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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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Make your way through the Bloomington area on foot or on two wheels with these handy city trails. Walking, running, and biking through Bloomington and Monroe County is easy and safe with the extensive trail system that crisscrosses through the city and beyond. If you’re looking for a convenient... Read More

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pizza is a staple in any college student’s diet, so it’s not a surprise that Bloomington boasts dozens of pizza places. Check out a few local favorites featuring classic and unique flavors. Bloomington is a town of passionate pizza aficionados; it is a thing. Every college town has pizza lovers but... Read More

Monday, January 16, 2017

There’s lots of love going on in February… To help with your Valentine’s Day plans we’ve rounded up all things love for you: gift ideas, events, restaurant specials and more. Celebrate with your sweetie, friends, or just have an epic #treatyoself day. Unique Valentine Gift Ideas Chocolate... Read More

Monday, January 9, 2017

Drama, comedy, musicals, and more the theater season in Bloomington this spring is looking good. Check out some of our picks for the season. Give us your night and we'll give you a show. Row After Row | Bloomington Playrights Project | January 27-28, February 2-4, 9-11 at 7:30pm Created by Jessica... Read More

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

By Terry Hutchens The legendary home of IU basketball has undergone major renovations in the last year. The beautiful Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall now truly represents the greatness that is Hoosier hoops. Think of Indiana University basketball and you picture candy-striped warmup pants. You think of... Read More

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 is here; can you believe it? There is so much to do in Bloomington even in the middle of winter. We've rounded up the best events in January so you can get to planning your next Bloomington getaway. PRIDE Film Festival Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival brings together feature-length and short... Read More

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

FARM bloomington is celebrating the holiday with a fabulous seven course French tasting menu during the month of December inspired by their recent trip to France. I paid FARM bloomington last week to check out this special menu and give you the scoop. Spoiler alert: it was delicious. Amuse Bouche... Read More

Thursday, December 15, 2016

IU alum and Indianapolis-based photographer Zach Dobson pointed his camera lens at Bloomington on a couple of occasions recently as part of an Instagram takeover of the @VisitBtown account and on assignment to photograph the new Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for us. As someone familiar with Bloomington... Read More

Thursday, December 15, 2016

If you want someone else to do all of the cooking this year for Christmas, you are in luck. Relax. We've rounded up all of the restaurants in town that will be open for you. Happy Holidays! Cracker Barrel - 380 N. Jacob Dr. (812) 323-9114 6am-2pm Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day farm... Read More

Monday, December 12, 2016

2016 was an exciting year in Bloomington and we need to send it off right. We've gathered all the happenings around town to help you plan your big night out. Cheers! New Year's Eve Events New Year's Even Cocktail Party at Cardinal Spirits | 9pm | $20 in adv. $25 at the Door Ring in the New Year... Read More