Bands of America Grand National Championships
The top high school marching bands in the country once again converge on Indianapolis for a weekend of high-energy competition. If you like the halftime shows better than the football games, you owe yourself the favor of seeing the finals at least once in your life. Nov. 11-14 Lucas Oil Stadium Details
Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
Where the Quest for the West in September presents a popular side of Western art, this show—featuring the work of five artists—emphasizes the boundary-pushing. Since 1999, the biennial has awarded over $1 million in grants and led to the acquisition of more than 200 pieces for the Eiteljorg’s permanent collection. Nov. 14-Feb. 14 Eiteljorg Museum Details
Mihaela Martin and the Michelangelo String Quartet
The Indianapolis Violin Competition’s International Laureate Series pairs its 1982 gold medalist with the international touring group fresh from stops in Denmark, Romania, the United Kingdom and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Nov. 10 Indiana History Center Details
The Thornton Wilder play that every human being should see once every 10 years or so is staged by Butler University Theatre. Nov. 11-15 Schrott Center Details
Also this week
Pulitzer-winning journalist Tracy Kidder (“Soul of a New Machine”) pays a visit to UIndy’s Ransburg Auditorium, Nov. 12, as part of its Kellogg Writers Series.
Clowes Hall presents Taiwan’s dance/drumming/martial arts group U-Theatre in “Sword of Wisdom” Nov. 14.
Elias String Quartet plays the Indiana History Center Nov. 11.
Veracruz, Mexico-based son jarocho band Son de Madera takes the Tarkington stage Nov. 13.