Also this week

February 1, 2011

Catherine Russell returns to the Cabaret at the Columbia Club Feb. 4 for a “Singing the Blues” program benefiting the Alzheimer’s Research Project. Details here.

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis brings to town the Christian Howes Group for a cabaret-style show at the Indiana History Center. Details here.

The Phoenix Theatre presents “Goldie, Max and Milk”—about a mother dealing with the custody of her 4-day-old daughter. Feb. 3-27. Details here.

The new Indy Indie Artist Colony at 14th and Pennsylvania streets devotes its “Just Desserts” show to artwork featuring candy and other treats. It opens Feb. 4 as part of First Friday. Details here.

The Ronen Chamber Ensemble plays the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center for the first time Feb. 7 with a “Ronen Sings” program focusing on vocal music, including the world premiere of John Berner’s “Cabaret Songs.” Details here.

The national touring company of Chicago’s famed Second City comedy troupe comes to the Zionsville Performing Arts Center Feb. 4 with its revue “Fair & Unbalanced.” The group is also offering an improv workshop for an additional fee. Details here.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offers its 26th annual free, first-come, first-seated “Celebration of Black History” concert Feb. 8 at Hilbert Circle Theatre. The program includes works by Duke Ellington, Michael Abels and more. Adding voice will be storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston and the Voices of the Light Choir. Details here.