A&E priority list includes Zoobilation, Pride Fest, more

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Here are some A&E options for June 8-14.

Circle City IN Pride

Given the events in Indiana over the last few months, we can expect a particularly enthusiastic Indy Pride festival this year. Events for the state’s largest LGBT celebration include an all-ages Disney movie night June 9 on Mass Ave, a downtown parade and festival June 13 on American Legion Mall, and performances by country singer Chely Wright, and singer/songwriters Neon Hitch and Jeffery Straker, impersonator Jimmy James. Through June 13 Various locations Details


There are few fundraising events that are approached by their patrons with the zeal that Zoobilation generates. This year themed as Boomerang Bash (in celebration of the return of the koalas), the event includes samples from 70 eateries, entertainment on four stages, and, yes, the Skyline ride over the orangutan center will be up and running. New eateries this year include Louie’s Wine Dive, Plow & Anchor, Spoke & Steele, and Georgia Reese’s Southern Table and Bar. June 12 Indianapolis Zoo. Details

Beethoven’s Ninth

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 2014-2015 season with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony featuring the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. Last performed by the ISO here in 2011, it will be Maestro Krzysztof Urbanski’s first time conducting the piece in Indy. June 11-13 Hilbert Circle Theatre  June 14 Palladium Details

Also this week

Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams plays The Bluebird in Bloomington June 13.

The national tour of “Dirty Dancing” closes out the Broadway in Indianapolis season at Clowes Hall June 9-14.

R&B singer Charlie Wilson brings his Forever Charlie tour to Bankers Life Fieldhouse June 11.

Heart can be found at the Murat Theatre June 11.

The Lawn at White River State Park hosts Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals May 13.

PBS Kids in the Park invites families to Military Park June 13.

The Talbot Street Art Fair returns June 13 with the Independent Art & Music Festival happening nearby in and around the Harrison Center.

Dr. Ralph Stanley is among the over 70 acts performing at the 49th annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival June 13-20 in Bean Blossom.

The Philharmonic Orchestra brings music to Garfield Park June 11.

Stephen Pearcy, lead singer for Ratt, performs June 13 in a free concert at Rushville’s Riverside Park.

Carmel City Center offers a free sidewalk concert with talent from Actors Theatre of Indiana June 11.

And visit www.ibj.com/arts for reviews, features, ticket giveaways and more.

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