Jeremy Shere Live Music at The Pourhouse Cafe

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Pourhouse Cafe, 314 East Kirkwood Avenue

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.

Live Music

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

Live Music at Oliver Winery

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Oliver Winery

Featuring: The Rigbys

Live Music

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

Cabaret Night Fundraiser

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Windfall Dance Studio

Join us for Windfall’s third annual Cabaret Night! This is a fundraising event that helps us keep our community-based programs and Bloomington’s oldest modern dance company functioning. The night will feature jazzy dances from both our Junior dancers and Dance Company, as well as flamenco, indian dance, tango, local musicians, Belly dance guest performers and more! Each ticket includes a drink coupon, light snacks and sweets. Cash bar with beer and wine available. Classy attire and mature audiences recommended, some adult content.

Benefits / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Live Music

20 Saturday / October 20, 2018

Zion Crossroads

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Player's Pub


Live Music

25 Thursday / October 25, 2018

The BCT’s Backstage Bash

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

You know the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You LOVE the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. But how much do you know about how performances make their way to the stage?

This fundraising event gives you backstage access to the process and invites you to help decide who will play the BCT in the coming year. Vote for your favorite concert act, enjoy a performance never before seen on our stage, and learn about how your support makes the BCT a place for everyone – on stage and in the audience. The evening features performers from Stage Flight Circus Arts, a local professional training program in performance acrobatics, and HoosieRaas, a high energy, traditional Indian dance troupe with a modern beat. We’ll also hear from Michael Cassady, the man who puts the “Michael” in Michael’s Uptown Café, on the BCT’s impact on downtown Bloomington.

Come to give your financial support to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Stay for the catering by FARMBloomington and a cash bar featuring local beer, wine, and spirits. The first drink is on us!

Benefits / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Spooky Beats & Movie Treats

05:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

5:30pm – Spooky Beats
The Bloomington Community Band presents TUNES FROM THE CRYPT, a showcase of macabre music accompanied by classic black and white horror videos. We’ve dug up all your favorite ghoulish tunes, from the Addams Family to Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor! Come celebrate Halloween in costume with your Bloomington Community Band.

The Bloomington Community Band is an all-volunteer concert band comprised from 50 to 60 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 85. Proclaimed by the Mayor in 2012 as Bloomington’s Official Community Concert Band, the BCB has been a distinguished feature of our city’s artistic identity for almost four decades. A community band has figured prominently throughout Bloomington’s history, with roots tracing back to the Seward town bands of the mid and late 19th Century. Since we reconvened in 1978, more than 800 adult musicians from all walks of life have joined us to share the joy of making music.

7pm – Movie Treats
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Release Date: October 2005
MPAA Rating: G
Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This event is free and unticketed. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Krimson Leadership Academy, which focuses on leadership development for young men of color in fourth through sixth grade.

Doors will open at 5pm. Families with children, especially those participating in the Downtown Trick or Treat (5pm – 8pm), are welcome to arrive, and leave, when convenient.

Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Films / Live Music

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Dennis James Hosts Halloween

07:30 pm
IU Auditorium

Bloomington’s favorite musical mastermind returns for a special 50th anniversary performance as Dennis James Hosts Halloween this fall.

To celebrate 50 years since his silent film performing debut, James will be joined on stage by a full student orchestra presenting the original organ and orchestral music for the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera, the same film this now world-renowned organist played behind in his first concert on our stage in 1967.

The orchestra will be directed by special guest Hayden Denesha who currently serves as associate conductor to the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and as a graduate assistant Conductor for the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

The Phantom of the Opera depicts a tragic love story that has stood the test of time and various interpretations, such as the original French novel, two stage musicals, a movie musical, and, of course, this film. The story takes place in a Paris opera house, where a mysterious phantom terrorizes its occupants—a terror that turns into love as he falls for a beautiful chorus girl whose fear for him matches his lust for her.

Join us for this very special family-friendly and Bloomington Halloween tradition!

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

15th Annual Bloomington All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Fairview United Methodist Church

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Bloomington All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. The event takes place at Fairview United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct 27th, 2018. We will sing from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a traditional potluck dinner on the grounds at noon. Local singers are encouraged to bring a dish to share. We will be singing from the 1991 revision the Sacred Harp. Loaner song books will be available. A voluntary donation will be taken to help cover expenses.

Shape Note, also known as Sacred Harp singing, is part of an American singing tradition that developed over the period from 1770 to the mid 1800s. At the core of this tradition are the all-day singing conventions which usually occur annually. Historically, and even to this day, these singings provide a chance for local singers to meet singers from a wide region, share stories, new songs and form social bonds.

Ever since the American folk-music revival peaking in the mid-1960s, interest in Shape Note singing has been growing throughout America and Europe. More recently, films like “Cold Mountain” have featured Shape Note performances and have inspired a whole new generation of music lovers to experience this traditional form of singing first-hand.

Bloomington resident, William Shetter, who recently celebrated his 91st birthday, launched the first All-Day Singing event here in Bloomington in 2004. However, Shape Note Singing, or Sacred Harp, has been a part of our local community, in one form or another, since the late 70s. You can watch an interview with Mr. Shetter on Youtube.

Some background:

All events welcome beginners and newcomers, with no musical experience or religious affiliation required — in fact, the tradition was born from colonial “singing schools” whose purpose was to teach beginners to sing…Sacred Harp “singings” are not performances. There are no rehearsals and no separate seats for an audience. Every singing is a unique and self-sufficient event with a different group of assembled participants. The singers sit in a hollow square formation with one voice part on each side, all facing inwards so we can see and hear each other. However, visitors are always welcome to sit anywhere in the room and participate as listeners. – fasola.org

We look forward to meeting many new and old friends at the 15th Annual Bloomington All-Day Singing! You can find more information at the Bloomington Sacred Harp website: www.bloomingtonsacredharp.org

Live Music

27 Saturday / October 27, 2018

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W Airport Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403

Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance, so get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device. Not a builder? Not to worry! There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children’s area with a variety of activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity! Launcher Categories and Registration: Youth Human Powered (elementary and middle school students) Student Human Powered (high school or college students) Adult Human Powered Cannons and chemically powered launchers are NOT permitted. Launcher fee: $25 per team (max. six people per launching team) Spectator admission: $10 per vehicle Launcher team registration deadline is Oct. 19. Gates open and activities begin at 11 a.m. Launching begins at noon. For more information and a list of launcher rules, call 349-3748 or visit bloomington.in.gov/pumpkinlaunch.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

30 Tuesday / October 30, 2018

Shalom Center Fireside Gala

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Woolery Mill

Come join us at the fireside for an amazing night of tapas from One World Catering, appetizers and desserts from celebrity chefs, music from the UkeTones, a story from Gladys DeVane, a silent and live auction with Brother William Morris, and more, all at this exciting, historic, newly renovated One World Catering location.

The auction will feature items including local hand-make walking sticks from a Shalom client, Victor Oladipo swag, a week-long getaway along Lake Michigan, a rhino safari in South Africa, local goodies from the Goat Conspiracy, and so much more! (Online bidding will also be available for those who cannot attend the event).

Tickets are $60 per person in advance ($65 at the door) and are available at Shalom, at the BCT box office, and online. To inquire, please contact Dorothy Granger at (812) 334-5734, ext. 123 or dorothy@shalomcommunitycenter.org.

Benefits / Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Live Music / Volunteering

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