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Juneteenth Celebration & Summer Necessity Drive Drop Off

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Banneker Community Center 930 W. 7th St Bloomington IN 47404

Join Black Lives Matter Bloomington for our Juneteenth Celebration & help with our Summer Necessity Drive

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19th 2019
6:00pm to 9:00pm
at the Banneker Community Center
930 W. 7th St
Bloomington IN 47404

With Food Trucks:
Rasta Pops, MeSorrel, Top Shotta Jerk Chicken, Pili’s Party Tacos

Free: Red Velvet Cake & Strawberry Soda from BLM

Music by DJ Jada Bee playing Prince and 80’s/90’s Tunes
&
Info tables from all of the organizations BLM’s Necessity Drive supports: Middle Way House, Indiana Recovery Alliance, & All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

WITH a Juneteenth Kids book story corner, coloring pages & craft area!

Learn more about our Drive with these Quick Links:
Necessity Drive HERE ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://blm.btown-in.org/summer-2019-necessity-drive.html
OUR Amazon wish list for the Necessity Drive:
Click the link find the item you want to buy, purchase it and click the send to BLM option.

Click here to start ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y5KZKVMZ34LJ

Benefits / Civic Affairs / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / LGBT / Volunteering

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A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 25
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/568506316953563/

Cicada Cinema and Landlocked Music are excited to present:

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes — from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology.
Subjects covered will include the cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying, the untold early history of recording technology, the rise of blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be, and some hopeful messages about the future.

Mississippi Records is a store and label based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve released over 240 records spanning nearly every genre of music, ran a store for 15 years, and traveled the world with presentations such as this one. All of this has been done with no online presence, no promotion or advertising of any kind anywhere and no general existence in the digital world!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

16 Thursday / July 16, 2020

Peoples Park Concert Series

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Live, local music on a NEW night, Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Whether you are on your way home from work or class or headed out to dinner with friends, stop by Peoples Park for a free, live musical performance by local musicians. Hear old favorites, and be the first to discover new faces on the local music scene.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

16 Thursday / July 16, 2020

Peoples Park Concert Series

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Live, local music on a NEW night, Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Whether you are on your way home from work or class or headed out to dinner with friends, stop by Peoples Park for a free, live musical performance by local musicians. Hear old favorites, and be the first to discover new faces on the local music scene.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

17 Friday / July 17, 2020

Fallout: Art in This Time

05:00 pm to 05:00 pm on Aug 17
https://soaad.indiana.edu/exhibitions/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/
https://soaad.indiana.edu/exhibitions/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to present Fallout: Art in this Time, a cumulative online exhibition featuring the work and practices of emerging and established artists working in a range of disciplines. The exhibit, organized by the Grunwald Gallery, is an ongoing project that will feature an initial group of artists, with more artists added in the coming months. At 5:00 PM on Friday, July 17th, the exhibition will open online on the Grunwald Gallery website. Please Practice Racial Distancing, a collaborative work by artists Joel Fuller and Seth Cook, will be featured on Facebook Live at 5:00 PM on July 17th. This interview and all further events associated with Fallout will be announced via the Gallery’s social media pages.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

18 Saturday / July 18, 2020

Social DisDance Party

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bryan Park
https://cardinalstage.org/social-disdance-party/

Get out of the house and move your body! Cardinal is throwing an outdoor dance party that will be fun for all ages. Want to show off your moves? You can learn a choreographed group dance at home and join the performance that will kick off the party!

Want to participate in the group dance? We’re getting the party started with Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”! Watch the video on our website to practice the choreography at home. On the day of the party, arrive early to find a space and practice. Rehearsal will start an hour before the event, at 6:00pm sharp. Try to wear solid, bright colors so you stand out against the grass!

Won’t have a chance to practice the dance at home? No problem! After the big performance around 7:00pm, the “dance floor” will be open for all. Feel free to come and watch – dance as little or as much as you’d like!

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions in Monroe County, attendance will be limited to 150 people. All attendees and dancers MUST RSVP, a waiting list will be created once the attendance limit has been reached.

RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/G7pPSTa1aww47NQr7

Please Note: In order to keep Bloomington safe and healthy, ALL ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS. All participants are expected to maintain a 6ft distance between themselves and other groups. The field will be clearly marked to help with this. No refreshments will be available at the event, so plan to bring water, snacks, and plenty of sunscreen.

Learn more at cardinalstage.org/social-disdance-party/

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Outdoors / Theater

19 Sunday / July 19, 2020

Sundays in Bryan Park

05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Bryan Park

July 19
The Hammer and The Hatchet- acoustic bluegrass, folk
Hoosier Caravan with Tom Roznowski- original songs and stories

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

23 Thursday / July 23, 2020

Peoples Park Concert Series

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
Peoples Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Live, local music on a NEW night, Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m.
Whether you are on your way home from work or class or headed out to dinner with friends, stop by Peoples Park for a free, live musical performance by local musicians. Hear old favorites, and be the first to discover new faces on the local music scene.

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

24 Friday / July 24, 2020

Switchyard Park Concert Series

06:00 pm
Switchyard Park

July 24
Opener: Patchwork Moonlight- folk, jazz, blues, etc.
Main Act: Side Hustle- best in town for funk and soul

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

24 Friday / July 24, 2020

An Evening with Hot Tuna Electric

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/hot-tuna/

The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.

For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever. The two kids from 1950s Washington, D.C., knew that they wanted to make music. Jorma Kaukonen, son of a State Department official, and Jack Casady, whose father was a dentist, discovered guitar when they were teenagers (Jack, four years younger, barely so). They played, and they took in the vast panorama of music available in the nation’s capital, but found a special love of the blues, country, and jazz played in small clubs. Jorma went off to college, while Jack sat in with professional bands and combos before he was even old enough to drive, first playing lead guitar, then electric bass.

In the mid-1960s Jorma was invited to play in a rock‘n’roll band that was forming in San Francisco; he knew just the guy to play bass and summoned his old friend from back east. The striking signature guitar and bass riffs in the now-legendary songs by the Jefferson Airplane were the result.

The half-decade foray into 1960s San Francisco rock music was for Jack and Jorma an additional destination, not the final one. They continued to play their acoustic blues on the side, sometimes performing a mini-concert amid a Jefferson Airplane performance, sometimes finding a gig afterwards in some local club. They were, as Jack says, “Scouting, always scouting, for places where we could play.” The duo did not go unnoticed and soon there was a record contract and, not long afterward, a tour. Thus began a career that would result in more than two dozen albums, thousands of concerts around the world, and continued popularity.

Hot Tuna has gone through changes, certainly. A variety of other instruments, from harmonica to fiddle to keyboards, have been part of the band over the years, and continue to be, varying from project to project. The constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma and Jack.

The two are not joined at the hip, though; through the years both Jorma and Jack have undertaken projects with other musicians and solo projects of their own. But Hot Tuna has never broken up, never ceased to exist, nor have the two boyhood pals ever wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in music.

Along the way, they have been joined by a succession of talented musicians: Drummers, harmonica players, keyboardists, backup singers, violinists and more, all fitting with Jorma and Jack’s current place in the musical spectrum. Jorma and Jack certainly could not have imagined, let alone predicted, where the playing would take them. It’s been a long and fascinating road to numerous exciting destinations. Two things have never changed: They still love playing as much as they did as kids in Washington, D.C. and there are still many, many exciting miles yet to travel on their musical odyssey.

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