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August 2017

Community Volunteer Fair

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bloomington Farmers’ Market, 401 N. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States

August 26 – Community Volunteer Fair at Farmers’ Market Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, 401 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 10:00 am-1:00 pm | FREE Lotus will be recruiting volunteers for its annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival at the annual Bloomington Volunteer Network’s annual Community Volunteer Fair at the Farmer's Market.  Scheduled for September 28 - October 1,…

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IU Student Involvement Fair

August 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dunn Meadow, N Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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August 28 – IU Student Involvement Fair Dunn Meadow (corner of Indiana and 7th Street, just west of the Indiana Memorial Union Bloomington, IN 4:00 - 8:00 pm |  FREE We welcome IU students back to BTown at the annual IU Student Involvement Fair, where students can learn about the wealth of activities available both on and off…

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September 2017

Tips for Lotus at Cup & Kettle

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Cup & Kettle Tea Co., 208 N. Walnut
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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Donation

Throughout September Tips for Lotus at Cup & Kettle Cup & Kettle Tea Co. 208 N. Walnut Learn more!   Festival Main Stage sponsors Cup & Kettle Tea Co. are collecting tips throughout the month of September for Lotus.  Stop by for a refreshing tea or a snack and contribute to global music!

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4th St. Festival of the Arts & Crafts

September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Free

Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3 Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-5pm Fourth and Grant Streets, Bloomington, IN Stop by and visit the Lotus booth at this annual Labor Day Weekend art show -- get details about the upcoming 2016 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and  learn about Lotus volunteer opportunities!  Lotus is also the featured craft activity of the 4th Street…

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IU First Thursdays Festival

September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IU Showalter Arts Plaza, 1211 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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Free

IU First Thursdays Festival Showalter Arts Plaza E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN Thursday, September 7 5-7:30pm FREE The First Thursdays Festival is a celebration of contemporary arts & humanities on the IU Bloomington campus.  The festival is always free and open to all members of the public, with performances and activities around the Showalter Arts…

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Lotus Lineup Lowdown

September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
IU Archives of Traditional Music, 1165 E. 3rd St., Morrison Hall 006
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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Free

Lotus Lineup Lowdown: Preview with an Ethnomusicologist Friday, September 15  |  NOON IU Archives of Traditional Music Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006 FREE Take a deeper dive into Lotus on this guided tour! Elise Anderson and Douglas Peach, PhD students in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, will look at the 2017 Festival…

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Vibe Yoga Donation Class

September 25, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Vibe Yoga Studio, 1705 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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Donation

Monday, September 25th  |  6:15-7:15 pm Donation Yoga Class for Lotus  Vibe Yoga Studio, 1705 N. College Ave. Register for this class This will be a gentle yoga class for all levels. We will breathe, stretch, and balance to the beats of world music. All of the proceeds from this class will help transform Lotus's…

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Lotus + Bloomingfoods Wine & Cheese Tasting

September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bloomingfoods East, 3220 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States
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$10

Wednesday, September 27th  |  5:00-7:00 pm Lotus + Bloomingfoods Wine & Cheese Tasting Bloomingfoods East, Patio Room (3220 E. 3rd St.) $10 entry fee @ door  |  All proceeds benefit Lotus More details / Facebook event   Join us at the Bloomingfoods East patio room as we gear up for Festival weekend with a wine…

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Guest Lecture with Isabel Berglund

September 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Guest lecture with Isabel Berglund Wednesday, September 27  |  6:00-7:00 pm IU Fine Arts Building, FA 015 1201 E. 7th St. FREE Danish artist Isabel Berglund uses the familiar, universal tradition of hand-knitting to create monumental public works that demonstrate the power of communal artistic endeavor.  This pre-Festival lecture is free and open to the public. Presented…

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24th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Ticket prices vary

The 24th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival returns to the heart of Bloomington, Indiana on September 28-October 1, 2017, filling the downtown streets once again with its eclectic blend of global sound and spectacle. Click for info and tickets! For more than two decades, the non-profit Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has transformed downtown…

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Lotus Thursday Kick-Off Concert

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$18 - $23

Lotus Kick-Off Concert Thursday, September 28   |  7:00 pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater   |   114 E. Kirkwood >Buy Tickets   (Reserved Seating) Start your Festival weekend right with the Swedish string sounds of Väsen, one of Bloomington’s all-time favorite Lotus bands!   Plus: Enjoy a Lotus Dickey “cranky” performance -- we're premiering "Life is Real: Lotus Dickey,"…

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Festival Arts Village

September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
6th Street b/w Walnut & Washington, 100 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Festival Arts Village Friday, Sept. 29 & Saturday, Sept. 30   |   6:00 – 10:00 pm each night 6th St., between Walnut & Washington FREE All Ages/ Open to Public Two full evenings of interactive installations, visual arts, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more -- for the whole family.  Full details and schedule below.  Free…

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Friday & Saturday Evening Showcases

September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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$36 - $72

Lotus Friday Evening Showcases Friday, September 29   |   ~6:00 pm - Midnight Various venues in downtown Bloomington >Buy Tickets Single-night tickets and Weekend Passes available. YOUR WRISTBAND is your passport to music and dance from around the globe!  Venues range from classic theaters and clubs, to standing-room street tents, to churches where traditional…

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Lotus in the Park

September 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waldron, Hill, & Buskirk Park, 331 S. Washington
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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Free

Lotus in the Park Saturday, September 30   |   Noon - 5:00pm Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park, 331 S. Washington St.) FREE A full afternoon of performances, workshops, and hands-on fun for the whole family!  Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the festivities. See below for a full schedule and list of activities.…

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Festival Parade

September 30, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Free

Lotus Festival Parade Saturday, September 30   |  8:30-8:50 pm Downtown Bloomington FREE Led by Festival artist Raya Brass Band!  The whole community is invited to join the procession -- wave a Lotus flag, wear a mask, or just dance dance dance.  Meet at 7th & Washington; ends at Buskirk-Chumley Theater Sponsored by:    …

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October 2017

Festival Unwind Yoga

October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Free

Festival Unwind Yoga Sunday, October 1   |   11:00 am - 2:30 pm Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center - Rose Firebay (122 S. Walnut St.) FREE; voluntary donations accepted Unwind and restore with a unique yoga experience after an exciting Festival weekend.   Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible practice and encouraged…

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World Spirit Concert

October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$5

World Spirit Concert Sunday, October 1   |  3:00 pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater  |   114 E. Kirkwood >Admission with 2017 Lotus Pin The 2017 Commemorative Pin ($5) gets you into the Sunday World Spirit Concert, where you'll share a soulful festival conclusion with music by Fareed Haque & Goran Ivanovic (US/Croatia) and Maria Pomianowska & Reborn…

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Isabel Berglund & IU First Thursdays Festival

October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IU Showalter Arts Plaza, 1211 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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Free

Isabel Berglund & IU First Thursdays Festival  Showalter Arts Plaza E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN Thursday, October 5 5:00-8:00pm FREE The First Thursdays Festival is a celebration of contemporary arts & humanities on the IU Bloomington campus.  The festival is always free and open to all members of the public, with performances and activities around…

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December 2017

NY International Children’s Film Festival

December 2, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - December 3, 2017 @ 6:15 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$5 - $10

Saturday, December 2, - Sunday, December 3 IU Fine Arts Program 1:   Ages 3-7   2:15 & 5:00 p.m. Program 2:   Ages 8-80   3:30 & 6:15 p.m. Advance: $8.00 Adults / $5 Youth 18 and Under - Purchase Advance Tickets Now Day of Show: $10 Adults / $7.50 Youth 17 and under One…

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Winterfest Storytelling

December 3, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Sunday, December 3 ~2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mathers Museum Cranky making with Lotus Education and Arts Foundation Winter is the perfect time to share or listen to stories. Come make puppets, storybooks, and other crafts that tell a story. Special guests from the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation will teach cranky making (storytelling scrolls) and…

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