Entertainment

The ‘Creative Use of Difference’ Discussion Series, A Three-Part Online Event Runs Through March 4th

By Erin Williams— Muncie, IN—PlySpace, the artist in residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is excited to announce a collaborative project with Indya Childs and Joshua Cleveland of Peace, Love, and Dance (Atlanta) and the Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance. This February and March, Childs and Cleveland will join PlySpace and Ball State for a special project that includes a three-part discussion series and culminates in a dance video which will premiere on April…

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Emens Auditorium to Offer First In-Person Event in Almost a Year: ‘Wild World of Animals’

By Kristi Chambers— Muncie, IN– Emens Auditorium is opening again with its first in-person event in almost a year. Emens Auditorium will present Wild World of Animals live on stage on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Explore a fascinating world of the wildlife; featuring live animals including some of the most majestic, interesting, bizarre, and critically endangered species in the world. Tickets are FREE. Distribution begins Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Emens box…


‘Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures’ Now Open at Minnetrista

By Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN— Stories of mythical beings have been with us for thousands of years. These legends, which were sometimes inspired by fossils or living animals, continue to inspire us today. Opening at Minnetrista on January 23, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythic creatures. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World…


Ball State’s Fred Meyer Lecture Series to Feature Sharon Louden

By Audrey Barcio, Assistant Professor of Art— Muncie, IN—Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University,…


Sara Crigger Brings Muncie’s Best Exterior Holiday Light Displays Straight to Your Electronic Device

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-chief, MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN—Recently, I decided to drive around Muncie and Delaware County to photograph Christmas lights for a MuncieJournal.com feature. I had covered Halloween decorations around town as a photo gallery which was received quite well, so I thought, “Why not do another on Christmas decorations? ” I gassed up the car and headed out into the dark night, looking for any colorful displays that might suddenly appear in front of me. It quickly became apparent…


‘Christmas Star’ Celestial Event Coming Up on December 21 

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – When Jupiter and Saturn appear close together in the night sky on December 21, their combined light might be what the Bible’s nativity story in the Gospel of Matthew called the Star of Bethlehem, according to faculty and staff at Ball State University. “People have long wondered if the Star of Bethlehem could be explained by natural celestial events. Some astronomers believe the ‘star’ may have been a series of celestial events,” said…


‘Babe’ the Movie Returns to Play at AMC Theater in Muncie December 20th

By Fathom Entertainment— WHAT: “That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.” Academy Award® winner and Best Picture nominee, “Babe,” returns to movie theaters this December with “TCM Big Screen Classics Presents Babe: A 25th Anniversary Event.” In addition to viewing the endearing and fun-filled tale that the whole family (and pigs) will love, this special event also includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures WHEN: Sunday, December 20 at 3 p.m. and 7…


Photo Gallery: Muncie Homeowners Decorate for Halloween

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-chief, Muncie Journal.com— Muncie, IN—The last few weeks it seems as though more and more people have decided to decorate their home exteriors for Halloween. Today I decided to drive through a bunch of Muncie neighborhoods and photograph some of the decorations on a totally random basis, in order to highlight some of the creativity. I just drove around for a while and took pictures out of my car window. Was good to get out of the…


City of Muncie To Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heekin Park October 30th

By George Foley— Muncie, IN—Muncie Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Dee’s Creations and Tailored Technology will host the 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Event, October 30, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at Heekin Park. Originally started by Deanna Walker (Dee’s Creation and Catering) and George Foley (Tailored Technology) with the aim of providing a safer environment for trick-or-treaters on Halloween, trunk or treat involves a community coming together  so that children can trick-or-treat out of the decorated trunks of cars. Each year we have passed out candy to over 300…


Emens Auditorium to Present Two LIVE Virtual Events

By Kristi Chambers— Muncie, IN—Our house is just not the same without our patrons. Though we are not yet hosting in-person performances, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! In the meantime, we have been filling the gap by bringing to your house virtual content in the form of interviews, tours, playlists, artist videos, and now LIVE virtual events. These events are free and open to the public. Simply visit bsu.edu/emens to complete your event reservation. The events themselves will…