Priority list: Bogart, Gershwin, steampunk, more

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Need some suggestions for your Feb. 9-15 activities?

Here are some good places to start.

Midwinter Dance Festival

Butler Ballet offers two separate programs for its annual fest, which include works by resident choreographers Marek Cholewa, Patrick Hinson, Stephen Laurent, Susan McGuire, Cynthia Pratt and Derek Reid.

Feb. 11-15 Schrott Center   Details

“Crazy for You”

“I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Stairway to Paradise” and other Gershwin greats are fused together into a new(er) madcap musical, freely adapted by Ken Ludwig from “Girl Crazy.”

Feb. 12-April 4 Beef & Boards Details


At this screening, it’s not just Sam at the piano. It’s the entire Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing the score for one of the greatest romances in movie history. Trivia: The most famous music in the film, the Herman Hupfeld song “As Time Goes By,” was actually written for the 1931 musical “Everybody’s Welcome.”

Feb. 13-14 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details

The Assad Brothers

In 2012, Sergio and Odair Assad played the Palladium as a “with”: The show was labeled Yo-Yo Ma and Katheryn Stott with The Assad Brothers. This time, the Grammy-winning guitar duo is headlining on its own, with a program of original compositions as well as redos of jazz and folk music by others. Fellow Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo also appears.

Feb. 15 Palladium Details

Steampunk Through the Looking Glass

Circle City Aerodrome collaborates with Q Artistry and Angel Burlesque in a might-have-been historical weekend of theatrical performances, panels, workshops and tea.

Feb. 13-15 Columbia Club. Details

Also this week

International Violinist Competition of Indianapolis 2006 silver medalist Simone Lamsma plays at the Indiana History Center Feb. 10.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month with a Feb. 10 concert featuring singers from the Voice of the Light Choir.

Bootsy Collins plays Old National Centre Feb. 13.

Comedian Mike Epps performs at Indiana Farmers Coliseum Feb. 13.

Wizard World Comic Con, Feb. 13-15, includes appearances by William Shatner (autographic for $80) and Lou Ferrigno ($40).

Monumental Music Jam at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Feb. 14 features The Band Perry, Chris Young, and more.  

The Beach Boys visit IU Auditorium Feb. 15.

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