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Friday Oct 09, 2015

Dan Soder Returns to Bloomington!

  • October 9, 2015
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Thurs 8 pm ; Fri & Sat 8 & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $10-14
  • comedyattic.com/

Dan made one of the most memorable debuts in recent Comedy Attic history. Since, his career has continued to evolve with numerous notable credits- including his very own half hour Comedy Central specail. He has also been a regular on MTV's Guy Code,... more

“Paintings for Brittany" An Exhibition of Paintings by Wyatt LeGrand

On Friday, October 9th, The Venue will host a Reception for the Exhibition and Sale of paintings by Wyatt LeGrand. Wyatt LeGrand has continued to garner recognition as one of Indiana's young art treasures, his plein air paintings having brought him ... more

6th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch preview

Come see over 600 blown glass pumpkins made by volunteers at the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. Learn how glass is made and how pumpkins are shaped. Glass drawing, hands on education and more. No sales at this event.

Blue Rising

Blue Rising live at The Bluebird!

Chris Kraus Reading at I-Fell (Wounded Galaxies Festival)

Chris Kraus (feminist, fictionalist, DIY filmmaker) will read from her new book about Kathy Acker. This event takes place at the I-Fell Building as part of the annual Wounded Galaxies Festival of Experimental Media. Sponsored by Ledge Mule Press Tick... more

Cyclobe at the Buskirk-Chumley (Wounded Galaxies Festival)

NORTH AMERICAN CONCERT PREMIERE! Cyclobe (Stephen Thrower and Ossian Brown) performs at the Buskirk-Chumley with their hurdy-gurdy, duduk, and border pipes for the annual Wounded Galaxies Festival of Experimental Media! Matmos opens. Tickets are $30,... more

Dillantro & Elvino

Fiddle & Banjo music by the Deckard Boy w/ mom & pop

IU CINEMA: "Queer Mythologies // Queer Histories" film

Tickets available online and in-person on August 17. How does one go about creating mythologies of non-normative experience while exploring history in a markedly queer way? The films in this experimental shorts block work to address this central que... more

IU CINEMA: "Tremors" film

Two country handymen lead a cast of zany characters to higher ground in this sci-fi comedy about slimy subterranean creatures hell bent on eating the entire town. Just as Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) decide to leave Perfectio... more

J Fernandez

Born to Filipino immigrant parents, J (Justin) Fernandez relocated to the Windy City from his native Little Rock, Arkansas in the early aughts to begin work for the U.S. map company Rand McNally. Spending his spare time navigating his own personal w... more

Opal Fly & KAPOW CD Release Party

New CD is here. Come celebrate. electrioacousticragamafunkjazz. Bass, drums, saxes, vox tight crisp songs about finding ways to like being here while have fun with others

Queer Mythologies Film Shorts at IU Cinema (Wounded Galaxies Festival)

Our evening of contemporary LGBTQ shorts, curated by filmmaker Russell Sheaffer, takes place at the IU Cinema as part of the annual Wounded Galaxies Festival of Experimental Media. Check out the full line-up below! How does one go about creating myth... more


  • October 9, 2015
  • Venue: The Back Door
  • Address: 207 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-3123
  • Times: 10 pm - 3 am
  • Admission: TBA (check website for updates)
  • backdoorbloomington.com

Stakzilla at The Back Door!


  • October 9, 2015
  • Venue: Topo's 403
  • Address: 403 N. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 7 - 10 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.topos403.com/

Enjoy live music at Topo's!

Various Hands

Various Hands takes indie rock ideals and melds them with bouncy dance beats, ambient keyboard work and impressive guitar techniques combined with lead vocalist/guitarist Jeff Nations’ unusual, evasive lyric style to create a sound that is very... more

New in the Galleries

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun 12:00-5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays and major holidays) The Chicago School: Pop's Wild and Crazy Cousin In the mid-1960s a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offered a ... more

Unity Worldwide Ministries-Great Lakes Region Music Conference

  • October 9, 2015
  • Location: Unity of Bloomington
  • Address: 4001 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-333-2484
  • Times: Thurs 4 - Sun 1 pm
  • Admission: $105 per person
  • www.unityofbloomington.org

The conference brings together musicians, musical talent and lovers of music from all over the Great Lakes Region. Through meditation, music, and workshops participants get to know each other and themselves while having a great time surrounded by fa... more

48th Annual Hilly Hundred Bicycle Tour

Perennial winner of Bicycling Magazine and the League of American Bicyclists Best Biking in America Awards, the Hilly Hundred Weekend is a classic bicycling event designed for touring cyclists. If you like a bicycling challenge that includes entertai... more

Bloomington Community Book Fair

  • October 9, 2015
  • Location: Monroe County Fairgrounds
  • Address: 5700 W Airport Rd, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-334-8374
  • Times: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Admission: $10 October 8th, Free Admission 9-13th
  • www.hhfoodbank.org/

Join us for The “1st and 32nd”Annual Bloomington Community Book Fair, A Benefit for Hoosier Hills Food Bank, this October 8-13th, 2015 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Last year we distributed a record 4,076,800 pounds of food with near... more

Edward Burtynsky

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce an exhibition of projected images by award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky. This exhibition will open Tuesday, October 6 and continue through Saturday, October 17. Edward Burtyn... more

The Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars

Marion tries not to fall for Michael, her handsome (and very married) co-worker. But as Marion and Michael become entangled in each other, the museum where they work comes under a mysterious, mythological attack. A beast is roaming through the halls;... more

Ongoing October Exhibits at the Ivy Tech Waldron

Abby Gitlitz, blown glass, "Waterlines--Hurricane Katrina 10 Years After". Gary Mills, photography, "A Sense of Place". David Gieske, "Art Within--Excavated Books". Frank Walker, acrylic paintings, "Sense & No... more

Food Truck Friday!

Don't forget Food Truck Friday is EVERY week from 11am-9pm! Always make sure to check the Chocolate Moose's social media pages if there's inclement weather and to check out this week's lineup!  Live music!  Parking available on the street, ... more

Gallery Exhibit - Alyssa Oakley -"We Are Together"

Welcoming in the fall is young Bloomington artist Alyssa Noelle and her show "We Are Together". This series of work that Alyssa is working on narrates the awareness of our ephemeral lives: by including her deceased relatives in the same se... more

The Barn of Terror

  • October 9, 2015
  • Address: 8692 N. Old State Rd. 37, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Times: 8 pm - 12 am
  • Admission: $10 for Adults ; $5.00 for kids 10 and under ; Tickets are also available online and include a service fee.
  • www.barnofterror.com

The B.O.T. is a locally owned and operated haunted attraction in Bloomington Indiana. Located near Indiana University campus and the legendary Stepp Cemetery, makes the B.O.T. a perfect place to spend an evening during the Halloween season. The even... more

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