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February 2018

Ali Eteraz

February 15, 2018
Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Currently a resident of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, Eteraz was born in Pakistan, and much of his award-winning prose draws from his life and his faith. He speaks at Butler University’s Atherton Union.

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Ron White

February 23, 2018
Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, 510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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With a scotch and cigar in hand, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour founding member scandalizes the Murat Theatre.

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March 2018

Lynda Barry

March 1, 2018
Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Lynda Barry

The artist behind Ernie Pook’s Comeek brings some welcome levity to the Visiting Writers Series at Butler University.

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Tom Papa

March 8, 2018
Schrott Center, 610 W. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Tom Papa

The Prairie Home Companion writer and stand-up comedian entertains at the Schrott Center, presumably sharing a few jokes from his upcoming book, Your Dad Stole My Rake.

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April 2018

Edmund White

April 3, 2018
Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Edmund White

A pioneer of gay fiction, White has been chronicling the homosexual experience since the 1950s. He speaks at Butler University.

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Talking Track: Donald Davidson and Drivers

April 5, 2018
Donald Davidson

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian and natural-born storyteller visits Indiana Landmarks Center with a few Indy 500 drivers to talk about the Brickyard’s rich history.

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Whoopi Goldberg

April 14, 2018
Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Whoppi Goldberg

The EGOT-winning actress and comedian performs at Hilbert Circle Theatre for a fundraiser benefiting the Cancer Support Community.

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David Sedaris

April 15, 2018
Clowes Hall, 4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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David Sedaris

One of the foremost American humorists, with 11 books and scores of essays to his name, Sedaris shares a few laughs at Clowes Hall.

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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

The host of The Daily Show entertains at the IU Auditorium.

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May 2018

Dennis Miller

May 18, 2018
The Palladium, 355 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032 United States
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Dennis Miller

Are you ready for a rant? The former SNL star brings his caustic and erudite political comedy to the Palladium this month.

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Kevin Hart

May 18, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Kevin Hart

Having released a best-selling memoir (I Can’t Make This Up) and the box office smash Jumanji in the last year, Hart apparently didn’t have enough to do and is now in the middle of an international tour. He performs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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July 2018

David Cross

July 14, 2018
Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, 510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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The Arrested Development star makes a stop at the Egyptian Room, and when it comes to tickets, we’re more than a little “buy-curious.”

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October 2018

Lewis Black

October 5, 2018
Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, 510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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The nation’s foremost grouch/political pundit performs at the Murat Theatre.

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Jim Gaffigan

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, 510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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After almost quitting comedy for good last year to care for his ailing wife, the Hoosier comic is back with a new kind of material at the Murat Theatre.

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November 2018

Teju Cole

November 13, 2018
Schrott Center, 610 W. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Raised in Nigeria, Cole is the author of several books that have been favorably reviewed by The New York Times and NPR, most notably Every Day Is for the Thief. He visits the Schrott Center.

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January 2019

A Way With Words

NPR’s Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett take their radio show about language on its first national tour, making a stop at the Athenaeum.

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National Geographic Live

January 24
Clowes Hall, 4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Bigger than a T-Rex, the spinosaurus was the largest predatory dinosaur. You can see the remains of one at Clowes Hall, where paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim tells the dramatic story of the fossil’s discovery. (It involves Nazis.)

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February 2019

Trevor Noah

February 2
Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, 510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Between hosting The Daily Show, writing his memoir, and appearing in the film Black Panther, Noah somehow finds the time for a standup tour. Early this month, he visits the Murat Theatre.

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Claudia Rankine

February 19
Schrott Center, 610 W. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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A poet and playwright, Rankine earned a National Book Award nomination for her book-length poem Citizen: An American Lyric. She speaks at the Schrott Center.

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March 2019

Demetri Martin

March 8
Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, 510 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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The former Daily Show contributor and master of deadpan takes the stage at the Murat Theatre.

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