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Saturday Apr 18, 2015

Indiana Football Cream & Crimson Spring Game

Join the Fun - Gameday Events for All Ages! Little 500 5K Run - 17th Street & Fee Lane - Registration at 8 a.m. | Run Starts at 10 a.m. The 5K course takes runners through the IU Bloomington campus and ends with a lap around the iconic Little ... more

Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls (2002) and Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Evangelical Community Church
  • Address: 503 South High St, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Admission: $20
  • www.chambersingers.info

Bloomington Chamber Singers will be performing two impressive choral works with orchestra accompaniment and professional soloists -- On the Transmigration of Souls (John Adams, 2002) and Ein deutsches Requiem (Johannes Brahms) on April the 18th at 7... more

Asian Fest

Asian Fest, a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, including performing arts, cooking demonstrations and children's activities takes place on April 18 from 10 am - noon.

BFA 4 Thesis Exhibitions

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce this year’s BFA Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature work created by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana U... more

Eurydice

An Ivy Tech Production, directed by Paul Daily

Funky Monks - Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: The Bluebird
  • Address: 216 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-3984
  • Times: Doors: 8 pm / Show: 9 pm
  • Admission: $6.00
  • www.thebluebird.ws/

Funky Monks is America's premier Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, playing all the RHCP radio favorites plus the great punk & funk classics that helped put the multi-Grammy winning Peppers on the map. Since formed in 2003 by bassist Jeff Genual... more

Infinity Pro Wrestling: April 18 in Bloomington, IN

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: National Guard Armory
  • Address: 3380 S Walnut ST, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-361-6659
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Admission: $12-15
  • infinitypro.bigcartel.com

Infinity Pro Wrestling: April 18 in Bloomington, IN facebook.com/infinityprowrestling -twitter.com/RealInfinityPro Flyer: bit.ly/Infinity418 Infinity Pro returns Saturday, April 18 to the National Guard Armory with a 7 pm bell time! Already announ... more

IU Cinema: Jauja

Jauja is a mythological earthly paradise, sought by many, but found by none. During the so-called “Conquest of the Desert” in Patagonia, 1882, Captain Gunnar Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen) travels from Denmark with his daughter to take an engi... more

IU Cinema: Seymour-An Introduction

With a title borrowed from J.D. Salinger, Ethan Hawke’s documentary debut explores the life of pianist and devoted teacher Seymour Bernstein. By the age of 15, Bernstein was an accomplished concert pianist who began teaching others, which would... more

IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

Listen, groove, and dance to the soulful sounds of the IU Soul Revue, America's first and finest collegiate popular music ensemble. The "Revue" will bring you back to Black popular music from the 1960s - Motown, Stax, Philly - through the p... more

MFA 2 Thesis Exhibitions

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature work created by graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana Uni... more

Music in the Parlor: Saturday Afternoon IU Student String Quartet Series

The Wylie House Museum is always delighted to welcome back the Indiana University student string quartet chamber music spring series. The parlor-style living room of the home, much like the original settings for which chamber music was written, will ... more

New Moon Gathering

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Wood Merkaba Healing Arts
  • Address: 1504 S. Walnut St. (Next to Evil by the Needle), Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-327-3422
  • Times: 7 - 9 pm
  • Admission: Free

You are invited to our first New Moon Gathering! Saturday April 18th • 7-9p.m. Wood Merkaba 1504 S. Walnut St. Free Chakra Assessments, Tarot & Crystal Cocktails and more!

Spring into Gardening

  • April 18, 2015
  • Venue: Hilltop Garden & Nature Center
  • Address: 2367 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-8808
  • Times: 1 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

Come join us for a fun-filled day as we welcome spring with hands-on gardening demos led by various local gardening representatives. From seed saving to beekeeping to healthy snacks from the garden, Spring into Gardening won't be one to miss! Please ... more

THE MAGIC FLUTE – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

IU Opera Theater

Ugly Lies the Bone

Female soldier, Jess, returns from war severely burned only to find her Floridian hometown decaying with the end of the space shuttle era. She moves in with her sister and struggles through immense pain to define a new sense of “normal” w... more

Into the Woods

If one story isn't enough for you, this musical mash-up brings together all of Grimm's Fairy Tale characters into one twisted tale of cows and curses, beanstalks and bakers, princes and princesses, and of course an evil witch. "Careful the thing... more

Nikki Glaser Returns to Bloomington!

  • April 18, 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: $8-14
  • comedyattic.com

One of our favorite comedians and people in general, the terrific Nikki Glaser returns to town this Aprl! Nikki's career continues to grow at warp speed- she's a regular on Comedy Central's @midnight, has appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show and wa... more

Record Store Day Bloomington

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Landlocked Music
  • Address: 202 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-339-2574
  • Times: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.landlockedmusic.com/

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousand... more

Abbigail Israelsen "Brightly Bleeding"

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave. Ste 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/809972525760418/

Brightly Bleeding is an exhibition at Gather: A Handmade Shoppe and Co. which showcases recent paintings on wood by Bloomington artist, Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen. Israelsen’s paintings are a reaction to her father’s recent brain hemorrh... more

Junie B. Jones, a Cardinal Stage Production

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her! Throw in a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal”, and first grade has never been more exciting.

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia & Sierra Leone

IU Art Museum is one of four national venues to host this first major showing of traditional art from the West African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone, which brings together more than seventy masks, figures, jewelry, and other objects from the co... more

Rudy Pozzatti

New work from fine-art printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.

Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market welcomes shoppers and vendors to Showers Common at City Hall on Saturdays (April- Nov) and to 6th and Madison Streets on Tuesdays (June- Sept). Beautiful displays of Indiana produce and flowers transform the... more

Rocket Car Challenge

  • April 18, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext. 25
  • Times: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Admission: Members: $2/kit | Nonmembers: $3/kit, plus museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Design and build an air-powered rocket car from a foam plate and other simple materials, and power it with a balloon. Then test and redesign your car to improve its performance before you take it home.

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