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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Canopy of Lights

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: South Side of Courthouse Lawn
  • Address: 100 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-336-3681
  • Times: 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.downtownbloomington.com

Celebrate our sparkling holiday tradition of lighting the downtown lights with Bloomington Brass Band playing holiday tunes. City and County officials as well as Polka Dot the Clown will be on hand to welcome Santa to the stage to light the Canopy of... more

Canopy of Lights at WonderLab

  • November 28, 2014
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Admission: Activities included with museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Enjoy an extended day of festive fun at the museum before the downtown lighting ceremony! Try-It Tables with museum gift store merchandise will be available throughout the galleries.

Canopy of Lights Open House at the Monroe County History Center

While you are downtown watching Courthouse Square light up for the holiday season, don’t forget to stroll over to the History Center for our Canopy of Lights Open House tradition! Admission is free. There will be hot cider, pastries, holiday m... more

Cox Brothers

21 & over show

Holly Days: Christmas with the Bloomington Symphony

  • November 28, 2014
  • Venue: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • Address: 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-331-2320
  • Times: 5:30 pm & 8 pm
  • Admission: $15 adult advance ($18 at door), $7.50 students ($10 at door), kids 12 and under - Free
  • www.bctboxoffice.com/

Start your ho-ho-holidays off right with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra! All your favorite Christmas music plus an audience sing-along adds up to magical memories for the whole family. Our early, kid-friendly concert finishes just in time for you... more

Men's Basketball: IU vs UNCG

Go Hoosiers!

Celebrating Lotus Exhibit

From his quaint hometown in Orange County, Indiana to cities all over America, Southern Indiana musician Lotus Dickey made his mark on the musical world. A prolific singer-songwriter who played guitar and fiddle, Dickey had a love for music unmatched... more

DONNIE BAKER, STAR OF THE BOB & TOM SHOW!

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Times: 8 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $20
  • comedyattic.com/

Nov 28 - Nov 29 This November 28th & 29th marks the third consecutive Thanksgiving we'll spend with, well, our inapporiate uncle? That's probably the cleanest way we can say it- Donnie Baker returns to town after two consecutive sold out Thanksgi... more

November Art Exhibits

Bert Gilbert, sculpture; Thomas Norpell, architectural miniatures; Ivy Tech Fine Arts Students, Fall Show & Capstone Show. Browse multiple galleries in a beautiful, historic downtown setting.

Watercolor Friday and Small Business Saturday

Forget Black Friday, I invite you to celebrate a colorful festive afternoon at The Venue, as well as an opportunity to support a local business for Small Business Saturday. AND ALL DOWNTOWN PARKING IS FREE! The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will featur... more

be.CAUSE Gallery Presents "Out of the Weeds" Mixed Media Painting Show

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: be.CAUSE Gallery and Studio
  • Address: 322 E. Kirkwood Ave #206, bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-650-4756
  • Times: Thurs - Fri 1 - 5 pm ; Sat 2 - 7 pm
  • Admission: FREE

be.CAUSE Gallery and Studio presents "Out of the weeds", a mixed media painting exhibit. Painted by a 3 time cancer survivor, this figurative series depicts unconventional beauty and overcoming life's struggles. For more information about t... more

"The Taste of Seduction" Art Exhibit at The Kinsey Institute

  • November 28, 2014
  • Venue: Kinsey Institute
  • Address: Indiana University/Morrison Hall 3rd Floor, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7686
  • Times: 1:30 - 5 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • kinseyinstitute.org

Taste of Seduction examines the rich tradition of linking the enjoyment of food and drink with romance and sex, through a display of works of art and cultural artifacts from the Kinsey Institute. Curators combed the collection for depictions of food ... more

Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and Early 20th Century Undergarments" Art Exhibit

  • November 28, 2014
  • Venue: Kinsey Institute
  • Address: Indiana University/Morrison Hall 3rd Floor, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone: 812-855-7686
  • Times: 1:30 - 5 pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • kinseyinstitute.org

Undress Me presents a selection of playful vintage photographs of women in lingerie from the Kinsey Institute art collection paired with period underclothes such as corsets, petticoats, brassieres, drawers, robes, and other garments on loan from the ... more

Special Exhibition: Brush Ink Paper: Selections from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm   Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor The dynamic brushwork that is the hallmark of superior Asian painting and calligraphy is explored in... more

Special Exhibition: Colors of Classical Art

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor, and the Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor This three-part e... more

Special Exhibition: Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments

 Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor Tracing the arc of Pierre Daura’s life, the works in this exhibition rank among his most beautif... more

Colorful Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Forget about BLACK Friday, we welcome you to visit the College Mall and celebrate a colorful, festive Friday. The Venue Fine Art & Gifts hosts a pop up gallery of some of the finest artists in Bloomington, the region, and the Midwest. Artisan j... more

The Venue II, Pop-Up Gallery at The College Mall.

  • November 28, 2014
  • Venue: The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
  • Address: 114 S. Grant Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-339-4200
  • Times: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Admission: Gabe Colman

On Friday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m, The Venue Fine Art and Gifts will open its Fourth Annual Holliday Pop-Up Gallery at The College Mall. Located adjacent to the interior entry of Macy’s, we will present, for sale, an assortment of our paint... more

New in the Galleries-Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome

 Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor

New in the Galleries: Pop Food

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm   Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor Food provided a perfect ... more

New in the Galleries: The Politics of food

Special Holiday Hours: Nov. 25 & 26, 12-5pm CLOSED Nov. 27 & 28 Nov.29 & 30, 12-5pm   Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor This installation focuses on several contemporary artists who use food as a reflection on ... more

Earth, Water, Sky: Paintings by Margaret Gohn

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: Water 123 Fine Arts Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Avenue, Suite 123, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-345-5774
  • Times: Wed - Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.water123.gallery

Oil paintings by Margaret Gohn. Some were painted on site (en plein air) locally at McCormick's Creek State Park - while standing on rocks in the creek, others were painted at the Great Smokey Mountain State Park. Some of the painting were created in... more

Stone Belt Art at Lennie’s

  • November 28, 2014
  • Venue: Lennie's Restaurant & Brew Pub
  • Address: 1795 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-332-2168
  • Times: Sun - Thurs 11 am - 11 pm ; Fri & Sat 11 am - 12 am

Dine at Lennie’s Restaurant or stop in for a pint at the Bloomington Brewpub at Lennie’s during business hours and get an eyeful of what the Stone Belt artists have been up to. Works in a variety of media by Stone Belt client artists from... more

Monroe County History Center Annual Holiday Sale

The holiday sale at the Monroe County History Center will continue 10am-4pm from November 4 through January 2, Tuesday through Saturday. The History Center will once again have its popular sale of new and gently used holiday decorations and gifts. Th... more

From Bloomington With Love

Celebrate this holiday season with local art and help keep Bloomington vibrant! For the holiday months, By Hand Gallery has put together a special show featuring our local Bloomington artists. The show highlights more than 45 artists and a variety ... more

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