Top Picks – January 7

GREENFIELD – In celebration of the movie release of Rick Yancey’s book, “The 5th Wave,” teens are invited to meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, for alien-invasion inspired survival games. Participants can test themselves to see if they can make it through waves of destruction featuring obstacle courses and laser tag. A prize drawing will be conducted to give away two pairs of movie tickets for “The 5th Wave” along with a copy of the first book in the Wave series.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Winter Nights film series kicks off with “Hoosiers” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road. Celebrate Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial with an Indiana classic. Come early to watch portions of the unrestored film of the Milan High School championship game in 1954, screened by film historian Eric Grayson. See uniforms and other props from the team and movie, courtesy of the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum. Don’t miss a special appearance by members of the Milan team, along with other basketball surprises. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 317-923-1331.

INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s re-imagined production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens Wednesday and plays through Sunday at Clowes Hall on the Butler University campus, 4602 Sunset Ave. This new adaptation retains all the songs from the film version, plus adds a few new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets start at $28. Visit for show times and ticket prices.

CARMEL – Project Trio will perform a modern interpretation of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Studio Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green. With more than 83 million views on YouTube, Project Trio’s music fuses hip-hop, rock and pop with classical music and pop culture to deliver a powerful anti-bullying message in each performance. Visit for more information and ticket ordering.