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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. Bloomington is home to literally thousands of special events and performances each year and this is the place to find out all the details.

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Tuesday Jun 30, 2015

Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Exhibit

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. See these fant... more

"The Art of Taking Cell Phone Photos", a Presentation by Benedict Jones

On Tuesday, June 30th, begining at 5:30p.m., The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host a presentation by Benedict Jones on how to take cell phone photographs. When you ask Benedict. who consistently takes the best cell phone photos we ever see, how he... more

Arts in the Parks - Songwriter Showcase

City of Bloomington sponsored 'Arts in the Parks' - with special guests from the Bloomington Songwriter Showcase - Suzette Weakley, Bulldog Johnson, Chris Wolf, & Angela White - IN THE ROUND. Bring a lawn chair and your lunch - enjoy that while ... more

Blues jam hosted by The Jukedaddyz

Blues jam hosted by The Jukedaddyz Weekly all-ages Blues Jam. Host band will play the first set, then invite you & others to join in.

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

Peoples Park Concerts

  • June 30, 2015
  • Location: Peoples Park
  • Address: 501 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Times: 11:30 am - 1 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • bloomington.in.gov/calendars/

Stroll downtown for a toe-tapping lunch break! Grab some carryout from a local restaurant or brown bag from home and spend an afternoon with some of Bloomington's finest musicians. May 5- Fiddle 'n' Feet & the Foot Squad (percussive dance &... more

Pub Quiz @ The Players Pub

Pub Quiz @ The Players Pub Pub Quiz @ The Players Pub "Work out your brain as you soak in beer. 6 rounds of trivia. * taps. You do the math."

In The Woods - Art Exhibit by Talia Halliday

  • June 30, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 W Kirkwood Ave Ste 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Wed - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10 am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/865691060163366/

Inspired and moved by nature and all its moving parts, Talia Halliday of Conduit Press is using leather to recreate something more permanent than the leaves that turn color and fall to the forest floor each fall. In this series of work, Talia has cre... more

Dawn Rivera: My Journey in Glass

  • June 30, 2015
  • 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

Dawn is a self-taught artist, who currently works full-time out of her home studio in Indianapolis, IN. She has been working in glass since 2006, but has been fascinated by it ever since her father introduced her to it as a child. Though she has tr... more

Tuesday Market

This is a mid-week opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown produce directly from the grower. Outdoor dining and live music make this a relaxing evening occasion to shop and mingle. Easy parking (including free parking in Showers Common after 5 p... more

Blues Jam

  • June 30, 2015
  • Venue: Player's Pub
  • Address: 424 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-334-2080
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Admission: $2 for host band
  • www.theplayerspub.com

Weekly all-ages Blues Jam. Host band will play the first set, then invite you & others to join in. Check the Player's Pub calendar for the weekly band!

Drink n' Draw!

$2 drink specials, free mark-making implements and some of the best coloring books around! You're welcome to bring your own supplies or use ours. It's FREEEEE, bring friends!

Penderecki Quartet with Jeannette Koekkoek, piano

Auer Hall, Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center Summer Chamber Music Series Guest Recital Penderecki Quartet Jeremy Bell, violin Jerzy Kaplanek, violin Christine Vlajk, viola Katie Schlaikjer, cello with Jeannette Koekkoek, piano Repe... more

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015. This contemporary art exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, wearable art, metalwork, sculpture, fiber art, and vide... more

Gallery Exhibit :: Kendall Reeves, Photographer

  • June 30, 2015
  • Venue: gallery406
  • Address: 116 W. 6th Street #110 / Inside the Wick's Building, North side of the Square, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-0536
  • Times: Opening reception June 5, 5 - 8 pm ; Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm ; First Fridays 9 am - 8 pm ; Sat by appt.
  • Admission: Free
  • www.gallery406.com

MEMORY LANE Take a trip down Memory Lane and experience a blast from the past.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Cherokee Craft, 1973

"Cherokee Craft, 1973" presents a snapshot of craft production among the Eastern Band Cherokee at a key moment in both an ongoing Appalachian craft revival and the specific cultural and economic life of the Cherokee people in western North ... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Tell People the Story: The Art of Gustav Potthoff

"Tell People the Story: The Art of Gustav Potthoff" reveals the story of an artist who paints to remember and honor fellow World War II prisoners of war. The Traditional Arts Indiana exhibit is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and t... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--The Collector's Eye: Photographs from the Mathers Museum Archive

The Collector's Eye: Photographs from the Mathers Museum Archive features selections from the MMWC photography collections documenting the people and places of the world.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Work Exposed: Photographs from the Early 20th Century

"Work Exposed: Photographs from the Early 20th Century" shows images of people at work and workplaces photographed by Joseph K. Dixon during his travels across the U.S., Europe, and China during the past century.

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

Mammoth is Mopey: An Alphabet of Prehistoric Animals

  • June 30, 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

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Photography from the Forest: Images by William Siegmann

"Photography from the Forest: Images by William Siegmann" features photographs, taken by an IU alumnus and leading scholar, of Liberia and its people.

Science from A to Z

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



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