Here’s a bit of what’s up this week on the Central Indiana arts front:
Veronica Swift: The rising jazz vocalist partners with the Benny Green Trio. March 8 at the Tarkington
Tony DeSare: I Love a Piano: You can have your Michael Buble. When it comes to charming interpretations of classic tunes, I’ll take DeSare, who is also an accomplished–and fun–pianist. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra pops favorite returns for a weekend journey through the music of Elton John and Ray Charles to “Rhapsody in Blue.” March 8-9 at Hilbert Circle Theatre
The General: The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s annual live accompaniment silent movie screening offers Buster Keaton’s classic about a Civil War train engineer on a rambunctious high-speed chase. I’ll be providing the intro. March 9 at the Schrott Center
Family Time Games Auction: Okay, so it may not fall under many people’s definition of arts, but I’ve found lots of entertainment value in board games–the kind that friends and family (and sometimes strangers) play face to face without video screens. The best game store in Indy offers a good way to beef up your collection with this auction of games purged from its patrons’ collections. Oct. 8 at Family Time Games
Tim Grimm & the Family Band: The talented folk crew (you may have heard Tim and Jan Lucas on the Lou Harry Gets Real podcast) take the stage at Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, IN, March 8.
Lou Harry Gets Real podcast: Speaking of the podcast, my guests on the March 9 episode are singer/songwriter Sarah Grain, Exhibit Columbus’ Richard McCoy, and funny lady Frankie Bolda. The party happens at the Aristocrat at 6:00. Come early, order dinner, have a blast. Tickets here.