Weekend Update: Curious George & Triptych

image_533Lafayette-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.

image_535On Sunday, March 4, Curious George—that lovably inquisitive little monkey and icon of books, movies, and an Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series—comes to the stage at Purdue University in a delightful new musical from TheatreWorks USA. Each year, George eagerly awaits the only day more important than his birthday: All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day, when he helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook and serve delicious meatballs to a hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished—lured away by Phineas T. Lightspeed and his Meatballs O’Matic 9000 machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. However, his buddy George decides to enter the chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest to prove they’re the best. Can a determined little monkey make it all the way to Rome and win the big prize? With every swing and flip, George leads the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Italy’s capital, friendship, and the “secret ingredient” to cooking! Curious George: The Golden Meatball delivers a can’t-miss recipe the whole family will enjoy!

More entertainment to be enjoyed this Sunday is Triptych at Carnahan Hall. The Jazz Club presents Triptych, featuring violinist Zach Brock, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Jon Deitemyer live at Carnahan Hall. As a compositional collective they are creating new repertoire through an unorthodox combination of jazz, post-Romantic classical and Appalachian dialects fused with rhythms from West Africa, South America and Eastern Europe. This event starts at 3:30pm.

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

Arni’s Pizza Eating Contest September 25

DSC_0902Pizza Eating Contest! How many pizzas can you eat in one hour? 1, 5, or maybe more??  Enter to win the Arni’s Pizza Eating Contest! This special foodie event is being held on Sunday, September 25th at 4:00pm in the Arni’s Market Square parking lot at 2200 Elmwood Avenue in Lafayette.

This competition puts up to 100 contestants against each other in a battle to see who can eat the most pizza within one hour. Over $3,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded with the champion winning $1,000! Additional prizes like best costume and best cheering section will also be awarded.

The contest is limited to the first 100 people who complete their registration. Contestants can obtain the registration form by visiting any Arni’s location or by downloading the form online at www.meetyouatarnis.com.

To those participating, good luck! To the crowds of fans, cheer on your pizza eating contestant to victory!

Enjoy these photos from last year’s event!

Ready, set, eat!!

Ready, set, eat!!

Pizza makes me strong!!

Pizza makes me strong!!

All dressed up to eat pizza!

All dressed up to eat pizza!

Cheer on your pizza contestant!

Cheer on your pizza contestant!

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Weekend Update: Spring Carnival at Market Square & Brew on the Bridge

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 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!) Cotton candy, Ferris wheels, hotdogs and games; what does this bring to mind? Carnivals! Growing up, when carnivals came to town, my family would spend the day together laughing, eating lots of carnival treats, playing games and taking rides on the Ferris wheel until our stomachs couldn’t take it anymore.  I am so excited to announce this weekend Market Square is hosting its first spring carnival.  Bring the family for rides, games, food and family fun! This special event is located in front of County Line Emporium & Arni’s. Tickets are $1 each, 22 for $20 or 50 for $4. Rides require 2-4 tickets each. Armbands may be purchased for unlimited rides. See ticket booth during operating hours for details. (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!)

11221654_10152935631836589_4738528587149841090_nWow! This weekend is offering tons of fun! Head to Wolf Park for its annual Brew on the Bridge. Wolf Park is partnering with the People’s Brewery, South Street Smokehouse and 3 Lane Hill for a special outdoor concert in the park! Alcohol will be provided by People’s Brewery. Don’t drink? No problem! Come out, enjoy some BBQ and listen to some great music under the stars. The band will perform starting at 7:30 pm. Will the wolves ‘sing’ along? You have to be at Wolf Park to find out! Bring along your own chairs or blankets to enjoy the musical performance.

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