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WonderLab After Dark: Blood Moon — The Moon, the Myth, the Mystery by Sam Zlotnick, WonderLab

Blood Moon Celebration — a scientific look at a cultural phenomenon. Every year after the Harvest Moon of September comes the Blood Moon of October. Why the intrigue surrounding and inspired by the moon? What does it represent culturally, scientifically, emotionally? Come to WonderLab After Dark: Blood Moon on Saturday, October 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Click here to learn more about this modern twist on this ancient moonlit, late-autumn celebration.

Stronger Together: Cardinal Stage and BBP Share Resources to Enhance Theatre in Bloomington by Julie Warren

A busy night in Bloomington offers a lot of art and performances to choose from, and theatre-goers may sometimes find themselves pulled in different directions. Two of the larger companies in town, Cardinal Stage and the Bloomington Playwrights Project, are working together, not only to coordinate their calendars, but to also share a staff member. Click here to read more about this unique collaboration between these local organizations and about their new Technical Director, Tien-Yin Sun.

Bloomington Valley Nursery: ‘Returning to Our Roots’ by Julie Warren

Since 1965, Bloomington Valley Nursery has been serving local gardeners, from the seasoned green thumb to the “greener” grower. As we head into fall, retreat south of town to enjoy Bloomington Valley Nursery’s walking paths, greenhouses, and the bounty of native species and cool-season plants awaiting planting and find succulents and other houseplants awaiting a home. Click here to learn more about the nursery’s history, plant selection, and community programming.

Turning the Everyday into Lions and Witches: The Art of Costumes and Storytelling at Cardinal Stage by Julie Warren

Costume designer Kayla Cieslinski brings the world of Narnia to life through imaginative and innovative designs that will help kids and adults alike experience “the joy of believing in magic, of embracing mystery, of loving our power to remember,” says Jenny McKnight, director of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Click here to read more about Cieslinski’s costume creations for the upcoming Cardinal for Kids production.

WonderLab After Dark: A Scientific Approach to Art and Creativity in Bloomington by Aleisha Kropf, WonderLab

On August 25, explore the science of art and creativity at WonderLab After Dark with an eclectic mix of activities involving robots, bugs, dance, and more! The 21+ crowd can experiment with the hands-on activities offered by the museum, learn how science inspires the work of local artists and writers, and enjoy live music in the WonderGarden. Click here to learn more about the fun in store during After Dark: Art in Bloom.

Cardinal Stage’s Nest Generation Program Opens Doorway to Theatre for Young Adults by Julie Warren

As theatre companies adapt subscription models to accommodate changes in how people consume entertainment, Cardinal Stage Company is offering a creative — and affordable — way to bring in more adults under age 35 to their productions: For $35, patrons may sponsor someone under 35 so they can experience an entire season of live theatre. Click here to learn more about Cardinal’s different subscription options and how to participate in the Nest Generation program.

‘Fun Home’: A Painful and Witty, Dark and Funny Coming-of-Age Musical by Julie Warren

“I think there are a lot of forces at work in our culture that divide us, and this show is a work of art that cultivates empathy in the most beautiful and moving way,” says Kate Galvin, Artistic Director of Cardinal Stage Company, about its season finale, Fun Home. The Tony Award-winning musical adaption of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name is a dark comedy Bechdel’s childhood in a family-run funeral home, her coming of age and coming out, and her relationship with her own closeted father. Click here to learn about the production, as well as Cardinal’s community programs for the show.

New Season, New Look, New Leadership, Still the Same Quality Cardinal by Julie Warren

Cardinal Stage Company announces a 2018-2019 season that will bring a rich mix of classic and contemporary productions to town, as well as a new look! This is the first full season of shows selected by Artistic Director Kate Galvin, who joined the Cardinal staff last fall. Click here to read about Galvin’s vision for the upcoming year.

The Brews of Bloomington: Explore the Science Behind Our Favorite Drinks at WonderLab After Dark by Sam Zlotnick, WonderLab

Discover the science of fermentation at WonderLab After Dark: Beers & Brews. The museum will be open late on May 18 for the 21+ crowd to explore the exhibits and visit with local brewers and yeast experts. Click here to learn more about the event (and some fun facts!) from Museum Educator, Jared Katz.

‘Robin Hood’: A Timeless Tale at the Perfect Time by Julie Warren

Robin Hood is a story as relatable now as when it was first told. And, as writer Julie Warren puts it, “Cardinal Stage Company’s production will make that story tangible for young people in Bloomington, inspiring another generation to consider what is right and how to stand up to those who are wrong.” Click here to read more about the Cardinal for Kids production of Robin Hood.

You’ll Chuckle, Chortle, Crack Up, and Possibly Even Cry — Cardinal Stage Company’s ‘The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)’ Powers Through Centuries of Comedy by Tessa Yannone

Cardinal Stage Company is bringing the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) to Bloomington — the play’s premier in Indiana. Full of goofs, gaffes, and gags ranging from high to low brow, this show covers it all … well, at least as many comedy acts as can be crammed into a 3-person play! Click here to read more about the show from director Jesse Bernstein.

Announcing Our First Print Edition, Limestone Post’s ‘A Sense of Place: Calling Bloomington Home for 200 Years’ (and a Party!) by Emily Winters, Marketing & Advertising Director

Limestone Post is happy to announce our first print edition, an art magazine dedicated to local history and our community’s unique character. Limestone Post’s A Sense of Place: Calling Bloomington Home for 200 Years will arrive just in time for Bloomington's and Monroe County’s bicentennial celebrations. This commemorative print issue will showcase a variety of creative local talent — with long-form articles paired with illustrations, photography, recipes, creative writing, and other artwork that reflect upon how our community has grown and changed over the years. Click here to read more about Limestone Post’s A Sense of Place.