Are you interested in concerts and crafts? The Herald-Times has you covered this weekend.
Several performances, from timeless classics to new favorites, will be staged this weekend and early next for those who fancy some live music. Harpists and jazz musicians plan to light up Bloomington while Three Dog Night takes place in neighboring Brown County.
This week’s Bloomington Gallery Walk has generated some excitement as residents get a first look at new works and artists featured in several galleries around the city.
While a craft fair at Spring Mill may be worth a visit, residents can also find local craft shows and holiday bazaars.
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Free UI Women’s Basketball Game Friday
Fans can watch a basketball game at Assembly Hall for one of the first times since the pandemic on Friday. At 7 p.m. Indiana University will play Indianapolis University in women’s basketball. Admission will be free in support of the ALS Awareness Night. Participants are encouraged to wear red clothing to support the cause.
Friends of Lake Monroe Gallery exhibit
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Friends of Lake Monroe will be hosting a water-themed exhibit at the Brick Room Gallery, 107 N. College Ave. The exhibition, titled “The Art of Water”, will feature oil paintings and photographs by local artists. The exhibit premieres Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will continue to be open at that time every Friday in November.
The gallery’s exhibit will feature oil paintings by Dawn Adams, a professional artist with a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the Bloomington Campus at Indiana University. According to a statement, Dawn chose water as her inspiration because of its versatility and calming imagery.
Jeff Danielson, former owner of Runcible Spoon, and Kriste Lindberg, stormwater education specialist at the City of Bloomington, will also feature their photos of nature in the exhibit.
Harp concert at the First United Methodist Church on Friday
On Friday, renowned harpists and guest artists will perform a benefit concert at First United Methodist Church, 219 E. Fourth St. Funds raised will go to the USA International Harp Competition, an independent performance competition at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University which recognizes young harpists from around the world.
Fan-Fen Tai, assistant faculty member at IU, will perform alongside fellow harpists Sophie Thorpe and Ariel Schwartz. Tai is a distinguished harpist, having won the winner of the First International Vera Dulova Harp Competition in Moscow, the First Prize and the “People’s Choice” of the Indiana University Travel Fellowship Competition, the First Prize of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and First Prize at Taiwan’s First Harp Competition.
Guest artists Deepa Johnny, mezzo-soprano singer, and Charles Prestinari, organist, will also perform. Artists will play a wide range of composers’ selections throughout the decades.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for students and are available in advance at https://usaihc.org/ or at the door on the night of the show.
Masks are mandatory, regardless of vaccination status.
Walk in the gallery on Friday
Bundle up on Friday nights as you stroll through Gallery Walk Bloomington. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 10 local galleries will present new works for residents to see and sometimes meet the artists.
Karen Navarro, a multidisciplinary artist of Argentinian origin, will appear at the Pictura Gallery, 202 S. Rogers St., to present “The Constructed Self” and talk about her multimedia work. Navarro will speak at 7 p.m.
Julianna Burrell and Sarah J. Slover will debut in “New Works” at Bloomington Rentals & Realty, 213 S. Rogers St.
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“Unlocking Perception: New Works” by Rebecca Lowery will be presented in the By Hand gallery, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 109, in the Fountain Square Mall.
The Cook Center’s inaugural engaged artist-in-residence, zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, will present “This overwhelming urge to realize myself in any way I can” at the Gayle Karch Cook Center at Maxwell Hall on the University of the Indiana.
An exhibition of collective works by Bloomingfoods staff members entitled “Staff Art Exhibit” will be held in Bloomingfoods Gallery B, Near West, 316 W. Sixth St.
Spectrum Creative Group Gallery will present “Route 66 Revisited” by Kendall Reeves. The gallery is located inside the Fountain Square Mall in suite 112.
The Rainbow Bakery will have a “Rainbow Lounge”, which includes a pop-up covered market featuring works by Angela Frezza, Mary Shipp, Olive Bea and Avrie Allen.
Jessie Grubb’s “fluorescent figures” will appear at the Roses Gallery, located at the northeast corner of Fourth and Rogers streets.
Venue Fine Art & Gifts, 114 S. Grant St., will present new works by Anna Afshar.
The Upland Plein Air 2021 Fall Membership Show will feature “Sharing Gifts” at The Vault at Gallery Mortgage, 121 E. Sixth St., Suite 1.
Spring mill craft fair this weekend
Head to Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell to check out local crafts. The popular Craft Fair returns to Pioneer Village with the Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. All vendors will be in the village huts, displaying handmade items for sale.
The craft fair will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors must have a park pass or pay the $ 7 entrance fee ($ 9 out of state). To enter the craft fair, admission for adults is $ 3 each; children aged 3 and under have free admission.
Sale of the historical center festivals this Saturday
Residents have another chance to take advantage of the Monroe County History Center’s annual sale. On Saturday, the volunteers who hosted the last fundraiser in June are hosting a special holiday shopping event at the Garage Sale Warehouse.
Treasures of all kinds, from antiques to fine art to rugs, will be available. Unique holiday gifts that cannot be found elsewhere abound.
The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cook Warehouse in Curry Pike at 4015 Profile Parkway on the west side of Bloomington. Proceeds will be used to support the preservation of artifacts, exhibits and programs at the Monroe County History Center.
Three Dog Night in Brown County Saturday
From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Three Dog Night will perform at Brown County Music Center. Between 1969 and 1975, the classic rock group scored 21 Billboard Top 40 hits, with three # 1 hits. Their mainstream single “Joy to the World” has been on the air since its debut in 1971.
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The Brown County Music Center requires participants to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours to enter.
Tickets are still available starting at $ 35 each through Ticketmaster at https://bit.ly/3GHpWtN.
Jazz concert at Blockhouse Bar next week
Jazz guitarist Zacc Harris will be heading to Blockhouse Bar on Wednesday at 6:30 pm to promote his band’s new album, “Small Wonders”. A contemplative look at the joys and hardships of parenthood, the album features a diverse range of sounds, from soft grooves inspired by Latin music to thoughtful and moody ballads.
Harris is a revered and accomplished jazz musician, having received several scholarships and awards, including a McKnight Fellowship and the Minnesota Emerging Composers Award.
The show will take place at the Blockhouse Bar, 205 S. College Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cover charge is $ 10.
This article originally appeared on The Herald-Times: Bloomington Events: Concerts, Crafts, and More Things To Do This Week