Brian’s picks – November 3

Wistful nostalgia flowed right along with the rhythm of classic rock tunes last year when Yacht Rock Revue provided the musical groove for Columbus Regional Health Foundation’s 21st annual Reverse Raffle fundraiser for VIMCare, treating those with no insurance. The band with Columbus members Nick Niespodziani and Peter Olson returns for the event at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Clarion Hotel, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike. Tickets are $170 for one dinner seat and one raffle ticket. Information:

The 70-voice Indianapolis Men’s Chorus brings a touch of Indiana’s bicentennial to Columbus 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the free Fridays at First series at First United Methodist Church, 618 Eighth St. The volunteer choir will perform a collection of timeless Hoosier favorites and selections from legendary Indiana musicians. Kevin Butler has used the series to highlight a range of varied groups and artists, including those with local connections. Information: 812-372-2851;

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.