6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

2016 Bloomington Community Book Fair

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monroe County Fairgrounds

October 6-11

Over 100,000 Books, CD’s, DVD’s, Records, and other media

Food Trucks and light concessions will be available

Color Vibe Run 5k Saturday, October 8

thecolorvibe.com/bloomington.php

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Festivals / Films / Volunteering

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts: Visiting Folk Artists Series–Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham (limestone carvers)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Master carvers Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham will demonstrate and discuss different techniques in limestone carving–a distinctive arts tradition from south-central Indiana. From nearby Mitchell, Indiana, Bruce works with an air-chisel to create imaginative carvings, and often helps participants try carving. Winningham carves by hand using a chisel and mallet to craft monuments. Their demonstrations and narrative stage discussions will be free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.

Demonstration: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Discussion: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Speakers

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

First Thursdays

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
http://artmuseum.indiana.edu

Start your evening at the museum. Mix and mingle, enjoy world music in the atrium, plus a cash bar and food, participate in interactive art events, and catch live performances. Experience something different the first Thursday of each month at the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s new First Thursdays program. This First Thursday event is part of a larger celebration of the arts held by the IU Arts and Humanities Council and many of the arts organizations at Indiana University. Check out the IU Arts and Humanities website for more information.

Make First Thursdays at the museum a regular part of your month, with fun activities for fans of all ages and levels of interest in art. See you at the museum!

https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/calendar/161006-ft.html

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

First Thursdays–Limestone Carving

05:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Indiana University Fine Arts Plaza
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Master carvers Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham will demonstrate and discuss different techniques in limestone carving–a distinctive arts tradition from south-central Indiana. From nearby Mitchell, Indiana, Bruce works with an air-chisel to create imaginative carvings, and often helps participants try carving. Winningham carves by hand using a chisel and mallet to craft monuments. Their demonstrations will be free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.

Festivals

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

Golden Slippers Chi Gong


Unity of Bloomington, 4001 S. Rogers Street, Bloomington
http://www.unityofbloomington.org

Led by Elisa Pokral, the class is for all to practice together an ancient art of health maintenance and healing with whatever flexibility level you have. The class welcomes those who exercise regularly, those who don’t, those with limited mobility, and some who may only be able to do the exercises sitting down.

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

Mathers After Hours–Mister Lonely (2007) Costume Party

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Who are you? Who do you want to be? Don a costume of your choice and come to the Mathers Museum for a screening of Mister Lonely. This quirky film focuses on exploring characters who use costumes in their daily lives–a Michael Jackson look-a-like, and Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Shirley Temple impersonators who live on a commune in Scotland. The film examines how costumes are used as a means to create a wearer’s sense of beauty, and provides an interesting perspective on the intersection of identity and beauty. The screening will be free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.

Films

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

2 PERFORMANCES ONLY! Presented by One Pulse Entertainment and starring Rose Martinie Eiler. A live celebration of the history of rock ‘n’ roll including a full band, incredible vocals and video – all your old favorites with songs by Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Sam Cooke, more. Also see 3 other One Pulse live revues at Playhouse Sept 2-Oct 8: RESPECT, Working Class Heroes & The 4th Dimension. Beer & wine sold in the auditorium.

Live Music

6 Thursday / October 6, 2016

An Acoustic Evening With John Hiatt

08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
http://www.buskirkchumley.org

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt, a solo performance by the singer-songwriter legend, will feature songs from his latest album, Terms Of My Surrender as well as favorites from throughout his prolific career.

Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (“The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), and even the cartoon bear band of the Disney film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for Crossing Muddy Waters, while B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which is a Hiatt composition.

Hiatt has received his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was saluted at the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.

The rock-country-blues fusion album Bring The Family – performed with Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner – was Hiatt’s first charted effort, and he was subsequently named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone’s annual Critics Poll. In the last few years Hiatt has released Same Old Man, The Open Road, Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns, and Mystic Pinball, all to critical acclaim.

His most recent album, Terms Of My Surrender, moves further into acoustic blues. Mojo awarded the record four stars and exclaimed: “[Terms Of My Surrender] digs deeper into acoustic blues than he’s ever dug before. Recorded live in the studio with his road band The Combo, from the simple blues ‘Nothing I Love’ to the sinister ‘Wind Don’t Have to Hurry,’ Hiatt sounds throughout as if he’s gargling a box of frogs in some eternal late night New Orleans backroom. And it’s glorious.”

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