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Dec
7
Wed
2016
Friends of the Library December Dine Out fundraiser @ ESAN THAI Restaurant, 221 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

ESAN THAI Restaurant has been recognized for its outstanding Thai cuisine, excellent service, and friendly Staff.  Make plans with family and friends to enjoy lunch or dinner and ensure a donation to Friends of the Library at the same time!  Pick up a flyer at the Monroe County Library in Bloomington or Ellettsville or download a copy at http://www.mcpl.info/friends and present it when you pay your bill.  ESAN THAI Restaurant will donate 15% of your check to Friends of the Library.  All proceeds go to help fund the numerous and much-used programs offered by the library.

“Wine-down Wednesday” at the Hobnob with Jeff Foster, Hobnob Corner Restaurant, 17 W Main St, Nashville
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Btown✭Kiz-Kizomba lesson followed by social dancing @ Windfall Dancers 1101 N Dunn St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm

Want to learn to dance? Social Partner Dancing is the easiest and most popular. It is social and interactive. Be courageous and come join all the other new people we have every week. Btown✭Kiz is Bloomington’s local Kizomba dance group. They seek to spread the love of Kizomba dancing by foster a community of dancers who are desiring to learn and have fun.

Dec
8
Thu
2016
Friends of the Library December Dine Out fundraiser @ ESAN THAI Restaurant, 221 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

ESAN THAI Restaurant has been recognized for its outstanding Thai cuisine, excellent service, and friendly Staff.  Make plans with family and friends to enjoy lunch or dinner and ensure a donation to Friends of the Library at the same time!  Pick up a flyer at the Monroe County Library in Bloomington or Ellettsville or download a copy at http://www.mcpl.info/friends and present it when you pay your bill.  ESAN THAI Restaurant will donate 15% of your check to Friends of the Library.  All proceeds go to help fund the numerous and much-used programs offered by the library.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Green Drinks Bloomington Viewing party for “Years of Living Dangerously” @ The Banquet Facility at Upland Brewing Company, 350 West 11th Street, Bloomington, IN
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Green Drinks Bloomington will host a celebration. CCL will be a focus of this week’s episode of the acclaimed National Geographic series “Years of Living Dangerously,” which has helped to bring national attention on climate change and the individuals and organizations working to alleviate it. CCL and Green Drinks Bloomington will host a public watch party for the program, to be held at the Banquet Facility at the Upland Brewing Company. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6 pm.

Jazzin’ Around the Christmas Tree: Encore! @ DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E 17th St Bloomington
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jazz pianist and SPEA faculty Monika Herzig will engage the audience through performance, historical tidbits, trivia questions, and sing-alongs with holiday spirit galore!

9-Ball Tourny (Weekly 9-Ball Tournament), The Player’s Pub, 424 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
‘Home’, Bloomington Playwrights Project Ted Jones Playhouse, 107 W. 9th St. Bloomington
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Straight-Up Chumps, The Player’s Pub, 424 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
9
Fri
2016
Bloomington Watercolor Society Opening Reception: We Paint…the Bicentennial @ Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Colonel Angus, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm

Classic Rock, Blues, Funk, 80s, Pop

Creekside Holiday Open House, Creekside Retreat, 2450 State Road 46 East, Nashville
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Home’, Bloomington Playwrights Project Ted Jones Playhouse, 107 W. 9th St. Bloomington
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Believe: A Brown County Christmas, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Indiana
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Now in its 9th year in Nashville, Golden Ticket Productions (formerly Palace Theater) present this popular holiday variety show. Al new for 2016, music includes Christmas songs, Broadway classics plus comedy including a finale with Santa Claus.

The show is ramped up to fill the Playhouse with holiday singing, laughter and special effects lighting! Golden Ticket Productions produced two hit musicals at the Playhouse: Seriously Sinatra and Platinum Girls.

Believe directed by Brad Zumwalt and Kevin Butler.

Stars: Kevin Butler, Russell Moss, Pamela Dixon, Amy Johnson, Toni Tolliver and Rhett Thomas, star of many Branson shows.

Children 10 and under free with paid adult.

Don’t Call Me Betty @ The Back Door, 207 S College Ave, Bloomington
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A benefit for All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, Don’t Call Me Betty performs music featured in the NETFLIX hit series STRANGER THINGS and other 1980s clasics. $5 suggested donation at the door.  21+ show

Soul Street, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 9 @ 8:30 pm

With a fat brass section, a tight rhythm pocket, & scorching vocals, Soul Street entertains by generating recognizable and danceable renditions of your past r&b/soul favorites!

Dec
10
Sat
2016
BHSN jazz fest Dec 9-10, Bloomington North High School Auditorium, 3901 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, IN
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:15 pm
Bloomington Winter Farmers Market @ Harmony School, 909 East Second Street, Bloomington
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Want to keep getting your favorite market goods all winter?  The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market has over 30 vendors with a diversity of produce, meats, eggs, dairy, soaps, flowers, plants, mushrooms, honey, syrup, prepared foods, and holiday items.  Come for breakfast, live music, and a great variety of local vendors.  For more info, check out the website (bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket.com), like us on Facebook, or email mailto:bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Craig Brenner, Ross Martinie Eiler, Joe Donnelly & John Valdez at WFHB’s “Saturday’s Child,” @ Monroe Co. History Center, 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am
Mending Day, Monroe County Public Library Room 1B
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your holiday gift ideas and your mending projects to a special Mending Day jointly sponsored by Discardia and Bloomingtonlabs.  Discardia will bring sewing machines and Bloominglabs will provide scrap fabric.  Make a mold of your favorite object in Bloominglabs’ vacuum former and then make a bar of soap from the mold. Or create a pop-up holiday card. All ages welcome and family friendly.

 

Holiday glass fusing workshop @ First United Church, 2420 E. 3rd St., Bloomington
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to our drop in workshop and make your own fused glass holiday ornament or sun catcher. This family-friendly workshop is an opportunity for anyone ages 5 and above to try glass making “on the spot” in 15 minutes or less.

Prices range from $15-$25 depending on what shape you chose. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!

For more information or to make your reservation, please call 812-345-2470 or email us at bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter@gmail.com.

Museum Open Day @ Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, 2920 E. Tenth St, Bloomington
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly Museum Open Day at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead on Saturday, November 26 and December 10, from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers will be decorating the Queen Anne main house for Christmas and Friday Musicale will provide music in the parlor. Visitors are invited to join in the fun and do some holiday shopping in the museum shop, including jams and jellies produced on site. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public and is located at 2920 E. Tenth Street in Bloomington. For more information call BRI at (812) 336-0909.

Kade Puckett, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm

Puckett, is a songwriter and a fingerstyle guitarist with 30 years of experience playing music. A third-generation picker with a dedicated love of music, his musical mastery allows for the innovative meeting of sound and emotion. Spontaneous, magical, laughable, and honest, his live performance is both engaging and entertaining. Puckett also holds the 2013 Indiana Fingerstyle Contest title. His musical repertoire includes jazz, rock, country, blues, and funk.

Benefit for Boxcar Books, Silent Auction @ Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St., Bloomington
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’ll be auctioning off autographed books (from such notable figures as Sherman Alexie, Henry Rollins, Amy Goodman), along with goodies from many local businesses. It will be a nice opportunity to get some unique gifts for loved ones, and support the community! We’ll have some casual entertainment and light refreshments as well. Family friendly event, all are welcome!

‘Home’, Bloomington Playwrights Project Ted Jones Playhouse, 107 W. 9th St. Bloomington
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Believe: A Brown County Christmas, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Indiana
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Now in its 9th year in Nashville, Golden Ticket Productions (formerly Palace Theater) present this popular holiday variety show. Al new for 2016, music includes Christmas songs, Broadway classics plus comedy including a finale with Santa Claus.

The show is ramped up to fill the Playhouse with holiday singing, laughter and special effects lighting! Golden Ticket Productions produced two hit musicals at the Playhouse: Seriously Sinatra and Platinum Girls.

Believe directed by Brad Zumwalt and Kevin Butler.

Stars: Kevin Butler, Russell Moss, Pamela Dixon, Amy Johnson, Toni Tolliver and Rhett Thomas, star of many Branson shows.

Children 10 and under free with paid adult.

Christmas Sing-Along, Brown County Inn, 51 IN-46, Nashville
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Fistful of Bacon, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Fistful of Bacon emerged onto the Indiana Blues scene in 2010 and rapidly developed a loyal following. The combination of their two accomplished guitarists and the rhythm section’s superb groove drives the audience to the dance floor. Their outstanding vocals and original songs add to the band’s tasty sound. Fistful of Bacon sets the pocket low, laid back and meaty. The sound, expression, fury and commitment to their art shines through. Fistful of Bacon is full of energy and lights up the stage. They leave the audience wanting more, because everybody loves bacon!

Jefferson Street Parade Band CD Release Show @ The Blockhouse, 205 S College Ave, Bloomington
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
11
Sun
2016
Indiana Statehood Day Celebration, Monroe County Public Library, Atrium, first floor, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN, 47408
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Two hundred years ago today, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state. Celebrate with us—answer an Indiana trivia question and win a prize.

Happy Hoosier Holidays!, Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, Nashville, Indiana
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Happy 200th birthday, Indiana! Stop by the library to have a piece of birthday cake or a cookie and some hot chocolate to celebrate Indiana’s birthday as well as the holidays.
Happy Hoosier Holidays, Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Ln, Nashville
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Famous Hoosiers in History: A Theatrical Celebration of Indiana’s Heritage
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Actor, comedian, and stuntman Reed Steele highlights Indiana’s amazing astronauts, comedians, musicians, athletes, and more.
Believe: A Brown County Christmas, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Indiana
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Now in its 9th year in Nashville, Golden Ticket Productions (formerly Palace Theater) present this popular holiday variety show. Al new for 2016, music includes Christmas songs, Broadway classics plus comedy including a finale with Santa Claus.

The show is ramped up to fill the Playhouse with holiday singing, laughter and special effects lighting! Golden Ticket Productions produced two hit musicals at the Playhouse: Seriously Sinatra and Platinum Girls.

Believe directed by Brad Zumwalt and Kevin Butler.

Stars: Kevin Butler, Russell Moss, Pamela Dixon, Amy Johnson, Toni Tolliver and Rhett Thomas, star of many Branson shows.

Children 10 and under free with paid adult.

Lion Witch and Wardrobe, The Little Theatre of Bedford, 1704 Brian Lane Way, Bedford, IN
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Based on the book by C. S. Lewis. A special holiday presentation to appeal to children of all ages. Little Theatre honors public broadcasting’s 2 for 1 member benefit with member card.

Ernie Jo Christmas Spectacular Christmas Show benefiting Middle Way House @ The Indiana Memorial Union, Alumni Hall, 900 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm
Pet Photo Night @ College Mall, 2894 E 3rd St., Bloomington
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at College Mall this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their “human” family members. Pet Photo Night at College Mall will be on December 11 at 6 p.m. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers.

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Tech Days, Ellettsville Branch of the Monroe County Public Library, 600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, IN
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring your digital device* for on-on-one help with accessing the Library’s free eBooks, movies, music, and more. Help with email, Facebook, and other digital tools also available.

Maker Lab, Monroe County Public Library, The Ground Floor, first floor, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN, 47408
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Science, tech, crafts—drop in for a different project each month. This month: DIY Slime.

Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Dec 12 @ 6:15 pm
IU Cinema: “Crimson Film Festival 2016”, The I.U. Cinema, 1213 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Back for its third year in a row, the Crimson Film Festival celebrates the work of Indiana University students and regional filmmakers each fall. It is put on by the Student Cinema Guild, an organization where all IU Bloomington students can collaborate to gain the experience and preparation they need to work in the entertainment industry. Students write, direct, produce, and showcase their films and work together to learn and grow as media creators. SCG provides the support, equipment, monthly workshops, and networking sessions for members. Weekly meetings take place Thursdays at 8 p.m. in IU Radio-TV 251. (Digital Presentation)

Math and Sciences Homework Help for Teens @ Program Room 2-B, Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Secret Space with Heart Attack Man, Dorktra and Kill Surf City @ The Bishop, 123 S. Walnut St, Bloomington
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
13
Tue
2016
Preschool Discovery: Winter Holiday, Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St., Bedford, IN
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Preschoolers will enjoy listening to The Polar Express and talking about the winter holiday. Songs, activities, and free play will fill the rest of the program. It’s a fun time for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Weekly 8-Ball Tournament, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm
Traditional Irish Music Session @ Runcible Spoon, 412 East 6th St.
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Bloomington Songwriter Showcase, Bear’s Place Back Room Concert Hall, 1316 E. 3rd St., Bloomington IN
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bloomington Songwriter Showcase presents the original songs of Father Joel Weir, Bulldog Johnson, Angela White, Gary Applegate

Dec
14
Wed
2016
One Million Stars Workshop, City Hall Atrium, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn to weave an 8-pointed star and join a worldwide movement! Lotus is one of only three US partners with the Australia-based initiative “One Million Stars to End Violence” and has committed to weaving and contributing at least 10,000 stars to this project.

Nate Gibson with Jerry Miller, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm
“Wine-down Wednesday” at the Hobnob with Jeff Foster, Hobnob Corner Restaurant, 17 W Main St, Nashville
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm