20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Ya Never Know

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

Ya Never Know is getting in the swing of things in 2018, recently playing our first four-hour show. We’re back at the one and only Players Pub, bringing you our brand of Classic Rock hits! Joining us as special guests will be Mike Norris from SoulStricken, and also very likely, the lovely Tina Griffith. We’ll see you there!

Live Music

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Paris, Degas, Dancers; Paintings by Anna Afshar

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m., The Venue will host a reception for the exhibition and sale of paintings by Anna Afshar. In Anna’s words:

As long as I can remember, I always liked art. My mother fostered appreciation for all forms of it. I grew up in Lithuania and Russia, and my childhood was filled with trips to galleries, symphony halls, and theaters.

I chose Chemistry as my first profession: only years later I realized that my love for chemical formulas was the love of an artist – I was intrigued by the shape of molecules and how they fit together in perfect designs!

I’ve studied with well known and recognized artists and teachers from around the world. Among them Alvaro Castagnet, David Taylor, Cheng-Khee Chee, Frank Webb, James Toogood, Jean Grastorf, David Slonim, and Kim English. My favorite masters are John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

I am a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, Hoosier Salon, and Indiana Artist Club. I have entered numerous state exhibits (including this year’s Watercolor Society of Indiana at IMA), and won awards, including “Best of Show” at the Watercolor Society of Indiana 2015 Annual Juried Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. My paintings and commission works found their home in many private collections around the world. I have built a strong group of students and following in the U.S. and abroad. I love teaching watercolors and acrylics, sharing my passion for art and spontaneity of water medium. I divide my time between the U.S. (Carmel Indiana) and Germany, teaching, exhibiting, and always studying. During the last two years I have spent time in Stuttgart, Germany studying under mentorship of Thomas Hager, who pushes me to see beyond the obvious.

I admire paintings that are spontaneous and bold, and infuse the viewer with a feeling of what they see. I paint in all three mediums: I enjoy the ethereal feeling of watercolor, as well as the substantiality of oils and flexibility of acrylic medium. Watercolor is still my first love!

My Paintings for this show are inspired by my recent travels in France and Germany, and my lifelong interest in ballet. They will be the Venue’s feature show for the month of April. Enjoy!

Exhibits

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Nature Sounds – April Showers

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Miller Showers Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10355

Nature sings, and her music touches all our lives. From the low, sad moan of an autumn wind to the melodious trills of spring frogs, the sounds of nature enfold us in every season and mood. The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces. Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is free. Bring your own seating. Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Showers Park, 1500 N College AVE: Nature topic is April Showers, and musical guest is Daily Bread and Butter.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Fabulous At 40: Windfall Dancers 40th Anniversary Concert

06:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
https://windfalldancers.wordpress.com/

Join Windfall Dancers as they welcome back the original founders and alumni to celebrate 40 years of dance in Bloomington at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center on April 20! There will be a reception in the Rosemary P. Miller Gallery at 6:30 p.m., followed by a curtain talk by Debra Knapp at 7:30 p.m. The performance of original works by founders, Windfall alumni, current dance company members, and the Windfall Juniors will begin at 8 p.m. and be followed by a meet and greet with all! Tickets can be obtained at www.windfalldancers.org, at the Windfall Dance Studio for $20 general/$15 students, or on the day of the show at the door for $25 general/$20 students. For more information, contact Windfall at [email protected]

Dance / Entertainment / Exhibits / Theater

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Once Upon a Mattress

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Bloomington High School North Auditorium
https://www.mccsc.edu/bloomingtonhsn

Catch this delightful musical at the Bloomington High School North Auditorium, performed by BHS North’s theater, choir, and band students. Please join us if you can.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Counterpoint

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

If you’re looking for a band that serves up a variety of classic/soft rock and blues, then look no further. CounterPoint delivers the hits from the 60s–90s, covering groups like Guns & Roses, ZZ Top, Skynyrd, Clapton, Kansas, Bon Jovi, Doobie Brothers, Chicago and many, many more!

Live Music

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Afro-Latin Dance Party

09:00 pm to 02:00 am on Apr 21
Serendipity Martini Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1591450634308601/

Southern Indiana Kizomba & Serendipity Martini Bar team up for a night of Kizomba & Latin dancing and music! Come dance to many styles of music, enjoy a drink, and have a good time. Everyone is invited! The event is open to ages 18+. No cover! There will be a FREE Beginner Kizomba Lesson at 9 p.m.

Drink Specials: $3 Coronas & $6 Margaritas

Dance / Entertainment / Fitness / Health / Live Music

20 Friday / April 20, 2018

Freak Fridays featuring Chark, ETHER with Lemondoza and VOIID

11:30 pm to 03:00 am on Apr 21
The Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.comp

Our major event of April is here! The party planets have aligned to give us a special holiday on the Friday of Little 500, and we are making use of the good omens. Joining us this week are two seriously talented producers:

CHARK

ETHER

support from:

Lemondoza

V o i i d

Stage Production will be once again curated by
Goedde Sound & Light

Along with live visuals from
Double Negative Design

The event is 18+
Doors at 11 p.m.

Live Music

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