Weekend Update: Santa Visits Wolf Park & Holiday Pops

Bicho,Kanti & Fiona Howling by the PondLafayette-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.

This Saturday, December 16, Santa visits Wolf Park! Families are encouraged to come celebrate the holiday season with the wolves. Children are welcome to help staff and volunteers decorate small evergreen trees with wolf-edible treats such as hot dogs, spam, and spaghetti. When Santa arrives, the guests can watch the excitement of the wolves and children as the “edible trees” and other treats are distributed amongst the wolves. Although the program takes place outside (since the wolves are outside), guests are invited into our buildings to warm up, have some hot chocolate and, after the tree and treat distribution, talk to Santa, who will be accepting requests. In the past, Santa has arrived by dog sled, on horseback, by convertible, and in a helicopter! Be sure to visit and see how Santa will come to Wolf Park this year!

MA8A0272Holiday Pops is back this Saturday, December 16! This annual Lafayette Symphony Orchestra tradition brings joy, laughter, & heartfelt warmth to the Long Center with festive classics, holiday film scores, and seasonal favorites. Musical features include Concertmaster Alfred Abel performing Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons, and Harpist Melissa Gallant playing a lovely medley of The Waltz of the Flowers and The First Noel. Special appearances by WBAA’s John Clare and the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette make this an evening Santa himself won’t want to miss!

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

Weekend Update: 41st Annual Keller Concerto Competition & Anything Goes

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.

The winners of the 41st Annual Keller Concerto Competition take the stage to share their extraordinary talent this Saturday, March 5 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Along with this exhibition of the finest young musicians in the area, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will offer up a performance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. You’ve heard this instantly recognizable masterwork in movies, cartoons, and television shows – now you can experience it live and in person!

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show, taking place at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette on March 4 and 5, is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores. Two versions of it are available for presentation. The 1962 version and the 1987 Beaumont version are each based on the same story. Both may be accompanied by a piano, a small instrumental combo or a full orchestra. The 1987 Beaumont version has twice as much dance music as the 1962 version, and the orchestration features a shipboard sound derived from the utility band and less-than-ideal acoustics on board. Terrific Cole Porter songs in both versions include It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow, Gabriel, and Blow.

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

Weekend Update: Brickworld & The Marriage of Figaro

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.

Bring the family for a fun afternoon event, Brickworld, on Saturday, November 21 and/or Sunday, November 22, at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds, fighting robots, etc. will be highlights of the day. Various creations will be on display to view and inspire our inner child. Some display themes possible are castle, space, Star Wars, sculptures, mosaics and city scenes. There will also by vendors, so you can buy your favorite LEGO sets, mini-figures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.

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On Saturday night, make it a date night at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The Kentucky Opera joins the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in a concert version of The Marriage of Figaro, an irrelevant romantic comedy. The philandering Count Almaviva plans to sully the marriage of Figaro and the lovely Susanna – but not if they have anything to say about it. Add an uptight Countess, a pubescent pageboy, and music by Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte, and you have a recipe for a delightful evening of light-hearted scandal.

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

Weekend Update: Round the Fountain Art Fair & Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Performance

Round the Fountain Works of Art

Round the Fountain Works of Art

IMG_1254Weekend 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.

One of the best one-day outdoor art shows in the Midwest, Round the Fountain Art Fair, is taking place again this Saturday, May 23!  Featuring paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography prints, jewelry and other media this festival offers visitors not only works of great beauty, but the opportunity to purchase these offerings. This festival is located around our gorgeous courthouse and vendors selling their works of art line the streets. An even more special treat is the fresh strawberries and cream…yum!

Do not miss the last 2014-15 Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performance, Shredding with the Symphony, on Saturday, May 23. Internationally renowned for her exceptional talent, Rachel Barton Pine will join forces once more with the LSO to bring a unique orchestral experience that will be nothing short of memorable! The award-winning classical violinist will showcase her gift of infusing classical music with its heavy metal counterpart, painting you an engaging musical picture while effortlessly connecting the two genres. From Van Halen to Sibelius, Nine Inch Nails to Shostakovich, and Led Zeppelin to Paganini, music lovers from across the board are sure to find this a thrilling performance. Let your hair down and celebrate the season with a bang!

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