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Staff Picks: Tailgating

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IU Football Marching Band Ah, fall. It's got to be my favorite season, followed closely by Christmas (which is a season, thank you very much). I love pulling out the comfy sweaters, attending the plethora of fall festivals, watching the lush tree canopy that covers Bloomington turn to a fiery orange and red, and attending IU Football games. And maybe just as fun as the actual games is the tailgating. Even though we aren't the dominant football team in the conference (though I am every hopeful we will be, someday) we can …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for September, 2014

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

West Side Story September means back to school for the little ones AND the college kids here in Bloomington! Whether you're a freshman, upperclassman, family of a student, or just visiting town...we've got lots for you to do while you're here. We hope to see you around town! Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. West Side Story with George Chakiris - September 5 Actor George Chakiris is scheduled to be present at this viewing. West Side Story highlights the tensions between …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for August, 2014

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Indigo-Wonderlab We're more than halfway through July, which means August and back-to-school time are just around the corner! Bloomington still has plenty of fun events happening, so you can soak up every last drop of summer before it disappears. Even more great events can be found on our full calendar. First Friday/Gallery Walk - August 1 Downtown Bloomington is celebrating First Friday & Gallery Walk! Check out all the participating galleries to see special exhibits, entertainment, & food.  …

Fourth IU Summer Festival of the Arts offers something for everyone!

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After living in Bloomington during the summer for the first time, I learned to never underestimate the joy of easily finding a parking space on Kirkwood Avenue or quickly getting a table at the Village Deli on late Sunday mornings. This year marks my third summer in Bloomington, and the peace and quiet that follows the end of spring semester never gets old. But I know if I ever get bored, I can visit one of several arts events offered by Indiana University Bloomington, conveniently listed on …

What's on Your B-town Bucket List?

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B-town Bucket List We're about one month away from Indiana University's graduation weekend... and that means there are thousands of Hoosiers getting ready to graduate and leave Bloomington to begin exciting new adventures. We wish them well and hope to see them back to visit at some point, but in the meantime we've put together a list of classic only-in-Bloomington, off-campus experiences every student should be sure to have before graduation day. Here are thirty things to add to your B-town Bucket List: See …

A New Approach to IU Homecoming in 2013

Posted in: Indiana University Comments

Fall in Bloomington If you have not made plans to come back for IU Homecoming (October 31-November 2, 2013), make sure to do so as you will experience a wonderful weekend of great programming and events. In addition, after a year-long research project to retool and improve our approach to Homecoming, you will see a new branded look that will be used consistently throughout campus and the Bloomington community. This new look will help easily identify IU's Homecoming Weekend to visitors and alumni for years to come. …

Show us your #gameday photos!

Posted in: B-town Giveaways Comments

#visitbtown #gameday challenge Instagrammers - we told you to be on the lookout for a new #visitbtown Instagram challenge and here it is! We're celebrating fall and the Indiana University game day experience in Bloomington, and we'd like to see YOUR photos! Throughout the month of September, simply tag a photo on Instagram with both #visitbtown and #gameday to show us what you love most about visiting Bloomington for fall football games (or soccer games, or volleyball... well, you get the idea). Of course, we'd love to see …

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 …

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