Jan. 21-24, times vary. Who doesn't love a little magic? Each of the six magicians will present the greatest hits of their full-length performances. Card tricks, mind-bending illusions, sleight-of-hand — be ready to be amazed.
IndyFringe Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St., prices vary
- HopCat FB Page
- Don't they look oohhhhhhh so tasty?
Jan. 23, 11 a.m. Crack Fries, cash and eternal glory interest you? That's what Broadripple's HopCat is offering at their first annual Crack Fries-eating contest. Other than the title of "Indy Crack Fry Eating Champ", the winner gets a trip to the Michigan Summer Beer Festival to compete for a $2,000 cash prize, free Crack Fries for a year and aforementioned eternal glory. Contest starts at 3 p.m and costs $5 to register — HopCat is matching the $5 with all money going to the Casa del Toro Pit Bull Rescue.
HopCat 6280 N. College Ave., Suite 700.
- Sirius Blvck
3. The DOJO
Jan. 22, 7 p.m. This is night one for new hip-hop showcase The Dojo, which will go down every fourth Friday at the Kismet. Featured on Friday: Sirius Blvck, Mr. Kinetik, Brooks The Prophet, New Wave Collective.
Kismet, 1039 S. East St., $7
Jan. 22, 8 p.m. A perfect film for IMA’s Winter Nights series. Miracle tells the inspiring true story of the 1980 Men’s Olympic Championship Team. Inspired by the success of last winter’s outdoor screening of Fargo, this screening is taking place in the IMA’s outdoor amphitheater. Be sure to come out before the screening for hockey-related games, prizes and motivational speeches. And wear your favorite team sweater for a chance to score a spot in the IMA’s “special penalty box seating” in the outdoor amphitheater.
Tobias (Toby) Theater at the IMA, 4000 Michigan Road, $6 Members, $12 Public
- Irma Vep
Jan. 21-24, times vary. You won’t want to miss this hilarious mash-up of chilling Gothic horror story and passionate Victorian bodice-ripper. Two actors play a mysterious archeologist, a flighty new bride, a saucy housekeeper, a loveable werewolf, and an Egyptian mummy, all in a dizzying quick-change marathon.
Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St., $15-59 adults, $20 students
Jan. 22, 9 p.m. Not to be confused with the Norwegian superstars, this Savoy is a three-piece electronic act out of Boulder — And they put on one hell of a laser show.
Deluxe at Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St. $18
7. Adam Norwest
Jan. 21-23, times vary. Norwest won CMT’s "Next Big Comic" in 2012. I'd like to point out that he lives in Seattle, making him Adam Northwest. When's my stand-up gig?
Morty's Comedy Joint, 3625 E. 96th St., $15
Jan. 23, 10 p.m. Not only will the Slappies release their new album at this Punk Rock Night jam, but Goblin King, the Bowie band who played the Mel’s 2015 Halloween show will be performing songs from the Labyrinth soundtrack in full costume. RIP Bowie.
Melody Inn, 3826 N.Illinois St., $6, 21+
Jan. 24, 3 p.m. The Orchestra’s Cosmos Music Festival features music included on Voyager’s ‘Golden Record’ featuring many of mankind’s most creative works, including Beethoven’s towering Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” After more than a century, it continues to surprise and provoke, excite and enthrall.
Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 355 City Center Dr., prices vary.
Jan. 24, 2 p.m. The annual meeting will unveil some of the big Slow Food plans for 2016. A series of panelists will discuss the Snail of Approval program, and how consumers can “find food that is good, clean and fair.” Use your best finds in a dish at the potluck that represents Slow Food values.
The Platform at City Market, 222 E. Market St., FREE