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10 Excellent Events in Bloomington for May, 2016

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market It's hard to overestimate how great May is in Bloomington. T-shirt weather becomes the norm, traffic quiets down as most IU students head elsewhere for the summer, and the time to be outdoors is now. There are also tons of events going on no matter what you're looking for. So here are some of our favorite upcoming things to do, but there's a lot more which you can find out about on our Events Calendar. Bloomington Community Farmers' Market This weekly event on Saturdays (8am-1pm) at Showers C …

Hard-to-find hikes in Hoosier Nation

Posted in: Outdoors Comments

Firetower Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes, but for those of you looking for something new, or something off the beaten path (though these all have beaten paths, heh heh), here are some special hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe everyone has told you about them, and you're embarassed that you've never been. Either way, here are some helpful tips to get you out in the open. Please recommend more favorites in the comments!  …

7.5 questions to celebrate 75 years of the IU Art Museum

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IU Art Museum The Indiana University Art Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with a huge free party on April 12 from 5-9pm involving live music, gallery tours, cupcakes, ice cream, swing dancing, poetry, storytelling, a photo booth, 1940s cocktails (for purchase), and more. Click for details about their 75th Anniversary Big Birthday Bash. We wanted to celebrate by asking them 7.5 questions (75 seemed like too many) that we've been wondering about one of Bloomington's important cultural in …

Love, Loss, and What I Wore: A Play with Purpose & Style!

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Love, Loss, & What I Wore I had the pleasure of seeing the opening performance of Cardinal Stage Company's production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore last Thursday. Normally a play like this might not have made my personal list of shows I want to see, but my best friend was in it the opening weekend, so of course I had to get a ticket to support her! I'm so glad that I did because I ended up absolutely LOVING it. I recommend grabbing a couple girlfriends too to commiserate & laugh with! Love, Loss, and What I Wore is  …

April Gallery Walk in Photos

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Birdz It's too difficult to describe what's on exhibit at the galleries in a blog; the words just don't adequately express how beautiful and interesting the artwork is or how cool the gallery spaces are. So instead, I took a little stroll through the galleries and snapped a few photos, to give you a glimpse of what's on the walls (or stands, or floor). Hopefully you'll also get an idea of what the spaces are like (traditional and non-traditional, like a hair salon), because actually experiencing the  …

The Various Levels of Little 5

Posted in: Indiana University Comments

IU Little 500 men's race The Little 500 bicycle race is an iconic event for IU and Bloomington, melding together history, intense sports competition, passionate fans, and a fair amount of partying. Whether you want full-immersion or just a view from the outside, we've got some suggestions for how to enjoy Little 5 weekend. I've broken it into three levels, with a descriptor to identify each group: Celebratory (high-level participation), Energetic (mid-level participation), and Chill (low-level participation).  …

Local Bloomington Instagrammers we love

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@wangsanjin We love to use Instagram to show all sides of Bloomington - check us out @visitbtown. But there are tons of people who love the city as much as we do, using Instagram to show all the ins and outs of the food, outdoors, events, and one really cool cat. Scroll down to see some of our favorite local IGers and recommend your own faves in the comments! Click on a photo to see their account, and check out some of our favorite #visitbtown photos from last year in our 2016 Visitors Guide. @wangsanjin …

Best Places to Watch IU Basketball Games

Posted in: Indiana University Comments

Nick's English Hut Experiencing IU basketball in Assembly Hall is one of the most exciting and intense sporting events in the known universe. The passion you feel from the players, coaches, and other fans will give you goosebumps. But tickets are hard to come by, and when the team is playing on the road, say in the NCAA tournament, the very next best thing is to watch the action at one of these Bloomington venues with a few dozen other rabid IU fans. photo from Nick's English Hut on Facebook Nick's English …

10 Superb Events in Bloomington for April, 2016

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Everything In Its Place BPP April is arguably one of the busiest months in Bloomington. For that reason, it was really hard to narrow this list to just ten events. You'll want to check our calendar for everything else happening, and maybe clear your schedule to make room for what you're about to read. Everything In Its Place: The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers April 1-16 at Bloomington Playwrights Project You may know Marc Summers as the host of Nickelodeon's classic slime-based show Double Dare. Now he stars in a new …

Marc Summers comes to Bloomington for theater and film

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Everything In Its Place BPP Yes, you heard right. Marc Summers -- whom you may remember from Nickelodeon's classic game show Double Dare or Food Network's longest-running show to date, Unwrapped -- is in Bloomington rehearsing for the world premier of his autobiographical play at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. In between rehearsals, he's starring in a documentary (On Your Marc), tasting pizza around Bloomington, and appearing on shows like The View (that one's not in Bloomington). Everything in its Place: The Life …

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