“Crispus Attucks: The School That Opened a City”
The Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts kicks off this year’s festivities with a screening of a documentary about the school that was designed to fail but succeeded far beyond all expectations. A conversation with the film’s producer, Ted Green, follows. Oct. 26 JCC Indianapolis Details
Kansas’ "Leftoverture" 40th Anniversary
Turntable not working? Here’s a chance to hear the iconic 1976 disc—which spawned “Carry On Wayward Son”—played by the latest iteration of the band, which includes original drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Richard Williams. Oct. 27 Murat Theatre Details
Playwright-in-residence Tom Horan follows up the summer’s outstanding “Acid Dolphin Experiment” with another world premiere, a very different play about a woman who discovers a taped collection of memories in an abandoned home. Oct. 27-Nov. 20 Phoenix Theatre Details
“Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”
The latest incarnation of local favorite and Halloween staple Sammy Terry hosts a screening of the 1920 version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale, enhanced by lighting effects, organist Mark Herman, a cash bar and door prizes. Oct. 28 Indiana Landmarks Center Details
Also this week
Indiana University Cinema in Bloomington welcomes director John Boorman on Oct. 28 for a celebration of his films including “Excalibur,” “Deliverance” and “Hope and Glory.”
Scott Bradley’s Postmodern Jukebox plays Clowes Hall Oct. 28.
Raymond Leppard fronts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for an Oct. 28 evening featuring soprano Rachele Gilmore at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
In Terre Haute, Indiana State University’s Contemporary Music Festival kicks off with an Oct. 27 performance by Ronaldo Moya winner of the EarShot Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Composers Competition.