March 12-13, times vary. Legos, Legos, Legos. DONE. This is Mecca for the builders and tinkerers in your life. The level of skill at this exhibition is damn near unfathomable. Everything from robotics to build-it-yourself brick areas are available. Also, the rare sets of mini figures and accessories will be available for purchase. Bonus points if you can find 5 people who have already submitted applications to Legos’ open call for builders that came over the wire last month. Godspeed.
Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., $11
March 12, 2 p.m. St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and Downtown Indy is celebrating early. Head to Georgia St. for live music, green beer and tasty food!
Georgia St., $5, 21+
March 12, noon. Self explanatory. Bar. Crawl.
March 11, 9 p.m. With his newest album Summertime ’06, Vince Staples delves into the crucial season of his life, one where he discovered what his life was about and what it was shaping up to be. ’06 made appearances on zillions of Top Ten lists, and for good reason — it’s triple fire emoji.
Deluxe at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $16 advance, $18 doors
5. Avenue Q
March 11-13, times vary. Stealing from Lisa Gauthier Mitchison's review because we both know she is way more knowledgeable about this. "The R-rated puppet show, which spoofs Sesame Street characters as adults, is a riot, and it won Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score at the 2004 Tony Awards for good reason. Minuscule details aside, you don't want to miss this show."
Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St., prices vary
March 12, 7 p.m. LEAVE THE CELL PHONES AT HOME!~ This no-technology game night features music from DJ's 290 West, Dezzy Dezz, and KT Kiwi and poetry from Tatjana Rebelle.
Eat + Drink Cocktail Lounge, 5168 N. College Ave., FREE, 21+
March 12, 8 p.m. Born at the Hollywood Theater in Portland and now franchised to the IMA, B-Movie Bingo makes an interactive game out of the most awesome movie clichés ever committed to celluloid. To play, the audience grabs a bingo card and looks to fill squares like “Long Boring Scene or Male Ponytail” while watching some of the worst/best movies of all time. This month’s film is clearly one of the best of all time because it stars Chuck Norris. In Invasion U.S.A., the action hero plays a one-man army who takes on Soviet terrorists. Need we say more?
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., $9 Public/ $5 IMA Members
March 11, 9 p.m. Janes is releasing her brand spanking new album – so new we haven’t even heard it yet. But we have confidence it’ll be a stunner, based on the strength of her previous work. John Kill and the Slacks and Hen join the bill for what is sure to be a Friday night party in Fountain Square.
The Hi-Fi, 1043 Virginia Ave Suite 4, $10
March 11, 9:30 p.m. This isn’t just a fun slasher flick; it’s also a landmark film in queer cinema. (IU Cinema is showing the film as part of its “Queer Disorientations” series.) Unlike most movies in the slasher genre, this one revolves around a teenage boy, and it follows him as he wrestles with his sexual identity. Of course, he is forced to confront the dream-stalker Freddy Krueger as well.
Indiana University Cinema, 1213 E. 7th St. (Bloomington), Free, but ticketed.
10. Angela Brown
March 12, 7:30 p.m. Soprano singer Brown had this to say about the Palladium: "It’s one of the warmest places that I have sung, as far as the acoustics are concerned. Of course, when you have amplification, you have different artists that will use that facility, and they all have different needs, so sometimes you need amplification. I enjoy that space because it is so versatile. And I love how it looks. I love how it just seems to rise out of Carmel like a sphinx. I love it! I love how it’s just kind of set apart.”
Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., prices vary.