You might not recognize his real name, but if I said, “Ned Ryerson from ‘Groundhog Day,’” you’d probably know whom I was talking about. The character actor will be here as part of the Ann Katz Festival of Books. Oct. 23 JCC Indianapolis Details
We’re nearing the 20th anniversary of the end of the run for the hit series “Seinfeld” and—while his co-stars have tried other TV shows, with varying degrees of success—the title star has returned periodically to the road with his first love, stand-up comedy. Oct. 26 Murat Theatre Details
Call it a gimmick or label it a fascinating hybrid genre. Whatever the case, there’s pleasure to be had with this collective, which takes pop songs and filters them through various vintage genres. A Dixieland arrangement of a Justin Bieber song? Why not? Oct. 26 The Palladium Details
Also this week
The high-energy contemporary Celtic band Flogging Molly hits the road in support of its first studio album in six years, landing at the Vogue Oct. 26.
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir goes gothic with a Halloween-themed concert, “Music of the Night,” Oct. 27 Broadway United Methodist Church
Just before a European tour, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue stops in at the Egyptian Room Oct. 27 for a show likely to include music from his new album, “Parking Lot Symphony.”
In intervention—possibly two interventions—packed with surprises is at the center of Robert O’Hara’s play “Barbecue,” having its local premiere at the Phoenix Oct. 27-Nov. 19.