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12th Annual Bloomington Polar Bear Plunge

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fairfax Beach, Fairfax Road, Bloomington IN
http://www.bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org

This year will marks the 12th Annual Plunge … January 1st at 11:00AM at Fairfax Beach near Four Winds Resort in Bloomington. It’s a plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Monroe – and a seriously fun time for all !!

The 2016 Polar Bear Plunge is a free event — everyone is welcome! Certificates of Achievement will be awarded to all registered participants. This year’s theme is ugly sweaters.

T-shirts commemorating the event will be available at the event. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales go to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

For more information, check out our website: bloomingtonpolarbearplunge.org or email Cindy at cindyduffy@gmail.com”

Benefits / Comedy / Fitness / Outdoors

25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

Tig Notaro

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/tig-notaro/

Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, One Mississippi. Season 1 yielded several nominations including Writers Guild of America, GLAAD, and The Critic’s Choice Awards. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted. She also receive GLAAD Award nominations for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig, and her memoir I’m Just a Person is a New York Times Bestseller.

In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks. Live is a stand-up set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer, from which she is now in remission. Tig remains a favorite on late night talk shows, public radio, tours around the world regularly and most recently sold out Carnegie Hall. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons, and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.

Comedy / Entertainment / LGBT

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Spooky Beats & Movie Treats

05:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/spooky-beats-movie-treats/

5:30pm – Spooky Beats
The Bloomington Community Band presents TUNES FROM THE CRYPT, a showcase of macabre music accompanied by classic black and white horror videos. We’ve dug up all your favorite ghoulish tunes, from the Addams Family to Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor! Come celebrate Halloween in costume with your Bloomington Community Band.

The Bloomington Community Band is an all-volunteer concert band comprised from 50 to 60 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 85. Proclaimed by the Mayor in 2012 as Bloomington’s Official Community Concert Band, the BCB has been a distinguished feature of our city’s artistic identity for almost four decades. A community band has figured prominently throughout Bloomington’s history, with roots tracing back to the Seward town bands of the mid and late 19th Century. Since we reconvened in 1978, more than 800 adult musicians from all walks of life have joined us to share the joy of making music.

7pm – Movie Treats
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Release Date: October 2005
MPAA Rating: G
Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This event is free and unticketed. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Krimson Leadership Academy, which focuses on leadership development for young men of color in fourth through sixth grade.

Doors will open at 5pm. Families with children, especially those participating in the Downtown Trick or Treat (5pm – 8pm), are welcome to arrive, and leave, when convenient.

Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Films / Live Music

30 Tuesday / October 30, 2018

Spamalot

08:00 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/spamalot-2018

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot begins its search for the Holy Grail in the in fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A cheeky musical that features lavish sets and costumes of medieval times, as well as the classically laughable Monty Python skits and antics that teach us to always look on the bright side of life.

Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

31 Wednesday / October 31, 2018

Spamalot

08:00 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/spamalot-2018

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot begins its search for the Holy Grail in the in fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A cheeky musical that features lavish sets and costumes of medieval times, as well as the classically laughable Monty Python skits and antics that teach us to always look on the bright side of life.

Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

13 Tuesday / November 13, 2018

ELF The Musical

07:30 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/elf

ELF The Musical is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of Buddy, who, as a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities put him face-to-face with the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema film, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

14 Wednesday / November 14, 2018

ELF The Musical

07:30 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/elf

ELF The Musical is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of Buddy, who, as a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities put him face-to-face with the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema film, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Children / Comedy / Live Music / Theater

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