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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 more than 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 cocktail party.
- 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.
VVIIPP Badge: $175.00
Women's History Month Lunch Table of 8
Wednesday, March 22 at noon
Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center

The Women's History Month Lunch is an opportunity to recognize individual and collective accomplishments of women in this community. The event includes exhibitors from local women-owned businesses and organizations, as well as a presentation that embodies the mission of the commission. Two awards will be presented at the lunch: the Women of the Year Award and the Lifetime Contribution Award.

Those purchasing a table for eight people will receive eight tickets to distribute to their guests in advance of the lunch. During the check-out process, you will have an opportunity to provide a name for your table (e.g. "Friends of Tom Smith" or "United Unitarian Women").

Doors will open at 11:15 and the event is expected to end at 1:30.
Table of 8: $250.00
The Banff Mountain Film Festival Pass
The film festival will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 7pm and Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm. This pass will give access to both screenings.

Join IU Outdoor Adventures when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Bloomington for the 15th year in a row!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Following the initial festival at The Banff Centre in Alberta, the tour hits the road with stops planned in 40 countries across the globe.

This year's tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, paddling the wildest waters and climbing the highest peaks, bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2016/2017 World Tour is an exhilarating exploration of the mountain world. From approximately 350 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

Tickets for each night can be bought separately or together as a Banff Festival Pass.The films for the two Bloomington screenings are different each night, and will be announced in March at

Children under 5 are free, but a ticket is still required for entry. Parental discretion may be advised.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the show. The screenings will last approximately 3 hours. Raffle prize draws at intermission!!
General Admission: $30.00
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)

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 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


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

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.

$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 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.

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

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