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SWING! into Summer with Indiana Festival Theatre

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Swing! The Musical If you are lucky enough to be visiting beautiful Bloomington this summer, Indiana Festival Theatre can offer you a cool seat to a hot show! This season, IFT has a fun and fabulous slate of classic comedies and musicals that are perfect summer entertainment. If you're staying for the weekend, you can settle in at The Grant Street Inn on 7th Street or the Biddle Hotel in the Indiana Memorial Union on campus. Grab a bite at Mother Bear's or Short Stop Barbecue (Thursdays only) for a casual pre-sho …

Let's Rock During Limestone Month!

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Quarry There is no better time to "rock out" and explore the limestone heritage of Monroe and Lawrence County than in June, which is Limestone Month. It's a time to celebrate the history, industry, artistry and architecture of limestone in our area. This year, there are numerous activities planned to showcase the beautiful stone that permeates the region. You can find a list of all the events on LimestoneMonth.com, but here are a few highlights I'm especially excited about. On Saturday, June 8t …

To the Theater!

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BPP Logo I am no theater expert by any means. I barely know the difference between Paul Simon and Neil Simon. I catch maybe two or three productions a year, simply because there are so many shows, festivals and events offered in this fine city, and also because I have two young children who limit my interactions with the social world. But I am excited about the theater productions that round out this year's season. There are so many great options! Here's a quick recap. At the Bloomington Playwrigh …

The School for Scandal - Ticket Giveaway

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The School for Scandal Our modern culture is obsessed with gossip and gleefully feeds on scandalous behavior... ...and 200 years hasn't changed a thing! Such is the way of the world. Richard Sheridan's comedy, The School for Scandal, has been delighting audiences since its first performance in 1777, sending up a fashionable society whose wheels are greased by gossip and scandal. Indiana University Theatre & Drama presents this scandalous comedy beginning this weekend. The show runs through March 2. Believe us,  …

Win Tickets to See Intimate Apparel

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Intimate Apparel Don't miss your chance to enjoy the winner of the New York Drama Desk Award, Drama Critics' Circle Award, and the John Gassner Award. Presented by the IU Department of Theatre and Drama, the production Intimate Apparel tells the story of a young black seamstress in early 20th-century New York who is working her way through the social confines of her time - restrictions that continue to haunt us today. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize (Ruined, 2009), Lynn Nottage's imaginative ability to craft me …

IU Basketball: A Step-by-Step Guide

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IUBB Tickets College basketball season is now well underway and the IU Hoosiers are at the top of the NCAA rankings this year, so here's your step-by-step playbook for how to enjoy an IU basketball game at Assembly Hall (you know, in case you've forgotten or something): 1.) The first thing you've got to do is score some tickets. 2.) Second up - enjoy a great meal at one of B-town's incredible restaurants. For game day, I recommend Yogi's, Crazy Horse, BuffaLouie's, or one of my family's favorites …

Calling All Parents: IU Theatre presents The God of Carnage

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God of Carnage We know, it sounds like the last thing you want to do during the holiday season and what could something like "The God of Carnage" possibly have to do with being a parent - but trust us, this new production from IU Theatre & Drama will make you howl with laughter (and may make you feel pretty good about your own parenting skills). Yes, I said parenting skills... Here's why: This production tells the story of what happens when two eleven-year-old boys have a scuffle on the playground at scho …

Go Hoosiers Football!

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IU Football Congratulations to the IU Hoosiers Football team, who brought home a win last week against Illinois! (Image courtesy of the Bloomington Herald-Times.) In celebration of this Big 10 Conference win, we're giving away a family pack of tickets to this weekend's game against Iowa! I've got five tickets and a parking pass for one lucky family of Hoosier Fans - just leave a comment to tell us why your family deserves to go to this week's game on us to be entered to win. We will choose a w …

IU Theatre presents Richard III

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Richard III We're at it again - over the next few weeks you'll have a chance to win tickets to IU Theatre productions, plus restaurant gift certificates! Enjoy a night out on Bloomington, courtesy of the B-town Blog! This week's giveaway features two tickets to Shakespeare's Richard III at the Wells-Metz Theatre and a gift certificate to BuffaLouie's at The Gables. This production of the well-known classic features a motorcycle gang motif as a doorway into the world of Shakespeare's play. Director Gavi …

Win Free Tix to American Idiot!

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American Idiot at the IU Auditorium It's another B-town Blog giveaway! The IU Auditorium is kicking off their 2012-13 season with the smash-hit musical American Idiot, which tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of their hometowns. Johnny battles the tensions of loneliness and love when he moves to the big city, Will deals with a rollercoaster of emotions as a result of his girlfriend's pregnancy, and Tunny faces the bodily horrors of a faraway war when he enlists in the a …

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