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Feb
26
Sun
2017
Peninsula Hike at Lake Monroe @ Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve, 7466 E Rush Ridge Rd, Bloomington
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn a bit about the geological and cultural history of the area while taking in the spectacular views at Sycamore’s newest preserve.

Student Orchestra Recital Elizabeth Yao, piano (doctoral recital); Joshua Chiu, conductor @ Recital Hall, Located on the ground floor of Merrill Hall, 1201 E. Third St.
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm
Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC) Meeting @ Monroe County Public Library, 303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WORKING, a musical, Bloomington South High School, 1965 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by Bloomington High School South (Theatre South) and University Players

http://www.musicalartstix.com/

‘Lost in Thailand’ @ IU Cinema, 1213 E. 7th Street (on the North side of the IU Auditorium)
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm
Poetry Reading & Open Mic Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington @ Monroe County Convention Center Rogers room, 302 S. College St., Bloomington
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

With guest poets: Nancy Chen Long and Nathan Schmidt
Followed by an Open Mic

Free and open to the public
Free parking in the back

B’town Jazz Jam Session @ Players’ Pub, 424 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our educational Sunday Jam Sessions continue this Sunday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Player’s Pub. The house band is the Monika Herzig Trio – all ages, levels, and instruments are invited to participate and the public is welcome to come enjoy the music with no cover charge.

One of the featured groups for the Future of Jazz Concert combos will be picked from the most dedicated student jammers, so, students, make sure you attend! Coordinated by Monika Herzig and Chris Parker, the series is sponsored by Smithville Charitable Foundation, Indianapolis Musicians Local#3, B’Town Jazz, the B’Town Jazz Collective and Players Pub.

Family Dance @ Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm

Calling by Abby Ladin
Music by Eric Schedler & Claudio Buchwald
$5 per person & $15 per family, $4 for BOTMDG members
FREE for Harmony families

Oscar Shorts Documentary Program I @ Bear’s Place Back Room, 1316 East Third St.
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm
Brass Choir – “Pictures in Brass” Edmund Cord, director @ Auer Hall, Located on the second floor of the Simon Music Center, 200 S. Jordan Ave.
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
Devin Brown @ Pine Room Tavern, 51 E. Chestnut Street, Nashville
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
A Red Carpet Affair – The Oscars on the Big Screen @ The Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater (BCT) is pleased to announce its fourth annual celebration of film on Sunday, February 26th. A Red Carpet Affair includes a regional short film competition, the official red carpet coverage, and the Academy Awards ceremony on the big screen.

Tickets are $20 ($25 on the day of the event) and can be purchased at buskirkchumley.org, 114 E Kirkwood Ave. or 812-323-3020.

Ticket purchases support film programming at the BCT and include a buffet of savory and sweet items and a complimentary beer or wine. Attendees also have the opportunity to wear their best red carpet attire, enjoy commentary by emcee Annie Corrigan, and visit the lobby photo booth.

This annual event celebrates the Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s inception as a silent movie house, its long life as a home for “talkies,” and our current classic film programming. Many BCT patrons share their memories of films at the Indiana Theatre (the BCT’s earlier incarnation) with us and we’re pleased to continue making memories for the community that include local films as well as Hollywood blockbusters.

Funds raised by this event support film programming at the BCT, including the Movie Partner Program, which allows local promoters, of all experience levels, to offer film programming on Sundays without paying the usual rental fee. Although some small fees still apply, we honor our legacy as a movie theater by ensuring that the process of presenting this type of program is as accessible as possible.

A Red Carpet Affair Timeline
6pm: regional short film competition
7pm: red carpet coverage begins
8:30pm: Academy Awards ceremony begins

Short Film Competition
The audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite short film in this regional competition. Films are no longer than five minutes and feature the culture, landscape, or lifestyle of the Midwest. Films are curated by a panel of local judges, including Danielle McClelland, executive director of the BCT, and John Vickers, director of the Indiana University Cinema.

Filmmakers, professional and amateur, can submit films through February 5th. The winning film, as determined by the judges, will receive a rent-free use of the theater for a film-based event. Submission should be made at: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/RedCarpetShortFilmCompetition

Academy Awards
The awards ceremony begins at 8:30 (with the red carpet coverage beginning at 7pm) and will end when the last statuette is awarded.

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Lather Ssommer Duo / Boar / Culled / I Like You Go Home / The Greatest Band In The World @ The Void, 1607 South Rogers St.
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm
Ryan Adam Wells, KP, Water and the Wolf @ The Switchyard, 1417 South Monon Dr.
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
27
Mon
2017
Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Preschool Story Hour, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
AARP Free Tax Assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older @ Program Room 2-B, Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Bloomington Solo Showcase featuring artists from Campus and Town @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
28
Tue
2017
Friends of the Library February Dine Out Fundraiser @ Juannita’s, 620 W. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Juannita’s is proud to bring authentic Mexican food to Bloomington. At the heart of our business is our family. Abuela Juannita, our namesake, has lovingly shared her recipes and we’re entirely family owned and operated. Try the mole poblano, molote, banana leaf tamales, or melt-in-your-mouth chile rellenos. Enjoy natural hand-squeezed lime margaritas and pina coladas, $ 3.00 off on Tuesdays! So, make plans with family and friends to sample the cuisine 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 from http://www.mcpl.info/friends and present it when you pay your bill. Juannita’s will donate 20% of your total check to Friends of the Library. All proceeds go to fund the numerous and much used programs offered at your library! The offer is valid for lunch and dinner!

AARP Free Tax Assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older @ Program Room 2-B, Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The State of Art in Bloomington, by Sean Starowitz, The Venue Fine Art & Gifts, 114 S. Grant, Bloomington, IN
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm

Beginning in 2012 and continuing each year thereafter, Miah Mickelson, then Assistant Director of the Arts for the City of Bloomington, delivered an address at The Venue, bringing us up to date as to events and accomplishment in the Arts from the previous year, and projecting into the future. As you may be aware, Miah has moved up to a State level position and has been succeeded by Sean Starowitz as Assistant Director of the Arts for the City of Bloomington (A/K/A The Art Czar.) Continuing a valued Venue tradition, Sean has agreed to deliver this years report on February 28th, beginning at 5:30 pm.
Sean is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2014, he was named Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow. Notable projects include Lots of Love, BREAD! KC and Byproduct: The Laundromat.
If you haven’t already, this will be a great opportunity for you to met Sean, and get a valuable update on all thing Art in Bloomington.
Join us.

Pub Quiz Team Trivia @ Players Pub, 424 South Walnut St.
Feb 28 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Traditional Irish Music Session @ Runcible Spoon, 412 East 6th St.
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Patten Lecture: “Taking Risks: Oil Frontiers and the Accumulation of Insecurity”, Franklin Hall-Presidents Hall, 601 E Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Oil frontiers are the social spaces associated with the exploration and development of one of the most global and strategically important resource sectors of contemporary capitalism: oil and gas fields. Through an examination of two oil frontiers – one in the Global South (Nigeria) and the other in the Global North (the Gulf of Mexico and the US outer continental shelf) – this lecture explores the particular qualities of frontiers in general, and why oil frontiers arise in conditions in which questions of authority, the rule of law and governance conspire to produce what I call the accumulation of insecurity.  These oil frontiers were both marked by risks and forms of precariousness which culminated in profound crises: in one case, an environmental disaster (the blowout and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in 2010), and in the other, the rise of an insurgency (in the Niger delta in 2005). Through a comparative examination of the dynamics of these two resource frontiers, I demonstrate how a geographical perspective can shed light on the shifting landscape of risk and precarity within neoliberal capitalism.

Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Watts’s foundational research on political ecology, vulnerability and resilience, agrarian political economy, the social production of famine, oil and development, and environmental justice continues to shape scholarly debates and research programs across the environmental social sciences, area studies, and humanities. Professor Watts is the Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC-Berkeley and the Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics.

Joshua Bell and Friends @ Musical Arts Center, 101 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era.

Songwriter Showcase @ Bear’s Place, 1316 E 3rd St., Bloomington
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase presents songs by Grace Minnick, Rick LeDune and Bill Price.  Open Guest Chair evening too!- Bears Place 1316 E. 3rd St. – Back Room – FREE – Must be 21+ to enter / 8-10pm

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Time, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology, 308 W. Fourth Street, Bloomington, IN
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

It is said that young children experience the world and express themselves in a “hundred languages.” Discovery Time utilizes a broad array of these learning languages – including music, art, stories, and creative movement – to connect children to science. Children ages 3 to 6 are developing increasingly complex theories about the world, rapidly gaining language, and learning to work with others. Discovery Time activities are designed by early childhood specialists specifically to nurture and challenge the rapid development of preschool-aged children in a fun and safe learning environment.

Age Group: Recommended for children ages 3 to 6. Siblings welcome.

Location: Lab A or WonderGarden, weather permitting

Cost: Ticketed, but FREE with museum admission

How to Talk so Your Legislators Will Listen by State Representative Matt Pierce @ Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane, Bloomington
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn how to make your voice heard. Representative Matt Pierce will give a presentation on how to effectively work with your legislators in a way that is useful and productive. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

Sponsored by UU Just Peace Task Force

WFHB New Volunteer Orientation, 108 West 4th Street, Bloomington
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm
Exodus Benefit with The Nile Project, event room at Upland Brewing Co., 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington, IN
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm

Join fellow Hoosiers to support Exodus Refugee Immigration, an Indiana non-profit that helps refugees find housing, education, employment, and more.

Meet at Upland’s event room for beer and company while enjoying a special guest appearance from The Nile Project, a 17-piece musical collective that brings together artists from the eleven Nile countries to make music that combines the regions diverse instruments, languages and traditions. Some of the artists are refugees themselves.

Bloomington PR firm rock paper scissors will have world music CDs for sale.

100% of ticket, beer, and CD sales will go to Exodus Refugee Immigration. Feel free to bring your checkbook to make a larger donation.

This is a family friendly event.

With generous support from Upland Brewery, Bloomington pr firm rock paper scissors will host a meet-and-greet session with the musicians of The Nile Project (nileproject.org). Called “a committed, euphoric international coalition” (New York Times), the group unites musicians from countries and communities up and down the Nile, including Sudan. They will perform a mini-set and hold an informal chat session. Indy’s globetrotting DJ Kyle Long will spin. Exodus director Cole Varga will also speak.

Lee Fields and The Expressions @ The Buskirk Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

The BCT is proud to welcome Lee Fields and The Expressions to the stage in the Spring. Sometimes nicknamed “Little JB” for his physical and vocal resemblance to James Brown, Fields has toured the world with musical legends including Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V. Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. And after 47 years on stage, he’s managed to somehow find a newer, younger audience and become even more prolific as the years transpire.

Open Mic, Pine Room-Muddy Boots, 51 E. Chestnut St., Salt Creek Plaza, Nashville, IN
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
2
Thu
2017
Science Sprouts, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology, 308 W. Fourth Street, Bloomington, IN
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Science Sprouts is a new weekly science enrichment program designed especially for toddlers and their families. Toddlers are natural scientists, and Science Sprouts is a time for them to explore, experiment, and build skills ranging from physical development to social emotional development. Science Sprouts activities are designed and facilitated by early childhood specialists and involve hands-on exploration, live music, body movement, and a commitment to accurate science!

Age Group: Recommended for children under 3. Pre-walkers welcome. Siblings welcome.

Location: Lab A or WonderGarden, weather permitting

Cost: Ticketed, but FREE with museum admission

Primary Prevention 101 @ Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Room B140 (off of the South Entrance), 2700 East Rogers Road, Bloomington
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Primary prevention strategies are those designed to get in front of social problems by promoting safe and equitable community conditions to ensure that all community members have the opportunity to live at their full potential. Primary prevention strategies have been used to address social problems including child maltreatment, sexual violence, youth violence and intimate partner violence.

This 2-hour training will provide an overview of the “what” and “how” of primary prevention and will provide examples of how agencies across Indiana are using these strategies to modify risk and protective factors related to social problems in their communities.

This is a free training; space is limited so please RSVP to be guaranteed a spot!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/primary-prevention-101-tickets-30818489933

First Thursdays, The Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, 1133, E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Thursdays is a monthly series featuring extended evening hours on the first Thursday of every month, with activities for everyone

Lily & Madeleine with the Vallures, Ladies First, and Kaia @ IU Showalter Arts Plaza, 1296 E 7th St, Bloomington
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm
Art Book Workshop @ La Casa, IU Latino Cultural Center, 715 E 7th St., Bloomington
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Women, Power, and the Arts @ IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, 1133 E 7th St, Bloomington
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
VOGUE: UNDERGROUND TO VIRAL, The Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center, 275 North Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

The African American Dance Company and LGBTQ+ Culture Center present: Vogue-Underground To Viral

Explore vogue dance history, culture, significance, and movement with renowned vogue artist Cesar Valentino.
Cesar Valentino began vogue dancing in 1983 and quickly became a fixture in the underground ballroom and club scene. He appeared in Diane Martel’s House of Tres documentary, Voguing, The Message, and Vogue Classique. He performed in the “Deep In Vogue” tour throughout Europe in 1989, appeared in music videos with artists such as Toni Braxton, Carmen Electra, and K7s in “Hi De Ho” to name a few. Cesar currently teaches vogue at Alvin Ailey Extension in New York City.

This event is offered as part of the African American Dance Company 19th Annual Dance Workshop.
See the full schedule of events at go.iu.edu/aadcworkshop.

Patten Lecture: “Forty Years After: Reflections on Food, Famine and Hunger in the West African Sahel”, Franklin Hall-Presidents Hall, 601 E Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Almost a half century ago, the West African Sahel – stretching from Senegal in the west to the Horn of Africa in the east – experienced a raft of massive food crises in which millions of people died from hunger and disease.  Situated on this larger canvas, during the mid-1970s, I tried to understand the relations between drought-prone regions and the onset and dynamics of famine through an historical and local village study in northern Nigeria.  The book which emerged from that research – Silent Violence – was published in 1983 but was reprinted in 2014 against the backdrop of recurrent and widespread hunger and food insecurity in the region.  In 2016, some 4 million people were again confronting famine-like conditions in the northeast of Nigeria alone.  In this lecture, I revisit Silent Violence as a way of exploring why hunger and famine have proved so durable and resistant in semi-arid West Africa. Currently, the region is caught between the challenges of global climate change and new threats associated with terrorism, illicit economies, and so-called “fragile and conflicted states.”  Most striking of all is the rise of a new and widely influential development discourse and form of analysis – resilience theory – which purports to offer new insight on vulnerability and food insecurity, and offers sets of practices to build resilient communities, households, and individuals: to make farmers and pastoralist drought- and famine-proof.  By revisiting the critical analyses of famine that emerged in the 1980s, I offer an assessment of these contemporary approaches to food security in the Sahel and consider whether they are capable of resolving the serial food crises and the recurrent famine-proneness of the region.

Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Watts’s foundational research on political ecology, vulnerability and resilience, agrarian political economy, the social production of famine, oil and development, and environmental justice continues to shape scholarly debates and research programs across the environmental social sciences, area studies, and humanities. Professor Watts is the Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC-Berkeley and the Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics.

Louis The Child @ The Bluebird Nightclub, 216 N Walnut St., Bloomington
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
3
Fri
2017
Toy Time-For ages 5 yrs. and younger w/parent, Banneker Community Center, 930 W. 7th St., Bloomington, IN
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Noon Concert: Anisha Srinivasan @ IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, 1133 E 7th St, Bloomington
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
East Asian Colloquium Series: Li Bai (701-762) and Confucius @ Global and International Studies Building 2067,355 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN
Mar 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Love and Women in Early Chinese Fiction (Daniel Hsieh) @ Global and International Studies Building 2015, 355 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN
Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Opening Reception for “Sandy Taylor: Paintings from the Well”, By Hand Gallery, 101 E. Kirkwood Ave., #109 Fountain Square Mall, Bloomington, IN
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sandy Taylor (1937—2016) was an important, ever-present participant in the evolution of Bloomington’s art scene for many decades. As a professional flutist, she was a lauded performer, teacher, and composer. As a visual artist, Sandy at first worked two-dimensionally with multiple paint media and collage and later had a successful career designing and fabricating jewelry of simple geometric constructions embellished with rich patination. As an arts advocate and organizer, the she was deeply involved with a number of organizations, most particularly the 4th Street Festival of the Arts and the Unitarian Universalist Holiday Bazaar, serving on the steering committees for many years. Sandy Taylor passed away after an accident last year and this exhibition of a selection of her paintings, representing a recent return to the media, is a tribute to her unquenchable search for beauty and her profoundly generous spirit and gifts to the arts in our community.
When already a professional flutist and composer, Sandy began an exploration in paint and mark-making as another means of expression in the 1960s. She was inspired by the lyrical brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline and the gestural marks constrained by a formal elegance in the work of Helen Frankenthaler. Taylor created large canvases of sonorous arranged, broadly painted, expressive fields of color counter-balanced with hard, abruptly edged shapes sparring for control.
After forty years of a rich interdisciplinary focus, Sandy’s abstractions congealed into a style that seemed to synthesize the automatic gesture, layered and textured fields of subtle color, and pictographic emblems. The symbols were culled randomly from various cultures, eschewing any precise reference, but were suggestive of that which is elemental or archetypal, in keeping with Taylor’s life-long study of Jungian theory. The paint’s texture exposes impasto layers of color and mark, revealing partially hidden scripts beneath the surface displaying a different sort of patination. The compositions were often broken down geometrically divided by a band suggestive of an architectural frieze and scribed or extracted through sgraffito, unreadable texts or glyphs of fish and animal or human figures.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd, 5-8 PM
On Display: March 3rd – April 8th
Opening Reception for Trudy Kaufman, Pictura Gallery, 122 W. 6th St., Bloomington, IN
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brick Gallery, presenting “Italy: A Retrospective” by Trudy Kaufman. Photographs featuring her many years of
travel in Italy, highlighting not only the depth of her experiences there, but also her growth as a photographer
including both film images and more recent digital work.
On view in the Brick Gallery, March 3rd – April 29th