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Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . The hunt for a memorable meal is paramount when traveling. The same can be said for finding the perfect watering hole after a busy day. Bloomington is known for being a foodie town but we have an impressive... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . From garlic cuisine celebrations to 21st-century opera, from stand-up comedy to standing-room-only shows, events in Bloomington are diverse and energetic. Our top picks for Bloomington's most unique annual... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

By Shelly Westerhausen This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . While cities nationally are turning their attention to building a food scene, Bloomington has been enjoying a thriving restaurant culture for decades. What makes Bloomington’s food scene... Read More

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

By Tessa Yannone This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . There are few things more iconic to Bloomington, IN than basketball hoops and Bobby Knight but one of them is most certainly its cycling scene. Tucked into the hills of southern Indiana,... Read More

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Conductor's Orchestra Enjoy the doctoral recital of conductor David Jang as leads the orchestra through Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78. The concert will be held in Auer Hall featuring the Seward Organ which has almost 4,000 pipes. This event is free and open to the public. Read... Read More

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

June is LGBTQ pride month around the world, but in Bloomington, the original pride month was January with the inaugural PRIDE Film Festival in 2004. Now in its 16th year, the festival is stronger than ever. Attendees new and old come for the hand-picked new LGBTQ films from around the world, as well... Read More

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dining Out Christmas Eve & Christmas Day B-Town Diner • 3261 W. 3 rd Street • 812-332-6610 Sunday, December 24: Open until 2 pm Monday, December 25: Closed Cracker Barrel • 380 N. Jacob Drive • 812-323-9114 Sunday, December 24: 6 am - 2 pm, Monday, December 25: Closed Denny’s • 2160 N Walnut •... Read More

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 was an eventful 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! Family Fun Women’s Basketball vs Ohio State Come cheer on your IU Women's Basketball team as they take on Ohio State with the whole... Read More

Monday, December 4, 2017

Offices are so last year. Co-working spaces give entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students a space to collaborate. Without the drama of office politics and competition, entrepreneurs and students alike can go to workspaces to meet other professionals while reaping the benefits of working... Read More

Monday, November 20, 2017

Don't let holiday gift giving overwhelm you this year; there are so many wonderful shops in town with the perfect gift for the people in your life. We have rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas to help check a few more things off your list. And don't forget to Shop Small on Saturday, November... Read More