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Category - General

Friday, July 12, 2019

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping ). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots 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

Tuesday, May 14, 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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plans necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every whim. Rest & Relaxation It’s... Read More

Monday, April 29, 2019

Kirkwood Avenue The main street down downtown Bloomington is a great place for the perfect shot. Surely, one of your favorite restaurants or shops is on Kirkwood so why not get the iconic road as your backdrop? Idea: Try to grab a photo in the middle of the crosswalk at Kirkwood and Indiana. Just... Read More

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Granfalloon is an annual festival hosted by the IU Arts & Humanities Council. What is the event? Granfalloon is a multi-day festival of art, music, and scholarship inspired by iconic Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut. The festival includes an academic conference and... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cherry Docs: May 8 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | 7:30 pm Cardinal Stage presents "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley": May 10 - May 26 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary Bring the entire family to sing along to this hilarious play. To Quiet the... Read More

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it’s incredibly accepting. You might not think of a small Midwestern city as a melting pot for people of every sort of culture and identity, but that’s exactly what Bloomington is. Bloomington is a place where you don’t have to be afraid to be you. We... Read More

Friday, March 22, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cardinal Stage presents The Glass Menagerie: March 21 - April 7 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | Times Vary The Jedi Handbook: March 30 - April 13 | Bloomington Playwrights Project | 7:30 pm Bernstein's Mass: April 5 - April 13 | Musical Arts Center | Time TBD Bernstein’s Mass is... Read More

Friday, March 8, 2019

Happy International Women's Day! Here's to all the women that inspire, create, and lead fearlessly. To celebrate and honor those #GirlBosses, support their businesses. Check out our list of just some of the female-owned cafes, restaurants, and shops in Bloomington. Cup & Kettle Tea Co.... Read More