Hot Tickets: Eight Indy Art Experts Share Their Fall Picks

Which cultural events are you most eagerly anticipating this season? We asked a few artsy types.
Kyle Long Indianapolis Monthly


Kyle Long, DJ

“The international dance halls and nightclubs like Chispas and El Venue along Lafayette Road feature some of the biggest acts in global music. On any given night, you can see great musicians performing indigenous Mexican music, Garifuna tribal music from Central America, Dominican bachata, EDM from Monterrey, Colombian salsa, Chicano rap from L.A., or heavy metal from Spain.”

Bob Harbin Indianapolis Monthly


Bob Harbin, BOBDIREX

“I want to see Silence! The Musical, the musical of Silence of the Lambs, at the Phoenix, and Babes in Toyland at Footlite Musicals.”

Polina Osherov Indianapolis Monthly


Polina Osherov, Pattern Magazine

“I can’t wait for the Indianapolis Museum of Art ‘Project IMA Fashion Show’ on October 9.  It’s truly one of the best-produced fashion events in our city—a must-see!”



David Hochoy, Dance Kaleidoscope

“I’m really excited about IRT’s production of The Great Gatsby—I’m intrigued about how they will put this great American novel on the stage. Also, The Fantasticks, being done by Actors Theatre of Indiana, is one of my all-time favorite musicals.”



Dave Lawrence Indianapolis Monthly



Dave Lawrence, Arts Council of Indianapolis

“The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir presenting Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis October 9 and 10. It’s a work that doesn’t get performed very often. I’m also excited for The Cabaret’s event that same weekend: a concert version of Jason Robert Brown’s Off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years. That is going to be one fantastic weekend of music!”


Action Jackson Indianapolis Monthly



Action Jackson, DJ and co-founder of Rad Summer Records

“A really cool recurring monthly event is Chef’s Night Off, a self-described ‘ongoing series of pirate dinners prepared by line cooks from Indy’s best restaurants.’ These multi-course pop-up meals are casual and super-fun and have taken place in a variety of locations, from the trendy hotel restaurant Cerulean to low-key bars like the Sinking Ship. I really dig that they give up-and-coming talent a chance to showcase their own creations and ideas!”

Quincy Owens, Artist

“I’m so excited for IDADA’s First Fridays! There are also tons of great local and regional bands playing, but Dead-beat Sailors (my son is the bassist) and Foo Fighters (my wife and I have a sweet spot for Dave Grohl) are my current top picks. In between, I’ll be at HiFi for a few shows.”



Alyssa Newerth Indianapolis Monthly



Alyssa Newerth, Indy Reads

“I am most excited about Art Squared in Fountain Square on September 19. The Art Parade is my favorite part of the day. There is a lawnmower contingent, awesome handmade costumes, and usually some chickens that march in the parade.”



The Ticket 2015This article appeared in The Ticket, a 2015 special publication.