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Category - Arts & Culture

Friday, January 18, 2019

February gets a lot of love because of Valentine's Day, and rightfully so. There are several Valentine's Day events happening to help you celebrate, but they're not the only reason to come to Bloomington in February. From Broadway to rock concerts, there is something for everyone. Theater in... Read More

Friday, November 30, 2018

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, August 8, 2018

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music is one of the best in the nation. They have trained over 15,000 alumni around the world, they have one of only two major organ departments in the country, and the Jacobs Harp Department is the largest in the world. Just like the education, the performance... Read More

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The boy who lived captured the hearts of millions and continues to do so. The series may be over but we can't let the magic go. There have been plenty of lists about Harry Potter to come out but we think Bloomington is the place to experience a Potteresque wizarding world. The Old Crescent of... Read More

Monday, July 30, 2018

Due in large part to Indiana University, Bloomington is a veritable melting pot of colorful sights, enchanting aromas, and captivating sounds from around the world. Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in new flavors from the rich community of international restaurants , new ideas in the unique... Read More

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring break is literally closer than you thought. We've got plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, kid approved restaurants , and museums for all ages. Here are five reasons you should head to Bloomington for a quick getaway this spring break. Free Breakfast Start your day off right and enjoy... 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

Friday, April 14, 2017

Guest post by Heath Byers, co-owner of Landlocked Music On April 22nd 2017, record stores around the globe will open their doors to long lines of customers eager to buy new music on vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and cassette tapes. It will also be the largest sales day of the year for every one of these... Read More

Monday, February 20, 2017

Guest blog provided by Erika Dowell, Assistant Director and Head of Public Services at the Lilly Library at Indiana University. Abraham Lincoln has a special place in the hearts of many Americans, especially those who grew up in the same places that Lincoln grew up: Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.... Read More

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Indiana University Art Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with a huge free party on April 12 from 5-9pm involving live music, gallery tours, cupcakes, ice cream, swing dancing, poetry, storytelling, a photo booth, 1940s cocktails (for purchase), and more. Click for details... Read More