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Chaotic Tuesdays are a great time to watch whimsy have its way with Chaos I, The Commons’ classic kinetic sculpture that’s on the move almost like old times monthly. The next such free gathering will be 5 to 6:30 Tuesday with staff from the Bartholomew County Public Library helping youngsters create paper tulips and gliders as Chaos takes off on its whirring maneuvers. Information: 812-379-1266 or mybcpl.org.

The last time the local Night Owl Country Band played The Commons, the foursome sold out the place with a crowd of 440 people amid a table layout. Come 7 p.m. March 22, the band will share a bill with nationally touring performers John Schneider and Christian Davis at The Commons, 300 Washington St. in downtown Columbus. Part of the proceeds from the event go the Wounded Warrior Project for veterans. Tickets: $20 general admission. And $50 ticket includes a Night Owl Country Band T-shirt and a meet-and-greet with Schneider. Available at nightowlcb.com. Information: nightowlcb.com or the Facebook page for Wounded Warrior Project Concert.

Organizers at the Bartholomew County Public Library call the Indianapolis-based act known as Laughing Jack, “a band of well-seasoned peddlers of sea shanties, traditional songs, Irish and American tunes.” Group members say they will concentrate on the Irish aspect of songs using wit, stories and folk music during a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Red Room of the library, 536 Fifth St. in downtown Columbus. Information: 812-379-1266 or mybcpl.org.

Brian Blair is a Republic reporter. He can be reached at 379-5672 or [email protected].

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