Entertainment

Mike Rhodes and Tom Sullivan to Play at Vera Mae’s Bistro on December 23rd

Muncie, IN—Mike Rhodes will play acoustic Christmas music on the piano at Vera Mae’s Bistro beginning at 5pm on Friday, December 23rd. Mike is the Publisher and Managing Editor of the Muncie Journal. Kent Shuff and Steve Fennimore, owners at Vera Mae’s, have graciously allowed Mike to play holiday music on the piano inside the restaurant on the 23rd. Mike normally plays synthesizers, but also plays straight piano. Christmas music is very meaningful to Mike and he really enjoys playing Christmas music for others during…


Magic City Music Men Perform Production December 10th

By: Scott Trout— The Magic City Music Men present an original production, A Christmas Secret for Michael, this Saturday December 10 at 6:30 pm at Muncie Northside Middle School located at 2400 W Bethel Avenue in Muncie.  The production, written by the Music Men’s talented director Bryan Hughes, features several holiday classics interwoven with a poignant message for our modern times.   As always there will be plenty of Barbershop harmony, one of two truly American musical styles. Joining the Music…


A Hometown Family Christmas

By: Kathy Huggler — Muncie, IN—America’s Hometown Band presents its holiday season concert for 2016 on Saturday, 5:30 pm, December 17, at the Emens Auditorium in Muncie, on the Ball State University campus at 1800 W. Riverside Avenue. It’s a Holiday outing not to be missed, and it’s also a chance to support and show your appreciation for the very fine hometown musicians that make up the band and who enrich the Muncie community with many free concerts throughout the year….


The Muncie Symphony Orchestra Presents a Holiday Tradition on December 3rd

By: Jennifer Johnson— Celebrate the holiday season with The Muncie Symphony Orchestra!  Join the MSO and guests for the annual Fisher | Shafer Holiday Pops concert this Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. This performance takes place in Emens Auditorium on the Ball State University campus. Youth tickets (K-12) are just $5 and adult single tickets start at $25.  Contact the Emens/Sursa Box Office at 765.285.1539 or visit munciesymphony.org “Our annual Holiday Pops show is a Muncie tradition. The internationally-known…


First Thursday Opening Reception for Annual Salon Show

By: Braydee Euliss— Muncie, IN—Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open its Annual Salon Show on First Thursday, December 1st from 5 – 8 PM. Included in the exhibit will be work by all 25 artists represented by the downtown Muncie gallery. Artists will be on hand to chat and answer questions. The reception will also celebrate the first year of business under new owners Carl and Barbara Schafer. A feast for the eyes, the GFAF Annual Salon Show celebrates…


“Bad Art Night”To Take Place At Maring-Hunt Library on December 6th.

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Tis the season for terrible art! Bad Art Night is back at Maring-Hunt Library on Tuesday, December 6. This unique partnership between Muncie Public Library and Cornerstone Center for the Arts invites community members ages 18 and older to enjoy an evening of art creation with no expectations. Bad Art Night encourages the freedom of expression without any pressure to make a masterpiece. In fact, ugly, terrible, and horrible art is awarded with prizes! December’s Bad…


Jump Start the Holidays with Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista

By: Sam Condon— Muncie, IN—Kick off the holiday season with family and friends at Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista. The fun takes place December 2 and 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. Enjoy sweet treats, winter games, crafts, carriage rides, and holiday music by local artists in celebration of the season at this FREE community event! “Everywhere at Minnetrista, there are families laughing, couples strolling, and groups of people talking together,” said Director of Experience & Education George…


“We’re Trying Collective” and “Reacting Out Loud” to Partner for Mural Fundraiser

By: Faith Kellermeyer— MUNCIE, IN— We’re Trying Collective and Reacting Out Loud are partnering for a poetry open mic and fundraiser for “On the Mark, For the City” at Two Cats Cafe (1813 W. University Ave.) on Sunday, November 13th from 6-8 p.m. Reacting Out Loud is an independent organization devoted to uplifting poetry and affirming community in Muncie. On the Mark, For the City is a collaborative mural project that aims to harness the power of art and creativity to celebrate…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra Presents Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration

By: Jennifer Johnson— Bring the entire family and experience Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, November 12, at 4 p.m.  This performance takes place in Emens Auditorium on the campus of Ball State University. Youth single tickets, ages 4 – 18 yrs., are $5 and adult single tickets start at $25. Call the Emens Box Office at 285-1539. “This concert is for all ages! Disney is providing the projected animated shorts and…


First Thursday Opening Reception for Desperately Seeking Charles

By: Braydee Euliss— Muncie, IN—Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, November 3 from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for Desperately Seeking Charles, a small group exhibit featuring current work from five Ball State University’s MFA Glass candidates with a wide range of glass forming techniques represented. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. Desperately Seeking Charles features a collection of 3-D work in which each artist individually interprets the material…