The Heartland Film Festival offers counter-programming to Hollywood blockbusters (and would-be blockbusters) with this collection of highlights from past fests. It kicks off with the outstanding documentary “An Honest Liar,” including a visit from its subject, magician/debunker/hero of mine James Randi on June 18. Other screenings include “Drunktown’s Finest,” “Light Fly, Fly High,” and the musical “Lucky Stiff.”
June 18-20 Wheeler Arts Community and Heartland Film Festival offices Details
If you’ve seen the Phoenix Theatre’s production of “American Idiot” and want more, you could go see it again (if shows aren’t sold out). In addition though, you can also catch this promising spin-off, a concert of “songs that convey the inner turmoil and angst we felt during our most impressionable years” Each of six “American Idiot” cast members have picked a stage song and a radio song or this mixtape $5 one-night-only show.
June 17 Theatre on the Square Details
This free day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art includes a community picnic (including a blanket drop-off afterwards for charity), singer/musician Aurelio Martinez performing in 100 Acres, and an art-swap where visitors are invited to bring work of their own or whatever has been sitting around in the attic to trade with other like-minded folks. The two rules are that the work must fit on your blanket and only non-cash transactions are allowed.
June 20 Indianapolis Museum of Art Details
Also this week
The Eitlejorg Museum celebrates Juneteenth with a June 20 free event that includes storytelling, music, art projects, and a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Barenaked Ladiesb concertize at the Lawn at White River State Park June 17
Asante Children's Theatre presents “Q, A Musical Tribute to Quincy Jones” June 18 – 21 at the Madame Walker Theatre..
Esperanza Spalding returns to the Palladium June 18
Matthias Maute kicks off the Indianapolis Early Music Festival Indian Historical Society June 19 at the Indiana Historical Society. Concerts continue through July 12.
The Asian American Alliance stages Asian Fest June 20at the Indiana State Museum. The featured country this year is India.
Kevin Hart performs June 19 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Cardinal Stage stages “Hairspray,” June 19-29 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre in Bloomington. If you go on June 20, make time to experience Taste of Bloomington.
Krista Detor performs at the Warehouse in Carmel June 18.