Indianapolis November Calendar of Events

Highlights of Things to Do This Month

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••• Alamosaur statues outside of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives/Raymond Boyd

November is your last chance to engage in favorite fall activities as autumn lingers throughout the month, while the rapid approach of Thanksgiving indicates the onset of the holidays. Yes, 'tis the season to be frantic, but don't deprive yourself of the opportunity to enjoy some of the best events and activities November in Indianapolis has to offer along the way.

Indiana Repertory Theatre Presentations

140 West Washington St., Indianapolis, 46204
Phone: (317) 920-2644

  • Macbeth, Upper Stage
    A 90-minute production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies about one king who kills another, only to find his victory tainted by his conscience.
    When: Fri, Nov 7, 7 p.m.; Sat, Nov 8, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Admission: $34-$39
  • A Christmas Carol, Main Stage
    This classic Charles Dickens’ tale is a classic both in literature and at the IRT, where it has been performed annually since 1996. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, whose dastardly ways are revealed at the holidays by visits from ghosts of his past, the present, and his future.
    When: Sat, Nov 15, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sat, Nov 22, 8 p.m.; Fri, Nov 28, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sat, Nov 29, 8 p.m.; Sun, Nov 30, 3 p.m.
    Admission: $29-$44
  • This Wonderful Life, Upper Stage
    One actor plays 30 characters in this stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, which tells the story of an everyday guy who struggles to come to grips when his life is turned upside-down.
    When: Tue, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Wed, Nov 26, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, Nov 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sat, Nov 29, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sun, Nov. 30, 2 p.m.
    Admission: $34-$49

    Holiday Hullaballoo

    Indianapolis Museum of Art, IMA Store & Design Center
    4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46208
    Phone: (317) 923-1331; 24-hour info line, (317) 920-2660
    When: Thu, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m.
    Admission: FREE

    Break the mall mold and kick off the holiday shopping season in style. Sip wine and enjoy tasty treats while perusing a collection of jewelry, accessories, and home decor at the IMA Store and the newly opened Design Center.

    Christmas at Lilly House

    Indianapolis Museum of Art
    4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46208
    Phone: (317) 923-1331; 24-hour info line, (317) 920-2660
    When: Tue, Wed, Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu-Fri, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun, noon-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving.
    Admission: Free

    Witness the wonder of the elegant, historic Lilly House all decked out for Christmas, 1930s style. The home displays how decorating with evergreens, fruiting plants, lights, and luminaries helped to spread light in a dark era of depression and war.

    Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

    9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 46268
    Phone: (317) 872-9664

    • Snow White, the final show in the 2008 Live Theatre For Kids Series.
      When: Runs through Nov. 15. Performances are at 10 a.m. Fridays and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays.
      Admission: Tickets are $12 and include juice and a snack.
    • The Sound of Music, a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
      When: Runs through Nov. 23. Performances: Tue-Sat evenings, opens at 6 p.m., buffet dinner 6:30-7:30, curtain time 8 p.m.; Sunday evening, opens at 5 p.m., buffet 5:30-6:30, curtain time 7 p.m.; Weekday matinees (Wednesdays and select Thursdays), opens at 11:30 a.m., lunch buffet 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., curtain time 1 p.m.; Sunday matinee, opens at noon, buffet 12:15-1:00, curtain time 1:30.
      Admission: Ticket prices range from $33 to $49, depending on day and seat location.

      Bodies: The Exhibition

      Circle Centre Mall, 49 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis
      Phone: (866) 263-4379 When: Exhibit runs through January 2009; Sun-Thu, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
      Admission: $22, Seniors and ages 12 and under $18

      Look inside actual human bodies to see just how the human body works and find out how you can become more involved in your own healthcare. An audio tour is available for young children who may find the real-body experience too intense.

      The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

      3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
      Phone: (317) 334-3322
      When: Tue-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      Admission: $13.50, $12.50 seniors, $8.50 ages 2-17, under age 2 free

      Special Events and Exhibits:

      • “Animation” through Jan. 4, 2009
      • “Comic Book Heroes” featuring the Max Simon Comic Book Collection through May 3, 2009