The Pencil Events:

Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.

Wednesday, May  16, 2012

Ivy Tech, Bloomington Campus — Creative Aging Symposium, keynote speaker Susan Perlstein, exploring creative expression for seniors; 10am

◗ IU Dowling International CenterEnglish Conversation Club, for non-native speakers of American English; 1pm

City Hall atrium — Mayor Mark Kruzan and IU Vice Provost Tom Geiryn introduce authors Carrol Krause (“The Showers Brothers Furniture Company: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University”) and James Capshew (“Herman B. Wells: The Promise of the American University”) celebrating the release of their new books; 4pm

City Hall, Showers Plaza — Bloomington Bikes Week, Art by Bike Fun Ride, led by Jaqui Bauer; 5pm

Bloomington High School NorthSpring band concert; 7-8:30pm

Max’s PlaceOpen mic; sign up begins at 5:pm, music at 7:30pm

The Player’s PubPost Modern Jazz Quartet; 8pm

Post Modern Jazz Quartet

Harmony SchoolContra dancing; 8-10:30pm

The BluebirdRod Tuffcurls and the Benchpress; 8pm

Cafe DjangoDavid Johnson on guitar; 8-10:30pm

◗ IU Kirkwood ObservatoryStar-gazing open house, rain or shine; 9pm

The Kirkwood Observatory Main Telescope

The BishopHere We Go Magic, Hospitality; 9:30pm

Jake NightclubBattle of the bands; 10pm

Uncle Elizabeth’sBoys On Poles, male exotic dancing: 10pm and midnight


IU Mathers Museum of World CulturesExhibits, “Blended Harmonies: Music and Religion in Nepal”; through July 1st — “Esse Quam Videri (To Be, Rather than To Be Seen): Muslim Self Portraits; through June 17th — “From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”; through July 1st

IU Kinsey Institute GalleryExhibit, “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze”; through June 29th

◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center Exhibits at various galleries: Angela Hendrix-Petry, Benjamin Pines, Nate Johnson, and Yang Chen; all through May 29th

Trinity Episcopal ChurchArt exhibit, “Creation,” collaborative mosaic tile project; through May 31st

Monroe County Public LibraryArt exhibit, “Muse Whisperings,” water color paintings by residents of Sterling House; through May 31st

Monroe County History CenterPhoto exhibit, “Bloomington: Then and Now” by Bloomington Fading; through October 27th

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