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Priority list includes free Rihanna, Imagine Dragons concerts, and a basketball game...at the IMA

March 29, 2015

Okay, so you're probably going to spend a fair amount of time this weekend watching basketball. There are plenty of other options available, though, in and around (or instead of) the Final Four. Follow the links for more details.

March Madness Music Festival

Rihanna, Zach Brown Band, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Lady Antebellum, Kacey Musgraves and more are featured throughout the weekend at free concerts. It goes without saying that you should expect crowds. April 3-5 White River State Park Details

First Friday

Arts events kicking off the month include Kathryn Armstrong’s “Worth Remembering” featuring interactive sculptures at the CityWay Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Also opening: Photographer Kimberly Ewing’s “Celebrating Life, Love, and Art,” which explores breast cancer, and “Mark Sheldon: Classic Jazz Photography” at the Madame Walker Theater Center. April 3 Various locations Details

“The Quiet Hero”

Nelson Price’s new book “The Quiet Hero: A Life of Ryan White” is launched with a cocktail reception and panel discussion featuring Olympic diver Greg Louganis, author Nelson Price, and Jeanne White-Ginder. April 1  Indiana Historical Society Details

Family Day: Museum Madness

The final free weekend at the Indianapolis Museum of Art includes a screening of “Space Jam,” basketball games at the Pulliam Family Great Hall (with guards as refs), a performance by the Indy Air Bear Jump Rope Team, and kids’ yoga and storytelling in the Tiffany Window Galleries. April 4  Indianapolis Museum of Art Details

Also this week

Brown County Playhouse hosts a “May Poppins Sing-A-Long” movie event April 4.

Violinist Joshua Bell performs with pianist Sam Haywood, April 4 at the Musical Arts Center in Bloomington.

Through Jan. 4, decorative arts are under glass at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s “Tiffany, Gorham, and the Height of American Silver, 1840-1930.”

Poets Catherine Barnett and Ellen Bryant Voigt read at Clowes Hall, April 6.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre brings back “Superhero: The Story of a Man Called Jesus,” April 3-4 at the Tarkington.

An effort to launch The Indiana Museum of Music and Entertainment launches April 4 with a sample of exhibits and live music at the Wheeler Arts Center in Fountain Square. Performers include Tim Wright, Karen Irwin, Clifford Ratliff, and Cathy Morris

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  bring their Ride Out tour to Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 30.

On April 3, The Whipstitch Sallies kick off the First Avenue Folk Series at The Warehouse.

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