Performance arts, with discussion and workshops, invite audiences during the second week of Spirit & Place's "Moving & Staying" festival.
Jordan Dance Ensemble and INDYKLEZ will illustrate how dispersal worldwide affects Jewish folk and liturgical music, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Road, 317-849-4620. Crossroads Ensemble reflects the various cultures in which its members have lived, 2 p.m., Nov. 13, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N. Meridian St., 317-255-6647.
Indianapolis Opera Ensemble presents excerpts of The Merry Widow, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Meridian Music Company, 12725 Old Meridian St., Carmel.
Staged readings of The Pull of the Moon, a play about a journey of discovery, at 7 p.m., Nov. 11 and 13, Indian History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., $15 or $25 for both.
"Choosing the Risk of Adventure" features filmmaker Rand Shackleton in a lecture about his cousin, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and his voyage to Antarctica, and Jean Deeds will explain why she hiked the Appalachian Trail at age 51. Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Franklin College, 101 Branigan Blvd., Franklin.
The Red Crooked Sky dance troupe celebrates the resilience of Native American culture Nov. 12 at 1 and 3 p.m., following a 10:30 a.m. dialogue, "The Price of Choice." 317-334-3317.
Going North, a childhood move from Alabama to Nebraska, is part of a storytelling workshop, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road. The challenges of moving are also depicted through creative drama and vignettes by young writers, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Copin Chapel AME Church, 3201 N. Capitol Ave.
Turning Points, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., at Ben Davis High School, 1200 N. Girls School Road, pairs Dance Kaleidoscope with five young women from the Indiana Girls Schools. While remaining anonymous, the voices of the authors of three poems, a short story and a rap song are heard on audio tape as the dancers interpret living with substance abuse and domestic violence, and feelings on being incarcerated and what intentions are upon release.
Visiting Day is a film about a family with an imprisoned member, and what happens upon release and reintegration into the community. Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Glendale Mall Community Room, 6101 N. Keystone Ave.
Finding a place where we are comfortable is the thrust of a performance/discussion, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., The Sikh Temple, 10950 Southeastern Ave., 317-710-5433.
Helping Hands Festival showcases handcrafts and cultures across the globe. Nov. 12, runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, 2801 W. 86th St. 879-9090
Workshops, discussions, dialogue: Scott Russell Sanders and Carol Wasserman explore the true meaning of home, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Greenfield Christian Church, 23 N. East St., Greenfield. 317-462-5141, ext. 12.
The global city is explored Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Marian College, Allison Mansion, 3200 Cold Spring Road, 317-955-6213.
Lincoln scholar Gerald Prokopowicz examines the humanitarian reasons and/or other motives that moved Lincoln toward the Emancipation Proclamation, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Indiana History Center, 317-232-1878.
Michael Dolan addresses "The Role of the Front Porch," Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., Bona Thompson Memorial Center, 5350 University Ave., 317-353-2662.