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The annual celebration of historially Black colleges and universities steps off Friday with a pep rally on Monument Circle featuring bands and cheerleaders, followed by the Classic Cabaret at the Indiana Convention Center with live music from Bell Biv Devoe and Jodeci. Downtown Indianapolis comes alive Saturday with the Classic Parade, the Classic Tailgate at Lucas Oil Stadium, and a variety of activities inside the stadium with the climax of the HBCU Battle of the Bands and Greek Step Show Battle. Close out the weekend Saturday night at the Murat with DJ Geno’s Classic Comedy Jam featuring D.L. Hughley and more. Event costs vary.
Carolina Quiroga and Lyn Ford share the stage Saturday to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month with family stories from their communities and cultures. Carolina specializes in the folklore, history, and mysteries of her Latinx descendants while Lyn is a fourth-generation Affrilachian (Black Appalachian) storyteller, teaching artist, and author. Tickets are $20 for either the live or virtual event.
Celebrate Irish heritage Friday-Saturday at this annual event with mural painting, an Irish market, dancing, family area, cultural activities, sheep herding demos, Celtic canines, food, drinks, the Kilted Mile Run, and jigs, reels, and toe-tapping tunes from Scythian, the Friel Sisters, Adam & Jon, Ashley Davis Band, ARBO, and more. Admission starts at $5. May the road rise up to meet you.
The first play in IRT’s 50th season is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved, classic tale of the Dashwood clan’s struggle to maintain their lifestyle in 1790s England after the family patriarch dies. Austen’s signature wit, beautiful words, and masterful understanding of the complex social rules of the day are sure to enchant audiences. The play runs through October 9 and tickets are $22-$84.
Enjoy this award-winning rom com under the stars on the front lawn Friday evening. Bring a blanket or beach chairs, pack a picnic, and watch the love story of an aspiring actress and struggling musician pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. Admission is free and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.