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A&E priority list includes a romantic comedy, a saxophone legend, and a Biblical villain reconsidered

March 16, 2015

Before or after recovering from St. Patrick's Day, consider these potentially intoxicating A&E events for March 19-25.

 

“What I Learned in Paris”

The election of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor in 1973 is the backdrop for this romantic comedy penned by Pearl Cleage, who served as Mayor Maynard Jackson’s press secretary around that time. March 19-April 12  Indiana Repertory Theatre  Details

“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, in residence at the Fringe building, stages Stephen Guirgis’ play in which the Bible’s most infamous villain gets to have his say in court—in front of witnesses that include Mary Magdalene, Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud. March 20-April 4 Indy Fringe Building  Details

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Violinist Zach De Pue takes the spotlight for a performance of Barber’s Violin Concerto. The program also includes Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances as well as a world premier brass concerto commissioned by the ISO from its principal trombonist James Beckel. March 19-22 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade join the influential composer/saxophonist for a concert following their album “Without a Net,” named in DownBeat magazine’s critics’ poll as Jazz 2013’s Album of the Year. March 21  Palladium  Details

Also this week

The parody “Potted Poter” comes to Old National Center March 19-22.

“Lightwire…The Show,” March 21, lights up Clowes Hall with the group popularized on “America’s Got Talent.”

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band play Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 22.

Muncie Symphony Orchestra performs “Video Games Live” with pre- and post-show fun including a Guitar Hero competition, costume contest, and more March 19 at Emens Auditorium, Muncie.

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Voltaire team up for a March 20 program at Eskenazi Health celebration Bach’s birthday.

The national tour of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which flew past Indianapolis, lands March 23 at Elliot Hall of Music in West Lafayette.

Jean-Michael Cousteau visits the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum for a screening of his documentary “Secret Ocean 3D.” The film opens on march 20 and Cousteau will be participating in a Q&A session on March 23.

Michael Feinstein is joined by cabaret legend Marilyn Maye, March 22 at the Palladium.

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