Weekend Update: Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering & Haan Mansion Picnic on the Lawn

Fiddlers 2014.1Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

This weekend, June 23-25, do not miss the 45th Annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, located on the grounds of the historical Tippecanoe Battlefield. This event is a celebration of traditional music, food, crafts and continuous activities.  Music lovers will have the chance to clap, stomp and enjoy the sounds of old-time, bluegrass, swing jazz fiddle, string band, Celtic and ethnic music.  This is an acoustic music festival that has featured some of the most famous musicians of our time! Performers in 2017 include the following: The Fretless, Bing Futch, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Charm City Junction, Cathy Barton & Dave Para, Spencer & Rains, Roger Netherton & Friends, Kountry Kernals, Bahler’s “Golden Age” Band, Tamara Loewentha and Mark Lyons.

Scott Greeson

Scott Greeson

Enjoy more music and entertainment this Saturday and Sunday at Haan Mansion during “Picnic on the Lawn” and “Theater in the Garden”. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs and come to the front lawn of the Haan Museum to listen to the music of Scott Greeson while the Civic Youth Theatre prepares to present their production of “Macbeth” by Shakespeare. The play is being presented in the Theater Garden behind the Museum following Scott’s musical performance.  

Theater in the Garden

Theater in the Garden

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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Weekend Update: 35th Annual Variety Show & The Fifth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Ken Double Variety Show

Ken Double Variety Show

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Ken Double is back, for the 35th time! Can it be true? The calendar doesn’t lie! Ken Double returns to Long Center on Saturday June 10 at 7:30 pm for his 35th Annual Variety Show. Always an entertaining treat, Ken is turning to old friends to make this anniversary show truly special. Bill Kisinger will once again front the Long Center All Stars Band, Eileen Hession-Weiss will be on hand to vocalize, and Ken will be at the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ presenting his inimitable arrangements and accompanying a short silent comedy.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette presents: The Fifth Annual Ten-Minute Play FestivalThe following titles have been chosen and will be performed at The Fifth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, June 9-11: Every Monday Morning by Scott Haan, Warplay by Laurie Russell, Meshugganah Arcana by Neil Martin, S.M.U. by Julie Baumann, Life With You is Hard by Rebekah Bruni, Plot Holes by Douglas Pruim, Medieval Highway Robbery 101 by Evan Myers, /art/ by Steven Martin, Chloe by Laurie Russell and Playdate by Scott Haan.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Update!

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Round the Fountain

Memorial Day Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Art, art, art! Did you know Lafayette-West Lafayette prides our self on being an arts community! We have local artists who specialize in glass, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and much more.  This Saturday, May 27, explore a gallery of color and expression at the Round the Fountain Art Fair! This fair actually takes places around our historic courthouse. It is a day to bring the family to discover our majestic downtown and explore the arts like never before!

Lafayette Citizens Band 2007.6jpgBring the family for an evening of lovely music on Monday, May 29, for the Lafayette Citizens Band Memorial Day Concert.  Expert conductor William D. Kisinger will lead the band in wonderful music played by local musicians.  Bring your lawn chair, find your spot around Riehle Plaza, and enjoy this night of music. Also, don’t forget your dancing shoes, if the mood strikes and you want to dance!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Artistic Entertainment Abound this Weekend!

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Barefoot in the Park

Artistic entertainment abound! Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Be prepared for laughter during Barefoot in the Park, presented by the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette this Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

More entertainment abounds during the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra’s performance, The Present of the Past. This Saturday, May 20, the night is all about inspiration and progress, showcasing 20th century works motivated by the people, places, and music of a rapidly changing world. They will uncover the next generation of musical talent as the winners of the 42nd Keller Competition take center stage. And, to enhance your symphony-going experience, they’ll be unveiling their “Pop-Up Program” feature: a real time multi-media guide to portions of the evening’s performance.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Bach Chorale Singers & Purdue Spring Dance Works

Bach Chorale

Bach Chorale

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Bach Chorale Singers present their final performances of this season this Friday and Saturday.  On Friday, April 28, celebrate Indiana’s musical heritage with the “delovely” music of Cole Porter and other Indiana composers at the Long Center for the Performing arts. The Bach Chorale Singers will delight you with this great presentation. The following day, head to the Immanuel United Church of Christ as the Bach Chorale Singers present Lafayette Children’s Choir – Kaleidoscope of Colors. Join in this joyous exploration of all the colors of our musical rainbow heritage!

On Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, enjoy the beauty of dance at the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company: Spring Dance Works 2017. The seven new dance works are accompanied by original music/sound created specifically for these dances by students in the Theatre Department’s Sound Design program. Dance will come alive this weekend at Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall, don’t miss it!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Great Gatsby Gala & PMO Spring Show

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

It’s official! It’s the first year for the Tippecanoe County Historical Association’s Great Gatsby Gala, taking place at the Fowler House on Saturday, April 1. Immerse yourself in the 1920s with this black-tie affair, and be sure to dress the part.  Gentlemen dress is black-tie, ladies dress is elegant attire, flapper or silent screen star. The Razzmatazz & Jazz Band from Ohio will be playing Dixieland Jazz music of the 1920s. Dancers from the Purdue Ballroom Dance Club will demonstrate some of the dances of the period with the band from the Charleston and Lindy to the Foxtrot. Tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple. Tickets include an open bar with 1920s cocktails, three courses of heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live New Orleans jazz band, period dance demonstrations, silent and live auctions, period exhibits and much more!

Razzmatazz & Jazz Band

Razzmatazz & Jazz Band

On Sunday, April 2, bring the family to the Long Center for the Performing Arts for the PMO Spring Show. The annual PMO Spring Show features the Purdue All-Campus & Community Chorale, Heart & Soul, Purdue Bells, and University Choir. Enjoy this great afternoon of music and fun!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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St. Patty’s Day Weekend Update

stpatricksheader16 stpatricksday_cWeekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

It’s St. Patty’s Day Weekend! Join the fun for what very well may be The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11, at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Brown Street in West Lafayette, Indiana!  This all-volunteer walking parade kicks off a great day of festivities at both Nine Irish Brothers. At the West Lafayette location, stop in for Irish coffee and breakfast at 10am, join in the parade right outside Nine Irish Brothers doors at 11am, and then come back for an afternoon and evening of great music that includes Lachlan at and The Whiskeybelles at 9 pm.  The Lafayette location is hosting Lachlan at 9pm.

stpatricksday_dFor more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Highland Reign & Brahms Fest

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DePauw Trio

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Start your weekend off right and head to Nine Irish Brothers in Lafayette to listen to the band, Highland Reign perform on Friday, March 3. This Scots-American folk rock band from Indianapolis, takes traditional Celtic tunes and breathes a new (rocking) life into them. With over 10,000 CD’s of their most recent release, “Carry On,” Highland Reign has built a reputation for their trademark upbeat vocals, blazing fiddle, catchy lyrics, and wailing bagpipes and guitars. Not only is their music enjoyable and entertaining (you’ll find yourself clapping along, tapping your toe, and maybe even dancing a jig before you know what hits you), but their showmanship is outstanding as well. Patrick, Les, and Brian are great people for spending a fun evening of music and craic.

More musical entertainment take place on Sunday, March 5. Head to Purdue University for the Brahms Fest, a Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society concert. ISO’s Principal Clarinetist David Bellman and members of the Ronen Ensemble will perform Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet Op.115. The DePauw Trio will share the program performing Brahms’ B major Trio for piano, violin and cello.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Weekend Update: Perfectly Paired & John Lennon and Me

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Wildcat Creek Winery

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Enjoy decadent chocolate and sweet wine during Wildcat Creek Winery’s “Perfectly Paired” event this Friday, February 17.  The popular Steuben is back on the shelves, and will be featured during the month of February and during this evening of fun and romance.  Wine and chocolate pairings from Wolf’s Chocolates will be offered. Relax, sip wine and let your taste buds rejoice!

John Lennon and MeThe Civic Youth Theatre Production presents “John Lennon and Me”, this February 17-19. In this play, Hollywood-wannabe, Star, the ultimate Beatles fan, spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts cystic fibrosis with her imagination. Star’s new roommate, Courtney, is Star’s opposite—a pretty cheerleader and apparently not very sick. Eventually they come to understand each other, and ultimately, themselves.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

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Weekend Update: Lollipop Concert & Dare to Bear

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

We love February because it brings the annual Lollipop Concert, a fun filled family night at the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra! Start your adventure at their Instrument Petting Zoo where kids have the chance to touch and try many of the instruments of the orchestra. Then, join the ensemble on a funny and enlightening musical journey through the mind of a composer with Mr. Smith’s composition by Gregory Smith. This event takes place on Friday, February 3.

Do you have the guts and fortitude to participate at Dare to Bear?  This annual event takes place on Friday, February 3, at the Riverside Skating Center. Here’s your opportunity to celebrate winter and welcome in the New Year by skating in your swim suit.  That’s right, everyone is going to “bear” it all; well, down to your swimming suit at least. Participants must wear a swim suit to participate. And yes, this is OUTDOORS! Cocoa and pizza will be provided to all survivors – while supplies last!

Could you ice skate in a swim suit? These skaters have the right of it wearing full outdoor winter gear!

Could you ice skate in a swim suit? These skaters have the right of it wearing full outdoor winter gear!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

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