27 Sunday / January 27, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

28 Monday / January 28, 2019

RENT

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/rent-2018

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to Bloomington in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters: love.

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

29 Tuesday / January 29, 2019

RENT

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

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to Bloomington in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters: love.

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

10 Sunday / February 10, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

24 Sunday / February 24, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

2 Saturday / March 2, 2019

Malcolm Dalglish and The Ooolites: Love Songs for a Lasting World to Benefit Middle Way House

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://middlewayhouse.org/event/love-songs-for-a-lasting-world-malcolm-dalglish-and-the-ooolites/

Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites join up with the Hybridmotion Collective to bring you Picture Book, this year’s Love Songs for a Lasting World show. Picture Book is a family show that evokes the awe of the natural world with songs of birds, trees, mythical creatures and wild things. Expect settings of critter songs, Kentucky writer Wendell Berry’s nature poetry, and instructional hip-hop-erettas on the making of pie and over-the-top peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Hybridmotion Collective dancer, Jun Kuribayashi, a veteran of Pilobolus will perform. Picture Book is a boldly optimistic feast of song and dance with soaring melodies, transcendent harmonies, and imaginative movement. Each year, Love Songs for a Lasting World brings a soulful, inventive, and sometimes zany swirl of song, dance, and pie; a celebration for all ages, with many new surprises as well as old favorites.

It’s become a Bloomington tradition and signature fundraiser for Middle Way House, an agency which empowers survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, a 24/7 help and crisis line, youth programs, advocacy, and more throughout six counties in southern Indiana.

The show is expected to last two hours, including a brief intermission. And of course stick around for the apple pie, served fresh from Muddy Fork’s wood-fired oven!

Doors for this general admission event will open at 6:30pm. Discounted tickets are available for youth (18 & younger) and students of any age.

Benefits / Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

19 Tuesday / March 19, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/alvin-ailey

The absolute gold standard of American dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance heritage. Their mission to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community allows them to play a crucial social role using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages, and backgrounds.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled New York City performance in March 1958. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance forever changed the perception of American dance.

Since then, the Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theatres in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents­—as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms.

Dance / Entertainment

13 Saturday / April 13, 2019

3 rd Annual Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

Different Drummer Belly Dancers brings their dancing family to show the power, beauty, joy, and grace of belly dance. Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake is an event celebrating the diverse talent of belly and flamenco dancers in Nashville, Bloomington, and South Central Indiana. It is a spectacular show of dance, color, sound, and fun. You’ll see everything from Cabaret to Tribal styles of belly dance to Flamenco! Children of all ages and adults love the joy of these dance performances. Come and enjoy a night of great dancing. Beer, wine, mixed drinks sold in the auditorium

Dance

13 Saturday / April 13, 2019

3 rd Annual Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

Different Drummer Belly Dancers brings their dancing family to show the power, beauty, joy, and grace of belly dance. Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake is an event celebrating the diverse talent of belly and flamenco dancers in Nashville, Bloomington, and South Central Indiana. It is a spectacular show of dance, color, sound, and fun. You’ll see everything from Cabaret to Tribal styles of belly dance to Flamenco! Children of all ages and adults love the joy of these dance performances. Come and enjoy a night of great dancing. Beer, wine, mixed drinks sold in the auditorium

Dance

28 Sunday / April 28, 2019

Bloomington Street Fair

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Kirkwood Ave. between Walnut St. and Indiana Ave.
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

The City of Bloomington is extending its celebration of community with a Street Fair on Kirkwood Avenue. The Street Fair is an opportunity to use Bloomington’s city streets in new ways: To meet neighbors, find out more about local businesses and organizations, and celebrate our city and its residents. Local businesses and community groups will host displays and interactive activities along Kirkwood Avenue, which will be closed for the Street Fair. Multiple stages will feature music of all kinds, and pop-up performances include poetry readings, dance, and more. Food trucks and Kirkwood Avenue restaurants have plenty of delicious food. Celebrate community and togetherness at the Bloomington Street Fair!

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