Priority list includes free theater, grown-up night at Children’s Museum

“As You Like It”

IndyShakes (formerly Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre) returns to the park for another outdoor Shakespeare comedy. In case you are a newcomer to the forest of Arden—the play’s setting—this one concerns a young woman who disguises herself as a man after being exiled. For the audience, however, dress is casual for the bring-your-own-picnic professional production. Food trucks and a pre-show band will be on hand as well. July 27-29  White River State Park Details

“A Night at the Barre’

Former American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky are featured in a special performance at this benefit for the Indiana Ballet Conservatory. Also on the bill: performances by students in modern, ballet, and contemporary work. July 27  The Palladium  Details

“After Dark: ‘80s Pop!”

For those interested in experiencing the Children’s Museum without those pesky kids around, here’s your chance. The focus will be on the recent exhibition additions “Dance!” and “American Pop” (see my review here). Visitors are encouraged to sport attire from the 1980s. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum Fund. July 28  Children’s Museum Details

Also this week

Goo Goo Dolls join Phillip Phillips for a concert July 25 at the Lawn at White River State Park.

“Friday,” starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, gets a screening July 28 as part of the Summer Nights film series at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. “Stand By Me” follows on July 29.

The United We Rock Tour brings Styx and REO Speedwagon to Klipsch Music Center July 27.

No Holds Bard and Catyalyst Rep teams up for a production of Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros,” July 28-Aug. 13 at Theatre on the Square.

Herron Gallery opens an exhibition featuring the work of alumnus Samuel Levi Jones July 26-Sept. 2.

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