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Shakespeare, Kids Theater, Flix and Float, Car Show, More This Weekend Locally

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Ka’Lena Cuevas, as Horatio, and Logan Laflin, as Hamlet, rehearse earlier this week for Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission’s 30th annual Shakespeare in the Park, which opened Wednesday and continues nightly through Saturday outdoors at Federal Hill Commons.

It’s a busy time for theatrical productions.

Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission’s 30th annual Shakespeare in the Park opened Wednesday and continues nightly through Saturday outdoors at Federal Hill Commons.

The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players’ musical, Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” featuring about 40 youth ages 5-18, opens tonight and continues for five performances, including two matinees, through Sunday at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

Basile Westfield Playhouse’s youth production, “30 Reasons Not to be in a Play,” featuring about 20 youth, opens tonight and continues for eight performances, including two matinees, through Aug. 7 at the Playhouse.

Civic Theatre’s Young Artists Program presents “42nd Street,” opening tonight with performances through Sunday at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel.

Also, just south, local teens are also involved in the Summer Stock Stage “Bring It On: The Musical,” opening tonight with performances through Sunday at Ayres Auditorium at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis.

Admission is free to the Shakespeare in the Park, and tickets are still available, but going fast, to the other four shows, where patrons will find lots of local teens performing in the latter.

Here are more details on those show, plus more things to do this weekend and beyond:

1. Noblesville Schools’ families are invited to a Back to School Bash 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the new Beaver Stadium in Noblesville, with food, games, sports, art, giveaways, live music, school and community exhibitors and more.

2. Carousel Corner is open at Forest Park in Noblesville from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, then weekends Aug. 6-Oct. 23, with $2 carousel rides and $3 mini golf.

3. Relax with Symphony on the Prairie concerts at Conner Prairie in Fishers, featuring “Hollywood Nights: A Bob Seger Experience,” tonight; “Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA,” Saturday, with tickets at https://www.connerprairie.org

4. Main Street Productions presents “30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play,” by Alan Haehnel,” today through Aug. 7, at Westfield Playhouse, directed by Tanya Haas, with tickets at https://www.westfieldplayhouse.org/

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Cast members rehearse for Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players’ musical, Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” which opened Thursday and continues through Sunday at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

5. The Belfry Theatre Apprentice Players presents Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” July 28-31 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, directed by James H. Williams, with tickets at www.belfrytheatre.com.

6. Grab a lawn chair and blanket and head out to Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission’s 30th annual free Shakespeare in the Park production, 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville, with Noblesville director Jen Otterman.

7. Come out to Forest Park Aquatic Center in Noblesville and enjoy movies this summer on the new video board during the Flix and Float movie nights select Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., featuring “The Shallows,” Rated PG-13, sponsored by Holt Legal Group, this Saturday; “Goonies,” sponsored by Sign Craft, on Aug. 13; “Dog,” sponsored by Lew’s Plumbing, on Aug. 20; and “Top Gun,” sponsored by Troy and Alicia Tricker, on Sept. 30. Admission is $5 per person but included with pool membership. Visit https://www.forestparkpool.org/

8. Noblesville Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to noon, at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville. Market continues every Saturday this summer. Parking is offered at nearby parking lots and at the park’s Green Room parking lot, which is restricted to vendor spaces and handicapped parking only during the weekly market.

9. Ride the Nickel Plate Express little red Caboose on Saturday and Aug. 6 and 20, with tickets at https://nickelplateexpress.com/

10. Come out to Throwback Night — vintage car show, free concert featuring The Neighbors band, 50-cent hot dogs and Wheelers open late — from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Mercantile 37 in Noblesville.

11. Hamilton County Parks’ Koteewi Aerial Adventure (Edge Adventures), K-Trails Equestrian Adventures, Koteewi Range Sport & Target Archery Center and Koteewi Lake are all open for the season.

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Cast members Ella Crites (left) and Amaya Smith, both Westfield High School juniors, rehearse for Basile Westfield Playhouse’s youth production, “30 Reasons Not to be in a Play,” which opened Thursday and continues through Aug. 7 at the Playhouse.

12. Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles invites car buffs to show off their vintage vehicles on the Courthouse Square during the weekly Saturday night Cruise-in. Lawn chairs and old-car conversations invited.

13. Early bird pricing ends Sunday for Noblesville Brewfest on Sept. 17, benefiting Forest Park Aquatic Center, with tickets at www.NoblesvilleBrewfest.com.

14. Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Cornhole Tournament at Forest Park will be Aug. 5.

15. Join Hamilton County Parks & Recreation on the lawn at Cool Creek Park for the Cool Creek Concert Series, with $5 admission, free to ages 12 and younger, with final concert Aug. 5 with 45 RPM.

16. Noblesville Main Street’s Noblesville Street Dance has changed its date to Aug. 6, from the previously posted July 23 event, on the Courthouse Square.

17. Carmel Community Players presents “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment,” directed by Lori Raffel, Aug. 12-21

18. Noblesville Parks’ 15th annual Movies in the Park series, presented by Logan Street Signs and banners, Aug. 12, “Onward,” (Rated PG) at Dillon Park; “Cruella,” (Rated PG-13) Aug. 19, Federal Hill Commons; “Raya and the Last Dragon,” (Rated PG) Aug. 26, Federal Hill; “Sing 2,” (Rated PG) Sept. 2, Federal Hill; and “Ghostbusters Afterlife,” (Rated PG-13) Sept. 9, Federal Hill.

19. Enjoy Concerts at the Commons 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on select Saturdays through September at Federal Hill Commons. Concert schedule: Aug. 13, Motor City Revue (Motown Tribute) and BBI; Aug. 27, Nightrain (Guns & Roses tribute) and The Cosmic Situation; Sept. 9, The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute) and The Toons; Sept. 24, Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Tribute) and Sam King.

20. Save the date: The sixth annual Noblesville BrewBQ is 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville.

Contact Betsy Reason at betsy@thetimes24-7.com.