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There is plenty to do in Indiana in February

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The Ford 61st Annual Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel Show

This event contains four expos, including the 24th Annual Motorcycle Expo (Feb. 20 through 22), the 18th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo (Feb. 26 through March 1) and a Quiet Sports Expo (that’s activities like hiking, fishing and mountain biking). That’s a lot to pack into 10 days. These are great places to plan your next vacation, try out your archery skills or drop a line in the live trout fishing pond.

  • When: Feb. 20 to March 1
  • Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St.
  • Prices: $14 at the door; $12 for seniors 60 and older; $8 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. You can buy $12 advance sales tickets online until Feb. 20, and you can save $2 on advance sale tickets at Marsh Supermarkets.
  • More information:  indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com

Art & Soul

The Artsgarden hosts a month-long celebration of Indiana African-American art and artists with music ranging from jazz, funk, soul, folk, pop, gospel and hip hop.

  • When: All month
  • Where: Indianapolis Artsgarden, 110 W. Washington St.
  • Prices: free
  • More information:  indyarts.org/art-soul

‘The Giver’ and ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

You’ll find two plays on IRT stages this month. First, see the stage adaptation of “The Giver,” Lois Lowery’s 1993 Newberry Award-winning novel. Next, explore the moors with Sherlock Holmes in an adaptation of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

  • When: “The Giver” – Jan. 23 through Feb. 21; “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – Feb. 18 through March 15
  • Where: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington St.
  • Prices: “The Giver” – $25-$47; students – $20; “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – $25-$59; students – $20.
  • More information:  irtlive.com

Winter Nights Film Series

Feb. 6: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Feb. 13: An Affair to Remember (1957)
Feb. 20: Peter Pan (1924)
Feb. 27: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road
  • Prices: $9; $6 for IMA members and students
  • More information:  imamuseum.org

500 Festival Miler Series

  • When: February 7, 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: White River State Park
  • More information:  500festival.com

Indiana Home & Garden Show

  • When: Feb. 13 through 15
  • Where: Indiana Convention Center, Hall H, 100 S. Capitol Ave.
  • Prices: $5; free for children 18 and younger
  • More information:  homeshowcenter.com

12th Annual Indiana Art Fair

  • When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.
  • Prices: free with museum admission
  • More information:  indianamuseum.org

Indy Actors Playground

International Marketplace Lunch Tour

When: Feb. 18 at noon
Where: India Sizzling II, 4150 Lafayette Road
More information: RSVP at  imcoalition.org

Jazz Appreciation 101

Not only does David Allee own the Jazz Kitchen, but he also plays a mean trumpet. During this free conversation, he talks about the evolution of jazz in America from ragtime through bebop to contemporary.

  • When: Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave.
  • Prices: free, but ticket required
  • More information:  cloweshall.org

Night of Vonnegut

Comedian Lewis Black headlines the Night of Vonnegut, the 6th annual hosted by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.  WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella hosts the event, which also features writing awards presented to students of Shortridge High School.

  • When: Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library Atrium, 40 E. St. Clair St.
  • Prices: $100; students $60
  • More information:  vonnegutlibrary.org
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There is plenty to do in Indiana in February