Tim’s Picks: This week’s specials
LSO’s B-Side goes country. Mexico en el Corazón free at Long Center. Beers Across the Wabash, turned up to 11. Indiana Makers Market Summer Pop-Up downtown Saturday. Ska lives at People’s. And more.
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By Tim Brouk / For Based in Lafayette
The Logan Kirby Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Rat Pak Venue, 102 N. Third St., Lafayette — Classical music goes classic country when Lafayette Symphony Orchestra presents The Logan Kirby Band, which features LSO bassist Todd Gallagher on, well, bass guitar. Based out of Danville, Illinois, the band specializes in golden age country music from legends like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and the Ol’ Possum himself, George Jones. The Logan Kirby Band performs all over central Illinois and Indiana. This downtown Lafayette appearance comes courtesy of the LSO’s The B-Side series, where LSO musicians let their hair down to showcase other outside musical pursuits. $15. Tickets.
Indiana Makers Market Summer Pop-Up, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Bindery Artist Studios, 511 Ferry St., Lafayette — Hoosier artists and artisans from all over Indiana will converge upon downtown Lafayette when Bindery Artist Studios hosts the annual Indiana Makers Market Summer Pop-Up event. The outdoor market will serve as a sort of extension of the downtown Lafayette Farmers Market with dozens of vendors showing new artworks and craft handiworks stationed on Ferry Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. The market will feature live sets from Fossy Mern and Lafayette’s own Palace Kat, a young and impressive jazz band perfect for such an event — and bigger.
Beers Across the Wabash, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Myers Pedestrian Bridge — “Homer no function beer well without.” Don’t be like a thirsty Homer Simpson. Head east or west to the Wabash River for one of the area’s signature brew events. For the 11th Beers Across the Wabash, microbrewers from Lafayette, West Lafayette and beyond will meet in the middle on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge for an afternoon of tasting beers bold, unique and satisfying. Eats for purchase will come from Emergency Munchie Truck, Pretty Prairie Pizza and Puritan Coney Island. Live music will be handled by Indianapolis’ DysFUNKtion Brass Band. You will feel as good as Homer with an ice-cold Duff in hand at Beers Across the Wabash. Proceeds help Food Finders Food Bank. $40, $8 for designated drivers. Tickets.
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México en el Corazón, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette — After the smash success of the Selena Experience concert back in April, another free event showcasing the infectious rhythms of Latin music will fill the Long Center. An internationally touring spectacle from Guadalajara, Mexico, the México en el Corazón dance troupe promotes authentic Mexican dancing and colorful costumes backed by traditional mariachi music. Indeed, this will be a fiesta for the eyes and ears.
The Operators, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, People’s Brewing Company, 2006 N. Ninth St., Lafayette — The pickin’ and grinnin’ regulars at People’s Brewing shows have some shopping to do — replace those Birkenstocks with Doc Martens; swap out the tie-dye for black and white-checkered gear; and signup for those skanking lessons, because Indianapolis ska band extraordinaire The Operators will pack the place next week. The eight-piece are a regional force playing all over Indiana and many of its bordering states while spreading the gospel of a ska sound that appeals to traditionalists as well as newbies that couldn’t tell a Special from a Selecter. Nationwide, ska has had its ups and downs over the decades, but it really hasn’t fallen out of favor too much in Indiana. The Operators are a huge reason for keeping the sound relevant, infectious and highly danceable. $10. Tickets.
Tim Brouk is a longtime arts and entertainment reporter. He writes here (almost) weekly, tracking things to do for Based in Lafayette.
THIS AND THAT …
Get your trash cans to the curb early the rest of the week, Lafayette. Streets and sanitation crews will be working earlier hours to beat the excessive heat warnings. West Lafayette sanitation crews made similar moves a day earlier, hitting routes at 6 a.m., an hour earlier than usual. And like yesterday, stay cool as temperatures aim for 98 degrees and the heat index goes into the 110s.
WLFI reporter Pari Apostolakos had this about the guilty pleas Wednesday afternoon from Michael Penrod and Joseph Adkins in connection with the September 2020 robbery and killing of Amber Barrett at a Southlea Drive home in Lafayette. Penrod and Adkins were among four people tied to the homicide. Here’s a look at the details via WLFI: “Judge accepts guilty plea from two men in fatal robbery.”
Indiana Capital Chronicle reporter Casey Smith had this from Gov. Eric Holcomb, who expects debate to continue over Indiana’s new abortion laws, particularly after two Indiana Supreme Court justices expressed concerns about the restrictions. Here’s Smith’s report: “Holcomb defends Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, but ‘respects’ differing opinions.”
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