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VVIIPP Badge - Limestone Comedy Fest
June 1-3, 2017

The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with 30 shows and events all taking place within a two-block radius of the heart of downtown Bloomington.

Verified Very Incredibly Important Party Person (VVIIPP) Limestone Badge - $175
- All the same benefits of a regular Limestone badge, PLUS:
- Up front, right by the stage, reserved seats for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater shows of your choice.
- Up front, right by the stage, reserved seats for every small venue show you choose.*
- Autographed limited edition LCF17 poster.
- Exclusive VIP kick-off happy hour.
- Exclusive VIP after party.
- Looks coolest.

*Pending availability. Seating is limited at our four small venues, and so the earlier you purchase your badge and make your show selections, the better.

Doors will open 30 minutes in advance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, an hour in advance for the smaller venues. Badge holders are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes before showtime. Access to some venues is restricted by age but all content is recommended for those 16 and older. During your badge purchase, you'll be asked to select a performance for each time slot. Consult the LCF website for more details about the schedule and performers. Once a performance is sold out, it will no longer be available in the drop down menu for that time slot.

Badges, along with printed schedules, will be available for pickup in the BCT lobby beginning at noon on Thursday, June 1st. Any badges not collected on Thursday will be available in the BCT box office on Friday, beginning at 11am, or Saturday, beginning at noon. Please plan to present a photo I.D. when picking up your badge.
VVIIPP Badge: $175.00
VIP Badge - Limestone Comedy Fest
June 1-3, 2017

The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival with more than 30 shows and events all taking place within a two-block radius of the heart of downtown Bloomington.

VIP Limestone Badge - $125
- All the same benefits of a regular Limestone badge, PLUS:
- Reserved seating for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater shows of your choice.
- Guaranteed seat at the other shows of your choice.*
- Exclusive VIP kick-off cocktail party.
- Exclusive VIP after party.
- Looks cooler.

*Pending availability. Seating is limited at our four small venues, and so the earlier you purchase your badge and make your show selections, the better.

Doors will open 30 minutes in advance at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, an hour in advance for the smaller venues. Badge holders are asked to be in their seats 15 minutes before showtime. Access to some venues is restricted by age but all content is recommended for those 16 and older. During your badge purchase, you'll be asked to select a performance for each time slot. Consult the LCF website for more details about the schedule and performers. Once a performance is sold out, it will no longer be available in the drop down menu for that time slot.

Badges, along with printed schedules, will be available for pickup in the BCT lobby beginning at noon on Thursday, June 1st. Any badges not collected on Thursday will be available in the BCT box office on Friday, beginning at 11am, or Saturday, beginning at noon.
VIP Badge: $125.00
AAAI Spring Concert Season
The AAAI Spring Concert Season includes tickets to all African America Arts Institute events at The Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

  • African American Dance Company Spring Concert on April 8th at 8pm


  • IU Soul Revue Spring Concert on April 22nd at 8pm


  • African American Choral Ensemble on April 29th at 8pm



*Please note Students with a valid ID and Children under 12 will find the individual ticket options more economical.
General Admission: $50.00
BPP 2016-2017 Mainstage Season Subscription
Subscribe to the BPP’s 2016-2017 Mainstage Season and receive 5 tickets for the price of 4!

Subscription is valid for any performances of the following shows*:
1) 30 DAY MOURNING PERIOD by Hank Greene (September 23-24, 29-30,October 1, 6-8, 2016)

2) HOME by Scott Alan & Christy Hall (December 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2016)

3) ROW AFTER ROW by Jessica Dickey (January 27-28, February 2-4, 9-11, 2017)

4) CALLING ALL KATES by Emily Goodson & Jeremy Schonfeld (March 31, April 1, 6-8, 13-15, 2017)

5) HAPPILY AFTER EVER (May 12-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2017)

Re-subscribe and SUBSCRIBE-IT-FORWARD
If you were a BPP subscriber for the 2015-2016 season, for each new subscription you purchase, you get to give the gift of a free additional subscription to a friend of your choice. The only stipulation: the recipient cannot be a subscriber to the current or the prior year's BPP season.
Simply provide the BPP (812-334-1188 or managingdirector@newplays.org) with the recipient’s name and phone and/or email and the BPP will contact her/him about redeeming the gift.

After you purchase your subscription, just call or stop by the BCT Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood Ave. or 812-323-3020) to reserve seats at your chosen shows. With the purchase of a subscription, you can purchase one ticket to five shows or five tickets to one show.

*Not valid with BPP Special Events such as Vintage Scenes.
General Admission: $80.00
Senior (62+): $68.00
Student (w/ID): $68.00
Shimmy Con Conference Registration
Shimmy Con 2017: 1st Annual Belly Dance Conference
July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Monroe Convention Center

Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. Consisting of 30 workshops, 8 lectures, 2 panel discussions, 2 performances, and a keynote address, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share a wonderful art form in a supportive, fun, and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people, and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies.

INSTRUCTORS: Ava Fleming, Cassandra Shore, Deb Rubin, and Ruby Jazayre

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ruby Jazayre

LECTURES BY: Cassandra Shore, Donna Carlton, Jeana Jorgensen, Katya Faris, Raksanna, and Shira

REGISTRATION
Registration includes:
15 hours of workshops/lectures
2 panel discussions,
1 keynote address,
1 performance ticket, Spectacular Shimmies on July 7
1 performance ticket for Spectacular Shimmies on July 8

Bagels, muffins and coffee will be available Saturday & Sunday mornings.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES
$295: Early Bird, February 17 - April 15
$340: Regular Price, April 16 - June 15
$395: Late Price, June 16 - June 30

NOTE: online registration will close between July 1 - July 6. Depending on space availability, registrations may be available at the door on July 7 - 9. Door registrations will not include tickets for the evening performances.

During the registration process, you will be asked to choose a workshop or lecture for each time slot (referred to as "tickets"). If you purchase more than one registration at a time, they will all have the same schedule. Please consult the Shimmy Con website for descriptions of each option. Each workshop and lecture will only be held once.

PERFORMANCES
Performances and the Friday keynote address will be held at the lovely Buskirk-Chumley Theater, just a few blocks away from the convention center.

Friday’s performance, July 7 at 8:30pm, will showcase performers from Indiana and surrounding states. The Saturday performance, July 8 at 8:30pm, will showcase performances by instructors and speakers of the conference.

Registration includes 1 ticket for each night for the main stage performances on July 7 and July 8. Tickets for the performances will be held in will-call at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You may collect your tickets in advance or on the night of the show. If you wish to purchase additional tickets, they will be available for purchase online through the BCT Box Office on May 1, 2017.

WAIVER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Upon checkout you will be asked to agree to the following:

I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in any/all activities associated with Shimmy Con. I understand and agree that in participating in any dance class, workshop, lecture, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury or death. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury or accident, which might occur to me during any of Shimmy Con’s events, classes, workshops, lectures, rehearsals, performances, or activities.

I also exempt, release, and indemnify Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, or property which may arise out of or in connection with participation in any classes or activities conducted by Shimmy Con.

I further hereby voluntarily agree to waive my rights and that of my heirs and assigns to hold Shimmy Con, its owners, agents, volunteers, assistants, employees, guest artists, guest instructors, guest speakers, the Monroe Convention Center, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and all other entities involved in presenting Shimmy Con liable for such damage, loss, injury, or death. I understand that I should be aware of my physical limitations and agree not to exceed them.

I understand while participating in this event, I may be photographed or filmed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any publicity purposes for Shimmy Con.

Early Bird Registration: $295.00
Spectacular Shimmies Two Night Package
Shimmy Con presents:
Spectacular Shimmies
Friday, July 7th & Saturday, July 8th
8:30pm

Both performances are part of Shimmy Con, an annual Belly Dance Conference held at the Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center.

The Friday evening performance will showcase dancers and troupes from Indiana and surrounding states. On Saturday, the performances will showcase the instructors and speakers of the conference.

Save by purchasing tickets to both nights as a package here for $30. Tickets can also be purchased for individual performances.

Doors will open at 8pm both evenings and performances are expected to last 2 hours.
General Admission: $30.00
Survival & Memory Pass
Survival & Memory: What Decent People Do In times of Crisis

This pass is includes admission to all three of the films below.

SCREENINGS AT BEAR'S PLACE ARE ONLY OPEN TO THOSE AGE 21+. ID IS REQUIRED.

IN THE SHADOW OF MEMORY
A one-hour documentary film about on-going struggles of children and grandchildren to come to grips with Nazi horrors suffered by their elders. The film focuses on Jerri Zbiral, the daughter of a survivor of the Nazi destruction of the Catholic village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia. Even though Jerri was born after the war, her mother’s stories continue to have a profound effect on her life. The 50th anniversary of the Lidice massacre provides a back-drop for Jerri to speak with women who survived the ordeal, with German visitors to the memorial ceremony and with others.

THE OPTIMISTS
How were 50,000 Bulgarian Jews saved from the Holocaust despite the intense efforts of their government to deport them? The Optimists tells the dramatic story of how people of all ethnic backgrounds and religions at the eleventh hour, secured the safety of their Jewish neighbors.

BALKAN JAZZ
The life story and music of Niko Nissimov and his Jewish friends, pioneers of Jazz music in Bulgaria. The movie charts the rise of their band Jazz of The Optimists to stardom in the late 1930s. The beginning of WWII changed everything for them as Bulgaria joined the Axis powers. Anti-Jewish laws and restrictions brought the band to a halt. All Jewish men were drafted to slave labor camps, and the entire community was on the verge of extinction. Niko was saved by his friends at the last minute from a transport destined for the death camp of Treblinka.

This testimony to friendship and the human spirit is told by Niko Nissimov, his brother Harry Nissimov, band mate, David Eskin, and his Bulgarian friend and rescuer Anton Kirilov. The rich soundtrack is layered with original music recordings by The Optimists. The private documents, photo albums, and archival footage are the backdrop of this amazing story of creativity, adventure, and endless optimism facing of impossible odds.

The films are being screened at various locations. You're ticket will guarantee you entry at the venue you select for each screening upon purchase.
General Admission - Advance: $16.00