8 Friday / June 8, 2018

Archaeological Dig Community Volunteer Days

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wylie House Museum
https://libraries.indiana.edu/archaeological-dig-community-volunteer-days

Curious about archaeology?! Interested in local Bloomington history?! This opportunity may be for you! Join IU archaeologists and their field school students for three hours of involvement with a historic site archaeology project.

Indiana University’s Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Wylie House Museum join together for a special project investigating our local Hoosier cultural heritage as part of IU’s Bicentennial celebration. Wylie House Museum is the 1835 house of IU’s first president Andrew Wylie and is IU’s oldest property. For four weeks this summer, IU students will learn archaeological field methods while searching for two buried garden facilities dating to 1859. You’re invited to join them for a few hours. Spaces are limited. Ages 18 & up.

There are four volunteer day opportunities throughout the month of June: Friday mornings, 9am-noon. To ensure that the maximum number of interested parties are able to participate, we kindly request that you register for just one session.

Questions? Contact Carey Beam, Director of the Wylie House Museum or Melody Pope, Curator of Collections, Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

June 8: https://iub.libcal.com/event/4224878

June 15: https://iub.libcal.com/event/4226031

June 22: https://iub.libcal.com/event/4226032

June 29: https://iub.libcal.com/event/4226033

Volunteering

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

The Jack Whittle Band

05:00 pm
The Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

Join us for a great night of music!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington’s Firsts Opening Reception

05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Join us for a free, public reception Friday, June 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm of Breaking the Color Barrier: Bloomington’s Firsts with tours beginning at 5:30pm. The exhibit celebrates the triumphs of Bloomington’s African American citizens and the vast accomplishments achieved throughout the county’s two hundred years. The exhibit runs until October 12, 2018 and is open to the public.

The exhibit features 29 citizens dating from 1870 to present and includes such notable firsts as Marcellus Neal, the first African America graduate of Indiana University, Bill Garrett, first African American to play basketball at IU and in the Big Ten Conference, and Elizabeth Bridgwaters, Bloomington’s first African American school board member to name a few.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

Faith and Imagination; A Special Friday Night Lecture

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St.
http://www.meditationinbloomington.org

With Visiting Teacher, Gen Kelsang Dorje, American Buddhist monk and Resident Teacher of KMC Indianapolis!

Through harnessing the power of correct imagination and faith we can create a pure world for ourselves and others. It is our mind that creates our world. Through developing positive and beneficial correct beliefs of ourselves and confidence in our potential we can find true happiness and benefit others in the best way possible. Come and enjoy a special Friday night lecture that can bring lasting benefit.

Speakers

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

The Gin Game – Live Show

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://[email protected]

A Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Play

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin games, as each player tries to expose the other’s weaknesses, to belittle the other’s life, and to humiliate the other thoroughly.

Starring Broadway and TV veterans Doug Stend and Jill Tasker. Some adult language. |

Theater

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

The Fannatics

08:00 pm
The Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

The Fannatics get out the rock, funk, blues, and more with a killer rhythm and horn section, and Mary Beth McFann throws down on lead vocals! Opening act to be determined, and $5 cover! Thank you for supporting live music, live music venues, and hardworking musicians!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

The Green Fog

09:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Wood Shop- Upland Brewing Co.
https://www.facebook.com/events/150121739175996/

Cicada Cinema is excited to screen THE GREEN FOG, the latest film from visionary director Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room, The Saddest Music in the World)! Maddin’s film resurrects the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO as an homage to both the film and the city of San Francisco. Constructed from over 100 films and tv shows shot in the bay area, THE GREEN FOG spans nearly a century of cinema! Featuring a soundtrack by the Kronos Quartet. This marks the first theatrical screening of Maddin’s film in Bloomington! The Wood Shop will be serving its delicious array of craft brews during the movie!

Comedy / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Films

8 Friday / June 8, 2018

ICONOCLASH: Alternative Dance Night

10:00 pm to 03:00 am on Jun 9
The Root Cellar Lounge
http://www.thylacinedream.com/music/

A NIGHT OF ALTERNATIVE DANCE MUSIC CURATED BY Oubliette Records. FOOTWORK, GRIME, JUNGLE, EXPERIMENTAL CLUB & TECHNO. EXPECT THIS AND MORE AT ICONOCLASH.

Featuring:

D. Strange (INDIANAPOLIS//HAKK.HAUS)

A black identity extremist with an affinity for dusty crates of techno, house, and soul artifacts littered across the USA and beyond.

Slender Dan (BLOOMINGTON/INDIANAPOLIS//OUBREC)

Oub Rec Head Nacho.

JIMBO V (BLOOMINGTON)

The only footwork DJ out the 812!

Oubrec.com
NO COVER
Music @ 10pm

Dance / Education / Entertainment / Live Music

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