14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Baby Brilliance

10:30 am to 11:30 am
WonderLab Museum

Baby Brilliance is a new weekly program for children birth through eighteen months and their caregivers, older siblings are always welcome, too. Each week participants can get in person advice and explore themes related to infant development. Early childhood development consultant, Ben Planton, will be available to answer questions at all sessions.

Children / Education / Entertainment

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Dive Deeper

02:00 pm to 02:30 pm
WonderLab Museum

Love is in the water in the Wonder Under the Waves aquarium. Eggs have been deposited. Fish are performing mating rituals. Fathers are mouthbrooding fathers. Corals are budding. And an urchin spreading its love. Visit the WonderLab coral reef aquarium and discover how the specifics of ocean life pass into future generations.

Animals / Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Loving our History! Annual Gala Fundraiser

05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave

The Monroe County History Center is excited to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2020! With this momentous milestone in mind, our gala theme, “Loving Our History,” embraces our ruby anniversary and pays tribute to the fact that this year’s event is taking place on Valentine’s Day.

With so much to celebrate, everyone is sure to find something to love about this year’s gala. The evening will feature a musical performance by jazz pianist, Monika Herzig—including various works by composer Hoagy Carmichael. We will also be sharing a glimpse into the past 40 years of the History Center, as well as looking forward to what’s to come in the next decades.

Tickets are $85 with dinner included. To reserve your tickets, please call 812-332-2517 or visit monroehistory.org/gala/.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Speakers

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

WinterBliss Wellness Retreat 2020

05:30 pm to 05:30 pm on Feb 16
Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN 47448

WinterBliss is an extraordinary 2.5-day retreat dedicated to renewal, restoration and winter’s dreaming. Partake of any or ALL the dozen offerings including Yoga, The Art of Self Compassion, Field of Play, Ignite Your Light Meditation, Writing from the Voice of Our Ancestors, and Sound Healing, to name a few. Registration fee covers entire workshop curriculum. Food and optional lodging are extra. Besides workshops, there are cozy spots by the fire, woodland walks, a healing room, and a heated indoor pool on site. There’s also a restaurant at the lodge with healthy soups, salads, and other menu items. And the magical town of Nashville is just a 10-minute drive away. Welcome to an unforgettable weekend of warmth, community, self-discovery, and celebration! Hope you can join us!

For room reservations, call (877)563-4371 and mention discount code:0214WB.

Dance / Education / Fitness / Health / Live Music / Speakers

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Last of the Red Hot Lovers dinner theater

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm on Feb 16
Bloomington country club

“My Sisters Closet” is bringing dinner theater to Bloomington for
Valentine’s Day. Neil Simon’s wild comedy “Last of the Red Hot
lovers” will be Feb 14th and 15th at the Bloomington Country club. You
will have a choice of three entrees. Ladies can get their girlfriends
together for a fun night or couples can celebrate romance. Go to


14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm on Feb 15
Bloomington Country Club

My Sister’s Closet is bringing dinner theater to Bloomington! Neil Simon’s 1979 romantic comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” will be performed at the Bloomington Country Club February 14th and 15th. The play features a “middle aged restaurateur who begins to feel the desire to roam. What could possibly go wrong? Everything!” The play will feature performances by Connie Shakalis, Steve Heise, Emily Bedwell, and Emily McGees. Doors will open at 5:30pm and dinner will begin at 6pm, which will feature three plated dinner options:
1. Roasted Vegetable Strudel with Pomodoro Sauce( Vegan)
2.Sliced Pork Loin with Mustard Glace & Apple Brandy Sauce
3.Petite Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce & Petite Filet with Demi Glace
All dinners are accompanied with rolls, salad, vegetables, starch and there will be dessert. As well, coffee, water, and lemon-aide will be available. After dinner the play will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm. The cost of one ticket is $65 and a coat check and free parking will be included. This is the perfect event to enjoy with friends, a Valentine’s date , or just to show your love and support to our community!

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Theater

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Alternative Valentine’s Day

06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
406 S. Walnut- Across from Chocolate Moose

Enjoy an appetizer buffet and mocktails followed by a talk on love, according to Buddha.
Discover how to improve all our relationships. Savor a blissful guided meditation, then decadent desserts.
What’s not to love?

Health / Speakers

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

The Wrapped in Love Concert: a Valentine’s Day Dance Party starring Opal Fly and KAPOW! supported by The ShackUps

07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Blockhouse Bar

Come enjoy the groovy tunes of Opal Fly and KAPOW! supported by the ShackUps
to benefit Middle Way House!
ABOUT OPAL FLY AND KAPOW!: If you must classify this band, call it
Multi-instrumentalist Opal Fly is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter whose music is firmly
rooted in tradition, yet her style transcends established genres. A fresh and original voice, the
two time NWAMA Songwriter of the Year first honed her talent playing on the streets of New
Orleans and has traveled the world developing her unique sound and exploring new musical
territory along the way.

Bassist Mark Buschkill and drummer Donn Middleton have played together in a number of
groups over the last decade. As a rhythm section, they bring groove-based, power-trio
sensibilities that serve as perfect counterpoint to Opal’s traditional leanings.
Joining forces in 2013, Opal Fly and KAPOW! have played shows and gained fans all across the
Midwest. The Bloomington-based trio released their second album, “Abundance”, in 2017. Read
more and hear their music at opalflyandkapow.com.
“…one of the most amazing voices in Blues.”
– Michael Johnathan (Host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour)
“Ms. Fly is an incredibly fresh yet beautifully timeless creative artist whose soulful vocal
stylings and deeply expressive saxophone playing are a joy to hear. She has shaped a repertoire
that eloquently expresses her singular musical personality and interprets her material with
intensity and grace that is entirely her own.”
– John Sinclair (Poet, DJ, 60’s Radical)

Benefits / Entertainment / Live Music

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

The Roommate

07:30 pm to 09:10 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay

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)!


14 Friday / February 14, 2020


07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) owns the hottest nightclub in Casablanca during the early days of World War II. Rick, who professes to be neutral in all political matters, must choose between his love for an old flame (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city.

Originally thought to be one of the hundreds of ordinary movies produced in 1942, this film exceeded expectations in a dramatic fashion. Casablanca went on to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Its lead characters, quotable lines, and signature song all become iconic, and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.

Release Date: 1942
Run time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP

Doors open at 7pm for this general admission event. Return to the BCT on Saturday, February 15th for a screening of another romantic film, Love & Basketball.

Entertainment / Films

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