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“Yeah, I am lazy. There’s no doubt about that.” — Usain Bolt


I’m taking the day off. You still get our events listings, though. So don’t complain.

The only events listings you need in Bloomington.

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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STUDIO TOUR ◗ Brown County, various locationsThe Backroads of Brown County Studio Tour, free, self-guided tour of 16 local artists’ & craftspersons’ studios; 10am-5pm, through October

LECTURE ◗ IU Maurer School of Law, Moot Court Room — “Uncertainty, Indeterminacy, and the Law School Curriculum,” Presented by Elliott Milstein of American University Washington College of Law; Noon-1pm

LECTURE ◗ IU Memorial Union, Maple RoomThe Arab Spring, Presented by Prof. Mahmoud Al-Batal; Noon-1:30pm

FAIR ◗ Bloomington Convention CenterMonroe County College Fair, for high school seniors, visit the booths of more than 60 colleges & universities; Noon

WORKSHOP ◗ Monroe County Public Library, Ellettsville BranchIt’s Your Money Series: Build a Duct Tape Wallet; 4-5:30pm

LECTURE ◗ IU Memorial Union, Maple RoomThe Arab Spring, Presented by Prof. Mahmoud Al-Batal; 5-7:30pm

FAIR ◗ Bloomington Convention CenterMonroe County College Fair, Financial Assistance presentation; 6:30-7:30pm

DEBATE ◗ Bartholomew County Public Library, ColumbusThe 2nd Amendment, Opening presentation by attorney Rod McGillivray, followed by public participation; 6:30-8pm

Guns, At The Bartholomew County Public Library

MUSIC ◗ Muddy Boots Cafe, NashvilleJoe Sanford; 7-9pm

LECTURE ◗ Monroe County Public LibraryBloomington Mac Users Group,Tame the Beast of the 21st Century: The Information Flood,” Presented by Bill DeVille; 7pm

FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “Maestra“; 7pm

CLASS ◗ Monroe County Public Library –“On the Brink of Destruction: The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Out,” Part of the IU Lifelong Learning Series, second of three weekly sessions; 7pm

LECTURE ◗ Lawrence County Museum of History, Bedford — “Prehistoric Climate and Life in Southern Indiana: 500 Million Years of Hoosier History,” Presented by geologist Dr. P. David Polly; 7pm

MUSIC ◗ Rachael’s CafeNorthfleet, Analecta, Keyoung; 7:30pm

MUSIC ◗ Max’s PlaceJohnny Nevada; 8pm

MUSIC ◗ The BishopFilligar, Keeping Cars; 9pm

MUSIC ◗ The BluebirdDave Walters karaoke; 9pm


ART ◗ IU Art MuseumExhibits:

  • “New Acquisitions,” David Hockney; through October 21st
  • Paintings by Contemporary Native American Artists; through October 14th
  • “Paragons of Filial Piety,” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi; through December 31st
  • “Intimate Models: Photographs of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers,” by Julia Margaret, Cameron, Edward Weston, & Harry Callahan; through December 31st
  • French Printmaking in the Seventeenth Century;” through December 31st
  • Celebration of Cuban Art & Film: Pop-art by Joe Tilson; through December 31st
  • Workers of the World, Unite!” through December 31st
  • Embracing Nature,” by Barry Gealt; through December 23rd
  • Pioneers & Exiles: German Expressionism,” through December 23rd

ART ◗ Ivy Tech Waldron CenterExhibits:

  • Ab-Fab — Extreme Quilting,” by Sandy Hill; October 5th through October 27th
  • Street View — Bloomington Scenes,” by Tom Rhea; October 5th through October 27th
  • From the Heartwoods,” by James Alexander Thom; October 5th through October 27th
  • The Spaces in Between,” by Ellen Starr Lyon; October 5th through October 27th

ART ◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryExhibit:

  • “Samenwerken,” Interdisciplinary collaborative multi-media works; through October 11th

ART ◗ IU Kinsey Institute GalleryExhibits opening September 28th:

  • A Place Aside: Artists and Their Partners;” through December 20th
  • Gender Expressions;” through December 20th

PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World CulturesExhibit:

  • “CUBAmistad” photos

ART ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World CulturesExhibits:

  • “¡Cuba Si! Posters from the Revolution: 1960s and 1970s”
  • “From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
  • “Thoughts, Things, and Theories… What Is Culture?”
  • “Picturing Archaeology”
  • “Personal Accents: Accessories from Around the World”
  • “Blended Harmonies: Music and Religion in Nepal”
  • “The Day in Its Color: A Hoosier Photographer’s Journey through Mid-century America”
  • “TOYing with Ideas”
  • “Living Heritage: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia”
  • “On a Wing and a Prayer”

BOOKS ◗ IU Lilly LibraryExhibit:

  • Outsiders and Others:Arkham House, Weird Fiction, and the Legacy of HP Lovecraft;” through November 1st
  • A World of Puzzles,” selections form the Slocum Puzzle Collection

PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ Soup’s OnExhibit:

  • Celebration of Cuban Art & Culture: “CUBAmistad photos; through October

PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ Monroe County History CenterExhibit:

  • Bloomington: Then and Now,” presented by Bloomington Fading; through October 27th

ARTIFACTS ◗ Monroe County History CenterExhibit:

  • “Doctors and Dentists: A Look into the Monroe County Medical professions

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