Top Picks – May 21

The koalas are back at the Indianapolis Zoo on Saturday. Visitors can get an up-close view of these fuzzy forest-dwellers on loan from the San Diego Zoo. Koalas are marsupials and are native to Australia. The two adult koalas will make their home away from home in the Zoo’s Forests exhibit. They will be in Indianapolis through Labor Day. Visit for zoo hours and admission fees.

Weird Al Yankovic returns to Indianapolis for one day only at 7:30 p.m. May 28 at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis. Weird Al has been writing parody songs since his teen years. In 1982, he released his first album, which included the singles, “My Balogna” and “Another One Rides the Bus.” His latest studio album, “Mandatory Fun” contains 12 songs that spoof such hits as “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and songs by Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons. Tickets are available at

Saturday and Sunday, step back in time at the 39th Annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, a festival of the color, costumes, and lifestyle of the 18th century. More than 100 merchant and food booths will be on the grounds of the French Commons located at Second and Willow Streets behind the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for Revolutionary War battle re-enactments, demonstrations of frontier skills and vendor booths with period wares. More details can be found online at

The Mind Tripping Show at the downtown Indianapolis Hilton at 125 W. Market St. is the longest-running live theater show in Indianapolis. It features mind-reading, psychological illusions and comedy and is described as “Candid Camera meets the Twilight Zone.” The husband and wife team has been touring for 10 years. Tickets are available for Friday’s 8:30 p.m. performance and for most Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Visit for ticket sales and more information.