Entertainment

Thalea String Quartet to Perform at Ball State University’s Sursa Hall as part of Arts Alive Series

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, IN– Ball State University’s College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of the renowned Thalea String Quartet as part of the 2023-2024 Arts Alive series April 9, 2024, at Sursa Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Thalea String Quartet, recipient of the 2021 Ann Divine Educator Award from the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, has gained…

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Seed Swap & Giveaway Event Cultivates Community and Sustainability

By Brea Cunningham— MUNCIE, IN—Minnetrista Museum & Gardens, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and Red-tail Land Conservancy, is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated Seed Swap & Giveaway event, scheduled for March 16, 2024, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Seed Swap & Giveaway, currently in its 6th year, has been held at different locations annually. It remains a cornerstone of Minnetrista’s dedication to promoting community engagement, preserving biodiversity, and advocating for sustainable gardening practices….


East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra FREE Concert on March 16th

By Kathy Huggler— East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra (ECICO) is collaborating with Cole Academy of Dance, Gymnastics, & Cheerleading to deliver a lively and varied music program – which takes place on stage in the Muncie Central High School Auditorium, on Saturday, March 16 at 7 pm. The public is invited to help celebrate the ‘2024 Return-of-the-Sun’ by attending this free concert given by the ECICO and its Guest Artists: Alto Saxophone Soloist George Wolfe:  BSU Professor Emeritus of Music…


Cornfed Roller Derby ‘Crop Circle Showdown’

By Debra Roberts— Muncie, IN – In the second home bout of Season 11, Cornfed Roller Derby (CFRD) will be taking on Circle City Roller Derby from Indianapolis in the Crop Circle Showdown on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Community Building. In the first of two games, Corned All-Stars will battle the Circle City Socialites, followed by the Cornfed Killer Kernels facing the Circle City Party Crashers. Doors for this doubleheader open at 4 p.m., with…


Green Glam Studio Jewelry Featured at Cornerstone’s March First Thursday

By Debra Gindhart Dragoo— MUNCIE, IN—The March jewelry collection at the Green Glam Studio at Cornerstone Center of the Arts will focus on Celtic and Saint Patrick. The Green Collection features symbols associated with shamrocks and Celtic motifs. Earrings and pendants inspired by Celtic and Saint Patrick incorporate these symbols into their designs, offering wearers a way to celebrate their Irish heritage or their admiration for the saint. Pieces can range from simple to intricate, and they are repurposed and…


DRUM TAO 30th Anniversary THE TAO 夢幻響 is Coming to Emens Auditorium

By Mary Grace Walke— MUNCIE, IN—DRUM TAO 30th Anniversary THE TAO 夢幻響 is coming to Emens Auditorium on March 19, 2024. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster. DRUM TAO‘s stage is created through phenomenal performances and expressions consisting of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful melody of Japanese flutes and harps. It is the “Japanese Entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations. In February 2016, their Off-Broadway shows in New York were completely sold out! It was featured in…


32nd Annual Model Train Show Coming to Delaware County Fairgrounds

By R. Brian Wolfe— MUNCIE, IN—The Muncie and Western Model Railroad Club announces its 32nd Annual Muncie Model Train Show.  The show will be held Saturday, February 24 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Delaware County Fairgrounds at 1210 N. Wheeling Avenue.  Admission is only $5 for each adult—children 12 and under are admitted free.  Indiana’s largest single-day model train show will be held in both the Memorial and Heartland buildings.  Proceeds from the train show are used…


St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be Held on March 16th in Downtown Muncie

By Cheryl Crowder— MUNCIE, IN—Muncie’s 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 16th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Lineup will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Muncie City Hall parking lot. Parade sign-in and entry will be from the Walnut Street entrance. The parade will proceed south on Walnut Street to Charles Street and return via Mulberry Street. Parade attendees are asked to line up on Walnut Street. between Wysor and Charles and on Charles from Walnut to…


Masterworks Chorale to Present Valentine’s Concert ‘From Broadway With Love’

By Katharine Burris, Masterworks Chorale— MUNCIE, IN—While love is in the air, Masterworks Chorale will present its annual Valentine’s Concert, “From Broadway With Love,” on Saturday, February 17th at 7:30 pm at the Ball State Alumni Center. Ahead of the concert,beginning at 6:30, there will be a cocktail hour with live jazz, perfect for a night out. Masterworks Chorale will be joined by singers from Delta High School, as well as a jazz combo under the leadership of Jim Rhinehart….


Charles W. Brown Planetarium FREE Special Eclipse Events Schedule

By Planetarium Staff— MUNCIE, IN—All regular planetarium programs are free of charge, cash donations are accepted at the door. Plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. One free pair of solar eclipse glasses will be provided to each planetarium show guest for a suggested cash donation of $1, while supplies last. If you are interested in acquiring a large number of eclipse glasses for your organization fill out the Eclipse…