Priority list includes historic attraction upgrade, jazz legend in concert

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Levi Coffin State Historic Site Community Days

The landmark on the Underground Railroad—the way station for more than 1000 slaves seeking freedom—will become a year-round destination thanks to the addition of a new Interpretive Center. The expansion of offerings allows for exhibition—including the current “Souls Seeking Safety,” a filmed introduction, and more.  Dec. 10-11 Fountain City  Details

Diane Schuur

The jazz legend, whose young career got a big boost in the late ’70s when she impressed saxophonist Stan Getz, plays the intimate Carmel venue. If you can’t get out during the week, Mary Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will be playing on Friday.  Dec. 7 The Warehouse Details.

“A Candlelight Evening on Delaware Street”

Festive dinning, music, and a brisk stroll are key elements in an evening that includes visits to the President Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, the Propylaeum, the Eden Talbott House, and the Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church.  Dec. 8 Various Delaware St. locations Details

Also this week

Presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Athenaeum Dec. 9 features short films about the natural world.

The Dave Koz Christmas Tour stops in at the Palladium Dec. 8, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center follows on Dec. 9, and Ann Hampton Callaway joins the Carmel Symphony Orchestra for a holiday concert Dec. 10.

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre revives “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Dec. 9-Jan. 1.

Comedian Kathleen Madigan plays the Egyptian Room Dec. 9 while The K-Love Christmas Tour, featuring Crowder, Unspoken, and Mac Powell, plays the Murat Theatre.

Indiana Ballet Conservatory offers its “Nutcracker” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Dec. 8-11.

On Dec. 6, Indiana Landmarks’ annual organ concert, “The Holly & the Ivy,” highlights its restored 1892 instrument, supplemented by piano, horns, handbells, and singers.  

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