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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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bloomington is well-known as a cycling town: we have a silver level status by the League of American Bicyclists, dedicated biking lanes, a city commission on bicycle and pedestrian safety, and host several cycling events each year. There are great routes to ride and several places to purchase or... Read More

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What is a Rainwork? Rainworks are rain-activated street art that are completely invisible when dry, and only appear when they are wet. Rainworks are designed to make rainy days happier. They are created by using a non-toxic, environmentally-safe super hydrophobic spray called Rainworks Invisible... Read More

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Whether you're the biggest horror film fan or afraid of the dark, there are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in Bloomington! Halloween Events Great Glass Pumpkin Patch - October 15 | Courthouse Lawn | 10am Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 7th annual Great Glass... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall is finally here and the event calendar is filling up! From events around campus, to the arts, and family fun, there is something for everyone in Bloomington, this fall. First Thursdays at IU Fall is a great time for festivals in Bloomington. This year the contemporary arts and humanities at... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There are over 100 independent restaurants in Bloomington so the options for lunch are endless. We've decided to narrow down some quick and affordable eats near campus to help you decide. Laughing Planet - California style burritos, salads, and soups Nick's English Hut - Bloomington icon with pizza... Read More

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and we couldn't be happier! We've done the hard work for you and rounded up the best for you so you know where to get your fix for the season. If we missed any let us know! Pumpkin pancakes at Village Deli . Made with Dillman... Read More

Friday, September 9, 2016

With school back in session Bloomington is a buzz with football games and festivals. Our museums and cultural centers are bustling as well with new exhibits as well and we've rounded up the must see exhibits this fall! Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University Vik Muniz The Sidney and Lois... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Pokemon Go! craze hit Bloomington big time. Now that students are back in town there are even more people taking it to the streets to hunt for these little monsters. They have been spotted downtown, in the Showalter Foundtain on campus, Dunn Meadow, and one even hangs out in the Visitor's... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Musicals, ballet, opera and more take the Bloomington stages each season and this fall is no exception. Here's what we're excited to see around town this coming season! 30 Day Mourning Period: Bloomington Playwrights Project Larry, Susan and Craig are locked in mind-numbing sales jobs that are... Read More

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fall is a busy season in Bloomington! From IU Football to Performing Arts, to Fall Festivals to comedy shows there is so much to do in September. Summer may be over but there is still lots of fun to be had in Bloomington. Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Indiana's premier world music and... Read More