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Category - Arts & Culture

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The perfect New Year's Eve includes a great group of friends, Auld Lang Syne , a glass of champagne (or sparkling grape juice), and of course the best atmosphere. We've put together a list of some of B-Town's best to help you get ready to ring in the new year. Where to Ring in the New Year If you... Read More

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Don't let the cold weather stop you from experiencing any and all the events happening around town. From Indiana University basketball to holiday events, mark your calendars for these events in December. Theater in Bloomington The Nutcracker: December 5 - December 8 | Musical Arts Center | Times... Read More

Friday, October 18, 2019

It may be getting colder outside but our event calendar is still jam-packed with fun for visitors and locals! This month head to Bloomington to cheer on the Hoosiers, shop local for the holidays, or see a show! Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents "Charlotte's Web": October 18 - November... Read More

Monday, September 23, 2019

Guest Post: By Sara Sheikh For over 25 years, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has delivered sights and sounds from around the globe to the heart of Bloomington. To celebrate the 26th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Lotus will feature the festival’s largest lineup to date as 30... Read More

Friday, September 20, 2019

With pumpkin picking, Hoosier Hysteria, a Broadway musical and much more, October is a great time to visit Bloomington. Mark your calendars for these events! Theater in Bloomington Dark Meets Light: October 11 - October 12 | Musical Arts Center (MAC) | Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:30 & 7:30 pm... Read More

Friday, August 23, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents: "The Great Gatsby": Dates Vary | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Le Nozze Di Figaro: Dates... Read More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you... Read More

Friday, August 2, 2019

A is for Assembly Hall... Spirit and tradition run through the veins of Indiana University and it all starts at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The electricity in the stadium can make anyone (even those Boilermakers) fall in love with the Hoosiers. B is for Breweries... Voted by Thrillist as "One of... Read More

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Gallery Walk is an event put together by Gallery Walk Bloomington. What is the event? Gallery Walk Art Openings and Receptions feature original art, both local and international, opportunities to meet the artists, live music, food, and more. When is the event?... Read More

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Music in Bloomington Cari Ray at Oliver Winery: June 1 | Oliver Winery | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stephen Marley: Acoustic Jam Tour: June 4 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | 8:00 pm Son of Bob and Rita Marley, and eight-time Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Stephen Marley is coming to Bloomington!... Read More