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WFHB Firehouse Session: Victor Gama

WFHB Firehouse Sessions 91.3 FM Bloomington

Thursday, March 22   |  4:00-4:20 pm  |  WFHB 92.3 Listen live on WFHB starting at 4:00pm, for a 20-minute session with our Lotus Blossoms artist Victor Gama. The in-studio broadcast is part of the WFHB Firehouse Sessions series. Can’t tune in?  Catch up with the session later on WFHB’s website – more info here. Victor Gama […]

Free

Victor Gama: Pieces for Acrux and Toha

Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington

Victor Gama is an Angolan composer, musicologist, performer, and designer of contemporary musical instruments for new music.   As a composer, his process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning.

Free

Dance of Hope Public Performance: Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Public Library 303 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington

Dance of Hope strives to restore dignity and self-confidence to Ugandan children through teaching life skills, music, and the arts. The group of children, aged 12 to 18 years old, delivers a rich cultural experience packed with passionate rhythms, sensational sounds, and exhilaratingly colorful choreography.

Free

Dance of Hope Public Performance: Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital 720 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis

Dance of Hope strives to restore dignity and self-confidence to Ugandan children through teaching life skills, music, and the arts. The group of children, aged 12 to 18 years old, delivers a rich cultural experience packed with passionate rhythms, sensational sounds, and exhilaratingly colorful choreography.

Free

WFHB Firehouse Session: Giri & Uma Peters

WFHB Firehouse Sessions 91.3 FM Bloomington

Monday, April 2   |  4:00-4:20 pm  |  WFHB 92.3 A 2017 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival fan favorite, Giri & Uma Peters broadcast their second in-studio session live during WFHB's Firehouse Session in as many years during the duo's 2018 Lotus Blossoms visit.  Catch their live performance on WFHB from 4:00-4:20 p.m. Can’t tune […]

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Radha Lakshmi: Public Mandala Demonstration, SGIS

Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington

Watch Lotus Blossoms artist Radha Lakshmi create a stunning, large-scale mandala (kolam) in the main Atrium of the School of Global and International Studies building!  This work of art, based on traditions from Southern India, will come to life over a 3-hour demonstration -- stop by to see the progress, or stay for the entire creative process.

Free

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry: Lotus Blossoms House Concert

Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, Oakland, California-based Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance.  Please join us for an intimate house concert during their Lotus Blossoms residency!

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Radha Lakshmi: Community Workshop, Vibe Yoga: “Creating Sacred Spaces with Mandalas & Kolams”

Vibe Yoga Studio 1705 N. College Ave., Bloomington

Join us for a 'Mandalams' workshop with Lotus Blossoms artist Radha Lakshmi. We will create Mandalams—the combination of a mandala and kolam—using stencils, rice flour, sand, and flower petals. Participants will receive all instructions and materials needed to partake in this creative process focused on mindfulness. No art experience is required.

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Giri & Uma Peters: First Thursday/India Remixed

IU Showalter Arts Plaza 1211 E 7th St, Bloomington

Hear Lotus Blossoms artists Giri & Uma Peters on-stage at April's First Thursday event on the IU campus, part of the spring India Remixed Festival! 

Free

Giri & Uma Peters: First Thursday/India Remixed

IU Showalter Arts Plaza 1211 E 7th St, Bloomington

Hear Lotus Blossoms artists Giri & Uma Peters on-stage at April's First Thursday event on the IU campus, part of the spring India Remixed Festival! 

Free

Giri & Uma Peters Public Performance: Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital 720 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis

A brother-and-sister duo from Nashville, Tennessee, Giri & Uma Peters are award-winning multi-instrumentalists who astonish audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of old-time, roots, and bluegrass music. 

Free

23rd Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

Fairview Elementary School 500 W. 7th St., Bloomington

Saturday, April 7 11:00am - 3:00pm (drop-in) Fairview Elementary School (500 W. 7th St., Bloomington) Free and open to the public The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and families.  Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — […]

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Bloomington Handmade Market Summer Fair

Downtown Bloomington 100 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington

Saturday, June 2 |  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm Northside of the Square Downtown Bloomington The Bloomington Handmade Market kicks off the summer with free family fun on June 2 with its Summer Fair. Located on the Square from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., BHM will host 40+ independent makers featuring indie and contemporary crafts like […]

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DREAM Bachata Academy: Exclusive Viewing + Performance

Tuesday, March 5   |   7:30-8:30 p.m. Alumni Hall / Indiana Memorial Union 900 E. 7th Street FREE  •  Open to the Public Stop by Big Tent: Replay to catch an exclusive viewing of the 20-minute teaser to the documentary "Bachata," which features the students and faculty from the DREAM Bachata Academy.  A performance […]

DREAM Bachata Academy Performance at Eskenazi Hospital

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital 720 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis

Wednesday, March 6   |   12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Eskenazi Hospital Lobby 720 Eskenazi Ave.  |  Indianapolis, IN FREE  •  Open to the Public The DREAM Project’s Bachata Academy is the first and only music program dedicated to bachata. A music of the barrios, bachata has become an important Dominican cultural export. While it was once censored, […]

DREAM Bachata Academy Workshop + Performance

Lotus Firebay 105 N. Rogers, Bloomington

Wednesday, March 6   |   7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Lotus Firebay 105 S. Rogers  |  Bloomington, IN FREE  •  Voluntary donations welcome Open to the Public Join us at the Lotus Firebay for a 30-minute introductory dance workshop/demonstration with Ritmos Latinos immediately followed by a performance with the DREAM Bachata Academy. The DREAM Project’s […]

24th Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

Fairview Elementary School 500 W. 7th St., Bloomington

Saturday, March 30 11:00am - 3:00pm (drop-in) Fairview Elementary School (500 W. 7th St., Bloomington) Free and open to the public The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and families.  Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools […]

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