10 things to do this weekend


1. Fountain Square Music Fest

March 25-26, times vary. "It's a party It's a party It's a party." Waka Flocka Flame isn't performing but that's the best way to describe this awesome event. We've got the schedule, map, and tons of interviews in this week's print edition, grab a copy and hit up FS this weekend.

Various locations in Fountain Square, prices vary, some all-ages, some 21+

RELATED: Your guide to Fountain Square Music Fest

2. Collage Carnival

March 26, 8 p.m. There’s two stages set for this day-long fest at the Trap, with Funky Junk, Eumatik, Magnetic, Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Nashawti, DJ Hollow Point, Kid Nappa, Gypsy Moonshine, Indigo Child and Mt. Analogue set to play. Throw in fire shows and live painting and you’ve got quite a show.

The Mousetrap, 5565 N. Keystone Ave., $10

3. Poetry Slam Night

March, 25, 7 p.m. Januarie York, Adam Henze, Gabrielle Patterson, Tony Styxx, Alexandria Hollett and Too Black are all featured at this local spoken word artist showcase.

Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., FREE!

RELATED: How poetry saved Januarie York's life

4. Trevor Noah

March, 25, 7:30 p.m. This talk show host is new to the scene, but has already received noteworthy success. If you live under a rock, Noah is the The Daily Show host, filling the shoes of Jon Stewart. He began on the show as a regular contributor and eventually took over for Stewart. We won’t be mad if it’s a well-timed jab or two at Pence. Just saying.

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., prices vary.

RELATED: Ed chats with Noah

5. On Clover Road

March 25-27, times vary. From Lisa Gauthier Mitchisosn's review: "Twist ties would envy the plot arc of On Clover Road. It forces you to put on the mental brakes and back up to reevaluate what you just saw, but by the time you've wrapped your mind around something, another curve leaves you reeling. While this makes for an exciting mental exercise and good entertainment, it does detract from the play's serious subject: parent-child dynamics and the pseudo-acceptance lure of cults. Just set that aside and enjoy the ride."

Phoenix Theatre, 749 N. Park Ave., prices vary.

6. The Grand Canyon Exhibition Opening Party and Low Country Boil

March 25, 6 p.m. Leave your utensils at home! Join your Eiteljorg friends on a campout at the Grand Canyon and get ready to dirty your hands with a low country boil. Hearty fixings such as corn on the cob, shrimp and potatoes, flavored with specialty spices, will help get you ready for your journey through The Grand Canyon, an exhibition that uses art, history and culture to help visitors understand the interaction of people with this important area over time.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 W. Washington St.

RELATED: Restoring Splendor at The Eiteljorg

7. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

March 26, 7 p.m.; March 27 5 p.m. This fest showcases films that truly demand to be seen on the big screen — films that explore life in the mountains. Following “intense expeditions into exotic landscapes,” these films are bound to stun even casual moviegoers.

The Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. (Bloomington), $15, free for children 5 and under.

8. Nick Carter

March 25, 8 p.m. Yes, THAT Nick Carter. The Carter bros keep defying the odds of ‘90s pop stardom, and we ain’t mad. The eldest Carter’s latest (beyond his reuniting with the other Backstreet Boys for an 8th studio album) is a solo release called All American. Pop on, Nick.

Deluxe at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., $22 advance, $25 doors

9. Teaser's Choice

March 26, 9 p.m. Anything goes as Creme de les Femmes get to show a wide range of classic burlesque, retro fun and comedy. Union Suit Rally provides the tunes.

Birdy's Bar and Grill, 2131 E. 71st St., $10

10. Rock and Roll Prom

March 26, 9 p.m.

One of the best annual events in delightful Bloomington, and definitely better than whatever public school prom you awkwardly slow danced at, Rock and Roll Prom 2016 features covers of The Pixies, Bjork, Joy Division, Alkaline Trio and The Cure. Come in your most ghoulish apparel, all goths and gatekeepers of Zuul, for organizers will crown a best dressed king and queen. Tickets are on a sliding scale from $5 - $15, and all money goes to Boxcar Books and Midwest Pages to Prisoners.

The Bluebird, 216 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, $5 - $15


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Former NUVO Engagement Editor. Proud cat dad. Fan of craft beer, parks and Indy's sports teams.

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