What’s Happening in Our Community – November
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
Turtles may seem slow, but they are expert travelers. Whether traveling thousands of miles or hundreds of yards, all turtles and tortoises face hazards along the way. You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Play Turtle Migration in a giant board game, see how shell shapes suit different lifestyles and habitats, design a turtle-friendly housing development, and so much more! Various days/times. Minnetrista. minnetrista.net.
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
Brain: The World Inside Your Head
This interactive exhibit at Minnetrista will take you inside the brain. Designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, and brains. Various days/times. Minnetrista. minnetrista.net.
History of Breaking Bread at the White House
State dinners are considered one of the grandest and most glamorous events held at the White House, and they represent examples of goodwill and influence between the United States and other nations. The dinners have a long history dating back to 1874 when President Ulysses S. Grant and First Lady Julia Grant hosted King Kalakaua of Hawaii. The guest lists, menus and entertainment all have interesting stories. RSVP required. bsu.edu/ebball.
First Thursday ArtsWalk
Check out the new exhibits and maker booths at downtown spots. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Downtown Muncie. downtownmuncie.org.
Ball State Symphony Orchestra
The Ball State Symphony Orchestra is a flagship ensemble of the School of Music that performs orchestral music from a wide variety of backgrounds and time periods. Program to include music by Joseph Bologne, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Maurice Ravel. 7:30 p.m. Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University. bsu.edu.
Las Cafeteras, from East Los Angeles, California, has developed a genre-bending sound and electric live performance, infusing lyrically rich storytelling with the purpose of sharing the hidden stories of migrant life in Los Angeles. Las Cafeteras were inspired not only from Mexican music, but also from rock, reggae, hip-hop and Motown. Through music, Las Cafeteras are trying to help build a world where many worlds fit. 7:30 p.m. Pruis Hall, Ball State University. bsu.edu.
Stitched Button Notebooks
Learn to stitch and embellish unique notebooks using ephemera, stamps, waxed linen cording, and upcycled materials. These make lovely gifts that you can make in batches! 6 p.m. $5 per person. Madjax Maker Force. madjax.org.
The Lion King Jr.
Muncie Civic Theatre’s Youth Encore program presents the timeless Disney tale based on the Broadway production. Various times. Pruis Hall, Ball State University. munciecivic.org.
University Choral Union, Cardinal Chorus and Vox Anima
Under the direction of Andrew Crow, Kerry Glann and Mark Statler, the Ball State choirs present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. 7:30 p.m. Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University. bsu.edu.
Sub & Stitch Ornaments
Create your own custom photo ornament! Learn how to sublimate print a photo onto fabric, and then learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques to embellish and creatively adorn favorite photos. 1 p.m. $5 per person. Madjax Maker Force. madjax.org.
Destination Mars Planetarium Show
Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the red planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. 6:30 p.m. Other days and times offered. Free. Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State University. bsu.edu/planetarium.
Orchestra Indiana: Classical Mystery Tour
Original cast members of Broadway sensation “Beatlemania” join Orchestra Indiana for a tribute to the Fab Four. Enjoy all your favorite Beatles hits including “Yesterday,” “Help” and “Love Me Do” performed by musicians who look and sound like John, Paul, George and Ringo. 7:30 p.m. Emens Auditorium, Ball State University. bsu.edu/emens.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed Planetarium Show
There will be a total solar eclipse visible from Muncie on April 8, 2024, and a partial solar eclipse visible from Muncie on October 14, 2023. A total solar eclipse is a spectacular event, and it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights. 3:30 p.m. Other days and times offered. Free. Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State University. bsu.edu/planetarium.
Dynamic Earth Planetarium Show
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system – the global climate. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face to face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. 5 p.m. Other days and times offered. Free. Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Ball State University. bsu.edu/planetarium.
Custom Rubber Stamps
Design and create your very own custom monogram or image rubber stamp using the Glowforge laser cutter. 1 p.m. $5 per person. Madjax Maker Force. madjax.org.
The University Singers ensemble, also known as “Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors,” celebrates its 59th season this year! Under the direction of Jodi Cotton-Street, the ensemble kicks off the season with its annual fall concert featuring songs of faith, hope, laughter and love. 3 p.m. Emens Auditorium, Ball State University. bsu.edu/emens.
Ball State Football
The Cardinals take on Kent State at Scheumann Stadium. Don’t forget Charlie Town before the game at the Alumni Center – fun family activities, music from DJ Swan, and a pep rally featuring the Ball State cheerleaders, the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band, and the Code Red Dancers to pump you up an hour before kickoff. ballstatesports.com.
Come see Ball State Opera Theatre’s fall production of Copland’s “The Tender Land.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Emens Auditorium. bsu.edu/emens.
Muncie Indiana Exotic Pet Expo
Looking for a new pet? How about a tropical plant? You will find it all at this expo! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Delaware County Fairgrounds. delawarecountyfair.net.
Join Muncie Civic Theatre this holiday season for “White Christmas” on the theater’s main stage. Based on the classic Irving Berlin film starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Danny Kaye. Create a holiday memory with your whole family. Various times. Muncie Civic Theatre. munciecivic.org
Ball State Football
The Cardinals take on Miami at Scheumann Stadium. Don’t forget Charlie Town before the game at the Alumni Center – fun family activities, music from DJ Swan, and a pep rally featuring the Ball State cheerleaders, the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band, and the Code Red Dancers to pump you up an hour before kickoff. ballstatesports.com.
Gobble Wobble & Small Business Saturday
Celebrate a successful Thanksgiving feast with a pub and eatery crawl through DWNTWN – all while supporting local business on Small Business Saturday. Be one of the first to complete the crawl and receive a DWNTWN gift. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Various locations. downtownmuncie.org.
NOVEMBER 27 & 29
Ceramic Holiday Ornaments
Create and sculpt your own custom ceramic holiday ornaments made from clay. 6 p.m. $10 per person. Madjax Maker Force. madjax.org.
CALENDAR PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY. BSU.EDU/COMMUNITYENGAGEMENT.