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March 2024 Events

The Arts Federation

March Exhibition

Opening Reception: March 1, 5 - 7 pm

Exhibitions on view: March 1 - 28

Each spring, local schools and The Arts Federation commemorate Youth Art Month (YAM) with a visual arts exhibition. YAM is a national effort that encourages support for quality school art programs and the importance of art in our children’s daily lives. This exhibition joins celebrations happening all around the U.S. and showcases the work of North-Central Indiana area students in grades K-8.

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TAF Presents: Upcoming Workshops

Legal Matters for Creative Types


Location: The Arts Federation (638 North St, Lafayette, IN 47901) Art Studio

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 2:00-3:30pm

Free for TAF Members

$20 for Non-Members

Join The Arts Federation for the final installment in our Winter Workshops series on Wednesday, February 28 for a presentation by Miriam Robeson of Robeson Law and “Business Planning for Creative Types” will offer start-up information for small business owners with a focus on artists. Setting up a business, basic tax information, reporting requirements, and tips for success will be shared to help artists get started on the right path to success. This is a beginner-level workshop.

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Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

March Friday Night Live

March 29, 2024, 7:00 PM

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is excited to host a performance from Sharon McKnight and Company for Friday Night Live on March 29th!

Sharon McKnight is an area folk musician with a long history of performing at festivals, concerts, coffeehouses, and community events.

Sharon found her voice at a young age, singing old standards in her childhood home and, following the folk music revival of the 1960s, performing in Minneapolis coffeehouses. Moving to Indiana in the mid-80s sparked an interest in the historical context of traditional songs and opened doors to musical influences of Appalachia, Bluegrass, Irish, and more. A self-described 'singer-songwriter', Sharon focuses on collecting and sharing historical and contemporary ballads.

She has produced two solo CDs, 'My Backyard' and 'Factory Girl', and founded the folk/variety group, The Vagaband, also producing a CD for the group.

For this event, Sharon brings a Company of guest participants, including Mark Boyd, Jim Brehm, Becky Dunker, Linda Hicks, Allen Huff, Chad Miller, Brenda Moore, Allison Nyquist, and Noemi Ybarra.

The performance will begin at 7:00 PM on March 29th at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, and doors will open at 6:00 PM.

Admission is free, thanks to our sponsor, Duke Energy!

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Athens Art Gallery

Memories, Hopes, and Stories

Our featured artist this month is Kathy Houghton showing “memories, hopes and stories.” See Kathy’s amazing art through March 9. Following Kathy, the next featured artist will be Todd Stokes starting March 21. See Facebook for the reception date.

Upcoming classes

Mar. 14 - Making Paper Beads - 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm

Mar. 28 - Gourd Birdhouses - 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm

As a heads-up, Athens Arts will be hosting the Total Eclipse of the Arts 5K Run & Walk on April 6. Registration runs through March 15.

Gallery hours are Thurs. and Fri. 10-5 and Sat. 10-2

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Civic Theatre of Lafayette

Godspell Jr.

March 15, 2024 7:30 PM

Civic Theatre of Lafayette

The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm! A group of disciples help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, are employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

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Civic Theatre of Lafayette


March 15, 2024 7:30 PM

Civic Theatre of Lafayette

A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

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Delphi Public Library

Coffee Beat presents: Gregory Jones

March 8, 2024 7:00 PM

Delphi Public Library - Mezzanine

Born and raised in southern Michigan, Greg is a solo acoustic artist currently residing in West Lafayette, Indiana. In 2006, Greg wrote and recorded what he considers his first real song, Better Way. Eventually writing a few more songs, Greg got up the nerve to play some solo shows and open mics. While playing in the acoustic duo, The Rust Buckets, with John Lacy, Greg wrote several more songs and strived to develop both his writing and performing skills. Greg is working on recording songs for his upcoming full length release titled, Faded.

If you enjoy laid back, lemonade sippin, acoustic Americana style songwriting; with heartfelt lyrics of love lost and found, struggles with the day to day, but hope for tomorrow...then give Greg a listen. Producing a big sound armed with only a single guitar, percussion, harmonicas, and his voice; Greg's songs will leave you thinking well after the last note is sung. Personally connecting with his audience is important to Greg, and his wit and heartfelt lyrics will have you feeling as though he is performing in your own living room or backyard.

*Coffee, tea and Stone House Bakery cookies will be provided.

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The Haan Museum of Indiana Art

Lunch and Learn: Inspiration & Creativity

March 19, 2024 11:30 AM

The Haan Museum

Join us for a discussion about what makes an artist, educator, or entrepreneur thrive professionally and personally using inspiration and creativity to fuel their life's passion. Local panel experts will provide take aways on how to cultivate creativity in all aspects of life, and how to use it to the best advantage.

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Johnson Rags Dance Club

March Ballroom Dance

March 9, 2024 7:30 PM

The Arts Federation

Monthly dance of the Johnson Rags Dance Club

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Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

The B-Side, Track 4: How Suite It Is

March 21, 2024 7:30 PM

Rat Pak Venue

A synthesis of jazz and classical, Claude Bolling’s "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano" is performed in its entirety with LSO flutist Andrea Raes at the helm.

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Purdue Convocations

The Magic Schoolbus: Lost in The Solar System

February 25, 2024, 03:00 PM

Loeb Playhouse

Get ready for an out-of-this-world family viewing experience with “The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System.” Join beloved characters from the classic book and TV series as they embark on an epic interplanetary field trip, exploring the atmospheric wonders of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Led by the indomitable Ms. Frizzle, the class faces an extraordinary challenge that goes beyond mere space exploration.

In this captivating adventure, the students must not only navigate the vast reaches of the galaxy but also learn invaluable lessons about the power of teamwork. As they encounter celestial marvels and uncover the secrets of the solar system, they discover that unity and collaboration are as crucial to their journey as the scientific knowledge they acquire.

With its delightful blend of education and entertainment, “The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System” offers a thrilling and educational experience for the whole family. Witness the magic of science come alive as your favorite characters soar through the cosmos, inspiring young minds to explore the wonders of the universe while reinforcing the importance of cooperation and mutual support.

Don’t miss this extraordinary interplanetary voyage, where laughter, learning, and discovery await. Gather your loved ones, fasten your seatbelts, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable cosmic adventure that will ignite curiosity and create lasting memories for both children and adults alike.

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Peach Pit

March 21, 2024, 08:00 PM

Elliot Hall of Music

Through bad breakups, bouts of loneliness, existential crises, and even pandemics, true friends stick around. Instead of bending and breaking, their bonds crystallize in the roughest of rough patches. If friendship had a sound, it would be Peach Pit. The wistful grooves, glassy guitars, and sun-kissed melodies feel like they could only be made by musicians who have spent close to a lifetime (or at least half of their lives) together.

The Vancouver quartet of Neil Smith (vocals, guitar), Chris Vanderkooy (guitar), Peter Wilton (bass), and Mikey Pascuzzi (drums), trace their union back to high school. During 2016, they served up the self-titled single, “Peach Pit”, eclipsing north of 78 million total streams on Spotify.

The group continued to gain traction with their 2017 full-length debut, Being So Normal. Among many highlights, “Tommy’s Party” and “Alrighty Aphrodite” both surpassed 79 million Spotify streams as the band graced the bills of festivals such as Shaky Knees Festival, Bonnaroo, M3F Festival, Sea Hear Now Festival, All Things Go Festival, Firefly Festival, and many more.

In 2020, Peach Pit revealed You and Your Friends, which DIY Mag hailed as “12 tracks of infectious indie-pop gems” while Atwood Magazine described the band as being “at the cutting edge of the alternative music scene.” Carrying this momentum into late 2021, they kicked off the next chapter of the band and their friendship with the single “Up Granville.”.

To kick off 2022, the band released two singles entitled “Vickie” and “Look Out!” off of their highly anticipated new album From 2 to 3. The album was released in March 2022 with focus track “Give Up Baby Go.” The band is in the midst of a completely sold out run of dates in the US and will be heading back into the studio in 2023.

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Kronos Quartet

March 21, 2024, 07:30 PM

Loeb Playhouse

After an astounding 50 years, multi-GRAMMY Award winner Kronos Quartet shows no signs of slowing down. The group performs original and evocative chamber music compositions, led by violinist and founder David Harrington. Over the years, Kronos has performed more than 1,000 pieces, played Carnegie Hall and collaborated with the likes of Philip Glass, Patti Smith and Steve Reich.

In their return to Purdue University, the San Francisco ensemble continues to challenge and reimagine what a string quartet can be on its Five Decades tour. Kronos will perform new commissions, signature works from its vast repertoire, and pieces from its free-access commissioning project, Kronos Fifty for the Future. A recent concert review saw The New York Times rave about Kronos’ “malleable virtuosity” and “wellspring” of memorable music.

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Songwriter's Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)

24th Annual Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters

The Arts Federation

The Songwriters’ Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI) is accepting applications for the 2024 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters, which includes the Mike Lane Horizon Award. The scholarship and awards are for songwriters aged 14 to 19, who live in any of these Indiana counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren or White and are permanent residents of Indiana.

Applications for the scholarship are accepted between now and April 2, 2024.

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Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society

Harrington String Quartet

March 03, 2024, 04:00 PM

St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette, IN

Featuring the Harrington String Quartet, playing Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Sponsored by Carl and Lynn Griffin.

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Join us for coloring, doodling, ART-icu-LIT, Resumé Writing, Purdue Bug Zoos, book discussions, plus “Star Power & The Eclipse.” Drop in for a variety of imaginative March library programs at locations countywide. All activities are designed for diverse interests and age groups. Best of all, programs are free at all four Tippecanoe County Public Libraries! Questions? Visit, call (765) 429-0113, or scan the QR code.

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The Weather Station

Solo Exhibition Opening

Brad Stumpf

After a short break for renovations to the space, The Weather Station reopens March 8th with a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Chicago based artist Brad Stumpf.

Stumpf’s still life paintings record daily experiences, memories, and domestic life through a process of creating miniature dioramas from everyday objects. Like stage sets, these tableaux are painted from observation and portray objects the artist crafts from paper and other found materials- often organized on small surfaces, like side tables or drawers.

The Weather Station will bring together a group of Stumpf’s paintings for public viewing during the months of March-April, with a reception planned for Friday March 8th from 6-8pm.

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The Chapel Gallery

Artist Reception

Fred Holly

Don’t miss this rare treat as we display the works of one of our Chapel Gallery members, Fred Holly. Fred was handpicked by Jim Henson to join the art team for the Dark Crystal movie released in 1982. There will be be pieces from that project as well as new fantasy pieces he has since created. Join us as we celebrate Fred Holly's extraordinary legacy and delve into the mesmerizing universe he helped bring to life. Works will be on display at the Chapel Gallery, 321 W Main Street, Delphi, IN for the month of March with an artist reception on March 16, 2024 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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