Entertainment

Muncie Civic Theatre to Present ‘Sensory Friendly’ Miracle on 34th Street

By: Chris Griffith— Muncie Civic Theatre proud to present a special performance for any families who would benefit from a sensory friendly performance of the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, on Saturday, December 12th at 2:00pm. Miracle on 34th Street is a heart-warming and humorous classic that helps audiences rediscover the true magic of Christmas this holiday season. Muncie Civic Theatre believes this message should be shared with our WHOLE community, especially children and adults with disabilities who might not be…

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Ball State’s Glick Center for Glass Holds Annual Glass Ornament Sale

By: Gail Werner— Ball State University’s Glick Center for Glass in partnership with the School of Art will host its annual glass ornament sale Dec. 3 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Alumni Center. The sale will feature works from the metals, clay, and glass guilds, including a variety of hand-blown glass ornaments starting at $20 each. Hot glass demonstrations and a second pop-up sale at the Glick Center will take place Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m. in conjunction…


Minnetrista Events in December

By: Sam Condon— Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering Through January 3, 2016 Discover compelling stories of engineers and users who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals—from everyday routines to lifelong dreams. Explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that restore and extend human abilities. From customized wheelchairs for off-roading, to a vest that lets you feel music, to neuro-prosthetic limbs controlled by a user’s thoughts, Human Plus…


Holiday YART Event Coming to Canan Commons

By: Jennifer Johnson— YART is Coming! Again! YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues in several U.S. cities. The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October – and, for the first time ever, this Winter in December too (in a heated tent)! The Winter 2015 Muncie YART – a Holiday Yard Sale for…


Holiday Handcrafter’s Showcase and Marketplace Comes to Fairgrounds

By: Judy Cloud— The 27th annual Holiday Handcrafter’s Showcase and Marketplace will return to the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Muncie on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st. The Holiday Handcrafter’s Showcase and Marketplace is a great way to kick-off the holiday season. It’s a multi-class show presenting the latest fashions, gifts, unusual handcrafts, distinctive jewelry, collectibles, antiques and more. Shopping is made easy in two warm buildings with over 90 exhibitors in attendance to assist you. The Claus Café…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts to Host First-Ever “Holiday Show & Sale”

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host their first-ever “Holiday Show & Sale” on Sunday, December 13, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. The recital will begin at 1:30 pm and vendor booths will open at 2:30 pm. This new fundraising event will coincide with Cornerstone’s seasonal recital and open house that features live dance and music performances and art displays from the students enrolled in classes and lessons at Cornerstone. This event will be FREE to the public and will focus on…


Top Holiday Movies Tap Into Sentimentality

By: Ball State Division of Strategic Communications— When it comes to his favorite holiday movies, Ball State film professor Wes Gehring says each is a feel-good, populist film successful in pulling at the heartstrings by showing that no Christmas is perfect but can still be happy. Gehring’s top five Christmas-themed movies are: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) “A Christmas Story” (1983) “Elf” (2003) His second five favorites are “The Shop Around…


International Piano Competition Holds First North American Auditions at Ball State

By: Gail Werner— MUNCIE, Ind. – For the first time in its 12-year history, one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions is holding live preliminary auditions in North America — at Ball State University. “The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is like the Oscars or the Olympics for these talented young musicians,” said Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor of Piano at Ball State’s School of Music. “They have been preparing for international competitions…


David Letterman Returns to Ball State on November 30th

By: Joan Todd— David Letterman, one of Ball State University’s most celebrated graduates, will return to campus Nov. 30 to host a discussion with two of the nation’s top young filmmakers. Dave at Ball State features Letterman, who recently retired after 33 years of hosting Late Night and Late Show. He will discuss a variety of topics with Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at 7 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Jonze is a critically-acclaimed director, producer, screenwriter and actor whose work includes music…


Soul to Sole Tap Company Possible Performer at Indy Circle of Lights Event

By: Michelle Jones-Haskell— Soul to Sole Tap Company, part of the larger community at Premiere Dance Center, recently participated in the Indiana’s Got Talent audition process for the Circle of Lights event held in downtown Indy on Monument Circle.  The event is attended by over 100,000 spectators and many more that tune in at home to ring in the Christmas season.  Premiere made it through the first round of the process, which narrowed the field from 135 acts to 10. …