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Priority list includes Idina Menzel, Indianapolis Opera, State Fair concerts, more

August 17, 2015

The fall arts season is just a few weeks away. The summer is winding down. But there's still plenty to do in this late-summer arts limbo.

Here are a few choices.

"The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"

Indianapolis Opera kicks off its season early with this full production of Michael Nyman’s opera about a man with an unusual mental illness. Even more interesting: It’s based on a true story chronicled in the same-titled boo by neurologist Oliver Sacks.

Schrott Center    Aug. 21-23  Details

Idina Menzel

Expect her to end the set with “Let It Go.” Expect her to include “Defying Gravity.” Expect something from her recent Broadway show “If/Then.” And expect some pop and rock songs in the mix when the “Frozen”/”Wicked” star returns to town. 

Murat Theatre    Aug. 21  Details

Indiana State Fair concerts

Draws for the free stage during the final week of the Fair include evening concerts by Big & Rich (Aug. 18), Craig Morgan (Aug. 19), KC & the Sunshine Band (Aug. 20), Lennon and Maisy of TV’s “Nashville” followed by The Henningsens (Aug. 21), and Rusted Root (Aug. 22), with LaShun Pace leading a gospel music fest winding things up (Aug. 23).

Indiana State Fairgrounds  Through Aug. 23  Details

Also this week

Jason Aldean, armed with three number one hits from his latest album “Old Boots, New Dirt,” performs at Klipsch Music Center Aug. 21.

Steve Lippia's offers his “Centennial Celebration; A Frank Sinatra Tribute,” Aug. 21-22 at Conner Prairie Amphitheater.

Garfield Shakespeare Company presents "Othello" Fridays and Saturdays Aug. 21-Sept. 5.

Indianapolis Museum of Art screens "The Shining" Aug. 21.

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