Event Calendar: Week of 12/18

Today

MCC Table Tennis Club ● The weather’s turning cold and dreary; get your athletic activity in at Monon Community Center and & Central Park. Every Tuesday and Saturday the MCC Table Tennis Club meets and plays on 12 professional tables. Those wishing to play are encouraged to bring their own racquets and balls. ● 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays ● 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel ● $5 per visit or $30 for the month ● 573-5248

Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt ● Merchants in the arts district will decorate the houses which can be seen in each of their windows. Pick up a clue sheet at Tea Buds Brewing Co., 111 W. Main St., Carmel, and find the answers to each clue on the festive houses. When you are finished, you will be entered into a drawing for baskets filled with gingerbread treats. The Simply Sweet Shoppe will treat each child who participates with a goody bag. ● Each day through Saturday ● 30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel ● 571-2787 ● http://carmelartsanddesign.com/FEATURES/holiday/

A Christmas Carol” ● Visit Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for a musical adaptation of the Christmas classic. The cost of the ticket includes a lunch or dinner buffet. ● 1 p.m. ● Starting at $22, $3 discount for children ages 3 to 15 ● 9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis ● 872-9664

 

Wednesday

The 12 Homes of Christmas ● Noblesville Preservation Alliance presents a holiday driving tour, showcasing the exterior of twelve homes, each from one of Noblesville’s historic neighborhoods. ● 6 to 9 p.m. daily. ● Cost: Free, but online voting for best decoration is $1 and is a tax-deductible donation to NPA ● Maps are $1 at various local stores ● 426-1672 ●  www.noblesvillepreservation.com

Wine Wednesday ● Looking for a little pick me up at the midweek point? Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub offers up Wine Wednesday. The venue that often hosts music and dishes out coffee and craft beer puts its House Red and House White wines on sale at $4 per glass. ● Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub ● 8235 E. 116th St., Fishers ● 436-7049

 

Thursday

Gingerbread Village ● Oh, do you know the Gingerbread Man? Look for him while you stroll through this yummy gingerbread village created by both amateurs and professionals at Conner Prairie. Your whole family will be counting all the gumdrops, peppermints and colorful candies used to make these icing-covered masterpieces every Thursday to Sunday (Closed Dec. 24 and 25) ● 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ● 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● $6 (event is free with price of general admission for ages 2 and up) ● 776-6006 ● www.connerprairie.org

Carmel Repertory Theater presents “Scrooge: The Musical” ● The stage musical created in 1992 closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Leslie Bricusse, who wrote the music and lyrics, was nominated for an Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the 1970 musical film Scrooge; many were carried over for the musical. ● 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ● The Studio Theater, 355 City Center Dr., Carmel ● Cost: $22-$25 ● 843-3800 ● www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

 

Friday

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” ● Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale returns for the holidays! The trials and triumphs of Jacob’s favorite son are told entirely in song, blending 50’s Rock-n-Roll, Country Western, Calypso, Pop and French Chanson. ● 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ● Tarkington Theater, 3 Center Green, Carmel ● $34-$44 ● 843-3800 ● www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

Conner Prairie by Candlelight ● Celebrate Christmas as it was more than 175 years ago: Meet new friends in Prairietown on a guided, hour-long tour of their homes by candlelight. Join the Ullman’s Hanukkah celebration, head to a bonfire at the center of the town and visit the Campbell’s holiday party. ● Staggered start times between 6 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow ● 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● $11-$15 ● 776-6006 or 800-966-1936 ● www.connerprairie.org

 

Saturday

Festival of Carols ● Featuring the 150-voice Indianapolis Symphonic Choir with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Circle City Ringers, “Festival of Carols” is the Hoosier concert annually creating new holiday traditions for kids from 1 to 92. ● 3 and 8 p.m. (8 p.m. sold out) ● Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel ● $15-$38 ● 843-3800 ● www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

Breakfast with Santa ● Kids of all ages can experience the thrill of meeting Santa while enjoying a hot breakfast buffet. Sing-a-long with holiday favorites and cherish the memory with a photo of your kids with Santa. Reservations are required ● 9 and 10:30 a.m. ● The Mansion at Oak Hill, 5801 E. 116th St., Carmel  ● $18.50 per person ● 843-9850

 

Sunday

A Beef & Boards Christmas at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre ● The theatre’s annual holiday show presents a singing and dancing tradition in a variety show format. 1:30 and 7 p.m. 8 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. on Saturday Starting at $37 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis ● 872-9664● www.beefandboards.com/

Duke Energy ‘Yuletide Celebration’ at Hilbert Circle Theatre ● Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday musical includes singing and dancing acts featuring tap dancing Santas and songs from “Elf: The Musical.” ● 2 and 6 p.m. ● 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday ● 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday ● 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis ● Staring at $25 for children (4-12) and $40 for adults ● 639-4300 ● www.indianapolissymphony.org/

 

New Year’s Eve — Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration 2012 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre ● Ring in the New Year with a dinner buffet and a performance of Arsenic & Old Lace; enjoy a glass of champagne, balloons dropping from the ceiling at midnight and live music by Blue Bus band; dance the evening away, but don’t forget to stay for the breakfast buffet. ● Contact Beef & Boards for more information ● 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis ● $75 per person ● 872-9664 ● www.beefandboards.com/

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