1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection


308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404
http://www.wonderlab.org

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Harmony School, East 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.localgrowers.org/wintermarket/

The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market is a great opportunity to buy directly from local growers during the winter months. Our cozy indoor market features local products, live music, and a wonderful community. Join us for breakfast and buy local produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, and more!

Products include a wide variety of salad greens, spinach, micro-greens/shoots, eggs, squash, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, cow milk cheeses, baked goods, kale, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, sweet potatoes, apples, honey, milk and yogurt, fresh roasted coffee beans, fresh and dried herbs, breads, soups, plants, tamales, wheat flour, seeds, sauces, yarns, soap, flowers, wreaths, hot breakfast foods, fresh coffee, espresso—and much more.

Located in the Harmony School, the market runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from December 1 to March 30 with the exception of Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, during which it is closed for the holidays.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Ongoing February Art Exhibits at the Ivy Tech Waldron

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122. S. Walnut St.

Martin Beach, granite sculpture; James Hubbard, etchings; Leah Miller-Freeman, painting; Anthony Meyer, watercolor. Open M-F 9-7. Sat 9-5. Closed Sun. Free.

Exhibits

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

ENJOY Live Music @ Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY


Harmony School

All of these talented will perform at the Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am-12pm.

Winter Farmer’s Market Music Schedule:
7-Dec Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
14-Dec Farm Pickers
21-Dec Dena’s Violin
4-Jan Laura Lashbrooks
11-Jan Craig Brenner
18-Jan Fiddl’n’Feet
25-Jan Jason Fickel
1-Feb Salaam (or subset)
8-Feb Hoosier Hotcakes
15-Feb Jason Fickel
22-Feb Monika Herzig
1-Mar Salaam (or subset)
8-Mar Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
15-Mar Gan Amin
22-Mar Farm Pickers
29-Mar Craig Brenner

Where there is great food, there is great music. Come visit at Harmony School!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron/exhibits/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1, a variety of new exhibits are on display at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center galleries.

National Society of Arts and Letters: 2014 Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition of Emerging Artists

Indiana artists aged 18-29 compete for a $1,000 Best in Show prize awarded annually by the Bloomington Chapter of the NSAL. This local group has given away over half a million dollars to support budding careers invisual arts, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre since 1966.

Janelle Beasley: “Comfort Zone” (paper collages)

Lucas Adams and Bailey Tichenor: “Northern Exposure” (paintings and photographs)

Galleries are open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Exhibits

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St.
http://www.monroehistory.org

“Community Voices Gallery: League of Women Voters”
League of Women Voters exhibit, open now through March 29, 2014, through photos, documents, written history and objects you will be able to see the involvement of the Bloomington Chapter of this nationwide organization. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial”
“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial” exhibit open now through April 12, 2014, gives an incredible look at the soldiers from Monroe County and their role in the battles of the Civil War. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Old Fashioned Christmas”
Come view Christmases from the past in the History Center’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. November 29 – February 15, 2014 Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Civic Affairs / Education / Exhibits

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Allens Creek Fossil Beds Hike

01:00 pm
Allens Creek State Recreation Area
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

Registration REQUIRED by January 28; limited to 20 people. To register, email Jill Vance at [email protected] with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your group (or call the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967).

The limestone shoreline around the point at Allen’s Creek is so dense with fossils that it’s hard to find “plain” rock! The fossil beds are filled with crinoids, brachiopods, and bryozoans – remnants of the shallow sea that once covered Indiana. On our hike to and from the fossil beds, we’ll explore the broader geological story told by the rock layers exposed in the Monroe Lake area. Round-trip hike distance is about 4 miles over moderate terrain and takes roughly 3 hours. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Outdoors

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Thematic Tour: The Eyes Have It


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Presented by IU Art Museum Docent Monica Kindraka-Jensen

Education / Exhibits / Speakers

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Americana Showcase Hosted by Jason Blankenship


Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

Americana Showcase
Hosted by Jason Blankenship

Live Music

1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

The Main Squeeze at The Bluebird

08:00 pm
The Bluebird Nightclub (216 N. Walnut St.)
http://www.thebluebird.ws/event/443159-main-squeeze-bloomington/

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time. Their first studio offering entitled “First Drops,” is a seven song EP released in early 2011 which showcases the broad range of styles and influences that each member brings to the table; from rock to jazz, funk to R&B, and hip-hop to electro. Their live performances, which fuse soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves, and ripping solos have helped them develop a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base in the Midwest and the East Coast earning them slots at music festivals such as Summer Camp, Equifunk, Big Pig, and GlowFest. Their unique ability to tackle and funkify such a wide variety of music makes each show a unique experience in its own right. Their self-titled LP was dropped in June of 2012. If you’ve ever wondered whether the juice is worth the squeeze, you should look no further.

21+. Purchase tickets online.

Entertainment / Live Music

Submit Your Event

Pin It on Pinterest

An Important Message from Bloom Magazine

For the past 14 years, we have been publishing Bloom, a free, bimonthly cultural and lifestyle magazine serving Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding communities. We have four missions: to support local businesses, local charities, local arts, and diversity. We are an integral part of the fabric of this community.

Like so many small businesses (4 employees), we are facing huge challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to continue producing the magazine and our website, magbloom.com, but we need your help.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe drive using the link below. Thank you!