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Sunday Oct 19, 2014

So You Think You Can Karaoke? with DJ ENGLISH

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

Bach Cantata Project – Wär Gott nicht mit uns dieser Zeit, BWV 14

  • October 19, 2014
  • Location: St. Thomas Lutheran Church
  • Address: 3800 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-855-9846
  • Times: 2:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • music.indiana.edu/events/

Performers James Andrewes, Director Rick Murrell, tromba da tirarsi Repertoire J. S. Bach, Wär Gott nicht mit uns dieser Zeit, BWV 14

Connected by Coffee

  • October 19, 2014
  • Location: IU Fine Arts Auditorium 015
  • Address: 1201 E 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Admission: Free

SPECIAL GUEST JONATHAN ROSENTHAL The Executive Director of Coop Coffees, Jonathan has spent over 30 years working to convert the destructive aspects of business into a positive force for people and the environment. He co-founded Equal Exchange and Ok... more

Exhibition Reception: Brush Ink Paper

Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor Brush Ink Paper: Selections from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler October 4–December 21, 2014 Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor The dynamic brushwork that is the hallmark of superior Asian pai... more

IU Cinema: "20,000 Days on Earth" film

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and c... more

Javier Arrebola, piano, and Students of the Voice Department

Program Music of Sergei Rachmaninoff (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 School of Music. Highly respected ... more

LA BOHÈME – Giacomo Puccini

IU Opera Theater

Otaak band

Sundays in Auer: Alexander Kerr, violin; Sung-Mi Im, piano

“An Afternoon of Beethoven” Performers Alexander Kerr, violin Sung-Mi Im, piano Repertoire Music of Beethoven for violin and piano: Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3 Sonata in A Minor, Op. 23 Sonata in G Major, Op. 96 About the Artists... more

IU Homecoming Weekend

  • October 19, 2014
  • Location: Indiana University Bloomington
  • Phone: 812-855-4822
  • Times: See website for details
  • bit.ly/1Bz1T8L

Homecoming at IU Bloomington is one of the best times to return to campus and to celebrate Indiana University. Each fall, hundreds come home to Bloomington to relive college memories with familiar faces and places. Students and alumni: you're invite... 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.

Paintings on Paper by Elise Snow

  • October 19, 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

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 19, 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

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

  • October 19, 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

Hidden Forest: A Tale of Two Trees

Local woodworker, Lon Haywood, and textile artist, Tova Lesko, come together in an effort to discover the hidden wonders of the forest. In this particular effort the two have focused on the walnut and osage orange tree. Lon turns wood from the two ... more

Jazz Jam

  • October 19, 2014
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 5 - 7 pm
  • Admission: $2 for host band
  • www.theplayerspub.com

Weekly Jazz Jam. Host band plays the first set, then invites players to join in.

New in the Galleries: A Visiting Portrait by Jacques-Louis David

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m. Continuing through December 21, 2014 On view this fall is a newly discovered portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte by the French Neoclassical master Jacques-Louis David. One of 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

Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor, and the Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor This three-part exhibition in the Stewart Hexagon Gallery, the Gallery of Ancient Western Art, and on the web explores... more

Special Exhibition: Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments

Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor Tracing the arc of Pierre Daura’s life, the works in this exhibition rank among his most beautiful, original, and moving, and they place Daura firmly in the universe of other artists, from Rembrandt to L... 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

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