Priority list includes old Hoosier gyms, new choreography, more

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“The Hoosier Hardwood Photo Project: A Journey to Indiana’s Historic High School Gyms”

Photographers Michael E. Keating and Christopher Smith traveled more than 10,000 miles to 130 gyms around the state. The results on display have been distilled from the 150,000 shots they took—that’s camera shots, not free throws. Oct. 1-Nov. 12 Indiana History Center Details


A new, choreographer-focused showcase for modern dance gets on its feet with work by Stefanie Squint, Tommy Lewey, Debra Silveus McGaha, Sara Little, and more. Oct. 1, 7 White Rabbit Cabaret Details

Hannibal Buress

Reaching a new level of popularity after a routine of his that called out Bill Cosby went viral, the charismatic comic was ready to handle the handle, having honed his low-key, deceptively hilarious style for years. He’s a comic who’s genuinely funny—not just a guy who delivers funny lines. Oct. 1 Egyptian Room  Details

Lang Lang

The latest recording by the piano sensation is a New York tribute that includes “Rhapsody in Blue” “Moon River,” and even the “Spider-Man” theme. But his program here will focus on less mainstream works by the likes of Albeniz, Grandados, and De Falla (with some Liszt and Dubussy for good measure). Sept. 27 Palladium  Details

Also this week

Wanda Sykes plays the Murat Sept. 30, the same night that Montgomery Gentry takes the stage at 8 Second Saloon and The Commodores perform at Hoosier Park.

Twyla Tharp’s 1973 work set to Hadyn’s “Firebird Symphony” is in the lineup for Indiana University Ballet’s “As Time Goes By” program Sept 30-Oct. 1.

“You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning,” the latest interactive creation at the Indiana History Center, takes visitors back to 1877 and into Eli Lilly and Co. headquarters where medicinal herbs are distilled and pills are rolled.

“A Crooner’s Delight,” Oct. 1 at the Theater at the Fort, features songs made famous by the likes of Sinatra, Martin, and Davis, Jr. performed by Heartland Big Band.

Nickel Plate Arts hosts its third annual "Comic Book in a Day" competition Oct. 1 in Noblesville. 

IDADA pulls together gallery opening throughout downtown and Fountain Square for First Friday Oct. 2.

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