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Friday Oct 31, 2014

City of Bloomington Halloween Trick or Treating Hours

Calling all Ghosts & Goblins, This year's Trick or Treating Hours in Bloomington are from 5:30 - 8:30pm on October 31st. Children make sure to walk with an adult, stay on sidewalks, look both ways, and get lots of candy! HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Harmonicas for Health

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Endwright Center
  • Address: 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • Phone: 812-876-3383 ext.582
  • Times: 10 - 11 am
  • Admission: Free
  • www.area10agency.org

Harmonicas for Health When: 10-11:00 am on the last Friday of each month through May 2015 (see November & December exceptions below) 2014 Schedule: October 31, November 21 (week before Thanksgiving), December: Holiday concert: Friday, December ... more

Human Touch

Art Exhibit - Human Touch by Paul Kane. Paul Kane's paintings are messages in a bottle full of characters and stories. The Venue is open Tues-Sat 11-7pm and Sunday 12-4.

IU Cinema: "Blacula" film

The debut feature by William Crain — one of the first African American directors to graduate from UCLA’s film program — Blacula stars Gary, Ind., native William Marshall as African prince Mamuwalde, christened “Blacula” ... more

IU Cinema: "Malpertuis" film

Based on the cult novel by Belgian author Jean Ray, Harry Kümel’s Malpertuis combines elements of fantasy, horror, and exploitation in a cinematic fever dream where nothing is what it seems. When a young sailor (Mathieu Carriè) unex... more

IU Cinema: "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears" film

In this homage to the masters of classic Italian Giallo horror, Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan’s search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit ... more

IU Women's Soccer vs. Michigan

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Bill Armstrong Stadium
  • Address: 1600 N Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-855-4006
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • IUHoosiers.com

The IU Women's Soccer team will take on Michigan in their last home match of the regular season. Friday there is a costume contest and all 2014 Seniors will be recognized. Match is located at Bill Armstrong Stadium and admission is free.

Javier Arrebola, piano, and students of the Voice Department

Program Music of Richard Strauss, on the occasion of his 150th birthday (repertoire to be announced) About the Artist Spanish pianist Javier Arrebola is post-doctoral scholar and visiting assistant professor of voice/collaborative piano at the Jacobs... more

OPEN STUDIOS Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Fine Arts Building (& others)
  • Address: 1201 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7766
  • Times: 6 - 10 pm
  • Admission: Free and OPEN to the public
  • www.indiana.edu/~finaweb/test/cms/fina/

The School of Fine Arts will have 4 main facilities open to the public. Where: 6-8 The Fine Arts Building (1201 E. 7th St.) 7-9 Central Stores Art Annex (1026 E. 11th St.) 8-10 Morgan Hall (909 E. 11th St.) 8-10 McCalla + Fuller Projects (... more

Paintings on Paper by Elise Snow

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: The I Fell Building
  • Address: 415 West 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Admission: Free
  • www.ifellbloomington.com

Snow's work displays "labyrinths of neatly ordered color interrupted by intriguing forms of contrasting pigment." And portrays " . . . a love that soothes, yet, in a way, breaks those fortunate enough to witness it." Come to the... more

Penetrating the Surface, Paintings by Tara Ree Miller, at The Venue

  • October 31, 2014
  • 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 Friday, October 31st, beginning at 6:00p.m., The Venue will host a special reception and one week showing of Paintings by emerging artist, Tara Ree Miller. Tara received her BFA in Painting at Indiana University, and is a second generation Bloomin... more

Haunted Hayride and Stables

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Haunted Hayride and Stables
  • Address: 8308 South Rockport Road, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-824-3648
  • Times: Fri 6 - 11 pm ; Sat 4:30 - 11 pm
  • Admission: $10/person
  • www.myhauntedhayride.com/

The Haunted Hayride and Stables are located at 8308 South Rockport Road in Bloomington Indiana (nestled in the rural corner of southwest Monroe County). The property incorporates over ten acres which provides the trail for our haunted Hayride surrou... more

Marla Roddy: Internal Manifestations

Internal Manifestations by Marla Roddy will be on display Friday, October 3 through Saturday, November 1 in the Vault Gallery at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 3 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Int... more

Ongoing October Art Exhibits

Dorothy Graden, mixed media drawings; Aric Verrastro & Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, contemporary jewelry; Kelly Jordan, paintings; Mark Kidd, photography; Marla Roddy, sculpture. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown settin... more

Home :A Group Show

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 W Kirkwood Ave – Ste 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1400
  • Times: Wed - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10 am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.Gathershoppe.com

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” - Maya Angelou. This first Group Show at Gather will reach deep within the soul to ponder the meaning of what a home is to the various... more

Psychedelic Parlor

Psychedelic Parlor. The Farmer House parlor takes an unexpected look at the spirit of the sixties with promotional postcards from San Fransisco, colorful quilts by Chris Eickleberry and an unusual parlor organ called the Optigan. There are also book... more

The Five Senses, Paintings by Don Geyra

The Five Senses, Art by Don Geyra. Presented by the Bellevue Gallery. IU alumni Don Geyra has recently returned to Bloomington after a career of painting sets for Broadway and film. His new works explore the relationship between visual art and the ot... more

Beyond Mapplethorpe: Selections from The Kinsey Institute

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Beyond Mapplethorpe: Selections from The Kinsey Institute. This exhibition will open Friday, October 10 and continue through Saturday, November 22. Author and photography critic, Phili... more

Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs (1997-2012)

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs (1997-2012). This exhibition will open on Friday, October 10 and continue through Thursday, November 20. Laura Letinsky will give a lecture on h... more

‘Hidden Forest: A Tale of Two Trees’ woodturnings by Lon Haywood and dyed textiles by Tova Lesko

  • October 31, 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

‘Hidden Forest: A Tale of Two Trees’ woodturnings by Lon Haywood and naturally dyed textiles by Tova Lesko. Lon Haywood uses local trees for woodturned objects and Tova Lesko extracts the natural dyes from the same trees for dying the tex... more

Celebrating Lotus Exhibit

From his quaint hometown in Orange County, Indiana to cities all over America, Southern Indiana musician Lotus Dickey made his mark on the musical world. A prolific singer-songwriter who played guitar and fiddle, Dickey had a love for music unmatched... more

"The Taste of Seduction" Art Exhibit at The Kinsey Institute

  • October 31, 2014
  • Venue: Kinsey Institute
  • Address: Indiana University/Morrison Hall 3rd Floor, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7686
  • Times: 1:30 - 5 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • kinseyinstitute.org

Taste of Seduction examines the rich tradition of linking the enjoyment of food and drink with romance and sex, through a display of works of art and cultural artifacts from the Kinsey Institute. Curators combed the collection for depictions of food ... more

Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and Early 20th Century Undergarments" Art Exhibit

  • October 31, 2014
  • Venue: Kinsey Institute
  • Address: Indiana University/Morrison Hall 3rd Floor, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7686
  • Times: 1:30 - 5 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • kinseyinstitute.org

Undress Me presents a selection of playful vintage photographs of women in lingerie from the Kinsey Institute art collection paired with period underclothes such as corsets, petticoats, brassieres, drawers, robes, and other garments on loan from the ... more

Special Exhibition: Brush Ink Paper: Selections from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler

Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor The dynamic brushwork that is the hallmark of superior Asian painting and calligraphy is explored in this exhibition of twenty-six works from China and Japan ranging in date from the seventeenth to the twentie... more

Special Exhibition: Colors of Classical Art

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m. October 4–December 21, 2014 Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor, and the Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor This th... more

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