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Jeremy Shere Live Music at The Pourhouse Cafe

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue
http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere

Local singer/songwriter Jeremy Shere is playing a set this Saturday evening at The Pourhouse Cafe. Jeremy’s songs are a mix of folk, pop, and probably a few other things. Check out his stuff at http://jnshere.wix.com/jeremyshere.

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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

21 Thursday / February 21, 2019

Writers Guild Spoken Word Series

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Blockhouse Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/591131761335733/

WE’RE BACK – IN A NEW VENUE!
This month only, join us at THE BLOCKHOUSE
Next month we move to Bear’s Place

Featured readers: Tony Brewer, Joan Hawkins, Ian Uriel Girdley, with musical guests The PaperBack Riot
plus an open mic

$5 cover

JOAN HAWKINS works in poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and spoken word performance. Her work appears in the Ryder, 3 a.m., Sand and The Performing Arts Journal. She co-organized three major arts festivals in Bloomington: The Burroughs Century, Wounded Galaxies, and Wounded Galaxies 1968; and currently chairs The Writers Guild at Bloomington. She is the co-editor of a major anthology on William S. Burroughs, Cutting Up the Century, which is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. And she is collaborating with Kalynn Brower on an anthology about rape escapes. When she is not writing poetry, she teaches Cinema and Media Studies in The Media School at IU Bloomington, and has written extensively on horror, punk cinema and the avant-garde.

TONY BREWER is a poet, event producer, voice actor, and live sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He is executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival and his books include: The Great American Scapegoat, Little Glove in a Big Hand, Hot Type Cold, and coming this spring: Homunculus, from Dos Madres Press. He co-founded the first poetry slam in Indiana in 2001 and competed, coached, and toured with a team until 2006; and has been offering Poetry On Demand at coffeehouses, museums, churches, bars, and art and music festivals for over 10 years. Tony is one-third of the poetry performance group Reservoir Dogwoods.

IAN URIEL GIRDLEY explores hope, love, lust, loss, and loneliness against a backdrop of whiskey-colored Southern Indiana daydreams. His voice, sometimes lyrical, sometimes baudy, probes the secret tender areas and unhealed wounds of some romance won and lost. At times brash, Ian’s poems unapologetically embrace the grit and ache of sex while retaining at their core enough humility to be, essentially, love poems.

THE PAPERBACK RIOT is the conceptual love child of Captain Beefheart, Fugazi, Buddy Wakefield, Henry Rollins, mewithoutYou, & Charles Bukowski — a cacophonous riot muscled in the vein of rock and poetry. Featuring Matthew Jackson’s mouth, Jarrett Noel on guitar, Zach White on bass, and drummer Ben Calabrese. Their EP Kiss Kiss Apocalypse is available for download on your favorite flavor of music service.

Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music / Speakers / Spoken Word

23 Saturday / February 23, 2019

Experience Maple Syrup Season

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead
http://www.facebook.com/HinkleGartonFarmstead

Visit the sugaring operations, learn the maple syrup production process, and explore its history. Weather permitting there will be a syrup boil in progress in the wood-fired outdoor evaporators. Available for purchase will be freshly bottled maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, do-it-yourself maple tree tapping kits, and books pertaining to maple syrup production and use. Also available for purchase will be jams and jellies prepared by Farmstead Volunteers. Friday Musicale and The Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group with Mark Wiedenmayer will be hosting music in the parlor. Volunteers will give indoor tours of the Farmhouse. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. It is free and open to the public.

Benefits / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music / Outdoors

23 Saturday / February 23, 2019

Lotus Firebay Open House

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Lotus Firebay (105 S. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN 47404)
https://www.lotusfest.org/event/lotus-firebay-open-house/

You are invited to join us as we welcome the community to the newly renovated Lotus Firebay, located at 105 S. Rogers, on Saturday, February 23.  Featuring musical showcases by two Fairview student groups, interactive all-ages art, hands-on crafts, and complimentary light refreshments and drinks.

Eat and Drink / Live Music

23 Saturday / February 23, 2019

Stardusters “little BIG Band”

07:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Feb 10
Stages Bloomington 222 W. Second Bloomington
http://www.stardustersmusic.con

This is your chance to join theSardusters “little BIG Band” as this 9 piece ensemble guarantees to take you back to a time when the music was swingin’ and feet were dancin’. Don’t dance that’s ok. The music is some of the best listening music you will ever hear. Featured with the Stardusters will be the wonderfull Rachel Caswell singing as only she can. Joining Rachel will be the fabulous Elise Anderson.
After a short rest the Stardusters are kicking off 2019 at a new venue, Stages Bloomington, located at 222 W. 2nd st. You have been asking where we will be performing in 2019. Well here is the first of many performances we have coming this year.

Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

24 Sunday / February 24, 2019

Old-Time Family Dance

03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.bloomingtoncontra.org

This will be a fun-filled afternoon of dancing to live music for children and their grown-ups. No experience necessary. We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities to join in the fun!

Children / Dance / Live Music

27 Wednesday / February 27, 2019

Something Rotten!

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

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

28 Thursday / February 28, 2019

Something Rotten!

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

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

1 Friday / March 1, 2019

First Friday Jazz Vespers: Lament

06:30 pm to 07:15 pm
First Christian Church - Kirkwood and Washington
http://www.fccbloom.org

A Jazz Vespers Service featuring readings, meditation and jazz is held. This month’s theme is “Lament.”
Music by the Elena Escudero Quartet

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