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Friday, April 27, 2007

THINGS TO DO (4/27 - 4/29)

Here is the most recent installment of Evan Finch's occasional Things to Do email newsletter.
 
Mark Vonnegut
Clowes Memorial Hall
Friday, April 27

Mark Vonnegut – son of author Kurt Vonnegut, Junior – will speak at this year’s McFadden lecture (at 7 PM) in lieu of his dad, who passed away April 11. It makes me proud of Indianapolis that this lecture sold out in a matter of hours, back when tickets originally went on sale. If you’ve got a ticket to this, please write me afterwards and tell me how it went.

Phone: 317.940.6444
Web: http://www.cloweshall.org

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Stutz Open House
Stutz Building
Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28
 
The Stutz Building (1060 North Capitol Avenue) used to manufacture automobiles, back in the day. Now it’s full of people manufacturing art, which you may see and/or buy this weekend, as more than 60 artists welcome visitors to their Stutz studios between 5:30 and 11 PM on Friday, and between noon and 5 PM on Saturday. The main gallery will also be hosting a group show honoring the late Kurt Vonnegut, Junior. Admission is $12 for a two-day ticket.  Wine and food will be available.
 
Phone: 317.488.7374
Web: http://www.stutzartists.com

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Fountain Square Musical Opus-A-Go-Go Hoo Ha
Wheeler Arts Community
Friday, April 27

I consider this the coolest thing happening this weekend. Local musicians Ebenezer and the Hymnasters (many of whom live and/or work in Fountain Square) will sing a recently-written collection of songs about their neighborhood.  Other artists and writers (including Jim Walker, David Campbell, Kate Rohl, Phil Barcio and members of Motus Dance) will perform, and the Wheeler’s gallery will be performing between 7:30 and 9 PM. You’ll find the Wheeler Arts Community at 1035 Sanders Street, next to the police station in Fountain Square, behind Bud’s Supermarket. Admission is $5.

Phone: 317.916.9375
Web: http://www.wheelerartscommunity.com

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April Show
322 North Arsenal Avenue
Friday, April 27
 
A one-night sale of art to benefit poor, homeless and/or mentally ill Indianapolis citizens. Doors open at 7 PM, admission is free.  The website (below) should tell you everything that I’m not.

Phone: 317.974.1163
Web: http://www.aprilshow.org

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U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships
IUPUI Natatorium
Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28

Get your fill of rhythmic, soggy glamour. Tickets are $5 on Friday, and $10 for the finals on Saturday.

Phone: 317.274.3518
Web: http://www.iunat.iupui.edu

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Indianapolis International Film Festival
Various Locations
Friday, April 27 – Friday, May 4

Lots of films from lots of countries, playing all over the city. For locations, show times and film listings, see the website listed below. NOTE: Apparently Key Cinemas, on the south side, will be closing shortly after this year’s film festival finishes. So if you’ve been meaning to run down there and catch a movie, now would be the time.

Phone: 317.513.9370  
Web: http://www.indyfilmfest.org

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L’Age D’or
Indiana Museum of Art, DeBoest Lecture Hall
Saturday, April 28
 
At 11 AM, the IMA will show this 1930 Luis Bunuel surrealist film in their DeBoest Lecture Hall. Here’s a partial synopsis, swiped from elsewhere on the web: “Scorpions are observed in a documentary segment. Partisans seek to expel Majorcan invaders (four Bishops chanting on a beach) but one by one succumb to their wounds. A delegation arrives by boat to find the Bishops turned to skeletons, and leaves a plaque celebrating the founding of Rome. Two lovers (Gaston Modot and Lya Lys) are found writhing in the mud, and separated; as he is led away the man becomes hostile and kicks a dog. Aerial shots of Rome alternate with shots of modern (1930) Paris. At her stately mansion, the woman mourns her missing mud-spattered suitor, and feels his presence through her magic mirror as he is still being escorted by detectives. She chases a cow off of her bed.” And that’s way before the flaming Christmas tree gets shoved out the window. Admission is free.

Phone: 317.923.1331
Web: http://www.ima-art.org

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Vonnegut Redux: A Multimedia Memorial Event
Indiana Museum of Art, DeBoest Lecture Hall
Saturday, April 28
 
Hosted by NUVO editor David Hoppe, this 4 PM presentation will include readings of Kurt Vonnegut, Junior’s work by authors Dan Wakefield and Nelson Price. In addition, a scene from one of Vonnegut’s stories will be performed by the ShadowApe Theater Company. Poetry will be read by John Clark, and music will be provided by the ubiquitous Ebenezer and the Hymnasters. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite Vonnegut line or quote to contribute to an audio collage/recording. Tickets are $7 to the general public, $5 to students and seniors, and $3 to IMA members. The IMA is at the corner of 38th and Michigan Road. Call 317.920.2648 for ticket availability.

Phone: 317.923.1331
Web: http://www.ima-art.org

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Another Antigone
Jewish Community Center
Sunday, April 29

The stalwart Jack O’Hara stars in this updated variation on that classic Greek tragedy you sort of remember from high school lit class. The JCC is located at 6701 Hoover Road. Curtain rises at 2 PM. Ticket prices are $10 for everyone who’s not a youth or a senior; otherwise, it’ll be $8.

Phone: 317.251.9467  
Web: http://www.jccindy.org

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LINKS NO ONE ASKED FOR

BibliOdyssey is a collection of visuals from all manner of old books:

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com

Things Magazine is a collection of various online ephemera, presented with minimal commentary and maximal linkage:
 
http://www.thingsmagazine.net
 
And if you’d care to read about the Open Air School movement, as evidenced in Indiana, here you go:
 
http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/isl/indiana/tuberculosis
M. Zane Grey, 9:46 AM