Events: Arts Alliance Newsletter Highlights Upcoming Bloomington Events

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Bloomington, Indiana – November 10, 2023

Arts Alliance Newsletter Highlights Upcoming Bloomington Events

BLOOMINGTON, IN – November 9, 2023 — The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington invites residents and visitors to immerse themselves in a diverse array of cultural events scheduled for the upcoming weeks.

Bloomington Handmade Market November 11th and 12th, 10a-4p Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College in Bloomington

This weekend, the Bloomington Handmade Market at the Monroe Convention Center promises a vibrant showcase featuring over 100 local artisans. Attendees can anticipate free admission, free parking, and the first 30 visitors on both days will receive a screen-printed SWAG BAG filled with goodies from sponsors and vendors. The event will host vendors on both floors, concessions, and even a visit from Santa on Sunday in the Lobby.

International Art House Series: The Color of Pomegranates Thu Nov 9th 7:00pm – 9:00pm IU Cinema, 1213 East 7th Street, Bloomington

Sergei Parajanov’s cinematic masterpiece, “The Color of Pomegranates,” will be screened at the IU Cinema. The avant-garde film, set in the 18th century, explores Armenian culture and spirituality through visual symbolism and aural opulence. A Q&A session with experts from Notre Dame and IU will follow the screening.

Upcycled Delights Workshop Sat Nov 11th 11:00am – 3:00pm D201, Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, 200 Daniels Way

Embrace sustainability and creativity in a workshop hosted by Artists for Climate Awareness. Led by artist Chandra Craig Rettinger, participants will learn to craft unique, eco-friendly holiday gifts using upcycled materials. The workshop aims to inspire a commitment to sustainable practices beyond the holiday season.

CINEkids International Children’s Film Series: Matinee Sat Nov 11th 4:00pm – 5:30pm IU Cinema, 1213 East 7th Street, Bloomington

Experience the charm of classic sci-fi and horror flicks in this homage to the ’50s and ’60s, featuring John Goodman in a William Castle-inspired movie promoter role. The film, “Matinee,” captures the spirit of a more innocent time in American cinema.

19th Annual RAQS PARTY Sat Nov 11th Arts Alliance Center-Flex Space

Celebrate the art of bellydance at the 19th Annual RAQS PARTY, featuring traditional and modern interpretations. The event, held in the Arts Alliance Center-Flex Space, is open to all with no admission charge. Please arrive early to secure a good seat.

These events are just a glimpse of the rich cultural offerings available in Bloomington. For more information and to stay updated on upcoming events, visit the Arts Alliance website.

Contact: Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Email: [email protected] Phone: 812-727-0732

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