1 Saturday / February 1, 2020

PuzzleFest

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Girls, Inc., 1108 W 8th Street
http://monroehistory.org/events/february-1-puzzlefest/

Calling all puzzle enthusiasts! Our annual celebration of International Puzzle Day is back! The day will be filled with activities for all ages, a puzzle sale & swap, and our jigsaw competition sponsored by the IU Office of the Bicentennial and supported by Aver’s Pizza. Twenty teams will go toe-to-toe to see who will be this year’s champion!
Jigsaw competition team registration has filled! But there is a waiting list for alternate teams. Interested in having your team on the waiting list? Email [email protected] with your team information.

Children / Entertainment

1 Saturday / February 1, 2020

Art Therapy Information Session

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
https://events.iu.edu/artmuseum/view/event/date/20200201/event_id/110305

Learn more about art therapy at the Eskenazi Museum of Art.
Join Eskenazi Museum of Art’s art therapist, Lauren Daugherty, for an information session where she will discuss art therapy at the museum. Guests can expect to hear information about art therapy as a profession, learn about how art therapists utilize art materials in unique ways, and will hear about all of the museum-based art therapy programs and wellness experiences happening at the museum. There will be time at the end of the session for Q & A, so bring your questions if you have them!

Education / Health

1 Saturday / February 1, 2020

The Roommate

07:30 pm to 09:10 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay
http://cardinalstage.org

Cardinal Stage presents “The Roommate” January 30 – February 22 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay. Recently-divorced Sharon is searching for a roommate to share her Iowa home. She couldn’t have imagined that a mysterious New Yorker named Robyn would be the answer to her problems. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they spark a desire to transform her own life completely. This smart new comedy tackles the challenges of mid-life reinvention, with unexpected results. “The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone.” ~ Louisville.com

Featuring local favorite Constance Macy (Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)!

Theater

1 Saturday / February 1, 2020

MAT KEARNEY * CITY OF BLACK AND WHITE REVISITED * ACOUSTIC TOUR

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/mat-kearney/

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his breakout album, City of Black & White, Mat Kearney decided to revisit some of his favorite songs off of the record and re-record them with a new perspective. Similarly, the City of Black & White Revisited Tour will feature Kearney’s extensive, award-winning catalog in a rare intimate acoustic performance.

Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting — the kind that transcends generations and genres. He’d strum chords on a friend’s acoustic guitar, paving the way for a career that would eventually take him far away from Eugene.

Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Kearney hasn’t forgotten his musical roots. On his fifth album, CRAZYTALK, he mixes his most timeless songwriting to date with a wide, genre-bending set of interests. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds, and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous, and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next.

Kearney will bring songs from CRAZYTALK, City of Black & White, and all the albums in between to the Buskirk-Chumley stage.

Entertainment / Live Music

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