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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 Jul 28, 2016

Marc Maron (Special Engagement)

  • July 28, 2016
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Thurs. 8pm, Fri. & Sat. 8 & 10:30pm
  • Admission: $30

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. Marc changed the podcast landscape when he started WTF with Marc Maron, featuring Marc's revelatory conversations with iconic personalities s... more

B-Town Songwriter Showcase

If you’re looking for some beautiful, well-written tunes as well as some FUN entertainment this evening – then you’d better get on over to Bears Place early to be sure you get a seat for this evening’s program. RUSTY BLADEN ... more

Intro to Argentine Tango with Thuy Bogart

  • July 28, 2016
  • Location: Rm MA454 – Jacobs School of Music
  • Address: 205 S Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-340-6726
  • Times: 5-6:15pm
  • Admission: Free

This intro to Argentine Tango class will cover the basic elements of Argentine Tango to prepare you to dance at the Gala milonga on July 30. Thuy Bogart has been dancing for Argentine Tango for too long to say, 6 of those years in Argentina. Come s... more

PBJ Trio

This group has a unique combination of piano, trumpet & tuba! They have a lot of fun playing old big band tunes that you will recognize, enjoy & want to dance to. PBJ initials come from Phil the tuba player, Bob the trumpet player & Joyc... more

Sean Patrick and the Newgrass

The Revolution is upon us. Come join your friends in this adventure. Sean-Patrick and the NEWGRASS Revolution is the music of tomorrow. Newgrass is a collision of rock structure, Alternative lyrical concepts, and bluegrass instrumentation. We have ... more

SHOP TALK: The Business of Midwest Filmmaking

Join us Thursday, July 28th at 6PM for a panel discussion with the Indiana Film Production Tax Credit Committee. In conjunction with the Middle Coast Film Festival, our featured panel members will speak of filmmaking in the Midwest. Currently, there... more

Whatever Comes Next: Paintings by Annemarie Mahler-Ettinger

Join us Friday, July 8th 5-8PM for the opening of our July featured artist, Annemarie Mahler-Ettinger. Annemarie (Ettinger) Mahler was born in Vienna, Austria in April of 1926. She fled by herself as a twelve-year old to the United States. She grew... more

Keep It Simple: Working with Porcelain

  • July 28, 2016
  • Venue: By Hand Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave., Ste. 109, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-3255
  • Times: 10am-5:30pm
  • Admission: Free

Karen’s porcelain and stoneware pottery is wheel thrown, often altered and decorated with thick slip and by carving, appliquéing and incising. She uses fossils, seashells, fabric and kitchen tools for decoration. For color, she applies ... more

Monroe County Fair

Enjoy a traditional county fair, complete with 4-H projects and competitions, loads of food vendors, carnival rides, demolition derby, go kart races, tractor pull, and more! 4-H projects are on display throughout the fair in a variety of subject are... more

New Exhibits: Spotlight on Local History

  • July 28, 2016
  • Venue: Monroe County History Center
  • Address: 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2517
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
  • Admission: Museum Admission Adults $2, Children 6-17 $1, Children under 5 free

The Strength of Hoosiers: The Make-Do Generation Buddy can you spare a dime? What is the Civilian Conservation Corps and what did they do in Indiana? How did life change for homemakers? What did local people do to make a buck? Discover how Hoosiers ... 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) 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

Spotlights: Five Views into the Eskenazi Museum of Art's Collection

To celebrate the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University's 75th birthday, each of the five curators has chosen a group of objects for Spotlights: Five Views into the Eskenazi Museum of Art's Collection. Highlighted for their rarity, research i... more

C. David Repp: Photographer

A graduate of Depauw and Indiana University, during his prolific career Carl David Repp produced a collection of nearly 250,000 photographs which appeared in publications such as TIME, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and The Washington Post. Drawn fr... more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Summer Music 2016: Chamber Music Competition Winners Concert I

Summer Music 2016 Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Chamber Music Competition Winners Concert I Performers Phillip Levy, guest violin Sarah Kapustin, guest violin Marcus Thompson, guest viola Godfried Hoogeveen, guest cello Repertoire Mendelssohn: P... more

Ongoing Exhibit "James Yang and his 80th Birthday Exhibition Celebration"

  • July 28, 2016
  • Venue: The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
  • Address: 121 E. Sixth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-334-9700
  • Times: 9am-5pm Monday through Friday
  • Admission: Free

Ongoing exhibit "James Yang and his 80th Birthday Exhibition Celebration" featuring James and Jenny Yang. This is a truly unique show celebrating the talents and works of James Yang, an instructor and presenter of Calligraphy, TaiChi, and ... more

Route 66 by Kendall Reeves, Photographer

  • July 28, 2016
  • Venue: gallery406
  • Address: Inside the Wicks Building on the north side of the Square, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-0536
  • Times: 5-8pm
  • Admission: Free

Get your kicks on Route 66! Take an adventure on Route 66 with photography from Kendall Reeves. Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers, adventurers, desperados and dreamers. The romance of Route 66 cont... more

AFRICA, Photographs of Tanzania

AFRICA - Photographs of Tanzania Pictura Gallery, presenting AFRICA, a group exhibit featuring the work of David Moore, Martha Moore, Andrew Moore, Emily Moore, Clara Moore, LeAnna Hunton and William Pierson. From the plains of the Serengeti to the ... more

Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Exhibit

  • July 28, 2016
  • Venue: Monroe County History Center
  • Address: 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2517
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm
  • Admission: $2 adults, $1 children 6-17 years old, free to children 5 and under

This exhibit features historical photographs of Indiana limestone quarries, mills and building sites.  The stone was quarried and milled in Monroe and Lawrence counties, but used throughout the nation as a premier building stone. These archival... more

TRUDY KAUFMAN: Spirit of Place

Brick Gallery, presenting “Spirit of Place” by Trudy Kaufman. Featuring photographs that take a refreshing look at sacred places n the southwest. On view in the Brick Gallery, May 6th - June 25th Opening Reception Friday May 6th, 5 pm -... more

Did you know...

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



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