Tarantino in Concert
2/15 In what will surely be one of the strangest events at Clowes Hall in 2014, this stage show will be part concert performance of Quentin Tarantino’s soundtracks and part live reenactment of the auteur’s famous scenes. The touring company is about to get medieval on your a—.
2/20–22 One of the world’s greatest pianists returns to Hilbert Circle Theatre to tackle Brahms’s Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Urbanski. On the 21st and 22nd, Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony will follow.
The Temptations and The Four Tops
2/27 These two Motown supergroups will harmonize at the Palladium. Want tickets? We ain’t too proud to beg.
Gorecki's Third Symphony
2/28–3/1 It’s tissue time as the ISO takes on Gorecki’s Third Symphony, better known as the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Indie darling Shara Worden will join conductor Steve Hackman for the performance.
Romance and Riddles
2/7–8 The ISO’s annual show for sweethearts includes Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Violinist Stefan Jackiw will also serenade with pieces by Lutoslawski and Mozart.
Trey Anastasio Band
2/15 The Phish frontman will jam with his side project at the Egyptian Room. Hope you like the smell of patchouli.
The Gershwins and Me
2/16 Michael Feinstein will strike up the band for a night of music and personal stories at the Palladium honoring the Gershwins.
2/21 Who will be the baron of Baroque? At IU’s Jacobs School of Music, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra’s competition will separate the lutists from the losers.
Indiana Art Fair
2/15 The Indiana State Museum will bring together more than 70 Hoosier artists ranging from traditional to contemporary for the 11th running of this showcase, a rare winter art fair.
First Friday at the Harrison Center
2/7 The new Indy Eleven soccer team will host this exhibit at the Harrison Center, for which 11 local artists have created works related to the sport. It’s a free kick, if we’ve ever seen one.
Winter Nights Film Series
2/7–28 Sensing that we could use a laugh this month, the IMA will screen several early-20th-century comedies, including Charlie Chaplin’s Tillie’s Punctured Romance and Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. The films may be silent, but we don’t have to be.
2/22 The grownups take over the Children’s Museum for this fete, and it’s finally our turn to twist the knobs and press the buttons. Grab an adult beverage and hitch a ride on the carousel until the water clock empties at midnight.
2/23 A former New York City Ballet principal and muse of George Balanchine, Allegra Kent will be in town to lead a class as part of the Indianapolis City Ballet Master Class series. Not feeling up for barre work? Snag an observer’s spot at The Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performers Edge.
Martha Graham Dance Company
2/7 After a weeklong residency at Clowes Hall (and a pre-show discussion with Dance Kaleidoscope’s David Hochoy), this world-renowned New York dance company will finally perform.
2/24 From second-grade teacher to first lady of the United States, Laura Bush will speak at Clowes Hall about the progress of international women’s rights and AIDS awareness.
2/7 More than hair gets processed at Truvy’s beauty salon. The Civic Theatre will work through life and relationships while staging Robert Harling’s play-turned-film, which runs through the 22nd at the Tarkington Theatre.
North of the Boulevard
2/7 Contemplating moral dilemmas in a dilapidated garage on the wrong side of the tracks, Bruce Graham’s latest play gives a blue-collar perspective on society’s problems. The Phoenix Theatre will add a bit of Indiana for the show’s Midwest premiere.
2/16 What better place for the visiting L.A. Theatre Works to present a radio-theater performance of Mike Nichols’s cult-classic film than a local college? Marian University is definitely trying to seduce you into attending.
An Evening with Groucho
2/21–22 Deemed “the greatest living interpreter of Groucho Marx’s material” by The New York Times, Frank Ferrante waggles that cigar and bushes up his eyebrows with the best of them. He’ll perform at the Palladium.
Comedy of Errors
2/28–3/15 At the Irvington Lodge, Q Artistry artistic director Ben Asaykwee will lead EclecticPond through what is perhaps Shakespeare’s most farcical play.
Edited by Daniel S. Comiskey and Jonathan Scott