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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

20 Saturday / July 20, 2019

Singe’s Summer Simmer: A Burlesque & Drag spectacular starring: Poison Ivory, Queen of Burlesque

09:00 pm to 12:00 am on Jul 21
The Back Door
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singes-summer-simmer-a-burlesque-drag-spectacular-starring-poison-ivory-tickets-63546152252

Singe Productions presents: Singe’s Summer Simmer: A Burlesque & Drag spectacular, starring 2016 Queen of Burlesque, Miss Poison Ivory!

Hot summer nights, in mid July have never been hotter, in this sizzling sultry extravaganza.

Join Singe in celebrating her 20th Production, with a superlative cast of some of her favorite local & internationally award winning performers. Come out as Bloomington makes history, hosting it’s very first Queen of Burlesque.

It’s been a smoldering & weird ride so far, and it’s just getting started! We’re rolling out the red carpet to welcome our headliner, the extraordinary:

Poison Ivory, Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2016!

Featuring:
The incredible internationally award winning boylesque sensation:
Bazuka Joe

With performances by the unparalleled cast of:
Juju Bone
Twirlisha Devine
Mocha Debeauté
& Jaimee Spangle

Produced & Hosted by: Singe

This show will sell out, so grab your guaranteed reserved seats before they’re gone! The only way to guarantee a seat for the show, is by purchasing our VIP tickets.

Doors Open at 9pm | Show starts at 10:30pm | 21+

We have several tiers of tickets available, chose the right one for you!

Table VIP
1st Row VIP Splashzone
Reserved Seating VIP
Early Access General Admission

Comedy / Dance / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / LGBT / Live Music / Spoken Word / Theater

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

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

11 Friday / October 11, 2019

Trevor Noah

08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
IU Auditorium
https://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/trevor-noah-2019

Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of The Daily Show, is bringing his hilarious stand-up comedy back to Bloomington this fall for two special Friday performances to kick off IU’s Homecoming weekend.

Known for his refreshing blend of humor and insightful commentary, Trevor has been a sensation around the world with sold-out shows over five continents. Growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise, Noah’s rise from poverty to television star are woven into his comedy on stage.

Don’t miss out on the chance to witness Trevor Noah live for this hysterical stand-up show on Homecoming weekend!

Comedy / Entertainment / Speakers / Theater

11 Friday / October 11, 2019

Trevor Noah

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/martin-martin

Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of The Daily Show, is bringing his hilarious stand-up comedy back to Bloomington this fall for two special Friday performances to kick off IU’s Homecoming weekend.

Known for his refreshing blend of humor and insightful commentary, Trevor has been a sensation around the world with sold-out shows over five continents. Growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise, Noah’s rise from poverty to television star are woven into his comedy on stage.

Don’t miss out on the chance to witness Trevor Noah live for this hysterical stand-up show on Homecoming weekend!

Comedy / Entertainment / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

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