Event Calendar week of 4/5



Acrylic Painting 101 ● Anyone interested in learning the basics of acrylic painting are invited to this informative, introductory course. Students ages 15 and up will explore various subject matters, including landscape and still life portraits. Studio artist Lesley Haflich will guide participants through artistic basics, including usage of tools, composition, color theory, and more. Topics are appropriate for both beginners or intermediate-level artists. Materials are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. ● April 6 from 7-9 pm ● $175 for the six-week session ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus: 107 S. Eighth St., Noblesville ● 317-452-3690 ● www.nickelplatearts.org 


The Harmonica Collective All-Star Jam ● The harmonica lover’s dream is coming true! Enjoy a monstrous assembly of incredibly talented harp-players jamming together during an unforgettable show of music and entertainment, including Jason Ricci. This is also a great opportunity for any blues aficionado. ● April 7 at 8 p.m. ● The Warehouse-Address: 254 1st Avenue S.W., Carmel ● 317-661-1760 ● www.liveforthemusic.com 


Comic Art ● Enjoy local art in Fishers during the Comic Art exhibit! It features local comic book artists and their displays. Original artwork and prints may be available for purchase. This is the last day the exhibition will be on display. ● April 8 during regular business hours. ● Fishers City Hall: 1 Municipal Dr., Fishers ● Free ● http://nickelplatearts.org/event/comic-art

Jazz Photography Exhibit ● Photographer Mark Sheldn’s recent exhibit, entitled The Naptown Scene, included pictures that will now be on display for a limited time at the Palladium. Images feature jazz musicians of Indianapolis. ● April 8-16 during regular business hours ● The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts: 1 Center Green, Carmel ● 317-844-2251

PlayFULL Hours: Music and Movement ● Children ages 1-5 are welcome to join in PlayFULL hours for unstructured playtime and socialization with other young kids. Each session features a specific theme, the current theme being the power of music and movement. Parents, participation is required. ● April 8 from 10-11 a.m. ● Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve: 10410 Hague Rd., Fishers ● R$2/NR$3 or Flex Pass ● 317-595-3150

The Belfry Theatre Presents “Cheaper by the Dozen” ● For many laughs as well as a few touching moments, Cheaper by the Dozen is a classic well worth watching. Enjoy a live performance about an ultra-efficient father with crazy yet effective ideas, and his large family trying to cope with the chaos. Anne, the oldest daughter, rebels against her father’s quirkiness but resolution is sought by her caring dad. Don’t miss it! ● April 8-24, Fri – Sun. See website for times. ● The Belfry Theatre: 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville ● 317-773-1085 ● www.thebelfrytheatre.com


Calico Critters Tea Party ● Kids will love this fun and unique event! The tea party includes food and drink, crafts, games, dancing, and pictures with Mrs. Hopscotch Rabbit! Goody bags will be distributed and raffle ticket awards passed out as well. Registration required. ● April 9 from 10:30 am-noon or 2-3:30 pm ● Earth Explorer Toys: 27 E. Pine St., Zionsville ● $8 per child ● 317-873-0200 ● www.earthexplorertoys.com

2016 Program Series: Clay Township’s Agricultural Roots ● In honor of the Indiana Bicentennial 2016, the Carmel Clay Public Library is organizing a year-long series of events celebrating Hoosier history. The next upcoming event is about farms in Carmel. Before its recent population boost, Carmel was a principally agricultural town. Many of these farms implemented innovative farming techniques and boasted nationally recognized livestock. Come hear John Graves and a panel discussing the rich historical contributions of Clay Township, straight from the people who lived it. ● April 9 at 2 pm ● Carmel Clay Public Library: 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel ● 317-814-3983 ● www.carmel.lib.in.us 

The Real Hoosiers: A Conversation with Ray Craft ● Celebrate Hoosier basketball at the Fishers Public Library with a special appearance by Ray Craft. He was a member of the 1954 Milan, Indiana team, which was the inspiration for an Indiana classic sports movie called Hoosiers. Craft was also the lead scorer in the championship game against Muncie Central. Mr. Craft will discuss his experience prior to a screening of Hoosiers. Light refreshments will be served. ● April 9 from 2-4 pm ● Fishers Public Library: 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers ● Free ● 317-579-0307 ● www.hamiltonhumane.com/news-events/parade-a-bull


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Drawing Class (Session 2) ● Learn to improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate Studio Artists Bruce Neckar and John Reynolds will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will be responsible for providing graphite sticks, newsprint, and drawing boards, although participants may bring their own materials. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome. ● April 11-Jun. 13, recurs on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus: 107 South Eighth St., Noblesville ● $100/10 weeks ● 317-452-3690 ● www.nickelplatearts.org/event/monday-night-drawing-class-session-2-10


The Book of Mormon ● The Book of Mormon Musical tour is visiting the Indianapolis area! Enjoy this religious satire as it follows two Mormon missionaries attempting to share their beliefs with a remote Ugandan village. The eager young men are challenged as the locals are more preoccupied by troubles such as AIDS, famine and oppression from a warlord. ● April 12-17 at varying times ● The Murat Theatre at Old National Centre: 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis ● 317-231-0000 ● www.oldnationalcentre.com