— The Feinstein Initiative, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, the Indiana Historical Society, the Carmel Clay Historical Society and IUPUI’s Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, working under the umbrella Integrated Exhibition Alliance, have plans to tie together concurrent exhibitions in early January. The focus will be on change in the 1960s.
— Modern Painters magazine has put the Conrad Hotel’s Long-Sharp Gallery on its list of 100 best fall art gallery exhibits in the world. Forty-two of those are in the U.S. The show opens Friday.
— Don’t look for Monument Circle to be blocked off for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening gala. The Sept. 20 post-concert dinner is being held at the Roof Ballroom. The concert, featuring violinist Hillary Hahn, offers the first chance for ISO patrons to sample the Hilbert Circle Theatre’s new seats.
— Got a gimmick? The Pacers will be holding auditions Sept. 9 for halftime acts and other game-day positions. Pre-registration is a must or you’ll just have to put that trampoline back in the car and go home.
— John Skewes, author of the “Larry Gets Lost” children’s book series, has set his most recent one at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He’ll be there Friday signing copies of “Larry Gets Lost at the Museum.” Somebody get that dog a GPS.
— And, no, I won't be reviewing Sydney Leathers' new film. Stop asking.