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Friday Sep 04, 2015

Best of the 7th Annual Bloomington Comedy Festival

  • September 4, 2015
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Thurs & Fri 8 pm ; Sat 8 & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $10
  • comedyattic.com/

Our strongest semifinal/finals field ever- the top six finishers from our summer long comedy competition will perform four shows over Labor Day weekend. Semifinalists Mo Mitchell, Bob Nugent and Doug Drury will join finalists David Britton, Stephani... more

ANKO and the 4th Street Fair Artists, a Double-Header at The Venue

For First Friday, beginning at 6:00p.m., The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host a double-header, and opening exhibition of paintings by ANKO, a new and exciting Artist whose work has never before been shown in Bloomington, and what has become our t... more

Dicky James & The Blue Flames

Dicky James & The Blue Flames live!

First Friday at the Fell: RECENT WORKS of Greg Abbott & Carrie Markey

  • September 4, 2015
  • Location: The I Fell Building
  • Address: 415 West 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-361-6719
  • Times: 6 - 9 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.ifellbloomington.com

Carrie Markey will show her paintings of many colors and Greg Abbott will hang his mobiles from the trusses and display his furniture and other fine woodworking in the Fell gallery for September's First Friday @ the Fell.


The IU men's soccer team will be playing against UAB.

IU CINEMA "New Negress Film Society Short Film Program" film

The New Negress Film Society was originally formed out of a need to create community in an industry where Black women’s voices and stories are often suppressed. While supporting a wide range of films, the primary focus of NNFS is on works and p... more

IU CINEMA Ja’Tovia Gary and Stefani Saintonge Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture

This lecture will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview led by Terri Francis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture with IU's The Media School. Ja’Tovia Gary and Stefani Saintonge are members of the New ... more

IU CINEMA: "Eden" film

Director Mia Hansen-Løve's affecting trip into the 90s Parisian electronic dance movement experienced through the eyes of DJ groups Cheers and Daft Punk who, together with their friends, plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and e... more

Movies in the Parks: "Hairspray"

Day/Date    Performance     Year/Rating  Venue                   Time  Sponsored by Fri Aug 21  Time Bandits    1981-PG       Bryan Park   ... more

Opening Reception : "The Sound of Paint" - Sensually Experienced Art by Lisa Renee Wilson

"SEA [SEE – uh], or Sensually Experienced Art, is a dream many years in the making. It brings together my desires to create embodied + contemplative experiences, and does so through the medium of art plus the power of sensory awareness.&qu... more

The Genius & The Killer: A Birthday Tribute to Ray Charles & Jerry Lee Lewis.

The Genius & The Killer: A Birthday Tribute to Ray Charles & Jerry Lee Lewis. Sept 4th 2015 at Serendipity Martini Bar 8pm-11pm $10 Cover at door Featuring: Jenn Cristy & Ross E Martinie Eiler, piano & vocals With: Ron Kadish - bass, ... more

USAIHC Fall Concert: Chicago Harp Quartet

The USA International Harp Competition presents the Chicago Harp Quartet in Concert! Please join us for an evening of beautiful harp music. The Chicago Harp Quartet, founded in 2012, has quickly established themselves as the leading harp ensemble in ... more

Hillbilly Haiku Americana Music Festival

  • September 4, 2015
  • Venue: Upland Brewpub
  • Address: 350 W. 11th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-2337
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
  • hillbillyhaiku.org

Hillbilly Haiku, the annual Americana Music Festival held at our Brew Pub in Bloomington, seeks out the best grassroots music the Midwest has to offer and pairs it with our own Indiana grassroots beer. This year's lineup includes Lindsay Lou & t... more

Lewis Hine and Child Labor

Lewis Hine saw photography as a social document. Beginning as a teacher at the Ethical Culture School in New York, he first used the camera as an educational tool. Grounded in the school's progressive ideology, he began to photograph the city's impov... more

The Utopian Factory: Precisionism and Modern Industry

The introduction of the tenets of modern art to America (1913 Armory Show) coincided with the rise of the assembly line (Henry Ford). Precisionism—which appropriated elements of Cubism and Futurism—focused on the beauty and elegance of th... more

Mini Masterpieces

In the sixteenth century a group of German engravers, known as the Little Masters (Kleinmeister), created a sub-specialty in the production of very small prints (some no larger than a postage stamp). Showcasing their remarkable technical skills and a... more

Overtaken: Recent Works by Danielle Urschel and Mike Waddell

Printmaker Danielle Urschel and Photographer Mike Waddell join forces in illustrating the dark and the light, the day and the night, the strong and weak elements of the self in correspondence with ones surroundings and insides. The truths hidden in t... more

Objects by Karen Holtzclaw

  • September 4, 2015
  • Venue: Farmer House Museum
  • Address: 529 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-5597
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

Objects By Karen Holtzclaw The Bellevue Gallery will be opening a new exhibit, Objects by Karen Holtzclaw, on August 7, 2015 at our newly renovated gallery located in the Farmer House Museum. This exhibit is inspired in part by observing a Georgia O... more

Luke Buck: Indiana Back Roads

  • September 4, 2015
  • Venue: By Hand Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave. Ste 109, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-3255
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • www.byhandgallery.com

Luke Buck, a watercolor artist and native Hoosier, has put together a collection of his favorite painting subject, something which holds a very special place in his heart, “Indiana Back Roads.” All paintings in the exhibit will depict sce... more

Halston: Line and Legacy

Bloomington, IN - The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University and The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design at Indiana University are pleased to announce Halston: Line and Legacy. This exhibition will open Friday, August 28 and conti... more

The Miniature

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Miniature. This exhibition will open Friday, August 28 and continue through Saturday, October 3. Artist Joe Fig will give a lecture on Friday, August 28 at 5:00 pm, with a receptio... more

Food Truck Friday!

Don't forget Food Truck Friday is EVERY week from 11am-9pm! Always make sure to check the Chocolate Moose's social media pages if there's inclement weather and to check out this week's lineup!  Live music!  Parking available on the street, ... more

First Friday

Each month Downtown Bloomington hosts First Friday, when downtown vendors welcome visitors by offering special savings and exciting events. First Friday often coincides with the Downtown Gallery Walk, when the downtown art galleries open their doors ... more

First Friday Evening Science of Art: Creativity Labs

  • September 4, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: 5 - 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Members: Free ; Nonmembers: Half-price admission ($3.50)
  • www.wonderlab.org

Artists, designers, and educators from Creativity Labs @ Indiana University will showcase how they leverage digital culture, design, and "making" to foster young people's artistic creativity and their ability to grasp complex scientific con... more

New in the Galleries @ the IU Art Museum

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun 12-5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays) The Chicago School: Pop’s Wild and Crazy Cousin In the mid-1960s a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offered a Midwestern alt... more

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