Festival The Spirit & Place Festival is now in its second week. For a full schedule, visit www.spiritandplace.org. Following are a few selected highlights you may want to check out this week. Bang on a Can All-Stars, with special guest Philip Glass, will perform Nov. 13 at Clowes Hall as part of the Spirit & Place Festival; 239-5151.• Thursday: “Mindful Architecture: A Conversation with Evans Woollen and Michael Rotondi.” Evans Woollen can rightfully be called the dean of Indianapolis architects. Clowes Hall is just one of his landmarks here; he is also responsible for what promises to be another major city destination, the public library expansion. In this program, which will take place in the DeBoest Lecture Hall in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Woollen will be joined by Los Angeles architect Michael Rotondi of RoTo Architecture for a conversation about the meditative mind, creativity and space. The program begins at 7 p.m. Call 920-2648 for information.
• Thursday: Families Like Ours. The art of family life is literally put on display in this exhibit. Meet eight families and share their pictures, family artifacts, scrapbooks and stories that describe what “family” is to them. Co-presented by The Church Within (www.thechurchwithin.org), an ever-evolving spiritual community dedicated to offering unconditional support and love to all (gay, straight, single, married, male, female, white, Asian, African-American, etc.) who seek inner wisdom through spiritual life, this is an opportunity to explore and examine contemporary family life. IUPUI’s Cultural Arts Gallery, University College Building, Room 115, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 274-3931.
• Friday: “Collaboration through the Arts — A Conversation with Philip Glass.” Philip Glass is one of the most influential composers of the past 25 years. In this informal public conversation at Butler University’s Atherton Union, Glass will talk with Peter Alexander about his collaborations in areas of dance, music and theater. This program begins at 7:30 and runs an hour. Call 940-6444 for information.
• Saturday: Bang on a Can All-Stars with Special Guest Philip Glass. Since its inception in 1987, the Bang on a Can festival has been discovering and presenting the most exciting performers who have committed their lives to the music of our time. The instrumentation of the Bang on a Can All-Stars is unique: clarinets and saxophones, electric guitar, cello, bass, keyboards, percussion. It is an instrumentation that doesn’t seem to fit in any recognizable category. Part classical ensemble, part rock band, part jazz band, it has a flexibility that represents the vision of the festival, whose artistic directors, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, believe in the communicative power of a wide range of music from a new generation of composers and performers. The show is at Clowes Hall from 8-10 p.m.; tickets are $25-$35. Call Ticketmaster at 239-5151 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
• Saturday: Cutting Up Bud’s Supermarket. Poet/photographer (and NUVO news/photography editor) Jim Walker uses found sounds, images and interviews to document the comings, goings, humor and woe, strangeness and normalcy of a Fountain Square grocery store in this original multimedia collage or “cut up.” Presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Southeast Neighborhood Development at the IMA at 2:30 p.m. Call 920-2648 for information.
• Sunday: Fifteen Forty-Eight. $15.48 per hour is the wage that a small family in Marion County needs in order to live on a very basic budget. This original drama about the working poor in our community invites you to interact with the performers as they try to answer such questions as what price do we pay for low-wage, no-benefit jobs and what kind of community are we building? Admission to this program is $5 (the minimum wage). This program is presented by the Indianapolis Campaign for a Living Wage and ACTout at 2 p.m. at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. (another performance takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13). Call 924-2612 or 788-3251 for details.
• Monday: Herron Reuse Plan/Community Presentation. What’s going to happen to the historic Herron School of Fine Art buildings now that the school is moving to the IUPUI campus? This is one of a series of workshops by the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning which invites the public to come up with the best reuse plan. The Herron School Auditorium, 1701 Pennsylvania St., 6-9 p.m. Call 327-5823 for details.