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Hot new exhibits at Bloomington museums

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IU Archives - Here I Met My First True Radicals You have to expect that a college town like Bloomington is going to have museums - so much creativity and research happening in the community needs an outlet. And we're lucky, because we have several museums and they cover a wide range of topics (from local history to sex, and sometimes both!). We've pulled together a list of the spring exhibits and programs that you must see. Many are free; all are awesome. IU Archives is located on the fourth floor of the east wing of the Wells Library  …

10 Swell Events in Bloomington for February, 2016

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Sample Gates snow After a couple good snowfalls, folks start itching for spring. Cabin fever sets in and after a while, the endless board game nights start to feel less cozy and more crazy. So it's time to get out of the house and head on over to Bloomington for these top 10 events in February. For more great events, check out our Events Calendar. Groundhog Day Movie Marathon February 2 Indiana University Cinema Celebrate Bill Murray at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a wea …

The Best Winter Dishes in Btown

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Winter Food - Irish Lion When the snow starts to fall in Bloomington, we rely very heavily on our fantastic local restaurants to keep us warm and cozy. So to help you out on your next cold-weather visit, we asked our staff to recommend the best dishes in Btown to enjoy during the winter. Some of our staff couldn't resist including more than one favorite because (spoiler alert) we all really like food. Carol: A bowl of the Celtic Stew at the Irish Lion is the BEST non-alcoholic winter warmer in Bloomington. And for  …

Valentine's Day 2016

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Love Songs for a Lasting World Malcolm Dalglish Valentine's Day might have become a bit commercialized, but it isn't all about teddy bears and delicious chocolate. It's a chance to shower your loved one with the attention they deserve. Or if you're single, it's a chance to shower yourself with delicious chocolate. But if your honey deserves a date night (and they probably do), here are some events around Bloomington that will make Valentine's Day 2016 a memorable one. Love Songs for a Lasting World Buskirk-Chumley Theater February 14 $14 …

A newbie's guide to the PRIDE Film Festival

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One Big Gay District Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival June is LGBTQ pride month around the world, but in Bloomington, the original pride month was January with the inaugural PRIDE Film Festival in 2004. Now in its 13th year, the festival is stronger than ever. Attendees new and old come for the hand-picked new LGBTQ films from around the world, as well as discussions with friends, celebrating the queer community, and of course delicious local beer and wine. But if you've never been to PRIDE, you might not know what to expect or whether you'll lo …

Upcoming shows that will make you love theater

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Leading Edges IU Contemporary Dance Some people think they don't like theater. I used to be one of those people, despite growing up in a family where literally everyone but me could act (maybe that's why I "didn't like it"). But Bloomington theater is different, and has changed the way I look at the stage. The actors here are always stellar, from professionals to college students to young kids with better acting chops than most people you see on TV these days. Plus there are also dance concerts and ballets thrown into the mix  …

Mary Poppins impressed this teenager

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Mary Poppins This is a guest blog post written by high schooler Zoe McAfee. Last night I went to see Cardinal Stage Company's Mary Poppins. The show was amazing, full of energy and warmth. The audience was engrossed from the start, especially the children watching. As a child, I loved Mary Poppins. The songs and the magical story were always a big hit in my house. Seeing the musical come to life at the hands of the actors was incredible. The acting was phenomenal. The kids in the show were extremel …

10 Fab Events in Bloomington for January, 2016

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IU Men's Basketball 2016 is upon is, and with it, a plethora of events that you'll only find in Bloomington. This list includes comedy, sports, theater, modern dance, science, quirky pop music, and more. Bonus points to anyone who completes all 10! Click the images to learn more. IU Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State January 10 Assembly Hall To many people, the name Indiana is synonymous with college basketball, and Bloomington is the reason why. Cheer on the Hoosiers as they take on rival Big 10 school Ohio State! …

5 Local Coffee Drinks To Try This Winter

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Coffee Drinks - Hopscotch When the weather gets chilly in Bloomington, we migrate from our beloved restaurant patios to cozy coffeeshops and cafés. In a lot of places this might be a depressing change of scenery, but every December I get excited to spend time bundled up and drinking coffee in some of my favorite spots. This year, I tried five delicious locally made drinks that are perfect for winter. It was tough work, but someone had to do it (you're welcome). Peppermint Mocha Hopscotch Coffee You might …

New Year's Eve 2015

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Tom Brady comedian 2015 has been a big year, and you deserve a memorable New Year's Eve and a fun start to 2016. We'll keep track of all the NYE events around town right here. Make sure to call ahead to any restaurants you may be planning to go to, because some are closing to give their staff a break. Tom Brady The Comedy Attic 8:30 & 10:00 pm, $20 Comedian Tom Brady moved to Chicago after growing up in Bloomington, and has become one of the Midwest's top comedians. The two-time winner of the Bloomington Comedy …

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