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Priority list: Steve Martin/Martin Short, Yo-Yo Ma, more

November 16, 2015


Steve Martin and Martin Short

Two of the smartest funny people on the planet team up for an evening of, well, whatever it is they want to do. FYI: Martin has got a new, original musical heading to Broadway. And Short’s recently published biography, “I Must Say; My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend,” is a treat. Nov. 21 Murat Theatre Details

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

Yo-Yo Ma likes to mix it up. This time, the legendary cellist teams with British pianist Kathryn Stott for a concert that includes the “Arc of Life” suite, incorporating music from Bach, Sibelius, Gade, Debussy and Schubert. Nov. 18 Palladium  Details

Tonic Ball

At the 14th annual Second Helpings benefit, a wide variety of bands pays tribute to the music of Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner and Pink Floyd. Pick your venue accordingly. Nov. 20 Various Fountain Square locations  Details

Also this week

Bob Harbin and Claire Wilcher teamed up to write a new book for the Victor Herbert musical “Babes in Toyland,” with the result running Nov. 20-Dec. 13 at Footlite Musicals.

Veteran pianist Kenny Barron teams with violinist and MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient Regina Carter for a duet concert Nov. 21at the Palladium.

The Jazz Legacy Showcase at the Jewel Arts & Events Center as Rob Dixon, Erroll “Groundhog” Grandy, Kenny Phelps, James Spaulding and 2015 Jazz Educator of the Year Dr. Marion Thomas “Mo” Trout are celebrated by scholarship-winning student musicians and the Indianapolis Jazz Collective.

Mezzo-soprano Emily Fons performs at the annual Indianapolis Opera Ball, Nov. 21 at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel.

Wisdom Tooth Theatre present Neil LaBute’s play “Fat Pig,” Nov. 19-28, at the Indy Fringe Building.

Happy Hour at the Symphony, Nov. 19 at Hilbert Circle Theatre, features Time for Three.

Laura Osnes, star of Broadway’s “Cinderella” and “Bonnie and Clyde” headlines the Cabaret’s annual fundraisers gala Nov. 20. She’ll also offer a master class on Nov. 19.

And win tickets to Civic's "Mary Poppins" here.

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