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Monday, April 1 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 3 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 4 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, April 5 First Firday at the Irving Theater

Friday, April 5

#TretInIndy


Roses In November
Roses In November
available now


the Irving Theater welcomes
Tret Fure

 7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $15 advance / $18 day of show


Come celebrate with Tret Fure the release her top ten folk album, "Roses in November".  Her songs and stories are not to be missed.

Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest.  At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album "Mousetrap. She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the Geils Band.

A prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 16 albums and CDs over the course of her 48 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

In the early 80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women's Music.  She recorded with and produced some of the best of women's music including the legendary "Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall" (1983).  She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together.

Now after 8 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories., Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song. as well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Music.  In 2009, Tret was voted "Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician".  In the same year she received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women's Music.  She is also the #1 folk artist for Reverbnation in Newport News, VA. In 2017, Tret took 2nd place in the Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay songwriting contest for her song "The Fishermen of Bristol Bay".

Her acclaimed solo releases include "Tret Fure" (1973), "Terminal Hold" (1984), "Edges of the Heart" (1986), "Time Turns the Moon" (1990), "Back Home" (2001) which took both album of the year and single of the year awards for 2001 from OutVoice Top 40, "My Shoes" (2003) in which Sing Out! Magazine says "Fure's new solo venture signals her intent to do more than just move on.  This album soars...She has never sounded better...This mature effort surely ranks among Fure's finest works and will be savored by old-time fans and new fans alike.", "Anytime Anywhere" (2005) and "True Compass" (2007) both beautiful collections of songs of love and passion, "The Horizon" (2010), "A Piece of the Sky" (2013) and "Rembrandt Afternoons" (2015) which was chosen by the acclaimed folk music show 'Midnight Special' as their album of the week and was in heavy rotation on folk shows around the country. Her song "Freedom" has been arranged for chorale groups and is being performed widely around the country.

Now Tret has released a stunning collection of songs on her latest release "Roses in November" (2018).  "Roses in November" has been on the Folk DJ charts for the past 6 months.  Her song "Lessons From Home Plate" was the #1 song in the month of June, with the album at #4 and she was the #2 artist.  In November, the title song was #7. Wanda A. Fischer from WMAC Northeast Public Radio has this to say, "Roses in November" is yet another masterpiece from Tret. Exceptionally crafted songs delivered with passion, conviction and, yes, soul.  Tret weaves magic both in the lyrics and between the lines. This will certainly be on my "Best of 2018" list. Fure also markets of her own line of clothing named after her popular song "Tomboy girl".  In addition, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting individually and in workshop settings.  She paints pet portraits on commission and, an accomplished cook, Fure has also published a cookbook, "Tret's Kitchen", featuring her own recipes.  Along with bridging the marketing, production, music and art worlds, Tret served for 6 years as President of Local 1000,  The Traveling Musicians Association--a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity.

Tret is truly a Renaissance Woman!
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Monday, April 8 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 10 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 11 Poetry Open Mic

Saturday, April 13



Weekly view columnist Alan E Hunter presents
The Band:   A Musical Discussion
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first performance

2:00p to 2:00p  |  FREE


Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s first performance at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom during this, the 50th Anniversary year of Woodstock.

Big Pink...Bob Dylan...Levon Helm...Robbie Robertson...Rick Danko...Richard Manuel...Garth Hudson...Up on Cripple Creek...The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and more!

Featuring Indianapolis radio personalities Jay Baker and Dave "The King" Wilson with guest commentator Ed Wenck.

Special Musical Guest: Mud Creek Conservatory featuring Ed Wenck and Josh Gillespie.

A donation to the Weekly View is requested for admission.



Saturday, April 13

#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, May 11

Sunday, April 14

#ROCKtheIrving

It's All Good Booking and Shark Mouth Productions presents
Boys Of Fall
Oh, Weatherly
Never Loved
Chin Up, Kid
You vs Yesterday

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

Detroit's Boys Of Fall will be on tour with Oh, Weatherly and Never Loved this spring.  The band will be out in support of their latest album 'Better Moments' (InVogue Records) which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Alternative New Artist chart late last year.  Check out the video for the song "Heartbreaker"
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Monday, April 15 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 17 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 18 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, April 19

#ResErection

Angel Burlesque presents
ResErection

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  $15 / $25 VIP


Spring is here and everything is a poppin'. Join the Angels in shedding some of that heavy wear and see what springs to life! Bewbs a swingin' and senses tingling from our signature style of sexy burlesque with a dash of hilarity.

Two show of burlesque delight to warm up for a hot summer!

VIP tickets includes guaranteed front row seating, a photo with the cast and a goody bag!
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Saturday, April 20

#ResErection

Angel Burlesque presents
ResErection

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  $15 / $25 VIP


Spring is here and everything is a poppin'. Join the Angels in shedding some of that heavy wear and see what springs to life! Bewbs a swingin' and senses tingling from our signature style of sexy burlesque with a dash of hilarity.

Two show of burlesque delight to warm up for a hot summer!

VIP tickets includes guaranteed front row seating, a photo with the cast and a goody bag!
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Monday, April 22 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, April 24 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, April 25 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, April 26

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Songwriter's Circle
featuring
Sorrow Estate (Clifton Park New York)
Nick Ivanovich (Indianapolis)
Jamie Nichole (Indianapolis)
Ryan Harrison (Nashville Indiana)

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

Laura Beth Johnson is the award-winning poet, writer, and musician behind Sorrow Estate.  Johnson charms and electrifies taprooms, listening rooms, and living rooms alike as her brash vocals and haunting melodies meander through a unique blend of folk, rock, and jazz. Her debut album, The Sorrow Estate, shook the Capital Region in 2016.  A spoken word performance on the album titled Crazy and Special was awarded the Lucy Monro Brooker Poetry Prize from the University of Indianapolis.  The song Barley Field Children earned Johnson a full scholarship to the Glen Workshop this summer where she will be working with Over the Rhine in a songwriting workshop. In 2017, a special collection of cheery songs called The Happy EP was released to eager listeners the same month Johnson graduated with a degree in Writing and Communications.  Noted in the playlists of 97.7 WEXT’s Andrew Gregory and featured by Chris Wienk on The Local 518 Show, Johnson’s Sorrow Estate has drawn attention as an emerging poet and folk artist. Sorrow Estate has been seen this summer at the MOVE Music Festival and Albany's 70th Tulip Festival.

Johnson began writing songs at the age of 13 and competed in singing competitions with her own compositions.  She placed annually in several local singing competitions and went on to study Writing and Communications at Houghton College with an emphasis in Songwriting. Johnson has been seen at Café Lena in Saratoga, The Moon River in Oxford, England, Tin Roof in Indianapolis, and Commodore Grille in Nashville.  Her sound is reminiscent of Ingrid Michelson and Julien Baker with lyrical content similar to Bright Eyes and Damien Rice.  She sites all these artists as influences on her music as well as Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath, Bob Dylan, Amy Grant, and Jewel.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday May 24.

Monday, April 29 Acoustic Open Mic

Coming in May

Friday, May 3 First Firday at the Irving Theater

wednesday, May 8

ZEAL
ZEAL
available Spring 2019

#KingsInIndy

Afton presents
Kings Kaleidoscope
Wordplayed

 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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Thursday, May 9

#MartinBarre

Mark Gasper presents
50 years of Jethro Tull
featuring longtime Jethro Tull guitartist
Martin Barre and his Band
Jethro Tull drummer(1967 to 1971)
Clive Bunker
and playing keyboard for Jethro Tull (1977 to 1980)
Dee Palmer

7:30p / doors 6:30p  |  $40 / $65 Premium Seating


In 1969, a band of four English musicians known as JETHRO TULL arrived in New York and literally took America by storm.  Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide!

Tull guitarist Martin Barre and his Band reunites with his former Jethro Tull bandmates Clint Bunker (drums) and Dee Palmer (keyboards) in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary.

The tour will include Martin's touring band, featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, Darby Todd on Drums, with Becca Langsford and Ali Hart on vocals.

As Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson are taking a break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue.  His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years.

*NOTE THAT IAN ANDERSON IS NOT PERFORMING AS PART OF THIS CONCERT*

At the center of Tull's unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre. Renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos, Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years. His sound and playing having been a major factor in their success.

Martin's guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on 'Aqualung'.  His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1989.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
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Thursday, May 30



the Irving Theater welcomes
The Other Favorites
Reina del Cid

 8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  $20 /

The Other Favorites is the long time duo project of Carson McKee and Josh Turner. Perhaps best known for their performances on YouTube, which have garnered millions of views.  The Other Favorites are now based out of Brooklyn.  Together, Turner and McKee bring their shared influences of folk, bluegrass and classic rock into a modern framework;  one distinguished by incisive songwriting, virtuosic guitar work and tight two-part harmony.
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Reina del Cid is a singer songwriter and leader of the eponymous folk rock band based in Minnesota.  Her song-a-week video series, Sunday Mornings with Reina del Cid, has amassed 24 million views on YouTube and collected a diverse following made up of everyone from jamheads to college students to white-haired intelligentsia.  In 2011 she began collaborating with Toni Lindgren, who is the lead guitarist on all three of Del Cids albums, as well as a frequent and much beloved guest on the Sunday Morning videos.  The two have adapted their sometimes hard-hitting rock ballads and catchy pop riffs into a special acoustic duo set which they will tour in Europe and the United States this year.
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Friday, May 31



Mad Hatter Shows present
Asperger's Are Us
first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people

8:00p  |  $12/ VIP $17 advance


Audiences don’t usually know what to expect from Asperger's Are Us, a Boston sketch comedy troupe made up solely of artists on the autism spectrum. Will they use self-deprecating humor about life with Asperger’s syndrome?  Are they hoping to shed light on a serious condition? Will they be something like Sheldon, the socially inept character on CBS’s 'The Big Bang Theory'?

The answer, it turns out, is none of the above.

“Instead of focusing on the condition, the four men who make up the troupe perform skits and monologues that reflect their thoughts, perspectives and offbeat sensibilities, often characterized by deadpan and absurd humor... the guys are not looking for sympathy laughs or polite applause. Their show is not an autism awareness campaign, they say.  They want people to laugh simply because they’re funny." – New York Times
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