To be honest, I long ago lost my interest in going out for New Year’s Eve. Blame it on having four kids—or on the fact that, for the decade I spent as a stand-up comic, Dec. 31 was a night of work (albeit work that paid better than every other night).
If I were interested in heading out for the turning of the year, however, I’d consider a stop at Big Car Gallery, where the unpredictable Know No Stranger theater troupe is part of the entertainment for an all-ages evening. Or The Jazz Kitchen, where Brenda Williams and Cynthia Laine are on stage with Rob Dixon and others. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is teaming with Dance Kaleidoscope for its New Year’s Eve in Vienna celebration, which sounds delightful. And, for something completely different, Here Come the Mummies is playing Old National Centre (it’s a band, in case you haven’t heard).
Of course, there’s always comedy: Costaki Economopoulos is taking the stage at Morty’s Comedy Joint.
Did I miss anything? Of course I did. There’s something going on at just about every bar, restaurant and venue in town. Enjoy. And Happy New Year—which I realize doesn’t technically fall into this week, but usually requires some advance planning, hence its inclusion in this edition.