An ink-black night with leering jack-o-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 35 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts and horror that will tingle the spine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly to avoid the chill as seasoned storytellers spin their tales in the dark.Best suited for adults, teens, and older school-age children; may not be appropriate for younger children.Rain location: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. For weather-related updates, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.A community event presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Monroe County Public Library and the Bloomington Storytellers Guild.
25 Friday / October 25, 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Bryan Park, 1001 S Henderson St, Bloomington, IN 47401
2 Saturday / November 2, 2019
08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
TWO BIG SHOWS!
2pm – family friendly matinée
8pm – risqué adult show
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step right up, folks! Plenty of room inside!
SEE Amazing Aerial Artistry & Whirling Hoopsters! THRILL to Acrobatic Youngsters! COME ALIVE with Burlesque & Assorted Evocative Dance! HEAR Side-Splitting Comedy & LIVE Music Artistes!
VA-VA-VA VAUDEVILLE has it all!
Sponsored by the Dance Network Alliance, this variety show extravaganza of Bloomington performers harkens back to early twentieth-century vaudeville troupes that crisscrossed the country by train, entertaining young and old alike. There is something for everyone, including a children’s matinee featuring many younger performers, and a more risqué, adult evening show.
Performers include members of Aerialogy, Dark Side Tribal, The Hudsucker Posse, Windfall Dancers Youth Company, Bloomington Acro, the Delightful Holly Harvest, poet Tony Brewer, and the musical stylings of Travis Puntarelli, Mr. & Mrs. Kazooey (Kevin MacDowell & Lara Lynn Weaver), Sarah Cassidy, and Jordan River Crossing.
This show features all local talent, curated for your enjoyment, complete with Tim Wagner’s Organ Grinder “Finster Baby” and Jungle Joe Lee & His Amazing Flea Circus!
And both shows will be hosted by Oriana Perón!
Made possible in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Arts Start Up Program.