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Sunday Aug 24, 2014

So You Think You Can Karaoke? with DJ ENGLISH

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

Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole

  • August 24, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: $10
  • theplayerspub.com/

A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds, this music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles.

National Dog Day Celebration

  • August 24, 2014
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Admission: Activities included w/ museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Meet and greet different breeds of rescued dogs at various locations throughout the exhibit galleries. Learn how to take care of dogs from the experts, and read a book aloud to a dog!

Ongoing August Art Exhibits

Lisa Wicka, printmaking; James Lax, limestone; Joshua McNolty & Benjamin Timpson, printmaking; K.D. Self, photography. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown setting.

New in the Galleries: Jerry N. Uelsmann: More than Meets the Eye

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon-5:00 p.m. April 8–August 31, 2014 Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor A recipient of this year’s pres... more

Performing Arts Series

  • August 24, 2014
  • Location: Bryan Park
  • Address: 1001 S. Henderson St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-349-3754 event hotline
  • Times: 6:30 - 8 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • bloomington.in.gov/calendars/

The Performing Arts Series offers the Bloomington community numerous opportunities to experience the talent of its local artists. Enjoy free, outdoor performances in venue throughout the city. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and a picnic basket and bec... more

Way ‘This is How I Live United’ Community Gallery

Showcasing photographs taken by local residents, the ‘This is How I Live United’ gallery captures how our friends, family, and neighbors Live United by giving, advocating, and volunteering to create a better tomorrow for our community. Un... more

Living in Color, by Avi Katz

Local artist, Avi Katz, has taken historic photos of Bloomington and turned them into colorized, painted, masterpieces.This exhibit will be open during our regular hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

‘Color Forms of Our Universe’ by Martha Kaplan

  • August 24, 2014
  • Venue: By Hand Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-3255
  • Times: 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • byhandgallery.com

‘Color Forms of Our Universe’ by Martha Kaplan. “….the content of color paints our days and nights. We prefer certain colors and color combinations. Colors have dispositions indicative of religion, origin, harmonics…&h... more

Color Forms of Our Universe by Martha Kaplan

  • August 24, 2014
  • Venue: By Hand Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-3255
  • Times: 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • byhandgallery.com

”The content of color paints our days and nights. We prefer certain colors and color combinations, Colors have dispositions indicative of regions, origins, harmonics”. The 32 pieces of fine contemporary art, created by Martha Kaplan, are ... 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

Auto Indiana

From Elwood Haynes's early machine to today's numerous parts manufacturers, this exhibition examines the role of the automobile in the Hoosier State. Indiana was one of the leaders in automobile production until the 1930's when Detroit emerged as the... more

Moses Man

MOSES MAN powerfully portrays the indomitable spirit of survival as it recounts the incredible true saga of Kalman Haber, who fled Vienna, Austria during Hitler’s Invasion. Through a series of lucky circumstances, Haber was able to make a peril... more

New in the Galleries: Old World/New World

March 4–August 31, 2014 Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor Two recently acquired prints by contemporary Asian American artists demonstrate the fluidity of international boundaries in their art. Hung Liu brings vestiges of her ... more

Exhibition: Nano Art

  • August 24, 2014
  • 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/exhibits/art-exhibition/

An exhibition of surprisingly beautiful images captured by electron microscopy and other technologies that that show biological or physical structures and processes at the nano- or micro- scale.

Monday Aug 25, 2014

IU Cinema: "Obvious Child" film

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as cru... more

Karaoke

Lunch with Nature Series: Sunflowers & Goldenrods

FREE but registration is REQUIRED by August 22; limited to 12 people. Sign up by emailing jvance@dnr.IN.gov with your name, phone number, and number of people in your group. Program Location: Activity Center Join us for our monthly Lunch with Nature... more

No Requests

  • August 25, 2014
  • Venue: The Bishop
  • Address: 123 S. Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-4700
  • Times: 9 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • thebishopbar.com

Must be 21 or older.

Open Mic hosted by Dave Baas

  • August 25, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • theplayerspub.com

Your chance to claim your fame.

Open Mic hosted by Dave Baas

  • August 25, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • theplayerspub.com/

Your chance to claim fame!

Ongoing August Art Exhibits

Lisa Wicka, printmaking; James Lax, limestone; Joshua McNolty & Benjamin Timpson, printmaking; K.D. Self, photography. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown setting.

Totems of the Skyline

Totems Of The Skyline Inspired by the changing landscape of Bloomington, particularly in the area surrounding the Farmer House Museum and the Bellevue Gallery, Bellevue artist and president Joey Like has crafted paintings that explore the challenge a... more

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In the 30s and 40s, limestone from the area built the Empire State Building...more

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