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Sunday Feb 19, 2012

40 Fingers Jazz Piano Concert

An afternoon of jazz piano duets and trios Performers Steve Allee, Phil DeGreg, Luke Gillespie, and Harry Pickens, piano Jeremy Allen, bass Steve Houghton, drums

Cardinal Stage Company Performance: Bill W. and Dr. Bob

  • February 19, 2012
  • Venue: Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
  • Address: 122 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-323-3020
  • Times: Varies based on day attended. Check cardinalstage.org
  • Admission: Varies based on show attended. Check cardinalstage.org
  • www.cardinalstage.org

When the market crashes in 1929, so does Bill Wilson. Once a respected stockbroker, he becomes a hopeless drunk. Then he meets Dr. Bob Smith, a respected surgeon from Ohio and a closet alcoholic for thirty years, and the recovery movement is born. Th... more

Chocolate Lover's Weekend

  • February 19, 2012
  • Venue: Oliver Winery
  • Address: 8024 North State Road 37, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 10 am - 6 pm

Visit Oliver Winery and 8 other Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Wineries for Chocolate Lover's Weekend. Enjoy artisan chocolates paired to perfection with your favorite Oliver wines.

Double Exposure - collaboration featuring student filmmakers & composers

In what could be the first collaborative undertaking of its kind at an American university, the "Double Exposure" project will premiere original works created by Indiana University film and musical composition students. The project harnesse... more

Family Craft Day--From African to American: Musical Instruments

  • February 19, 2012
  • Venue: Mathers Museum of World Cultures
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-855-6873
  • Times: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Admission: Free

Make your own drums, kazoos, and thumb pianos during this event, and learn about the journey of music and musical instruments from African to America. The Family Craft Day is free and open to the public.

IU Women's Tennis vs Depaul

  • February 19, 2012
  • Venue: IU Tennis Center
  • Address: 1833 North Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-855-8511
  • Times: 11 am
  • Admission: Free Admission

IU Women's Tennis Team will host Depaul at the IU Tennis Center at 11:00 am.

Sundays in Auer 2/19

Faculty/Student Recital Repertoire Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor KV 516 Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59/3 Performers Atar Arad. viola Kuttner Quartet Sarah Saviet; John Sanderson, violins Kevin Künkel, cello

Symphonic Choir 2/19

Genna Kim, Reed Spencer, Jack Templeton, Conductors Repertoire Chilcott: Steal Away Hogan: Ride on King Jesus Mechem: Blow Ye the Trumpet Copland: Zion’s Walls Copland: At the River Johnson ; Ain’t Got Time to Die Cain: Deep River Hruby: ... more

Where imagination Meets Reality. Fine Art Photography by Carol Koetke

Where imagination Meets Reality. Exhibit of Fine Art Photography by Carol Koetke

Art Exhibits Ongoing In Februrary

Betsy Stirratt, "Recent Works", abstract paintings; Jack Doskow, "Cutting Edges", metal sculpture; Erik Wallace, "A Taste of Bloomington Architecture", architectural photographs; Mac Fleming, "Landscapes and Seascap... more

“Island Sabbatical” Photographs by Bill and Glenda Breeden

  • February 19, 2012
  • Location: Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe & Quilter's Comfort Teas
  • Address: 725 West Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-8155
  • Times: Reception - 5 - 8 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.quilterscomfort.com/cafe.htm

“Island Sabbatical” Photographs by Bill and Glenda Breeden in the Wellness Arts Gallery with a reception from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit runs through February 29th in the Wellness Arts Gallery. In the fall of 2009, Bill and Glenda Breeden bo... more

Emerging Artists' Series at Blue Studio: Lisa Bick Exhibits

  • February 19, 2012
  • Location: Blue Studio Gallery
  • Address: 116-1/2 South College Avenue, Upstairs, Suite 10, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-361-7504
  • Times: 6 - 8 pm Gallery Opening
  • Admission: Free and open to the public

Blue Studio and Morrison marketing and Media present the opening exhibit of the Emerging Artists' Series, featuring Lisa Bick. The community is invited to join the artist and sponsors for refreshments and tapas on Friday, February 10th for the openin... more

WHOOSH! Amazing Air

  • February 19, 2012
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337
  • Times: Tues-Sat: 9:30 am - 5 pm | Sun: 1 - 5 pm
  • www.wonderlab.org

Who knew air could be such a blast? Discover the fun-tastic properties of air by heating it to lift a big balloon, using it to sail toy boats, forcing it out of a cannon to knock over a “city” of blocks, releasing screaming monkey parachu... more

Urban Landscape: A Selection of Papercuts by Qiao Xiaoguang

Qiao, born in Hebei, China, in 1957, is a professor and deputy dean of the Cultural Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, and director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center. He is inspired by ancient Chinese ar... more

IU Women's Basketball vs. Michigan

Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts MFA Group Show

  • February 19, 2012
  • Venue: Grunwald Gallery of Art
  • Address: Fine Arts Building, Room 123, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Times: Tues-Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to announce the upcoming student exhibitions the MFA Group Show and the BFA Group Show. The MFA Group Show will be on view from February 14 through February 25, 2012. A Reception will be held on Friday, February... more

Anna Maria Whetstine: Stories from Buenos Aires

  • February 19, 2012
  • Location: El Norteño Restaurant
  • Address: 206 N. Walnut, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-333-9591
  • Times: 11 am - 10 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.elnortenorestaurant.com

EL NORTEÑO GALLERY is proud to present Ana Maria´s work about the capital city of Argentina: Buenos Aires. The show will start on January 6 and will run until March 10. As part of the Gallery Walk tour in Downtown Bloomington, El Norte&n... more

Community Voices Gallery presents: The Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance Group

The Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance Group is dedicated to the enjoyment of music and dance, BOTMDG is a local nonprofit community organization. The music is like "fiddle tunes from Appalachia," and the dances are contra-dances and squa... more

Sassy Quilting

  • February 19, 2012
  • 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: Museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

A diverse collection of quilts made by the staff of Shiisa Quilts in Bloomington. Classes demonstrating how to make some of the quilts in the exhibition are available at Shiisa.

Monday Feb 20, 2012

David Margolick - School of Journalism's Spring Speaker Series

David Margolick, whose new book focuses on two people featured in an Indiana University photojournalism professor's historic photograph taken during the Arkansas desegregation crisis, will kick off the School of Journalism's spring speaker series. Ma... more

Henna 101

  • February 20, 2012
  • Venue: Asian Culture Center
  • Address: 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-856-5361
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

Come to the Asian Culture Center to learn the ancient Indian art of henna designs. We will begin with a brief introduction about henna, its origins and different ways of application followed by hands-on experience.

Seven Samurai - Directed By: Akira Kurosawa

One of the most recognizable stories in film is first realized here, in Kurosawa’s epic tale of a poor village that recruits a group of samurai to defend them from a yearly bandit attack. The film stars Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura in two... more

The Short List

  • February 20, 2012
  • Location: Cafe Django
  • Address: 116 N. Grant St., Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-339-2925
  • Times: 7 - 9 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • bloomingtonshortlist.com

The recurring variety show, featuring 10 acts for 10 minutes each, returns, featuring music, dance, comedy, theater, trivia. Entertainers interested in upcoming shows should call (812) 339-2925.

Where imagination Meets Reality. Fine Art Photography by Carol Koetke

Where imagination Meets Reality. Exhibit of Fine Art Photography by Carol Koetke

Art Exhibits Ongoing In Februrary

Betsy Stirratt, "Recent Works", abstract paintings; Jack Doskow, "Cutting Edges", metal sculpture; Erik Wallace, "A Taste of Bloomington Architecture", architectural photographs; Mac Fleming, "Landscapes and Seascap... more

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