13 Friday / April 13, 2018

OUT OF ORBIT

07:30 am
Bloomington Playwrights Project
http://www.newplays.org

Sara, one of the world’s most brilliant planetary geologists, lives her life on Mars time—her days lasting longer and longer as she monitors mankind’s latest voyage to the Red Planet. But her daughter, Lis, continues to live her life as a teenager on Earth time, showing no interest in her mother’s world out in space, despite Sara’s best efforts. As both of their lives begin to spin out of control, they must grapple with the distance their two time zones create between them … even when they’re standing side by side.

Entertainment / Theater

13 Friday / April 13, 2018

A Demonstration of Watercolor by Anna Afshar

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m., The Venue will host a watercolor demonstration by one of the foremost water colorists and teachers in the Midwest, Anna Afshar.

Artists will tell you that watercolor is the most demanding and least forgiving of paints. Make a mistake and it’s over. Through her persistent study and practice, and with no small dose of talent, Anna Afshar has developed a technique that is dynamic, colorful, and spontaneous. In her demonstration, Anna will show you how she achieves her impressive results, and will give you her pearls of wisdom that you can carry back into your own practice. And it’s all free.

Bring your most observant artistic eyes and come early for a good seat. You will not be disappointed.

Entertainment / Exhibits

13 Friday / April 13, 2018

Friday Night Lecture: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! A Buddhist Approach Towards Authentic Happiness

07:00 pm to 08:15 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington 406 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.meditationinbloomington.org

Just imagine being free from worry. Worry is a common reaction to the many uncertainties and complexities of daily life. Worry can easily rob us of our mental peace and keep us from living our life with authentic joy and confidence. It never helps prevent or resolve unwanted situations. Through training in meditation and mindfulness, we can learn to let go of our worries. By replacing worry with positive, constructive attitudes, we can begin to enjoy every moment of our lives.

The class will include guided meditations, a talk, and time for questions and answers. Everyone is welcome.

Cost:  $10  Student rate:  $5

Education / Health / Speakers

13 Friday / April 13, 2018

Cardinal Stage Company Presents The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium
http://www.cardinalstage.org

Whimsical, witty and just a little bawdy – join us for a rollicking review of comedy through the ages! “A non-stop two hour laugh fest!”

Visit cardinalstage.org for more information.

Entertainment / Theater

13 Friday / April 13, 2018

Once Upon a Mattress

07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Bloomington High School North Auditorium
https://www.mccsc.edu/bloomingtonhsn

Catch this delightful musical at the Bloomington High School North Auditorium, performed by BHS North’s theater, choir, and band students. Please join us if you can.

Children / Comedy / Dance / Entertainment / Live Music / Theater

13 Friday / April 13, 2018

Opal Fly and KAPOW!

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
19th Hole Sports Bar at Salt Creek Resort
http://www.opalflyandkapow.com

Original rock tunes with saxophones, guitars, bass, and drums.

Live Music

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