Events

Santa Station Challenge

A holiday themed family puzzle adventure at Escape Bloomington, The Santa Station Challenge. December 3rd through January 31st. Evening and weekend sessions are available. The Santa Station Challenge is a 30 minute adventure tasking you with saving the holidays. Complete the series of challenges and restore holiday cheer before time runs out! Fun for the…MORE

#ShePERSISTED: New Play Festival

BCPA Friday, January 31, 2020 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org/ The #ShePERSISTED festival of new plays will feature new work by Women, Femme and Non-Binary playwrights. Four one-act plays will be presented as staged readings, acted and directed by Bloomington-Normal area artists. The quartet of plays will bring focus and contrast to female voices in contemporary society.…MORE

Harry Johnson II Benefit

Harry Johnson II Benefit Saturday, February 1st Walton Centre in Fairbury, IL 4:30pm Harry Johnson II was born with a genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis, that affects both his respiratory and digestive systems. Harry received a lung transplant in September 2019 – during his time at the hospital, both him and his wife were not able…MORE

#ShePERSISTED: New Play Festival

BCPA Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org/ Coalescence Theatre Project and The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to present the #ShePERSISTED: New Play Festival The deadline for play consideration is October 1st. Script submissions may be sent to Coalescence Theatre Project at coalescencetheatre@gmail.com The #ShePERSISTED festival of new…MORE

Super Tecmo Bowl

Annual video game tournament on the original 8-bit Nintendo February 8th 2020 Below is a link where you can see the game we play. The link is a live stream from retro sports games that we had on one screen.  Usually saved for the best match ups. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10106496088862848&id=20721946MORE

Art Around You: Exploring Contemporary Art in the Community

Date: February 8, 2020 Time: 1:00-4:00pm Location: Children’s Discovery Museum / University Galleries Description: Visit University Galleries and participate in a scavenger hunt to help you discover the style and media used to create works of art. Then return to the museum where you will explore these styles and media as you create your own…MORE

Dress Up Movies: Smallfoot

Dress Up Movies: Smallfoot Date: February 8 Time: Movie starts at 1:00pm, doors open at 12:30pm Location: Normal Theater Description: Enjoy FREE movies each month! Moviegoers are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite movie character, or bring your favorite toy that relates to the film. Each attendee under age 10 receives a special movie-themed…MORE

The Stray Cat – Lee Rocker

BCPA Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:30 PM LEE ROCKER….of The Stray Cats! Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums…MORE

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

BCPA Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org/ Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks weaves together music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.” The play dispels myths about Parks and her protest as it paints a…MORE

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Take note that love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with the pure magic of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the seductive passion of Strauss’s Don Juan. The technical fireworks of pianist Sandra Wright Shen will be on display in Rachmaninoff’s captivating Third Piano Concerto. The perfect gift for this notable day. Strauss Don Juan…MORE