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Category - Indiana University

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February is all about love: the love of music, theater, art, and more! And we're positively in love with these upcoming events. Make sure you make time for the things you love this month. Drama, comedy, musicals, and more, the spring theater season in Bloomington is looking good. From Row after... Read More

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What is a Rainwork? Rainworks are rain-activated street art that are completely invisible when dry, and only appear when they are wet. Rainworks are designed to make rainy days happier. They are created by using a non-toxic, environmentally-safe super hydrophobic spray called Rainworks Invisible... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall is finally here and the event calendar is filling up! From events around campus, to the arts, and family fun, there is something for everyone in Bloomington, this fall. First Thursdays at IU Fall is a great time for festivals in Bloomington. This year the contemporary arts and humanities at... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There are over 100 independent restaurants in Bloomington so the options for lunch are endless. We've decided to narrow down some quick and affordable eats near campus to help you decide. Laughing Planet - California style burritos, salads, and soups Nick's English Hut - Bloomington icon with pizza... Read More

Friday, September 9, 2016

With school back in session Bloomington is a buzz with football games and festivals. Our museums and cultural centers are bustling as well with new exhibits as well and we've rounded up the must see exhibits this fall! Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University Vik Muniz The Sidney and Lois... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Pokemon Go! craze hit Bloomington big time. Now that students are back in town there are even more people taking it to the streets to hunt for these little monsters. They have been spotted downtown, in the Showalter Foundtain on campus, Dunn Meadow, and one even hangs out in the Visitor's... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Musicals, ballet, opera and more take the Bloomington stages each season and this fall is no exception. Here's what we're excited to see around town this coming season! 30 Day Mourning Period: Bloomington Playwrights Project Larry, Susan and Craig are locked in mind-numbing sales jobs that are... Read More

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Written by Teal Strabbing, the group services guru and most trendy staffer at Visit Bloomington. What's my favorite play? Without a doubt it would have to be Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , so I jumped at the chance to watch the dress rehearsal of IU Summer Theatre's production of it! I... Read More

Friday, June 24, 2016

It's already been pretty hot this summer, but July really starts cooking - the temperature and the number of events! It's hard to pick just eight, but this sampling will get you started (with plenty of events indoors in the magical air conditioning). Find many more events on our events calendar.... Read More

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

For a campus that's consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the country, how can we possibly narrow down the list to the top 10? You're right, we can't. So here are 10 gorgeous spots on campus that run the gamut from well-known favorites to hidden gems, but we know it's not exhaustive.... Read More