie starring John Wayne and James Stewart.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Cost: $12 to $14


Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group will perform at the Palladium at 8 p.m. Oct. 11. (Submitted photo)

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett’s music features influences from country music, Western swing, folk, gospel, blues, rock and jazz.

8 p.m. Oct. 11

Cost: $45 to $125



“From Paris to Russia with Love,” Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Palladium, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The program features pieces by French composers Hector Berlioz and Maurice Ravel and culminates with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovky’s “Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17.”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 12

Cost: $5 (students) to $65



Luke Bryan, Sunset Repeat Tour, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

Country star Luke Bryan will be joined by Cole Swindell and Jon Langston on the tour. The event was previously scheduled for Aug. 18 but was postponed by thunderstorms.

7 p.m. Oct. 11

Cost: $38.25 to $127



“Mamma Mia!,” Civic Theatre, The Tarkington, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

The musical follows the tale of a young woman’s search for her birth father using the timeless songs of ABBA.

7 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 12; 2 p.m. Oct. 13

Cost: $28 (students) to $51



Lecture set on Indiana’s top African American poets and musicians — An IUPUI professor will discuss the lives and work of some of Indiana’s greatest African American poets and musicians in a free lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Poets Mari Evans and Etheridge Knight and jazz musicians Freddie Hubbard and Wes Montgomery are highlighted in “Arts Midwest: Poetry, People and Place,” a multimedia presentation by Lasana Kazembe, Ph.D. Kazembe will explore how these and other Hoosier artists represented a new urban industrial reality that developed in the Midwest and addressed social disillusionment across urban, rural and suburban lines. To reserve tickets, visit

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