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

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 ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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 ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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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

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!

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18 Thursday / July 18, 2019

Movies in the Parks Presents: The Incredibles 2

09:10 pm to 11:15 pm
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies every month! Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities, including movie trivia, games, and giveaways.

Rain dates are August 23 and October 5. For the up-to-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

Entertainment / Films / Outdoors

19 Friday / July 19, 2019

Lee Roy Parnell

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

Lee Roy Parnell is a triple-threat Americana/Blues-Rock artist known for his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice, and top-shelf songwriting skills. Parnell has earned two GRAMMY® Award nominations for his instrumental tracks, “Cat Walk” (with Flaco Jiménez) and “Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight” and was nominated for the CMA Vocal Event of the Year on “John the Revelator” (with The Fairfield Four).

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20 Saturday / July 20, 2019

A Turtle Talk, Music & Painting Demo!

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery, 46 E Market St, Spencer, IN 47460

A Special Exhibit: Turtle Paintings by Brian Gordy
On display at Juniper Art Gallery July 1-31 in the Community Room

SPECIAL EVENTS on 3rd Saturday, July 20!
• 1:00 pm – “Who’s Who of Indiana Turtles” – Brian Gordy will present a talk on the native turtles of Indiana at McCormick’s Creek State Park, Nature Center
• 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Artist reception during 3rd Saturday Art & Music Series at Juniper Art Gallery. With special music by The Gents
• 3:00 pm – Watercolor painting demonstration by Brian Gordy at Juniper Art Gallery

Cost: FREE (Donations for 3rd Saturday musicians are strongly encouraged!). Light refreshments provided

About the Day:
Watercolor artist and turtle aficionado Brian Gordy will present “Native Turtles of Indiana” at 1 pm Saturday July 20th at McCormick’s Creek State Park Nature Center in Spencer, Indiana.

Fed by his hours of observation from both riverbank and kayak, Brian’s study of turtles through painting has been an ongoing endeavor since 2003. Mr. Gordy will show examples of his paintings of the 18 native species of turtles that exist in Indiana, while discussing their differences, and providing tips to help identify each species from a casual glance. Mr. Gordy’s presentation will also touch on unique behaviors regarding the different species as well as conservation issues that are affecting our Indiana turtles.

Following the presentation from 2-4 pm, there will be an artist’s reception at Juniper Art Gallery in downtown Spencer, where Gordy’s work will be on display (throughout the month of July). At 3 pm Brian will conduct a watercolor demonstration at Juniper Art Gallery showing the creation of a turtle painting.

About the Artist:
Brian Gordy is a Signature Member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Red River Watercolor Society, and Watercolor Society of Indiana. His work is represented by Juniper Art Gallery in Spencer, GFAF Gallery in Muncie, Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, and Edenside Gallery in Louisville. Brian’s watercolors have earned him the official designation of Indiana Artisan, by the State of Indiana. Read more about Brian Gordy at JuniperArtGallery.com

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20 Saturday / July 20, 2019

Zion Crossroads Live at Oliver Winrey

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery

Enjoy this Bluegrass inspired band perform at the Oliver Winery patio.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

20 Saturday / July 20, 2019

Singe’s Summer Simmer: A Burlesque & Drag spectacular starring: Poison Ivory, Queen of Burlesque

09:00 pm to 12:00 am on Jul 21
The Back Door

Singe Productions presents: Singe’s Summer Simmer: A Burlesque & Drag spectacular, starring 2016 Queen of Burlesque, Miss Poison Ivory!

Hot summer nights, in mid July have never been hotter, in this sizzling sultry extravaganza.

Join Singe in celebrating her 20th Production, with a superlative cast of some of her favorite local & internationally award winning performers. Come out as Bloomington makes history, hosting it’s very first Queen of Burlesque.

It’s been a smoldering & weird ride so far, and it’s just getting started! We’re rolling out the red carpet to welcome our headliner, the extraordinary:

Poison Ivory, Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2016!

The incredible internationally award winning boylesque sensation:
Bazuka Joe

With performances by the unparalleled cast of:
Juju Bone
Twirlisha Devine
Mocha Debeauté
& Jaimee Spangle

Produced & Hosted by: Singe

This show will sell out, so grab your guaranteed reserved seats before they’re gone! The only way to guarantee a seat for the show, is by purchasing our VIP tickets.

Doors Open at 9pm | Show starts at 10:30pm | 21+

We have several tiers of tickets available, chose the right one for you!

Table VIP
1st Row VIP Splashzone
Reserved Seating VIP
Early Access General Admission

Comedy / Dance / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / LGBT / Live Music / Spoken Word / Theater

22 Monday / July 22, 2019

Living with History Memory Walk

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Spark up a conversation with your loved one living with dementia on a guided gallery tour! Together we will explore the past while we share our stories.

To register, visit our program calendar or call 812-332-2517.

Memory Walk

Memory Walks are a part of the Living with History program supported by the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Inc.

Entertainment / Exhibits

23 Tuesday / July 23, 2019

People’s Park Presents The Fiddlin Ben Thompson

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
People's Park

Looking for something fun and relaxing to do as you wind down from a busy day? Join us in People’s Park every Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for free, live music. Come out to hear old favorites or discover new faces in the local music scene!

The Fiddlin Ben Thompson is an old-time fiddler!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

26 Friday / July 26, 2019

2001: A Space Odyssey

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author, Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

2001: A Space Odyssey, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, was nominated for four Academy Awards and won for Best Visual Effects. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential films ever made. In 1991, it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 2010, it was named the greatest film of all time by The Moving Arts Film Journal.

Release Date: 1968
Run time: 2h 44m
MPAA rating: G
Screening format: Remastered, 4k DCP version

This film is part of the BCT’s Summer Sci-Fi Series. As with all films at the BCT, costumes are encouraged! Join us for all four films!

July 12 – Back to the Future (1985)
July 26 – 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
August 9 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
August 23 – The Matrix (1999)

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