30 Friday / August 30, 2019

Seen: Queer Voices and Faces

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

Join Bloomington PRIDE and the Grunwald Gallery of Art for Seen: Queer Voices and Faces, an event of original and selected poetry performed against the backdrop of Every Breath We Drew—Jess Dugan’s renowned series of photographs depicting intimacy and identity. The exhibit asks larger questions about how identity is formed, desire is expressed, and intimate connection is sought.

Members of Bloomington’s LGBTQ+ community are invited to share their words and poems that resonate with their lives and experiences. To participate, please email [email protected]

Bloomington PRIDE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the LGBTQ+ communities of Bloomington and South Central Indiana through advocacy, outreach, safe-space programs, and arts and culture events. Seen: Queer Voices and Faces takes place the night before Bloomington’s sixth annual Pridefest celebration on Kirkwood Avenue.

Exhibits / LGBT / Spoken Word

30 Friday / August 30, 2019

Return ToThe Rock With Don’t Call Me Betty

07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mike's Dance Barn
https://www.facebook.com/events/858809427821514/

Come out and help Bloomington’s own, overly-educated, rock cover band ring in the season with a double dose of high-powered music. DCMB will kick out the jams and bring the party to the biggest dance floor in town. Mark your calendar, warm up those pipes in the shower, and bring a squad to rock out with the band that plays hits YOU know by heart- Don’t Call Me Betty! All ages show, cover benefits Life Designs, South-Central Indiana’s life empowerment organization helping adults with developmental challenges. This show is going to get a lot of people dancing.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Live Music / Volunteering

30 Friday / August 30, 2019

The Summer of ’69

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://www.plahouse.com

Reliving the music from 1969 and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Dress in your best Woodstock era clothing. Doors open 7 pm, showtime 7:30 pm. Concessions available

Entertainment / Live Music

30 Friday / August 30, 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody Sing Along Screening

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/bohemian-rhapsody-sing-along/

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers, and music lovers to this day.

Normally we discourage singing, stomping, and clapping during our film screenings but we’re making an exception in this case. This screening of the full film includes karaoke-style lyrics. Imagine yourself in the Live Aid audience. Join the band. Finally figure out the actual lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Costumes are encouraged! In fact, we’ll launch the evening with a costume contest.

Release date: 2018
Run time: 2 hrs 14 min (film) + up to 15 minutes (costume contest)
MPAA rating: PG-13

Films

30 Friday / August 30, 2019

DJ Unk Live @ Hip Hop Skate Night Sounds by DJ King Lewis

11:30 pm to 04:00 am on Aug 31
930 W 17th ST Bloomington, IN
http://www.turnupnationrecords.com/tickets

Hip Hop Skate Night Saturday, August 30th for DJ Unk! The Atlanta DJ and Rapper will be performing hit singles “Walk It Out” and “2 Step”.
About this Event

Hip Hop Adult Skate Night Saturday, August 30th for DJ Unk!

The Atlanta DJ and Rapper will be performing hit singles “Walk It Out” and “2 Step”.

Must be 18 + to enter. *Tickets will not be refunded if you purchase a ticket and not 18+ years of age.*

Meet & Greet Vip – $35

Early Bird Tickets – $5

Pre Sale – $10

Skate Rental $2 Paid at the venue. (Optional) *But you will not be allowed on the skating ring.*

Gen Add – $15 to inflation

Security will be highly inforced!

Please contact [email protected] for any questions or concerns.

Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

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