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Juneteenth Celebration & Summer Necessity Drive Drop Off

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Banneker Community Center 930 W. 7th St Bloomington IN 47404

Join Black Lives Matter Bloomington for our Juneteenth Celebration & help with our Summer Necessity Drive

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19th 2019
6:00pm to 9:00pm
at the Banneker Community Center
930 W. 7th St
Bloomington IN 47404

With Food Trucks:
Rasta Pops, MeSorrel, Top Shotta Jerk Chicken, Pili’s Party Tacos

Free: Red Velvet Cake & Strawberry Soda from BLM

Music by DJ Jada Bee playing Prince and 80’s/90’s Tunes
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Info tables from all of the organizations BLM’s Necessity Drive supports: Middle Way House, Indiana Recovery Alliance, & All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

WITH a Juneteenth Kids book story corner, coloring pages & craft area!

Learn more about our Drive with these Quick Links:
Necessity Drive HERE ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://blm.btown-in.org/summer-2019-necessity-drive.html
OUR Amazon wish list for the Necessity Drive:
Click the link find the item you want to buy, purchase it and click the send to BLM option.

Click here to start ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y5KZKVMZ34LJ

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A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 25
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/568506316953563/

Cicada Cinema and Landlocked Music are excited to present:

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes — from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology.
Subjects covered will include the cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying, the untold early history of recording technology, the rise of blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be, and some hopeful messages about the future.

Mississippi Records is a store and label based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve released over 240 records spanning nearly every genre of music, ran a store for 15 years, and traveled the world with presentations such as this one. All of this has been done with no online presence, no promotion or advertising of any kind anywhere and no general existence in the digital world!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

24 Sunday / January 24, 2021

WonderLab STEM Sundays for Families – Windmills

03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Virtual Event (Zoom)
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuc-qspjsuE9UPN--FY_g5r2MeqaT5cnYL

Join WonderLab educators for STEM Sunday and work together on a project for the whole family. During this STEM Sunday, we will learn about windmills and create our own! We will use items around your home to create a windmill, there will be something you can create with materials you have on hand. Some suggested supplies (you do not need all of these) include: paper, wooden stick, straw, brad/push pin, pipe cleaner, scissors, tape, cup, craft stick, hole punch, string, cardboard tube. This is a great opportunity for the whole family or group to explore the engineering design process as well as develop STEM skills such as defining & problem solving, exploring cause & effect, and the collaborative process. This program is made possible through funding from Cook Medical. and CFC Properties.

Children / Education / Entertainment

30 Saturday / January 30, 2021

PuzzleFest 2021

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Online
http://monroehistory.org/puzzlefest2021

Have you developed a craving for puzzles or honed your puzzle-solving skills over the past few months? Then we have the event for you! Join us for a very special edition of our annual Monroe County Puzzlefest event on January 30th. Due to the risk of COVID-19 we have strived to come up with a virtual program for 2021 that will be as fun as our past events. We are excited that this year’s event will be accessible to people anywhere!

This year’s event will be virtual using Zoom technology. Competition participants will need a computer with a webcam to take part in this year’s competition. In addition to our team division with up to four competitors per team, we are also offering an all-ages family division and solo division. There will also be a variety of programming throughout the day including puzzle demonstrations, crafts, presentations, and other activities.

Our popular puzzle sale and swap will also be taking place at the Monroe County History Center from January 20th through February 5th. Bring puzzles in to swap out for new puzzles and while you are there you can pick up craft kits and do-at-home puzzle activity packs.

Jigsaw competition team registration opens in December 2020! Check out monroehistory.org/puzzlefest2021/ for more details about the day’s events.

Benefits / Education / Entertainment

11 Thursday / February 11, 2021

Ordinary Days: A Virtual Production

10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Feb 21
Online, On-Demand
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/ordinary-days/

Cardinal Stage presents a virtual production of the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon, streaming on-demand from February 11 through February 21.

Ordinary Days is a sweet and funny musical that celebrates the big impact of life’s small moments. A couple faces new challenges when they decide to move in together and a pair of strangers take trepidatious steps towards friendship when their paths cross unexpectedly. Their lives collide in surprising ways in this sort-of-fairy tale set in the chaos of New York City.

“It’s a beguiling little tale, set to Gwon’s effervescent, urban-romantic melodies” – Washington Post

Available on demand from February 11 through February 21.

Click here to learn more and buy tickets now: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/ordinary-days/

Ordinary Days is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

Entertainment / Theater

26 Friday / March 26, 2021

Swing Into Spring Cabaret

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Mar 27
Online via Crowdcast
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/spring-cabaret/

Cardinal Stage Presents a Virtual “Swing Into Spring” Cabaret, March 26 & 27. Get your toes tapping with a night of songs that swing! Inspired by great singers from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra, this show is sure to hit the sweet spot for anyone who likes their musical theater with a dash of ring-a-ding-ding!

Cardinal’s streaming cabaret series featuring a mix of local artists and guests from past productions. Each performance will be hosted by a different team of artists and attendees will get the chance to interact with each other and the hosts throughout the show.

March 26 & 27 at 7:00pm | Online via Crowdcast

Purchase a household ticket for $20 OR become a 20/21 Season Member to get tickets to ALL of Cardinal’s Cabarets, Virtual Performances, and Walkabout Radio Plays.

Click here to learn more and buy tickets now: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/spring-cabaret/

Entertainment / Theater

7 Friday / May 7, 2021

Vintage Broadway Cabaret

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm on May 8
Online via Crowdcast
https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/broadway-cabaret/

Cardinal Stage Presents a Virtual “Vintage Broadway” Cabaret, May 7 & 8. Escape into the Golden Age of musicals with this evening of songs that have aged like a fine wine. Cardinal artists will share their favorite hits of yesteryear and celebrate the shows that made Broadway shine!

Cardinal’s streaming cabaret series featuring a mix of local artists and guests from past productions. Each performance will be hosted by a different team of artists and attendees will get the chance to interact with each other and the hosts throughout the show. Purchase a household ticket for just $20!

May 7 & 8 at 7:00pm | Online via Crowdcast

Click here to learn more and buy tickets now: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/broadway-cabaret/

Entertainment / Theater

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