The Weekend 5

"What are we going to do this weekend?" We have an answer for you! Each week Visit Indy publishes five can't-miss events for the upcoming weekend. Save yourself the trouble of checking back by getting The Weekend 5 sent directly to your inbox each Thursday morning.

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Events update every Thursday at 10:00 am.

January 14-16, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Landmark for Peace Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Landmark for Peace Memorial

This downtown memorial honors both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the late Robert F. Kennedy for their shared desire to raise awareness, provoke thought, and inspire action to eliminate division and injustice. The park is open dawn to dusk welcoming all to spend time reflecting on the men’s lasting legacies and Dr. King’s message that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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Celebrate MLK Day in Indy

Celebrate MLK Day in Indy

White River State Park and attractions there offer free admission, parking, and programming for visitors Monday. Indiana State Museum has special activities and performances and the IMAX has four free showings of Asteroid Hunters, while the Eiteljorg and Zoo are free. Donations for Gleaner’s Food Bank are gladly accepted at all. Conner Prairie’s celebration Monday includes music, civil rights activists speaking, and discussions and activities highlighting social justice, The Children’s Museum has music from The Griot Drum Ensemble, catch a day of music and conversation at the Indiana Historical Society, and media pioneer Cathy Hughes will speak at the Madam Walker Legacy Center. The annual Speaking Love program at Newfields Sunday has thought-provoking performances from poets, storytellers, dancers, and musicians. Learn about all the free programs here.

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World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters - Spread Game Tour

World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters – Spread Game Tour

For 95 years the Globetrotters have spread game through dizzying ball spinning, high-flying dunks, unmatched court skills, laughter, and light. The family-friendly experience is part streetball, part elite athleticism, and all inspiration and entertainment. Gainbridge Fieldhouse hosts them Sunday for a newly reimagined show. Tickets start at $27.

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Shear Madness

Shear Madness at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

The old lady living above the hair salon is found murdered. Everyone in the cast is a suspect and the audience will determine whodunit by studying clues and questioning the players. It’s a different outcome every night as the actors use improv to help you detangle the mystery. See who makes the cut through February 5. Tickets are $55 and up and include a dinner buffet.

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The Prince Project

The Prince Project at The Vogue

Be transported back to the ’80s (or is it 1999?) with one of the most authentic Prince and The Revolution tributes Saturday night. Let’s go crazy and get delirious with the tunes of the sexy MF from Minneapolis. Bring your dirty mind and be ready for a little controversy when you hop out of your little red corvette wearing that raspberry beret. Tickets are $20 and you must be 21 or older.

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