Go & Do: Your arts weekend, Oct. 21-24

Great reason to go to B-town: Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party!

  • Great reason to go to B-town: Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party!

We have a ton of Halloween events going on, including our ongoing coverage of haunted houses. In fact, if you just click on this here "haunted houses" link, you’ll find them all. And next week in print we’ll have a quasi-guide to all-things-horrific.

This will be a noble addition to the scararama:

Night of the Living Dead at IndyFringe: Acting up Productions’ debut is Night of the Living Dead: Part 1, a zombie-licious and action-packed production that serves as the perfect complement to the Halloween season.

Super excited about anything NoExit Performance does, due to their adventuresome qualities. Their production of Frankenstein opening this weekend, will be a spin on the classic yarn, via the talents of director and puppeteer Patrick Weigand. That’s right I said “puppeteer.”

Curator Lee Marks presents a collection of portraits with a creative twist. ABOUT FACE features the photo-based works of 11 artists, each offering a unique interpretation of the portrait form. The exhibit includes self-portraits from the likes of legendary artist Chuck Close. Way to go Garvey | Simon!

Going to B-town? Here’s a good reason: a three-day celebration of gay culture and history, highlighted by performances of Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party by the cast and crew of the Indiana University Players. Other weekend activities include an academic panel titled “Queer History in ‘Real America,’” a presentation by Rachel Mattson on teaching gay history to K-12 students and a blowout “Big, Gay Dance Party” at Rachael’s Café (300 E. Third St.).

Filmmaker Dan T. Hall enlists the help of a paranormal investigation team to document the spooky goings-on at Fox Hollow Farm, an estate just north of Indianapolis where Herb Baumeister, a business owner, is alleged to have killed and buried more than 10 people in the early 1990s.

Clear your Sunday afternoon calendar for this book-signing event, as hometown hero Chris Lytle inks copies of the recently released UFC Encyclopedia at the Traders Point Books-A-Million. The book is the first and only official and fully illustrated encyclopedia of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Engaging and insightful prose-master Richard Rodriguez heads to Butler for a speaking engagement that’s part of the university’s Visiting Writers Series. The Mexican-American essayist gained fame and acclaim for Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, an autobiographical exploration of the challenges he faced — most notably alienation from his family and culture — during his journey from socially disadvantaged child to highly accomplished scholar.


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