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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

Friday, November 17, 2017

From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Krampus Rampage & Bazaar December 2 Will you be naughty or nice? Everyone will be there: the Angels, St. Nicholas, and of course the Krampus. Make Krampus crafts, watch the parade, and have your... Read More

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The holidays are indeed holly and jolly, but in Bloomington, they are anything but ordinary. As the temperatures fall (maybe some snow too), get into the spirit with holiday events, unique shopping, and plenty of delicious treats to share with your loved ones, big and small. Holiday Tradition:... Read More

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. If you're not interested in destroying your kitchen while dressing a turkey this year, let someone else do all the work this year. To help make your holiday planning even easier, we've rounded up the restaurants in town that will be open on Thanksgiving... Read More