What’s up this week in and around Indy? Here’s a starter list:

“Cabaret Poe”

Ben Asaykwee’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe stores may be the show that has Poeplayed the most venues around town. This time, it gets a co-production between the Phoenix Theatre and Asaykwee’s Q Artistry.

Oct. 5-Nov. 4 at the Phoenix Theatre


The Harrison Center brings back its popular…what should you call it? Exhibition? Event? Interactive performance art piece? Whatever label you put on it, it transforms a street into the city that could be using actors, artists, and more.

Oct. 6 on 16th St. between Monon and Andrew J. Brown

Lewis Black

If you think the acerbic comic was angry the last time he was here, brace yourself for his “The Joke’s on Us” tour.Lewisblack.jpg

Oct. 5 at the Murat Theatre

“Jazzy Shostakovich”

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra opens its season with a double feature of Shostakovich pieces. First, his Festive Overture, written to celebrate the anniversary of the October Revolution. Next, his Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring pianist Dejan Lazic. But that’s not all. The program caps off with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.

Oct. 5-6 at Hilbert Circle Theatre