24 Friday / January 24, 2020

Where Hoosiers Found Hysteria: Monroe County High School Basketball

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on May 30
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Indiana’s love for basketball has been nationally recognized for over 100 hundred years, and it all started in Bloomington. Bloomington held the first eight high school state championships playing in gyms across the town and hosting teams at fraternity houses. Monroe County continued to add to its rich basketball tradition through unforgettable games and legendary players. From 1911 to the present day, Hoosier Hysteria has been a defining characteristic for Monroe County.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Sports

24 Friday / January 24, 2020

VOTES FOR WOMEN! Exhibit Reception

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Join us at the Monroe County History Center for the opening reception of the year-long exhibition commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote. As the kickoff event to our 2020 Suffrage Centennial Programming, Hilary Fleck will give a brief presentation of her ongoing research on local suffrage efforts.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Speakers

24 Friday / January 24, 2020

EXHIBIT – Retro in Clay: Mid-Century Ceramics

06:00 pm to 04:00 pm on Apr 22
Haan Museum of Indiana Art

January 25 – April 22, 2020 (Wed-Sat: 1-4 PM)
Opening Reception: January 24, 2020 from 6-8 PM (FREE ADMISSION only for Opening Reception)

A Retro design craze is sweeping the country, and the Haan Museum is the place to be in 2020!

Also known as Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, or Arts and Crafts, the exhibition will feature rare pieces by established businesses, such as AMACO (American Art Clay Company), Marshall-Martz Studio, Muncie Pottery, Overbeck Pottery, and Uhl Pottery, as well as work by individual artists.

Lunch & Learn: April 7, 2020 from 11:30 to 1 PM
Guest speaker: Craig McCormick, expert in Mid-Century ceramics,
and creator of marshallstudios.net.

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Event Sponsor, AMACO, and Community Partner, Old National Bank.

Antiques / Exhibits

24 Friday / January 24, 2020


08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they have also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition among New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Following the Grammy-winning Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band is at it again with Move Your Body, an infectious, groove-laden collection of hip-shakers sure to saturate the dance floor. Rollicking originals like “Who’s Rockin, Who’s Rollin’”? and “Take ‘Em to the Moon” reaffirm the band’s position as head of the brass throne while the rasta-esque “On My Way” and leave-nothing-to-the-imagination lyrics of “HBNS” showcase the unit’s talent for penning unabashed party starters. Boasting a mastery of Rebirth’s signature “heavy funk” sound, Move Your Body pushes and swings, leaving behind an 11-track thumbprint, approved by the Frazier brothers themselves, of a sultry Tuesday night spent dancing on their home court at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans.

Eight members of the band will appear on stage, playing Rebirth Brass Band songs along with New Orleans standards and contemporary funk music.

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