Though for Hoosier basketball fans there is only one photo deserving of the title, “The Shot,” the NCAA Photo Archive is now featuring the work of photographer Rich Clarkson’s 60 years of covering NCAA Men’s Final Four. As a college freshman, Clarkson photographed Kansas University when it won the national championship at the University of Washington’s Heck Edmundson Arena. Now, 59 championships later, his camera has produced one of the most unique archives of any major American sporting event as documented by the same person. An exhibition of some of his favorite pictures at the NCAA Hall of Champions runs through May 5, including during the 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis. Visit ncaahallofchampions.org for more information.
As Hasbro’s Transformers franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Children’s Museum’s exhibition shows the fun and innovation that has gone into the creation of the iconic robots. This exhibit will showcase the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons, including favorites like Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Grimlock. The exhibit runs through July 26. Visit childrensmuseum.org for information on admission fees and museum hours.
Theatre on the Square presents “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein.” Mostly known for the Unicorn Song and his children’s poetry, there is also a darker side to Silverstein, where nothing is as it seems, and the most innocent conversation can turn menacing in an instant. The 10 imaginative plays in this collection range widely in content, but the style is unmistakably Silverstein. Showing now through March 27, visit tots.org for admission information and show times.
Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to you for the first time. Magical special effects will fill the theater. A full-sized replica of the Dinosaur train and an engaging live host will make their adventures seem truly seem larger than life. Through interactivity, music and laughter, Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure will have kids up and dancing in the aisles. Shows Saturday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit thecenterfortheperformingarts.org for more information.