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The Indiana black Historical Society and Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library invite children and families to learn about Indiana’s rich African-American history by participating in the Indiana Black History Challenge.

The Indiana Black History Challenge is a contest that invites participants to investigate famous African-American Hoosiers and their contributions to society, beginning Feb. 1.

A new year rings in great performances in Downtown Indianapolis

Theatre on the Square presents A contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage now – Feb. 19.

Also, the Phoenix Theatre will show Goldie, Max and Milk Feb. 3 – 27. Sing the Blues with Jazz artist Catherine Russel at the Cabaret at The Columbia Club or see Grammy-nominated Eric Roberson live at the Athenaeum Theatre Feb. 4.

Head to Hilbert Circle Theatre and catch the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Dvorak’s Cello concerto Feb. 4 & 5, Ashley Brown’s Broadway Feb. 11 – 13, Hayden’s Creation Feb. 18 – 19 or Beethoven 6 & Thibaudet Feb. 25 & 26.

Learn about being a Shakespearian actor at the Indiana Repertory Theatre with Going Solo: In Acting Shakespeare Feb. 19 – March 13.

Enjoy a night at the Old National Centre with United Way’s Oscar Night presents A Night in Bollywood Feb. 27. Also Feb. 27 see Grammy Award winning the King’s Singers at Christ Church Cathedral.

Don’t forget Valentine’s and President’s days

Celebrate early at the Indianapolis Propylaeum with Lover’s Night Out Feb. 5.

Make a weekend of it and head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art Winter Nights Film Series: Kiss me Dearly Feb.

11 or check out The Cabaret at The Columbia club to see Love Bein’ Here With You with Roy Geesa’s Cool City Band, featuring Shannon Forsell and Jimmy Guilford.

For younger Valentines, head over to The Children’s Museum for My Little Valentine event Feb. 11.

Bring the family to make homemade valentines and participate in Valentine- themed activities. Cozy up together with the Indiana State Museum’s Frugal and Fancy: Indiana Quilts Exhibit running Feb. 12 – July 17.

February is also American Heart Month, so experience “PUMP” at the Stutz Art Space to see art pieces related to a heart, mechanical pump, shoes, a fire engine and more.