Hot Tickets: Seven Indy Arts Mavens Share Fall Favorites

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Which cultural events are you most anticipating this season? We asked a few artsy types. (They appear above, left to right.)
“Vonnegut said the only proof he needed for the existence of God was music. We love music as well! So we’ll take the kids to Symphony on the Prairie, and my husband and I will head downtown to the ISO on the occasional date night. There’s a great lineup of some of our favorite composers this fall.” —Julia Whitehead, President of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Art in Odd Places. It’s basically two different days where artists and performers will set up from City Market to Monument Circle. They’re up and down sidewalks and alleys, in the plaza, and on Monument Circle. If you were walking downtown, you would just stumble across it.” —Jim Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Big Car
“I am looking forward to Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona and the play called Red—it won a Tony for the best play—at the IRT. What I’m definitely going to in the fall is the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.” —David Hochoy, Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope
Evening with the Stars brings together the best ballet dancers in the world that we would never have a chance to see here. There is really nowhere else in the world that you can see this. It’s the must-see event of the year.” —Travis DiNicola, Executive Director of Indy Reads
“I am excited about Art in Odd Places, a fabulous event October 17–18. I also love Butler University’s main black box theater. Every time I walk in, it’s completely transformed. I love the magic in that.” —Georgeanna Smith, Executive Director of NoExit Theatre Company
“The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra is doing something really cool: The longtime conductor is retiring, and to replace him, they’re auditioning three conductors. Kind of playing for their lives, like The Voice or American Idol—it just seems so foreign to chamber music.” —Mike Knight, Creator of Sky Blue Window
The Columbia Club—it’s a great place for their wonderful Cabaret series. I also love the outdoor amphitheater at the IMA; it’s really the perfect place to watch a movie outside, complete with appetizers and a cold beer.” —Charles Venable, CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Ticket 2014 coverThis article appeared in The Ticket, a 2014 special publication.