26 Friday / January 26, 2018

Eagles over Monroe

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Fairfax State Recreation Area

Eagles over Monroe celebrates the close relationship that Monroe Lake has with these majestic birds. Monroe Lake was the site of Indiana’s Bald Eagle reintroduction program. In the 30 years since, Bald Eagles have survived and thrived, becoming our lake’s signature bird. In more recent years, they have been joined by small numbers of Golden Eagles, which have learned that Monroe Lake is the perfect place to spend their winter.

This unique special event dives into the lives of eagles and other raptors: tour the lake to see eagles in the wild, learn about recent research, meet live raptors, explore bird biology, and explore new ways to enhance your enjoyment of birds at Monroe Lake. Programs are accessible to both beginners and experienced birders, adults, and children. Bring your family, bring your friends, and join us for Eagles over Monroe!

Animals / Children / Education / Outdoors / Speakers

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

The School of Art, Architecture + Design Faculty Exhibition Noon Talks

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to announce the upcoming School of Art, Architecture + Design Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition, which contains artworks created by more than forty faculty artists representing different areas within the School of Art, Architecture + Design, will open to the public with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and will be on view through Friday, February 9, 2018. Noon talks by faculty artists will take place on Friday, January 19 and the following Friday, January 26. All events are free and open to the public.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Speakers

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

Garden of Joy

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Players Pub

Garden of Joy first hit the B-town scene with its unique genre-jumping jug band stylings in 1993. Featuring three original members: Mike Johnson, Art Heckman, and Dan Selvaggi.

Live Music

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

Friday Night at the Movies! The Life of Buddha

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St.

The Life of Buddha

The Twelve Principal Deeds of Buddha Shakyamuni

Join us for a relaxing and educational Friday evening, while enjoying light refreshments and this inspiring spiritual entertainment! A different kind of Friday Night at the Movies!
Everyone is welcome!

‘‘This is a holy, spiritual play. Every part of this play shows great meaning, it is not an ordinary play.” —Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Education / Spoken Word

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

A Benefit Painting Sale for Artist Galina Herndon @ The Venue

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

Many of you will recognize Galina Herndon from her participation in the Fourth Street Fair, or from several showings of her paintings at The Venue over the last ten years. For those who have not met her, here’s a little background:

Galina was born and trained in Russia, married an American, and now lives in Roswell, Georgia, outside Atlanta. Through her art, she helps support her two daughters and her entire family. Her financial life as an artist is not easy, but she is resilient, optimistic, and tough. These qualities show through in her art.

Special circumstances afford special opportunities. A few weeks ago, in one of those freak cold weather events that snarl traffic in Atlanta, Galina had an auto accident. Although not physically injured, her car was totaled, and because of her language challenges and some unscrupulous insurance adjusters, she did not recover enough funds to replace her car. Her car is critical to creating her art and attending art fairs during the upcoming outdoor season.

We at The Venue are assisting her efforts to replace her car by offering a 25% off discount on all of her work presently in our collection. The Venue will host a reception for this sale on Friday, January 26, beginning at 6 p.m. Options for free parking in our area are available at the following locations:


We look forward to hosting you Friday!

Entertainment / Exhibits

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

45 Drive

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Players Pub

Bloomington, Indiana based band featuring classic rock from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Band members include Eric Rudd, Jason Allen, Tony Brown, Eric Brock, and Nathan Cole.

Live Music

26 Friday / January 26, 2018

EDM Dance party featuring APUNXTA, Jonetsū, Lemondoza

11:30 pm to 03:00 am
The Players Pub

Weekly EDM Dance Party featuring Bloomington’s Hottest DJs.

Live Music

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