Fall is officially here and with it comes plenty of fun family events. This list includes some of the top events in the city this month - from comedy, to theater, to festivals. For a list of Halloween events this month, check out my list of Halloween Events and Attractions.
The Avett Brothers are known for their infectious stage shows. Their high energy shows have been described as "punkgrass." This year, the band opened for the Dave Matthews Band performing songs from their latest album, I and Love and You. Tickets are still available for the show and range from $32.50 to $39.50.
Where: The Lawn, White River State Park
When: October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Kentucky State University and Albany State University football teams face off at this year's Circle City Classic. This popular event attracts nearly 200,000 attendees from across the country. The Classic showcases America's finest historically black college and universities. In addition to the football game, the Classic weekend includes other events such as youth clinics, workshops, worship services, college fair, the Comedy Jam, Classic Parade, and scholarship competitions. The post game concert this year features Bow Wow and Monica. The concert is free with purchase of the game tickets. Tickets for the game range in price from $10 - $50.
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium
When: October 1, 2:00 p.m.
Country music lovers won't want to Toby Keith, performing live at Verizon Wirelss Music Center. The country music star's Locked and Loaded tour includes new hit songs from his latest album, Bullets in the Gun. Tickets range in price from $30 - $110.
Where: Verizon Wireless Music Center
When: October 1, 7:00 p.m.
The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s Going Solo festival celebrates its third year. The festival is an event that features three different "one man" plays. This year's three plays include I Love to Eat: Cooking with James Beard, Lost: A Memoir, and Nobody Don't Like Yogi. Tickets range in price from $36 to $52.
Where: Indiana Repertory Theatre
When: Through October 23
One of the most popular movies of all time, Singin' in the Rain comes to the Beef and Boards stage. Sit back and watch the rain as you enjoy this romantic Hollywood tale of two actors trying to make it in Hollywood. Tickets range in price from $36 to $54 and include dinner.
Where: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
When: Various dates and times.
Enjoy the off-beat humor of comedian Rodney Carrington at the Murat Theatre. Known for his work as an actor, comedian and writer, Carrington has sold over 3 million copies of his comedy albums.
Where: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
When: October 7, 7 p.m.
Based on the much-loved children's books and television series, Max & Ruby: Bunny Party hops into the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre for two performances live on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. Your children will delight in the adventures of Max and Ruby as they plan a surprise birthday party. This lively theatrical production is adorned with exquisite costuming, rich colorful sets, and exciting original songs. Tickets range from $15.00 - $28.50.
Where: The Murat Theatre, Old National Centre
When: October 8, 1:00 & 4:00 p.m.
If you're in the mood to watch some manly competition, the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival might be just the ticket. Sample food and drink from Scotland while you watch brawny men compete in such activities as the Hammer Throw or the Sheaf Toss. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 - 12 and free for children 6 and under. Students are $8 at the gate with student ID.
Where: The Latvian Center, 1008 West 64th Street, Indianapolis
When: October 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
One of Indy's top annual events, the Heartland Film Festival honors independent filmmakers whose films celebrate the human journey. During the 10-day event, 129 films will be shown throughout Indianapolis at various theaters. The opening night screening will feature the film entitled, The Way, starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. The opening night celebration will be held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. A question and answer session will be held following the screenings and will include a dessert reception. Single film tickets are $7.50 in advance (when purchased on the website) or $9.50 at the theater. Specially discounted ticket bundles are also available.
Where: Various locations throughout Indianapolis
When: October 13 - 22
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds returns to his hometown of Indianapolis for a performance at The Palladium. This 10-time Grammy award winner has released 11 of his own albums and produced and record countless others on his own label. Known for his romantic R & B tunes, this concert is sure to delight audiences.
Where: The Palladium, Carmel
When: October 29, 8 p.m.