Night & Day diversions – June 4, 2019


“The Little Mermaid,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

Beef & Boards brings the Disney musical to the stage. The show features the songs “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

8 p.m. June 4, 6, 7; 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 5; 1:30 and 8 p.m. June 8; 1:30 and 7 p.m. June 9

Cost: $45 to $70 (includes buffet dinner), a $10 ticket discount is available for ages 3-15.

More:, 317-872-9664


“The Violin Under the Bed,” Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, The Tarkington, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Gregory Hancock presents three personal pieces, “The Violin Under the Bed,” “Every Moment … Every Day” and “Until There is No More.”

7 p.m. June 7, 8

Cost: $39 to $44



“Dead & Company: 2019 Summer Tour,” Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will join John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti on the summer tour.

7 p.m. June 12

Cost: $48.50 to $242



All Star Jam: Music of Journey, Chicago, Kansas & More, Kroger Symphony at the Prairie, Conner Prairie, Fishers

Three former lead singers, Steve Augeri (Journey), John Elefante (Kansas) and Jason Scheff (Chicago) are backed by Sixwire, a band of Nashville musicians.

8 p.m. June 7

Cost: $13 (ages 2-12) to $90



Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with special guests Searatones, Kroger Symphony at the Prairie, Conner Prairie, Fishers

Bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will lead a jazz and funk band from New Orleans.

8 p.m. June 7

Cost: $13 (ages 2-12) to $85



“Social Security,” Main Street Productions, Westfield Playhouse, 1836 W. St. Rd. 32

Jen Otterman will direct Andrew Bergman’s hit Broadway comedy about trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn, whose lives are upended when Barbara’s sister, Trudy, deposits eccentric mother Sophie at their house.

7:30 p.m. June 14, 15

Cost: $12 to $14



Exhibit opens at Fishers City Hall — An exhibit by 15 artists will highlight the June exhibit at The Art Gallery at Fishers City Hall. The exhibit was scheduled to open June 3 and continue through June 29 as part of Spark!Fishers 2019.

The June exhibit has no theme. It is an eclectic look at the artists in the city and surrounding area. The focus is on diversity; diversity of perspective, styles and views. The artist reception will be part of the Spark!Fishers festivities June 30. The artists will be available throughout the day to talk about their work. Besides the artist reception, there will be a Veterans Hall June 30 as part of the gallery where veterans can rest, reminisce and share their memories with others. The hall will feature video presentations, along with veteran-related paintings, pictures, scrapbooks and other memorabilia. The free exhibit will be open to the public on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays during the Fishers Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon.


Songbook Academy gets grant — The central Indiana-based Efroymson Family Fund has awarded a $75,000 grant to continue its national sponsorship of the annual Songbook Academy summer intensive, the Carmel-based Great American Songbook Foundation’s signature educational program. Celebrating its 10th year, the Songbook Academy is the nation’s only music intensive for high school students that is focused on the Great American Songbook, timeless standards from the worlds of pop, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood.


Indy Shorts names award for Jenni Berebitsky — Heartland Film Inc. has announced a new cash prize award for its Indy Shorts International Film Festival, which exclusively features short films of 40 minutes or less. The Jenni Berebitsky Legacy Award honors longtime Heartland Film friend Jenni Berebitsky, who was diagnosed with ALS in March 2009. The $1,800 award will recognize one short film in the Indy Shorts lineup for the best embodiment of Berebitsky’s spirit and legacy. Nine years into her ALS journey, she published her memoir, “ALS Saved My Life…until it didn’t.” The book captures her humor, zest for life and inspiring solutions for all manner of obstacles. Less than a year later, the documentary short film “Grateful: The Jenni Berebitsky Story” was released and won, among other tributes, the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 Indy Shorts. Heartland Film also plans to accept donations specifically for the sustainability of the award for future prize money.

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