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Saturday May 23, 2015

'Rock & Wine' Saturday Class (Custom Gemstone Necklace)

Unwind and add some sparkle to your weekend! In this 2 hour jewelry making session you will make a custom gemstone necklace with any stone you choose from our crystal shop! This class includes: One Healing Crystal Magical Thinking: 101 mini-book Comp... more

'Rock & Wine' Saturday Rings Class

Unwind and add some sparkle to your weekend! In this 2 hour jewelry making session you will make a ring with any stone you choose from our crystal shop! This class includes: One Healing Crystal Magical Thinking: 101 mini-book Complimentary wine or te... more

Bloomington Early Music Festival Presents: Chantons, Chantons! A Lully Jubilee

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 221 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Times: 7 - 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.blemf.org

Chantons, Chantons! A Lully Jubilee Directed by Reynaldo Patino, Stage Directed by Christina Lynch

Bloomington Early Music Festival Presents: Instrument Petting Zoo and Pop-Up Performances

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: Bloomington City Hall Atrium
  • Address: 401 N Morton St, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.blemf.org

Instrument Petting Zoo and Pop-Up Performances in Early Music Performed by members of Gamma Ut and curated by Devon Nelson

Bloomington Early Music Festival Presents: Martin Davids and Antonin Stahley, violins

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 221 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Times: 2 - 3:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.blemf.org

Martin Davids and Antonin Stahley, violins L’abbe le fils duets

Eye on the Sky Astronomy Night

*Weather Notice* This program requires clear or mostly clear skies. It will be cancelled if there is too much cloud cover. If sky conditions look iffy, call the Activity Center at 812-837-9967 to check program status. Drop by and join us as we turn o... more

IU Cinema: "About Elly"

With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along E... more

New in the Galleries @ the IU Art Museum

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 documentary or modernist photography to create a new type of imagery based on ... more

The Art of Poetry / The Poetry of Art, Part II

  • May 23, 2015
  • Venue: The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
  • Address: 114 S. Grant Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-339-4200
  • Times: 6 - 8 pm
  • Admission: Free

On Saturday, May 23rd beginning at 6:00p.m. The Venue will host Part II of The Art of Poetry / The Poetry of Art. To provide a truly unique experience, The Venue invited ten gifted poets to each select one painting by one of ten talented artists, whi... more

8th Annual Acoustic Roots Festival

  • May 23, 2015
  • Venue: Upland Brewpub
  • Address: 350 W. 11th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-323-1200
  • Times: 3 pm - 12 am
  • Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the gate
  • www.WFHB.org

The Acoustic Roots Festival was created with the idea of celebrating the spectacular acoustic music scene in Bloomington ~ folk, bluegrass, blues, country and more. Featuring Austin Lucas (promoting his newly released album) and Bob Lucas! Also play... more

Tim Heidecker & Neil Hamburger

  • May 23, 2015
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Fri & Sat 8 & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $20
  • comedyattic.com

A match made in Heaven? Not excatly, but a match we're super stoked to present you- it's America's Funnyman, the incomparable Neil Hamburger- joined by none other than Tim Heidecker, co-star and co-creator of the seminal anti-comedy cult TV show Tim ... more

Generations: A Continuum of Sweany Family Artwork

  • May 23, 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

Rudy Pozzatti

New work from fine-art printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.

The Capables

Anna Capable is a hoarder. The stacks of McDonald’s happy meal toys, beanie babies, and useless junk pile straight up to the ceiling, forcing her daughter, Jessy, to call a TV network in hopes of clearing the mess and curing her mother. But the... 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

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

Pre-K Kids in the Kitchen: Sugar Sleuths

  • May 23, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext. 25
  • Times: 10:30 am - 12 pm
  • Admission: Members: $5/child | Nonmembers: $8/child, plus museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Help your young child learn about why eating too much sugar is not healthful! Activities presented by WonderLab and Indiana University Health include tasting different natural sweeteners, using kitchen measuring tools, and making and sampling delicio... 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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