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Priority list includes open-air Wes Anderson, an artful bike ride, more

June 20, 2016

It's officially summer, which means outdoor activities, a musical from Bob Harbin, and lots of concert choices.

Indianapolis Public Art Bicycle Tour

The Canal, White River State Park, and the IUPUI campus are the cruise-through locations for this ride led by Lindsey Lord of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Feeling parched afterwards? A brewery tour and private tasting session follows. 

June 25  Starting at Two Deep Brewing  Details

“Moonrise Kingdom”

Yes, I liked “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” but I also have a soft spot in my movie-loving heart for this loopy 2012 Wes Anderson flick about a pair of runaway kids and the quirk-filled search party that tries to track them down. And I suspect it will be even more fun with a picnic to go along with this outdoor screening.

June 25  Garfield Park  Details

“Billy Elliot”

The coal-mining kid who just wanted to dance has done pretty well for himself. First there was an out-of-the-blue hit movie, then a Tony-winning Broadway musical. That musical will be getting its local production premiere thanks to Bob Harbin and his Bobdirex company, which offers a big summer musical every year. Plainfield High School student Thomas Whitcomb takes on the title role.

June 24-July 10 Marion University Theatre Details

Also this week

The Eiteljorg’s Indian Market & Festival returns the museum grounds June 25-26.

Bob Dylan and His Band with special guest Mavis Staples return to the Lawn at White River State Park  June 25. Phillip Phillips/Matt Nathanson follow on June 26.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of David Bowie June 24-25 at Conner Prairie.

Melissa Etheridge plays the Center for the Performing Arts June 21.

Jimmy Buffett pays his annual visit to Klipsch Music Center June 23. Huey Lewis and the News kicks the night off. Also at Klipsch, Darius Rucker on June 25 and Phish on June 26.

Steve Miller Band entertains at Hoosier Park June 25

Josh Kauffman plays the Warehouse June 25.

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