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16 Thursday / May 16, 2019

Music in Bloom New Music Festival

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm on May 18
First United Church, Bloomington Indiana

The Music in Bloom Festival is a three-day performance event in Bloomington, Indiana that presents concerts of contemporary classical chamber music by living composers of the late-20th and 21st centuries. Our performances create opportunities for audience members to connect their personal understanding of art, music, and performance with unfamiliar styles and aesthetics through interactive experiences. This season, Music in Bloom will feature six concerts between Thursday, May 16 and Saturday, May 18, 2019 in and around Bloomington, including performances at the Bloomington Transit Center Downtown Station, the Brown County State Park Nature Center, the Head Start Education Program’s Lindbergh Campus, and First United Church on 3rd Street east of Indiana University. Concert programs will feature some of the most brilliant young new-music-specialist artists currently concertizing around the United States: the Chartreuse String Trio, Altered Sound Saxophone and Percussion Duo, clarinetist Andrea Vos-Rochefort, soprano Amy Petrongelli, and pianist Clare Longendyke. Composer-in-Residence Kerrith Livengood’s works will be featured on every concert, and she, along with the rest of the Music in Bloom team, will be involved in pre-concert talks and other interactive events over the course of the three-day festival. We look forward to sharing the experience with you!

Thursday, May 16 @ First United Church
2420 E 3rd Street, Bloomington
6:30pm Pre-Concert Talk
7:00 Showcase Concert Opening Night!
Tickets $10 reduced, $15 General Admission

Friday, May 17 @ Bloomington Downtown Transit Center
Corner of Walnut and 3rd Street
12:00pm Free Concert!

Friday, May 17 @ First United Church
2420 E 3rd Street, Bloomington
6:30pm Pre-Concert Talk
7:00pm Female Composers Concert

Saturday, May 18 @ Brown County State Park Nature Center
10:00am Interactive Performance Workshop
1:00pm Interactive Concert

Saturday, May 18 @ First United Church
2420 E 3rd Street, Bloomington
6:30pm Pre-Concert Talk
7:00pm Grand Finale Concert

Education / Entertainment / Festivals / Live Music

16 Thursday / May 16, 2019

goat yoga

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
goat conspiracy farm

Join us at the Goat Conspiracy farm for a goat yoga session taught by Tyler Ferguson. All ability/skill levels welcome.

Animals / Entertainment / Fitness

16 Thursday / May 16, 2019

Brian Hassett’s Road Show

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Blockhouse Bar

Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

SPOKEN WORD featuring

Brian Hassett: Beat Scholar & Prankster Historian
George Walker: Merry Prankster & Veteran of 1960s Psychedelic Acid Culture
also including spoken word by Tony Brewer and Joan Hawkins & music by Travis Puntarelli

Doors at 6pm
Show at 7pm
donations welcome!

Comedy / Entertainment / Live Music / Spoken Word / Theater

16 Thursday / May 16, 2019

Cherry Docs

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay

The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington’s 2019 season opens with Cherry Docs written by Canadian playwright David Gow. Directed by Liam Castellan, this drama follows a neo-Nazi Skinhead, played by Christopher Crider-Plonka, who is charged with murder in Toronto. Legal Aid assigns him a Jewish lawyer, played by JTB veteran Jonathan Golembiecki, and they are forced to collaborate on a defense. The Skinhead is pushed beyond his prejudice, while the lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberal tolerance, and the demons that might be underneath it. Cherry Docs is a white-hot examination of hate and how hard it is to uproot from society.Performances are May 9, 11, 15, 16, & 18 at 7:30 pm & May 19 at 3:00pm at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the BCT Box Office at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue (812-323-3020) and can be purchased online through bctboxoffice.org. There will be talkbacks directly following the performance on Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, May 16.For more information on the Jewish Theatre or this production, please visit jewishtheatrebloomington.com or find us on Facebook.


16 Thursday / May 16, 2019

It’s A Beautiful Wound

07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Lotus Fire Bay, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

The true story of NYC based playwright Rich Orloff’s adventures in underground, psychedelic-assisted therapy with MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms, inspired by cutting-edge experiments to help people heal from deep psychological wounds. A tale of one person’s journey towards reconciliation with the soul, with a slight detour for an appendectomy–And a few wise-ass comments along the way.


“It’s a Beautiful Wound is a remarkable and deeply moving portrayal of psychedelic therapy and its potential for profound healing.”- Ingmar Gorman. PhD, Co-Clinical Investigator, MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study

“It’s a superb play that presents the real human struggles most of us face in a gripping but entertaining way.”- Rabbi Neal Kaunfer

“Very moving and wonderfully uplifting. It’s a Beautiful Wound gave me my favorite experience, which is laughter through tears. I love that people will learn about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in this entertaining and provocative way.”- Julie Holland, MD, editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide

“It’s a Beautiful Wound was engaging, funny, and relatable in ways I didn’t anticipate. Truly, the play was a wonderful sharing of the journey in healing through psychedelics.”- Kwasi Adusei, founder, Psychedelic Society of Western New York

Doors open at 7, play begins promptly at 7:30. Advance tickets will not be sold for the show and seating is not guaranteed. First come first served. donations accepted at the door, sliding scale $10 and up. All proceeds will benefit MAPS, The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. www.maps.org


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