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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 Jul 28, 2015

Blues Jam hosted by Whistle Bit

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

Bloomington Photography Club Annual Exhibition

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce the Bloomington Photography Club Annual Exhibition. This exhibition will open Friday, July 17 and continue through Friday, July 31. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 17... more

Dawn Rivera: My Journey in Glass

  • July 28, 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

Excited Excess: Skateboards, Sharpies and Saturation

The world as we know it, appearing at times bleak, corrupted-- 4 artists residing in beloved Bloomington boldly seek to dispel the constraints, structures, and attitudes that darken daily life through creating artwork that allows them to escape, and ... 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

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

Pub Quiz @ The Players Pub Team Trivia

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

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

  • July 28, 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!

Gallery Exhibit :: Kendall Reeves, Photographer

  • July 28, 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

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

  • July 28, 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

  • July 28, 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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