16 Friday / November 16, 2018

Blaze

08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Upland Wood Shop Sour Brewery
https://cicadacinema.bigcartel.com/product/tickets

Cicada Cinema is excited to screen BLAZE, a new film directed by Ethan Hawke. The film is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Based on the book “Living in the Woods in a Tree” by Sybil Rosen, the film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes.
Doors 7pm film starts at 8pm.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Films

23 Friday / November 23, 2018

Holiday Market

05:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisan Alley
https://www.artisanalley.com/

Step into our artistic winter wonderland at our 222 W 2nd St. location on select weekends in November and December! Artisan Alley will be hosting a Holiday Market where local art vendors will be selling their work to make the perfect handmade gifts!
There will also be a FREE Santa Clause photo booth where kids can meet Santa and get pictures.
After meeting Santa, the whole family can make handmade ornaments for free in one of our artist’s open studios!
Visitors will be able to browse our Made shop during this event in addition to browsing the local artists’ booths that will be set up in our location.
Entrance to this event is completely free and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun Holiday activities.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / LGBT / Volunteering

23 Friday / November 23, 2018

Annual Canopy of Lights Open House

05:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Start or continue a tradition by visiting the History Center before and after the lighting of the Canopy of Lights on Courthouse Square. Warm up with hot cider and cookies when you visit our new holiday exhibit. Play games and make holiday crafts as you await the announcement of the “Name the Courthouse Fish” contest winner!

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits

25 Sunday / November 25, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life

07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/its-a-wonderful-life/

“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” – Clarence Oddbody AS2 (Angel, Second Class)

Based on a short story, “The Greatest Gift” by American author Philip Van Doren Stern, this film tells the story of a compassionate businessman, George Bailey, who fails to achieve his own dreams and begins to doubt his worth. With the help of an eccentric angel, George is able to see what life would have been like for his family and community if he had never existed.

It’s a Wonderful Life was nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Actor, James Stewart; Best Director, Frank Capra; Best Sound Recording, John Aalberg; and Best Film Editing, William Hornbeck.

MPAA Rating: PG
Run Time: 2 hour 10 minutes
Release Date: 1946
Screening Format: DCP

Entertainment / Films

27 Tuesday / November 27, 2018

The Lone Bellow

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-lone-bellow/

It’s been six years since Zach Williams first formed The Lone Bellow with multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin and guitarist Brian Elmquist. But one only needs to get the lead singer and guitarist speaking to the indie-folk trio’s songwriting process to witness firsthand just how passionate he remains about its teeming creativity. “It’s a beautiful process,” the effusive singer says of the almost epiphany-like manner in which the Americana Music Award-nominated band typically translates its vivid ideas to melodies and lyrics. “You’re trying to figure out exactly what it is you’re trying to say. And then, ‘Bam! Lightning strikes, everybody’s in the room, and it’s like the heavens open. Suddenly you’re able to write a song.”

The Lone Bellow burst onto the music scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship, and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base.

It’s been three years since the band’s victorious Then Came The Morning was released and nominated for an Americana Music Award. In the years since the release, the band left their beloved adopted home of Brooklyn and moved to Nashville. Now, The Lone Bellow is back with their third album, Walk Into A Storm, which was produced by legendary music producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and more) and features their lead single “Time’s Always Leaving.”

You may have seen them on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Show With David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, CBS This Morning, Later…with Jools Holland, or The Late Late Show With James Corden. Now you can see them live on the Buskirk-Chumley Theater stage.

Texas-based singer/songwriter Robert Ellis will open with a short set at 8pm. Ellis’ unique combination of country, jazz, and pop has taken him all over the country, touring with Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show, and more. Ellis’ 2011 release Photographs was named one of the top 50 albums of the year by American Songwriter magazine.

Entertainment / Live Music

30 Friday / November 30, 2018

Tuning In

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Bloomington Playwrights Project
https://newplays.org/show/2018-2019/tuning-in/

BPP/IU Collaborative Musical

Written by George Pinney, Ron Newell & Larry Kass
Directed by George Pinney

All is peaceful at the Harmony Hill retirement community – the rooms are comfy, the meals are tasty, and the citizen-run radio station is a hit (even if it only plays hits from the past). But when Mr. Coffin waltzes in threatening to take over WLK 89.3 and turn it into a contemporary music station, the talented tenants of the senior center band together and hold a radiothon to keep it alive.

Suitable for all ages.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

Entertainment / Theater

1 Saturday / December 1, 2018

Chimes of Christmas

02:00 pm
IU Auditorium
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/chimes-2018

The Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers return to IU Auditorium this December for the jolliest family-friendly event of the season, Chimes of Christmas. The Singing Hoosiers deck their annual concert with a revue of contemporary songs, favorite carols, and classical choral arrangements sure to make your holiday spirits bright.

The Singing Hoosiers carry over half a century of tradition in contemporary vocal performance, and have enchanted audiences all over the country and around the globe with performances in more than 26 countries.

Featuring performances by Jacobs School of Music ensembles, the groups combine to deliver their holiday cheer to audiences in what is now a beloved Bloomington tradition.

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

1 Saturday / December 1, 2018

Chimes of Christmas

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

The Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers return to IU Auditorium this December for the jolliest family-friendly event of the season, Chimes of Christmas. The Singing Hoosiers deck their annual concert with a revue of contemporary songs, favorite carols, and classical choral arrangements sure to make your holiday spirits bright.

The Singing Hoosiers carry over half a century of tradition in contemporary vocal performance, and have enchanted audiences all over the country and around the globe with performances in more than 26 countries.

Featuring performances by Jacobs School of Music ensembles, the groups combine to deliver their holiday cheer to audiences in what is now a beloved Bloomington tradition.

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

2 Sunday / December 2, 2018

WFHB Firehouse Follies “Zombie Blues: The Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe”

04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium
http://www.wfhb.org

WFHB Firehouse Follies
“Zombie Blues: The Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe”

Bloomington, Indiana: WFHB community radio announces its next installment of Firehouse Follies, a variety show performed live on the air. From 4-6pm on December 2nd, listeners can tune in to WFHB at 91.3 FM in Bloomington and Bedford, 98.1 FM in Bloomington, 100.7 FM in Brown County and 106.3 FM in Ellettsville to hear “Zombie Blues: The Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe” or can experience the show as a member of the live studio audience in the Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person, or $15 for two.

Firehouse Follies performances can include everything from live music to comedy sketches to dramatic scenes, complete with foley sound effects. This new installment of Firehouse Follies, performed by the Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe, is accompanied by special musical guests The Howlin’ Brothers with Arbutus Cunningham, The WFHB Gospel Gurlz, and the Firehouse Rounders.

Producers Mike Kelsey and Richard Fish teamed up in 2008 with the goal of creating a variety show for audio theater, combining drama, comedy, music, and sound effects to produce a great show for viewers and listeners alike. Firehouse Follies would not exist without the assistance of WFHB, which is proud to broadcast the variety show.

About WFHB: WFHB is a nonprofit radio station that has been providing music, news, and information to the Bloomington community for 25 years. WFHB would not be able to function without the financial and physical support of the community, and welcomes those interested in donating or volunteering to visit their website at wfhb.org or come visit the station in person, located at 108 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, Indiana.

Entertainment / Live Music

8 Saturday / December 8, 2018

Bloomington Creative Glass Center’s Holiday Glass Fusing Fest

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
229 W Grimes Ln., Bloomington, IN 47403
http://www.bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/

Come to our drop in workshop and make your own fused glass magnet or suncatcher. This family friendly workshop is an opportunity for anyone ages 5 and above to try glass making “on the spot” in 15 minutes or fewer.

Glass-fusing is a fun creative process that involves collaging smaller bits of glass onto a larger glass surface. Your piece will be taken to a kiln for firing and will be available for pick it up by December 13. The cost for fusing is $15 for a small piece, and $25 for a roughly 4″ x 3″ square.

Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! We will take reservations every 15 minutes from 1:00 until 4:30.
If you would like to register for a time slot please contact us at bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter@gmail.com, or call (812)345-2470.

Cost: $15-25
For more information contact:
Abby Gitlitz
812-345-2470
Bloomington Creative Glass Center
Bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org

Children / Education / Entertainment / Volunteering

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