Priority list includes a spaced-out music festival, world-premiere dance, more

"Out of This World: Cosmos Music Festival"

A trio of concerts looks to the skies. First, a Jan 22-24 concert of music that is included on the space probe Voyager, including Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.” Next, of course, “The Planets by Holst,” Jan. 29-30 with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. Finally, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and other music from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Hilbert Circle Theatre Jan. 22-Feb. 6  Palladium  Jan. 24  Details

“Public Art in Indy”

Sure, you could just explore the city looking at public art. But this show promises to give some context to how it got there (Let’s just assume the Georgia Street John Wooden statue and the web of metal under the Virginia Street parking garage won’t get mentioned). Presented in conjunction with the Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership. Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery   Jan. 19-Feb. 12  Details

“Mapping the Aether*
“Katherinette,” by choreographer Selene Carter and with live music via a harpsichord/ cello/soprano mix, kicks off a trio of pieces presented by Stephanie Nugent of Nugent Dance. It’s followed by two world premieres, Keith Johnson’s solo piece “Remembering the Reds While Traveling This Sensitive Pink Earth” and the title work, “Mapping the Aether,” choreographed and danced by Nugent and Suzanne Lappas featuring an original sound score and inter-woven video projections.” Indianapolis Museum of Art.   Jan. 21, 23  Details

Also this week

Roxane Gay, author of “An Untamed State” and “Bad Feminist,” speaks at the Schrott Center for the Arts Jan. 19.

David Hare’s “Skylight,” about a woman reconnecting with her former lover after he has become a widower, is performed Jan. 22-Feb. 13 at Theatre on the Square.

In “Re-inventing the Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass,” Jan. 23 at the Palladium, the voice behind NPR’s “This American Life” talks about journalism, the creation of his radio program and more.

Yonder Mountain String Band plays the Vogue Jan. 21.

The Tenors’ Under One Sky tour comes to Clowes Hall Jan. 23.

The 6th annual Winter Magic Festival runs Jan. 21-24 at the IndyFringe Building.

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