25 Sunday / August 25, 2019

Ring of Fire

02:00 pm to 04:00 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

25 Sunday / August 25, 2019

Hiking Stick Workshop

01:30 pm to 03:30 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN
http://stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm

Customize your own hiking stick during this 2-hour workshop at the Activity Center! We’ll provide all of the materials you need (including the stick!) to create and decorate this classic hiking accessory.

Craft fee is $5 per person; supplies are limited to 12 people. You can reserve a spot at the Activity Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24; you can also sign up by phone during the same time frame, 812-837-9967. Any unreserved spots will be first-come first-served at the start of the workshop.

Fitness / Outdoors

25 Sunday / August 25, 2019

“Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera”

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://www.facebook.com/events/338815343698145/

Unleash some heavenly thunderbolts along with Carlson-Palmer Productions in our ninth annual free summer concert! Join us on Sunday, August 25 for “Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera.” Concert regulars – soprano Anna Singer, tenor Robert Chafin, baritone Richard Lewis, and pianist Michael Borowitz – launch an afternoon of music about enemies, frenemies, lovers, and others.

Our performers rain down curses on enemies while pledging oaths of friendship and everlasting love – we just can’t make up our minds! We perform scenes from Samson and Delilah, pitting the world’s greatest strongman against the original femme fatale. A sensitive princess develops a pea-sized pain in her back in the musical Once Upon a Mattress. You’ll meet an unhappy court jester and his carefree boss in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and enjoy ensembles of tragic friendship and comedic love from Verdi’s Forza del Destino and Rossini’s Barber of Seville.

Keeping with our 6-year tradition, at this free concert we’ll accept donations to benefit Fairview Elementary School’s literacy and Artful Learning programs. Last year, your generosity raised $3,000 for the school. We will feature a gallery walk of Fairview student artwork and class projects so you can experience firsthand the great things happening at this school. Join us for music, curses galore, and community engagement!

This program is supported in part by the Curry Fund for a Compassionate and Caring Community.

Benefits / Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music

25 Sunday / August 25, 2019

WFHB Firehouse Follies presents: Order in the Court

04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium

Join us for the next WFHB Firehouse Follies featuring:
The Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe!
WFHB Gospel Gurlz &
the Firehouse Rounders with Jason Fickel!

AND

special musical guest
Mark Robinson & Daniel Seymour

PLUS

storyteller extraordinaire
Arbutus Cunningham!

Come be a part of the show in our LIVE studio audience
or
Tune in LIVE on WFHB Community Radio
or
Stream us LIVE at wfhb.org!

Tickets are just $10 in advance, $12 day of show!

Sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, WFHB, & Writers Guild at Bloomington

Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music / Spoken Word / Theater

25 Sunday / August 25, 2019

Country Music, A Film by Ken Burns

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Tivoli Theater
https://indianapublicmedia.org/events/

Get a sneak peek at Ken Burns’ new Country Music series! WTIU will host a free preview screening before the series premieres on PBS stations this September. Join WTIU for an in-depth look at Country Music featuring an engaging discussion, live music with the Dew Daddies, free refreshments, and a photo booth. Come on down in your cowboy gear, tell a friend, and bring the whole family!

More about Country Music :
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey.

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

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