25 Tuesday / September 25, 2018

The Power of Gratitude, Using Collage to Create Impactful Thank You Notes

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Tuesday, September25th, beginning at 5:30p.m., The Venue will host a participatory demonstration and workshop lead by Michelle Martin-Colman, using collage with materials taken from various publications and magazines to create effective Thank You notes.
Recent and important studies have clearly demonstrated the important role Thank You notes can play in interpersonal communications. It has been revealed that a sincere thank you note rarely produces discomfort, and almost universally generates strong feelings of appreciation and gratitude in the recipient. A picture creates a thousand words, of appreciation.
Join Michelle Martin-Colman in learning to create collage thank you notes that will convey your genuine and sincere feelings, to be treasured by the lucky recipient, forever.
Join US.

Education / Entertainment / Speakers

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 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

27 Thursday / September 27, 2018

Lotus Kick-Off Concert featuring Uncle Earl and Mamadou Kelly

07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
http://www.lotusfest.org

Don’t miss the long-awaited Lotus reunion of Uncle Earl (US), the stringband supergroup that is Abigail Washburn, Kristin Andreassen, KC Groves, and Rayna Gellert. An opening set with Mamadou Kelly (Mali) sets the mood. Also, be there to see the first reveal of our new 25th-year stage backdrop!

Entertainment / Festivals / 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.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Friday Evening Showcases

06:00 pm to 12:00 am on Sep 29
various venues in downtown Bloomington
http://www.lotusfest.org

YOUR WRISTBAND is your passport to music and dance from around the globe! Venues range from classic theaters and clubs, to standing-room street tents, to churches where traditional music shines. Single-night or Fri/Sat weekend passes available.

Entertainment / Festivals

28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Festival Arts Village

06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
6th Street between Walnut and Washington
http://www.lotusfest.org

Free all-ages fun and open to the public, Arts Village is located in the heart of the Festival. Enjoy two full evenings of interactive installations, visual arts, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more!

Featured activities include “Maracatu: Celebrations form Brazil to Bloomington” Carnival-inspired make-n-take ganzas (Brazilian rattles), community banner installation, and demo/performance; Lotus mandala experience; hulu hoopin’; chalk art masterpieces

Children / Entertainment / Festivals

28 Friday / September 28, 2018

“Big Tent” Multimedia Experience

06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
4th and Washington Streets (fenced area)
http://www.lotusfest.org

Big Tent, a 360° video and audio projection installation/venue (free, located at 4th & Washington), leverages immersive technology to create a unique, communal viewing experience for Festival attendees. In this age of individual hand-held screens, Big Tent echoes the Festival ethos in creating opportunities for people to interact and share a transformative multimedia experience. Students and faculty from across the IU and IUPUI systems have been artistically challenged to create meaningful, original work for this large-scale, A/V-surround environment, and the results include works with video and sound, experimental film/cinema, game design, real-time video capture, and archival celebrations of the 25-year Lotus journey.

Festival participants will not require a ticket to enjoy this exciting installation — the experience is free and open to the public.

Entertainment / Festivals

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.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

28 Friday / September 28, 2018

Projection Mapping Display

10:00 pm to 12:00 am on Sep 29
Monroe Co. Courthouse
http://www.lotusfest.org

When it gets dark, be sure to turn your attention to the Monroe County Courthouse dome for for a dazzling 360° “projection-mapping” display celebrating 25 years of the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in Bloomington. The creative team at local Blockhouse Studios, in partnership with Lotus, will light up the Courthouse dome and clock tower with imagery and special effects inspired by the “Lotus vibe” of 25 years as well as the intricate details of this historic building’s architectural features. A visual focal point for the anniversary Festival, the projections will be on display from sundown to midnight on both Friday and Saturday showcase evenings and will be visible from most downtown locations. Viewing is free and open to the public. Also presented in honor of the City and County Bicentennial celebrations.

Entertainment / Festivals

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