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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

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Although Bloomington has a wide array of amazing outdoor options, Mother Nature sometimes has different plans for where you'll spend your day. When the weather takes a turn for the worse, reshape your plan to spend some time at some of these indoor entertainment options. Wonderlab Museum Always a... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

With Winter in full force, take a few days to get away with your honey. Whether you're looking for peace and quiet deep in the forest or a quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown Bloomington, we have a few ideas for your next romantic getaway. Peace & Quiet With names like Snuggled Inn... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

Whether it's you're first time in Bloomington or you're looking to support an old favorite that made a new move, this list is the perfect way to find out what's happening and where to be in Bloomington during 2019. New Places to Stay Graduate Bloomington A newcomer on Kirkwood, the Graduate is the... Read More