17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Science Story Time

09:00 am to 09:30 am
https://zoom.us/j/415788879
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/science-story-time-virtual-program-12/

Join WonderLab staff for a read-aloud of A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban. After the story we will explore sound with a homemade “telephone.” All welcome. Activities designed for children ages birth through 6 years.

Children / Education / Entertainment

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

MFA Thesis Group 2 Gallery Talks


Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/exhibitions/grunwald-gallery/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In conjunction with the exhibition, graduating MFA students give talks about their research in the arts.

MFA Group 2 features the work of Ekow Ephrim (Graphic Design), Menika Lue (Painting), Bethany C. Rahn (Graphic Design), Jenny Reed (Ceramics), Jessica Westhafer (Painting), Nicole Wilson (Photography), Wenyan Xu (Painting) and Yingqi Puffy Zhao (Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design).

Exhibits

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Dive Deeper

03:00 pm to 03:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/628796802
https://www.wonderlab.org/event/dive-deeper-virtual-program-4/

Join us for Dive Deeper live at the Wonder Under the Waves Aquarium for at home experiments, a visit with the aquarium animals and all things marine biology. All welcome. Activities designed for all ages.

Animals / Education / Entertainment

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Mental Health America of Monroe County’s 1st Annual Gala, Fundraiser & Recognition Dinner

05:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Monroe County Convention Center Great Room
http://www.mha-monroe.com

Mental Health America of Monroe County (MHA-MC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and supporting mental health consumers and their families through education, referral and service. We achieve our mission by educating the public about ways to preserve and strengthen mental health; by sponsoring support groups; by serving as a clearinghouse for information about mental health promotion, prevention and treatment resources in our community; and by fostering innovation in policy, research, practice and services.

Save the date — Join us to learn about what MHA-MC is doing to support health care in our community and state and our goals for 2020. Nominations for mental health categories will be solicited and winners will be announced, recognizing those agencies, individuals, etc. for their contributions. Our keynote speaker is Jill Lees, Bloomington Police Department’s Chief of Police. We will introduce our volunteer board members, serve you a great dinner with a cash bar and provide music for dancing. There will be table sponsorships available, an Eventbrite to register coming soon and a raffle. All proceeds will allow MHA and the Suicide Prevention Coalition to continue working to help make a difference to the wellbeing of our friends and families.

Business / Dance / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Health / Speakers / Volunteering

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

MFA Thesis Group 2 Reception


Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/exhibitions/grunwald-gallery/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions. A reception will be held on April 17th from 6-8pm to celebrate the culmination of the research of these Masters of Fine Art students.

MFA Group 2 features the work of Ekow Ephrim (Graphic Design), Menika Lue (Painting), Bethany C. Rahn (Graphic Design), Jenny Reed (Ceramics), Jessica Westhafer (Painting), Nicole Wilson (Photography), Wenyan Xu (Painting) and Yingqi Puffy Zhao (Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design).

Exhibits

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Moira Smiley with String Accompaniment


FAR Center for the Contemporary Arts
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/moira-smiley/

Hand Picked Music Series Presents: Moira Smiley with String Accompaniment

Moira Smiley is a Singer/Composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums. She accompanies herself with banjo, accordion, piano and percussive movement, and when she’s not leading her own group, moira smiley & VOCO, Moira has toured with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish super-group, Solas, The Lomax Project, and Billy Childs’ “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. She’s also toured with Paul Hillier’s Theater of Voices and KITKA.

Live Music

17 Friday / April 17, 2020

Moira Smiley with the River Ducks

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
The FAR Center
http://www.lotusfest.org

We are thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lotus Blossoms Program by joining Bloomington Roots and its Hand Picked Music Series for an evening with Moira Smiley and the River Ducks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lotus Blossoms program. Doors: 6:45pm | The River Ducks: 7:30pm | Moira Smiley: 8:00pm
VIP ticket holders will have seats reserved in the front; general admission tickets will allow ticket holders access to open seating outside of the reserved section. The show is expected to last 90 min. If tickets have not sold out in advance, they will be available to purchase at the door by cash only.
We hope to see you there!
$20 general seating | $30 VIPTickets at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office or thefar.org/handpicked

Entertainment / Live Music

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