A&E picks for Aug. 28-Sept. 4

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Priority picks for Aug. 28-Sept. 3


The weekend is packed with music at this second annual event whose mission is to “promote environmental responsibility, independent business and artisans, and sustainable goods and services.” Headliners on four stages include Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Guided by Voices, Of Montreal and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Broad Ripple Park

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“Think: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic”

His name might sound like a Marvel superhero, but Max Major is actually a Washington, D.C.-based magician stopping in for a one-nighter at Theatre on the Square. Much of his talent is based on reading body language, so be warned if you find yourself in the front row. Aug. 28 Theatre on the Square

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Naturally Inspired Paint-Out

Artwork created by both humans and animals will be up for grabs at this evening-at-the-zoo event. Both groups will be on hand for a reception and silent auction after hours in the Hilbert Conservatory. Reservations required. Aug, 28 Indianapolis Zoo

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“The Godfather”

Pack a bottle of vino as the Summer Nights movie series at the Indianapolis Museum of Art concludes for the season with a rare chance to see “The Godfather” on the big screen. IMA curators and programmers will also be tipping off the audience as to what’s in store for the fall, when the movies move indoors to the Toby Theatre. Aug. 29 Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Also this week

The giant new addition to the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s landscape, Roy Lichtenstein’s “Five Brushstrokes,” is celebrated at the IMA Block Party including lawn games (with artistic twists), food trucks, music, ticket giveaways, and more Aug. 29.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings New Orleans energy to Conner Prairie Amphitheatre Aug. 30-31.

The Doobie Brothers play Hoosier Park Aug. 30.

The Spilling Bee returns to the White Rabbit Cabaret Aug. 28 offering patrons a chance to participate in an alcohol-fueled spelling bee…or laugh at those who do.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Start with Art luncheon Aug. 29 features keynote speaker David A. Ruben, landscape architect with the Land Collective. It’s also your first chance to grab a copy of the IBJ A&E Season Preview.

Luke Bryan is joined by Lee Brice and Cole Swindell for Klipsch Music Center concerts Aug. 29-30.

In “The Moment of Conception,” Aug. 29-Sept. 19 at Herron Gallery, artist Phil O’Malley offers a companion exhibition to his massive painting recently added to the Clowes Hall lobby. Also on display at Herron, new works by Katie Hudnall that combine woodworking, sculpture and drawing.

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