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This Weekend in the Arts: Nov. 11-13

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If you find yourself at the beginning of the weekend, scrolling online and looking to enjoy some live music, visit a cool exhibit at a museum, try a new restaurant, go out with the family or simply relax with a self-care day, the Indianapolis Recorder has you covered. We’ve put together an extensive list of some of the things going on in and around Indianapolis this weekend in the arts.

As excited as we are about presenting this list to you, we know we couldn’t get everything. If there’s something going on that we and other Hoosiers should know about, feel free to let us know so we can include it next week!

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade

Where: Michigan and Pennsylvania streets

When: noon

Cost: Free

The parade route is based around Legion Mall and the Indiana War Memorial. Prior to the parade, the city will host a Veterans Day breakfast at the Indiana War Memorial from 8-10 a.m. and a Veterans Day service on the north steps of the memorial at 10:30 a.m.


A Veterans Day Salute

Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle

When: 8 p.m.

Cost: Tickets start at $10

Accompanied by The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, members of the men’s and women’s United States Naval Academy Glee Clubs will present performances in honor of Veterans Day throughout the weekend.



Where: IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, 420 University Blvd.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $15

Come out for the second weekend of OnyxFest, featuring a lineup of one-act plays written and produced by Indy-based playwrights.


Saturday, Nov. 12

Veterans Art Day

Where: Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Current and former military service members are invited to a day of free art workshops, classes and luncheon aiming to promote creativity and healing. Workshops include glassblowing, woodworking, welding, painting, stained glass, digital photography and more. Veterans and current military personnel are encouraged to sign up for a workshop by calling 317-255-2464.


The Sisters Are Alright

Where: The Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

As part of Spirit & Place Festival, “The Sisters Are Alright Weekend: A Celebration of the Black Femme Experience” will have live letter readings and a community discussion. Registration is required.


Sunday, Nov. 13

Indianapolis Municipal Band Veterans Day Concert

Where: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

When: 3-4 p.m.

Cost: $15

Bring the family out to enjoy the Indianapolis Municipal Band for its annual Veterans Day concert, featuring patriotic marches, traditional American songs and spirited folk tune arrangements with guest conductor Colonel Lowell Graham, former commander and conductor of the Air Force Band.


Circulating Sound Concert Series: Bashiri Asad

Where: The Indianapolis Public Library, Central branch, 40 E St. Clair St.

When: 2-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Stop by Central Library to enjoy the vocal stylings of Bashiri Asad as part of the IndyPL’s Circulating Sound Concert Series. Bashiri’s music encompasses “Indy Soul,” combining vocal jazz, soul and funk.


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

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-924-5143 or chloegm@indyrecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.

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