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4 Friday / May 4, 2018

May the 4th Be with Her – First Friday

10:00 am to 07:30 pm
Skirt & Satchel

Stop by Skirt & Satchel for a special First Friday event – May the 4th Be with Her. We’ll be open until 7:30 p.m. to showcase art pieces throughout our store by artists just like you!

We’re sharing art by anyone who has a piece they love, no matter if the art is something you do for work, as a fun hobby, or anywhere in between. If you have a piece you want displayed, send us a message on Facebook and we’ll give you more details.

Stop by to see the art, do a little shopping, and check out our neighboring galleries and shops while you’re here.

Visit our Facebook page for more information! Free parking in the 4th Street garage.


4 Friday / May 4, 2018

Renaissance Studies NOW: Two Roundtables

11:30 am
College Arts & Humanities Institute, 1211 East Atwater Avenue

Please join us for two roundtables on teaching and research with recent IU PhDs doing exciting work, exploring new frontiers, and bringing new energy to Renaissance and early modern studies.

Speakers include Jennifer Cavalli (College of Charleston), Tim Chenette (Utah State University), Robert “Moses” Fritz (Murray State University), Isabella Magni (Newberry Library), Evan Ragland (Notre Dame University), and Whitney Sperrazza (University of Kansas).

11:30 a.m. Session I: “Teaching the Renaissance NOW.” Mini-master classes where each presenter will share an example of how to make the study of the Renaissance relevant today, with a focus on one specific innovative approach or classroom tool.

4 p.m. Session II: “Renaissance Studies NOW.” Presenters will give brief examples of the best work they do before we open for a general discussion of the state of the field.

This event is made possible through the support of the College Arts and Humanities Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Barr Koon Fund of the Department of French and Italian, and the Departments of English, of History, of Music Theory and of Spanish and Portuguese. Join us for a reception afterward.

Education / Speakers

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

Martinie’s Boogie Three

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

Martinie’s Boogie Three – a trio of piano, saxophone, and drums – explores the rock‘n’roll side of Blues & Boogie, focusing on the high energy dance music of the 1950s including numbers by Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Blue Diesel Ramblers

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

The Blue Diesel Ramblers will turn Player’s Pub into a Honky Tonk this Saturday for our Monthly Honky Tonk Happy Hour! Dust off your dancing boots and see The Ramblers (Emily Jackson, Mike Stiglitz, Eric Phillipssen, and Rick Nagy) play songs from the Golden Era of Country Music – hits and deep cuts from Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, George Jones, and many others, including a few of our own. If you’ve been wondering where you can see live, classic country music, your wondering can stop when you wander into Player’s Pub between 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 6! See you then!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

First Friday @ the Fell: Other Faces

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
I Fell Gallery

The I Fell gallery invites you to Other Faces {we like other faces}, a group show featuring paintings by Mitch Raney, ceramic sculptures and paintings by Carrie Day, sculptures by Dinu Garvis, and ink drawings by Christof Scheele.

Exhibit Hangs: May 4–25
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 5–7 p.m.


4 Friday / May 4, 2018

Black Elk Speaks

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisans Alley 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington

In a special Readers Theatre event, Stages Bloomington presents the words of Black Elk and the stories of Wounded Knee, the Plains Indians, and how the West was lost. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


4 Friday / May 4, 2018

The Ivy Tech Storytelling Series: On Work

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47402

Join us to hear true stories, told by local people, about issues of importance to the Bloomington community. “The Ivy Tech Storytelling Series: On Work,” is the fourth and final installment of the year.

Work is something that no Hoosier is a stranger to. We have also, over the past century, enjoyed a broad range of disciplines when it comes to work. Indiana has been home to factory jobs, coal mining, and farming, in addition to many trades, jobs in the medical field, in education, and many more. Whatever Hoosiers do, we put our backs into it, and the culture and tradition of being hardworking is one that is still being passed down. Indiana has seen a huge amount of job loss since factories shut their doors, and since the rise of clean energy and care for our planet shut down many coal mines across the country. This has caused many problems for many cities and towns that used to create the backbone of this state. So, as we look to the future and wonder what kind of work it will bring, we tell stories of what Work has meant in our lives.

Stories that will be told for the “Ivy Tech Storytelling Series: On Work,” include:

– Lindsay talks about why, at 29 years old, she’s still waiting tables, and how interactions with customers throughout the years have shaped her.

– As an OGYN, delivering babies was Ivy Lee Nehamkin’s job. Years later, she transitioned into Palliative Care, a new medical discipline that helps people with terminal illnesses face their death with all options presented. Dr. Lee talks about how her transition from birth medicine to palliative care changed her, about the magic and privilege in what she does for a living, and about the changes this new medical discipline has made to the entire medical field.

– Melinda Seader interviews her husband Donald Seader about his work as a business owner and auto mechanic, specializing in European and Japanese vehicles. Don talks about his journey to becoming a mechanic and shop owner, and about the harmful stereotypes that keep young people from seeing the value in trades jobs. Melinda and Don are co-owners of World Wide Automotive Service in Bloomington.

– A 95-year-old coal miner from Greene County talks with his grand-niece about a time in their hometown, Coal City, IN, when the coal business was booming and the whole family worked in the mines. The two also talk about how the closing of the town’s coal mines has had a disastrous effect on its economy, leaving the town looking like a ghost of its former self.

– Amy Briar, a highly skilled and internationally trained stone-carver, President of the Indiana Limestone Sculpture Symposium, and an Ivy Tech professor, talks about the joy of carving and her relationship to Southern Indiana Limestone.

– Yael Ksander, long-time Arts Desk producer for WFIU and current Communications Director for the City of Bloomington, talks about her work as a journalist and what it’s like to be a woman, as well as a mother, in the work place.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors (62+), and can be purchased via the Buskirk Chumley Theater (BCT) Box Office.

Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

“Preserving Bloomington’s Past” with Henry Glassie

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
City Council Chambers

As part of the Rosemary Miller Lecture Series, renowned folklorist and architectural historian, Henry Glassie, will discuss the development of Bloomington’s architectural heritage over the past 200 years. Discussion will follow. This is one of two events presented by the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission and the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review in partnership to celebrate 200 years of Bloomington architecture for National Preservation Month.

Civic Affairs / Education / Entertainment / Speakers

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

Travers’ Birthday Bash with Zion Crossroads

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

A night of birthday celebrations. Join us for food, drinks, and great music!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

Oub Rec Vol. II Release Party

09:30 pm to 03:00 am on May 5
The Blockhouse Bar

Join local Bloomington label Oubliette Records underground at The Blockhouse Bar for the release of our latest compilation featuring independent artists from around the state and country. Attendees will receive a top-secret digital download code to get Oub Rec Vol. II free the very night of – a whole week before it’s available to the rest of the world!

Oubliette Records is a small-time, scumdog indie underground music label with perpetrators of such past events as Noize for Toys and Bloodrave 2K17. The preceding Oub Rec Vol. I compilation and much more can be found at http://oubrec.com/






Slender Dan

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$5 @ the Door

Dance / Entertainment / Live Music

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