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Friday Jan 30, 2015

Batuque Trio - LIVE at Serendipity Martini Bar

Batuque Trio -Latin Jazz (Afro-Cuban, Contemporary Brazilian-Jazz, Caribbean) Jan 30th 8pm-11pm $5 Cover Batuquê Trio formed out of a love for classic and contemporary instrumental music including Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and ... more

Choral Fest: A Concert of Choral and Organ Music

American Guild of Organists (Bloomington Chapter)

Cooking demonstration: Ramen Noodles, co-hosted by Hutton Honors College’s Diversity in Action

  • January 30, 2015
  • Venue: Asian Culture Center
  • Address: 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Times: 5-6 pm

Join us as we learn how to make variations on this college student staple. This will also be a chance for you to buy the Diversity in Action cookbook, which features easy-to-make recipes submitted by IU students. Please email acc@indiana.edu to reser... more

Flannel 90s, Rough Draft

  • January 30, 2015
  • Venue: Bluebird Nightclub
  • Address: 216 North Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-3984
  • Times: Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm
  • Admission: $5
  • thebluebird.ws/

90's tribute band!

Gallery Talk: Carissa Carman & Carrie Mae Smith

The Grunwald Gallery is pleased to present gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibition Implied Action: Performance Through Object. On Friday, January 30, Carissa Carman & Carrie Mae Smith will speak about their work at noon in the Grunwald G... more

Ingrid Ledent - The McKinney Visiting Artist Series

  • January 30, 2015
  • Location: IU School of Fine Arts
  • Address: 1201 East 7th Street, Room 102, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-855-8490
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • www.indiana.edu/~grunwald/

The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a lecture by Ingrid Ledent, presented by the Printmaking area. This lecture is part of The Meredith & Elsa Luise Barthel McKinney Visiting Artist Series. Ledent will speak on Frida... more

IU Cinema: "Winter Sleep" film

Winner of the Palme d’Or of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Ceylan’s most recent film blends elements of Ibsen, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov into a three-part symphony in dialogue. Aydin (Bilginer) imagines himself the local potentate in the d... more

IU Women's & Men's Swimming & Diving vs Louisville & Evansville

IU Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Louisville. IU Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Louisville and Evansville. 

Lomax in Louisiana, 1934: A Lecture by Dr. Joshua Caffery

On the eve of famed song collector Alan Lomax’s 100th birthday, Dr. Joshua Caffery, Visiting Lecturer in Folklore, will discuss his work on the early Lomax recordings in coastal Louisiana. Caffery, a Grammy-nominated Louisiana musician and the ... more

Prints by Jim Sampson

Come Check out Prints by Jim Sampson at Blueline Gallery! Born in 1939 in Lockport, New York, Jim Sampson is an experienced sculptor, ceramist, painter and printmaker. Sampson’s current concentration is on printmaking, mostly etching and lino... more

RIOT BOOTIQUE international dance party

it's time to party! Another hot dance party with post-national citizens DJ Angst & E-trash bringing you the latest nu-disco, house, elektro, and funk. All. Night. Long.

Straight Davis - Country Duo

  • January 30, 2015
  • Location: Salt Creek at the Depot (Formerly Macri's)
  • Address: 301 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Admission: Free

Country duo

From Bloomington With Love

Celebrate this holiday season with local art and help keep Bloomington vibrant! For the holiday months, By Hand Gallery has put together a special show featuring our local Bloomington artists. The show highlights more than 45 artists and a variety ... more


  • January 30, 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: $6-12
  • comedyattic.com

A true rising star in comedy, having just broken out as a finalist on this summer's Season 8 of Last Comic Standing on NBC, Monroe has solidified himself as one of the hottest young comics today. He's also appeared on DirectTV's Artie Lange Show and ... more

The Week of Chocolate

The Week of Chocolate (WOC) is a week-long, collaborative, community-wide festival hosted by LIFEDesigns. It has been in existence for over 10 years. Throughout the week, different nonprofit organizations hold a chocolate-themed event to raise money... more

Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival

The Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival is a three-day celebration that explores a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, and queer communities through film and live performance. Our films express a wide range... more

Big-Headed Ant Art Exhibition

  • January 30, 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
  • Admission: Members: Free ; Nonmembers: Museum Admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Works by Stone Belt artists in various media depicting ants. To kick off WonderLab's Big-Headed Ants Special Exhibition, Stone Belt Big-Headed Ant artwork in a variety of media by will be exhibited and for sale! Join us for a First Friday receptio... more

From The Center : Carved Mandalas by Jamie Locke

  • January 30, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 W Kirkwood Ave Ste 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Mon - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10 am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1512383415682621/

Jamie Locke creates one of a kind carved mandalas in wood that exude calmness, thankfulness, and hope. Come join us for an exhibition featuring artwork with soul. The Handmade Society will be joining Jaime Locke with a trunk show as well, featuring ... more

Implied Action: Performance Through Object

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Implied Action: Performance Through Object. This exhibition will open Friday, January 16 and continue through Friday, February 13. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January ... more

Slow Hand

Bloomington, IN - The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Slow Hand. This exhibition will open Friday, January 16 and continue through Friday, February 13. F Scott Hess will give a lecture on his work on Friday, January 16th... more

Focalpoint: Traditional Changes: Art from the American Southwest

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor What does it mean to call an obj... more

Make Me Bad

What happens when you fall in love with a serial killer? This gritty and sexy musical thriller follows the story of Daisy Harris, a young woman stuck in a small town with a dead-end job, an overbearing mother, and a troubled past. Desperate to escap... more

Big-Headed Ants

  • January 30, 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

Food on the Home Front: Wartime Production, Preservation and Deprivation on the IU Campus

  • January 30, 2015
  • Venue: IU Archives
  • Address: Wells Library E. 460, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-3322
  • Times: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

The first and second world wars caused a rise in patriotism as people across the country sought to contribute to the war effort. Away from the trenches and on the home front, in true Hoosier fashion faculty, students and the Bloomington community ro... more

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.

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