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Apr

24

Sun
Sun, Apr 24, 2022 10:00 AM - Sun, Apr 24, 2022 12:00 PM @ https://www.artistsforabetterworld.art/events/#!event/2022/4/24/-quot-the-beauty-of-human-rights-quot-virtual-gallery-opening

Register for FREE here: https://www.artistsforabetterworld.art/events/#!event/2022/4/24/-quot-the-beauty-of-human-rights-quot-virtual-gallery-opening

In celebration of World Art Day 2022, you are invited to Experience the Beauty of Humans Rights by attending the opening of our Virtual Artists Gallery featuring art, music and poetry inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Music – Poetry – Visual Art and More.

Each piece has been selected to represent the Human Right of
Freedom of Expression and the
United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

This year, Artists for a Better World International is being joined by Global Pioneers and Defending Humanity in spreading the word (and art) for this special event.

Reasons to attend:
Join with Artists and Freedom Fighters from around the world
See and hear inspirational messages that depict our rights
Hear from leaders who are doing something to fight for our freedom!

Register for FREE here:
https://www.artistsforabetterworld.art/events/#!event/2022/4/24/-quot-the-beauty-of-human-rights-quot-virtual-gallery-opening

#worldartday #humanrights

Tags: Art, Human Rights

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Apr

23

Sat
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 1:00 PM - Sat, Apr 23, 2022 3:00 PM @ https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-GuqjktGtA5C42v0euVL3SAwMQWxNfD

Join our Youth Ambassadors for their Arts for Earth Day Challenge during Earth Week culminating in a virtual showcase of the projects via Zoom.

Each Youth Ambassador will be creating an arts challenge the either helps educates, advocates or brings life to materials headed for the landfill.

Everyday we will be sharing a YA’s art project in hopes that you’ll be inspired and join in creating.

The Zoom event will be a chance for YAs and anyone that has join in the challenge to share their work. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to create anything during the week. The YAs will be doing a demonstration so you can create during the event.

This is a youth centered and led event. Perfect for the whole family. Registration is required, just clink the blue JOIN EVENT button at the top of this page.

Tags: Earth Day, Earth Charter Indiana, nonprofit, sustainability

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Apr

23

Sat
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 8:00 AM - Sat, Apr 23, 2022 8:00 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

The biggest day of the year is here!! Record Store Day is back at Square Cat!!

Open at 8 AM with all the RSD exclusives for the day. Here’s what we are doing for the early risers:
– Free giveaway bag to the first 50 people in line
– Free coffee to the first 25 people in line
– Free Long’s donuts while they last

In addition to all the RSD exclusives and typical food and drink options Square Cat has to offer, we’ll be serving up some afternoon live music featuring:
– Mark Tester
– Mark Dippel
– Rob Funkhouser
– Airport People

Come celebrate independent record stores with us on our favorite day of the year!!

Tags: Live Music, Record Store Day, Art, Square Cat Vinyl

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Apr

22

Fri
Fri, Apr 22, 2022 6:00 PM - Fri, Apr 22, 2022 10:00 PM @ StorageSpace

Two Artists (Colleen Gross and Henry Burk) present their art.

COLLEEN GROSS
SCULPTURE + FURNITURE
ALTERED

ARTIST BIO
An overarching theme I focus on is the concept of strength in simplicity. Considering this theme, I am drawn to suspended installation with the use of simple knots and natural or recycled materials. I am fascinated by the strength of a double knot or bow tie. This shows how our ability to change someone’s day with one little action, whether it is positive or negative, is monumental.
My art suggests how investigating the basics of science can aid in the process of ending negative social cycles and introducing new, more inclusive ways of being. By imbuing these concepts into my sculptures and furniture, I visually suggest how we can forget learned and inherited ways of survival based on biological phenotypes, and find connection, strength, and longevity

Tags: Art, Storage Space, Colleen Gross and Henry Burk

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Apr

22

Fri
Fri, Apr 22, 2022 4:00 PM - Fri, Apr 22, 2022 7:00 PM @ https://bit.ly/CF-2022

A signature #USCEarthWeek event, the annual Climate Forward conference explores politically realistic solutions to address the challenges associated with a changing climate. The conference is sponsored by the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, and [email protected]

Register to attend in person at USC Town & Gown: bit.ly/CF-USC

Register to attend virtually via Zoom: bit.ly/CF-2022

View the schedule, speaker details, and more at bit.ly/CF-info.

This event is made possible by a grant from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg.

Tags: #USCEarthWeek, annual Climate Forward conference explores politically realistic solutions to address the challenges associated with a changing climate

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Apr

06

Wed
Wed, Apr 06, 2022 6:00 PM - Wed, Apr 06, 2022 7:30 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/WritersGuildBloomington/

TWO WAYS TO EXPERIENCE:

Drop a note here and we will send you the ZOOM link

OR

watch LIVE on the Writers Guild at Bloomington page

WEDNESDAY, APR 6

6pm EST

featuring poets
John Burroughs, Tony Brewer, john compton

Music by saxophonist Catherine Sikora

Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association – Indiana

JOHN BURROUGHS of Cleveland served as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the state of Ohio. He is a dynamic performer who has wowed audiences from Oakland to New York City and myriad points in between. His more than a dozen books include Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems, 1992-2019 (2019, Venetian Spider Press) and Loss and Foundering (2018, NightBallet Press). Since 2008 as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press, publishing over one hundred books by esteemed writers from around the world.

www.crisischronicles.com

TONY BREWER is a poet, live sound effects artist, and event producer from Bloomington, Indiana. He frequently collaborates with the experimental audio collective Urban Deer Recording Co. and appears on the albums Paris Suite (2017) and The Six Realms of Rebirth, due out later this year. He is the author of 7 books – the latest is Pity For Sale, just out from Gasconade Press. https://tonybrewer71.blogspot.com/

JOHN COMPTON (b. 1987) is a gay poet who lives in Kentucky. He has published 2 books and has 5 chapbooks published and forthcoming: [books]: trainride elsewhere (Pressed Wafer, 2016); stranger in the attic of clouds (dead man’s press inc, 2021); [chapbooks]: that moan like a saxophone (kindle, 2016); ampersand (Plan B Press, 2018); a child growing wild inside the mothering womb (ghost city press, 2020); i saw god cooking children / paint their bones (blood pudding press, 2020); to wash all the pretty things off my skin (ethel zine & micro-press, 2021). He has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies.

Tenor and soprano saxophonist, improviser, and composer CATHERINE SIKORA was first electrified by the sound of air vibrating in a metal tube when, as a child, she heard the wind playing tones and overtones in a metal gate. She has devoted her life to researching the magic of that sound with her saxophones, particularly in her solo work, which forms the main backbone of her creative output. Her latest album is Corners, recorded live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on a beautiful Sunday in May 2021, and is available along with her other albums on bandcamp: https://catherinesikora.wordpress.com

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, spoken word, poetry, writing, nonprofit, Writers Guild at Bloomington, art

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Apr

05

Tue
Tue, Apr 05, 2022 7:30 PM - Tue, Apr 05, 2022 9:00 PM @

The Iovi Saxophone Quartet

presents

Other Worlds

Join the Iovi Saxophone Quartet for an evening of music that celebrates the music and imagery of the cosmos! The program will include works by Arvo Pärt, Marilyn Shrude, Pierre Lantier, Caryl Florio, and the Indiana Premiere performance of Other Worlds for saxophone quartet and video by James Wilding. The Iovi Saxophone Quartet is comprised of saxophonists Todd Gaffke, Michael Torres, J. Adam Briggs, and Butler University saxophone instructor Heidi Radtke.

Can’t make it in-person? Join the FREE livestream on The Fly Rail at https://bit.ly/3G8p2F4

Tags: The Iovi Saxophone Quartet

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Apr

02

Sat
Sat, Apr 02, 2022 7:00 PM - Sat, Apr 02, 2022 11:45 PM @ Healer

WELCOMING THE EXPANSE

TAYLS: FRIENDSHIP PUNK PIONEERS EARNEST MUSINGS: LYNZI STRINGER & TOMMY ICARUS.

ELECTRONIC SYNTHESIS: THE CORRUPTING SEA AND JOHN THE SILENT, SWOONING SENSES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT

DEBUTING NEW ARTWORK FROM JASON LAMOREAUX

FEATURING:
Tayls
https://thisistayls.bandcamp.com/album/have-you-ever-ive-always

Lynzi Stringer
https://lynzistringer.bandcamp.com/

Tommy Icarus
https://tommyicarus.com/music

The Corrupting Sea
https://thecorruptingsea1.bandcamp.com/music

John the Silent
https://johnthesilent.bandcamp.com/

DETAILS:

All Ages

Doors 7pm, show at 8pm

$10

Beer/wine available for 21+

*** PROOF OF VACCINATION OR 72 HR NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQ***

Tags: Live Music, Art, Tayls, Lynzi Stringer, Tommy Icarus, The Corrupting Sea, John The Silent

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 7:00 PM - Fri, Apr 01, 2022 11:45 PM @ Healer

WELCOMING ARCADIA GREY AND BEN QUAD: TRAVELERS AND TROUBADOURS

FEATURING:

senescene

Oversight Gallery

DETAILS:

$15

All Ages

Doors 7pm, show 8pm

Beer/wine available for those 21+

***PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED***

***MASKS REQUIRED INDOORS***

Tags: Live Music, Art, First Fridays, Arcadia Grey, Ben Quad, Oversight Gallery, senescene

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 7:00 PM - Fri, Apr 01, 2022 9:00 PM @ https://www.cosm.org/membership

A creative and musical meditation will harness the energy of the coming season. Have your favorite easy supplies ready to sketch or paint a vision with us, or to journal or write a poem.
Following the meditation, there is an opportunity to show the resulting art or read your writing from the meditation. All members are invited to appear on the Zoom screen and share their insights. No one is obligated. ❤️

When >> April 1 7pm EST

Become a CoSM Member >> cosm.org/membership

Tags: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Art, First Fridays

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 6:00 PM - Sat, Apr 02, 2022 12:00 AM @

Please join us First Friday and all through the month of April to celebrate our soft opening of INDY WALLS. We’ll have art installations from Chad Campbell and CS Stanley, refreshments, tours of the facility and answering questions about studio rentals and venue booking. More information at www.IndyWalls.com

Tags: First Fridays, art, Indy Walls

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 6:00 PM - Sat, Apr 02, 2022 1:00 AM @

This night will offer a truly unique and enveloping artistic experience! OFF THE WALL will feature a robust art show with one of a kind pieces available for purchase, as well as live music featuring musicians from near and far! All ages welcome!

Highlights:
Grand re-opening party for local art gallery: Chromatic Collective. A new expanded space with brand new visual art installments!

Touring headliner Landon Wordswell x The Don Avelar fresh off their west coast tour!

Other out of town acts you do not typically get to see in our city: Patterns of Chaos (Ohio), Modest (New Mexico), Azieb (Illinois), and Kim Jong Chill (Ohio)!

Album release show for local artist Simon Sed with special out of town guests from the Inkiscape hip-hop collective!

Local artist Pohjo!

Sponsored by COSA – an exciting new NFT company designed to help artists take control of their art and how it is distributed.

Tags: First Fridays, Live Music, Art

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 6:00 PM - Fri, Apr 01, 2022 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Presented by Aurora PhotoCenter

Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with societal problems and aims to use art as a means to inform people about cultural issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory.

“In Summer 2020 a collective uprising rooted in local civic engagements ricocheted around the world in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. It relied on one of the central pillars of Democracy—peaceful protest. Although grounded in the particular, the embodied actions of the multitudes illuminated larger universal questions of basic human rights and dignity in the 21st century. The echo of empathy, anger, and pain born from the eight minutes and 46 seconds of viral video that captured Floyd’s passing, resonated not only in the United States, but in ongoing struggles across the globe. While this was going on, I photographed memorials, monuments, and sites of the antebellum South and the Confederacy. My friend Marshall (@fu64) and I drove approximately 4000 miles across eight southern states making photographs of every site we could find. Some have been removed, most remain in place.” — Kris Graves

A Southern Horror is primarily a series of 175 non fungible token or NFT works. NFTs are unique digital files that can be owned. While any person can replicate the artwork through screenshot or other means, NFTs are designed to give the purchaser ownership of the work. For example anyone can own a Mona Lisa print but there is only one owner of the actual painting.

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Institute, Los Angeles; and National Portrait Gallery in London, England; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Institute, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others. Graves also sits on the board of Blue Sky Gallery: Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland; and The Architectural League of New York as Vice President of Photography.

Tags: First Fridays, art, photography, nonprofit, Aurora Photocenter, Kris Graves: A Southern Horror

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 6:00 PM - Fri, Apr 01, 2022 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Alla prima is the Italian term for the material technique of wet on wet painting, and literally translates to “at the first”, but I prefer to read “all at once” as it denotes a kind of urgent submission to the sensorial subject that parallels the sublimation of my more libidinal imagery into the touch of the landscape. Like a lover lost in the realms of desire, a pendulous breast or glistening ass becomes the wet slip of a brushstroke, the resonant touch of two tones, and other things unnameable. How does a stand of trees relate to the figure? How does the midday sun relate to my state of mind? Temperature and speed become tantamount in the lived moment as I try to consume everything with my eyes. Less time to think for more time to feel the shifting light and twining trees mirrored in the creek. Most of the paintings in this body of work were created in one sitting.

About the artist
Drea Cofield is an artist currently working between Indianapolis, IN and Brooklyn, NY. In 2013, she received her M.F.A from Yale School of Art (New Haven, CT), and in 2008, her B.A from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN). She has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and Italy. Most recently she exhibited in the Armory Show with 1969 Gallery in New York. Her work has been featured in the Brooklyn Rail, Artnet News, Juxtapoz, Blouin Art Info, and in Suzanne Hudson’s latest issue of Contemporary Painting (World of Art). She is the recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and the Yale University Gloucester Painting Prize. Residencies include the Guild of Adventure Painters SWAB Mobile Residency in 2019. She is the Founder and Director of Bomb Pop-Up, a pop-up Art & Music initiative that focuses on providing visibility in exciting contexts to emerging and established artists and musicians; working with other 200 artists from all over the world and collaborating with institutions such as the National Academy of Design. Cofield has been a visiting artist at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

Image :”Hole” 60 x 50 inches, oil on canvas

This exhibition was made possible by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, The City of Indianapolis, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.

Tags: Art, First Fridays, Drea Cofield, Big Car, Tube Factory

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 6:00 PM - Fri, Apr 01, 2022 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

I am one of several artists participating in this year’s RSA Exhibition, with a gallery opening at Harrison Center​ on April’s First Friday, April 1, 2022.

The Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts (RSA) is a program of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute that brings together artists, religious leaders, religious communities, humanities experts, and a broad range of publics from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary perspectives for sustained study, analysis, and discussion of religious texts in a classroom environment.

This year’s cohort looked to Exodus 17:1-7 and Number 20. In the religious imagination, water quenches both physical and spiritual thirst. In the most unexpected places wells and rocks become the bearers of story. Focusing on the Exodus narrative of Moses’ striking the rock, which reveals an aquifer, we considered the power of water as sustenance, healing, and renewal.

This has become an integral part of my current Artist’s Sabbatical and Renewal Year. I’m excited to exhibit among a group of very talented artists and creators from many artistic disciplines. Would LOVE to see you at the opening!

https://www.culturalecologies.org/rsa-titlecard
More info at

Tags: Art, First Fridays, Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts (RSA) is a program of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute

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Apr

01

Fri
Fri, Apr 01, 2022 6:00 PM - Fri, Apr 01, 2022 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

On April 1, 2022, join us for First Friday! Enjoy these openings:
-“Before My Eyes” by India Cruse Griffin in the Harrison Gallery. Layers of history and culture are portrayed through mixed media collage. The pieces are rich in both texture and color, with “quilt-like compositions” peeking through the vibrant, flourishing greens and deep skin tones.
-“Yeilding to Nature” by Lorie Lee Andrews in the City Gallery. A collection of detailed and illustrative copper etchings and mixed media pieces inspired by an individual in Broadripple who cultivated an urban forest in her front yard.
-“Places Inbetween” by Will Carpenter & Stephanie Doty in the Gallery Annex. The two artists combine their works of painting, mixed media, and ceramics to create an exhibit that surrounds the question of ‘What is home?’
-“Water from the Rock”, an exhibit of Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts, a program of IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute in the Speck Gallery. This series, featuring new works of painting, sculpture, music, and poetry developed by the cohort, reflects on the ways in which–in the religious imagination–water quenches both physical and spiritual thirst. Focusing on the Exodus narrative of Moses’ striking the rock, they considered the power of water as sustenance, healing, and renewal–and contemplated how seemingly inanimate entities such as water and rocks might also be alive and help us rethink our relationship to the earth.
-Work by Myrta Pulliam in the Hank & Dolly’s Gallery. This collection of paintings and photographs curated by Steve Mannheimer is based on Myrta’s numerous trips to Africa and her commitment to endangered species.
-“Darling of the Underground” by Kristi Marsh Watson in the Underground Gallery. A mixed media collection of nontraditional methods, mediums, substrates, and chemicals to express cellular, aerial, and horizon landscapes.

Viewers can also enjoy:
– live music by Josh Gillespie, a blend of rock and pop, in the gym.
– Rabbi Sandy Sasso will be giving opening remarks for “Water from the Rock”, an exhibit of Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts, a program of IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute in the Speck Gallery at 6 pm.
-Masks & crafts will be for sale by local artisan Marcia Jones in the Speck Foyer.

All shows will open at 6 pm Friday, April 1st.

In-person gallery tours will open for visitors Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. Online galleries will open on April 2nd. Make an appointment or view the online galleries at harrisoncenter.org/buy-art.

Special Senior Hours are every Friday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. No appointment is needed.

With support from: Arts Council of Indianapolis, City of Indianapolis, Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, and Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.

About the Harrison Center
The Harrison Center is a community-based, nonprofit arts organization that seeks to be a catalyst for renewal in the city of Indianapolis. Founded in 2001, the organization’s work is two-fold. The Harrison Center is for the Arts by hosting 36 artist studios and 8 galleries. It provides programming to foster the creation of new art, build community among artists and emerging patrons, and provide a forum for public conversation. The Harrison Center is for the City by connecting people to culture, community, and place to strengthen Indianapolis’s core neighborhoods. For more information on the Harrison Center, call 317.396.3886 or visit www.harrisoncenter.org. Connect with the Harrison Center on social media at Facebook/@HarrisonCenterArts, Instagram/@harrisoncenterarts, or Twitter/@HarrisonCtrArts.

Tags: Harrison Center, nonprofit, Live Music, Art, First Fridays

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Mar

30

Wed
Wed, Mar 30, 2022 7:00 PM - Wed, Mar 30, 2022 11:45 PM @ Healer

MG Bailey brings his one man show to Healer!

Starting as a one man band 10 years ago, MG has performed weekly in the Chicago land area and surrounding states. Performing at venues ranging from backyard parties to Chicago classics like Metro. MG brings a full sound and unique approach that can catch an audience off guard in the best way. Lots of laughs and crowd interaction that have kept the drinks flowing and the toes tapping.

WITH:
Jay Elliot
https://jelliottonline.bandcamp.com/

Mark Dippel
https://markdippel.bandcamp.com/

DETAILS:

$10

All ages

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Beer/wine for 21+

*** PROOF OF VAX/NEG COVID TEST REQ ***

Tags: Live Music, Art, MG Bailey, Jay Elliot, Mark Dippel

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Mar

12

Sat
Sat, Mar 12, 2022 12:00 PM - Sat, Mar 12, 2022 2:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/blackartauction/

Register and bid online! Our next auction is Saturday, March 12th. More than 200 works by important African American Artists across all mediums and price points. Bid on our website or mobile app. (Pictured: Elizabeth Catlett)

Tags: Art, Auction, Black Art Auction

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Mar

11

Fri
Fri, Mar 11, 2022 7:00 PM - Fri, Mar 11, 2022 11:45 PM @ Healer

PROOF OF VACCINATION OR PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST WITHIN 72 HOURS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE.

$10 Pre-Sale

$12 Door

7pm – Doors

8pm – Opening Day

9pm – Heartland (Heart Tribute Band)

10pm – The Indigos

Tags: Opening Day, Heartland (Heart Tribute Band), The Indigos, Live Music, Art, Healer

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Mar

06

Sun
Sun, Mar 06, 2022 7:00 PM - Mon, Mar 07, 2022 12:00 AM @ Healer

HOT HEAVY HISTRIONIC HARDCORE POWER MAYHEM
FEATURING:

L.I.B.
https://lifeisbeautiful.bandcamp.com/track/self-aggrandizing

PREVENTION
https://preventionxxx.bandcamp.com/…/what-do-you-say-no-to

PAYASA
https://payasa.bandcamp.com/album/demo

WORKHORSE

DETAILS:
$8

All ages

Doors 7pm, show 8pm

Beer/wine available for 21+

*** PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED***

Tags: Live Music, Art, Healer

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