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Sunday Jul 20, 2014

So You Think You Can Karaoke? with DJ ENGLISH

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

Ex-Hex (Mary Timony and Friends)

  • July 20, 2014
  • Location: The Bishop Bar
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-4700
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: $10adv/$12dos
  • thebishopbar.com

Ex Hex is what your older brother’s friends listened to. “Roxy Roller” and “Virginia Plain” rumbling from the Kenwood in the basement. It’s what your babysitters listened to, and it’s what stuck with me. Ex H... more

Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour

For all ages. Bus departs City Hall at 4 p.m. If riding the bus, register by 7/14 (Code: 86506-A) If driving on your own, register by 7/14 (Code: 86506-B) Don't care to register online? Fill out the program registration form and mail it with your pay... more

Jazz Jam

  • July 20, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: $2 goes to host band
  • theplayerspub.com

Weekly Jazz Jam come join in.

From Deep Space to Monroe County: Astrophotography by Scott Johnson

Armed with tools consisting of telescopes and digital cameras Scott has set upon a journey of photographing the night sky. His goal is to capture the diverse structures and colors of deep space invisible to the naked eye. While a single photograph ... more

Love in Action: Paintings by Patricia Kaler

  • July 20, 2014
  • Location: Wellness Arts Gallery, Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe
  • Address: 725 West Kirkood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-8155
  • Times: Tues - Fri 1 - 6 pm ; Sat 12 - 5 pm ; First Fridays 1 – 8 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • www.hartrock.net/cafe.htm

Love in Action, paintings by Patricia Kaler in the Wellness Arts Gallery, opening reception June 6th, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 PM; the exhibit runs through July 25th, 2014. Patricia Kaler Statement Painting is, for me, an expression of prayer. ... more

Modern Metal Wall Art by Tim Herbst

  • July 20, 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

Modern Metal Wall Art by Tim Herbst. Tim says.. I firmly believe that abstract metal wall art should be dynamic. To achieve this look, I apply many texture layers with different brushes and pads. Texture is the most important aspect of my work.

Ongoing July Art Exhibits

Wyatt LeGrand,"Perspective", paintings; Mia Beach, "Windows", photos; Perry Olds, "Grids", photos; Karen Holtzclaw, "Portraits", paintings. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown setting.

Farmer House Museum Art Exhibit - Exhibit

  • July 20, 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.

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

3 Generations 4 Perspectives 5 Dozen Selections

  • July 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

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

College Audition Preparation: Faculty Recital

THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Tickets and Festival Passes for paid Summer Music 2014 events can be purchased by clicking HERE. They may also be purchased in person from the MAC Box Office. Hours are Monday through Friday | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Summer Percussion Academy & Workshop: Faculty Recital

Performers: Kevin Bobo, Casey Cangelosi, Steve Houghton, Mark Latimer, and John Tafoya THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Tickets and Festival Passes for paid Summer Music 2014 events can be purchased by clicking HERE. They may also be purchased in person from t... 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

Twelfth Night

Shipwrecked by Shakespeare, Viola finds herself in the midst of lovers and deceivers in this light-hearted romantic romp set on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. For the first time, IU Faculty designers bring their talents to the IFT productions. Linda ... 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 20, 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 21, 2014

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase

  • July 21, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: Donation
  • theplayerspub.com/

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase DATE: July 21, 2014 Greg Mahan, Padee Bailey, Cathi Norton, Annalise Emerick are Singer-Songwriters 'In the Round' this evening. Greg is a fabulous finger-pickin', high energy Songwriter from the Cincinnati area, Padee... more

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