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Indianapolis March 2009 Calendar of Events

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Check out the Indianapolis March calendar of events to find out what's happening this month in Indy. You'll find plays, concerts, and other events and activities you won't want to miss!

Rennaisance Faire

Where: The Indianapolis Children's Museum
3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46208
Phone: For pre-recorded information, (317) 924-KIDS or outside Indianapolis, (800) 208-KIDS; for other info, (317) 920-2020; for school or group tours, (317) 334-4000 or (800) 820-6214
When: Sat, Mar 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Included in general museum admission: Ages 2-17, $9.50; Ages 18-59, $14.50; Ages 60+, $13.50. Parking is free.

Learn about life in the Renaissance era in the Lego Castle Adventure exhibit and try your hand at designing a family crest, playing a trivia game, making a crown, and participating in craft demonstrations.

Sleeping Beauty's Ball

Where: The Indianapolis Children's Museum
3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46208
Phone: For pre-recorded information, (317) 924-KIDS or outside Indianapolis, (800) 208-KIDS; for other info, (317) 920-2020; for school or group tours, (317) 334-4000 or (800) 820-6214
When: Sat, Mar 21, 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $50; Youth, $40

By Royal Proclamation, the evening will include a themed dinner, enchanting entertainment, prince and princess academies including table manners and waltz classes, and a live performance of Sleeping Beauty in the Lilly Theater.

Midwest Photography 2009

Where: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis 46227
Phone: (317) 788-3253
When: Through March 27, weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Chosen from a field of 63 entries by a jury of University of Indianapolis Art & Design faculty members, Midwest Photography 2009 is a regional exhibition of recent photographs by 21 artists residing in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. Both traditional film and contemporary digital photography in a broad range of approaches and effects is on display.

Sleeping Beauty

Where: 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268
Box Office Phone: (317) 872-9664, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
When: Through Mar 28; Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $12, includes a snack and juice

The first show in the 2009 Live Theatre For Kids series presented by the Pyramid Players, Sleeping Beauty is a one-hour play geared to children from preschool to 6th grade.

Preserving a Legacy: Wishard Hospital Murals

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
Alliance Gallery 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 46208
Phone: (317) 923-1331
When: Through March 29; Tue, Wed, Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu, Fri, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, 12-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Since 2004, the Indianapolis Museum of Art conservation department has been working to bring back to their original condition murals painted in 1914 by a group of renowned Hoosier artists for the benefit of patients at City Hospital (now Wishard Memorial Hospital). Works by artists William Edouard Scott, T.C. Steele, Clifton Wheeler, J. Ottis Adams, and Wayman Adams have been completed and are on display.

Linda Buselli

Where: Art Bank Artists’ Studios and Gallery
811 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis 46202
When: Through March 31
Phone: (317) 507-3127

Linda describes her paintings as “eclectic.” She experiments with various media, styles, and types of artwork including portraits, still-lifes, life drawings, landscapes, and abstracts. The Art Bank is a new, contemporary gallery and artists’ studio venue in the Mass Ave. Arts District.

Victorian Memory and Mourning Lecture

Where: Morris-Butler House
1204 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis 46202
Phone: (317) 639-4534
When: April 1, 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $15

Expert Sheila Riley of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis lectures and leads a discussion on Victorian methods of memorializing the dead, funerals, and mourning and social customs.

Cats

Where: 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268
Box Office Phone: (317) 872-9664, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
When:Tuesdays through Sundays through Apr 5; see Web site for performance times.
Admission: $34-$57, depending on day of week and seat location; $6 discount for ages 3-15; under age 3 not admitted.

A blend of fantasy and music featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats holds the distinction of being the longest-running Broadway show in history and Beef & Board's most popular production ever. Set in an abandoned theatre, Cats features 26 fabulous felines who are preparing for the annual "Jellicle Ball" and waiting for their leader to decide which of them will take a journey to be reborn into a new life.

Shared Beauty: Eastern Rugs & Western Beaded Purses

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
Paul Textile Arts Gallery, Level 2
4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 46208
Phone: (317) 923-1331
When: Through April 5; Tue, Wed, Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu, Fri, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, 12-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Beaded purses became extremely popular in the 1920s as an integral part of flapper-era costumes. Some of the most fashionable designs were copied from the patterns of Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkmen, and Indian carpets and textiles. In this exhibit the beaded bags are displayed alongside rugs with similar patterns.

Mark Lewis: Rear Projection: Molly Parker

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
Carmen & Mark Holeman Video Gallery
4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 46208
Phone: (317) 923-1331
When: Through April 5; Tue, Wed, Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu, Fri, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, 12-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Rear Projection: Molly Parker is the 2006 work of London-based Mark Lewis, maker of short films that explore the concept of the moving image. The exhibit demonstrates the outmoded technique of rear projection that has since been replaced by blue screen technology.

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