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Monday, November 24, 2014

9 Sure Bets in B-Town for December, 2014

Categories: Indiana University, Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Live Music

If you're like me, you can't get enough of the holidays. The lights go up and the cookie cutters come out the day after Thanksgiving. Don't even get me started on my top 25 favorite carols.

But not everyone is like me, and maybe you just want some regular Bloomington fabulousness this December. Fear not! Here is a list of nine completely awesome events happening this December in Bloomington. (And in case you're wondering, here's a blog post on upcoming holiday events!)

Even more great events can be found on our events calendar.

IU Women's Basketball

IU Basketball - Men's and Women's games all month

They don't call this Hoosier Nation for nothing. Come experience the thrill of an IU basketball game among thousands of crimson-clad fans all month long!

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk and First Friday - December 5

On the first Friday of every other month, Bloomington's downtown galleries are pleased to open their doors for an evening of arts, entertainment, and food. Enjoy the sparkling canopy of holiday lights that illuminate the square as you walk from gallery to gallery.

she kills monsters

BPP Presents: She Kills Monsters - December 5-20

Agnes never paid much attention to her teenage sister, Tilly, who took refuge in the role-playing world. But when a tragedy strikes and Tilly is lost forever, Agnes goes searching in the one place she can still be found: her late sister's Dungeons & Dragons notebook. With the help of the game store clerk, Agnes dives into the fantastical world of fairies, ogres, dragons, and even blood-thirsty cheerleaders in an action-packed comedy that searches for the warrior...and the geek...within us all.

R&B water

IU Theatre presents: In the Red and Brown Water - December 5-13

"Gotta girl named Oya run like the wind. She say she coming on in a year...You know that's a good lesson on this life. You never can tell what will happen to your chances. You gotta jump when you can move. Young people like yourself don't have much in the way of opportunity in this world"

IU Chamber Music Orchestra

IU Baroque Orchestra - December 6

The Indiana University Baroque/Classical Orchestra is a major ensemble whose members perform on period instruments - instruments restored to their original specifications, or copies of original 17th and 18th century instruments. The repertoire performed is selected from music composed in the 17th and 18th century. Repertoire to be announced.

pete holmes

Pete Holmes at the Comedy Attic - December 11-13

With a nightly TV show on TBS, a popular podcast (You Made it Weird) and an unforgettable performance at the first Limestone Comedy Festival, Pete Holmes will crack you up!

Wonderlab bso

Wiggle, Wriggle, Jump, & Twirl! - December 13

Enjoy a dance-themed concert for children by the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra at WonderLab! The concert begins at 6 pm. The museum will be open with more family fun after the music ends.

straight no chaser

Straight No Chaser - December 18

Tight vocals and loose humor have catapulted these IU-born musical masterminds from local legends to international superstars-leaving in their wake a slew of chart-topping albums! Hear them live at the IU Auditorium!

WonderLab Calendar

Wonder Workshops - December 30-31

Take a break from the holiday bustle to drop in at WonderLab for a science craft project! Make a periscope or kaleidoscope to take home.

Abby Perfetti

Abby Perfetti

Hailing from Indianapolis, Abby has lived in Bloomington since 2009. She was the Content & Social Media Coordinator for Visit Bloomington, and in her spare time, she sings in choirs, gardens, and enjoys the occasional craft beer.