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

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
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 ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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 ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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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

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

21 Thursday / October 21, 2021

Lecture| Brad Cloepfil

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program

Join us for a lecture by guest architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works in the auditorium at The Republic Building. This event is free and open to the public.
Architect, educator, and principal of Allied Works, Brad Cloepfil has realized diverse projects across the U.S. and internationally. Over the past two decades Cloepfil has received widespread acclaim for his work on creative workplaces, academic and cultural institutions, and for crafting powerful spaces for art and interaction.
A native of Oregon, Cloepfil’s body of work is as informed by the landscape and history of place as it is by his formal training. His architecture pairs an intensive focus on the specific character of each project with an understanding of the transformative possibilities of space, light, form and material.
Brad holds degrees from the University of Oregon and Columbia University, is the recipient of numerous design awards, and has lectured and taught widely throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
Visit https://alliedworks.com/ for more information about Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works.

Education / Entertainment

22 Friday / October 22, 2021

Nurse Blake

08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Nurse Blake is one of a kind entertainer who uses his experience as a nurse for a fun-filled comedy event that celebrates the hard work of healthcare providers. Blake tells candid and raw stories from his time in nursing school and from his shifts at the bedside. His upbeat attitude and hilarious spins on the obstacles nurses face day to day offer a fun and interactive experience for audience members. Blake’s comedy stands apart by using humor to advocate for nurses. By using masterful storytelling to captivate audiences, he provides an unforgettable night of laughs and inspiration. He is the ultimate solo performer, using visuals, crowd participation, and live sketches that have audiences engaged and laughing from start to finish.

Comedy / Entertainment

23 Saturday / October 23, 2021

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

10:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Buskirk Chumley

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Cardinal Stage’s 16th annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater this October! Join us for an interactive screening on Saturday, October 23 at 10:00pm.

Proof of vaccination or recent negative test required for entry! Learn more on our website – link below. Masks required.

Tickets: Entry prices increase at the door, so get your tickets in advance to save!
Advance Price: $15
At-the-door: $20

Prop bags available for a $5 add-on purchase in advance or in the lobby before the show.

Devirginization and Costume Contest begin 30 minutes before the screening (9:30PM). This year’s pre-show is hosted by the one and only Oriana Peron! Enter our costume contest for the chance to win some AWESOME PRIZES from local businesses. Suggested entry fee for the costume contest is $5 and will be collected right before the contest begins.

As always, all proceeds from the event go to Cardinal Stage’s IU Credit Union Education Initiative, which focuses on nurturing a lifelong passion for the theatre in audiences of all ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds by investing in audiences of tomorrow and increasing access to underserved populations.

Learn more and find tickets at https://cardinalstage.org/rocky/

Entertainment / Films / Theater

24 Sunday / October 24, 2021

Wade in the Water: Exploring Florence Price’s 4th Symphony

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for Wade in the Water as we share the Indiana premiere of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor. Included in the program is a guest appearance by tenor, scholar, and cultural activist Dr. Marquese Carter (www.marquesecarter.com) who will perform and share insights on Price’s art songs, expand on her historical context, the renaissance of her music in the last few years, and address why her music and that of other composers of color have been historically overlooked. Written in 1945, Price’s 4th Symphony has only been performed a few times since its 2018 premiere. Help raise awareness for one of the most important musical voices in the United States, and be one of the few people to experience the piece live!

Keep an eye on the BSO website and social media or other educational opportunities surrounding this event. bloomingtonsymphony.com

Per BCT policy, wearing a mask is required in the building. Vaccine verification or negative covid test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue.

Entertainment / Live Music

25 Monday / October 25, 2021

Memory Walk

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th St

Memory Walks are a great way to share stories inspired by our exhibit galleries! These dementia-friendly Memory Walks highlight objects on display while our own stories of Monroe County.
Register to join the Memory Walk at monroehistory.org/livingwithhistory/.
Memory Walks are a part of the Living with History program initiative in partnership with the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service at IU Health.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

27 Wednesday / October 27, 2021

Manhunt II

07:30 pm to 07:30 pm on Oct 30
Virtual: Bloomington Playwrights Project

Put your sleuthing skills to the test in this sequel to last season’s nation-wide breakout hit. The head of the National Detective Agency, Malcolm Hughes (Marcus Kearns), has been kidnapped and it’s up to you to locate where he’s being held hostage. Before his capture, this clever detective was able to send an envelope to your doorstep containing clues to his whereabouts. With the help of NDA’s newest Agent (Mike Nappi), your mission is to save Detective Hughes – but hurry, his life and the future of the NDA are at stake…

Entertainment / Theater

4 Thursday / November 4, 2021

Lecture | Chris Bardt

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program

Join us for a lecture by guest architect Chris Bardt of 3sixØ Architecture in the Auditorium at The Republic Building. This event is free and open to the public.
Chris Bardt is a founding principal of 3sixØ Architecture (with Kyna Leski) which was named in 2002 by Architectural Record as one of 10 leading vanguard firms worldwide. His professional experience includes furniture design, residential, commercial and institutional commissions and planning studies, ranging from small urban interventions to large-scale metropolitan development. His research on the geometry of sunlight, materials, materiality and tectonics as critical to architectural making and thinking has been widely published and exhibited.
Bardt has been a member of the architecture faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design since 1988. He has taught upper-level studios, architectural history, the history and theory of projective geometry, foundation courses and has coordinated and authored the curriculum of the three core semesters. He led the development of the celebrated drawing curriculum which fuses digital and physical (hand) approaches to architectural drawing. Chris was Graduate Program Director of the architecture department from 2009 to 2014. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University and at the National Academy of Design and Art, Slovakia, and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. Chris served on the Board of Governors of the RISD Museum and was President of the Narragansett Boat Club from 2013 to 2019. Bardt holds a Bachelor of Architecture from RISD and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.
Visit https://www.chrisbardt.com/ for more information about Chris Bardt.

Education / Entertainment

9 Tuesday / November 9, 2021

Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical

07:30 pm to 07:30 pm on Nov 10
IU Auditorium

Inspired by the beloved film, Anastasia is a spectacular new musical transporting audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Dance / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

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