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September 2021

“One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” Planetarium Show

September 4 - October 30
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. Families with children in preschool through second grade will especially enjoy this program but kids of all ages are welcome. Sat. Aug. 28 - 3:30pm Sat. Sept. 4 - 3:30pm…

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“Everybody” at Ball State University Strother Theatre

September 10 - September 18
Strother Studio Theatre at Ball State University, W Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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September 10-11, 14-18 at 7:30 pm September 12 at 2:30 pm This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. General Public: $15 in advance, $17 at the door Faculty/Staff/Students/Seniors: $12 in advance, $14 at the door

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“Big Astronomy” Planetarium Show

September 10 - September 18
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Explore world-class observatories, learn why Chile is an ideal environment for astronomy, and meet some of the diverse people who make BIG discoveries possible. Fri. Sept. 10 - 6:30pm Sat. Sept. 11 - 5pm and 6:30pm Fri. Sept. 17 - 6:30pm Sat. Sept. 18 - 5pm and 6:30pm

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Old Washington Street Festival

The Old Washington Street Festival is back. Combining the nostalgia of the Emily Kimbrough Historic District, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, and much more. This September will see the return of Muncie's preeminent street festival. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!

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MICHAEL CAVANAUGH The Music of Billy Joel

September 18 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Michael Cavanaugh—star of Broadway hit musical Movin’ Out—joins the Muncie Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Billy Joel’s greatest hits, including “My Life,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Piano Man,” “You May Be Right,” and “A New York State of Mind.” Experience a voice and sound rivaling the “Piano Man” himself.

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“THE CATASTROPHIST” at Ball State University Cave Theatre

September 21 - September 30
Cave Studio Theatre at Ball State University, W. Riverside Ave. behind Emens
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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September 21, 24, 26, 28, 30 at 7:30 pm September 25, October 2 at 2:30 pm How do you plan for a catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemic outbreaks, proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story—presented as cinematic digital theatre. MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping…

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PHILADANCO!

September 22 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970, PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural…

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Roe at the BSU University Theatre

September 23 - September 29

September 23-25, 29- October 2 at 7:30 pm September 26 at 2:30 pm Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, is still fiercely debated over forty years later. In this incisive play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, ROE reflects the polarization in America…

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“THE BURDENS” at Ball State University Cave Theatre

September 23 - October 2
Cave Studio Theatre at Ball State University, W. Riverside Ave. behind Emens
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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September 23, 25, 27, 29, October 1-2 at 7:30 pm September 26 at 2:30 pm Mordy is a struggling musician living in Los Angeles. His older sister Jane is a successful attorney and a mother of three in New Jersey. But when their widowed mother's life becomes emotionally and financially taxed by her terrible, centenarian father, these two adult siblings are drawn together into an elaborate plot to relieve their mother’s burden and their own. Told almost entirely via text…

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Food Preservation Workshop: Hard Cider

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $15; member discounts apply Registration deadline: September 14 Come to Minnetrista and learn about the process of creating hard cider from McClure’s Orchard/Winery. They will guide participants through a tasting of traditional hard cider varieties! We will also be sharing about our annual process of hand pressing cider, our orchard, and the various types of apples we have available in The Orchard Shop during apple season.

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Greenhouse Exploration at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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More info to come...

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2nd Annual Astronomy SLAM!

September 25 @ 6:30 pm
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Charles W. Brown Planetarium presents the 2nd Annual Astronomy SLAM! Just 10 minutes a person – that is all the time Ball State students will get to share a piece of our universe with you in the Brown Planetarium. During this event, students will use planetarium visuals to help them present in the most creative way they can while competing for the title of Astronomy Slam Champion!

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Cuplets – temporarily on Facebook

September 26 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2021

This free monthly event for live poetry reading normally takes place at The Cup. Due to the current pandemic, it is now online on Facebook every 4th Sunday at 6pm. This will remain on Facebook until further notice. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR YOUR POETRY! Cuplets is not curated, everyone is welcome to read. I know y’all are nice and will match the length of your reading to the attendance level so everyone has a chance to read. Read new…

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October 2021

“Clue” at Muncie Civic Theatre

October 1 - October 10
Muncie Civic Mainstage Theatre, 216 E. Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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OCTOBER 1-3 AND 7-10 Muncie Civic Theatre presents CLUE  on the Mainstage. This hilarious farce  based on the cult classic is sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm and the Sunday Matinees are at 2:30pm. The Sensory-Friendly Matinee will be April 16th at 2:30pm. Rated P G13.

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Open Space: Art About the Land

October 1 - November 7
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Celebrate the significance of the land in an art competition and exhibition, Open Space: Art About the Land. Open Space, an annual art competition and exhibition, has encouraged Indiana artists to derive creative inspiration from the land and recognizes new artistic creations that celebrate the notion of “open space” as it relates to the land. This year's juror is Betsy Stirratt, the Founding Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington where she has curated exhibitions and…

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“Halloween: Celestial Origins” Planetarium Show

October 1 - October 30
Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Cooper Science Building Riverside Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. Fri. Oct. 1 - 6:30pm Sat. Oct. 2 - 5pm and 6:30pm Fri. Oct. 15 - 6:30pm Sat. Oct. 16 - 5pm…

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Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Exhibit Exploration – FIX

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $16; member discounts apply Join our Associate Director of Curation and Exhibition, Nalleli Guillen, for a gallery walk-through of FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis. This in-depth view of the exhibit will highlight exhibit components and provide discussion opportunities. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres while getting an in-depth view of our new exhibit, FIX. Presented by Open Door Health Services

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First Thursdays

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 11, 2021

Downtown Muncie Muncie, IN 47305 United States + Google Map

Join us on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a gallery walk around DWNTWN Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft in various DWNTWN shops. Enjoy their company and purchase their unique creations. If you have an event you would like to have added to the monthly gallery guide, please send your info to: Dr. Natalie Phillips at nephillips@bsu.edu.

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ArtsWalk and Pumpkin Glow

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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ARTSWALK THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2021 | 5–8 PM A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, culture and KINDNESS in Muncie. Parking is available in the Parking Garage located next to the Horizon Convention Center and Courtyard Marriott. Enter west of the hotel off of Liberty Street or south of the roundabout off of Victor Street. THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 CHALK IT UP TO KINDNESS SPONSOR: THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MUNCIE…

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop – SOLD OUT

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Cost: $70; member discounts apply Registration deadline: October 6 Paint with a Certified Ross Instructor on the site where Bob painted for years. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to get creative and learn to paint like Bob. Just bring yourself and we will provide everything you need to have a great time. Just like Bob said, “Let’s get crazy!” All supplies are included. Bob Ross Painting Workshops are 14 & up unless otherwise noted.

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