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Category - Indiana University

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

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Little 500 bicycle race is an iconic event for IU and Bloomington, melding together history, intense sports competition, passionate fans, and a fair amount of partying. Whether you want full-immersion or just a view from the outside, we've got some suggestions for how to enjoy Little 5 weekend.... Read More

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Experiencing IU basketball in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is one of the most exciting and intense sporting events in the known universe. The passion you feel from the players, coaches, and other fans will give you goosebumps. But tickets are hard to come by, and when the team is playing on the road,... Read More

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

April is arguably one of the busiest months in Bloomington. For that reason, it was really hard to narrow this list to just ten events. You'll want to check our calendar for everything else happening, and maybe clear your schedule to make room for what you're about to read. Everything In Its... Read More