11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Forest Gras Experience

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

Vintage Rock n’ Roll with dashes of funk and soul.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

The Best of Foreign and Domestic Art

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Friday, May 11th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Venue will host an Exhibition of Paintings by two very distinctively different artists, Sven Forkjaer-Jensen of Denmark and Dan Alexander of Bloomington, USA, and for this reception featuring Sven.
Sven, who lives and works in Denmark, is a well known, mature artist who has shown his paintings throughout Europe, and also in New York, California and Florida galleries, in more than 100 exhibitions. He has received many awards and prizes, and his work is found in numerous prestigious private and public collections. Sven has over 40 year experience as an historian and artist. The Venue is pleased to host his first mid-America showing.
This exhibition is of paintings of visual memories that Sven has reconstructed, of outdoor situations from his childhood and young adulthood, ie. memory landscapes. Sven demonstrates the techniques of mixing oil and acrylic, and oil and charcoal, at their highest skill level, producing a calming, serene effect. These are paintings of a quality rarely seen in Bloomington.
At The Venue we prove that you do not have to travel to New York or California, or for that matter Denmark, to become the owner of great art.
Join us.
P.S. Don’t forget that Sunday is Mother’s Day, and we have at The Venue, for your Mother, some of the finest jewelry to be found, anywhere.

Exhibits

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Developing Fearlessness

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

We have so many fears these days: fears for ourselves, our family and friends, and for our world. Sometimes these fears are manifest and sometimes they are beneath the surface, giving rise to anxiety and insecurity.

In this inspiring lecture, Kelsang Namdrol will explore mindfulness methods, meditations, and ways of thinking derived from Buddha’s teachings that will help you let go of fear and gradually develop an inner stability and confidence to face life’s challenges. Join us and begin your journey towards mental freedom.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.

Cost: $10
Student rate: $5

Education / Health / Speakers

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Winnie the Pooh

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Artisans Alley 222 W. 2nd Street Bloomington
http://www.stagesbloomington.com

Live theater for young children ages 4-8. An enchanting production with all your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters in two acts. From the stories of A.A. Milne.

Children

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

THE OREGON TRAIL

07:30 pm
Bloomington Playwrights Project
http://www.newplays.org

Thirteen-year-old Jane has always had trouble making choices. Looking for an escape, she seeks refuge in the classic ’80s video game, “The Oregon Trail,” where the choices are clear, the results are sure, and there’s always another life to live (after everyone dies of dysentery). But as time blurs, the boundaries between game and reality become hazy. Eventually, Jane finds herself leaping headfirst into the world of The Oregon Trail, where she’s forced to confront the choices she’s made, connect with her family, keep her oxen safe, and ford the river of life.

Entertainment / Theater

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Broadway Remembered


Brown County Playhouse
https://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

Experience a journey through Broadway’s history, from Gershwin to Oscar & Hammerstein to Sondheim to Lloyd Weber and many more! Beautiful and powerful voices of this company’s performers combine with the best songs ever written to make a show to remember.

Live Music

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Sunburnt Catfish

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

Come enjoy a night of covers and original music.

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

11 Friday / May 11, 2018

Afro-Latin Dance Party

09:00 pm to 02:00 am on May 12
Serendipity Martini Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/505823916486434/

Southern Indiana Kizomba & Serendipity Martini Bar team up for a night of Kizomba & Latin dancing! Come dance to many styles of music, enjoy a drink, and have a good time! Everyone is invited.

FREE Cover 18+
FREE Beginner Kizomba Lesson at 9:00 pm

Drink Specials:
$3 Coronas
$6 Margaritas

Southern Indiana Kizomba is a community dance organization! We promote Kizomba and other dances in and around the region. Join us if you want to have some fun!
www.facebook.com/SoInKiz/

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