18 Friday / January 18, 2019

Apropos of Nothing

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Bloomington Playwrights Project

Reva Shiner Comedy Award Winner

Written by Greg Kalleres
Directed by Chad Rabinovitz

Owen confesses, apropos of nothing, that he’s in love with his best friend’s wife.

But it’s just “a passing phase,” he tells him. “Forget I even said it.” Unfortunately, no one can. And now that it’s out there, everyone’s lives are turned upside-down, and no one’s relationship is safe from the wreckage. In a comedy about love, irony, and cliché, five people struggle with…well…love, irony, and cliché.

Contains adult language and situations.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

Entertainment / Theater

18 Friday / January 18, 2019

The Lorax

06:00 pm to 07:45 pm
Banneker Community Center, 930 W 7th St

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen. The movies have a rating of PG; we request your assistance in determining if they are appropriate for your family.

The Lorax (2012- PG) at the Banneker Community Center
Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.
Free admission.
It’s cold outside but it’s warm inside the Banneker Community Center for a showing of the 2012 Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax.


18 Friday / January 18, 2019

WinterBliss Wellness Retreat 2019

07:30 pm to 05:30 pm on Jan 20
Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park

WinterBliss is an extraordinary 2.5-day retreat dedicated to renewal, restoration and new year’s dreaming. Partake of any or ALL the dozen offerings including Restorative Yoga, Acutonics, Body/Word Art, Cultivating Everyday Joy, Qigong and Sound Healing. 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:)

Education / Fitness / Health / Live Music / Outdoors

18 Friday / January 18, 2019

Balancing Act: Christyl Boger- Reception

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present the exhibition Balancing Act: Christyl Boger. The exhibit contains works from Boger’s career as a renowned ceramic artist and professor at the School of Art, Architecture, and Design at Indiana University, Bloomington.The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, January 11, but the reception will take place on Friday, January 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Boger’s work is interested in the balancing act of the human animal caught between impulse and control, individual versus group, and the “fragile, vulnerable veneer” of our shared cultural behavior. Her work exists at the confluence of high and low art, of traditional figurative sculpture and domestic decorative figurines. Her works are caught between irreverent display and self-conscious concealment, shifting between vulnerable and suggestive states of being.

Through combining the idealized aesthetic of classical sculpture with the scale of table top decorative figurines, her work has been described as embodying a fine balance between high and low art. Though she references non-ceramic elements such as public statuary and contemporary inflatable beach toys, Boger stated that her material “stays true to the language of ceramic figurines…the material of clay itself is inseparable from the ideas of fragility and artifice.”


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