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This Weekend in the Arts: March 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 or art gallery or try out a new restaurant, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered. We’ve put together an extensive 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 this month that we and other Hoosiers should know about, feel free to let us know! Send an email to newsroom@indyrecorder.com so we can include it in the next edition.

Friday, March 24

Wayne C. Wentzel Lecture Series: Dr. Tammy Kernodle

Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, 4600 Sunset Ave.

7:30 p.m.


Musician and scholar Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle is a teacher and researcher in the areas of African American concert and popular music. As part of the lecture series, Kernodle will give a lecture entitled “This Music is Black Music: Mary Lou Williams and the Re-framing of Jazz’s History in Civil Rights Era America.”


An Evening with Sunny War

Lo-Fi Lounge, 1043 Virginia Ave., #211

7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15-$17

Nashville-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Sunny War will take the stage at Lo-Fi Lounge to play a mix of Americana folk, eclectic gospel and country blues music from her recent album “Anarchist Gospel.” Presented by MOKB and Upland Brewing Co., the show is 21+ and doors open at 6:30 p.m. 


Saturday, March 25

Shakespeare’s Will

Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St.

5 p.m. (Recurring until April 16)

Tickets start at $25

“Shakespeare’s Will” tells an imaginative story based on the life of a forgotten woman behind the literary legend: Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife. Starring Tracey Michelle Arnold, the show’s approximate runtime is 1 hour and 30 minutes and is recommended for patrons 9th grade and above.


xZOOberance Spring Festival

Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens, 1200 W. Washington St.

Noon to 4 p.m. (Recurring until April 16)

Tickets are $12.25-$32.75; included in Zoo general admission

Bring the kids out to blow off some steam at the Indianapolis Zoo’s annual xZOOberance Spring Festival. The festival will run Thursday-Sunday for 16 days of fun activities, games, live music, dancing, art and more.


Women’s Self Defense Class

Flash Action, 5134 E. 65th St.

2-4 p.m.

Tickets are $20-$25

Come to learn how to defend yourself, self-awareness, confidence and discipline with Keith Boggs of Broad Ripple Martial Arts and Fusion Fit Warrior. This women’s self-defense class is open to women and girls ages 14 and up. Registration is open on Eventbrite.

Search “Women’s Self Defense Class” on Eventbrite Indianapolis

Kiss My Brass

Re:Public, 2301 E. 10th St.

Noon to 7 p.m.


Celebrating Black women, this one-day pop-up photo exhibit features the work of Indy-based photographer Simonè Walls. The multisensory exhibit takes place in a garden setting and is curated by poet Januarie York and includes a harpist performance.


Sunday, March 26

Jonathan Butler

The Palladium, 1 Cater Green, Carmel

7 p.m.

Tickets start at $35

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler is making his Palladium debut as a headline act. Butler, the first non-white singer to be played on South African radio, is known locally for performing with saxophonist Dave Koz and his Grammy-nominated Top 30 hit song “Lies.”


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

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

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