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Tuesday May 26, 2015

Rachael's Open Mic Night

Everybody's welcome at Rachael's Cafe to perform music, poetry, a skit, a dance--the stage is yours! Wow us every week, and enjoy a coffee or a quiche. We have beer and wine as well! We look forward to having you.

Blues Dance Lessons with Josh Davis

  • May 26, 2015
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 6:30 pm
  • Admission: $5 per lesson
  • www.theplayerspub.com/

Weekly Blues Dance Lessons before the Blues Jam.

Blues Jam hosted by King Bee & The Stingers

  • May 26, 2015
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: $2 for host band
  • www.theplayerspub.com

Weekly all-ages Blues Jam. Host band will play the first set, then invite you & others to join in.

Peoples Park Concert

  • May 26, 2015
  • Location: Peoples Park
  • Address: 501 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-349-3718
  • Times: 11:30 am - 1 pm
  • Admission: Free

Opal Fly and KAPOW! perform! 

Pub Quiz @ The Players Pub

Pub Quiz @ The Players Pub "Work out your brain as you soak in beer. 6 rounds of trivia. * taps. You do the math."

Kids Art Nights @be.CAUSE!

  • May 26, 2015
  • Location: be.CAUSE Gallery and Studio
  • Address: 322 E. Kirkwood Ave #206, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-650-4756
  • Times: 6-7pm
  • Admission: $10
  • becausebloomington.com

Kids can come learn about various artists and art movements while creating unique projects. All supplies are provided for the $10 fee. A new lesson each class. Ages 5-12, 8 child capacity per class. Register at brianne@becausebloomington.com, learn m... more

Generations: A Continuum of Sweany Family Artwork

  • May 26, 2015
  • Location: Meadowood Five Star Senior Living
  • Address: 2455 Tamarak Trail, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-219-2992
  • Times: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • sweanyartworks.com

Sweany Artworks & Meadowood Five Star Senior Living proudly present: Generations: A Continuum of Sweany Family Artwork (May 4 - 30) Reception: Friday, May 8, 4:30 - 6:00 PM Join us for a retrospective of artwork by the late Indiana artists, Paul... more

New in the Galleries @ the IU Art Museum

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun 12-5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Altered Reality: Women Photographers of the 1980s In the 1980s a strong group of women photographers emerged on the international art scene. Many moved away from straight do... more

Rudy Pozzatti

New work from fine-art printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.

Sally Harless "Wild Royalty"

  • May 26, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 W Kirkwood Ave Suite 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Wed - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10 am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/461847443973211/

Wild Royalty is a series of illustrated cut paper scenes of majestic animals created by Sally Harless. Sally uses her fascination with the animal world to build layered pieces that evoke a sense of mystery and wonder. Assembled in shadow boxes to cre... more

Rachael's Laughfest

  • May 26, 2015
  • Venue: Rachael's Cafe
  • Address: 300 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Admission: $3

Every Tuesday night is Laughfest as Rachael's Cafe! We alternate shows between stand up, open mic, improve comedy, sketch comedy, and a monthly stand up competition called Unseasoned Hams in which the audience votes for their favorite comic!

Peoples Park Concerts

  • May 26, 2015
  • Location: Peoples Park
  • Address: 501 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Times: 11:30 - 1 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • bloomington.in.gov/calendars/

Stroll downtown for a toe-tapping lunch break! Grab some carryout from a local restaurant or brown bag from home and spend an afternoon with some of Bloomington's finest musicians. May 5 Fiddle 'n' Feet & the Foot Squad percussive dance & ro... more

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015. This contemporary art exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, wearable art, metalwork, sculpture, fiber art, and vide... more

Emeriti House and Indiana University Retirees Association Annual Art Exhibit

  • May 26, 2015
  • Location: Emeriti House
  • Address: 1015 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington, IN
  • Phone: 812-339-9519
  • Times: 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • www.indiana.edu/~emeriti/

Retirees, spouses and partners from Indiana University and other universities, who now live in the Bloomington area, are eligible to submit art for this event. The organizing committee welcomes art in any medium, and especially encourages collage, wo... more

Unusually Natural: Eduardo Torres

Eduardo is a computational neuroscientist, originally from Venezuela. He has been traveling for the past 14 years and is currently living in Bloomington. His interest is in understanding complex systems using minimal models. This photographic proje... more

JEFF WOLIN Then & Now, A Retrospective

Pictura Gallery presents a retrospective of Jeff Wolin's photography, spanning three decades. In conjunction with Pictura Gallery, the IU Art Museum and The Monroe County History Center will be showing works by Jeff Wolin. On Sunday April 19th, there... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Tell People the Story: The Art of Gustav Potthoff

"Tell People the Story: The Art of Gustav Potthoff" reveals the story of an artist who paints to remember and honor fellow World War II prisoners of war. The Traditional Arts Indiana exhibit is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and t... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Photography from the Forest: Images by William Siegmann

"Photography from the Forest: Images by William Siegmann" features photographs, taken by an IU alumnus and leading scholar, of Liberia and its people.

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