Brian’s picks – April 27th

1) If the color and exuberant pageantry of Bollywood has swept you away a time or two, make note: “100 Years of Bollywood — the U.S. Tour 2017” makes a stop in Columbus at 5 p.m. April 30 at Judson Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St. in Columbus. The professional show originates from Pune, India. The Columbus Ganesh Utsav Mandal, which organizes the local, annual Ganesh Festival, has coordinated this event of the genre’s of music and dance. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children younger than 10 years old are admitted free. Information and tickets: 812-374-6691 or

2) You probably need not watch more than one minute of any of juggler Matt Jergen’s performance videos online to decide that this guy is among the most talented of performers for Old National Bank’s First Fridays For Families series. And he’s daring and funny to boot. He brings his inventive act to the season-closing, free show at 6 p.m. May 5 at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus. Information: Columbus Area Arts Council at 812-376-2539 or

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