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Sunday Jul 27, 2014

So You Think You Can Karaoke? with DJ ENGLISH

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

Dust from 1000 Yrs with Fan History Month

  • July 27, 2014
  • Venue: The Bishop
  • Address: 123 S. Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-4700
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: $5
  • thebishopbar.com

Dust from 1000 yrs (Bloomington) and bad history month (Boston)(used to be fat history month) are breezing through town in the middle of their summer long *INTERCONTINENTAL* tour. listen to some tunes: fathistorymonth.bandcamp.com shyb.bandcamp.com/a... more

Farmer House Museum Art Exhibit - Exhibit

  • July 27, 2014
  • Venue: Farmer House Museum
  • Address: 529 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-5597
  • Times: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Admission: Free

The Farmer House Museum and the Bellevue Group present "Awake to A Dream" featuring paintings by local artist Lena Burkett.

Jazz Jam

  • July 27, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: $2
  • theplayerspub.com/

Sign up and play with the host band or just stay and listen to talented Jazz musicians.

Open Mic hosted by Dave Baas

  • July 27, 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

Science

  • July 27, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 8:30 pm
  • Admission: $5
  • theplayerspub.com/

Science! is comprised of guitarist and vocalist Justin Stang and multi-instrumentalist Jim Elenteny. For a stripped down two guitar, two mic set, the duo offers a full sound sure to turn any unfamiliar listener into a fist-shaking enthusiast. Stang a... more

Community Voices Gallery: Monroe County United Ministries

The Community Voices Gallery gives local organizations the opportunity to tell their story. Monroe County United Ministries is a a nurturing organization serving working families and those in distress by assisting those with emergency needs and subsi... more

2014 Monroe County Fair

Enjoy a traditional county fair, complete with 4-H projects and competitions, a rodeo, loads of food vendors, carnival rides, games and more! 4-H projects are on display throughout the fair in a variety of subject areas and a large commercial exhibit... more

3 Generations 4 Perspectives 5 Dozen Selections

  • July 27, 2014
  • Venue: El Norteno
  • Address: 206 N. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-333-9591
  • Times: 5 - 8 pm
  • Admission: Free

3 Generation 4 Perspectives 5 dozen Selections. Presenting Photographs and digital art from the worlds of nature and the imagination. By Sean Breeden-Ost, Glen Breeden -Ost, and Jack Ost.

IU Summer Festival of the Arts

  • July 27, 2014
  • Location: Various locations around Bloomington
  • Times: Various times
  • Admission: Varies
  • www.artsfest.indiana.edu

Experience more art this summer! Join us for the 2014 IU Summer Festival of the Arts from May 12 to August 24 at Indiana University Bloomington. Fill your summer with music, cinema, theatre, and art—at some of the best entertainment venues in t... more

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

  • July 27, 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.

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

The Miracle Worker

According to Helen Keller, "Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all." IFT welcomes 12-year-old Lola Kennedy to the cast, starring as the young Helen Keller, deaf and blind, but fierce and determined. Helen's mother is unw... more

"Cracking the Code: Quilt Pattern Meanings"

In the past many thought that Quilts made during the mid-to late part of the 19th century were created to aid travelers on the Underground Railroad. Now, research shows that there is no documentation regarding quilt patterns as a form of communicatio... 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

  • July 27, 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 Jul 28, 2014

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: The Bishop Bar
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-4700
  • Times: 9:30 pm
  • Admission: $13adv/$15dos
  • thebishopbar.com

!!! (generally pronounced "chk chk chk") is a dance-punk band that formed in Sacramento, California, in 1996. The band's name was inspired by the subtitles of the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy, in which the clicking sounds of the Bushmens' K... more

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase

  • July 28, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: Donation
  • theplayerspub.com/

featuring Elsie White, Brandon Pfieffer, Jeremy Shear, Steve Boller

Lunch with Nature Series: Life Under a Log

FREE but registration is REQUIRED by July 25; 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: Paynetown Activity Center Join us for our monthly Lunch wit... more

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