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Datebook: It's a Grimm Fantasy for ArtGasm at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts

ArtGasm: Grimm Fantasy returns to the BCPA on Oct. 16.

ArtGasm returns to the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 16, bringing the fantastical fairy tales and characters from the Brothers' Grimm tales to the ballroom with this year's theme, "Grimm Fantasy."

“After a difficult year last year, this just came to our team as a way we can incorporate what’s good in life, but also what’s dark in life,” explained BCPA development director Cara Spence.

The "Grimm Fantasy" will tackle the Brothers Grimm versions of some classic fairy tales done by Disney, but ArtGasm is embracing the light and the dark of the original versions with Rumpelstiltskin inviting guests into this world where you also may encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel or a wicked witch.

Providing the Oktoberfest-themed menu will be Rob Dob's with drinks from Keg Grove Brewery. And when you purchase your ticket, you'll be invited to watch a performance from Grimmz, a traveling group from New York that infuses hip hop and dance into the Brothers Grimm tales.

All proceeds from ArtGasm will benefit the Bloomington Creativity Center.

To purchase tickets and for more information, go to friendsofthebcpa.org.

Ariele Jones is WGLT's assistant program director and host of Morning Edition, Highway 309, and Center Stage.