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Priority list includes top-tier ballet, high school bands, more

November 7, 2016

This week's recover-from-the-election offerings include top-tier ballet, high school bands, and much more.


“Titan of the West: The Adams Collection of Western and Native American Art”

Tennessee Titans owner Kenneth S. “Bud” Adams willed his collection of paintings and artifacts to the Eiteljorg and, for this show, they’ll be presented for the first time. Nov. 12-Feb. 5, 2017 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Details


“Evening with the Stars”

For the eighth year, a truly world-class lineup of amazing dance talent from around the world converges for this Indianapolis City Ballet event.  This year’s performers include New York City Ballet’s Robert Fairchild (recently starring in Broadway’s “An American in Paris”) and Tiler Peck, the Stuttgart Ballet’s Roman Novitzky, and American Ballet Theatre’s  Daniil Simkin. Nov. 12 Murat Theatre  Details


Bands of America

Yes, many in the crowd will be family and friends of the performers, but there’s a general-audience appeal, too, in watching the best high school marching bands in the country compete on the gridiron. Even if your kid opted to go into sports, instead. Nov. 10-12 Lucas Oil Stadium Details


Elizabeth Stout

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Olive Kitteridge” is featured in this Spirit & Place Festival event that’s also part of Butler’s Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.  Nov. 9 Butler University Reilly Room Details


“The Seagull”

Playwright Anton Chekhov doesn’t get much attention in these parts. Which is why, if you haven’t seen this masterpiece, a trip to Butler’s campus is in order for this drama about an enmeshed group of family and friends gathered on a country estate. If the play is done well, just about every character will cause your heart to ache. And there's reason to expect this production to transcend since Marina Brusnikina, associate artistic director of the Moscow Art Theatre and a guest artist at Butler, is directing. Nov. 9-13 Butler University Schrott Center for the Arts Details


Also this week

VonnegutFest, ov. 10-12, includes an improvised Kurt Vonnegut show by Chicago's Under the Gun troupe at Theatre on the Square, a screening of "Breakfast of Champions" at the Indy Fringe Building, and a reading at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library's future home on Mass Ave.

Clowes Hall hosts IU Opera’s production of “Madama Butterfly” Nov. 11-12.

Stand-up comic Katt Williams plays the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Nov. 12.

The Jerusalem Quartet performs at the Indiana History Center Nov. 9.

OnyxFest, featuring four new works by African-American playwrights, includes Nicole Kerney's "Gil," a tribute to poet/musician Gil Scott-Heron. It runs Nov. 11-13 at the Indy Fringe Building. 

Madeleine Peryoux headlines at the Warehouse Nov. 11.

Krzysztof Urbanski conducts an evening of Chopin with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and pianist Jan Lisiecki Nov. 12  

The Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company returns to the Tarkington Nov. 11-12.



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