MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 8PM
IU LATIN JAZZ
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Latin Jazz Ensemble plays the best in high-energy Afro-Caribbean big band dance and instrumental music. At this special concert, the band will be paying tribute to the music of Tin Pan Alley in collaboration with the IU vocal jazz program. So bring your dancing shoes because this music is guaranteed to make you get up and dance — it’s the perfect antidote to the Bloomington winter!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 3PM
ARTS START UP: EVENT TECH 101
FREE! AT THE MCPL
Are you planning a big fundraiser, your first ever multi-venue festival, a show that you’ve been dreaming up for the last five years? Have you just now recovered from the nightmare of putting together some difficult event that left you feeling like you’ll never do it again? Don’t despair. There easily employable methods and techniques that can help make the process of putting on your show be just as successful as the end result.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7PM
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
Mayor John Hamilton will highlight the administration’s priorities, challenges and opportunities associated with key city initiatives. Topics will include affordable housing, public safety, the Trades District, Switchyard Park, pre-K education, and city infrastructure improvements.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7:30PM
Part of the BCT Presents Alfred Hitchcock Series. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, Vertigo was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Art Direction – Black-and-White or Color and Best Sound. In 1989, the film was selected by the National Film Preservation Board to be added to the United States National Film Registry.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7PM
$12 – $15
A special screening of 2004 cult classic, The Room, heralded as the best bad film of all-time. Since its release, The Room has become a once-in-a-generation sensation, referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 7PM
LOVE SONGS FOR A LASTING WORLD
$20 – $35
Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites join up with the Hybridmotion Collective to bring you Picture Book, this year’s Love Songs for a Lasting World show. Picture Book is a family show that evokes the awe of the natural world with songs of birds, trees, mythical creatures and wild things.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 8PM
THE MILK CARTON KIDS
$30 – $45
The twice Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids hits the BCT stage with music from their new album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do. With pure tones and moving voices, The Milk Carton Kids know how to capture the quiet dynamics of every song as their guitars and gorgeous harmonies weave a spell that is captivating audiences from coast to coast.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 7:30PM
AN EVENING WITH JAIME HERNANDEZ
Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of the acclaimed alternative comic book series, Love and Rockets, along with his brothers, Gilbert and Mario. Published since 1982, the series is recognized for its trailblazing portrayals of realistic Latina characters. His work has also appeared in DC Comics and The New Yorker. His latest collection is Angels and Magpies.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 7:30PM
Part of the BCT Presents Alfred Hitchcock Series. Psycho was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director, Alfred Hitchcock; Best Supporting Actress, Janet Leigh; Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, John L. Russell; Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Black-and-White, Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy, and George Milo.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 8PM
$40 – $50
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame induction, an Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours, and more than 20 acclaimed albums.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 7:30PM
PALACE: BLOOMINGTON PREMIERE FILM SCREENING
Palace follows the family-fractured lives of a political-extremist auto-mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student as their lives intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana. The feature film is written & directed by Bloomington resident Andrew Paul Davis, and previously hosted its sold-out premiere at Indianapolis’ acclaimed Heartland International Film Festival.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 8PM
LOS LONELY BOYS
$35 – $45
The Garza brothers rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas to worldwide fame. Propelled by its No. 1 single, “Heaven,” their first mainstream album, Los Lonely Boys, sold over 2 million copies, spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, and earned a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 8PM
UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
$37 – $47
George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a national treasure in the UK. With a career that spans more than 30 years, their development has been from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to Carnegie Hall.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 7:30PM
FROM THE DEPTHS
$0 – $18
Go on a musical voyage as the BSO performs works inspired by the sea from Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Britten.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30PM
COMPANY DANZANTE & IU CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Company Danzante is an Arlington-based dance company that focuses on performing and promoting excellence in contemporary dance with captivating dance productions and conceptual dance creations through an emphasis in the investigative creative process while supporting and nurturing the professional careers of passionate dance artists.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 7PM
2019 BE MORE AWARDS
Join the community in a celebration of the fantastic volunteer spirit that makes Bloomington special. The Be More Awards, sponsored by the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, honor individuals and groups nominated for their dedicated community service.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 7:30PM
AN EVENING WITH VALERIA LUISELLI
Born in Mexico City and raised in South Africa, Valeria Luiselli is the award-winning author of Faces in the Crowd, Sidewalks, and The Story of My Teeth. Her most recent nonfiction work, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questionswas described as “the First Must-Read Book of the Trump Era” by the Texas Observer and is based on 40 questions she posed to undocumented children facing deportation.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 10:30AM
ARTS START UP SEMINAR
FREE! AT THE MCPL
Modeled on tech start up weekends, the Arts Start Up offers participants an opportunity to pitch and workshop their performing arts ideas to both other dreamers and experienced event presenters. This event enables networking with the individuals behind the events, festivals, and venues that make Bloomington the special place it is and culminates in participants pitching their event ideas to local experts.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 7PM – SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 5PM
THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
$17 – $30
Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, paddling the wildest waters and climbing the highest peaks, bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, this film festival is an exhilarating exploration of the mountain world.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 7:30PM
AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE COMPANY SPRING CONCERT
$10 – $25
Indiana University’s African American Dance Company presents its 45th annual Spring Concert. Directed by renowned choreographer and Black dance scholar Baba Stafford C. Berry Jr., the African American Dance Company will share movement traditions and dances from the Americas and the African diaspora — a unique fusion of African styles, contemporary jazz, hip hop, and more.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 7:30PM
IU SOUL REVUE SPRING CONCERT
$10 – $25
The IU Soul Revue, America’s first and finest collegiate popular music ensemble, presents its 47th annual Spring Concert. Directed by James Strong, IU Soul Revue alum and renowned bassist and musical director, the Revue will perform Black popular music from the 1960’s through today.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 6:30PM
SET IT OFF!
$5 – $7
Hip Hop ConnXion’s dance showcase shows all of Hip Hop ConnXion – Indiana’s talent and hard work throughout the school year. We are a show full of diversity in all aspects and our goal is to inspire others through our passion for dance and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.