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

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 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

“Day of Relaxation and Fun” Contest to Lafayette-West Lafayette

CONGRATS to Ron from Fishers, Indiana who won this prize!!  Ron shared, “I know my wife will be very excited when I tell her that we have won these prizes.  She has been wanting to explore Lafayette.   There are so many wonderful things that we have wanted to do in Lafayette.”

Do you ever need a day to relax, have fun and be entertained?  You can enter to win a “Day of relaxation and fun”” worth around $200 to Lafayette-West Lafayette to partake in all our fall fun!  Our local restaurants, attractions, and a spa have donated fun gifts to one special winner.  You can start your day getting a manicure at Genevee’s Studio, enjoy recreational activities at Wolf Park and Prophetstown in the afternoon, and complete the day with a performance at the Long Center.  There are also great food and beverage stops along the way. Good luck!

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Indiana Fields of Fear & Night of the Living Dead

2 Great Cities, 1 Great Scary 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.

We love the month of October in Indiana because there are a host of scary events taking place in celebration of Halloween.   The “Indiana Fields of Fear” event kicks off this month’s creep revelry.  Taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, visit this attraction at Market Square to get into the Halloween spirit.  Indiana Fields of Fear offers 3 haunted attractions which include the following; The Gallows, Creature Cavern and Hog Hollow Farm.

Want to feel more terror? Attend the “Night of the Living Dead” presented by the Civic Youth Theatre this weekend at the Lafayette Civic Theatre. A gripping terror filled monochromatic play will bring all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds a shocking theatrical ending.

Do you like to be scared?  If so, share with us why you like to be frightened!

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

Wolf Park & Cole Porter

Weekend Update!  Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway?  Or are you a local looking for entertainment close by?  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

In Battle Ground, Indiana, this Saturday, March 10, come out to visit with the wolves at the Wolf Park Open House and Wolf Park Howl Night.  Admission for the open house is free to all visitors, so that the community can see their animals, visit their new building, and learn about what Wolf Park has to offer. There will be guided tours of the park with staff and volunteers on hand to answer questions. Wolf Park will be giving away a family membership and other great prizes!  In the evening during the Wolf Park Howl Night, guests have the opportunity to see some of the staff enter the enclosure and interact with the wolves of their main pack and have the chance to howl with the wolves!

Don’t miss the production of “Red Hot and Cole” at the Lafayette Civic Theatre this weekend.  A scintillating mixture of biography and song, “Red Hot and Cole” celebrates the great American songwriter, Cole Porter, who brought style, elegance and sophistication to the stages and soundstages of Broadway and Hollywood, delighting the world with his devilishly clever rhymes, fresh and unsuspected melodies and sassy, sexy sensibility.  This special production takes place at this Historic Monon Depot Theatre, which is an experience within itself!

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

Friends of Bob & Linden String Quartet

Weekend Update!  Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway?  Or are you a local looking for entertainment close by?  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Duncan Hall

In Lafayette, Indiana, this Friday, March 2, come out to listen to the group Friends of Bob present “Joy Kills Sorrow”.   With a foot firmly planted in its bluegrass roots, the band’s name is a play on the call letters of the Indiana radio station that broadcast the Monroe Brothers in the 1930s.  Joy Kills Sorrow’s influences from the worlds of jazz, pop, swing and rock are clearly felt in it polished arrangements.  This special event is taking place at the historic, Georgian, colonial-style building, Duncan Hall.

The Linden String Quartet & Michael Brown, Piano concert will please guests this Saturday, March 3 at Loeb Playhouse located on Purdue University Campus.  This “laureate concert” will feature two recent winners of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, The Linden String Quartet, currently the graduate string quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music, has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced sumptuous tonality… delivered with a palpable, infectious joy.”

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

Winter Music Gala and “Proof”

Weekend Update!  Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway?  Or are you a local looking for entertainment close by?  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

In Lafayette, Indiana, this weekend come out to enjoy the Winter Music Gala, where you can listen to five bands, two orchestras and experience three exciting concerts!  The musical ensembles include the Purdue Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Varsity, Collegiate and Purdue Concert Band, and Purdue Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras with guest pianist Greg Kostraba.  The Long Center for Performing Arts is hosting this wonderful gala of music!

Purdue Convocations is proud to present the production of “Proof” this weekend in West Lafayette at Loeb Playhouse.  Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2001, and later adapted into the acclaimed film starring Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow, Proof takes an intimate and intense look at a family treading a thin line between intelligence and insanity.

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