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March 2018

Kardemimmit Public Performance: Meadowood Retirement Community

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadowwood Retirement Community, 2455 N Tamarack Trail
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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Free

Enjoy the women of Kardemimmit as they sing and play the Finnish national instrument – the kantele, which is similar to a zither or dulcimer.

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WFHB Firehouse Session: Victor Gama

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
WFHB Firehouse Sessions, 91.3 FM Bloomington
Free

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…

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Victor Gama: Pieces for Acrux and Toha

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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Free

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.

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Kardemimmit Public Performance: Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Free

Enjoy the women of Kardemimmit as they sing and play the Finnish national instrument – the kantele, which is similar to a zither or dulcimer.

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Children’s Expo: Make Crankies

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave
Bloomington, Indiana 47403
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For an afternoon of active games and take-home crafts, look no further than the City of Bloomington Children's Expo! Join us for a "cranky" make-and-take activity craft at the Lotus station.

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Dance of Hope Public Performance: Monroe County Public Library

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408 United States
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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.

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Dance of Hope Public Performance: Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Free

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.

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April 2018

WFHB Firehouse Session: Giri & Uma Peters

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
WFHB Firehouse Sessions, 91.3 FM Bloomington
Free

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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Giri & Uma Peters Public Performance: Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus Columbus, + Google Map
Free

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. 

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Radha Lakshmi: Public Mandala Demonstration, SGIS

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IU School of Global & International Studies, 355 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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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.

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

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vibe Yoga Studio, 1705 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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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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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry: Lotus Blossoms House Concert

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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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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Giri & Uma Peters: First Thursday/India Remixed

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

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Radha Lakshmi: First Thursday/India Remixed

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

Visit Lotus Blossoms artist Radha Lakshmi at April's First Thursday event on the IU campus, part of the spring India Remixed Festival!  Try your hand at the art of kolam, a tradition from Southern India, using stencils, rice flour, sand, and flower petals.

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

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

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. 

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23rd Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fairview Elementary School, 500 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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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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June 2018

Bloomington Handmade Market Summer Fair

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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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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Needmore Coffee Roasters Cupping Event

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Needmore Coffee Roasters, 104 N. Pete Ellis Dr. + Google Map
$10

Sunday, June 10   |   5:00 p.m. Needmore Coffee Roasters  |   104 North Pete Ellis Dr. $10  |  Open to the Public Needmore Coffee Roasters and Lotus have teamed up to create the Lotus Backstage Blend to commemorate our 25th anniversary.  Currently available for purchase at Needmore Coffee's storefront location (104 Pete Ellis Drive) or at…

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Lotus at Arts Fair on the Square

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Needmore Coffee Roasters (104 N. Pete Ellis Dr.), W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Saturday, June 23   |    10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monroe County Courthouse Square Free  |  Open to the Public Lotus will be onsite at the 38th annual Arts Fair on the Square with an interactive booth featuring hands-on percussive instrument making as part of our 2018 Visual Arts Program, "Celebrations from Brazil to Bloomington:…

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Edible Lotus Benefit 2018

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deer Park Manor, 1501 E. Hillside Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States

Edible Lotus:  Local Tastes for Global Arts Thursday, June 28th 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Deer Park Manor (1501 E. Hillside Dr.) Support global arts and music with us! Guests will enjoy wine and locally-crafted beer and cocktails during a social cocktail hour followed by a locally-inspired plated dinner from Kai Bookwalter at Board + Blade, silent…

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