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October 2020

Karen’s Favorite Things

October 10, 2020 - February 14, 2021
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Located in our Center Building’s Heritage Gallery, will be a unique look at many of the wonderful and curious items from the Minnetrista Heritage Collection. The exhibit was curated by Karen Vincent, who will celebrate her retirement in 2021 after more than 3 decades of service across the institution.

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Halloween: Celestial Origins, a 360 degree virtual experience

October 18 - October 31

Missing the Brown Planetarium? Love our Halloween program? This year, you can watch it on YouTube 360 as if you were inside our planetarium at Ball State. Just click the link below and enjoy! https://youtu.be/KYdpBc5h51A Learn the history of Halloween and see how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this 360 degree experience from Ball State University, the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts, and the Brown Planetarium. The program highlights an original script by Dayna Thompson…

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The Community Trunk or Treat

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Downtown
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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Cornerstone Center for the Arts Hosts Community Trunk or Treat Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited to safely carry out the tradition of the free Community Halloween Party! The Community Trunk or Treat is on Thursday, October 29, 2020, with indoor and outdoor activities 4:00 - 7:00 pm. at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Downtown Muncie. The event will kick off outside in the parking lot of CCA, where parking spaces will be decorated for Halloween. Each vendor…

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Tonne Music Series

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tonne Winery, 101 W. Royerton Rd.
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Join us as our Tonne Music Series continues with 5 Speeds. Food will be available to purchase from Samano's Mexican Food Truck. Tastings are unavailable during music.

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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Final Friday – Online!

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join emcees Renae Mayes and Erin Williams for a virtual PechaKucha experience inspired by the David Owsley Museum of Art’s Final Fridays. Hear the same inspiring talks – this time on Facebook Live. Stay for music and video collages by DJ Jannell inspired by the "20/20" exhibition and the theme of Resist & Persist, and celebrate art and community!

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The Bob Ross Experience – at Minnetrista – GRAND OPENING

October 31
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

  Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with his soft-spoken voice and a pallet knife. With its global reach, it’s hard to imagine that much of the beloved series, “The Joy of Painting,” was filmed in an unassuming television studio in Muncie, Indiana. From 1983 to 1988 Bob painted for the iconic series at WIPB-TV in the historic Lucius L. Ball home – now part of Minnetrista’s museum campus. Bob’s message of fearless creativity and his ability to reinterpret perceived…

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Bob Ross at Home – Artist, Teacher, Friend

October 31, 2020 - August 15, 2021
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Join us to view and enjoy many Bob Ross original paintings never before seen on public view. Bringing together paintings from private individuals, artwork from Minnetrista’s own museum collection, and photographs of Bob Ross, this exhibit will be a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss!

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

October 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Minnestrista, 1200 West Minnestrista Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Cost: $70; member discounts apply 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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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Masterworks Chorale Concert “Masterworks in Masks: How Can We Keep from Singing?”

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 1400 W Riverside Ave
Muncie, IN 47303 United States
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Masterworks Chorale Presents a free outdoor concert with fall and Halloween-themed music. "Masterworks in Masks: How Can We Keep from Singing?" The concert will feature vocal music for all ages including Blue Moon, Shine On Harvest Moon, Indiana Moon (barbershop quartet), Double Trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and other pieces celebrating this time of year. The concert will be presented on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church, 1400 W University Ave in Muncie. Audience members…

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Bob Ross Painting Workshop

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $70; member discounts apply 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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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November 2020

Bob Ross Painting Workshop

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $70; member discounts apply 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. This event will be socially distanced in an open air environment and masks are required.

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First Thursdays – DWNTWN Muncie

November 5 @ 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 April 1, 2021

Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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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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1st Annual Astronomy Slam – presented by Charles W Brown Planetarium

November 7 @ 6:30 pm

About 10 minutes a person – that is all the time Ball State students will get to share a piece of our universe with you on Facebook Live. During this virtual event, students will use amazing visuals to help them present in the most creative way they can while competing for the title of Astronomy Slam Champion! This year’s student presenters are Alec Neal, Belle Wines, Melanie Isenbarger, and Richard Gorby. You do not need a Facebook account to watch.…

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Drawing Class, Artist Will Sliney

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will Sliney is an award-winning comic book artist, writer, and presenter. He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland's best selling comic book), and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics. He presented We Will Draw for RTE's Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw, and presents Marvel Live's How to Draw show including launching Marvel's Twitch Channel. Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children's unit, and…

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Glass Workshop: Fused Glass – Wine Glass Charms

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Cost: $35; member discounts apply Registration deadline: November 10 Join us to learn the skill of working with fused glass and make your very own wine glass charms. Charming? We think so too! This event will be socially distanced masks are required.

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Tropical Edibles at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Learn more about the origins of some of our favorite foods, including coffee and banana. Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1211 Riverside Avenue Ball State University Muncie, IN  47306 (765) 285-8839 Website https://bsu.edu/orchids https://www.facebook.com/WOCSB and https://www.instagram.com/bsu_rogh/

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TAJ MAHAL – LIVESTREAM

November 17

Emens Auditorium is proud to partner with the legendary @tajmahalblues (Taj Mahal) to bring you access to his first ever LIVESTREAM performance on November 17 at 6pm PT/9pm ET! Tickets are $20 and on sale now.  A portion of each ticket sold benefits Emens Auditorium. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, multi-GRAMMY® winner, multi-Blues Music Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame member and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award recipient TAJ MAHAL streaming LIVE to the comforts of your own home from the…

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 28

Make an impact this Small Business Saturday by shopping and eating local. Don't miss Small Business Saturday shopping DWNTWN on November 28! There is no obligation or fee for businesses to participate.  They only need to be open and willing to place their mark on customers' Gobble Wobble maps after they make a purchase. If a business is running a special that it would like to promote, this will be listed on this event page, as well as the DWNTWN Muncie…

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GOBBLE WOBBLE Pub and Eatery Crawl

November 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Downtown Muncie Muncie, IN 47305 United States + Google Map

The turkey has been eaten, you've watched way too much Netflix, you really want to get out of the house, and—my, oh, my—does a beer sound good! If any of this sounds familiar, join us DWNTWN on Saturday, November 30 from 8 am–10 pm for the 6th Annual DWNTWN Gobble Wobble Pub and Eatery Crawl. DWNTWN bars and eateries will participate with food and drink specials and other fun surprises. Want to shop? You can also participate by making a purchase…

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