24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

Hoosier 2 Hoosier Sale

08:00 am to 03:00 pm
The Warehouse, 1525 S. Rogers
https://www.facebook.com/Hoosier2Hoosier

The tenth annual H2H! We have 50 TONS of usable items, ranging from clothes to furniture, school supplies to pet stuff, electronics to linens, available for pennies on the dollar. Profits go to local nonprofits, Cutters Soccer, IU Sustainability, and the City of Bloomington’s sustainability programs. Don’t miss it!

Animals / Antiques / Benefits / Children / Civic Affairs / Exhibits / Fitness / Volunteering

24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

Makevention 2019

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center
http://www.makevention.org

Makevention (August 24, 10am-4pm at the Monroe Convention Center) is an annual celebration of the DIY spirit in Bloomington, Indiana. Makers from Bloomington and the surrounding region will be there showing off their projects and engaging attendees in making activities. For those that want to more hands on learning, we will once again have workshops.

The event is family friendly, intended for all ages/skill levels, and free.

Children / Education / Exhibits / Festivals

24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

Circle City Steel Live at Oliver Winery

04:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Oliver Winery
https://www.oliverwinery.com/visit/events

Enjoy this Steel Drum Band at the Oliver Winery Patio.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

SynthFest USA

07:00 pm to 10:15 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
http://www.synthfestusa.com/about2019.html

SynthFest USA is an Independent Electronic Music Festival established in Bloomington, Indiana. This unique music event is possible thanks to the generous support of Indiana University Credit Union, Sweetwater Sound, Soma Coffee & Juice Bar, and Precision Eye Group. The three-hour music extravaganza will feature performances of artists representing three musical acts: Surreal Estate, PSB, and The Way Far-Out.

Surreal Estate is an electronic/synthesizer band from Indianapolis, IN. Members are Kelly Sheets, Bunny Sheets, and Joe Howard. The style is reminiscent of an Old Berlin style electronic music. Surreal Estate includes vintage analog synthesizers as well as digital keyboards in their performances. The Surreal Estate band has been performing for over five years, and has performed at the Indianapolis Electronic Music Festivals, and the Asheville Electronic Festivals in both Asheville and Black Mountain, NC.

PSB (Paul Siwko-Bajon), native of Poland, an electronic/synthesizer artist that specializes in renditions of famous electronic music composers’ output, as well as creations of his own original electronic music. This includes the music of Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, John Carpenter, Ulrich Schnauss, Giorgio Moroder, Michael Kastrup, Jan Hammer, and many others. The characteristic feature of PSB’s concerts is an implementation of the multimedia production. Custom-made films will accompany the music performance. PSB has initiated the SynthFest USA in 2017 by organizing the first of its kind 2 hour multimedia extravaganza of electronic/synthesizer music. PSB has been performing in the USA and Europe for the last 40 years. In 1993 he has been granted a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University Jacob School of Music. He is a recipient of two Individual Artist Program grants from the State of Indiana. Currently PSB is also acting as an Executive Director of SynthFest USA events.

The Way Far-Out blends the unique elements of the Berlin School of electronic music (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre), psychedelic synth-rock (Perrey and Kingsly, Vangelis, Kraftwerk) and elements of classic synth laden funk into unique sequencer driven, groove trek’n cosmic journeys and mind bending versions of cult favorite cover tunes. The Way Far-Out pull their instruments from a stable of classic and contemporary synthesizers, processed electric guitars and percussion blended with original and unique midi controllers to weave their cosmic aura in which to thrill, chill, move and groove. Add to all of this a fun and entertaining sci-fi multi-media stage performance for a complete experience unlike anything seen in this dimension.

Entertainment / Live Music

24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

Ring of Fire

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

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love & faith, struggle & success, rowdiness & redemption, and home & family. More than two dozen classic hits including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune, performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black in a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! | Doors open 1/2 before showtime, concessions available. Additional ticket fees not included in ticket price.

Entertainment / Live Music

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