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A burst of spring at ‘A Noble Evening in the Garden’

Enjoy delicious food, beautiful gardens and a terrific silent auction at the 15th annual “A Noble Evening in the Garden” March 11 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Hosted by the Noble Auxiliary, this preview party to the Indiana Flower and Patio Show draws more than 1,200 attendees to landscaped gardens in the West Pavilion and Hall D of the South Pavilion at the Fairgrounds.

This year’s event will include an exclusive VIP area featuring premiere food and beverages.

Tickets are $75 for regular admission and $125 for VIP admission. Tickets are available now by calling (317) 375-2700 or online at www.nobleofindiana.org. Guests must be at least 21 to attend, and dress is black-tie optional.

Blue’s Birthday Party at Beef & Boards

It’s a party, and youngsters everywhere are invited to help celebrate. Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s Pyramid Players will celebrate Blue’s Clues Birthday Party now through March 19.

Children have the opportunity to meet the cast of Blue’s Birthday Party after each show for pictures and autographs.

Pyramid Players’ productions are one hour in length and presented without intermission. Performances are for all ages, but offered particularly for children in preschool through sixth grade. All tickets are $12.50 and include a snack.

Performances take place at 10 a.m. on Fridays and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

For reservations, contact the box office at (317) 872-9664. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays. For more information or show schedule, visit the theater’s website, www.beefandboards.com.

Lambert to release concert DVD shot at Clowes Hall

Superstar Adam Lambert plans to release “Glam Nation Live” (19 Recordings/RCA Records), a CD/DVD, on March 22.

Shot in Indianapolis at Butler University’s Clowes Memorial Hall on Aug. 31, 2010, and directed by Doug Spangenberg, the CD/DVD features 12 tracks plus a bonus cut and includes some of Lambert’s most beloved performances such as “Ring of Fire,” “If I Had You” and the Grammy nominated “Whataya Want From Me.”

Lambert was the runnerup on season 8 “American Idol.”

Butler Ballet’s Midwinter Dance Festival

Butler Ballet continues its 2010-2011 season Feb. 25 and 26 at Clowes Memorial Hall with the annual Midwinter Dance Festival, featuring the “Walpurgisnacht Ballet,” one of George Balanchine’s historical works of choreography.

Show times are 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $21.50-$28.50 for adults; $17-$23 for children/students/seniors; and $14-$20 for groups of 15 or more. They’re available at the Clowes Hall box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 982-2787, and online at ticketmaster.com.

In addition to the “Walpurgisnacht,” this year’s festival will feature Butler Ballet dancers performing five pieces choreographed by the Butler dance department faculty: “1st of 3 in 17” by Cynthia Pratt; “Church Song” by Susan McGuire; “Karelia Suite” by Stephan Laurent; “La Bayadère” by Marek Cholewa; and “Hong” by Tong Wang.

Wine, Cheese and All That Jazz

The Johnson County Historical Society will hold its annual Wine, Cheese and All That Jazz fundraiser at the Johnson County Museum, Franklin, on March 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sample wines from local wineries, taste a variety of cheeses and hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy music by the Convergence Jazz Ensemble. Participating vintners include Mallow Run Winery from Bargersville, Oliver Winery in Bloomington, Easley Winery from Indianapolis, and Simmons Winery in Columbus.

Advance tickets for the event are $25 when purchased at the museum or reserved by phone or e-mail. Tickets without reservations are $30 at the door on the day of the event.

All proceeds benefit the Johnson County Historical Society.

Visit www.johnsoncountymuseum.org for more details.

Art Fair at State Museum

The 8th Annual Indiana Art Fair will be Feb. 18-20 at the Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis.

Pottery, jewelry and artwork by Indiana artisans from 22 counties will be featured at the show.

Cost for the show on Feb. 18 is $5.50 per person or free for museum members. Hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Feb. 19 hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Feb. 20 hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost those two days are $10 per person or $3 for museum members.

Soup in bread bowl to provide funds for Gleaners

Join the fight against hunger relief with Panera Bread and Gleaners Food Bank during February by participating in the “Warm Your Soul – Nourish Those in Need” project.

Throughout February, participating Panera bakery-cafes in the Indianapolis metropolitan area are donating a portion of net proceeds from the sale of any soup in a bread bowl to Gleaners Food Bank.

Gleaners works to secure and store food and grocery items, which are redistributed to more than 400 hunger relief programs serving Indiana’s hungry. Gleaners helps feed approximately 160,000 Hoosiers annually.

Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate 20 cents for every soup in a bread bowl sold through Feb. 28.

Shakespeare at Perry Meridian

Perry Meridian High School, 401 W. Meridian School Rd., will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

“Midsummer” is the story of a hobgoblin whose love of magical troublemaking leads to transfigurations, misplaced love, and hilarious mischief.

General admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. They will be available at the door.

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