The Pencil Today:


“I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks.” — Barack Obama


You have three more days to vote.

Cast your ballot at The Curry Building, 214 W. Seventh St. today, 8am-6pm, and Monday, 8am-Noon.

Vote at your local polling place Tuesday.


Stay tuned for my election predictions Tuesday. Trust me, you’ll be surprised by my top-of-the-ticket forecast.

The only events listings you need in Bloomington.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

VOTE ◗ The Curry Building, 214 W. Seventh St.; 8am-6pm

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

BENEFIT ◗ Bloomington American Legion Post 18Shop with a Firefighter Breakfast, raising funds for Christmas toys for kids; 8am

FAIR ◗ Binford Elementary SchoolTri Kappa Annuall Arts & Crafts Fair; 9am-3pm

CLASS ◗ Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Historic SiteMaking Wire-Wrapped Celtic Jewelry; 10am-5pm

FEST ◗ IU Cedar Hall, Union Street Center2nd Annual Traditional Powwow, Native-American arts, crafts, foods, etc.; 11am-6pm

WORKSHOP ◗ Monroe County Public Library My Sister’s Closet Interview Skills Workshop; 10am-Noon

HALLOWE’EN ◗ IU Hilltop Garden & Nature CenterGreat Bloomington Pumpkin Launch: Pumpkins Go Airborne; Noon

WORKSHOP ◗ The LodgeBloomington Argentine Tango Organization Master Series Tango Workshop, Led by Graciela Gonzalez; Noon

WORKSHOP ◗ Trained Eye Arts CenterDISCARDIA Mending Day; Noon-4pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallJunior Recital: Katie Upton on horn; 1pm

OPEN HOUSE ◗ Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural CenterLibrary Re-opening Celebration; 1-4pm

BOOKS ◗ Monroe County Public LibraryAuthor Virginia Eubanks reds from and signs her new book, “Digital Dead End“; 2-4pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Metz CarillonFirst Saturday Recital; 2pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Auer HallMaster’s Recital: William F. Bryant, composition; 2pm

FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “The Third Man”; 3pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallVoice Studio Recital: Students of Marietta Simpson; 3pm

FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “From Here to Eternity”; 6:30pm

FILM ◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Two Angry Moms“; 6:45pm

STAGE ◗ Bloomington Playwrights Project — “Maniobras Traviesas“; 7pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallSenior Recital: Catherine Kahn, voice; 7pm

POETRY ◗ Rachael’s CafeFive Women Poets; 7-9pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Musical Arts Center, Recital HallStudent Recital: Harrison Clarke on alto saxophone; 7pm

FILM ◗ IU Woodburn Hall TheaterRyder Film Series: “All Together“; 7:15pm

STAGE ◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center, AuditoriumComedy, “Hitchcock’s 39 Steps“; 7:30pm

STAGE ◗ IU Halls TheatreDrama, “Spring Awakening“; 7:30pm

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

MUSIC ◗ The Player’s PubJustin Case Band; 8pm

COMEDY ◗ The Comedy AtticMyq Kaplan; 8pm

MUSIC ◗ Cafe DjangoMitch Shiner Quintet; 8-10pm

MUSIC ◗ Chateau Thomas Wine Bar, 118 N. Walnut St.Singer/songwriter Crescent Ulmer; 8-10pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Auer HallPro Arte Singers & Chamber orchestra perform Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung (The Creation),” William Jon Gray, conductor; 8pm

SPORTS ◗ IU Memorial StadiumHoosier football vs. Iowa; 8pm

FILM ◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Keep the Lights On“; 8:15pm

MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford HallJunior Recital: David Woger on trombone; 8:30pm

FILM ◗ IU Woodburn Hall TheaterRyder Film Series: “Side by Side“; 9pm

MUSIC ◗ The BluebirdWho’s Bad? Michael Jackson covers; 9pm

MUSIC ◗ Max’s PlaceWake the Dead, Grateful Dead covers; 9pm

DANCING ◗ The Root Cellar at Farm BloomingtonWhatever: 80s/90s Dance Party; 10pm-3am

COMEDY ◗ The Comedy AtticMyq Kaplan; 10:30pm

MUSIC ◗ Bear’s PlaceBands cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy; 11pm

FAIR ◗ Trained Eye Arts CenterTrained Eye Arts Market, Featuring live music, local artists, etc.; 10pm-2am


ART ◗ IU Art MuseumExhibits:

  • “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 through December 1st:

  • “Essentially Human,” By William Fillmore
  • “Two Sides to Every Story,” By Barry Barnes
  • “Horizons in Pencil and Wax,” By Carol Myers

ART ◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryExhibits through November 16th:

  • Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf
  • Small Is Big

ART ◗ IU Kinsey Institute GalleryExhibits through December 20th:

  • A Place Aside: Artists and Their Partners
  • Gender Expressions

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 LibraryExhibits:

  • The War of 1812 in the Collections of the Lilly Library“; through December 15th
  • A World of Puzzles,” selections from the Slocum Puzzle Collection

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

The Ryder & The Electron Pencil. All Bloomington. All the time.

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