American Pianists Association Discovery Week
It’s a classical year for APA, which means five finalists for its fellowship will appear in town from September to February at the Indiana History Center with the competition coming to a head in April, when all participate in a grueling—but entertaining—week of performances. April 3-8 Various locations Details
Tim Burton Film Festival
The gloriously old-school movie theater in Franklin hosts screenings of six of the eclectic director’s films (mercifully, none of them feature talking apes). The picks: “Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Batman,” “Corpse Bride,” “Beetlejuice,” “Mars Attacks” and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” Here’s hoping there’s secure bicycle parking for that last one. April 7-8 Artcraft Theatre, Franklin Details
Butler Arts Fest
Decisions, decisions. The Butler ArtsFest lineup this year includes opera star Deborah Voigt in concert, percussionist Evelyn Glennie joining forces with the Butler Wind Ensemble, a reading of Wesley Savick’s “Mr G" about no less than the creation of time and space, Butler Ballet’s “Giselle,” and much more. Butler Arts Center April 6-24 Details
Also this week
Gallery 924 features new mixed media work by Lobyn Hamilton April 7-28.
The podcasters behind “My Favorite Murder” offer a live show at the Egyptian Room April 6.
Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” speaks at Purdue’s Loeb Playhouse April 5.
“Whose Live Anyway” brings improvisers Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray to the Murat April 7.
Country singer Margo Price plays the Hi-Fi April 5.