THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30PM
HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SING-ALONG
Hamiltunes is a free and family-friendly sing-along version of the Broadway musical Hamilton. Learn more about Alexander Hamilton’s life through music while singing along with the cast.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 7:30PM
ONIX ENSAMBLE & IU NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Comprised of outstanding musicians from Mexico, ÓNIX Ensamble has achieved world-wide recognition as a leading champion of contemporary music. The group has premiered nearly two hundred compositions and recorded eleven albums in their two decades of existence.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 7:30PM
FLOR DE TOLOACHE
Founded in 2008 by singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol as New York City’s first all-women mariachi group, Flor de Toloache got their start performing as a harp, violin, and vihuela trio for subway riders. Today they perform as a full mariachi ensemble.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 7:30PM
BALLET AT THE BCT: THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT
Ballet at the BCT: The Choreography Project is a presentation of original works choreographed by the talented dancers of the IU Jacobs School of Music Ballet Department on their fellow dancers. In all around, 20 diverse new creations will be presented, each with its own style and theme.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 7:30PM
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT
$10 – $25
Indiana University’s critically acclaimed African American Choral Ensemble presents its 43rd annual Spring Concert. Directed by Dr. Raymond Wise, the Choral Ensemble features a broad repertoire of African American music, including spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel, and formally composed works by African American composers.
SUNDAY, MAY 5, Various times
HEROES, ICONS, DISRUPTERS
$10 – $15
The Ryder Film Series presents HEROES, ICONS, DISRUPTERS: three films at the BCT. Screenings will be: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at 2pm (runtime 96 min), Colette at 4:15 (runtime 110 min), and Ask Dr. Ruth at 7pm (runtime 100 min).
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 9PM
AN EVENING WITH THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
Kristian Matsson is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs under the stage name of The Tallest Man on Earth. His latest project, When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, is a five-part series pairing new, original studio recordings with a video directed by Kristian Matsson.
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 7PM
AN EVENING WITH DAVE EGGERS
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What Is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He is founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern.
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 6:30PM
MOTIONARTS DANCE ACADEMY SPRING GALA
$0 – $10
You are invited to the MotionArts Dance Academy‘s student and company Spring Gala Performance 2019. Come see our students and company dancers perform a variety of ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and tap pieces!
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 3PM
The Dance Center will present its 49th Spring Recital, featuring dancers, age four through high school, performing a variety of tap and jazz pieces.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 8PM
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
The BCT is pleased to welcome back The Mountain Goats. Their songs often seek out dark lairs within which terrible monsters dwell, but their mission is to retrieve the treasure from the dark lair and persuade the terrible monsters inside to seek out the path of redemption.
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 8PM
BELT OUT LOUD
$20 – $50
Celebrating 60 years of preparing, empowering, and supporting people with developmental disabilities, Stone Belt Arc presents “Belt Out Loud!,” a benefit concert featuring The Dynamics and King Bee and the Stingers. The concert is sponsored by IU Credit Union.
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 7PM
A THOUSAND WORDS
$0 – $18
Find out why a picture – or a piece of music – is worth a thousand words with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This will be Bloomington Symphony’s final performance of their 49th season.
MONDAY, MAY 20, 6:30PM
Centerstone presents journalist and storyteller Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, for a discussion of how and why America is facing an opiate crisis. This event is generously sponsored by IU Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addiction Crisis and The City of Bloomington.
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2PM, 6:30PM; SUNDAY, MAY 26, 3PM
$10 – $17
The Stage Flight Circus Arts studio will present aerial performances, feats of strength, and beautiful choreography in this performance filled with enough action, music, and lights to lasso your heart. This show is appropriate for young buckaroos but adults will love it too.
THURSDAY – SATURDAY, MAY 30 – JUNE 1
LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL
Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, multiple venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with more than 30 shows and events all taking place within the heart of downtown Bloomington. Headliners include Maria Bamford and Stewart Huff.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 3:30PM
As a 10-year-old “Mengele Twin,” Eva Kor suffered some of the worst of the Holocaust. At 50, she launched the biggest Nazi manhunt in history. Now in her 80s, she promotes the lesson her journey has taught: healing through forgiveness. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ted Green (writer, director, and producer) and Dr. Tyron Cooper (original score).
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 8PM
STEPHEN MARLEY: ACOUSTIC JAMS TOUR
The second son of Bob and Rita Marley, eight-time Grammy-winning reggae musician and producer Stephen Marley has expansive capabilities as an affecting vocalist, a versatile lyricist, and an accomplished instrumentalist, as well as an ingenious producer.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 8PM
OVER THE RHINE & CARRIE NEWCOMER
$30 – $35
We are pleased to present an evening of acoustic music from two local favorites: Over the Rhine, a folk duo from Cincinnati, and Bloomington’ own Carrie Newcomer.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 8PM
JIMMIE VAUGHAN & THE TILT-A-WHIRL BAND
$40 – $50
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. Guitar Player magazine describes him as “a virtual deity — a living legend.”
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 8PM
PAULY SHORE COMEDY
$26 – $41
Pauly Shore is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. Shore is best known for his roles in several comedy films in the 1990s. You can see him LIVE in Bloomington performing his stand-up comedy.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 8PM
RHIANNON GIDDENS WITH FRANCESCO TURRISI
$35 – $55
Rhiannon Giddens is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo; Francesco Turrisi is an Italian pianist and percussionist well versed in jazz, early music, and Mediterranean music.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8PM
THE DEL MCCOURY BAND
$50 – $60
Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry, to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link.
EVERY SUNDAY, 11:15AM
THE OPEN DOOR
The Open Door began as an alternative worship experience at First United Methodist Church (at the corner of 4th and Washington). The Open Door is about hospitality, worship, and service.