There is plenty to do in Indiana in February

A list of some local activities

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.
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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
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‘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.
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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
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500 Festival Miler Series

  • When: February 7, 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: White River State Park
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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
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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
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Indy Actors Playground

International Marketplace Lunch Tour

When: Feb. 18 at noon
Where: India Sizzling II, 4150 Lafayette Road
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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
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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
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