Head Backstage to be in the know. 

We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Top February Events 2019

Categories: Live Music, Arts & Culture

February gets a lot of love because of Valentine's Day, and rightfully so. There are several Valentine's Day events happening to help you celebrate, but they're not the only reason to come to Bloomington in February. From Broadway to rock concerts, there is something for everyone.

Theater in Bloomington

iu auditorium

From Broadway to the opera, give us your night and we'll give you a show. Check out these performing arts events in February. 

Cardinal Stage Presents "Rounding Third": January 24 - February 10 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium | Times Vary
"Rounding Third" is the third show in the 2018-2019 Mainstage Season at Cardinal Stage. Check out this hilarious show about a less-than-perfect little league baseball team. 

Giulio Cesare: February 1- February 9 | Musical Arts Center | 7:30 pm

The Price is Right Live: February 21 | IU Auditorium | 7:30 pm 
If you love watching The Price is Right on television, you will have a ball at the live show. Head to the IU Auditorium for a chance to play and win big prizes. 

Elixir of Love: February 22 - March 2 | Musical Arts Center | 7:30 pm

Something Rotten!: February 27 & February 28 | IU Auditorium | 8:00 pm
Something Rotten! is a "Broadway big, fat hit" (New York Times) and it's coming to Bloomington! Don't miss the chance to see this Broadway production.  

 

Music in Bloomington

Copy of Buskirk-Chumley Theatre

Between the many concert halls and theaters, there is always music playing around town. Check out who is performing this month. 

Chroalfest: A Concert of Choral and Organ Music: February 1 | Auer Hall | 8:00 pm

African American Cultural Concert: February 3 | Auer Hall | 6:00 pm

Bloomington Music Expo: February 9 | Monroe Convention Center | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This is the first year of Bloomington's only public vinyl show. You can expect vinyls, record labels, and a special Bloomington Music Expo beer made by Bloomington Brewing Company. This is an event you won't want to miss. 

Mariachi Los Camperos: February 9 | IU Auditorium | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening with Drew & Ellie Holcomb: February 10 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | 8:00 pm 
Husband and wife duo, Drew and Ellie Holcomb toured together for over a decade with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Now they are touring together again and making a stop in Bloomington. Enter here for your chance to win tickets to this special performance. 

Todd Snider: February 12 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | 8:00 pm

University Orchestra: February 13 | Musical Arts Center | 8:00 pm

Philharmonic Orchestra: February 27 | IU Jacobs School of Music | 8:00 pm

 

Film in Bloomington

pride film fest

You can always find a good show in Bloomington. Here are a few places to catch a film this month. 

Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival: February 1 & February 2 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | Times Vary
PRIDE Film Festival is run by the nonprofit organization Bloomington PRIDE. The festival explores experiences of the LGBTQ+ community through film and programming with the goal of raising awareness and acceptance. 

Indiana University Cinema: All of February | IU Cinema | Times Vary
The IU Cinema has films playing almost every day of the month. They are also holding the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series. Most events are free, but the price for ticketed events is usually under $10. 

Films at Buskirk-Chumley Theater: Dates Vary | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | Times Vary
Buskirk-Chumley Theater not only has concerts but also films. During February, BCT is playing classics such as Rear Window (1954) and The Room (2004). Tickets range from $5-$15. 

RELATED: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL

 

Sports in Bloomington

Men's Basketball IU

Being that Bloomington is home to Indiana University, there is always a sporting event happening. Check out what teams are in season during February. 

IU Men's Basketball: Dates Vary | Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall | Times Vary

IU Women's Basketball: Dates Vary | Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall | Times Vary

IU Wrestling: Dates Vary | Wilkinson Hall | Times Vary 

RELATED: ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO AN IU MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME

 

Around Bloomington

downtown bloomington indiana

There is always something happening around town. Check out these exciting events going on this month. 

Bloomington Winter Farmers Market: Every Saturday between December 1, 2019 - March 30, 2019 | Harmony School | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Winter Palooza: February 9 | Bloomington Parks and Recreation | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate the wintertime at Winter Palooza. You can decorate snowmen and participate in a "Yeti Hunt" for prizes, compete in a dog sled race, and so much more. Tickets are $5 per person. 

Valentine's Day Weekend Starring Nicole Byer!: February 14 - February 16 | The Comedy Attic | Times Vary

Devour Btown: February 18 - March 3 | Locations Vary | Times Vary

Sirius/XM Live Taping at The Comedy Attic!: February 21 | The Comedy Attic | 8:00 pm
Two-time Bloomington Comedy Festival champ David Britton returns with Sally Brooks, Mat Alano Martin, Jon Hancuff, and Shanda Sung for a night full of laughs. This comedy-filled night will be recorded for Sirius/XM satellite radio! Tickets are $10. 

 

Nia Jones

Nia Jones

Nia is Visit Bloomington’s Content Coordinator. She is a proud Chicago native, but after attending IU, she has yet to leave Bloomington. Her favorite thing about B-Town is the diversity and culture that is found in this small town in the Midwest.  She enjoys exploring new places around town and cheering on the Hoosiers. It’s her goal to try every ethnic restaurant in Bloomington by the end of 2019.

Comments