This week's IBJ A&E priority list:
“Night of Vonnegut”
Comedian Lewis Black keynotes the annual celebration of Indianapolis most famous literary son. Also on the bill: Author Dan Wakefield presenting student writing awards. Political reporter Jim Shella hosts.
Feb. 22 Central Library Details
Want to wash away the bad taste caused by the recent TV's version of "Peter Pan"? The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will be providing live-accompanied to the charming silent version that hasn't achieved the status it deserves. I'll be offering a short intro to the screening.
Feb. 20 Toby Theater Details
“The Hound of the Baskervilles”
It’s no mystery while crowd-pleasing thrillers find their way onto the Indiana Repertory Theatre nearly every season. The latest is a Sherlock Holmes adaptation that promises some of the most intricate sets in the IRT’s history.
Indiana Repertory Theatre Feb. 18-March 15 Details
The Michigan-based duo—one a cellist, the other, a violinist—met while on a class assignment in high school. Now, freshly graduated and with many more instruments at their disposal, they’re recording, touring, scoring films and visiting here as part of the Indy Folk Series.
Feb. 21 Unitarian Universalist Church Details
Also this week
Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Feb. 20 at the Palladium.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis offers its 17th annual gospel concert Feb. 22 at the Pike Performing Arts Center.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra focuses on Ravel and Strauss Feb. 20-21 at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
On Feb. 21-22, the Jazz Kitchen hosts “The Visions of Our Visionaries,” a concert honoring Black History Month featuring Rob Dixon, Marlin McKay, Kenny Phelps, Steven Jones, and Brandon Meeks as well as poet Alison Horton.
The “Million Dollar Quartet” tourcomes to Ball State’s Emens Auditorium Feb. 17.
Billy Ocean plays Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Feb. 20.
NoExit Performance offers its unique take on “Giselle” Feb. 20-March 7 at the IndyFringe Basile Theater.
Mandy Gonzalez, from Broadway’s “In the Heights” plays the Cabaret at the Columbia Club Feb. 20-21.
Eclectic Pond moves Shakespeare to 1937 for “Tempest: Adrift in Time” Feb. 20-March 7 at Irvington’s Playground Production Studio.