Weekend Update: Family Day at The Farm & Mosey Down Main Street

Family fun at The Farm!

Family fun at The Farm!

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 Family Day at The Farm at Prophetstown this Saturday, June 3! Enjoy demonstrations, music, games, food, plenty of animals to see, trolley rides and more. Have you ever participated in a food eating contest? You can! There will be a pie eating contest at 12:00pm. Yum! Also, Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be putting on a show in the barn from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

More family fun takes place Saturday night! Head downtown for a free family friendly event, Mosey Down Main Street. With three stages of music, outdoor food, beer, and wine sales as well as street performers, sidewalk chalk and hand made Hula hoops, Drum circles, DJ’s, belly dancers and balloon animals, this is a night not to be missed!

Mosey!

Mosey!

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

Weekend Update: Dinosaurs & Love

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.

dinozoo_4-25x5cmyk_layersGet ready for the ultimate playdate —65 million years in the making at Dinosaur Zoo Live Erth Visual and Physical, Inc. at Loeb Playhouse at Purdue on January 29. Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides audiences on a breathtaking tour through prehistoric Australia. Meet, and interact with, an eye-popping array of astonishingly lifelike dinosaurs and creatures, presented in a theatrical performance guaranteed to thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that deepen their connection to the world. Brought to life by a troupe of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with help from professional paleontologists, the puppets of Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE are so extraordinarily realistic that you may feel the urge to run and hide. But don’t! You won’t want to miss a minute of this unique, entertaining, and educational live show.

On January 27, 28 & 29, enjoy the play Lettice and Lovage at the Civic Theatre of lettice-and-lovageLafayette. Tour guide Lettice Douffet, an indefatigable enthusiast of history and theatre, is fired for embellishing the historical past of one of the least stately of London’s homes. Not one to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte Schoen, an inspector from the Preservation Trust, in a battle for all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.

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

Weekend Update: Holiday Animal Celebration & Santa Visits Wolf Park

Bojangles is one happy horse!!

Bojangles is one happy horse!!

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.

Celebrate the holidays with the animals at the Farm at Prophetstown during Holiday Animal Celebration. Join farm staff for feeding time! They will be treating the animals to a holiday buffet. The treats will be served at 9am. Come and join in the fun by helping everyone thank the animals with healthy treats.

Santa Visits Wolf Park! This Saturday, December 17, from 1-4pm, bring the family to Wolf Park to 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 among the wolves. Although the program takes place outside (since the wolves are outside), guests are invited into Wolf Park buildings to warm up, have some hot chocolate and, after the tree and treat distribution, talk to Santa, who will be accepting requests. Every year Santa arrives via a different form of transportation! How do you think he will arrive this year?

Chorus Howl at Wolf Park

Chorus Howl at Wolf Park

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Weekend Update: 200 Candles: A Hoosier Birthday Bash & The Addams Family

Randy Salman - 200 Birthday Bash

Randy Salman – 200 Birthday Bash

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 are celebrating Indiana’s birthday all year long. On November 5, you are invited to a musical party, 200 Candles: A Hoosier Birthday Bash, for Indiana’s Bicentennial! The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra is honoring the big 2-0-0 with a lineup of local talent, Hoosier songwriters and composers, and an audio-visual presentation of historic homegrown artwork in collaboration with ArtSmart: Indiana and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Come out and enjoy this night of Indiana musical entertainment.

addams-familyThe classic, The Addams Family, is being showcased this Friday, Saturday and Sunday by the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.  That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their spooky mansion in Central Park. Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love – a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family. When her new boyfriend and his “normal” family come to meet the Addams household, comic chaos ensues. Laugh and be entertained this weekend during this fabulous comedy.

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

Holiday Weekend Update – Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette

Christmas Parade!

Christmas Parade!

Holiday 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 plethora of fun, holiday events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • The classic animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. When and where? December 4, 5 & 6 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
  • On December 5 & 6, enjoy dance, glitz and toe-tapping holiday tunes, plus traditional Christmas hymns with the cathedral-like reverence of the season at the Purdue Christmas Show.
  • Ring in the Holidays at the Long Center with Christmastide: A Musical Tribute to Dick Jaeger on December 5.
  • Enjoy dinner, dancing, a silent auction, music, professional photography, and more at the Silver and Gold Holiday Gala at the Historic Lahr Atruim on December 5.
  • Purdue Christmas Show

    Purdue Christmas Show

    On Saturday come out to the Dickens Farmers Market and stock up on goods from our local vendors then participate in a day where Downtown is transformed into Victorian England during Dicken’s of a Christmas. Throughout the day, there will be live performances by choirs and entertainers, roving carolers, Riverside Skating Rink sessions, artisans in costume demonstrating their craft, carriage rides and of course, the Dickens and Victorian street characters announced and directed by town criers and a constable or two! Make sure you take advantage of the many “Dickens specials” by downtown restaurants and merchants.

  • A Holiday Tour (December 5 & 6,) at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art is a special treat that you won’t soon forget. A Christmas train traveling through several rooms, decorated with Dickens Villages is a favorite feature for both kids and adults.  A gingerbread-style playhouse and multiple animated figures invite kids to participate. Decorated trees, Santas, angels, nativities, Lafayette houses and Dickens villages fill the Museum and spread the Christmas spirit.
  • The largest holiday parade in Indiana starts the holiday season…area bands, local floats, clowns, fire engines, police, postal workers and, of course, Santa are welcomed by the crowds on December 6. Please note: several pre-parade events scheduled downtown throughout the day.

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

Weekend Update: Ghost Tales & Remembering the World of Ann Frank

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.

Ghost Tales

Ghost Tales

October is a ghostly month! Head to the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater for Ghost Tales on Friday, October 9. This is an evening of chilling Ghost Tales presented by the Tippecanoe Storytellers’ Guild and sponsored by the Tippecanoe Parks Department. Donate $1 to Book Cycle, a local free book program for preschoolers. Be prepared for a night of fright!

On the same evening, in addition Saturday and Sunday,TheyCameForMe posterweb_0-1 but in a totally opposite spectrum, the Civic Theatre of Lafayette is performing, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.” This is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva’s 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne’s father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble-driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions.

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 Fabulous Motown Revue & Summer Potters Market

Fabulous Motown Revue

The Fabulous Motown Revue

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.

It’s Motown Time in West Lafayette! This Friday, August 14, head to the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater for the 2015 Summer Concert Series – Show #2 “The Fabulous Motown Revue”. The Fabulous Motown Revue perform with special guests Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.  The night is sure to have you dancing and singing the night away! Please note food vendors will start serving at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm.

On Saturday, August 15 shop for the perfect one of a kind gift at the Summer Potters Market at the YWCA created by the Greater Lafayette Clay Guild potters. Enjoy shopping a wide range of handmade pottery – you’ll see varied and exciting clay works by Clay Guild potters: functional, sculptural, traditional, contemporary, stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, raku, and more. There’s something for every budget and some of the potters are having special sales! Also, be sure to visit the hospitality booth and sign up to win one of the many prizes (handmade pottery, of course)! Drawings will be happening throughout the sale. You do not need to be present to win. This annual Potters Market highlights the work of two nonprofit community organizations: the Greater Lafayette Clay Guild and the YWCA of Greater Lafayette. Each year, the Clay Guild potters make & donate 800-1000 bowls for YWCA’s Clay Bowl Giving Project, which benefits the YW’s Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program.

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 Hit Men” & “Lincoln”

The Hit Men

The Hit Men

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.

Do you have your tickets yet for the 2015 Summer Concert Series – Show #1 “The Hit Men” taking place on Friday, July 24?  Don’t miss this wonderful night of musical entertainment taking place at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater.  Former stars of mega-hit acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, The Critters, Jim Croce, Carly Simon and more. When THE HIT MEN take the stage, it’s easy to see why their music has transcended generations. The notes are sharp, the vocals spot-on, the energy is high, and these guys are having the time of their lives sharing their Musical Legacy with audiences at theatres, performing arts centers, casinos, fairs and festivals across the country!

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln as well as the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. On Friday, July 24, The Linden Depot Museum presents, “Lincoln” at Duncan Hall. In this awe-inspiring production, Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller portray President and Mrs. Lincoln in the White House.

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

Weekend Update: Hearthfire at Nine Irish Bros. & Regional Authors Fair

Battlefield Museum

Battlefield Museum

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.

Hearthfire returns to Nine Irish Brothers in Lafayette for a start to a great weekend! On Friday, June 12, head to Nine Irish to enjoy a mix of contemporary Celtic rock and traditional Irish tunes. Hearthfire is a fun, upbeat band with an extensive and fun playlist. Bring the family as this music is appropriate for all ages. Plus, savor the taste of delicious Irish cuisine.  We recommend the goat cheese fritters that are rich and creamy and served with a sweet raspberry vinaigrette!

Hearthfire at Nine Irish

History Store

History Store

Looking for an unique Father’s Day gift this year?  The Tippecanoe County Historical Association invites you to celebrate regional authors who have a passion for history at their Regional Authors Fair. Visitors will be able to meet the authors and buy a signed copy of their book this Saturday, June 13 at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and History Store. It’s a great opportunity to find a Father’s Day gift or a fun summer read. Admission to the event is free.

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

8 Great Events Taking Place This Weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette

DSC_05058 Great Events Taking Place This Weekend! 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.

  1. Taste over 100 different wines from international, national, and Indiana vintages as well as multiple different micro brews and imported beers at the 13th annual Wines on the Wabash wine and beer tasting event benefiting Wabash Center on April 24.
  2. Enjoy the play, Good Kids, that will explore the attitudes of college-age men and women regarding sexuality and relationships, with both positive and potentially negative results at the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts taking place April 22-26.
  3. Culminating an entire year of fantastic performances, all of Purdue’s concert band and orchestral ensembles will perform in this weekend full of music at the Purdue Bands & Orchestras Spring Showcase Concert.
  4. It’s Grand Prix Weekend – The greatest spectacular in College Racing,” brings together over 50 student entries. Current students, alumni, family, friends, and community members are invited to attend this exciting “Student Event”!”
  5. Appreciate a celebration of the African American culture through rhythm, dance, and movement as the Jahari Dance Troupe perform energetic, original pieces encompassing lyrical, jazz, ballet, and African styles on April 25.
  6. On April 25 the Purduettes will present their Spring Spectacular at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
  7. Plant sales, garden vendors, gardening advice from Purdue Extension and the Master Gardeners of Tippecanoe County will all be in one location on April 25!  Garden Expo 2015 at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds.
  8. March For Babies this Saturday during the 3k walk that helps raise money to support programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

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