Here are some choices of A&E options for this week.
The new shade structure at the Eiteljorg Museum officially “opens” with a free day of music, storytelling, and family activities. Chuck wagon cook Randy Dyer will be serving cobbler samples, musicians Holly and Rick Garrett (aka Patchwork) will lead sing-along tunes, Belinda Mulrooney will tell stories of the gold rush (tied to the current exhibition) and, inevitably, a ribbon will be cut.
April 25 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Details
I still can’t click past the movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter” without stopping and watching. And it’s hard to imagine anyone with even a light tolerance for country music not wanting to see the 83 legend in performance. A true groundbreaker (Her 1975 song “The Pill” is just the beginning) and Presidential Medal of Freedom/Kennedy Center/Grammy Lifetime Achievement honoree, Lynn brings a lifetime of material to the stage, including such hits as “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” and “One’s on the Way.”
April 25 Palladium Details
Also this week
The annual Stutz Artists Open House, April 24-25, invites folks in and out of galleries, with live music filling the halls of the Stutz Building.
Things get very silly in “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Eric Idle’s musical adaption of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” here staged by Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre April 24-May 9 at the Tarkington.
Composer Mohammed Fairouz’s first oratorio, “Zabur” will receive its world premiere performance by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra April 24 at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
Comedian Steve Harvey visits the Downtown Marriott as part of the Steward Speakers Series April 20.
Vocal/guitar duo Tuck and Patti play the Jazz Kitchen April 22.
The Music and Technology Festival as the Rathskeller Biergarten features Brent James & the Vintage Youth, Roger Banister Trio, 3 LB Universe, and more. Proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphma Society, Indiana chapter.
Anila Quayyum Agha, the Herron professor and artist who won both the juried and public vote grand prizes at ArtPrize, is joined by ArtPrize Director of Exhibitions Kevin Buist for a public chat at the Indianapolis Museum of Art April 22.
Nellie McKay performs April 24 at the Cabaret at the Columbia Club.