24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

City Church’s Easter Egg Hunt

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe County Fairgrounds
https://citychurchbloomington.org/easter/

Are you looking for a place to go for free family fun? City Church for All Nations is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt and teen egg hunt at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on March 24 from noon–4 p.m. Activities include helicopter egg drops, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and much more! The teen egg hunt includes a live DJ and activities in the auditorium.

About 400 food bags will be given away to families and one family will be blessed with a free car! Bring your Easter baskets and join City Church at the Fairgrounds. For more event details, please visit CityChurchBloomington.org.

Animals / Children / Eat and Drink / Festivals / Outdoors / Volunteering

24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

Children’s Expo

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center

Bloomington’s favorite event for family fun! For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the Children’s Expo! Parents with elementary- and preschool-age children have plenty of options to take part in a huge variety of interactive games and activities. While at the Children’s Expo, take time to stroll through the Camp Fair and find the perfect summertime adventure for your child! The annual Children’s Expo also includes free wellness assessments and exhibits by businesses and organizations with products and services just for children and families. NEW! Expo Lounge with kid-friendly food and drink available for purchase. Grab a snack or meal (cash only) and refuel for more expo fun! Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Expo!

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Health / Volunteering

24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

Kate Laine

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Players Pub
http://www.theplayerspub.com

Kate Laine is an indie singer/songwriter pulling influence from various genres like dream pop, rock, and folk. Always holding a passion for music, she picked up the guitar and began songwriting at 10 years old. She began performing around Springfield at open mics and featuring in other local bands as a teen. After years of writing bedroom songs, she is focused on sharing her own material. She self-released her album ‘Recurring Dream’ on October 20, 2017.

Music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Bandcamp.

Links:
https://katelaine.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/katelaineartist/

Live Music

24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

2nd annual Shimmy and Shake

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
https://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

2nd Annual Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake – Different Drummer Belly Dancers mix traditional belly dancing and modern music. They believe the power, beauty, joy, and grace of belly dance can be expressed in our modern 20th and 21st century music. Audiences of all ages love it! In 2003, Margaret Lion decided to honor her passion for belly dancing to rock’n’roll and formed her own troupe. Since she was different and wanted her troupe to be different than those dancing around her, she named her troupe Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD). The name is inspired from the Thoreau quote “If a man does not keep pac with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a differ.

Entertainment

24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

Cicada Cinema Presents The 15th Annual Gadabout Film Festival

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The I Fell Building (415 W. 4th Street)
https://www.facebook.com/cicadacinemabloomington/

Cicada Cinema is proud to present the 15TH ANNUAL GADABOUT FILM FEST! The Gadabout Film Festival is an internationally touring short film program with a unique style and energy. A Gadabout screening is an experience accessible to everyone, from film aficionados to film novices, with a selection of high-quality, well paced films diverse in genre, medium, and content. The program will include documentaries, animations, narratives, and just plain fun films. You’ll leave inspired and curious, having laughed, pondered, and possibly teared up.

Entertainment / Festivals / Films / LGBT

24 Saturday / March 24, 2018

Otter Bros with Wonderhills

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Players Pub
http://www.theplayerspub.com

Remember the early ’70s? Neither do the Otter Brothers, but they have distilled a vintage spirit of rock & roll that is both woodsy and funky. While you’re at it, experience the evolution of folk music with the Wonderhills – warm & fuzzy harmonies hover over an acoustic orchestra.

https://www.facebook.com/otterbros/

https://www.facebook.com/wonderhillsband/

https://wonderhills.bandcamp.com/

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