Event Calendar: Week of 1/1

New Year’s Day

99th Annual Indianapolis Auto Show ● Hosted by the Greater Metropolitan Auto Show at the Indiana Convention Center ● 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ● 100 S. Capitol St., Indianapolis ● $6 online; $7 at the door; children 12 and under free ● www.indyautoshow.com

COTAM New Year’s Day ● Explore some antiques; five new vendors have been added to Carmel Old Town Antique Mall. Snacks are available, as well as football on TV ● 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ● 38 W. Main St., Carmel ● 566-1908 ● www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com

Reynolds Farm Equipment 20th Annual Lights Display ● Take a drive after dinner to enjoy the holiday lights. ● Free ● 12501 Reynolds Dr., Fishers ● 849-0810

Wednesday

Winter Fun Days ● Enjoy some wintertime fun at Conner Prairie. Participate in a chocolate-making demonstration, learn frontier surviving skills in the Featherstone Barn, discover what animals do in the winter and more. ● 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 6 (closed New Year’s Day) ● 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● $12 for adults, $9 for ages 2-12 ● 776-6006 ● www.connerprairie.org

 

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 through Sunday ● 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ● 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● Included with paid general admission ● 776-6006 ● www.connerprairie.org

“Arsenic & Old Lace” ● In this popular comedy from the 1940s, a man discovers that his sweet spinster aunts are poisoning old men to end their lonely suffering. Plays through Feb. 3 ● 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday ● 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday ● Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis ● Starting at $37.50 ● 872-9664 ● www.beefandboards.com

 

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 ● Tarkington Theater, 3 Center Green, Carmel ● $34-$44 ● 843-3800 ● www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

First Friday Open House ● Do you have a New Year’s resolution to explore the arts? Enjoy the winter-themed exhibit, Settling in: Winter in Hamilton County ● 5 to 8 p.m. ● Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville ● Free ● www.nickelplatearts.org

 

Saturday

Stars of the Russian Ballet at the Palladium● Some of the best names in ballet will perform dances to a collection of classic and contemporary pieces, including “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Le Cosaire” and “Paquito.” ● 8 p.m. ● 1 Center Green, Carmel ● Student tickets are $18; adults start at $38 ● 843-3800 ● thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

Hearthside Suppers by Candlelight ● Enjoy an authentic 19th century meal featuring beef broth with rivels, potato eggs, squash pudding and Everlasting Syllabub. Entertainment and more to follow dinner. ● 6 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday ● Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● $60/person or $55/member ● 776-6006 ● www.connerprairie.org

 

Sunday

Blue Ribbon & Yellow Rose Carriage Tours● Take your sweetheart downtown and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. ● Blue Ribbon Carriage Tour: 1 to 11 p.m., 6 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday 6 p.m. to midnight, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; Yellow Rose Carriage Tour: 4 to 11 p.m., 6 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday ● Blue Ribbon picks up and drops off passengers at various downtown areas; Yellow Rose picks up and drops off passengers at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis ● Pricing depends on length of tour ● 631-4169 for Blue Ribbon; 634-3400 for Yellow Rose ● www.blueribboncarriages.com; www.indycarriage.com

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