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Category - Arts & Culture

Friday, April 5, 2019

It's your senior year and you are about to leave Bloomington. You've said goodbye to friends who have turned into family and professors that have turned into mentors. But, have you said goodbye to Bloomington that has turned into "home"? Scroll through our list of mandatory "must-do's" and start... Read More

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is run by a committee of volunteers who work year-long to put on this annual event. What is the event? The 28 th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases 200 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops for... Read More

Thursday, February 28, 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, February 1, 2019

With amazing outdoor activities, a spirited sporting environment, and a growing culinary scene, Bloomington has a bit of everything for everyone. You should make your own B-Town, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic Bloomington things everyone should try at least once.... Read More

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