26 Wednesday / September 26, 2018

Stardusters Big Band

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

Stardusters Music is dedicated to keeping the Big Band sound alive and well. We believe that jazz is America’s music and that the Big Band is its voice.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Salaam

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

Start your festival off with some dining, dancing and libations.

Founded in 1993, Salaam has been performing music from around the Middle East, from the classics to folk music to original innovations.

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28 Friday / September 28, 2018

The Mad Hatters

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

The Mad Hatters are a classic rock and blues band based in Bloomington, IN featuring Ray Martindale on drums, Mike McGinnis on bass, Bob Gonyea on keyboards, and Jack Urrutia on guitar. Their wide-ranging song catalog showcases tight 4-part vocal harmonies, a driving rhythm section, and masterful keyboard and guitar playing.

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29 Saturday / September 29, 2018

TurnUp Saturday with DJ King Lewis

11:30 pm to 03:00 am on Sep 30
Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

The Fresh Culture, TurnUp Nation™ and The Hype Magazine presents TurnUp Saturdays with DJ King Lewis. Old school mash ups. So like some 50 cent in the club, Destiny’s child, Chingy, Mike Jones, etc…

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

10 Wednesday / October 10, 2018

Chicago: The longest-running American musical in Broadway history

08:00 pm to 10:00 am on Oct 11
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/chicago-2018

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical—the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations—is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history!

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, accompanied by one show-stopping number after another, including “Cell Block Tango,” “Roxie,” and Mama Morton’s unforgettable “When You’re Good to Mama.” After its success on the stage, the show was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film in 2002. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa, and will make its way to Bloomington this fall!

Whether it’s your first Broadway musical experience or your 10th time seeing the show, CHICAGO always delivers!

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Chicago: The longest-running American musical in Broadway history

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

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical—the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations—is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history!

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, accompanied by one show-stopping number after another, including “Cell Block Tango,” “Roxie,” and Mama Morton’s unforgettable “When You’re Good to Mama.” After its success on the stage, the show was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film in 2002. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa, and will make its way to Bloomington this fall!

Whether it’s your first Broadway musical experience or your 10th time seeing the show, CHICAGO always delivers!

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10 Saturday / November 10, 2018

Potpourri of the Arts

07:30 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/potpourri-2018

The African American Arts Institute, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs is proud to present the 25th annual Potpourri of the Arts. Since 1993, the Potpourri is IU’s greatest celebration of African American performance with its three ensembles: the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble, and the IU Soul Revue.

With a wide range of music and choreography, these unique ensembles are sure to exhilarate audiences with their individual and combined performances. The African American Dance Company will share a broad range of movement and dance traditions from America and the African Diaspora, including African, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, and other cultural forms. Then, hear the best of African American spirituals, gospel, and formally-composed works with the African American Choral Ensemble. To complete the line-up, IU Soul Revue will perform dynamic Black popular music—including R&B, soul, funk, and contemporary music styles.

To top off the evening, all three ensembles will grace the stage together in a collaborative finale piece. Don’t miss this incredible and celebratory event.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / 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

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.

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