8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Bloomington Handmade Market Summer Fair

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington

The Bloomington Handmade Market brings you our second annual Summer Fair this June 8, from 9a-3p in downtown Bloomington on the square! The BHM has been bringing you independent, modern handmade art and craft for 10+ years. We want to celebrate with you with 30+ local handmade vendors, Cardinal Spirits, DJ Maddog, and kids’ activities with local non-profits.!

Returning to 6th street on the north side of the square in Downtown Bloomington, BHM is the only locally-curated handmade indie craft show featuring fun and quirky artisans, makers, crafters, and designers from all over the Midwest. The over 30 regional artists will showcase an incredible selection of modern handmade goods such as jewelry, screen printed t-shirts, bath and body products, children’s toys, wood furniture, local foods, and much more.

This year in addition to our makers, you can find the Persisterhood, a local non-profit handmade business donating their profits to Moms Demand Action.
To see a list of this year’s vendors, please visit https://www.bloomingtonhandmademarket.com/makers-2019.html or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bloomingtonhandmademarket.

The Bloomington Handmade Market is free to attend and metered street parking is available for $1 per hour, as well as the garages downtown (Morton St, and Scotty’s Garage – .50 hour, first hour free).

Children / Festivals / Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Bloomington Open Studios Tour

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Jun 9

The Bloomington Open Studios Tour is a two day artist-run event showcasing the rich diversity of local visual art talent in the area. Come see artists working in their own studios as you take this free self-directed tour. This year’s event features 13 artist participants. Maps are available at numerous local businesses or at the BOST website.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibit and Sale

10:00 am to 05:00 pm on Jun 22
Brown County Art Gallery

Indiana Heritage Arts displays over 100 artworks in one of the Midwest’s largest shows. IHA keeps alive the wonderful tradition of Indiana art begun in the late 1890s by T.C. Steele and fellow artists . Some $20,000 in prizes. All pictures for sale.

Entertainment / Exhibits

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

The Bloomington Trail Outdoor Escape Room

01:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Jun 9
Winslow Woods Park, 2120 S Highland Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401

“It’s a long and arduous trek from the small town of Indianapolis to the new settlement of Bloomington. Your party of settlers will need to make it through the forest with all your gear intact, most of your oxen alive, and the majority of your party healthy!

This adventure pits the wit and ingenuity of your group against a series of obstacles and challenges you must overcome to successfully complete your journey to Bloomington-in 60 minutes or less!

Registration fee is per team of three to six people.

This event is designed for the logic and problem-solving abilities of adults. Children younger than 10 yrs. are welcome to join their families for free, and will not be counted toward the total number of group members.”


8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Dance in the Park McCormicks Creek

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
McCormicks Creek State Park

Workshop Details:

All ages, all abilities workshop. Participants will be guided through development of movement phrases based on inspiration from the park. These phrases will be put together to form short dances. The inspiration will be from movement observed, shapes of branches, sounds, etc., noticed during a brief walk. Members of the Windfall Dance Company will be assisting the participants.

*While we do not charge for the workshop, regular park entry fees do apply.

Children / Dance / Entertainment / Fitness / Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Straight Davis Live at Oliver Winery

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Oliver Winery

Enjoy live music on the Oliver Winery Patio.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Over the Rhine & Carrie Newcomer

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

We are pleased to present an evening of acoustic music from two local favorites: Over the Rhine and Carrie Newcomer.

Over the Rhine
“It’s a collection of songs that required some extra real estate,” Linford Detweiler says of Over the Rhine’s Meet Me At The Edge Of The World, the latest product of his prolific two-decade musical collaboration with longtime partner Karin Bergquist.

The double album’s 19 songs—18 original compositions plus a memorable reading of The Band’s classic “It Makes No Difference”—are both introspective and expansive, embodying the same mix of lyrical eloquence, emotional nuance, and melodic soulfulness that have already won Bergquist (vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor guitar) and Detweiler (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards) a passionate fan base and considerable critical acclaim.

Paste has praised Over the Rhine’s “lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic,” while USA Today made note of the group’s “mature, graceful and sad songs (and) intimate, soulful arrangements,” which “showcase Bergquist’s achingly beautiful voice.” Newsday described the music as “aggressively beautiful, like those ’60s protesters who confronted soldiers with flowers.”

Native Ohioans Detweiler and Bergquist launched Over the Rhine as a quartet in the spring of 1989, naming the ensemble after the historic, bohemian Cincinnati neighborhood Over-the-Rhine, where they lived and first wrote and recorded together. Their early demos and performances quickly struck a chord with listeners, and they already had a solid local following by the time they launched their recording career with a pair of well-received independently-released albums, Till We Have Faces (1991) and Patience (1992). More than a dozen albums followed.

“We are blessed with an incredibly devoted audience who’ve assured us that they have invited our music into many of the significant milestones a human can experience,” Detweiler states, adding, “People have told us that they fell in love, or walked down the aisle, or conceived, or went off to war, or buried loved ones, or gave birth to our music. And so forth. At the end of the day, what more can a songwriter ask for?”

Carrie Newcomer
Bloomington’s own Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer, and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and as having “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate” by The Austin Statesman. According to the The Dallas Morning News, “She’s the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, ‘that is so true.’” Recent appearances on PBS’s Religion and Ethics and the National Award Winning Krista Tippett’s On Being, have focused on her use of creative art-form as a spiritual/mindfulness practice, her work in social/ environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, progressive spirituality and as a champion for a new political conversation.

Newcomer has toured with Alison Krauss in Europe and the United States. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song, “I Should’ve Known Better,” on their Grammy-winning album, This Side. Newcomer’s first theatrical production, Betty’s Diner: The Musical, was produced as part of the Purdue University 2015/2016 theatrical season to rave reviews and a totally sold out run. The music for Betty’s Diner: The Musical was written in collaboration with Richard K. Thomas and arranged by Gary Walters. Other recent collaborations with influential authors, scientists and theologians, include; Jill Bolte Taylor, Phillip Gulley, Scott Russell Sanders, and Rabbi Sandy Sasso.

Her latest album is The Beautiful Not Yet (Available Light Records, September 2016). Other Available Light recordings include A Permeable Life and Everything is Everywhere. Newcomer also has 14 nationally releases on the Concord/Rounder Records including; The Geography of Light, The Gathering of Spirits, and Before and After. In 2014 Newcomer also released her first companion book, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays. Over half the songs on The Beautiful Not Yet were created for a spoken word/music collaboration with Parker J. Palmer entitled, What We Need is Here: Hope, Hard Times and Human Possibility.

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