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Saturday Feb 28, 2015

Devour Btown

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Various locations
  • Phone: 317-673-4211
  • Times: All day!
  • Admission: Cost of your food
  • www.devourbtown.org/

Experience 12 delicious days of three-course, value-priced menus during the inaugural Devour Btown! Experience three-course, value-priced menus during Devour Btown! For 12 days, diners can savor fare from more than 40 participating restaurants. No... more

Calliope's Call: A New Art Song Performance Group

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington
  • Address: 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 850-294-9530
  • Times: 5 - 7 pm
  • Admission: Free/Donations Accepted
  • www.calliopescall.org

The theme of our inaugural concert is 'Child's Play: Songs For and About Children.' Featured works by Poulenc, Heggie, Duke, Bernstein, Ives, and Schumann. Chicago based soprano Kim Pokin Lee will join local artists mezzo-soprano Megan Roth, bariton... more

Insight: an art show benefiting The Middle Way House

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: be.CAUSE Gallery and Studio
  • Address: 322 E. Kirkwood Ave #206, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-650-4756
  • Times: Opening Reception 2/6/15 5-8pm, then following regular business hours
  • Admission: Unopened art supply donation
  • becausebloomington.com

Eight different 2-dimensional artists will display their artwork, along with accompanying text, depicting what "insight" means to them. All artists are new and upcoming talent representing painting, photography, and mixed media work. All ar... more

IU Cinema: Mommy

A feisty widowed single mom (Anne Dorval) finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon). As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla (Suzanne Clément), the peculiar new neighbo... more

IU Cinema: The Last Wave

Under brooding rainstorms over Sydney, a lawyer (Richard Chamberlain) is enlisted to defend four aboriginals who have been accused of murdering another. As he explores the case and learns about aboriginal ideas about Dream-time and tribal killing by ... more

MFA Group Show

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce this year's MFA Group Show. The MFA Group Show will open on Thursday, February 19 and continue through Saturday, February 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 20, ... more

Odesza

In 2012, Seattle production duo ODESZA began as a recording project between Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) after graduating from Western Washington University. Their first release, Summer's Gone, was a mixture of... more

Shades of Music (Rescheduled)

Tired of snow, slush and freezing temperatures? Time to get away! Take a trip with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra as we explore the musical shades of world cultures… España - Emmanuel Chabrier Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barbe... more

The Amazing Rory Scovel

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Thurs 8 pm ; Fri & Sat 8 & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $10-14
  • comedyattic.com

Truly one of the best comedians of our time, Rory has been underappareciated- but that is changing. America- and Bloomington specifically- are catching on to Rory's genius, as documented by the growing crowds he draws. Rory's terrific resume includes... more

The Blizzard: 30 Drinks in 60 Minutes

The BPP’s annual Blizzard fundraiser is one of Bloomington’s most exciting and unique theatrical events. An ensemble of actors attempts to perform 30 plays in only 60 minutes in the random order the audience chooses. Can they finish them ... more

Romeo and Juliet

In Shakespeare's beautifully tragic tale of love at first sight, Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each other. A chain of fateful events changes both families forever. “Two households both alike in... more

SOUTH PACIFIC – Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein

  • February 28, 2015
  • Venue: IU Jacobs School of Music
  • Address: 101 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-9846
  • Times: 8 pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday
  • Admission: Student tickets starting at $10/ General Admission starting at $15
  • music.indiana.edu/operaballet/

IU Opera Theater

geek girl crush

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave. Suite 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Open hours
  • Admission: Free
  • gathershoppe.com

geek girl crush ---- an art opening featuring the ceramic work of Indianapolis based artist Lori Leaumont of Fanfare and Foofaraw and Girl Stories - sculptures that tell stories by Lori Leaumont!

Big-Headed Ants

  • February 28, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • www.wonderlab.org

Reality TV meets science! View the secret lives of one of the planet's most successful creatures inside their enclosed, clear plexiglass habitat. Magnifying video cameras mounted inside the nesting and foraging chambers will provide close-up views of... more

Bloomington Winter Farmers Market

Fresh locally-grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, coffee and more. Live music and community connections abound. The winter market proudly accepts SNAP. More information can be found at www.bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket.org and like us on Faceb... more

Rural Landscape: Power and Light

In her newest tapestry work, Laura Foster Nicholson seeks to come to terms with the architecture of energy generation in the Midwest, and its effect on those living in the region.

MoCo's Prehistoric Past

Come see and examine fossils of plants, organisms, and animals found in the Hoosier state and learn how they contributed to Southern Indiana's natural landscape. Open Tues-Sat until 3/31/15.

Focalpoint: Fantastic African Hats: Power, Passage, and Protection

  • February 28, 2015
  • Venue: Indiana University Art Museum
  • Address: Fine Arts Plaza, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-5445
  • Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • artmuseum.iu.edu

February 17–May 24, 2015 Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor These twelve richly embellished African hats celebrate the prestige of their owners, evoke complex hi... more

New in the Galleries: Finding Atget

French photographer Eugène Atget’s imagery mixed a nineteenth-century aesthetic with a modern sensibility, garnering him admiration and respect from the young Berenice Abbott, who became his champion. This installation features a vintage... more

New in the Galleries: Nature's Small Wonders: Photographs by Ansel Adams

America’s most famous nature photographer, Adams was also an ardent conservationist who served on the board of directors for the Sierra Club for thirty-seven years and was active in the Wilderness Society. He used his dramatic black-and-white p... more

New in the Galleries: Pop Textiles

Textiles designed by Pop artists Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, and Claes Oldenburg are featured. These bold and inventive compositions on fabric blur the boundaries between fine art, craft, and industrial production.

New in the Galleries: Robert Salmon: Romantic Painter

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor Two paintings by Robert Salmon help elucidate the artist’s foundation in English Romanticism, which continued to inform his painting after his move to Boston in 1828.

New in the Galleries: Women behind the Camera

The world of professional photography in the early- to mid-twentieth century was largely a men’s club, but a small group of talented women paved the way for future generations of female “lensmen.” Portraits by three of these pioneer... more

New in the Galleries: WWI War Bond Posters

During World War I, mass-produced color posters encouraged enlistment, helped raise capital for the war effort, and solidified public opinion against the enemy. Two vintage posters for war bonds, one American and one French, are featured: although bo... more

Recent Acquisition: An Exquisite Nupe Wrapper

Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor Thanks to the generosity of IU Art Museum docent Paula Sunderman, the museum recently purchased three beautiful West African textile... more

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