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This Weekend in the Arts: Feb. 24-26

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Whether you’re looking to go out with family or friends this weekend, enjoy live music, visit a museum, art gallery or try out a new restaurant, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered. We’ve put together a list of just a few of the events and activities going on in and around Indianapolis in This Weekend in the Arts.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t cover everything going on in one calendar. So, if there’s something going on that we and other Hoosiers should know about this month, feel free to let us know! Send an email to newsroom@indyrecorder.com so we can include it in the next edition.

Friday, Feb. 24

HAIRSPRAY 

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

8 p.m.

Tickets start at $55

The Broadway National Tour of “HAIRSPRAY” is playing at Murat Theatre Feb. 21-26. The story follows 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad (Niki Metcalf) as she strives to earn a spot on TV’s most popular show. Through lively musical numbers and powerful words, the show touches on many difficult subjects such as body image, racism and segregation.

indianapolis.broadway.com/shows/hairspray/

Saturday, Feb. 25

MB Dabney Book Reading

MacArthur Books, 2169 Glebe St. #100a, Carmel

2-4 p.m.

Free

Indianapolis-based author MB Dabney will host a book signing and meet & greet for his latest book, “An Untidy Affair: A David Blaise Mystery.” Dabney will make an announcement regarding his upcoming novel, A Deadly Game — set to be published this spring — and read short sections from the novel.

bookshop.org/shop/macarthurbooks

All Black Affair 

Phiri Art Gallery, 120 E. Market St.

8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Tickets start at $10

Phiri Art is hosting a Black Excellence Upscale Party in honor of Black History Month complete with music, art, light food and drinks, boutiques and games.

phiriart.com

Black Wall Street Stage Play

GA5 Arts & Performance, 10202 E. Washington St.

1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15

Written by Delores Lewis Thornton, founder of Marguerite Press, Inc. GA5 Arts & Performance presents the story of Black Wall Street and the destruction of an entire Black community in Tulsa, OK in 1921.

Ga5arts.com

Sunday, Feb. 26

2023 Daddy Daughter Sneakerball

The Silver Centre Event Hall, 10202 E. Washington St.

6-9 p.m.

Tickets start at $50

The 11th Annual Daddy Daughter Sneakerball is a daddy-daughter date night with food, dancing, professional photos, prizes and more. This year’s dance is a carnival style event with a theme of “My Daddy is the GREATEST SHOWMAN.”

bit.ly/3IquV3V

American Pianists Awards Premiere Series | Isaiah J. Thompson

The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave.

6-7 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20

Jazz pianist and composer Isaiah Thompson will perform a solo and trio set in preparation of the American Pianist Awards finals in April. The performance is also available to livestream on the website.

thejazzkitchen.com

Please note: Admission and ticket prices listed are general and before taxes/fees.

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-762-7848. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.

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