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Friday, February 26, 2010

Antiques and Basketball?

Categories: Indiana University, Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Festivals

So, what do antiques and basketball have in common? 

They're both on my to do list this weekend in Bloomington, along with a trip to one of B-town's favorite restaurants, Malibu Grill!

I'll be at the Theta Antiques & Decorative Arts Sale on Saturday with my parents. Did you know the Theta Antique Show has been a Bloomington tradition since 1961? Held at the Bloomington Convention Center each year, the Theta Antique Show packs an additional punch this year with the addition of decorative arts to the mix. The event is open Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm.  After checking out all the great antiques and such, we'll be headed over to Malibu Grill on the downtown square (one of my faves!)  for a family dinner.

On Sunday afternoon, my son and I will meet up with my sister's family at Assembly Hall for the IU Women's Basketball game. The Lady Hoosiers are taking on Penn State in their last home game of the season and celebrating National Girls and Women in Sport Day. Pre-game activities on Sunday will include exhibits and kids activities highlighting opportunities and experiences available in sports and fitness. 

Can't get to B-town this week?  No worries - there's always something happening in Bloomington. Next weekend, the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show takes over the Convention Center from Thursday through Saturday and all of downtown will celebrate First Friday and GalleryWalk on Friday from 5-8 pm.

For more on what's happening in B-town, see the complete calendar of events.

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.