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September 2018

The Art Behind the Music: Up Close With Lotus Stage Backdrops

September 7 - September 29
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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September 7 - 29  |   Hours Vary Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center   |   Miller, Treasurer’s, and Vault Galleries Free + Open to the Public Explore the world of Lotus stage backdrops up close for the first time in this unique exhibit. Featuring the following works: 2001 Piece/Full Impression, 2003 “An extravaganza of…

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Festival Arts Village

September 28 - September 29
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. 28 & Saturday, Sept. 29   |   6:00 – 10:00 pm daily 6th St., between Walnut & Washington FREE   |   All Ages   |   Open to Public Free all-ages fun and open to the public, Arts Village is located in the heart of the Festival.  Enjoy…

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Projection Mapping Display

September 28 - September 29
Monroe County Courthouse, 100 W. Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Free

Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29 Twilight-Midnight  |  Monroe County Courthouse Dome Free  |  Open to the Public When it gets dark, be sure to turn your attention to the Monroe County Courthouse dome for for a dazzling 360° “projection-mapping” display celebrating 25 years of the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in Bloomington.…

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“Big Tent” Multimedia Experience

September 28 - September 29
4th & Washington (Fenced area), 230 E. 4th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29 6:00-midnight  |  4th & Washington Streets (fenced area) Free  |  Open to the Public Programming Details TBA Big Tent, a 360° video and audio projection installation/venue (free, located at 4th & Washington), leverages immersive technology to create a unique, communal viewing experience for Festival attendees. In this age…

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IU Marching Hundred Drumline

September 28 @ 10:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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We're celebrating our 25th anniversary with a little help from one of the greatest university drumlins in the country! The IU Drumline will perform in the Festival HQ area on Kirkwood in front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

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Festival Unwind Yoga Part I

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Big Tent Multimedia Installation, 4th & Washington (fenced area)
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
Free

Festival Unwind Yoga Part I Saturday, September 29   |   10:30 am - 12:00 pm Inside the "Big Tent" Multimedia Experience (4th and Washington St.) FREE; voluntary donations accepted Restore yourself mid-Festival with a unique yoga experience set inside a special art installation. Students of all levels are welcome to join this accessible practice and encouraged…

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Rio Mira Community Celebration / Rio Mira Celebración de la Comunidad

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Rio Mira Community Celebration / Rio Mira Celebración de la Comunidad Saturday, September 29   |   11:00 am – 12:30 pm St. Paul Catholic Center (1413 E. 17th St. Bloomington, IN 47408) FREE and open to the public / GRATIS y abierto al público Multilingual program in Spanish and English / Programa multilingüe en español e inglés (Para…

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James Hill “Booster Uke” Ukulele Workshop

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Free

Join award-winning, chart-topping, ukulele artist James Hill for a workshop that will boost your uke skills, no matter what your level! FREE -- limited capacity, pre-registration required.

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Lotus in the Park

September 29 @ 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 29   |   Noon - 5:00pm Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park, 331 S. Washington St.) FREE  |  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  |  ALL-AGES A full afternoon of performances, workshops, and hands-on fun for the whole family!  Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the festivities.  Lotus in the Park…

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Lotus Ukulele Jam

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Free

Join award-winning, chart-topping, ukulele artist James Hill for a workshop that will boost your uke skills, no matter what your level! FREE -- limited capacity, pre-registration required.

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Festival Parade

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Free

Lotus Festival Parade Saturday, September 29   |  8:30-9:00 pm Downtown Bloomington FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Meet at 4th & Washington; ends at Buskirk Chumley Theater. Follow the big brass-band sounds of Festival artist Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Canada) and join in as the procession takes over Walnut Ave. Grab a flag, shake a tail…

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Festival Unwind Yoga Part II

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Festival Unwind Yoga Part II Sunday, September 30   |   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…

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