Also this week

November 10, 2010

In “The Chicken Show,” part of the Spirit & Place Festival, author Michael Perry reads and local artists and students display work based on, yes, chickens. Nov. 11 at Wheeler Arts Community Center. Details here.

The painted guys return when Blue Man Group plays Clowes Hall Nov. 12-14. Details here.

At the Eiteljorg Museum, "Art en la Charreria," Nov. 12-Jan. 16, celebrates the equestrian sport popular in Mexico. Opening weekend events include performances by Anderson Ballet Folklorico, Trio ConPaz, and more. Details here.

The 10th anniversary lineup for the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Nov. 12-14 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and IUPUI Campus Center includes “Violet Tendencies” (starring Mindy Cohn of “The Facts of Life), “Talbott Street: 1980-1986” (a documentary about the ground-breaking Talbott Theatre), “Bloomington” (a fiction film about a student/teacher relationship at IU), and a sneak preview of the “New Ash Christian Film” (featuring Jennifer Coolidge). Details here.

The ambitiously titled Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival, Nov. 12-14 at the Indianapolis Art Center, includes “Run, Granny, Run!” (featuring a seniors version of the “Ben Hur” chariot race), “Cool Beans,” (about two guys looking for the originator of the title term), and “Post-Apocalyptic Shotgun Madness,” which pretty much says it all. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Details here.

Comedian Chelsea Handler headlines at the Murat Theatre Nov. 13. Details here.

New Yorker contributor Jonathan Lethem, author of such novels as “Fortress of Solitude” and “Chronic City,” is the latest author to come to town for the Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series at Butler University’s Atherton Union. He’ll be reading on Nov. 15. Details here.