Weekend Update: Fall Craft Show & Mozart Et Al

Lafayette-West Lafayette 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.

Shop til’ you drop! On Saturday, October 7, Carnahan Hall presents: Fall Harvest Artisan Crafts & Antiques Show. Nearly 40+ artisans and antique vendors will showcase and sell their handmade crafts. The first 100 visitors will receive a mystery bag containing “spendable cash” (up to $25.00). Free parking and free admission. Support your local artists as they share their handmade items. Pottery, wood, jewelry, knit items, paintings, dog food, ornaments, antiques, baby and doll items, sign art, and home decor will all be available for purchase.

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Musical entertainment takes place on Sunday, October 8. The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents: Mozart Et Al at Purdue Eliza Fowler Hall. Mozart’s grand Horn Quintet K. 407 will feature ISO’s assistant principal horn Rick Graef. On the flip side will be Rick Sowash’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for trumpet, violin, cello and Greg Kostraba on piano. Performers are Rick Graef, horn; Bruce Knepper, trumpet; Patrick Dalton-Holmes & Regan Eckstein, violin; Amy Brandfonbrener & Kathy Hershberger, viola; Eric Edberg & Josh Aerie, cello; Greg Kostraba, piano.

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: 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: Double Helix & The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church

Gallery Walk Septmeber 18

Gallery Walk Septmeber 18

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.

Petronio Bendito and Sabrina Lastman will present Double Helix at the Long Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation’s Gallery Walk on Friday, September 18. Double Helix is an innovative interdisciplinary visual music performance that explores art and technology. Experience the art of new media artist and TED Talk Presenters, Petronio Bendito, and vocalist/composer, Sabrina Lastman, as they recreate some of their most popular pieces in their 30-minute exhibition. The artistic duo have exhibited solo and as a collective in many notable venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall and Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, the International Festival of Electronic Art in Brazil, the Stage Songs Festival in Poland, and the Abu Gosh Festival in Israel. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy the intriguing and mind-bending artistic presentation!

It’s the Midwest Premiere of the The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church! This Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20 be prepared for 2 hours of laughter and fun at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month’s meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don’t miss this hilarious and heart-warming play by award winning Richmond, Virginia playwright Bo Wilson.

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

Historical Feast and Entertainment Contest 2015 Details!

feastdrummergirlVisit Lafayette-West Lafayette is excited to announce our “Historical Feast and Entertainment Contest 2015 to our two great cities. The competition started on Monday, September 7, 2015 and we want to share why each business that has donated to these packages is so fabulous!

One great winner will win the following package worth over $350!

  • Stay in shape at the fitness centers, enjoy the plush Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Beds or just play around at the Nintendo® Wii™ station in the atrium! Where? Four Points by Sheraton.
  • Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic food and more at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon.
  • Tippecanoe Battlefield

    Tippecanoe Battlefield

    Visit the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & History Store, which displays and discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers.  Walk the battleground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved.

  • The winner of this prize will get to pick a concert of his or her choice from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Would you pick the sounds of holiday music at the Holiday Pops, a fun-filled evening or another?
  • Want to Howl with the Wolves?  You can at Wolf Park, a park that is home to bison, wolves, foxes and coyotes!
  • Did you know Lafayette is home to the State of Connecticut building that was at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair? Tour Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, which features not only rich history, but also a huge collection of Indiana Art.
  • Feast on craft beer, unique sandwiches & great customer service at Lafayette Brewing Company.
  • Arni’s Pizza celebrates its 50 years in business this year and is hosting special events all year to celebrate! From Arni’s Junior Salads to loaded thin crust pizzas to ginormous submarine sandwiches, you will leave doing the happy dance.
  •  Every weekend at 9 Irish Brothers, enjoy musical entertainment as you feast on a Guinness, Irish fish and chips, authentic shepherd’s pie and more!

Go to http://www.homeofpurdueblog.com/?p=6893 to sign up! Entries will be accepted through Tuesday, September 15 at 12pm. A winner will be announced as soon as we have contacted the winner.

Weekend Update: Friends of Bob presents Robbie Fulks and Friends & ETHEL’s Documeria

ETHEL's Documeria

ETHEL’s Documeria

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 a night of music as Friends of Bob presents Robbie Fulks and Friends on Friday, January 23 at Duncan Hall.  Robbie Fulks along with Don Stiernberg, Shad Cobb, & Chris Scruggs will provide a night of honky night greatness. Check these reviews, “Fulks is a gifted guitarist, a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and a natural performer.” -New York Times. “Fulks’ voice has a ringing power he’s a casually amazing singer. The songs are filled out with acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. It partakes of folk, country, bluegrass and honky-tonk.” -NPRs Fresh Air. “The Yankee singer whose country songs have seemed as much genre satires as reverent craft exercises makes what might be his most seamlessly integrated set. It’s mostly unplugged, rooted in bluegrass and old-timey styles, and beautifully sung.” -Rolling Stones Top Country Albums of 2013.

Do not miss on Saturday, Jaunary 24, ETHEL’s Documeria, at Purdue University. In 1972, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency commissioned Project DOCUMERICA—a five-year mission that sent 70 photographers across the United States to document “subjects of environmental concern.” The result was more than a staggeringly diverse collection of 22,000 images—it was a modern portrait of America’s soul in the ’70s. Visions of rugged natural beauty, machines of industry, candid snapshots of everyday life, and images of car-centric communities were all captured on film with equal photographic finesse. The DOCUMERICA collection, now resurrected through a recent digitization, inspired the latest project from ETHEL—a boundary-free string quartet whom TimeOut New York calls “fearless and pioneering” and who has performed alongside David Byrne, Kaki King, Andrew Bird, and more. ETHEL’s Documerica is a multimedia feast of panoramic projections and newly commissioned works from contemporary American composers that The New York Times described as “a stylistic continuum from Dvorak to Steve Reich by way of Copland, with sidelong nods toward the blues, funk and Radiohead.”

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

Weekend Update: The Children’s Hour & Chris Potter

Chris Potter

Chris Potter

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.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy the saga, The Children’s Hour, at the Civic Theatre of Lafayette. One of the great successes of the distinguished writer, Lillian Hellman, is this serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done. See how the story unfolds in this thrilling play.

Saxophone phenom, Chris Potter, is coming to Purdue Convocations this Friday! Potter has been a longstanding collaborator with a who’s who of jazz, including Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, John Scofield, and Paul Motian, as well as multiple stellar Purdue engagements with both Dave Holland and the Mingus Big Band. He has appeared on over 100 albums as a sideman and 15 albums as a leader, but his recurring project, Chris Potter Underground, has emerged as particularly fertile and imaginative. Digging into the funk and jazz intersection, the Underground has become a place where Potter can explore the buoyancy of the groove but retain the dynamism of free jazz. Do not miss this night of jazz at its best!

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

An Artsy Fun Giveaway Contest 2014! Enter Today!

Artsy Fun Giveaway Contest 2014! Discover why Lafayette-West Lafayette is the best choice for a weekend with your friends and family to enjoy the eclectic arts and entertainment in our area.  You can enter to win a weekend getaway worth $390 to Lafayette-West Lafayette to partake in all our town has to offer! Our local restaurants, hotels, shops and attractions have donated fun gifts to one special person. Good luck!

Enter to Win (by answering this question correctly below)!

The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art was originally built for the St. Louis World’s Fair.  What STATE was it originally built to represent at the fair?

Leave your answer below in the “Leave a Reply.” We will collect all of them and pick a random winner from among the correct answers.

One great winner will win the following package!

Entries will be accepted through Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm. A winner will be announced the week of October 27, 2014! Leave your reply in the box below and click “Post Comment.” Please note that your answer will show up on your computer, but no one else will see your answer until the contest is over.

If you select “Notify me of follow-up comments by email” you will receive an email for every contest entry. We will be approving and posting ALL of the entries (with your name and answer) at the END of the contest (if you have selected to receive follow-up comments and we receive a lot of entries, make note you will receive an EMAIL for EVERY ENTRY when we approve the answers). By entering, participants release their emails to Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette will not share or sell your information.

Weekend Update: Wabash Heritage Trail Marathon & Civic Youth Theatre Presents: “Antigone”

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.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, (September 27-29) the Civic Youth Theatre Presents: “Antigone”.  The performance features Theban Princess Antigone who buries her brother Polyneices. In doing so, she chooses to comply with the divine will that all Thebans receive below ground burials. But at the same time, she contradicts the non-burial edict that her Uncle King Creon issues regarding the exposure of the bodies of the disloyal Theban dead. Antigone is caught and sentenced to death.  So begins this Greek tragedy that examines relationships, gender roles, conscience vs. law, and pride – the great destroyer. The story is by Sophocles; adapted by David Feldshuh.

Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 2.49.41 PMInterested in watching and cheering on those participating in the 4th Annual Planet Adventure Wabash Heritage Trail Marathon? You can this Sunday, September 29.  The event will start and finish in historic Battleground, Indiana at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum. The (out and back) course will follow the Heritage Trail through Lafayette. The scenic route will take runners through beautiful wooded and semi-urban areas as they run on all sorts of trail surfaces. Watching marathon runners compete and succeed in running 26 miles is a cheerful and exciting time!  Do not miss it!

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