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Jan
24
Tue
2017
Friends of the Monroe Library January Dine Out Fundraiser @ Finch’s Brasserie, 514 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Make plans with friends and family to enjoy the amazing cuisine at Finch’s Brasserie and ensure a Donation to Friends of the Library at the same time!   Pick up a flyer at the library in Bloomington or Ellettsville or download a copy from http://www.mcpl.info/friends and present it when you pay your bill.  Finch’s Brasserie will donate 10% of your check to Friends of the Library.  All proceeds to fund the numerous and much-used programs offered by your library.

Finding Funders Through the Foundation Center Database for Individuals @ Laptop Cart & Program Room 2C Combo
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trans and Allies Support Community (TASC) @ Meeting Room 1-B, Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Jan 24 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Team Trivia with prizes, if your team can beat mine.

Coot Crabtree @ Big Woods Brewery, 60 Molly Lane, Nashville
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Traditional Irish Music Session @ Runcible Spoon, 412 East 6th St.
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Patten Lecture: “Patterns and Interpretation” by Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University @ Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall, 601 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Blues Jam, hosted by the O2R Blues Band @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jan
25
Wed
2017
Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Noon Talk: Art for Change: Vik Muniz as Activist @ The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, 1133, E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Green Drinks Bloomington @ Upland Brewing Company, Banquet Facility, 350 W 11th St, Bloomington
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world.  Folks gather every month to share libations and ideas, discuss, debate, explore and make new friends and business connections.

On Wednesday, January 25 at 6 pm Bill Jones, Sassafras Audubon Society Board Member and SPEA Clinical Professor Emeritus, will present a talk entitled “Why Free-roaming Domestic Cats are Bad for Birds”. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute estimates that free-roaming domestic house cats kill an estimated 1.4 to 3.7 BILLION birds in the U.S. annually.  This represents more than 10% of all adult land birds living in the U.S.  Domestic cats are the second-largest source of bird mortality; far outweighing other causes such as building strikes, wind turbines, and natural causes.  There are several proven things that responsible cat owners can do to prevent this needless slaughter.  We will discuss these solutions and why outdoor life is hazardous to your pet cat during the January Green Drinks gathering.

Green Drinks Bloomington is held the 4th Wednesday of the month through October from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company. There’s a $5 suggested donation, some food will be provided. To receive a monthly reminder, write greendrinksbloomington@gmail.com.  To learn more about Green Drinks visit www.greendrinks.org.

Stardusters “little BIG Band” @ Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut St, Bloomington
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Mic, Pine Room-Muddy Boots, 51 E. Chestnut St., Salt Creek Plaza, Nashville, IN
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sailor Poon, MJ, and Kiss the Culprit @ The Void, 1607 South Rogers St.
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic hosted by Kay Bull, Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm

Sign-up starts at 9. Stage times are 12 minutes or less. We start at 9:15 & go till midnight. Come perform or enjoy the performances.

Jan
26
Thu
2017
2017 Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival @ The Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day

The Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival explores the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community through feature-length and short films and live performances that advocate community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity.

What Matters in Making: The challenges of sustaining livelihoods with craft for export. @ IU Global and International Studies Building Rm 3067, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm
Symphony Orchestra, Alvin Ho, conductor @ Auer Hall, Located on the second floor of the Simon Music Center, 200 S. Jordan Ave.
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm
Owen After Hours @ Tivoli Theater, 24 N. Washington St., Spencer
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of networking at the Tivoli Theater! Appetizers, wine, and other refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters

Owen After Hours, The Tivoli Theater, 24 N. Washington Street, Spencer, IN
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for an evening of networking! Appetizers, wine, and other refreshments will be provided. There will be great door prizes as well.

Pub Quiz Team Trivia with Prizes & Cake, Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 26 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Josh will try to stump you. Can your team hang? Prizes, if so.

Justice Unlocked’s One Year Anniversary Dinner @ Fountain Square Ballroom, 101 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
Patten Lecture: “Totentanz. Operationalizing Aby Warburg’s Atlas of images” by Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University @ Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall, 601 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hiss Golden Messenger @ The Bishop, 123 S. Walnut St Bloomington
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm
Jan
27
Fri
2017
Eagles over Monroe
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm

our the lake to see eagles in the wild, learn about recent research, meet live raptors, explore bird biology, and explore new ways to enhance your enjoyment of birds at Monroe Lake. Programs accessible to both beginners and experienced birders, adults and children.

Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
EASC Colloquium Series Presents Beauty is the Beast: The Star System in Early Japanese Horror Cinema @ Global and International Studies Building 2067
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm
One-hour Exhibition: Old Master Drawings @ The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, 1133, E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bloomington Community Song Circle gathering @ Bloomingfoods East, 3220 E. 3rd St, (patio room)
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kade Puckett, Pine Room-Muddy Boots, 51 E. Chestnut St., Salt Creek Plaza, Nashville, IN
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RP Jackson & The Wurlitzers with The Shack-Ups @ The Salt Creek Brewery, 466 Old State Road 37 North, Bedford, IN
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Jan
28
Sat
2017
Bloomington Winter Farmers Market @ Harmony School, 909 East Second Street, Bloomington
Jan 28 @ 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.

Free veterans benefits seminar @ The American Legion, Burton Woolery Post 18, 1800 W 3rd St., Bloomington, Ind., 47404
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am
Puzzle Fest 2017 @ Monroe County History Center, 202 E. 6th St, Bloomington
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maple Syrup Season at the Farmstead @ Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, 2920 E 10th St, Bloomington
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Its Maple Syrup Season at the Farmstead
Bloomington Restorations, Inc. invites you to the monthly opening of the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. Come watch the tapping of the historic Sugar Maple trees and learn a bit about the sugaring process. Inside the 1892 main farmhouse, enjoy the music provided by Friday Musicale members, Mark Wiedenmayer and Dr. Vicki King. And while there won’t be any syrup yet for sale, there will be a selection of jams and jellies produced at the 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 or visit the site on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HinkleGartonFarmstead.
Brown County Art Guild Patron & Senior Show Reception and Awards Ceremony, Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reception and Awards for the Annual Patron and Senior Show, The Brown County Arts Guild, 48 S. Van Buren Street, Nashville, Indiana
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scottish Poet Robert Burns Dinner @ American Legion Burton Woolery Post 18, 1800 W Third St., Bloomington
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm
Georgette Jones @ Mitchell Opera House, 217 North 7th Street, Mitchell, IN 47446
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
IU Jacobs School of Music Guitar Ensemble, Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, Indiana
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

“In 1989, Maestro Bitetti founded one of the finest guitar programs in the world at IU Jacobs.”

Enjoy a unique performance by 12 guitarists using a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional instruments. Organizers of the prestigious annual IU International Guitar Competition, the Guitar Ensemble performs music related to the classical guitar tradition and various other styles while featuring original works. Watch for announcements of community workshops relating to this performance!

IU Jacobs School of Music Guitar Ensemble, Brown County Playhouse, 70 South Van Buren Street | Nashville, Indiana
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm
Soul Street @ Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St, Bloomington
Jan 28 @ 8:30 pm – 12:00 am

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!

Jan
29
Sun
2017
Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic, Rogers room, Bloomington and Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Co-presented by the Writers Guild and the Bloomington & Monroe County Convention Center.

Guest Readers: Lisa Low and Stephen Hopkins

There is an Open Mic following the guest readings.

This event is open to the public. Parking in the back.

 

B’town Jazz Jam Session @ Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St.
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
B’town Jazz Jam Session @ Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday Educational Jam Sessions @ Players Pub, 424 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
30
Mon
2017
Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Story Hour, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Jan 30 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Team Trivia with prizes, if your team can beat mine.

Math and Science Homework Help for Teens @ Program Room 2-B, Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm