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Saturday, February 2

#ROCKtheIrving

Shark Mouth Productions presents
Moonbeau
There Are Ghosts
Parallax Noise
Rooms

7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $13 advance / $15 day of show

Moonbeau started as a synth-pop solo-project by Christian Gough of The Yugos, an indie rock staple in Cincinnati.  Through Moonbeau, Gough was able to focus on improving his home studio production techniques and use throwback pop sounds compared to what you'd hear on an A-HA or Flock of Seagulls record.  Over the last two years, Gough's project Moonbeau has picked up speed with help from new band members Claire Muenchen (keys/vox) and Alex Murphy-White (drums).  Last year, the group signed to Old Flame Records and began recording their first debut album.  If you are looking for infectious melody and a danceable beat, Moonbeau will never disappoint.  Powerful choruses and simple, yet catchy, guitar leads will ensue. Delivering a sense of nostalgia with almost every note, Moonbeau will make your heart flutter and break.
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Monday, February 4 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, February 6 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, February 7 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, February 9

#DaggersBall3
the Irving Theater welcomes
Dagger's Ball III
featuring
Bad Dagger
Kaleidoscope Jukebox

 9:00p / doors 8:00p  |  $10 at the door


Welcome to Dagger's Ball III, the second installment of Bad Dagger's annual event!  Joining the bill once again is Kaleidoscope Jukebox along with Double Negative Design, Herm Productions, and Goedde Lights & Sound!  The team has been hard at work planning this and you're not going to want to miss what it has in store. See you at the Ball!
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Monday, February 11 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, February 13 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, February 14

#MyFunnyValentine

Red Flag Comedy and Shark Mouth Productions presents
My Funny Valentine

hosted by
Jake Johnson

featuring comedians
Dyke Michaels
Katie Hetlage
Austin Fry
Joe Bates

and music by
The Breakes
Fern Murphy

 9:00p / doors 8:00p  |  $10 single / $15 couples


Scrambling for Valentine’s Day plans with bae?!  Don’t wanna be a sadperson on a contentious holiday!?  Come on out to the Irving Theater for an excellent lineup of local comedy and tunes!

Tickets for "Singles" are $10. Tickets for "Couples" are $15. Get it? It's 2 tickets for $15.  See what we did there?
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Friday, February 15

#CarrieInIndy


proudly serving
Round Town Brewery
at this event


the Irving Theater welcomes
Carrie Newcomer
with pianist Gary Walters
and Audio Diner

 7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  SOLD OUT


Carrie Newcomer is a Grammy-winning songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator.  She has been described as a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and one who "asks all the right questions" by Rolling Stone.  Recent appearances include PBS Religion and Ethics and National Award Winning Krista Tippett's On Being.  In the fall of 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India invited by the American Embassy of India, resulting in her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan.  In June 2012/13 Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, Africa and The Middle East, performing in schools, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals.  Carrie has 16 nationally released albums on Available Light & Concord/Rounder including The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life and Everything is Everywhere.  Newcomer has also released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays & Lyrics.  Newcomer's first theatrical production, Betty's Diner:  The Musical was produced as part of the Purdue University 2015/2016 theatrical season and is now available to interested theaters, universities and spiritual communities. In 2016 Carrie presented the Commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree in Music for Social Change from Goshen College. Her 2017 PBS special, An Evening with Carrie Newcomer is currently playing in 200 markets across the USA, featuring songs from The Beautiful Not Yet and special commentary and conversation with Parker J. Palmer.  Other collaborations with Parker J. Palmer include Healing the Heart of Democracy:  A Gathering of Spirits for the Common Good and What We Need is Here: Hope Hard Times and Human Possibility. Other special collaborations include productions with neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, author, Rabbi Sandy Sasso, environmental author Scott Russel Sander.  Carrie tours internationally performing and presenting workshops and retreats.  In June of 2018 Carrie joined again with Parker J. Palmer for anew project, The Growing Edge, with a new website, podcast and retreat.
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Saturday, February 16

#DressUp

do317 Top Picks


Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

VALENTINE SHOW

 Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
 17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, March 9

Monday, February 18 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, February 20 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, February 21 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, February 22

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes

Songwriters Circle
featuring
Haunted Like Human (Nashville)
Delta Duo (Indianapolis)
Donn Smith and Savannah (Indianapolis)
Guest (Somewhere)

 8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  free ($5 suggested)

Haunted Like Human is bringing a new roots voice to Nashville:  two parts folk, one part Americana, and a dash of indie vibes.  Classically trained guitarist Cody Clark has played everything from post-hardcore to jazz.  Vocalist Dale Chapman grew up writing prose and poetry, and she brings her strong imagery and storytelling into her music.  A combination of Northwestern grit and Southern charm, the two strive to create a unique and intimate listening experience.

Their debut album, Ghost Stories, was released in September of 2017. Their latest EP, Folklore, is out now.
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Pre-WWII Mississippi Delta blues with an Eastern European flair.  The Delta Duo — JJ Stenzoski and Irina Povarova — marries the raw tone of a National resonator slide guitar to the sweet purity of the classical Russian violin.

World-class Russian violinist Irina Povarova was formally trained in classical violin at the Kazan musical conservatory in Tatarstan, Russia.  She has toured throughout Europe with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Radio and TV Company of Belarus and more recently has performed stateside with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and her chamber music quartet in venues across central Indiana, including Carmel’s new Palladium.  Offstage, Irina is a highly-respected instructor of violin, viola, and piano.

Born and raised in Chicago, blues guitarist JJ Stenzoski is currently a lecturer in creative writing and English composition at Indiana University in Indianapolis.  He is a devotee and scholar of early acoustic blues and brings his passion for these musical roots to each performance.  JJ studied under the personal tutelage of world-renown artists Stefan Grossman, Woody Mann, and acoustic blues master Rory Block.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday March 22.

Monday, February 25 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, February 27 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, February 28 Poetry Open Mic

Coming in March

Saturday, March 2

#ROCKtheIrving

Shark Mouth Productions presents
Forest Green
Overgrow
Guests

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $10 advance / $12 day of show

Forest Green is a Michigan-based four piece rock outfit with a unique blend of alternative and post-hardcore roots, and who have etched their way into the scene with a style of their own.  Displaying a raw, intense and an emotion-filled sound, they’ve proven to bring nothing but energy and passion to their music and live performances.”

In August Forest Green joined the roster of independent labor No Sleep Records.   Forest Green joins a roster of some of the hottest, rising and established rock, punk and emo bands around like Hot Mulligan, Living With Lions, Slow Bloom among others.
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Originated in Columbus, Ohio in early 2016, Overgrow is the solo project of singer/guitarist Jake Ciccotelli.  A side project in its early days, Overgrow functioned as Ciccotelli’s outlet for all of the facets of life that were difficult to vocalize traditionally.  In late 2017, after the breakup of his previous band, Overgrow entered a period of reinvention, in which the debut EP The House You Made was written - this time with a full-band delivery.  The release primarily touches on grieving the loss of Ciccotelli’s late father, who had passed away suddenly in October of 2017. The release also tackles themes of self-criticism, and taking charge of one’s own mental health.
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Friday, March 8

#NappyRoots

Mad Hatter Shows present
Nappy Roots
Guest

 8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $20 / VIP $40 advance


Since Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998, they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger.  After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall.  It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years.  Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.

After severing ties with Atlantic Record and going independent, it was inevitable change was his own for solo efforts. Nappy Roots had no choice but to keep it moving and did so as smoothly as possible.  As the saying goes, “the show must go on,” and so it has, obstacles included.

With a heavy heart and no major label record deal, Nappy Roots knew they had to remain in pursuit of their destiny and, thus, Nappy Roots Entertainment Group was formed.  The members of Nappy Roots were facing foreclosures and a mountain of stress in the jobless economy, but still they remained positive and pushed on, while never forgetting where they came from and what they had accomplished. With fans constantly communicating with the members online and at shows, the guys realized they weren’t the only ones having trouble.

With the release of their tenth mix-tape Shit's Beautiful and the departure of Big V from the group, as he left to pursue a solo career, Nappy Roots forges forward.  Between touring and recording, the four-man group focuses on consistently putting out quality hip-hop.

A weak man with no vision, no diligence behind the vision, and no faith behind the diligence would have given up, but Skinny Deville, Fishscales, B. Stille and Ron Clutch did, can, and will handle this and more, all in the name of Nappy Roots.
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Saturday, March 9

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

 Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $7
 17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, April 11

Coming in May

wednesday, May 8

ZEAL
ZEAL
available Spring 2019

#KingsInIndy

Afton presents
Kings Kaleidoscope
Guest
Guest

 7:30p / doors 7:00p  |  $25 / $60 VIP meet & greet


Kings Kaleidoscope and Special Guests embark on their first nationwide tour, covering 25 US cities promoting their newest album, "ZEAL".

Kings Kaleidoschope has a history of breaking convention.   The band first met at church, reimagining hymns and ecclesial melodies.  But what started under lofted ceilings soon broke through, reaching the ready ears of crowds and critics. Five EPs and two critically-acclaimed LPs later (both landing in the top 10 on Billboard's gospel chart), King's continues to reinvent their medium.  Genre-bending rhythms, bold arrangements, and soaring melodies underscore the diverse influences within the band.  Chad Gardner leads the collective of friends; up to ten members strong, and all hands stretch the canvas until it sings.  Their latest project, “The Beauty Between,” is another transformation, but what remains true—and what resonates with fans—is the creative core:  an honest expression of the ache, love, and color of a life redeemed.
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