27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Baby Brilliance

10:30 am to 11:30 am
WonderLab Museum

Baby Brilliance is a new weekly program for children birth through eighteen months and their caregivers, older siblings are always welcome, too. Each week participants can get in person advice and explore themes related to infant development. Early childhood development consultant, Ben Planton, will be available to answer questions at all sessions.

Children / Education / Entertainment

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Take Control: Invasive Plant Workshop

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Ivy Tech Life Sciences, 501 Profile Pkwy, Bloomington, IN 47403

Take Control: Invasive Plant Workshop with Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species
Hosted by Ivy Tech Bloomington, Center for Livelong Learning

Did you know invasive plants are one of the largest threats to the diversity of our local forests? Wondering just what invasive plants might be lurking on your land and what to do about them? Interested in learning about using native plants in landscaping and how to avoid losing them to deer browse? This class is just the thing for you. Monroe County Identify & Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS) experts will teach you to identify many of the invasive plants in our county and how to use deer-resistant native plants in landscaping. After the talk there will be a one-hour hands-on workshop on methods to control invasive plants. Attendees will be controlling invasive plants and should wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and sturdy closed shoes.

Space is Limited & Registration is required: For registration details, see Ivy Tech catalog/online Course 30362-193

Education / Outdoors

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Mooch the Magnificent

01:30 pm to 03:00 pm
WonderLab Museum

Mooch the Magnificent is a short opera written and composed by Bloomington artists specifically for young audiences. With a score composed by Lauren Bernofsky and a libretto by Scott Russell Sanders, Mooch the Magnificent was commissioned by Reimagining Opera for Kids (ROK) for their 2012-2013 season. Based on Sanders’ novel, The Engineer of Beasts, the opera explores themes of wonder and magnificence in the natural world. The performance features a virtuosic, tuneful score and colorfully costumed characters.

This event is ticketed but free with museum admission. Space is limited. Tickets available at the front desk the day of the performance. The event includes an introduction to the play with a chance for attendees to ‘meet the instruments,’ followed by the 30-minute opera and then a question and answer session with the costumed characters. Length of the entire event is approximately one hour.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Dive Deeper

02:00 pm to 02:30 pm
WonderLab Museum

Feverish Oceans: Imagine entire forests of trees just disappearing. The plants and animals that depend on these trees would also eventually die out. Because of climate change, this very phenomenon is happening in our oceans right now. As atmospheric temperatures climb here on land, oceanic hot-spots are developing rapidly and cold water organisms are beginning to feel the heat. Massive die-offs of entire kelp forests have begun cascades of loss in the species relying on these ecosystems. In this month’s Dive Deeper, learn what you can do to minimize your impact on our warming oceans.

Animals / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition Reception

Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present this year’s BFA Thesis Exhibition. A reception will take place March 27th from 6-8pm.

The exhibition will feature the work of Ollie Caldwell (Graphic Design), Vanessa Fehrenbach (Painting), Carly Graham (Graphic Design), Katie Hardlannert (Graphic Design), Olivia Kalish (Painting), Sarah Keesling (Graphic Design), Chris Keske (Digital Arts), Shannon Pritchard (Painting), Katina Tsarnas (Graphic Design) and Megan Wright (Graphic Design).


27 Friday / March 27, 2020

BSO 50th Season Presents – Beethoven Birthday Bash

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

BSO founder Geoffrey Simon is reunited with the orchestra for an all-Beethoven program in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth to coincide with the 50th season of the orchestra.

Coriolan Overture, Geoffrey Simon, guest conductor
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major (Emperor), Geoffrey Simon, guest conductor
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

Friday, March 27 at 7pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Entertainment / Live Music

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Singing Hoosiers at the Brown County Playhouse

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

The Grammy-nominated Indiana University Singing Hoosiers have a long and storied tradition of excellence in the contemporary vocal arts, performing popular contemporary vocal music ranging from The Great American Songbook, jazz, Broadway, to the hits of today. Dazzling choreography and a fun, energetic and entertaining program that appeals to all audiences and all ages are a part of a Singing Hoosier performance. The ensemble averages 85 student singers and instrumentalists from the IU Jacobs School of Music as well as students from throughout the university.

Entertainment / Live Music

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

Vox Sambou Concert

07:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Lotus Firebay

Lotus is thrilled to invite you to an evening with renowned MC and poet Vox Sambou. Vox is the recipient of two awards from the All African Music Awards for music collaborations with artists like Afrotronix, a Lotus World Music Festival artist in 2019.

$5 per person. Children sitting on laps are free.

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

27 Friday / March 27, 2020

The Kink Show 9

09:30 pm to 12:00 am on Mar 28
The Back Door

Friday, March 27th 2020 is our 9th production of The Kink Show!

Have you seen BDSM & Kink in the Bloomington & national news recently, and are curious what this Kink stuff is all about? Here’s your chance!

Exploring the darker truths of sexuality, The Kink Show is a performance based kink production that offers a glimpse into the world of Kink & BDSM.

Scenes/Acts are presented with a focus on performance, geared towards enticing the audience and enthralling the senses.

Kink/Fetish Scenes
Erotic Poetry
Seductive Performances
AUDIENCE Games & prizes
PLUS other tasty morsels from your fellow Kinksters!
Dancing will follow after the show.

We encourage (but not require) our audience to add to the ambiance of the evening, by dressing for the occasion. Be that in Fetish Garb, Leather, Corsets, Goth Wear, Latex, Rubber, Collars, Pet Play Gear, Kilts, Kinky Outfits, or Formal Attire. But if you feel best wearing jeans, then rock those jeans! We want you to feel sexy, decadent, extraordinary, and empowered. (Make sure to comply with the Indiana Nudity Laws*)

Don’t forget to being extra cash, for kinky goodies.

Doors open at 9-9:30pm
Show starts at: 10:30pm!

All VIP Tables, VIP Chairs, and Reserved Seating will ONLY be sold in advance & they will sell out. There will be an extremely limited number of high tables & barstools available first come first serve at the door.

Tickets are LIVE on EventBrite

Reserved seating:
$20 Advanced VIP Front Table Seating
$15 Advanced VIP First Row Chair Seats
$10 Advanced Second Row Row Chair Seats
$10 Advanced Third Row Row Chair Seats

At the Door:
$5 General Admission – (GA does not have a seating guarantee, any barstools will be first come, first serve)

Friday, March 27th 2020

The Back Door (21+)
207 S Collage Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403

*Nudity as dictated by Title 35 of the Indiana Code IC 35-49-1-5 is defined as:
The showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area, or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering;
The showing of the “female breast” with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple; or
The depiction of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.

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