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May 31, 2016

Dance Kaleidoscope’s “Scheherazade 25”

David Hochoy’s first season as artistic director of Dance Kaleidoscope ended with the world premiere of his two-act “Sheherazade.” This season, his 25th, Hochoy ends the season with a revival of the piece. Also on the bill: Hochoy’s take on “An American in Paris.”

June 2-5 Indiana Repertory Theatre  Details

First Friday

Among the gallery openings at this month’s event, the Indiana Landmarks Center hosts painter Thane Young’s “Still Life Series,” Circle City Industrial Complex features photographer Tom Potter’s “Bodes of Work,” and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library offers “Fantasies of an Impossibly Hospitable World” with various artists offering their takes on Vonnegut’s character Kilgore Trout.

June 3 Various locations  Details

History on Tap

Yes, there are many craft beer tastings around the region. But this one differentiates itself by offering an historical perspective—with a chance to taste beer of yesteryear in 1986 Prairietown. Along with the wares of more than 20 brewers, a buffet dinner is also available. Open to 21 and older.

June 3  Conner Prairie Details

Also this week

Gospel/soul artist Leon Bridges plays the Murat June 2.

Keith Urban comes to Klipsch Music Center June 4.

Krzysztof Urbanksi leads the ISO and guest pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony June 2-5 at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Smooth jazz saxophonist Jessy J plays the Jazz Kitchen June 3.

On June 4, Garfield Park Arts Center opens “The Many Lives of Garfield,” featuring a look at how the comic strip takes shape.

Nickel Plate Arts Festival in downtown Noblesville kicks off June 4 with artist booths, live music, and more.

Adults take over the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis during “After Dark—Hot Wheels Race to Win” June 3.

Ben Sollee celebrates the release of his latest CD in a June 4 concert at The Warehouse.

If you think the title “Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)” is unusual, wait until you see the play, getting it’s local premiere at Theatre on the Square June 3-18.

The Vonnegut Sessions, a summer music series at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, gets rolling with bluegrass musician Danny Barnes June 1.

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