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Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's going on this weekend in B-town? (Apr. 30-May 2)

Categories: Arts & Culture

The Cardinal Stage Company's production of Little Shop of Horrors is set to kick off at the Waldron Arts Center Auditorium on Friday night. The classic romantic musical comedy featuring a singing carnivorous plant and a mild-mannered florist will run through May 16th with performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, May 1, the Coach Hep Indiana Cancer Challenge will honor the memory of former Indiana University football coach Terry Hoeppner and raise money for cancer research. The Challenge includes a 2K and 5K walk/run and 25k, 50K and 100K bicycle route. The challenge begins at Indiana University Memorial Stadium.

The IU Soul Revue will perform on Saturday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, beginning at 8 pm. Founded in 1971, the IU Soul Revue is one of the finest collegiate popular music ensembles in the nation, showcasing intense grooves, strong rhythms, and cohesive instrumentation in their performance of the timeless sounds of R&R, soul, funk and contemporary urban black music.

Upland MaibockAlso on Saturday, Upland Brewing Company celebrates the arrival of spring with the annual Maifest. Featuring the release of a specially brewed Maibock Bavarian lager, German fare on the menu and a great line up of local bands, Maifest begins at 11 am and will continue until 1 am.  Kelly Hogan kicks off the live music at 3 pm, followed by Zion Crossroads, The Better Bidness Bureau, Kayle Truman & the Slow Game and Kickbush.

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.