2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection


308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404
http://www.wonderlab.org

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Stillwater Marsh Levee Hike

10:00 am
Stillwater-Northfork Check Station on Kent Road, between Bloomington and Nashville
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

Registration REQUIRED by January 31; limited to 20 people. To register, email Jill Vance at jvance@dnr.IN.gov with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your group (or call the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967).

The Stillwater-North Fork Waterfowl Resting Area is Monroe Lake’s key wildlife management area. From mid-Autumn through early Spring, a seasonal wetland provides important habitat for migrating and resident waterfowl. The marsh is only part of the story, though. On this hike, we’ll follow the levee wall around Stillwater Marsh and discuss how Monroe Lake manages the area to support a wide variety of wildlife. If luck favors us, we may also see ducks, geese, eagles, and other wildlife (if you have binoculars, please bring them!). 90 minutes

Waterfowl Resting Areas at Monroe Lake are generally closed to the public from October 1 through April 15, so this hike offers a unique opportunity to view the habitat during the winter season. It will be an easy hike over flat terrain, with a total distance of around 1.75 miles.

Animals / Outdoors

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Press (jigsaw) Puzzles Open House/Open Studio

11:00 am to 02:00 pm
1101 N. Dunn Street (Windfall Dance facility, lower level)
http://www.presspuzzles.com

Press Puzzles, Bloomington’s only handcrafted manufacturer of high end wood jigsaw puzzles is pleased to invite the public to an open house at their new studio space.

On Sunday, Feb. 2nd from 11 am – 2 pm, you are welcome to stop by the studio to see where and how a wooden jigsaw puzzle is made. During the event you will have access to refreshments, get a sneak peak at the new line of Bloomington visual artist themed puzzles and watch demonstrations of how a puzzle is made using a scroll saw.

The event is free and will be located at 1101 N. Dunn Street (Corner of 14th and Dunn) in the lower level of the Windfall Dance facility.

Exhibits

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Create a Wetland World

01:00 pm to 04:30 pm
Activity Center at Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake, 4850 S. SR 446
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

Kids can drop by to color and assemble a collection of 3-D paper animals for their own wetland play set. Allow about 30 minutes of work time to make a basic set (4 animals), or up to 75 minutes of work time to make a full set (10 animals). Recommended for ages 6 to 12 (younger kids will need lots of adult assistance).

We’ll also be playing an assortment of documentaries about wetlands and wetland animals. Drop by and watch for as long as like… we’ll have popcorn for you to munch on!

Animals / Children

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Special Program: Shadow Puppet Stories


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Sunday, February 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor
Join assistant professor of theatre and shadow puppet performer Jennifer Goodlander for an afternoon of storytelling and puppet making. This family-friendly event will feature an Indonesian shadow puppet performance and an art-making activity inspired by Indonesian puppets in the museum’s Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World. The event is free and open to people of all ages. All materials and light refreshments will be provided.

Children / Exhibits / Speakers

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Jazz Jam Hosted by Marshall Robbins Trio

05:00 pm
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted this week by The Marshall Robbins Trio. The host band plays the first set, then calls players to the stage to jam using a sign-up list.

Live Music

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Sarah’s Swing Set

07:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Jan 2
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

“Robert Stright is a brilliant, original vibist” according to Harvey Pekar, of Jazziz Magazine. Stright has performed with Ed Schuller, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, Ed Shaughnessy and Seamus Blake. His CD recordings with Scott Fields ensemble have received international critical acclaim. Stright received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition at the University of Wisconsin. Two of his compositions for percussion won the Percussive Arts Society international composition contest and are published by Ludwig Music Co. He plays drums and vibes for Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra and the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra, Stardusters Swing Band, local jazz group OffRamp, and has even tickled the ivories at the Malibu Grill. Robert teaches the history of Jazz at Indiana Universtiy. Robert Stright and Sarah Flint produced the Sarah’s Swing Set CDs in his studio.
Sarah Flint was written up in Bloom magazine as one of the top 25 Jazz musicians in Bloomington. Her voice has carried her overseas several times and all over the United States with Dr. Bop and the Headliners (as one of the Valendez Sisters, Ruthy) and with her husband, Tim Tryon in the group StoneRoad. Her vocals appear on over 30 CD’s including John Mellencamp, & John P Strom. Sarah played flute and guitar for the singer/songwriter duet, The Royals. They’re live CD was one of the first recorded at WFHB Community Radio. Those from Bloomington know her as “the nightingale of the (Bloomington Community Farmer’s) market” playing solo often there since 1991. For the last 7 years Sarah has been the vocalist in the Stardusters Swing Band and the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra, and sang 4 songs on their CD. Sarah teaches guitar and voice in downtown Bloomington and produces live shows and CD’s for her students. She and Bob began Sarah’s Swing Set in 2003 and produced the Sarah’s Swing Set CDin 2004 and their holiday collection: The Perfect Gift in 2013
Ron Kadish is one of the most active session and live bass players in Indiana, and is also highly in demand as a teacher. He is a veteran of stage and studio, with over 20 years experience in performance and recording. Mr. Kadish has appeared in orchestral settings including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; backing international acts such as the Moody Blues, John Denver, Marian McPartland, and Tito Puente; and regularly performs with regional favorites in the Midwestern jazz, rock, classical and world music scenes. He has been recorded dozens of times, and his playing can be heard on projects by a diverse sampling of artists, from rocker John Mellencamp and jazz luminary David Baker to award winning CDs by the Jerusalem Symphony and the Philharmonia a Vent. He hold a masters in bass from Indiana University and develped an online history of jazz course.

Live Music

2 Sunday / February 2, 2014

Live Acoustic Performance by Lucrezio


Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com

Players Pub is proud to present nationally touring acoustic duo, Lucrezio, for an intimately acoustic performance the evening of Sunday, February 2 at 8:30pm. Open to all ages, tickets will be available at the door for $5.

www.lucreziomusic.com

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