4 Saturday / January 4, 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

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

ENJOY Live Music @ Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY


Harmony School

All of these talented will perform at the Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am-12pm.

Winter Farmer’s Market Music Schedule:
7-Dec Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
14-Dec Farm Pickers
21-Dec Dena’s Violin
4-Jan Laura Lashbrooks
11-Jan Craig Brenner
18-Jan Fiddl’n’Feet
25-Jan Jason Fickel
1-Feb Salaam (or subset)
8-Feb Hoosier Hotcakes
15-Feb Jason Fickel
22-Feb Monika Herzig
1-Mar Salaam (or subset)
8-Mar Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
15-Mar Gan Amin
22-Mar Farm Pickers
29-Mar Craig Brenner

Where there is great food, there is great music. Come visit at Harmony School!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron/exhibits/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1, a variety of new exhibits are on display at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center galleries.

National Society of Arts and Letters: 2014 Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition of Emerging Artists

Indiana artists aged 18-29 compete for a $1,000 Best in Show prize awarded annually by the Bloomington Chapter of the NSAL. This local group has given away over half a million dollars to support budding careers invisual arts, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre since 1966.

Janelle Beasley: “Comfort Zone” (paper collages)

Lucas Adams and Bailey Tichenor: “Northern Exposure” (paintings and photographs)

Galleries are open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

New in the Galleries: “Photographing Rosie the Riveter”
Runs October 1-January 26
The conscription of men into military service during WW II led to a demand for female workers in the factories supplying munitions and war supplies. Government photography projects, such as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), revamped their operations to support the efforts of the Office of War Information (OWI). This installation features propagandistic images of female assembly-line workers by Andreas Feininger, Alfred T. Palmer, and Howard Liberman. Organized by Maura Campbell-Balkits, a museum intern in the Department of Communications and Culture.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

Exhibit: Mass Garbage Dumps (Antonio Bolfo) at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)
http://www.picturagallery.com/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1 at Pictura Gallery is a new photography exhibit by Antonio Bolfa: “Haiti: Mass Garbage Dumps of Cite Soleil”.

“The town of Cite Soleil has the biggest garbage dumping grounds in the city of Port au Prince and possibly the country of Haiti. It is a vast wasteland that stretches to the horizon, always expanding as peoples’ waste is dumped there. On and around this massive wasteland a community has grown. People erect makeshift homes and raise families among the fields of garbage where they scavenge the refuse for food, scrap metal and other recyclable items so they can survive. There are no jobs, health care or education. A good day is when garbage trucks deliver batches of spoiled meat that are free for eating. Following the tragic earthquake on January 10th, 2010, the international community poured financial assistance into the country. Since that day, not a single penny has been received by the community of Cite Soleil. As I watched people fight for their survival, I would always think to myself, “What do these people need to sacrifice in order to live like this? Do these people have to relinquish some part of their humanity in order to survive? Or does this kind of hardship define a part of what humanity is in the 21st century?” I am still shocked that this level of poverty and base survival still exists in 2013.”

Artist talk will be held Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

Soft Things, Shiny Things, Sensational Things

11:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://www.byhandgallery.com

A holiday show of handmade work by more than 50 local artists.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

Cardinal Stage Company presents: ‘Willy Wonka’

02:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood Ave.)
http://www.cardinalstage.org

Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas lead the sweet-natured Charlie Bucket on the tour of a lifetime through a fantastical chocolate factory. Featuring the songs Pure Imagination and Candyman. Showing December 20 through January 4. See all showtimes at website.

Age recommendation: 3+

Show Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic 1964 children’s book, and on the 1971 cult classic film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. Features all the music from the Wilder movie and several additional songs added for the stage. Cardinal’s 8th annual family holiday production at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Previous holiday shows include The Wizard of Oz, Annie, the Sound of Music and A Year with Frog and Toad.
“Willy Wonka” features a cast of dozens local actors, including Mike Price in the role of Willy Wonka, Chicago veteran actor Richard Henzel as Grandpa Joe, and veteran Cardinal actor Lola Kennedy as a female Charlie.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

4 Saturday / January 4, 2014

Cardinal Stage Company presents: ‘Willy Wonka’

06:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood Ave.)
http://www.cardinalstage.org

Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas lead the sweet-natured Charlie Bucket on the tour of a lifetime through a fantastical chocolate factory. Featuring the songs Pure Imagination and Candyman. Showing December 20 through January 4. See all showtimes at website.

Age recommendation: 3+

Show Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic 1964 children’s book, and on the 1971 cult classic film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. Features all the music from the Wilder movie and several additional songs added for the stage. Cardinal’s 8th annual family holiday production at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Previous holiday shows include The Wizard of Oz, Annie, the Sound of Music and A Year with Frog and Toad.
“Willy Wonka” features a cast of dozens local actors, including Mike Price in the role of Willy Wonka, Chicago veteran actor Richard Henzel as Grandpa Joe, and veteran Cardinal actor Lola Kennedy as a female Charlie.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

Submit Your Event

Pin It on Pinterest

An Important Message from Bloom Magazine

For the past 14 years, we have been publishing Bloom, a free, bimonthly cultural and lifestyle magazine serving Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding communities. We have four missions: to support local businesses, local charities, local arts, and diversity. We are an integral part of the fabric of this community.

Like so many small businesses (4 employees), we are facing huge challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to continue producing the magazine and our website, magbloom.com, but we need your help.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe drive using the link below. Thank you!