Weekend Update: Whistle Stop and A Christmas Story

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.

This Friday, November 16, kicks off this year’s annual swing dance event at Purdue – Whistle Stop! Presented by Purdue Night Train Swing and Blue Dance Club, Whistle Stop runs Friday and Saturday from 8PM to 12AM. Sounds like a weekend full of fun! From a live band to swing dance instructors, this evening will be one for the books! Do not miss out on this energetic blast from the past night featuring Naomi and Her Handsome Devils! For tickets, you can visit their website here. Ticket prices range from $10 for just late night Saturday to $65 for an entire student weekend pass.

If you’re ready to get in the Christmas spirit, you’re in luck this weekend. Running Friday through Sunday at the Delphi Opera House is A Christmas Story. A Christmas Story, by humorist Jean Shepherd, is an endlessly delightful holiday classic about growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s. The story follows nine-year-old Ralphie in his quest to get an official Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Will he get what his heart desires? You’ll have to come see this amazing show to find out! Visit here for tickets and box office information.

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

Weekend Update: Nine Irish Brothers 10 Year Celebration & Purdue Theatre Performance

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.

Nine Irish Brothers in Lafayette opened its doors ten years ago, and they are going to celebrate this Friday, November 9! They will have giveaways, drinks specials ($1 off Guinness, Nine Irish Red, and Irish Butts), as well as some GREAT music from Ireland’s favorite son Brendan Loughrey! Brendan is a talented, energetic Irish musician with a huge repertoire of songs, including originals such as  Kenny Chesney,” and “Livin’ in the Heart of Ireland,” as well as outstanding renditions of traditional Irish tunes. He’s a great guy, as fun as he is talented, perfect for a celebration!

The Purdue Theatre Department showcases the musical, Next to Normal on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama and three Tony awards, Next to Normal presents an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness, set to a rock music score. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

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

Weekend Update: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette & Ballroom Dance

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.

If you love theater and mystery, this weekend the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette presents a show just for you! This Friday, October 26 is the opening night of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This exciting show runs on weekends from the 26th until November 10th. Fridays and Saturdays, the show begins at 7:30pm and on Sundays the show begins at 2:30pm. Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Watch as Holmes and Watson try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Click here to find more information and purchase tickets!


Are you a lover of dance, or just want to check out something new? Stop by the annual ballroom dance competition at Purdue hosted by Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team. This Saturday, October 27th from 7am to 9pm, you can enjoy a great number of dances at this event. There will be hundreds of dancers from Purdue and other schools! Get moved by the music and support our school’s dance team. Please visit their website for further information.


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

Weekend Update: Fiddlers Gathering & Theater in the Garden

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.

This weekend is very special! Why? It is the 46th Annual Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering!

Join the crowds at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park from June 22nd to 24th. Evening concerts begin at 8PM, and afternoon concerts at 2PM. Enjoy this unique three-day music festival offering FREE workshops, children’s concert and gospel concert. This year features bands such as Aaron Weinstein, The Volo Bogtrotters, Rochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, The New Hoosier Broadcasters, The Basement Bluegrass Band, and Bing Futch. You won’t want to miss this mix of bluegrass and other musical styles! Camping sites are available for purchase, both for tents and RVs. More information available at their website.

This weekend you can also enjoy Theater in the Garden! This event is brought to you by The Haan Museum of Indiana Art and Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Theater in the Garden offers the Civic Youth Summer Theatre Institute’s production of “Make it Happen”. Come down to the Theater Garden behind the Haan Museum on June 22 & 23 for this wonderful display of the arts in our community. This will be the premier of both the new stage and the play, which was specifically written by Laurie Russell for this event. Tickets for “Make it Happen” are $7 per person and can be reserved at LafayetteCivic.org or by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529). The rain date is Sunday, June 24 at 2pm. Parking is available on State Street. Don’t forget to get your tickets to this very special opening weekend!

Past year’s performance at Haan Mansion

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Weekend Update: Recreation at The Farm & Star Wars Improv

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

Have you ever wished that you could travel back in time? This weekend, your wish could be granted at The Farm at Prophetstown! Visit the Farm on Saturday, June 2nd, for a chance to step back into the 1920’s. This 1920’s Recreation on the Farm goes from 10AM to 4PM. When farm families completed their daily chores, leisure time in the evening might include participation in group games of chance and skill. Board and card games were popular along with adaptations of outdoor games like croquet and bowling. Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and try your luck at 1920s indoor leisure diversions.

Step into a whole other time that evening with the One Size Fits All Improv comedy show. If you’re a fan of the classic Star Wars series, you won’t want to miss this unique show. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…no one ever expected this! One Size Fits All is taking the universe of space battles and messed up families, and mixing it with what this team does best — IMPROV. Come experience a show like you’ve never seen before. They’ll recreate the original Star Wars movie, but without a script, and throw in your suggestions, your ideas and even your dialogue. May the Force be with you at this awesome and hilarious show that is out of this galaxy. Two shows on Saturday, June 2 — a family friendly show at 6:30PM (bring the kids). And a 17 and older show at 9PM. You can purchase your tickets here!

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

Weekend Update: “Charlotte’s Web” at Lafayette Civic & Friends of Bob presents Jonathan Richman

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It’s one of my favorite childhood favorite stories and is a classic, “Charlotte’s Web”!  The Civic Youth Theatre Present: “Charlotte’s Web” this weekend, Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17. The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.”  Adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, all the enchanting characters are here:  Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher, Fern, Templeton, the Zuckerman family, the Arables, and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign, which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Live on stage, this Saturday, November 16, is the artist, Jonathan Richman, presented by Friends of Bob!  His music embodies timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor. Over the years, Jonathan’s music has absorbed a multitude of influences, from doo-wop to country to a variety of international styles, without sacrificing this effervescent personality.  Check out his performance at Lafayette Brewing Company for a night of great music, humor and delicious food!

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

The Fox on the Fairway & 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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 and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

All weekend long guests can enjoy “The Fox on the Fairway” taking place at the Lafayette Civic Theatre.  This production takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics.  Do  not miss this production taking place March 16-18, 2013.

Saturday, March 16, marks Greater Lafayette’s 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and for many marks a day of celebrating Irish heritage. The parade will start at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette at 11 a.m. and will cross the pedestrian bridge into West Lafayette. A “best Irish” contest will be held at 10:45 a.m. Participants and spectators over the age of 21 can warm up beforehand with an Irish coffee at Tippecanoe County’s oldest Irish pub, Nine Irish Brothers, which opens at 10 a.m.

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

Theater Weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette! Arcadia and How I Became a Pirate

Weekend Update; Arts and Entertainment!  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 and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Theater lovers, this is the weekend to visit Lafayette-West Lafayette as 2 wonderful performances are taking place.  In Lafayette, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (January 25-27), you are welcome to enjoy the production of “Arcadia” at the Civic Theatre. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and “the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out.”

On Sunday, January 27, take the family out for an afternoon of laughs at “How I Became A Pirate” produced by the Omaha Theater Company at Loeb Playhouse located on Purdue Campus.  Shiver Me Timbers! Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates and recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. In turn, Jeremy shares with them what a typical kid’s day is like and the wondrous game of soccer.  We recommend bringing the kids to the pre-show at 2:00 p.m. to create and color their own pirate hats!

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

Adelino’s Dinner Theater Present: Swingtime & One Size Fits All @ Lafayette Brewing Co.

Lafayette Brewing Company

Weekend Update – our local restaurants are featuring great food and entertainment this weekend and if you are looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway or live in this area, this is the weekend to venture out!  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Head downtown Lafayette this Friday and Saturday to enjoy a delicious dinner (Friday night) and dessert (Saturday matinee) and entertainment during “Heartland Producations and Adelino’s Dinner Theater Present: Swingtime“.  This theatrical production is based in London during war-time of 1944 and features MGM star Marian Ames and the girls from the Hollywood Canteen from the rip-roaring USO  Show.  Five fabulous stars will win their way into the hearts of the GI’s fighting the great war as they sing and dance.  Take this sentimental journey, featuring more than 30 classics including hits by the Andrews sisters and other favorites of the Swing era, this weekend at Adelino’s!

Lafayette’s own friendly neighborhood comedy improv troupe, “One Size Fits All” will be headlining a night of laughs at Lafayette Brewing Company on Friday, November 16.  Order a locally brewed beer, a Brewery Burger (fresh black angus beef), and be prepared to laugh your heart out as two teams of players battle it out for laughs and prizes before your very eyes! The players flex their comedic muscles for laughs as they make up scenes, games, and songs right on the spot based on suggestions from you: the lovely and well-dressed audience.

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

Exploration Acres and The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story

Pedal Car Racing

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 and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

 

This weekend marks the end of the fall festivities at Exploration Acres.  This year has been an exciting year at the 18 acre corn maze with the introduction of a few new attractions; the Gem Mine, Pony Rides, and Pumpkin Decorating/ Race.   A Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette staff member shared she took her granddaughter to visit this year, and she was so excited to ride on the little ponies.  Better yet, this little girl is very artsy and used her skills to create a pumpkin decorated with stickers and colorful markers.  The family all joined in the fun and ventured into the 18 acre corn maze.  They got lost only a dozen times but came out laughing and excited about the rewards from local businesses they received by finding the different stations along the way.  Do not miss out this family fun activity this weekend.  (It won’t be back until next August!)

If you are in the mood for a fright this Friday and Saturday, look no further than “The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story” presented by the Lafayette Civic Theatre.  This frightening play will have you at the edge of your seat in suspense.  A lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies!  Does this sound terrifying or what!?

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