Fall Festival on Main Street, between 10th & 11th Streets. FREE to public!
Healing Power of Art, businesses downtown will feature the work from local breast cancer survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Mariachi Band in Monon
All Aboard Monon
Leyenda Inolvidable, a Mariachi band from Lafayette, will entertain from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. during the October 2 Block Party in downtown Monon.
The Block Party, chaired by All Aboard Monon Main Street Association, will be held on East 4th St. from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M.
This family friendly party will include clowns, face painting, two bounce houses, a dunk tank, food trucks, vendors, free popcorn from Alliance Bank and a pizza eating competition hosted by the Monon Pub and Grill.
Check the All Aboard Monon Facebook page for additional information.
Cherry Delaney First Friday Kumihimo Braiding Demo
October 1 at 6:00pm
Cherry Delaney will demonstrate a Japanese braiding technique call Kumihimo on Friday, October 1. Using fiber alone or with Japanese glass beads she can create a flat or round braid to make pieces of beauty to enhance the wearer.
Artists of Artists’ Own will be selling their extra stash of art materials and tools. These include easels, palettes, frames, art supplies, art books, textiles, yarn, beads, buttons, a skein winder, etc. Come explore and find treasures for your own art, crafts, or studios. This sale is for one day only.
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, this 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Inspired by true stories of union workers in Reading, PA, Sweat explores the underlying connections between racism and economics in a post-industrial US.
storytelling, and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide. Deeply Rooted collaborates with nationally renowned choreographers, across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance to reflect contemporary voices.
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher and body positivity advocate and writer. She gained recognition through her Instagram posts showing her doing yoga as a “plus-size woman of color” who self-identifies as a “fat femme” and “queer femme.” She is based in
Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga.
Thee Debauchery Ball Screeening & Panel followed by House Dance Party
October 29 at 7:00pm
Screening of the Award winning documentary of the hottest, hippest and deeply underground event Thee Debauchery Ball. A panel discussion featuring the filmmaker as well as the Ball’s founder and participants. Location is TBD.
Written in 1977, this early immersive drama is one of the best-known plays of María Irene Fornés, Cuban-American playwright and matriarch of Latinx playwriting and avant-garde theatre traditions. Set in the 1930s, eight women gather at their friend Fefu’s home to plan an educational fundraiser. While a seemingly simple plot, the play is anything but. As the audience moves through the stage space to engage with the scenes in a different order, Fornés dramatizes the complex experiences of women in patriarchal culture.
When twins Sebastian and Viola are separated following a shipwreck, neither knows that the other is alive. Disguising herself as a young man in order to survive, Viola goes into service for Count Orsino and is sent to woo the Lady Olivia on his behalf. But Olivia falls for her instead, while Viola herself has fallen for Orsino! Shakespearean shenanigans ensue: Twelfth Night contains all the mistaken identities, gender play, joyful discovery and love that one could hope for from the Bard.
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of fallible yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. By casting the historical characters (who were all men) with women and non-binary actors, Backhaus playfully destabilizes cultural assumptions and norms, using the theatre to explore new methods of storytelling and open more expansive territories for all, on stage and off.