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3 Friday / February 3, 2017

The Indiana Theatre: An Open House

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater invites the community to celebrate its history on February 3rd, 2017 from 5:30-7:00pm. The evening’s activities will include a free film screening and the grand re-opening of an expanded exhibit on the history of the building that began as the Indiana Theatre. This event is free and unticketed.

Explore the expanded exhibit in the “Textillery History Gallery,” with new content focused on the history of the building and the social influence of movie theaters. Funding from Indiana Humanities has allowed the BCT to add diverse voices to the story through an exploration of the desegregation of the theater and the role of immigrants in the operation of the Indiana Sweet Shop, a downtown institution for decades, located adjacent to the theater’s lobby.

To celebrate the Indiana Theatre’s inception as a silent movie house, enjoy a screening of Sherlock, Jr., a 45-minute silent Buster Keaton movie about a film projectionist who longs to be a detective. This film was released in 1924, when the Indiana Theatre had already been in operation for two years. We don’t know if Sherlock, Jr. appeared on the Indiana’s marquee, but it is a classic representation of film from the time. We showed this film for our donors and volunteers earlier this year and it received such rave reviews that we decided to bring it back for the general public.

To provide an authentic experience, the film will be accompanied by live music arranged by Joe Donnelly. Inspired by the original cue sheets that would have guided an organist or pianist, a group of local musicians will help us unravel a mystery along with Sherlock, Jr.

You’ll also be introduced to the BCT’s latest initiative: the Bloomington Arts & Entertainment History Project, celebrating Bloomington’s role as a hub for the arts and entertainment industry for over a hundred years. Aimed specifically at third graders who are studying local history, the Bloomington Arts & Entertainment History Project will present our colorful past in relationship to our current thriving cultural scene, and invite students to add their own voice to the collective expression of our community.

Education / Exhibits / Films

3 Friday / February 3, 2017


10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery

Larry Spears’s personal involvement in creating pottery spans over forty years of working with clay. Basically, he makes pots. Larry still feels that it is one of the most expressive art mediums. The shapes he uses have been evolving over the past four decades. He continually analyzes and formulates constant changes when developing his ever-expanding glaze palette. Many of his pieces are sprayed, dipped, brushed, spattered and layered with various glazes and slips. The majority of Larry’s work is fired in reduction in a gas kiln to cone 9.

The work for the exhibit “Vessels”, includes many new pieces with hand built appendages made from clay and various other elements. The aim of these designs is to create contrasting color and surface elements that work in harmony with the form.


3 Friday / February 3, 2017

Exhibit // From Taos with Love

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Opening Reception : Friday, February 3, 2017 5-8pm *Meet Anabel at the Opening Reception
Exhibiting : February 3 – March 31, 2017

Anabel Hopkins, Painter

Anabel, a University of New Mexico alumna, recently visited New Mexico to spend a week painting with renowned Master Pastelist Albert Handell. The paintings derive from her journey.

Anabel is a juried member of the Indiana Artisans Project and the Hoosier Salon. She is a member of Hoosier Artist gallery in Nashville, Indiana.

Business / Children / Entertainment / Exhibits / LGBT

3 Friday / February 3, 2017

Confessions of a Trapeze Artist paintings by Juliana Burrell

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The I Fell Building

February First Friday @ the Fell will feature Confessions of a Trapeze Artist, paintings by Juliana Burrell. The opening reception is February 3rd from 6 to 9 pm at the I Fell Building, 415 West 4th Street in Bloomington. The AsaBela Studio Aerial Performers will perform throughout the evening.  The show will hang until February 24th.  Gallery hours: Wednesday 2-6pm, Friday 2-7pm and Sat noon to 2pm.

Entertainment / Exhibits

3 Friday / February 3, 2017

The Duchess of Malfi

07:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre

By John Webster
Directed by Katie Horwitz
3rd Year M.F.A. Directing candidate.

One of the greatest tragedies of English renaissance drama comes to life in an updated version by the director who brought us last season’s brilliant reimagining of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. The tragic heroine is a widow whose corrupt brothers intend to prevent her from remarrying. But her intentions are clear:
“If all my royal kindred/
Lay in my way unto this marriage,/
I’d make them my low foot-steps.”

Production dates:
February 3, 4, 7-10, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
February 11 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


3 Friday / February 3, 2017

SAYS YOU! Live Radio Performance | “The Hoosiers Have It!”

07:30 pm to 11:59pm
Brown County Playhouse

Says You! is a long-running, nationally broadcasted show on air on WFIU Saturday mornings and one of the most challenging shows on Public Radio. This public radio game show of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy is coming to the Playhouse on Friday, February 3 for 2 live tapings.

What is Says You?…a simple game with words played by two teams in front of live, enthusiastic audiences from coast to coast. For two decades, they have offered listeners the best quips, quotes and questions that public radio has to offer, all scored to the rhythms of musical guest performers.


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