Looking for things to do in the Indianapolis area? Find out what's happening here in the Indianapolis calendar of events for November, 2009.
Asian Impressions at White River Gardens, through Nov. 8, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis 46222; phone 317-630-2001. Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Included with admission to the Indianapolis Zoo, adults, $8.50; seniors 62 and over and ages 2-12, $6.50; age 1 and under, free; Community Tuesday Nov. 3, $7. Visit Indianapolis area Old National Bank locations for a $2 off admission coupon; click here for $1 off admission coupon when you recycle your old phone books at the zoo.
Discover the beauty, simplicity, and tranquility of Asian garden design at this Hilbert Conservatory exhibit. Features include a bamboo pagoda, a miniaturized hill and pond, shoji paper screens, trickling water features, floating red gossamer, and over 30 bonsai specimens.
The Elephant Man at the Indianapolis Civic Theater, through Nov. 15, 3200 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis 46222; phone 317-923-4597. Thu, 7 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m.; signed performance Sat, Nov. 14. Admission: $21 Thu, $28 Fri-Sun.
The story of the later years in the life of Joseph Carey Merrick, who lived in the late 1800s and was the victim of an extremely rare disorder characterized by monstrous physical deformities, leading to the moniker “the elephant man.” Described by the New York Daily News as "unforgettable, engrossing and moving.”
Florence Henderson performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Nov. 20-22 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis 46204; phone 317-639-4300 or 800-366-8457. Performances will take place at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. Nov. 21, and at 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Ticket prices range from $26-$58.
Florence Henderson, aka Mrs. Brady of The Brady Bunch, will sing the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that first made her a star and reminisce about her storied career. Featuring Jack Everly, conductor.
The Giver, through Nov. 21 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis 46204; phone 317-635-5252. Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets priced at $34 and $39.
Is life better without emotions? That’s the theme explored in this adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning novel in which 12-year-old Jonas, who lives in a society devoid of poverty and violence, is chosen to be the Giver—the keeper of the seemingly perfect society’s long-forgotten memories of joy and pain.
Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through Jan. 3, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 46208, phone 317-923-1331 (switchboard) or 317-920-2660 (24-hour info line). Hours: Tue, Wed and Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu and Fri, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free.
This limited-time exhibit features magnificent paintings, sculpture and other works of art from Spain, Mexico, Peru and Colombia, including the famed and rarely displayed Crown of the Andes, a baroque gold crown set with 450 emeralds.
2009 Spirit & Place Festival, Nov. 6-15. A civic festival of the arts, humanities and religion. Festival-goers can choose from 40 events taking place at various times and venues throughout the city. 85% of events are free of charge.
Indiana Flea Market at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 27-29 (Thanksgiving Spectacular). Hours: Fri, noon-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. Hundreds of booths to browse for holiday gift ideas.
Follow the North Star at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers 46038, phone 317-776-6006 or 800-966-1836. Nov. 5-7, Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Admission: $19, reservations required.
Experience what it was like to be a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, pursued by slave hunters in an interactive glimpse into one of the most compelling periods in Indiana history.