Saturday — DINNER THEATER, at Terre Haute Eagles Aerie 291, 823 Poplar St.; cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6, show at 7. Tickets: $20 at aerie, on sale now, information 812-232-5550.
Tuesday — TROJAN WOMEN, at Schrott Center, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Oct. 24-27 — “MURDER AT ST. MARY’S,” at Cecilian Auditorium, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26, 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets: Adults $10, children and senior citizens $5, area college students with ID and children under 12 free, 812-535-6211, on sale now.
Oct. 31 — “THE WAR OF THE WORLDS,” Harmony Hall, 1257 Lafayette Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: $7 adults, children 5-17 $3 with adult admission; for advance tickets, mail SASE with cash or money order and number of tickets to The Crosley Radio Players, 3000 W. Spencer Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802.
Nov. 13-17 — “ROMEO AND JULIET,” at Schrott Center, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, various times. Tickets: $19 adults, $13 seniors, $8 students with ID, cash at the door.
Nov. 13-Dec. 1 — “WICKED,” at Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $35-85, on sale now. (*)
Dec. 8 — MAX & RUBY in “THE NUTCRACKER SUITE,” at Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, noon and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-50, on sale now (*)
Today-Saturday — “PLAIN AND FANCY,” at The Round Barn Theatre, Nappanee, various dates and times. Tickets: $6.95 to $46.23, www.amishacres.com.
Today-Sunday — “LIFE IS A DREAM,” at New Theater, 536 N. Seventh St., Indiana State University, 7:30 p.m., except 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, students free with ID, at ticket office one hour before show.
Today-Oct. 27 — “THE SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET THEATRE,” Melchior Marionette Theatre, South Van Buren Street, Nashville, Ind., 1 and 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday; for additional times call 800-849-4853 or visit www.melchiormarionettes.com. Tickets: $5, ages 2 and under free, at theater before shows.
Today-Nov. 24 — “LES MISERABLES,” at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $37.50 to $62.50, 317-872-9664 or www.beefandboards.com.
Today-Sunday — “THE THREEPENNY OPERA,” at Basile Opera Center, 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Tickets: $18, $25, $50 and $65, discounts for seniors 62+, military, faculty and students. (*)
Today-Sunday — “ONLY AN ORPHAN GIRL” performed by Parke Players Melodrama, at Ritz Theater, 210 W. Ohio St., Rockville, 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets: $7; information www.parkeplayers.com.
Today-Monday — “BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL,” at Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston, Ill., various times. Tickets: $13, information www.charlestonalleytheatre.com, reservations 217-345-2287.
Today-Nov. 9 — “WINNIE THE POOH,” at Beef & Boards, Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $15.50, 317-872-9664 or www.beefandboards.com.
Friday-Saturday — “SLEEPY HOLLOW” (ages 6+), at Marshall Fairgrounds, 602 N. Second St., Marshall, Ill., hayride from fairway every half hour from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students, concessions available; information call/text 812-208-0091 or email PhoenixTheatre@live.com.
Friday-Saturday — “ALMOST, MAINE,” 7 p.m. CDT, Zwermann Arts Center Theater, Lincoln Trail College, 11220 Illinois 1, Robinson, Ill. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students; 618-544-8657, ext. 1433 or www.iecc.edu/ltc.
Friday-Saturday — “COME DANCE WITH ME (BUT FIRST CAN I BORROW YOUR PANTS?)” and “ROUGH SEX - AND OTHER BAD WORDS,” at Theatre on the Square Stage 2, 627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, 8 p.m. Tickets: Double-bill $20, 317-685-TOTS (8687) or at TOTS box office; information www.tots.org.
Friday-Sunday — “REX’S EXES,” at Brubeck Theatre, Wabash Valley College, 2200 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Ill., , 7:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 18-19, 1:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 20. Tickets: $6, 618-263-5124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday — “IN A CAGE” (film, R), at Holiday Inn Conference Room, 3300 U.S. 41; 11 a.m. and 1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $6; information www.dreamscometruefilms.com or 812-232-7287.
Friday-Sunday and Oct. 25-27 — “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (PG-13), at Old Town Players Community Theatre and Arts Center, Broadway at Fifth Street, Vincennes, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $10 students 13+, $4 children, premium add $5; available at Eyeworks, 233 Main St.; First Vincennes Savings Bank, 615 Kimmel Road; Vincennes University Bookstore, Beckes Student Union; and at the door; information www.oldtownplayers.org or email@example.com.
Saturday-Oct. 27 — “THE SLIGHTLY HAUNTED PUPPET STUDIO,” Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio, 25 Henry St., Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends, under 2 free; 317-917-9454 or www.peewinklespuppets.com.
Oct. 24-27 — “ONCE UPON A MATRESS” (PG, ages 5+), at Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, Vincennes University, 1002 N. First St., Vincennes. 7 p.m. CDT Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets: $7 adults and seniors, $5 non-VU students, free with VU student/employee ID; www.vinu.edu/redskelton, 812-888-4039 or at Skelton Center box office.
Oct. 25-27 — “TALLEY’S FOLLEY,” Oakley Stage, Community Theatre of Terre Haute, 25th and Washington streets, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 2:30 matinee Oct. 27. Tickets: $7, 812-841-1129, 812-239-9487, www.ctth.org/orderform.htm.
Oct. 25-Nov. 16 — “UNWRAP YOUR CANDY,” Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, various dates and times. Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors, full-time students and active military; 317-685-8687 or www.tots.org.
Dec. 6-8, 12-15 — “BABES IN TOYLAND,” Main Stage, Community Theatre of Terre Haute, 25th and Washington streets, 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 12-14, 2:30 matinee Dec. 8 and 15. Tickets: $20 adult, $15 student/child; 812-841-1129, 812-239-9487 or www.ctth.org/orderform.htm.
‘Worshipful, reverent’ music goal of organist who plays Friday night at Terre Haute church
To an untrained observer, a concert organ looks as complex as the controls of a jumbo jetliner.
Four tiers of keyboards, dozens of knobs (known as pistons) and two rows of foot pedals fuel the instrument’s lush sound. An organist would seem to need 10 limbs to play it.
White Violet Center to offer day of fun with nature on April 26
Live performances, demonstrations, animal programs, relaxation and other events —all specifically geared toward honoring the planet — are planned April 26, as the longest-running and largest Earth Day celebration in west-central Indiana continues at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Clarinetist, Wind Symphony play April 10
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, the national winner of the 2013 John Philip Sousa Foundation National Band Solo Competition — clarinetist Eric van Caulil, a senior at Winter Springs High School in Florida — will perform with the Indiana State University Wind Symphony in Tilson Auditorium.
‘Nomadic aural tinkerer’ Saturday Giant scheduled for Verve’s stage on May 3
The Saturday Giant, a one-man art-rock band from Columbus, Ohio, will perform at 9:30 p.m. May 3 at The Verve in downtown Terre Haute.
‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’
The Academy of Dance of Terre Haute, under the direction of Patti Willey, will stage its annual spring concert at 6:30 p.m. May 30 and 31 in Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium.
About 300 students will tell the story of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” through ballet, tap, jazz, creative movement and modern dance.
Surveys under way on outdoor artwork
Art Spaces Inc. announces that college students will be conducting surveys throughout April at several outdoor sculpture locations in Terre Haute.
Park’s friends plan run/walk events April 19
The Friends of Shakamak are planning several upcoming fun activities at Shakamak State Park.
The third annual Long Fish Dash on April 19 includes both the original 5K run and the newer 10K run, which was added last year. Competitors will be entered by age category in both races; awards will recognize winners in those same categories.
Optimists dishing out Italian dinner April 12
Clark County Optimist Club will sponsor an Italian Night on Saturday in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at Marshall, Ill.
Historical Society plans May 1 Indy outing
The Vigo County Historical Society is planning a day filled with new sights and experiences in Indianapolis on May 1.
The main focus of the trip is a visit to the 2014 Decorators’ Show House and Garden, a Tudor-style house at 5235 N. Meridian St. that once belonged to Vern Vanderbilt, who once was chief baker at L.S. Ayres.
Folk group Speedbumps to perform free show at The Woods April 14
The Speedbumps, an indie folk group and Independent Music Awards winner, is scheduled to play at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on Monday.
Zorah poker run set April 12 at Shrine Hill
A poker run sponsored by Zorah Shriners’ Drum and Bugle Corps will take off on Saturday at Shrine Hill Country Place, 4500 Temple Ave.
ISU, South singers on stage at NYC’s Lincoln Center on April 12
A group of Indiana State students embarked on a trip of a lifetime as they boarded a bus on Tuesday on their way to perform at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The Sycamores, along with 21 students from Terre Haute South Vigo High School, are to perform Saturday.
Bricker’s art is April’s feature at VCPL
A collection of artworks of Wabash Valley Art Wabash Valley Art Guild member Julie Bricker is on display at the Vigo County Public Library.
ISU Symphony giving free concert on April 17
The Indiana State University Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. April 17 in Tilson Auditorium at ISU.
Kid Kare staging bingo fundraiser April 16
Kid Kare Project is having a spring bingo fundraiser and pork barbecue dinner on April 16 in the Blanford Sportsman Club.
TH Parks offer ‘Go FishIN the City’ April 19
Want to try your hand at trout fishing but have never fished before? Then you can join the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department and Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Go FishIN in the City program.
Boot City act to perform Ray Price tribute April 12
Fiddle player and vocalist Dennis Stroughmatt will perform a tribute to country legend Ray Price at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Boot City Opry.
Campus magazines plan April 11 launch party
A launch party for the art and literary magazines from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana State University is scheduled 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in Art Spaces Inc. at 669 Ohio St.
Chicken ’n’ noodles on Badoura’s menu April 13
Badoura Patrol of the Daughters of the Nile will serve a chicken noodle dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zorah Shrine Temple, 420 N. Seventh St.
- Live events listing: April 10, 2014
Ehrmann Poetry Competition Awards to be bestowed at April 16 ceremony
Art Spaces Inc. and the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts is celebrating April as National Poetry Month in conjunction with the 2014 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition Awards.
An awards ceremony will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Rooney Library at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
- Concert listings: April 10, 2014
- MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS: April 10, 2014
Lions Club plans April 12 Easter Egg Hunt
Prairie Creek Lions Club will conduct its ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt April 12 at the Prairie Creek-Wilson Ball Field, two miles north of Prairie Creek, off U.S. 63 on Bowen Drive.
April 12 breakfast, April 25 dinner at Fontanet
The Fontanet Action Community Team will be putting on a breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon April 12 and a chicken noodle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. April 25. Both events are by donation at the door.
Swope to present work by young artists in spring exhibit
Spring brings one of the most popular yearly exhibitions at the Swope Art Museum, its annual showcase of work by student artists.
Sign up to Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.
Allen Chapel’s annual BBQ event slated for next weekend
Allen Chapel AME Church in Terre Haute has scheduled its annual barbecue fundraising event for April 12.
Ceremony to honor Ehrmann poetry contest winners
Art Spaces, Inc. — Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection and the ISU Community School of the Arts will be hosting a public award ceremony to honor the winners of the 2014 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition, sponsored by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, along with other universities and businesses.
‘90 Minutes in Heaven’ author to speak
Don Piper, author of “90 Minutes in Heaven — a True Story of Death and Life,” will speak at 7 p.m. CDT April 10 in First Baptist Church of Casey, Ill.
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