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The Pencil Events:

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

Tuesday, May  22, 2012

◗ IU Kelley School of Business, Godfrey Center — IU Global Mini-Conference; 8:30am-noon

People’s ParkLunch Concert Series, Sharlee Davis and Will Devitt; 11:30am

Sharlee Davis & Bill Devitt

The Venue Fine Arts & GiftsDiscussion of the art of Juliana Burrell; 5:30pm

Jake’s NightclubKaraoke; 6pm

The Player’s PubBlues jam hosted by Fistful of Bacon; 8pm

The BluebirdCandlebox; 8pm

Candlebox

◗ Farm Bloomington, Root CellarTrivia Night; 8pm

The BishopFool’s Gold, Qur’an Qur’an; 9pm

Ongoing:

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

◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryKinsey Institute Juried Art Show; through July 21st, 11am

◗ 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

The Pencil Events:

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

Monday, May  21, 2012

Landlocked MusicIn-store performance, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth; 6pm

Lee Ranaldo

Cafe DjangoVariety show, The Short List, hosted by Marta Jasicki; 7pm

Buskirk-Chumley TheaterBatchelor Middle School film program, B-TV, presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”; 7pm

Rachael’s CafeImprovisational Music Project; 7-9:30pm

The Player’s PubBloomington Songwriter Showcase; 8pm

The BishopDJ Spikes; 8pm

The BluebirdSteve Kimock, Bernie Worell; 9pm

Steve Kimock

Ongoing:

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

◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryKinsey Institute Juried Art Show; through July 21st, 11am

◗ 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

The Pencil Events:

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

Sunday, May  20, 2012

Congregation Beth ShalomGan Shalom Preschool annual garage sale; 7am

Deer Run Park, Nashville, Indiana — Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta pet competition; 1-4pm

Buskirk-Chumley TheaterMusical, “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; 2pm

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bean Blossom — “A Song Recital between Friends,” featuring, soprano Sharee Seal, mezzosoprano Charis Peden, and Casey Robards; 2-3:15pm

Sharee Seal

Bloomington High School SouthMusical play, “Godpsell”; 2pm

Bloomington Playwrights ProjectMusical, “Maggie Cassidy,” based on Jack Kerouac’s novel; 2pm

Monroe County Public Library auditorium — Films, “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say” and “Water from Another Time,” both on creative aging; 2-3:30pm

The Comedy AtticDoug Benson Extravaganza; 4:20pm

The Player’s PubNate Johnson and the Keepers; 6pm

Nate Johnson

Buskirk-Chumley TheaterMusical, “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; 7pm

Bear’s PlaceRyder Film Series, “We Have a Pope”; 7pm

Max’s PlaceAlar Wave; 7pm

The Western Sky, South Central Indiana — Partial solar eclipse; Early evening until sunset

If We’re Lucky, We’ll See Something Like This

The BishopJoe Pug, David Wax Museum, Biz Strother; 9pm

Ongoing:

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

◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryKinsey Institute Juried Art Show; through July 21st, 11am

◗ 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

The Pencil Events:

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

Saturday, May  19, 2012

Showers PlazaFarmers Market; 8am-1pm

Harley-Davidson of BloomingtonRide for the Red, motorcycle ride, BBQ, & music benefiting the American Red Cross; registration begins at 9am

Monroe County Public LibraryBank on Bloomington workshop on managing a checking account; 10am

◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryKinsey Institute Juried Art Show; through July 21st, 11am

Sarah Legow’s “Sex and the Nature of Things” at the Grunwald Gallery

◗ IU Kinsey InstituteOpen house & artists’ panel discussion; 11am-2pm

Sembower FieldIU Baseball vs. Ohio State; 1pm

◗ IU Hilltop Garden & Nature CenterCelebrate Urban Birds: learn about bird ecology, behavior, & identification; 1-4pm

Killdeer

Buskirk-Chumley Theater — Musical, “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; 2pm

North Fork Waterfowl Resting AreaVolunteer work day; 2-4pm

Rachael’s CafeStudent drum recital; 4-6pm

The Comedy AtticDoug Benson Extravanganza; 4:20pm

◗ IU School of Education AuditoriumFilm, “Race to Nowhere,” on school reform; 6pm

“Race to Nowhere”

Buskirk-Chumley TheaterMusical, “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; 7pm

IU CinemaFilm, “Sound of Noise”; 7pm

Brown County PlayhouseTalent show benefit for Brown County History Center featuring Jon Kay, Dillon Bustin, Grey Larsen, & Bob Lucas; 7pm

Madame Walker TheatreDaddy Real Entertainment’s musical talent contest grand final; 7pm

The Player’s PubKilborn Alley; 8pm

Bloomington Playwrights ProjectMusical, “Maggie Cassidy,” based on Jack Kerouac’s novel; 8pm

The Comedy AtticEric Andre; 8 & 10:30pm

Cafe DjangoSophie Faught Quartet; 8-11pm

Jake’s NightclubBloomington Burlesque Brigade’s Venetian Burlesque Ball; 9pm

Bloomington Burlesque Brigade’s Spring Chicks 2012

Bear’s PlaceJacob Huffman, Ty Franke, JC Clements; 9pm

The BluebirdFunky Monks; 9pm

Max’s PlaceBottom Road Blues Band; 9-11pm

The BishopPolica; 9:30pm

Max’s PlaceFist Full of Bacon; 11:30pm

Ongoing:

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

The Pencil Events:

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

Friday, May  18, 2012

◗ Bloomington and the USA — National Bike to Work Day; all day

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

Sembower FieldIU Baseball vs. Ohio State; 3pm

◗ Downtown Nashville, IndianaTaste of Brown County; 4-7pm

Bloomington SpeedwayLarry Rice Classic, sprint cars; gates open 4:30pm, racing at 7:30pm

The Venue Fine Arts and GiftsOpening reception, the art of Juliana Burrell; 6pm

Buskirk-Chumley TheaterMusical, “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; 7pm

IU CinemaFilm, “Sound of Noise”; 7pm

Bloomington High School SouthSpring band concert; 7-9pm

Bloomington High School NorthJazz band concert; 7-9pm

Sweet ClaireReading by poet Matthew Jackson; 7pm

Cafe DjangoMaster accordionist Svetia; 7:30-9:30pm

Bloomington Playwrights ProjectMusical, “Maggie Cassidy,” based on Jack Kerouac’s novel; 8pm

The Player’s PubKing Bee and the Stingers, Bottom Road Blues Band; 8pm

The Comedy AtticEric Andre; 8 & 10:30pm

Max’s PlaceRagbirds; 8pm

Bear’s Place — Kimmie F’n Green Eyes, Johnny Profane; 9pm

The BluebirdClayton Anderson; 9pm

Uncle Elizabeth’sVicci Laine and the West End Girls; 10pm & midnight

The BishopDave Walter Karaoke; 10pm

Ongoing:

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

The Pencil Events:

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

Thursday, May  17, 2012

American Red Cross, Monroe County Chapter — Used books and media sale; 9am-4pm

Lower Cascades ParkRibbon-cutting ceremony for new Cascades Park Trail; 10:30am

Sembower FieldIU Baseball vs. Ohio State; 3pm

City HallBloomington Bikes Week: Bike Commuter 101; 6pm

Bear’s PlaceUt Haus Jazz Septet 22nd anniversary concert; 5:30pm

Ut Haus Et Al

◗ IU Old National Bank Art GalleryArt, opening reception, “Hands of Time,” exhibit of photographic images of hands through the generations; 5:30-7:30pm

The Player’s PubBuilt for Comfort; 6:30pm

Farm Bloomington, Root Cellar — Ryder Film Series, “The Fairy”; 6:30pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater“Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; 7pm

Monroe County History CenterRon Bell speaks about early limestone quarries in South Central Indiana; 7pm

IU CinemaFilm, “Sound of Noise”; 7pm

IU AuditoriumRiverdance; 7:30pm

Max’s PlaceSong Writer’s Select with host DW Brykalski; 8pm

Cafe DjangoJeff Isaac Trio jazz standards; 8-10pm

The BluebirdNew Old Cavalry; 8pm

Comedy AtticEric Andre; 8pm

Bear’s PlaceKaraoke; 9pm

The BishopTim Smiley and the Patience; 9:30pm

Ongoing:

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

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

Ongoing:

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

The Pencil Events:

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

Tuesday, May  15, 2012

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

People’s ParkLunch Concert Series, DW Brykalski roots music; 11:30am

Sembower FieldIU Baseball vs. Evansville; 3pm

IU Freshman Chris Sujka

Templeton Elementary SchoolBloomington Bikes Week, Bike Safety Rodeo for the family; 4:30pm

Monroe County Democratic Party HeadquartersMeet the Candidates, food & drinks; 5:30-7pm

Jake’s NightclubKaraoke; 6pm

Max’s PlaceComedy Night; 8pm

The Player’s PubBlues jam with Cliff and the Guardrails; 8pm

Farm Bloomington, The Root Cellar — Trivia Night; 8pm

The BluebirdChristina Perri; 9pm

Christina Perri

The BishopPierced Arrows, Don’t; 9pm

Bear’s PlaceHope for Agoldensummer, Mikkel Almholt, Andru Bemis, Keeping Cars; 9pm

The Pencil Events:

OUR NEW POSTING SCHEDULE

Good morning.

We’ll be doing things a bit differently around here from now on. Staring today, we’ll have two posts a day.

The first, at 7:30am, Eastern, will be GO, our daily event listings. Prior to this, often by the time we get our combined post up, a few events in our daily listing already had come and gone. Doesn’t really make sense to post listings for the past, does it?

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” — Attributed to Yogi Berra

We’re all about the future here at The Pencil. So now, check GO every morning for the best local events listings in South Central Indiana.

Then we’ll put up the day’s Hot Air whenever we get around to it — usually by 10am, Eastern, although occasionally, when we’re especially inspired or especially lazy, we might get our Hot Air post up as late as 1pm, Eastern.

The Electron Pencil — always striving to serve you better (as long as it isn’t too much trouble for us.)

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

Monday, May  14, 2012

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

Creating “Creation”

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

Wapehani Mountain Bike ParkWapehani Trail Building Night, volunteer and learn to build a trail using sustainable methods; 4-6pm

First Christian ChurchBloomington Watercolor Society, Betty Wagoner demonstrates techniques for drawing believable human figures; 6pm

The BishopDJ Brian Winterman; 8pm

The BluebirdDave Walters Karaoke; 8pm

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