9 Friday / August 9, 2019

Brown County Humane Society Barn Sale

08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Nashville, Indiana
https://www.bchumane.org/barn-sale/

A huge barn sale to support the animals at the Brown County Humane Society in Nashville, IN.

Thousands of new and gently-used donated items will be for sale. Antiques, kitchen wares, collectibles, books, CDs, furniture, garden items, sporting goods, toys, pet supplies, jewelry, and much more.

It’s a yard sale on steroids!

Animals / Antiques / Benefits / Volunteering

9 Friday / August 9, 2019

PaoliFest

12:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Aug 10
Paoli, IN
http://www.paolifest.com

PaoliFest is a free music, art and film festival in Paoli, Indiana, taking place Friday and Saturday, August 9th-10th. The festival debuted in 2018 with more than 1,300 attendees for a single day event. The 2019 event is expanding to two days, and will be held in JayCee Park in downtown Paoli. Featuring three stages with live performances, an art demo area, food and craft vendors and a youth area, PaoliFest 2019 promises to be an extraordinary weekend of music, art and community.

PaoliFest will include acts from Arizona, New York, Nashville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and an array of great local musicians, including youth performers, featuring genres from Folk and Bluegrass to Soul, Funk, Gospel, Classical and more. Programming includes workshops in various visual arts disciplines as well as guitar, banjo, violin and other instruments. Other features include an all-day jam tent, community art collaborations, puppet shows and a variety of food and beverage vendors. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day and will include blacksmithing, weaving, mosaics, broom-making, metal pouring and many more. All programming is free.

PaoliFest is a nonprofit festival produced by Let Music Speak, a 501c3 organization dedicated to creating community, empowering youth and addressing community health through the lens of the arts. Let Music Speak is founded on the idea that music and art programming can be transformative for communities, families and individuals, and that everyone should have access to these experiences. They partner with local organizations to present festivals, performances, and creative events. Programs are community and youth-centric, and aim to both celebrate and model the vibrant diversity of the world.

Children / Comedy / Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / LGBT / Live Music / Outdoors / Theater / Volunteering

9 Friday / August 9, 2019

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/close-encounters-of-a-third-kind/

Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.

Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, this film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr.

Release Date: 1977
Run time: 2h 15m
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP, Digitally Remastered

This film is part of the BCT’s Summer Sci-Fi Series. As with all films at the BCT, costumes are encouraged!

July 12 – Back to the Future (1985)
July 26 – 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
August 9 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
August 23 – The Matrix (1999)

Films

9 Friday / August 9, 2019

Gershwin & Friends : A Broadway Songbook Cabaret

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://browncountyplayhouse.org

This witty and clever walk through the greatest music from Tin Pan Alley to the early days of Broadway features classic songs from George & Ira Gershwin as well as their friends and colleagues including Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Rogers & Hart, Kay Swift and more.

Doors open 1/2 before showtime, concessions available.

Entertainment / Live Music

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