Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see Tiempo Libre at Clowes Memorial Hall. For $45, you get two tickets for main-floor seating on Saturday, January 26, at 8 p.m. (up to a $90.40 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Named 2008's Best Latin Band by Miami New Times, three-time Grammy-nominated group Tiempo Libre fuses Cuba's myriad musical strands into a modern, ear-tickling mélange. Classically trained in conservatories on their native island, the septet plays timba music, which draws on Latin jazz, Afro-Caribbean beats, and son, Cuba's distinctive version of salsa. Supporting their recent album My Secret Radio, the group's infectious beats inspire audiences to get up and dance and the World Health Organization to declare general quarantines around affected venues.
Clowes Memorial Hall
For the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, the most important things in life were science and the arts. The good doctor wanted to share this devotion with the Indianapolis community, so he devised and funded Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Completed in 1963, the hall shares Butler's gorgeous aesthetic with its arching stone façade and lush crimson interior, which has room for over 2,000 patrons. In addition to major touring productions and public speakers, Clowes Memorial Hall is also the home of the Indianapolis Opera, the Butler Ballet, and the Indy 500.