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We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Granfalloon is an annual festival hosted by the IU Arts & Humanities Council. What is the event? Granfalloon is a multi-day festival of art, music, and scholarship inspired by iconic Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut. The festival includes an academic conference and... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Aver's Pizza Aver's Pizza is open regular hours on Easter Sunday. They will have a buffet filled with pizza, breadsticks, salad and more. Cafe Pizzaria Starting at 4:00 pm, Cafe Pizzaria is open for you to fulfill all your 'za needs. They offer carryout and dine-in options. Their deal of the day... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Bloomington is home to a thriving arts culture, and music is no small part of that. You can find music almost any night of the week at the rowdy Bluebird or catch a musical at the IU Auditorium, but if you're looking for dinner, drinks, and live tunes from local and national artists, these are the... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cherry Docs : May 8 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | 7:30 pm Cardinal Stage presents "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley ": May 10 - May 26 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary Bring the entire family to sing along to this hilarious play. To Quiet the... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

May 18th is International Museum Day, a chance for museums around the world to be celebrated and for the public to learn more about the important role museums play in education and preservation. But one day is really not enough, so it's been stretched into Museum Month! Bloomington is lucky to be... Read More

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it’s incredibly accepting. You might not think of a small Midwestern city as a melting pot for people of every sort of culture and identity, but that’s exactly what Bloomington is. Bloomington is a place where you don’t have to be afraid to be you. We... Read More

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Basics What is the event? The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is a one-stop shop for an array of food and non-food products made by local and regional farmers. Where is the event? The state’s largest farmers’ market is at Showers Common, 401 N. Morton Street. When is the event? In 2019,... Read More

Friday, April 5, 2019

It's your senior year and you are about to leave Bloomington. You've said goodbye to friends who have turned into family and professors that have turned into mentors. But, have you said goodbye to Bloomington that has turned into "home"? Scroll through our list of mandatory "must-do's" and start... Read More

Friday, March 29, 2019

Alright, you’ve finished your campus tour and you’re already falling in love. Keep in mind, you’re not only choosing a college, but you’re also choosing a college town. Use this guide to explore Bloomington while here for your tour and be prepared to completely fall in love with your home for the... Read More

Friday, March 29, 2019

Brunch offers a great opportunity to explore local Bloomington flavors. Whether you're in the mood for an egg-centric entree or need a little hair of the dog, there is no shortage of local offerings to satisfy your cravings. Keep scrolling to... Read More