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Sunday Sep 21, 2014

So You Think You Can Karaoke? with DJ ENGLISH

It's Karaoke. It's a Dance Party. It's a Karoake Dance Party!

"Midwest Matrix" Printmaking Conference at Indiana University

"Midwest Matrix: Continuum" is a printmaking conference to be held at Indiana University September 19-21st, 2014. This conference is thematically centered around the recent documentary, "Midwest Matrix," by professor and master pr... more

21st Annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Lotus brings artists from around the world to downtown Bloomington for a memorable long weekend of music and more. With free and ticketed events. The Lotus World Music & Arts Festival showcases happen in multiple downtown venues; one wristband... more

Andy Cohen

What I do mostly any more, is a sort of Country Blues 101. It¹s broader than that, of course, covering material from before the twenties to about the fifties, and ranging over the several states to which Memphis is adjacent. I grew up during the... more

Art and a Movie: Midwest Printmaking in Focus

Nan Brewer, IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss several prints by important Midwest-based artist/teachers Mauricio Lasansky, Rudy Pozzatti, and Warrington Colescott. The event will take place in the Ga... more

Bach Cantata Project – Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17

Performers Stanley Ritchie, Director Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano Repertoire J. S. Bach, Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17 About the Artists Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in 2005. She i... more

Back-story in the Back-water: Guided Canoe/Kayak Trip

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Pine Grove State Recreation Area
  • Address: Pine Grove Road, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-837-9967
  • Times: 8 am
  • Admission: $10 per person (plus boat rental, if needed)
  • bit.ly/backstorybackwatersep14

Explore a portion of Monroe Lake’s backwater with a knowledgeable guide! Our focus will be on the lake’s fascinating cultural history –learn about some of the families that once lived here, how the land came to be a reservoir, and w... more

Fly It! A Design Challenge

  • September 21, 2014
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Admission: Activity included with museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Design and test all kinds of things that fly at multiple engineering stations! Kids (ages 9-16) can compete for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting their designs for a helicopter of the future to the Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge by t... more

IU Cinema: "Joe Papp in Five Acts" film

Joseph Papp is the impresario responsible for some of the biggest hits in Broadway history, including Hair and A Chorus Line. He created and sustained Free Shakespeare in the Park, now in its 55th year. He fostered the careers of every major dramatis... more

IU Cinema: "Midwest Matrix" film

Art and a Movie This hour-long documentary traces the genealogy of an important period in American printmaking through the oral histories of the post-World II artists, teachers, and master printers who saw the Midwest as a fertile ground for their bu... more

Jazz Jam hosted by Zonanova Quartet

  • September 21, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: $2 for host band
  • www.theplayerspub.com

Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays first set, then you may join in.

Landlocked Music DocuSunday Vol.2

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: The Bishop Bar
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • thebishopbar.com/

Landlocked Music DocuSunday Vol.2

SAVOY

(21+) Brooklyn-based SAVOY's rock edged, yet club-geared releases, along with their notoriously high energy live shows have spawned a hybrid dance culture of its own. In just under a year and a half, the live electro-house trio has made a name for it... more

University Orchestra, KyoungHee Kim, Guest Conductor

Repertoire Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition About the Conductor KyoungHee Kim majored in Music Composition at Sookmyung Women’s University and graduated with Bachelor of Art in 1981. Then sh... more

Ongoing September Art Exhibits

Lotus World Music Festival, nylon & silk festival decorations; Brandon Gunn & Ellie Honl, printmaking; Robert Price, photography. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown setting.

By Hand Gallery's 35th Birthday Celebration & "Boxes" by Steve Rapp

Celebrating 35 years of creativity from By Hand members and their friends. Arts and crafts by members and friends of By Hand will be displayed with refreshments and music will be provided by the younger generation of By Hand members. "Boxes&quo... more

The Arboreal Me by Rebecca Prato

A self-portrait need not encompass traditional ideas- one can even break away from depicting one’s face, the element typically associated with self-portraits; in my photography the tree has become symbolic of myself which has led me to realize ... more

New in the Galleries- Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome

Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor

New in the Galleries: Pop Food

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor Food provided a perfect subject for Pop artists. This installation includes a sweet treat by Wayne Thiebaud, an out-of-this-world s... more

New in the Galleries: The Politics of food

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor This installation focuses on several contemporary artists who use food as a reflection on consumerism and cultural identity (Chuck Ramirez), a social commentary on excess and gluttony (Tom Huck), a... more

Monday Sep 22, 2014

IU Cinema: "Babette's Feast" film

Themester: EAT, Drink, THINK: Food From Art to Science Based on a short story by Isak Dinesen, Babette’s Feast was the first Danish film to win the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered a classic of the “food... more

No Requests

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: The Bishop Bar
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 9 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • thebishopbar.com/

Every week a different DJ in the bar! 21+

Designed and Printed by Jarod Isenbarger

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: New Blueline Gallery
  • Address: 212 W 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 219-395-4466
  • Times: 10 am- 5 pm
  • Admission: free
  • www.bluelinestyle.com

Jarod Isenbarger is a local printmaker who has made hundreds of screen prints, including commissioned band posters.

Ongoing September Art Exhibits

Lotus World Music Festival, nylon & silk festival decorations; Brandon Gunn & Ellie Honl, printmaking; Robert Price, photography. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown setting.

By Hand Gallery's 35th Birthday Celebration & "Boxes" by Steve Rapp

Celebrating 35 years of creativity from By Hand members and their friends. Arts and crafts by members and friends of By Hand will be displayed with refreshments and music will be provided by the younger generation of By Hand members. "Boxes&quo... more

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