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Find out what's happening in Bloomington during your visit! Browse through today's events or search by category, keyword or date range. Or check out our list of Annual Events to plan ahead. Bloomington is home to thousands of special events and performances each year and this is the place to find out all the details. If you'd like to submit your local event to the calendar, follow the links in the left-hand column.

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Thursday Feb 11, 2016

Dietrich Jon// Osmosis Tones

Dietrich Jon is a five-headed F I R E B R E A T H I N G D R A G O N glamericana and rock formation based in Bloomington, Indiana, with influences ranging from glam rock and disco to folk and classical music. Fronted by Dutch violinist Diederik van W... more

IU Cinema: "The Chosen" film

Set in the Brooklyn of the 1940s, the story elucidates the friendship between two young Jews of differing factions. Daniel Saunders (Robby Benson) is Hassidic, while Reuven Malter (Barry Miller) is a Zionist; though separated ideologically, the boys ... more

IU Cinema: "The Journey of Natty Gann" film

America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. ... more

IU Cinema: Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture with Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan is an internationally recognized director, writer, and producer of feature films and television and a tenured professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In addition to teaching graduate courses at USC, Kagan cr... more

Men's Basketball: IU vs Iowa

Go Hoosiers!

Saakumu-Ghanaian dance troupe

Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing new audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company derive its repertoire on the variety of both traditional and conte... more

Square Dance

Music by Jamie Gans and the Westside Alley Cats-Jack Laskey, Rob Fischman & Robert Widlowski. Calling by Tamara Loewenthal


"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble." The Bard's enduring tale of greed-soaked ambition continues IU Theatre's rich tradition of bringing Shakespeare to the Bloomington community. When three mysterious witches ... more


BPP/IU COLLABORATIVE MUSICAL Book by Sam Carner Music & Lyrics by Derek Gregor Based on the novella by Rex Rose When Tania comes back home to New Orleans, she’s got one thing on her mind: finishing the beautiful tattoo across her back. But... more

The Week of Chocolate

2nd Annual: The Sweet Life! A Decadent Beauty & Wellness Event Sat, Feb 6, 11 am - 3 pm, Osmon Chiropractic Center Help us celebrate the Week of Chocolate and show our support for LIFEDesigns. Indulge yourself! Chair Massage, Acupuncture, Make... more

Misfit Toy Karaoke

We invites you to belt one out during this Weekly Late Night Karaoke.

Misfit Toy Karaoke

We invites you to belt one out during this Weekly Late Night Karaoke.

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) After Yale: Pupils of Josef Albers A renowned instructor at the German Bauhaus, Josef Albers (1888‒1976) immigrated to the United States in 1933 and was c... more

For Love or Money

  • February 11, 2016
  • Venue: Kinsey Institute
  • Address: Morrison Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7686
  • Times: 1:00-5:00 PM - please check days/times
  • Admission: Free

For Love or Money is the Kinsey Institute's contribution to Themester 2015 at Indiana University. This year the theme is @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet. For Love or Money will explore various forms of sex work, as well as professions... more

Hearts Entwined

  • February 11, 2016
  • Venue: By Hand Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave, Ste 109, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-3255
  • Times: 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.byhandgallery.com

For the past 40 years, Albert Nelson has made annual pilgrimages to Indiana Limestone Country to collect stone with which to work. During this time, he has fallen in love with the people, the material, and the process of stone carving. This show is... more

Liby Ball "Daydreams & Grand Desires"

Gather is pleased to present our very first Gallery featuring textile work in the form of custom bridal gowns from local seamstress extraordinaire; Liby Ball - Sewing and Design Studio. Just in time for the month of Love - we cannot wait to let you i... more

Skinner Farm by Kendall Reeves, Photographer

  • February 11, 2016
  • Venue: gallery406
  • Address: Inside the Wicks Building on the north side of the Square, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-0536
  • Times: 5 - 8 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.gallery406.com

Capturing a glimpse into the daily farm life of our ancestors, Kendall's photography of Skinner Farm represents over 150 years worth of well preserved history.

Stirring the Pot: Bringing the Wanamakers Home

In 1913, Joseph Dixon visited the Tuscarora Nation, the smallest of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) communities, located in western New York. Dixon photographed six individuals during his visit, and those images became part of the Wanamaker Collection ... more

Your Amazing Brain!

  • February 11, 2016
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext. 25
  • Admission: See website for admission costs
  • www.wonderlab.org

Explore the human brain through exciting exhibits, challenges and games! Discover what your brain looks like, what the role of electricity is in making things happen inside your head, how your brain processes sensory information, how learning and mem... more

Exhibits at the Mathers!

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, this exhibit explores the Indian American experience and the community's vital... more

Did you know...

In the 30s and 40s, limestone from the area built the Empire State Building...more



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