Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spirit & Place picks for November 2-6

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Here are some of our top Spirit & Place picks; head to for a full calendar and ticketing (when applicable).

Friday, Nov. 2
Playing in the Streets @ Harrison Center for the Arts (6 p.m, free)
Another spectacular First Friday at the Harrison features Kyle Ragsdale in the Harrison Gallery, LISC's 20th anniversary party in Gallery No. 2 and all manner of S&P partner organizations hanging out in the gym.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Miracles, Myths, Lyrics & Lies @ Christian Theological Seminary (6:30 p.m., $20 general, $15 students/retirees)
Some of the state's finest wordsmiths — singer-songwriters Carrie Newcomer and Krista Detor, and writers Phil Gulley and Scott Russell Sanders — gather to share their work, in a sort-of modified songwriter's circle format they first tried out at Danville's Royal Theatre.

Sunday, Nov. 4
Moonlit Nigerian Square @ The Athenaeum (3 p.m., free)
Fried plaintains, traditional dance and all manner of Nigerian games, including ludo ayo opon (mancala), okoto and ige (similar to jacks), add up to an afternoon of Nigerian culture, presented by the Global Vision Childrens Network and Girl Scout Troop 1998.

It's More than a Game @ The Athenaeum (4 p.m., free)
Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only a Game, devoted to self-aware sports reporting, chats with the audience about the ways in which competition informs our lives. The theater opens at 1 p.m. for a screening of the Colts game.

Monday, Nov. 5
Jazz Meets Klezmer @ Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (7 p.m., donations requested)
Those bosom buddies, jazz and klezmer, meet up as the Icarus Ensemble (a jazz group mostly comprised of ISO players) and the 65th Street Kelzmorim share the stage.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Games through the Ages @ Conner Prairie (6 p.m., free)
A chance to play board games and party games from the 19th century, with Terry Zoubal from the Benjamin Harrison YMCA leading the charge. For ages 10 and up, but Conner Prairie will provide activities for younger kids.

Art & Play in Child Psychiatry @ Indiana Medical History Museum (6:30 p.m., donations requested)
A panel discussion on play therapy over the ages, featuring top local experts, including professional play and dance movement therapists, an adolescent psychiatrist and the director of the art therapy program at Herron.

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