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May 7, 2017

Some promising events from this week's offerings in the Indy area:

“Bigger Picure Show 8 Trax: Movies with Music”

This one needs a bit of explaining for the uninitiated. For eight years now, designers have participated in this Indy Film Fest program by reimagining posters from classic movies. Those framed works are then auctioned off to the highest bidders. Music, food trucks, and, of course, beer and wine round out the evening.  March 12 Central State Village  Details

“An American Celebration” with LeVar Burton

If you’ve ever tuned in to PBS over Independence Day weekend, you may have noticed the Jack Everly leading the “A Capitol Fourth” program of patriotic tunes. For this weekend’s concerts, Everly taps into some of those selections for a patriotic celebration including music by John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and, of course, George M. Cohan. Bonus: Actor LeVar Burton supplies narration and the Americana Choir kicks in vocals. May 12-14 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details

Virginia Avenue Folk Festival

The list of venues is almost as long as the list of performers at this free annual event, which parks performers in the Hi-Fi, Chilly Water, Hotel Tango, Bluebeard, and more as well as on outdoor stages in Fountain Square. And since folk music has not solid definition, the fest’s website conveniently allows you to click and match your taste, whether that’s funk/soul, Indy/Pop, or Hip Hop. And if all that isn’t enough for you, hit the Hi-Fi for an after party (this one’s ticketed) with Willy Watson Saturday night. Details

Also this week

IndyFringe Onyx Festival features four world premieres by African-American playwrights May 12-20.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are joined by Joe Walsh at Klipsch Music Center May 13.

It’s Soundgarden’s turn at the Lawn at White River State Park May 10.

Buddy Guy takes the stage at IU Auditorium May 11.

The 20th anniversary tour of “Riverdance” stomps into Clowes Hall May 9-10.

Christine Argillet, daughter of the artist’s publisher, will be on hand at CV Art Gallery to present “Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection & Selected Works from the Spanish Masters Collection” May 12-13.

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