18 Thursday / July 18, 2019

Music + Spanish Series for Kids

04:15 pm to 05:30 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
http://www.thefar.org/calendar/music-spanish-series-for-kids-5/

Join us Thursday afternoons in June & July for a fun and educational music series at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. Drop-ins are welcome!

Your child will be exposed to music and Spanish vocabulary through movement, games, and songs. Activities will help stretch their imaginations and develop the concepts of pulse, rhythm, listening and singing.

The class is geared towards children ages 3 – 6 (parent or guardian must be present during the class), younger siblings may participate with a parent.

COST:
Drop-in —> $5 per child
Six week series —> $25
(siblings under 2 are free)

DATES & CLASS THEMES:
June 13 – Travel
June 20 – Direction
June 27 – Feelings
(no class July 4)
July 11 – Animals
July 18 – Weather
July 25 – Family

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Sofia Panigada has a passion for music and for children. She specializes in the Dalcroze Method of Eurhythmics and has taught children and adults in countries like Switzerland and Venezuela. She currently works at Indiana University Bloomington. When she is not at work, she is making music, spending time with her grandchildren or both.

Children / Dance / Education / Live Music

25 Thursday / July 25, 2019

Music + Spanish Series for Kids

04:15 pm to 05:30 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
http://www.thefar.org/calendar/music-spanish-series-for-kids-6/

Join us Thursday afternoons in June & July for a fun and educational music series at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. Drop-ins are welcome!

Your child will be exposed to music and Spanish vocabulary through movement, games, and songs. Activities will help stretch their imaginations and develop the concepts of pulse, rhythm, listening and singing.

The class is geared towards children ages 3 – 6 (parent or guardian must be present during the class), younger siblings may participate with a parent.

COST:
Drop-in —> $5 per child
Six week series —> $25
(siblings under 2 are free)

DATES & CLASS THEMES:
June 13 – Travel
June 20 – Direction
June 27 – Feelings
(no class July 4)
July 11 – Animals
July 18 – Weather
July 25 – Family

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Sofia Panigada has a passion for music and for children. She specializes in the Dalcroze Method of Eurhythmics and has taught children and adults in countries like Switzerland and Venezuela. She currently works at Indiana University Bloomington. When she is not at work, she is making music, spending time with her grandchildren or both.

Children / Dance / Education / Live Music

3 Saturday / August 3, 2019

Nature Crafts at Hardin Ridge

10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Hoosier National Forest, Hardin Ridge Rec Area
https://go.usa.gov/xmWx8

Come enjoy your public lands! Come do some nature crafts, go for a hike, or just relax under the trees.
Day use fee $5 per vehicle

Animals / Children / Outdoors

3 Saturday / August 3, 2019

Slip ‘N Foam

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Rev. Ernest D. Butler Park, 812 W 9th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

Take a ride down a hundred-foot slip ‘n slide on the best hill in town! Not a fan of slipping and sliding? Find your fun in an overflowing foam pit, and participate in water-themed games and crafts. This event is programmed for children, but parents are encouraged to bring their inner child and join in the fun. Wear a swimsuit to cool off in the hot summer sun, and savor the last days of summer break!

Children / Outdoors

9 Friday / August 9, 2019

PaoliFest

12:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Aug 10
Paoli, IN
http://www.paolifest.com

PaoliFest is a free music, art and film festival in Paoli, Indiana, taking place Friday and Saturday, August 9th-10th. The festival debuted in 2018 with more than 1,300 attendees for a single day event. The 2019 event is expanding to two days, and will be held in JayCee Park in downtown Paoli. Featuring three stages with live performances, an art demo area, food and craft vendors and a youth area, PaoliFest 2019 promises to be an extraordinary weekend of music, art and community.

PaoliFest will include acts from Arizona, New York, Nashville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and an array of great local musicians, including youth performers, featuring genres from Folk and Bluegrass to Soul, Funk, Gospel, Classical and more. Programming includes workshops in various visual arts disciplines as well as guitar, banjo, violin and other instruments. Other features include an all-day jam tent, community art collaborations, puppet shows and a variety of food and beverage vendors. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day and will include blacksmithing, weaving, mosaics, broom-making, metal pouring and many more. All programming is free.

PaoliFest is a nonprofit festival produced by Let Music Speak, a 501c3 organization dedicated to creating community, empowering youth and addressing community health through the lens of the arts. Let Music Speak is founded on the idea that music and art programming can be transformative for communities, families and individuals, and that everyone should have access to these experiences. They partner with local organizations to present festivals, performances, and creative events. Programs are community and youth-centric, and aim to both celebrate and model the vibrant diversity of the world.

Children / Comedy / Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / LGBT / Live Music / Outdoors / Theater / Volunteering

10 Saturday / August 10, 2019

Bloomington Boogies Presents Free Master Class on Stride Piano

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Monroe Co. History Center
https://bloomingtonboogies.com/education

MASTER CLASS ON STRIDE PIANO. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m., Monroe County History Center, 202 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47408. Judy Carmichael, one of the foremost interpreters of stride and swing piano, will present a Master Class, co-sponsored by the Monroe County History Center and with support from the Bloomington Arts Commission, for up to 20 intermediate and advanced pianists—and up to 60 observers interested in the history of jazz piano–on America’s first popular music, ragtime, and discuss how ragtime evolved into the early jazz piano style known as “stride” and how both influenced the jazz that followed.

You must register to be a participant at https://bloomingtonboogies.com/education

Children / Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Live Music

15 Thursday / August 15, 2019

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope/

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire.

Release date: 1977
Run time: 2 hrs 15 min
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP, special edition version

Doors will open at 7pm for this general admission event. As with all movie screenings at the BCT, costumes are encouraged. Lightsabers are welcome but please leave your blaster at home.

Children / Entertainment / Films

22 Thursday / August 22, 2019

Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/star-wars-episode-v-the-empire-strikes-back/

Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap at Cloud City.

Release date: 1980
Run time: 2 hrs 5 min
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP, special edition version

Doors will open at 7pm for this general admission event. As with all movie screenings at the BCT, costumes are encouraged. Light sabers are welcome but please leave your blaster at home.

Children / Entertainment / Films

24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

Makevention 2019

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center
http://www.makevention.org

Makevention (August 24, 10am-4pm at the Monroe Convention Center) is an annual celebration of the DIY spirit in Bloomington, Indiana. Makers from Bloomington and the surrounding region will be there showing off their projects and engaging attendees in making activities. For those that want to more hands on learning, we will once again have workshops.

The event is family friendly, intended for all ages/skill levels, and free.

Children / Education / Exhibits / Festivals

25 Sunday / August 25, 2019

“Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera”

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/338815343698145/

Unleash some heavenly thunderbolts along with Carlson-Palmer Productions in our ninth annual free summer concert! Join us on Sunday, August 25 for “Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera.” Concert regulars – soprano Anna Singer, tenor Robert Chafin, baritone Richard Lewis, and pianist Michael Borowitz – launch an afternoon of music about enemies, frenemies, lovers, and others.

Our performers rain down curses on enemies while pledging oaths of friendship and everlasting love – we just can’t make up our minds! We perform scenes from Samson and Delilah, pitting the world’s greatest strongman against the original femme fatale. A sensitive princess develops a pea-sized pain in her back in the musical Once Upon a Mattress. You’ll meet an unhappy court jester and his carefree boss in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and enjoy ensembles of tragic friendship and comedic love from Verdi’s Forza del Destino and Rossini’s Barber of Seville.

Keeping with our 6-year tradition, at this free concert we’ll accept donations to benefit Fairview Elementary School’s literacy and Artful Learning programs. Last year, your generosity raised $3,000 for the school. We will feature a gallery walk of Fairview student artwork and class projects so you can experience firsthand the great things happening at this school. Join us for music, curses galore, and community engagement!

This program is supported in part by the Curry Fund for a Compassionate and Caring Community.

Benefits / Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music

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