A southern Indiana county council has voted against joining a regional collaborative effort on development projects being pushed by Gov. Mike Pence.
Jeffrey D. Jackson, a 25-year transportation veteran named Thursday to head the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, was sued by Durango, Colo.-based American Heritage Railways in May.
Indiana Landmarks Center
Yes, you could go to the multiplex for the latest sequel horror flick. Or you could go to the Indiana Landmarks Center and see some true originals. The Halloween double bill features Buster Keaton’s 1921 comedy “The Haunted,” followed by the expressionistic 1920 classic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”—the latter with live organ music accompaniment. A cash bar helps lubricate the evening. Details here.
Google Earth is one of Google’s odder and spottier applications. It started life as Keyhole, a 3-D mapping program originally paid for by the CIA and subsequently purchased by Google in 2004.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
More than 150 artists, performers and vendors take to the grounds of the Eiteljorg for this annual event. Headlining the entertainment portion is Brule, one of the top-selling Native American bands in the country. Give a listen here.
And if you want to get an early look and spend more quality time with the artists, plan to attend the preview party on the 22nd. Details here.
Through March 24
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Showcase roles for a small cast of four. A single set. Issues that anyone with kids can relate to (two sets of parents try to civilly address a schoolyard fight between their children). Great New York reviews. A stack of awards. It stands to reason that Yasmina Roza’s “God of Carnage” is the hottest show in regional theaters right now. Roman Polanski’s film version (title shortened to “Carnage”) came and went without much of a blip, which may be a blessing, since audiences can come to the show with a sense of what-will-happen-next excitement. Constance Macy (see IBJ’s “Clutch Hitters” story and video here), Tim Grimm, Ryan Artzberger and Shannon Holt star. Details here.
The bank that now owns the troubled Di Rimini apartment project wants to repair the building in an attempt to recoup some of the millions it stands to lose on the deal.
SFJazz Collective celebrates the music of Stevie Wonder in a Palladium concert Oct. 20. Details here.
On Oct. 21, Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn performs a program of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms at the Palladium. Details here.
Ben Folds joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for a long-ago sold-out concert Oct. 26 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Details here.
Huey Lewis and the News headlines at Clowes Hall Oct. 22. Details here.
Soprano Marina Shaguch joins guest conductor Christoph Konig and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for a concert that includes music by Humperdinck and Brahms. Details here.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis offers Friendly Feast with the Witches, offering a buffet, Halloween entertainment, and a ticket to the Vampire Vacation haunted house. Details here.
“Let Freedom Ring: From Justice to Jazz,” Oct. 21 at the Indiana Landmarks Center, is a free concert (donation suggested) celebrating Juneteenth, freedom and jazz legends of Indiana. Details here.
It’s interesting how, with the passage of time, popular films can become “art” films. Consider two crime stories playing in alternative movie spaces this weekend. On Friday, The Indianapolis Museum of Art screens Robert Aldrich’s “Kiss Me Deadly,” featuring Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer. It’s part of the Winter Nights film noir series (and it includes a cartoon before the feature). Details here.
On Sunday, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art kicks off its series of films paired with a complementary book with “Dial M for Murder,” the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. Following the screening at the Central Library, Paul Katz of the Herron School of Art and Design discusses the film and the thematically related book “The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde. Details here.
Cuts in services, higher fees and consolidation of government units are possibilities, but advocates for the constitutional amendment say long-term certainty about property tax rates could benefit the economy.