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Faegre Drinker Peanut Butter & Jam Series

 

Designed for children ages 1-7, Peanut Butter & Jam sessions encourage young children to become engaged in the arts. Join us each month for these fun and informal concerts, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturdays. Tickets are only $10 per child, with two free adult admissions included – perfect for parents and grandparents!

 

2022-23 Schedule

Farmer Jason

September 24, 2022

A man dressed as a farmer with denim overalls, a red bandana, and a straw hat plays acoustic guitar next to a hay bale.

Emmy and Parents’ Choice Award winner Farmer Jason makes his PB&J debut with a highly interactive concert about farm life and nature appreciation. From the Kennedy Center to schools in the Australian Outback, Farmer Jason has entertained families while inspiring them to get outdoors and have fun enjoying nature. Farmer Jason is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jason Ringenberg, leader of roots-rock band Jason and the Scorchers.

 

 

Dorin

October 22, 2022

Two men and a woman in trendy clothes and sunglasses pose in a sunny field. The woman holds an acoustic guitar.

Blending bubblegum pop and indie rock, local band Dorin brings you upbeat tunes and punchy lyrics for an engaging experience the whole family will enjoy! Sing and dance along to original songs like “Pasta Dinner,” “Sunny Sunday” and “Robot” from the band's two albums: Do You Dream of Me? and Candy for Breakfast.

 

 

Yurtfolk

November 12, 2022

A woman and a man dressed in black pose smiling together outdoors.

Join musical duo Yurtfolk to explore music, stories and folk dance from around the world. We’ll sing in different languages and get on our feet to dance! We’ll also learn about some very unusual musical instruments.

 

 

 

 

Melchior Marionettes: Holiday Cabaret on Strings

December 10, 2022 (10:30AM & 12:30PM)

A woman dressed in black performs with a marionette puppet in front of an audience of kids and parents.

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fast-paced, entertaining cabaret of handcrafted marionettes. Children and adults will delight in the hilarious antics of the characters and the skill of the puppeteers. Everyone will want to sing along with the holiday classics and favorites.

 

 

 

 

Silly Safaris: Animals of the North Pole

January 7, 2023

A man dressed in a safari outfit demonstrates a hawk perching on his gloved hand.

Meet Jingle John, a reindeer herder from the Scandinavian Sami culture, as he introduces us to amazing animals of the Arctic Circle, one of the coldest, harshest environments on the planet. Technically, it is a giant frozen desert, and the animals that live there have specific adaptations for survival. He’ll bring mammals, reptiles, a bird and, of course, bugs to demonstrate life at the pole -- including a real live reindeer!

 

 

Fellar Express Dinosaurs

February 25, 2023 (10:30AM & 1PM)

A life-like costume of a triceratops posing outdoors.

An encounter 65 million years in the making, Feller Express presents lifelike dinosaur costumes and puppets. Kids can help the rangers feed the adorable baby dinosaurs, enjoy interactive songs and stories, and dance with their adolescent Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops. It’s a totally RAWR-some time!

 

 

Indy Opera: The Monon Town Musicians

March 25, 2023

A cartoonish illustration of a dog, a cat, a rabbit, and a songbird singing together.

Loosely based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, four wandering animals set out individually to become solo musicians in a nearby talent show. Upon meeting, the animals discover to their surprise that, although they differ on what they prefer to sing, they are even stronger as a group, differences and all! This performance is presented by the Education & Community Engagement department of the Indianapolis Opera.

 

 

Folk Music with Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen

April 29, 2023

Cindy Kallet plays acoustic guitar and sings while Grey Larsen plays a flute on the edge of a checkered stage.

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen love to share southern Indiana fiddle tunes, Irish jigs and reels, Scandinavian-style fiddle duets and original songs with audiences of all ages. There will be plenty of chances to sing and clap along, and children will be welcome to have a closer look and try out a variety of instruments toward the end of the program. (Have you ever played a harmonium or a concertina?!)

 

 

Jazz Violinist Cathy Morris

May 20, 2023

Cathy Morris plays electric violin in front of a room filled with kids and parents.

Listen, learn, pantomime, and dance with violin lady Cathy Morris and her high-energy musical adventures. She’ll play musical styles from around the world using acoustic and electric violins. Learn about cultures, languages, people and O Pato the duck while dancing and singing along – a fun and humorous presentation for all ages!

 

 

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