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September 2018

James Hill “Booster Uke” Ukulele Workshop

September 29, 2018 @ 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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Rio Mira Community Celebration / Rio Mira Celebración de la Comunidad

September 29, 2018 @ 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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Lotus in the Park

September 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Saturday Evening Showcases

September 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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$40 - $72

Lotus Saturday Evening Showcases Saturday, September 29   |   6:00 pm - Midnight Various venues in downtown Bloomington BUY TICKETS NOW! 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 music shines.  Single-night or Fri/Sat weekend passes…

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Festival Parade

September 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Sunday World Spirit Concert

September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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$5

Sunday World Spirit Concert Sunday, September 30   |  3:00 pm (Doors at 2:30 pm) Buskirk-Chumley Theater  |   114 E. Kirkwood Admission: Your commemorative 25th anniversary Lotus Pin The 2018 Commemorative Pin ($5) gets you into the Sunday World Spirit Concert so that you can wrap up your Festival weekend with a celebration of music close…

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November 2018

Lotus Benefit Featuring Moira Smiley

November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$20

Are you part of a neighborhood in Bloomington? a group like Girl Scouts? a school? a community organization?  Then come create a banner to celebrate neighborhood pride, group identity, and all that makes up our beloved Bloomington community!  A Lotus-sponsored workshop inspired by the banners used in Brazil's Maracatu Carnival tradition.

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Lotus Dance Party Featuring DJ Kyle Long

November 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lotus Firebay, 105 N. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47404
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$5

Are you part of a neighborhood in Bloomington? a group like Girl Scouts? a school? a community organization?  Then come create a banner to celebrate neighborhood pride, group identity, and all that makes up our beloved Bloomington community!  A Lotus-sponsored workshop inspired by the banners used in Brazil's Maracatu Carnival tradition.

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February 2019

Lotus Firebay Open House

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Saturday, February 23 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Lotus  |  105 S. Rogers Free   |   All Ages   |   Open to the Public Lotus Firebay Open House We hope you’ll join us as we open our newly renovated Firebay venue to our friends and neighbors. Stop by the Lotus Firebay on Saturday, February…

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March 2019

Black Vulture Project: Alash Performance

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Paoli, 110 Northeast First St.
Paoli, IN
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The Black Vulture Project, a nonprofit community arts organization in Paoli, will host an evening with Tuvan throat singers Alash on Tuesday, March 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Paoli at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm). The performance is FREE and is open to the public. Lost River Market & Deli (located across the street) will serve a…

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Big Tent Multimedia: REPLAY/03-05-19

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E 7th St
Bloomington, 47405 United States
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Free

Big Tent Multimedia: REPLAY   |||  03/05/2019 Tuesday, March 5   •   6:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Alumni Hall / Indiana Memorial Union (900 E. 7th St.) FREE   |||   Open to the Public We bring back a highlight from the 2018 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival with Big Tent Multimedia: REPLAY.  This…

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DREAM Bachata Academy: Exclusive Viewing + Performance

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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…

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DREAM Bachata Academy Performance at Eskenazi Hospital

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave.
Indianapolis, IN United States

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,…

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Big Tent Multimedia: REPLAY/03-06-19

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E 7th St
Bloomington, 47405 United States
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Free

Big Tent Multimedia: REPLAY   |||  03/05/2019 Wednesay, March 6   •   6:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Alumni Hall / Indiana Memorial Union (900 E. 7th St.) FREE   |||   Open to the Public We bring back a highlight from the 2018 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival with Big Tent Multimedia: REPLAY.  This…

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DREAM Bachata Academy Workshop + Performance

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Lotus Firebay, 105 N. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47404

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…

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Alash: Dinner at Lost River Market Deli

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lost River Market & Deli, 26 Library St.
Paolii, IN 47454
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$6 - $8

Join members of Alash at Lost River Market & Deli in Paoli for a special community dinner honoring the Tuvan throat singers. The menu includes Mongolian chicken and broccoli, beef fried rice, vegetable fried rice, honey wheat rolls and apple crumble. The cost is $8/adult and $6/children. Alash is a trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) from…

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Alash Paoli Performance

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Paoli, 110 Northeast First St.
Paoli, IN
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Black Vulture Project, nonprofit Community Arts Organization in Paoli, and the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation of Bloomington will be hosting a performance by Alash, Tuvan Throat Singers at First Presbyterian Church in Paoli just following the dinner @ 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm). The performance is FREE and is open to the public. Alash is a…

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Alash Performance at MCPL

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Alash is a trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Originally created by nomadic people of Central Asia, Alash’s members started training in traditional Tuvan music as children. The group first formed while students at Kyzyl Arts College. Grounded in the art of throat singing…

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