Weekend Update: Nutcracker & Pickin’ Pear

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.

Since 1990, Lafayette Ballet Company has been performing the full-length NUTCRACKER in early January at Long Center. For 2019 the company presents their complete ballet on Jan. 5 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM, and on Jan. 6 at 2 PM. The sumptuous Tchaikovsky music, the brilliant costumes and sets, the energetic dancing of 40 dancers, and the classic story of a young girl’s dreams are a treat for all ages. Tickets go on sale December 3, 2018 at Lafayette Ballet – 628 Main Street, 47901.

More entertainment is happening Jan. 4 at 9 PM. People’s Live presents: Pickin’ Pear with Naomi Rae at the Knickerbocker Saloon. Tia Martini and Leon Elam – The Pickin’ Pear – branch out from Canyon Collected to create a folk ‘n’ roll duo. They combine their non-traditional stylings to their traditional instruments and create an original mix of modern American music. Together the Pickin’ Pear take the banjo and ukulele down the road of folk, rock, and bluegrass. Sometimes the ukulele will even launch you straight to outer space. A blend of top-notch songwriting and improvisational jamming makes each one of their songs sound unique.

For more information about these events and other events happening this weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at HomeOfPurdue.com.

Happy New Year! Weekend Update: The Nutcracker & Howl with the Wolves!

D-02019Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a fabulous evening of good cheer last night!  Today we embark on a new year, which will hopefully be prosperous and fun.  What is life if there is no fun in it?  We love to share all the endless possibilities for fun events so check out what is happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

The timeless ballet, The Nutcracker, will be performed at the Long Center of the Performing Arts. Make sure you have your tickets for this magical masterpiece taking place Saturday, January 4, and Sunday, January 5.  For many, the Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that brings children, parents and grandparents out for an afternoon or evening of entertainment to share in the beauty and grace of the performers and to listen to the lovely music.

Wolves, bison, coyotes and foxes!  Where can you find and see all 4?  Wolf Park!  This Saturday, January 4, bring the family to Wolf Park to “Howl with the Wolves“!   The evening will include a lecture on wolf communication, an opportunity to see some of the staff enter the enclosure and interact with the wolves of the main pack, and the chance to actually howl with the wolves.  Watch Darma (female wolf) and the others in the pack as they howl throughout the night.  It may be a cold evening, so bundle up tight!

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