26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Sip and Sketch

05:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Artisan Alley

Sip on delicious hard cider and create a beautiful guided drawing in our newly renovated Dimensions Gallery. Our instructor Larissa Danielle Wingate will guide you through your drawing and make sure the finished product is something to be proud of!

This class is in 2 installments, one at 5-7pm and one at 8-10 pm. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance with our Paypal ticketing link. If you purchase in advance, this ticket is valid for either class.

Members get 20% off!! with valid membership card

The address is 222 W 2nd St. Bloomington, IN 47403. Parking can be found on the East side of the building or across the street in the Kroger parking lot.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Spooky Beats & Movie Treats

05:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

5:30pm – Spooky Beats
The Bloomington Community Band presents TUNES FROM THE CRYPT, a showcase of macabre music accompanied by classic black and white horror videos. We’ve dug up all your favorite ghoulish tunes, from the Addams Family to Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor! Come celebrate Halloween in costume with your Bloomington Community Band.

The Bloomington Community Band is an all-volunteer concert band comprised from 50 to 60 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 85. Proclaimed by the Mayor in 2012 as Bloomington’s Official Community Concert Band, the BCB has been a distinguished feature of our city’s artistic identity for almost four decades. A community band has figured prominently throughout Bloomington’s history, with roots tracing back to the Seward town bands of the mid and late 19th Century. Since we reconvened in 1978, more than 800 adult musicians from all walks of life have joined us to share the joy of making music.

7pm – Movie Treats
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Release Date: October 2005
MPAA Rating: G
Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This event is free and unticketed. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Krimson Leadership Academy, which focuses on leadership development for young men of color in fourth through sixth grade.

Doors will open at 5pm. Families with children, especially those participating in the Downtown Trick or Treat (5pm – 8pm), are welcome to arrive, and leave, when convenient.

Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Films / Live Music

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

The Hobbit

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

Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and thirteen dwarves as they journey
to Lonely Mountain in search of treasure.
A favorite of audiences everywhere.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s ever popular fantasy series.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Costume Contest

07:00 pm to 07:25 pm
IU Auditorium Stage

Break out a wacky, spooky, funny, creative, magical, creepy, extravagant outfit for a pre-show costume contest hosted by Pam Thrash and B97! Winners will receive a Bucceto’s gift certificate and tickets to a future IU Auditorium show. This event will take place on Friday, October 26th from 7-7:25pm in the IU Auditorium House and Front of Stage.

Children / Entertainment / Films

26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Dennis James Hosts Halloween

07:30 pm
IU Auditorium

Bloomington’s favorite musical mastermind returns for a special 50th anniversary performance as Dennis James Hosts Halloween this fall.

To celebrate 50 years since his silent film performing debut, James will be joined on stage by a full student orchestra presenting the original organ and orchestral music for the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera, the same film this now world-renowned organist played behind in his first concert on our stage in 1967.

The orchestra will be directed by special guest Hayden Denesha who currently serves as associate conductor to the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and as a graduate assistant Conductor for the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

The Phantom of the Opera depicts a tragic love story that has stood the test of time and various interpretations, such as the original French novel, two stage musicals, a movie musical, and, of course, this film. The story takes place in a Paris opera house, where a mysterious phantom terrorizes its occupants—a terror that turns into love as he falls for a beautiful chorus girl whose fear for him matches his lust for her.

Join us for this very special family-friendly and Bloomington Halloween tradition!

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

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