26 Sunday / January 26, 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

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

TOTALLY WELL & FIT IN 2014

11:00 am to 07:00 am
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center (302 S. College Ave.)
http://www.bmcmedicalmarketing.com

BMC MEDICAL MARKETING AND MHS YOUR CHOICE FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE
PRESENTS TOTALLY WELL & FIT IN 2014 AT THE BLOOMINGTON CONVENTION CENTER

HEALTH EDUCATION
HEALTH TALKS FEATURING DRUMMOND CHIROPRACTIC CENTER ON FLOTATION THERAPY
HEALTH SCREENINGS
INTERACTIVE BOOTHS
FITNESS DEMONSTRATIONS
AND MUCH MORE!

Business / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Fitness / Health / Speakers / Sports

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

12:00 pm 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

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

Winter Tree ID Workshop

12:30 pm
Activity Center at Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

FREE but registration is REQUIRED by January 21. Sign up by emailing jvance@dnr.IN.gov with your name, phone number, and number of people in your group. Limited to 8 people.

Program Location: Paynetown Activity Center

An in-depth workshop for those who want to learn the techniques and terms for identifying trees during winter season. The first part of the workshop will be conducted indoors; the second part will be outside practicing hands-on field identification – so dress appropriately. 2 ½ hours. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Outdoors

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

PRIDE Film Festival

03:00 pm to 10:00 pm
most events at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
http://pridefilmfestival.org/

PRIDE is a Bloomington, IN film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. The goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement. The 2014 festival will run from January 23-26.

Visit the website for more information and the events schedule: http://pridefilmfestival.org

Education / Festivals / Films / LGBT

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic presented by the Writers Guild

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., first floor, Rogers Room
http://www.writersguildbloomington.com

Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

With guest readers: Nandi Comer & Anne Haines

Come early to Sign Up for OPEN MIC

Nandi Comer is currently the poetry editor of Indiana Review. She is pursuing a joint MFA/MA in Poetry and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University. She has received fellowships from Virginia Center for the Arts, Cave Canem and Callaloo. She is the winner of Crab Orchard Review’s 2014 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, and Third Coast.
Anne Haines is the author of the chapbook Breach, published by Finishing Line Press in 2008. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, both online and in print. She lives in a tiny house with three cats, several guitars, and too many books; when she isn’t chasing rock & roll all over the Midwest, Anne works as the Libraries Website Editor at IU-Bloomington. She can be found on Twitter at @annehaines.

Education / Entertainment / Speakers

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

Special Event: The Art of Chocolate

05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Sunday, January 26, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first and second floors
The IU Art Museum is proud to co-sponsor the Art of Chocolate, a fundraising gala benefitting LIFEDesigns. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and decadent chocolate desserts created by local chefs from Feast, The Rail, Bloomington Country Club, Scholar’s Inn, Peacetree Mountain Truffles and others will be served along with Oliver wine, Malibu chocolate martinis, gourmet coffee, and a hot chocolate bar. Highlights of the evening will include a silent auction featuring local artwork, special guest Del Sroufe, author of Forks over Knives, and a vocal performance by IU Jacobs School alumnus Rusty Shields. Tickets are on sale at BCT Box Office, all Bloomingfoods locations, and LIFEDesigns. See www.weekofchocolate.com for more details.

Benefits / Eat and Drink / Live Music

26 Sunday / January 26, 2014

Otaak Band – Master of the Sudanese Lyre at the Player’s Pub, $10, all ages

08:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.otaakband.com

Otaak Band, the exciting cross-cultural collaboration between drummer Miguel Merino from Bloomington and the remarkable singer Ahmed Said Abuamna from the Beja community of Eastern Sudan, will be performing at the Player’s Pub on Sunday, January 26th 2014, along with local Middle Eastern ensemble Salaam. This concert is open to all ages, as the Player’s Pub has a reserved underage section.

Otaak Band will be performing music from their 2012 release Bejawiya, the first recording to take an ancient East-African lyre, the masankop, out of its traditional setting and feature it as the lead instrument in a contemporary ensemble. Banning Eyre, producer of Afropop Worldwide on NPR, says Otaak Band’s “best tracks are sensational.”

For more information about the Otaak Band 2014 tour, please visit www.otaakband.com

Children / Dance / Education / Entertainment / Live Music

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