Priority list includes The Hi-Fi reopening, performing dogs, more

Hi-Fi Reopening

The Fountain Square live music venue has taken over a bigger chunk of the Murphy Building and this week offers the first opportunity to get a look (and listen). Singer/songwriter/storyteller/podcaster Otis Gibbs headlines the first show at the 21-and-over venue. Jan. 20 The Hi-Fi  Details

“Mutts Gone Nuts”

What good is an arts and entertainment season if it doesn’t include at least one show featuring performing canines? In this case, comedy pair Scott and Joan Houghton bring their Vegas-honed canine cabaret to town. Jan. 21 Warren Performing Arts Center Details

Presidential Film Screenings

Big Car offers a lineup of movies about presidents and potential futures. Most of it is relatively light stuff (“First Kid,” “Back to the Future II,” and “Idiocracy”) but, for meatier—but still funny—fare, there’s “Being There,” starring Peter Sellers as a gardener raised in isolation whose utterances are treated as political insight. Jan. 20  Tube Factory  Details

Also this week

The Phoenix Theatre presents Will Snider’s “How to Use a Knife,” about a chef trying to stay sober, Jan. 19-Feb. 12.

The Prague Philharmonic takes the stage at the Palladium Jan. 20 with a program of Dvorak, Mendelssohn and more. Ball State professor Heather Pratt leans a pre-show discussion.

The Indy Fringe Building hosts the annual Winter Magic Festival Jan 19-22.

The Wailers play the Vogue Jan. 20.

Many local attractions offer free admission on Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday.

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