“Holmes and Watson”

Indiana Repertory Theatre likes to open its season with a period piece with some degree of audience familiarity. This time out, its a new-ish play by the prolific Jeffrey Hatcher–who will be in town for a post-show discussion on Oct. 7.  FYI: The character list includes “Holmes 1,” “Holmes 2,” and “Holmes 3” but only one Watson. Hmmmmm…..

Sept. 25-Oct. 21 at the IRT

“Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation”

The folks who brought to life last year’s “Exhibit Columbus” public art showcase of tours, keynote conversations, and an American Institute of Architects trade show.

Sept. 26-29 at various locations in Columbus, IN

Bard Fest

This year’s lineup features–in order from most-to-least frivolous–“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

Sept. 27-Oct. 7 at IndyFringe and the District Theatre

Tig Notaro

Named by “Rolling Stone” as one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time, the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated talent responsible for the HBO special “Boyish Girl Interrupted” and the subject of the Netflix documentary “Tig” comes to Bloomington

Sept. 25 at the Buskirk Chumley Theatre, Bloomington

Andrew Bird with the ISO

The multi-talented former member of Squirrel Nut Zippers has since gone onto a solo career–with side trips to compose music for the likes of the Muppets and TV’s “Baskets.” Here he joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only concert.

Sept. 26 at Hilbert Circle Theatre

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The cartoonist behind Ernie Pook’s Comeek and the pigtailed kid Marlys is also a respected writing teaching. Hear what she has to say when she comes to Butler University as part of its Visiting Writers Series.

Sept. 27 at Butler University’s Atherton Union