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“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” — Franklin Roosevelt


You can vote almost every day from now until election day, Tuesday, November 6th.

Where To Vote

The Curry Building, 214 W. Seventh St., voting hours:

  • Monday through Friday, until November 2nd, 8am-6pm
  • Saturdays, October 27th & November 3rd, 9am-4pm
  • Monday, November 5th, 8am-Noon

Evangelical Community Church, 503 S. High St., Satellite Voting Center:

  • Monday & Tuesday, October 22nd & 23rd, 10am-6pm

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 4607 W. SR 46, Satellite Voting Center:

  • Thursday & Friday, October 25th & 26th, 10am-6pm

IU Assembly Hall, South Lobby, 1001 E. 17th St., Satellite Voting Center:

  • Monday & Tuesday, October 29th & 30th, 10am-6pm

Local precinct polls, find yours here:

  • Tuesday, November 6th, 6am-6pm

No excuses. Plus, if you don’t vote, I don’t want to hear a peep out of you after the election.


In order to streamline the electoral process, Republicans are advised to wait until Wednesday, November 7th, to cast their ballots.

Thanks for your cooperation.

The only events listings you need in Bloomington.

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

FOOD ◗ Outside City Hall, Showers BuildingFarmers Market; 8am-1pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Registration; 9-10am

CLASS ◗ IU Research & Teaching Preserve Field LabImprove photography skills in the nature preserve, Meet at IU Foundation parking lot for car pool; 9am-1pm

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

ANIMALS ◗ PALS Barn at Ellington StablesPALS Fun Show, Events & demonstrations include obstacles courses, drill team, dressage, English equitation, etc., to benefit People and Animals Learning Services; 10am-5:30pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Preliminary round; 10am-4pm

MUSIC ◗ Muddy Boots Cafe, NashvilleRobbie Bowden; Noon

SPORTS IU Bill Armstrong StadiumHoosier men’s soccer vs. Michigan; 1pm

HALLOWE’EN ◗ Haunted Hayride & StablesFriendly hayrides; 1-7pm

HALLOWE’EN ◗ RCA Community ParkTrick or Treat Trail, Presented by Bloomington Parks & Recreation; 1-4pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Auer HallMaster’s Recital, Nathaneil Brown, baritone; 2pm

FILM ◗ Buskirk Chumley TheaterDark Carnival Film Festival: Schedule:

  • Screening Series 1: “Dummy,” “The Keeper,” “Vadim,” “Zero Killed“; 2-4:35pm
  • Performance: Lacore Valmon Circus; 4:50-5pm
  • Screening Series 2: “Other,” “Once Upon a Liver,” “Seamstress,” “Transmission,” “Attack of the Brain Suckers,” “Nailbiter“; 5-7:35pm
  • Performance: Lacore Valmon Circus; 8-8:20pm
  • Screening Series 3: “All Men Are Called Robert,” “Bariku Light,” “The Last Days of Harold Fishman,” “Sandwich Crazy,” “Hell’s Belles,” “Video Diary of a Lost Girl“; 8:20-10:50pm

FILM ◗ IU CinemaHome Movie Day, International celebration of the home movie, Bring in your 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, VHS, & DVD home movies for preservation advice, Various archived films will be screened; 3-5:30pm

NATURE ◗ TC Steele State Historic SiteTrue Nature: A Mondful Hike & Write Workshop; 3pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Auer HallPacifica Quartet; 4pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Musical Arts Center3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Koyla Panhuyzen guitar demonstration & Tom Yeiser lecture on recording classical guitar; 4-7pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallHarpsichord Studio Recital; 5pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Musical Arts Center, Recital HallDoctoral Recital, Kaoru Yamamura on piano; 5pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Sweeney Hall3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Master Class, Edoardo Catemario; 5-7pm

BENEFIT ◗ Terry’s Banquets & CateringNAACP Freedom Fund Banquet; 6pm

BENEFIT ◗ St. Mark’s United Methodist ChurchTaste of East Africa, Presented by Kilimanjaro Education Outreach; 6-8:30pm

FILM ◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Side by Side“; 6:45pm

MUSIC ◗ Muddy Boots Cafe, NashvilleBarbara McGuire; 7-9pm

MUSIC FEST ◗ Various locations, BloomingtonBloomingTONE Music Festival, purchase tickets for single events, all events on one night, or a full two-day pass, Friday & Saturday, Tonight’s events:

  • Serendipity Martini Bar — Classical: Cor 4; 7:15pm — Early Winds; 8pm — Andrew Lunsford; 8:45pm — The Park Trio; 9:30pm — Square Peg Round Hole; 10:15pm
  • The BluebirdElephant Quiz, Midwest Hype; 10pm
  • The Vid — Indie: Architecture Aviva; 9pm — Keeping Cars; 10pm — She Does Is Magic; 11pm — Wailin’ Smithers; Midnight
  • Jake’s Nightclub — Rock: It’s a Trap; 10pm — Gentle Shades; 11pm — Dirty Kluger; Midnight — Fluffer; 1am
  • Rachael’s Cafe — World: Delgerbat Uvsh; 7pm — Emily Backal & Friends; 7:30pm — Silk Road Ensemble; 8:40pm — Jon Peters; 9:40pm — Sweet Poison Victim; 10:40pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallOctubafest, Daniel Perantoni, director; 7pm

HALLOWE’EN ◗ Haunted Hayride & StablesScary hayrides; 7-11pm

HALLOWE’EN ◗ Bakers Junction Railroad MuseumHaunted train; 7pm

STAGE ◗ IU Wells-Metz TheatreDrama, “Richard III“; 7:30pm

STAGE ◗ Bloomington Playwrights ProjectIke & Julie Arnov PlayOffs, Writers, directors, & actors stage original mini-plays using themes, props, and single lines given to them 24 hours previously, Mayor Mark Kruzan will open the proceedings; 7:30pm

FILM ◗ IU Woodburn Hall TheatreRyder Film Series: “2 Days in New York“; 7:30pm

STAGE ◗ Bloomington High School SouthComedy, “Once Upon a Mattress“; 7:30pm

OPERA ◗ IU Musical Arts Center — “The Merry Widow“; 8pm

MUSIC ◗ The Player’s PubFistful of Bacon; 8pm

COMEDY ◗ The Comedy AtticKumail Manjiani; 8pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Auer Hall3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Guest recital, Martha Masters; 8pm

FILM IU Memorial Union, Whittenberger Hall — “The Dark Knight Rises“; 8pm

FILM ◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Stars in Shorts“; 8:30pm

MUSIC ◗ The BishopPaul Burch, Busman’s Holiday; 8:30pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallJunior Recital, Ethan Cobb on trumpet; 8:30pm

MUSIC ◗ Bear’s PlaceThe Owen Sweeney Show; 9pm

FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “Detropia“; 9:30pm

DANCING ◗ The Root Cellar at Farm BloomingtonWhatever: 80s & 90s Alternative Dance Party; 10pm

COMEDY ◗ The Comedy AtticKumail Manjiani; 10:30pm

FILM IU Memorial Union, Whittenberger Hall — “The Dark Knight Rises“; 11pm


ART ◗ IU Art MuseumExhibits:

  • “New Acquisitions,” David Hockney; through October 21st
  • “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
  • Threads of Love: Baby Carriers from China’s Minority Nationalities“; through December 23rd
  • 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:

  • Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf; through November 16th
  • Small Is Big; Through November 16th

ART ◗ IU Kinsey Institute GalleryExhibits:

  • 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 from 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 CenterExhibits:

  • Doctors & Dentists: A Look into the Monroe County Medical Professions
  • What Is Your Quilting Story?
  • Garden Glamour: Floral Fashion Frenzy
  • Bloomington Then & Now
  • World War II Uniforms
  • Limestone Industry in Monroe County

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