Fun Around Town with No Money Down


Lots of free entertainment, culture, and education can be found in Monroe County.  Here’s a selection for the upcoming week.


Saturday, January 17

La Dolce Vita (Film showing)

IU Cinema, 1213 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47406


This film from the 1960s follows a week in the life of a paparazzo journalist living in Rome.  In Italian with English subtitles.


Ingrid Matthews, baroque violin, and Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Jacobs School of Music, Ford-Crawford Hall, 200 S Jordan Ave, Bloomington


Co-founders of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra in 1994,  Ingrid Matthews and Bryan Schenkman will be joined by Shelly Taylor for an evening of live baroque music.


Sunday, January 18

Art and a Movie

IU Art Museum, Fine Arts Plaza, IU Campus


Nan Brewer, IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss three works by the iconic photographer Diane Arbus, including an early fashion image and two mature works that reflect Arbus' distinctive “snapshot” aesthetic.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

IU Cinema, 1213 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47406


Featuring actors Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey, Jr., and Ty Burrell, Steven Shainberg’s fictionalized account of the early career of Diane Arbus (Kidman) traces her artistic and personal transformation. (U.S., 120 min., rated R.)


Tuesday, January 20

Midori Goto, violin

Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall, 200 S Jordan Ave, Bloomington

Midori was born in Osaka, Japan in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a very early age. Zubin Mehta first heard Midori play in 1982, and it was he who invited her to make her now legendary debut—at the age of 11—at the New York Philharmonic's traditional New Year's Eve concert, where she received a standing ovation and the impetus of a major career. Today Midori lives in Los Angeles; her violin is the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù "ex-Huberman." She uses three bows: two made by Dominique Peccatte, and one made by Paul Siefried.

Wednesday, January 21

Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet

Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall, 200 S Jordan Ave, Bloomington


Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet (QGQ) has been widely acclaimed as one of the world's top contemporary guitar ensembles. QGQ - composed of Brazilian guitarists Chrystian Dozza, Fabio Ramazzina, Thiago Abdalla and Sidney - is known both for its artistic excellence and for its significant contributions to the expansion of the guitar quartet repertoire.


NOTE: Events mentioned here are advertised as free of charge by their sponsors, hosts, or promoters. Though we do our best to verify that these events are completely free, the Library has no control over inaccurately advertised events. We welcome corrections to our listings, but please direct any questions or concerns about a particular event to its sponsoring entity.