Top Picks – June 18

Child Advocates hosts the Superhero Run Saturday, June 27, at White River State Park to support children whose lives have been affected by abuse and/or neglect. There is a 5k Run/Walk as well as a 2-mile fun walk. Pre-registration is required at, and dressing up is encouraged. Packets can be picked up as early at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. Call 317-493-2226 for more information.

Friday launches the first of three weekends of the 49th Indianapolis Early Music Festival at the Indiana History Center located downtown on the canal at 450 W. Ohio St. St. Matthias Maute, an internationally known composer and conductor, will perform Friday and Sunday. Soprano Nell Snaidas will perform on June 26. The Rose Ensemble will perform “The Land of Three Faiths” June 28. Trio Cetticento and Rachel Barton Pine will perform July 10 and 12. Log on to for ticket prices and times.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is in its final weekend at the Buck Creek Playhouse at 11150 Southeastern Ave. in Acton. This Tony-award winning show features a group of six mid-pubescents played by adults, all of whom are vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout-inducing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. For reservations, visit or call 317-862-2270.

The Heartland Film Festival Summer Rewind, tonight through Saturday in downtown Fountain Square, will showcase 12 feature films from the 2014 Heartland Film Festival in this three-day mini-festival. This event gives movie-goers a chance to see independent films from all over the world and interact with filmmakers and actors. In attendance will be James Randi, subject of the film, “An Honest Liar,” and Stewart Schill, director of “Frank vs. God.” Find out more about the films being shown and show times at