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Saturday Aug 01, 2015

3rd Row Boys

Southern Gospel music is coming to Hardin Ridge Recreation Area on the shores of Lake Monroe. You are invited to sit under the tree canape while listening to the uplifting songs of the 3rd Row Boys! The concert is FREE for all campers and day use gu... more

Art Silent Auction Benefiting Bloomington Pride

For one night only, Royale Hair Parlor will host an art auction featuring paintings, drawings, and photographs by local artists. All proceeds will go to Bloomington PRIDE. The silent auction will happen from 6-8pm, so winners can take the artwork hom... more

Charles Bixler Heiser Jr. Gourd Exhibit

Dr. Heiser was a renowned botany researcher and professor at Indiana University Bloomington. He spent his entire career from 1947 to 1986 teaching and researching at IUB. This summer, Wylie House Museum was able to work with his daughter, Cynthia to ... more

King Bee & The Stingers

Members: King Menefee - Vocals / Harp DK Buchanon - Guitar / Vocals Russell Upsomegrub - Bass / Vocals Genre: Roadhouse Blues

King's Blues, BBQ & FunkFest

Come get a heaping helping of blues, brews and BBQ! This third annual funk fest is a great family friendly event, with proceeds going to the Bloomington Boys & Girls Club in honor of Carl "King" Deal Jr.. Dance to live music by The Dyna... more

Live Music Saturday

R&B, pop, rock, and soul, Fingertrip, a five-person group, does a little of everything. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy some familiar favorites. New BBQ Kitchen at Oliver Winery! Every Saturday this summer*, relax to live music on our patio, an... more


A strong mixture of folk, rock, and bluegrass into one setting. With Shane Trimble, Chance Katz, Cory Gleyze, & Dena El Saffar.

Thematic Tour: Images in Clay

Presented by IU Art Museum Docent Ann McEndarfer.

Tomato Tasting

For all ages. tomato tasting! Experience the spectrum of heirloom tomatoes the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market has to offer. Yellow, orange, purple, green-you'll be able to taste a kaleidoscope of colors. Expand your horizons beyond the common ... more

2015 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 area... more

The Terrific Michael Ian Black!

  • August 1, 2015
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Thurs 8 pm ; Fri & Sat 8 & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $20
  • comedyattic.com

There are too many things to list that Michael Ian Black has done- but dammit, we'll try: he was a founding member of the seminal sketch group The State- who enjoyed a fun run on MTV. He also starred and co-created the sketch/variety shows Viva Vari... more

2015 ASA Fast Pitch Girls' B 16U Northern Nationals

  • August 1, 2015
  • Location: Twin Lakes Sports Park
  • Address: 2350 W. Bloomfield Road, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-355-7726
  • Times: 8 am- last game
  • Admission: TBA (please check the website)
  • www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball

The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) 2015 ASA Fast Pitch Girls' B 16U Northern Nationals.

Ellettsville Farmers Market

  • August 1, 2015
  • Location: Endwright Center, Area 10 Agency on Aging
  • Address: 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville, IN 47429
  • Phone: 812-876-3383
  • Times: 9 am - 12 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.area10agency.org/farmersmarket

Join us from 9am-Noon every Saturday through September 12 for the Ellettsville Farmers Market (closed July 4thin observation of Independence Day). June 20th’s festivities include the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby Girls, music, Hopscotch Coff... more

Clear Creek Remedy

Clear Creek Remedy Happy Hour Honky Tonk

Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market welcomes shoppers and vendors to Showers Common at City Hall on Saturdays (April- Nov) and to 6th and Madison Streets on Tuesdays (June- Sept). Beautiful displays of Indiana produce and flowers transform the... more

Stardusters Little Big Band

Stardusters Little Big Band Stardusters Music is dedicated to keeping the Big Band sound alive and well. We believe that jazz is America's music and that the Big Band is its voice.

Francine Fleischer / Swim: The Water In Between

Francine Fleischer / Swim: The Water In Between Pictura Gallery is pleased to present SWIM: The Water In Between by Francine Fleischer. These playful photographs show recreational swimmers in underground caverns of water. Fleisher offers a new vantag... more

Superhero Science Days

  • August 1, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Sat 12:30 - 4:30 pm ; Sun 1:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Admission: Activities included with museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Dress up as your favorite superhero and have end-of-summer fun visiting activity stations that explain the science behind superhero powers. Investigate superhero strength, control electrical currents with your body, manipulate magnetic forces to defy... more

Seussical the Musical

Seussical the Musical, from TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life many of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant and Th... more

New in the Galleries @ the IU Art Museum

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun 12-5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Altered Reality: Women Photographers of the 1980s In the 1980s a strong group of women photographers emerged on the international art scene. Many moved away from straight do... more

Juliet Frey "Rural Journeys" and Thomas Duffy "Nourishing the Heartland"at the Brick Gallery

Join us at Pictura Gallery for First Friday, where the Brick Gallery is featuring a exhibit with Juliet Frey and Thomas Duffy. Juliet Frey "Rural Journeys" and Thomas Duffy "Nourishing the Heartland" On view at the Brick Gallery, ... more

Mammoth is Mopey: An Alphabet of Prehistoric Animals

  • August 1, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

An exhibition of illustrated pages from the new children’s book by David and Jennie Orr of Bloomington. Each of the 26 illustrations matches a letter of the alphabet to a prehistoric animal. The pages include pronunciation guides and captions d... more

Science from A to Z

  • August 1, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext. 25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • Admission: See website for details
  • www.wonderlab.org

Celebrate the connection between science and literacy as you embark on an exciting treasure hunt to find a different science experience for each letter of the alphabet! This interactive exhibition, sure to engage visitors of all ages, includes 26 int... more

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