Become an Antarctic explorer, learn about wine and food pairings, cheer on your favorite marching band or celebrate the Indianapolis LGBT community this week in Indy. With everything from live performances to historical exhibits, there is something to spark everyone’s interest.
Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure
IMAX at the Indiana State Museum – Monday, Nov.7 to Sunday, Nov. 13
Relive legendary polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic adventure on the ship Endurance at the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum. Hear the inspiring story of the 28 men who survived for two years, when their ship became trapped in ice and was eventually crushed, as the film’s production team retraces their expedition. Follow up the film with a real-life look at artifacts from the Endurance expedition in the Indiana State Museum’s current exhibit, The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition.
Cost: $6- $9.50
Music for All’s Bands of America Grand Nationals 2011
Lucas Oil Stadium –Wednesday, November 9 to Saturday, November 12
Witness more than 90 bands compete over three days for the title of Music For All’s Grand National Champion and the chance to perform in the 2013 Rose Parade. It all begins with the Indianapolis Public Schools Marching Band Tournament and then continues with various band performances throughout the week as bands are narrowed down to the top 12 for Saturday’s championship performance at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Cost: $5- $115
Seven Course Wine Dinner Extravaganza
Trader’s Point Creamery – Wednesday, November 9
The Loft Restaurant at Trader’s Point Creamery is hosting a delicious evening of gourmet dishes and perfectly paired specialty wines. An expert Sommelier from Chicago will lead the event, with some of these wines only being offered in Indiana for this one night. Some course pairings include Zuccardi “Q” Chardonnay with grassfed lamb chop and Malamado Zuccardi Malbec Port, a very rare wine, with fresh mixed berries and dark chocolate crème anglaise. Make your reservation now for this delectable evening.
Clock: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $65, reservation required
Indy Fringe Theatre –Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13
Part of the ongoing Spirit & Place Festival, this IndyFringe production closes out the week with a moving story of a man who spends his time in the nursing home yelling at geese and harassing his nurse. When his granddaughter stops speaking to him, he must come to terms with healing and change.
Cost: $10 at door; $5 for 65+
White Rabbit Cabaret– Friday, November 11 to Saturday, November 12
Enjoy a performance by Motus Dance Theatre as they present “IN”, a full-length production centered on the ideas of inclusion and exclusion at the White Rabbit Cabaret. With new choreography, these two shows are bound to get you thinking about the topic at hand. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.
Clock: 8 p.m.
Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
Indianapolis Museum of Art– Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13
From comedies to dramas, the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival celebrates the diversity and culture of the LGBT community. Held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the IUPUI Campus Center, the premiere night offers a catered after party. Show tickets are available individually or can be purchased as a festival-long pass, and student discounts are offered.
Cost: $5- $60
The Rathskeller– Saturday, November 12
Enjoy some blues and classic rock at Indianapolis’ oldest German establishment, The Rathskeller, this Saturday. Local band favorite, Black Voodoo will perform live. The bands song list includes hits like Legs, Walk this Way, and Brown Eyed Girl.
Clock: 8 p.m.