11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Science Story Time – Virtual Program

09:00 am to 09:30 am

Join as WonderLab staff read Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems and then demonstrate a home science activity using natural dyes. All welcome. Activities designed for children ages birth through 6 years. Click here to join via Zoom LIVE.

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11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Pictura Kids Craft Time! Virtual IG Live Event

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday April 11, 11 am   |   instagram.com/picturagallery

Join our Creative Director, Daniela and her four year old son, Santiago this Saturday at 11am on Instagram Live for a craft time! We will work on our own compositions based on Andy Mattern’s work on exhibit (https://www.andymattern.com/works/photographs/average-subject-medium-distance/).Want to join us in the craft? You will need:

– Solid colored paper
– Cut out paper shapes of various sizes and colors (arrows, circles squares, triangles). You can get creative and use things that you have around the house like paper plates for circles, stickers or even draw shapes onto the paper.
– Glue stick or double sided tape

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Spoken Word

11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Family Day at Eskenazi Museum of Art

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

Let kids take the lead!

Free artist sketchbook, for 100 kids who lead the way to the art-making studio. It’s on the second floor, in the Kimberly and John Simpson Center for Education.

Open Studio: Family Day. Drop in for open-ended art-making exploration with Teacher of the Year, Clark Fralick. Inspiration, materials, and guidance available. Let kids lead in the art-making studio and see where inspiration might take you. Open Studio is located in the Roehm Family Art-making Studio in the Kimberly and John Simpson Center for Education on the second floor of the museum.
Design Your Own Tour. Let kids take the lead into the galleries. Explore, with self-guided prompts, and build a tour together. Choose from four self-guided tour options. Start at the Welcome Center.

Free cookie, for kids who lead the way to the café to recharge before or after exploring galleries. Here with a child? You can enjoy a cookie too. Free cookies for the first 100 kids and their guests The Newkirk Cafe is located on the second floor of the museum.


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11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

02:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Woolery Mill

Drink beer, support Lotus! Lotus will once again be the charity partner for the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival. A portion of all proceeds from the event will help Lotus continue to celebrate music, song, dance, and storytelling from around the globe, for audiences of all ages — building appreciation and respect for different cultural traditions and the people who bring them to life.

Ticket Info:
Early Bird (2 – 6 p.m.): $50 in advance online, $60 day of at the gate if available

General Admission (3 – 6 p.m.): $35 in advance online, $45 day of at the gate if available

Designated Driver (may enter with the rest of their party; no alcohol may be consumed): $10 in advance online, $10 day of at the gate if available

Want to help out? We’re recruiting volunteers to help out with the festival while helping us maintain our charity-partner status. If you are interested in participating, please coordinate with Sarah at volunteer@lotusfest.org.

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11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

02:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Historic Woolery Mill

Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild) Presents: Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

Early Bird: Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 45+ Indiana Breweries & Guests pouring 100’s of beers, smaller crowd size and shorter lines

General Admission: Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 45+ Indiana Breweries & Guest pouring 100’s of beers

Where: Historic Woolery Mill 2250 W Sunstone Dr. Bloomington, IN 47403

Join the nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild for the return of its spring fundraiser, the 9th Bloomington Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the incredibly unique Historic Woolery Mill, a former limestone mill in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana.

At 2 p.m., Early Bird ticket holders will enjoy an hour of first dibs on beers from 45+ Hoosier breweries and guests, with a smaller crowd size.

General Admission ticket holders may enter at 3 p.m. and will also receive a taster glass good for 3 oz. samples.

Non-DD ticket holders will receive a sample glass good for as many 3 oz. pours of local beer, mead, and cider as they can responsibly drink.

Designated drivers can enter at the same time as the rest of their party and will enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic beverages from DD vendors.

The event will also feature cask ales and local food and merchandise vendors.

Ticket proceeds support the not-for-profit Brewers of Indiana Guild (Drink Indiana) and our mission to support, educate, promote and legislate on behalf of Hoosier Breweries.

The Brewers of Indiana Guild, our member Breweries and Producer Partners believe in building community one pint, or tasting glass, at a time. We routinely partner with our local community to give back and to support other not-for-profit and volunteer organizations. Even small actions may have a big impact! $1 from every Bloomington Craft Beer Festival ticket sold is donated to our local charity partner, Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.

Grab your friends, buy your tickets and taste Indiana Craft with us!

Stay tuned to this page and #BtownBfest on Instagram and Twitter and RSVP on Facebook for updates, and check out the photo album and wrap-up of the 2017 event for a taste of what’s to come.

No refunds or exchanges. This is an all-weather (rain, snow, sleet, or shine) event.

Eat and Drink

11 Saturday / April 11, 2020

Science Explorations – Virtual Program

03:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Join WonderLab staff as they explore foam. All welcome. Activities designed for Grades 1-6. Click here to join via Zoom LIVE.

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