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29 Monday / September 29, 2014

“Posoltega, Nicaragua: Life in our Sister City,” a photographic exhibit & benefit

Lennie's Restaurant & Brewpub, 1795 E. 10th St.

Come see Posoltega, Nicaragua! The Bloomington-Posoltega Committee of Sister Cities International has been supporting projects to feed the neediest children of the village a hot lunch each weekday for close to 26 years. The sister city committee also provides scholarships to Posoltegan college students so they can attend universities in nearby towns. The exhibit, featuring twenty-three photographs by photographer Debbi Conkle, focuses not only on scenes of typical village life in and around Posoltega, but also on the children and youth who benefit from the sister city programs. Come view the photographs while enjoying a delicious meal at Lennie’s Restaurant and Brewpub. The exhibit is up through the end of October. After 4:00pm on each Tuesday in October, present a “Helping Hand Certificate” while dining, and Lennie’s will donate 20% of your tab to the Bloomington Posoltega Sister City Committee. All proceeds from the sale of the photographs will also go to the committee. Learn more about our sister city and print a certificate at our website above.

Business / Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Exhibits

29 Monday / September 29, 2014

By Hand Gallery’s 35th Birthday Celebration & “Boxes” by Steve Rapp

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109

Celebrating 35 years of creativity from By Hand members and their friends. Arts and crafts by members and friends of By Hand will be displayed with refreshments and music will be provided by the younger generation of By Hand members.

“Boxes” a special exhibit by Steve Rapp will also be on display. He describes his boxes as a museum of Earth’s wonders, each with a unique fingerprint. Wood is the main medium with emphasis on minerals, fossils, artifacts, and sea life. He goes on to explain that most significant is this ability to manipulate these natural wonders of our Earth into a visual metaphor, expressing his vision of nature’s beauty.


29 Monday / September 29, 2014

Lunch with Nature: Fall Fungi

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. SR 446 (Monroe Lake)

Fall fungi is topic of Lunch with Nature session at Paynetown SRA, Sep. 29

The monthly Lunch with Nature Series at Paynetown State Recreation Area continues in September with “Fall Fungi” on Monday, September 29 at 11 a.m.

A naturalist will discuss the biology behind fungi, highlight common ones that appear in the fall, and then lead an off-trail hike through the woods to look for fungi. Participants can bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the main presentation.

The free 90-minute session is limited to 12 people. Registration is required by September 26 at http://bit.ly/lwnsep14.

Questions can be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or [email protected].

Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2954.htm) is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401. Property admission is $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents or $7 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.

Outdoors / Speakers

29 Monday / September 29, 2014

Exhibits at The Kinsey Institute

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm
The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Morrison Hall 3rd Floor

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm weekdays or by appointment 8 a.m. to Noon weekdays. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guided group tours of The Kinsey Institute may be scheduled by calling 812-855-7686. The Kinsey Institute is closed for all IU holidays.

“The Taste of Seduction: Arousing Desire with Edible Aphrodisiacs”
Taste of Seduction examines the rich tradition of linking the enjoyment of food and drink with romance and sex, through a display of works of art and cultural artifacts from the Kinsey Institute. Curators combed the collection for depictions of food and beverages and selected more than 50 photographs, prints, paintings, ceramic and glass objects, and artifacts that relate to the consumption of food and beverages and its association with sexual desire, romantic love and seduction. This exhibition is part of the 2014 Themester: Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science.

Featured artists include Albert Arthur Allen, Herbert Ascherman, Lynn Bianchi, Gili Chen, Ian Cook, David Deaubrey, Anthony Droege, Beryl Fine, Gene Greger, Bill Haigwood, Naomi Harris, Danielle Kaltz, Maureen Kaveney, R. Leftwick, Henri Monnier, April Renae, Feodor Rojankovsky, Mark Sawrie, Sam Steward, Betsy Stirratt, and Marie Weichman.
The exhibit runs through December 19.

“Undress Me”
Undress Me presents a selection of playful vintage photographs of women in lingerie from the Kinsey Institute art collection paired with period underclothes such as corsets, petticoats, brassieres, drawers, robes, and other garments on loan from the Sage Collection at Indiana University. Ranging in date from the late 19th century through the 1920s, the clothing on display illustrates the dramatic shift in desired body shape from the hourglass, to the S-curve, to the straight boyish lines of the Roaring Twenties. Tight-fitting corsets were eventually replaced by simple brassieres, and the volume and number of undergarments worn by women dramatically diminished. While the historic undergarments on view served the functional purposes of shaping and protecting, their decorative elements reveal that undergarments, though private, were also meant to be seen and appreciated for their erotic possibilities.

Overseen by the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, the Sage Collection serves as a resource for students, professionals, and the public. The Collection contains both a high-quality permanent museum collection intended for exhibition and research and a hands-on collection used in classroom instruction and fashion design studios. The Sage Collection was founded by Elizabeth Sage, the first professor of Clothing and Textiles at Indiana University. For more information, go to http://www.indiana.edu/~sagecoll or call 812-855-4627.
The exhibit runs through December 19.


29 Monday / September 29, 2014

Flight Club Fitness Aerial Silk Classes – Bringing California to Bloomington

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W Bloomfield Rd

If you’ve ever had the breath sucked right out of you as you watched a graceful aerialist twirl and spin, entwined with diaphanous, flowing fabric, then you already understand the a soul-stirring appeal of aerial silks. What you may not know is that aerial silks are both surprisingly accessible and a killer workout. Flight Club Fitness offers small group instruction and individual classes that will get you off the ground, out of your head, and into a dynamically expressive fitness routine.

Classes are for all levels – including first timers- and are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Twin Lakes Recreation Center. ANYone can try aerial silks! Our certified instructors are experienced in working with total beginners, and are experts in helping our clients lose weight and get in great shape while mastering the art of aerial silks.

For a complete list of classes, or to register, visit:

Entertainment / Fitness / Health / Sports

29 Monday / September 29, 2014

Open Mic

The Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut

Live Music

29 Monday / September 29, 2014

An Artist Demonstration by Linda Meyer-Wright at The Venue.

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts, 114 S. Grant

On Tuesday, September 23rd, beginning promptly at 5:30p.m., The Venue will host a demonstration of the artistic techniques of encaustic and alcohol ink painting on Yupo, by Artist Linda Meyer-Wright. Encaustic is the ancient technique of creating paintings in wax, with examples having been found in tact, dating back to the 5th Century. Alcohol Ink on Yupo is a contemporary technique that results in extemporaneous and vividly colorful paintings. Linda’s presentation will be informative, interactive, and fun.

Refreshments will be provided and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will also be on display for purchase. You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue: http://bloomington.in.gov/parksmart.

Join us.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

29 Monday / September 29, 2014

IU Cinema: “Naked Acts” film

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
IU Cinema, 1213 E. 7th St.

“Imagine that your grandmother was Dorothy Dandridge, your mother was Pam Grier, and you wanted to be an actress. Who would you be?” With Naked Acts’ story of a young actress struggling against pressure to perform a nude scene on screen, writer/director Bridgett M. Davis sets out to examine the impact on self-image of “the dominant film portrayals of Black women in this country’s cinematic history” and “to get beyond the limitations placed on our bodies by our racialized past.” (16mm presentation)

Bridgett M. Davis and Renée Cox are scheduled to be present.

Sponsored by Black Film Center/Archive, College Arts & Humanities Institute, the Kinsey Institute, Departments of American Studies, Gender Studies, English, and African American and African Diaspora Studies, the Creative Writing Program, and IU Cinema.


29 Monday / September 29, 2014

Sarah Flint, Ginger Curry, Suzette Weakley, Cathi Norton, Alyssa Lacy – Bloomington Songwriter Showcase

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Independantly produced - hosted by the Players Pub - 424 S. Walnut

Suzette Weakley, Sarah Flint, Ginger Curry, Cathi Norton and Alyssa Lacy will share the stage performing original songs ‘IN THE ROUND’ this evening. Suzette, Sarah, Ginger & Cathi are all members of tight harmony group ‘Hoosier Darling’ (aka The WFHB GoZpel GurlZ), a popular cover song group, but the ladies will appear this evening as individual Singer-Songwriters. Each of the ladies offers a different style of music when presenting their own personal songs. . . should be a very entertaining evening. Also sharing the stage this evening – from Big Shirt Productions in Nashville TN, will be rising star – Alyssa Lacy who asked to be included on this special evening.

Entertainment / Live Music

29 Monday / September 29, 2014

Bloomington Songwriters Showcase

The Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut

featuring Sarah Flint, Suzette Weakley, Ginger Curry & Cathi Norton

Live Music

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